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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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Named one of "100 Good Men"||Women's Fund of Western Massachusetts||2014|
|Life Fellow||Massachusetts Bar Foundation||2014|
|Outstanding Career Armed Services Attorney Award||The Judge Advocates Association||2009|
|Bronze Star||United States Army||2008|
|Bronze Star||United States Army||2005|
|Experienced Civil and Criminal Trial Attorney||Egan, Flanagan and Cohen, P.C.||2011 - Present|
|Adjunct Professor of Criminal Justice||Bay Path College||2009 - Present|
|Assistant District Attorney - Homicide Unit||Hampden County District Attorney's Office||1998 - 2011|
|Adjunct Professor of Law||Western New England College School Of Law||1996 - 2000|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Federal Bar Association (Massachusetts chapter)||N/A||2014 - Present|
|National Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys||N/A||2012 - Present|
|Massachusetts Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||N/A||2011 - Present|
|Hampden County Bar Association||N/A||2001 - Present|
|Massachusetts Bar Association||N/A||1996 - Present|
|American Bar Association||N/A||1991 - Present|
|United States Army War College||Strategic Studies||MA - Masters||2006|
|University of South Carolina School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1991|
|Boston University||International Relations||MA - Masters||1987|
|University of Massachusetts, Amherst||History||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1982|
|University of Massachusetts||Rule of Law in the Age of Terrorism||2012|
|Annual Military Law Symposium||Rule of Law Operations in Iraq||2008|