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Marshall C. Whitney


7647 N. Fresno Street
Fresno, CA 93720

(559) 433-1300 main
(559) 433-2300 fax

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Juris Doctor, 1978
University of California, Hastings College of the Law

Bachelor of Arts, Mathematics, 1973 (with high honors)
University of California at Santa Barbara
Exchange Student, Trinity College - University of Dublin, Ireland, 1972-1973


Mr. Whitney has been with McCormick Barstow since 1978.  During that time, he has tried cases in both state and federal court, has represented attorneys before the State Bar, has been appointed an arbitrator in the Fresno County Superior Court Judicial Arbitration Program, is a former member of Mandatory Fee Advisory Committee to the State Bar, is a past participant evaluator in the Early Neutral Evaluation Program for the United States District Court, Eastern District of California and is a member of the American Arbitration Association panel of arbitrators.  Mr. Whitney also has substantial appellate experience, having argued several matters before both the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and the Court of Appeal for the Fifth Appellate District of California.  Mr. Whitney is certified as a specialist in Legal Malpractice Law by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization.

Mr. Whitney is admitted to the United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit, and the United States District Courts for the Eastern District and Central District of California.

Honors and Awards

Mr. Whitney is AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated with Martindale-Hubbell.  In 2015 and 2016, Mr. Whitney was recognized as a Top 10 Northern California Super Lawyer.  He was previously honored as a Top 100 Northern California Super Lawyer (2009-2014) and has been on the Northern California Super Lawyers list since 2005 for his primary area of practice in Business Litigation.  Mr. Whitney has also been recognized by America’s Top 100 Attorneys™.


Concentrating in Business and Commercial Litigation with an emphasis on Corporate and Partnership Disputes, Construction and Professional Malpractice, including Attorneys, Accountants, and Directors and Officers Liability.

Professional Associations

Mr. Whitney is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, a member of The American Board of Trial Advocates and a member of the Fresno County and American Bar Associations. He is a former member of the Executive Committee of the San Joaquin Valley Chapter of the Federal Bar Association (past President). He is also a member of the Fresno County Fee Arbitration Committee (past Chairman), a former member of the Civil Justice Reform Act Advisory Group for the United States District Court, Eastern District of California. Mr. Whitney was a Lawyer Delegate to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit from 1992 to 1995 and is a former President of the Association of Business Trial Lawyers, San Joaquin Valley Chapter.

Publications & Lectures

Mr. Whitney has lectured in programs for the California Continuing Education of the Bar and San Joaquin College of Law and various continuing education programs on such topics as professional malpractice, construction litigation and on various topics concerning civil procedure.

Marshall  C. Whitney
Marshall  C. Whitney
Marshall  C. Whitney