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Over 35 Years Experience
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A divorce, custody dispute or other family law matter can cause untold anxiety and stress. The outcome of your case will unquestionably impact your financial situation and the amount of time you get to spend with your children.

Similarly, a criminal conviction can have profound, negative consequences now and into the future. You may be facing stiff fines, probation, the loss of driving privileges and even incarceration. In addition, a conviction can negatively impact your employment prospects, your ability to qualify for student loans and other employment-related licenses.

Family Law

Family Law

Criminal Defense

Criminal Defense

Estate Planning

Estate Planning

Real Estate

Real Estate

Family Law and Criminal Defense Attorney Located in Greenwich


Regardless of the legal issues you face, it is crucial that you work with an attorney who understands the pressures you face. Your lawyer must be able to create legal strategies that will help you resolve these problems favorably. I am Douglas J. Wells, a family law and criminal defense lawyer located in Greenwich. Over my legal career, which spans more than 35 years, I have helped many individuals and families across Connecticut face some of life's biggest challenges.

Skilled Handling of Divorce and All Related Issues

My extensive legal experience provides immeasurable benefits to my clients. I go into each divorce or family law case with a valuable understanding of the various challenges. I can assist you in finding solutions to your child custody and child support needs, as well as property distribution and alimony matters. I also represent people who need to modify or enforce the terms of their divorce decree.

I also understand that a divorce or family law issue can lead to extreme emotional turmoil. As a result, I will work closely with you, compassionately helping you understand the various legal issues in your case and empowering you to make sound decisions.

Providing a Strong Defense Against a Wide Range of Criminal Charges

I defend adults and juveniles against all types of criminal charges, including drunk driving and other motor vehicle offenses, as well as drug charges and domestic violence charges. I also have meaningful experience representing commercial truck drivers against all types of CDL and moving violations. Whatever charges you face, I will closely examine the evidence and develop all possible defenses. My tough, dynamic approach has led to favorable outcomes, such as dismissals, acquittals at trial and favorable plea agreements for many of my clients.

An Experienced Litigator Committed to Protecting Your Interests and Serving the Community

Whether you need help with a family law issue or require a strong criminal defense, I am trained to help you protect your rights and to achieve what is most important to you. Prior to entering private practice, I served as a prosecutor in the District Attorney's Office of Suffolk County and Plymouth County, Massachusetts. During that time I took more than 100 cases to trial. This experience, combined with my family law trial experience, gives me a solid background.

My commitment to my clients is matched by my commitment to my community. I live and work in Greenwich and I am an active member of the community. For example, I serve as Chairman of the Legislative and Rules Committee of the Representative Town Meeting, and am President of the Indian Harbor District, a neighborhood association in Greenwich. I look forward to helping your work through your legal challenges.

Contact a Greenwich Lawyer for Divorce and Criminal Law Services

Call Us at 203-622-4455 or complete my online contact form to schedule a consultation.

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