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Attorney Steve Wells

Alaska Criminal Defense Lawyer

Retaining skillful defense representation for your situation can be a daunting task. You need to ensure that your lawyer has experience, that they are willing to take the time to provide you with the information that you need, and that they possess many other qualities that ensure skillful representation. Attorney Steve Wells is an Alaska criminal defense lawyer who has nearly two decades of experience in serving the residents of Alaska and other areas that are facing criminal charges, and he will put this experience to work for you when you choose to retain his services.

You will receive exemplary service when you choose this firm, and it is important to waste no time in doing so if you have been charged with a crime. Why hire Steve Wells? He is a Founding President of AACDL (Alaska Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers). He is a Member of the Board of Directors of the NACDL (National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers), and he is also a CLE Presenter Nationwide (Continuing Legal Education or Seminars for Lawyers). Contact this firm today for the representation that you need.

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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.

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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Law Offices of Steve M. Wells - Alaska Criminal Defense Lawyer
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