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Kristi Anderson Wells

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Denver, CO

Wells Family Law PC
1660 Lincoln Street, Suite 1525
Denver, CO 80264
Phone: 303-309-1077
Fax: 720-677-0110
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2015 - 2022
Licensed in Colorado Since: 2007
Practice Areas: Family Law, Alternative Dispute Resolution
Attorney Profile

Kristi Anderson Wells represents clients in Denver, Colorado, as well as in the surrounding areas and mountain towns. She focuses her practice on high asset and complex family law cases with an emphasis on stock options, restricted stock, executive compensation, retirement assets, business valuation issues, trusts, premarital agreements and other financial matters in divorce.   

Ms. Wells earned a Bachelor of Arts and graduated magna cum laude from the University of Washington, where she was a member of the Phi Beta Kappa Society. After receiving her Juris Doctor with Honors from the University of Washington School of Law in 1997, Ms. Wells went on to earn a Master of Laws in Taxation from the same school in 1998.

Bringing compassionate representation to her practice, Ms. Wells helps families resolve matters through collaboration, mediation and, when appropriate, litigation. She relies on more than 20 years of experience to help families reach mutually agreeable resolutions, and she aggressively protects clients' rights when necessary. For her successes, Ms. Wells has been selected as a Colorado Super Lawyer each year since 2015, Top 50 Women in 2016, 2020 and 2021, Top 100 Super Lawyers 2021, is AV rated, holds an Avvo "Superb" rating and NPR has featured her as a tax commentator.

A published author and experienced presenter, Ms. Wells serves on the Colorado Bar Association's Family Law Section Executive Council, is a Fellow of the Academy of Collaborative Divorce Professionals, is the immediate past President of the Board of Colorado Collaborative Divorce Professionals, and is a member of both the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals and the American Bar Association.  Ms. Wells' book, The Executive Compensation Handbook: Stock Option Awards, Restricted Stock Grants, Cash Bonuses, Incentives, and Other Non-Qualified Deferred Compensation in Divorce, was published by the American Bar Association in 2018.  Ms. Wells also serves as Secretary of the Board of the Colorado Judicial Institute.

Practice Areas
  • 90%Family Law
  • 10%Alternative Dispute Resolution
Focus Areas

Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Marital Property, Mediation & Collaborative Law, Same Sex Family Law

Selections

8 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2015 - 2022

Articles about Kristi Anderson Wells appearing in Super Lawyers

About Kristi Anderson Wells

First Admitted: 2007, Colorado

Professional Webpage: https://wellsfamilylawcolorado.com/kristiwells/

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

Educational Background

  • University of Washington School of Law, LL.M., Federal Taxation, 1998
  • University of Washington School of Law, Juris Doctor, with Honors, 1997
  • University of Washington, B.A., Journalism, magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, 1994

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Colorado Judicial Institute Board Member, 2019 - Present, 2019
  • Colorado Judicial Institute, Secretary of the Board, 2021
  • Colorado Bar Association Family Law Section
  • Colorado Collaborative Divorce Professionals, Board of Directors, 2021
  • Former Secretary on the Board of Directors, Western Pension & Benefits Conference
  • American Bar Association, Family Law Section, Alternative Families and Taxation Committees, 2021
  • Metro Denver Interdisciplinary Committee
  • Colorado Bar Foundation Fellow, 2012 to Present
  • International Academy of Collaborative Professionals, 2021
  • American Bar Association
  • Colorado Bar Association Family Law Section Executive Council Member, 2015 - Present, 2021

Honors/Awards

  • 2014-Present, Superb Rated Attorney, AVVO, 2021
  • 2016, 2020 and 2021, Top 50 Women Attorneys Colorado, Colorado SuperLawyers Magazine, 2021
  • , Top 100 Super Lawyer Colorado, Super Lawyers Magazine, 2021
  • 2014-Present, Martindale Hubbell AV Rated, Martindale Hubbell, 2021
  • Colorado Super Lawyer, 2015 - Present, 2020
  • , Washington Bar Review Contributing Editor, 1997
  • "Kristi Anderson Wells: From Ford Model to Family Law", The Docket, February 24, 2014
  • , Client Distinction Award, Martindale Hubbell, 2013
  • , Phi Beta Kappa, 1994
  • 2014-Present, Fellow, Academy of Collaborative Divorce Professionals, 2021

Pro bono/Community Service

  • Metro Volunteer Lawyers, Providing Pro Bono Services since 2010, 2021

Comments

  • “Kristi is a powerhouse.”
  • “Very knowledgeable regarding business issues in the family law arena, and an excellent negotiator.”
  • “Kristi is awesome.”
  • “Kristi Wells brings a unique background to family law, having practiced in other areas of the law prior to her current practice. She is smart, communicates well and is totally reliable.”

These comments were made by fellow attorneys during the annual nomination process.

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Office Location for Kristi Anderson Wells

1660 Lincoln Street
Suite 1525
Denver, CO 80264

Phone: 303-309-1077

Fax: 720-677-0110

Last Updated: 5/15/2022

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