Name: Dr. Spero Lappas
Address: 2080 Linglestown Road, Harrisburg, PA 17110
Areas of Expertise: Constitutional Law, Civil Rights, Wrongful Convictions, American Government and Civilization, American Literature
Target Audience: Public Libraries, Academic Libraries, School Libraries, Community Members, Adult Services, Library Instructors
Brief Biography: Dr. Lappas is a public speaker, author, lawyer, and prize winning artist headquartered in Harrisburg.
He has a PhD in American Studies from Pennsylvania State University where he researches American law and culture. His teaching areas include American Studies, History, Law and Society, Political Science and Public Policy. He graduated from Allegheny College (BA cum laude ‘74), where he was twice named an Alden Scholar, received Departmental Honors at graduation and the Muhlfinger Prize for his independent research; and from Dickinson School of Law (JD cum laude‘77), where he was on the Editorial Board of the Law Review, a member and faculty adviser of the National Trial Moot Court Team, and winner of two American Jurisprudence Awards. He was later named to the Woolsack Society.
He is licensed to practice law before the Supreme Court of the United States, all Pennsylvania state courts, and several federal courts. He has been lead counsel in 100s of major cases including some of the region's most important trials. He served as an inaugural member of the Pennsylvania Senate Advisory Committee to Study the Causes of Wrongful Convictions and the Pennsylvania Legislative Advisory Committee to Study the Death Penalty.
He was one of the nation's youngest attorneys to be named in the first edition of The Best Lawyers in America. He has been in Who's Who in American Law, Who’s Who in the World, Who's Who in Finance and Industry, Who's Who in America, and The Bar Register of Pre-Eminent Lawyers.
He is published in the Dickinson Law Review, The Champion (the journal of the National Association of criminal Defense Lawyers), the Harrisburg Patriot-News, and the Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography. He is a member of American Mensa, a tournament Scrabble champion, and a competitive three weapon fencer.
Dr. Lappas has spoken internationally on subjects of academic and legal interest. To discuss a public appearance, contact him here or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Geographic Range: Juniata-Conemaugh, Lehigh Valley, Northeast, Northwest, South Central, Southeast, Southwest, West Branch
Dr. Lappas have spoken to civic, academic, legal, and medical organizations about the above topics throughout Pennsylvania and occasionally in Europe.