R. Scott Wells

R. Scott Wells is an exceptional litigator representing a diverse clientele. A partner at Rushing & Guice, P.L.L.C., Wells focuses his practice on commercial law and litigation, banking law and security interests, corporate law, real estate and personal injury.

A native of Biloxi, Wells graduated as valedictorian from Ocean Springs High School in 1984 and then attended Tulane University where he received his Bachelor of Arts in history with honors in 1988. He participated in Tulane’s joint BA/JD degree program and obtained his Juris Doctorate with honors from Tulane University in 1990.

While at Tulane, Wells served as an Administrative Justice on the Moot Court Board from 1989 to 1990 and was a member of the Moot Court Board beginning in 1988.

Upon graduating from law school in 1990, Wells moved to Baton Rouge, La., and practiced law there until 1994, at which time he returned to Biloxi and joined Rushing & Guice, P.L.L.C. in 2002, and became a member of the firm.

He was admitted to the Louisiana Bar in 1990 and the Mississippi Bar in 1992 and has been admitted to all of the United States District Courts in both states, as well as the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.

On May 1, 2017, R. Scott Wells was admitted to practice and argue cases before the Supreme Court of the United States, Washington D.C.

Wells has served as a board member in the local Chamber of Commerce and Civitan organizations and is active in other organizations such as the local bar associations. He is a member of the American Bankruptcy Institute, the Mississippi Bankruptcy Conference, the Mississippi Bar, the Louisiana State Bar Association, the American Bar Association, Harrison County Bar Association and President of the Harrison County Bar Association for 2012, the Jackson County Bar Association, the Biloxi Bar Association, Baton Rouge Bar Association, and many other local service and social groups.

About R. Scott Wells


  • B.A., Tulane University, 1988
  • J.D., Tulane University School of Law, 1990


  • Licensed in Mississippi, Louisiana, New York and Georgia
  • Supreme Court of the United States and United States Court of International Trade.