Raleigh, N.C. - Smith Moore Leatherwood is pleased to announce that Jeffrey R. Whitley has been selected by the Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce for participation in Leadership Raleigh 2016. Whitley is among 52 other Raleigh professionals selected to the 32nd graduation class.
Leadership Raleigh is a nine-month program where participants get an in-depth view of community issues, develop leadership skills necessary to assume leadership roles, and are exposed to community involvement opportunities.
Whitley is a member of the firm's litigation team, with a focus on health care litigation. He has been involved in the representation of hospitals and rehabilitation facilities, assisting in litigation matters such as contract disputes, non-competition agreements and professional malpractice issues. Additionally, he assists with regulatory compliance issues for health care facilities.
Whitley graduated from Florida State University and Duke University School of Law. While in law school, he participated in multiple oral advocacy competitions as a member of the moot court board and co-authored a congressional white paper on the legal barriers to the interstate practice of telemedicine. Prior to attending law school, he gained a variety of experience as a disability adjudicator, a community coordinator for a non-profit organization and a professional musician.
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