• Jaffe, Hanle, Whisonant, Knight, P.C
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Michael W. Whisonant Jr.

Michael W. Whisonant Jr.Associate

Birmingham, Alabama



Michael Whisonant is a partner for Jaffe, Hanle, Whisonant, and Knight, P.C. with extensive trial and litigation experience. Mr. Whisonant has seen all sides of the criminal justice system having prosecuted cases in the Montgomery County District Attorney’s Office, externing for the Honorable Sharon Blackburn in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Alabama, and now defending clients accused of criminal conduct for over five years.

Mr. Whisonant was born and raised in the Birmingham Metro area and he prides himself in vigorously representing the best interests of his clients whether that be a misdemeanor in municipal court (city court) or a white collar felony before the United States District Court. Mr. Whisonant also has had the privilege of representing numerous civil clients who have been in a car wreck or otherwise been injured by no fault of their own. Regardless of the context, Mr. Whisonant will stand by you and fight for you every step of the way.

Areas of Practice
85% Criminal
15% General Civil

Litigation Percentage
100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions
Alabama, 2010
U.S. District Court Middle District of Alabama, 2010
U.S. District Court Northern District of Alabama, 2010
U.S. District Court Southern District of Alabama, 2010
Supreme Court of Alabama, 2010

Faulkner University, Jones School of Law, Montgomery, Alabama
J.D. - December, 2009
Auburn University, Auburn, Alabama
B.S. - May, 2007
Honors: Dean's List
Major: Finance

Honors and Awards
Recipient, Eagle Law School Scholarship
Pi Lambda Sigma Honor Society
College of Business Dean's List
Jurisprudence Committee Chair

Professional Associations and Memberships
Birmingham Bar Association
Alabama Young Lawyer's Association

Past Employment Positions
District Attorney’s Office 15th Judicial Circuit: Montgomery, AL, Externship
Dean & Barrett: Opelika, AL, Summer Law Clerk
U.S. Federal Courthouse: Birmingham, AL, Externship with Chief, United States District Judge Sharon Blackburn

Phi Gamma Delta

"No representation is made that the quality of the legal services to be performed is greater than the quality of legal services performed by other lawyers."

Speaking Engagements
Richard Jaffe will be speaking at a Leadership Birmingham event Thursday January 12th, 2017 at 1:45pm - 2:45pm. Click here to view the full event schedule.