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From car wrecks to slip-and-fall accidents, we have the knowledge and expertise to handle your claim.


If you have been injured as the result of someone else’s negligence, you may be entitled to compensation.

Criminal Defense

As skilled trial attorneys, we provide dependable legal representation for felony and misdemeanor defense.

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For more information about our practice, or to schedule a free initial consultation, reach out to us today.

Trustworthy Lawyers in Athens, Georgia

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A Tradition of Commitment to Client Service

First established in 1977, our practice made a firm commitment to the welfare of our clients and a spirit of public service. This commitment became a foundational belief of the Law Offices of Wells and McElwee, P.C.; we work with and give personal attention to every client we serve. Since our establishment, we have worked with various families and individuals in northeast Georgia to represent them in criminal defense and personal injury cases.

Using Our Skills to Achieve Successful Outcomes

With each of our partners bringing years of trial experience and formidable skills to our practice, we have the knowledge to handle a variety of complex cases, from commercial litigation and motor vehicle accidents to nursing home negligence, wrongful death, and criminal defense. For every case we take, we use our expertise to work with you to achieve the settlement or verdict you need to move forward in your life.

Our Areas of Practice


If you were involved in a car or other vehicle accident, or an accident at work, we can help you get a settlement to help you cover medical bills and lost work time.


Our experienced lawyers can help you avoid the risk that a head, back, or other injury will be overlooked and undervalued in your personal injury case.

Criminal Defense

Minimize the long-term consequences of a felony or misdemeanor, such as a DUI, with representation from a trusted attorney who will fight for your rights.

We offer free consultations.

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No matter how big or small your case is, you can trust in our decades of experience and sincere concern for your well-being. With a "5 of 5" rating by, we have the proven skills you need to reach a favorable settlement or verdict. If you need counsel for a personal injury or criminal claim, please call our office today to schedule a free consultation.