Keith J. Whitaker


Keith J. Whitaker joined SGWM in 2007. His areas of practice include business transactions and corporate law, litigation, real estate transactions, and Wills and Estate Planning. In addition, Mr. Whitaker serves as City Attorney for the City of Cleveland, Georgia.

Before joining SGWM, Mr. Whitaker served for two years as the Judicial Law Clerk for the Superior Courts of the Enotah Judicial Circuit, which includes White, Lumpkin, Union, and Towns counties.


  • Mercer University Walter F. George School of Law, J.D., 2005
    • Certificate in Advanced Legal Writing, Research, and Drafting
  • North Georgia College and State University, B.S. Political Science, 2002

Professional Admissions

  • State of Georgia, All Courts
  • United States District Court for the Northern and Middle Districts of Georgia

Professional Organizations

  • State Bar of Georgia
    • General Practice and Trial Law Section
    • Real Property Law Section
  • Gainesville-Northeastern Bar Association

Community Involvement

  • Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce
  • Leadership Hall County, Class of 2012
  • United Way Young Leaders Society, Steering Committee Member, 2012–2014
  • Gainesville-Hall County Alliance for Literacy
    • President, (2016–2017)
    • Board of Directors (2012–Present)
    • Vice President (2015)
  • Gateway Domestic Violence Center, Board of Directors  (2013–Present)
  • United Way of Hall County, Board of Directors, (2013–2020)
  • Gainesville Ballet Company
    • Board of Directors (2017–2021)
    • Treasurer, (2019–2021)
  • Habitat for Humanity of Hall County
    • Board of Directors (2015–2017)
  • White County Chamber of Commerce


  • Super Lawyers Rising Stars, General Litigation (2012, 2016–2019)

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