Wesley L. Laird pulled weeds on his dad’s farm near Lockhart, Alabama when he was young, and later drove a tractor for his father before graduating from Florala High School in Florala, Alabama.
The son of Nolan and Anelia Laird, lifelong farmers, Wes says he “learned the value of hard work, doing things right the first time, and earning an honest living for an honest day’s work.”
Wes Laird attended LBW Community College in Andalusia before graduating from the University of Alabama in 1983 in Business and Commerce.
He then obtained his Juris Doctorate at the University of Alabama School of Law with the Class of 1986.
Laird has practiced law in Covington County since 1987, when he opened his own law firm in Opp, Alabama.
He was later joined by David Baker and Andy Blackstock and the firm became known as Laird, Baker & Blackstock, Attorneys at Law in 2000.
Laird founded the Lower Alabama Walk for Alzheimer’s in 2012 with the help of family and friends, and his staff at Laird, Baker & Blackstock in honor of his mother and grandmother, who both suffer from the disease.