E. Lee Whitwell

Lee Whitwell practices civil rights and employment litigation in Memphis, Tennessee, on behalf of Shelby County at the County Attorney’s Office. He predominantly handles federal § 1983 defense litigation, including wrongful detention, excessive force, and wrongful death cases. Prior to joining the County Attorney’s Office, he worked for the Spence Law Firm where he primarily handled § 1983 cases on behalf of plaintiffs. In addition to practicing law, Mr. Whitwell is an Adjunct Professor at the University of Memphis School of Law, where he teaches Appellate Advocacy, a second-year class on appellate brief writing and oral argument.