Stan Spero

A Lifelong Advocate for Victims of Sexual Abuse, Dedicated to Pursuing Justice and Inciting Change by Holding All Responsible Parties Accountable

Stan SperoStanley J. Spero, formerly of Spero & Jorgenson PC, is a true expert in his field, not only in the law, but in handling the most difficult legal cases involving sexual abuse and misconduct. Stanley Spero has 43 years of experience in the legal profession, and has found his passion in representing victims of child abuse at the hands of those in positions of authority. He’s spent the last 30 years fighting for justice on behalf of sexual abuse victims, demanding accountability from their abusers. This terrible crime is made more terrible by the exploitation of those in power positions, stealing an innocence and trust that can never be given back. The cases he specializes in have focused on professional misconduct and malpractice involving sexual exploitation by psychotherapists, clergy, educators and health care providers. Stanley intimately understands that litigating these sensitive cases is about far more than just obtaining financial compensation for the suffering of his clients. It’s about holding the abuser, church or other organization accountable, and most importantly, getting a predator off the street so that no other victims will ever have to suffer as they did.

Mr. Spero is focused on the unique needs of every client he works with, and has the compassion and empathy required to be their greatest advocate and confidant. He understands just how much damage is done to victims of childhood sexual abuse, especially at the hands of adults in a position of authority, such as clergy, pastoral counselors, physicians, psychiatrists, psychologists, psychotherapists, social workers, and educators. He is committed to supporting victims of sexual exploitation, in and out of the courtroom. He knows how much work goes into obtaining restitution and justice on his clients’ behalf, and is more than willing to take that on. Not only does Stanley Spero have a heart for his clients, his verdicts and settlements further demonstrate his ability to deliver superior results. Known as one of the top litigators in this field, Mr. Spero represented victims in the Boston clergy abuse cases, which resulted in settlements of $10 Million Dollars. His work on these cases provided the basis of the movie “Spotlight”, which shined light on cases involving sexual abuse of minors by catholic priests.

Stanley Spero is a well-respected member of the legal profession and has been published extensively in places like the national professional journals, law reviews, the Psychiatric Times, and Lawyers Weekly. He has been quoted by media outlets such as the Boston Globe, the New York Times, the Washington Post and the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. While it’s great to be recognized for doing such important work, his greatest source of pride comes from being a pioneer in achieving justice for victims of sexual exploitation and abuse.

Admitted to the Bar

  • Massachusetts
  • U.S. District Court District of Massachusetts
  • U.S. Supreme Court

Honors and Awards

  • Recognized as a top rated professional liability attorney in Boston, Massachusetts.
  • Stanley Spero was selected to Super Lawyers in 2018
  • Recognized by Martindale-Hubbell as an AV Preeminent Attorney.
  • Mr. Spero has also obtained a Superb 10.0 rating from AVVO for his experience, industry recognition and professional conduct.


  • Boston College School of Law
  • Boston University
  • Professional Memberships
  • President, CEO, and Director of Advocate Web, a nonprofit corporation providing support and educational services to victims who have been exploited by trusted professions

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