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Alvin Leon Spitzer

Criminal defense Attorney at Pearl River, NY

5.0   6 reviews
  • Licensed for 59 years
    State NY
    Acquired 1965
    Status
    Currently Registered No misconduct found

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

About Alvin

Learn Alvin’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    50%
    I handle all areas of Criminal Defense and all types of offenses from Disorderly Conduct to Homicide.Included also is DWI.

    59 years

  2. Family
    45%
    I work in all areas of Family Law, including but not limited to, Divorce, Separation , Pre Nuptial Agreements, Custody, support and Child Neglect.

    59 years

  3. General practice
    5%
    This area includes all types of Real Estate cases, Landlord-Tenant and House Purchases and Sales. I also work on Business Agreements , Incorporation and other areas.

    59 years

I HAVE BEEN PRACTICING FOR 55 YEARS. MAINLY IN THE CRIMINAL DEFENSE AND MATRIMONIAL/FAMILY LAW AREAS, ALTHOUGH I DO HANDLE OTHER MATTERS. I AM HIGHLY RESPECTED BY JUDGES, COURT OFFICERS, COURT CLERKS AND OTHER ATTORNEYS FOR MY DEDICATION TO MY CLIENTS, MY KNOWLEDGE OF THE LAW AND MY COURTROOM ABILITIES. I HAVE ALSO HANDLED A NUMBER OF LOCAL HIGH PROFILE CASES AND BEEN A COMMENTATOR ON COURT TV.

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Location

Alvin L Spitzer
275 N Middletown Rd
Pearl River, NY, 10965-1188

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Reviews

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Posted by Robert | October 29, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
He is the best defense lawyer in the area.
Mr. Spitzer has represented me for years in business and real estate matters. But where he really shines is his criminal defense skills One of the best trial attorneys I have ever seen. Every friend or associate I sent to Mr. Spitzer has amazing results and we’re surprised by the quality of his representation.
Posted by Victor | October 23, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Mr. Reyed
He is experience and extremely smart kind and prices are reasonable . The best!!
Response from Alvin Spitzer October 24, 2020
Thanks for these kind words. I always strive to live up to your evaluation
Posted by Camille | September 12, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Attorney
Mr.Spitzer always had my best interest at the top of the list. He also keeps you informed every step of the way of what's going on. He's accommodating, thorough, and considerate. Definitely, if you want a professional, Mr. Spitzer is the one you should hire.
Response from Alvin Spitzer October 24, 2020
Thanks for the kind words Camille.
Posted by Tomi | August 29, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The Best Legal Rep you can get!
We used him with an apartment closing and he was superb! Very reliable and knew exactly what he was doing at every step of the way! If you want to sleep better at night get Alvin! I couldn't recommend him enough!
Response from Alvin Spitzer December 3, 2015
Thanks Tomi. This mean's alot to me. Hope to see you all at Gila's Restaurant soon. Best regards to all.
Posted by Alan | August 28, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
ALVIN SPITZER
Alvin is a true stand up lawyer. Always a gentleman with his client and the court. He is NOT a thief. He always makes time to discuss the issues. As a retired cop I thought I knew the law well. Alvin taught me many things that I did not know. He has a expert command of the law. But more important is how he treats all the people he encounters. This asset is far more important than most think. Being the gentleman he is permits him to strike deals that otherwise would not be secured by an obnoxious lawyer. I trust Alvin with all my legal issues. There is not a better lawyer out there. I have the utmost respect for this man. Something I cannot say for every lawyer I encountered.
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Posted by Al | June 19, 2015
Best lawyer
Alvin is a highly dedicated and professional attorney. He has a command of both family and criminal law and I have used him on many of occasion. I could not have been more satisfied with the outcomes of his services. As a retired police chief with almost 30 years of service I have bounced many of my past experiences with him. He was always right on the money even when I thought I was correct about a given situation. I have become friends with Alvin over the many years and he has always been there for my family and I.
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Response from Alvin Spitzer June 20, 2015
Thanks to my friend, Al, who can always depend on me and whom I can on. He truly exemplifies and portrays all a police officer should be, especially a Chief.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 350-450 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check

Resume

AVVO RATING 8.4 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Law Offices of Alvin L. Spitzer
  • 1975 - Present
  • Adjunct Professor
  • Rockland Community College
  • 1982 - 2010
  • Associate
  • Samuel Shane, ESQ.
  • 1972 - 1975
  • Managing Editor CPLR and Penal Law Department.
  • Matthew Bender & Co.
  • 1968 - 1972
  • Associate
  • Evseroff, Newman and Sunenshine
  • 1966 - 1968
  • Editor-Writer
  • Clark Boardman
  • 1965 - 1966
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Education

  • New York University School of Law
  • LL.B - Bachelor of Laws
  • 1964
  • City University of New York, Hunter College
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1961

Sample of Legal Cases

  • PEOPLE V. CHIMBAY
  • Case dismissed after People rested and did not go to jury.
  • PEOPLE V. HUERTA
  • ACQUITTED BY JURY ON ALL COUNTS
  • MATTER OF L.G.
  • VERDICT IN FAVOR OF FATHER. NO SEXUAL ABUSE PROVEN.
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Associations

  • The National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2020 - Present
  • The New York State Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Rockland County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1975 - Present
  • Rockland County Bar Association - Family Law Committee
  • Member
  • 1975 - Present
  • Rockland County Bar Association - Criminal Law Committee
  • Member
  • 1975 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • PLAQUE IN RECOGNITION OF RAISING MOST FUNDS
  • NY JUVENILE DIABETES FOUNDATION
  • 1993
  • PLAQUE OF APPRECIATION
  • RAMAPO YOUTH COURT
  • 1992
  • PLAQUE OF APPRECIATION
  • SPRING VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL YOUTH COURT
  • 1991
  • PLAQUE OF APPRECIATION
  • CLARKSTOWN YOUTH COURT
  • 1982
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Publications

  • BENDER'S NEW YORK CRIMINAL LAW
  • CRIMINAL LAW AND PRACTICE
  • 1971
  • BENDER'S FORMS
  • FORMS FOR THE CPLR
  • 1970
  • BOARDMAN'S ESTATE MANAGEMENT
  • ESTATE MANAGEMENT AND PRACTICE
  • 1966

Speaking Engagements

  • EMPIRE MOCK TRIAL COMPETITION
  • MOCK TRIAL PRESIDING JUDGE
  • 2015
  • VISITATION RIGHTS OF GRANDPARENTS IN NEW YORK
  • GRANPARENTS'RIGHT TO VISIT WITH GRANDCHILD
  • 2012
  • REPORT ON CURRENT HIGH PROFILE CASES
  • COMMENTATOR AND ANALYST-COURT TV
  • 1998
  • NONE
  • 'SEMINAR ON NEW YORK'S DIVORCE LAWS
  • 1998
  • CAREER DAY ST. THOMAS AQUINAS COLLEGE
  • OPPORTUNITIES IN THE LEGAL PROFESSION
  • 1980
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Attorney endorsements

Received (10)
Given (16)
Endorse Alvin
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Alvin for years. He is a great attorney and gets along very well with the players in court, especially judges. This is very important for any attorney to have in order to be more effective. Alvin is great at tackling complicated matters and has always been a solid source to bounce ideas off of and discuss legal issues with. He is also a super dapper dresser! I always enjoy talking with Al when I see him in court."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Alvin Spitzer for more than 20 years and have dealt with him professionally when I worked as a prosecutor in the Rockland County District Attorney’s Office and later, as a fellow criminal defense attorney. I have always enjoyed watching him in court and to this day, I never fail to learn something from him during his court appearances and trials. In addition to the fact that he is an extremely knowledgeable, experienced and well respected attorney, Alvin is a gentleman in every sense of the word."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Al Spitzer is a highly respect and accomplished criminal defense attorney. He is a dean of the Rockland County Bar. We became acquainted over 20 years ago. Always with a kind word, advocating to protect and promote the rights of his clients, that is Al."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Alvin Leon Spitzer is an excellent criminal defense lawyer, and a wonderful member of the NYSACDL."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Sep 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Alvin Spitzer brings his many years of legal experience to every matter he handles. He clearly understands the difficulties of client's cases and counsels them based upon his knowledge of the courtroom, judges and adversaries. I highly endorse Alvin Spitzer."
Unknown Attorney | Aug 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"It's clear from Mr. Spitzer's answers on Avvo, which he graciously provides the public, that he is thoughtful, knowledgeable, compassionate and has a keen understanding of the law. I would not hesitate to hire him if I ever needed an attorney, and I'm an attorney. He demonstrates every quality that makes for a great attorney."
Unknown Attorney | Jun 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have worked both with and against Mr. Spitzer on complex family and matrimonial matters and fully endorse him."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 23
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Al Spitzer is a dedicated and talented attorney with an impeccable reputation among the bench and bar. At the negotiating table and in the courtroom he is a powerful advocate. He's the kind of experienced and talented attorney any client should want in his or her corner. I would recommend him highly. Ethical and professional."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have had the pleasure of knowing this lawyer both personally and professionally. From my very first internship in undergrad to my current interactions and observations in the court room, I've witnessed his firm grasp of the law and his dedication to his clients. He is an undoubted asset to any client who requires a seasoned attorney on their side."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Sep 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Al Spritzer for years and we have been adversaries on many cases. Al is a good litigator and always advocates zealously for his clients. He is also an excellent criminal defense attorney."
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