Joseph T. Spoerl

Joseph T. Spoerl

Associate Attorney
Silver Spring, Maryland
Mr. Joseph T. Spoerl is an associate at Gilbert Employment Law, focusing in the areas of federal and private sector employment litigation. While at the firm, Mr. Spoerl has represented individuals in litigation involving a variety of employment discrimination claims under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Americans with Disabilities Act, including disability, age, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), national origin, and race-based claims. Mr. Spoerl represents employees before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Merit Systems Protection Board, other fair employment practice agencies, and federal courts.

Prior to joining the firm in 2016, Mr. Spoerl served as a judicial intern for the Honorable Judge Gerald Bruce Lee with the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, and as a legal intern with the Civil Rights Division of the Department of Justice. Mr. Spoerl also represented The George Washington University Law School at the Vis International Moot Court Competition in Vienna, Austria, where he received an honorable mention for best oral advocate. Mr. Spoerl served as a senior member of the Federal Circuit Bar Journal, and participated in multiple legal clinics, including D.C. Law Students in Court, and the Public Justice Advocacy Clinic.

A member of the National LGBT Bar Association, Mr. Spoerl is involved in the LGBT pro bono legal community, and volunteers with Whitman Walker's Social Security Disability Insurance Clinic where he assists clients with AIDS and other chronic disabilities in filing for benefits.

Mr. Spoerl earned his Juris Doctor from The George Washington University Law School. He earned his B.A., magna cum laude, in English and Business from the Florida State University.


  • J.D., The George Washington University Law School
  • B.A., magna cum laude, Florida State University

Bar & Court Admissions

  • Maryland

Areas of Practice

  • Employment Law