Patti Spencer

Patti S. Spencer, Esq. has over 35 years as an trust, estate and tax attorney. She has a passion for educating others and working with families, individuals, and businesses to develop a thorough estate plan.


Before founding Spencer Law Firm LLC, Patti managed a Personal Trust Department in Central Pennsylvania consisting of 1,500 accounts and $400 million in assets. Patti has also taught Estate and Gift Taxation, Trusts and Estates, and Estate Planning at Boston University School of Law for eight years. She recently taught Federal Income Taxation at Franklin and Marshall College, Lancaster, PA. 

She is the author of two books and numerous articles focused on estate planning topics, and is a frequent lecturer at continuing education programs for CPAs and lawyers.


  • Boston University School of Law, Boston, Massachusetts
    LL.M. - May, 1984
     Major: Taxation (Graduate Tax Program
  • Boston University School of Law, Boston, Massachusetts
    J.D. - June, 1978
    Honors: Second Prize, Bernard E. Farr Estate Planning Competition
  • Dickinson College, Carlisle, Pennsylvania
    B.A. summa cum laude - June, 1975
    Honors: Phi Beta Kappa