Mitchum A. Whitaker
Nobody can relate with injury victims like Mitch. When he was only 17 years old, he received news that no teenager should have to hear; his parents were hit by a drunk driver. Mitch’s father only suffered minor injuries, but tragically, his mother was unable to recover from her severe injuries and passed away the next day.
While the emotional toll on Mitch and his family was unbearable, the financial toll almost cost them everything. The drunk driver was uninsured and his mother’s insurance company only offered a fraction of the outstanding medical and funeral bills. Faced with financial uncertainty and harassing bill collectors, Mitch’s father could have easily accepted the insurance company’s low offer like many other car wreck victims. Fortunately, though, he hired an attorney who stood toe-to-toe with the insurance company and got the family a much larger settlement. Although the settlement could never replace what was taken from him, it allowed Mitch and his family to recover from a bad financial situation that they never should have been in.
Today, Mitch uses his background as a source of inspiration for his career. Unlike other attorneys, Mitch does not have to imagine the struggles that injury victims face. He has lived them. This level of understanding provides our clients with a level of service that cannot be attained anywhere else.
Mitch is a native of the Eastern Kentucky Coalfields and graduated from Letcher County Central High School in 2011 before obtaining a bachelor’s degree in agricultural economics from the University of Kentucky. During college, Mitch served as the president of his fraternity and undertook several notable internships, including positions with U.S. Representative Hal Rogers and the Kentucky Department of Agriculture. Following his undergrad studies, Mitch attended the University of Kentucky College of Law, where he was elected president of the Appalachian Law Caucus, a student organization focusing on Appalachian legal issues, and served on the Student Bar Association’s Executive Council.
In addition to working on behalf of injury victims in Eastern and Central Kentucky, Mitch enjoys spending time at home with his wife, Brandy. Mitch is also an active member of his community. He currently serves as the Chairman of the Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) Advisory Board of Kentucky and is active in state & local politics.
- University of Kentucky Rosenberg College of Law, Lexington, KY
- Juris Doctor – 2021
- University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment, Lexington, KY
- B.S. – 2015
- Major: Agricultural Economics
- Minor: Business
- Kentucky Justice Association – Member, 2019 to Present
- Kentucky Workers Association – Member, 2021 to Present
- National Organization for Social Security Claimant Representatives – 2021 to Present
Fraternities or Sororities
- Alpha Gamma Rho