Judge Spitler is a graduate of Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania. After college he moved to Wooster, Ohio and was employed by the Walter Jones Construction Company. While working full-time he attended the University of Akron School of Law.
During his last year of law school, he was hired as a bailiff/law clerk for Judge Robert Brown in the Wayne County Common Pleas Court. Upon graduation from Law School, he was hired by Wayne County Prosecutor Keith Shearer as an assistant county prosecutor.
After six years as an assistant prosecutor, Judges William Evans and Stuart Miller hired him as the first magistrate for the Wayne County Municipal Court.
In 2008, Magistrate Spitler resigned from the Wayne County Municipal Court and entered private practice. Judge Spitler also served part-time as a magistrate in the Wayne County Common Pleas court overseeing the foreclosure docket as well as the newly established Drug Court. Judge Spitler was elected in 2010 to the Common Pleas Court for a six-year term.
Judge Spitler lives in Wooster, Ohio with his wife and two daughters.