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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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Practice areas


  1. Motorcycle Accident: 20%
  2. Trucking Accident: 20%
  3. Wrongful Death: 20%
  4. Personal Injury: 20%
  5. Car Accident: 20%



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Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Joseph A. Lavigne

    Paul is very hard working and does an outstanding job for his clients. He is well prepared, honest, and a pleasure to work with.


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Contact info

Whiting Law

26300 Northwestern Hwy.
Suite 301
Southfield, MI, 48076


MIActive And In Good Standing200208/04/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Life MemberMillion Dollar Advocates Forum2013
Top LawyersDBusiness Magazine2012
Michigan Lawyers WeeklyUp and Coming Lawyers2012
Rising StarMichigan Super Lawyers2012
Rising StarMichigan Super Lawyers2011
Rising StarMichigan Super Lawyers2010
Rising StarMichigan Super Lawyers2009
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Managing PartnerWhiting Law2011 - Present
AttorneyLipton Law Center, P.C.2002 - 2011
Association namePosition nameDuration
National Organization of Social Security Claimants RepresentativesSustaining Member2013 - Present
Michigan Association for JusticeExecutive Board Member2009 - Present
State Bar of MichiganAdmitted to Practice2002 - Present
Michigan Trial Lawyers AssociationExecutive CommitteeN/A
American Trial Lawyers AssociationMemberN/A
American Association for JusticeMichigan State DelegateN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
No Fault Attendant Care Case$275,000
I-96 Side-Swipe Accident$25,000
$3,450,000.00 Motor Vehicle Accident Settlement$3,450,000.00
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Wayne State University Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor2002
University of Detroit MercyN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1999
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
66th Annual Rapid Fire SeminarHow to Evaluate Your Case for an Attendant Care Rate Without Asking2011
MAJ 20th Annual Ski Seminar in the SnowNo Fault: Ridiculous Positions/Denials & How to Hammer Them2010