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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 Court and New York state court. His extensive experience in complex civil and criminal litigation began when he started his practice of law with the firm of Davis Polk & Wardwell in New York City.

Stephen Spelman has been an adjunct Professor of Law at Western New England College School of Law, teaching White Collar Crime and Securities Regulation. He is a trial methods instructor for the National Institute for Trial Advocacy, and serves as a Master of the Bench for the Pioneer Valley Inn of Court.

Stephen Spelman is admitted to practice in Massachusetts, New York, and Connecticut, and in various Federal District Courts and Courts of Appeals.

Stephen Spelman served as a Colonel in the Judge Advocate General's Corps (JAG) of the U.S. Army Reserve. He served as the top criminal defense attorney for the United States Army while mobilized as Chief of the U.S. Army Trial Defense Service, supervising the defense of Army court-martial cases worldwide. He has also served two tours of duty in Iraq, one with Army Special Forces, the other as the senior military officer at the Law and Order Task Force - LAOTF.  Stephen began his military career by enlisting in the Army as a Private.

The Spelman family has lived in Hampden County for more than 250 years, contributing to the community by serving as attorneys, teachers, farmers, and business owners. Stephen has continued that tradition through his service on various community boards and church committees.

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Practice areas

Licensed

  1. Litigation: 48%
    25 years
  2. Criminal Defense: 47%
    25 years
  3. Sex Crime: 5%

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Contact info

Stephen Spelman, Egan, Flanagan and Cohen, P.C.

67 Market Street
P.O. Box 9035
Springfield, MA, 01102

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
MAActive199606/26/2016
NYCurrently registered 199203/07/2016
CTActive199107/14/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Named one of "100 Good Men"Women's Fund of Western Massachusetts2014
Life FellowMassachusetts Bar Foundation2014
Outstanding Career Armed Services Attorney AwardThe Judge Advocates Association2009
Bronze StarUnited States Army2008
Bronze StarUnited States Army2005
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Experienced Civil and Criminal Trial AttorneyEgan, Flanagan and Cohen, P.C.2011 - Present
Adjunct Professor of Criminal JusticeBay Path College2009 - Present
Assistant District Attorney - Homicide UnitHampden County District Attorney's Office1998 - 2011
Adjunct Professor of LawWestern New England College School Of Law1996 - 2000
Associations
Association namePosition nameDuration
Federal Bar Association (Massachusetts chapter)N/A2014 - Present
National Association of Criminal Defense AttorneysN/A2012 - Present
Massachusetts Association of Criminal Defense LawyersN/A2011 - Present
Hampden County Bar AssociationN/A2001 - Present
Massachusetts Bar AssociationN/A1996 - Present
American Bar AssociationN/A1991 - Present
Education
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
United States Army War CollegeStrategic StudiesMA - Masters2006
University of South Carolina School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1991
Boston UniversityInternational RelationsMA - Masters1987
University of Massachusetts, AmherstHistoryBA - Bachelor of Arts1982
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
University of MassachusettsRule of Law in the Age of Terrorism2012
Annual Military Law SymposiumRule of Law Operations in Iraq2008