Mr. Whelley is "AV-Preeminent" rated by Martindale-Hubbell with 16 years of courtroom experience followed by 16 years of multi-million dollar litigation management work with USF&G and its successors, The St Paul and Travelers.
He graduated from The University of Maryland Law School in 1977 as a member of The Order of the Coif, the national legal honor society reserved for the top ten percent of graduates.
As an Associate at a Baltimore firm, he assisted in the prosecution and trial of a major plaintiff’s anti-trust case in the United States District Court in Newark New Jersey.
He was an Assistant States Attorney for Baltimore County from 1979-1983 where, during the course of his career, he tried matters ranging from DWI’s to death penalty murder cases.
He then joined and later became partner at another Baltimore area law firm where he tried numerous toxic tort, general liability and personal lines matters to verdict.
He became Group Counsel for Claim Litigation with USF&G in 1993 , managing multi-million dollar litigation all over the southeast. He continued in that capacity after USF&G’s merger with The St Paul and Travelers.
Mr. Whelley is a member of the Maryland State Bar Association. He is married with three children and enjoys, hiking, biking, sea-kayaking, skiing and playing guitar.
University of Maryland School of Law, J.D. summa cum laude 1977
University of Maryland, College Park, B.A. (Sociology) 1973
- Toxic Tort
- Premises Liability
- General Litigation
- Construction Litigation
- Insurance Defense
Honors & Affiliations
Maryland State Bar Association
Order of the Coif, 1977
United States District Court for the District of Maryland, 1983
United States District Court for the District of Columbia, 1990
District of Columbia, 1990