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.


John received recognition by Super Lawyers from 2014-2019 as an Upstate New York “Rising Star”.

See the Super Lawyers website for a description of the selection methodology.  Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome.


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

Professional and Community Affiliations

  • Member of the New York State Bar Association

  • Secretary to Litigation Council - Monroe County Bar Association

  • Member of the Monroe County Bar Association

  • Served as member of the Greece Rotary

  • Served as a trustee for the Village of Cuba, New York

Blog Posts & Resources by John

  • Finding the Right Nursing Home Made Easier – CMS Implemented New Tool in October 2019

    December 6, 2019

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  • Searching for the Right Nursing Home? Don’t Forget Facebook.

    December 5, 2019

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  • Inspections Reveal Nursing Home Residents At Increased Risk

    October 1, 2019

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  • Is Your Loved One Suffering From Preventable Pressure Sores?

    September 17, 2018

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  • Obtaining Medical Records

    March 29, 2017

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