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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 NYC Criminal Lawyers. Period.

There’s one reason you’re on this website: you’re looking for an elite criminal defense law firm. We’re focused on providing the highest level of customer service, and case results for our clients. Our New York criminal defense lawyers are focused on servicing a very curated clientele, that expects high class service and exceptional understanding of the law. We have experience handling the toughest legal situations – that require experience, and excellence, in order to get the best possible legal outcomes for our clients. We have over 50 years of combined experience handing legal situations – nationwide, and even internationally. When you’re looking for a criminal defense lawyer, Spodek Law Group is a firm that will be on your radar. Our reputation is well received by other attorneys and members of the media alike.


Our law firm is dedicated to giving you the highest possible level of customer service. We treat you like family. You always know what's the status of your case.

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Our New York criminal attorneys have 100's of 5 star reviews. We've been featured in the media, and have won many accolades by lawyer rating websites.

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Why Spodek

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We help clients nationwide, with a wide array of legal issues and federal agencies. We can help you regardless of the crime.

Many of our cases have been followed closely by the media. Todd is a trusted figure in the legal community by the media for his knowledge.

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our NYC Criminal Attorneys 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...

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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, and my company Qumana skincare feel comfortable and confident that the team was going to work hard for me. Everything...

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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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.

Attorney Todd Spodek is a well known, and well respected, second generation NYC criminal defense attorney who has immense legal experience. His experience has led to him successfully handling 1000’s of cases that were tough, and hard to win. His work has resulted in him being featured on major media outlets like NY Post, Newsweek, Fox 5, Insider.com, Bloomberg, WSJ, and others.

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

Anna Delvey Promotional Banner from Netflix --- she was represented by NYC criminal defense attorney Todd Spodek

Why Clients Nationwide Choose Spodek Law Group’s NYC Criminal Defense Attorneys

Every potential client has multiple criminal defense options when choosing their next lawyer. Spodek Law Group is a well known, top pick, because we offer white glove service and are unafraid of fighting for our clients. Other law firms care more about their reputation with the prosecutor, and other court officials – we are focused on our clients, and getting them the best outcome possible. Every client who works with Spodek Law Group is aware they have a problem, and need to pick a fighter who will help them. Hiring Spodek Law Group means you’re taking your future seriously, and are choosing to hire a top rated law firm who has a reputation for winning fights. Our attorneys handle cases nationwide, and are here to help you. Our goal is to take on clients who we believe we can truly help.

We’re selective about the clients we work with – in order to ensure that every client gets a consistent successful outcome. We want to make a difference. This is different form other law firms who take on any client whose willing to pay. When you reach out to our law firm, the process begins with a free consultation. During this consultation you can ask us anything you want. We encourage you to take this opportunity to ask tough questions which enable us to show our experience, expertise, and case results.


If you, or a family member, is accused of committing a crime – or you have any legal issue at all, contact us for a risk free consultation. Our criminal lawyers are available – 24/7, to help you with any of your legal questions. We believe quality representation isn’t something that should be hard to find.


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Todd Spodek, ESQ

Founding Partner | Managing Partner

Quoted and Featured in Major Media Outlets Nationwide

Attorney Todd Spodek is our managing partner, and a second generation criminal defense attorney in New York. During his career, Todd Spodek has garnered immense experience handling tough, and hard to win legal cases. His experience ranges, from handling tough federal crimes, to complex misdemeanors, divorce cases, criminal defense cases with immigration consequences, and other legal issues.


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

Over 50 Years Combined Experience

The Spodek Law Group is a tier 1 top rated criminal defense law firm. We believe that hiring your next defense attorney isn’t a simple decision. There’s many candidates and variables to look at when evaluating law firms. If you’re accused of committing a crime, then you need a criminal defense attorney who is available 24/7 to help you. Our criminal attorneys NYC are here to defend you, and be your advocate. Unlike other criminal defense law firms, we charge reasonable fees, offer white glove service, and offer payment plans. We have been highly rated by business ranking websites like Avvo, Yelp, Google Places, and others.

No Two Criminal Defense Lawyers Are The Same

Most law firms implement a cookie cutter strategy in order to fight your case, and save their own time. They don’t look carefully at your situation – they simply want to move on to the next case. At Spodek Law Group, we leave no stone unturned. We do everything possible to win. Everything we do is focused on getting you results. We understand the difficult and challenges of going through a case. If you’re accused of a crime, schedule a consultation with our criminal attorneys today.

Our NYC Criminal Defense Attorneys Will Defend You Vigorously

When you hire a criminal defense attorney, he, or she, will question the authorities on all aspects of the case. The attorney works for you, and conducts an investigation on your behalf. The attorney will look into how the evidence was gathered, and will move to prevent the case from escalating. Having an attorney whose willing to go to the extreme for you is crucial at a time like this. Criminal records  can have a huge impact on your life. It can result in a denial of government benefits, housing benefits, and more.


Our Law Firm’s Philosophy

We treat every single active, and prospective client, like family. We give you the best possible advice, and work hard for you. Our team of criminal defense attorneys in NYC are all united by this one belief: you are family. Our team consists of some of the brightest and best minds in the country. The government is overzealous when prosecuting people – and because of this, you want an attorney on your side who understands how to be aggressive. Our defense law firm is your shield. We protect you from overzealous prosecutors. We look for evidence, analyze allegations, and diffuse potential issues that prosecutors might be sensitive to. Sometimes – the truth is irrelevant, the prosecutors just want to win. With this in mind, our NYC criminal attorneys focus on creating a unique strategy for your case. When handling your case, we work to strike down evidence whenever, and wherever. Our goal is to ensure no case is brought against you. If needed, it can also mean filing an appeal if we feel the judge isn’t behaving correctly and judging the facts correctly. Our NYC criminal attorneys provide the highest level of defense – for each, and every, single client. We handle a wide array of cases, ranging from simple misdemeanors, to complicated federal crimes. If you’re facing criminal charges, you’re at risk of losing your freedom, and liberty.

Do I need a criminal defense attorney?

In the USA – if you’re charged with a felony or misdemeanor, it’s your right to have a criminal defense attorney present with you. If you’re arrested, you have the right to hire a criminal attorney or have one appointed to you. If you’re charged with a non-criminal violation, like harassment, or traffic offense, you don’t necessarily need a criminal defense attorney. Hiring an experienced defense lawyer is in your best interests. You want a criminal attorney to represent you in order to ensure your rights aren’t violated. If you hire the right attorney, it’s possible to avoid going to jail and resolving your case. Many people assume that just because they’re guilty – they should plead guilty – in order to avoid a trial. While you can do this – it doesn’t mean you’ll get a lighter sentence.

Sometimes prosecutors will only be fair if you respond with force to them. Without an attorney advising you, you might accidentally plead guilty when you could’ve won the case. The only way to truly know is to hire a private criminal defense attorney. At Spodek Law Group – we pride ourselves on taking a hands-on approach. It means researching the exact situation surrounding your case, and putting in the leg work to be familiar with every single intimate detail. 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.

Experienced New York Criminal Defense Lawyers | Spodek Law Group

Our criminal defense lawyers represent clients who are targets of federal investigations, who are arrested of criminal wrongdoing, or who are subject/witness to a law enforcement agency inquiry/investigation. Whatever the reason is that you’re now looking for a criminal attorney, we recognize any conviction – or any whisper of wrongdoing, can hurt your life. Whatever your reason for finding a criminal attorney, we recognize that any conviction will harm your chances of leading a fulfilling life. Our goal is to prevent the case from ever going to a judge, or jury. We are aware the implications a criminal conviction can have on your case. We handle a wide array of criminal defense cases such as:

  • white collar crimes
  • domestic violence crimes
  • computer crimes
  • violent crimes
  • property crimes
  • dwi and dui
  • drug, controlled substances
  • license defense
  • and more

What makes you the best choice for a criminal lawyer in NYC?

You’re scrolling through Google and trying to find right the lawyer. Your search ends here. Welcome to the Spodek Law Group – we’re not your average law firm. Our team of tough criminal defense lawyers know a thing or two about beating criminal charges in NYC. We have over 50 years of combined experience, and we’ve faced seemingly impossible cases – and have come out on on top. We have experience – we’ve seen it all, We empathize with you – we understand this is tough on you, and most importantly – we have a tough legal team who wins. 

Our team listens to you: your story, your fears, your goals, we’re all ears. We care about your story, We’re here to help you you, and that begins by understanding and listening to you. 

Our team fights for you: unlike other attorneys who care about their reputation with local prosecutors and judges, our only focus is getting you the best outcome possible. We fight to turn your worry into hope and positive outcomes. Our goal is to win – and that can vary depending on what you need. Above all, winning is what we’re focused on. 

Our team can handle all types of criminal defense cases, such as federal cases, white collar crimes, DUI defense, theft and burglary, serious felonies, and more. If there’s a way to win, we will find it. We are transparent with our fees, and there are no scary surprises. Choosing a lawyer is a big deal, it’s about trust, results, and feeling like you’ve got someone in your corner. At Spodek Law Group, we’re committed to being your champions – who fight for your cause.

What are the main type of criminal cases prevalent in the State of New York?

Felonies are the most serious type of crime in New York. Felonies are often divided into 5 classes, based on the severity. Class A felonies are the most serious. Some examples of common felonies in NY, include murder, rape, robbery, arson, and drug trafficking. Felonies have the longest potential jail time, ranging from 1-25 years in prison, or potentially life imprisonment.

Misdemeanors are less serious criminal offenses than felonies. There are 3 classes of felonies in the state of New York: Class A, B, and unclassified. Maximum jail time can range from 3 months, to 1 year. Some common misdemeanors in the state of NY include assault, petty theft, prostitution, and DUI.

Violations, also known as infractions, are minor, non-criminal offenses that are punishable by $250, and up to 15 days in jail. Common violations include penalties such as disorderly conduct, trespassing, and traffic infractions.

Felonies are the most serious criminal cases, followed by misdemeanors, and then violations/infractions as the least serious offenses.

The Spodek Law Group is a top rated NYC criminal defense law firm. We have locations throughout New York state. Our attorneys are available 24/7 to help you with your case. It doesn’t matter how complicated or challenging your case is – we can. Our firm has been interviewed by many major news outlets, such as FOX News, NYPost, and more. At Spodek Law Group, we have over 50 years of combined experience handling tough and complicated criminal defense cases. Many attorneys refer us clients because they know they can trust us to get the best outcome possible for their clients. We don’t take a cookie cutter approach to the law; every case has unique characteristics that truly matter. We work with our clients to understand exactly what happened and how we can use the facts to win the case. Our only objective is to to get the case against you dismissed, or significantly diminished. We’re here to help you. Get a risk free consultation today from one of our NYC criminal lawyers today to learn more. 

What should I expect from a NYC criminal attorney representing me?

When it comes to hiring your next criminal defense lawyer, you want someone who is pragmatic and understands the situation you’re in. You want someone who can strategize multiple different scenarios – and can properly assess the risks at every stage of the process. Your criminal defense attorney needs to be able to effectively communicate this to you in simple terms. It’s expected that every criminal attorney will maintain confidentiality, and that all information you share with him/her are kept confidential. When you hire the Spodek Law Group, you’re hiring a criminal defense law firm in NYC who understands the law, and has experience handling the types of charges you’re facing. In addition, you’re getting a law firm who has extensive court room experience. Not all criminal defense law firms are made the same, some are simply unable to handle the workload associated with more complicated cases. As top notch criminal lawyers in NYC, we take a very hands on approach to helping our clients get the best possible legal outcome. 

What should you if you’re facing criminal accusations?

If you’re facing allegations, and charges, you should hire an experienced NYC criminal defense attorney immediately. There’s no real choice. The right New York defense lawyer will have experience handling situations similar to yours, and can help you get clarity on how to move forward. Regardless of how difficult your criminal defense case is, our NYC criminal defense attorneys are here to help you, and assist you. We have experience in both state and federal crimes. In order for your criminal defense attorney to help you get the best outcome – it’s crucial to be honest with them. It means being honest about mental, health, or drug issues – as these can be factors which impact possible defenses in your case. 

When you meet your potential NYC criminal defense attorney, make sure to bring all documents related to the case regarding your arrest or investigation, that means copies of the charges filed against you, subpoenas, information about items seized, etc. At your initial meeting, your NYC criminal defense attorney will start formalizing a strategy regarding your case, and other potential defenses that could be possible for your situation. Depending on the complexity of the case, and whether put up a formidable defense – this will impact the length of your case. 

Our NYC Criminal Defense Lawyers have Immense Experience 

Regardless of what you’re being investigated for, you need a high powered criminal defense law firm to help you. Our team of defense attorneys has many years of experience dealing with Federal and State Prosecutors. If you reach out to us, we’re prepared to guide you through the legal process, and educate you at every step. We’ve dealt with many complicated federal cases. Our criminal defense attorneys have many years of combined expertise handling complex federal criminal defense cases. We help people everywhere. We understand your life is at stake. 

Federal Criminal Defense Lawyers: Our team of federal defense lawyers can help with any type of crime which crosses state boundaries and is being prosecuted in federal court. In some cases, federal crimes carry a minimum mandatory sentence. It means the judge has no discretion to sentence a lesser term based on mitigating factors. Our law firm has experience handling crimes nationwide. We can provide you with legal representation in courts all over the country. 

Domestic Violence: This is one of the most frequent state crimes we see. Prosecutors take these allegations seriously. Often, prosecutors will respond harshly and overzealously. Many times, domestic violence can lead to physical violence, such as sexual violence, assault, and more. In some cases, a matrimonial issue can result in one spouse making fake allegations as revenge. 

Federal Offenses Must Be Taken Seriously

When you’re being investigated for a crime, it can feel frightening. The stakes are higher if the federal government and state investigators are investigating you at the same time. Federal authorities have immense resources to prove, and investigate guilt. Penalties are very severe in situations where the defendant is convicted of a federal offense. Federal prosecutors will often use the threat of a mandatory sentence in order to get the defendant to take a plea deal. 

You Need To Hire The Best Criminal Defense Lawyer

If you or a loved one is accused of committing a crime, then it’s time to hire the most experienced New York criminal defense lawyer. Navigating the criminal justice system is super complicated, and without legal representation you could find devastating results. Here’s a few reasons why hiring the best criminal defense attorney is important:

The criminal code contains many rules which are difficult to comprehend. This is one of the main reasons why its important to hire an attorney who exclusively deals with criminal defense law as opposed to general law practitioners. Only experienced criminal defense lawyers will have the experience, and understanding of the courts, to defend your rights.

Criminal defense attorneys who have experience will know how to identify weaknesses in the prosecutors case. Hiring the best criminal defense law firm in NYC will make it possible for you to have a fighting chance. Hiring a criminal defense attorney who has experience handling cases similar to yours, will be to analyze the charges and available evidence against you to determine if the government will be able to prove its case. 

Your NYC criminal lawyer is going to be one of your strongest advocates. He, or she, will be with you when you’re being questioned and work to protect you. Anything you say, can and will be used against you if you’re arrested or go to trial later. 

How do I choose the right criminal lawyer in NYC for my case?

This is one of the most important decisions you’ll make in your life. Here are key things to consider when choosing the right criminal defense attorney in NYC for your case. One of the important things to think about is the experience and specialization of the attorney. Ideally, you should look for a criminal attorney in NYC who specializes specifically in criminal defense, and devotes over 50% of their time to work on these types of cases. You should avoid lawyers who occasionally take on criminal cases. It’s important to find someone who has extensive experience practicing criminal defense law in the NY Court System. It’s important your attorney understands the local processes, personalities, and unwritten rules of the local court your case is in. It’s important to consider lawyers who were former prosecutors; they could have good insights into the prosecution’s strategies. Another important thing to look at is the credentials of the attorney. You want someone who graduated from a top law school, and is admitted to the New York State Bar, without any disciplinary issues. Another factor to look at is the number of jury trials taken to verdict, and types of cases similar to yours. Look for a high win/loss ratio, when it comes to jury trials in cases similar to yours. While no one wants to go to trial, it’s important you have an attorney who is ready to go to trial if needed. Most importantly, it’s good to hire a boutique, specialized, criminal defense law firm who can provide attention, and has the resources to handle cases like yours. The NYC criminal lawyer you meet with initially should be the one managing your defense day-to-day. Another variable to look at is the communication skills of the criminal attorney you’re speaking to. You want someone who is passionate about defending you, and has strong communication skills.

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