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Local 117 Legal Team

SPENCER NATHAN THAL, J.D., General Counsel

LegalDept.Spencer.Thal.jpgSpencer received his undergraduate degree in Jurisprudence from Oxford University in England, and his law degree from Columbia Law School in New York City. 

In 1992, he joined the law firm of Schwerin, Burns, Campbell & French. He worked closely with John Burns representing several labor unions, including the Teamsters Union, in all aspects of labor and employment law. 

Spencer joined the Teamsters Union as an in-house Staff Attorney for Local 117 in December of 1996. He has successfully handled numerous arbitrations and lawsuits for Local 117. He provides legal advice to the representational staff, shop stewards, and members.

He is a member of the Washington State Bar Association and the AFL-CIO Lawyers Coordinating Committee.