Richard K. Whitty
Mr. Whitty has been admitted to practice in Iowa since 1980. Through Martindale-Hubbell, his peers have rated him “Preeminent”, the highest rating accorded for legal knowledge, analytical capabilities, judgment, communication ability, legal experience, and ethical standards.
Mr. Whitty is a member of the Dubuque County, Iowa, and American Bar Associations, the Iowa Defense Counsel Association, the Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel, and the Defense Research Institute, Inc. He has served on the Iowa District 1A Judicial Nominating Committee.
Mr. Whitty has also been active as a member of the Dubuque Area Chamber of Commerce, serving as the Chair and two terms as a Member of the Board of Directors. He currently serves as the Board of Director of GDDC. He also served as Board Chair of Stonehill Franciscan Services and Director of the Stonehill Benevolent Foundation. He served for many years on the Medical Moral Commission of the Archdiocese of Dubuque.
Mr. Whitty’s general practice includes, but is not limited to the areas of insurance, personal injury, professional liability, commercial law, education law, labor employment, health care, legal malpractice, litigation, medical malpractice, and trial law.
Honors & Awards
Richard K. Whitty was recently selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2016 in the fields of Medical Malpractice Law-Defendants and Personal Injury Litigation-Defendants.
Honors: With High Distinction
Drake University, Des Moines, Iowa, 1977
Honors: Summa Cum Laude
Honors: Phi Beta Kappa
PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS & MEMBERSHIPS
Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel
State of Iowa Representative, 2011-Present
Medical Malpractice Section
Iowa Defense Counsel Association
Board of Directors, 2012-Present
President Elect, 2015-2016
Defense Research Institute, Inc.
American Bar Association
Health Law Forum Committee
Iowa State Bar Association
Dubuque County Bar Association
Board of Directors, 2011-Present President, 2014-2015
Iowa District 1A Judicial Nominating Commission
Member, 2000 – 2007
Community Associations & Memberships:
Greater Dubuque Development Corporation
Board of Directors, 2014 to present.
Dubuque Area Chamber of Commerce
Board of Directors, 1992-1997; 2011-2014
Board Chair, 1995-1996
Crescent Community Health Center
Board of Directors, 2009-2015
Stonehill Franciscan Services
Board of Directors, 1999-2003
Board Chair, 2002
Archdiocese of Dubuque Medical Moral Commission
Serra Club of Dubuque