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 several 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.
American Bar Association, Products Liability Litigation Newsletter, August 2019
by Jeff Sistrunk, Law360, May 3, 2019
How to Win on Statute of Limitations
Speaker, IADC Mid-Year Meeting, Santa Barbara, CA, February 2019
IADC Committee Newsletter, Product Liability, 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
Whitehall House & Gardens, Board of Regents
Greater Louisville Outstanding Women, Member
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 has participated in several organizations including serving on the NAWMBA National Board of Directors (2014-16), Greater Louisville Outstanding Women, a networking and community-oriented organization, the Board and Advisory Council for Dress for Success Louisville, an organization helping low-income women transition back into the workforce, and as a member of the Board of Regents for Whitehall House & Gardens.
Whitney is also an active member of the International Association of Defense Counsel Products Liability Committee and the ABA Products Liability Committee. She previously served as Chair of the ABA’s Women In Products Liability Committee (2013-14), as Editor-in-Chief of the ABA’s Products Liability Newsletter (2009-12), and as Vice-Chair of the IADC Products Liability Newsletter (2018-19).
Whitney enjoys spending time with her family and friends.
Martindale-Hubbell® AV-Preeminent® Peer Review Rated
Best Lawyers in America®, Product Liability Litigation - Defendants (2020)
Kentucky Super Lawyers® (2015-19)
Kentucky Super Lawyers®, Rising Star (2013-14)
Forty under 40 List, Business First of Louisville (2013)
LOUISVILLE, Ky.—The Best Lawyers in America© 2020 has recognized 75 Stites & Harbison, PLLC attorneys as selected by their peers in 49 areas of practice. Forty-three of those attorneys selected have been honored for 10 consecutive years or more.
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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.