Since beginning her career at Stites & Harbison in 2003, Whitney has developed a wide-ranging litigation practice that includes product liability, toxic torts, mass actions, contract disputes, tortious interference, coverage disputes, and wrongful death. Whitney has taken and defended hundreds of depositions and made countless court appearances, including trials. An experienced defender of mass torts, she is currently responsible for managing a docket of over two hundred product liability cases brought by thousands of plaintiffs. Whitney’s practice requires daily vigilance and dedication to ensure that a large team of attorneys and paralegals is always focused on the client’s best interests.
by Jeff Sistrunk, Law360, May 3, 2019
IADC Committee Newsletter, Product Liability, Second Edition, November 2017
Trial Skills, Trial-Focused Discovery: What You Need & How to Use It
Chapter 2: Preparation for Trial & Organization of Trial Materials
Time for a Makeover: Newly Proposed Cosmetic Safety Litigation
Five Things Every Businesswoman Should Know About Contracts
The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly: Products Liability Year in Review
Products Liability 2011: Year in Review
Co-author, ABA Joint Products Liability, Mass Torts, and Environmental CLE Materials, 2012
50-State Survey on Statute of Limitations
Ethical Considerations for Using Technology in Your Practice
Avoiding Discovery Pitfalls - How to Manage Your Document Productions and Reviews in a Way that Will Satisfy Your Client and Win Your Case
Litigating in the Face of E-Discovery Rules: Post-Implementation Perspectives and Practice Tips
Greater Louisville Outstanding Women, Member
Whitehall House & Gardens, Board of Regents
Sacred Heart Preschool PTO, Vice President
Dress for Success Louisville, Advisory Council (former Board of Directors)
Ms. Watt was Managing Editor of the Kentucky Law Journal at the University of Kentucky College of Law. While in law school she served as an intern for the Honorable Joseph M. Hood, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky.
Whitney was Managing Editor of the Kentucky Law Journal at the University of Kentucky College of Law. While in law school she served as an intern for the Honorable Joseph M. Hood, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky.
Whitney is a member of the National Association of Women MBAs Louisville Chapter (serving on the NAWMBA National Board of Directors from 2014-2016), Greater Louisville Outstanding Women, a networking and community-oriented organization, the Advisory Council for Dress for Success Louisville, an organization helping low-income women transition back into the workforce and a member of the board of regents for Whitehall House & Gardens.
Whitney is also an active member of the ABA Products Liability Committee and the International Association of Defense Counsel Products Liability Committee. She previously served as Chair of the ABA’s Women In Products Liability Committee (2013-2014) and as Editor-in-Chief of the ABA’s Products Liability Newsletter (2009-2012).
Whitney enjoys spending time with family and friends and volunteering with various community organizations.
Martindale-Hubbell® AV-Preeminent® Peer Review Rated
Kentucky Super Lawyers® (2015-19)
Kentucky Super Lawyers®, Rising Star (2013-14)
Forty under 40 List, Business First of Louisville (2013)
LOUISVILLE, Ky.—The 2019 edition of Kentucky Super Lawyers recently honored 42 Stites & Harbison, PLLC attorneys in the Covington, Frankfort, Lexington and Louisville, Ky., offices. The publication named 33 attorneys to the Super Lawyers list and nine attorneys to the Rising Stars list.
LOUISVILLE, Ky.—The 2018 edition of Kentucky Super Lawyers recently honored 55 Stites & Harbison, PLLC attorneys in the Covington, Frankfort, Lexington and Louisville, Ky., offices. The publication named 39 attorneys to the Super Lawyers list and 12 attorneys to the Rising Stars list.