Photograph: Alumna meeting with student.

Washburn University School of Law Legacy Family

  • 2019 — The Spigarelli Family, Fred, '70, Kala, '90, and Angela, '98

2019 Recipient

Photograph: Kala, Fred, and Angela Spigarelli.
Kala, Fred, and Angela Spigarelli.

Fred Spigarelli started a solo practice in Pittsburg, Kansas, right after graduating from Washburn University School of Law. Through the years, several other lawyers have worked with him, and now it's his two daughters who are practicing beside him at The Spigarelli Law Firm. Kala Spigarelli and Angela Spigarelli grew up in Pittsburg around their father's practice before going away for undergraduate degrees. Kala went to Arizona State University and Angela to the University of Kansas. They were both drawn to legal careers and chose Washburn University School of Law to further their education because of their father.

Kala worked at a large firm in Kansas City after graduating, and Angela worked in a few places throughout the country. They both wanted to come back to be part of what their father had built. Kala started at the firm in 1992 and Angela in 2011. The family has offices in Pittsburg, Overland Park, and Coffeyville, and their areas of practice include personal injury, workers' compensation, and general litigation.