Whitney G. Clegg is the Firm's Assistant General Counsel and is also a Member of the Energy industry group. She practices out of the Firm’s office in Morgantown, West Virginia.
Whitney serves as Jackson Kelly’s Assistant General Counsel with responsibility for developing and overseeing internal procedures related to risk management, loss prevention, and ethics and compliance issues. She is part of the conflicts team involved in identifying and resolving conflicts of interest issues. She assists with client relations matters, including engagement letters, outside counsel guidelines and agreements, and other client requests, and she is involved in training and consulting on matters related to the Rules of Professional Conduct.
Whitney's wide-ranging litigation practice means she has experience defending a variety of cases, including large toxic tort and environmental exposure cases, nuisance and trespass claims, personal injury claims, product liability claims, and construction disputes. She also advises clients on issues of mineral law and real estate transactions with an emphasis on title matters.
A natural problem-solver, Whitney loves that her job allows her to work with others to resolve issues and find ways to meet the needs and goals of the Firm. Although she is a seasoned attorney, she still learns something new with each case she litigates. The opportunity for continuous professional growth is the aspect of her career she finds most enjoyable.
Outside of the office, Whitney can be found spending time with her family and friends, and her two Italian Greyhounds. She can often be found at WVU home games, at an exercise class, hiking on a trail, or trying out a new recipe. She serves as Chairperson of the New Martinsville Parks and Recreation Commission, and she is also a member of the Board of Directors of First Mutual Bank.
Whitney is happiest when she's helping others, whether it's through her community involvement or her practice. Whitney’s years of experience combined with her genuine interest in the unique aspects of each case continue to elevate her service. Her ability to serve as a team player and problem-solving skills makes her an excellent asset to the Firm and to her clients.