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 disability law, and she has a strong interest in policy change to help the disability community. 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 grant writer and consultant for numerous nonprofit organizations.
Ms. Spire-Oh currently serves as secretary of the Board of Directors for Different Brains, member of the Community Advisory Committee for the Florida Center for Inclusive Communities, president of the Palm Beach County Democratic Disability Caucus, vice-chair of the Palm Beach County School Board's Diversity and Equity Committee and member of its ESE Advisory Committee. She is a member of the Florida Association of Special Education Attorneys and is an Alumni Ambassador of The Op-Ed Project. Previously, she served as vice-chair of the State Advisory Committee for the Education of Exceptional Student Services; co-chair of the Education Committee for the League of Women Voters of Palm Beach County; co-chair of the Justice Committee for the Learning Disabilities Association of America; Co-President and board member for the Learning Disabilities Association of Florida; co-Alumni Chair of the Women's Foundation of Florida's Women on the Run, and member of the PBCSD Restraint and Seclusion Advisory Committee. She was in the Florida Developmental Disabilities Council’s Partners in Policymaking 2012 Class. She received a 2011 Multicultural Leadership Award from the Florida Diversity Council.
Ms. Spire-Oh has first-hand knowledge of disabilities as an individual with seizure and autoimmune disorders and as the mother of a twice-exceptional child.