Meet Judi C. Wells

Judi C. Wells

Judi C. Wells

Ms. Wells is a founding member of Skelton Slusher Barnhill Watkins Wells. She was an associate and later partner with Zeleskey Law Firm, and an associate at Fulbright & Jaworski.

Ms. Wells' practice focuses on oil and gas law and she represents several large oil and gas exploration companies performing title examination, preparing title opinions, acquiring receivership leases, assisting with due diligence and contracts, and litigation. She is experienced in negotiating oil and gas leases, pipeline agreements, seismic agreements, filing mineral liens, etc. She also represents individuals in estate planning, probate, guardianship and in forming and maintaining business organizations.

Ms. Wells serves as an adjunct professor at the Nelson Rusche College of Business at Stephen F. Austin State University, where she teaches undergraduate oil and gas law, negotiations, and business law. She received the college's Outstanding Adjunct Faculty award in 2013.

Ms. Wells served as an articles editor on the Houston Law Review, was inducted into the Order of the Barristers and the Order of the Coif for academic achievements and received the Lex Award for Contracts II.

Prior to obtaining a law degree, Ms. Wells was a Registered Nurse and obtained experience in a variety of patient services areas and nursing administrative positions. She was later a Delta Air Lines Flight Attendant.

Ms. Wells and her son, Wyatt, live in Nacogdoches. She enjoys riding horses, gardening, reading, and traveling. They attend Sacred Heart Catholic Church.

Areas Of Practice

  • Oil and Gas Law, Title Examination
  • Estate Planning and Trusts
  • Probate
  • Child Protective Services Ad Litem
  • Guardianship
  • Business Organizations

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Oil, Gas and Mineral Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization, 2012

Bar Admissions

  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Texas, 2002
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Texas, 2002


  • University of Houston Law Center, Houston, Texas
    • J.D. - 2001
    • Honors: magna cum laude
    • Honors: Order of the Coif
    • Honors: Order of the Barristers
    • Honors: Member, Christian Legal Society
    • Honors: Receiver, Lex Award, Contracts II
  • Angelina College, Lufkin, Texas
    • A.D. - 1982
    • Honors: With Honors
    • Major: Nursing
  • Stephen F. Austin University, Nacogdoches, Texas
    • B.S. - 1998
    • Honors: cum laude
    • Major: Political Science

Representative Cases

  • Robertson v. ADJ Partnership, Ltd, 204 SW 3d 484, 2006, Tex App. Beaumont


  • Oil & Gas Law (Undergraduate), Negotiations, B Law, Stephen F. Austin, 2011 to Present
  • Deeds: A Primer, ETAPL, 2018
  • Oil & Gas Primer for Legal Assistants, State Bar Paralegal Division, 2017 to Present
  • Interstate Succession, ETAPL, 2015
  • Receiverships, ETAPL, 2012

Honors And Awards

  • Lex Award - Contract II
  • SFASU Outstanding Adjunct Faculty
  • SFASU Outstanding Adjunct Faculty

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Nacogdoches County Bar Association, Member, 2016 to Present
  • State of Texas, Licensed Registered Nurse, 1982 to Present
  • College of the State Bar of Texas, Member, 2005 to Present

Past Employment Positions

  • Fulbright & Jaworski, L.L.P., Associate Attorney, 2001 to 2002
  • Delta Air Lines, Flight Attendant, 1989 to 2001

Pro Bono Activities

  • Supreme Court Historical Society, 2002 to 2019
  • White House Historical Association, 2003 to 2019

Ancillary Businesses

  • Community Title Company


  • Phi Alpha Theta
  • Zeta Tau Alpha
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