John B. Wells, Esq.
Attorney John B. Wells is a retired Navy Commander (Surface Warfare) who served from 1972 until 1994. He served on six ships and several shore commands. He is qualified in all aspects of surface warfare including command at sea. He is a graduate of the Surface Warfare Officers School Department Head and PXO schools. Mr. Wells served as a Special-Court Martial convening authority, member, senior member and witness before administrative boards and court-materials. He has administered non-judicial punishment under Art. 15 of the UCMJ.
Mr. Wells attended law school at night while still on active duty. He was a member of the Law Review Staff and contributed to several law school publications. Upon retirement from the military, Mr. Wells settled in Slidell Louisiana and opened a general law practice that included appellate, criminal, civil, juvenile and military law. He represented both juveniles and adults in various criminal courts. Additionally, he represented and defended small and medium sized corporations in the courts of Louisiana and various federal courts. He has also acted as counsel for a successful charter school Mr. Wells has represented military members, civilians and juveniles in both civil and criminal matters and provides free legal counseling to veterans. He is at home in both state and federal courts and travels often to Washington, D.C. for cases there.
Although the practice is based in Slidell Louisiana, located near the military complexes at New Orleans, Gulfport and Biloxi, Mr. Wells will travel throughout the nation. He routinely handles cases in the Washington, D. C. area. Additionally he has represented clients in federal courts and court-martials throughout the United States. As well as military law, Mr. Wells concentrates on civilian criminal law, employment law, federal administrative law, civil rights law, tort law, construction law and contract law. His firm also prepares wills and trusts for individuals and prepares and files corporation documents for small business and non-profit corporations.
Mr. Wells was admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania in November of 1994, the Supreme Court of Louisiana in October of 1995 and the Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia in April of 1996. His is also admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of the United States.
In addition, Mr. Wells is admitted to the following courts: United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit; United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit; United States Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces; United States Navy-Marine Corps Court of Criminal Appeals; United States Army Court of Criminal Appeals; United States Air Force Court of Criminal Appeals; United States Court of Appeals for Veteran's Claims; United States Court of Federal Claims; United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania; United States District Court for the Western District of Louisiana; United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana; United States District Court for the District of Columbia; United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas; United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas.