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John Derreck Whitson

Car accident Attorney at Newport, TN

5.0   8 reviews

also known as Derreck Whitson, J. Derreck Whitson

  • Licensed for 19 years
    State TN
    Acquired 2005
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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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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Location

Law Office of J. Derreck Whitson
311 East Broadway
P.O. Box 1230
Newport, TN, 37822
John Derreck Whitson
Po Box 1230
Newport, TN, 37822-1230
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Posted by Melissa | February 10, 2022
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Divorce
Mr Whitson helped get me through a difficult divorce. He was extremely knowledgeable and happily answered all my questions. He was able to get the outcome I desired. I would highly recommend him for any legal service needed.
Posted by Tiffaney | September 13, 2021
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Dismissed
Mr Whitson did an amazing job. I was looking at a very serious charge. He was extremely helpful, knowledgeable and affordable.
Posted by Michael | July 29, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Charges dismissed
I was facing several charges which were serious charges. Mr.Whitson was always available if I had any questions. He walked me through the whole case making sure I was informed. He worked hard for me and got all charges dismissed. Even had all cost billed to State. I would definitely recommend him to everyone.
Posted by Lisa | April 2, 2021
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Excellent!
Mr. Whitson did such a great job with my divorce. He was always available and answered all of my questions along the way. He skillfully maneuvered thru the difficulties and was able to get the outcome that i wanted. I would definitely recommend him for all legal needs!
Response from John Whitson April 3, 2021
Thank you and I'm glad that I could help! Call me if you need anything in the future.
Posted by Courtney | October 21, 2020
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Highly recommend
I contacted Mr. Whitson after someone hit my car , and injured my neck. Mr. Whitson was extremely helpful to me. He helped me with my injury and collateral damage costs. Mr. Whitson is also friendly and easy to speak with. I would highly recommend him.
Response from John Whitson April 3, 2021
It was my pleasure to represent you! It's so nice to know that you are pleased.
Posted by Tara | September 14, 2020
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Tara Haun
Mr. Whitson is very knowledgeable in all areas of law. He goes above and beyond to make sure that his clients are taken care of. He is a wonderful person and anyone would be blessed to be represented by him.
Posted by Rob | August 22, 2020
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Helpful and Thorough
Mr Whitson helped me to prepare legal documents after he asked thorough questions about my situation. He was attentive and prompt.
Posted by anonymous | September 17, 2016
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Professional service
He worked overtime to get my case overturned. Very caring and concerned attorney who helped me when I got in trouble.
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Cost

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  • Hourly Rates $ 200-300 per hour
  • Contingency 33%-40%
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 8.1 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Law Office of J. Derreck Whitson
  • 2006 - Present
  • Associate
  • Law Office of Rebecca D. Slone
  • 2005 - 2006
  • Law Clerk
  • Scruggs, Scruggs and Associates
  • 2003 - 2004
  • Law Clerk
  • Rosenblum & Reisman
  • 2003 - 2003
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Education

  • University of Memphis - Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law
  • Juris Doctor
  • 2005
  • East Tennessee State University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 2002

Associations

  • Newport Bar Association
  • Active Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • Newport Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • Jefferson County Bar Association
  • Active Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • Tennessee Bar Association
  • Active Member
  • 2002 - Present
  • Newport Bar Association
  • President
  • 2010 - 2014
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Attorney for Justice
  • Tennessee Supreme Court
  • 2020
  • Pro Bono Service Award
  • Tennessee Supreme Court
  • 2019
  • Dean's Award for Distinguished Service
  • University of Memphis
  • 2005
  • Dean's Award for Pro Bono Service
  • University of Memphis
  • 2004
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