Edward S. Wells

Ted Wells

Edward S. Wells



(213) 228-0400

Ted has spent his legal career in public entity litigation representing civil rights and tort and municipal matters, ranging from excessive force and wrongful death cases to public employment and land use.  He is a graduate of Washington University School of Law in St. Louis, Missouri, and is admitted in both California and Missouri.  In St. Louis Ted represented the City of Overland, Missouri in various capacities, and local civil rights plaintiffs, leading to several published opinions. He currently defends public entities in a variety of matters.

Published opinions

Banks v. Slay, 789 F.3d 919 (8th Cir. 2015)

Banks v. Slay, 875 F.3d 876 (8th Cir. 2017)

Jenkins v. Tucker, 857 F.3d 765 (8th Cir. 2017)


B.A., Indiana University, 2008

M.A., University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, 2012

J.D., Washington University School of Law, 2015

Court Admissions



Central District of California

Eastern District of Missouri

8th Circuit Court of Appeals


Beverly Hills Bar Association