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Lisa Lynn Wells

Criminal defense Attorney at Marietta, GA

4.9   69 reviews

also known as Lisa Wells

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  • Licensed for 14 years
    State GA
    Acquired 2009
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About Lisa

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Lisa Wells is a former prosecutor and is an experienced criminal defense lawyer.  Lisa Wells represents those who have been accused of crimes ranging from misdemeanors (including DUI's and traffic offenses) to major felonies.  

Lisa knows the justice system from the inside out and understands what it takes to successfully defend your case.  If she takes your case she will personally handle your case from start to finish, zealously advocating for your rights and limiting the impact of the charges you are facing.  In certain cases she can get a dismissal.

Lisa understands the prosecutor’s approach and knows how to counter the charges.  Lisa will explain programs to you such as Pre-Trial Diversions, Conditional Discharges or First Offenders programs to preserve your record and protect your future.  

Lisa practices in Fulton, Cobb, DeKalb, Gwinnett, Paulding, Cherokee and Coweta Counties covering Atlanta, Marietta, Smyrna, Alpharetta, Sandy Springs, Roswell, Johns Creek, Dunwoody, Canton, Hiram, Decatur, Lawrenceville and other surrounding Atlanta Metro areas.

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4.9 / 5.0
  69 customer reviews
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Posted by Sheldon | November 18, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Great Attorney
Lisa recently represented me for two cases that I had. One was a misdemeanor and one was a felony. With hard work and determination Lisa got both of my cases dismissed. I am forever grateful to Lisa for her dedication and commitment throughout this troubling time in my life. If you are in need of legal representation then give Lisa a call.
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Posted by Carolyn | January 22, 2016
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Strong Honest Caring
Place of Wales is one remarkable lady and lawyer! She goes above and beyond what anyone would expect!! Basically gave back our trust and respect for attorneys and helped to settle a very bad accusation and saved my Grandson from many years in prison! You can trust her and Jessica to dedicate their time and resources for you because she really cares! Thank You and God Bless, Carolyn
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Posted by Will | October 11, 2023
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The best…..not even close
I hired Lisa after consulting with her and several other attorneys. It was easy to see she genuinely cared. Each attorney assured me there was no way around beating my felony charges. Lisa told me it was an uphill battle. Fast forward 1 year just walked out of court today MISDEMEANOR! She’s truly MAGICAL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Posted by Tony | August 29, 2023
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Ace of spades
What can I say, beauty, brains, and brilliance! Thank you Lisa for your amazing support.
Posted by Johnny | January 16, 2023
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Grateful On Behalf Of Our Son
Our family has great appreciation for Ms. Wells letting her light shine! Our son is home and is on a good path with probation. We highly recommend her legal counsel and advocacy.
Posted by Chase | October 20, 2022
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Extraordinary Lawyer who cares for you!
Nothing but great things to say about Ms. Lisa. She is a phenomenal lawyer, not only with the experience to back that statement, but also has a huge heart and genuinely cares about your issues like they are her own. I have never had to retain a lawyer prior to this, and she made the entire process simple, easy, and was able to get me the best possible outcome for my charges. I would recommend her to anyone in need of a lawyer and would definitely use her again if I needed to. Ms. Lisa is all around an amazing, diligent business woman who focuses on what is best for YOU. She was a blessing in my life for sure!
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Posted by Kia | June 25, 2022
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The best lawyer I can name
I can write a book .. I was faced with a terrible situation 1 Aggravated charge with a gun 1 reckless conduct 1 criminal damage to property… my first time ever getting in trouble with the law I prayed and ask God to lead me too the right person to help with my case… and I found her I knew nothing about the seriousness of my charges she explained everything to me she did all the work I trusted her to do .. she got 1 of my charge’s dropped and 2 broke down from felonies to misdemeanor’s… to top it all when I finish 12 months probation and family violence classes I get to have the first time offenders rights which clears my record.. I’ll refer Mrs. Well’s anytime she’s awesome and trusting I have no regrets she’s A-1 in my book ..
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Posted by Bob | August 14, 2020
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Tremendous Attorney!
Lisa is exceptional! We feel blessed that we found her, and she is a true professional. She is thoughtful, caring, professional, and I cannot imagine anyone who would fight harder for you. Fantastic experience.
Posted by Juli | July 1, 2019
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Lisa was a Godsend!
I can’t say enough great things about Lisa! She was recommended to us by a friend of my son. She literally was a Godsend! Upon our first conversation with her....she showed a genuine, compassionate concern for our case and for our son and she hadn’t even met him, or us. She listened to our specifics about the case for almost an hour in the initial phone conversation. And when we made the decision to hire her, which she did not pressure us in any way, she hit the ground running. She visited our son in approximately a weeks time and began to fight to get him the best possible outcome in his defense. She kept us informed at every step of the way, was easy to get ahold of, wasn’t annoyed with my 1000’s of questions....was tough, and told us the truth even if it didn’t sound good...but totally did her best to help my son get the best possible sentence in his case. Her talent, experience and compassionate fight completely changed the direction of my son’s future. We highly recommend Lisa!! Thank you Lisa, from the bottom of our hearts!! You are a blessing!
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Posted by Silvia | November 5, 2018
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Finding good legal representation can be a headache, I did my research and I decided to give Lisa a call. When meeting with Lisa I knew immediately that I wanted her to represent my husband. With 5 felony charges one of which carried a possible life sentence and 80 years on the other four counts we put our life in Lisa's hands. This is by far the best decision I've made in my entire life. He sat in gwinnett county jail with no bond and after serving just 7 months he walked out a free man on a probated sentence!!!!!! My expectations were far exceeded! Lisa is simply the best and I will forever be grateful for what she has done for our family. I recommend Lisa to anyone that's in need of a great criminal defense lawyer. I would trust her blindly time and time again! Forever grateful Silvia
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Principal
  • Lisa L Wells Law Firm
  • 2011 - Present
  • Associate
  • Cobb County District Attorney Office
  • 2009 - 2009
  • Assistant District Attorney
  • Clayton County District Attorney's Office
  • 2009 - 2011
  • Extern
  • Dekalb County Solicitor General's Office
  • 2008 - 2009
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  • Georgia State University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2009
  • University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1989

Legal Cases

  • State v. Folds
  • Lisa got the felony charges and misdemeanor charges dismissed and then got it expunged.


  • Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Sandy Springs Bar Association, Cobb County Bar Association, GTLA,
  • 2011 - Present
  • Georgia Trial Lawyers Association
  • member
  • 2011 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2020
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2019
  • NHTSA Certificate of Completion -DUI detection
  • 2013

Speaking Engagements

Attorney endorsements

Received (14)
Given (7)
Endorse Lisa
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"As a fellow attorney in Cobb, I have had the pleasure of knowing Lisa and watching her work over the last 7 years. She is highly regarded in the legal community and I am always impressed by her expertise. I certainly endorse Lisa and would not hesitate to recommend her legal services."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Lisa since law school and cannot recommend her highly enough. She is intelligent, professional, and very well respected amongst her peers. Lisa is a true advocate for every one of her clients and fights hard for the justice that they deserve."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 09
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse Lisa Wells. Lisa Wells is an outstanding Attorney. I first worked with her while we were both Assistant District Attorneys. We worked on a major felony case, then other cases. Lisa's ability to pay attention to details and to do thorough research from day one. She is not a fan of cutting corners and will do what it takes to put the extra work and time for the best result for her clients. Attorney Stephen Knights Jr."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 30
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I fully endorse Lisa Wells. She is a hard working, fully prepared attorney that honestly cares about her clients and the results she achieves."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer wholeheartedly. Lisa is smart ,tenacious and tough. She is a wonderful criminal defense attorney and i would give her 2 thumbs up."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Aug 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Lisa. I have had the opportunity to see Lisa interact with her clients for the past few years and I have been very impressed with the devotion and personal attention she gives to each one of her clients. She goes the extra mile for her clients, meets and speaks with them personally and that kind of client attention separates Lisa from other lawyers. Lisa always strives to learn and become a better lawyer every day. If you are looking for a lawyer that will treat you and your case with the respect you deserve, you can't do any better than hiring Lisa."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Lisa is well respected in the legal community, and I would recommend her for any criminal defense matter. She is very attentive to her clients, and is willing to take cases throughout the metro area. This means she is familiar with different prosecutors and court personnel, and this can obviously be helpful when representing a defendant. I wouldn't hesitate to refer a friend or client to Lisa."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Lisa brings her prosecution background and knowledge to her law practice. As a former district attorney in Clayton County, she had to handle the DA's side of many cases. This preparation helped her make the shift to private practice. She gives her clients personal attention, and is great about communicating with them during the progress of her representation."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Lisa. She has treated every client I have referred to her with excellent service and care. She is very passionate and does a great job advocating for her clients. I highly recommend her."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Lisa is a compassionate and strong advocate for her clients. I endorse her and feel at ease sending clients to her for guidance knowing they will be listened to and well represented."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 13
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have known Lisa Wells for several years. She has always prepared herself for the fight, in every sense of the word. Her clients are in capable hands, certainly. When I get my next alleged felony, I will be going straight to Lisa."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Lisa brings a great combination to bear on behalf of her clients: passion and intellect. I heartedly endorse her to anyone needing representation in a criminal matter."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Lisa. She is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
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