Renee Spence

Renee Spence is a partner at Loevy & Loevy. She joined the firm in 2019.

Prior to joining Loevy & Loevy, Spence worked at the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers as the Reform and Training Counsel. In this role, Spence worked with public defense leaders and training experts to develop live and recorded training programs for public defense communities, and engaged in research and reform efforts to elevate public defense nationwide.

Spence also served as an Assistant Public Defender in Miami-Dade County defending adults and children charged with felony and misdemeanor offenses. Her practice included jury and bench trials, and litigation of constitutional and policy issues.

Spence graduated from Harvard Law School where she focused on criminal defense, human rights law, and trial advocacy. She practiced as a student attorney in the Criminal Justice Institute, assisted in preparing litigation for attorneys in the International Human Rights Clinic, and served as co-editor of the Harvard Journal on Racial and Ethnic Justice. Spence also worked as a summer law clerk for the U.S. Department of Justice Civil Rights Division, and for the Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia.  

She earned her B.A. in African-American Studies and Psychology from Yale University, and teaches at the Trial Advocacy Workshop at Harvard Law School.


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Harvard Law School
• J.D.

Yale University
• B.A.