Douglas E. Wells
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Douglas E. Wells

5891 S.W. 29th
Topeka, KS 66614

Phone: 785-633-1085


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About Douglas E. Wells

Douglas E. Wells is a private practicing attorney in Topeka, Kansas. His practice focuses on DUI Defense and related driver’s license issues. He graduated from Washburn Law School in 1979. He received Certificates of Completion and Competency as a breath test operator in 1996, 2004 and 2006. He graduated an Intoxilyzer 5000 Basis Repair and Maintenance course in 2005. Mr. Wells is trained as a certified instructor in the standardized field sobriety test procedures using National Highway Traffic Safety Administration standards. He has received advanced training in blood and urine testing. Mr. Wells is a sustaining member, and has been the Kansas delegate for the National College for DUI Defense. He is a graduate of the National College for DUI Defense, Summer Session at Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1997, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2013 and 2016. Mr. Wells is a graduate of the National College of DUI Defense Winter session in 1996, 1999, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, and 2010. He graduated from Mastering Scientific Evidence in 2000, 2002, 2015. He was the only defense attorney member of the Kansas DUI Commission. He was the President of the Kansas Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers Board from 2009-2011 and was on the Board of Governors 2003-13. Mr. Wells is the president of the Third Judicial District Criminal Defense Bar, 2004-05. Mr. Wells has been an Adjunct Professor at Washburn Law School in areas of trial advocacy. Mr. Wells has received an “AV” rating from Martindale-Hubbell, the highest rating available. He has been a regular speaker since 1997 on the Jim Cates “Let’s Talk” radio program entitled “Ask Your Attorney”. He is a member of the National Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys, the Kansas Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys, Kansas Bar Association, and various local bar associations and committees. Mr. Wells has spoken on DUI legal topics to various organizations, including the Kansas Association of Criminal Defense Attorney’s, Kansas Trial Lawyers Association, Kansas Bar Association, Kansas Board of Indigent Defense Services, Washburn Law School DUI Law and Practice Seminars, Kansas Transportation Safety Conference, Wichita Bar Association, Third Judicial District Criminal Defense Bar, Lorman Educational Services, and various private and civic organizations. Topics have included cross-examination of an arresting officer, breath testing, evaluating the studies behind standardized field sobriety tests, administration of standardized field sobriety tests, establishing a theory of your case, preparing a DUI defense and other DUI topics.

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