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John Cleveland Whitfield

Motorcycle accident Attorney at Nashville, TN

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For 33 years, John has been one of Kentucky’s premier trial attorneys. He has represented numerous injured parties in the Paducah, Ohio Valley and Western Kentucky areas. He has concentrated primarily on complex civil litigation cases, and over his career has brought to settlement or judgment over 30 cases in excess of a million dollars each. John is certified as a civil trial specialist by the National Board of Trial Advocacy and has represented individuals in all walks of life against negligent workplace practices, reckless physicians, predatory businesses, and inattentive automobile drivers among many others.

John graduated with distinction from the University of Kentucky with his undergraduate degree before attending law school at the university. Throughout his career, John has represented scores of patients who have been the victims of medical negligence, obtaining verdicts and settlements in both state and federal courts. He has handled cases for landowners victim to fraudulent mine royalty practices, for homeowners whose homes and business contained defective concrete, and for Kentucky residents who were overcharged for premium insurance taxes.

John is a frequent lecturer of litigation subjects with the Kentucky Justice Association and American Association for Justice, and has been recognized as a Kentucky Super Lawyer multiple times. He is AV rated by the Martindale-Hubbell rating service.

Licensed for 39 years
State TN
Status Active
Acquired 2014
Updated 11/19/2022
State MO
Status Good Standing, Active
Acquired 2013
Updated 09/21/2022
State KY
Status Authorized to Practice Law
Acquired 1983
Updated 09/20/2022
State IL
Status Active Out of State Lawyer - Permitted to Practice
Acquired N/A
Updated 11/21/2016

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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John Cleveland Whitfield
518 Monroe Street
Nashville, TN, 37208

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Cost

Rates
  • Contingency 30%-40%

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.9 (Superb)

Education

  • University of Kentucky College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1982
  • University of Kentucky
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1979

Associations

  • Kentucky Justice Association
  • Contributing Editor of Trial Practice Magazine The Advocate
  • N/A
  • National Board of Trial Advocacy
  • N/A
  • Hopkins County Bar Association
  • N/A
  • Kentucky Academy of Trial Attorneys
  • Contributing Editor of Trial Practice section for The Advocate
  • N/A
  • Kentucky Attorney Disciplinary System
  • Trial Commissioner
  • N/A
  • American Bar Association
  • N/A
  • Hopkins County Salvation Army
  • Board Member
  • N/A
  • Madisonville-Hopkins County Chamber of Commerce
  • Chairman
  • 2000 - 2001
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2018
  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • 10 Best Personal Injury Lawyers
  • American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys
  • 2017
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2016
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Attorney endorsements

Received (8)
Given (13)
Motorcycle accident Attorney | May 31
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Jul 27
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Jul 21
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Motorcycle accident Attorney | Jul 21
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Jul 21
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Motorcycle accident Attorney | Jul 20
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Motorcycle accident Attorney | Jul 20
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Motorcycle accident Attorney | Jul 20
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
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Nashville Motorcycle accident Lawyer John Cleveland Whitfield
John Cleveland Whitfield
Motorcycle accident Attorney
Nashville, TN
Licensed for 39 years