Whitney J. Butcher comes to KBA with extensive experience litigating products liability, mass tort, and single event cases. With previous positions as both Partner for a prominent North Carolina based personal injury firm, and as Senior Attorney for a large firm with a national reach, she values the importance of quality client-centered representation but also knows how to fiercely litigate against billion-dollar companies in complex proceedings. She has previously been appointed to the Plaintiff's Steering Committee for the Smith & Nephew BHR Hip Implant Multi-District Litigation (“œMDL”) and the Discovery Committee for the Fresenius Granuflo/Naturalyte Dialysate MDL. She has also litigated cases in numerous other federal consolidated litigations and MDLs and has experience taking corporate fact witness and 30b6 depositions, arguing and briefing motions, and helping to oversee document discovery and the review of millions of pages of documents.
Her favorite aspect of practicing law, though, is the ability represent individuals and help tell their stories. She has successfully represented hip implant clients whose devices failed prematurely, helped numerous families navigate and ultimately resolve tragic wrongful death cases, and worked to secure a multi million-dollar settlement for a client with a severe traumatic brain injury and orthopedic injuries following a devastating motor vehicle wreck. Born and raised in Ashland, Kentucky, Ms. Butcher graduated from Elon University magna cum laude in 2009, with double majors in Political Science and Public Administration. She also competed on the Division I Women's Tennis Team and was named an ITA Scholar Athlete. She then attended Elon University School of Law where she was a member of the Moot Court Board and argued at several national competitions, graduating in 2012.