About Glenys P. Spence
Glenys is our in-house intellectual, and immigration and international law guru.
A Native of the island nation of St. Vincent, Glenys holds a Juris Doctor from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law, and an L.L.M. in Admiralty and Maritime Law from Tulane University School of Law.
Focusing a large part of her legal practice on immigration law, Glenys is experienced in representing clients in all areas of immigration law, including business and employment-based visas, family-based visas, student visas, adjustments of status, naturalization, deportation/removal defense, waivers, human-trafficking and asylum proceedings, and appeals.
Glenys also represents clients in international adoption. Her vast knowledge of immigration law, international law, and the Hague Convention allows her to assist her clients to navigate through the complex and tedious laws that surround international adoption and assist them successfully grow their families.
Glenys also regularly advises businesses relating to trade, regulatory issues, international sales, antitrust, and international employment law concerns.
Prior to joining the firm, Spence was a law school professor who taught contracts, commercial law, civil procedure, immigration law and international law. Throughout that time, Glenys also maintained a healthy immigration, international law, and international adoption practice. Glenys has also received specialized training in maritime and admiralty law, which she uses to assist her clients in interpreting the myriad of laws that govern nautical issues and maritime disputes.
As an immigrant, Glenys has always displayed a deep interest in the law and development of countries in the Southern hemisphere. Accordingly, she has published scholarship focusing on International Development, International Commercial Law, Commonwealth Caribbean Law in the post-Colonial era, and Asylum and Refugee law in the United States, and internationally. She has written scholarly articles on immigration-related issues, and indigenous peoples’ rights in Suriname, Kenya, and Costa Rica. Glenys is a regular speaker and legal commentator at conferences around the world and has been featured, as well as on local and national television.
When she is not advocating for her clients’ rights, Glenys enjoys spending time with her family, writing, and traveling.
HONORS AND AWARDS
- Harry J. Stiles Scholarship, Tulane University Law School;
- CALI Award, Carriage of Goods by Sea, Tulane University Law School;
- CALI Award, Marine Insurance Law I and II, Tulane University Law School;
- Order of the Barristers Award, University of Pittsburgh School of Law;
- Academic Scholarship, University of Pittsburgh School of Law;
- Partners in Scholarship (PINS) Award – University of Denver;
- The Dean’s List, University of Denver;
- Hornbeck Scholar, University of Denver;
- The Women’s College Scholarship, University of Denver;
- Continuing Education Scholar, New York University