Attorney Wes B. Allison

Serving the Victims of Charleston, South Carolina

Wes Allison

Practicing law has allowed Wes Allison to marry his passions for digging up facts and telling stories with helping his clients pursue justice against powerful institutions.

Before practicing law, Wes spent 18 years as a journalist, digging deep to bring transparency and accountability to all levels of government and other large organizations. The recipient of numerous state and national reporting awards, Wes covered local South Carolina politics, government, and crime before moving on to write about medicine, national politics, Congress, and the White House.

He has also covered some of our nation's biggest stories of the past two decades, including the war in Iraq, where he was embedded with an infantry unit of the 101st Airborne Division. His series about the politics of embryonic stem cell research earned the Scripps Howard Foundation's National Journalism Award for Washington coverage.

Now Wes puts his investigative and story-telling skills to work for clients who have suffered serious personal injury from medical malpractice, dental malpractice, trucking accidents, motor vehicle collisions, abuse, and neglect. He is licensed in the federal vaccine injury claims court, and thus able to handle claims arising from those rare instances when someone has a serious reaction to a vaccine.

Wes also represents families and small businesses in insurance and contractual disputes.

Treating You Like His Only Client

Every case is unique, and Attorney Wes Allison of the Kahn Law Firm, LLP takes the time and effort to mine the facts up front, so he can carefully evaluate your potential claim. Focusing on the facts first often allows him to resolve a claim before filing a lawsuit.

Wes lives in Mt. Pleasant, S.C., with his wife, Lisa, and their two boys. The Allisons are parishioners at Christ Our King Catholic Church, and Wes volunteers with Cub Scout Pack 470 and Boy Scout Troop 59, as well as Christ Our King-Stella Maris School.

He also is on the board of the Charleston School of Law Alumni Association. The Allisons enjoy fishing, boating, and hiking.

Bar Admissions

  • South Carolina Supreme Court
  • U.S. District Court of South Carolina
  • U.S. Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • U.S. Federal Court of Claims

Education

  • J.D., Charleston School of Law, magna cum laude, 2012
  • Deans List, 2009-2012
  • Associate Managing Editor, Charleston Law Review
  • CALI Awards for highest grade in Legal Research & Writing, Administrative Law, Secured Transactions, Constitutional Law II, Criminal Procedure, and Professional Responsibility
  • B.A., University of Richmond, 1991

Recent Publications

  • Yard Sticks and Stop Signs: Making Your Case With Codes and Standards, The Justice Bulletin (S.C. Association for Justice), Fall 2014.
  • Discovery and The Insurance Claim File: Facts Are Discoverable No Matter Who You Are, The Justice Bulletin, Summer 2014
  • Prove Notice Without Knowledge: Show Facts That Required Inquiry, The Justice Bulletin (South Carolina Association for Justice) Summer 2013.
  • The Weight of Obama's Do-over of Oath of Office, Tampa Bay Times, January 20, 2013.
  • Of Science and Snowflakes: Embryonic Stem Cell Research and the Case Against Shirley v. Sebelius, Charleston Law Review, Summer 2011.

Memberships

  • South Carolina Bar
  • American Bar Association
  • Charleston County Bar Association
  • American Association for Justice

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