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Amy Lavonne Wells

Class action Attorney at Chicago, IL

4.5   16 reviews
  • State Years
    Illinois - IL 9 years
    Ohio - OH 19 years
  • Licensed for 9 years
    State IL
    Acquired 2014
    Status
    Active and Authorized to Practice Law No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 19 years
    State OH
    Acquired 2004
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Amy

Learn Amy’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Class action
    90%
    I rerpesent consumers in class actions throughout the country. My primary practice areas include TCPA cases, which involve telemarketing and robocalls made without consent; and also cases under the FCRA, the federal law that governs credit reporting.

  2. Consumer protection
    10%

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Location

WELLS LAW OFFICE, INC.
201 N. Garland Court122 South Michigan Avenue
Suite 1390-145
Chicago, IL, 60603

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Reviews

4.5 / 5.0
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Posted by Scott | August 19, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Outstanding, extremely knowledgeable.
Amy was fantastic in my case. She was clearly a subject matter expert in the field. She was able to guide me through the process and the case was found in my favor. Highly recommend.
Posted by Allison | March 13, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Simply the best attorney!
After talking to alot of different lawyers and several different government agencies, Mrs. Wells was able to help my family when nobody else could. I am so thankful to her and her staff. I had a lot of problems with my credit reports with all credit bureaus and it seemed hopeless. But Mrs. Wells consulted with us, and we were finally able to turn it around. We are now happily married homeowners and couldn't be happier with the work she did for us. I highly recommend her.
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Posted by anonymous | March 20, 2014
DEFINITELY A THUMBS UP!
I would DEFINITELY recommend Amy to anyone that needs help with consumer rights. My husband and I both lost our jobs for almost 2 years and ran into debt issues. I was terrified I would be sued by debt collectors, have my house taken, wages garnished, etc. Amy was able to calm my nerves with her abundant knowledge of consumer law and her compassion. She went to bat for me and helped me settle my debt to a reasonable amount. Amy is the complete package.... extremely bright, compassionate and a formidable opponent! Thanks Amy!
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Posted by Barbara | March 2, 2013
Excellent in all respects - a lawyer you can trust
My husband and I have hired Ms. Wells to handle a few different matters for us over the last few years, mostly dealing with breach of warranty issues. She knew the law inside and out and informed us of all rights. She was also very frank about the risks we faced if we decided to fight our case and didn't pressure us to do anything we didn't want to do. Two of the three cases Ms. Wells helped us with were settled without a lawsuit ever being filed, so we were very happy with this result. The other one settled not to long after we filed a lawsuit. We tried to settle that one before, but just as Ms. Wells predicted, the other party wouldn't work with us. And best of all in the end we got all of our legal fees paid for by the other side. We will definitely recommend Ms. Wells to anyone who has a problem with a business. She really fights hard for the side of people.
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Posted by Catherine | January 31, 2013
An excellent lawyer. My highest recommendation.
Atty. Wells defended me in a civil action brought by ex in-laws over a money dispute. She handled all aspects of the case with professionalism, skill and compassion. Ms. Wells knows her business thoroughly, is a tough fighter and has an excellent support staff. I highly recommend her.
Posted by Serah | January 31, 2013
Highly Recommended!
Attorney Amy Wells has handled a couple matters for me. She is highly skilled in her trade and helped to resolve an extremely stressful situation with a debt collector. Throughout the process, Amy was realistic with me about what I might expect while remaining supportive in what steps I wanted to take with my matter. She has always been honest and forthcoming with any issues in my case, which allowed me to make informed decisions when it came to the resolution of my matter. I highly recommend Attorney Wells to anyone who needs both an effective advocate and advisor.
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Posted by Alan | June 12, 2012
Absolutely amazing!!
Amy helped me when i was being harassed by a collection agency. Her and her staff kept me informed every step of the way. Amy also understands that most people don't understand law 'lingo' so she always explains things very clearly. Amy also is a very realistic lawyer. She will not waste your time chasing after something that can't be caught. A couple times I was being a little unrealistic with my settlement demands so she took the time to explain why I shouldn't expect certain things. If you want an amazing lawyer who isn't an ambulance chaser and doesn't waste your time to collect more fees, Amy is definately the right choice!!
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Posted by Paul | January 26, 2012
Best person to go to when you need help
Amy, Was the best person for me at my worst time. I would recommend her 100 per cent. Very professional and there everytime I needed to talk to her.
Posted by Scott, Palm Desert, CA. | August 30, 2011
Excellent advice
Issue with another attorney that filed suit against me for a time barred debt. Ms. Wells immediately had answers, with excellent advice on how to repremand the oposition, for violating FDCPA Act.
Posted by Melissa | May 31, 2011
Highly recommend!
My husband retained Amy Wells in January 2009 for a very complex, emotionally charged family identity theft matter. It was something we had tried to fight on our own for the preceding year and I immediately felt like a weight have been lifted when we met Amy. It was a long, hard battle, but the case is now settled and we were extremely happy with everything Amy did to help us. I can honestly say we would not have made it through this horribly traumatic situation without her assistance. I am an attorney as well, and feel Amy's professionalism and courtesy throughout the course of this case was outstanding. We would recommend Amy to anyone dealing with an identity theft matter, in fact I have on several occasions.
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Posted by Jerry | November 26, 2010
Great Lawyer; Super Person
I turned to Amy Wells to sort out some financial matters in the wake of a difficult divorce. From our first meeting, she could not have been more supportive or more efficient. An excellent listener, she focussed on my particular needs and went to work immediately on helping me address them. She can be very tough in defending her clients and that is a great plus. But her strongest suit is that she is a thorough-going professional of great integrity. I would recommend her without reservation: she is just the best.
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Posted by Cheri | November 22, 2010
Highly Recommended, Knowledgeable, Professional
I would absolutely recommend Amy Wells! We recently purchased a used vehicle from an auto dealer. After purchasing the truck, the problems were endless. We later found out the vehicle had been "rebuilt". I happen to work in the legal field, and have done so for almost 12 years. I spoke with a colleague who recommended Ms. Wells to handle our auto fraud case. As soon as I contacted Amy, she immediately responded, reviewed our claim, and she agreed to represent us. As the vehicle was our only source of transportation, Amy was very concerned. She and her staff moved very quickly in presenting our claim to the dealership. Amy was in constant contact with us and the information she provided was thorough and dependable. She successfully negotiated our claim in a very efficient manner. We are now in a safe and reliable vehicle! We truly cannot thank Amy enough for fighting for our family! I have worked with many attorneys over the years and Amy is by far one of the best!!
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Posted by anonymous | October 4, 2009
Very Professional
Ms. Wells was very informative and very professional throughout the entire case. She was extreamly responsive to all of my concerns and extreamly honest even if it was not what I wanted to hear. Her knowledge is amazing and I could tell that she put a lot of time and energy into my case. She truly cared about me and what was happening to me.
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Posted by Mr. and Mrs. Jay Favorite | August 18, 2009
Recommend
Ms. Wells has a truly unique gift of making you feel comfortable and confident while upholding the highest level of professionalism. Last month (July 09) she gave us invaluable advice on a business matter. She was prompt, courteous and very knowledgeable. We would recommend her to anyone who is struggling to find a competent attorney. She will exhaust every resource available to her and will keep you up-to-date on any new or pending changes.
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Posted by anonymous | August 25, 2015
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
WOULD NOT RECOMMEND HER
I do NOT recommend using them for consumer issues. She agreed to take a look at my case and said that we would most likely have a case as long as her "expert mechanic" could find what was wrong. I purchased a used car and 2 days after I bought it, smelled oil burning. Took the car back to where I bought and they told me it had a cracked head. They kept my car for THREE MONTHS and I left with a $2400 bill and still losing ALOT of oil, 1 quart every 500 miles to be precise. I called Amy Wells and she insisted that I take the car to her "expert mechanic" and not have anyone else do the diagnostic on it to find out where the oil was going even though I told them it was BURNING oil not LEAKING OIL!!! Her "expert mechanic" took 2 months before finally looking at my car (all the while I had to drive this car as it is my only means of transportation) Much to my surprise....her "expert mechanic" charged me $250 and all he did was an oil change and then said he couldn't figure out where the oil was going so he called the test "inconclusive" and a month later she told me she couldn't take my case. Now, ANOTHER month later....my engine blew up today on the way to work, meaning the whole engine is gone and I don't have a vehicle!!! Her mechanic also said that I had a wheel bearing going out and when I took that to get fixed......no wheel bearing going out, they were fine!!!!!!! She told me my options were to give her more money but that it would be a waste of time because I wouldnt get anything after her fees or get a second mechanic opinion or legal opinion!!! I spoke to another attorney who IS taking on my case with no problems and I'm also stuck right now paying a $3000 bill for a new engine put in the car.
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Posted by anonymous | September 4, 2008
Auto fraud
Wells is a dishonest and incompetent. She failed to tell me other ways I could have gotten help with other state and local agencies to rectify my situation. I retained Wells in Oct ’07 but still became defendant in February. Wells will bluntly tell a lie to make she look better. I confronted her on several things she told me and she would always swear she did not say that. Every time I met with Wells it was like explaining my case for the first time. She comes across as being very arrogant however she does not know the law like she claims. Every piece of evidence she had I supplied her. I do not recommend her to anyone. She will get you into a deeper mess than you started then leave you high and dry. When I talk with lawyers about taking my case they have all ask me the same question "why did you pick Wells". She the only one listed in yellow pages for auto fraud but. After taking my case she informed me she was busy with foreclosure. Stay away from attorney Amy Wells; she the reason lawyers are not trusted.
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Wells Law Office, Inc.
  • 2020 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Keogh Law, Ltd.
  • 2015 - 2020
  • Attorney
  • WELLS LAW OFFICE, INC.
  • 2010 - 2015
  • Attorney
  • Behnke, Martin & Schulte, LLC
  • 2006 - 2010
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Education

  • University of Dayton
  • Juris Doctorate
  • N/A
  • Ohio University
  • Bachelor of Business Administration
  • N/A
  • University of Dayton
  • MBA
  • N/A

Associations

  • National Association of Consumer Advocates
  • Ethics Committee Member
  • 2018 - Present
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • National Association of Consumer Advocates
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2004 - Present
  • National Association of Consumer Advocates
  • State Chair
  • 2013 - 2016
  • Miami Valley Trial Lawyers Association
  • Board of Directors Member, Vice President
  • 2012 - 2013
  • Carl D. Kessler, Inn of Court
  • Associate Member
  • 2012 - 2015
  • Dayton Bar Association
  • Certified Grievance Committee Member
  • 2012 - 2015
  • Ohio Association for Justice
  • Legislative Committee Member
  • 2011 - 2015
  • Ohio Attorney General Advisory Committee
  • Advisory Board
  • 2011 - 2013
  • Ohio Association for Justice
  • Trustee
  • 2009 - 2015
  • Ohio Association for Justice
  • Legislative Committee Member
  • 2009 - 2010
  • Ohio Association for Justice
  • Chair of the Consumer Law Section
  • 2009 - 2015
  • American Association for Justice
  • Member
  • 2008 - 2010
  • Miami Valley Trial Lawyer's Association
  • Member
  • 2007 - 2015
  • Dayton Bar Association Volunteer Lawyer Project
  • Volunteer (Pro Bono services)
  • 2006 - 2015
  • Ohio Association for Justice
  • Member
  • 2005 - 2016
  • Dayton Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2004 - 2015
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2020
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2019
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2018
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2014
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2013
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2012
  • President's Award
  • Ohio Association for Justice
  • 2012
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Publications

  • Advisory
  • Ohio's Consumer Protection Law
  • 2011
  • Bar Briefs (Dayton), Vol. 61, No. 3
  • The Undoing of Ohio's Consumer Protection Law
  • 2011
  • Bar Briefs (Dayton)
  • Protecting Consumers from a "New Breed" of Debt Collector
  • 2009
  • Ohio Trial Magazine
  • The Price of Identity Theft for Ohio Consumers
  • 2008
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Speaking Engagements

  • Ohio Association for Justice Annual Convention
  • A Primer - the Attorney's Role in the Legislative Process
  • 2013
  • Fall 2012 New Student Orientation
  • Litigation Practice
  • 2012
  • Consumer Law for Bankruptcy Attorneys
  • Consumer Law for Bankruptcy Attorneys
  • 2012
  • Fair Debt Collection Training Conference
  • FDCP Fundamentals: The Care and Feeding of Your FDCP Case
  • 2010
  • CORT Consumer Law Training 2010
  • Bringing Claims Under the FCRA and FACTA
  • 2010
  • Annual Convention
  • Appraisal Litigation: Critical Evidence in An Inflated Appraisal Case & Eminent Domain Friend or Foe
  • 2010
  • 2009 OAJ Annual Convention
  • Consumer Law CLE (Event Coordinator & Moderator)
  • 2009
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Attorney endorsements

Received (16)
Given (18)
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Consumer protection Attorney | Mar 07
Relationship: Co-worker
"I have been privileged to work with Amy Wells for a number of years. During that time, she has repeatedly demonstrated her intelligence, strength, determination and resourcefulness, both as a respected member of the legal community and as a dedicated consumer advocate."
Unknown Attorney | Nov 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Consumer protection Attorney | Dec 27
Relationship: Other
"I am happy to endorse this lawyer."
Lemon law Attorney | May 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Identity theft Attorney | May 11
Relationship: Other
"Knowledgeable & thorough answers on Avvo."
Identity theft Attorney | Mar 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Attorney Wells is well versed in the field of identity theft and fraud."
Consumer protection Attorney | Mar 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Debt collection Attorney | Sep 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Amy always gives thorough responses to questions on Avvo, which reflect a tremendous depth of knowledge on her part. She is obviously well-qualified to represent clients in the consumer field."
Unknown Attorney | Aug 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Credit repair Attorney | May 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Amy Wells is an excellent consumer rights' attorney. She has successfully assisted my clients with issues dealing with credit card fraud and debt resolution. I would highly recommend Ms. Wells for any consumer who needs legal representation."
Consumer protection Attorney | May 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Amy is nationally recognized in consumer law. She advocates against legislation that is harmful and unfair for Ohio Citizens. She protects persons who have been victimized by predator companies."
Unknown Attorney | May 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly recommend Amy Wells. Amy's expertise, especially in the area of consumer law, is unmatched in Ohio. She represents all clients with the utmost integrity and responsibility."
Consumer protection Attorney | Apr 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Amy Wells. Amy focuses her career on helping consumers. She spends a considerable amount of time giving free legal advice on Avvo, which is commendable. Amy is an asset to the legal community."
Lemon law Attorney | Mar 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Amy is very well respected by her peers and is both an effective and aggressive advocate for her clients. She handles many types of consumer matters. She is a fellow member of the Miami Valley Trial Lawyers Association!"
Litigation Attorney | Jan 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Amy Wells is an intelligent, hard working attorney who is passionate about the law and her clients. She is very professional and strives to obtain the very best results possible for her clients. I have referred several people to Amy, and feel assured that they are in good hands."
Litigation Attorney | Dec 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Her answers on AVVO demonstrated an excellent knowledge of complex legal issues."
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