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Scott Keith Spivack

Family Attorney at Lakeland, FL

4.4   14 reviews

Licensed for 32 years

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About Scott

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There is simply no substitute in the legal profession for experience and knowledge.  Scott K. Spivack brings over 25 years of legal experience to each client’s case.  Past President of the Polk County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association from 2004-2006, Mr. Spivack maintains a Martindale-Hubbell rating of “BV”, indicating high to very high legal ability and very high ethical standards as established by confidential opinions from members of the Bar.  Mr. Spivack concentrates his law practice in the areas of family law, criminal defense, eminent domain and civil/business litigation.

 

Mr. Spivack has extensive courtroom experience, having tried hundreds of cases before juries and judges throughout the State of Florida.  This experience has led to Mr. Spivack’s appearance as a commentator on Court TV.  Combining his experience in the courtroom with formidable negotiation skills, Mr. Spivack has always believed that the most effective way to represent his clients is through aggressive, zealous and proactive representation.  The wide range of cases Mr. Spivack has tried include:

 

  • Criminal Defense: Murder, Robbery, Burglary, Assault and Aggravated Assault, Battery and Aggravated Battery, various Drug charges (including Possession, Purchase and Trafficking), Domestic Violence, DUI and various Theft related charges.
  • Family Law: Divorce (Dissolution of Marriage), Custody and Visitation (now known as Timesharing) and Modifications of Timesharing, Child Support and Modifications of Child Support, Paternity Cases, Modifications of Alimony, Relocation with Minor Children, and Injunctions for Protection.
  • Eminent Domain: Cases involving issues as diverse as contaminated land, wetlands and associated environmental concerns, business damages, severance damages, costs to cure, mobile home parks, and complex zoning and future land use issues.

 

Mr. Spivack graduated with a B.A. in History from Lehigh University in 1986, and a J.D. from the University of Miami School of Law in 1989. During law school, Mr. Spivack was awarded the American Jurisprudence Award, representing excellence in the study of Jurisprudence.  Concerned with matters of legal ethics and professionalism, Mr. Spivack has obtained the level of Master in the Willson American Inn of Court, a group of 65-70 lawyers in Polk County who give back to the legal community by teaching the professional and ethical practice of law to less experienced lawyers.

 

Mr. Spivack and his wife, LaDella, are longtime residents of Lakeland.

Licensed for 32 years
State FL
Status Member in Good Standing
Acquired 1989
Updated 11/23/2022

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

Contact Scott

Spivack Law, P.A.
122 East Pine Street
Lakeland, FL, 33801

Reviews

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Posted by Myra | April 17, 2015
Excellent Family attorney
Mr Spivack handled our case with utmost care and respect. Outstanding knowledge of law. He was occasionally difficult to contact, but always returned calls. We especially appreciate that he would listen, and take time to answer as thoroughly as possible.
Posted by Miguelina | February 17, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Grateful Client
I was in a panic to hire a divorce attorney that would represent me without draining my bank account. I already reached an agreement with my husband that I needed to act quickly. Mr. Spivack unlike the other attorneys I interviewed was willing to do what I wanted without inflating the price. All the attorneys I interviewed charged a minimum , which in my case was not necessary because the divorce was uncontested and an agreement was reached. Mr. Spivack is an honest attorney, who I would recommend without reservations. He takes time to explain things in detail and leaves no room for miscommunication. He is an attorney that you can trust will get the job done. He has knowledge to share and does it so gracefully. Mr. Spivack thank you for helping me gain my life back. Blessings on to you.
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Posted by Jelena | February 1, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Highly recommend
Mr. Scott he is on just first time, when I was spoke with attorney Scott about my very complicated situation with Ex husband, including two daughters, Mr.,Scott was after first time spoke whit him, he was know already situations and explain to me about, given me hope that i will have my two beautiful and smart daughters back. Also He was not rushing he was taking times to get exactly information about all my cases.. He is know ,my attorney and I’m sure and believe in his wonderful experience and understanding… that I will be soon close to my two daughters and be happy , I can’t explain my feelings, happiness, whit my babies my daughters to share love together again.. Thank you
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Posted by Richard | March 19, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Client of Scott Keith Spivack
Mr. Spivack represented me very good in my divorce, protected my assets and got me a fair and just outcome. Scott is also credited with winning a dismissal of a frivolous injunction for me. Scott is credited with getting false charges of domestic battery dropped for me as well. I will hire Mr. Spivack again, and I recommend others do so as well.
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Posted by Wendy | March 16, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Awesome Attorney
Mr. Spivack has represented me in my divorce case and a couple of other cases. He is smart and caring and so professional in the court room. He truly fights for his clients and genuinely cares. You are not just a number with him you are important. I would recommend Spivack law to anyone who needs a fighter in their corner.
Posted by Melinda | November 2, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very professional, knows his stuff!
Mr. Spivack was actually my daughter's attorney through her very difficult divorce, but I wanted to take time to write a review because he really cares about the clients he represents. I was very impressed with his professionalism, the time he took to respond to all her concerns, and for the general concern for the safety and welfare of my daughter and grandson. I am so thankful my daughter hired Mr. Spivack. She could not have received a better outcome in such a stressful time in her life. You would not regret your decision to hire Mr. Spivack.
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Posted by Michelle | June 10, 2020
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Not all heroes wear capes, some wear suits and ties!!
I first met Scott 10 years ago, my world was falling apart at the seams, the father of my children was trying to get full custody of my boys after a bad break up. I had an attorney already but she wouldn't fight for me or advocate for me, she wanted me to settle with my ex and allow him to be the primary custodial parent. I was not willing to "just settle", this was my life with my children we were talking about so that's how I met Scott. He fought for me for 2 years, I have my children because of him. Over a span of 10 years, I've had Scott represent me in several cases involving my children, I respect Scott and I trust him. He is very honest, kind and patient. In the court room he is always prepared, he's smart and aggressive. Scott is an amazing attorney and the only one I trust to represent me. Also on a side note his paralegal, Janet, is amazing. She goes above and beyond.
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Posted by Kelsey | March 13, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Time of need
I hired Scott on my case knowing it was already rough. Scott ensured he would help me through the whole case step by step. Scott indeed helped my case without him I thought I was going to lose everything when it came to my child but he did everything and helped ensure everything worked out in my favor I would recommend him to anyone.
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Posted by Lisa | August 24, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Highly Recommend
Scott Spivak victoriously represented me in a family law case that drug on for three years by the opposing side. He was diligent, patient, and extremely knowledgeable. He responded to any question I had throughout the entire process in a timely and efficient manner. I will hire him, without reserve, should the need for an attorney ever arise.
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Posted by Jamie | July 22, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly recommended
After consulting with several attorneys I decided to hire Mr Spivack and I’m so glad that I did. He is very knowledgeable and his staff is wonderful. I felt so much more comfortable knowing that I had Mr Spivack in my corner. He kept me and my children’s best interests at heart.
Posted by Tiffany | April 26, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
He's delivered favorable results everytime!!
Scott has been my families attorney for over 15 years. He has delivered favorable results everytime. He listens to clients unique requests. He is creative putting those requests in court orders. He has taken time outside office hours drafting proposals to save cost of litigation. I am kept informed every step of the way, if not by him his friendly staff. He is the only attorney, I want representing me in any family law matter. A+++
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Posted by Faye Gale | May 6, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
I'd hire him again
I came to Scott in the middle of a very bad divorce. My previous atty did not do her job, so Scott took my case after a 2 year battle with my ex and with only 4 months until court. Angela Faye Campbell Scott was caring and attentive and I felt like he had my best interest at heart. Trust me my last atty only cared about the money. Scott of course needed to be compensated as well but he worked with me. He spent hours preparing and really trying to.clean up my last lawyers mess. He did a great job with what he could do. Scott made himself available. He traveled to Seminole County from Polk County to help me. He felt more like a friend in the end. Can I say I got what I deserved in my case, no. But that wasn't his doing. He inherited a mess with only 4 months to protect me from an abusive, lying, manipulative, narccicist. He was wonderful. I'd hire him again. He has high standards and he truly listens. He cares and will do his best to protect you. He wil give clear, solid and good advice. He is thorough and worth every dollar of his fees. My only advice to people is this, divorce is already traumatic. Telling the truth is the best thing you can do, but sometimes people won believe you. It's just reality. Scott wI'll tell you the truth and what you need to.do. Just listen to.him. No matter what you think or were told. He will help you. In summary, I'd hire him again. Knowledgeable, straightforward and will do everything to help you.
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Posted by anonymous | May 25, 2022
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THE WORST
Mr. Spivak comes off pretending to be aggressive and assertive however he will not really do the work for you he hated to even give him one star he is a -10 star HE will pretend he will have you sign things that he does not submit to the court he is the absolute worst find somebody else before you waste all your money
Posted by anonymous | June 16, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Poor Service
In hiring this attorney I found it was the worst mistake of my life! Don't use him! He will take your 3500 and seek for more ..if you don't give it he will withdraw. He's too expensive for a low quality job!
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 8.8 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Spivack Law, P.A.
  • 2015 - Present
  • Owner
  • Martinez & Spivack, P.A.
  • 2008 - 2015
  • Owner
  • Scott K. Spivack, P.A.
  • 2000 - 2008
  • Associate
  • Shutts & Bowen, LLP
  • 1999 - 2000
  • Associate
  • Gil Colon & Associates, P.A.
  • 1998 - 1999
  • Senior Attorney
  • Florida Department Of Transportation
  • 1995 - 1998
  • Division Chief
  • Florida Public Defenders Office
  • 1989 - 1995
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Education

  • University of Miami School of Law
  • Doctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor
  • 1989
  • Lehigh University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1985

Associations

  • Florida Bar, Family Law Section
  • 2015 - Present
  • Florida Bar, Criminal Law Section
  • 2015 - Present
  • Willson American Inn of Court
  • Master
  • 2000 - Present
  • Lakeland Bar Association
  • 2000 - Present
  • Polk County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • Past President
  • 2004 - 2006
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2013
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2012
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2011
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2010
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2009
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2008
  • Guest Commentator
  • Court TV
  • 2007
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2007
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2006
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2005
  • Trial Practice Institute
  • National Criminal Defense College
  • 1995
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Speaking Engagements

  • Eminent Domain
  • Eminent Domain
  • 1997

Attorney endorsements

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Family Attorney | Aug 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have know Mr. Spivack for more than 15 years. I have referred clients to him for family law as well as a few for criminal law matters. All were very satisfied with Scott's representation and thanked me for the referral."
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