Katherine Wells

Katherine is part of the environmental litigation team at the firm, where she represents public entities in natural resource damage litigation. Before joining the firm, Katherine represented private companies in environmental, toxic tort, and commercial litigation.

Katherine graduated cum laude from Louisiana State University Paul M. Hebert Law School, where she was an associate on the LSU Journal of Energy Law and Resources. She was also a member of the Moot Court Board, the Jessup International Law moot court team, and she served as intern for U.S. District Judge Sarah S. Vance in the Eastern District of Louisiana. Before attending law school, Katherine was a program associate at an international health policy firm in Washington D.C. that worked with national legislators in developing countries on more favorable laws for maternal and child health services.

Katherine is admitted to practice in all Louisiana state and federal courts. She is a member of the Louisiana Bar Association and the New Orleans Bar Association and she is fluent in French.


Publications and presentations

  • Co-chair, New Orleans Bar Association, Young Lawyers Section: Procrastinators CLE, Common Mistakes Made by Young Attorneys, December 13, 2018
  • Legislative Intent to Trick: Three Decades on, Why Vermont Yankee’s Demands a Re-Working of Pacific Gas, LSU Journal of Energy Law & Resources, Jan. 2015