"I come from a proud family that has been involved in public service for as long as I can remember. I want to work for the citizens of Tarrant County. With nearly three decades of judicial experience, I know what it takes to manage the 325th family court conservatively and effectively, by strictly following the Constitution with a conservative judicial philosophy.  I will be making every effort to keep Tarrant County families safe and healthy. 


Baylor University - Bachelor of Arts

Baylor University, School of Law - Juris Doctor


State Bar of Texas

Tarrant County Bar Association

Tarrant County Family Law Bar Association

American Bar Association, Family Section

Eldon B. Mahon, American Inns of Court

Network for Enterprising Women


DFW Pug Rescue, Inc.

Trauma Support Services of North Texas


Eva Barnes Award by the Tarrant County Family Law Bar Association on December 9, 2005

   Awarded In Appreciation for Her Outstanding Service, Leadership, and Uncommon Contributions to Family Law


2012 District Court of the Year awarded by Dispute Resolution Services of North Texas

    Recognizing the Tarrant County Court making the greatest contribution in support of Alternate Dispute Resolution


2016 Silver Gavel Award awarded by the Tarrant County Bar Association in recognition of outstanding judicial service.


“How Can We Best Advocate for Battered Women Facing Tough Custody Issues?”

     14th Annual Conference of the Texas Council on Family Violence


“Breaking the Cycle: Solutions to Family Violence”

      Course Director and Panel Member

       Tarrant County Bar Association


“The Changing Face of the American Family: Third Party Visitation and Custody Issues”

         AFCC Annual Conference May 1996


“Presentation of a Custody Case in a Temporary Hearing (A Live Demonstration)

   Panel Member, 23rd Annual Advanced Family Law Course


“Adoption Proceedings”

   Panel Member,  1997 Judicial Section Annual Conference


“Community Coalition Building”

  Panel Member,  Faces of Domestic Violence Conference” April, 2000


“Ex Parte Orders or ‘Kings X, I win!’”

  26th Annual Advanced Family Law Course


“All’s Fair in Love and War! (Isn’t It?) When Family Law and Criminal Law Cross Paths”

Dave’s Bar Organization, Texas Criminal & Family Law Conference in Hawaii 2002


 Panel Member for “High Conflict Families: Methods Founded in Therapeutic Jurisprudence”

 AFCC Conference in Dallas, 2003


“Attorney’s Fees” with Hon. Larry Schwartz, The Ultimate Trial Notebook: Family Law: 2004


Judge Wells spent countless hours of her time in the planning and design of the Family Law Center and was instrumental in making it a nationally recognized courthouse. The numerous private conference rooms, vital for comfort and protection of litigants in the very difficult times they face in family law matters, were the brainchild of Judge Wells. Even more astounding, while devoting this time and effort, Judge Wells continued to maintain one of the most efficient pending case dockets of all the family law courts.

Judge Judith Wells 2017
Christmas Portrait 2017 w/our Pugs
Judge Wells on bench 16