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Samuel Jay Wells Jr

Samuel Jay Wells Jr

also known as Sam Wells, Samuel Wells

Practice areas:

Appeals, Employment & Labor, Discrimination, Wrongful Termination, Sexual Harassment

About Me

At the firm of Samuel J. Wells, APC we represent clients in the practice areas of discrimination, harassment, and retaliation; employee and civil rights; and wage and hour disputes. Our firm provides each client with the strong employment law counsel they deserve. If you require the services of an attorney with significant experience, professional diligence and personal compassion, please contact us to schedule a free initial consultation to discuss your situation. Please call (310) 207-4456

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1971

  1. Sexual Harassment: 20%
  2. Wrongful Termination: 20%
  3. Discrimination: 20%
  4. Employment & Labor: 20%
  5. Appeals: 20%

Payment

Fees:

Contingent (33-40%), Free Consultation (20 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

23 total 

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Contact Info

Law Offices of Samuel J. Wells, APC

Suite 500
11661 San Vicente Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA, 90049-5113

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License

StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
CAActive197108/20/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

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Awards

Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Southern California Super LawyersLaw & Politics Magazine2013
Best Lawyers in AmericaBest Lawyers in America2012
Southern California Super LawyersLaw & Politics Magazine2012
Southern California Super LawyersLaw & Politics Magazine2011
Southern California Super LawyerLaw & Politics Magazine2010
Southern California Super LawyerLaw & Politics Magazine2009
Southern California Super LawyerLaw & Politics Magazine2008
Southern California Super LawyerLaw & Politics Magazine2007
Southern California Super LawyerLaw & Politics Magazine2006
Southern California Super LawyerLaw & Politics Magazine2005
Martindale Hubbell AV Rating (Highest Rating)Martindale-Hubbell2000
Law Review Editorial BoardUniversity of Kansas Law School1970
Order of the CoifUniversity of Kansas Law School1970
Invited MemberMillion Dollar Advocates ForumN/A

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
PartnerLaw Offices of Samuel J. Wells, APC1998 - Present
PartnerWells & Thomas1981 - 1998
PartnerSilver, Wells & Kreisler1975 - 1981
AssociateLaw Offices Stephen Silver1973 - 1974
AssociateLatham & Watkins1970 - 1973

Associations

Association NamePosition NameDuration
United States District Court for the Eastern District of CaliforniaMember2004 - Present
United States District Court for the Southern District of CaliforniaMember2004 - Present
United States Supreme Court BarMember2003 - Present
United States Court of Appeals For the Ninth CircuitMember2002 - Present
National Employment Lawyers AssociationMember1990 - Present
California Employment Lawyers AssociationMember1990 - Present
Consumer Attorneys Association of Los AngelesMember1986 - Present
Consumer Attorney AssociationMember1980 - Present
Los Angeles County Bar AssociationMember1976 - Present
United States District Court for the Central District of CaliforniaMember1971 - Present

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
Magnandonovan v City of Los AngelesJury Verdict of $ 1,525,938.00
Downs v DWP, 58 Cal. App. 4th 1093 (1998)Judgment (order of dismissal) was reversed
Throne v City of Palos Verdes Estates, 120 Cal. App. 3d 141 (1981)Judgment was affirmed by The Court of Appeal

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Education

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Kansas School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1970
Stanford UniversityPsychologyundergraduate1967

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Effective Use of Experts in Employment LitigationStrategies for Deposing the Expert Psychologist2008
CELA 20th Annual Employment Law ConferenceMaking the Pain Real; Emotional Distress Damages2007
From Hiring to Firing: Nuts and Bolts of Employment LawPublic Employment Law2006
CELA 19th Annual Employment Law ConferenceEmployment Law Verdicts in the Past Year2006
California Employment Lawyer Association Annual ConferenceRepresenting Employees of Public Entities2001