Mr. Whitis is a Partner in the Firm’s San Francisco office. He has a wealth of trial, arbitration and mediation experience in the defense of asbestos personal injury matters, real property disputes, CEQA litigation, environmental law (including common law and federal Superfund claims), unfair business competition, lender law, title insurance coverage and defense, maritime law, business torts and breach of contract. Mr. Whitis has significant trial experience in federal court, prosecuting environmental and breach of contract claims to verdict.
Prior to joining Pond North, Mr. Whitis was a senior associate with California’s preeminent real estate law firm, where he handled complex title insurance coverage disputes and represented lenders in loan rescission litigation. Prior to that, he worked in San Francisco managing and overseeing asbestos personal injury matters.
Mr. Whitis received his Juris Doctor degree from the University of San Francisco School of Law in 1996 and his B.A. in Political Science from the California State University, Chico in 1993. He is licensed to practice all state and federal courts in California. Mr. Whitis is published in the area of CEQA litigation.
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