Jeffrey K. Sprecher is a judge of the Court of Common Pleas of Berks County, Pennsylvania. He is a 1972 graduate of Kutztown University, receiving a Bachelor's of Arts Degree with a major in Sociology. He received a Master's Degree in Public Administration in 1976 from Marywood University and six years later a Juris Doctorate Degree from Delaware Law School. He is married with three children and four grandchildren.
Judge Sprecher served as a Berks County Criminal Court Arraignment Master in the early 1980s before starting his own practice of law in 1982. He also served as an Assistant Court Administrator for the Berks County Court from 1975 to 1982. Upon graduation from college, was a research planner with the Pennsylvania Governor's Justice Commission for the 15 counties of northeastern Pennsylvania, where he surveyed all components of the criminal justice system and helped to author a comprehensive plan for its improvement (1972-1975).
From 1975 to 2000, Judge Sprecher taught 11 different law and judicial management courses, both undergraduate and graduate, at Albright College, Alvernia University, Reading Area Community College and St. Joseph's University.
While in the private practice of law, he was elected to the bench in November 1991. He is currently assigned to the Criminal Division for murder cases only, the Civil Division, as well as the Juvenile Court Division.
Justice or Just This?: A Constitutional Trespass is Judge Sprecher's first published book.