|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Top 100 Criminal Defense Trial Lawyers||The National Trial Lawyers||2015|
|Attorney||Law Office of William Spade||2004 - 2015|
|Assistant District Attorney||Philadelphia District Attorney's Office||1995 - 2004|
|Law Clerk||The Honorable Eduardo Robreno||1994 - 1995|
|Associate Attorney||Dechert||1990 - 1994|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||Member||2004 - Present|
|Federal Criminal Law Society||Member||2004 - Present|
|Philadelphia Bar Association||Member||1990 - Present|
|United States v. Robert Merritt, Jr.||Not guilty on 6 federal capital murder charges|
|United States v. Jane Doe||The government declined to indict Ms. Doe|
|Commonwealth v. John Doe||All charges dismissed|
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|Volume 38, No. 4, Arizona Law Review||Beyond the 100:1 Ratio: Towards A Rational Cocaine Sentencing Policy||2005|
|University of Chicago Law School||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1990|
|Brandeis University||English and Sociology||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1984|
|Multi-Track Federal Criminal Defense Seminar and Fundamentals Workshop||“Employing Sentencing Professionals and How to Afford Them”||2014|
|Montgomery Bar Association, Criminal Rules Committee||The Anatomy of the Trial of Monsignor William Lynn: Child Abuse and the Catholic Church - Who's Responsible?||2013|
|2013 Bench-Bar Conference, Philadelphia Bar Association||The Anatomy of the Trial of Monsignor William Lynn: Child Abuse and the Catholic Church - Who's Responsible?||2013|
|Survivors Network of Those Abused by Priests - National Conference, Washington, D.C.||Philadelphia Grand Jury Investigation Into The Sexual Abuse of Minors By Priests in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia||2012|
Posted by anonymous
When I first contacted Will, I was scared and upset. He listened to everything I told him, and had me completely reassured within minutes, that everything was going to be OK. He was very easy to reach, always returned my calls promptly, was very professional, and really seemed to know what he was doing!! He got me the end result I was praying for, which was amazing. I couldn't say enough nice things about him. I would recommend him to anyone!
Posted by Perry
I was charged with stealing a cell phone, the phone took a picture of me! The person then filed a case! However, the police didn't investigate, they just automatically filed charges! Mr. Spade presented all my evidencecas a landlord being retaliated against from an ex tenant! The DA withdrew all charges in 12 sec in the courtroom! The false accuser is now in prison!! He is not only a good lawyer, but after 11 years of knowing him, i consider him a friend!!
Posted by Thomas
I am ending a legal issue in which Mr. Spade represented me. He was quick to meet with me to review my case. Within a very short time he contacted me to explain the situation and what he could accomplish. This issue could have been career damaging and Mr Spade had the case withdrawn and expunged. He handled my case fast, diligently, and I felt relaxed and that I was in "good hands" after my first meeting with him. I was fortunate to find him in lawyer review and would highly recommend him for any one having a legal issue.
Thank you William for a great job representing me.
James Murphy, Criminal defense Attorney
Relationship: Worked together on matter
I endorse this lawyer. We tried for seven weeks a multi defendant conspiracy case in NJ Federal District Court in 2014-2015. Will Spade is an excellent trial lawyer and tried the matter in a diligent and totally professional matter. I was very impressed with his knowledge , ability and character . I highly recommend Will Spade for his expertise in complex criminal trial matters. He is a credit to the Criminal Bar. Jim Murphy , NJ Certified Criminal Trial Attorney