Mr. West was born in Muskogee, Oklahoma. Mr. West is married to Susan West, they have three daughters and six grandchildren.

Gaines West’s legal practice spans nearly 50 years and covers all types of litigation, arbitration, and dispute resolution representing clients in a variety of disputes. Gaines has successfully represented clients in complex, bet-the-company commercial disputes, ranging from complex business litigation to labor and employment to intellectual property matters.