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Evan Kelly

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Criminal Defense Attorney in West Chester, PA

Bellwoar Kelly, LLP
126 West Miner Street, Suite 1
West Chester, PA 19382
Phone: 866-244-5318
Fax: 610-430-6668
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2017 - 2022
Licensed in Pennsylvania Since: 2000
Practice Areas: Criminal Defense, Legislative & Governmental Affairs, Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
Languages Spoken: English, Spanish
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Attorney Profile

As a founding attorney at the reputable law firm of Bellwoar Kelly, LLP, Evan Kelly has accumulated extensive experience in a variety of practice areas. From his law firm based in West Chester, Pennsylvania, he helps clients in Philadelphia, Reading and the surrounding metro areas navigate serious legal concerns related to the following:

·         Criminal defense

·         Personal injury

Attorney Kelly has successfully handled several high-profile cases related to first-degree murder, homicide and rape. From his representation of well-known athletes to government officials, he has built a reputation as one of the leading criminal defense attorneys in the state. Beyond his criminal defense practice, he has dedicated a portion of his career to advocating for the injured.

After graduating with his Juris Doctor from Villanova University School of Law in 2000 and later receiving permission to practice from the Pennsylvania Bar Association, Mr. Kelly has accumulated various distinctions and recognitions due to his impressive record of success. These include The National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Trial Lawyers, a "Superb" rating from Avvo and multiple client satisfaction awards from the American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys. He is also a certified specialist in death penalty laws, a distinction granted by the Pennsylvania Bar Association.

A consummate professional, Evan Kelly maintains active memberships in the American Association of Premier DUI Attorneys and the Chester County Bar Association. By combining his past experience as chief counsel for the U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary with his years of practicing law as an advocate for Philadelphia-area residents, attorney Kelly continues to establish himself as a leader in both personal injury litigation and criminal defense.

Practice Areas
  • 80%Criminal Defense
  • 10%Legislative & Governmental Affairs
  • 10%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
Focus Areas

Criminal Law, Drug & Alcohol Violations, Murder, Sex Offenses, Personal Injury - Plaintiff


6 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2017 - 2022

About Evan Kelly

First Admitted: 2000, Pennsylvania

Professional Webpage:


  • Top 10 Attorney Award, American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys, 2014 - Present
  • Top Lawyer, Main Line Today Magazine, 2010 - Present
  • Rising Star, Super Lawyers, 2007 - Present
  • Client Satisfaction Award, American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys, 2014 - Present
  • Top 100 lawyers in PA Criminal Defense ASLA
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers, National Trial Lawyers, 2014 - Present

Educational Background

  • West Chester University, West Chester, PennsylvaniaB.A. summa cum laude - 1997

Bar/Professional Activity

  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Pennsylvania, 2000
  • Eastern Technology Counsel
  • Chester County Bar Association
  • Pennsylvania, 2000
  • Young Professionals of Chester County
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • West Chester University Alumni Finance Committee
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Pennsylvania, 2000
  • American Association of Premier DUI Attorneys, Member

Special Licenses/Certifications

  • Death Penalty Certified in Pennsylvania, 2011
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Office Location for Evan Kelly

126 West Miner Street
Suite 1
West Chester, PA 19382

Phone: 866-244-5318

Fax: 610-430-6668

Last Updated: 5/15/2022

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