Party affiliation: Democrat
Emil V. Spadafora, American lawyer. Bar: Oklahoma 1977, United States District Court Oklahoma 77, United States Court Appeals (10th circuit) 1977, Supreme Court of the United States Court 81. Trustee Oklahomans Human Rights, Oklahoma City, 1980—1983; Member of American Association For Justice, American Bar Association, United States Parachute Association (instructor since 1974), Oklahoma County Bar Association, Oklahoma Bar Association.
Associate Grethen & Associates, Purcell, Oklahoma, 1977—1978. Partner, James, Spadafora & Portis Oklahoma City, since 1978. Attorney American Civil Liberties Union, since 1981.
Consultant attorney Commercial Communications Inc., since 1983, Dallas, since 1983. Legal advisor Order Sons Italy, Normano, Oklahoma, since 1979. Served as sergeant United States Army, 1964-1967, Vietnam.