Wes Payne to Serve as President of the Conference of County Bar Leaders


On February 29, 2020, Partner Wes Payne assumed the gavel and the position of President of the Conference of County Bar Leaders (CCBL) of the Pennsylvania Bar Association..

Wes has served on the CCBL committee for almost a decade, advancing the committee’s mission to train all county bar leaders across the region. Established in 1967, the CCBL has evolved to foster fresh and innovative local bar initiatives and spread those initiatives throughout the commonwealth. It has helped to develop mutually beneficial relationships among bar leaders and to improve the status of the legal profession generally in Pennsylvania by providing education and training to bar leaders.

Wes was recently elected Vice Chancellor of the Philadelphia Bar Association (PBA). He will serve as Vice Chancellor of the Association in 2020, Chancellor-Elect in 2021, and Chancellor in 2022.

Wes has over 30 years of experience representing insurance carriers and insureds in first and third-party litigation. He has substantial courtroom experience, trying a number of high exposure cases in various jurisdictions throughout the country to jury verdict and through appeal in state and federal courts.

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