Attorney Profile

Attorney Profile


Attorney Douglas J. Wells has been an attorney for 39 years, admitted to practice in the courts of Connecticut, Massachusetts, and the United States District Courts of Connecticut. The first five years of his legal career were spent as a prosecutor in the District Attorneys Office of Suffolk County and Plymouth County, Massachusetts, where he litigated more than one hundred criminal trials, securing convictions for those charged with murder, rape, robbery, arson and other serious felonies.

Currently, Douglas concentrates his practice in the area of criminal defense, including DWI and motor vehicle charges. He also mediates divorce and family law matters, including legal separation, child custody, and visitation. Douglas negotiates prenuptial agreements and serves as a mediator in reaching separation agreements between divorcing spouses.

Douglas also handles probate court matters, including estate administration, will contests, paternity and adoption proceedings. He helps clients plan their estates with wills, trusts, durable powers of attorney, and living wills.

Douglas is actively involved in his community. He serves as President of the Board of the Indian Harbor District , and is a District 2 member of the Greenwich Representative Town Meeting, serving as Chair of the Legislative & Rules Committee since 1998.

Douglas is a member of American Bar Association, Connecticut Bar Association, and Greenwich Bar Association, and serves as a Special Master for the Stamford Superior Court in divorce and legal separation cases.

Areas of Practice

Bar Admissions

  • U.S. District Court District of Connecticut, 1987
  • Connecticut, 1986
  • Massachusetts, 1977


  • New England School of Law, Boston, Massachusetts, J.D., 1976
  • University of Vermont, Burlington, Vermont, B.A. History, With Honors, Deans List, 1971

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Town of Greenwich, RTM Member, 1995 - Present
  • Indian Harbor District, Board Member, 1995 - Present

Pro Bono Activities

  • Connecticut Legal Services, Pro Bono Counsel, 1996 - Present

Ancillary Businesses

  • Real Estate Broker


  • Delta Psi


  • Robert Marks, Marks Ventures, (203) 629-3306
  • Dr. Richard Hart, American Diagnostica, (203) 602-7777