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Whitney J. Butcher

What is one of the best things about working at Whitley Law Firm? The opportunity to truly help clients, says Partner Whitney Butcher. “My desire to help people was a major reason I went to law school, so that’s ultimately what drew me to personal injury,” says Whitney, who works primarily in the firm’s dangerous drug and defective medical device practice area, but also assists with general personal injury and auto accident cases.

One example was helping a client who was in a bad automobile accident who was denied coverage from her insurance because they said she was contributorily negligent for riding with an intoxicated driver. The individual had all her front teeth knocked out, in addition to orthopaedic injuries. Whitney, however, helped show that the individual did not knowingly ride with an intoxicated driver and was able to obtain compensation for her injuries and damages.

In another instance, Whitney helped represent a client who had a faulty orthopaedic device that required invasive revision surgery. “We are able to obtain a good resolution for that client, by representing his best interests and making sure all of his injuries and damages were accounted for.”

Whitney was born and raised in Ashland, Kentucky and came to North Carolina to play tennis for Elon University’s Division I Women’s Tennis Team. Named a Partner with the firm in 2018, as well as obtaining admittance to practice before the US Supreme Court, she oversees the firm’s Drug and Device practice area.

Read Whitney’s Article in Trial Lawyer’s Magazine


Whitney’s approach to personal injury law is based on being honest and forthright. “My job is to be an advocate for our clients and make sure their rights and interests are being well-represented. We also make sure clients understand their options and have all of the information so that they can make the decision that best represents those interests,” she says. When the phone rings at Whitley Law Firm, Whitney knows that it’s very likely something very bad has happened. She’s most proud of her team’s dedication during such critical moments. “We are interacting with clients at a time in life when they need the utmost support. Our firm goes to great lengths to understand our clients’ perspectives and do all that we can to fight for them at a time of real devastation.”

You can reach Whitney at the following email address:




  • United States Supreme Court, February 2019
  • United States Federal Court, All Districts of North Carolina
  • North Carolina State Bar, August 2012
  • J.D. – Elon University School of Law, 2012
  • B.A. – Elon University, magna cum laude, 2009,


  • North Carolina State Bar
  • North Carolina Advocates for Justice (NCAJ)
  • The American Association for Justice (AAJ)
  • End Distracted Driving (
  • The Injury Board


  • Plaintiff’s Steering Committee, Smith & Nephew BHR MDL No. 2775, U.S. District of Maryland
  • Discovery Committee, Granuflo MDL No. 2428, U.S. District of Massachusetts
  • National Trial Lawyers Top 40 Under 40
  • NCAJ Products Liability Chair, 2018-2020
  • NCAJ Auto Torts Executive Committee, 2016-2018
  • NCAJ Women’s Caucus Triangle Region Co-Chair
  • Legal Aid of North Carolina Lawyer on the Line Volunteer
  • AAJ Law Schools and Publications Committee


Publications and Presentations

  • Author, Moving from Traditional Motor Vehicle Wreck Cases to Mass Torts: What to Know to Expand Your Practice to Drug and Device Litigation, AAJ Products Liability Newsletter Spring 2020
  • Speaker, Personal Injury Practice Start to Finish – Investigation of the Case, NCAJ CLE November 2019
  • Moderator, Is FDA Clearance an Affirmative Defense? Takeaways from a Recent Decision on the 510(k) Process and Implantable Medice Devices, AAJ Webinar November 5, 2019
  • Speaker, Finding Your Niche: Small Cases that Can Lead to Big Results, MTMP Fall 2019
  • Author, Unlock the Key to Deposing Sales Reps, AAJ Trial Magazine April 2019
  • Co-Author, Investigating an Auto Torts Case: Work Like Heck, Preparing Your Auto Torts Case from Intake Through Pre-Trial, April 2018
  • Speaker, Wrongful Death Disbursements, Disbursements Seminar Feb. 2018
  • Attorney at Law Magazine, Whitley Law Firm on Trending Hernia Mesh Litigation, Vol. 5 No. 1
  • AAJ Trial Magazine, Good Counsel: Springboard From Second Chair to First, October 2016
  • Co-Chair, NCAJ Disbursements Seminar 2017 , 2018, 2019, & 2020
  • Speaker, State Employees’ Health Liens and Other Government Liens, Disbursements Seminar Feb. 2017
  • Speaker, Direct Examination of Lay Witness, Proving Causation in Auto Trials Seminar Jan. 2017
  • Speaker, Medical Provider Liens – Signed, Sealed, Delivered, Disbursements Seminar Feb. 2016 N/A (800) 785-5000 Whitney J. Butcher
Raleigh Personal Injury Lawyer – Whitley Law Firm
Regardless of the circumstance, suffering injuries is frustrating, frightening, and often life-changing. When the accident was caused by the negligence or wrongdoing of another person, the situation can become even more complex. In just a moment, your life can go from normal to tragic.
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