Quentin Whitwell is a Senior Partner at GibbsWhitwell PLLC where he manages the commercial practice group for the firm and is known for his legal prowess for getting results for his clients. Specific areas of practice include handling business litigation matters and a variety of commercial transactions for emerging businesses including financing and acquisition. Representing corporate interests in formation, planning and strategy for growth is a primary focus of his practice. Quentin’s knowledge of finance and real property law has produced a clientele that brings economic development projects throughout the South. Additionally, Whitwell represents individuals and corporations in various administrative proceedings. His clients range from healthcare companies to emerging growth technology entities. He also serves as the managing partner of the lobbying firm, The Talon Group, LLC (www.talonms.com). Quentin previously operated as a Senior Government Relations Advisor for the law firm Brunini, Grantham, Grower & Hewes, PLLC and as legal counsel and lobbyist for the Mississippi Association of REALTORS®. During his tenure with the REALTORS®, every bill the Association sought for passage was signed into law. He has also served as the attorney for the Mortgage Bankers Association of Mississippi and technical colleges seeking counsel for legislative and agency regulatory changes.
Quentin has spent the last fifteen years handling major issues for corporate clients as an attorney and government affairs operative. Not only does he have significant expertise in working successfully within the ranks of government and in the private sector to achieve client objectives, but also he consistently assists businesses in their efforts to grow and succeed. Mr. Whitwell’s key strengths include presenting complex legal arguments before Judges and Administrative bodies, facilitating the execution of business plans, developing messaging, advocating for effective regulatory policies, securing venture capital, communicating corporate messages to the public and internally under crisis situations, organizing grassroots initiatives, and pursuing strategies to pass legislation beneficial to his clients.
As an entrepreneur, Quentin is a Senior Partner in Life Bible Study, LLC, a Christian Publishing entity (www.lifebiblestudy.com) that provides resources and materials to churches, non-profits and individuals seeking to grow in their Christian faith and The Donor Tree®, an online fundraising technology company (www.thedonortree.com) with protected trademarks that facilitate “viral” contributions for non-profits for payment processing and events. He is also the Chief Executive Officer of Guardian Elite, LLC (www.guardianelite.net) which equips athletes to leverage their skills and abilities into greater success for life. He holds other interests in a variety of corporate interests and knows firsthand the value of starting and growing businesses.
Elected to serve on the Jackson City Council on February 15, 2011, Quentin currently holds the office of City Councilman, Ward 1 (www.quentinwhitwell.com) in the Capital City. He was re-elected in 2013 without opposition. Quentin was appointed to serve on the Board of Directors of the Central Mississippi Planning and Development District where he is its upcoming Secretary –Treasurer and is on its Metropolitan Planning Organization where they oversee the promotion of area-wide progress through regional planning and development concepts in such areas as local planning, governmental management, and human resource coordination.
He often serves as a guest speaker and has held training seminars on numerous motivational and legal topics. In short, Quentin knows how to earn the support of the public at large as well as that of elected officials.
He is a graduate of the University of Mississippi and the University Of Mississippi School Of Law, and is a member of the Mississippi Bar Association and the District of Columbia Bar Association. Quentin is a 2005 recipient of the Mississippi Business Journal’s “Top 40 Under 40” award, and a member of the Ole Miss Hall of Fame. Quentin also served as the Chairman of the Mississippi Tort Claims Board under Haley Barbour’s first administration as Governor.
Additionally, Quentin is the author of the Southern novel If By Whiskey, a comedy that takes a fresh look at the New South and was nominated in 2009 for the Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters top fiction novels. His twitter name is Quentin_W and he also can be found on Facebook and LinkedIn.