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Michael K Spotts

Criminal defense Attorney at Stuart, FL

5.0   13 reviews
  • State Years
    Maryland - MD 11 years
    Florida - FL 35 years
  • Licensed for 11 years
    State MD
    Acquired 2012
  • Licensed for 35 years
    State FL
    Acquired 1988
    Member in Good Standing Lawyer disciplined by state licensing authority in 2004

About Michael

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I have experience in all areas of the law.  Since 2002 I have been the sole proprietor of Spotts Law Offices Chartered.  Over the past twelve years I have represented clients for their business law issues, appellate cases and criminal matters. 

My focus is and always has been on protecting the rights of my clients and their interests.  My emphasis  is on business law, including intellectual property, non compete/non solicitation agreements and contracts.  I have represented contractors and developers and managed the formation and/or break ups of Corporations and Partnerships.

That said I have vast experience in Criminal Defense (State and Federal).  I have represented clients or a gamut of charges including DUI, Domestic Violence Injunctions and Grand Theft, Arson  to name a few.  I cover the Treasure Coast which includes Martin, St. Lucie and Okeechobee Counties.  

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Spotts Law Offices
300 Colorado Ave Ste 203
Stuart, FL, 34994-2103

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Posted by Michael | March 28, 2015
I have known Michael for a very long time, he is a person of integrity and respectful of his clients needs. Michael has given me legal advice on several occasions and has always been there to deal with our concerns.
Posted by Joshua | March 12, 2015
Brilliant and talented lawyer - Thank you Michael Spotts!
Michael Spotts has been my attorney for the past 6 years and I would highly recommend him. I have consulted with Michael on numerous occasions and when I needed direct representation he was my first choice. He handled my matter with knowledge, skill and character. I always felt that he had my best interests firmly in sight. His work was impeccable.
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Posted by Bryan Hacht | March 4, 2015
Michael K Spotts is a phenominal Attorney !!!
I have been a client for over 20 years and can only speak of Mr Spotts in the highest regard. He has helped me through thick and thin and always knows exactly what to do. If you want an attorney that communicates well and knows what exactly what he is doing rest assured you are in good hands. Michael has never let me down on any case and I would never consider using another attorney.
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Posted by Dan | March 4, 2015
Michael Spotts
Michael Spotts did a great job for me on my case, he was there for me when I needed him. He is passionate about his work, not only is he a great attorney, Michael is a great person.
Posted by Terry | March 4, 2015
Qualified, Dedicated, Honest and Fair
Should Michael Spotts agree to serve as legal counsel on your behalf, you will be afforded representation from a conscientious attorney whose loyalty and dedication to your cause will be unquestionable. He not only practices those attributes, he is also knowledgeable in the law and possesses extensive litigation and trial experience. The highest recommendation I can give him is the fact that he acts in the best interest of the client, rather than himself. I learned the hard way many attorneys prefer to practice endless litigation, rather than settle a dispute. Michael is not of that ilk. He will use his best efforts to find a proper resolution to your case as expediently as possible. I would be remiss should I fail to also disclose he provided all of the things mentioned above, on my behalf, and charged me fairly for his services in the process. I have no reservation about giving Michael Spotts my highest recommendation. He certainly earned it!
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Posted by Ken | March 4, 2015
Evaluating Michael K. Spotts and his Legal Services
Michael and I have been personal friends and legal colleagues for many years. As such, my company engaged his legal services on several occasions with Michael obtaining very favorable outcomes. Michael represents clients in civil and criminal matters in both state and federal courts with a very high success rate. I unequivocally recommend him to potential clients for their legal needs.
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Posted by Lawrence | March 4, 2015
What is a good lawyer?
I have personally known Mr. Spotts for over 20 years. During that time I have witnessed miracles that Michael has gotten for his clients. He is honorable, smart, aggressive and about all he will listen to you and give you his honest opinion. Some would describe Michael as a magician because he can and often does the impossible for his clients. As a former client myself I can only say that if I needed an attorney again I would call Michael. If you are looking for bling, then you might consider a bill board attorney but if you want the very best representation possible, call Michael first. you will be glad you did.
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Posted by Gary | March 4, 2015
Dedicated and Trusworthy
Michael worked feverishly to get me out of a very difficult situation. His passion and thoroughness was evident in his work. I could't be more impressed.
Posted by Scott | March 4, 2015
Professional Reference
I was referred to the law office of Michael K Spotts several years ago by a local business consultant. Since our first introduction he has performed legal services ranging from negotiating important contracts involving the purchase and sale of businesses to advising me on collection of past due debts. Michael is tenacious and very smart when it comes to building a strategy that will result in a favorable outcome for his client. I like the style of the Spotts boutique law firm and enjoy the always smiling and welcoming Karen at the front desk. I get prompt returns of my phone calls as well as being kept abreast through texts and emails of all important factors concerning any case. I would recommend Michael to anyone looking for business representation or civil litigation or just good, old-fashioned legal advice.
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Posted by Brent | February 5, 2015
Thurston / DMV
I recently used Michael Spotts legal team for a very unique legal matter. Their expertise in the law and their devotion and dedication in this matter was out standing. Getting to the truth and the proper results was very important to them. I felt their loyalty and dedication to this matter was very professional and personal. as this case was very personal to me and my family. I am very grateful and pleased with the hard work and the results that were concluded. I don't think just any law team would have got the results that I needed and received . I really feel and felt through out this whole ordeal that they really wanted to get this matter resolved.
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Posted by pinnacleone | February 5, 2015
A very good attorney
I have used Michael on some very involved litigation, he does the research and speaks very well in court. He will give you straight answers good or bad.
Posted by Adam | February 4, 2015
The best in the Stuart area
Our business has used Spotts Law for several legal matters...mediation, in the courtroom and drafting legal documents they have performed with a five star rating with a reasonable fee.
Posted by Quintin | February 4, 2015
Mr. Spotts is there when you need him
Michael was a big help when I needed him most. It was all new to me as someone who has never had a run in with the law. He helped me navigate the system and kept me out of harm's way. I would highly recommend him when something unfortunate happens to you or people that you care about!
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Professional misconduct

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority in 2004.

Public Reprimand - with Conditions issued in FL, 2004
updated on 02/04/2015

Public reprimand means the attorney did something wrong but may still practice law. The Bar warns the lawyer in hopes that he or she will not repeat the behavior and places conditions on the lawyer's license.

Michael's comment: “This Reprimand occurred over ten years ago and has been removed from my record with the Florida Bar.”

Work Experience

  • Principle Attorney
  • Spotts Law Offices Chartered
  • 2002 - Present
  • Partner
  • Kohl & Spotts
  • 1993 - 2002
  • Associate
  • Kohl, Bobko, Mackey, McManus & Higgins
  • 1991 - 1993
  • Associate
  • Brenan, Haskar, Jefferson & Gorman
  • 1988 - 1991
  • Assistant State Attorney
  • Office Of The State Attorney 19th Judicial Circuit
  • 1987 - 1988
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  • Samford University, Cumberland School of Law
  • Law
  • 1987
  • University of South Florida
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1985


  • American Inns of Court
  • Masters
  • 2015 - Present
  • Maryland State Bar Association
  • 2012 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • 2011 - Present
  • Martin County Bar Association
  • 2011 - Present
  • Florida Bar
  • 1987 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Client Distinction Award
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015


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Attorney endorsements

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Given (20)
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Business Attorney | Jan 18
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Michael and I were on opposite sides of a business acquisition transaction, and I found him to be a consummate professional. He was diligent and thorough in his zealous representation of his client. The deal closed smoothly, and both of our clients left happy."
Business Attorney | Jul 10
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known Michael for many years and he is respected by every lawyer that knows him. I was a prosecutor in St. Lucie County and first met Michael when he was defending a client against me in a very serious criminal matter. He was tenacious and very professional. I grew to respect his skills as a litigator and his skills as a trial attorney. Since going into private practice, Michael is one of the few attorneys that I recommend to clients. I have worked with him on several business clients as well as criminal clients. His command of the law and ability to quickly resolve cases is second to none. I recommend him highly."
Litigation Attorney | Jul 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have worked with Mr. Spotts over the past 10 years in situations wherein he and I were co-counsel and in situations wherein he and I were adversary counsel. I believe Mr. Spotts to be an intelligent and thoughtful attorney in analyzing cases and seeking the best results for his clients; whether they be by way of litigation or alternative forms of resolution. Mr. Spotts can be quite aggressive (not a bad thing for a litigator), but is also capable of working with other counsel in a cooperative manner to seek the best result for all involved."
Unknown Attorney | May 22
Relationship: Other
"Top-notch attorney. I endorse this lawyer."
Litigation Attorney | Mar 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Michael for many years and have worked with him closely on several very complex cases. He is extremely experienced in the courtroom and is very knowledgeable on the law. I would highly recommend him to both my family and friends."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Business Attorney | Mar 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Michael Spotts is a highly regarded, exceptional lawyer in our community. Michael has been practicing on the Treasure Coast for a very long time and he has the respect of the legal and judicial community. I would recommend him to anyone in need of a great attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Michael is a very smart and aggressive lawyer. He works diligently for his clients and achieves great results."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly endorse Michael Spotts. I have known Michael for over ten years and he both cares about his clients well-being and fights for their rights."
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Stuart Criminal defense Lawyer Michael K Spotts
Michael K Spotts
Criminal defense Attorney
Stuart, FL
Licensed for 35 years
This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority in 2004. See details