S. Grier Wells Attorney At Law

S. Grier Wells - Attorney at Law


T 904.598.9929
F 904.598.9109
D 904.632.8478
Jacksonville 50 North Laura Street Suite 1100 Jacksonville, Florida 32202

Grier Wells is a trial lawyer, board certified by The Florida Bar in both civil trial and business litigation. Grier has established himself as one of the top "go-to" trial lawyers in North Florida. His reputation is the product of his belief in hard work, objective case evaluation and developing strategic initiatives for his clients. 

Grier concentrates his practice in the areas of commercial, personal injury, insurance defense, construction and employment litigation, and product liability litigation. He is AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell, its highest rating.

In addition to his reputation as a skilled trial lawyer, Grier is also recognized as a leader in the profession and community. Grier has served as a member of the Board of Governors of The Florida Bar, taking an active leadership role principally in the areas of lawyer discipline, program development and oversight and client security fund claims. He is a past president of the Jacksonville Bar Association and a charter member and past president of the Jacksonville Chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates.  

  • Areas of Emphasis


    • Complex Commercial
    • Personal Injury
    • Insurance Defense
    • Labor and Employment
    • Product Liability 
  • Background

    Grier is a Florida native, having grown up on a cattle farm in Alachua County.  He obtained both his bachelor's and juris doctor from the University of Florida. Between undergraduate school and law school, he served in the U.S. Army in Germany as a combat engineer. While in law school, Grier was a member of the University of Florida Law Review, the Phi Delta Phi legal fraternity and served as a member and president of the Council of Ten, a law school leadership organization.

  • Representative Clients
    • USI Insurance Service, LLC 
    • Foodonics International, Inc.
    • Star Real Estate Ventures, LLC
    • El Ad National Properties, LLC
    • Margo Garden Products, Inc.
    • Oasis Outsourcing 
    • Earthcore Industries 
  • Education
    • University of Florida, B.S.
      • Sigma Chi Fraternity
      • Student Government
    • University of Florida College of Law, J.D.
      • University of Florida Law Review
      • Phi Delta Phi
      • Council of Ten (Member, President)
  • Admissions
    • All Florida state courts
    • Supreme Court of the United States
    • U. S. Court of Appeal, 11th Circuit
    • U. S. District Court, Middle District of Florida
    • U. S. District Court, Northern District of Florida
    • Colorado
  • Professional Associations and Memberships
    • American Bar Association
    • The Florida Bar
      • Board Certified in Civil Trial Law
      • Board Certified in Business Litigation
      • Board of Governors (2002-2014)
        • Executive Committee, Member (2005-2006)
        • Rules Committee, Member (2002-2004)
        • Disciplinary Review Committee, Member (2002-2014)
          • Co-Chair (2004-2006)
          • Client Security Fund Claims, Chair (2006-2014)
        • Program Evaluation Committee (2002-2014)
          • Special Committee on Client Security Fund Review, Chair (2004 and 2007)
          • Special Committee on Animal Law Committee Review (2008-2009)
          • Special Committee on Fee Arbitration Review (2008-2014)
          • Special Committee on Review of Florida Lawyers Assistance, Inc., Chair (2010)
          • Special Committee on Lawyer Referral Services Evaluation, Chair (2011-2013)
        • Joint Committee on Physicians-Attorneys Relations Committee, Chair (2007-2008)
        • Board of Governors' Liaison
          • Client Security Fund (2006-2007; 2010-2011)
          • Labor and Employment Section (2004-2014)
          • Animal Law Committee (2005-2010)
          • Florida Lawyers Assistance, Inc. (2011-2014)
      • Trial Lawyers Section, Member
      • Business Law Section, Member
      • Labor and Employment Section, Member
    • Jacksonville Bar Association
      • President (1987-1988)
      • President-Elect (1986-1987)
      • Board of Governors, Member (1982-1986)
    • American Board of Trial Advocates, Jacksonville Chapter, Charter Member
      • President (2007)
      • Vice President and President-Elect (2006)
      • Treasurer (2005)
      • Secretary (2004)
    • Appointed by Florida's Chief Financial Officer, Jeff Atwater, to Statewide Task Force on Personal Injury Protection Insurance
  • Awards and Recognitions
    • Best Lawyers in America, 2019-2024
      • Commercial Litigation
      • Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs
    • AV Preeminent® rated by Martindale-Hubbell
    • The Florida Bar , President's Award of Merit, 2014 ,, , , ,
  • Civic
    • Riverside Presbyterian Church, Trustee 
    • Riverside Presbyterian Day School, Trustee
    • San Marco Preservation Society, President
    • Better Business Bureau, Board of Directors
    • Leadership Jacksonville
    • Volunteer:
      • Downtown Ecumenical Services Council
      • HabiJax
  • Military Service
    • U.S. Army
      • 237th Engineer Battalion (Heilbronn, Germany)
  • Presentations and Seminars
    • "Lawyer Referral Services - The Florida Experience," Lawyer Referral Services Workshop, American Bar Association, New Orleans, LA, October 30, 2015