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Michael W. Whisonant

Attorney Profile

Top Rated White Collar Crimes Attorney in Birmingham, AL

Jaffe, Hanle, Whisonant & Knight P.C.
2320 Arlington Ave S
Birmingham, AL 35205
Phone: 205-208-7931
Fax: 205-930-9809
Selected to Rising Stars: 2019 - 2020, 2022
Licensed in Alabama Since: 2010
Practice Areas: Criminal Defense: White Collar, Criminal Defense, Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI
Attorney Profile

Attorney Michael W. Whisonant is a partner at Jaffe, Hanle, Whisonant & Knight, P.C., in Birmingham, Alabama. Mr. Whisonant practices in the areas of criminal defense and professional malpractice, serving clients in the Birmingham, Alabama, metropolitan area and the surrounding counties. He handles matters involving drug crimes, DUI, juvenile crimes and white collar crimes. He has experience at the state and federal levels and with the trial and appellate process.

Over the course of his career, Mr. Whisonant has obtained successful verdicts in both complex misdemeanor and felony cases. He provides aggressive advocacy and the strongest possible representation to his clients, knowing that a criminal charge is often devastating. In addition, he has experience representing professionals including attorneys, dentists, doctors, judges and teachers before a variety of state administrative agencies.

Mr. Whisonant graduated from Auburn University with a bachelor’s degree in business administration. He earned his law degree from Faulkner University Thomas Goode Jones School of Law and obtained his license to practice law in 2010.

While pursuing his education, Mr. Whisonant was the recipient of an Eagle law school scholarship. He is eligible to appear before all Alabama state courts, the U.S. District Courts for the Northern, Middle and Southern Districts of Alabama, and the Supreme Court of Alabama.

Active in his legal community, Mr. Whisonant is a member of the Birmingham Bar Association, the Alabama State Bar’s Young Lawyer’s Section, the Alabama Criminal Defense Lawyers Association and the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. He also belongs to the Phi Gamma Delta fraternity.

Practice Areas
  • 60%Criminal Defense: White Collar
  • 20%Criminal Defense
  • 20%Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI
Focus Areas

White Collar Crime, Drug & Alcohol Violations, DUI/DWI


3 Years Rising Stars
  • Rising Stars: 2019 - 2020, 2022

About Michael W. Whisonant

First Admitted: 2010, Alabama

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Bar/Professional Activity

  • Alabama, 2010
  • Supreme Court of Alabama, 2010
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Alabama, 2010
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Alabama, 2010
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Alabama, 2010
  • Alabama Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • The National Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • Alabama Young Lawyer's Association
  • Birmingham Bar Association


  • Top Lawyers in Alabama
  • Phi Gamma Delta
  • College of Business Dean's List
  • Jurisprudence Committee Chair
  • Recipient, Eagle Law School Scholarship
  • Pi Lambda Sigma Honor Society

Educational Background

  • Auburn University, Auburn, Alabama, B.S., Major: Business Administration, Honors: Dean's List, May, 2007

Other Outstanding Achievements

  • Fellow of the Birmingham Bar Foundation, 2020


  • L.A. V. State
  • J.C. V. State
  • F.P. V. State
  • A.C. V. State
  • Juvenile V. State
  • G.M. V. State
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Office Location for Michael W. Whisonant

2320 Arlington Ave S
Birmingham, AL 35205

Phone: 205-208-7931

Fax: 205-930-9809

Last Updated: 6/23/2022

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