Samuel E Spital

Samuel E Spital

Former Deputy Attorney General, California Dept. of Justice
  • Gov & Administrative Law, Criminal Law, Domestic Violence...
  • California
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Summary

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 administrative law, criminal defense and civil litigation. 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!"

Practice Areas
  • Gov & Administrative Law
  • Criminal Law
  • Domestic Violence
  • DUI & DWI
  • White Collar Crime
  • Juvenile Law
  • Personal Injury
  • Appeals & Appellate
  • Employment Law
  • Real Estate Law
Additional Practice Areas
  • Federal Criminal Defense
  • Car Accidents
Fees
  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
California
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
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 University
American Arbitration Association Graduate Certificate / Alternative Dispute Resolution (1998)
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Loyola Law School, Los Angeles
J.D. / Law (1970)
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California State University - Los Angeles
B.A. / Government: Political Science (1966)
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Awards
Certificate of Appreciation
UCSD School of Medicine
Professional Associations
National Tournament of Champions
Speech and Community Judge
- Current
Activities: 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.
American Bar Association
Member
- Current
American Society of Law, Medicine and Ethics
Member
- Current
California State Bar # 48722
Member
- Current
Smart Money Magazine
Commentator: "Mortgages and Renegotiation - Bank of America aquisition of Countrywide Financial Corp."
Fox Channel 5 News
Commentator: The Important Questions to Ask when Choosing an Attorney
LaJolla Light Newspaper
Commentator: Murder Arraignment
Conference on Bullying And Social Aggression in California
Lecturer: Legal & Ethical Considerations - School Responsibilities
Litigation Skills For Legal Staff in California Conference
Lecturer: Legal Research - Developments in the Law
American Trial Lawyers Association
Member
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American Bar Association
Member
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California Trial Lawyers Association
Sustaining Member
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National Auto Dealers Association Conference
Lecturer: California Dept.of Motor Vehicles Investigations
L.A. County Medical Association Annual Conference
Lecturer: Medical Board Disciplinary Actions
UCSD School of Medicine Health Sciences
Lecturer: New Trends in Long-Term Care
Publications
Articles & Publications
BULLYING: There's No Place For It In The Workplace!
Lorman Education Services Publication
Should California Cut Drug Possession Penalties
Findlaw
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
Speaking Engagements
Legal Principles of Safe & Competent Nursing, Department of Nursing--National University, San Diego, California
Sharp Hospital
The Board of Registered Nursing in California, the Nursing Practice Act, Rules and Regulations; disciplinary actions and legal principles
Certifications
Alternate Dispute Resolution
San Diego State University
Websites & Blogs
Website
Website
Blog
Are Firearms The Real Problem or People Who Abuse them?
Blog
Appeals Court Upholds California Death Penalty
Blog
Medical Board of California Fall, 2015 Newsletter
Blog
Renewal of Professional and Occupational Licenses
Blog
Governor Brown Extends The Enforcement Power of Board of Registered Nursing
Blog
New California Law For Traffic Fines
Blog
Is a University Liable for Violence on the Campus?
Blog
Women in the Legal System – As a Judge or Judged as a Lawyer
Blog
What To Do If You Get A Call or Letter From The Government?
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