Wes is a Mesa native. He and his wife both attended high school in the east valley where they started dating. After a two year mission for his church in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Wes finished his undergraduate degree graduating Summa Cum Laude from Arizona State University. After ASU, Wes went on to attend law school at the University of Nebraska College of Law. In law school, Wes continued to achieve academic success in addition to winning mock trial advocacy awards and becoming a managing editor on the Nebraska Law Review. Wes and his wife Ashley have five children and live in Mesa.
Wes has practiced with the law offices of Riggs Ellsworth and Porter since January of 2012. He focuses his legal work in the areas of personal injury and medical negligence. He is a member of the Arizona Association for Justice—a distinguished group of plaintiff’s trial lawyers in the state. He is licensed to practice in both state and federal court. Since he began practicing in 2012, Wes has worked to secure several million dollars in significant awards and settlements for his clients.
When asked what he enjoys most about the practice of law Wes wrote the following:
“The ability to help a person who may have suffered a life-changing injury through a confusing and frustrating process is a challenge. It takes much more than a knowledge of the law; it takes empathy, understanding, and patience. What I enjoy most is helping people through that process, meeting their needs on multiple levels, and securing for them the best possible outcome in the end.”