Whitney L. Willits-Monroe


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Whitney is an associate with Black McCuskey and focuses her practice in the areas of litigation, labor & employment, oil & gas, and commercial law.

A cum laude graduate of The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law, Whitney served as a Managing Editor for The Ohio State Law Journal and as the Academic Affairs Committee Chair of the Student Bar Association.  During her time at Moritz, Whitney was actively involved in the Moot Court Program, competing on the ABA Grey Team and the Corporations Team, as well as serving as the Executive Justice of Appellate Advocacy.  Over the summer of 2010, Whitney studied comparative corporate law at the University of Oxford in England.

Prior to earning her Juris Doctor degree, Whitney studied at Capital University in Bexley, Ohio, graduating magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics.  She minored in mathematics, history, and political science.  While at Capital, she earned membership in the national scholastic honor society Alpha Chi, as well as Omicron Delta Epsilon (economics), Tau Pi Phi (business), and Pi Sigma Alpha (political science).

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 Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce) and The Repository.

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 as Co-Chair of the Young Lawyers Committee and as a member of 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.


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