Whitney has resided in Bradenton since 1971. She has more than 24 years of legal experience as a solo practitioner, associate, and partner with firms in Manatee and Sarasota counties. She currently practices in the areas of estate planning, wills, trusts, probate, and guardianship. During her legal career, Whitney has also handled personal injury, wrongful death, medical malpractice, and employment discrimination claims. She has represented small business owners and individuals in contract negotiations and other legal matters, including family law.
Since 2008, Whitney has taught as an adjunct instructor in the paralegal and business programs at State College of Florida. Her courses have included civil litigation, law office management, personal injury law, business law, and international business law. Whitney also coordinates the SCF paralegal student internship program.
A Bayshore High School alumna (class of 1984), Whitney holds a bachelor's degree in journalism from the University of Florida (1988). She graduated cum laude from Stetson University College of Law in 1995. Whitney is a past member of the Board of Directors of the Sarasota County Bar Association and editor of the SCBA's monthly publication - The Docket. Her current professional memberships include The Florida Bar, Sarasota County Bar Association, Manatee County Bar Association, and the Florida Association of Women Lawyers.
Active in the community, Whitney's volunteer work has included leadership positions with the Women's Resource Center of Sarasota, Manasota Legal Aid Clinic, Temple Emanu El Early Learning Center, Girl Scouts of Gulfcoast, Southwest Florida Figure Skating Club, and the Saint Stephen's Episcopal School Parents' Association. She currently serves as a mentor with Take Stock in Children.
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