Wes is a partner at Blaies & Hightower who practices primarily in the area of civil litigation. His specific areas of expertise include health care/medical malpractice litigation, transportation litigation, products liability, construction, and appellate law. He is licensed to practice in state and federal courts in Texas and Oklahoma, as well as the United States Supreme Court.
Following law school, Wes served as a briefing attorney to the Honorable Brian P. Quinn, Justice, Texas 7th District Court of Appeals. He worked at a medical malpractice defense boutique firm for several years before joining Blaies & Hightower in 2002. During his career, he has been active in the Fort Worth-Tarrant County Young Lawyers, where he has served in many positions, including president. Wes is also a member of the State Bar of Texas, State Bar of Oklahoma, Tarrant County Bar Association, and has been a member of the Eldon B. Mahon Inns of Court (Associate and Barrister). He is also a Fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation.
Wes’ honors include being AV rated by Martindale Hubbell. He was named Outstanding Young Lawyer of Fort Worth and Tarrant County in 2008 and the Outstanding Mentor in 2011 by the Tarrant County Young Lawyers Association. Additionally, Wes has been recognized as a Texas Super Lawyer and Rising Star by Law and Politics Magazine and a top attorney in the Fort Worth Magazine.
Wes graduated cum laude from the University of the South in Sewanee, Tennessee. He also read law and British history as a visiting student at St. Catherine’s College, University of Oxford, and played on the New College soccer team while in England. He received his law degree from Texas Tech University School of Law, where he served as class president and was a member of the advocacy society, the Board of Barristers. While in law school, Wes authored a legal research guide which was published by William S. Hein & Co.
- Texas Tech University School of Law, J.D., 1998
- Board of Barristers
- Class President
- University of the South, B.A., cum laude, 1995
- Order of the Gownsman
- University of Oxford; St. Catherine’s College, visiting student 1993-1994,
- New College Soccer Squad
Awards and Recognitions
- Recipient, “The Outstanding Young Lawyer for Fort Worth and Tarrant County,” 2008 by the Fort Worth-Tarrant County Young Lawyers Association
- Recipient, “Outstanding Mentor Award,” 2011 by the Fort Worth-Tarrant County Young Lawyers Association
- Named “Super Lawyer” 2013-Present by Texas Monthly Magazine
- Named “Rising Star” 2008-2012 by Texas Monthly Magazine
- Named in Best Lawyers in Fort Worth 2008-Present by Fort Worth Magazine
- AV peer review rated by Martindale Hubble
Speeches and Publications
- Wesley T. D. Myers, The Repercussions of Expressions of Sympathy Versus Expressions of Fault: It All Depends on Where You Practice, J. LEGAL NURSE CONSULTING, Fall 2012, Vol. 23, No. 2 (2012).
- Wesley T. D. Myers & Bernadette Boutier, Preparing a Nursing Negligence Expert Report in Six Paragraphs, J. LEGAL NURSE CONSULTING, Spring 2011, Vol. 22, No. 2 (2011).
- Wesley T. D. Myers, An Insurance Carrier’s Duty to Defend and Indemnify a Lawyer in a Legal Malpractice Action, Legal Research Guides of Texas Tech University, William S. Hein & Co. 1998.
- “Chapter 74: Medical Malpractice Laws and the Protections Within,” THC Multidisciplinary Grand Round, Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Cleburne, April 12, 2013, Cleburne, Texas.
- “Apology Law in the Medical Setting,” meeting of the North Texas Society for Healthcare Risk Managers, March 30, 2012, Arlington, Texas.
- “Civil Discovery – An Oldie, but a Goodie a/k/a Frequent Errors in Written Discovery.” State Bar of Texas Paralegal Division 2011 Texas Advanced Paralegal Seminar. October 5-7, 2011, Fort Worth, Texas.
- “Medical Malpractice after Tort Reform: Cases and Comments,” Fort Worth Paralegal Association Meeting, November 16, 2006, Fort Worth, Texas.
- “Legal Issues in the Perinatal Setting,” 32nd Annual Perinatal Nursing Symposium, April 1, 2004, Arlington, Texas.