Adam Whitten is an attorney who represents large corporations and insurance carriers in complex civil trial matters such as workers’ compensation cases.
Whitten failed to allege specific facts demonstrating that at the time he demanded action in July 2017 against FleetCor, most members of its Board knew about alleged fee schemes, thus rendering his claim for demand excusal ineffective.
Early Life and Education
Adam Whitten specializes in workers’ compensation and personal injury law. With extensive experience managing complex cases that involve injuries to the head, neck, back, arms and legs. Adam frequently presents to adjusters, human resource professionals and risk managers on legal topics related to occupational disease, return-to-work standards, communication with treating physicians and working within North Carolina Industrial Commission systems.
Whitten was raised in Bessemer, Alabama and attended Tuskegee and Southern Universities before moving to New York City in 1960. There he made friends with African American artists such as Romare Bearden and Jacob Lawrence who lived uptown, as well as white artists residing downtown such as Philip Guston.
Odyssey: Jack Whitten Sculpture 1963-2017 at The Met Breuer will mark the first comprehensive presentation of Jack Whitten’s sculptures at any museum in New York and also draw parallels between his painting and sculptural practices.
Adam Whitten is an attorney known for his expertise in Workers’ Compensation law, Civil Litigation: Defense and General Practice Law.
He is an active member of the Bar Association of North Carolina and has addressed groups, such as adjusters, human resource professionals and risk managers about workers’ compensation matters such as medical treatment options, return-to-work standards and working within the North Carolina Industrial Commission and Workers’ Compensation system.
He specializes in complex business matters, such as commercial transactions and disputes. Additionally, he is adept at resolving these conflicts out-of-court; working with both small and large business clients. Please note that information found here should not be taken as legal advice – rather, it should only be seen as educational in nature.
Achievement and Honors
Adam Whitten has built a formidable reputation as an extremely knowledgeable, professional and dedicated attorney. He is widely-liked and respected among his clients, employees and management – not to mention being an inspiration to others!
He is a member of Phi Delta Phi honor society and the National Order of Scribes; additionally he received the Certificate of Excellence in Legal Research.
He has provided services to both large corporations and insurance carriers, in particular handling workers compensation matters for nursing homes, banks, security companies, construction companies, airlines, telecommunications providers, hotels and employment staffing companies.
As well as handling civil matters involving negligence, premises liability, third-party liens and appeals for clients. He was honored at this year’s National Down Syndrome Congress convention in Denver with the President’s Award from its Board.
Adam Whitten is an equity partner at Goodman McGuffey who oversees its Carolina offices. He provides representation for clients with general litigation issues including class actions and workers compensation claims as well as having an expansive appellate practice.
Whitten is an engaging conversationalist whose art merges both downtown and uptown currents to create a distinctive vision that both speaks to art history while transcending it. He’s known for his love of octopuses (he particularly appreciates them), and is passionate about sports.
His legal work is balanced by volunteer activities like serving on the boards of directors for The Caring Conversations and Claiming Our Voices campaigns; serving on Social Justice Teams, Ministry Support Teams and Land Stewardship Teams at his church as well.
Adam Whitten is an equity partner and manager for Goodman McGuffey’s Carolina offices. Since graduating law school, Adam has represented large corporations and insurance carriers in workers’ compensation matters, successfully representing cases before the Full Commission, Court of Appeals and Supreme Court of North Carolina as well as handling numerous civil negligence and premises liability disputes.
Harold K. Bengsch Award recognizes him for being an advocate for public health issues within Greene County and beyond, particularly his work promoting community flu vaccine campaigns as an example of collaboration that truly represents what the Harold K. Bengsch Award stands for.