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Todd Andrew Spodek

Criminal defense Attorney at New York, NY

4.9   215 reviews
  • Licensed for 17 years
    State NY
    Acquired 2007
    Status
    Currently Registered No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Todd

Learn Todd’s areas of practice.

3
Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    50%

    18 years, 5,000 cases

  2. Divorce and separation
    25%

    2,500 cases

  3. Family
    25%

    18 years, 2,500 cases

Criminal Defense:

A second generation defense lawyer, Mr. Spodek represents clients in criminal investigations, grand jury investigations, violation, misdmeanor and felony cases throughout New York State.

 

Mr Spodek has sucessfuly resolved criminal cases before an arrest is even made, as well as post arrest through strategic plea bargaining. Mr. Spodek has secured numerous acquittals at trial for his clients. Recent trials include Felony Murder, Depraved Indifference Murder, Assault, Robbery, Menacing, Harrassment, Predatory Sexual Assault. along with case dispositive suppresion hearings.

 

Divorce & Family Law:

Mr. Spodek's regularly represents client's in the drafting of prenuptial and postnuptial agreements along with settlement agreements. 

 

Mr. Spodek also has litigated countless divorces regarding child support, child custody, equitable distribution, orders of protection and complex vaulation of close held small busisnesses and advanced degrees. 

 

Office Structure:

 

Spodek Law Group P.C. was created in an effort to bring the big firm client experience, and skills of a seasoned trial team, with the personal service and flexibility that only a boutique law firm can provide. Our years of family, divorce and criminal trial experience allow us to be efficient and cost effective to our clients. Throughout the years our attorneys have dealt with these legal issues. Our unique teamwork approach allows us to create customized strategies to achieve our clients goals and to ensure that our clients are always protected and never left alone. We are family owned, and operated law firm. We are open 24 hours a day 7 days a week and take great satisfaction of the customer service we provide our clients. We have built our firm based on the referrals of existing clients. We hope that you join our extended family. For our client's convinenace we have an office in downtown Manhattan, downtown Brooklyn and in Long Island City Queens. 

 

Legal Fees:

 

Our firm has reasonable rates and understand that your time and money is valuable and will do all that we can to resolve your case in the most cost effective manner. We will focus our time and energy on the issues that matter most. Our firm accepts all credit cards and our billing department will work out a flexible payment plan with you.

 

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Criminal Justice Degree from Northeastern University
New York Times Featuring Todd Spodek
New York Sentate Citation for Todd Spodek
Pace University School of Law Degree
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Location

Spodek Law Group P.C.
85 Broad Street
17th Floor
New York, NY, 10004
Spodek Law Group P.C.
31-10 37th Avenue
Suite 202
Queens, NY, 11101
Spodek Law Group P.C.
195 Montague Street
14th Floor
Brooklyn, NY, 11201
Spodek Law Group P.C.
611 S Catalina Street
Suite 222
Los Angeles, CA, 90005
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Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
  215 customer reviews
Posted by Manual | June 12, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Federal Criminal Defense Albany NY
Spodek is by far my favorite lawyer I’ve ever used. He stands his ground in the court room, is genuine with his answers, and someone I would consider a friend. I have 100% faith in this man. I will forever be grateful for him, and his number will always be on my speed dial. Sometimes it takes some time, but is worth the wait!
Posted by Mathew | May 27, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Manténgase alejado de este estafador.
Manténgase alejado de este estafador. Manténgase alejado de este estafador. Manténgase alejado de este estafador. Por favor!!
Posted by Xiao | March 9, 2024
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Federal Criminal Defense San Francisco
I had a spectacular experience working with Spodek and his team. He was incredibly attentive, warm in nature, very knowledgeable and understanding, and he took the time to explain everything to me and my family until we understood fully. I deeply appreciated how honest he was about the details, potential outcomes, and even his own expertise in my case. I found him to be trustworthy and he had a good follow through and has a very holistic support system in place for his clients. I felt legally protected and that he was giving me sound advice and instructions. Because of Todd, I was successful in my situation, had a positive experience, and have a good path going forward. I would not hesitate to recommend Spodek for any federal case in the US. I live in NY but my case was out of SF.
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Posted by Vanessa DLL | February 9, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best lawyer you can hire do NOT doubt it
A few situations in life are as stressful as receiving the visit of federal agents out of the blue. It was terrible, many sleepless nights follows that visit. I retained a lawyer that told me “to sit back and wait” I knew that every second counts when it comes to defending your rights. God guided me to Todd and his team. I talked to him a Sunday evening (yes, he is that professional) and by Monday I knew where we were standing. He was with me in every step of the process. I realized that he knows the AUSAs and the agents and they know him. That is invaluable! I felt anxious, depressed and confused but he was compassionate and VERY patient. I followed his advice and he had my back the entire time. If I can say something good about this whole situation is that I got to know him. Me and my husband hold Todd very close to our hearts. He is not only an outstanding lawyer that will fiercely fight for you, but an amazing human being that won’t take advantage of you in any way. We owe him our peace of mind and we are eternally grateful for his honesty and help. If you find yourself in this kind of situation, believe me, you want someone like Todd in your corner. I spent 2,000+’dollars in a lawyer that didn’t care about me, but if that brought me to Todd was money well spent. Thank you Todd! We owe you BIG time.
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Posted by Dakota | February 6, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Federal Criminal Case
I am so grateful for the services that were provided by Spodek. Todd showed kindness and thoroughness during this difficult time for me and my family. Todd went above and beyond for me and was there every step of the way. They method they use to obtain the best results in a federal criminal case are bar none.
Posted by Navo | March 24, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best Federal Criminal Defense Lawyer
This is by far the best lawyer I have ever worked with. If you need to get yourself out of a bad situation, or just a simple one, he will make sure that you are well taken care of. I do not say this about a lot of people, but he treats you like family. The firm respects you and takes customer service really seriously. We have met in the office, and at a bar near my house as I often needed to talk to him after hours.
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Posted by anonymous | June 7, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great lawyer for new immigrant
Picking a right lawyer to represent myself can be a headache, time and money consuming thing, especially when my case seems very tricky, complicated and indescribable. My experience to deal with lawyers are not that pleasant until I met Todd. Unlike the others he didn’t’ brag and bluff, instead he’s talk me through my case and told me that what am going to expect, that sooth me from great extent. My case was stuck and looks pretty awful before he took over, I am satisfy with the result – from felony to misdemeanor. Todd and he’s law firm offered me a very professional service with patience from the very beginning to the end. I can feel he’s trying to find the best solution and fighting for the best result for me based on he’s professional knowledge and experience. He’s supportive not only from the legal but also from client’s psychological aspects that means a lot for a new immigrant like me.
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Posted by anonymous | December 20, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
The best law office in New York City for Family and Criminal defense they treat everyone equal
I was about to make a serious mistake November 2021, i consulted the Spodek Law Group and they advised me on what to do, Elizabeth Garvey gave me good advice she spoke with me for over two hours and guide me step by step what to do. My current lawyer i fired him because i realize he is joke and all they want is money, i can recommend this law group they are exceptional.
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Posted by anonymous | October 6, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Lawyer
He is a great lawyer. I have worked with him on many cases and seen himin the court room.
Posted by AB | July 12, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
An experienced criminal lawyer
Todd helped fight a bogus assault claim against me. He took away all worries I had about the case and assured me results I was looking for. He was always available to chat anytime I was stressing about the case. A criminal case can lead to many sleepless nights but having Todd in your corner will definitely ease your mind.
Response from Todd Spodek July 12, 2021
Thank you so much, AB. I really appreciate you taking the time to post this.
Posted by John Doez | November 15, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Honest review
If you ever find yourself in a situation with the law and feel lost and you do not know what to do, get in contact with Spodek Law. If you have never experienced what it is like to have law enforcement pointing fingers at you for committing a crime that you did not do you will not truly appreciate this review. Once the State have their mind made up about you, the lawyer you choose will matter. The firm will matter. Their reputation will matter. Todd will stand up for you as a human with a family and a life and not just another criminal in the eyes of the law. My wife found Todd through word of mouth and then read everything online she can find. She met a lot of attorneys and kept coming back to Spodek Law. I was finally able to see a glimpse of light at the end of the tunnel with just the consultation and I felt better immediately. My case went on longer than expected because it happened during Covid 19 and I was difficult to deal with but Mr. Todd understood and said that he understands and let him to do his job and he will bring this to a conclusion. He kept his word. Even in the end they sent me a request for a review and said if there was any part of Spodek Law that you felt was not up to their standards to please detail so they can improve. This is what I mean by they actually care.
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Posted by anonymous | November 13, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Superb
Todd and Alex are exactly like the reviews state. They provide a blueprint for various methods to have the criminal charges resolved.
Posted by Zheng | November 8, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Federal Criminal Conspiracy
Spodek is the go to attorney for complex federal criminal conspiracies. He has a way about him that makes every part of the process easy and makes you feel secure. I appreciate the transparent nature of the practice and the options to speak with a member of the team.
Posted by Michael S. | November 3, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Value
They take care of everything from beginning to the end and stand by their commitment to their clients.
Posted by Michael Z | October 17, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
TEAMWORK APPROACH
I interviewed every criminal lawyer in New York City who is active in the courthouse and consulted with a number of prominent attorneys in other fields. Across the board, SLG was the most recommended and provided the best bang for the buck.
Posted by Adeyemi | September 16, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Experts in criminal law
I was looking through the internet for a good criminal lawyer with good reviews for my Moms case when I came across Spodek law group. The first thing that caught my attention was "If your future depends on it - you need the best" I immediately called and I am glad I made that call. They are very good at what they do and they give updates promptly. I appreciate their support and efforts on getting my mom's case dismissed with prejudice! Their charges are very reasonable and I will recommend them to anyone needing a good attorney!
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Posted by Cherisse | July 26, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Todd is the man
Todd said what needed to be said (with the tone and knowledge necessary) and did what needed to be done to get the precinct to take action. I am grateful for his empathy, understanding, intelligence, and confidence.
Posted by James | July 13, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Twice
I've used Spodek law in the past. Why would I come back if I wasn't happy with his service. I was extremely pleased with Spodek law the first time I used them. And that's why when I got into a bind I called Spodek law. Again he put me at ease and took control of the situation. It dosen't matter what you need a lawyer for Spodek law group is the firm for you.
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Posted by anonymous | June 29, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Wonderful Attorney
Todd and his team have been compassionate, understanding and patience with the handling of this case. Everything was explained, all questions answered. The whole process from start to finish was done with the utmost care and professionalism. I would recommend him to anyone who needs help.
Posted by Mack | April 16, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
These guys are an absolute God send! Honest, Straight, Fair, Honorable. Todd and his team are truly in it to help others.
I could not have asked to come in contact with a better law firm when I chose Todd and his team. I was up against filthy rich, connected and powerful psychotic sociopath of a woman. I was dealing with death threats, mental and physical abuse, financial abuse and total control over my life. After I could not justify staying with her any longer I left but stayed in NYC to try and finish my semester in college for my CompSci degree. I wanted it so bad that I lived homeless on the streets of Brooklyn for over a month while attending school and with her trying to get me in trouble. After she continued to threaten my life and then had the NYPD call me up asking questions based off of lies I decided it was the last straw. I couldn't afford to be caught dead in my situation. I left NYC with what little I had. I was already 1500+ miles away starting a new life when the NYPD called me and told me I had to come back to NY for a bogus warrant they had for me from the her lies. Todd will thank me for saying this. DO NOT talk to the police. Call him instead. I'm telling you! As I've learned when an abuser loses their control they become way more desperate to reestablish that control. I searched high and low for a good attorney who would talk to me longer than 5 minutes to explain my extremely complicated case. I saw Todds rating online and thought it couldn't be true. I stand massively corrected today. Todd and his right hand man Alex must have spent HOURS talking with me before I even retained them. Thanks for all of those late nights Alex! You pay one fee and they represent you all the way through. Even if it has to go to trial. I was also pleased with their generous and selfless veterans discount. I retained them within a few days and they got right to work with me learning and listening to every detail about my case. They formulated a game plan. they would verify that the DA and police had no further charges than what they told me, I would work with them uploading all of the hours of video, audio, text message evidence, everything, into their secure client file, fly back to NYC, meet with them, get all of our ducks in a row, then surrender the next morning, they would get me released hopefully same day, then I would return at a later date to my case scheduled, return even later and get it thrown out. They did not disappoint. You can really tell that Todd and his team love what they do. I followed the game plan to a T. I flew up, met with them the day before turning myself in and they assured me they had my back. I turned myself in early that next morning, sat in the hell hole NY calls central processing, by 9 o'clock PM I was in front of the judge getting released side by side with one of Todds team by the name of Ishan Banerjee. Thank you so much Ishan! I flew back out next morning to return months later to stand in front of the judge with, the man himself, Todd Spodek. My name was nearly last to be called 30+ in front. Todd was masterclass compared to every other attorney I saw go stand up before the judge that day. Not one was as well spoken and prepared as him. 2 minutes into talking with the judge Todd turned to me and said you wanna handle this today so you dont have to make another trip up here? Hell yeah! Was my response. Todd asked the judge for a quick recess and spend 2-3 hours running around town talking with the DA ext wile I did the tasks Todd asked of me (running around getting papers ext). When Todd and I met back up at the courthouse he was visibly sweating, shaking from all of the coffee he was drinking, 110% focused while sending an email to the DAs office. You could tell he was really working. Ill never forget that Todd! After that, we hopped back in front of the judge and my case was dismissed! I will also never forget when I offered them another 1000 if they got me out of this and they replied "Its not about the money for us its about the bond we build with our clients". You guy are WORLD CLASS!!!! Much love!!
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  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Managing Partner
  • Spodek Law Group P.C.
  • 2007 - Present

Education

  • Pace University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2006
  • Northeastern University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 2001

Sample of Legal Cases

  • People v. M.P.
  • Aquittal on all charges after Trial
  • People v. J.G. - New York County
  • All Charges Dismissed
  • People v. A.L.
  • Dismissal
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Associations

  • Brooklyn Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • Queens Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • Bronx Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • Federal Court, Eastern District of New York
  • Admitted
  • 2007 - Present
  • Federal Court, Southern District of New York
  • Admitted
  • 2007 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Russian
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Best Brooklyn Criminal Defense Attorneys
  • Expertise.com
  • 2021
  • Best Queens Criminal Defense Attorneys
  • Expertise.com
  • 2021
  • 2020 Top Attorney Award
  • Attorney.com
  • 2020
  • Clients' Choice Award
  • AVVO
  • 2015
  • 10 Best Family Law Attorneys for NY
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2015
  • Listed
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
  • Listed
  • LexisNexis
  • 2014
  • Top Contributor
  • AVVO
  • 2014
  • High Powered NY Divorce Lawyer
  • Examiner.com
  • 2013
  • Proclamation
  • Brooklyn Borough President
  • 2012
  • Proclamation
  • New York State Senator Storobin
  • 2012
  • Grand Jury Expert
  • Lawline.com
  • 2012
  • Outstanding Divorce Blogs
  • Divorce Blogs
  • 2010
  • High Powered NY Attorney
  • Radar.com
  • 2010
  • Outstanding Criminal Defense Blog
  • Criminal Defense Blogs
  • 2009
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Publications

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Speaking Engagements

  • Criminal Defense Round Table Discussion
  • What To Do When A Loved One Is Arrested
  • 2011
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Attorney endorsements

Received (61)
Given (44)
Endorse Todd
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Fantastic Trial Attorney. Todd is the GO TO lawyer for all your high profile or run of the mill cases. He take the utmost pride in client representation. He is a shark. I have personally seen him give a BLOCKBUSTER closing on a case. Highly Recommend if you want no jail time."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He truly cares about his clients and is looking out for them."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Dec 07
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I had the pleasure of working with Todd Spodek. He is a wonderful mentor and an incredibly knowledgable attorney."
Family Attorney | Oct 22
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I am proud to run the divorce and family law practice in the Los Angeles, CA office of Spodek Law Group. We, at Spodek Law Group truly care about each and every client's case and will provide attentive and competent representation for your family law matter."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 21
Relationship: Friend
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Sep 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Todd Spodek treats his clients and fellow attorneys with professionalism and respect. I have no reservations about referring work to Todd and his firm, and endorse him fully."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Todd is very knowledgeable when it comes to the intersection of criminal law and business. If you are a business owner and have any situation that has criminal implications, you need to talk to Todd."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. This is my go-to guy in NEW YORK! Truly a talented lawyer, it is a pleasure working with Todd. Constantly, impressed by the quality of work he does!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Todd's a top New York trial lawyer with a successful record of winning cases across the city and state. He knows how to care for clients with compassion while fighting the government on its own turf. I wholeheartedly endorse this lawyer!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Todd is an excellent attorney who fights for his clients and is there for them through every step of the legal process. He is knowledgable, efficient, and is a strong advocate. I would recommend him to anyone in need of legal help."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Todd is an extremely hard working attorney who will relentlessly pursue his clients' interests. I have seen him regularly push back against unreasonable prosecutions and win where others have failed. He's a top notch defense attorney and you would be happy to have him on your side."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Todd is a knowledgable attorney who clients can turn to when they are in a bind. Strong advocate"
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"High powered, high octane and a fighter through and through. You can't go wrong with Spodek in your corner."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I've spoken to Todd on several occasions concerning criminal matters and have always found him to be extremely knowledgeable. I would not hesitate to recommend him."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I fully endorse Todd Spodek. Todd is a knowledgable, tough and experienced lawyer who is also very personable. He is well respected and well-liked throughout the courts. I have referred many cases to him, and will continue to do so."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Todd Spodek is highly respected and recognized in the legal community and in the legal practice areas of Matrimonial Law and Criminal Defense."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Todd is a smart and savvy litigator. I rely on him for strategic advice even though we work in different practice areas. He works very hard for his clients and it shows in his results."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"In a highly competitive business such as criminal defense, it can be difficult to find allies and people will to help. Todd has provided me with extensive knowledge and has assisted me in building my criminal defense practice. I have seen how Todd goes above and beyond for his clients and he is always available to speak with them and myself. You won't go wrong should you choose to hire Todd Spodek."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Todd Spodek is known to me both personally and professionally. He is a fabulous attorney who is well respected by his peers and colleagues."
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