Whitney J. Butcher

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Top Rated Products Liability Attorney in Raleigh, NC

Whitley Law Firm
 | 3301 Benson Drive, Suite 120
Raleigh, NC 27609
Phone: 919-926-9100
Fax: 919-785-3729
Selected To Rising Stars: 2019 - 2020
Licensed Since: 2012
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff (30%),
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (40%),
  • Class Action/Mass Torts: Plaintiff (30%)
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Attorney Profile

An attorney at The Whitley Law Firm, Whitney J. Butcher focuses her practice exclusively on personal injury and wrongful death litigation. Providing representation to clients throughout North Carolina from the firm's office in Raleigh, she assists people who have incurred economic and noneconomic harm due to the negligence of other persons or entities. Although Ms. Butcher's main emphasis is on dangerous drugs and defective medical devices, she also has experience in helping victims of motor vehicle crashes and other types of negligence.

Throughout her career, Ms. Butcher has been able to obtain several sizable settlements and jury awards, including one for a client who was a passenger in a car driven by an intoxicated motorist. In that case, she was able to overcome the claim by the defendant that her client knowingly rode with someone who was impaired and should therefore be barred from recovering damages under the theory of contributory negligence. These and other successes have resulted in Ms. Butcher being named to The National Trial Lawyers: Top 40 Under 40. She is admitted to practice before all North Carolina state courts as well as before the U.S. District Courts for the Middle and Eastern Districts of North Carolina.

Ms. Butcher is a graduate of Elon University, where she majored in political science and public administration, and received a Bachelor of Arts magna cum laude in 2009. Remaining in Greensboro, she pursued her legal education at Elon University School of Law, where she served on its Moot Court Board before being awarded her Juris Doctor in 2012. An active participant in several legal organization, she chairs the Products Liability & Construction Defects Section of the North Carolina Advocates for Justice.

Practice Areas
  • 30%Personal Injury - Products
  • 40%Personal Injury - General
  • 30%Class Action/Mass Torts
Focus Areas

Medical Devices, Pharmaceutical, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Wrongful Death


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Rising Stars: 2019 - 2020

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About Whitney Butcher

Admitted: 2012, North Carolina

Professional Webpage: https://whitleylawfirm.com/our-team/whitney-j-butcher/


  • National Trial Lawyers Top 40 Under 40

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • The American Association for Justice (AAJ)
  • North Carolina, 2012
  • Discovery Committee, Granuflo Federal Multidistrict Litigation
  • North Carolina Advocates for Justice (NCAJ)
  • United States Federal Court, Middle District
  • NCAJ, Auto Torts Executive Committee, 2016-2017
  • North Carolina State Bar
  • The Injury Board
  • United States Federal Court, Eastern District
  • NCAJ, Products Liability Chair, 2018-2019
  • NCAJ, Products Liability, 2016-2017

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • End Distracted Driving (EndDD.org)
  • Legal Aid of North Carolina Lawyer on the Line Volunteer
  • Pro Bono and Poverty Committee, NCBA Young Lawyer’s Division
  •   NCAJ, Women’s Caucus Triangle Region, Co-Chair

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Speaker, State Employees’ Health Liens and Other Government Liens, Disbursements Seminar Feb. 2017
  • Speaker, Direct Examination of Lay Witness, Proving Causation in Auto Trials Seminar Jan. 2017
  • Speaker, Medical Provider Liens – Signed, Sealed, Delivered, Disbursements Seminar Feb. 2016
  • Co-Author, Investigating an Auto Torts Case: Work Like Heck, Preparing Your Auto Torts Case from Intake Through Pre-Trial, April 2018
  • Co-Author, Investigating an Auto Torts Case: Work Like Heck
  • Speaker, Wrongful Death Disbursements, Disbursements Seminar Feb. 2018
  • Attorney at Law Magazine, Whitley Law Firm on Trending Hernia Mesh Litigation, Vol. 5 No. 1
  • AAJ Trial Magazine, Good Counsel: Springboard From Second Chair to First, October 2016
  • Co-Chair, NCAJ Disbursements Seminar 2017 and 2018


  • Plaintiff’s Steering Committee – Smith & Nephew BHR MDL No. 2775 in the U.S. District of Maryland

Educational Background:

  • Elon University, B.A, magna cum laude, 2009
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Office Location for Whitney J. Butcher

3301 Benson Drive
Suite 120
Raleigh, NC 27609

Phone: 919-926-9100

Fax: 919-785-3729

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Last Updated: 5/6/2020

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