Judson W. Wells, Sr.Shareholder

Address

6251 Monroe Street
Suite 200
Daphne, AL 36526

Phone

251-626-9340
251-626-8928 (fax)

Professional Profile

After serving with distinction as a Mobile County District Judge from 1997-2007, Judson W. Wells joined Carr Allison as a shareholder on January 1, 2008.  Since joining Carr Allison, he has brought his years of judicial experience and prior defense attorney experience to serve his clients in many areas of the law.  He has defended labor and employment, professional liability, personal injury, worker’s compensation and insurance claims.  Judge Wells was recently named to The Best Lawyers in America® 2018 in the areas of labor and employment and workers’ compensation law.

During his time on the bench, Judge Wells handled a heavy docket of civil, criminal and traffic cases.  Additionally, he served as a “duty judge” for Mobile County Circuit Court, presiding over numerous civil jury trials, including a two week civil trial on a case of first impression in Alabama.  Judge Wells served as a frequent lecturer for the Alabama Judicial College from 1998 through 2009.  He remains “on call” to handle court dockets for Mobile County District Court as needed.  Judge Wells serves as Special Master for the Mobile County Circuit Court and is serving a six-year term on the Mobile County Judicial Commission.

Judge Wells practiced law for 11 years prior to assuming the bench, specializing in insurance and corporate defense.  At the time of his appointment to the bench by Governor Fob James in 1997, he was a named partner in the firm of Janecky, Newell, Potts, Wells & Wilson, PC.

Judge Wells is a proud graduate of The University of Alabama (BA 1983; JD 1986).  He has served his Alma Mater in numerous capacities over the years, most notably by serving as president of the National Alumni Association (2005-2006), a 35,000 worldwide member organization, and president of the UA Law School Alumni Association (2000-2001).  He currently serves as a director of the UA Law School Foundation (2007-Present), a director of the Mobile Red Elephant Club and is a founding member of the Bama Tip-Off Club of Mobile.

An active community leader, Judge Wells currently sits on the Senior Bowl Committee and the Mobile Arts and Sports Association.  He is a past president of the Alabama District Judges Association (2004-2005) and the Mobile Touchdown Club (2005-2006), a 69 year old youth athletic charity.

Judge Wells enjoys spending time with his wife, Barbara, and two children, Judson Jr. and Mary Shannon.  He is an avid Crimson Tide fan and also enjoys playing tennis.  Judge Wells is an active member of St. Ignatius Catholic Church, where he serves as a Lector.

Practice Areas

Admitted to Practice

Alabama

United States District Court, Southern and Middle Districts of Alabama

Education

BA, University of Alabama

JD, University of Alabama School of Law

Affiliations

Professional Liability Attorney Network (PLAN); Membership Committee, Co-Chairman

Alabama Defense Lawyers Association

Blackburn Institute Advisory Board; Co-Chairperson of Leadership Development

Special Master, Mobile County Circuit Court (for the Honorable Ben Brooks)

Alabama State Court Mediator

Mobile County District Court; Retired/Supernumerary Judge

Mobile Bar Association

Baldwin County Bar Association

Alabama Workers’ Compensation Organization

Claims and Litigation Management Alliance (CLM)

The Best Lawyers in America, 2018

Mobile County Judicial Commission

News Updates About Judson W. Wells, Sr.

Best Lawyers Recognizes 23 Carr Allison Attorneys

Carr Allison is excited to announce that 23 attorneys have been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America©  2018 for their excellence in practice areas that include:  Appellate, Commercial Litigation, Insurance Law, Construction Litigation, Personal Injury Litigation, Product Liability, Medical Malpractice, Labor and Employment, and Workers’ Compensation. Included from […]

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Wells Serves as Supernumerary Judge

Judson W. Wells, Sr., a Carr Allison Shareholder and retired Mobile County District Judge (1997-2007), recently returned to the Mobile County District Court to serve as a judge.  Judge Wells presided over Judge Joe Basenberg’s criminal dockets and conducted all District Court bond hearings on July 11th and 12th, when […]

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Judson Wells Returns to Mobile County District Court

Judson W. Wells, Sr., a Carr Allison Shareholder and retired Mobile County District Judge (1997-2007), has returned to the Mobile County District Court to serve as a judge frequently over the last few months.  At the request of the judges of the Mobile County District Court, Judge Wells presided over […]

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Wells Elected Co-Chairman

Carr Allison Shareholder and retired Mobile County District Judge Judson W. Wells, Sr., has been appointed as Co-Chairman of Leadership Development for the Blackburn Institute Advisory Board. The Blackburn Institute is a division of Student Affairs at the University of Alabama. The Institute works to develop a network of student […]

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Wells Speaks to Paralegal Association About Mobile County Judicial Commission

Judson Wells, Sr., a Carr Allison Shareholder and a retired Mobile County District Judge, gave a speech to the Mobile Chapter, Alabama Association of Paralegals on October 12, 2016. Judge Wells spoke on the purpose and activities of the Mobile County Judicial Commission, a five person Commission that Wells serves […]

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Judson Wells Presides Over Mobile District Court Docket

Judson W. Wells, Sr., a Carr Allison shareholder and retired Mobile County District Judge (1997-2007), recently returned to the Mobile County District Court to serve as a judge.  At the request of Judge Jill Phillips, Judge Wells presided over Judge Phillip’s criminal docket of July 13, 2016. Judge Wells stated:  […]

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Wells Elected to Blackburn Institute Advisory Board

Carr Allison shareholder and retired Mobile County District Judge Judson W. Wells, Sr., has been elected to the prestigious Blackburn Institute Advisory Board, a division of Student Affairs at the University of Alabama. The Institute works to develop a network of student leaders, the Blackburn Fellows, who have a clear […]

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Judson Wells Serves as Presenter for Client Seminar in New York on Mediation

Judson W. Wells, Sr., a Carr Allison Shareholder and retired Mobile County District Judge, recently served as a presenter of a CLE seminar on the topic of mediation for a major professional liability client in New York. Wells is an active member of the Professional Liability Attorney Network (PLAN) and […]

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Wells Gives Speech to Mobile Bar Association Women Lawyer’s Section

Judson Wells, Sr., a Carr Allison Shareholder and a retired Mobile County District Judge, gave a speech to the Women Lawyer’s Section of the Mobile Bar Association on February 16, 2016. Judge Wells spoke on the purpose and activities of the Mobile County Judicial Commission, a five person Commission that […]

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Judson Wells selected as Co-Chairman of PLAN Membership Committee

Judson W. Wells, Sr. was recently selected to serve as Co-Chairman of the Membership Committee of the Professional Liability Attorneys Network (PLAN). The appointment was made by PLAN President Ben Mathis. Judge Wells, a retired Mobile County District Judge and a Carr Allison shareholder, will lead the PLAN Membership Committee […]

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Judson Wells Presides Over Mobile District Court Docket

Judson W. Wells, Sr., a Carr Allison shareholder and retired Mobile County District Judge (1997-2007), recently returned to the Mobile County District Court to serve as a judge.  At the request of Judge Jay York, Judge Wells presided over Judge York’s criminal docket of June 3, 2014. Judge Wells stated:  […]

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