Mr. Wells was admitted to the North Carolina State Bar in 2013. His practice areas include Estate Planning, Estate and Trust Administration, and Taxation.
Bowdoin College (B.A. in Government and German, 2000)
University of Virginia (J.D., 2003)
What have you enjoyed about being an attorney?
I enjoy the challenge of figuring out how best to solve a problem. In law school I initially was drawn to legal history and was fortunate to practice for many years in the area of administrative law, primarily utilities regulation. While that field has a strong technical element, working with other experts such as accountants and engineers, at its core it is a stewardship type of practice, helping to balance the interests of many stakeholders. I am grateful and excited to bring that attention to detail and eye for the bigger picture to helping individuals and families plan for their futures and legacies.
Why did you choose to work at Craige Jenkins?
When I was starting to conceptualize the next chapter of my professional life, Craige Jenkins quickly went to the top of my short list of area firms. The lawyers here are as skilled and accomplished as can be found anywhere, but what impresses me the most is the firm’s dedication to client service. Even after so many years of success, the firm really keeps its clients’ best interests first and foremost, whether that may mean compassionate counsel through a difficult time or zealous advocacy when needed.
Most of my fun these days is kid-related; my wife and I have two young sons. We probably have been to most of the playgrounds and parks in the city at this point; there are so many good options for outdoor recreation in and around Winston-Salem. We try to get up to the mountains for hiking or skiing too. Stone Mountain is one of my favorites.
Favorite Winston-Salem landmark?
Old Salem. The preservation work that they have done and continue to do is amazing. The living history aspect of the experience is especially great for kids. Every visit I notice something new.