Mary A. Wells - Wells, Anderson & Race LLC

Mary A. Wells

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2003
Phone: 303-812-1243

Ms. Wells's national trial practice focuses on complex litigation including product liability and business matters. She was the 10th Circuit representative to the ABA's Standing Committee on the Federal Judiciary and vetted numerous judicial candidates, including U.S. Supreme Court nominees, during her tenure. She is a fellow in the American College of Trial Lawyers. She was featured in the January 2013 edition of American Lawyer Magazine.

Some highlights of her trial practice include the following: representation of pharmacuetical companines in toxic tort litigation; defense verdict for Colorado town sued by airport developer; dismissal of toxic tort suit affirmed by Delaware Supreme Court for failure to state a claim for alleged preconception tort (child born with birth defects); summary judgment for winemaker in distributor termination suit; dismissal of a class action pleaded against an alcohol beverage manufacturer that alleged deceptive advertising; defense verdicts for manufacturers in numerous aircraft accident cases including design defect claims of all sorts and crashworthiness; judgment rendered by state supreme court in favor of safety device manufacturer following adverse verdict; summary judgment for aircraft component manufacturer in a 5 death accident; multiple defense verdicts for medical device manufacturer in lengthy trials. She serves as national counsel for four clients in mass tort litigation.

Ms. Wells was the Director of the International Association of Defense Lawyers Trial Academy, and she has particpated in numerous innovative trial procedings related to admissibility of expert evidence.

She was admitted to the Colorado Bar in 1977, and is a member of the bars of the USDC Colorado, the 5th, 10th, and 11th Circuit Courts of Appeal, and the United States Supreme Court.

Purdue UniversityBA 1970University of DenverJ.D. 1977
American Law InstituteAmerican College of Trial LawyersDefense Research Institute International Association of Defense CounselNational Association of Women & Minority Owned Law FirmsProduct Liability Advisory Council

Client Comments

"Mary Wells is our National Coordinating Counsel for all toxic tort matters. Her expertise, as well as the responsiveness, energy and versatility of her entire team (including L Michael Brooks, who lends excellent research and writing skills and Elaine Corrigan, a paralegal extraordinaire who manages the dockets and has a particular aptitude for evaluating medical records), give us the comfort of knowing that each individual case is separately evaluated and effectively defended all the while keeping the big picture mind. Mary has incredible local counsel oversight and management skills. She can be relied upon for thoughtful, honest, and sound advice. Her demeanor and the demeanor of her staff is, without exception, professional, responsive, energetic, and friendly. I cannot say enough about this well-rounded, cost-effective, and top notch firm. "

"Mary Wells is an outstanding attorney. Her attention to clients and their legal matters is unrivaled among the other 20+ firms we have engaged over the years for Product Liability Litigation defense. We would recommend Mary and her firm without hesitation."

-Frederic Kotcher
CARQUEST Corporation

Office Location

1700 Broadway, Suite 1020
Denver, CO 80290
United States

Lawyer of the Year Awards

2017 Lawyer of the Year in Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants of the Denver Metro Area2016 Lawyer of the Year in Product Liability Litigation - Defendants of the Denver Metro Area2014 Lawyer of the Year in Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants of the Denver Metro Area
Mary A. Wells has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2017!Mary A. Wells has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2016!Mary A. Wells has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2014!

Practice Areas

Commercial Litigation
Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants (Aviation Litigation)
Product Liability Litigation - Defendants

Other Information

Gender: Female