Michael Spearing

Chief University Counsel


Mike Spearing joined the Office of Counsel as University Counsel in 1988 and was promoted to Chief University Counsel in 2013. As Chief University Counsel, Mike provides legal advice and representation on a variety of matters related to athletics, intellectual property and technology transfer, financial affairs, construction contracts, sponsored research and governance issues.

Mike earned his B.A. from The University of Alabama and his J.D. from The University of Alabama School of Law. He is a member of the Alabama State Bar, the National Association of College and University Attorneys, and the Tuscaloosa County Bar Association. Mike is a 2005 graduate of Leadership Tuscaloosa.