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George Whittenburg

Founding Partner

Amarillo Office

Phone: (806) 372-5700
Fax: 806-372-5757
1010 S. Harrison
Amarillo, TX 79101
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In person, George has a congenial personality, but during a lawsuit, he is a pit bull.Texas Monthly, 2006

George Whittenburg is the co-founding partner of Whittenburg Law, practicing out of the firm's office in Amarillo, Texas. With over 45 years of experience in complex civil litigation, he represents clients throughout the Amarillo area in matters involving commercial and business disputes, immigration, legal malpractice and professional liability. Mr. Whittenburg is board-certified in civil trial law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.

After receiving a Bachelor of Business Administration with honors from the University of Texas at Austin in 1965, Mr. Whittenburg went on to attend the University of Texas School of Law and was awarded his Juris Doctor with honors in 1968. While in law school, he was research editor for the Texas Law Review. The firm that Mr. Whittenburg co-founded with his brother more than 40 years ago now has other Texas offices in Dallas and Lubbock as well as three offices in New Mexico. Admitted to practice in Texas and the District of Columbia, Mr. Whittenburg is also admitted to practice before the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the 5th, 10th and 11th Circuits and the Supreme Court of the United States.

A member of the council of the American Law Institute since 1989, Mr. Whittenburg continues to be an active participant in several other professional organizations, including the American, Amarillo Area and Dallas bar associations and the Bar Association of the 5th Federal Circuit. He is a fellow of both the American Bar Foundation and the Texas Bar Foundation. As a measure of the esteem in which he is held by his colleagues, Mr. Whittenburg has received an AV Preeminent* peer review rating through Martindale-Hubbell.

*AV Preeminent and BV Distinguished are certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used 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 confidential opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell ratings fall into two categories: legal ability and general ethical standards.

    Practice Areas
  • Civil Law;
  • Complex Litigation;
  • Business Litigation;
  • Legal Malpractice Law;
  • Professional Liability
    Admitted
  • 1968, Texas;
  • 1970, U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit;
  • 1977, U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit;
  • 1981, U.S. Supreme Court and U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit;
  • 1991, District of Columbia
    Law School
  • University of Texas, J.D., with honors, 1968
    College
  • University of Texas, B.B.A., with honors, 1965
    Adviser
  • Restatement of the Law Governing Lawyers, 1986-1999