Member Spotlight: W. Dudley "Dee" Whitley, III

01 Mar 2024 3:26 PM | Lynette Pitt (Administrator)

MEET: Dee Whitley

Dee Whitley is a litigation attorney with Battle Winslow in Rocky Mount where he has practiced since 1990.  Dee's practice covers all civil litigation areas, including business, construction, fiduciary, caveat, and collections, with expertise in North Carolina's Business Court, Superior and District Courts. He also practices in Federal and Bankruptcy Courts in the Eastern District of North Carolina and has training in collaborative law.  An NCADA member since 1993, we asked Dee to share a little bit about himself to get to know him better.  

What drew you to the practice of law and to a litigation and trial practice?  The desire to be competitive and in front of a jury.

How has membership in NCADA benefited your professional life?  Contacts and education

What would you do if you were not a lawyer? Coach

What is the biggest career challenge you've had to overcome?  Being a poor marketer.

What is your favorite legal move or TV show and why?  My Cousin Vinnie.  Humor with jurors is good.

Fun fact that people probably don't know about you? Played football at NC State

If you could meet one person, dead or alive, to grab a coffee with, who would it be and why?  Teddy Roosevelt. Energy.

What excites you the most right now?  My wife.

What is one piece of professional or life advice you would like to tell your younger self?  Get out in the community and market.  Don't just rely on teh people you already know.

Be sure to reach out to Dee to say hello and connect!

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