Samuel E Spital

Spital and Associates
Contact: 619.583.0350
Experience:
Law School: Loyola Law School
Jurisdiction: California

OVERVIEW

About Samuel E Spital
Samuel Spital is the Managing Attorney at Spital and Associates. He is committed to personal service; his honesty, integrity and trustworthiness are only surpassed by his exceptionally high level of concern for his client. The law firm serves individuals and businesses in a wide array of civil, administrative and criminal matters.

Sam Spital began his legal career as a Deputy Attorney General for the California Department of Justice (serving from 1970 - 1978, in both the Criminal and Civil Law Divisions). As a Deputy Attorney General, he handled over 50 appeals, in all State and Federal Courts. Additionally, he prosecuted several hundred businesses and professionals licensed by the State for unprofessional conduct, violations of criminal statutes, gross negligence, consumer fraud, white-collar crimes, and other misdeeds. He represented nearly every State Agency, California Board and Bureau in cases involving fraud, breach of contract, construction defects, negligence, malpractice, health care, unprofessional conduct and unfair business practices

In 1978, Sam started his own Law Firm, eventually becoming Managing Attorney supervising seven offices throughout California, a team of 10 lawyers and nearly 50 employees handling over 10,000 cases. Also, Sam served as a Deputy Probation Officer for the County of San Diego (2001-2002) in the Adult Field Services section at the Hall of Justice in Downtown, San Diego. Sam's relentless focus on his clients and their needs and desires continues to be the paradigm for his law firm. The motto is: "A Law Firm that Cares!"
Directory Practice Areas
  • Appeals & Appellate
  • Criminal Law
  • Domestic Violence
  • DUI & DWI
  • Employment Law
  • Gov & Administrative Law
  • Juvenile Law
  • Personal Injury
  • Real Estate Law
Additional Practice Areas
  • Car Accidents
  • Federal Criminal Defense
Fees
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Free Consultation
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
California
Certifications
Alternate Dispute Resolution (San Diego State University)
Languages
 SpokenWritten
EnglishYesYes
Professional Experience
Special Master, State Bar of California
-Current
The purpose of the Special Masters Program Rules and Regulations is to establish a program to implement the State Bar of California’s responsibilities under Penal Code section 1524 by which qualified attorneys serve as Special Masters to balance the interest of professionals (e.g., attorneys, physicians, psychotherapists, and the clergy) and their clients in protecting privileged materials with the interest of prosecutors in securing evidence of suspected criminal activity. Special Masters are appointed by and responsible to the appointing court. The
Managing Attorney, Spital and Associates
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Sam Spital brings 38 years of integrity, dependability and good judgment, qualities indispensable in every aspect of Sam's life and the most important attributes for your attorney. The firm has several practice areas, as follows: Administrative Law & Professional Licensing; Criminal Law and DUI; Employment Law; Education Law; Personal Injury and Real Estate Law. The law firm handles settlement, negotiation, mediation and litigation,striving to provide each client with a thorough understanding of the legal issues, economic realities and alternatives. As Managing Attorney, Sam formulates a "plan of action" after a thorough analysis of the facts and circumstances, thereby working to achieve the goals and expectations of each client.
Deputy Probation Officer, San Diego County Probation Department
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Sam served as a Deputy Probation Officer for the County of San Diego in the Adult Field Services section at the Hall of Justice in Downtown, San Diego. In this capacity, he performed the required investigation to write and submit Probation Reports to the Superior Court to be used for sentencing of defendants in a host of different criminal cases.
Deputy Attorney General, California Department of Justice
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As a Deputy Attorney General, Sam handled over 50 criminal appeals in all State and Federal Courts. Additionally, Sam nearly every State Agency, California Board and Bureau; in this capacity, he prosecuted several hundred businesses and professionals licensed by the State for unprofessional conduct, violations of criminal statutes, gross negligence, consumer fraud, white-collar crimes, fraud, breach of contract, construction defects, negligence, malpractice, health care, unprofessional conduct, unfair business practices, and other misdeeds.
Education
California State University - San Diego State UniversityAmerican Arbitration Association Graduate Certificate (1998)Alternative Dispute Resolution
Loyola Law SchoolJ.D. (1970)Law
California State University - Los AngelesB.A. (1966)Government: Political Science
Professional Activities
Speech and Community Judge National Tournament of Champions 2011-Current
Details: This is a National Invitational Tournament of Champions, inviting students from across the United States to perform, speak and debate. The 2011 Tournament was held in San Diego, California and Sam Spital served as a Community Judge.
Commentator: "Mortgages and Renegotiation - Bank of America aquisition of Countrywide Financial Corp." Smart Money Magazine 2009
Commentator: The Important Questions to Ask when Choosing an Attorney Fox Channel 5 News 2008
Commentator: Murder Arraignment LaJolla Light Newspaper 2008
Lecturer: Legal & Ethical Considerations - School Responsibilities Conference on Bullying And Social Aggression in California 2006
Lecturer: Legal Research - Developments in the Law Litigation Skills For Legal Staff in California Conference 2005
Lecturer: California Dept.of Motor Vehicles Investigations National Auto Dealers Association Conference 1982
Lecturer: Medical Board Disciplinary Actions L.A. County Medical Association Annual Conference 1980
Lecturer: New Trends in Long-Term Care UCSD School of Medicine Health Sciences 1980
Awards
Certificate of Appreciation, UCSD School of Medicine
Professional Associations
Member, American Bar Association
-Current
Member, American Society of Law, Medicine and Ethics
-Current
Member, California State Bar
-Current
Member, American Trial Lawyers Association
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Member, American Bar Association
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Sustaining Member, California Trial Lawyers Association
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PUBLICATIONS

Articles & Publications
  • A Useful Guidebook To Tenant Rights
    BJ & Associates
  • Tenant Overcharges: Pendulum Has Swung Another Direction
    San Diego Business Journal
  • No Fault: Is It The Answer?
    San Diego County Bar Association DICTA Magazine
  • Nip Disciplinary Actions In The Bud
    Western Journal of Medicine
  • Reducing Risk of Negligence
    Dental Management
  • Reducing The Risk of Medical Malpractice
    Western Journal of Medicine
  • Check Out Legal Points in Your Medical Practice
    Western Journal of Medicine
  • Doctor, You are Under Investigation
    Medical Economics
  • Optometric Practice Under The Law
    California Optometrist
  • Understanding Physician Rights and Liabilities Under The California Medical Practice Act
    Western Journal of Medicine
  • Understanding the California Contractors License Law
    Pool News

WEBSITES & BLOGS

Website: Website

SOCIAL MEDIA

CONTACT & MAP

Main Offices
8880 Rio San Diego Dr., #800 San Diego 92108
Downtown Offices: 110 West C Street, Suite 1300 San Diego 92101
San Diego, CA
USA
Telephone: 619.583.0350
Fax: 619.583.1850