John M. Wells

John Wells, Litigation Lawyer


Associated Practice Areas: 

Civil Litigation; Medical Malpractice; Hospital Malpractice; Wrongful Death; Product Liability; Personal Injury; Automobile Accidents; Nursing Home Neglect and Abuse; Business and Commercial Litigation; Estate Litigation; Creditor's Rights Litigation

John Wells is a litigator and trial attorney whose civil litigation practice focuses on medical malpractice, personal injury, automobile accidents, nursing home negligence, and commercial, business and estate disputes. John's courtroom experience includes civil trial work, administrative trial work, and participation in the Federal Mediation program, arbitrations, and mediations.  John has appellate experience appearing in the New York State Appellate Division, Fourth Department.

Before joining Lacy Katzen LLP, John worked for a civil litigation firm focused on medical malpractice, personal injury, workers' compensation and Social Security disability actions.


University of Buffalo (J.D., 2008), graduated cum laude
St. Bonaventure University, graduated summa cum laude (B.A., 2004)


New York State Bar, 2009
United States Federal District Court, Western District of New York, 2011
United States Bankruptcy Court, Western District of New York, 2011


John is listed in the Super Lawyers for 2014, 2015 and 2017 as an Upstate New York "Rising Star".

Professional and Community Affiliations: 

John is a member of the New York State Bar Association, the Monroe County Bar Association, the Cattaraugus County Bar Association and the Greece Rotary.

John served as a guest instructor for St. Bonaventure's mock trial team and as a guest lecturer at Olean Business Institute. He also served as a trustee for the Village of Cuba, New York.