Anne Spell, known by most everyone as "Annie", was born and raised in Bogalusa, Louisiana and graduated from St. Scholastica Academy in Covington before earning an undergraduate degree from Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee. Upon her graduation from Loyola University of the South School of Law, she practiced personal injury and family law in Bogalusa for seven years before joining her husband to establish Spell & Spell in 1997, where she currently manages the civil side of Spell & Spell's practice with a concentration on personal injury cases.
After more than twenty years of providing legal services to families and children, Annie is highly regarded as a skilled, fearless, and effective advocate in the courtroom. Generous with her talents, she has litigated claims on behalf of parents raising children with disabilities and was recognized by the Nellie Byers Training Institute for her pro bono contributions on behalf of physically and mentally disabled children. As second chair on many criminal matters over the years, she has successfully defeated State attempts to secure death penalty sentences with her husband in every capital case her law firm has ever handled. Respected by courtroom friends and foes alike, Annie brings valuable and substantial legal expertise to every case she handles with a level of enthusiasm rarely seen in most court rooms.
She is well known locally as the immediate past president of the Greater Covington NAACP, only the second white female to hold such a post in NAACP history and the first to finish out her term of office. Under her leadership, the local branch was able to reconstitute itself and become an example of activism throughout the national organization. In that role, she actively resisted discrimination in all of its forms. She has also served in the Junior League of Greater Covington, worked in fundraising for the Children's Museum of St. Tammany, and cofounded The One Hundred Super Club which, over the last two years, has raised over $75,000.00 donated directly to local nonprofits.
Long before becoming a mother herself, Annie served for several years as the president of Camp Fire Boys and Girls (Towazi Council serving Tangipahoa and Washington Parishes). Later, when her own daughter came of age, she served as a Girl Scout leader with a troop based out of Christ Episcopal School. Today, she is a proud "cheer mom" at St. Martin's Episcopal School where her daughter is enrolled as a high school senior. An animal lover, Annie is also a past president of the Washington Parish Humane Society.
Annie is admitted to practice in all Louisiana state courts.