Benjamin P. Wells
Benjamin Wells is an attorney who represents public and private clients—particularly colleges, school districts, and other governmental entities—with the law firm of Thompson & Horton LLP in Houston. Benjamin represents clients both in litigation, general counsel work, and in transactional practice.
A native Houstonian, Benjamin received his J.D. from the University of Houston Law Center in 2014. He completed his undergraduate degree at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Anthropology with Distinction and Honors in the liberal arts.
During law school, Benjamin competed on the moot court team, was a member of the Student Bar Association and Intellectual Property Student Organization, and served as an Online Editor for the Houston Journal of International Law. Benjamin was awarded the UH Law Center’s Distinguished Service Award, the ALI Leadership Award, and the Ewer-Oren J.D. Health Law Writing Award for his paper on the legal and regulatory issues of cutting-edge medical augmentation.
Benjamin also served as a judicial intern to the Honorable Eva M. Guzman of the Supreme Court of Texas and as a law clerk for the Texas Attorney General’s Antitrust Section.
Prior to law school, Benjamin worked for one of the state’s leading lobbying firms during the 81st Legislative Session and interim and assisted with legislative matters concerning education, healthcare, technology, and business. He served as a researcher for a public education legislative advocacy organization during the 82nd Legislative Session. Benjamin also has a background in technology.
Ben currently resides in Houston with his wife Arlene. He is involved in the Garland R. Walker American Inn of Court, Texas Association of School Boards Council of School Attorneys, and several volunteer organizations.
* Wells is part of a group of students appointed by the Texas Governor to serve on their respective university system governing boards. These students have the same powers and duties as regents, but do not vote or are considered part of a quorum. The first such appointees served from 2006 to 2007. Prior to this, student regents were elected by their peers.