Shawn Whittaker has my highest recommendation for any business in need of an attorney. This recommendation is based on far more research and experience than I had ever imagined I would have. A little background may be in order.
An attempted management takeover of UNVA in 2007 left the university in disarray and resulted in a very large number of long and difficult lawsuits. UNVA retained several firms, both large and small, to represent us.
The quality of our representation ranged from excellent to acceptable to abysmal, and our overall legal costs were well into 7 figures. I decided that we needed an overall management review to optimize our results and to contain costs.
I literally documented the costs and the effectiveness (based on both objective and subjective criteria) of every firm and every attorney we had used. One name rose to the top on both lists: Shawn Whittaker.
We negotiated an agreement and he became our corporate attorney and the lead attorney in all of our cases.
Since Shawn’s firm was small, my one worry was that we might overload him. To my delight, he took over all of our cases without missing a beat. Not only was his work as good as or better than that of larger, more expensive firms, but he coordinated the many cases is such a way that we saved even more time and money.
For a general business attorney, you will not find a better choice.
Dr. David V. Lee
University of Northern Virginia