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Madison S. Spach, Jr.

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Business Litigation Attorney in Newport Beach, CA

Spach, Capaldi & Waggaman, LLP
4675 MacArthur Court, Suite 550
Newport Beach, CA 92660
Phone: 949-852-0710
Fax: 949-852-0714
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2022
Licensed in California Since: 1980
Practice Areas: Business Litigation, Construction Litigation
Languages Spoken: English, French, Russian
Attorney Profile

Madison S. Spach, Jr., is a founding member of Spach, Capaldi & Waggaman, LLP, which is located in Newport Beach, California. Representing a variety of clients in business transaction matters, including lenders, guarantors, general contractors and borrowers, Mr. Spach has gained 28 years of experience in litigation. The primary focus of his practice is on real estate, construction and complex business litigation, and he serves clients throughout the Southern California area.

In 1974, Mr. Spach received an undergraduate degree from Duke University. Able to speak English, French and Russian, he later received a Master of Arts in Slavic languages and literatures from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1977. Mr. Spach then went on to attend Duke University School of Law and was awarded his Juris Doctor in 1980. He is admitted to practice in California.

In addition to litigation, Mr. Spach also has experience in dealing with disputes through arbitration. He has represented a number of matters at both the trial and appeals levels in state and federal courts. Working with lenders, many of his cases involve competing creditors' claims, receiverships and lender-liability filings, and throughout his career, he has become knowledgeable of bankruptcy proceedings, representing and assisting both creditors and borrowers throughout the process.

Mr. Spach has been involved in a number of forums and panels involving various legal matters. For a number of years, he served as a director for the Orange County Bankruptcy Forum. He was also a panel member for programs that discussed electronic discovery and digital evidence, and he has used that experience to enhance his practice, counseling clients who are involved in cases that concern electronic discovery under federal and California laws. As a testament to the regard in which he is held by fellow professionals, Mr. Spach has also received an AV Preeminent* peer review rating through Martindale-Hubbell.

*AV Preeminent and BV Distinguished are certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the confidential opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell ratings fall into two categories: legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice Areas
  • 70%Business Litigation
  • 30%Construction Litigation


16 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2022

About Madison S. Spach, Jr.

First Admitted: 1980

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Educational Background

  • B.A. Duke University (English and Comparative Literature), 1974
  • M.A. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (Slavic Languages and Literatures), 1977
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Office Location for Madison S. Spach, Jr.

4675 MacArthur Court
Suite 550
Newport Beach, CA 92660

Phone: 949-852-0710

Fax: 949-852-0714

Last Updated: 7/9/2021

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