David Whittington Special Counsel
David Whittington is an attorney working in the Johns Island office where his practice is focused on the representation of individuals and small businesses in matters ranging from personal injury cases to business disputes. Prior to joining Duffy & Young, David owned Knight & Whittingon LLC and prior to that David was a shareholder at Sinkler and Boyd, now known as Haynesworth Sinkler Boyd.
Over the course of his career, David has defended insurance companies, businesses and individuals in a variety of civil litigation matters and prosecuted personal injury cases against insurance companies businesses and individuals. Since he began practice in 1987, he has handled cases involving wrongful death, personal injury, product liability, workers compensation, trucking cases, insurance bad faith, medical malpractice, construction defects, partnership disputes, breach of contract actions, and unfair trade practices claims.
He has tried over fifty cases to verdict in the state and federal courts of South Carolina and argued cases before the South Carolina Court of Appeals, the South Carolina Supreme Court, and the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals. In 2023, David became a fellow in the American College of Trial Attorneys. He is currently the Immediate Past President of the Charleston Chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates. He is board certified in Civil Trial Advocacy by the National Board of Trial Advocacy. He is certified by the South Carolina Supreme Court as a mediator and also serves as a mentor for the South Carolina Supreme Court's mentoring program.
He is a member of the South Carolina Bar and has served on the South Carolina Bar's Board of Governors. He is also a member of the Torts and Insurance Practice Section, the Trial and Appellate Advocacy Section, and the Workers Compensation Law Section of the South Carolina Bar. He is a past president of the South Carolina Bar Young Lawyers Division. He has also served as a member of the South Carolina Association for Justice, Board of Governors. He is a member of the Charleston County Bar and the Dorchester County Bar. He is also a member of the American Bar Association and the American Association for Justice.
Active in his community, he served as the Chief Municipal Judge for the Town of Summerville from 2012 through 2023.
He graduated from the University of South Carolina School of Law in 1987. While in Law School he was a member of the Moot Court Bar, the Order of the Barrister, and the National Moot Court team. He received his undergraduate degree in Business Administration from the College of Charleston in 1983. He presently lives on Johns Island with his wife Lisa.