Mitchell M. Wells

Mitchell M. Wells VA Lawyer Criminal Law

Mitchell M. Wells

Practice Areas:

  • Criminal Law
  • Firearms Law
  • Driving While Intoxicated
  • Reckless Driving
  • Traffic Violations


  • William and Mary School of Law, J.D.
  • Virginia Commonwealth University, M.P.A.
  • Virginia Military Institute, B.A.


  • Virginia
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Virginia
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Virginia


Mitchell M. Wells is a Virginia lawyer that limits his practice to the areas of criminal law, DUI & traffic violations, and has been successfully defending clients for a decade. He has represented thousands of clients and is repeatedly recognized for his legal skill, ability, achievement and ethics by the publications of Virginia Super Lawyers and Richmond Magazine. He also holds an “AV Preeminent” rating from Martindale-Hubbell and a rating of “Superb” from AVVO, each organization’s highest legal rating for ethical standards and legal ability. Additionally, other various legal organizations annually award top honors for his legal ability.

Prior to entering private practice several years ago, Mr. Wells served as an Assistant Attorney General in the Health Care Fraud section of the Office of the Attorney General for the Commonwealth of Virginia. In that capacity, he was responsible for supervising various fraud investigations and litigating Virginia false claim actions in federal court pursuant to the Federal False Claims Act and the Virginia Fraud Against Taxpayers Act.

Before becoming an attorney, Mr. Wells served as a Virginia State Trooper for eight years and was a judicial law clerk to the Honorable Robert E. Payne, Judge, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Virginia. As a former State Trooper, he investigated thousands of criminal, drug, DUI, traffic and accident cases; was rated “exceptional” by the Virginia State Police; and, he received 23 commendations for his exemplary service to the Commonwealth of Virginia. He was also filmed by the television show “Real Stories of the Highway Patrol.” Mr. Wells was certified by the Virginia Department of Forensic Science as a Breath Test Operator, and by the Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services as a Crime Prevention Specialist, General Instructor, R.A.D.A.R. operator, V.A.S.C.A.R. operator, and to administer the NHTSA standardized field sobriety tests.


  • Virginia State Bar
  • National College for DUI Defense
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Virginia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Virginia Trial Lawyers Association
  • Richmond Criminal Bar Association
  • Virginia Citizens Defense League
  • Lewis F. Powell, Jr. American Inn of Court
  • VA Defenses



Continuing Legal Education:

  • Annual VTLA Criminal Law Seminars
  • NCDD Summer Sessions, Harvard Law School
  • The Art of Persuasion: Painting Powerful Images In DUI Cases
  • Frank Dunham Federal Criminal Defense Conferences
  • Virginia Criminal Sentencing Guidelines
  • Defending Serious Traffic Cases: Smart Strategy, Creative Tactics
  • Annual Indigent Criminal Defense Seminars: Advanced Skills For The Experienced Practitioner
  • Mastering Scientific Evidence in DUI Cases
  • The Criminal Defense Trial From Start To Finish
  • Defense of Serious Traffic Cases in Virginia
  • EC/IR II Seminar – Technological & Medical Defenses
  • Virginia Trial Lawyers Annual Conventions

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11/10/2015 | Updated 12/25/2017

Name: Mitch Wells Street Address: 2201 Libbie Avenue City: Richmond State: Virginia Country: United States Postal Code: 23230 Phone Number: 804-673-7111 Business Email: moc.sllewyelir@ofni job Title: Criminal Law, DUI, Traffic Law Reckless Driving Speeding Ticket Defense Attorney Business: Riley & Wells Image: Facebook Url: Facebook LinkedIn Url: LinkedIn Google+ Url: Google+