Stuart B. Spencer


Practice Areas

  • Estate Planning, Wills and Trusts
  • Probate and Trust Administration
  • Business and Succession Planning
  • Business Transactions
  • Business Formation and Governance
  • Real Estate Transactions
  • Local Government – Water Districts


2007 Juris Doctor
University of the Pacific
McGeorge School of Law
Sacramento, California

1998 Bachelor of Arts in International Relations, with a German Minor
Brigham Young University
Provo, Utah

Experience & Background

Prior to his career in the law, Stuart was a business risk consultant with Arthur Andersen in the San Francisco area before moving to Denver, Colorado to do business operations consulting and internal auditing. Stuart achieved the distinction of Certified Internal Auditor in 2001.  His audit and consulting work crossed several industries and companies, including prominent technology firms, start-ups, manufacturing, telecom and mutual funds.  His internal audit work helped give him an understanding of business operations, accounting, and finance.

Stuart’s background in business advisory services gave him an understanding of the importance of risk management, which has informed his approach to law.  In business issues, estate planning, real estate, and other areas, Stuart believes strongly in the importance of listening to his clients until he understands their situations and concerns, and then working together to take the steps necessary to protect them from the risks that their situations may present.


Stuart serves as a member of the Board of Directors of the United Way of Merced County, and he identifies deeply with its mission of serving and improving the community of Merced and empowering people to be self-sufficient.

Stuart enjoys spending time with his wife, Wendy, and their four children, especially in the outdoors.  He enjoys swimming and cycling to stay in shape.

Memberships & Associations

  • California Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Merced County Bar Association
  • United States Federal Court, Eastern and Northern Districts of California
  • United Way of Merced County – Director
  • J. Reuben Clark Law Society

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