Russell A. Spatz

Top rated Criminal Defense attorney in Miami, Florida

Spatz Law Firm, PL
Russell A. Spatz
Spatz Law Firm, PL

Practice Areas: Criminal Defense, Family Law, DUI-DWI; view more

Licensed in Florida since: 1975

Education: University of Miami School of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2011

Spatz Law Firm, PL

14707 S Dixie Hwy
Suite 302
Miami, FL 33176 Visit website


As the founder of The Spatz Law Firm PL, Russell A. Spatz is dedicated to serving clients  throughout South Florida including  Miami-Dade , BROWARD, Palm Beach and Monroe Counties. He focuses his practice on family law and criminal defense, handling cases involving  major Felonies, Domestic Violence. sex offender charges, Misdemeanors and federal criminal matters. An active member of the legal community, Mr. Spatz previously served as the Vice Chairman for the Dade County Bar Association. Family Law Committee.  He also formerly served as an Adjunct Professor of  Criminal law at St. Thomas University School Law.

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.

 Over the course of his career, Mr. Spatz has attended and participated in multiple legal seminars.

Practice areas

Criminal Defense, Family Law, Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI, Criminal Defense: White Collar

Focus areas

Alimony & Spousal Support, Arrest & Arraignment, Assault & Battery, Child Support, Criminal Domestic Violence, Criminal Fraud, Criminal Law, Criminal Law - Federal, Custody & Visitation, DUI/DWI, Dissolution, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Drug & Alcohol Violations, Expungement, Felony, Juvenile Delinquency, Juvenile Law, Marital Property, Misdemeanor, Motor Vehicle Offenses, Name Change, Prenuptial Agreements, Theft, White Collar Crime

  • 40% Criminal Defense
  • 40% Family Law
  • 10% Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI
  • 10% Criminal Defense: White Collar

First Admitted: 1975, Florida

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Educational Background:
  • University of Miami, Coral Gables, Florida, B.S., Departmental Honors in Mathematics, 1972
  • Recipient, National Science Foundation Fellowship, University of Miami School of Law, 1975
  • AV Rated, Martindale Hubbell
  • The International Legal Fraternity of Phi Delta Phi, Historian of Bryan Inn Chapter, 1974
  • National Science Foundation, National Science Foundation Fellowship, 1972
  • Named to Florida Super Lawyers, 2007
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Florida, 1975
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of California, 1989
  • Dade County Bar Association, Family law Committee (Former Vice-Chairman)
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Florida Trial Bar, 1983
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1986
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Florida, 1978
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit, 1983
Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • Deposition Skills, National Institute for Trial Advocacy, 1994
  • Florida Supreme Court Certified Family Mediation Training Program, Florida International University, 2001

Office location for Russell A. Spatz

14707 S Dixie Hwy
Suite 302
Miami, FL 33176

Phone: 305-442-0200


5 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2011

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