Holly C. Wells

Ms. Wells’ practice focuses primarily on Alaska municipal government and admiralty matters affecting government ports and harbors. Ms. Wells also represents Native and private corporations as well as individuals in various actions involving complex litigation, construction, contracts, and land use. Ms. Wells provides general counsel services for healthcare institutions with emphasis on the unique needs of government-owned healthcare facilities.

Ms. Wells routinely acts as lead counsel to municipal boards and commissions regarding ethics disputes, conditional uses, variances, and other matters. She also represents government and private corporations before various federal and state boards and commissions, including but not limited to, the Federal Maritime Commission (FMC), Public Employees Retirement System (PERS) and Alaska Public Offices Commission (APOC).


Northeastern University School of Law (J.D., 2004)
Colby College (B.A., 1999), including a year at Nanjing University in Nanjing, China studying East Asian Studies

Admitted to Practice

U.S. District Court for the District of Alaska
Federal Maritime Commission

Professional and Community Activities

American Bar Association
Anchorage Bar Association
Alaska Bar Association
Former Commissioner of Anchorage Zoning Board of Examiners
Former Commissioner of Anchorage Transportation Commission
Member of and advisor to the Derelict Vessel Task Force
Alaska Municipal League
Member of International Municipal League
Member of International Health Lawyers Association