Profiles: WHITNEY F. WASHBURN



Education | Professional Experience | Professional Activities | Representative Experience | Community Involvement | |Personal Information

Education

Whitney F. Washburn graduated in 1982 with a Juris Doctor Degree from Pepperdine University School of Law located in Malibu, California. He was a member of the Pepperdine Law Review and served as an Associate Editor in 1981 and 1982. As a member of Law Review, he published an article entitled "FTC Regulation of Endorsements in Advertising: In the Consumer's Behalf?" Pepperdine Law Review 697, 1981. He was a finalist in Pepperdine School of Law Moot Court Competition held in 1981 and was a member of the Pepperdine Moot Court Board during 1981 and 1982.

Before law school, Whitney attended Utah State University in Logan, Utah and also attended Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in 1978. He majored in business management, with joint minors in economics and accounting.

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Professional Experience

Mr. Washburn was a partner in the firm of Glick & Washburn from 1996 through 2002, with offices in Gold River, California. The firm concentrated its practice primarily in civil and business litigation. While there, Whitney's practice consisted of partnership and corporate disputes, intellectual property and computer technology litigation, real estate litigation including judicial foreclosures, receiverships, commercial lease disputes and commercial unlawful detainer litigation, lender representation and workouts, condemnation, easement and boundary disputes, employment litigation, and trust litigation and will contests.

Whitney was also a partner for seven years in Sacramento's largest law firm, Downey Brand, where he was a member of the firm's Litigation Department. Whitney was with Downey, Brand from 1985 until 1996, when he left to form Glick & Washburn. Mr. Washburn was also an associate attorney and law clerk with the Los Angeles law firm of Bonne, Jones, Bridges, Mueller & O'Keefe from 1981 to 1983, where he handled civil litigation matters.

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Other Professional Activities

Mr. Washburn is AV-rated ("Very High to Preeminent") by Martindale-Hubbell. This is Martindale-Hubbell's highest rating.

Since 1982, Mr. Washburn has been a member in good standing of the State Bar of California (State Bar No. 106461). He is also a member of the Utah State Bar. Whitney is admitted to the United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit, and to the United States District Court, Central and Eastern Districts of California.

Whitney belongs to the California State Bar's Litigation and Real Property Sections. He was a member of the Litigation Section's Alternative Dispute Resolution Subsection and was a participant on ADR Subsection's Legislative Committee.

From 1992 through the present, Whitney has been a settlement conference Judge Pro Tem for the Superior Courts of Sacramento, Placer, and El Dorado Counties. He has also been on the Panel of Arbitrators for the same courts from 1995 through the present and has handled numerous arbitrations and mediations.

Whitney has been active in the Sacramento County Bar Association. He was President of the Bar Association's Real Property Section in 1999 and served as Section Vice-President in 1998 and Secretary in 1997. He served as a member of the Bar Association's Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee from 1994 to 1996 and as a member of the Bar Appointments Committee in 1994 and 1995.

Whitney has lectured for Continuing Education of the Bar (CEB), the Sacramento/Central Valley Roundtable of the State Bar of California's Real Property Law Section, the Real Property Section of the Sacramento County Bar Association, and The Institute of Real Estate Management.

Mr. Washburn taught contracts at MTI College in Sacramento, California where he was the recipient of the Outstanding Faculty Award in 1997.

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Representative Experience

Whitney has practiced before the Superior Courts of the State of California and before the United States District Courts in California. His litigation experience includes representation of a major supermarket chain in significant commercial lease litigation, corporate shareholder litigation, complex ERISA litigation, partnership accounting and dissolution actions, intellectual property and computer technology litigation, and employment litigation.

He also has extensive experience in lender representation in judicial foreclosures and receiverships regarding commercial and multi-unit residential real properties. He has construction defect litigation, eminent domain/condemnation matters, quiet title and boundary dispute actions, soil and ground water cleanup litigation. Whitney has litigated numerous trusts and will disputes, including actions to surcharge and accountings.

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Community Involvement

Mr. Washburn's community involvement includes the following activities:

Rotary Club of Sacramento (Downtown Club), 1998 through 2001; Chair of Speech Contest Committee, 2000; Youth Incentive Program Mentor, 2000 through 2002


Board of Directors, El Dorado Hills Chamber of Commerce, 1999 through
2001; Member, 1995 through present

Board of Directors, BYU Alumni Association, Sacramento Chapter, 2001 through 2002

President, BYU Management Society, Sacramento Chapter, 2001 through 2002

Assistant District Commissioner for El Dorado District, Golden Empire Council, Boy Scouts of America, 1999 and 2000, and adult leader for Boy Scouts from 1985 through 2002

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Personal Information

Mr. Washburn was born in Salt Lake City, Utah, 1953.

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