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Michael Chase Wells

Foreclosure Attorney at Sylva, NC

4.8   4 reviews

also known as Chase Wells

  • Licensed for 13 years
    State NC
    Acquired 2010
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Michael

Learn Michael’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Elder law

    13 years

  2. Estate planning

  3. Foreclosure
    Both prosecution and defense, as well as help in obtaining loss mitigation (modifications, short sales, deed in lieu, etc.)

    13 years

  4. Litigation
    Disputes over property, estates, contracts, businesses, etc.

    13 years

From my younger days spent in Murphy, North Carolina, I was raised with the philosophy that all people are valuable in their own way.  I bring this philosophy into my career by trying to understand each client's true needs, not just what appears on the surface.  My work is different every day.  In one moment I may be buried in research on a fine point of law; in the next moment I'm on location with a camera gathering photos and information about a case.  I believe in seeing the big picture--not just how the law applies to a case, but what are the practical considerations that get my client from where they are to where they want to be.

Outside the practice of law, I frequent many local businesses and build relationships with the people of Haywood County.  I play music, tinker with computers, and occasionally paint.  My pride and my aspirations are firmly rooted in Western North Carolina and its people.  I look forward to many years of living and practicing law in this most beautiful place on earth.

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Contact Michael

Legal Aid Of North Carolina, Inc.
PO Box 467
Sylva, NC, 28779


4.8 / 5.0
  4 customer reviews
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Posted by Patricia | June 21, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
solid advice
Mr. Wells took the time to review my problem and offered several very helpful suggestions to resolve the issues I was having with a contractor and he did this free of charge.
Posted by Zoe | May 3, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Helpful right from the start
One of my family members found himself in need of a criminal defense lawyer. Having been familiar with Mr. Wells in the past, we immediately called him. Because of his quick response, my family was able to gather valuable information for the case. The trial was not near Mr. Wells' location, or we would have hired him. He was able to give advice for choosing a lawyer. His consultation was priceless!
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Posted by Rachel | December 17, 2012
Outstanding Defense Attorney
Attorney Wells did an incredible job defending me in a case where I was (falsely) accused of cyber-stalking by someone who had her own version of the truth. He did an exceptional job in every aspect. He was prepared (read both of our blogs, facebook and twitter feeds), organized and did an exceptional job of getting exactly what he needed out of the plaintiff and me. The case was a bit complicated and his commitment to proving justice was obvious. I was found not guilty, thanks to his hard work. Additionally, his compassion and concern for me went well beyond what I would have expected from any attorney. He was available to answer my questions and promptly responded to emails and calls, long after the case was over. By the way, he was court appointed to my case, yet made me feel as important as a paying client. I am grateful he was assigned to me. I am not sure I would have seen the same verdict with out his help. Thank you so much, Chase!
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Posted by Kay | January 26, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Quick response, great advise!
I needed some quick advise and Mr. Wells provided that. Very knowledgeable. If I decide to pursue litigation, he'll be the one I'll call!


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Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Legal Aid Of North Carolina, Inc.
  • 2020 - Present
  • Attorney
  • M. Chase Wells, PLLC
  • 2016 - 2020
  • Partner
  • Griffin Wells, PLLC
  • 2010 - 2016
  • Intern
  • Wells Jenkins, PLLC
  • 2009 - 2009
  • Intern
  • Legal Aid of North Carolina
  • 2008 - 2008
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  • Wake Forest University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2010
  • Lee University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2007


  • Haywood County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • North Carolina Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • American Association for Justice
  • Member
  • 2010 - 2014
  • North Carolina Advocates for Justice
  • Member
  • 2008 - 2014
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • AB Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Young Professional of the Year
  • Haywood County Chamber of Commerce
  • 2013
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2012
  • The Order of the Barristers
  • Wake Forest University School of Law
  • 2010
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Speaking Engagements

  • Haywood Community College Small Business Series
  • Choosing Your Legal Structure
  • 2016

Attorney endorsements

Received (3)
Given (3)
Endorse Michael
Litigation Attorney | Dec 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Chase is an experienced and dedicated attorney. He passionately represents his clients and is very detailed oriented. I would highly recommend his services."
Litigation Attorney | Nov 20
Relationship: Other
"I went to law school with Chase and had the opportunity to witness his litigation skills through various litigation courses. Chase is an extremely intelligent and talented litigator. In addition to being a great attorney, Chase is a wonderful person. I would recommend his services to anyone in need of counsel."
Litigation Attorney | Aug 08
Relationship: Friend
"Chase is a great attorney that zealously advocates for his clients. He is fair and well respected in the legal community."
Lawsuits and disputes
Criminal defense
Sylva Foreclosure Lawyer Michael Chase Wells
Michael Chase Wells
Foreclosure Attorney
Sylva, NC
Licensed for 13 years