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ISLN: 912893226
Counsel

Assistant Editor, Thomas M. Cooley Law Review. Recipient, Voelker Award

Construction Law, Corporate Formation, Limited Liability Company Law, Construction Liens, Commercial Collections, Collections, Personal Injury

Admitted

Louisiana, 1997

U.S. District Court, Western District of Louisiana, 1997

Law School

Thomas M. Cooley Law School, J.D.

Member

Shreveport, Louisiana and American (Member, Forum on the Construction Industry) Bar Associations

Timothy W. Wilhite is a founding member of the firm and currently serves in an of counsel capacity.  Mr. Wilhite was born and raised in Shreveport, Louisiana.  Mr. Wilhite received his Juris Doctorate degree from the Thomas M. Cooley School of Law in 1997, wherein he was the Law Review Assistant Editor.  While attending law school, Mr. Wilhite served as law clerk to the Honorable J. Houk, Michigan Court of Claims and received the John D. Voelker Award for outstanding service to the Law Review.  Mr. Wilhite returned to Shreveport and began the practice of law with the former law firm of Barlow and Hardtner, LC.  In 1998, Mr. Wilhite and Mr. Downer founded the firm.  Mr. Wilhite practiced construction and surety law, corporate and limited liability company law, collections, lien law, business law and civil litigation.  In 2001, Mr. Wilhite left the active practice of law with the firm to assist with the family business, Wilhite Electric Co., Inc., wherein he is the Chief Financial Officer and General Counsel.  Wilhite Electric Co., Inc. is a well known and well respected local electrical contractor, which was originally started by Mr. Wilhite’s late father, Mr. Donnie Wilhite.  Mr. Wilhite is and continues to be an invaluable resource for the firm and its attorneys.

In addition to Mr. Wilhite’s numerous work achievements, Mr. Wilhite is active in local civic, economic development and business activities and serves as:

  • President of the Ark-La-Tex Regional Air Service Alliance (501c4), a non-profit dedicated to improving air service to the region
  • Executive Committee and Board Member of the Greater Bossier Economic Foundation, 2010 Chairman of the GBEDF, Co-Chair of the Industrial Park Committee
  • Independent Director for the Home Federal Bank of Louisiana; Serving on the  Audit Committee and Corporate Governance Committee
  • Board of Directors for Raffles Insurance, LTD; Co-Chair of the Finance Committee
  • Member of the Independence Bowl Foundation; Serving on the Executive Committee and Selection Committee
  • Member of the Louisiana Bar (July 1997 admittance)
  • Member of the Louisiana and Shreveport Bar Associations
  • Member of the Tiger Athletic Foundation
  • Member of St. Jude Catholic Church
  • Alumni Member of Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity