Philadelphia Lawyer James A. Wells to Serve Second Term as Chair of Pennsylvania Bar Association House of Delegates

HARRISBURG, Pa. (May 2, 2024) — James A. Wells of Gay, Chacker & Ginsburg PC, Philadelphia, will begin his second year of a two-year term as chair of the Pennsylvania Bar Association (PBA) House of Delegates at the conclusion of the association’s Annual Meeting on May 10 in Hershey. The House of Delegates is the policy-making body of the PBA.

A member of the PBA House of Delegates since 2001, Wells is active on several PBA committees. He is a member of the Civility in the Profession, Membership Development and Professional Liability committees, member of the Civil Litigation Section and a Board of Governors liaison to the Legal Career Transitions Committee and PABAR-PAC.

In addition, Wells is a member of the Philadelphia Bar Association, the Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association and the Pennsylvania Association for Justice.

At the national level, Wells has served in leadership positions with the American Bar Association (ABA) Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section (TIPS). He is a current member of the TIPS Special Standing Committee on Ethics and Professionalism and the Plaintiff’s Practice Standing Committee. He previously served as chair of the ABA Medicine and Law Committee and ABA Plaintiff’s Policy Task Force and was a member of The Brief Editorial Board.

At his firm, Wells represents clients impacted by catastrophic personal injuries resulting from automobile accidents, civil rights violations, medical negligence, unsafe premises and workplace accidents. He is a frequent writer and speaker for organized bar association publications and educational programs.

Wells graduated cum laude from the University of Pittsburgh and obtained his Juris Doctor from West Virginia University College of Law, where he served as an editor for the Law Review and graduated as a member of the Order of the Coif. He is licensed to practice in Pennsylvania and New Jersey.