Kristi Anderson Wells

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Denver, CO

Wells Family Law, P.C.
 | 1660 Lincoln Street, Suite 1525
Denver, CO 80264
Phone: 303-309-1077
Fax: 720-677-0110
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2015 - 2021
Licensed Since: 2007
Practice Areas:
  • Family Law (90%),
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution (10%)
    Attorney Profile

    Kristi Anderson Wells represents clients in Denver, Colorado, as well as the surrounding areas and mountain towns. She focuses her practice on 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 and 2020, 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

    Selected to Super Lawyers for 7 yearsbottom-image

    Super Lawyers: 2015 - 2021

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    About Kristi Wells

    Admitted: 2007, Colorado

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

    Honors/Awards:

    • , Superb Rated Attorney, AVVO, 2020
    • 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
    • Academy of Collaborative Divorce Professionals, Fellow

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Colorado Judicial Institute Board Member, 2019 - Present, 2019
    • Colorado Bar Association Family Law Section
    • Colorado Collaborative Divorce Professionals, 2020
    • Former Secretary on the Board of Directors, Western Pension & Benefits Conference
    • American Bar Association, Family Law Section, Alternative Families and Taxation Committees
    • Metro Denver Interdisciplinary Committee
    • Colorado Bar Foundation Fellow, 2012 to Present
    • International Academy of Collaborative Professionals
    • American Bar Association
    • Colorado Bar Association Family Law Section Executive Council Member, 2015 - Present, 2020

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • Metro Volunteer Lawyers

    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

    Comments

    • “Very knowledgeable regarding business issues in the family law arena, and an excellent negotiator.”
    • “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.”
    • “Kristi is a powerhouse.”
    • “Kristi is awesome.”

    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

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    Last Updated: 9/22/2020

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