Thomas Spear, known to his clients and colleagues as TJ, has been practicing law since 1995.
TJ Graduated with a B.S. in Chemistry at Santa Clara University in 1984. Upon graduation, he was a U.S. Naval Officer and qualified Submarine Officer for ^ years. In 1995 TJ graduated from Lewis and Clark’s Northwestern School of Law in Portland, Oregon.
The first 12 years of TJ's career were spent as a Deputy District Attorney from 1995 through 2007 where he successfully prosecuted a wide variety of criminal cases, including; Measure 11 cases, murder cases, sexual abuse cases, DUIIs, and drug cases.
Member of the Oregon State Bar since 1995
Member of the U.S. District Court of Oregon
Registered Patent Attorney with the USPTO
Created a community based domestic violence program for Yamhill County
instructor for the National District Attorney Association trial college
Successfully prosecuted patent applications for small businesses and start-up companies
Represented clients in a wide variety of criminal cases and successfully tried Measure 11 cases, Jessica Laws cases and numerous DUII cases.
TJ currently lives and works in beautiful Bend, Oregon with his wife and three children. In 2016 he opened his private practice, TJ Spear Law.
TJ specializes in DUII, Criminal Defense, Measure 11, Patent and Copyright