OUR FAMILY BUSINESS IS SERVICE.
The attorneys of Whitten & Whitten, PLLC have been serving Texas since 1939, and we've been headquartered in Denton since 1953. Our family business is helping others with unique legal issues through mediation, appeals, and litigation. We emphasize tailored solutions to your legal problems that will fit your life. Since the first Whitten began practicing law in 1939, our family has accepted that the best way to help our clients’ unique legal challenges is for us to understand our clients’ business and industry.
APPEALS AND LITIGATION
At Whitten & Whitten, PLLC, we are experts at becoming experts. We handle many different civil litigation matters and are adept at sophisticated approaches to unique problems.
When you need a judge and jury to decide your case in trial, you need the best. Whitten & Whitten, PLLC began serving our clients as trial attorneys and we still maintain the highest advocacy standards. We take select trial matters, as well as serve as local counsel and co-counsel responsible for specific duties as part of a team effort.
Sometimes the trial court is just the beginning. When a higher court needs to hear your case or you need to protect what you've won, Whitten & Whitten, PLLC is here to help. We handle civil appeals no matter how complex the legal issues are. We are experienced in convincing an appeals court of the merits of your case. If your appeal needs the best, then contact Whitten & Whitten, PLLC.
Creative problem solving that fits your life.
The attorney-mediators of Whitten & Whitten, PLLC believe that solving your case out of court is the most economical, efficient, and satisfying method to get the results you deserve. Mediation, arbitration, and other alternative dispute resolution methods can help you avoid the time and expense of a full-blown lawsuit. Our attorneys are trained, experienced facilitators that can help you find a real-world solution to your issues.
REAL ESTATE AND BUSINESS
Your land. Your Business. Your rights.
Let Whitten & Whitten, PLLC advise you on your real estate needs. We are experienced with residential and commercial leases, landlord-tenant issues, eminent domain and condemnation, HOAs and restrictive covenants, and oil and gas matters. When your land and home are on the line, Whitten & Whitten, PLLC is there to help.
Whitten & Whitten, PLLC has extensive experience in advising business client on transactional matters, corporate governance, and disputes. As experienced litigators, we can help you avoid the courtroom so you can focus on your business.
OUR FIRM. OUR FAMILY.
MICHAEL J. WHITTEN
Mike Whitten began practicing law in Denton in September 1969. Mike began his legal career by taking over, and winning, an appeal at the Texas Supreme Court after his father passed away. Since that time, Mike has maintained a reputation in Denton and surrounding areas as the go-to attorney for litigation of complex matters that won’t end in the trial court. Mike is a recognized Super Lawyer, a Thompson Reuters Service, selected by his peers in 2003 - 2004, 2008 - 2012, and 2014 - 2018, and is rated AV-Preeminent by Martindale.com.
Mike graduated from Denton High School in 1962 and from North Texas State University in 1966 with a BA in Government, minor in History and English. Mike went on to attend the University of Texas Law School where he served as an associate editor of the Texas Law Review.
Mike is admitted to practice in all Texas state courts, the US District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, the US Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, and the US Supreme Court. He is a past president of the Denton County Bar Association.
ADAM T. WHITTEN
President and Managing Attorney
Adam T. Whitten was born and raised in Denton. He is proud to practice law with his father as a third-generation Denton attorney. Adam was is a recognized Super Lawyer-Rising Star, a Thompson Reuters Service, selected by his peers in 2019.
Adam is a 2001 graduate of Denton High School and a 2005 graduate of Texas State University—San Marcos, where he studied psychology and religion studies.
Adam graduated in 2012 from Texas Tech University School of Law, where he served as Editor-in-Chief of the Texas Tech Administrative Law Journal and was inducted into the National Order of Scribes for excellence in legal writing.
Adam currently serves as an assistant coach for the University of North Texas Undergraduate Moot Court Team, and also teaches at UNT as an adjunct instructor of business law.
HON. DARLENE A. WHITTEN
Mediator and Of Counsel
Judge Whitten served for 20 years on the Denton County Court of Law No. 1, the dedicated juvenile court bench for Denton County. Retired, she now spends her time mediating, traveling, and learning.
Dan D. Trammell has been practicing law in North Texas for over 30 years. A graduate of Texas Tech University, he obtained his J.D. from the University of Texas and is admitted to practice in Texas state and federal courts. He is a past Assistant District Attorney and Denton County Judge. He has served on many committees for the State Bar of Texas.