Betty M. Whitman, Esq.

Betty Marion Whitman resides in Ocala, Marion County, Florida where she began practicing law in Marion County in 1987. Betty started her legal career as a secretary to her father, a general practitioner in Melbourne, Florida. She continued to work as a legal secretary in various cities in Florida and briefly in New York City.  She obtained her A.A. degree from Brevard Community College, then went on to the University of Central Florida to obtain her B.A. degree, and then to Law School at the University of Florida. Betty has achieved an “AV Preeminent” rating by Martindale & Hubbell, which is a significant accomplishment and a testament to the fact that her peers rate her at the highest level of achievement. She was also Board Certified in Workers’ Compensation (2000-2015). She has spoken at numerous seminars and educational programs on practice and procedure, and topical issues, involving workers’ compensation, employment law, and liability law.

Attorney Betty M. Whitman

Professional Associations

  • The Florida Bar 1987
  • Florida Bar Board Certified – Workers’ Compensation (2000 – 2015)
  • Top 100: 2018 Civil Plaintiff Attorneys, National Trial Lawyers

Honors & Awards

  • Named Florida “Super Lawyer” (2010)
  • “AV Preeminent” Rated by Martindale – Hubbell
  • “Boss of the Year” by the Marion County Legal Support Association (2012)


  • SERVICE ANIMALS? WHAT’S A PROPRIETOR TO DO?, Kubicki Draper Quarterly, Fall, 2013


  • University of Florida, Gainesville, FL (J.D., 1986)
  • University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL (B.A., with honors, 1984)

Past Employment:

  • Pattillo, McKeever & Bice, P.A. (Partner)
  • McCarty, Helm, Keeter, Davis, O’Connor & Marion, P.A. (Partner)
  • McConnaughhay, Duffy, Coonrod, Pope & Weaver, P.A. (Partner)
  • The Marion Law Firm, LLC, Ocala, Florida (Partner)
  • Kubicki Draper Law Firm (Shareholder)

Speaking Engagements/Presentations:

  • “Workers’ Compensation and Workplace Safety: Batten Down the Hatches”, HR Martin County, 2014
  • “Veterinary Negligence” (Zurich NA Insurance) – 2013
  • “Ethics for the Claims Professional” (Zurich NA Insurance) – 2013
  • “Alcohol, Cell Phones & the Law”, (Kubicki Draper Claims Conference) – 2012
  • “Ethical Practice in the Real World” (Florida Association of Legal Support Specialist) – 2012
  • “Workers’ Compensation: Trends & Hot Topics in Fighting Insurance Fraud” (Florida Insurance Fraud Educational Conference) – 2012
  • “Preventing Pre-Purchase Examination Claims and the Legal Realities” and “Specific Claims Reviews and Actual Cases” (Florida Association of Equine Practitioners) – 2012

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