Current City: Charleston, SC
Wes is a native of Greenville, S.C. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and Journalism from the University of Richmond.
Before enrolling in law school, Wes spent nearly 20 years as a reporter and worked for his hometown paper, The Greenville News (1991-93); the Richmond Times-Dispatch (1993-1999); and The St. Petersburg Times (1999-2009). As a national writer at the Times, he covered the 2003 invasion of Iraq and the 2004 and 2008 presidential campaigns from the paper’s Washington, D.C. bureau. In 2006 he won the Scripps Howard Foundation’s National Award for Washington Reporting.
He graduated from the Charleston School of Law magna cum laude in 2012 and is an attorney at Kahn Law Firm LLP in Charleston, where he focuses on medical malpractice and other tort litigation. At CSOL, he was associate managing of the Charleston Law Review and publications chairman of the student division of the Charleston County Bar Association.
Wes and his wife, Lisa, have two boys, Cross and Fisher, and live in Mt. Pleasant. They are members of Christ Our King Catholic Church, and Wes is active in Cub Scouts, youth sports, and Hamlin Helping Hands, which raises money for charities in East Cooper. The Allisons like to fish.