WSHB is thrilled to announce that Kate Whitlock joined the firm as a partner in our Atlanta office. Kate has dedicated her career to defending businesses and others accused of wrongdoing. A ferocious advocate for her clients, she prides herself in navigating choppy waters and resolving complicated conflicts for the defense.

“Kate is held in high regard for her litigation prowess in the courtroom handling all facets of complex professional liability matters,” said Richard Zelonka, managing partner of WSHB’s Georgia office. “With an impressive record of over sixty cases to verdict in both state and federal courts, Kate is a formidable opponent in the courtroom with her ample trial experience.”

Kate enjoys a reputation for being the lawyer other lawyers actively seek to handle their appeals in hopes of a better outcome under her guidance. A case in point is her success in a groundbreaking case in the Georgia Supreme Court where she skillfully argued her clients to victory. "This case effectively altered how legal services contracts will be composed going forward,” said firmwide managing partner Stewart Reid. “We are thrilled to have someone with such a stellar reputation and celebrated success of trials join the firm.”

In addition to her trial prowess, Kate is also a skilled negotiator in the arena of alternative dispute resolution. She has earned numerous honors and recognition for her continued record of success on this front.

Kate's practice centers around defending clients involved in professional liability matters. She is highly experienced in cases involving malpractice, breach of fiduciary duty, professional discipline, bad faith, sexual misconduct, E&O and improper design to name a few. Kate is sought after in the industry and known for her tenacity in obtaining the best results possible for her clients.

Her passion for the law leads her to important endeavors outside of the walls of work as well. She serves in several leadership roles in national and international organizations as well as mentoring emerging trial lawyers.

Kate comes to the firm from Hawkins, Parnell & Young, LLP. Please join us in welcoming Kate Whitlock!

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