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706-410-1441 Local | Toll-Free

Law Firm Serving Athens, Georgia, Since 1977

about the firm

Personal Client Attention in Athens, Georgia

The attorneys of Wells and McElwee, P.C., represent northeast Georgia clients with a wide range of legal needs, from simple car accident claims to complex personal injury cases. It's a point of principle with us to take the small cases as well as big ones, and we give every client the same individualized service we'd expect if we needed legal representation ourselves.

Contact one of our lawyers in Athens to find out how our combination of trial experience and personalized client service can make a positive difference in your personal injury or criminal defense case.

We Offer Sophisticated Advocacy Without Compromising on Client Service

Each of our partners, Donald T. Wells, Jr., and Stephen H. McElwee, has decades of trial experience, advanced litigation and negotiation skills, and a deep commitment to the welfare of our clients. Our firm dates back to 1977, and, as an indication of our stability and commitment to the community, we've practiced from the same location since 1982. Our offices are in an old antebellum house that expresses the dignity of our profession while making our clients feel warmly welcomed.

Call Us for a Free Consultation Regarding Personal Injury or Criminal Defense

We offer free consultations in all matters, and accept most personal injury cases on a contingent fee basis – we don't collect an attorney's fee unless we win a settlement or verdict for you. Our criminal defense practice caters both to the University of Georgia community and to ordinary people in the counties surrounding Athens. Our practice has a definite local focus, and we don't apologize at all for the advantage we enjoy through our long familiarity with the local courts and procedures.

Our firm has grown through referrals from past clients, other attorneys, and other professionals. Our experience and skill enable us to handle even highly technical cases such as serious automobile collisions, commercial trucking accident litigation, or occupational illness cases under the workers' compensation system.

For detailed information about your legal options in any criminal defense or personal injury situation, call us at 706-410-1442 or fill out our short form for a free consultation.

Most often, we take accident claims on a contingent fee basis. This means that unless we recover a settlement or verdict for you, we will not charge a fee. We collect no attorney fees unless we recover a settlement or verdict for you.