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Kevin A. Spellacy

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A Closer Look

  • MY APPROACH: My clients can expect me to provide proactive and creative solutions to their estate problems.
  • WHAT I ENJOY ABOUT LAW: The opportunity to provide prompt effective cost saving solutions to legal problems
  • TYPE OF CLIENT: Individuals, families, fiduciaries, and business owners.


Mr. Spellacy was born in Grand Rapids, MN in 1951. He became a shareholder in the firm in 1984. Mr. Spellacy practices in the areas of estate planning, probate, and litigation involving trusts and estates. He represents individuals, families, and fiduciaries.

Mr. Spellacy has over 30 years of litigation experience including the representation of businesses, individuals and professionals and brings this experience to trusts and estate litigation, and the representation of fiduciaries and beneficiaries in probate and trust proceedings. He has a broad estate planning practice which includes basic plans, marital deduction federal and Minnesota estate tax plan trusts, irrevocable life insurance trusts, other types of irrevocable trusts for family gifting purposes, charitable remainder trusts, grantor retained annuity trusts (GRAT), S corp trust planning, estate, gift, and generation skipping tax planning, IRA and other retirement account distribution planning, qualified personal residence trusts, antenuptial and postnuptial agreements, supplemental and special needs trusts and trust and estate law.


  • William Mitchell College of Law, St. Paul, Minnesota
    • J.D. - 1977
    • Honors: cum laude
  • St. John's University, Collegeville, Minnesota
    • B.S. - 1973
    • Major: Accounting

Bar Admissions

  • Minnesota, 1977
  • U.S. District Court District of Minnesota, 1978
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 8th Circuit, 1996
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Wisconsin, 1996


  • Super Lawyer, Minnesota's Journal of Law and Politics
  • Best Lawyers of America
  • AV rated attorney with Martindale Hubble

Professional Associations

  • American Bar Association, Member
  • Defense Research Institute, Member
  • International Association of Defense Counsel, Member
  • Minnesota Defense Lawyers Association, Member
  • Minnesota State Bar Association, Probate & Trust Law Section, Member
  • Minnesota Supreme Court, Member, Advisory Committee on Rules of Evidence
  • Seventh District Bar Association, Member
  • Stearns/Benton County Bar Association, Member
  • Minnesota Defense Lawyers Association, Member, Committee on Products Liability
  • Central Minnesota Estate Planning Council, Member

Classes & Seminars

  • Seminar, Specialist Advertising-Enhances Standard of Care, Minnesota Lawyers Mutual Defense Panel, September 23, 1992
  • CPA's-Defense and Accounting Malpractice Cases-Issues, Observations and Practical Suggestions, Minnesota Society of Certified Public Accountants, September 25, 1992
  • Construction Liability and CGL Policy Coverage Issues, Kern, DeWenter & Viere, Ltd. November 14, 1995
  • Construction Liability and CGL Policy Coverage Issues, Quinlivan, Sherwood, Spellacy & Tarvestad, P.A., November 14, 1995