RESUME OF

HOWARD T. SPENCE

1637 WILLOW CREEK DRIVE

LANSING, MI 48917

E-mail: htspence@spence-associates.com

 

WORK EXPERIENCE:

Experience in dispute resolution and decision making as an Administrative Law Judge and arbitrator, receiving testimony and evidence at contested case hearings, and applying statutes, rules, contract provisions and other legal standards to reach reasoned determinations and issue written opinions and dispositions.

Experience in litigation in Courts of general jurisdiction, and the general practice of law. Experience in administrative law prosecutions and related litigation before regulatory and licensing agencies. Experience in legal research, and advising clients on legal requirements and appropriate client actions necessary to comply with legal requirements.

Experience in training and teaching professionals in continuing legal education courses, regulatory professional seminars, and as an adjunct professor of law. Experience training professional staff in basic computer technology and software utilization.

Experience in management consulting and program administration in the public sector, including contract administration, basic level systems analysis and design, and technology selection and introduction in the work place. Experience in data systems and application software programming on PCS and LAN servers.

Experience in communicating to diverse audiences in both written and oral forms, including design of newsletters, memos, and reports, and in providing formal training to individuals and groups. Published author in professional regulatory journal.

Experience in labor relations, including representing both management and employee interests. Experience in labor grievance administration, secondary negotiations, civil service personnel transactions including classification and compensation issues, recruitment, affirmative action and EEO administration.

Experience in rate regulation of public utilities and insurance companies, and related regulatory classification issues and regulatory licensing matters.

WORK HISTORY:

Administrative Law Judge (Retired), Michigan Department of Consumer and Industry Services, 1992 - 2002.

Grievance Arbitrator, Michigan Employment Relations Commission, Michigan Department of Labor, 1992 - 2001.

Attorney, General Practice of Law as private practitioner, 1976 - present.

Deputy Insurance Commissioner, Michigan Department of Commerce Insurance Bureau, 1978 - 1992.

Assistant Director of Policy, Michigan Department of Commerce Public Service Commission, 1977 - 1978.

Personnel Administrator, Michigan Department of Commerce Management Services Bureau, 1976 - 1977.

Prison Resident Unit Manager and Social Worker, Michigan Department of Corrections, Jackson, Michigan, 1971 - 1976.


TEACHING EXPERIENCE:

Faculty Member, University of Phoenix, Graduate School of Business (MBA Program) and Undergraduate School of Business, 2003 - present

Faculty Member, National Judicial College, Reno, Nevada, 1994 - 1998.

Adjunct Professor of Law, Thomas Cooley Law School, 1977 - 1979.

Faculty, Michigan Institute for Continuing Legal Education, Insurance Law Seminar, 1991 - 1995.

Adjunct Instructor, Jackson Community College, Jackson, MI, 1976.

 

EDUCATION:

Juris Doctor, University of Michigan Law School, Ann Arbor, MI, 1976.

Master of Business Administration (Insurance and Finance), Michigan State University Graduate School of Business, E. Lansing, MI, 1983.

Master of Labor Industrial Relations, Michigan State University School of Labor Relations, E. Lansing, MI, 1979.

Master of Public Administration, University of Michigan Rackham Graduate School Institute for Public Policy, Ann Arbor, MI, 1977.

Master of Science (Criminal Justice), Michigan State University School of Criminal Justice, E. Lansing, MI, 1974.
Bachelor of Arts (Social Science), Michigan State University Honors College, E. Lansing, MI, 1970.


LICENSES, CERTIFICATIONS, SPECIALIZED TRAINING, AND DESIGNATIONS:

Member, Michigan State Bar Association (Attorney licensed in state of Michigan and Federal Courts).

Certified Insurance Examiner (CIE), Insurance Regulatory Examiners Society, Kansas City, Missouri.

Court certified mediatior (On panels in Ingham, Eaton, Oakland, Wayne, and Kent counties in Michigan)

AAA Arbitrator - Member, American Arbitration Association (On commercial and employment law panels)

FINRA (NASD) Arbitrator - Member (Public), arbitrator serving on panels for FINRA

Volunteer mediator with Dispute Resolution Center of Central Michigan

 

ASSOCIATIONS AND CIVIC ACTIVITIES:

Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. 1969 - present. President of Lansing alumni chapter 1984 - 1987; 1998 - 2000.

Insurance Regulatory Examiners Society. National President, 1990 - 1991. Member Board of Directors, 1989 - 1992.

Black Men Incorporated of Greater Lansing. Member 1992 - 1996.

Various bar associations including American Bar Association, National Bar Association, Wolverine Bar Association, and Lansing Black Lawyers Association.

Association of Black Judges of Michigan. Member.

American Judges Association. Member.

Michigan Association of Administrative Law Judges, Member. President 1998 - 2000.

National Association of Administrative Law Judges, Member.

National Conference of Administrative Law Judges, ABA, National Editor, Conference Newsletter 1998 - 1999.

 

BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION:

Personal and biographical information available in following Marquis Publications: Who's Who in America; Who's Who in Midwest ; Who's Who in American Law ; Who's Who in Business and Finance . Also, information available in 1969 edition of Who's Who Among Students at American Colleges and Universities . Also listed in West Publishing Company's Directory of Lawyers.



E-mail address: htspence@spence-associates.com