About This Firm
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 younger associate, Jennifer N. Wasdin, is rapidly developing her own reputation as an effective courtroom lawyer. 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 and surgical negligence claims or occupational illness cases under the workers' compensation system.
Most of all we stress the quality of the service that we offer our clients - our firm's hallmark from its earliest days 30 years ago. To learn more about the range of our practice and how you can benefit from our approach to client service, contact us in Athens for a free consultation.
- Personal Injury
- Criminal Law
- Workers Compensation
- Automobile Accidents
- Wrongful Death
- Medical Malpractice
- Under Age Consumption of Alcohol.