Sam Spear grew up in Philadelphia and joined our firm in 1979 after receiving his law degree from the New York University School of Law. Since then Sam has represented employees, unions and employee benefit funds in the private, public and federal sectors throughout the United States. He has also written and lectured about various labor law topics to many union and professional groups. Sam’s clients include municipal and state employee unions, building trades unions and unions representing office clerical workers, physicians and many other industrial, technical and professional workers. He has broad experience in all areas of labor law, including collective bargaining negotiations, arbitrations, injunctions, and internal union affairs, and has undertaken extensive trial and appellate work before various administrative agencies and state and federal courts. Sam also is involved in employee benefit fund work and overseeing union legal service plans on behalf of our clients. While he devotes much of his time to union-side labor law, Sam also represents and advises a significant number of our clients in estate and general business and civil matters, and engages in complex civil litigation on behalf of our client base. Sam is a member of the Labor Law Sections of the American, Pennsylvania and Philadelphia Bar Associations, as well as of the AFL-CIO Union Lawyers Alliance.