Welcome to Starting Solo! We hope this blog will provide you with information, resources, and insights on how to start your own law firm. My business partner, Ben Spandau, and I hope to especially target current law students or new lawyers who are considering starting solo.
John Thomas “J.T.” is a partner at Funk & Spandau, LLC where he serves in a variety of practice areas including but not limited to: real estate, property, zoning, eminent domain, wills, trusts, estate planning, and drone law. J.T. is a trained civil mediator and can assist parties in reaching settlements efficiently and effectively. J.T. graduated from Indiana University in 2005 with a B.S. in Secondary English Education. He was a high school English teacher in Indianapolis for almost ten years before entering law school. J.T. earned his law degree from Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law in Indianapolis in 2016. While in law school, J.T. served as the Executive Notes Editor for the Indiana International & Comparative Law Review. J.T. resides in Indianapolis with his wife and their three children. He is a member of St. Joan of Arc Catholic Parish and coaches his son’s hockey team. J.T. also plays guitar in a band called The Tamarindo Band who raises money to help send young adults from El Salvador to college. J.T. is one of the authors of Starting Solo.com.