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Amy L. Wells J.D., M.B.A. - Chicago, IL

122 South Michigan AvenueSuite 1390-145 Chicago, IL 60603

Updated: 09/07/2023

Chicago Consumer Protection Lawyer

Overview

For more than 18 years, Amy Wells has advocated for consumers harmed by unfair business practices. Today, she seeks justice through vigorous litigation in federal courts across the United States in the realm of class actions, mass actions, and high-value individual cases. Attorney Wells has obtained millions of dollars of relief for her clients...

For more than 18 years, Amy Wells has advocated for consumers harmed by unfair business practices. Today, she seeks justice through vigorous litigation in federal courts across the United States in the realm of class actions, mass actions, and high-value individual cases. Attorney Wells has obtained millions of dollars of relief for her clients.

In addition to litigating, consulting, and co-counseling with other attorneys and law firms around the country in the consumer law context, Ms. Wells also passionately advocates on behalf of members of the LGBTQ+ community, fighting discrimination in the workplace and communities. She also helps disabled persons obtain access to relief when they are denied necessary services.

About Amy L. Wells J.D., M.B.A.

Practice Areas

  • Consumer Protection

Qualifications

Bar Admissions

  • Supreme Court of Illinois
  • Supreme Court of Ohio
  • Judicial Panel on Multi District Litigation
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 7th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Ohio
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Ohio
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Michigan

Other Affiliations

  • National Association for Consumer Advocates – Ethics Committee (2018- present)
  • Illinois State Bar Association (2015- present)
  • American Association for Justice (2012- present)
  • Ohio Association for Justice: Board of Trustees (2009-2014), Member; Consumer Law Section, Chair (2009-2014), Vice-Chair (2008-2009); Legislative Committee, (2009-2014), Membership Committee (2009)
  • Miami Valley Trial Lawyers Association: Board of Trustees, President (2014-2015), Vice-President (2012 – 2014)
  • Dayton Bar Association: Certified Grievance Committee for Ohio (2012 – 2014)
  • Carl D. Kessler Inn of Court, Associate Member (2012 – 2014)
  • Ohio State Bar Association

Classes and Seminars

  • Organize annual Consumer Law CLE Seminar; moderator (2010-2014)
  • Co-authored multiple amicus curiae brief on behalf of the Ohio Association for Justice and National Consumer Law Center
  • Neighborhood Housing Services Consumer Law Center Blog, blog contributor
  • Class Action Workshop Committee, 2019 (National Association for Consumer Advocates Spring 2020 Training)
  • 2010 National Consumer Law Center Fair Debt Collection Training Conference, Jacksonville, FL, “FDCP Fundamentals: The Care and Feeding of Your FDCP Case”
  • CORT Consumer Law Trng. 2010, Ann Arbor, MI, “Bringing Claims Under the FCRA and FACTA”
  • 2010 Ohio Association for Justice Annual Convention, Columbus, OH, “Appraisal Litigation: Critical Evidence in an Inflated Appraisal Case & Eminent Domain: Friend or Foe?"
  • 2011 Ohio Association for Justice Insurance Law CLE, Dayton, OH and Columbus, OH, “Protect Thy Consumer: Today’s Consumer Law Issues An FDCPA Primer”
  • 2012 Oh. Assoc. for Justice Convtn., Columbus, OH, “How to Practice Under New Consumer Law”
  • 2012 University of Dayton School of Law, Panelist for litigation track
  • 2012 Guest on Americas Workforce Radio show; topic: credit reporting and identity theft
  • 2012 Am. Bankruptcy Law Forum, Dayton, OH, “Consumer Law for the Bankruptcy Practitioner”
  • 2013 Ohio Assoc. for Justice Annual Convention, Columbus, OH, “A Primer: The Attorney’s Role in the Legislative Process”
  • 2013 Practising Law Institute, San Francisco, CA, “Representing the Pro Bono Client – Consumer Law Basics: Introduction to Fair Credit Reporting Act”
  • 2015 Ohio State Bar Association Consumer Law CLE, Columbus, OH, “The Basics of the FCRA Including Recent Changes/Oversight from the CFPB”
  • 2019 Consumer Rights Litigation Conference and Class Action Symposium, Boston, MA, “TCPA for Beginners”
  • 2020 – TBD (upcoming) National Association of Consumer Advocates, Webinar, “Identifying Class Claims in FCRA Litigation”
  • 2020 – TBD (upcoming) Class Action Workshop and Trial Skills Workshop – Spring Training, Tampa, Florida, “Anatomy of a Class Action”

Pro Bono Activities

  • Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine’s Advisory Committee (2011-2013)
  • Volunteer Lawyers Project, Dayton Bar Association
  • National Lawyers Guild, Mentor

Education

  • University of Dayton School of Law, Dayton, Ohio
    J.D.
    Honors: Moot Court Team
    Honors: Moot Court Board
    Honors: Professor’s Assistant, Legal Research and Writing
    Honors: Women’s Caucus Vice President
    Honors: Carl D. Kessler Inn of Courts
  • University of Dayton
    M.B.A.
    Honors: Marketing Case Project, First Place, Team Leader
    Honors: Ohio Graduate Business Case Competition, First Place

Fees

Accepts Credit Cards

Articles

Published Works

  • The Price of Identity Theft for Ohio Consumers (2008) Ohio Trial Magazine, Volume 18, Issue 1
  • Protecting Consumers from "New Breed" of Debt Collector (2009) Dayton Bar Assn’s Bar Briefs
  • Ohio’s Consumer Protection Law (2011) Advisory, The Ohio Association for Justice
  • Proposed Deconstruction of Ohio’s UDAP Law, a National Trend? (2011) The Consumer Advocate
  • The Consumer Law Handbook. Authored chapter regarding the Fair Credit Reporting Act. (2013) Practising Law Institute.
  • Featured blogger for Neighborhood Housing Services Consumer Law Center blog

Office Information

Address

122 South Michigan AvenueSuite 1390-145 Chicago, IL 60603

Achievements

Honors

  • Top Rated Class Action & Mass Torts Attorney in Chicago, Super Lawyers (2015 - Present); Super Lawyers 2018 - Present
  • “Superb” rating (10.0), Avvo (2011 – present); top ranked identity theft attorney in the nation (2012); clients’ choice identity theft attorney (2012)
  • President’s Award, Ohio Association for Justice (2012)
  • Leadership Award, Miami Valley Trial Lawyers Association (2015)

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