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Jonathan E. Fortman

Attorney at Law

Attorney Jonathan E. Fortman has been practicing law for over 29 years since he obtained his Juris Doctor from the St. Louis University School of Law in 1992. A strong supporter of individual rights and an active member of the Missouri Association of Trial Lawyers, Jon has devoted his career to helping clients who have been harmed by the reckless and negligent actions of others. Jon has successfully argued cases before the Missouri Supreme Court, as well as State and Federal Courts of Appeals. He is licensed in numerous jurisdictions, including the State of Missouri, Western District of Texas, Western District of Michigan, District of Nebraska, U.S. Court of Appeals for 8th Circuit, U.S. Court of Appeals for 7th Circuit, Northern District of Illinois, U.S. Court of Appeals for 5th Circuit, Southern District of Illinois, Central District of Illinois, Eastern District of Missouri, U.S. Supreme Court, Northern District of Texas, U.S. Court of Appeals for 4th Circuit, U.S. Court of Appeals for 9th Circuit, U.S. Court of Appeals for 11th Circuit, and looks forward to adding more to this list in the future. Jon uses his extensive legal knowledge and skill to advocate effectively on behalf of his clients and will fight hard to protect your rights and help you reach a fair resolution to your unique situation.

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Kelly M. Spann

Attorney at Law

Kelly M Spann started working for Jon in 2004 as a legal assistant and paralegal. After gaining extensive experience during her years of service at the firm, Kelly followed the advice of others and obtained her Juris Doctor from St. Louis University School of Law in 2021 with a concentration in Intellectual Property Law. After passing the Uniform Bar Exam and being sworn into the Bar of the State of Missouri in September 2021, Kelly officially became Jon’s partner and FortmanSpann was born. A dedicated wife and mother of three children, Kelly works hard to serve and assist individuals who come to our firm looking for guidance and legal support. She uses her extensive legal knowledge and skill to advocate effectively on behalf of her clients. Kelly is instrumental in providing practical advice and strategic solutions for our clients.

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Ellen Lutzow

Ellen M. Lutzow

Attorney at Law – Of Counsel

Attorney Ellen M. Lutzow has been practicing law since September 2010 after obtaining her Juris Doctor from St. Louis University School of Law. Ellen is the principal owner of the Lutzow Law Firm, LLC and of counsel at FortmanSpann. As a strong advocate for the elderly, Ellen has devoted her law practice to estate planning and Medicaid crisis planning. She is a member of both the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys and Certified Senior Advisors. In addition to her law practice, Ellen is an active volunteer for various local community organization in and around her hometown of over 40 years, Florissant, Missouri.

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