Devona L. Wells 2018-05-01T20:21:36+00:00

Devona L. Wells
Associate

612-339-6900
dlwells@locklaw.com

Practices:

Antitrust Law
Business Litigation

Education:

William Mitchell College of Law, 2011, summa cum laude

Bar Admissions:

2011, Minnesota

Court Admissions:

Minnesota
U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan
U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit

Overview

Devona Wells focuses her practice on antitrust class actions, complex business litigation , and consumer and product defect claims. Devona litigates in Minnesota and throughout the United States on behalf of individuals, small and mid-sized businesses, and union funds. She is experienced in a broad range of discovery issues, including taking and defending depositions and related motion practice.

Devona graduated summa cum laude from William Mitchell College of Law. In law school, she was an editor of the William Mitchell Law Review and interned with the Honorable Patrick J. Schiltz of the United States District Court for the District of Minnesota. Devona clerked for the Honorable Natalie E. Hudson of the Minnesota Court of Appeals (now of the Minnesota Supreme Court) before joining Lockridge Grindal Nauen P.L.L.P.

Devona is an active volunteer attorney, devoting her time to pro bono work for the Advocates for Human Rights and Volunteer Lawyers Network. She also serves as an editor for Bar Talk, published by the Minnesota chapter of the Federal Bar Association, is a reading and writing coach for 7th graders, and annually collects professional clothing and jewelry for the Minnesota Women Lawyers Clothing Drive.

  • Kleen Prods. LLC, et al. v. Int’l Paper Co., et al., Case No. 1:10-cv-5711 (N.D. Ill.)
  • In re: Ethicon Inc., Pelvic Repair System Products Liability Litigation, MDL No. 2327 (S.D. WV)
  • In re: Aggrenox Antitrust Litigation, MDL No. 2516 (D. Conn.)
  • In re: Asacol Antitrust Litigation, Case No. 1:15-cv-12730 (D. Mass.)
  • In re: Niaspan Antitrust Litigation, MDL No. 2460 (E.D. Penn.)
  • In re: Lidoderm Antitrust Litigation, MDL No. 2521 (N.D. Cal.)
  • “A Star Is Born: Media Panel,” Minnesota Women Lawyers CLE (Jan. 30, 2013)
  • “Special Juvenile Immigration Status,” CLE (Apr. 6, 2011)
  • Editor, 2017-2018, Bar Talk (Federal Bar Association, Minnesota Chapter)
  • Contributor, 2016, DOJ Civil Antitrust Practice and Procedure (American Bar Association Section of Antitrust Law)
  • Contributor, 2015, ABA Civil Redress Blog
  • Contributor, 2015 and 2013 Annual Review of Antitrust Law Developments (American Bar Association Section of Antitrust Law)
  • Why Plaintiffs Should Learn to Love the Strong-Inference Standard for Pleading a Securities Fraud Claim-Tellabs, Inc. v. Makor Issues & Rights, Ltd., 36 WM. MITCHELL L. REV. 1364 (2010)
  • Federal Bar Association (Communications Committee member)
  • American Bar Association (Antitrust Section)
  • Minnesota State Bar Association (Antitrust Law Section)
  • Minnesota Women Lawyers
  • Advocates for Human Rights
  • Volunteer Lawyers Network

Six LGN Attorneys Named North Star Lawyers for Pro Bono Work

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LGN attorneys step up to support MWL clothing drive

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LGN Attorneys Leading the Bar

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LGN supports MWL clothing drive

LGN attorneys and staff were proud to again donate clothing, jewelry, handbags, shoes, and cosmetics to the Minnesota Women Lawyers [...]