Terry R.Spencer, Ph.D., Esq.

J.D., J. Reuben Clark Law School, Brigham Young University, 1991 - Ph.D., Economics, Utah State University, 1991 - Graduate Certificate in Public Administration, Utah State University, 1984 - M.S., Economics, Utah State University, 1984 - B.S., Political Science, Utah State University, 1982 - Certificate in Architectural Drafting, Dixie College, Utah 1979

Phone: 801.566.1884

Dr. Spencer is an attorney and economist with more than 25 years of experience in the fields of law and finance. For the past 17 years, Dr. Spencer has been the Managing Attorney at TR Spencer & Associates, P.C., a boutique law firm which services clients throughout Utah and Idaho in the areas of family law, real estate, criminal law and general business. As an attorney, Dr. Spencer has represented clients in more than 7,500 separate legal matters, and has taken more than 500 of those client matters from the initial client meeting through trial.

In addition to representing individual clients and businesses in courts throughout Utah and Idaho, Dr. Spencer has also been selected to act as a Special Master (private judge) in various high conflict family law (divorce and child custody) cases. Through his service as a Special Master, Dr. Spencer has been able to assist parties, who otherwise would have spent years and thousands of dollars in court, to resolve matters quickly and economically. Small businesses, from construction to manufacturing to the service industry, have also been able to avoid litigation by taking advantage of Dr. Spencer's unique set of legal and financial skills.

In addition to more than 23 years of experience as an attorney, Dr. Spencer also brings to the table a wide range of government and financial experience. From 1998 to 2002, Dr. Spencer served in the Utah State Senate where he chaired the Judiciary Committee (1998-2000) and Human Services Committee (2000-2002). He has acted as a financial expert witness for local attorneys in various cases where the value of parties' financial assets were at issue. Finally, Dr. Spencer has also published several professional articles in various nationally recognized legal journals.

Sample of Appellate Cases

  • Pena vs. Walker, 2014 UT App 38
  • A Healthy Choice vs. Brown, 2013 UT App 264
  • Bell vs. Bell, 2013 UT App 248
  • C.K.F. vs. K.F., 2011 UT App 175
  • Jacobsen vs. Jacobsen, 2011 UT App 161
  • MAR/REG Investments vs. El Paso E&P Company, 2008 UT App 217
  • Anderson vs. Stout, 2008 UT App 135
  • Wilcox vs. Wilcox, 2007 UT App 295
  • Pearce vs. Pearce, 2007 UT App 397
  • Bayles vs. Bayles, 2006 UT App 306
  • A.M. vs. R.D., 2006 UT App 230