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Michael I. Spearing


Chief University Counsel

The University of Alabama System

Office of Counsel

222 Rose Administration

Box 870106

Tuscaloosa, AL  35487-0106


Tel:  205-348-5490

Email:  mspearing@uasystem.edu








BA – The University of Alabama

JD – The University of Alabama School of Law


Professional Memberships:

Alabama State Bar

National Association of College and University Attorneys

Tuscaloosa County Bar Association


Mike joined the Office of Counsel in 1988 as University Counsel and was promoted to Chief University Counsel in 2013. As Chief University Counsel, he provides legal advice and representation, emphasizing a broad array of matters related to UA Athletics, Intellectual Property and Technology Transfer, Financial Affairs, Construction Contracts, Sponsored Research and Governance issues.  He is a 2005 graduate of Leadership Tuscaloosa.