Allen and Spence Attorneys

Amanda Spence:

A native of North Carolina, Amanda has practiced Elder Law in Raleigh for the past 17 years. She grew up in Smithfield before attending college at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she served as the Managing Editor of The Daily Tar Heel newspaper and was a member of the Phi Beta Kappa honor society. She received a Bachelor of Arts with Honors from UNC in 1991. During law school at the University of North Carolina, she served as a Note Editor of the North Carolina Law Review. She received a Juris Doctor with Honors from the University of North Carolina in 1994.

Amanda’s law practice is devoted to serving the needs of the elderly, individuals with disabilities, and their families. She assists clients with estate planning, estate administration, special needs trusts, and guardianship. She helps clients protect their assets from the catastrophic costs of nursing home care, and she has represented clients in Medicaid applications and appeals in counties throughout North Carolina. She is a member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys and the North Carolina Bar Association. She has been accredited by the Department of Veterans Affairs to assist veterans with claims for benefits.

email: aspence@allenspence.com

 

Scott Allen:

Scott has lived in North Carolina all his life.  He attended N.C State with hopes of becoming a scientist and then decided to study politics and philosophy.  Scott graduated with highest honors in 1990 with a double-major in political science and philosophy and for a brief time he considered graduate school in philosophy to be followed by a career teaching.

However, while at N.C. State he took a part-time job at a law office that did family law and quickly decided to go to law school and come back to that office and practice family law in Raleigh.  In 1994 he graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Law with his Juris Doctor degree and returned to Raleigh to be a divorce lawyer.

Scott has practiced has limited his practice primarily to divorce law since 1994.  He has handled cases in many counties around North Carolina, has argued successfully before the Court of Appeals, and has appeared in Federal Court.  Scott is an experienced and trusted  litigator and negotiator.  He is also a trained mediator and has been involved in many private arbitrations.

Scott takes cases in Wake County, Johnston County, Orange County and Durham County.

email: sallen@allenspence.com