Russell A. Spatz

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Top Rated Criminal Defense Attorney in Miami, FL

The Spatz Law Firm PL
 | 14707 S Dixie Hwy, Suite 302
Miami, FL 33176
Phone: 305-442-0200
Fax: 305-253-0979
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2011
Licensed Since: 1975
Practice Areas:
  • Criminal Defense (40%),
  • Family Law (40%),
  • Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI (20%)
Attorney Profile

As the founder of The Spatz Law Firm PL, Russell A. Spatz is dedicated to serving clients in Miami, Florida, and throughout Miami-Dade County. He focuses his practice on family law and criminal defense, handling cases involving sex offender charges and federal criminal matters.

Mr. Spatz earned his Bachelor of Science in mathematics from the University of Miami in 1972, receiving departmental honors. He then went on to earn his Juris Doctor from the University of Miami School of Law in 1975. During law school, Mr. Spatz was a recipient of The National Science Foundation fellowship.

With more than 35 years of experience, Mr. Spatz is committed to championing his clients' rights. Prior to starting The Spatz Law Firm PL, he gained valuable experience working as the division chief and assistant state attorney for Miami-Dade County. Since entering private practice, Mr. Spatz has devoted himself to providing people who are facing family law or criminal defense issues with quality representation and peace of mind. He has a high rate of success in obtaining positive verdicts and achieving successful resolutions for his clients. Mr. Spatz is admitted to practice law before the Supreme Court of the United States, the United States Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit, the Florida Supreme Court and the United States District Court for the Northern District of California.

An active member of the legal community, Mr. Spatz previously served as the vice chairman for the Dade County Bar Association. He also formerly served as an adjunct professor of law at St. Thomas University School of Law. Over the course of his career, Mr. Spatz has attended and participated in multiple legal seminars.

Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Criminal Defense (40%)

Family Law (40%)

Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI (20%)


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Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2011

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About Russell Spatz

Admitted: 1975, Florida

Professional Webpage:


  • Named to Florida Super Lawyers, 2007
  • Recipient, National Science Foundation Fellowship, University of Miami School of Law, 1975
  • The International Legal Fraternity of Phi Delta Phi, Historian of Bryan Inn Chapter, 1974
  • National Science Foundation, National Science Foundation Fellowship, 1972
  • AV Rated, Martindale Hubbell

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • U.S. District Court Northern District of California, 1989
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1986
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit, 1983
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Florida Trial Bar, 1983
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Florida, 1978
  • Florida, 1975
  • Dade County Bar Association, Family law Committee (Former Vice-Chairman)

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Florida Supreme Court Certified Family Mediation Training Program, Florida International University, 2001
  • Deposition Skills, National Institute for Trial Advocacy, 1994

Educational Background:

  • University of Miami, Coral Gables, Florida, B.S., Departmental Honors in Mathematics, 1972
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Office Location for Russell A. Spatz

14707 S Dixie Hwy
Suite 302
Miami, FL 33176

Phone: 305-442-0200

Fax: 305-253-0979


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Last Updated: 5/15/2018

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