Jamie Jackson Spannhake is author of the forthcoming book The Lawyer, the Lion, & the Laundry. She is a lawyer, writer, mediator, speaker, and certified health coach. Her work has appeared in print and online, including in Law Practice magazine, AttorneyatWork.com, eHow.com, and in webzines Law Practice Today, The Complete Lawyer, and Electronically In Touch. She has also published in The Brooklyn Journal of International Law and The Cumberland Law Review, both academic journals. She regularly writes and speaks on issues important to women and lawyers, including time and stress management, health and wellness, and work-life integration.
She graduated magna cum laude from Brooklyn Law School and received her certification as a health coach from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition in New York City. She practices law as a partner at Berlandi Nussbaum & Reitzas LLP, as the only female partner in the firm, serving clients in Connecticut and New York in the areas of commercial litigation, estate planning, real estate, and business transactions.
In addition to writing and managing her law and mediation practice, she mothers a wonderful and happy eight-year-old daughter, successfully co-parents with her ex-husband, loves two dogs and one rabbit, parents foster kids, and is partially responsible for her aging parents. Even with those responsibilities, she volunteers at her daughter’s school, regularly practices yoga and meditation, plays tennis, and runs several miles three to four times each week.
She is living the time of her life, without feeling exhausted or overwhelmed (though she sometimes has days where she is tired).