Mary A. Wells

Mary A. Wells


Wells, Anderson & Race LLC

Recognized since 2003

Denver, Colorado

Practice Areas

Commercial Litigation

Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants

Product Liability Litigation - Defendants

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2017 - Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2016 - Product Liability Litigation - Defendants Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2014 - Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
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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.

Location

  • 1700 Broadway, Suite 900
    Denver, CO 80290

Education

  • University of Denver , J.D., graduated 1977
  • Purdue University, BA, graduated 1970

Bar Admissions

  • Colorado, Colorado Bar Association

Affiliations

  • American Law Institute - member
  • American College of Trial Lawyers - fellow
  • Defense Research Institute - member
  • International Association of Defense Counsel - various
  • National Association of Women & Minority Owned Law Firms - member
  • Product Liability Advisory Council - member

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2017 - Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2016 - Product Liability Litigation - Defendants Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2014 - Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants

Named "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers® for:

  • Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants, Denver (2017)
  • Product Liability Litigation - Defendants, Denver (2016)
  • Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants, Denver (2014)

Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2022 for work in:

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
  • Product Liability Litigation - Defendants

Special Focus

  • Aviation
  • Aviation Litigation

Awards:

  • Super Lawyers
  • John P. Raleigh Award
  • 50 Top Women Litigators

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