Even more pertinent than her awards and ratings, Ms. Whyte strives to keep her clients’ interests at heart, and reach timely resolutions of challenging situations. Within the family law field, she handles a multitude of issues such as divorce, custody, visitation, modifications, child support, parentage/paternity, property division, prenuptial agreements, postnuptial agreements, dependency actions, and spousal support. Ms. Whyte provides individualized counseling and representation in all areas of family law and listens carefully to her client’s problems to provide representation that is strategic and effective.
Ms. Whyte has written extensively in her fields of expertise. She is also a regular speaker at legal conferences across the United States, including, to mention a few, West Coast Casualty Seminar 1998: Care, Feeding and Handling of Experts; West Coast Casualty Seminar 2000: The Effects of the Aas decision – A Subcontractor’s Perspective; Lorman’s Construction Defect Claims in California: The Subcontractor’s Perspective: Defending the Trades; Mealey’s Construction Defect Litigation Conference 2001: The Art of the Release: From Standing to Structured Settlements; West Coast Casualty Seminar 2002: The Nuts and Bolts of Handling a Construction Defect Lawsuit; MC2 Conference 2010: Mock Trial Presentations; DRI Conference 2012: Making The Points that Count: How Juries Decide; Banyard Inn of Court 2016: The overlap of Family Law and Bankruptcy issues; Combined Claims Conference 2017: The Top 10 Jury Verdicts in 2016; and Orange County Bar Association Small and Solo Firm section 2017: How to Grow a Successful Practice. Ms. Whyte has authored chapters in two published Family Law books, “Strategies for Family Law in California” 2010 edition published by Aspatore, “Streamlining Strategies and Costs in today’s Family Law Cases”, and “Strategies for Family Law in California” 2012 edition published by Aspatore, “Staying up to date with New Developments and Strategies in California Family Law Litigation”.
Ms. Whyte is a member of the Family, Construction and Insurance sections of the Orange County Bar Association, the Clark County Bar Association (Nevada) and the American Bar Association. She is a member of the Association of Certified Family Law Specialists. She is a past member of the Civil Procedure and Evidence panels of the Orange County Bar Association’s Resolutions Committee. She has graduated twice from the National Institute for Trial Advocacy (NITA) program in trial advocacy and is a Master Bencher and past officer of the Robert A. Banyard Inn of Court. Ms. Whyte also serves as a mediator, and has served as settlement officer for the Orange County Superior Court.
Ms. Whyte is a member of the Sonenshine Pro Bono Opportunities Committee, an Orange County organization comprised of attorneys and Judges that provides Pro Bono legal opportunities to newer members of the Orange County bar, by matching attorneys with potential Pro Bono clients.