Whalen Hersh LLP Managing Partner, recognized in 2019 as one of the Top 100 Personal Injury Attorneys in America, left the large firm life, after over 10 years, to start an injury firm based on his personal values and commitment to clients, community and philanthropy.
DENVER (PRWEB) October 31, 2019
Reeves D. Whalen, Managing Partner of Whalen Hersh LLP, a top rated Colorado personal injury law firm, believes in putting his money, talent, hard work and commitment behind a firm representing clients in a very different way. Attorney Whalen was named one of America's Top 100 Personal Injury Attorneys. Selection to America's Top 100 Personal Injury Attorneys® is by invitation only and is reserved to identify the nation's most exceptional litigators for high-value personal injury, catastrophic injury, wrongful death, product liability, and medical malpractice matters.
Mr. Whalen left his prior partnership and practice with a large Colorado Personal Injury firm to found Whalen Hersh LLP. This movement toward a boutique personal injury firm, which has proven successful over the past nearly 2 years, was based on the firm's emphasis and focus on client relations and community involvement. Attorney Whalen and his law partner, Graham D. Hersh, stand by their company branding of "Small Firm Relationships – Big Firm Results." This controls the firms approach to every case – invest in the relationship with the clients, get to know them, and aggressively advocate to secure the very best possible results in helping people get their lives back on track.
This approach to clients and practicing law is an outgrowth and reflection of Attorney Whalen's childhood, upbringing, values and a lifetime of commitment to community and philanthropy. Whalen cares deeply about his clients, his community and people who come from disadvantaged backgrounds. He has built a career of proving that based on how he lives his life and how he spends his time in and out of the office. In the past 12 years, Attorney Whalen has donated his time, energy and efforts working with programs such as Save Our Youth, Center of Hope Haiti, Inner City Health Center, The Girl's Athletic Leadership School, Denver Public Schools, The Red Cloud Indian School, and Project CURE. Mr. Whalen's commitment to these programs and organizations has covered the spectrum from fundraising, youth mentoring, teaching in schools, and temporarily living in Haiti to support the building of an orphanage project based out of New York. Through this time, Mr. Whalen has been appointed to leadership positions by Denver Mayor Michael Hancock and Superintendent of Schools Tom Boasberg.
Mr. Whalen has also been honored alongside Governor Bill Ritter, another honorary, with the American Constitution Society Progressive Young Leadership Award. With the support of Governor Ritter and Former Colorado Speaker of House Andrew Romanoff, who drafted letters of support on his behalf, Mr. Whalen was accepted and graduated from the Harvard Kennedy School Executive Education Program. Attorney Whalen's philanthropic efforts in Haiti, where he traveled as a young lawyer to build an orphanage with a non-profit, had an impression on him that he carries into his professional life in connecting with his clients. Mr. Whalen, in an interview with the Denver Business Journal, commented "Whenever you travel abroad, you often think you are going to be able to create change, but really I think what happens is that the experience changes you and it gives you a different outlook and perspective."
Raised in Massachusetts in a family which included 12 children – six biological siblings and six adopted siblings – including a younger brother and sister with special needs, an older brother with Downs Syndrome, two African American siblings, a Latino brother and a Native American sister, Reeves D. Whalen learned the values of equality, opportunity, and importance of standing up for people and fighting for what he cared about in life. He was quoted in the Denver Business Journal, when profiled for the DBJ Top 40 Under 40, commenting on his father's influence in his life and career - he always told me, "Don't ever live your life running in the middle of the pack, get out in front and set an example." In a 2011 interview and profile with Lawyers & Settlements, he commented "I think the lessons I learned from my childhood gave me a barometer to assess right and wrong and have definitely led me to a place where I feel pretty comfortable picking my fights." During the interview, the writer concluded "Attorney Reeves Whalen epitomizes the idea that we are the sum total of our experiences – Whalen comes to the table, any table in fact, with a depth and understanding few other young lawyers can match." Mr. Whalen has spent a career helping people and his new law firm, Whalen Hersh LLP, is an extension of that mindset and passion.
Inspired to give back to his community, Whalen believes there are good things out there worth fighting for in life. In a 2011 profile and selection as a Denver Business Journal Top Forty Under 40, he said "I think whenever you have an opportunity to see how others live, it changes how you think and changes what you are willing to do to help other people." In 2016, Reeves D. Whalen had the 3rd largest personal injury verdict in Colorado and he has been honored for his professional successes as a personal injury attorney by Super Lawyers Colorado, The National Trial Lawyers Top 100, The Denver Business Journal Top Forty under 40, America's Top 100 High Stakes Litigators, The American Constitution Society, The National Association of Distinguished Counsel Top 1%, Best Lawyers of America, The American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys Top 10, 5280 Top Attorneys in Colorado, The Million Dollar Advocates Forum, and the American Society of Legal Advocates.
On being named to America's Top 100 Personal Injury Attorneys, Mr. Whalen commented "The recognition is important to me personally, it's a reflection of the type of practice we wanted to build, and its speaks volumes to our clients about who they can trust to handle their cases. This means a lot to me."
Whalen's admirable values, commitment and dedication to support his community carries over to his law practice in innumerable ways, where he constantly seeks to establish a direct, meaningful, trusted and reliable relationship with the clients he represents. Community service, volunteerism, charitable works and social advocacy are part of the company's core values and traditions. The Colorado personal injury law firm is dedicated to improving the lives of their clients as well as the larger local communities they serve in Colorado. Look for Mr. Whalen's recent interview with Law Week Colorado, in the Managing Partner Roundtable Edition, where he talks more about his firm and how Whalen Hersh LLP is a different type of firm in the growing Colorado Legal Market.
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