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David Lee Wells

Divorce and separation Attorney at Kansas City, MO

4.5   11 reviews
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  • Licensed for 56 years
    State MO
    Acquired 1967
    Good Standing, Active No misconduct found

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About David

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Former Clay County Bar President. Practicing law since 1967.

Everyone has a right to vigorous and aggressive legal
representation. The David Lee Wells Law Office strives to provide understanding to individuals in stressful times of
their lives when a family member is injured or they are
experiencing domestic difficulties. We will listen to our client's
concerns, analyze their legal difficulty, and strive to obtain a
satisfactory result for the client.

David Lee Wells appears regularly in Courts including, Clay, Platte,
Jackson, Cass and Clinton counties. Wells focuses on family and family
problems in Divorce, Custody, Bodily Injury, Traffic, DWI and
Criminal cases. He also handles cases involving Commercial Real
Estate, Condemnation and Business.


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Our office is conveniently located on the corner of Armour and Erie in North Kansas City, Missouri.


David Lee Wells Law Office
329 Armour Road North
Kansas City, MO, 64116-3505


4.5 / 5.0
  11 customer reviews
Posted by Jonah | October 4, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great man, great lawyer
I had been charged with possession of marijuana, paraphernalia, failure to registry, and failure to equip vehicle with 2 working headlights. David got the marijuana reduced to littering, and had both the failure to register and the paraphernalia dropped completely. In total the court had charged me officially with littering and a broken headlight fine coming out to less than $700 in court fees. He defended me well, and if anyone were to need a lawyer I'd highly suggest Mr. Wells to anyone.
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Posted by Shayna | May 17, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Exceptional service and expertise!
When my late husband passed away in a car accident I needed to obtain legal guardianship of my stepchild. The child's natural mother had been absent since the birth and I had raised the child since age 2. My late husband used Mr. Wells as his lawyer for the original custody case against the biological mother so I knew Mr. Wells would do another fantastic job for my family. Mr. Wells handled my very unique case with expertise and was highly knowledgeable in the area of guardianship and family law. I am so thankful and appreciative for Mr. Wells and his office associates for their kind help during a difficult time for my family. The case and outcome was successful and I highly recommend him for any area of law!
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Posted by Richard | August 19, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly Recommended
Mr. Wells created a plan to handle my difficult case, provided excellent advice, guided me through each step, and it worked. Before my hearing, he got up at 4 a.m., analyzed the latest updates to my case, read several pages of my last-minute notes, and memorized them all. Skillful, savvy, ethical, thoroughly prepared, committed to his clients, and gets favorable results. Friendly and well-liked by his peers and persons within the legal system, and enjoys his job. This is the guy I want on my side anytime I step into a courthouse. Huge asset. Very highly recommended.
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Posted by barbara Oct.20 ,2015 | October 28, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
David Lee Wells
This week I had the pleasure of meeting with David in the capacity of preparing a will.He gave me his full attention and made many suggestions that were helpful in getting it done in a quick and efficient manner.
Posted by Brett | May 26, 2015
excellent knowledge
Mr. Wells has been an extremely knowlagable asset for me. He and his paralegals have done everything necessary- from a traffic stop to a fairly messy divorce. Highly recommended-
Posted by anonymous | August 9, 2014
Very, Very, Very Good
They handled four of my cases, and many of my friends' cases. everyone was always very pleased with service and cost
Posted by Dan | December 24, 2013
The Best Divorce Attorney
David Lee Wells is the Best attorney in Kansas City. David staff Jessica and Leeann are the best legal team in Kansas City. Both Jessica and Leeann are extremely knowledgeable and friendly . I was in a very difficult divorce, David guided me right through it David got me everything I wanted from the divorce. I would highly recommend anyone seeking a divorce to have David Wells as there attorney.
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Posted by Steve | May 17, 2012
Professional Representation
I am very pleased with David's handling of my case. He is well connected in the legal community and has many relationships that are beneficial in disposing of legal matters. I strongly recommend his services.
Posted by nick | March 8, 2012
i am us citizen i got married before 2 years out side of us and now i brought her into us but we got divorce now, now whathappen
i am us citizen i got married out side of us with non american before two year when i was permanent resident but now i am us citizen and brought my wife into us. but unfortunatly she gave me a divorce now what happens her greencard when divorce approved? is she need to leave united states or not? and what happens my personal property which i already had with me before she came in united states? do i need to give her half my property or not? but we don't have any joint bank account and we never filled tax file married file jointly.
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Posted by anonymous | April 11, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Honest Outlook
I went to see Mr. Wells about a divorce petition my husband filed against me. What I liked about this attorney was that he was patient, kind, and gave a very honest opinion regarding the possible outcome and what I could expect for the future. I really liked that he did not try to sugar-coat the situation to tell me what I wanted to hear just to get the job. This is the kind of attorney you would definitely want in your corner.
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Posted by anonymous | October 8, 2015
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
POOR example of an attorney with his background!
After reading all the great 5 Star reviews and about David's background, I was very interested in meeting with David Lee Wells regarding my case for a second opinion. Me being a business owner by trade my whole life. I know first hand about being professional and offering great customer service to people. NONE of these reviews depicted the true person and character of David Lee Wells. I've never encountered an attorney so incompetent of communicating with the general public. He was very unprofessional, condescending, argumentative raising his voice and couldn't answer a single question during our visit. It was like he was trying to cross exam me instead of discussing issues regarding my potential case. I only rated David Lee Wells 1 Star because I didn't have the option of NO stars.
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AVVO RATING 9.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • David Lee Wells Law Office
  • 1979 - Present


  • University of Missouri - Kansas City School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1967
  • William Jewell College
  • AB - Applied Baccalaureate
  • 1963


  • Missouri Bar
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Platte County Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • University of Missouri at Kansas City Allumni Association
  • Director
  • N/A
  • North Kansas City Business Council
  • Board of Directors
  • N/A
  • Northland Chamber of Commerce
  • Board of Directors
  • N/A
  • Williams Jewell College Alumni Association
  • Board of Governors
  • N/A
  • Ducks Unlimited National Wildlife Art Show
  • Executive Director
  • N/A
  • Clay County Bar Association
  • President
  • 1984 - 1985
  • Clay County Bar Association
  • Board of Directors
  • 1979 - 1981
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2023
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyer
  • 2010
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyer
  • 2009
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyer
  • 2008
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  • Missouri Bar Journal
  • Medical Child Support New Dawn New Danger parts 1 and 2
  • 1995
  • Wide Open Magazine
  • Law 4 Bikers
  • N/A

Speaking Engagements

  • Missouri Bar Family Law Conference
  • Attorney's Liens
  • 2001
  • Missouri Bar
  • QMCSO's The Forgotten Issue
  • 1995

Attorney endorsements

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Endorse David
Divorce and separation Attorney | Nov 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"David is a powerful advocate for his clients. I'd highly recommend this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Sep 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Wells is a well respected attorney in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse David. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Highly experienced lawyer."
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Kansas City Divorce and separation Lawyer David Lee Wells
David Lee Wells
Divorce and separation Attorney
Kansas City, MO
Licensed for 56 years
Virtual consultation available