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H. Thomas Wells, III (Trey)

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H. Thomas Wells, III

H. Thomas Wells, III (Trey)

Partner

100 Brookwood Place
7th Floor
Birmingham, AL 35209

Trey’s practice is devoted to civil litigation with a primary focus on complex business litigation, professional liability, mass torts, and appellate advocacy.  He has represented both plaintiffs and defendants in a variety of business disputes.  He routinely advises his business clients prior to disputes arising, to reduce the likelihood of litigation and craft creative solutions to problems.  When litigation does arise, however, Trey is committed to aggressively representing his clients’ interests to achieve the best possible results.

Professional Recognition

  • Selected to participate in the Alabama Bar’s Leadership Forum program as a member of the 2012 class.
  • Listed in the 2016-2018 editions of Best Lawyers in America.
  • Named a Super Lawyer for the state of Alabama in the 2017 edition of Mid-South Super Lawyers magazine.
  • Named a Super Lawyer for the state of Alabama in the 2014-2015 editions of Alabama Super Lawyers magazine.
  • Named a Rising Star for the state of Alabama by the 2011-2013 editions of Alabama Super Lawyers magazine.
  • Named a “Future Litigation Star” for the state of Alabama in the 2017-2018 editions of Benchmark Litigation.
  • Appointed to serve as Editor-In-Chief of the American Bar Association’s Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section Law Journal for the 2012-2013 and 2013-2014 fiscal years.
  • Selected and served as an Editor for the Alabama Law Review as a student at the University of Alabama School of Law.

Community Involvement

  • Trey serves as a member of the Alabama – Mississippi Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society and was named to the Birmingham MS Leadership Class for 2012.
  • He, his wife, and two children are members of St. Luke’s Episcopal Church.

Highlights

  • Obtained complete summary judgment in favor of accounting firm and two of its accountants on claims brought by a property developer arising out of the alleged mishandling of a multi-million dollar tax deduction for a conservation easement.
  • Won a jury trial in favor of an investment consulting firm and its affiliated companies in a case involving claims of violation of the Alabama Trade Secrets Act, conspiracy, and breach of fiduciary duty brought by a competitor company seeking in excess of $7 million in damages.
  • Obtained a verdict worth more than $2.5 million for four limited liability companies as the plaintiffs in a breach of contract action arising out of the sale of three industrial facilities in Mississippi.
  • Obtained complete summary judgment in favor of a multinational corporation and its executives on claims arising under the Alien Tort Statute, the Torture Victims Protection Act, and Colombian wrongful death law premised on the deaths of three Colombian labor union leaders.
  • Obtained complete summary judgment in favor of a multinational corporation and its executives in a mass tort action involving claims of more than 600 Colombian citizens arising under the Alien Tort Statute, the Torture Victims Protection Act, and Colombian wrongful death law.
  • Obtained complete summary judgment on a breach of contract counterclaim brought against a multinational corporation wherein over $100 million in damages were sought.
  • Obtained full summary judgment and affirmance by the Alabama Supreme Court in favor of a municipality in a suit by private businesses alleging several million dollars in flood losses arising out of the flooding of a natural creek allegedly due to the municipality’s improper maintenance of the creek.
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