Justin "J.J." Wells

Director of Homestead Exemption Analysis

Austin, TX

As Director of Linebarger’s Homestead Exemption Analysis department, Mr. Wells combines tax role expertise with legal experience to manage the discovery and recapture of underpayments of property taxes for the firm’s public-sector clients.

Mr. Wells was promoted to the Homestead Exemption Analysis (HEA) team as Director in 2024. Since joining the firm in November 2021, Mr. Wells has provided litigation support to clients in Hays and Caldwell counties.

Originally from Pleasanton, Texas, Mr. Wells attended the University of Texas at Austin, earning his undergraduate degree in Journalism. In 2009, he enrolled in the Texas Tech School of Law and became a licensed attorney in 2012.

Mr. Wells began his career as a title examiner in Midland before relocating to central Texas. He worked in private practice based in San Marcos and then Luling before joining the Caldwell County District Attorney’s Office. His time at the DA’s office was initially as a prosecutor and later as the sole attorney dedicated to non-criminal County matters and the primary legal resource for the Caldwell County Commissioners Court. 


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