Laird recognized among state’s best trial lawyers

Published 2:15 pm Wednesday, June 30, 2021

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The National Trial Lawyers is pleased to announce that Wesley Laird of Laird, Baker & Blackstock in Opp has been selected for inclusion into its Top 100 Civil Plaintiff Trial Lawyers in Alabama, an honor given to only a select group of lawyers for their superior skills and qualifications in the field.  Membership in this exclusive organization is by invitation only and is limited to the top 100 attorneys in each state or region who have demonstrated excellence and have achieved outstanding results in their careers in either civil plaintiff or criminal defense law.

Wesley Laird

Laird is a lifelong resident of Covington County, having practiced law in Opp since 1987. He grew up in Florala and earned a B.S in business and his J.D. in Law from the University of Alabama.  He is a member of the Covington County and Alabama Bar Associations, and is in the officer rotation of the Alabama Association for Justice, formerly the Alabama Trial Lawyers, currently serving as vice- president.  He and his wife, Deidra, are members of Covenant Community Church in Elba.

The National Trial Lawyers is a professional organization comprised of the premier trial lawyers from across the country who have demonstrated exceptional qualifications in criminal defense or civil plaintiff law.

The National Trial Lawyers provides accreditation to these distinguished attorneys, and provides essential legal news, information, and continuing education to trial lawyers across the United States.  Wesley Laird began his career trying criminal defense cases, but has primarily handled civil plaintiff cases, including wrongful death and personal injury trucking, auto, product liability, and oil rig injury litigation in Alabama as well as Georgia, Florida, and Louisiana for the past 25 years. 

With the selection of Wesley Laird by The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100, he has shown that he exemplifies superior qualifications, leadership skills, and trial results as a trial lawyer. The selection process for this elite honor is based on a multi-phase process which includes peer nominations combined with third party research.

As The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100 is an essential source of networking and information for trial attorneys throughout the nation, the final result of the selection process is a credible and comprehensive list of the most outstanding trial lawyers chosen to represent their state or region.