Kimberley Spire-Oh is an attorney in private practice. Ms. Spire-Oh received a J.D. from Hofstra School of Law and a B.S. in Industrial & Labor Relations from Cornell University. Her practice focuses on special education law and advocacy, and disability law. She is a member of the Florida bar and is admitted to practice in federal court before the Southern District of Florida and the Middle District of Florida. She serves as Of Counsel for Special Education Law & Advocacy, a Tampa-based state-wide special education law firm.
Prior to starting her law practice, Ms. Spire-Oh was legal editor of the National Disability Law Reporter and the Disability Compliance Bulletin and co-author of several supplements to the treatise, Legal Rights of Persons with Disabilities. She has also worked as a mediator, as a Congressional caseworker for Congressman Bob Filner, as donor relations officer for the Harvard School of Public Health, and as a grantwriter and consultant for numerous nonprofit organizations.
Ms. Spire-Oh currently serves as a member of the Florida Developmental Disabilities Council’s 2012 Partners in Policymaking, the Board of Advisors for the International Coalition for Autism and All Abilities, and as a member of the Council of Parent Attorneys and Advocates (COPAA), the South Florida Disability Advocacy Council, the Florida Association of Special Education Attorneys, and the South Florida Diversity Council, the Palm Beach County School District’s Exceptional Student Education Advisory Committee, and its Restraint and Seclusion Advisory Committee.
She received a 2011 Multicultural Leadership Award from the Florida Diversity Council. Her community involvement includes volunteer work for Blue Planet International Explorers’ Bazaar and Writers Room, the Palm Beach Photographic Centre, and her son’s school.
Ms. Spire-Oh has first-hand knowledge of disabilities as an individual with a seizure disorder and as mother of a twice-exceptional child.