John ‘Wes’ Brooke was admitted to the Illinois Bar in May of 2013 and was admitted to practice before the US District Court for the Southern District of Illinois in 2014. In addition to these appointments, he has also practiced before the Illinois Fifth District Court of Appeals defending the mineral rights of Illinois landowners.

Wes started in private practice writing title opinions for oil and gas companies and was hired by Pioneer Oil Company in the Fall of 2013. Wes has been a member of the Illinois and Indiana Oil and Gas Associations since 2015. He has served as the chair of the Mineral Law Section Council of the Illinois State Bar Association and has been a member of the Council since 2015. Since being licensed to practice Wes has also drafted or assisted in drafting oil and gas regulations in the State of Illinois.

Wes received his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Millikin University and his Juris Doctor from Western Michigan University-Cooley Law School.