Adam T. Whitten

Adam Whitten Attorney in Denton, Texas

Attorney Adam T. Whitten is a 2012 graduate of Texas Tech University School of Law. While in law school, Adam served as Editor-in-Chief of the Texas Tech Administrative Law Journal, earned a Certificate of Excellence in Legal Research, and served as a volunteer mediator for the Lubbock County Office of Dispute Resolution. Adam published two papers during law school, and was inducted into the National Order of Scribes for outstanding legal writing while in law school. He is a third-generation Denton attorney, and is proud to work with and learn from the practice of law from his father.

  • Texas Tech University School of Law, JD, 2012
     • Editor-in-Chief, Texas Tech Administrative Law Journal, Vol. 13
     • National Order of Scribes
     • Phi Delta Phi
  • Texas State University -- San Marcos, B.A. Psychology 2005

Bar Memberships
  • State Bar of Texas
     • Member of state bar sections: Administrative and Public Law;
        Alternative Dispute Resolution; Appellate; Business Law;
        Civil Litigation; Computer and Technology


Representative Cases
  • In re Mizer, 400 S.W.3d 689 (Tex. App.-Fort Worth 2013, orig. proceeding) (successfully obtained mandamus      relief where county criminal court improperly dismissed appeal because appellant in criminal case did not file a      brief; held that dismissal was an abuse of discretion because the action was not authorized by Tex. Gov't           Code ch. 30, the controlling statute, and was against the public policy of Texas as expressed in the Code of      Criminal Procedure and Rules of Appellate Procedure) (co-author of briefing; no oral argument).

Publications and Presentations
  • Administrative Case Law Update, Co-Speaker and Contributing Author, 23rd Annual Advanced Administrative
     Law Course, Texas Bar CLE, Austin, Texas, 2011
  • Biased? Probably Not: How the Rule in Caperton v. A.T. Massey Coal Co. Affects Texas Administrative Law
     Judges and the Elected Appellate Judiciary
, Legal Scholarship Network: Legal Studies Research Paper
     Series, Texas Tech School of Law, Vol. 3, No. I (Apr. 28, 2011),   
     available at
  • Mental Health and the Capacity to Mediate, Alternative Resolutions: Newsletter of the State Bar of Texas
     Alternative Dispute Resolution Section, Spring 2011 Issue; presented to Lubbock County Mediators
     Continuing Mediator Education, December 11, 2010.