Dick Spoor's practice is concentrated in the area of government and private activity bond issues and general municipal law. He has been actively involved in those practice areas for more than 40 years. Prior to joining the firm in 2004, Dick was a partner with Hemmer Spoor Pangburn & DeFrank in Fort Mitchell, Kentucky and prior to that was a partner with Taft, Stettinius & Hollister. He served as an officer in the U.S. Army from 1966 to 1969, including service with the 1st Air Cavalry Division in Vietnam where he was awarded the Bronze Star, Purple Heart and the Air Medal.

Representative Work

Bond counsel for Newport Aquarium, Newport on the Levee, IRS Building and Ascent at Roebling's Bridge in Northern Kentucky

Bond counsel for Toledo Convention Center

Underwriter counsel for Greater Cincinnati and Savannah Airport financing

Bank counsel for Kentucky League of Cities and Kentucky Association of Counties Bond Pool Programs

Professional and Community Involvement

Cincinnati Bar Association

Ohio State Bar Association

Kentucky Bar Association, Ethics Committee, 2008-2014; Ethics Hotline, 2008-2014

Northern Kentucky Bar Association

National Association of Bond Lawyers

City of Park Hills, Attorney, 1999-2004; City Council Member, 1993-1999, 2004; Code Enforcement Board Member, 2007-2011

Northern Kentucky Area Planning Commission, Board Member, 2005-2007; 2009-2013

Covington Economic Development Authority Board, 2015-2016

The Hillside Trust, President, 1994-1998

Awards & Recognition

AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated, Martindale-Hubbell

Named Ohio Super Lawyer, 2007

Listed in The Best Lawyers in America, 2008-2024

Named to Ohio Leading Lawyers, 2024

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News & Resources

Speaking Engagements


  • Ohio
  • Kentucky


J.D., Harvard Law School, 1972, cum laude

A.B., University of Cincinnati, 1966, magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa (junior year), Omicron Delta Kappa

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