Posted by a Child Abuse client
I have dealt with many attorneys over the course of both my personal and professional life. I can truly say that Mr. Spitzer ranks at the very top of the list. I do not give praise easily, but Mr. Spitzer not only fought passionately and tirelessly for my childs' interests and protection as a victim, he also was the most reponsvie attorney I have ever worked with. He was incredibly focused, trustworthy and committed throughout a process that dragged on for more than 6 months. My family is incredibly thankful that we had Mr. Spitzer looking out for our interests.
Posted by a client
Todd Spitzer was referred to us by Crime Survivors. We were instantly amazed at how knowledgeable and personable he was. He treated us with compassion and he is whole-heartedly dedicated to his job and Victim's Right's. He wrote Marcy's Law.... so he know's what he's doing! He always answered our questions, explained what was going on, and kept us informed. We have contacted him "after the fact" with questions, and he has been reliable in responding and support. Our family is grateful and appreciative for Todd Spitzer's vigilant passion for the job that he does. We highly recommend him!
Posted by Christine
Nothing could be more frightening than to have your child brought home to you, bloodied and beaten up. I have never felt so vulnerable and helpless.
Initially, I tried to handle her legal needs myself—calling the police, contacting her school, and petitioning for civil restraining orders against the juveniles who assaulted my daughter. We encountered a court system that was unhelpful, that favored the assailants because they had a lawyer, and that unfairly subjected my daughter to insults and reprimanded my 16-year-old daughter.
I interviewed a few lawyers and kept being told to talk to Todd Spitzer because of his expertise in victim’s rights. Hiring Spitzer turned the case around for us. He was consistently respectful, and his advice was always on the mark. Spitzer invoked my daughter’s Marsy’s Law rights (the California Victims' Bill of Rights Act of 2008, which Spitzer helped become part of the state’s constitution). He represented us in civil court, where he was able to get temporary restraining orders continued through the criminal proceedings. With his representation, my daughter was treated respectfully.
When the District Attorney moved to prosecute, Todd Spitzer, under the provisions of Marsy’s Law, represented my daughter in court, talked with the District Attorney, made a successful argument for full restitution, and relayed my daughter’s remarks to the judge. This saved my daughter from being further victimized by the courts and relieved her of the trauma of having to again be in the presence of her main attacker. The guilty plea in this criminal assault case was one that all other attorneys I talked to said was unlikely if not impossible. Todd Spitzer made it possible, negotiating with the defense attorney and making sure that my daughter’s rights were upheld and that her interests were fairly represented.
At each step along the way, Todd Spitzer kept us fully informed about the process and was always available to answer our questions. My daughter’s ability to pull through this trauma is related to a great degree to Todd Spitzer’s ability to obtain justice for her. He gave her confidence, and he made her feel supported; he transformed her from victim to survivor. We are grateful for his commitment to victim’s rights and to doing what is right.
Posted by Louise
Todd Spitzer is sharp, caring and a fighter for victim's rights. Two years ago I was attacked at random by a career criminal who nearly killed me. During recovery I actively participated in the criminal case as a cooperative witness, but my urgency was lost in the court system. A year after the crime, the offender made bail without notifying me, adding to my trauma. That's when I hired Todd to intervene on my behalf through Marsy's Law. Thanks to him a protective order was issued, the criminal (who fled on trial date) was recaptured, pled guilty to all charges, and is now in state prison. I firmly believe that had he not represented me that I would still be waiting in prolonged distress for a trial; he worked with the DA's office to make a team effort. Thank you, Todd; I would recommend your services to any victim of crime. You understand truly that the victim gets forgotten by the criminal justice system.
Posted by Phylicia
Mr. Spitzer helped me with some urgent contract matters. He was immediately available and provided excellent and thorough legal advice that assisted me avoid a potentially disasterous situation. Mr. Spitzer remained involved and concerned during my negotiations. His legal advice was accurate and kept my best interests in mind. He was particularly wonderful because what might be considered a small matter to most attorneys was not to him. He continued to follow up with me to ensure that my interests were protected and that I received the proper and legal closure that I was entitled to under the law.
Posted by Karen
I have worked with Todd for over 5 years and have watched him support victims, fight for their rights, understand their feelings and watch their backs. Todd is a fierce individual, a bulldog. He is smart and can really look at a problem from the top down. He has integrity and cares. All things that Victim's really need when looking for representation.
Posted by Lynette
I was very fortunate to have this man on my team. I flew to CA on Christmas Eve in order to testify at a Parole Hearing. Mr. Spitzer picked me up at the airport on Christmas Eve, then invited me to his home for Christmas dinner. He assisted in my case by getting many legislaters to write letters opposing the release of the criminal. He was able to get the letters written and signed on during Christmas Week! Not only was I very impressed with him, but I was grateful he was on my side!!