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D. Brent Wells

  • President


Houston, TX





Since 1980, Brent has been actively engaged in a commercial litigation practice which has emphasized creditor's rights, collections, defense of consumer claims, and resolution of business disputes. Brent is nationally certified as a Creditors' Rights Specialist by the American Board of Certification and is also Board Certified in Consumer and Commercial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.  Brent was also selected for inclusion in Texas Super Lawyers in 2008-2012 and 2014-2017.

Brent is an advocate for institutional parties in various industries, such as manufacturing, retailing, energy, advertising, and finance. In addition to representing his clients in the state and federal trial and appellate courts, Brent is also available as a neutral mediator and arbitrator of commercial, debtor/creditor, and consumer issues which are submitted to him by parties who choose out-of-court alternatives to litigation.

Brent is frequently called upon as a seminar trainer and speaker by groups such as the National Association of Credit Management, the Texas Society of CPAs, the Texas Manufactured Housing Association, the National Petroleum Energy Credit Association, and the International Energy Credit Association. He has authored materials and presented hundreds of educational programs on topics such as Creditors' Rights in Bankruptcy, Successful Judgment Collection, Defending Against the Texas Deceptive Trade Practices-Consumer Protection Act (DTPA), and the Pros and Cons of Consumer Arbitration.

Areas Of Practice

  • Creditors' Rights
  • Collections
  • Defense of Consumer Claims
  • Resolution of Business Disputes
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Bankruptcy Law
  • Business & Commercial Law
  • Debtor/Creditor
  • Litigation & Appeals

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Consumer and Commercial Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization
  • Creditor's Rights Law, American Board of Certification
  • Mediator, University of Houston

Bar Admissions

  • Texas, 1980
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Texas, 1980
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Texas, 1980
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit, 1981
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1997


  • University of Houston Law Center, Houston, Texas
    • J.D. - 1980
    • Honors: summa cum laude
  • University of Dallas, Dallas, Texas
    • B.A. - 1976
    • Honors: summa cum laude
    • Honors: National Merit Scholar; Order of the Barons
    • Major: Mathematics

Representative Cases

  • Atlantic Richfield Co. v. Manges, 702 F.2d 85, 1983, C.A.5 (Tex.), 1983113819
  • Kelley v. Southwestern Bell Media, Inc., 745 S.W.2d 447, 1988, Tex.App.-Hous. (1 Dist.), 1988014797
  • Crawford v. Ace Sign, Inc., 917 S.W. 2d 12, 1996, Texas Supreme Court, 1996048332

Representative Clients

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  • Adjunct Professor, Civil Trial Advocacy, University of Houston
  • Speaker, Trainer, National Association of Credit Management
  • Speaker, Trainer, Texas Society of CPAs
  • Speaker, Trainer, Texas Manufactured Housing Association
  • Speaker, Trainer, National Petroleum Energy Credit Association
  • Speaker, Trainer, International Energy Credit Association

Honors and Awards

  • Texas Super Lawyer, 2008-2012, 2014-2017

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • University of Houston, Professor-Trial Advocacy, 1985 to 1988
  • Houston Bar Association, Member, 1980
  • American Arbitration Association, National Arbitration Panelist
  • Texas Society of CPAs, Continuing Professional Education Faculty
  • National Arbitration Forum, Arbitrator
  • United States District Court - Northern, Member, Present
  • United States District Court - Eastern, Member, Present
  • United States District Court - Western, Member, Present


  • German


  • Kappa Delta Pi