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John Derreck Whitson

John Derreck Whitson

also known as Derreck Whitson, J. Derreck Whitson

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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


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



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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Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
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
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Newport Bar AssociationPresident2010 - Present
Newport Bar AssociationActive Member2006 - Present
Jefferson County Bar AssociationActive Member2005 - Present
Tennessee Bar AssociationActive Member2002 - Present
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of MemLawJuris Doctor2005
East Tennessee State UniversityPhilosophy/Political ScienceBS - Bachelor of Science2002