Black McCuskey is pleased to announce that Attorney Whitney L. Willits-Monroe has been named a shareholder and director of the firm. She focuses her practice in the areas of litigation, labor & employment, intellectual property and oil & gas. In her litigation practice, Whitney handles a variety of civil issues, ranging from breach-of-contract disputes to patent and trademark infringement claims. She counsels clients through all stages of litigation and has represented clients in state and federal courts across Ohio, as well as through pro hac vice admission in the federal courts in New York, New Jersey, and Delaware. Whitney also advises clients on labor-and-employment matters, both in litigation and in drafting employee handbook provisions.
Bruce Soares, Managing Partner of the firm, commented, “Whitney is an integral team member of the labor & employment and litigation practice groups. We are very pleased to name her as one of the directors of Black McCuskey.”
Whitney has been named a Rising Star for 2015 through 2019 by Ohio Super Lawyers magazine. No more than 2.5 percent of the lawyers in the state are selected and candidates must be either 40 years or younger, or in practice ten years or less. In 2016, she was selected as one of 20 outstanding leaders under the age of 40 by ystark! (the young professionals organization of the Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce) and The Repository.
Whitney graduated cum laude from The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law where she served on The Ohio State Law Journal and on various Moot Court teams. Prior to earning her Juris Doctor degree, she studied at Capital University, graduating magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics with minors in mathematics, history, and political science.
Whitney is a Canton native, graduating salutatorian from Perry High School. She is a member of the Ohio State Bar Association and is actively involved with the Stark County Bar Association, serving on the Young Lawyers Committee, the Grievance Committee and the Municipal Court Committee. Whitney is also actively involved in ystark!, which she chaired in 2018. She currently serves on the Board for Leadership Stark County and is a graduate of the 29th Signature Class.