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Whitney Bly Edwards is a member of the Labor & Employment Practice in Greenberg Traurig’s Atlanta office. Prior to joining the Firm, she defended medical practitioners facing professional liability claims and represented healthcare facilities in litigation.



  • Judicial Intern, Hon. Amy Totenberg, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia, 2017
  • Legal Intern, U.S. Department of Education, Office of Civil Rights, 2016
  • Judicial Intern, Hon. Dax López, State Court of DeKalb County, Georgia, 2015
  • Assistant Professor of English, Lane College, 2011-2012
  • Assistant Professor of English, Tennessee State University, 2009-2010
  • Temporary Instructor of English, Kennesaw State University, 2008-2009
  • Preparing Future Faculty Teaching Fellow, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, 2007-2008
  • Teaching Associate/Instructor of Record, Howard University, 2005-2007

Recognition & Leadership

  • Member, Georgia Association of Black Women Attorneys (GABWA)
  • Member, Gate City Bar Association
  • Member, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.
  • Participant, Atlanta Bar Association Minority and Diversity Clerkship Summer Program, 2015
  • Volunteer Tutor, Burdell-Hunt Elementary School, 2014-2015


  • J.D., cum laude, Mercer University Walter F. George School of Law
    • Member, Mercer Law Review
    • President, Black Law Students Association
  • Ph.D., English, High Honor, Howard University
    • Concentration in Caribbean Literature
  • B.A., summa cum laude, Fisk University
  • M.A., English, magna cum laude, Howard University
    • Concentration in African American Literature
  • Georgia
  • Court of Appeals of Georgia
  • Supreme Court of Georgia