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Whitney D. Mauk


Candidate's Campaign Message

I hope to continue my work on the Board of Governors for a third term. My goal is to promote professionalism and respect within the Bar. We have chosen a profession that can involve difficult relationships, with opposing counsel, our clients, even our judges. Professionalism among lawyers allows difficulties to remain in the courtroom. We elevate morale and help our clients when we show respect for each other. Programs developed by the State Bar of Georgia encourage professionalism, thereby promoting morale in our practice. Lawyers do important work and it is easier to create high quality work product for our clients when the lawyers in a case respect each other. 

Through my involvement in the Bar, I seek to promote professionalism and courtesy to create a better practice and quality of life for Georgia lawyers.


  • Indiana University, B.A., English (1996)
  • Indiana University Maurer School of Law in Bloomington, J.D. (1999)


  • Whitney D. Mauk has served on the Board of Governors since 2009.
  • She has been a trial lawyer since 1999.
  • Whitney graduated from the Indiana University Maurer School of Law in Bloomington in 1999.
  • After graduation, she practiced in Indianapolis in many areas of civil litigation, including family law.
  • In 2005, she focused her practice exclusively in the area of family law upon moving to Georgia.
  • After practicing at Atlanta's top family law boutique firms, she formed Whitney D. Mauk, P.C., specializing in family law.

Professional Background, Bar Activities, Civic Activities:

Whitney’s involvement in the State Bar of Georgia began in the Young Lawyers Division and continued with the Board of Governors, as highlighted below:

  • Board of Governors 2009-2013
  • Member of Disciplinary Rules and Procedure and Legislation Committees 2009-2013
  • Young Lawyers Division (“YLD”), Board of Directors, Executive Council 2008-2010
  • YLD Representative, Executive Council 2007-2008
  • YLD Leadership Academy Class of 2008
  • Co-chair YLD Litigation Committee 2009-2010
  • Co-chair YLD Signature Fundraiser Committee 2008-2009
  • Co-chair YLD Women in the Profession Committee 2008-2009
  • YLD Award of Achievement, Outstanding Service to the Public 2007-2008
  • Silent Auction Chair, YLD Signature Fundraiser Committee 2007-2008
  • Member, YLD Ethics and Professionalism and Community Service Committees
  • Public Relations Chair, YLD Family Law Committee

In addition to the State Bar of Georgia

  • Whitney is a member of the Atlanta Bar Association, the Cobb County Bar Association and the Georgia Association of Woman Lawyers.
  • She is a Rising Star Super Lawyer recognized twice by Atlanta Magazine.
  • Whitney is a member of the Lawyers Club of Atlanta, the Charles Longstreet Weltner American Inn of Court and the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association.

Main issues facing the State Bar/position:

  • Improvement of lawyer morale in the profession and the public
  • Encouragement of lawyers to serve in the legislature; and
  • Maintenance of positive relations with legislature to further Bar objectives.