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Aaron Spolin

Appeals Attorney at Los Angeles, CA

4.6   21 reviews
  • State Years
    Pennsylvania - PA 1 year
    Texas - TX 3 years
    California - CA 7 years
    New York - NY 9 years
  • Licensed for 1 year
    State PA
    Acquired 2023
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 3 years
    State TX
    Acquired 2020
    Status
    Eligible to Practice in Texas No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 7 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2016
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 9 years
    State NY
    Acquired 2014
    Status
    Currently Registered No misconduct found

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

About Aaron

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Spolin Law P.C.’s founder, Aaron Spolin, is a former prosecutor and award-winning Los Angeles criminal appeals attorney. He has achieved successful outcomes on hundreds of criminal cases, including numerous dismissals of major felony cases; non-criminal resolutions to complex fraud and insurance fraud defense cases; dismissals of drug, DUI, murder, and other violent-crime charges; successful appellate outcomes from the California Court of Appeal and California Supreme Court; and multiple not-guilty jury verdicts at trial.

Aaron is the recipient of various awards for his advocacy, including the American College of Trial Lawyer’s Medal for Excellence in Oral Advocacy as well as Princeton University’s Lynde Prize. He is ranked in the top 1% of criminal law attorneys in California, is on the “Top 100 Trial Lawyers” list of The National Trial Lawyers, and is recognized as one of the “10 Best Criminal Law Attorneys” in California by the American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys.

Before becoming a criminal defense attorney in Los Angeles, he served as an Assistant District Attorney in New York City, Bronx County. At the District Attorney’s Office, Aaron was assigned to the economic crimes bureau, where he managed some of the office’s more complex cases. He also served as trial counsel on a high-profile murder case, which he won, that was prosecuted in conjunction with the office’s Gangs and Major Cases bureau. Throughout his career, Aaron has also filed hundreds of legal motions regarding suppression of evidence and Constitutional rights.

Aaron received his B.A. from Princeton University and his J.D. from U.C. Berkeley School of Law (Boalt Hall). He is a former member of California Law Review. Aaron is also the author of Reforms for the Process of Eyewitness Identifications in Criminal Trials, a Princeton university thesis, and co-author of the Harvard Law School Public Interest Office’s advocacy guide Serving Immigrants and Refugees. Prior to serving as a prosecutor and criminal defense attorney, Aaron worked for the East Bay Community Law Center in Berkeley, California, and for federal judge Shira Scheindlin in the Southern District of New York

To learn more about Spolin Law P.C., what we do, and how we can help, call us for a free consultation. We are available at.

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Spolin Law P.C. - West Los Angeles Office
11500 W. Olympic Blvd., Suite 400
Los Angeles, CA, 90064
Spolin Law P.C. - San Diego Office
501 W. Broadway
Suite 800
San Diego, CA, 92101
Spolin Law P.C. - San Francisco Office
1390 Market Street
Suite 200
San Francisco, CA, 94102
Spolin Law P.C.
7600 Chevy Chase Drive
Suite 300
Austin, TX, 78752
Spolin Law P.C.
80 Broad Street
5th Floor
New York, NY, 10004
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Posted by anonymous | March 9, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
awesome lawyers
the spolin team is very good. they pick up the phone an d they explain everything very good. they go to court for you and they fight very hard. they are professional and they care to meet my needs. they fought for my husband and i make me proud. thanks spolin and team!!! your effort in court and your hard work really helps
Posted by Mary | September 23, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
One of the best.
My daughter was facing a life sentence and thanks to Aaron and his Law Firm she only received five years. He was cordial and was always available to answer any questions that I had regarding the case. He really cares about his clients.
Posted by anonymous | June 15, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Mr. Jiang
I am so satisfied to have Mr. Spolin to be my attorney. He uses his experience and professional knowledge to make the strategy. he sure makes me less burden during the process. I will highly recommend him as an excellent attorney when you in need.
Posted by Steve | May 9, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Thank you, Aaron!!!
Aaron is an amazing attorney! He was involved in my case and helped guide me through this stressful time. He really cares for his clients. The things I appreciated the most were his knowledge of the law, advice and presentation of all options, and most importantly, patience through the duration of my case. In the end, we got the best possible outcome and I can't thank Aaron enough.
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Posted by Suparna | September 7, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Amazing!!
Wow-Aaron was amazing!! I got into trouble with possible felony charges pressed against me-he got me out of everything-no charges pressed. I loved his initial presentation with the letter in the certified envelope-he's got style. I was really scared about the outcome but Aaron got me out of everything. He was extremely attentive, answered the phone whenever I called, and was with me every step of the way. Then when he saw the police report on the spot he spoke in a way that was favorable for me. He's extremely smart and savvy and knows how to defend people. I highly recommend him!!
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Posted by C | May 14, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Amazing Criminal Defense Attorney
Choosing a criminal defense attorney can be a stressful and difficult decision to make in the first place. Most likely if you're coming across this page, you're probably researching many other options and hoping that you're choosing the right person that can help you. I've decided to go with Aaron Spolin a few weeks ago, realizing if I want to have a higher chance to get my charge lowered, or dismissed- I would need to hire an attorney beforehand rather than requesting one on the day of. I've had consultations with many, but I'm glad I went with Aaron. Reason being is that compared to the others that I have met with, he was the only one that was extremely patient and calm with listening to my situation. He took his time with me and didn't make me feel as if I had to rush myself out. Moreover, Aaron made me feel comfortable and explained some of the steps of the legal process. Sometimes, attorneys will explain things and you won't quite understand some of the legal terms that attorneys will use, and it can get intimidating at times. But not with Aaron, Aaron will explain things in the simplest ways to make you feel at ease. I had a felony case, and I was hoping to get it lowered to at least a misdemeanor, and bigger hopes of getting it dismissed. Aaron did just that. On the day of court, Aaron gave me news that they have declined to prosecute and I couldn't have been more grateful and fortunate to have him as my attorney. No more getting into the law on my end, but if I were to need one again for whatever reason, or recommend a criminal defense attorney to any of my friends, I would say to get representation from Aaron Spolin.
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Posted by Kevin C | February 13, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
I'm lucky to have found Attorney Aaron!
I highly recommend Spolin Law! Attorney Aaron is an amazing person and extremely responsible for his client. I had an dispute with my former client and caused some trouble to my firm. And he would listen to my side of the story and patiently guided me through the whole complicated legal process. He is very knowledgeable in terms of insurance law and gave me priceless advice during every process. More importantly, he, for the whole time, has been extremely proactive on my case. He always made contact, followed up and kept me updated with the status of the case. I can imagine that he has done a great deal of work and explanation on behalf of my firm to deal with the prosecutor. Eventually he got my case dismissed. 5 Stars are way not enough to value his constant professionalism, profound experience and excellent service!
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Posted by anonymous | July 17, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Professional & On Target
Aaron was very professional from the beginning, and continued to be diligent, courteous, and helpful throughout the process. He was responsive in timely manner to both email and phone communications and did an excellent job working with the Prosecutor for my case. I highly recommend him.
Posted by Douglas Parker | March 31, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very Positive Experience. Very Positive Result.
A big thank you to Spolin Law for all your help! The lead attorney is an amazing lawyer. He also was respectful in his interactions with me, including returning phone calls, answering my various questions, and guiding me through how the process works. I was lucky because Mr. Spolin came up with a number of arguments and legal points that I don't think many other lawyers would have thought of. Thank you for the great job!
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Posted by anonymous | February 12, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Honest, personal and professional
This is the one of the best lawyers in LA, without a doubt. Last year my wife and I realized we needed to hire an attorney, and we searched around for a while to find the best one. We ended up choosing Aaron Spolin because of his experience, the fact that he's a former prosecutor, and he treated us respectfully. It's hard to know what to look for in a lawyer, but after hiring Aaron's firm we knew we had made the right choice. Even though we hired him for one thing, I felt like I had my own personal lawyer. If our experience is typical of the firm's clients, then it's clear they put a lot of effort into each case and pay a lot of attention to each client.
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Posted by Margot | February 11, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Knows his stuff, for sure!!
I totallly recommend Aaron and his law practice, Spolin Law. His past experience as a Assistant DA has helped him understand how the whole criminal process works, which is important since it's really confusing and overwhelming. Aaron is calm and reassuring, The counsel he gave me not only put me at ease, but also was spot-on and incredibly helpful. It's hard to find an experienced, kind and dedicated lawyer out there, so I was super happy with Aaron and his work.
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Posted by Josh | February 9, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Thorough and Resourceful
I have had the good fortune to observe Mr. Spolin in court. He has the thoroughness and methodical approach of a former prosecutor with the creativity and resourcefulness of the best civil rights and criminal defense attorneys. I would recommend him to anyone with a criminal or civil rights case in Los Angeles
Posted by anonymous | February 6, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Lawyer!
Based on my experience I would definitely recommend hiring Spolin Law. Aaron was patient and explained the legal process to me. He is someone that I feel I can trust, and that's worth a lot.
Posted by Sarah | January 16, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great firm!
We hired Spolin Law for a private legal matter, and Mr. Spolin handled it discretely and promptly. He solved our problem so that we didn't have to. Highly recommended.
Posted by Madeline | January 10, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Highly Recommend!
I've known Aaron for many years, and he has always provided excellent legal analysis for the issues I've had him look over. He has a sharp mind, and he's one of the top lawyers out there. He was able to give me a lot of personal attention and answered my questions as they came along. It's clear their firm puts a lot into the cases they have. Job well done.
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Posted by anonymous | January 10, 2017
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| Consulted Attorney
Great Lawyer!
I would highly recommend Spolin Law. Aaron Spolin, the main attorney, gave me legal advice in 2016, and his analysis and insights were excellent. I was fortunate to have him as my lawyer. He has always made himself available to me, promptly returned phone calls, etc. Obviously he goes the extra mile, and I felt that I was treated respectfully and my concerns were taken seriously. Thank you guys again for your help!
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Posted by anonymous | September 29, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
He filed a lot of legal motions that helped my case. There was a suppression motion and a motion to examine the police record
I hired this lawyer and his firm for my DUI case. The police had stopped me without any basis and then made up something. It was total BS, and I think the officer wanted to show off to his partner. I hired the firm and Spolin handled my case. He told me about the different legal motions his firm filed, and I was like "go for it." He filed a suppression of evidence motion because the officer never had a reason for stopping me in the first place. He also filed a "Piches" motion to examine the police officer's personal file (to see if there's a history of complaints regarding lying), and the judge decides whether there's anything important after looking at the file. Originally I thought that these motions costed extra but they didn't. I've been very satisfied with his work and would hire him again.
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Posted by Erika | September 28, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
He got rid of a bunch of felonies for me
I contacted Aaron because of his website and also because he worked as a prosecutor for a number of years, so I figured that would help me. I met him at his office with all my paperwork, and he looked it all over. I had a bunch of felonies and misdemeanors in LA county, which was the bulk of it. He had handled expungements before, and as he went through the paperwork he was asking about which cases ended up with probation, which ended up with prison time, etc, and I could tell that he was paying attention to the details of my cases. Long story short, he filed expungement motions on all my cases and got rid of a bunch of them. Now I have an expunged record on these cases, so it's like a rehabilitation that will be good for job applications and generally. This guy clearly put in the time, didn't try to hustle me, and honestly he knew what he was doing. Glad to be rid of these felonies (+ the little misdemeanors too).
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Posted by anonymous | July 14, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Great result for me - thank you!
He helped me with a private legal matter and I am very pleased with the result. He is a very good lawyer and I would recommend him. It was a criminal matter that could have resulted in embarrassment for me and my family, but thanks to him the issue is now resolved.
Posted by Antonio | January 3, 2024
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Unsatisfactory work ethic
Do not bring your business to this place a big scam and a bad name for lawyers they will take your money making you think is a retainer and than bs around it saying it was exhausted with work that was never performed
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Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Criminal Defense & Civil Rights Attorney
  • Spolin Law P.C.
  • 2016 - Present
  • Assistant District Attorney
  • Office of the District Attorney, Bronx County
  • 2013 - 2016
  • Judicial Extern
  • Federal District Court, Southern District of New York
  • 2012 - 2012
  • Law Clerk
  • Office of the District Attorney, Santa Clara County
  • 2011 - 2012
  • Consultant
  • McKinsey & Company
  • 2008 - 2010
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Education

  • University of California at Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2013
  • Princeton University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2008

Sample of Legal Cases

  • People v. A.B.
  • Won appeal
  • People v. T.W.
  • Case dismissed
  • People v. M.D.
  • No charges filed
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Associations

  • Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • Beverly Hills Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • Los Angeles County Criminal Courts Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • New York City Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2013 - 2016
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2018
  • 10 Best
  • American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys
  • 2018
  • Medal for Excellence in Advocacy
  • American College of Trial Lawyers
  • 2012
  • Lynde Prize
  • Princeton University
  • 2008
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Publications

  • Princeton Thesis
  • Reforms for the Process of Eyewitness Identifications in Criminal Trials
  • 2008
  • Princeton Undergraduate Law Journal
  • Prospective Reforms for the Administration of the Death Penalty
  • 2007
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Speaking Engagements

  • Bales Trial Tournament
  • Trial
  • 2013
  • James Madison Award Speech
  • Presentation of James Madison Award to Supreme Court Justice Steven Breyer
  • 2007
  • James Madison Award Presentation
  • Presentation of James Madison Award to Former Secretary of State George P. Schultz
  • 2006

Attorney endorsements

Received (4)
Given (5)
Endorse Aaron
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 14
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"There is a reason why I am Of Counsel with Mr. Spolin and Spolin Law (aside from getting great results): Aaron is an extremely intelligent, thoughtful, and aggressive attorney with a great support staff to boot!"
Criminal defense Attorney | May 14
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Aaron is an outstanding counsel. He cares deeply for his clients and brings them amazing results. I worked with Aaron on a number of matters. His strategic approach is unmatched and his ability to advocate effectively is unparalleled."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 10
Relationship: Friend
"I strongly endorse Mr. Spolin. He is a hard-working and dedicated attorney with exceptional skills and experience in the courtroom. I know him personally as well as professionally. I know that he is committed to the defense of the individual and to maximizing opportunity for everyone."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 19
Relationship: Friend
"Aaron is a dedicated professional and leader. He will go above and beyond for his clients, and is well known for his strong work ethic and detail oriented approach to his cases. He is able to reach the best outcome for his clients. I wholeheartedly endorse Aaron for any criminal or civil legal matter."
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Los Angeles Appeals Lawyer Aaron Spolin
Aaron Spolin
Appeals Attorney
Los Angeles, CA
Licensed for 9 years
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