Jamie Whitney

Her Superpower: getting freelancers paid

Jamie Whitney

Her Superpower: getting freelancers paid
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Austin, TX

Biography

Meet Jamie.

A local freelancer in the Austin area reached out to us about a horrible fight trying to get paid for a project, after months and months of lawyers and threats she met Jamie. In the first hour Jamie made more progress than all the other attorney’s combined … AND … she got me my money. YOU HAVE TO HAVE HER TEACH HER WISDOM!

How can we pass on an opportunity like this? We can’t, and didn’t. After a single in-person conversation with Jamie there was no doubt our attendees will learn an extremely useful lesson in how to create contracts that get you paid on – EVERY TIME!

More About Jamie.

My name is Jamie Richards Whitney.  I represent growing businesses in lawsuits, contested agency hearings, and on appeal.  Though my first love is trial, I also provide preventive consulting services to employers who want to avoid ever seeing a courtroom.  Whether I’m trying a specific case or advising a client on general compliance issues, my mission is to demystify business law.  The law is meant to empower and protect responsible business owners, but too many people assume the law is full of tricks and traps.  I help entrepreneurs see the law for what it is: a powerful resource to support smart, sustainable growth and a formidable tool to protect what they’ve built.

I started my legal career clerking for United States District Judge Sam Sparks, in Austin, Texas.  Following this clerkship, I joined Fulbright & Jaworski, L.L.P. (now Norton Rose Fulbright), a Texas-based, international law firm recognized for its trial teams.  I stayed with Fulbright until 2015, when I returned to the Western District of Texas to clerk for United States Magistrate Judge Mark Lane.  In 2016, I seized the opportunity to create Richards Whitney, P.C., focusing on the legal needs of growing businesses.

I am admitted to practice in the state of Texas, the federal district courts of the Western District of Texas, the Fifth Circuit, and the Supreme Court of the United States. I have served on the State Bar of Texas’ Court Rules Committee since 2009, which is exactly as technical and dorky as it sounds.  My favorite legal writing project ever was an amicus brief in the landmark Supreme Court case, United States v. Windsor. (I think I’m one of about fourteen contributing attorneys listed on the brief, but what an amazing experience that collaboration was!)  Other things I do for fun include providing volunteer legal services to political asylum seekers through Casa Marianella and helping artists protect their work through Texas Lawyers and Accounts for the Arts (TALA).  When I’m not picking my legal battles, I love to ride horses, read zombie novels, and hang out with my amazing kids.

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