Joe Spataro is the Chief Assistant Statewide Prosecutor for the Tallahassee bureau of the Florida Attorney General’s Office of Statewide Prosecution. In that position, Mr. Spataro is the director of the Statewide Grand Jury and prosecutes organized criminal enterprises throughout the state, focusing on electronic surveillance investigations. Mr. Spataro is board certified by the Florida Bar in criminal trial law, and regularly serves as a faculty instructor for the Florida Bar’s Criminal Law Section, the FBI’s Digital Evidence Section, the National Attorney General’s Training and Research Institute, the National Computer Forensics Institute and Cellebrite.
Prior to joining the Office of Statewide Prosecution, Mr. Spataro was an Assistant State Attorney in the Key West office of the Sixteenth Circuit State Attorney’s Office. Mr. Spataro has also practiced in the areas of criminal defense and civil litigation. A South Florida native, Mr. Spataro is an alumnus of Boston College and the Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad Law Center. An honorary Conch from his time in Key West, Mr. Spataro is married with two beautiful children, with whom he spends most of his free time.