Wesley Todd Ball

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Wesley Todd Ball, born and raised in Kingsport, Tennessee, attended the University of Tennessee for his undergraduate work. While pursuing his undergraduate degree, Mr. Ball was privileged to work for Congressman William Jenkins of The United States House of Representatives and House Judiciary Committee in Washington, D.C. He also spent significant time in Spain and Mexico and is proficient in Spanish.

After graduation, Mr. Ball left Tennessee for Baylor University School of Law. He graduated with his Juris Doctorate and earned distinction in oral advocacy. While in law school, Mr. Ball was given the honor to serve as a barrister.

Mr. Ball began his legal career at Adams and Reese LLP, one of the largest law firms in the southern United States. While at Adams and Reese, he focused his practice exclusively on litigation and trial work, representing numerous Fortune 500 and 1000 companies, other large corporations, and insurance companies in cases involving both personal injuries and commercial disputes.

Mr. Ball left Adams and Reese and the defense-oriented practice to focus on representing families and individuals who had been wronged by corporate negligence and malfeasance in product liability and catastrophic injury cases. Shortly thereafter he co-founded Farrar & Ball, LLP with the same goal. Mr. Ball has been lead counsel against virtually every major automobile and tire manufacturer, domestic and foreign. Mr. Ball has successfully obtained verdicts and settlements against numerous Fortune 500 companies, including, but not limited to, Michelin North America, Inc., Ford Motor Company, General Motors, Freightliner, LLC, Bridgestone/Firestone North American Tire, Technical Chemical Company, Cooper Tire & Rubber Company, and Michelin Tire Corporation.

While he does not limit his practice to any one area of the law, Mr. Ball has gained a highly-regarded reputation in the representation of individuals who have been injured as a result of defective consumer products, including automotive and tire defects.

Education
  • Bachelor of Science, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tennessee
  • Juris Doctorate, Baylor University School of Law, Waco, Texas.
Courts
  • Admitted to practice in all Texas state courts
  • Admitted to practice in the U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas
  • Admitted to practice in the U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Texas
  • Admitted to practice in the U.S. District Court, Western District of Texas
Honors
  • Texas Super Lawyers, 2014-2015, Thomson Reuters
  • Texas Rising Stars, 2010-2014, Thomson Reuters
  • The National Trial Lawyers, Top 40 Under 40
  • Magna Cum Laude, High Honors, University of Tennessee
  • Order of Barristers, Baylor University School of Law
  • Dean’s List, University of Tennessee
Professional Activities & Affiliations
  • Texas Bar Association
  • Texas Trial Lawyers Association
  • Houston Bar Association
  • Southern Trial Lawyers Association
  • American Trial Lawyers Association

Video & Visuals

Tire Demo without Nylon Wedge

This video animation demonstrates how steel belts inside a tire without a nylon wedge can generate dangerous amounts of friction. Learn More

Michelin Tire Recommendations

Corporate tire industry video documents safety concerns when two new tires are mounted on back of vehicle. Learn More

Tire Demo with Belt Wedge

This demonstrative evidence video animation is used to show jurors the components of a tire and illustrates how tires without “belt wedges” can generate dangerous friction between the steel belts. Learn More

Modern Tire Diagram

This demonstrative evidence image shows a cross section of a modern tire with liners, belts, nylon overlay and undertread. Learn More

Replacing Tires Guidelines

Corporate tire industry video explains safety and performance issues when only two tires are replaced on a vehicle, and how vehicle handling is affected by placement of tires. Learn More

Tread Separation Test

Video created by Carr Engineering Inc. to document a tread separation test with a Ford Explorer. Test shows that even an expert driver with knowledge that a tread separation event is imminent still cannot maintain control of the vehicle. Learn More

Tire Demo with Nylon Over Wrap

A video animation used as demonstrative evidence to illustrate for jurors the components of a tire, including belts, liners and tread base. This animation demonstrates how two belt liners rubbing together can create friction that leads to tire failure. Learn More

Ford Explorer Crash Testing

Short video documenting an SUV on a test track flipping and rolling, then crashing into a guard rail. Learn More

Nylon Safety Strips

Demonstrative evidence illustration used to explain to jurors the components of a tire designed with nylon safety strips in addition to steel belts. Learn More

Nylon Safety Belt

Side-by-side demonstrative evidence used to explain to jurors the differences between a cap ply tire with a nylon safety belt compared to a traditional steel-belted tire. Learn More

Mercury Mountaineer Tire Testing

Demonstrative evidence showing three different camera angles of a 2001 Mercury Moutaineer performing a controlled maneuver with a defective tire. Learn More

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