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Carl Scott Spector

About me

I am an attorney licensed to practice law in New York and New Jersey.  I was an Assistant District Attorney in Bronx County, New York for 6 years from 1986 through 1992.


I have been in my own private criminal defense practice since 1992, which is over 22 years in private practice of law and an overall 28 years of practicing law.


For three years, 2009, 2010 and 2011 I was the Municipal Prosecutor in Fair Lawn, New Jersey.


I have co-authored and taught on several occassions a Continuing Legal Education book and lecture to attorneys in New York in the field of criminal law.


Starting in 2011 I became an Adjunct College Professor teaching several college level classes online for Strayer University.


I pride myself on personalized and aggressive legal representation.


Languages spoken: Spanish

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Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 50%
  2. DUI & DWI: 50%



Retainer (sometimes), Free consultation (60 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

20 total 

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  • Jeffrey L. Emdin

    I endorse this lawyer. Carl and I worked together as Assistant District Attorneys over 25 years ago and have stayed in touch and worked on matters since. He is a diligent, well respected criminal defense attorney. I highly recommend him


    Jeffrey Emdin Family Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Kamilla Mishiyeva

    Carl is a compassionate, clever, and well-respected advocate. His level of devotion to his clients is impressive. I endorse this lawyer.


    Kamilla Mishiyeva Bankruptcy & Debt Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Law Offices of Carl Spector

30 Wall Street 8th Floor
New York, NY, 10005

Law Office of Carl Spector

411 Hackensack Avenue Suite 200
Hackensack, NJ, 07601

Law Offices of Carl Spector

14-25 Plaza Road Suite S-2-2
Fair Lawn, NJ, 07410

Law Office of Carl Spector

91 Pacific Street
Newark, NJ, 07105



NYCurrently registered 198703/13/2015
FLMember in Good Standing - CLER Exempt199109/08/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
BBB AccreditionBetter Business Bureau2015
Top 100 Trial Lawyers-Criminal DefenseThe National Trial Lawyers2014
BBB AccreditaionBetter Business Bureau2014
BBB AccreditationBetter Business Bureau2013
BBB AccreditationBetter Business Bureau2012
Top New York LawyersArrive Magazine2011
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Alternate Public DefenderBorough Of Fair Lawn2012 - Present
Adjunct ProfessorStrayer University2011 - Present
Municipal ProsecutorBorough of Fair Lawn2009 - Present
Attorney at LawLaw Offices of Carl Spector1992 - Present
Loan CloserQuality Closer LLP2008 - 2009
County Tax Board AttorneyBorough of Fair Lawn2006 - 2008
Planning Board of AdjustmentsBorough of Fair Lawn2004 - 2006
AttorneyMyers and Pico2002 - 2008
Assistant District AttorneyBronx County District Attorneys Office1986 - 1992
Association namePosition nameDuration
National College of DUI DefenseMember2015 - Present
The National Trial LawyersTop 100 Trial Lawyers2014 - Present
New Jersey State Bar FoundationMember2011 - Present
New York Criminal Bar AssociationNew York State Bar Association1986 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Robbery Case DismissedCase Dismissed
Trial - Not Guilty -Traffic TicketFound Not Guilty after Trial
Narcotics Sale and Possession - DismissedCase Dismissed
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Publication nameTitleDate
Lorman Education Services publicationCriminal Cases From Arrest to Trial in New York2004
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Nova Southeastern University - Shepard Broad Law CenterLawJuris Doctorate1986
State University of New York at BuffaloCommunicationBA - Bachelor of Arts1983
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
16 Hour Bridge-The-GapThe Anatomy of a Criminal Law Case2009
Litigation Skills for the Legal StaffHow to Handle a Criminal Case in New York2005
Litigation Skills For Legal Staff in New YorkLitigation Skills For Legal Staff in New York2005
Criminal Cases from Arrest to TrialCriminal Arrests and Processing for Attorneys2004