Attorney Adam Whitten, Managing Partner of Goodman McGuffey’s Charlotte office, has been awarded an “AV Preeminent” rating by Martindale Hubbell, the highest possible rating. This rank is based on client and peer reviews involving stringent standards in ethics and legal ability.

Among his many praises, one reviewer writes:

I have served as a full-time mediator of workers’ compensation claims for over 20 years. Mr. Whitten has been the defense attorney in many of those claims. Mr. Whitten: knows every aspect of the law; strategizes shrewdly; negotiates at a high level; never becomes angry; does not curse; represents his client extremely well; spends time helping younger attorneys; keeps all legal discourse and interactions at a very professional manner; and does not repeat confidences. I endorse him.

Adam Whitten is the managing partner of our Charlotte office. He began representing large corporations and insurance carriers immediately upon graduation from law school in 2003. He has represented nursing homes, banks, security companies, construction companies, airlines, telecommunication companies, hotels, employment staffing companies and large manufacturers in workers compensation matters across the state of North Carolina. He has also represented clients in civil matters involving negligence, premises liability and third-party liens.

Adam is a member of the North Carolina and Mecklenburg County Bar Associations. He has spoken to various groups including adjusters, human resource managers, risk managers and attorneys on a variety of legal topics including workers’ compensation, occupational disease, disability, return to work standards, communication with treating doctors, and the nuances of working with the North Carolina Industrial Commission and within the North Carolina Workers’ Compensation system. Adam has worked with the Children’s Law Center and Council for Children’s Rights in Charlotte advocating for children involved in difficult custody disputes.

Adam received his undergraduate degree in journalism from Brigham Young University in 1999. He was a member of the Golden Key National Honor Society. He was awarded the University Scholarship for his academic achievements. He also was awarded the Communications Department Talent Award scholarship for his performance with writing. He received multiple awards from the Society of Professional Journalists while working as a reporter and sports editor.

Adam earned his law degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2003. While in Chapel Hill, Adam was on the Dean’s List and worked in the school’s pro bono program including some time assisting a local district attorney with domestic violence cases. In 2003, Adam was a national finalist in Chicago-Kent’s Louis Jackson National Student Writing Competition in Employment and Labor Law.

Adam is actively involved in the local community and has worked as a volunteer coach with the local YMCA and community sports organizations. He has also worked with the Boy Scouts of America as a merit badge counselor and assistant scout master. Adam is also fluent in Portuguese thanks to a two-year stint in southern Brazil as a missionary for his church.

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Adam can be reached at or 704-494-7451.