Katherine B. Wells

Katherine B. Wells

Katherine is an associate with Kuchler Polk Weiner, LLC.  She practices in the areas of environmental, product liability and commercial litigation.

Katherine graduated cum laude from Louisiana State University’s Paul M. Hebert School of Law in 2014, where she was a Chancellor’s Scholarship recipient.  She was a member of the LSU Journal of Energy Law & Resources and received CALI Excellence Awards in Legal Writing, Income Taxation, and Estate Planning.  Ms. Wells was also a member of the Moot Court Board and the Jessup International Law Moot Court team.  During law school, Katherine clerked for Judge Sarah Vance in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana.  Prior to joining Kuchler Polk Weiner, Katherine worked in the litigation department of a New Orleans-based regional law firm.

Katherine is admitted to practice in all Louisiana state courts, as well as the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit and the United States District Courts for the Eastern, Middle and Western Districts of Louisiana. She is a member of the New Orleans Bar Association, the St. Thomas More Inn of Court, and the Francophone Section of the Louisiana Bar Association.

Katherine received her Bachelor of Arts from Vanderbilt University in 2006 where she majored in French.  After completing her undergraduate studies, Katherine worked as a project associate at an international health policy firm headquartered in Washington D.C.  Katherine also taught English at business schools in Paris, France and Frankfurt, Germany.

Though she now calls New Orleans home, Katherine is originally from Jackson, Mississippi.  Outside the office, Katherine enjoys running, swing dancing, and travelling, and the music and culture of New Orleans.


  • Legislative Intent to Trick: Three Decades On, Why Vermont Yankee’s Outcome Demands a Re-Working of Pacific Gas (LSU Journal of Energy Law & Resources, January 2015)
  • While at her former firm, Katherine was co-chair trial counsel in a bench trial for the return of a child under the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction.  She was a co-author on the U.S. Fifth Circuit appellant brief, Hernandez v. Garcia-Pena, 820 f.3d 782 (5th Cir. 2016), which overturned the district court’s ruling and found in favor of her client.
  • Katherine successfully opposed a Motion for Summary Judgment filed by a sub-contractor in a construction-litigation dispute, resulting in a favorable decision for her client in Orleans Parish Civil District Court.