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Nicholas Basil Spirtos

Construction and development Attorney at Pomona, CA

4.3   6 reviews

also known as Nick Spirtos, Nick B. Spirtos

  • Licensed for 25 years
    State CA
    Acquired 1998
    Status
    Disbarred Lawyer disciplined by state licensing authority in 2019

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority in 2019. See details

About Nicholas

Learn Nicholas’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Construction and development
    25%
    Representation of owners, contractors and subcontractors on residential, commercial and industrial matters. Includes claims involving construction defect, payment, disciplinary actions, licensing, collection and business activities. I am a licensed California contractor as well as an attorney, which provides me with a unique perspective and a wealth of knowledge in most any construction related matter. Typical representation includes mediation, arbitration, and court litigation.

    26 years, 500 cases

  2. Litigation
    25%

    26 years, 500 cases

  3. Business
    15%
    Representation of active businesses in various matters, including the formation of partnerships, corporations, LLCs, and other business entities, disputes involving such entities, negotiation and preparation of leases, contracts and other business agreements. Assist with compliance, licensing and other issues. Typical representation includes, mediation, arbitration, and or court litigation of different business matters.

    26 years, 500 cases

  4. General practice
    15%
    I describe my practice as a full service law firm that provides both specific and general legal services. While I do not practice in every possible area, I am able to provide general consultation and referrals to qualified counsel for issues that require more detailed representation. Included in my general practice areas are representation with construction, business, personal injury, real estate, consumer disputes and other matters.

    26 years, 1,000 cases

  5. Government
    10%
    Representation in connection with administrative matters involving State, County and City regulation, such as licensing, compliance, and disciplinary matters.

    26 years, 500 cases

  6. Real estate
    10%

    26 years, 250 cases

Location

Law Offices of Nicholas B. Spirtos
166 San Lorenzo Street
Pomona, CA, 91766

Reviews

4.3 / 5.0
  6 customer reviews
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Posted by Alice | September 15, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
This attorney was very helpful and knowledgable
This attorney was very helpful and knowledgable , I have no hesitation to hire him.
Posted by anonymous | October 24, 2013
Great advice
This attorney was very helpful in answering questions. He has answered various questions of mine and was very honest. He was clear and didn't sugar coat it.
Posted by Sherry | March 26, 2013
His advice was up front, honest and worth more than I could have hoped - it worked!
We needed a videotape from a store. They wanted a court order, we didn't want to sue, only wanted it for SSDI/medical reasons. Atty Spirtos was honest that they didn't have to produce it, but offered up the suggestion to have my boyfriend's treating physician write a letter to the store. The doctor is doing it, and I am happy to say that the store is now agreeable to producing the tape! Thank you so very much!!
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Posted by isamonde | October 8, 2012
neighbor's camera
His response was informative and weighed the pros and cons of the problem. He also sounded approachable.
Posted by anonymous | January 21, 2009
"Can you call your BULLDOG off of me?"
Who wouldn't love to hear the above phrase from the other side of the dispute? I was very satisfied with Nicholas Spirtos's representation, very satisfied with the results, he prepares for each case very thoroughly, takes every case very seriously, but is very fair in determining whether or not a case is worth pursuing. Have used his services repeatedly.
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Posted by anonymous | August 17, 2012
WORST LAWYER IN PLANET
STAY AWAY HE IS A CROOK WILL TAKE YOU FOR WHAT YOU HAVE AND THEN LOOSES THE CASE
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 250-400 per hour
  • Contingency 25%-45%
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check

Resume

AVVO RATING 1.0 (Extreme Caution)

Professional misconduct

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority in 2019.

Disbarment issued in CA, 2019
updated on 01/22/2020

Disbarment is the most serious penalty for a lawyer. If this attorney is currently practicing law, you should contact the California State Bar to understand the reasons for disbarment.

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Law Offices of Nicholas B. Spirtos
  • 1998 - Present
  • General Contractor
  • N.R. Builders
  • 1992 - Present
  • Associate
  • Law Offices of Russel Shields
  • 1997 - 1999
  • Associate
  • Law Offices of Gregory Jon Anthony
  • 1997 - 1999
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Education

  • Western State Univ COL
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1997
  • University of California - Irvine
  • N/A

Sample of Legal Cases

  • CSLB Arbitration - Owner v Contractor - competing claims
  • Owner's claims denied - contractor awarded $5000.
  • CAL-OSHA CITATION DEFENSE
  • CAL-OSHA Withdrew the citation on the day of trial
  • Anti-SLAPP Defense & Award of Fees
  • Dismissal for client and award of fees
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Associations

  • Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • N/A
  • Orange County Bar Association
  • N/A
  • Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles
  • N/A
  • San Bernardino County Bar Association
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top Contributor
  • AVVO
  • 2016
  • Top Attorney
  • AVVO
  • 2016
  • Top Contributor
  • AVVO
  • 2015
  • Top Attorney
  • AVVO
  • 2015
  • Top Contributor
  • AVVO
  • 2014
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Publications

  • NPC - Online
  • Warning Signs - What to Look For in Deciding to Enter into a Contract
  • 2011
  • NPC Online
  • Defending Your License
  • 2010

Speaking Engagements

  • Western Pool and Spa Show - Long Beach Convention Center
  • The CSLB - the Biggest Enemy of Every Contractor
  • 2016
  • Western Pool and Spa Show - Long Beach Convention Center
  • California Home Improvement Contracts Law
  • 2016
  • Palm Desert Contractor's Summit
  • New laws for 2016 that Businesses Need to Know About
  • 2016
  • Los Angeles Contractor's Summit
  • New laws for 2016 that Businesses Need to Know About
  • 2016
  • Orange County Contractor's Summit
  • Protecting Your Construction Business
  • 2015
  • National Plasterer's Council Annual Convention - Phoenix
  • Construction Projects- Avoiding Problems and Getting Paid
  • 2015
  • Los Angeles Contractor's Summit
  • Mechanic's Liens
  • 2015
  • Inland Empire Contractor's Summit
  • Construction Contracts
  • 2015
  • National Plasterer's Council Annual Convention - Nashville
  • Obamacare - What It Means For You
  • 2014
  • Construction Law Section Meeting
  • Strategies for Handling Swimming Pool & Spa Defect Claims
  • 2013
  • NPC National Annual Convention - San Diego
  • Does California Hate Swimming Pool Contractors?
  • 2012
  • NPC National Annual Convention
  • New Developments in Laws Affecting Pool Contractors
  • 2012
  • NPC National Annual Convention - Florida
  • Hot Water - How to Avoid It & What to do When You Step In It
  • 2010
  • Pool and Spa Professionals Round Table Event
  • Clean Water Act Compliance
  • 2005
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Attorney endorsements

Received (130)
Given (103)
Endorse Nicholas
Business Attorney | Mar 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Nicholas is an excellent attorney committed to providing the highest quality representation to clients. I endorse this attorney without reservation."
General practice Attorney | Nov 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
General practice Attorney | Aug 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly endorse Mr. Spirtos. Truly exceptional and caring attorney who gets great results in representing clients! I want all people with legal problems to contact him first."
Unknown Attorney | Aug 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Spirtos is a valuable asset to this community. His continuing dedication to the law and his clients is admirable."
General practice Attorney | Jul 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Real estate Attorney | Jul 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Nicholas Spirtos contributes generously of his time through Avvo postings, offering sterling, clear and direct suggestions. I endorse Mr. Spirtos, and am grateful for his service to the community and to the legal profession."
Litigation Attorney | Jun 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Litigation Attorney | Jun 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"The knowledge and experience of Mr. Spirtos is evident in his thoughtful answers to questions. I endorse him as an asset to the legal community."
Business Attorney | Jun 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr Spirtos is a well respected lawyer. He has earned my respect and I endorse him."
Litigation Attorney | May 16
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Attorney Nick Spirtos is a very experienced, very creative litigator. It was a pleasure to watch him work in the matter we had together!"
Litigation Attorney | May 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I enjoy reading Mr. Spirtos responses to AVVO posts as they provide valuable to the point information. He is a great asset to this community and I am certain his clients are ably served by his counsel."
Litigation Attorney | May 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
General practice Attorney | Apr 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Spirtos is a highly skilled attorney and and expert in his field. I would highly recommend him!"
Business Attorney | Apr 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Keen attention to detail with exceptional client service. One of the best there is. I endorse this lawyer."
Business Attorney | Apr 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"My Spiritos offers consistently sound advice and great insight to the legal matters presented here. He is of great value to this forum."
Business Attorney | Mar 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Nick is an experienced, highly respected attorney who always represents his clients with the utmost of skill,knowledge and understanding.i can readily endorse him without hesitation or reservation."
Business Attorney | Mar 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"It's plain and simple Nicholas is a Great Lawyer. I endorse him."
Construction and development Attorney | Feb 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Construction and development Attorney | Feb 23
Relationship: Other
"I endorse Nicholas Spirtos. Hard working and aggressive attorney who is dedicated to the success of his clients. Respected by his colleagues within the legal community."
Litigation Attorney | Feb 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
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Nicholas Basil Spirtos
Construction and development Attorney
Pomona, CA
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This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority in 2019. See details