H. Thomas Wells, Jr., is a partner and founding member at Maynard Cooper & Gale, PC, in Birmingham, Alabama. Wells served as president of the American Bar Association in 2008-09. He has served on numerous committees and in leadership roles in the Alabama State Bar, the Birmingham Bar Association, and the American Bar Association.
Wells has a litigation practice with emphasis on complex environmental, toxic tort law and products liability cases. He is a frequent speaker and participant in state and national programs dealing with trial and litigation issues. He is listed in the Best lawyers in America in the areas of Environmental Law, Mass Tort Litigation, Energy Law, Natural Resources Law, and Product Liability Litigation. Wells is a Fellow of the International Academy of Trial Lawyers and was named as one of the Top Ten Lawyers in Alabama for 2008 and 2009 by Super Lawyers.
Wells earned his bachelor’s degree with honors from the University of Alabama, where he was president of the Student Government Association and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. He earned his law degree, Order of the Coif, from the University of Alabama.