|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Best Lawyers in America||Best Lawyers in America||2014|
|Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers||2014|
|Best Lawyers in America||Best Lawyers in America||2013|
|Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers||2013|
|Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers||2012|
|Best Lawyers in America||Best Lawyers in America||2012|
|Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers||2011|
|Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers||2010|
|Partner||Spertus, Landes & Umhofer, LLP||2013 - Present|
|Owner||Law Offices of James W. Spertus||2005 - 2012|
|Assistant U.S. Attorney||United States Attorney's Office||1996 - 2004|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Federal Bar Association, Federal Litigation Section||N/A||2005 - Present|
|United States v. Montoya et. al.||Acquittal|
|United States v. Alaa El Beialy||Acquittal|
|People v. Daly||Dismissal|
|See all legal cases|
|USC Law School||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1991|
|Univ of California at Los Angeles||N/A||Bacehlor of Arts||1988|
Posted by anonymous
I have to start off by saying that I normally don't blindly trust anyone! I originally hired 2 other attorney's to help fight my case involving securities fraud. When it came down to what I actually needed done, both of those attorney's referred me to Mr. Spertus, that should say something! Before talking with Mr. Spertus I had already dealt with numerous attorneys in my past, from corporate attorneys, securities, real estate, etc. I can truly say that not only was I impressed but I immediately felt that James really was looking out for mine and my family’s best interest. He explained in complete detail what would transpire from day 1 to the end of the case and it was 100% accurate! I have yet to deal or even speak to another attorney that handles his clients with such respect, compassion and transparency! Jim, you really made me feel as if I was one of your number one priorities every time we spoke, and every time we had to show up in court. My case lasted just over 2-1/2 years and I feel like I got to know you on more of a personal level, rather than just an attorney-client relationship! My case has been completed and I didn't get to really thank you in the way that I wanted to. That was because I was still in shock from the outcome. You told me to trust you from the beginning and I did. When we walked out of court last month it was as if I was a child and you were the parent that told me from the beginning that it would be okay, and it was! I am indebted to you for a lifetime, Jim! I appreciate everything you did for me, and I know I probably wasn't the easiest person to deal with. I would blindly trust you 100% with any case (not that there will ever be another for me) and would definitely recommend that anyone looking for a stellar attorney look no further! You WILL NOT find one like Jim! They broke the mold with you, and I can't thank you enough...words cannot begin to describe...
Posted by Hamid
I had the honor of getting to know Mr.Spertus more than three years ago, this is after working with three different attorneys on my case and getting the same response from each one of them "Plea with the Government, they are too powerful and you do not stand the chance" . Mr. Spertus took my case and supported me all the way during the trial and the appeal process and managed to prove my innocence,. I just do not know enough adjectives to describe his knowledge, compassion and friendship throughout this process. Me and my family are indebted to him for rest of our lives and I would highly recommend Mr.Spertus if you need more than an attorney to represent you in the court of Law.
Posted by anonymous
Mr. Spertus was our lawyer during an extremely difficult federal criminal fraus case. The case was tried very aggressively and Mr. Spertus was relentless in his efforts to grant us an acquittal. We were well informed about all proceedings and I could not have imagined a better lawyer and human being to represent us. Rarely, in any profession, do you meet someone so passionate and knowledgeable about his craft. He was extremely well-read in the case law pertaining to our trial and worked tirelessly throughout the case to ensure he provided us with the absolute best defense.
From the moment we met with Mr. Spertus, he showed a genuine interest not only in the case but also in my family's well-being. He is one of the few great men I have met in this profession. Mr. Spertus is intelligent, incredibly capable, and well-respected (by both the judges and his peers). On multiple occasions during our case, the judge made references to how great of a trial lawyer Mr. Spertus was. He is well regarded amongst the 9th Circuit as an honorable and excellent lawyer.
He has taken on cases with profiles much larger than ours and it is obvious why he continues to be so successful. Formerly having worked with the District Attorney's Office as a Prosecutor, he was constantly able to give us insight into the strategies of the prosecution. He simplified difficult concepts and his entire staff treated us as if we were part of their family. If I had to go back and find a criminal defense lawyer to defend someone I love, I would hire Mr. Spertus with absolutely no reservations a million times over.