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Faced 5+ Years in Prison

People Vs Joseph Amico

The case was covered by NYDaily News. Las Vegas client was accused of threatening a prominent attorney.

Faced 10+ Years in Prison

People Vs. Anna Sorokin

The case was covered by the New York Times, and many major media outlets. Our client was accused of conning the city's wealthy, and had a Netflix special made about her.

Faced 3+ Years in Prison

People Vs. Genevieve Sabourin

Our client was accused of stalking Alec Baldwin. The case gained attention nationwide, with USAToday, NYPost, and other major media outlets watching it closely.

Faced Potential Charges

Ghislaine Maxwell Juror

Our client was a juror in the Ghislane Maxwell trial. Our juror was accused of not disclosing relevant information, which could have been grounds for overturning the trial.

Top Criminal Lawyers

Spodek Law Group is an elite, and prestigious, criminal defense law firm based out of NYC, with offices in Los Angeles. We are rooted in providing exceptional service and results to our clients. Our attorneys service a curated clientele that expects top notch service, and exceptional mastery of the law. We handle tough legal situations that require knowledge, dedication, experience, and excellence in order to get the best possible outcome. We have many years of combined experience, with our firm having handled national and international criminal defense cases.

Service Is Key

Excellent results start with service. Our lawyers treat you like family - and ensure you always know what's going on with your case.

Direct Interactions

When you hire our attorneys, you work directly with a senior lawyer. This ensures minimal delays in communication, and a near-constant source of updates to you.

Top Rated

Our firm has 100's of reviews, and has been heavily featured and quoted by the media. We have been awarded by numerous lawyer ranking services.

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We offer a risk free consultation so you can ask the questions that matter, and together we can come up with a game plan that will help you.

Why Choose Us

We're one of the few law firms that offer a completely online portal. Make payments, get case updates, and more - all online.

We help clients nationwide. Regardless of where your case is, we have the resources, manpower, and experience, to handle it.

Cases we've handled have captivated the attention of the media. When the media needs expertise, they turn to our law firm.

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we believe that experience
and service creates results.



I was searching for a law firm with some power to help me deal with a warrant in New York . After 6 days I decided to go with Spodek Law Group. It helped that This law firm is well respected by not only the top law firms in New York , but the DA , Judge as well. I...

Fonder Brandon
5 Stars

It was my good fortune to retain Spodek Law Group for representation for my legal needs. From the beginning, communication was prompt and thorough. Todd, Kenneth and Alex were the first people I worked with and they all made me feel comfortable and confident that the team was going to work hard for me. Everything was explained and any concerns...

5 Stars

After meeting with several law firms, I chose the Spodek Law Group not only for their professionalism and experience, but for the personal attention given to me right from the initial consultation. It is important to recognize how crucial having the right legal team is when faced with potentially life altering events that impact families and the lives of loved...

George Cherubini

NY Post

The juror at the center of Ghislaine Maxwell’s bid for a mistrial has lawyered up with the attorney who represented “fake heiress” Anna Sorokin, new court documents show.

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BBC News

Spodek Law Group's representation of client Anna Delvey is set to become a Netflix series, directed by Shonda Rhimes. Click to read the story.

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Meet Todd Spodek


The Spodek Law Group has a reputation for handling high-profile cases. We have a clientele that is nationwide, and we have offices in both LA and NYC to service our diverse clientele. Our distinguished NYC criminal attorneys have over 50 years of combined experience.

Todd Spodek is a second generation attorney with immense experience. He has many years of experience handling 100’s of tough and hard to win trials. He’s been featured on major news outlets, such as New York Post, Newsweek, Fox 5 New York, South China Morning Post, Insider.com, and many others.

In 2022, Netflix released a series about one of Todd’s clients: Anna Delvey/Anna Sorokin.

Why Clients Choose Spodek Law Group

The reason is simple: clients want white glove service, and lawyers who can win. Every single client who works with the Spodek Law Group is aware that the attorney they hire could drastically change the outcome of their case. Hiring the Spodek Law Group means you’re taking your future seriously. Our lawyers handle cases nationwide, ranging from NYC to LA. Our philosophy is fair and simple: our nyc criminal lawyers only take on clients who we know will benefit from our services.

We’re selective about the clients we work with, and only take on cases we know align with our experience – and where we can make a difference. This is different from other law firms who are not invested in your success nor care about your outcome. When you reach out to our law firm, the process begins with a risk free consultation. During the consultation, you can ask us anything. We encourage you to take this opportunity to ask us tough questions which allows us to demonstrate your experience. We encourage open dialogue, transparency, and service.


If you are accused of a crime, or have any other legal issue, call us for a consultation.
We are available 24/7, to help you with any – and all, legal issues.


A team with
experience and vision

Todd Spodek, Esq

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Quoted and Featured in Major Media Outlets Nationwide

Todd Spodek is a top rated, second generation attorney. He has experience handling tough, and sophisticated, legal situations. His experience ranges, from handling federal crimes, to misdemeanors, divorce, immigration, and many other issues. His comprehensive experience is why clients can trust that he has all the bases covered when evaluating your situation – and giving you the best advice possible.


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Our NYC Criminal Lawyers handle tough cases
nationwide, that demand excellence

Over 30 Years Experience

We understand that hiring a criminal defense law firm is not an easy decision. If you’re accused of committing a crime, or breaking the law, you need an attorney who is available 24/7 to help you. The law firm you hire is crucial. The firm is responsible for defending you, but more importantly – is your advocate and is here to help you plan out your life – in case the worst happens. Unlike other criminal defense law firms – we offer flexible payment plans, and charge reasonable fees – with exception white glove service. Our firm has been highly rated by top lawyer ranking websites like Avvo, Yelp, Google Places, and others. We understand how complicated it is to hire a criminal defense attorney. We have over 50 years of combined experience handling major crimes. Your future is important – and if you hire the wrong law firm – it can be over.

No two cases are alike

Most law firms will try to implement a cookie cutter strategy to your case in order to save time. The issue is its hard to anticipate the prosecutors strategy – they have virtually unlimited resources. What you can anticipate is that the prosecutor will preserve his reputation – and do everything absolutely possible to win. It means sometimes – they’ll resort to underhanded tactics. At the Spodek Law Group – we’ve handled many types of criminal defense cases. Everything we do is focused on getting you amazing results. We understand the difficult of what you’re going through – and we’re here to help you. If you’re accused of a crime, please schedule a consultation today with one of our NYC criminal lawyers.

Our NYC criminal lawyers will defend you

When you hire a private criminal defense attorney, he, or she, can question the authorities on all aspects of your case. The defense attorney will conduct an investigation on your behalf, and look into how evidence was collected – and move to prevent the case from going to trial. Having an attorney who is willing to go to bat for you is important when your future is on the line. It’s important you never plead guilty when you’re innocent – without first hiring a criminal defense lawyer. Criminal records can have a huge impact on your life. It can result in denial of government benefits, housing, employment, and more. Going to court can be very frustrating – but when you’re facing serious criminal charges – with prosecutors trying very hard to convict you – there is no alternative to hiring a criminal defense attorney.

Our Philosophy

We treat everyone like family. It’s that simple. We give you the same advice, and work just as hard for you, as if you were family. Our team of NYC criminal lawyers are all united by this belief. Our team consists of some of the brightest minds in the country. The government is often overzealous when prosecuting people – and because of this, you want a criminal attorney who understands how to be aggressive. Our law firm is your shield. We protect you from the prosecutors. We do this by looking for evidence, analyzing allegations, and diffusing potential political pressure that prosecutors are facing internally. Sometimes, the truth is irrelevant. Prosecutors simply want to win. With this in mind, our NYC criminal defense attorney focus on creating a unique strategy for you. It means we work to strike down evidence whenever – and wherever, it’s possible. Our goal is to ensure no case is brought against you. If needed, this could also mean filing an appeal if we feel the judge is being unfair. Bottom line, our NYC criminal lawyers provide the highest level of defense for every single client.

We handle a wide array of cases, ranging from misdemeanors to white collar crimes. Our white collar lawyers focus on a wide array of criminal investigations and cases all across the country. Our lawyers have experience helping clients deal with major felonies, ranging from complex white collar crimes involving wire, and mail fraud, to complex financial crimes. If  you’re facing criminal charges – you’re at risk of losing your freedom and your liberty. The stakes are very high – fortunately, the Spodek Law Group is here to help you.

Do I need a criminal defense attorney?

In NY – if you’re charged with a felony or misdemeanor, it is your constitutional right to have an attorney present with you at all stages of your case after the arrest. If you’re charged with a non-criminal violation, like disorderly conduct/harassment, or a traffic offense, you don’t necessarily need an NYC criminal attorney. Hiring an experienced criminal defense attorney – however, is in your best interests. You want an attorney present to represent you in order to ensure your legal rights are not violated – and that you proceed in the best way possible. If you hire an appropriate attorney, it is possible to avoid going to trial and resolving your case. Many people assume that just because they’re guilty – they should plead guilty, and this simply isn’t the case. Without an attorney by your side advising you – you might accidentally plead guilty when you could – in reality – win the case. An experienced criminal defense attorney could help you negotiate a plea to a lesser charge, which could eliminate your criminal exposure. At Spodek Law Group, we pride ourselves on a teamwork oriented approach. Every case is assigned to one of our partners, and we have a team of top associates who are here to help you. Our firm has excellent work ethics, and we constantly hold firm meetings in order to discuss and address all of our cases. In the event of an emergency – we have a full team of lawyers available to help you.

There is no set formula on how often you should hear from your attorney. The key to a successful relationship is communication with your law firm. Whenever there is an important update in your case, you will be notified and contacted through our case management system. It means even if there’s a call to discuss discovery on your case, or results of other investigations we are doing – bottom line, we are always here to help you and check in with you.

Experienced New York Criminal Defense Lawyers | Spodek Law Group

Our experienced NYC criminal lawyers represent clients who are targets of investigations, arrested for criminal wrongdoing, or are the subject/witness to a law enforcement inquiry/investigation. Whatever the reason is that you’re looking for an NYC criminal defense attorney – we recognize that any conviction – or even whisper of wrongdoing, can hurt your life. Whatever your reason is for finding a criminal defense attorney, we recognize that any conviction can harm your chances of leading a prosperous life. Our goal is to prevent the case from ever going before a judge or jury. We are aware of the implications a criminal conviction can have – and work aggressively to fight for you as best we can. We handle a wide array of criminal defense cases, such as, but not limited to:

  • White collar
  • Computer crimes
  • Domestic violence
  • Violent crimes
  • Weapon related offenses
  • Property crimes/theft
  • Drug, controlled substances, prescription medications
  • DWI and DUI
  • and more


The Spodek Law Group has several locations throughout NYC, and we offer virtual consultations as well. We’re here to help 24/7. Regardless of the complexity of your alleged crime, our NYC criminal attorneys are here to help you and advise you. Our firm has been interviewed by major organizations like FOX News, NYPOST, and other publications.

The Spodek Law Group has over 50 years of combined experience helping clients nationwide. Many attorneys refer us clients because they trust us to help their clients and friends. We treat each and every client with respect. We don’t take a cookie-cutter approach to handling legal issues. We work with our clients to help them understand all the potential ramifications they face. Our #1 objective is getting the charges against you dismissed. Regardless of how complex your case is, we’re here to help you. Get a risk free consultation today.

What should I expect from a criminal attorney representing me?

Most of the job – when it comes to practicing law – involves planning scenarios, evaluating outcomes, and assessing your risk. Your criminal attorney needs to understand and comprehend your situation, and convey the probability of the scenarios manifesting to you. He, or she, needs to evaluate all the pros and cons of the situation – and properly assess the risks involved – and communicate them with you. It’s expected that your NYC criminal lawyer maintain confidentiality, and that all information with him/her be kept confidential. When you hire the Spodek Law Group – you should expect a criminal attorney who understands the law – and has experience handling the type of charges you’re facing – as well as experience in the court where the charges were filed. Most importantly, you should expect a criminal defense attorney who is both a negotiator and litigator. You want a criminal lawyer who can defend you and fight for you. Not all criminal defense lawyers in NYC are skilled in both state and federal courts. It’s important you hire the right firm for your case. At Spodek Law Group, our criminal attorneys have experience practicing law nationwide, and have experience handling federal cases nationwide. As seasoned litigators, we take a pro-active role in helping clients end with the best outcome. It means we’ll listen to your situation, and help you understand the possible scenarios and risks you face.

What should you do when facing criminal accusations?

When you’re facing criminal accusations, you should hire an experienced and top rated New York criminal defense attorney. When you’re facing federal or state charges, finding the right criminal defense attorney makes all the difference. The right defense lawyer has experience handling situations similar to yours, and can help you understand your situation in a manner which makes sense. Regardless of how difficult your case is, our defense attorneys can help. With experience handling a wide range of state and federal cases – the New York criminal lawyers at Spodek Law Group can help.

How can I get the best outcome in my NYC criminal defense case?

In order for your criminal defense attorney to help you get the best possible outcome, you need to be honest with your NYC criminal defense lawyer. You have to be available when your lawyer needs you, and you should work with your attorney to understand the evidence against you – and possible defenses to your case so you can make informed decisions on how to proceed. You should follow your attorneys advice when it comes to things like drug treatment, mental health, and other things. The best NYC criminal lawyers will take your case seriously and will work very hard to achieve the best possible outcome. If there is a problem you have, such as a drug/alcohol problem, you should speak to your attorney immediately so he/she can get you into a treatment program. You should be available when your criminal defense lawyer needs you. Your attorney can also help you obtain character reference letters in order to help you get the best outcome in your criminal defense case. Other things you should can do, is appear in court whenever you’re required to be there, you should go to school or be employed so you are a productive member of society.

What should I bring to my initial meeting with my criminal lawyer?

You should bring any, and all, documents that you have regarding the arrest or investigation – including copies of things like the charges filed against you, subpoenas, appearance tickets, info about the items sized, names of witnesses, and any other information that might be factually relevant and helpful to your NYC criminal lawyer. At your initial meeting, your criminal attorney will begin to formalize a strategy regarding your case – and potential defenses available to you.  How long the case takes will vary depending on the nature of the charges, the number of people charged, where you’re charged, and the complexity of the case.


Regardless of what you’re being investigated for, you need a competent criminal defense law firm to help you. Our team has years of experience dealing with the Manhattan DA’s office, as well as the US Attorney’s Office. We are prepared to guide you through the legal process that you will encounter when dealing with a potential criminal allegation. We’ve helped with complicated cases, involving bitcoin casinos, and even more. Our criminal defense attorneys in NYC have years of experience handling criminal defense and other related issues. We represent people nationwide. We understand what’s at stake for each client – a guilt verdict/bad outcome, could result in incarceration, and a criminal record. Our NYC criminal lawyers will stop at nothing to help you realize your goal: vindication. Regardless of the issue you face, our law firm is ready to help you with what you need.

Federal Crimes: Charges brought under federal law usually involve crimes which are crossing state boundaries. For example, federal law will cover white collar crimes, gun crimes, immigration, drug crimes, etc. Procedures in federal courts are different from procedures in state courts – the penalties are usually more harsh than penalties for similar crimes in state courts. In some situations, a federal crime will carry a minimum mandatory sentence, which means the judge has no discretion to sentence you to a lesser term based on mitigating factors. Our law firm has experience handling federal crimes nationwide. We can provide legal representation in federal courts all across the country. We can help you get bail, challenge the legality of the arrest/indictment, and limit potential penalties you might be facing. Our goal is to resolve issues before they reach the courtroom.

Domestic Violence: Prosecutors take allegations of domestic violence very seriously, and respond harshly – and overzealously. Domestic violence allegations can have a significant impact on your life, and can result in a criminal record. Many instances of domestic violence are physical, like assault. It is very unfortunate that sometimes allegations of domestic violence can be “fake” and motivated by other ongoing matrimonial/financial disputes. The accuser might be trying to take revenge on you due to the breakdown of the relationship. No matter the situation, one of our NYC criminal lawyers can help protect your rights against wrongful accusations.

Theft: Prosecutors can charge a defendant with a theft crime if the person is taking/withholding property from its rightful owner. The offenses can range from something as simple as shoplifting, to more complicated crimes like larceny/embezzlement/extortion. Criminal lawyers in NY can help you avoid a conviction if the criminal defense attorney can prove attack the prosecutor’s ability to prove intent. One possible defense is that the defendant believed they had a right to the property, or that the owner gave it to them.

White Collar Crimes: Similar to theft crimes, white collar crimes don’t usually involve violence. They are motivated by the thought of financial gain, and can be charged under state and federal law. Some examples of white collar crimes include: cybercrimes, computer offenses, scheme to defraud, identity theft, money laundering, RICO, and more. At Spodek Law Group, we very familiar white collar crimes – and understand the intricacies in both defending and prosecuting these allegations. One common example of white collar crimes is fraud – where people will be charged with credit card fraud, or other types of consumer fraud, like forgery. Common examples of fraud are: forgery, criminal possession of a false instrument, falsifying business records, or other similar offenses. Once you reach out to us, we can speak to you about your situation and determine how strong the prosecutor’s case is.

Drug Crimes: If you’ve been arrested for possessing, manufacturing, or trafficking, controlled substances – you could face many, many, years in prison. Just because you’re accused of a drug crime doesn’t mean you should assume there are no options. One possible defense to a drug crime allegation is that the police violated your rights when collecting evidence. The Fourth Amendment protects you from unlawful searches, and unlawful seizures. If the police seize drugs from your home/car without a warrant or probable cause – then our NYC criminal lawyers can file a motion to suppress any evidence they collect. Regardless of the drugs they find/confiscate, we can help. Our goal is to exclude the evidence, which will then hinder the prosecutions ability to move forward with their case. No matter how you were arrested, or why you were arrested, our NYC criminal attorneys are here to help you.

Sex Crimes: If you’re convicted of a sex crime, you might need to register as a sex offender – which can hurt your reputation and other career opportunities. These cases are high stake cases. It’s crucial you hire a New York criminal defense lawyer. Many sex crimes hinge on the credibility of the accuser and perpetrator. Our goal is to identify gaps in the accuser’s recollection, and help you present a thorough account of what happened from your perspective and that of witnesses. Consent is also a valid defense in some cases, when it involves adults. Other types of crimes such as child porn, or other internet sex crimes can turn into federal crimes – and will require more sophisticated oral and intellectual arguments.


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