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John Derreck Whitson

John Derreck Whitson

also known as Derreck Whitson, J. Derreck Whitson

Practice areas:

Car Accidents, Divorce & Separation, Child Custody, Criminal Defense, Probate, DUI & DWI, Wills & Living Wills

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About Me

I enjoy representing clients with a downhome approach and personal attention.  I have represented clients from many states and gotten successful results.  I like to get to know my clients so that I can fully serve and help deliver what justice demands.

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 2005

  1. Criminal Defense: 20%
  2. Child Custody: 20%
  3. Divorce & Separation: 20%
  4. Car Accidents: 20%
  5. Other: 20%
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Payment

Fees:

Hourly ($150-250/hour), Contingent (33-40%), Free Consultation (30 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

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Contact Info

Law Office of J. Derreck Whitson

311 East Broadway
P.O. Box 1230
Newport, TN, 37822

Po Box 1230
Newport, TN, 37822-1230

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
TNActive200506/13/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Dean's Award for Distinguished ServiceUniversity of Memphis2005
Dean's Award for Pro Bono ServiceUniversity of Memphis2004

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
AttorneyLaw Office of J. Derreck Whitson2006 - Present
AssociateLaw Office of Rebecca D. Slone2005 - 2006
Law ClerkScruggs, Scruggs and Associates2003 - 2004
Law ClerkRosenblum & Reisman2003 - 2003

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Newport Bar AssociationPresident2010 - Present
Newport Bar AssociationActive Member2006 - Present
Jefferson County Bar AssociationActive Member2005 - Present
Tennessee Bar AssociationActive Member2002 - Present

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of MemLawJuris Doctor2005
East Tennessee State UniversityPhilosophy/Political ScienceBS - Bachelor of Science2002