Whitney leverages her considerable knowledge of environmental law to help clients mitigate risk and liability in a full range of disputes.

Overview

With a background in agricultural and environmental sciences, Whitney has a deep understanding of the challenges facing her clients. She has negotiated agreements and assisted in regulatory reform on behalf of a client, and worked as lead attorney on a case covering drinking water, wastewater treatment, storm water management and concentrated feeding operations in Kansas. Whitney's experience extends to the Clean Water Act, the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act, the Toxic Substances Control Act and Superfund.

Whitney has also been involved on cases involving lead-based paint, pesticide drift, hydraulic fracturing waste and corporate law. She has researched and prepared memoranda concerning off-road vehicles, boating violations and contract law. During her time as an attorney for the Environmental Protection Agency, Whitney worked closely with the Department of Justice and the attorney general's office on a storm water permit violation case, providing vital research and advancing the case.

Whitney was first-chair on many cases before the Kansas Administrative Hearings Office and the Shawnee County District Court in Kansas. She was also second chair on multiple cases at the Johnson County District Court in Kansas and second chair on a case before the U.S. District Court for the District of Kansas.

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Admissions

  • Missouri, 2017
  • Kansas , 2017
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Kansas, 2018

Education

Indiana University Maurer School of Law, J.D., 2017

  • Quarter Finalist, Jeffrey G. Miller National Environmental Law Moot Court Competition
  • Indiana Journal of Law and Social Equality, Senior Managing Editor
  • CALI Excellence for the Future Award

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, College of Agricultural, Consumer & Environmental Sciences, B.S., 2014

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