Black McCuskey is pleased to announce that Attorney Whitney L. Willits-Monroe has been named as one of 20 outstanding young leaders under the age of 40 by ystark!, a department of the Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce, and The Repository.
Nominees were selected based on career acumen, community service and trusteeship, and personal and professional achievements. The Twenty under 40! selection committee is comprised of business and community leaders representing a range of industry sectors from around Stark County.
Whitney is an associate with Black McCuskey and focuses her practice in the areas of litigation, oil & gas, labor & employment, and commercial law. She is a cum laude graduate of The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law. 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.
Whitney is a Canton native, graduating salutatorian from Perry High School. She is actively involved with the Stark County Bar Association, serving as co-chair of the Young Lawyers Committee, and as a member of the Community Involvement and Municipal Court Committees. Whitney is also a member of the Ohio State Bar Association and ystark!, where she is chair of the events committee. She is also a member of the 29th Signature Class of Leadership Stark County.
Whitney has been named a Rising Star for 2015 and 2016 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.