Goldberg Segalla added associate Wes Gerrie to the firm’s General Liability Practice Group in Syracuse. Wes, previously a summer associate and then a law clerk with the firm, recently graduated from law school and passed the bar exam.
Wes defends corporations in negligence, premises liability, product liability, and other tort claims, working closely with members of the firm’s Business and Commercial practice to deliver cost-effective defenses and global solutions based on each client’s business model, immediate needs, and long-term objectives. He works with clients in health care, handling matters involving medical malpractice, catastrophic injury, and death, including class actions; as well as municipal clients, handling matters involving general liability and zoning. In addition, Wes handles sports and entertainment matters involving general liability and defamation.
Wes graduated magna cum laude from Syracuse University College of Law, where he was a member of the Justinian Honor Society, a member of the Student Leadership Committee, and executive editor of the Syracuse Law Review. He earned a Bachelor of Business Administration degree with a specialization in Brand Management and Marketing from Wilfrid Laurier University.
Before earning his law degree and passing the bar, Wes was a summer associate with Goldberg Segalla. Wes also gained experience in an externship with the Syracuse University Office of Technology Transfer, where he worked on copyright and trademark applications, research agreements, invention disclosures, and licensing agreements, along with analyzing and drafting contracts and participating in negotiations. After this, he served the university as a National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) compliance intern. He also gained experience in budget analysis and marketing strategies working in the health sciences and software sectors.