Attorney Profiles



Valerie A. Spino

Valerie Spino
vspino@spinonewcomb.com
 
Valerie is a family law and divorce lawyer. She provides guidance and counsel to clients in matters concerning divorce, support, child custody, equitable distribution, domestic violence, and adoption. Valerie represents clients in Philadelphia and its surrounding counties and in New Jersey. Notably, Valerie provides counsel to the members of the Philadelphia Fraternal Order of Police, Lodge #5.

During law school, Valerie worked as a judicial intern for the Honorable Idee C. Fox in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (2001). She then served a summer clerkship with the Honorable Matthew D. Carrafiello in Philadelphia (2002). Following her graduation from Law School, Valerie worked as a judicial clerk for the Honorable Thomas P. Kelly, Judge of the Superior Court of New Jersey, Chancery Division, Family Part, in Trenton, New Jersey (2003-2004). Under Judge Kelly, Valerie dealt with domestic matters, including divorce, custody, visitation rights, child support and domestic violence. Attorney Spino was admitted to practice law in Pennsylvania and New Jersey in 2003, and formally worked with Rocco Law Group and then later as an associate with the firm Deeb, Murphy, Blum, Frishberg and Markovich (then known as Deeb, Petrakis, Murphy and Blum, LLP.)

Notable Representation

Brown v. Dunbar Armored, Inc., Civ. No. 08-3286, 2009 U.S. Dist. Lexis 115572 (D.N.J. Dec. 10, 2009)
Valerie successfully prosecuted and settled a case involving the interaction of the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination and the Family Medical Leave Act

Bar Admissions

  • Pennsylvania
  • New Jersey
  • U.S. District Court for Eastern Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court for New Jersey

Education

  • Widener University, (B.A. 1999)
  • Widener University School of Law, (J.D. 2003)

Memberships & Affiliations

  • The Justinian Society
  • The Order of the Sons of Italy, Greater Roxborough Lodge
  • The Nicholas A. Cipriani American Inn of Court

 



Jonathan P. Newcomb

Jonathan Newcomb
jnewcomb@spinonewcomb.com
 
As a trial and appellate lawyer, Jonathan Newcomb divides his litigation practice into several areas including but not limited to government agency appeals, contract and transactional litigation, personal injury, and family law.

As part of Spino & Newcomb's prestigious family law practice, Jonathan primarily deals with all marital agreements and property settlement agreements between husband and wife, including prenuptial and separation agreements. In as much, Jonathan represents the firm's clients in appeals from Final Orders in family Court and has represented clients in appeals to the Superior Court of Pennsylvania for the enforcement of child support, alimony, and other marital rights obtained through property settlement agreement.

In addition, Jonathan chairs the firm's government and appellate advocacy practice group and represents clients in matters before governmental boards, agencies, or legislative tribunals that make determinations affecting the rights of individuals or organizations. Jonathan has represented clients in front of zoning boards, the Office of Open Records, and matters involving the foreclosure of real estate. In addition, Jonathan has argued on appeal before the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania. Jonathan has extensive knowledge of open records best practices and advises government agencies, towns, boards, and their general counsel on how to deal with the ever-changing landscape, and political implications, of open records laws in New Jersey and Pennsylvania.

Finally, Jonathan represents clients in Philadelphia and New Jersey in various matters of contract business litigation, commercial litigation, actions involving personal injury, commercial lease litigation, residential mortgage foreclosure, residential landlord and tenant, and insurance litigation.

Jonathan began his career working in Philadelphia, practicing products liability and antitrust litigation. In 2007, Jonathan moved to Seattle, WA and accepted a position with the law firm Perkins Coie LLP representing large corporate clients in federal consumer protection litigation.

Notable Representation

Scott v. SEPTA, C.C.P. Philadelphia County, No. 110701600 (2012).
Jonathan successfully litigated a case involving the Pennsylvania Right-To-Know law where the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas found that metadata was within the scope of a typical request for records.  The Court then ordered SEPTA to turn over all the requested records.  The opinion can be found here.      Read More....

Bar Admissions

  • Pennsylvania
  • New Jersey
  • Washington
  • U.S. District Court for Eastern Pennsylvania

Education

  • Gettysburg College (B.A. 2000)
  • Boston College Law School (J.D. 2004)

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Gloucester County Bar Association
  • President of the Wenonah Lions Club
  • The Order of the Sons of Italy, Greater Roxborough Lodge