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John D. Whittington

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Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Manassas, VA

John D. Whittington, PC
9214 Center Street. 3rd Floor
Manassas, VA 20110
Phone: 703-257-5668
Fax: 703-257-5673
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2011 - 2022
Licensed in Virginia Since: 1981
Practice Areas: Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
Attorney Profile

Attorney John D. Whittington is the founder of the law firm of John D. Whittington, PC, in Manassas, Virginia. With more than 39 years of experience in civil litigation, Mr. Whittington concentrates his practice on personal injury, wrongful death and workers’ compensation matters. He represents the injured and their families in cases involving motor vehicle collisions, brain injury, spinal injury and other catastrophic injuries. He also represents people who have suffered workplace injuries in Virginia.  

Mr. Whittington earned his law degree from George Mason University School of Law in Arlington, Virginia, graduating with distinction, where he was the Managing Editor of the Law Review. He is admitted to practice in Virginia and West Virginia.

Recognized for his professionalism and dedication to his clients, Mr. Whittington has been rated AV Preeminent,* the highest possible rating, by the attorney peer review service Martindale-Hubbell. He is rated 10/10 with AVVO. The Prince William County Bar Association presented  him the Arthur W. Sinclair Professionalism Award in 2012, and Richmond Magazine put him in its list of the top attorneys in the region.

Mr. Whittington serves as a commissioner in chancery for the Prince William County Circuit Court and also participates on the Virginia Medical Malpractice Review Panel. He is also an active member of the Prince William County Bar Association, the Virginia State Bar, the West Virginia State Bar, the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association and the American Association for Justice. Mr. Whittington is a past member of the Virginia State Bar Committee on Lawyer Discipline (COLD), where he served as Vice-Chair his final 2 years. He is currently a member of the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board. He also is an Emeritus member of the George Mason American Inn of Court, a group composed of attorneys, Judges and law students who are dedicated to improving the quality of legal representation for their clients and the standards of civility within their profession. Mr. Whittington is also a member of the Robert Trent Jones Golf Club in Gainesville, Virginia where he has served on the Board.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license 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 anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice Areas
  • 100%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
Focus Areas

Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Wrongful Death, Brain Injury, Trucking Accidents


12 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2011 - 2022

About John D. Whittington

First Admitted: 1981, Virginia

Professional Webpage:

Pro bono/Community Service

  • Board of Trustees, Secretary, prior Vice-President, Robert Trent Jones Golf Club, 2004-2010
  • Robert Trent Jones Golf Club, 1992 - Present
  • Prince William County Bar Foundation, Fundraising Committee, 2012-2015

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Managing Editor, George Mason University School of Law's Law Review, 1981
  • Investiture, Judge Mary Grace O"Brien, 2015
  • Civil Discovery, George Mason University School of Law, 2015
  • Voir Dire, George Mason American Inn of Court, 2013
  • Jury Voir Dire, Advanced Trial Advocacy Class, 2013
  • Analyzing a Disciplinary Case: The Adjudicator's Perspective, 32nd Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Conference, 2012
  • Prince William County Bar Association, Professionalism, 2013

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Virginia State Bar, Council Representative, 31st Judicial District, 2004-2010
  • Virginia Supreme Court Medical Malpractice Review Panel reappointed in July 2021. 
  • Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Committee 2017 to present 
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Virginia, 1985
  • West Virginia, 1997-2016
  • Member, Eighth District Disciplinary Committee, Virginia State Bar, 1988 - 1991
  • American Association for Justice, Member, 2001 - Present
  • Commissioner in Chancery, Prince William County Circuit Court
  • George Mason American Inn of Court, 2000 - Present
  • Virginia State Bar, Commitee on Lawyer Discipline, Vice Chair, 2006-2012
  • West Virginia State Bar, Member, 1997-Present
  • Virginia, 1981-2016
  • Member, Prince William County Bar Association, 1981-Present
  • Virginia Trial Lawyers Association, Member, 1986 - Present
  • Prince William County, Virginia State Bar Council Representative, 2004 - 2010
  • George Mason American Inn of Court, Master Emeritus, 2014 - Present
  • Prince William County Bar Association, Board of Directors, 2012-2014
  •  Member, Virginia State Bar, 1981- Present
  • Virginia State Bar, Professionalism Committee, 2007-2008
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of West Virginia, 2005
  • Chairman, 1991 Eighth District Disciplinary Committee, Virginia State Bar
  • Virginia State Bar's Professionalism Course, Former Faculty Member
  • Medical Malpractice Review Panel, Member
  • Virginia State Bar, Fee Dispute Committe, Chair, 31st Judicial District, 2004-2013

Educational Background

  • Marshall University, Huntington, West Virginia, B.A. in Political Science and Spanish, 1977


  • Arthur W. Sinclair Professionalism Award, Prince William County Bar Association, 2012
  • AV Preeminent Rated, Martindale-Hubbell, 2001
  • With Distinction, George Mason University School of Law
  • Super Lawyer, Super Lawyer 2012 to Present , Super Lawyers
  • Delta Theta Phi
  • Top Attorneys in Virginia, Richmond Magazine, 2011
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Office Location for John D. Whittington

9214 Center Street. 3rd Floor
Manassas, VA 20110

Phone: 703-257-5668

Fax: 703-257-5673

Last Updated: 7/19/2022

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