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John Amos Whatley – Attorney

John Amos Whatley is a civil trial attorney with more than 18 years of courtroom experience, mostly as a personal injury attorney. He uses his knowledge and expertise to help clients achieve the best possible results.

In his personal injury litigation practice, Mr. Whatley represents seriously injured people involved in car wrecks, motorcycle wrecks, and big truck wrecks, as well as slip and fall cases. He has experience helping people who have suffered considerable and catastrophic injuries resulting from medical malpractice receive the compensation they deserve from negligent or wrongful doctors, surgical facilities, and hospitals. He represents families whose loved ones have suffered a wrongful death recover compensation in connection with that tragic loss as well as representing injured or disabled individuals in Social Security or worker’s compensation claims.

In his business litigation practice, Mr. Whatley has experience representing businesses and individuals suffering losses and damages from breach of contract, misrepresentation, and fraud. In the last few years, Mr. Whatley has had success representing individuals and businesses that suffered reputational and monetary damage resulting from defamatory statements.

Raised in Louisville, Mr. Whatley attended Trinity High School and the University of Louisville. He lettered in football for the Cardinals as a member of the Athletic Director’s Honor Roll and was recipient of both the Conference USA Academic Award and the John E. Brown Scholarship. Mr. Whatley graduated from the School of Business in 2002 with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and a major in Accountancy.

Mr. Whatley graduated with a Juris Doctorate from the Mississippi College School of Law in 2005. He is licensed to practice law in the Commonwealth of Kentucky and the State of Mississippi, as well as the United States District Courts for the Northern and Southern Districts of Mississippi and the Eastern and Western Districts of Kentucky. Mr. Whatley is a member of both the Mississippi Bar Association and Kentucky Bar Association, the Louisville Bar Association, and the Kentucky Justice Association.

  • Selected as “Rising Star” by Super Lawyers in 2018 and 2019
  • Admitted to Kentucky Bar, 2006
  • Admitted to Mississippi Bar, 2005
  • Trinity High School, Louisville KY
  • University of Louisville (BS, Business Administration, 2002)
  • Mississippi College, School of Law (JD, 2005)
  • Admitted to United States District Court, Eastern and Western Districts of Kentucky
  • Admitted to United States District Court, Northern and Southern Districts of Mississippi