Gregory K. Wells earned his J.D. in 1984 from the University of Maryland School of Law. His practice focuses on Plaintiff’s medical malpractice, serious personal injury and wrongful death cases, as well as commercial and business litigation. He is also a highly sought-after Mediator. Greg has been listed in Best Lawyers in America in the specialties of Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Product Liability and Professional Malpractice Law, and in both the “Maryland Lawyers” published by Baltimore Magazine, and “Washington, D.C. Super Lawyers” published by Law & Politics since 2007. He is also listed in Washingtonian Magazine’s “Washington D.C.’s Top Lawyers” (2011 and 2013). Best Lawyers in America named Greg as “Lawyer of the Year” for 2013 in the area of Professional Malpractice.
Greg is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, which is widely considered to be the premier professional trial lawyers’ organization in America, and is a Past Chair of its Maryland State Committee. Greg is also a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates; the Million Dollar and Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum; and the Academy of Trial Advocacy. He has maintained the coveted “AV” rating from Martindale-Hubbell since initially being rated by his peers 15 years ago.
Greg is a Past Chair of the Maryland State Bar Association’s Standing Committee on Pattern Civil Jury Instructions, as well as Past Chair of the Maryland State Bar Association’s Litigation Section. He is also Chair of the Trial Courts Nominating Commission for Prince George’s County, a position he has occupied since 20078.
Greg has successfully litigated complex medical cases, including, but not limited to, cerebral palsy, birth-related trauma, cancer mis-diagnosis, and surgical errors. He spent the first 15 years of his practice primarily defending hospitals in complex medical negligence cases. During that time, Greg was one of very few lawyers who also represented patients and their families in medical negligence cases. Greg’s first trial on behalf of patient – a young woman whose breast cancer was not timely diagnosed – resulted in a jury verdict of $1.5 Million Dollars. He has since obtained several recoveries in excess of $1 Million Dollars for his clients.
Greg’s legal experience is extensive and diverse. His non-medical experience includes:
- shareholder derivative suits;
- lead trial counsel in a legal malpractice case arising from a municipal bond transaction retained by a national law firm to represent its clients, a national bank and several mutual fund companies;
- litigating construction contract disputes on behalf of churches;
- winning a First Amendment (free speech) case challenging an ordinance banning campaign yard signs on behalf of a political candidate;
- arbitrating breach of contract/fiduciary duty claims on behalf of physicians;
- serving as General Counsel for the Prince George’s County, Maryland, Office of Information Technology and Communications; and
- serving as Chief Negotiator by the Prince George’s County Board of Education to negotiate labor contracts and to negotiate a new CEO’s contract.
Greg also assisted, without fee, a victim of the September 11, 2001, tragedy. Greg’s client, a young man just beginning college, lost his father who was killed at the Pentagon. Greg was able to obtain a substantial recovery for his client.
A long-time resident of Prince George’s County, Maryland, Greg has earned several appointments including, serving as People’s Zoning Counsel (1995-1997); Member (and Chair) of the Prince George’s County Cable Television Commission (1985-1991); Special Counsel to the County Executive (1994-2002); and Commissioner, Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission (2002-2003).
Greg’s memberships in professional organizations include: American Bar Association, Association of Trial Lawyers of America, J. Franklyn Bourne Bar Association, Prince George’s County Bar Association, Maryland Trial Lawyers Association, Maryland Bar Foundation, and Leadership Greater Washington.
Areas Of Practice:
Medical Malpractice, Catastrophic Personal Injury, Wrongful Death; Business Litigation; Mediation
Admission Dates & Jurisdictions
- Maryland: 1985
- District of Columbia:1986
- Also admitted to Federal Courts in the District of Columbia and Maryland