Spencer A. Hill, Jr.


Spencer A. Hill is an associate in the Litigation Department. He focuses his practice on white collar criminal defense, internal investigations, and complex commercial litigation. Spencer also has experience representing and advising clients in securities and corporate governance matters, breach of contract claims, and charter school law.

Before he joined Ballard, Spencer interned at the Summit County Legal Defender's Office in Akron, Ohio where he represented and advised clients, from pretrial through appeal, who were charged with criminal offenses. Prior to law school, he worked as an early childhood educator and managed and after school program and summer camp for a Pennsylvania nonprofit organization.

Spencer was a 2017 Ballard Spahr summer associate.

Professional Highlights

Pro Bono Experience

Spencer maintains an active pro bono civil rights practice. He has experience litigating Section 1983 and constitutional issues.

Professional Activities

American Council of the Blind

American Bar Association

Pennsylvania Bar Association

Speaking Engagements

Speaker, "Overcoming Adversity to Achieve Success in the Legal Profession," Currently Trending, Saturday Session in Philadelphia, October 26, 2019

Speaker, "Overcoming Adversity and Success in the Legal Profession," Annual Career Day at Universal Institute Charter School, May 23, 2019

Speaker, "How Education Changed My Life," Mentoring: Black Men Changing Lives in Inner-City Schools Speaker Series at the Mathematics, Civics, and Sciences Charter School in Philadelphia, May 1, 2019

Presenter, "Journey to Becoming a Lawyer," Ballard Spahr's 13th Annual Job Shadowing for Students from Constitution High School, February 28 and March 29, 2019

Teaching Experience

Guest Lecturer, Temple University, Property Law for undergraduate students, February 19, 2019

Guest Lecturer, Temple University, Principles of American Law for undergraduate students, Fall 2017

Academic Success Fellow, The University of Akron School of Law, Civil Procedure I, Fall 2016

Board Memberships & Community Service

Mathematics, Civics, and Sciences Charter School of Philadelphia, Board of Trustees



The University of Akron School of Law (J.D., summa cum laude, 2018; Certificate in Litigation, 2018)
Assistant Editor, Akron Law Review, 2016-2017

Chestnut Hill College (M.S. 2014; B.S., summa cum laude, 2012)
Sigma Beta Delta (national honor society)



U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit