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  1. Federal Crime: 65%
    38 years
  2. Criminal Defense: 35%

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  • Matthew David Dotzler

    Robert Wells is an exceptional and highly skilled attorney. He is well respected in State and Federal Courts by judges, prosecutors and fellow attorneys in the community. Robert truly cares about his clients and excels in his advocacy on their behalf. I have personally worked with Robert and have learned a great deal in doing so. I do not hesitate to to recommend him as one of the best defense attorneys in Central New York.


    Matthew Dotzler Criminal defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • H Dana VanHee

    Rob is the consummate professional. He is extremely thorough and effective due to his devotion and commitment to our profession. When not studying with the best-of-the-best, he is teaching other lawyers the skills that we need to be the best advocates for our clients. I am honored that Rob has the trust in me to refer important matters, and to allow me to work with him in the pursuit of justice for everyday folks.


    H VanHee Federal crime Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

120 E. Washington Street,
825 University Bldg.
Syracuse, NY, 13202


NYCurrently registered 197807/11/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Presdents CommendationNew York State Association of Criminal Defense Lawers2012
President's CommendationNew York State Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers2011
Association namePosition nameDuration
New York State Association of Criminal Defense LawyersBoard of Directors, Executive Com, Secretary, CLE Speaker2010 - Present
New York State Bar AssociationMember2010 - Present
Federal Court Bar Association for the Northern District of New YorkMember and Pro Se Advsor2009 - Present
International Associaiton of Collaborative ProfessionalsAdvisory Panel on Public Education2006 - Present
Central New York Collaborative Family Law ProfessionalsPastmember of Board of Directors, Past Secretary of CNYCFLP2006 - Present
New York State Defenders AssociationMember2001 - Present
New York State Association of Criminal Defense LawyersVice President2016 - 2016
Publication nameTitleDate
Atticus MagazineThe Undiscovered Power of Friendship in Advocacy2013
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Gerry Spence's Trial Lawyers CollegeN/AN/A2011
Oklahoma City University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1976
Syracuse UniversityAmerican StudiesBachelor of Arts1974
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
New York State Bar Association - Annual MeetingCriminal Trial Practice for Young Lawyers2013
Federal Criminal Law UpdateIntroduction to Electronic Evidence Presentation in Trial2012
Fundamental of Criminal PracticeWriting and Arguing at Sentencing: The Lost and the Last Art of Justice2011
Federal Defender Criminal Defense Training ProgramFederal Sentencing Advocay2011
NYSACDL TrainerCross-Examination2008
New York State Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers TrainerDirect Examination2008