Sarah May Spletzer

Sarah May Spletzer

Of Counsel
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Sarah M. Spletzer is of co-counsel with the Law Firm of Jacobson & Rooks LLC, focusing primarily on federal, Pennsylvania and New Jersey labor and employment discrimination matters. Ms. Spletzer received a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics from the Pennsylvania State University in 1994, and is a graduate of Widener University School of Law in Wilmington, Delaware, where she attended school in the evening division while working full time in the Labor & Employment department of the Philadelphia law firm of Obermayer Rebmann Maxwell & Hippel.

Upon graduation from law school, Ms. Spletzer became an associate with Obermayer, specializing in labor and employment issues, including extensive practice before state and federal equal employment opportunity agencies. Ms. Spletzer has also worked in business and family immigration and Consumer Product Safety Commission-based product recalls. Ms. Spletzer joined the law firm McDonnell & Associates in July 2007, and represented nationwide management-side clients in all aspects of administrative employment law and litigation. She has also provided pro bono services for the Homeless Advocacy Project.


Areas of Practice

  • 10% Software Licensing/SAAS Agreements
  • 90% Employment

Litigation Percentage

  • 20% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Pennsylvania, 2001
  • New Jersey, 2001
  • U.S. District Court District of New Jersey
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Pennsylvania, 2003


  • Widener University School of Law, Wilmington, Delaware
    • J.D. - 2001
  • The Pennsylvania State University, State College, Pennsylvania
    • B.S. - 1994
    • Major: Economics

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Philadelphia Bar Association, Member, 2001 - Present
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association, Member, 2001 - Present
  • American Bar Association, Member, 2001 - Present

Past Employment Positions

  • Obermayer Rebmann Maxwell & Hippel LLP, Associate/Sr. Associate, 2001 - 2007
  • Obermayer Rebmann Maxwell & Hippel LLP, EEO Specialist/Clerk, 1998 - 2001
  • McDonnell & Associates (July 2007)

Pro Bono Activities

  • Homeless Advocacy Project, 1998 - 2007
  • Animal Legal Defense Fund, 1997 - 2001