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Kim Edwin Wells

Personal injury Attorney at Valrico, FL

5.0   5 reviews
  • Licensed for 36 years
    State FL
    Acquired 1987
    Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

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About Kim

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Practice areas
  1. Personal injury
    I represent individuals who have been injured by the negligent acts of others in many types of personal injury litigation cases, including those involving automobile and truck crashes, slip and falls, toxic torts, and third party bad faith matters.

    36 years

  2. Insurance
    I represent consumers in insurance coverage claims and disputes regarding the amount of an insured’s loss against their own property, life, auto and disability insurance companies, as well as resulting claims for bad faith.

    36 years

Mr. Wells is a trial attorney who has been a member of the Florida Bar for over three decades. He has represented both insurers and their insureds over the course of his career and has practiced extensively in the Central Florida/Tampa Bay area for many years. His practice originally concentrated in the areas of insurance, bad faith defense, and the defense of bodily injury claims and he was retained by insurance companies to represent them and their insureds. Over the years his practice evolved and his practice is now dedicated to representing injured persons as well as consumers in insurance disputes in cases against their own insurance companies. These insurance cases include, but are not limited to, first party property matters (hurricane, windstorm, sinkhole, water damage, vandalism, theft, hail and fire losses), other insurance claims (life, disability and other direct actions against insurers), bad faith claims (claims against an insurer for improper claim handling), insurance agent negligence, and bodily injury cases in both the state and federal courts.

Mr. Wells is an experienced litigator, having tried numerous bodily injury, insurance coverage, and bad faith matters.  He is AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell. The Martindale-Hubbell "Peer Review Ratings" are an indicator of a lawyer's high ethical standards and professional ability based on the confidential opinions of local attorneys and judges. A rating of AV Preeminent is a significant rating accomplishment - a testament to the fact that a lawyer's peers rank him or her at the highest level of professional excellence.

He is a member of The Florida Bar and admitted to United States District Court, Middle District of Florida, as well as the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals.  Mr. Wells' current professional memberships include the American Bar Association, Florida Justice Association, American Association for Justice (formerly ATLA),  Windstorm Insurance Network, Chairman--Windstorm Insurance Network’s Legal Committee, Hillsborough County Bar Association, and the Brandon Bar Association.  He was formerly a member of the Florida Advisory Committee on Arson Prevention, The International Association of Arson Investigators, Defense Research Institute, as well as the Manatee, Leon and Sarasota County Bar Associations.

A native of the small Northern Michigan community of Kalkaska, Mr. Wells attended Michigan State University and graduated from Ferris State University in Big Rapids, Michigan in 1983 where he earned a B.S. degree in Business/Marketing, with minors in Advertising and Management. He earned his Juris Doctorate degree at Stetson University College of Law in 1986.

Mr. Wells is a 2009 graduate of Leadership Brandon and a former Legal Advisor to the Florida State Elks Association, Inc. and Florida Elks Properties, Inc.  Mr. Wells has also prepared and presented seminar materials in the area of bad faith. 

Mr. Wells is proud to be a veteran.  He served on active duty in the U.S. Navy from 1977 to 1981 and was honorably discharged.

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Posted by anonymous | February 8, 2019
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Fair and Honest Representation
We hired Mr. Wells to assist us in a dispute regarding insurance coverage stemming from a water loss. We recovered what we were looking for and were pleased with his representation.
Posted by anonymous | December 28, 2018
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Supurb lawer
We were extremely fortunate to have stumbled upon his services through retired affiliate. He not only surpassed our expectations, his professional staff met our needs and helped keep all the complicated medical bills in order. There is no way we would have been able to do what Wells Law Group did for us. Having had a serious accident, we were able to focus on healing and are now able to move forward . My Husband and I highly recommend Wells Law Group. They are Personable and concerned about their clients well being. If you want to hire a quality law firm with substance, hire Kim Wells. Thank you to Robin, Diana and Kim.
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Posted by Holly | April 15, 2015
Positive Experience
I have had the opportunity to have Kim Wells represent me in two completely different personal injury cases. From our very first meeting, I found him very understanding and easy to talk to. His decades of experience gave me confidence in his ability to manage my case. Throughout both cases, I always felt informed and up to date. Kim was invariably available to me by phone and email, and his staff was extremely polite and knowledgeable.
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Posted by Corrie | March 30, 2015
Highly recommended attorney
I am very glad that I chose Wells Law Group to represent me in both of my car accident cases. Kim Wells came very highly recommended so I felt very comfortable with him. I could not have imagined my cases going better than they did with Wells Law Group. If I ever had a question, I would have an answer that same day from either a phone call or an email. Both of my cases were stressful, but everyone at the Wells Law Group helped me through both of the difficult situations. I don't ever want to be in another car accident again, but if I am, I will definitely know where to go.
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Posted by Brian | March 24, 2015
Entirely trustworthy
Counselor Wells handled our grandmothers personal injury auto accident with skill and determination. It turned out to be a very complex case and we doubt another attorney would have achieved the results Mr. Wells did.


  • Contingency 33%-40%


AVVO RATING 8.4 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Valrico Law Group, PLLC
  • 2019 - Present
  • Managing Partner
  • Wells Law Group, P. A.
  • 2009 - Present
  • Partner
  • Pilka & Wells, P.A.
  • 2007 - 2009
  • Managing Partner
  • Kim E Wells, PA; Wells Wiggins & Perusek;
  • 1991 - 1997
  • Senior Associate or Associate
  • Merlin Law Group; Butler Pappas; Trawick, Hammersley & Valentine; Haas, Boehm, Brown, et al
  • 1987 - 2007
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  • Stetson University College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1986
  • Ferris State University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1983


  • American Bar Association
  • Member
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  • Florida Justice Association
  • Member
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  • American Association for Justice (formerly ATLA)
  • Member
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  • Hillsborough County Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Brandon Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Windstorm Insurance Network
  • Chairman--Windstorm Legal Committee
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2021
  • Client Champion Award
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2021
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2021
  • Best Lawyer
  • Expertise
  • 2019
  • Dean's List
  • Stetson University College of Law
  • 1986
  • Dean's List
  • Ferris State University
  • 1983
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  • Mealey's Litigation Reports: Insurance
  • Raising the Coverage Defense in the Bad Faith Case
  • 2000

Attorney endorsements

Received (3)
Given (3)
Endorse Kim
Insurance Attorney | Aug 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have know Mr. Wells for 10 years. Kim has handled several insurance matters for clients I have referred to him. The clients were very satisfied with Kim's representation. I will continue to refer clients to him."
Insurance Attorney | May 19
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have known Kim for a long time and know him to be exceptionally knowledgeable about insurance law and the insurance industry."
Litigation Attorney | Jan 02
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Kim is a very bright and talented advocate for his clients. He is very thorough in his preparation and presentations. He gets results.I endorse this lawyer."
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Valrico Personal injury Lawyer Kim Edwin Wells
Kim Edwin Wells
Personal injury Attorney
Valrico, FL
Licensed for 36 years