Michael J. Whitten

Michael J. Whitten Denton Attorney

Attorney Michael J. Whitten has been practicing law in the Denton County and the surrounding areas for over 40 years. He is a recognized Super Lawyer, a Thompson Reuters Service, recognized 2003-2004, 2008-2012, and is rated AV-Preeminent by Martindale.com. A graduate of North Texas State University, he obtained his J.D. from the University of Texas and is admitted to practice in Texas state courts, the US District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, the US Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, and the US Supreme Court. He is a past president of the Denton County Bar Association, and a member of the North Texas and American Bar Associations, the State Bar of Texas, the Association of Trial Lawyers of America, the Texas Trial Lawyers Association, and the Bar Association of the Fifth Federal Circuit.

Education
  • University of Texas Law School, JD, 1969
  • North Texas State University, BA, 1966
  • Phi Delta Phi.
  • Associate Editor, Texas Law Review, 1968-1969.

Courts
  • Texas State Courts
  • US Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • US District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
  • US Supreme Court

Professional Memberships
  • Fellow, Texas Bar Foundation
  • Denton County Bar Association (Secretary, 1974-1975; Vice President, 1975-1976; President, 1976-1977),
  • North Texas and American Bar Associations (Member, Litigation Section)
  • State Bar of Texas
  • Member, Panel of Arbitrators, American Arbitration Association
  • The Association of Trial Lawyers of America
  • Texas Trial Lawyers Association
  • Bar Association of the Fifth Federal Circuit

Expert Witness
  •  the reasonableness and necessity of attorney's fees
  •  the standard of care in legal malpractice cases
  •  the commonly accepted meaning of certain phrases or terms of art as used in legal instruments ,
      or commonly encountered legal situations
  •  the proper interpretation of legal instruments, insurance policies, and contracts
  •  the legal consequences of using particular terms and provisions in a proposed instrument