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Faced 5+ Years in Prison

People Vs Joseph Amico

Covered by NYDaily News. Las Vegas man accused of threatening a prominent attorney and making vile remarks.

Faced 10+ Years in Prison

People Vs. Anna Sorokin

Covered by New York Times, and other outlets. Fake heiress accused of conning the city’s wealthy, and has an HBO special being made about her.

Faced 3+ Years in Prison

People Vs. Genevieve Sabourin

Accused of stalking Alec Baldwin. The case garnered nationwide attention, with USAToday, NYPost, and other media outlets following it closely.

Faced Potential Charges

Ghislaine Maxwell Juror

Juror who prompted calls for new Ghislaine Maxwell trial turns to lawyer who defended Anna Sorokin.

Nationwide Federal Defense Lawyers

When you’re facing a federal issue, you need an attorney whose going to be available 24/7 to help you get the results and outcome you need. The value of working with the Spodek Law Group is that we treat each and every client like a member of our family. Unlike other law firms, we charge a reasonable fee, and offer flexible payment plans. It’s because of this, we’ve been highly ranked by organizations like Super Lawyers, Avvo, and other entities.

Service Matters

Outstanding outcomes spring from first-class service! At our firm, we embrace you as part of our family, ensuring you're constantly in the loop regarding the progress of your criminal defense case.

Work Directly

By engaging our legal practice, you collaborate exclusively with an experienced criminal defense lawyer. This guarantees the most favorable outcomes achievable.

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Boasting hundreds of dazzling 5-star reviews and prominent media appearances, we are a top-tier law firm with an unbeatable knack for securing victories!

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You will meet with one of our experienced attorneys, who will handle all aspects of your case.

Why Choose Us

The Spodek Law Group is an acclaimed law firm specializing in criminal defense, renowned for its provision of a fully digital portal. Through this portal, clients have the convenience of tracking the progress of their case, communicating with us, submitting documents, and accessing additional services.

The Spodek Law Group is a law firm with a nationwide presence, serving clients from coast to coast. We possess extensive experience in handling cases across the country, and our dedicated attorneys are committed to providing you with top-notch representation no matter what your legal situation may be.

No matter where your case is located throughout the nation, we provide a complimentary consultation with no obligation to you, during which we will gladly discuss your legal matter. We offer the flexibility of scheduling consultations in person, via Zoom, or over the phone to best accommodate your needs. Our ultimate objective is to assist you in securing a successful outcome for your case.

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and dedication drives 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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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, our founding partner, is a seasoned trial attorney with many years of experience. He is a second generation lawyer, and one who takes his work seriously. He has many years of experience handling hundreds of trials. He has been seen on major news outlets, ranging from New York Post, Newsweek, Fox 5 New York, South China Morning Post, Insider.com, to other major news outlets. He has appeared as a legal expert on dozens of television and radio shows.

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

It’s simple. Every single client deserves honesty and white glove service. Every single client should know what he, or she, potentially faces and what the outcome of their criminal defense case could be – before hiring a criminal defense attorney. Our lawyers have experience handling criminal defense cases nationwide, ranging from Los Angeles to NYC. Our philosophy is fair and simple – every single law firm should adhere to it – but most don’t. Most criminal defense attorneys will take on any client possible who can pay — regardless of whether they can help the client. Not us. We only take on clients who can help. We are selective about the number of clients we work with, and only work with clients who we can truly help. This is different from other law firms, who take on every single client – irrespective of the outcome.

When you reach out to our law firm – the process begins with a risk free consultation in person, or over the phone. During this consultation – you can ask us anything – regardless of how long it takes. We encourage you to take this opportunity to ask the tough questions – which allow us to show you our understanding of the issue you’re facing. We are available to help you 24/7.

The Spodek Law Group handles cases nationwide. We have offices in NYC and Los Angeles. Regardless of how tough your situation is – we are here to help you. Our criminal defense lawyers work hard to have a solution for you, irrespective of the situation you find yourself in. Many clients are often embarrassed by their situation, and don’t speak openly about their alleged issue. We encourage open dialogue, and recommend full transparency – so we can give you the best possible legal advice. Our NYC criminal attorneys understand that your future is on the line – and that’s why we’re here to help you and give you the best possible advice.


If you have a legal issue, contact us, or call us today for a risk free consultation.
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Todd Spodek, Esq

Founding Partner

Featured in some of the largest media outlets in the nation consistently

Todd Spodek is a second generation attorney, who has experience handling tough legal situations. Todd has experience handling a diverse array of cases, ranging from federal crimes, complex felonies/misdemeanors with immigration implications, and more. His comprehensive well of experience is why clients trust our firm with a wide array of issues – knowing we’ll have a legal solution for them.


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Experience the Difference with Spodek Law Group

A Nationwide Law Firm With Over 30 Years of Experience

At Spodek Law Group, our nationwide presence and diverse team of attorneys allow us to handle virtually any type of criminal case. Our founding partner, Todd Spodek, personally oversees each and every case, ensuring the highest quality legal representation. We take pride in being selective about our clients, only accepting cases where we truly believe we can help. This commitment to excellence has garnered us recognition from major news organizations like FOX and NYPOST.

Risk-Free Consultation

We understand the importance of trust between attorney and client, which is why we offer a risk-free consultation in person or over the phone. During this consultation, our dedicated attorneys are available to answer all your questions and thoroughly evaluate your case. We’ll explain the law to you, outline potential outcomes, and help you make an informed decision about your legal representation.

The Importance of Hiring a Federal Criminal Lawyer

Protecting Your Future

Being falsely accused of a crime can have devastating consequences on your future. While some defendants may opt for a pro bono public defender, it’s crucial to understand that they work for the court and may prioritize their relationships with the prosecutor and judge over your best interests. Hiring a private attorney like Todd Spodek ensures that you have someone truly dedicated to fighting for your rights.

Evidence Evaluation and Defense Strategy

One of the most critical aspects of a criminal case is the evidence. Our federal attorneys will meticulously examine the evidence, ensuring it was collected legally and ethically. By challenging tainted or improperly obtained evidence, we weaken the prosecution’s case and increase your chances of a favorable outcome.

Federal Criminal Assistance and Common Federal Crimes

Federal investigations and charges carry unique challenges and require specialized legal representation. Our team of experienced federal attorneys can help you navigate the complexities of federal cases, including:

  • Drug crimes
  • Conspiracy
  • RICO
  • Mail/Wire Fraud
  • Credit Card Fraud
  • Health Care fraud
  • Bank/Securities Fraud
  • Tax Fraud
  • Identity Theft
  • Counterfeiting
  • Perjury
  • Internet Crimes

Recognizing Federal Charges and Investigations

If you are the target of a federal investigation, it’s vital to take immediate action. You may receive a target letter, have federal agents question you or your loved ones, or experience a search of your home or office. It’s essential to understand that an investigation doesn’t necessarily mean you have been charged with a crime, but it’s a clear indication that you need to contact an experienced federal criminal attorney right away.

Acting Quickly When Charged with a Federal Crime

Finding Out If You Have Been Charged

It’s crucial to know as soon as possible if you have been charged with a federal crime. In some instances, you may be arrested or receive a letter notifying you of the charges. In other cases, it may be less clear – you may be questioned or have your home searched. Regardless of the circumstances, it’s essential to act quickly and get in touch with a knowledgeable defense attorney who can help you understand the charges you might be facing and develop a strategy to fight back.

What to Do If You Are Charged With a Federal Crime

The first step when facing federal charges or an investigation is to contact a licensed and experienced defense attorney. Having a skilled legal advocate on your side ensures that you are protected throughout the investigation process, informed of potential charges, and advised on how to fight back.

With the Spodek Law Group, you don’t have to wait to begin defending your freedom. Our team is always ready to walk you through the steps to take following federal charges. When federal agents and the attorney’s office are involved, it’s even more crucial to have an experienced attorney on your side.

Trust Spodek Law Group to Fight for Your Rights and Your Future

Our team of seasoned federal attorneys is committed to delivering exceptional representation to clients facing misdemeanor and felony charges. With extensive experience, we know what it takes to win and are fully equipped to protect your rights and your freedom.

Don’t let a federal charge ruin your life. Contact our trial team as soon as you are charged with a federal offense or if you have been investigated in connection with a crime. We can provide you with a free initial case consultation, guiding you every step of the way.

To get started, call our hotline number or send us a message online. Let us work together to win this battle and secure your future!

How to Hire the Right Federal Criminal Lawyer

If you’re being investigated in federal court, you need to hire the right federal lawyer to represent you. However, with so many lawyers available, it can be overwhelming to choose one. Many people make the mistake of hiring the first federal lawyer who returns their call, but that’s not the best way to choose a lawyer. To increase your chances of winning your case, it’s important to do your research and hire a federal lawyer who understands the charges against you and has a proven track record of beating them.

Hire the Right Type of Lawyer

The first step to hiring the right federal criminal lawyer is to ensure that you’re hiring the right type of lawyer. If you’re facing a federal criminal issue and are speaking to a divorce lawyer, that’s the wrong type of lawyer. You need a lawyer who has experience handling the specific federal criminal statute that applies to your case and knows how to navigate federal prosecutors and agents.

Check the Lawyer’s Background

It’s critical to hire a competent federal lawyer who is right for you. To find the right one, check their background. Look into what school they went to and what professional accomplishments they have. While none of these can guarantee that the lawyer is right for you, it’s a good starting point. Most importantly, look for a lawyer who is available to speak to you and will communicate with you throughout your case.

Discuss Money Upfront

Lawyers are expensive, and a good federal attorney can cost six figures. If you’re under investigation and don’t qualify for the public defender, be upfront with the federal lawyer you’re talking to about money. Learn how they charge you, and most federal lawyers charge by the hour. It’s challenging to determine how much time the case will require at the start, but discussing fees upfront will help avoid any confusion or misunderstandings.

How Do You Know You’re Under Federal Investigation?

If you’re facing a federal investigation, it’s crucial to act fast and seek help from an experienced defense lawyer. But how do you know if you’re under federal investigation? Some potential indicators can help you determine if you’re being investigated. If you’re still uncertain, work with a federal defense attorney who has experience in the early stages of criminal cases.

Questioned by a Federal Agent

If you or your loved ones have been questioned by a federal agent, it’s a good indication that you should contact an attorney. Even if you’re unsure whether you’re the primary suspect or just involved in the investigation process, having a lawyer on your side is essential to protect and guide you. With potential fines, jail time, and more on the line, taking action promptly is critical to defend your rights and your freedom.

Investigated by a Federal Agency

If federal agents come to your house, or otherwise approach you to ask questions about a case you’re suspected in, this gives you a hint that you’re under investigation. Federal agents may also inform you that you’re the subject of their investigation, or they may simply ask questions without letting you know how you’re connected to the criminal case. Either way, it’s crucial to contact a lawyer as quickly as possible if you’ve been questioned in association with a federal case.

Federal Target Letters and Charges

At a certain point, you may receive a letter stating that you’re the target of a federal investigation. The target letter may ask you to meet with investigators or a member of the attorney’s office. Never respond to a target letter without first securing a lawyer who can guide you through what to say and do to help your case.

Our Approach to Federal Investigations

At Todd Spodek Law Firm, we understand the importance of competent legal representation in complex federal cases. Our licensed federal defense attorneys have extensive experience handling federal investigations and charges, and are knowledgeable about strategies that work in cases involving fraud, drug crime, conspiracy, white-collar offenses, and more. We can walk you through the stages of your case, provide available options, and even lead you to achieving your desired result. With so much potentially on the line, don’t wait any longer. Connect with our team today to learn more about federal investigation defense and get started.

How Do You Know If You’ve Been Charged With a Federal Crime?

Being charged with a federal crime can be a daunting experience, but it can be even more overwhelming if you’re unclear about whether you’ve been charged. As a citizen, you have every right to a fair trial and investigation. Here’s how to know if you’ve been charged with a federal crime.


If law enforcement arrives, places you in handcuffs, and reads you your rights, there’s not much ambiguity. You’ve likely been federally charged, and if you’re still unsure, see if your arresting officers are federally-based, such as FBI.

Charged Without Arrest

You don’t have to be put in handcuffs to be charged with a federal crime. You might receive a notice in the mail summoning you to federal court and detailing the charges. Make sure to read this to verify that these are indeed federal charges. As long as you’re keeping up with your mail, you should have enough time to make the necessary provisions to appear in court on their requested date.

Investigation Without Arrest

Just because federal officers don’t have a warrant to arrest you doesn’t mean you’re in the clear. You might be greeted one day by FBI agents possessing a search warrant who look around your home. This means a judge has determined there’s enough of a possibility of incriminating evidence to allow for a search of your home. You need to understand your rights and ask for physical evidence of a warrant. You also should remember to adhere to your right to remain silent, even if you haven’t been placed under arrest.

What To Say

If you learn or suspect that you’re under investigation for a federal crime, there might be an impulse to try to cover your tracks and insist upon your innocence, either at the time of a raid or when under questioning. This can greatly sabotage your case, as answering questions could leave you open to being caught in contradictions that could cast doubts over your innocence. You also shouldn’t be discussing your case with anyone but your attorney. The matters of your case should be considered confidential. Discussing them with others leaves them liable for questioning and investigation themselves. You could end up making your case even more complicated by discussing it.

What To Do

When you’ve been charged with a federal crime or are facing investigation, the best thing to do is nothing. You will need to consult with your lawyer and cooperate with authorities, but don’t do anything unless you’ve been specifically advised to do so. Do not tamper with evidence under any circumstances. Any files or documents that have been marked as evidence need to be kept intact. You could face additional charges of obstruction of justice. This also includes requesting any witnesses to your case recant or modify their testimony.

Legal Counsel

The right attorney can make all the difference when it comes to a federal investigation. If you’re in an industry that is frequently subject to federal charges, it would be wise to have a lawyer who can

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