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Holly C. Wells

Government Attorney at Anchorage, AK

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also known as Holly Suozzo

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About Holly

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Ms. Wells’ practice focuses primarily on municipal government and related admiralty matters as well as constitutional appellate representation and election law.  Ms. Wells also represents Native and private corporations as well as individuals in various actions involving complex litigation, construction, contracts, and land use.

Ms. Wells routinely acts as lead counsel to municipal boards and commissions regarding ethics disputes, conditional uses, variances, and other matters. Ms.Wells also routinely serves as a hearing officer in municipal administrative proceedings involving land use, ethics or other violations of local law. She also represents government and private corporations before various federal and state boards and commissions, including but not limited to, the Federal Maritime Commission (FMC), Public Employees Retirement System (PERS) and Alaska Public Offices Commission (APOC). 

Licensed for 17 years
State AK
Status Active
Acquired 2005
Updated 12/13/2022

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Birch Horton Bittner Cherot
510 L St., Suite 700
Anchorage, AK, 99501-3301


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AVVO RATING 6.9 (Good)

Work Experience

  • Shareholder/Partner
  • Birch, Horton, Bittner & Cherot
  • 2008 - Present
  • Attornet
  • K & L Gates
  • 2005 - 2008
  • Law Clerk
  • Massachusetts Court of Appeals
  • 2004 - 2005


  • Northeastern University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2004
  • Colby College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1999


  • Anchorage Montessori School
  • Chair of the Board of Directors
  • 2015 - Present
  • Alaska Municipal League-Attorney's Association
  • 2005 - Present
  • Alaska Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Attorney endorsements

Received (2)
Given (1)
Endorse Holly
Government Attorney | Feb 27
Relationship: Co-worker
"I have worked with Ms. Wells for almost ten years, and I enthusiastically endorse her and her work in the area of Municipal Law. This is a challenging and specialized area of the law, where Ms. Wells shows excellent command. She is also quite versatile, working in areas of litigation, city finance, and land use. She gives careful attention to the needs of her clients."
Government Attorney | Feb 24
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. I have worked with Holly Wells for over a decade and would consider her one of the best lawyers in Alaska. She has the ability to create long-lasting and personal relationships with her clients, which helps her better understand her clients' needs and to obtain successful outcomes. She has a vast knowledge and understanding of municipalities and how they work. I would strongly recommend Holly to any municipality or city looking for legal representation."

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Anchorage Government Lawyer Holly C. Wells
Holly C. Wells
Government Attorney
Anchorage, AK
Licensed for 17 years