Alaska 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

Attorney Steve Wells

Backed by 20 Years of Experience

Backed by nearly two decades of experience, Attorney Steve Wells fights for the rights of those facing criminal charges. In every case, he puts this experience to work, provides his clients with information from start to finish, and ensures skillful representation from beginning to end. Due to his dedication to his clients, he has been featured in The National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Trial Lawyers and has been named to the 2017 edition of Alaska Super Lawyers®.

Background and Experience

After defending clients throughout Tennessee, Attorney Wells moved his legal practice to the state of Alaska in 1999. He became the sole public defender in Dillingham, Alaska. During this experience, he handled every type of state case, from commercial fishing offenses to first-degree murder.

In 2004, Attorney Wells became a traveling criminal defense lawyer at the Office of Public Advocacy, which is Alaska's alternate defender agency. In this position, he traveled throughout Alaska handling various criminal cases, including:

  • Homicide
  • Sex crimes
  • Robbery
  • Kidnapping
  • First-degree assault

Mr. Wells launched his private criminal defense practice in May of 2006. He uses this position to provide excellent representation to clients in both state and federal court.

Attorney Wells' Memberships

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

The Right Lawyer Can Make The Difference

Here are 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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