Who We Are


First and foremost, the attorneys at the Bellwoar Kelly, LLP are trial lawyers.

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 and 2019. Finally, Mr. Kelly is death-penalty certified and has tried several murder, felony and sex Offense cases.

Partner Mark Conte served as an Assistant District Attorney and later was promoted to a Deputy District Attorney at the Chester County District Attorney’s Office where he worked from 1999-2016. While there, he was tasked with leading many of the Office’s training sessions for other Assistant District Attorneys, focusing on trial techniques. Mr. Conte is death-penalty certified and has tried many high-profile violent crimes, sex offenses and murders.

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.


Why Hire Us?

There are very few things in life as unsettling as facing criminal charges or pending litigation. Both 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 the Law Offices of Kelly & Conte, 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 confidant after discussing your specific legal situation with us, despite the fear and apprehension that you might be experiencing.

Who Have We Represented?

We have been fortunate enough to have been involved in a number of high- profile cases throughout the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. We have defended professional athletes accused of rape, individuals charged with first-degree murder in death penalty cases, 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.

Why You Should Trust Us

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 the 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.


Contact The 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, immigration issues, divorce, or serious injuries, 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.