Attorney Profile

Attorney Profile

David R. Whittaker

Attorney David R. Whittaker has been handling a wide range of probate, estate planning and estate litigation matters in Nashville, Davidson County, Williamson County, and middle Tennessee since 2001. What truly sets him apart from the rest, however, is that he maintains a humble background as a general contractor. Now, he possesses the ability to build effective legal cases for clients who are dealing with both probate and construction law matters—which can also be attributed to the fact that he offers more than a decade of probate law experience and is whole-heartedly dedicated to providing his clients with the individualized attention that they deserve.

Combining Two Passions

David's has strong ties to the construction business—he has been involved in the industry for more than 23 years. He grew up in east Tennessee, where he worked on construction projects with his father, who was a contractor. David came to love the business and became a licensed contractor himself in 1990 after graduating from the University of Tennessee with honors. Through this line of work, he built resident and commercial structures. In 1998, however, he decided to pursue his other passion—the study of law. He attended the University of Memphis Law School and received his Juris Doctor (J.D.) in 2001. During his law school experience, Mr. Whittaker received various honors and accolades, which included the following:

  • Cecil C. Humphreys Fellowship Scholarship
  • Jerome Rosengarten's Scholarship for Real Property Law
  • Dean's Award of Academic Excellence in Civil Procedure II
  • Membership to the Tennessee Journal of Practice and Procedure

David has had the fortune of serving in an externship for (then) U.S. District Judge Julia Gibbons while he was in law school. After obtaining his law degree, he served as an associate for a law firm in Chattanooga, Tennessee, where he practiced civil litigation, including workers' compensation, construction law and insurance defense. In 2002, he opened his own law firm— David Whittaker, Attorney at Law—where he now combines his construction background with his legal training to assist individuals with legal matters related to construction law and probate. The Nashville probate lawyer is licensed to practice law by the Tennessee Bar.

David continues his involvement in the construction industry. Most recently, he constructed a home for his family. Mr. Whittaker enjoys living in Brentwood with his wife of 20 years, his son and his mother. Along with traveling and spending time with his family, David is an avid sportsman who loves spending time outdoors. Furthermore, he and his entire family are involved in the "Heart for Children" adoption ministry at Christ Presbyterian Church. David is also a member of the Rotary International of Brentwood and is the Den Leader for his son's cub scouts troop.

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