James Wettermark

Senior Founding Partner

James H. Wettermark is the senior partner of Wettermark & Keith, LLC. He has spent his entire 25 year legal career representing individuals who have been injured by the wrongful conduct of others.

Chris Keith

Founding Partner

Originally from Panama City, Florida, Chris appreciates the warm weather and sunshine. Growing up 90 miles from Tallahassee, Chris has a strong passion for his undergraduate alma mater – Florida State University.

Brian Smith


After almost four years with the Birmingham Disability Determination Service (DDS) adjudicating Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) claims, Brian joined Wettermark Keith as a Social Security Case Manager in 2011.

Amber Osborne

Associate Attorney

A native of Hokes Bluff, Alabama, Amber has been with Wettermark Keith since 2010. Amber joined the firm after working for the social security administration for a number of years.

Jessica Brooks

Associate Attorney

Jessica was born in Birmingham and raised in Florence, Alabama. She attended the University of Alabama on a full academic scholarship, double majoring in English and Political Science.

Craig Lewis


Craig has practiced law for over 20 years and is licensed to practice in Alabama and Georgia state and federal courts. His practice includes all aspects of civil litigation through both trial and appeals.

John McElheny

Associate Attorney

After receiving an undergraduate degree in psychology from Auburn University, John moved north to Baltimore, Maryland. There, he worked for the Baltimore Orioles as a member of the grounds‑crew before deciding to attend law school.

William H. Hassinger


Will is the managing attorney for the firm’s Workers’ Compensation Practice. He has over a decade of litigation and trial experience, including extensive experience in mediation and alternative dispute resolution.

Henry A. Lawrence III


Henry has a unique background, in that he has experience in every aspect of litigation, ranging from insurance claims and defense, to dispute resolution and the pursuit of justice.

Laura Hume


Laura’s defense experience gives her unique knowledge to better represent her insured clients in obtaining favorable settlements and verdicts in personal injury cases.

Roper Elrod


Roper is determined to devote his knowledge and experience to help injured individuals navigate claims against big insurance companies.