University of North Carolina School of Law, Juris Doctor, 2000
Wake Forest University, B.A., English, magna cum laude, 1994
South Carolina Bar, 2002
U.S. District Court, District of South Carolina
Myra Whitener works out of the firm’s Charleston office. Her practice encompasses most areas of civil defense litigation, including construction litigation, personal injury defense, professional liability defense, and product defect litigation.
Before joining Wilkes Law Firm, Myra practiced law for approximately 18 years, initially handling defense and business litigation for several years with defense firms in both North Carolina and Charleston, South Carolina, including construction litigation, general insurance defense, employment law, and toxic tort litigation. In 2006, Myra transitioned to Family Court as an Assistant Solicitor for Charleston County, spending eight years primarily prosecuting juvenile criminal cases in the Family Court Division, and then later becoming a lead trial attorney handling abuse and neglect cases in Family Court for the Department of Social Services. She has gained a great deal of trial and courtroom experience in her various roles in Family Court and Circuit Court over the course of her legal career.
A native of North Carolina, Myra moved to Charleston with her husband, Benjamin, a licensed architect, in 2002, and they live in the West Ashley area of the city with their two daughters. They enjoy watching their oldest daughter play soccer and run track/cross country and their youngest daughter play the violin, and they try to spend as much time as possible enjoying the beautiful beaches in the Charleston area and the many restaurants, cultural festivities, and sporting events Charleston has to offer. They attend Westminster Presbyterian Church in West Ashley.
South Carolina Bar
Charleston County Bar Association
South Carolina Defense Trial Attorneys Association
Defense Research Institute