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Russell Alan Spatz

Criminal defense Attorney at Miami, FL

5.0   8 reviews
  • Licensed for 48 years
    State FL
    Acquired 1975
    Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

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About Russell

Learn Russell’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    I have handled thousnads of cases since I started as a prosecutor Miami. I became a Division Chief and tried numerous Major Crimes including Murder & Sexual Battery cases. In private practice for the last 29* years I have continued to handle all types of cases from DUI to Murder and Raceteering (RICO)

  2. DUI and DWI

  3. Divorce and separation

  4. Family

At the Spatz Law Firm, PL, in Miami, Florida, you can expect more than just strong representation. Attorney Russell Spatz truly cares about his clients, and strives to help them not only resolve their legal problem, but also to help them find a better place in life. He understands the challenges that many people face when dealing with a legal issue, and he works hard to help his clients move through them. As a co-founder of Alive Again Ministries and an engaged organizer of The Lost Sheep Luncheon — a Christian recovery luncheon for men — he feels strongly about helping his neighbors find stability and happiness.

The Experience To Help You Succeed

Russell Spatz not only cares about people, but he also has the experience to help them through their most difficult times. Lawyer Russell A. Spatz has more than 35 years of experience. He served as an Assistant State Attorney, and Adjunct Professor of Law, and a Division Chief under two former Florida State Attorneys: Richard E. Gerstein, (1975) and Janet Reno, (1978). His background as a prosecutor works to his criminal defense clients' benefit because he knows how the other side operates. He will go to work for you, always striving to protect your rights and best interests.

Keeping You Informed Every Step Of The Way

It is easy to feel overwhelmed and uncertain when dealing with a complex legal issue. Attorney Russell Spatz understands this, which is why he takes the time to keep you informed at all stages of your case. No one is more affected by your legal matter than you, which is why he strives to provide timely responses to your inquiries and help you participate in your case as much as you want.

Call The Spatz Law Firm, PL, Today


Office of Russell A. Spatz, Esquire
The Spatz Law Firm PL.
14707 S Dixie Hwy Ste 302
Miami, FL, 33176-7952

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Posted by mark | May 29, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Outstanding Attorney
Mr. Spatz handed a criminal matter for me. I found him to be a consummate professional who not only took pride in his work but also cared about the outcome of the proceedings. He was easy to get hold of and always returned my phone calls promptly. His advice and court action were always based in fact and tempered by financial practicalities. The outcome of the court proceedings was a total success. I can recommend him without qualification to anyone who needs assistance with a legal matter.
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Posted by Mike | July 17, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent attorney!!!
About 6 years ago I was was faced with a very serious legal issue, and was advised to meet with Russell Spatz. We met and discussed the events, I retained him, and within a few days the matter was dispatched to my benefit. A tad expensive but could not be happier!!!!
Posted by anonymous | June 5, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
The Best Criminal Attorney
We hired Mr. Spatz to defend our son in a domestic violence case. During our initial consultation, Mr. Spatz explained everything in detail, including ways to resolve this case in an expedited manner. He kept us apprised at all times. He won the case in an "expedited manner". We could not be happier with his representation.
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Posted by anonymous | January 19, 2015
Russell Spatz, where do I even begin? I could write a whole article and then some about how good he is. I will instead tell you plain and simple, this man is very dedicated and passionate about what he does and that's what sets him apart from the rest. He has the experience, reputation and expertise to get the job done, and get the job done he does!
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Posted by Don | January 14, 2015
long time client
I've used russell spatz for many years for everything from traffic citations to lawsuits. He is bright, articulate,extremely knowledgeable, and has the tenacity of a bulldog.
Posted by anonymous | January 12, 2015
Do yourself a favor and hire him if you need relief
I hired Russell for a very complex case with multiple courts involved. Family, criminal and dependency. I would highly recommend Russell. He is an excellent attorney with many years of experience including working for Janet Reno as Division Chief. He is highly rated by his peers and well respected in all courtrooms. He has a great deal of experience trying everything from homicide cases to family law. The most important thing for a client in my opinion is you can always reach Russell and he will always be brutally honest with you. You will not wait hours for a return phone call and you will not ever wonder where you stand or what is going on with your case. One of the best decisions I have made.
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Posted by Golda | January 6, 2015
After 25 years of marriage I got divorced. I chose Mr. Spatz because since the beginning he guided me through the whole process and he always told me what to expect. He gave me confidence and the most important thing, he delivered. He is an excellent professional and a nice human being.
Posted by Rolando Suarez | January 6, 2015
Russell a man on a mission!
I came to Russ with a very complex legal issue which literately seemed impossible to corral and not many lawyers around town even had the skill set to handle! Not only did Russ change the whole dynamics of the case in a very short period of time but his crystal ball like advice also put us in the drivers seat with results which literately changed my life ! A handsome, young man once told me: " It's all wonderful!" and he was right. thanks a million Russ! Don't make the mistake I made, call him now!
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Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Adjunct Professor
  • St. Thomas Law School
  • 2001 - 2003
  • Division Chief
  • Dade County State Attorney's Office (Miami, Fl)
  • 1975 - 1980
  • Assistant State Attorney
  • Miami Dade County Office Of The State Attorney
  • 1975 - 1980


  • University of Miami School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1975
  • University of Miami
  • BS - Bachelor of Science - Dept. Honors in Mathematics
  • 1972


  • Dade County Bar Association, Family Law Committee
  • Chairman
  • N/A
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2011
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2010
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2009
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2008
  • National Science Foundation Fellowship
  • National Science Foundation
  • 1975
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Speaking Engagements

Attorney endorsements

Received (7)
Given (3)
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Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 05
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Russell Spatz is one of the most skilled attorneys that I ever had the privilege of working with. His knowledge of the law is second to none. I highly endorse Russell Spatz. In fact, if I ever get in trouble, I will call him!"
Family Attorney | Jul 17
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have been working with Russell for about 5-6 years and he is truly amazing. He knows the law, the facts flow as if he lived the events, and every client I have sent to him has been extremely happy with the results of their matter."
Family Attorney | Sep 18
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. He is a very fine attorney and gentleman who is well versed in family and criminal law. He is an experienced attorney who passionately and skillfully advocates for his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"As a former prosecutor I had many cases against Mr. Spatz. I know him to be an excellent criminal defense attorney and a strong advocate for his clients. I highly endorse Mr. Spatz and would not hesitate to recommend this attorney."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jan 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He is an excellent divorce attorney and I have worked with him on difficult cases that he was able to navigate successfully where success was not likely to be found."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jan 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Spatz has done an excellent job in defending a family member. Moreover, he has surpassed his legal position in demostrating a compasionate care for that person. He is a person of trust."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 08
Relationship: Friend
"Russell is not only a great attorney, but also a great humanitarian and a great friend. I have counted on him for information and ideas, and he is a well-versed expert on any facet of criminal defense law."
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Miami Criminal defense Lawyer Russell Alan Spatz
Russell Alan Spatz
Criminal defense Attorney
Miami, FL
Licensed for 48 years