Deyka Williams Spencer, ESQ., Managing Partner

1 Research Court, Suite 450-92
Rockville, MD 20850

QWhat brings you the most satisfaction in your work? 
A Righting wrongs, helping employees whose workplace rights have been violated obtain justice, and ensuring people have a legally-sound foundation for their business ventures to avoid pitfalls that can ruin good companies. I recently had a client who abruptly lost her job and struggled to stay afloat. She came to me for help getting her last paycheck. But when I started reviewing her paperwork, I was astounded by how badly her employer had taken advantage of her. We took action and received almost four times more, allowing her time to seek a new employment opportunity. That is why I do what I do. 

QWhat qualities do you think a successful employment law attorney should have?
A Active listening is paramount; unfamiliar with the law, clients can often inadvertently bury valuable information within extraneous details. A good listener hones in on the golden nuggets that can make a case. Honesty and integrity. Also, treating your clients like people, not just cases, fosters effective communication and drives you to fervently advocate on their behalf to achieve the best possible outcomes. 

QWhat woman inspires you and why?
A I’m inspired by the hardworking women in my family—my mom, my aunt, my grandmothers—who set the foundation for us. My mom would do anything for my siblings and me. I try to make sure I’m instilling the same values in my three kids: to be good people and make the world a better place.  

The Spencer Firm provides legal representation to individuals seeking restitution for employment rights violations. A Panama native raised in the DMV, Deyka Williams Spencer (fluent in Spanish) is an experienced award-winning attorney selected to Super Lawyers Rising Stars, Super Lawyers, National Trial Lawyers Top 100 and 40 under 40 and Bethesda Magazine’s “Top Attorneys.”