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S. Jason Whatley

Jason

Founding Attorney
jwhatley@whatleylaw.net

Jason founded Whatley & Associates in 2001.  He completed his undergraduate degree at Middle Tennessee State University and subsequently earned his law degree from Samford University, Cumberland School of Law.  As a student at Cumberland, he was a contributor to the American Journal of Trial Advocacy, the nation’s oldest law review.  His practice includes domestic law including divorce, post-divorce, custody and visitation, termination of parental rights, grandparents’ rights, personal injury, products liability criminal and general civil litigation.

Bar Admissions

Tennessee, 1998
United States District Court for Middle and Eastern Tennessee
United States Court of Appeals, 6th Circuit

Supreme Court of the United States

Education

Samford University, Cumberland School of Law
Juris Doctor
American Journal of Trial Advocacy Law Review
National Trial Team

Middle Tennessee State University
Bachelor of Arts

Practice Areas

Litigation
Domestic Law
Products Liability
Personal Injury
Criminal Defense
Juvenile

Professional Associations and Memberships

Tennessee Bar Association
Maury County Bar Association

                                                                                                                                                
George Clark Shifflett, III

 

George Shifflett

Associate Attorney
gshifflett@whatleylaw.net

George joined Whatley & Associates as an Associate Attorney in November 2012 after clerking with the Jefferson County District Attorney’s Office in Birmingham, Alabama (Bessemer Division), and the Financial Division of the Tennessee Attorney General’s Office.  His practice consists of domestic relations, criminal law, personal injury, and general civil litigation.  He completed his undergraduate degree in Political Science at Belmont University, Nashville, Tennessee in 2008.  George is a 2012 graduate of Samford University’s Cumberland School of Law.  Along with his three teammates on Cumberland’s National Trial Team, George won the National Institute for Trial Advocacy’s prestigious “Tournament of Champions” in New York City in 2011.

Bar Admissions

Tennessee, 2012
United States District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee
Rule 31 General Civil Mediator

Education

Cumberland School of Law, Samford University
Juris Doctor
Dean’s List
Honors Certificate in Trial Advocacy
Cumberland National Trial Team
Champion – 2011 National Institute for Trial Advocacy’s “Tournament of Champions”
Winner – 2012 Alabama Defense Lawyer’s Association Achievement Award

Belmont University
Bachelors of Science
Dean’s List
Belmont Speech and Debate Team
1st Place Speaker Open Debate – 2008 TSU Forensics Tournament
1st Place Extemporaneous Speaker – 2008 Tennessee Intercollegiate Forensics Association
Winner – 2008 George Wythe Award in Political Science for Academic Excellence

Volunteer State Community College
Associates of Science
Dean’s List
Volunteer State Community College Forensics Team
1st Place Novice Speaker – 2007 Tennessee Intercollegiate Forensics Association
1st Place Persuasive Speaker – 2006 Owensboro Community College Forensics Invitational
Winner – 2007 Hal R. Ramer Oratorical Contest
Winner – 2007 Mary Cole Nichols Award for Exceptional Student Service

Publications

“Red Light Cameras in the Volunteer State: Unsafe, Unconstitutional, and Unnecessary.” Editorial. Tennessee Center for Policy Reseach Policy Briefs 22 Sept. 2008: 1-10. Print

Practice Areas

Litigation
Domestic Law
Products Liability
Personal Injury
Criminal Defense
Juvenile

Professional Associations and Memberships

Maury County Bar Association

                                                                                                                                                

Cory Ricci

Trial Team and Trophy 11.11

Associate Attorney

cricci@whatleylaw.net

Cory joined Whatley & Associates in August 2013 after clerking with Jefferson County District Attorney’s Office in Birmingham, Alabama.   Cory is licensed to practice law in all courts of the State of Tennessee.  He represents his clients in matters ranging from criminal defense, domestic law, contract disputes, and personal injury suits.  He completed his undergraduate degree at the University of Alabama at Birmingham in Industrial Distribution in May 2010.  Cory is a 2013 graduate of Samford University’s Cumberland School of Law.  Along with his teammates on Cumberland’s National Trial Team, Cory won the National Institute for Trial Advocacy’s “Tournament of Champions” in New York City in 2011.  He also won the Best Advocate Award in 2012 at the “Tournament of Champions” in Chicago, Illinois.   Cory is as an active member of Trinity Methodist Church in Spring Hill and serves as a Coach of the Vanderbilt University Mock Trial Team.

Bar Admissions

Tennessee

Education

Cumberland School of Law, Samford University
Juris Doctor
Dean’s List
Honors Certificate in Trial Advocacy
Cumberland National Trial Team
Champion – 2011 National Institute for Trial Advocacy’s “Tournament of Champions”
Best Advocate – 2012 National Institute for Trial Advocacy’s “Tournament of Champions”
Scholar of Merit – Basic Skills in Trial Advocacy
Michael V. Rasmussen Award for Most Outstanding Cumberland Advocate
Order of the Barristers Recipient
Nat Bryan American Board of Trial Advocates Award
William J. Peeler Advanced Trial Advocacy Award
Trial Advocacy Board

University of Alabama at Birmingham
Graduated magna cum laude
Pre-Law Advisory Board Scholarship
National Mock Trial Team – received five Best Advocate Awards (3 in 2009, 2 in 2010)

Practice Areas
Litigation
Criminal Defense
Domestic Law
Personal Injury
Juvenile

Professional Associations and Memberships
Maury County Bar Association

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