About the firm

For almost a century, our firm has been providing quality legal advice and counsel to residents of Lee County and the surrounding area. If you have a legal dilemma, whether criminal or civil, contact us to set up an appointment, and come see for yourself why experience matters.


From C.S. Whittelsey, II to Davis B. Whittelsey, the Whittelsey family has been practicing law in Lee County, Alabama, for more than 90 years. Our firm traces its roots back to 1918, when C.S. Whittelsey, II, after returning home after serving in World War I, opened a law office in Opelika.

In 1958, C.S. “Whit” Whittelsey, III, continued the tradition by beginning his law practice in Opelika, after serving as the executive secretary to United States Congressman George W. Andrews in Washington, D.C. Whit subsequently served the Lee County community as Judge of the Court of Common Pleas and Juvenile Court for four terms from 1959 through 1975, while continuing in the practice of law.

In 1960, the building which currently houses our office was constructed. In fact, our building, located at 600 Avenue A in Opelika, is located on the very site where Whit’s grandfather and Davis’ great-grandfather, C.S. Whittelsey, had resided since the late 1800’s.

In 1990, Whit and his son, Davis Whittelsey, partnered together to form Whittelsey & Whittelsey, P.C. In 2002, Davis and Whit partnered with Robert G. Poole (“Bobby”), a native of Columbus, Mississippi, to form Whittelsey, Whittelsey & Poole, P.C. Bobby had previously served the firm as an associate since 1994.

Today, our firm has three full-time practicing attorneys: Davis Whittelsey, Bobby Poole, and Jonathan Corley, an Opelika native, who joined the firm in 2009.

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"We emphasize communication with our clients, persistent advocacy, and attention to all aspects of their case. Regardless of the size of the case, our commitment is to obtain a just result for each of our clients. We are sensitive to the rich traditions of the legal profession and our community, and we are dedicated to providing our clients with professional service along with vigorous advocacy of their interests."

Our Attorneys

Our attorneys are committed, experienced lawyers who take their responsibilities seriously, knowing that the results we achieve for our client will have lasting impact on their lives.


Davis B. Whittelsey

Concentration: Civil Litigation, Criminal Defense, Personal Injury, Automobile Accidents, Premises Liability, Bad Faith, Insurance Defense, Condemnation.

Federal Courts, State Circuit, District and Municipal Courts.

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Robert G. Poole

Concentration: Domestic Relations (Divorce, Child Custody, Adoption), Civil Litigation (Plaintiff and Defense, Personal Injury, Automobile Accidents, Premises Liability, Bad Faith, Insurance Defense, Dram Shop, Condemnation), Criminal Defense (Auburn Municipal Court, Lee County Circuit and District Courts, United States District Court for the Middle District of Alabama, All Other Federal, State and Municipal Courts in Alabama), Appellate (Federal Civil and Criminal, State Civil, Criminal and Domestic)

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Jonathan K. Corley

Concentration: Appellate Practice, Automobile Accidents, Banking, Finance & Investor Fraud, Business Litigation, Civil Rights Litigation, Class Actions, Criminal Defense, Dram Shop, Premises Liability, General Civil Litigation, Insurance Litigation, Bad Faith, Coverage Issues, Personal Injury Wills, Trusts & Estates

Practice Areas

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We can help injured people obtain fair, justified settlements. There is no charge for our legal work if there is no recovery.
We can advise and handle the most sophisticated estate plan or probate by eliminating the mystery and paperwork that can be so confusing.
We have handled every kind of criminal law situation from homicides to DUIs.
We are experienced in handling cases involving divorce, separation, custody or juvenile problems, and the happier matters such as adoption.
No matter what kind of case, our firm has probably been in court on the issue. We first explore reasonable settlement opportunities, but when settlement does not work, we try cases before judges and juries and we have taken appeals to all appellate levels.
We have been involved in many company start-ups. We can help select the proper type of organization that meets your needs and help you every step of the way as your business grows.
We handle residential closings, title work and all types of commercial work. We work with developers, lenders and municipalities.
These alternatives to litigation are becoming more and more popular. Our attorneys have participated in many arbitrations and mediations.
Estate planning, medicaid, guardianships, nursing homes, living will and health care are just some of the elder law issues we can help with. We work with parents and children to plan for or work through difficult times.
Construction disputes can be very difficult and frustrating. We have experience representing owners and contractors at all levels of the process. Whether you need help in negotiating the construction documents or you need to work out a dispute, we can help. We have experience in all types of complicated and large projects.

We are immensely proud of our accomplishments and invite you to learn more about who we are, who we represent, and the range of services we provide.

We strive to balance client interests with important individual and community values. It is something we work very hard to achieve. Our goal is to provide a level of performance and satisfaction that demonstrates to both clients and peers nothing less than the best legal service available.

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Whittelsey, Whittelsey, Poole and Corley P.C.
600 Avenue A
Opelika, Alabama 36801
Phone us: (334) 745-7766
Fax us: (334) 745-7666

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© 2016 Whittelsey, Whittelsey, Poole and Corley P.C.

We are committed to serving our clients effectively and efficiently. We endeavor as a firm to be responsive to our clients’ needs, requests, and expectations; we serve our clients with knowledge, skill, creativity, perseverance, and care; and we seek to be conscientious in attaining our clients’ objectives in the most cost-effective manner possible. To meet these goals, we recruit and retain lawyers and staff of the highest caliber. No representation is made that the quality of legal services to be performed is greater than the quality of legal services performed by other lawyers.