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Judson W. Wells, Sr.Shareholder

Address

6251 Monroe Street
Suite 200
Daphne, AL 36526

Phone

251-283-2856
251-680-2490 (cell)
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 has been named to The Best Lawyers in America® (2018-2021) in the areas of labor and employment and workers’ compensation law.  Judge Wells often serves as a mediator by court appointment and by private retention. He is a longtime member of the roster of mediators of the Alabama Center for Dispute Resolution.

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 recently served a six-year term on the Mobile County Judicial Commission (2013-2019).

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 is a past director of the UA Law School Foundation, an officer 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 71 year-old youth athletic charity. Judson has recently been selected as an Alabama Law Foundation Fellow (2020).

Judge Wells enjoys spending time with his wife, Barbara, and two adult 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

The Best Lawyers in America, 2018-2021

Professional Liability Attorney Network (PLAN)

Professional Liability Underwriting  Society (PLUS)

Alabama Defense Lawyers Association

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

Mobile County District Court; Retired

Supernumerary Judge

Mobile Bar Association

Mobile County District Court; Retired/Supernumerary Judge

Baldwin County Bar Association

Claims and Litigation Management  Alliance (CLM)

Mobile County Judicial Commission(2013-2019)

Alabama State Court Mediator

Alabama Law Foundation Fellow

News Updates About Judson W. Wells, Sr.

Judson Wells Speaks at Mobile Bar Association Mentoring Seminar

Judson W. Wells, Sr., a Carr Allison Shareholder and retired Mobile County District Judge, served as a presenter for a Mobile Bar Association continuing legal education seminar via Zoom on October 20, 2020. Judge Wells and Mobile Bar Association President Skip Finkbohner co-presented an in-depth review of the final two […]

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36 Carr Allison Attorneys Recognized by Best Lawyers in America®

Carr Allison is excited to announce that 36 attorneys, across three states, have been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2021 for excellence in their respective practice areas.   ALABAMA – Birmingham – Best Lawyers in America ® R. Brett Adair – employment law management Russell Q. Allison […]

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Wells Selected as Alabama Law Foundation Fellow

Judson W. Wells, Sr., a Carr Allison Shareholder and retired Mobile County District Judge, has been named an Alabama Law Foundation Fellow. The Foundation established its Fellows Program in 1993 to honor lawyers who have been members of the bar for at least 10 years and who have demonstrated outstanding […]

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New DOL Overtime Rule in Effect Jan 1, 2020

As expected, the United States Department of Labor (DOL) issued a final rule on September 24, 2019 regarding salaried employees and overtime pay.  Effective January 1, 2020, employees who make less than $35,568 per year are eligible for overtime pay. Under the new rule, to be exempt from overtime pay […]

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Best Lawyers Recognizes 27 Carr Allison Attorneys

Carr Allison is excited to announce that 27 attorneys, across three states, have been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2020 for excellence in their respective practice areas.   In Alabama: · Birmingham office: o Brett Adair (Employment Law) o Russell Q. Allison (Insurance Law) o C. Steven Ball (Commercial Litigation) o Charles F. Carr (Personal […]

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Carr Allison Attends PLAN Late Night Event

Shareholder Judson Wells (Mobile, AL), Shareholder Katy Beth Carr (Florence, AL) and Shareholder and PLAN Chair Allan Jones (Birmingham, AL) post up for a picture at the PLAN Late Night event in San Diego, CA.

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24 Carr Allison Attorneys Recognized by Best

Carr Allison is excited to announce that 24 attorneys, across three states, have been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2019 for excellence in their respective practice areas.   In Alabama: · Birmingham office: o Brett Adair (Employment Law) o Russell Q. Allison (Insurance Law) o C. Steven Ball (Commercial […]

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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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