Mr. Spells presently serves as the chief law clerk for the Hon. Judith F. Olson on the Pennsylvania Superior Court. He has served with Judge Olson since November 2008, when she was appointed to the bench in the Court of Common Pleas for Allegheny County. Mr. Spells is a member of the Allegheny County Bar Association and a participating member of its Appellate Practice Committee. Prior to his clerkship with Judge Olson, Mr. Spells was engaged in the private practice of law in the litigation group at Jones Day. Before entering private practice, Mr. Spells served as law clerk for the Hon. Timothy K. Lewis in the United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania and the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.
Mr. Spells earned his J.D. from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law and a B.S. from Carnegie Mellon University.