Richard Whitaker

Birmingham Office

 (205) 913-3729

Richard Whitaker was born and raised in Birmingham, Alabama.  He graduated from Hampden-Sydney College in Farmville, Virginia in 2002 with a bachelor’s degree in political science.  After college Richard graduated from the University of Alabama School of Law in 2006.  While in law school he was a member of one of the law school’s national trial competition teams and finished 9th nationally in the AAJ tournament in 2006.

Prior to joining King, Green and Dobson Richard worked exclusively in civil litigation with a focus on defending municipalities in a wide variety of suits ranging from property/zoning disputes to civil rights claims. He also handled several appellate matters before both state and federal appellate courts. Richard’s practice is focused on a wide variety of civil litigation matters including complex/commercial litigation, personal injury, property disputes, and probate matters.

When not practicing law Richard spends his time coaching his children in little league sports, hunting and traveling with his family.



  • J.D., The University of Alabama School of Law, 2006

    • American College of Trial Lawyers Award, 2006

    • Order of the Barristers, 2006

    • George Peach Taylor Aware for Trial Advocacy, 2005-2006

    • Trial Advocacy Competition Team Member, 2004-2006
  • B.A., Hampden-Sydney College, 2002

    • Society of ’91, Leadership Program

    • Pi Sigma Alpha, Political Science Honorary Society

    • Phi Gamma Delta, Chapter President 2001; Risk Manager 2000