William H. Wellman was born in Huntington, West Virginia. He graduated from Miami University in 1974 with his BA in Political Science. Mr. Wellman received his JD from West Virginia University College of Law in 1979. Soon thereafter he began his law practice in Nampa, Idaho. His practice specializes in Family Law and Criminal Defense.
Mr. Wellman has had the privilege to serve the local area as the Canyon County Deputy Prosecuting Attorney and the Nampa City Prosecuting Attorney. He now serves as the Owyhee County Public Defender as well as the Special Deputy Attorney General for Child Support Enforcement. Additionally, he has served as Idaho State Bar Commissioner for Districts 3 and 5 since July 2011 and has served as the President to the Idaho State Bar from 2013 until 2014. Mr. Wellman has also served as a director and officer of OGsBAD, INC., a local non-profit youth services agency.