Mary Howard Wells

District Court Judge
District 11 (Charles Bullock Seat)
Mary Howard Wells (R)
121 Prestwick Drive 
Clayton, NC 27527 

Mary Wells (formerly Mary Jo Howard) was born in Smithfield and raised in Clayton.  She attended the first public kindergarten class at Clayton Primary School and attended elementary, junior high school and high school in Clayton, North Carolina.  After graduating from Clayton High School in 1984, she went on to earn her Bachelor of Business Administration from the Lundy-Fetterman School of Business at Campbell University, where she also completed a curriculum of study of Trust Management and earned a Certificate in Trust Management.  After graduating from Campbell, Mary earned her law degree from Regent University in Virginia.  While in law school, she studied abroad in Strasbourg, France.

Mary is a small business owner who owns and operates a private law practice in Clayton.  Mary’s practice includes real estate closings and property matters, juvenile law, adoption, divorce, separation, property distribution, domestic violence, traffic tickets, wills, guardianship, social security disability, transactional law, trademark and copyright law.  

Mary is a member of the North Carolina State Bar, Eleventh Judicial District Bar Association, and the Johnston County Bar Association.  She is a former member of the Family Law and Real Property Sections of the North Carolina Bar Association.  Mary is a charter member of CHICKS (Caring Hearts Investing Community Knowledge & Service) Civitan Club, serves on the Johnston Community College Paralegal Advisory Board and has served as an adjunct instructor at Johnston Community College.  Mary has also served on the local advisory board for Capital Bank and is a member of the Johnston County Republican Women and past member of the Clayton Junior Woman’s Club.

Mary is an active member of First Baptist Church of Clayton, where she leads a third grade Girls in Action group and a four year old AWANA class.  Mary lives in Clayton with her husband, Shane, her eight-year-old daughter, Molly, her four-year-old son, Ryals, and her two-year-old daughter, Ivy.


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Marry Wells for District Court Judge District 11 Election 2012