Thomas B. Wells

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Thomas B. Wells (born Ohio, 1945) is a judge of the United States Tax Court.

Wells received a B.S. from Miami University of Ohio in 1967. He was a Supply Corps Officer on active duty in the U.S. Naval Reserve from 1967–1970, stationed in Morocco and Vietnam, and received a Joint Service Commendation Medal.

After leaving the military, Wells returned to school, earning a J.D. from Emory University Law School in 1973, and an LL.M. in Taxation from New York University Law School in 1978.

Admitted to practice law in Georgia; member of law firm of Graham and Wells, P.C.; County Attorney for Toombs County, Georgia; City Attorney, Vidalia, Georgia, until 1977; member of law firm of Hurt, Richardson, Garner, Todd and Cadenhead, Atlanta, until 1981; law firm of Shearer and Wells, P.C., until 1986; member of American Bar Association, Section of Taxation; State Bar of Georgia, member of Board of Governors; Board of Editors, Georgia State Bar Journal; member Atlanta Bar Association; Editor of the Atlanta Lawyer; active in various tax organizations, such as Atlanta Tax Forum, presently, Honorary Member; Director, Atlanta Estate Planning Council; Director, North Atlanta Tax Council; American College of Tax Counsel, Honorary Fellow; Emory Law Alumni Association's Distinguished Alumnus Award, 2001; Life Member, National Eagle Scout Association, Eagle Scout, 1960. Member, Metropolitan Club; Chevy Chase Club, Vidalia Kiwanis Club, President, recipient Distinguished President Award.

Wells was appointed by President Ronald Reagan as Judge, United States Tax Court, on October 13, 1986, for a term ending October 12, 2001. He was reappointed by President George W. Bush on October 10, 2001, for a term ending October 9, 2016. He served as Chief Judge from September 24, 1997 to November 6, 1997, and from June 1, 2000 to May 31, 2004.


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