Mr. Witham has a wealth of diverse experience in litigation matters, including three years in licensing and regulatory insurance. Mr. Witham has also litigated cases including criminal law, personal injury, medical malpractice, financial fraud, labor and employment law, business law, defamation, trade secrets, breach of fiduciary duty, regulatory insurance law, and general litigation.
Mr. Witham was previously a Judge Advocate General for the U.S. Army. As a litigator for the U.S. Army, he successfully prosecuted several criminal cases involving financial fraud, theft, and sex offenses. He provided litigation support, for and liaison with, Assistant U.S. Attorneys and the U.S. Army Litigation Division for claims under the Federal Tort Claims Act. In addition,
Mr. Witham also served as a Detention Operations Attorney in Afghanistan where he evaluated evidence and rendered legal advice on internment criteria and alternate dispositions for suspected terrorists that threatened the security of U.S. Forces and U.S. Coalition Forces.
Mr. Witham began his civilian law practice with King & Ballow where he litigated cases involving defamation; business law, trade secrets; breach of fiduciary duty; and labor and employment law issues under the FMLA, ADA, ADEA, and Title VII.
As a solo practitioner, Mr. Witham handled and defended several criminal cases in the Williamson County Court. He also provided labor and employment law advice to clients.
In February 2014, Mr. Witham joined the ranks of state government service and served as the Assistant General Counsel for the Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance. He litigated administrative regulatory insurance matters for the State of Tennessee which involved insurance fraud and violations of Tennessee insurance laws.
Currently, Mr. Witham is providing healthcare litigation services, involving the specific issues and business challenges healthcare professional and entities experience in everyday life.
- Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
- University of Richmond
- The Health Law Partners, P.C.
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- At Law Group PLLC
- Assistant General Counsel
- State of Tennessee
- Private Practice
- King & Ballow
- Judge Advocate General Corps.
- United State Army
- Army Commendation Award
- U.S. Army
- The Bronze Star Medal
- Secretary of The Army
- State Bar of Michigan
- New Jersey State Bar # 014982005
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- New Jersey
- U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan
- U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee
- Health Care Law
- Gov & Administrative Law
- Business Law
- English: Spoken, Written
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