Circuit State Attorney's Office in Leon County,
Florida. For approximately three (3) years thereafter,
Ms. Whitehurst worked in the misdemeanor and felony
divisions where she handled hundreds of jury and
non-jury criminal trials. In 1991, she was hired
as an Assistant General Counsel with the Florida
Department of Law Enforcement where she prosecuted
law enforcement officers, correctional officers
and probation officers in formal administrative
hearings throughout the State of Florida. She
also provided training to officers around the
state pertaining to the professional standards
in their field and the officer discipline process,
and was frequently asked to serve as a guest lecturer
on various law enforcement topics.
1994-2000 she served as an Assistant City Attorney
in the Tallahassee City Attorney's Office. In
this capacity, Ms. Whitehurst initially served
as the legal advisor to the Police Chief and his
command staff. In her last three years, she handled
civil litigation cases involving tort claims and
civil rights violations pertaining to Title VII
and Section 1983 claims. In September 2000, Ms.
Whitehurst and her family relocated to Virginia
where she was admitted to the Virginia State Bar
and worked for a private law firm handling workers'
compensation and personal injury cases. Ms. Whitehurst
joined Knowles & Randolph, P.A. in 2002.
Whitehurst is admitted to practice before the
United States District Courts in the Northern
and Middle Districts of Florida and the United
States Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit of Virginia.
Whitehurst has served as a member of the Florida
Bar Grievance Committee for the Second Judicial
Circuit and the Florida Association of Police
Attorneys, Inc. In addition, she has volunteered
as an attorney coach for the Florida A&M University
High School Mock Trial Team, as a judge for the
Florida Bar High School Mock Trial Competition,
and as a volunteer attorney for the Legal Services
of North Florida Hot Line. She is currently a
member of the Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers,
the Second Judicial Circuit Committee on Professionalism
and a Master Lawyer Member of Tallahassee's William
H. Stafford Chapter of the American Inns of Court.
is married to Tony Whitehurst and has twin sons,
Terrance and Terrell.