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Paul J. Whiting

Defective and dangerous products Attorney at Southfield, MI

3.9   10 reviews

also known as Paul J. Whiting, III, Paul Whiting, Paul Whiting III

  • Licensed for 21 years
    State MI
    Acquired 2002
    Status
    Active in Good Standing No misconduct found

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

About Paul

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Paul J. Whiting III grew up in Wixom, Michigan, and was a standout student-athlete at Walled Lake Western High School. Upon graduating in 1995 near the top of his class, he attended Madonna University in Livonia, Michigan, on academic and basketball scholarships. He transferred to the University of Detroit to complete his bachelor’s degree and played basketball for the Titans during their 1999 season, which culminated in the league championship and an at-large bid to the NCAA tournament.

With another year of eligibility and several invitations to play basketball overseas, Paul made what he describes as “one of the toughest, but best decisions ever he ever made” by forgoing his basketball career to become a lawyer. In 1999, he passed up his final year of eligibility to enter Wayne State University Law School.

Paul earned his Juris Doctor in May 2002, and by July of that year accepted a position at Lipton Law. Paul’s fierce, competitive spirit on the basketball court carried over to his legal career. It’s that same spirit that drew Lipton Law and Paul together.  In 2011, Paul formed his own law firm, Whiting Law, where he continues to fight for the rights of injured individuals in Michigan.

Recognized as an expert in Michigan No-Fault Law by his peers, Paul frequently lectures on this and many other topics, including business practices for lawyers. His areas of specialty include automobile accidents, trucking accidents, motorcycle accidents, dog bites, premise cases and medical malpractice. Paul also sits as an arbitrator on other attorneys’ cases.

Paul is an Executive Board Member of the Michigan Association of Justice (formerly the Michigan Trial Lawyers Association), a Member of the American Association of Justice (formerly the American Trial Lawyers Association) and the Michigan State Delegate to the American Association of Justice. Paul has also been recognized as a “Rising Star” by “Michigan Super Lawyers” for several years.

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Location

Whiting Law
28819 Franklin Road
Suite 200
Southfield, MI, 48034

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Reviews

3.9 / 5.0
  10 customer reviews
Posted by Winston | July 20, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Thank you, thank you!
To Whiting Law and my attorney, I would like to thank you for taking my case and being very professional and very patience and gave me all the help and information about my claim. I was in doubt when you told me that within 3-6 months that I will get my disability. Well I was wrong - it did resulted in 3 months~ - I would gladly recommend you to the people or persons that are in the same situation as I am and would tell them to have all papers and documents ready to get a great result. Thank you for your time and kind regards!
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Posted by Darren | June 21, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Took my case seriously
Whiting Law took my case seriously. My paralegal walked me through each rep, patiently explaining every detail, answering every question. Within 3 months my case settled! Thank you for making a very tough time a little easier.
Posted by R | July 7, 2014
Thank you!
Thank you so much for all you did for me and my case. You and your team were outstanding! Thank you thank you thank you! We appreciate it so much. Go Whiting Law!
Posted by Debby | July 1, 2014
Just in time!
My experience with Whiting Law was very positive! I felt very prepared for my case and now I am getting my benefits. It could not have come at a better time. We were at the point of not being able to pay for medications. The stress is finally lifted and I am so grateful!
Posted by S. S. | March 22, 2014
Very Helpful
My lawyer was very helpful, explained all the paperwork I had to submit and if I had questions would take care of them too. The office was always very pleasant Om the phone when I called. So thank you a million times over for your help!
Posted by John | March 21, 2014
Highly Recommended!!!
Mr. Whiting and his firm were fantastic in helping my family when we need help dealing with our insurance company. His team of paralegals put our minds at ease by handling all the issues raised by the adjuster. Then when the insurance company didn't pay Mr. Whiting handled the law suit personally. We couldn't have been more happy with Mr. Whiting and his firm! I'd recommend them to friends and family.
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Posted by anonymous | March 21, 2014
thank you!
I am extremely pleased with the services I received from Whiting Law. My questions were answered in a timely manner. Your company took care of me and made sure everything ran smoothly. I am very grateful in all your efforts. I will proudly recommend your company to whoever is in need of a lawyer. Thank you again.
Posted by anonymous | October 29, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Suggest looking else where.
This office had my case for over a year and a half. They did not file my case in court within the time limit, which is a year for PIP benefits. This has set me back financially really bad. I have not returned back to work. With this type of over looked or unprofessionalism deed will cost me in the long run. This means no lost wages, no doctor's who treated me will be paid, no medical expense being paid, no replacement cost being paid to the people who helped me, no mileage for all that traveling time. All for a simple $235.00 fee for filing with the court in a timely matter. This should be the first thing an attorney's office should do. Also, I kept in contact with the paralegal that was on my case, ( I liked her) but no knowledge about claims statutory NOTHING! you see, I am informing now what happened. I know things happens and I wasn't going to post, but when I see another customer with similarities, I thought you know.. people need to know. Now I am stuck with paying those bills mentioned and money lost for gas etc. Wait! every time I did call the paralegal she would say it's the insurance company taking so long. while all the time Paul Whiting's office had not filed my case in court. Then when I received my records thank GOD! I got them when I did, I see where the insurance company corresponded to this attorney's office about what they were going to do with my case. UH.... shouldn't the attorney's office be asking the insurance company THIS?? I'm just saying..
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Posted by anonymous | October 21, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
My Case
Very Very Unprofessional! This Firm should be closed down for business. My Paralegal never returned my phone calls and when she did she was very disrespectful and short with me. I have had at least 4 different paralegals on my file in 2 years so I guess they didn't want to stay with this firm either. I tried to complain to Mr. Whiting but he never returned my voicemails. Not only did they not keep me informed about my case they left me with medical bills that were not paid by my insurance company because they missed my statue of limitations. Now Im stuck with bad credit, bad injuries, and no money since they settled out for pennies on a dollar and all of my future medical coverage. I would not recommend this firm to represent a rat in cheese court!
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Posted by anonymous | March 20, 2014
All Talk - No Action
Told me what I wanted to hear then didn't even bother keeping me informed and him and his staff wouldn't take my calls or call me back because I didn't have a multi million case I guess! Don't have a problem taking his share of my monthly checks though - that's when I did get them on time. Like I said all talk to get you in the door. I probably could have done the job myself but made it sound like I had to have a lawyer do the work for me.
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Cost

Rates
  • Contingency 33%-33%
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Managing Partner
  • Whiting Law
  • 2011 - Present
  • Founder
  • Whiting Law
  • 1900 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Lipton Law Center, P.C.
  • 2002 - 2011

Education

  • Wayne State University Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2002
  • University of Detroit Mercy
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1999

Sample of Legal Cases

  • $3,450,000.00 Motor Vehicle Accident Settlement
  • $3,450,000.00
  • I-96 Side-Swipe Accident
  • $25,000
  • No Fault Attendant Care Case
  • $275,000

Associations

  • National Organization of Social Security Claimants Representatives
  • Sustaining Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Michigan Association for Justice
  • Executive Board Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • State Bar of Michigan
  • Admitted to Practice
  • 2002 - Present
  • Michigan Trial Lawyers Association
  • Executive Committee
  • N/A
  • American Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • American Association for Justice
  • Michigan State Delegate
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Life Member
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • 2013
  • Top Lawyers
  • DBusiness Magazine
  • 2012
  • Michigan Lawyers Weekly
  • Up and Coming Lawyers
  • 2012
  • Rising Star
  • Michigan Super Lawyers
  • 2012
  • Rising Star
  • Michigan Super Lawyers
  • 2011
  • Rising Star
  • Michigan Super Lawyers
  • 2010
  • Rising Star
  • Michigan Super Lawyers
  • 2009
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Speaking Engagements

Attorney endorsements

Received (26)
Given (29)
Endorse Paul
Personal injury Attorney | Mar 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Paul is very hard working and does an outstanding job for his clients. He is well prepared, honest, and a pleasure to work with."
Car accident Attorney | Sep 28
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Car accident Attorney | May 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. A brilliant and highly respected attorney in the legal community."
Personal injury Attorney | Sep 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Whiing is one of the most exemplary and extraordinary attorneys that I have encountered in 24 years of practice. Despite being a judge, magistrate, prosecutor, and private attorney for nearly two and a half decades, I continue to learn valuable information from his posts every day. I would highly recommend."
Unknown Attorney | Jul 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Jun 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Jun 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Jun 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Jun 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Car accident Attorney | Feb 27
Relationship: Friend
"I recently got to know Paul at a legal group conference. It provided me an excellent opportunity to personally hear him speak about his expertise in the practice area of personal injury. I highly recommend him as an attorney."
Car accident Attorney | Jan 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. A rising star in 2010 and 2011 this is a lawyer who you would be fortunate to have on your side."
Unknown Attorney | Dec 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Mr. Whiting. As evidenced by the number of questions he has answered on Avvo, he has a great understanding of the law. One can deduce through his many work experiences that he is a stellar attorney."
Personal injury Attorney | Nov 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Apr 27
Relationship: Friend
"I've know Paul for a couple of years now. He is a tireless advocate for his clients and the pursuit of justice. You can count on him to bring expertise, passion, and concern for his client's needs."
Car accident Attorney | Feb 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have worked with Paul for years and highly recommend his firm for legal work on the east side of Michigan. He is particularly knowledgeable and skilled in helping individuals obtain rightful benefits from their auto insurance company following a serious accident (and wrongful denial of benefits) and disability benefits from the state."
Personal injury Attorney | Feb 13
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Paul Whiting is an excellent attorney and friend. I had the pleasure of working with him on an auto accident case recently. Paul was aggressive, smart, dedicated and very hard working. I would strongly recommend him as a lawyer."
Car accident Attorney | Feb 09
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Paul Whiting is, simply, an outstanding advocate for his clients. In an era where insurance companies delay and deny claims in an effort to make clients desperate to settle for anything they can get, Paul patiently guides his clients through the process and holds insurance companies and defendants fully accountable for damages. Paul has my highest recommendation."
Car accident Attorney | Feb 08
Relationship: Friend
"Paul is an incredible lawyer who is unwilling to accept anything less than full reimbursement for all of his client's harms and losses. Despite pressure from large insurance corporations to settle, Paul is capable of taking any matter to trial to allow the community to decide the full measure of damages for his clients. I highly recommend Paul if you or anyone you love has suffered an injury through the negligence of another. Paul has a unique ability to aggressively represent his client's while demonstrating an incredible degree of compassion for their suffering."
Social Security & Disability Attorney | Feb 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I've known Paul for 15 years. Paul is a professional and I refer him all my social security disability cases. If you don't handle SSD yourself, then refer them to Paul."
Car accident Attorney | Feb 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Paul is a skilled advocate who knows how to get the job done for automobile and motorcycle victims. He works hard to get the best result for his clients."
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Southfield Defective and dangerous products Lawyer Paul J. Whiting
Paul J. Whiting
Defective and dangerous products Attorney
Southfield, MI
Licensed for 21 years