Scott, Wells & McElwee, P.C.

Practice Area: Personal Injury, Criminal Law, Workers Compensation 5 more areas of practice + 5 more

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Scott, Wells & McElwee, P.C.

706-410-1442

Serving Athens, GA view address

Serving Athens, GA view address

Attorney Awards AV Preeminent

About Scott, Wells & McElwee, P.C.

Call us at 706-543-8596 for a free consultation regarding personal injury or criminal defense.



The attorneys of Scott, Wells & McElwee, P.C., represent northeast Georgia clients with a wide range of legal needs from simple car accident claims to complex medical malpractice 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 neede...

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Call us at 706-543-8596 for a free consultation regarding personal injury or criminal defense.



The attorneys of Scott, Wells & McElwee, P.C., represent northeast Georgia clients with a wide range of legal needs from simple car accident claims to complex medical malpractice 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 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.

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Client Reviews

  • 4.7/5.0 3 reviews
  • 100% client recommended 3 recommendations
  • Communication

    5.0/5.0
  • Responsiveness

    4.7/5.0
  • Quality of Service

    4.7/5.0
  • Value for Money

    4.3/5.0
  • Scott, Wells & McElwee, P.C.

    4.0/5.0 by a Private Individual on 10/19/13

    They did a wonderful job getting me approved for my SSI. I would recommend them anytime. Jennifer Wasdin was my attorney, she was great. She was very understanding and wo... Read more

    They did a wonderful job getting me approved for my SSI. I would recommend them anytime. Jennifer Wasdin was my attorney, she was great. She was very understanding and worked very hard.

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      5.0/5.0
    • Responsiveness

      4.0/5.0
    • Quality of Service

      4.0/5.0
    • Value for Money

      3.0/5.0

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  • Scott, Wells & McElwee, P.C.

    5.0/5.0 by a Private Individual on 08/25/10

    They were excellent, I had already been turned down a number of times. Jennifer Wasdin took my case. She was very nice and went out of her way to help me get approved. Th... Read more

    They were excellent, I had already been turned down a number of times. Jennifer Wasdin took my case. She was very nice and went out of her way to help me get approved. The cost wasn't near as much as I thought it would be.I was very well pleased.

    • Communication

      5.0/5.0
    • Responsiveness

      5.0/5.0
    • Quality of Service

      5.0/5.0
    • Value for Money

      5.0/5.0

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  • Scott, Wells & McElwee, P.C.

    5.0/5.0 by a Private Individual on 07/17/10

    This was a pleasant experience and action in my case was expedited in a very efficient manner. My attorney was very kind and understanding of my situation, she went beyon... Read more

    This was a pleasant experience and action in my case was expedited in a very efficient manner. My attorney was very kind and understanding of my situation, she went beyond expectations to help me.

    • Communication

      5.0/5.0
    • Responsiveness

      5.0/5.0
    • Quality of Service

      5.0/5.0
    • Value for Money

      5.0/5.0

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Peer Reviews

  • 4.8/5.0 2 reviews
  • Legal Knowledge

    4.8/5.0
  • Analytical Capability

    4.8/5.0
  • Judgment

    4.8/5.0
  • Communication

    4.8/5.0
  • Legal Experience

    4.8/5.0

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      Firm Details

      Firm Size
      3

      Areas of Law

      • Personal Injury
      • Criminal Law
      • Workers Compensation
      • Automobile Accidents
      • Wrongful Death
      • Medical Malpractice
      • DUI/DWI
      • Under Age Consumption of Alcohol