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John Amos Whatley


John Amos Whatley has more than 13 years of courtroom experience and uses his knowledge and expertise to help clients achieve the best possible results. In his civil litigation practice, Mr. Whatley fields personal injury claims for people involved in car, motorcycle, and truck wrecks, as well as slip and fall cases. He has experience helping people who have suffered serious and catastrophic injuries as the result of medical malpractice, and he also works with families whose loved ones have suffered a wrongful death. Mr. Whatley’s practice also represents severely injured or disabled individuals in Social Security or worker’s compensation claims.

Mr. Whatley has experience with fraud cases, working with businesses and individuals contending with breach of contract, misrepresentation, and other forms of fraud. He also defends individuals charged with traffic violations, misdemeanor offenses, and felony offenses in both district and circuit court.

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 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 and Kentucky Bar Association, the Louisville Bar Association, and the Kentucky Justice Association.

  • 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