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, 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 co-chair of the Education Committee for the League of Women Voters of Palm Beach County; secretary of the Board of Directors for Different Brains; member of the Community Advisory Committee for the Florida Center for Inclusive Communities; as a member of the State Advisory Committee for the Education of Exceptional Students, the Florida Developmental Disabilities Council’s Partners in Policymaking 2012 Class, the Florida Association of Special Education Attorneys, the Florida Restorative Justice Association, the Palm Beach County School District’s (PBCSD) Diversity and Equity Committee, and Exceptional Student Education Advisory Committee. Previously she served as co-chair of the Justice Committee for the Learning Disabilities Association of America; member and past president of the Board of Directors for the Learning Disabilities Association of Florida; and member of the PBCSD Restraint and Seclusion Advisory Committee 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.