Meet Wesley J. Farrell

President at Farrell Legal


Wes Farrell set out to build his own law firm to make a real difference in the world and bring justice to those in need of a strong and passionate advocate. Starting the firm from humble beginnings out of his mother’s guest house just five days after passing the bar, Mr. Farrell tirelessly worked to bring justice for those in need, in cases ranging from immigration, human rights, criminal defense and civil litigation.

Over the next few years after joining forces with his best friend from law school, Ricky K. Patel, the two were able to build the firm from just a handful of clients to one of the fastest-growing law firms in America. Mr. Farrell was lead trial counsel for over 3,000 clients seeking over a billion dollars in damages resulting from the BP Oil Spill litigation, one of the largest environmental disasters in the history of the United States.

The success enjoyed from BP has further led to Wes working with clients against some of the largest corporations in the world and achieving tremendous results. His expertise and ability to get results in the most complex of cases has proven invaluable to his clients. In addition to working on national class action cases, Wes has devoted a substantial amount of his time to representing a large and diverse group of former NFL players in the NFL concussion litigation.

Additionally, Wes works closely with his partners and attorneys nationally to assist in representing clients in large business and securities cases as well as commercial and municipal insurance disputes. Because of the difference he’s made in the lives of his clients, Wes was recognized as one of the top 100 trial attorneys in America by the National Trial Lawyers Association, and as a top 100 high stakes litigator in America. He is a member of both the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, a distinction held by less than 1 % of practicing attorneys in America. Only attorneys who have recovered verdicts and settlements worth more than a million dollars can claim membership.

He was further recognized by the National Trial Lawyers association as being one of the top “40 under 40” attorneys in America. Wes has also been recognized since 2015 as one of the Premier 100 civil trial attorneys in the country by the National Academy of Jurisprudence. Mr. Farrell's firm Farrell & Patel has previously been recognized by Inc. Magazine as running one the 5,000 fastest growing private businesses in the United States. Today, Wes continues to bring his valuable knowledge and experience in class actions and complex litigation to clients throughout the country.

Mr. Farrell is an ambitious, goal-driven attorney who prides himself on running a professional, accomplished firm that examines every case from all angles and not resting until his clients receive justice. He focuses his practice on class actions, mass torts, medical malpractice and catastrophic injuries, complex insurance disputes, and commercial and environmental lawsuits.

Mr. Farrell received his undergraduate degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He obtained his law degree and MBA in international business from St. Thomas University School of Law.

Wes was featured on the cover of Asian Hospitality magazine, and he appeared on Huffington Post Live to discuss the BP oil spill settlement offered to victims of the BP/ Deepwater Horizon oil spill. He was featured several times as an analyst on the Legal Broadcast Network related to his knowledge of class actions and complex litigation.

Mr. Farrell is a passionate advocate for helping children through the game of golf and one of the founding members of the First Tee Puerto Rico, and is also board member of the First Tee of Tampa Bay. Mr. Farrell is young ambassador for the Miami Children’s Hospital and a member of the Young President’s Organization (YPO) Southern Sands and Southern 7 Chapters. He supports the Big Brothers Big Sisters organization of Greater Miami, and he previously worked with the City Year Organization to mentor inner-city youth.

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