Wes joined Lightfoot, Franklin & White in 2006 after serving as law clerk to Judge Ed Carnes of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit. Most of his practice focuses on business disputes on both the defense and plaintiff sides. Having worked on Wall Street as an equity research associate and investment banking analyst before law school, he is particularly interested in litigation involving banking, securities, and other finance-related issues. In 2011, Wes was named a Rising Star in business litigation in Alabama by Super Lawyers magazine.
Wes has represented clients in state and federal courts throughout Alabama and has handled matters in Florida, Tennessee, Mississippi, and Texas. He is a member of the Birmingham Bar Association's Civil Court Procedures Committee and the Birmingham Volunteer Laywers Program.
Wes graduated summa cum laude in 2005 from The University of Alabama School of Law where he served on the Managing Board of the Alabama Law Review and was inducted into the Order of the Coif. He also holds an A.B. degree, cum laude, in economics from Harvard College.
Outside of work, Wes enjoys spending time with his wife, Inge, and their two sons and playing guitar. He is a member of All Saints Episcopal Church in Homewood, Alabama.