Steven M. Wells

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Top Rated Criminal Defense Attorney in Anchorage, AK

Law Offices of Steven M. Wells
 | 431 W 7th Ave., Suite 107
Anchorage, AK 99501
Phone: 907-279-3557
Fax: 907-279-3558
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2013 - 2019
Licensed Since: 2000
Practice Areas:
  • Criminal Defense (50%),
  • Criminal Defense: White Collar (50%)
Attorney Profile

From the Law Offices of Steven M. Wells, Mr. Wells provide aggressive representation for people facing federal criminal charges. He works with clients throughout Alaska to help them understand the circumstances of their case, and develop a legal strategy that aims for dismissed charges, reduced sentencing or another optimal outcome.

In 1991, Mr. Wells received a Bachelor of Arts in philosophy from Covenant College. He then earned a Juris Doctor in 1994, from the California Western School of Law.

Having handled cases involving a variety of charges such as robbery, sex crimes, homicide and kidnapping, Mr. Wells knows how to plan an effective tactic for defense. He has experience using expert witnesses and creating doubt among judges and juries. Mr. Wells possesses the negotiating skills to settle a case outside the courtroom when favorable, but he is willing and prepared to go to trial when his client's rights are at stake.

Throughout his decadeslong career, Mr. Wells has secured wins in the state and federal courts. For his accomplishments, he has been listed in The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100, and he holds an Avvo "Superb" rating.

More important than the honors, Mr. Wells has a reputation for treating clients with integrity and compassion. He keeps them updated, responds promptly to their concerns and encourages open communication.

To continue to provide outstanding representation, Mr. Wells is active in the legal community with the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. He also frequently serves as a guest speaker, discussing topics such as litigation skills, social media evidence and how to effectively cross-examine members of law enforcement.

Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Criminal Defense (50%): Criminal Law, Sex Offenses

Criminal Defense: White Collar (50%): White Collar Crime, Criminal Law - Federal

Focus Areas

Criminal Law, Sex Offenses, White Collar Crime, Criminal Law - Federal


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Super Lawyers: 2013 - 2019

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About Steven Wells

Admitted: 2000, Alaska

Professional Webpage:


  • Named to the 2014 edition of Alaska Super Lawyers®
  • The National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Trial Lawyers

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Founding President, Alaska Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (AACDL), 2010
  • Member, Board of Directors, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL)

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Main Presenter for Week-Long Trial Skills Advocacy Course for Montana State Public Defender Agency, 2013
  • Speaker, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, 2012
  • Speaker, Advanced Cross-Examination, Puerto Rico Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, 2012
  • Speaker, Social Media: How to Get It; How to Use It, Montana Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers Annual Conference, 2012
  • Alaska Bar Convention - Panelist discussing implications for NAS report on forensic science, 2010
  • Presenter, Cross Examination of Law Enforcement, Virginia Bar's Advanced Indigent Defense Seminar in Richmond, VA, 2009
  • Presenter, NACDL Annual Meeting/Seminar in Milwaukee, W, 2008
  • Guest lecturer for the Continuing Legal Education for lawyers (CLE)
  • CLE Presenter Nationwide (Continuing Legal Education or Seminars for Lawyers)


  • State v. Waterman, 2006

Representative Clients:

  • Rachelle Waterman, 2006
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Office Location for Steven M. Wells

431 W 7th Ave.
Suite 107
Anchorage, AK 99501

Phone: 907-279-3557

Fax: 907-279-3558

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Last Updated: 6/26/2019

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