Striving to preserve civility and respect during the divorce process, Whitney educates her clients about the legal process, working closely with them to ensure they understand their options and rights so to empower them in making the best decisions for the future health of their family. Her goal is to serve each client individually, striving to find real-life workable solutions for the families she serves, realizing that a marriage might be over but a family still stands. Many times, the best approach requires taking the decision-making power out of the judge’s hands and squarely putting it back into the hands of clients, those who know what their families need the most, in collaborative divorce or mediation. Sometimes that's not possible, and the case has to be taken to a courtroom.
Having practiced domestic relations in Tennessee for nearly than a decade and a half, Whitney offers clients a skillful blend of trial and courtroom experience with a cultivated understanding that, while sometimes necessary, litigation isn't best for most families.
Whitney is a two-time University of Memphis graduate; she received a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1998 and her Juris Doctorate from the Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law in 2001. Whitney served as an extern to U.S. Magistrate Judge Diane Vescovo while in law school, and as a clerk to U.S. District Court Judge Daniel Breen following law school. She began her domestic relations career in Chattanooga, working as an associate in an established family law office. Returning home after spending a few years in Colorado, Whitney worked at an national domestic relations litigation firm in Memphis and Franklin before starting her own practice in downtown Franklin.
She has been admitted to practice law in Tennessee since 2001, and is also admitted in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Tennessee and in Colorado (currently inactive).
Whitney has practiced domestic relations exclusively since 2010, and she is a Rule 31 Listed Family Law Mediator.
Current memberships include:
Middle Tennessee Collaborative Alliance
International Academy of Collaborative Professionals
Williamson County Bar Association
Tennessee John Marshall American Inn of Court
Tennessee Bar Association
She also has served on the Boards of Directors for the University of Memphis Band Alumni Association and for DuBose Episcopal Conference Center.
Whitney enjoys living in her husband's hometown of Franklin with their two small children. In her free time, she loves fantasy football and her Memphis Tigers.