George Whittenburg

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Top Rated Business Litigation Attorney in Amarillo, TX

Whittenburg Law
 | 1010 South Harrison Street, PO Box 31718
Amarillo, TX 79120
Phone: 806-372-5700
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2006, 2008, 2014, 2016 - 2017
Licensed Since: 1968
Practice Areas:
  • Business Litigation (50%),
  • Professional Liability: Plaintiff (30%),
  • Immigration: Business (20%)
Attorney Profile

George Whittenburg is the co-founding partner of Whittenburg Law, practicing out of the firm's office in Amarillo, Texas. With over 45 years of experience in complex civil litigation, he represents clients throughout the Amarillo area in matters involving commercial and business disputes, immigration, legal malpractice and professional liability. Mr. Whittenburg is board-certified in civil trial law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.

After receiving a Bachelor of Business Administration with honors from the University of Texas at Austin in 1965, Mr. Whittenburg went on to attend the University of Texas School of Law and was awarded his Juris Doctor with honors in 1968. While in law school, he was research editor for the Texas Law Review. The firm that Mr. Whittenburg co-founded with his brother more than 40 years ago now has other Texas offices in Dallas and Lubbock as well as three offices in New Mexico. Admitted to practice in Texas and the District of Columbia, Mr. Whittenburg is also admitted to practice before the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the 5th, 10th and 11th Circuits and the Supreme Court of the United States.

A member of the council of the American Law Institute since 1989, Mr. Whittenburg continues to be an active participant in several other professional organizations, including the American, Amarillo Area and Dallas bar associations and the Bar Association of the 5th Federal Circuit. He is a fellow of both the American Bar Foundation and the Texas Bar Foundation. As a measure of the esteem in which he is held by his colleagues, Mr. Whittenburg has received an AV Preeminent* peer review rating through Martindale-Hubbell.

*AV Preeminent and BV Distinguished are certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the confidential opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell ratings fall into two categories: legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Business Litigation (50%)

Professional Liability (30%)

Immigration (20%)


Selected to Super Lawyers for 5 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2006, 2008, 2014, 2016 - 2017

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About George Whittenburg

Admitted: 1968, Texas

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Honors and Awards:

  • Beta Alpha Psi
  • Beta Gamma Sigma
  • Phi Delta Phi
  • Order of the Coif
  • Named as a Texas Super Lawyer, 2006 & 2008 

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Board Certified – Civil Trial Law - Texas Board of Legal Specialization

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • District of Columbia, 1991
  • U.S. Supreme Court and U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit, 1981
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit, 1977
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit, 1970
  • Texas, 1968
  • Emeritus Council Member, ALI 
  • State Bar of Texas (Participant, Special Disciplinary Counsel Program, 1994)
  • Adviser, Restatement of the Law Governing Lawyers, 1986-1999
  • American Law Institute (Member of Council, 1989)
  • District of Columbia Bar
  • Bar Association of the Fifth Federal Circuit
  • Amarillo, Dallas, and American Bar Associations

Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

  • Life Fellow, American Bar Foundation; Texas Bar Foundation. (Board Certified, Civil Trial Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization)
  • Speaker, “Dealing with Conflict of Interest Issues”, State Bar of Texas Legal Malpractice Institute, Dallas, Texas, 1993
  • Research Editor, Texas Law Review, 1967-1968
  • Advisor, A Practical Guide to Achieving Excellence in the Practice of Law (ALI-ABA, 1992)

Educational Background:

  • University of Texas, B.B.A., with honors, 1965
Office Location for George Whittenburg

1010 South Harrison Street
PO Box 31718
Amarillo, TX 79120

Phone: 806-372-5700


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Last Updated: 8/30/2016

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