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Evan has recovered millions of dollars and obtained justice and legal relief for over 1,000 clients during his 26 years of practice in a variety of legal fields including civil rights, entertainment, business, cyberlaw, sexually oriented businesses, personal injury, disability, malpractice, contracts, class actions and criminal defense. Mr. Spencer has also performed charitable work as well as providing complimentary legal services and referrals to indigent and disabled clients. Evan offers free consultations and referrals to clients in all areas of civil practice including COVID-19 litigation in New York and throughout the United States with the assistance of a network of local lawyers across America.
After being admitted to practice law in January 1997, Mr. Spencer worked for a New York City civil litigation firm where he learned all aspects of state and federal litigation. In 2002, Mr. Spencer defeated George Lucas creator of Star Wars in a highly publicized First Amendment free speech case in federal court in California, Lucasfilm, Ltd. v. Media Market Group where Mr. Spencer successfully argued that the animated pornographic comedy Starballz was a parody of Star Wars like Mel Brooks’s movie Spaceballs that was protected under the First Amendment. Later that year, Mr. Spencer became the first litigant to prevail in New York Supreme Court in 9/11 litigation before moving to Colorado to co-found the Colorado Tennis Center. In 2003, after Kobe Bryant was arrested for sexual assault in Eagle, Colorado, Evan invented the Pre-Sexual Agreement, a contract analogous to a pre-nuptial agreement that was parodied on Chappelle’s Show on Comedy Central as the “Love Contract” and reported by the media internationally including Playboy magazine and Sports Illustrated.
In 2012, Mr. Spencer filed a class action against New York City restaurants, bars, and night clubs that violated consumer protection laws by charging automatic gratuities. The case received national media attention, advised the public of this unlawful practice, and stopped most businesses from continuing the illegal policy. In 2013, Mr. Spencer’s lawsuit against Match.com was responsible for exposing the fake profiles and catfish scams that exist on IAC Interactive’s dating web sites, where thousands of members have been scammed out of millions of dollars. From 2014 – 2020, Mr. Spencer instituted several civil rights cases in Nebraska federal and state court on behalf of Nebraska businessman Shane Harrington that resulted in the formation of five gentlemen’s clubs in Nebraska including Midwest Girls Club and Club Omaha (www.ClubOmaha.club).
Evan produced and directed the acclaimed documentary Inside Tennis for the tennis channel that has been broadcast hundreds of times since 2003 (www.InsideTennisTheMovie.com).
Evan Spencer was born in the summer of 1969 at St. Lawrence Hospital in Bronxville, New York. He was educated in Westchester County, New York at Davis Elementary and Scarsdale High school (the #1 public high school in the United States at that time) where he was the only student to graduate after 3 years at the age of 16. Evan received his bachelor’s degree in Philosophy from the State University of New York at Purchase and his law degree from PACE University School of law in White Plains.