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Mr. Whittaker serves as a devoted corporate advisor as well as outside general counsel for small to mid-sized private businesses and municipalities. He has been successful in numerous arbitrations and trials that have resulted in beneficial outcomes for his clients. Recognized as an effective and respected mediator, Mr. Whittaker has handled hundreds of mediations as a neutral over the past decade with a success rate of approximately 90%.


 


Vince's focus is in business formation, corporate advisement, governance and partnership disputes, contracts, regulatory compliance, labor and employment, products liability and torts. Vince has extensive experience with the negotiation and preparation of contracts, contract enforcement, issues related to labor and employment, regulatory issues and compliance issues, including bodies such as the Department of Transportation, California Department of Food and Agriculture, Air Quality Management District, as well as different municipalities and varying quasi-governmental and governmental agencies, both in the state of California and other states. Mr. Whittaker sits as legal counsel for the Board of Directors his clients and provides both legal and business advice. A seasoned litigator, Mr. Whittaker has handled tort claims, contract enforcement claims, contract defense claims, labor and employment claims, including hostile work environment claims, wage and hour claims, prevailing wage claims, as well as other complex commercial and business disputes.

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Practice areas

Licensed

  1. Litigation: 20%
    15 years
  2. Real Estate: 20%
    15 years
  3. Employment: 20%
    15 years
  4. Commercial Real Estate: 20%
    15 years
  5. Business: 20%
    15 years

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  • Benjamin Beau Berger

    Aside from being a very smart and creative attorney, Vince is old school. He understands the value of face-to-face communications and you can take him at his word. These traits make him that much more effective. He is an asset to his clients and to the community.

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    Benjamin Berger Real estate Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

  • John Oli Alvin Pinkney

    I have known Vince Whittaker for a number of years and hold him in high regard. I have used Vince as a mediator in a number of matters and I am aware that other attorneys in my firm use him as a mediator as well. Vince is a gifted mediator and deal maker. He has successfully mediated and resolved matters that I thought were highly unlikely to settle. Vince is certainly one of the most capable mediators in the Inland Empire.

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    John Pinkney Government Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

VINCENT R. WHITTAKER, APC

74-900 HWY 111, Suite 224
Indian Wells, CA, 92210

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
CAActive200105/24/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
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Awards
Award nameGrantorDate granted
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2014
Top Business LawyerPalm Springs Life Magazine2014
Top LawyerPalm Springs Life Magazine2013
BV Peer Review Rating 4.4/5.0Martindale-Hubbell2013
Top LawyerPalm Springs Life Magazine2012
Discovery Referee/Special MasterRiverside County Superior Court2011
Certificate of RecognitionRiverside County Superior Court2011
Top LawyerPalm Springs Life Magazine2011
Discovery Referee/Special MasterRiverside County Superior Court2010
MediatorRiverside County Superior Court2010
BV Peer Review Rating 4.3/5.0Martindale-Hubbell2010
Certificate of RecognitionRiverside County Superior Court2010
Certificate of RecognitionRiverside County Superior Court2009
Discovery Referee/Special MasterRiverside County Superior Court2009
Judge Pro TemRiverside County Superior Court2009
Certificate of RecognitionRiverside County Superior Court2008
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerLewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP2013 - Present
PartnerMueller/Olivier/Whittaker LLP2009 - 2013
AttorneyBest Best & Krieger, Attorneys at Law2006 - 2008
AttorneySlovak Baron & Empey LLP2003 - 2006
AttorneyThe Rover Law Firm, APC2001 - 2002
Associations
Association namePosition nameDuration
Riverside County Superior Court Mediation PanelMediator2004 - Present
State Bar of CaliforniaMember2001 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember2001 - Present
Desert Bar AssociationMember2001 - Present
Warren Slaughter-Richard Roemer American Inn of CourtMember2003 - 2011
Publications
Publication nameTitleDate
Thomas Jefferson Law ReviewThe Quick Buck, International Finance and Forfaiting2001
Education
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Thomas Jefferson School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor- Cum Laude2000
University of San DiegoPhilosophyBA - Bachelor of Arts1996
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Legal Professionals Annual ConferenceComplex Torts2013
The Good, Bad and Ugly -- Issues Facing RealtorsLegal Issues Facing Realtors2011
Keller Williams RealtyLegal Issues For Real Estate Agents2011
Keller Williams RealtyLegal Issues For Real Estate Agents2010
Keller Williams RealtyLegal Issues For Real Estate Agents2009