Deyka Williams Spencer, ESQ., Managing Partner
1 Research Court, Suite 450-92
Rockville, MD 20850
Q What 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.
Q What 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.
Q What 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.”