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Charles S. Spears


Mr. Spears has an extensive and varied legal background which allows him to evalaute a case or a situation quickly and accurately. After graduating from law school and being admitted to the California State Bar he practiced in Sacramento and the Sierra foothills from offices in Lake Tahoe. Thereafter he gained admission to the Nevada State Bar and started the firm of Spears & McPherson. The firm expanded into Reno and the Nevada side of Lake Tahoe. The firm practiced business litigation, consumer litigation, real estate and criminal defense. It also lobbied before the Nevada State Senate.


    Mr. Spears developed an interest in Nevada's casino industry and sought and received admission to practice before its regulatory agency, the Nevada Gaming Control Board. At the time, it was rare for a California attorney to be admitted to either the Nevada bar or the Gaming Control Board, as Nevada had a "closed" bar. His business and gaming experience became invaluable. In the 2000's he was retained to advise numerous startup businesses entering the fledging casino industry in the state of Texas.


    Spears & McPherson relocated to California and opened offices in San Jose and Santa Cruz. Its practice was expanded to add family law and bankruptcy (both creditor and debtor representation).


    After about 20 years in Northern California, Mr. Spears returned to San Diego, where he had been raised and had family. He now practices as a sole practitioner from offices in the Carmel Valley / Del Mar area of San Diego.


    His client base in San Diego includes businesses in the automotive, medical, medical equipment, entertainment, software and real estate fields. His knowledge in these fields also allows him to accept cases against businesses operating in these fields.


    His family law clients in San Diego are varied, and have included people with both complex and simple situations.


Mr. Spears believes that clients deserve personal attention to their case. He understands that clients want to speak with their attorney, not to a paralegal or secretary. Mr. Spears delivers on providing that personal service, answering his own telephone when possible.