Mr. Whiting is a polymath who combines a practical understanding of law and finance, a voracious appetite for philosophy, a wide-ranging set of life-experiences and an enduring desire to help those around him. He draws upon his background to provide effective representation in family law, estate planning, corporate law, education law, and civil litigation.
Mr. Whiting graduated in 1996 from Auburn University, majoring in Political Science and minoring in Physics. In 1999, he graduated from Columbia Law, and began a career in mergers and acquisitions at Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft in New York. Thereafter, Mr. Whiting joined Perkins Coie, LLP, in Menlo Park, California, where he represented startup funds and venture capitalists, chiefly in Silicon Valley. Today, Mr. Whiting’s practice has grown to encompass trial advocacy, and he has completed the Trial Advocacy College at the University of Virginia Law School.
Today, in addition to his career as a lawyer in Northern Virginia, Mr. Whiting is a deeply-devoted father to two sons, one step-son and a step-daughter. As such, he has a depth and breadth of personal knowledge regarding the delights and difficulties of raising children, blending families, and reshaping families. In addition, Mr. Whiting has extensive experience navigating waters faced by those families whose children work through special needs.
Mr. Whiting has long been an involved and connected member of the community. His volunteerism covers a wide range of activities including his third year as chairman of the Fairfax County Public Schools “School Health Advisory Committee,” through which Mr. Whiting was highly involved in the drafting and negotiation of a comprehensive wellness policy for students, families and employees of FCPS, and through which Mr. Whiting continues to champion the causes of mental and physical health.
Mr. Whiting also served for two years as the president of the PTA at Floris Elementary, and has long been active in supporting schools and preschools which his children have attended. He also enjoys playing guitar, coaching basketball, and living life as a devoted husband and father.