Seattle Federal Criminal Defense Lawyer
The Right Lawyer Can Make The Difference "My job is to educate my client on how the state and federal law works and build a successful defense."
- Steve Wells, Founding Attorney

About Attorney Steve Wells

Serving Seattle and the Surrounding Areas

With more than two decades of experience under his belt, Attorney Steve Wells is dedicated to defending the rights of Seattle residents who have been charged with felony crimes. Backed by hundreds of cases ranging from homicide to drug crimes, he is capable of candling even the largest and most complex cases in both state and federal court. Attorney Wells has also been honored with inclusion in the 2017 edition of Alaska Super Lawyers® and The National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Trial Lawyers list.

Background and Experience

Upon graduating from the California Western School of Law, Steve Wells started out with his criminal defense practice in Nashville where he practiced several years. After many successful years in Tennessee, Attorney 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, he handled every type of state cases from commercial fishing to first-degree murder.

In 2004, Attorney Wells joined the Office of Public Advocacy, Alaska’s alternate defender agency, as a traveling criminal defense attorney, handling serious criminal cases. He handled homicide, sex crimes, robbery, kidnapping and first-degree assault cases as well as many others. In May of 2006, AttorneyWells launched his private criminal defense practice. Now, he continues to provide excellent representation to his clients in state and federal court.

Memberships

  • Founding President of the Alaska Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member of the Board of Directors of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyer
  • Guest lecturer for the Continuing Legal Education for lawyers

Quotes by Attorney Wells

“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.”

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

A Few Achievements That Set Attorney Steve Wells Apart:

  • Founding President of the AACDL

    (Alaska Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers)

  • Former Member of the Board of Directors of the NACDL

    (National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers)

  • CLE Presenter Nationwide

    (Continuing Legal Education or Seminars for Lawyers)

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