Judson W. Wells Sr.

Member Firms >> Carr Allison >> Judson W. Wells Sr.

Judson W. Wells Sr.

After serving with distinction as a Mobile County District Judge from 1997-2007, Judge 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 lawyer

experience to serve his clients in many areas of the law. He has defended labor and employment, professional liability, worker’s compensation and insurance claims. Judge Wells also handles property/SIU matters for several insurers.

During his time on the bench, Judge Wells handled a heavy docket of civil, criminal and traffic c 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 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 (B.A. 1983; J.D. 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 member organization with members worldwide, and president of the UA Law School Alumni Association (2000-2001). He currently serves as a director of the UA Law School Foundation (2007-2013), secretary 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 60 year old youth athletic charity. Judge Wells serves as a Master Bencher in the Paul Brock Chapter of the American Inns of Court.



Practice Areas

  • Labor and Employment
  • Professional Liability
  • Insurance
  • Retail
  • Workers’ Compensation
  • Property/SIU
  • Mediation

Education and Practice

B.S., University of Alabama
J.D., University of Alabama School of Law