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About Attorney Steve Wells

Seattle Federal Crime Lawyer

"I enjoy my work as a criminal defense attorney. I believe in standing up for someone's rights." - Steve Wells

Attorney Steve Wells is a Seattle federal crime attorney who has nearly two decades of experience in defending the rights of the criminally accused. When you are arrested and charged with an offense, it is imperative to seek the legal assistance of a skilled lawyer as soon as possible. When you choose the Law Offices of Steve M. Wells, you will receive representation that implements effective and proven methods in your case that have produced favorable outcomes in the past.

Further, you will receive representation that is highly experienced in many areas of criminal law. Attorney Wells is a Member of the Board of Directors for the NACDL (National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers), he is a Founding President of the AACDL (Alaska Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers), and he is a CLE Presenter Nationwide (Continuing Legal Education or Seminars for Lawyers). He has also been honored with inclusion in the 2017 edition of Alaska Super Lawyers®and The National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Trial Lawyers list.

Upon graduating from the California Western School of Law, Steve Wells started out with his criminal defense practice in Nashville, Tennessee.

Mr. Wells was the lead criminal defense attorney in hundreds of cases covering homicide to drug crime. Mr. Wells handled a large variety of criminal cases in both state and federal court.

He practiced in Nashville and throughout Middle Tennessee for several years, sharing space with Lionel Barrett, one of Tennessee’s premiere criminal defense attorneys.

After many successful years in Tennessee, Mr. Wells moved his practice to Alaska. He had always wanted to serve the state as a criminal defense attorney.

As the sole public defender in Dillingham, Alaska, Mr. Wells handled every type of state cases from commercial fishing to first-degree murder.

“I enjoy my work as a criminal defense attorney. I believe in standing up for someone’s rights. Many people don’t know that they are entitled to having their freedom protected. It’s not just a phrase you hear on TV. It’s real and I am dedicated to defending my clients with all of my access to law enforcement experts as well as knowing the details of the law. My job is to educate my client on how the state and federal law works and build a successful defense.” — Steve Wells

In 2004, Mr. Wells joined the Office of Public Advocacy, Alaska’s alternate defender agency, as a traveling criminal defense attorney. Mr. Wells traveled throughout Alaska handling serious criminal cases. He handled homicide, sex crimes, robbery, kidnapping and first-degree assault cases as well as many others.

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In May of 2006, Mr. Wells launched his private criminal defense practice. He continues to provide excellent representation to his clients in state and federal court.

  • Mr. Wells is the founding President of the AACDL (Alaska Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers)
  • A member of the Board of Directors of the NACDL (National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyer)
  • Guest lecturer for the CLE (Continuing Legal Education for lawyers)

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