Alan Pritt is a founding member of Pritt & Spano Law. Alan grew up in Winfield, West Virginia and has been active in the communities of Kanawha and Putnam County. He graduated from Marshall University summa cum laude with a B.A. in Political Science. He attended WVU College of Law where he received his J.D. in 2010. At the College of Law Alan was a member of the Entrepreneurship Clinic where he aided West Virginia small businesses and start-up companies.
Prior to founding Pritt and Spano Law, Alan was a solo practitioner at the Law Office of Alan Pritt. Alan has represented clients in family law, criminal law, and civil litigation. During the last several years, Alan has worked tirelessly to protect children as a prominent Guardian Ad Litem in Kanawha, Putnam and surrounding counties. Additionally, Alan served as legal counsel to the West Virginia Senate while serving as Committee Counsel to the Senate Finance Committee during the 2015 Legislative Session.
Joey Spano is a husband and father of two boys, and two dogs. He is a managing partner at Pritt & Spano PLLC. Before starting the firm, he was a senior assistant prosecuting attorney in Kanawha County. Mr. Spano graduated from George Washington High School in Charleston, Concord University in Athens, WV, and WVU Law School. At Concord, he was a captain of the football team and an all conference linebacker. He is currently a candidate for Charleston City Counsel. When he's away from the office, Mr. Spano enjoys participating in all our beautiful state has to offer. In Charleston, he enjoys coaching youth sports, boating, and hiking. He also enjoys riding ATVs, fishing, hunting, and shooting while at his family farm in Ravenswood.
Prior to founding Pritt and Spano, PLLC, Mr. Spano practiced with the Office of the Kanawha County Prosecuting Attorney for several years. He prosecuted criminals in numerous misdemeanor and felony trials. Mr. Spano worked in Magistrate Court trying over 100 misdemeanor bench trials, with many of those being DUI’s. Mr. Spano also represented the State for the first year of the Kanawha County Domestic Violence Pilot Court, where he prosecuted domestic violence and gained much experience in Kanawha County Family Court. Mr. Spano’s numerous years in Circuit Court practicing before the Honorable Judge Charles King, Jr. There he covered numerous felony trials, plea agreements, probation, and home confinement violations and expungement hearings. As a prosecuting attorney, Mr. Spano has tried hundreds of misdemeanor and felony trials gaining an unprecedented amount of court room experience. Mr. Spano has experience in criminal law, family law, and DUI representation. He is also skilled in civil law, in which he has worked on wrongful death, mesothelioma, federal 1983 and car injury cases. Mr. Spano works with many of the top plaintiff’s firms throughout Charleston.
When Mr. Spano is outside the office he enjoys spending time with his fiance, family, and friends. He also enjoys sports, hunting, hiking with his three dogs and enjoying West Virginia’s finest craft brews.
Melissa Abernathy is the firm's Office Manager and Paralegal. She earned her Associates Degree in Paralegal Studies in 2016, and graduated Summa Cum Laude. While in school Melissa interned at Pritt & Spano and has now been with the firm for 6 years. Melissa resides in South Charleston with her two children, T.J. & Destiny. In her free time Melissa enjoys spending time with her family and friends, hiking, and doing small projects around the house.
Kara White was born in Elkins, West Virginia and grew up in Logan, West Virginia. She has an Associate Degree from Southern Community and Technical College. She has worked in the legal field for 8 years. She is engaged and has four bonus children.
Paige Legg has a passion for the legal field and helping others, she has grown up in the legal field as her mother is a paralegal and takes a lot of her inspiration from her. She is from Deltona, FL but considers Clay, WV her home. She is a wife and a mother to an 11-month-old baby boy. Outside of the office Paige enjoys cleaning, fishing, and camping. She also enjoys traveling back to Florida yearly to visit her family.