He obtained the largest verdict in the history of the Federal Employers Liability Act ($34,000,000)
James H. Wettermark is the senior partner of Wettermark & Keith, LLC. He has spent his entire 38 year legal career representing individuals who have been injured by the wrongful conduct of others.
After graduating from Auburn University with a degree in Economics, Mr. Wettermark attended law school at the University of Alabama graduating in 1978. His academic achievements at Alabama included being the Student Work Editor of the Alabama Law Review, a member of the winning team in the John Campbell Moot Court Competition, and a member of the Bench and Bar Legal Honor Society.
During his 38 year career, Mr. Wettermark has been, first and foremost, a trial lawyer. He has tried over 100 jury trials to a verdict. He obtained the largest verdict in the history of the Federal Employers Liability Act (FELA)($34,000,000). He obtained what was, at the time, the largest medical malpractice settlement in Tennessee history ($6.2 million). He has obtained multi-million dollar jury verdicts on behalf of clients from Alabama, Georgia, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Kentucky. His cases and verdicts have been featured in the Atlanta Constitution/Journal, the Birmingham News, the Cincinnati Post, the Louisville Courier Journal, the Macon Telegraph, the Florence Times, and the Birmingham Business Journal. His work on behalf of railroad workers injured by toxic chemicals was featured on National Public Radio as well as a four part series by the Louisville Courier Journal.
Mr. Wettermark has received numerous honors and awards from the legal profession. He has been listed in Best Lawyers in America. He is Board Certified as a civil trial attorney. He has an “AV” rating from Martindale-Hubbell, the highest possible award. Most important, he has earned the respect and friendship of the hundreds of clients he has represented.