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Whitwell, Robert Q.
122 Church Street P.O. Box 98 Ashland, MS
Phone: (662) 224-6211 / (800) 748-9612
Fax: (662) 224-3229
Website: http://www.fareselaw.com

SUMMARY

Current Employment Position(s)

Partner

Year Joined Organization: 1993

Lawyer Overview

Robert Q. Whitwell is a partner of Farese, Farese & Farese P.A. in Ashland, Mississippi. He received his undergraduate degree from Delta State University in 1968 and his J.D. degree from the University of Mississippi in 1972. He is a member of the American Bar Association, Mississippi State Bar Association, Mississippi Trial Lawyers Association and the American Association for Justice. He served as U. S. Attorney for the Northern District of Mississippi from 1985 to 1993. He served as Principal Associate Deputy Attorney General in Washington, D.C. from 1991-1992. He also served as Municipal Court Judge in Horn Lake, Mississippi from 1975-1985, and served his country in the Mississippi National Guard from 1968-1974.

Mr. Whitwell is the author of "Pre-Emptory Challenges after Bastson v. Kentucky", Mississippi State Bar 1988, Prosecution of Obscenity, 1987; "What Every Good Lawyer Should Know About the Federal Rules of Procedure", Mississippi Trial Lawyers 1989, and "Amendments to the Federal Rules of Procedure", The Mississippi Lawyer 1992. He was the recipient of the Outstanding Civil Litigation Award by U. S. Attorney General, William P. Barr, in March, 1992.

Areas of Practice

  • Criminal (General) Law
  • Civil (General) Law
  • Administrative Law
  • Real Estate Law
  • Workers' Compensation
75% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

West Practice Categories

Administrative Law, Criminal Law, Estate Planning, Family Law, Litigation & Appeals, Real Estate Law, Workers' Compensation Law

FEES

Accepts Credit Cards

Qualifications

Bar Admissions

  • Mississippi, 1972
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Mississippi, 1972
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit, 1986

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Bar Association
  • Mississippi State Bar Association
  • Mississippi Trial Lawyers Association
  • American Association for Justice
  • DeSoto County Courts Committee, 1979 - 1982 (President)

Honors and Awards

  • Outstanding Civil Litigation Award, United States Attorney General, 1990 - 1991

Classes and Seminars

  • What Every Good Lawyer Should Know About the Federal Criminal Practice, Mississippi Trial Lawyers, 1990

Past Employment Positions

  • Northern District of Mississippi, United States Attorney, 1985 - 1993
  • Washington, District of Columbia, Principal Associate Deputy Attorney General, 1991 - 1992
  • Municipal Court Judge Horn Lake, Mississippi, 1975 - 1985

Education

  • University of Mississippi School of Law, Oxford, Mississippi, 1972
    J.D.
  • Delta State University, Cleveland, Mississippi, 1968
    B.S.

Fraternities/Sororities

  • Kappa Alpha
  • Beta Beta Beta
Articles

Published Works

  • "Pre-Emptory Challenges after Bastson v. Kentucky", Mississippi State Bar, 1988
  • "What Every Good Lawyer Should Know About the Federal Rules of Procedure", Mississippi Trial Lawyers, 1989
  • "Amendments to the Federal Rules of Procedure", The Mississippi Lawyer, 1992