Hayter Whitman


Hayter is an Associate at Wilkinson Stekloff.  He has worked on teams that tried cases to jury verdict in federal and state courts in Dallas, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, San Francisco, and St. Louis, as well as teams that secured favorable pretrial resolutions.  Hayter specializes in identifying and developing jury friendly themes, evidence, and demonstratives. He has represented an array of clients including Allergan, Bayer, FedEx, Facebook, National Football League, National Collegiate Athletic Association, Oculus VR, Puma Biotechnologies, Pfizer, and Philip Morris USA.

Hayter’s equally diverse pro bono clientele includes criminal defendants facing charges ranging from computer hacking to drug trafficking, prisoners challenging the legality of their sentences, and national civil rights organizations submitting amicus briefs in federal court.  In October 2019, following a contested, multiple-day evidentiary hearing, a D.C. Superior Court judge ordered the release of one of Hayter’s pro bono clients who had turned his life around while serving over 22 years in prison for a murder committed as a juvenile.

Before joining Wilkinson Stekloff, Hayter was an associate at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison in Washington, D.C., and a judicial intern for D.C. Superior Court Judge Craig Iscoe.


  • Undergraduate: The University of Georgia, B.B.A., Finance, cum laude (2011)
  • Law: George Washington University Law Center, J.D., high honors (2014)
    Law Review, Moot Court Board