Morris Manning & Martin, LLP

Louise Wells

Louise M. Wells

Retired Managing Partner

Louise M. Wells is the recently retired Managing Partner of Morris, Manning & Martin, an AmLaw 200 firm, and the founding partner of the Firm’s Residential Real Estate Practice.

Under the leadership of Ms. Wells, the firm grew substantially, consistently achieving annual revenue and headcount growth. Louise was also focused on maintaining the unique cultural aspects of the Firm that allowed it to be both a great platform for its attorneys and a great place to work for its staff. She led the firm’s Executive Committee, working closely with them on the day to day administration of the firm, and the firm’s Management Committee, which is responsible for the overall strategic direction of the firm.

After more than 30 years of involvement in Atlanta real estate, Louise remains a mentor to young women in real estate law, having begun her practice as the first female lawyer at Morris, Manning & Martin, subsequently becoming the firm’s first female partner, and now the first female Managing Partner.

In addition to mentoring young lawyers, Ms. Wells is committed to community service, both personally and for the firm. The creation of the MMMPact Committee, the community outreach arm of the firm, was a signature accomplishment for her. She oversaw its inception in 2010 and was heavily involved through the end of 2018, when it touched dozens of charities each year and provided hundreds of hours of volunteer community service and pro bono legal services. MMMPact remains a key tenant of the firm. 

Louise currently serves on the regional Board of Directors of Horizons (an academic enrichment program designed to promote the potential of a diverse population of public school children from economically disadvantaged families) and the site board of Horizons at Holy Innocents’ Episcopal School. She is a former Board Member of the Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce and a former Trustee of Holy Innocents’ Episcopal School. She is also a past board member of Mothers and Daughters Against Cancer (MADAC.)


  • Named, The Best Lawyers in America for Real Estate (2016, 2018, 2019)
  • “2015 Women Worth Watching,” Diversity Journal
  • 2014 Board of Directors, Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce
  • “Bold Women of Buckhead,” Simply Buckhead magazine, 2014
  • “Women of Influence 2013,” Real Estate Forum magazine
  • “Woman of Excellence,” Business to Business Magazine, 2010
  • Board of Directors of Horizons Atlanta
  • Board of Directors of Horizons at Holy Innocents' Episcopal School


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