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Aaron Spolin

Aaron Spolin

Award-Winning Criminal Appeals Lawyer & Former Prosecutor
  • Appeals & Appellate, Criminal Law, White Collar Crime ...
  • California, Michigan, New York, Pennsylvania, Texas
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Biography

Spolin Law P.C.’s founder, Aaron Spolin, is a former prosecutor and award-winning criminal appeals attorney. He has achieved successful outcomes on hundreds of criminal cases, including numerous dismissals of major felony cases; non-criminal resolutions to complex fraud and insurance fraud defense cases; successful appellate outcomes from various appellate courts; and multiple not-guilty jury verdicts at trial. Innocent Spolin Law clients wrongfully accused of murder and other serious crimes are now free because of his work.

Aaron is the recipient of various awards for his advocacy, including the American College of Trial Lawyer’s Medal for Excellence in Oral Advocacy as well as Princeton University’s Lynde Prize. He is ranked in the top 1% of criminal law attorneys, is on the “Top 100 Trial Lawyers” list of The National Trial Lawyers, and is recognized as one of the “10 Best Criminal Law Attorneys” by the American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys.

Aaron received his B.A. from Princeton University and his J.D. from U.C. Berkeley School of Law (Boalt Hall). He is a former member of California Law Review. Aaron is also the author of the book Witness Misidentification in Criminal Trials and co-author of the Harvard Law School Public Interest Office’s advocacy guide Serving Immigrants and Refugees. Prior to serving as a prosecutor and criminal defense attorney, Aaron worked for the East Bay Community Law Center in Berkeley, California, and for federal judge Shira Scheindlin in the Southern District of New York. He is admitted to practice law throughout the states of California, Texas, Michigan, and New York, as well as various federal courts, including the United States Supreme Court.

Education
University of California, Berkeley School of Law
J.D. (2013) | Law
California Law Review
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Princeton University
B.A. (2008) | Public Policy
Honors: Lynde Prize
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Professional Experience
Criminal Defense and Civil Rights Attorney
Spolin & Dukes P.C.
- Current
Assistant District Attorney
Office of the District Attorney, New York City Bronx County
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Judicial Extern
Judge Schira Scheindlin, United States District Court, Southern District of New York
Law Clerk
Office of the District Attorney, Santa Clara County
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Business Analyst
McKinsey & Company
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Princeton-in-Washington Coordinator
Princeton University
Intern
Senator Dianne Feinstein, United States Senate
Speaking Engagements
James Madison Award Speech, Presentation of James Madison Award to Supreme Court Justice Steven Breyer
Awards
Top 10 Attorneys in California - Criminal Defense
American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys
2018
Client's Choice Award
Avvo
2017
10.0 Superb Rating
Avvo
Super Lawyer
Super Lawyers
2021-2023
Best Criminal Defense Attorneys in Santa Monica
Expertise.com
Top 10 Law Firms in California for Criminal Law
Attorney & Practice Magazine
Top 100 Trial Lawyers - Criminal Law
The National Trial Lawyers
Medal for Excellence in Advocacy
American College of Trial Lawyers
Lynde Prize
Princeton University
Professional Associations
State Bar of Texas  # 24118984
Member
Current
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State Bar of New York  # 5248505
Member
Current
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Los Angeles County Bar Association
Member
Current
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Beverly Hills Bar Association
Member
Current
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Los Angeles County Criminal Courts Bar Association
Member
Current
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American Bar Association
Member
Current
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New York State Bar Association
Member
Current
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State Bar of Michigan
Member
Current
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State Bar of California  # 310379
Member
Current
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
California
State Bar of California
ID Number: 310379
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Michigan
State Bar of Michigan
ID Number: P85889
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New York
New York State Office of Court Administration
ID Number: 5248505
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Pennsylvania
Disciplinary Board of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania
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Texas
State Bar of Texas
ID Number: 24118984
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U.S. Supreme Court
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Fees
  • Free Consultation
    varies on situation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
Practice Areas
    Appeals & Appellate
    Civil Appeals, Federal Appeals
    Criminal Law
    Criminal Appeals, Drug Crimes, Expungement, Fraud, Gun Crimes, Internet Crimes, Sex Crimes, Theft, Violent Crimes
    White Collar Crime
    Civil Rights
    Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Discrimination, Employment, Fair Housing, Police Misconduct, Privacy Law
    Arbitration & Mediation
    Business - Arbitration/Mediation, Consumer - Arbitration/Mediation, Family - Arbitration/Mediation
    DUI & DWI
    Juvenile Law
    Gov & Administrative Law
    Administrative Law, Election Law, Government Contracts, Government Finance, Legislative & Government Affairs
Additional Practice Areas
  • Criminal Appeals
  • Writs of Habeas Corpus
  • SB 1437, AB 2942, Etc.
  • CPL 440
  • Article 11.07 Writs
Languages
  • English
Websites & Blogs
Website
Spolin & Dukes P.C.
Blog
Criminal Appeals Guide
Blog
Videos
The criminal justice system treats defendants like dirt. We fight this trend by aiming to treat all clients—and their family members—with respect and dignity. Spolin Laws Mission Statement

The criminal justice system treats defendants like dirt. We fight this trend by aiming to treat all clients—and their family members—with respect and dignity.

Spolin Law is one of California's leading criminal appeals law firms.  The firm serves clients throughout California. Spolin Law - Criminal Defense & Civil Rights

Spolin Law is one of California's leading criminal appeals law firms. The firm serves clients throughout California.

AB 256 (Assembly Bill 256) is known as the “Racial Justice Act for All” it extends justice for people incarcerated due to racial bias. It allows courts to completely vacate... Aaron Spolin explains AB 256

AB 256 (Assembly Bill 256) is known as the “Racial Justice Act for All” it extends justice for people incarcerated due to racial bias. It allows courts to completely vacate...

Most criminal cases end when the accused enters a negotiated guilty plea to specific charges. Unfortunately, many people who are completely innocent of wrongdoing end up pleading guilty because they... CAN YOU APPEAL A CONVICTION IF YOU PLEAD GUILTY?

Most criminal cases end when the accused enters a negotiated guilty plea to specific charges. Unfortunately, many people who are completely innocent of wrongdoing end up pleading guilty because they...

Senate Bill 483 provides for the resentencing of thousands of inmates serving extra time due to enhancements. https://www.spolinlaw.com/california/resentencing-convictions-involving-enhancements-under-sb-483/ Criminal Appeals Lawyer Aaron Spolin Explains SB 483

Senate Bill 483 provides for the resentencing of thousands of inmates serving extra time due to enhancements. https://www.spolinlaw.com/california/resentencing-convictions-involving-enhancements-under-sb-483/

Senate Bill 775 may allow many people convicted of attempted murder and manslaughter to get a sentence reduction. Even defendants who have not yet been convicted can benefit. https://www.spolinlaw.com/california/reducing-a-sentence-under-sb-775/ Criminal Appeals Lawyer Aaron Spolin Explains SB 775

Senate Bill 775 may allow many people convicted of attempted murder and manslaughter to get a sentence reduction. Even defendants who have not yet been convicted can benefit. https://www.spolinlaw.com/california/reducing-a-sentence-under-sb-775/

Every defendant in the United States has a right to an effective attorney when they are facing criminal charges or appealing their case. If you have received ineffective assistance of... Ineffective Assistance of a Counsel

Every defendant in the United States has a right to an effective attorney when they are facing criminal charges or appealing their case. If you have received ineffective assistance of...

People v Strong SB 1437 Update

Spolin Law defends people accused of crimes and those whose civil rights were violated by the government. Learn more about who we are and why we do the work we... Spolin Law - Criminal Appeals & Post Convection

Spolin Law defends people accused of crimes and those whose civil rights were violated by the government. Learn more about who we are and why we do the work we...

The first step to challenge a wrongful conviction or improper sentence is to file a Notice of Appeal. A skilled California criminal appeals attorney at Spolin Law P.C. can guide... What is a Notice of Appeal

The first step to challenge a wrongful conviction or improper sentence is to file a Notice of Appeal. A skilled California criminal appeals attorney at Spolin Law P.C. can guide...

A commutation is a type of executive clemency that reduces or terminates a sentence imposed for a criminal offense. It does not change or reverse a finding of guilt; it... What is Commutation of a Sentence?

A commutation is a type of executive clemency that reduces or terminates a sentence imposed for a criminal offense. It does not change or reverse a finding of guilt; it...

You can win a criminal appeal. I’ll tell you how. Specifically, I’ll tell you what I do to fight and win my own cases. There are three main elements of... You Can Win A Criminal Appeal, A Top Criminal Appeals Lawyer Explains

You can win a criminal appeal. I’ll tell you how. Specifically, I’ll tell you what I do to fight and win my own cases. There are three main elements of...

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