Who We Are

First and foremost, the attorneys at the Bellwoar Kelly, LLP are trial lawyers. We have won high profile jury trials and bench trials and successfully represented tens of thousands of individuals in both criminal and civil cases.

Partner Andrew Bellwoar served as an Assistant District Attorney at the Delaware County District Attorney’s Office where he worked from 1988 to 1992. He then worked in a law office in Delaware County representing public officials and police officers. Mr. Bellwoar was named a partner in a firm that represented clients all across Pennsylvania. His practice expanded to include representing individuals, businesses and public entities, advising and guiding them through every type of problem. He has been named as a Best Lawyer of the Main Line for multiple years, most recently in 2019. He regularly provides instruction to other attorneys and public officials, on issues ranging from emerging issues in land development to civil rights.

Partner Evan Kelly served as an Assistant District Attorney with the Chester County District Attorney’s Office from 2000-2002. He also worked as Chief Counsel of Oversight and Investigation for the United States Senate Judiciary Committee for then Chairman Senator Arlen Specter from 2005-2007. Later he served as Treasurer for Arlen Specter’s United State Senate campaign in 2010. Mr. Kelly has received numerous awards as a trial lawyer and has been named a Super Lawyer in 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020. Finally, Mr. Kelly is death-penalty certified and has tried several murder, felony and sex offense cases.

Ryan Grace served as an Assistant District Attorney at the Delaware County District Attorney’s Office for over ten years. In this capacity, Ryan was promoted to Chief of the Special Victims Unit, where he was in charge of all child abuse, sexual assault, and domestic violence cases in Delaware County. He has also tried in excess of 35 jury trials as well as hundreds of bench trials.

Amanda Velazquez handles all of the firm’s immigration and family law cases. Ms. Velazquez began her legal career in Miami, Florida, but after several years relocated to southeastern Pennsylvania with her family. Ms. Velazquez is not only a tenacious litigator but also is fluent in Spanish. She specializes on immigration and family law.

Paul Drucker served as an Assistant District Attorney for the Philadelphia District Attorneys Office trying numerous cases to verdict. Additionally he served as a member of the Pennsylvania State House as an elected State Representative from 2008 – 2010

Why Hire Us?

There are very few things in life as unsettling as facing criminal charges or pending litigation. These situations can be frightening and occasionally even overwhelming. In such cases you want to hire attorneys who are not only tenacious and experienced trial attorneys, but who also have your best interest at heart.

At Bellwoar Kelly, LLP, we have successfully represented thousands of clients through both the criminal justice system and contentious litigation. We pride ourselves on our ability to explain the legal process to our clients and to comfort our clients and their loved ones in times of confusion and doubt. We are confident that you will feel much more comfortable and confident after discussing your specific legal situation with us, despite the fear and apprehension that you might be experiencing.

Who Have We Represented In Criminal Cases?

We have been involved in a number of high- profile cases throughout the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. We have successfully defended professional athletes accused of rape, individuals charged with first-degree murder in death penalty cases, a CEO accused of fraud by the Federal government, defendants in state-wide public corruption cases, a defendant in the Penn State University fraternity murder case, ministers, lawyers, doctors and teachers. As part of our personal injury practice, we also have represented victims of crime such as rape victims, shooting victims and assault victims who received financial compensation as a result of their injuries.

Who Have We Represented In Civil Cases?

We have been hired to represent corporations fighting off claims arising from contract disputes or termination of employees. We write contracts to protect our clients’ interests, we provide counsel on hidden liabilities, and we advise people in a cost-effective manner to achieve their goals. From collecting monies owed, or helping start a company, to buying or selling a business, we help individuals solve problems.

Why You Should Trust Us For Your Criminal Case

The primary factor that may set us apart from other law firms is that we truly care about what happens to our clients. Our many positive client reviews reflect that commitment. Experience has shown us that the vast majority of our clients are good people who – whether through, addiction, misfortune or lack of judgement – find themselves in the criminal justice system. Our goal at Bellwoar Kelly, LLP in criminal defense cases is not only to win the case, but to also do everything in our power to make sure that our client never finds himself or herself in the criminal justice system again. We do this by encouraging our clients to seek all available help that they need such as inpatient treatment and/or counseling.

Why You Should Trust Us For Your Civil Case

What sets us apart is the intense desire to achieve your objectives in a cost-efficient approach, that is based upon knowledge and experience. We know you want a business mindset: when your options are effectively communicated to you in a timely manner, you can make decisions that allow you, your business or your public entity to thrive in any environment.

 

Contact the Trial Lawyers at Bellwoar Kelly, LLP About Your Case

We have an excellent reputation for the quality of our work and our ability to obtain positive results in even the most difficult cases. If you’re facing an uncertain future because of criminal charges, business law challenges, estate planning, immigration issues, divorce, real estate, municipal law, serious injuries, or you are a victim of a crime, make sure you have an attorney who cares as much about the outcome of your case as you do. Let us show you what sets us apart from other law firms. Call 610-314-7066 or contact us by e-mail today.