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G. Henry Welles

G. Henry Welles

also known as Henry Welles

About me

Henry Welles is a highly experienced Litigator of Trust and Estate, Business, and Intellectual Property disputes. Welles is managing partner of the Indian Wells Office and chair of the Intellectual Property group with Best Best & Krieger LLP. 


Practice areas


  1. Intellectual Property: 30%
    23 years
  2. Trusts: 30%
    23 years
  3. Litigation: 30%
    23 years
  4. Probate: 10%
    23 years



Hourly ($395-415/hour)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • John Oli Alvin Pinkney

    I endorse this lawyer. I have known Henry for many years and know him to be an ethical, hard working and aggressive Intellectual Property litigator.


    John Pinkney Government Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Edward Hall Cross

    Henry Welles is a sensible, down-to-earth practitioner. He provides results-oriented advice in a digestible manner. I have the utmost confidence in him, not only as a lawyer, but as an individual.


    Edward Cross Construction & Development Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

Best Best & Krieger, Attorneys at Law

74760 Highway 111
Suite 200
Indian Wells, CA, 92210-7130

Best Best & Krieger, Attorneys at Law

3750 University Avenue
Suite 400
Riverside, CA, 92502

Best Best & Krieger, Attorneys at Law

300 South Grand Avenue
25th floor
Los Angeles, CA, 90071

Best Best & Krieger, Attorneys at Law

655 West Broadway
15th floor
San Diego, CA, 92101



We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top LawyerPalm Springs Life Magazine2014
Top 75 Intellectual Property Litigators 2010Daily Journal2010
Certificate of RecognitionRiverside County Superior Court2010
Certificate of RecognitionRiverside County Superior Court2009
BV Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell2001
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Managing Partner Indian Wells OfficeBest Best & Krieger2012 - Present
Head of Litigation - Indian Wells OfficeBest Best & Krieger, Attorneys at Law2011 - Present
Chair of Intellectual Property Practice GroupBest Best & Krieger, Attorneys at Law2006 - Present
PartnerBest Best & Krieger, Attorneys at Law2001 - Present
Associate AttorneyBest Best & Krieger, Attorneys at Law1991 - 2001
Summer Clerk AttorneyBest Best & Krieger, Attorneys at Law1990 - 1990
Judicial Law ClerkNew York State Supreme Court, Chemung County1989 - 1989
Technical WriterPCO, Inc.1986 - 1988
Association namePosition nameDuration
Riverside County C.A.R.E TeamMember2003 - Present
Central District of California CourtAdmitted to Practice1992 - Present
State Bar of CaliforniaMember1991 - Present
Desert Bar AssociationMemberN/A
California State Bar Intellectual Property Law SectionMemberN/A
California State Bar Trusts and Estates SectionMemberN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
In Re Conservatorship of Ross Case No. INP 021965Trust dispute: Successful after partial settlement and trial
City of Coachella v. Gutierrez, et al.Favorable settlement of $500,000
In Re: Estate of Hortense SingerFavorable Settlement
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Publication nameTitleDate
The Business Press2011 Book of Lists2011
Daily Journal75 Leading IP Litigators2010
Chapter, Inside the Minds: Best Practices for Structuring Trusts and Estates. Aspatore Books. September 2006. ISBN: 1596225939.Trust and Estate Litigation in California2006
CVBusinessA Primer on Trademarks2003
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Washington University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1991
Bucknell UniversityEnglish LiteratureBA - Bachelor of Arts1985
Phillips Exeter AcademyN/AN/A1981
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Riverside County C.A.R.E. Team MeetingCivil Litigation of Elder Abuse2010
Quarterly ConferenceRogue Executors, Adminstrators & Trustees2009
Seminar University of California RiversideIntellectual Property Law2008
Elder Abuse Prevention ConferenceEstate Planning and Elder Abuse Litigation2008
Riverside County C.A.R.E Team MeetingTrust and Estate Litigation2007
Quarterly ConferenceTrust and Estate Litigation2007
IESBDC WorkshopA Practical Guide to Intellectual Property Law2006
Quarterly ConferenceIntellectual Property: Trademarks and Copyrights2005
C.A.R.E. Team MeetingWills and Trusts2004