Before joining the legal team at APSRC, Jennifer Wells discovered a love for school law while aiding members of the Arkansas State Teachers Association while practicing and managing her own firm, Wells Law Firm, PLLC. Her past practice areas have focused on complex federal multi-district litigation, international law, crises management, and insurance defense trial work. She has contributed to American Bar Association publications on Antitrust Law, lectured on the Economics of Antitrust Law at National Cheng Kung University in Taiwan, and developed curriculum for law school programs domestically and abroad. She served as a the Janet D. Steiger Antitrust Fellow for Arkansas in 2008, prior to becoming an associate attorney at Roberts Law Firm, P.A., where, in addition to being a trial attorney for several high-profile cases, she represented various technology and medical device companies, aided in multi-national infrastructure policy development, and worked closely with with various policy stakeholders in developing economic interests of local business. As the first civil Judicial Law Clerk for the 20th Judicial Circuit of Arkansas, Ms. Wells aided five judges in hearing civil, criminal and juvenile cases, conducting trials and impaneling juries in three counties.
During law school, Ms. Wells was honored to serve as a law clerk to Dustin McDaniel, Attorney General of Arkansas; Cross, Gunter, Witherspoon & Galchus; Friday, Eldredge & Clark; the Rose Law Firm; and Williams & Anderson. She was a member of the law review editorial staff and earned several merit scholarships, as well as the Dean’s Certificate of Service for pro bono and community service work. She earned a Juris Doctor degree – with honors – from the William H. Bowen School of Law in 2010.
Prior to law school, Ms. Wells served as a University of Arkansas Xin McNeal Biological Engineering Fellow. Ms. Wells earned a Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock where she minored in political science. Ms. Wells is licensed to appear before all courts in Arkansas, in all federal courts in Arkansas, and the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals. She lives with her husband and children in Little Rock and is an enthusiastic supporter of the Oxford comma.