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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Victims' Advocacy Lifetime Achievement Award||Crime Survivors, Inc||2011|
|Victims' Advocacy Recognition||Parents of Murdered Children, OC||2010|
|Outstanding Assembly Member & Lifetime Career Achievement Award||California State Sheriff's Association||2008|
|Distinguished Leader Award||South Orange County Chamber of Commerce||2008|
|Hall of Fame--Law and Politics||William M. Schurr High School||2008|
|Legislative Leadership Award||CCLEA Golden Badge Foundation||2006|
|Outstanding Prosecutor||Orange County Mothers Against Drunk Driving, MADD||2006|
|Outstanding Legislator Award||Civil Justice Association of California||2005|
|Special Distinction Award||L.A. County Deputy District Attorney's Assoc||2004|
|Outstanding Achievement Award||Community Services Program-Victims' Services||2002|
|Outstanding Prosecutor Award||Orange County District Attorney||1994|
|Assistant District Attorney||Orange County District Attorney||2008 - 2010|
|Of Counsel||Reed & Davidson, LLC||2007 - 2008|
|Of Counsel||Adorno & Yoss||2002 - 2007|
|Assemblymember, 71st District||California State Assembly||2002 - 2008|
|Supervisor, Third District||County Of Orange||1997 - 2002|
|Police Officer (Hollenbeck Patrol)||Los Angeles Police Department||1990 - 2000|
|Deputy District Attorney||Orange County District Attorney||1990 - 1996|
|High School English Teacher||Los Angeles Unified School District||1984 - 1985|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|State Bar of California||Member||1989 - Present|
|California District Attorneys Association||Member||2008 - 2010|
|California Judicial Council||Legislator Advisor/Participant||2006 - 2006|
|Orange County Bar Association, Administration of Justice Committee||Member||2002 - 2008|
|California District Attorneys Association||Member||1990 - 1997|
|Orange County Deputy District Attorneys Association||Member||1990 - 2007|
|Orange County Attorneys Association||Member||1990 - 2007|
|People v. Nolan||Nolan was sentenced to 16 years in State Prison (Max. 17 years and 8 months) and ordered to make full restitution for medical expenses, lost wages and client's out of pocket losses for a total of nearly $70,000.|
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|Todd Spitzer Law||Todd Spitzer Law Blog||2011|
|Orange County Register||"We Need to Get Tougher on Sex Offenders"||2010|
|California Department of Corrections||California Summit for Safe Communities||2008|
|California Dept. of Corrections||California High Risk Sex Offender Task Force Report||2006|
|California Dept. of Corrections||High Risk Sex Offender and Sexually Violent Predator Task Force Report||2006|
|University of California, Hastings College of the Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1989|
|University of California, Berkeley School of Public Policy||Public Policy||MA - Masters||1989|
|University of California, Los Angeles||English||BA -Cum Laude||1982|
|Schurr High School, Montebello, CA||N/A||High School Diploma||1978|
|Community Services Program In-Service Training||How to Be An Effective Victim Advocate Under Marsy's Law||2012|
|California Victim Witness Training||Marys's Law for Victim Witness Coordinators||2012|
|Peace Officers Standardized Training (POST) Academy Instructors||Marsy's Law Implementation and Practice||2011|
|Broker Dealer Training||Social Media for Financial Advisors||2011|
|Broker Dealer Conference||Succession Planning for Financial Advisors||2011|
|Numerous conferences/events||Marsy's Law and the Law||2010|
|Crime Victims' March/Keynote Speaker||Orange County Crime Victims' March||2010|
|MCLE Training||Powerpoint and Effective Trial Techniques||2009|
Posted by anonymous
I have dealt with many attorneys over the course of both my personal and professional life. I can truly say that Mr. Spitzer ranks at the very top of the list. I do not give praise easily, but Mr. Spitzer not only fought passionately and tirelessly for my childs' interests and protection as a victim, he also was the most reponsvie attorney I have ever worked with. He was incredibly focused, trustworthy and committed throughout a process that dragged on for more than 6 months. My family is incredibly thankful that we had Mr. Spitzer looking out for our interests.
Posted by anonymous
Todd Spitzer was referred to us by Crime Survivors. We were instantly amazed at how knowledgeable and personable he was. He treated us with compassion and he is whole-heartedly dedicated to his job and Victim's Right's. He wrote Marcy's Law.... so he know's what he's doing! He always answered our questions, explained what was going on, and kept us informed. We have contacted him "after the fact" with questions, and he has been reliable in responding and support. Our family is grateful and appreciative for Todd Spitzer's vigilant passion for the job that he does. We highly recommend him!
Posted by Christine
Nothing could be more frightening than to have your child brought home to you, bloodied and beaten up. I have never felt so vulnerable and helpless.
Initially, I tried to handle her legal needs myself—calling the police, contacting her school, and petitioning for civil restraining orders against the juveniles who assaulted my daughter. We encountered a court system that was unhelpful, that favored the assailants because they had a lawyer, and that unfairly subjected my daughter to insults and reprimanded my 16-year-old daughter.
I interviewed a few lawyers and kept being told to talk to Todd Spitzer because of his expertise in victim’s rights. Hiring Spitzer turned the case around for us. He was consistently respectful, and his advice was always on the mark. Spitzer invoked my daughter’s Marsy’s Law rights (the California Victims' Bill of Rights Act of 2008, which Spitzer helped become part of the state’s constitution). He represented us in civil court, where he was able to get temporary restraining orders continued through the criminal proceedings. With his representation, my daughter was treated respectfully.
When the District Attorney moved to prosecute, Todd Spitzer, under the provisions of Marsy’s Law, represented my daughter in court, talked with the District Attorney, made a successful argument for full restitution, and relayed my daughter’s remarks to the judge. This saved my daughter from being further victimized by the courts and relieved her of the trauma of having to again be in the presence of her main attacker. The guilty plea in this criminal assault case was one that all other attorneys I talked to said was unlikely if not impossible. Todd Spitzer made it possible, negotiating with the defense attorney and making sure that my daughter’s rights were upheld and that her interests were fairly represented.
At each step along the way, Todd Spitzer kept us fully informed about the process and was always available to answer our questions. My daughter’s ability to pull through this trauma is related to a great degree to Todd Spitzer’s ability to obtain justice for her. He gave her confidence, and he made her feel supported; he transformed her from victim to survivor. We are grateful for his commitment to victim’s rights and to doing what is right.