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The law firm of Spellman, Kelly & Fanous, LLC is a small community-based law firm located at 133 Mountain Road in Suffield.

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Attorneys David Kelly and Beth Fanous

Recently retired Attorney Victoria Spellman, a longtime resident of Suffield, opened her law firm doors in 2005. In 2007 Attorney David Kelly came on board, and in 2013 Attorney Beth Fanous joined the team.

David Kelly has been practicing law in Connecticut since 1998, with a concentration in family law and criminal defense. His family law practice includes mediation, contested and uncontested divorce, termination of parental rights, child support disputes as well as a variety of motions for contempt. In his criminal practice, David represents individuals arrested or facing criminal charges for a wide range of matters, including possession, driving under the influence, and domestic disputes. Consultation services are offered to effectively and discretely provide honest, comprehensive legal counsel to individuals dealing with some of life’s most stressful circumstances. David represents clients in courts all over the state of Connecticut.

Beth Fanous has been practicing law since 2003, and is licensed in Connecticut, Massachusetts, and New York. Beth’s practice focuses on estate planning, including wills and trusts, probate, and business law. In addition to office meetings, Beth offers remote meetings, in-home meetings and in-facility meetings to accommodate clients’ special needs. Beth is currently the author of all estate planning and trust form documents for other attorneys published by Lexis Nexis for the State of Connecticut. She continues her practice as a business attorney, helping clients achieve satisfying resolutions in the context of small business, whether it be for buy/sell agreements, business development, or governance.

David earned his Juris Doctorate from Western New England School of Law in 1998 and graduated from Connecticut College in 1995. He began his legal career as a corporate compliance attorney at Hartford Life.

In 2003, concurrent with his employment at Hartford Life, David began litigating civil and criminal matters pertaining to workers compensation, personal injury, contractual claims and other complex litigation issues, which enabled him to develop extensive court experience.

David, his wife and children reside in Berlin, CT.

Beth earned her Juris Doctorate from Tulane Law School in 2003 and graduated from Boston College in 1999. Her career began as an associate attorney in a large firm setting in New York with Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLC, where she worked in mergers and acquisitions.

Beth then shifted to the not-for-profit sector working as an in-house attorney for the Headquarters of Habitat for Humanity International in Georgia, working in a wide range of areas including corporate governance, commercial co-venturing and other contracting, litigation management, human resources, and policy development.

In 2007 She returned to the Suffield area to be closer to family and as an in-house attorney for United Technologies Corporation, working in development and negotiation of sales and purchase contracts, joint technology development contracts, distributorship agreements, and general-counsel to small UTC affiliate companies.

When Beth’s children came along, she wanted more control over her schedule and by chance connected with Victoria Spellman. Beth refers to Victoria as a dedicated mentor as she transitioned to a small private practice and Vicki began phasing into retirement.
Beth, her husband and children reside in Suffield.

The firm has enjoyed a history of involvement with town activities. Vicki was a founding member of the Suffield Chamber of Commerce, and served as a town Selectman. Beth previously served on the Charter Review Commission and currently serves on the towns’ Conservation Commission. For the past two years the firm has been a sponsor of Suffield’s Annual Fishing Derby.

To learn more about the services offered, as well as to find contact information for both David and Beth, you can visit their website at They look forward to helping you with any questions you may have.

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