George Robert Whitfield III, Esq.

Partner

 

Synopsis

Rob Whitfield represents individuals, businesses, and governmental entities in a variety of legal matters, including business formation and dissolution, business and consumer disputes, real property disputes, estate/trust/probate matters, administrative appeals, and other civil cases.  In addition to representing private clients, Rob serves as County Attorney for the government of Henry County, Tennessee, attorney for the Henry County School Board, and Delinquent Tax Attorney for the Henry County Trustee. 

 

Education

  • Juris Doctor
         University of Tennessee

  • Master of Business Administration (MBA)
         Clemson University

  • Bachelor of Arts
         Murray State University

 

Bar Admissions

State

  • Tennessee

  • South Carolina

Federal

  • United States Courts of Appeals:

    • Sixth Circuit

  • United States District Courts:

    • All Districts of Tennessee

  • United States Bankruptcy Courts:

    • Western District of Tennessee

Practice Areas

  • Real Estate Transactions & Disputes

  • Business Transactions & Disputes

  • Estate Planning (Wills & Trusts)

  • Estate Administration (Probate)

  • Civil Litigation & Appeals

  • Government & Administrative Law

 

Memberships

  • Tennessee Bar Association

  • South Carolina Bar Association

  • Henry County Bar Association

  • Tennessee County Attorney Association

    • Former President

  • Tennessee Association of Property Tax Professionals

    • Current President

  • Lions Club International

    • Former President

  • Alpha Sigma Phi Fraternity

    • Former Director (CLVEN Board)

Biography

Prior to joining Greer, Greer & Whitfield, Rob practiced law in Tennessee and South Carolina.  Rob has served as lead counsel in a variety of legal matters, including business/consumer disputes, collection cases, real property disputes, trust/estate matters, and administrative appeals.  Rob has also served as lead counsel in several appeals to the Tennessee Court of Appeals.  Rob has drafted and reviewed numerous business formation, transactional, and estate planning documents for corporate and individual clients.  His experience spans (among other areas) administrative law, commercial law, constitutional law, construction law, contract law, consumer protection, corporate formation and dissolution, real property law, trademark law, and zoning and land use.

 

Rob received a law degree with a concentration in business from the University of Tennessee College of Law, where he served as Editor-in-Chief of Transactions:  The Tennessee Journal of Business Law and Student Materials Editor of the Tennessee Law Review.  Rob received a research assistantship at UT’s Clayton Center for Entrepreneurial Law, where he collaborated with Director George W. Kuney, Esq., a nationally renowned bankruptcy and transactional law expert, on multiple treatises concerning bankruptcy and intellectual property law.  Rob has been awarded for excellence in legal research and writing by UT Law, the Tennessee Law Review, and the Transactions Journal and was recognized by UT Law as a top scholar in Bankruptcy Workouts and Reorganizations, Contract Drafting, Internet Law, and Advanced Legal Process.

 

Rob holds an MBA degree from Clemson University, where he graduated among the top of his class.  At Clemson University, he received a graduate assistantship with the Arthur M. Spiro Institute for Entrepreneurial Leadership and was subsequently retained by the Spiro Institute to perform internal management and external consulting.  Rob has consulted for business enterprises and a venture capital consortium and is experienced in business planning, finance, management, market research and analysis, and service science.

Rob was a Waterfield Scholar at Murray State University, where he received an undergraduate honors diploma in Political Science and Philosophy.  At Murray State, Rob was a leader in over a dozen civic, fraternal, honors, and social organizations.  Upon graduation, he received one of approximately 25 Honors Medallions awarded to members of his graduating class by the Murray State Honors Program.

Rob is committed to community service:  He is a member of Lions Club International (former President of the Paris Lions Club) and serves as a Trustee of the Paris First United Methodist Church.  Rob also serves on the board of directors and is pro bono legal counsel for Habitat for Humanity of Paris-Henry County, Inc.  Rob helped form (and formerly served as pro bono legal counsel for) Defeat Duchenne, a Tennessee public charity that has helped raise tens of thousands of dollars to benefit sufferers of Duchenne muscular dystrophy.  He also founded and served as the CEO of a non-profit fraternity housing corporation at Clemson University.  Rob previously served on the board of directors of the national Alpha Sigma Phi Fraternity’s housing subsidiary, CLVEN, LLC.