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1188 South High Street, Columbus, OH 43206  

Firm History

In 2012, Alexander “Sandy” Spater partnered with Raphael Davis-Williams as the founders of The Law Office of Spater & Davis-Williams, LLC. The office focuses on claims of discrimination based on race, age, gender, disability, and national origin; wrongful termination including FMLA, sexual/sexual orientation harassment; police misconduct, and school bullying.

About Sandy Spater

Sandy Spater was born in upstate New York.  He attended Lawrence University in Appleton, Wisconsin where he earned a B.A. degree in 1965 and attended the University of California at Berkeley between 1965 and 1967, where he earned his M.A. degree in Asian Studies. Mr. Spater also served in the Peace Corp. in Nepal between 1967 and 1969, working as a community development specialist.  Between 1969 and 1970, he worked for a low-income housing program in Corinth, Mississippi.

Alexander Spater in front of Sign - Civil Rights Lawyer

Attorney Spater attended The Ohio State University School of Law between 1970 and 1973, earning his J.D. degree in 1973.  After law school, Mr. Spater served as legal counsel for the Housing Opportunity Center of Metropolitan Columbus for one year. Throughout his legal career, Attorney Spater worked with various other attorneys in Ohio and around the country litigating civil rights cases.  He lectured around the country on a variety of civil rights issues and also testified before the United States Civil Rights Commission.

Sandy Spater’s tireless fight to protect and preserve the civil rights of all garnered him the respect and admiration of both plaintiffs’ and defendants’ lawyers nationwide.  Attorney Spater earned the recognition of his peers in every edition of the book Best Lawyers in America in the area of employment law, was named to Super Lawyers of Ohio, and consistently received the highest ratings on the peer-reviewed Martindale Hubbell, a recognized rating service for lawyers.

In September, 2013, Sandy Spater passed away following a valiant 18-month fight against pancreatic cancer.  The Ohio Civil Rights Commission posthumously inducted Attorney Spater into the Ohio Civil Rights Hall of Fame in October, 2013.  In addition to this honor, Attorney Spater received numerous awards and recognitions over the course of his 40-year legal career from community and service organizations including: 

• Columbus, Ohio Chapter of the NAACP (President's Award, 1985)
• National NAACP (Foot Soldier's Award, 2008)
• National Organization of Women, Ohio Chapter
• American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio (1996)
• Columbus Urban League
• Columbus-Based Police Officers for Equal Rights


• National NAACP Legal Advisory Committee
• City of Columbus City Council Civil Rights Advisory Committee
• ABA – EEOC Liaison Committee
• Profession Responsibility and Ethics Committee
  of the Columbus Bar Association.
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