Attorney William Spade graduated from the University of Chicago Law School in 1990, and was admitted to practice in Pennsylvania in November 1990. In the years since, he has been an associate in a large law firm, a clerk for a United States District Court judge, and an assistant district attorney in Philadelphia where he was one of the lead prosecutors in the Philadelphia County Grand Jury’s investigation into the sexual abuse of minors by priests employed by the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. In private practice since 2004, he now focuses on defending clients against state and federal criminal charges.
Attorney Spade’s first client after establishing his own firm was former City of Philadelphia treasurer Corey Kemp. He has continued to represent high-profile clients who include public officials, business executives, college students, police officers and individuals charged with large-scale drug crimes. Clients such as these, as well as the many ordinary Pennsylvania citizens whom Spade has represented, speak to his accessibility, his willingness to fully investigate and understand the case, and his integrity.
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Philadelphia Criminal Defense Practice
William Spade defends clients against a wide range of complex state and federal criminal charges, including:
- Tax Evasion
- Health Care Fraud
- Mortgage Fraud
- Wire Fraud
- Cyber Crimes
- Bribery & Kickbacks
- Identity Theft
- Money Laundering
- Immigration Fraud
- Violent Crimes
- Sex Crimes
- Drug Crimes
His cases in these areas are frequently controversial and even unpopular. Nevertheless, Spade is a firm believer in a defense attorney’s responsibility to build the strongest possible case for each client, whatever the charges. As a result, he has won numerous jury trials, and has succeeded in having charges reduced or dismissed altogether as a result of pretrial negotiations. He also seeks alternative sentences whenever possible.
He employs highly experienced investigators, forensic specialists of all kinds and mental health experts. In many instances, the investigators are former law enforcement personnel and thoroughly understand the ways evidence is used in complex criminal matters.
Spade has defended government officials, college students, police officers, business executives, private citizens, elected officials and individuals charged with being involved in organized crime. Whatever the nature of the charge, clients depend on William Spade to investigate thoroughly, conduct appropriate legal research to develop a strong theory of the case, and be available to respond to questions and address their concerns.
Contact Philadelphia criminal defense lawyer William Spade. Call 215-260-9590.
By: William Spade