Wes Romine Joel Pearson
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Wes Romine

     Wesley Romine was born in Memphis, Tennessee on April 18, 1950. He graduated from Auburn University with a B.A. degree in 1972. After two years in the United States Army, he attended the University of Alabama School of Law where he received his Juris Doctorate degree in 1977. He graduated in the top fifteen percent of his class. He was managing editor of the Journal of Legal Profession his senior year.

     In 1978 Romine was admitted to the United States District Court for the Middle, Southern and Northern Districts of Alabama and the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit. He has been a member of the United States Supreme Court since 1986.

     Following completion of law school Romine was the law clerk for Judge Robert P. Bradley, Alabama Court of Civil Appeals until 1978. In 1980-1981 Roger Morrow and he were associates in the law office of Ted Taylor. That firm engaged in trial and appellate practice. Thereafter, they became partners in the predecessor firm of Whitesell, Morrow & Romine.

     Since 1979 counsel has engaged in trial practice in all state and federal courts. Romine has personally tried in excess of fifty jury trials in both state and federal courts. These trials have included medical malpractice, faulty construction of the homes, business and commercial torts, consumer fraud, insurance fraud, co-employee suits, slip and falls, automobile accidents, products liability suits, wrongful termination of an employee in violation of Alabama Worker's Compensation Act, employee discrimination, handicap discrimination violations of the Fair Housing Act, dram shop, assault and battery, slander/defamation and trespass cases.

     Romine has also been involved in approximately forty-five appeals to state and federal courts including two appeals to the United States Supreme Court.

     Romine is a certified mediator by the EEOC, the United States Postal Service and the State of Alabama. He is certified as an arbitrator by the American Arbitration Association, the National Association of Securities Dealers, the New York Sock Exchange and the State of Alabama. He has been involved in arbitration both as the arbitrator and as a litigant. He has mediated in excess of 300 cases but has also attended mediations as a representative of litigants.

     Romine has served in a number of quasi-judicial capacities. From 1983 to 1987 he was chief hearing officer for the Alabama Medicaid Agency. Form 1993 to 1995 he was an Administrative Law Judge for the Alabama Department of Health Planning and Development. From 1989 to the present he has been a hearing officer for the Alabama Department of Education. Form 2003 to the present he has been a hearing officer for the Alabama Department of Transportation.