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Stanley J. Spero

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Concord, MA

S J Spero & Associaties
30 Monument Sq, Suite 145
Concord, MA 01742
Phone: 617-491-1200
Fax: 978-631-0795
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2018 - 2021
Licensed in Massachusetts Since: 1973
Practice Areas: Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (80%), Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff (20%)
Attorney Profile

The founder of The Law Offices of SJ Spero & Associates, Stanley J. Spero devotes his practice exclusively to the representation of people who have been the victims of sexual abuse. The main office of his firm is located in Newton, Massachusetts, and the firm also has locations in Boston and Concord. Mr. Spero has been admitted to practice in Massachusetts since 1973, and he is additionally admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts and the Supreme Court of the United States.

Mr. Spero is one of the pioneers in the representation of people of all ages who have been sexually abused by perpetrators in positions of authority and trust. He has filed lawsuits against doctors, mental health care professionals, members of the clergy, religious institutions and organizations, therapists, teachers at all levels, social workers, attorneys, hypnotherapists and pastoral counselors. His clients confide in Mr. Spero on the details of what are harrowing and painful experiences, and their reliance on him has resulted in their receipt of millions of dollars in compensation for the mental and physical harm that they have sustained.

Although the identity of his clients is of course required to be kept confidential, many of the settlements and verdicts that Mr. Spero has been able to obtain have been reported on by media outlets across the country. Some of his representative results have included a $10 million settlement on behalf of victims of abuse committed by Catholic Church clergy members in Missouri and a settlement in an undisclosed amount for a victim of sexual abuse committed by a psychologist. These and other successful outcomes have earned Mr. Spero an AV Preeminent* peer review rating through Martindale-Hubbell and a 10.0 “Superb” peer review rating through Avvo.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards. 

Practice Areas
  • 80%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
  • 20%Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff
Focus Areas

Sexual Abuse - Plaintiff, Medical Malpractice, Informed Consent


4 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2018 - 2021

About Stanley J. Spero

First Admitted: 1973, Massachusetts

Professional Webpage:

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Massachusetts Bar Association
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1976
  • U.S. District Court District of Massachusetts, 1974
  • Massachusetts, 1973

Pro bono/Community Service

  • Cambridgeport Problem Center
  • ADVOCATEWEB.ORG Mr. Spero serves on the Board of Directors and Advisory Board of the Non-Profit named the Advocate Web. Advocate Web is an organization providing information and resources to promote awareness and understanding of the issues involved in the sexual and emotional exploitation and abuse of persons by trusted, helping professionals, i.e. fiduciaries. In particular, Mr. Spero has become a helpful resource for victims/survivors, their family and friends, the general public and for victim advocates and professionals. Mr Spero is now President of Advocate Web., 2020


  • AVVO - Rated 9.0 - Excellent
  • see awards and acknowledgments, AdvocateWeb.Org


  • Attorney Spero represents Missouri clergy abuse victims in Ten Million Dollar Settlement: "The measure of the trauma [during a trial] would just be immense," said Stan Spero. "I think we pushed the church  as far as  we could this time." September 1, 2008, Missouri Lawyers Weekly, Vol. 22 #35 "Three attorneys who represent the victims of abusive priests say money was not the goal of their lawsuit. 'Their only real concern  has been throughout this process, has not been monetary concerns, but to protect children in the future,' Attorney Stanley Spero said."8/20/08  NBC Action News Discussion about boundary violations in Psychiatr News June 20, 2008 Volume 43, Number 12, page 4 by Daly, Rich Psychiatr News 2008 43: 4-a-25 See our article in the April 1, 2008 edition of  Psychiatric Times Vol. 25 No. 4  Boundary Violations and Malpractice Litigation: Understanding Litigation From the Plaintiff's Side, Attorney Spero


  • This is a video intended to inform and assist victims of sexual exploitation,

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • SCHOLARLY LECTURES AND WRITINGS 1. Boundary Violations and Malpractice Litigation Psychiatric Times Vol. 25 No. 4 04/01/08 2. Fourth International Conference on Sexual Misconduct By Psychotherapists, Other Health Care Professionals & Clergy a. "Can The Law Give Victims What They Want" b. "Risk Management and the Legal Perspective" c. "Ethics Committee: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly" BPSI, Boston College, Chestnut Hill, Mass. October 4, 1998, 3. Sexual Abuse by Professionals: A Legal Guide - Contributor and Sponsor 4. "Proof Of Damages In Tort Actions" Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education 5. Harvard Law School Trial Advocacy Program Advisor and Trial Judge, Presenter/Lecturer, APA Conference Regarding Sexual Exploitation by Therapists, American Psychological Association, 2018
  • Presentation regarding the recent issues involved in the litigation of psychiatric malpractice cases, Presenter/Lecturer, APA Conference Regarding Sexual Exploitation by Therapists, American Psychiatric Annual Meeting, 2017

Representative Clients

  • My clients are those victims of sexual abuse by professionals such as doctors, lawyers, psychiatrists, clergy, therapist and educators. The names must be kept confidential, however, I am recognized throughout the country as a leading advocate for these victims.  I am a significant resource for such advocacy groups as the TELL(Therapist Exploitation Link Line) organization, the and Surviving Therapist, 2020

Industry Groups

  • Boundary Violations By Professionals
  • Clergy
  • Doctors And Lawyers
  • Therapist
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Office Location for Stanley J. Spero

30 Monument Sq
Suite 145
Concord, MA 01742

Phone: 617-491-1200

Fax: 978-631-0795

Last Updated: 3/4/2021

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