James Wettermark

  • Alabama 1978
  • Tennessee 1990
  • Georgia 1991
  • United States Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
  • United States District Court Northern District of Alabama
  • United States District Court Middle District of Alabama
  • United States District Court Southern District of Alabama
  • United States District Court Northern District of Georgia
  • United States District Court Middle District of Georgia
  • United States District Court Eastern District of Tennessee
  • Alabama State Bar
  • Georgia State Bar
  • Tennessee State Bar
  • Alabama Trial Lawyers Association
  • 
American Association for Justice
  • Birmingham Bar Association
  • 
Lawyer-Pilots Bar Association
  • Alabama Civil Justice Foundation
  • Rosecoe Pound Institute
  • Bronson v. Umphries, 138 S.W.3rd 844 
(Tenn. Ct. App. 2003)
  • Carr v. Union Pacific Railroad Company, 803 So.2d 427 
(La. App. 2001)
  • Illinois Central Railroad Co. v. Dupont, 190 F.2d 880 
(M.D.La. 2001)
  • Tyner v. Illinois Central Railroad Co., 164 L.R.R.M. 2830; 2000 WL 516218 
(S.D. Miss. 2000)
  • Norfolk Southern Railway Co. v. Johnson, 740 So.2d 392 
(Ala. 1999)
  • Spooner v. State Farm Mutual Auto Ins. Co., 709 So.2d 1157 
(Ala. 1997)
  • CSX Transportation, Inc. v. Monhollen, 229 Ga.App. 516, 494 S.E.2d 202 
(Ga. App. 1997)
  • McDaniel v. CSX Transportation, Inc., 955 S.W.2d 257 
(Tenn. 1997)
  • Eubanks v. CSX Transportation, Inc., 223 Ga.App. 616, 478 S.E.2d 387 
(Ga. App. 1996)
  • Drexler v. Seaboard Systems RR, 537 So.2d 754 
(Ala. 1988)
  • Oliver v. Local No. 1261 United Transportation Union, 587 F.Supp. 3 
(N.D. Ga. 1984)
  • Rader v. United Transportation Union, 718 F.2d 1012 (11th Cir. 1983)
  • Yellow Cab Company of Birmingham v. Cotney, 434 So.2d 285 
(Ala. Civ. App. 1983)
  • Winn-Dixie Montgomery, Inc. v. Bryant, 421 So.2d 1254 
(Ala. 1982)
  • Matthews v. Mountain Lodge Apartments, Inc., 388 So.2d 935 
(Ala. 1980)
  • Corhan v. Boothby Realty Co., 379 So.2d 561 
(Ala. 1980)
  • Padgett v. First Federal Savings & Loan Association of Santa Rosa County, 378 So.2d 58 (Fla. App. 1979)
  • Textron, Inc. v. Whitfield, 380 So.2d 259 
(Ala. 1979)
  • Gilbert v. Norfolk Southern Railway Co., 198 F.3d 362 
(11th Cir. 1999)

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 25 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 25 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.