Attorneys Joel M. Spector Special Counsel

Mr. Spector’s practice emphasizes eminent domain and real estate litigation. Since entering private practice in 2005, Mr. Spector has been engaged in all stages of litigation concerning real property interests. In addition to working on eminent domain litigation in trial and appellate courts, Mr. Spector has written legal briefs and conducted oral arguments on property rights issues at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth and Tenth Circuits. He has also written multiple briefs for the U.S. Supreme Court on various legal issues related to eminent domain litigation. Mr. Spector also has experience litigating constitutional issues relating to the First Amendment, the Second Amendment, federal jurisdiction, the Equal Protection Clause, and the doctrine of enumerated powers. Mr. Spector has conducted television and radio interviews concerning property rights and constitutional issues. He has also worked as a contributing author on a zoning and land use planning treatise. Originally from Michigan, Mr. Spector graduated from The Wharton School at The University of Pennsylvania in 2000, and from the University of Denver Sturm College of Law in 2005.