Nanette L. Wesley
Nanette has practiced for twenty-five (25) years and spent most of her career in large law firms. Nanette focuses her practice on first-party and third-party coverage and defense throughout the South, including Georgia, Tennessee, Alabama, and South Carolina, in all state and federal courts. It is not unusual, however, for her to be litigating in other venues, as well, given the breadth of coverage she handles. She has tried, arbitrated and mediated hundreds of cases.
Nanette routinely addresses small and high exposure property claims, arising from both manuscript and form policies, and prosecutes and defends declaratory actions. Nanette’s practice involves all aspects of property loss, including commercial crime, complex business income loss, forensic accounting, fraud and misrepresentations in the application process, reservation of rights, and examinations under oath. Nanette has particular expertise in arson cases from the initial cause and origin investigation and works closely with adjusters and experts.
Nanette has substantial experience with Cat losses, including litigating hundreds of Hurricane Katrina and Rita claims in Louisiana and Mississippi state and federal courts. Nanette also has significant expertise in extra-contractual/bad faith litigation.
Nanette provides liability coverage opinions on common carrier, construction defect, bodily injury, personal injury, and adverting injury. Nanette also defends third-party liability claims arising from wrongful death, professional liability, construction defect, common carrier, and premises liability, and she has successfully defended multiple insured individuals and entities in federal and state courts.
Nanette has been retained to manage or supervise litigation in all parts of the country on behalf of insurers for both property and liability claims.
Georgia State University College of Law, J.D. 1993 (Cum Laude)
- Honors: Graduated Top 7 Percent of the Class
- Honors: Member of nationally ranked Moot Court team, placed second in national competition
University of Texas, B.A. 1987, with honors
Honors and Awards
- AV® Preeminent Peer Review, Martindale Hubbell
- Law School Clerk for the late Justice Weltner of the Supreme Court of Georgia
Samuel Z. Wesley is an associate attorney who practices First-Party coverage and defense, including handling bad faith claims. He also directly defends Third-Party Insureds with respect to premises liability, construction, personal tort defense, automobile defense, and coverage in all of these areas, in both state and federal courts, throughout the Southeast.
Before practicing at the Wesley Firm, he worked for Cruser, Mitchell, Novitz, Sanchez, Gaston, & Zimet, a national Insurance Defense firm.
Sam received his undergraduate degree in 2013 from the University of Vermont, where he was a member of Men’s Varsity Rowing. He earned his Juris Doctorate, Cum Laude, in 2017 from Georgia State University College of Law. During law school, Sam was a member of the Georgia State University College of Law Moot Court Team. Both of his teams qualified for the National stage in the AIPLA Giles S. Rich Patent Moot Court Competition and the Thomas Tang National Moot Court Competition. Sam also clerked for the Honorable Judge Wendy Shoob at the Fulton County Superior Court while in law school.
Sam is a native of Georgia, but spent much of his childhood in Memphis. He is admitted to the State Bar of Georgia and the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia. Sam plans to sit for the South Carolina bar next year.