MANAGING ATTORNEY, WORKERS’ COMPENSATION PRACTICE
Introduction: Since joining Wettermark Keith in 2015, Will has proven himself to be an indispensable part of the team. His day-to-day responsibilities involve managing a diverse practice of Tennessee and Alabama workers' compensation claims, in addition to handling associated third-party personal injury actions resulting from workplace accidents. Boasting over a decade of litigation and trial experience, Will is particularly adept in mediation and alternative dispute resolution, making him a well-rounded and effective advocate in both workers' compensation and personal injury law.
Background: A Birmingham, Alabama native, Will's academic journey is marked by excellence and determination. He graduated cum laude from Auburn University in 2001, demonstrating his academic prowess early on. Pursuing his legal aspirations, Will attended The University of Alabama School of Law, earning his Juris Doctorate in 2005. In 2016, he expanded his legal reach by obtaining dual licensure, becoming a member of the Tennessee State Bar. This dual licensure not only showcases his commitment to his profession but also extends his ability to assist a broader range of clients in need.
Will’s “Why”: For Will, the essence of his legal practice is found in helping people during their most challenging times. He is deeply committed to workers' compensation law, a field he finds unique due to its direct impact on individuals' lives, including their medical treatment and financial stability. Will takes immense pride in being able to assist clients with issues such as medical treatment and temporary indemnity, ensuring they can focus on recovery without the stress of financial uncertainty. His dedication to this aspect of law, despite it not being a direct source of income, speaks volumes about his character and commitment to his clients.
- Alabama State Bar
- Tennessee State Bar
- Vice President, WC Section Birmingham Bar Association
- Workers’ Injury Law and Advocacy Group
Honors and Awards:
- Super Lawyers Mid-South Rising Stars 2023
Just For Fun: Away from his professional life, Will is a devoted family man, married to his wife, Erynn, for over 15 years, and a proud father to two daughters, Reese and Quinn. The family's love for travel and exploring new cultures reflects Will's openness and enthusiasm for learning and experiencing the world. Not to forget "Truman," the family dog and a familiar face in the WK office. In his personal time, Will indulges in gaming, preferring the interactive world of Nintendo over passive entertainment like Netflix, showcasing his playful and engaging nature.