Whitney Lay Greene is an experienced civil litigator, practicing primarily in the general liability field. She handles matters in the fields of transportation/trucking law, ride-share litigation, premises liability, and products liability in both state and federal courts all over Georgia. Although Whitney prides herself on the ability to assist clients with matters large and small, she focuses her practice on cases with complex liability and medical causation issues, including catastrophic injury and wrongful death claims.
Whitney serves clients who manage a high volume of cases, handling files from the initial complaint through final resolution. She has significant experience positioning cases for dismissal on summary judgment and other cost-effective resolution options. In addition, Whitney has taken and defended hundreds of depositions (including medical and non-medical experts), handled over a hundred mediations, and successfully represented clients at both the trial and appellate level. Whitney routinely performs emergency response and on-scene investigation services to her clients following serious accidents. She also offers pre-suit strategic advice including responses to evidence retention requests and settlement demands. Although Whitney relishes opportunities to be in the court room, her primary goal is to assist clients in developing strategies for efficiently and effectively resolving claims at the earliest stage.
Whitney is an active member of the firm and in her community. She serves on the firm’s Diversity Committee, Summer Associate Committee, and Associate Review Committee. She is also active with the firm’s Association of Women Lawyers. As a Senior Associate, Whitney spearheaded the creation of the firm’s Associate Mentor Committee to ensure new hires at the firm received the necessary support they needed to be successful by pairing them with a Senior Associate mentor for their first year. In 2019, Whitney also spearheaded the development and implementation of Drew Eckl’s 1L Diversity Fellowship Program, which offers a first-year law student from a diverse or underrepresented background a position within the firm’s Summer Associate program.
Outside of the firm, Whitney serves on the Steering Committee of the DRI Trucking Law Committee and is also a member of the DRI Women in the Law Committee and Retail and Hospitality Committee. While working in the firm’s Brunswick office, she graduated from Leadership Glynn County in 2015 and previously served on the Board of the Symphony Society for the Coastal Symphony of Georgia.
In 2020, Whitney was recognized for her exemplary legal service as a recipient of the Outstanding Service Award by McLane Company, Inc., one of the largest distributors to grocery, convenience, and foodservice providers in the U.S. This award recognizes outside counsel for outstanding legal work and service in their representation of McLane.
University of Georgia, School of Law, J.D., 2012, cum laude
University of Tennessee, B.A., 2008
United States District Court for the Nothern District of Georgia
United States District Court for the Middle District of Georgia
United States District Court for the Southern District of Georgia
Defense Research Institute
Trucking Law Committee Steering Committee
Georgia Defense Lawyers Association
Atlanta Bar Association
American Bar Association Tort and Insurance Practice Section
Commercial Transportation and Litigation General Commmittee, Vice-Chair
Related News, Publications & Presentations
Medical Litigation Funding. December 2020. For The Defense.
To the victor goes the spoliation? Best practices for eDiscovery and the preservation of electronically stored information. Drew Eckl & Farnham Journal. Vol. 31 No. 186. November 2019.
Attorneys Jennifer Parrott, Melody Kiella, and Whitney Greene Present at Women in Trucking Accelerate! Conference. Publications and Presentations. October 2019.
The Premises Liability Trial. Atlanta Bar Association Litigation Section. April 2019.
Best Practices for Handling Liability Claims Involving Medicare. Drew Eckl & Farnham Journal, Vol. 30, No 180. November 2018.
Distracted Driving and Trucking Litigation: Best Practices When Defending Against or Asserting Claims That a Driver’s Distraction Caused an Accident. Whitney Lay Greene and Melody Kiella. Strafford Webinar, November 8, 2018.
Missing Logs to Medicare: Current Issues in Trucking Cases and Best Practices to Address Them. Client Presentation. June 2018.
Prior Traversal of a Static Condition Remains Viable Grounds for Summary Judgment in Premises Liability Cases—For Now. Drew Eckl & Farnham Journal, Vol 27, No 160. August 2015.
To Catch A Plaintiff: Production of Surveillance Evidence Prior to Trial. Georgia Defense Lawyer Newsletter, Winter 2014, at 1,44.
Whose Right Is It Anyway? An Employer/Insurer’s Right (Or Lack Thereof) To Add Parties To A Hearing. Drew Eckl & Farnham Journal, Vol 25, No 148. June 2013.