Attorney Astor is an AV-rated lawyer with 33 years of experience in the areas of... more
Attorney Astor is an AV-rated lawyer with 33 years of experience in the areas of personal injury, medical malpractice, criminal defense and alternative dispute resolution (mediation and arbitration). He serves clients throughout western Massachusetts and has offices in Springfield and Northampton. He has obtained more than 30 six-figure settlements and jury verdicts, and receives many of his... view profile
Stephen Spelman is an experienced trial attorney who represents businesses and... more
Stephen Spelman is an experienced trial attorney who represents businesses and individuals facing important and often complex legal issues and problems. As a prosecutor in the Homicide Unit of the Hampden County District Attorney's Office, Stephen tried more than 100 jury cases, including murder, narcotics trafficking, and financial fraud. Stephen has also tried civil cases in Federal Co... view profile
I have acted as a Mentor for New Bar Advocates in both Hampshire and Hampden... more
I have acted as a Mentor for New Bar Advocates in both Hampshire and Hampden Counties. Specifically, I provided oversight and instruction on practice and procedure in the District Courts to incoming members of local Bar Advocate Programs through the Committee for Public Counsel Services. I have acted as Volunteer for the United States Veteran's Adminsitration. Specifically, I participate... view profile
If you are suspected of a crime or charged with a violation of law, you may require the services of a criminal defense attorney to present your defense or negotiate a penalty. As different rules and procedures exist for different offenses, you should seek a criminal defense attorney who has worked on your particular type of case to provide you with the best defense. An experienced criminal defense attorney knows what information the government will need to prove your guilt. The defense attorney will also know what information you need to prove your innocence, including whether there are any legal rules justifying your actions.