Metropolitan News-Enterprise


Wednesday, July 23, 2003


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Crenshaw Eviction Lawyer Calvin Spann Dies at 78


By a MetNews Staff Writer


Crenshaw eviction lawyer Calvin Spann died yesterday at age 78.

Spann operated the Crenshaw Landlord Service, and his practice had consisted solely of eviction litigation since 1977. His office manager, Mark Todd, said colleagues hope to continue the practice Spann founded.

Todd said Spannís death was unexpected, though he had suffered a heart attack about a year ago and had been on medication. He continued his active practice of law right up until his death.

His daughter, Megan Spann, said plans for services have not yet been finalized. She said Spann is survived by three ex-wives, six daughters, a son, and two granddaughters.

A grandson is on the way, she added.

Megan Spann said her father earned his undergraduate degree from California State University-Los Angeles and his law degree from Loyola Law School, and had worked as a criminal defense attorney and served as a deputy district attorney prior to developing his eviction practice.

He was admitted to the bar in 1963.


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