Rena J. Spellman hails from Elizabeth City, NC where she was born and raised as the youngest of five children. Upon graduating from Elizabeth City State University with Summa Cum Laude honors in May 2011, Mrs. Spellman obtained her Juris Doctorate degree at North Carolina Central University School of Law where she graduated in the top of her class with Magna Cum Laude honors in May 2015.
As a law student, Mrs. Spellman successfully completed the NCCU School of Law’s Alternative Dispute Resolution Certificate Program and served as a Mediator for the Durham County People’s Court. Thus, she possesses a thorough understanding in the realm of alternative dispute resolution including mediation and negotiation, both of which are essential skills for thriving litigators and advocates to possess as it presents the ability to pinpoint issues while executing strategies to achieve or maximize desired results.
Following her success on the North Carolina State Bar in August 2015, Mrs. Spellman commenced her legal career serving the citizens of Bertie, Hertford, Northampton, and Halifax counties as an Assistant District Attorney where she maintained a full caseload in two separate counties at both the district and superior court level; and fought tirelessly to ensure that the victims she was sworn to serve were represented to the highest standard. As a prosecutor, Mrs. Spellman prosecuted a range of cases: all misdemeanors including DWI’s, and felonies to include drug offenses, sex crimes, property crimes, financial crimes, and violent crimes. Mrs. Spellman continuously served in this capacity for nearly six years. Having served in these and many other roles, Mrs. Spellman has honed her innate ability to build trust and rapport, and establish long-lasting relationships with individuals from any and all backgrounds.
- Criminal Defense
- Family Law
What Clients Say:
“Rena Spellman represented our daughter in a very complex child custody dispute involving mentally fragile children, domestic violence and did so with compassion, honesty and diligence. Her sensitivity in speaking with our granddaughters, both with PTSD, Depression, GAD, ADHD and mental health hospitalizations was a strengthening experience for each of them as they felt heard and validated. Ms. Spellman remained informed, concerned and protective of the girls. Ms. Spellman was excellent in educating the witnesses in offering simply stated truth, and highly organized documentation and timelines. Her appearance before Judge Solomon was respectful, well organized and presented with obvious and professional passion.” – A.G.