Ken Whalen practices as a Supreme Court Certified Circuit Court Mediator in the areas of personal injury, insurance law, mass tort, and railroad injury litigation. He is also qualified as a Federal Court Mediator. He has handled appeals in the Florida Second District Court of Appeal, Florida Fourth District Court of Appeals, the Florida Supreme Court, and the Pennsylvania Superior Court. He has also served as an arbitrator on many cases.
He has lectured on various topics, including torts, insurance coverage, rental car litigation, Circuit Court costs, professionalism, and ethics. He has a over 35 years experience in the practice of personal injury law, representing both plaintiffs and defendants, including serving as Staff Counsel for The Travelers and Continental Insurance Companies. He most recently was a member of Murray, Morin & Herman, P.A., a aviation and personal injury defense firm with offices in Tampa and Miami.
Mr. Whalen is a member of the Hillsborough County Bar Association, The Florida Bar, the Pennsylvania Bar, and the American Arbitration Association. He has served on the Civil Procedure Rules Committee of The Florida Bar. He is rated AV by Martindale Hubbell.
He is an active participant in the American Inns of Court, which has a mission of fostering excellence in professionalism, ethics, civility, and legal skills for judges, lawyers, academicians, and students of law in order to perfect the quality, availability, and efficiency of justice in the United States. He is designated as a Master in the Tampa Bay Inn and has served as an officer and on the executive committee.
He has served on the Board of Directors of the Hillsborough County Friends of the Parks, the Hillsborough County Commission Citizen s Advisory Committee, the Hillsborough County Transportation Task Force, the Hillsborough County Parks Bond Steering Committee, as a founder and President of the Council of Northwest Hillsborough Civic Associations. In 2002 he was a candidate for Circuit Judge in Hillsborough County.
University of Pittsburgh School of Law
University of Pittsburgh
Bachelor of Arts
Federal District Court; Middle District of Florida
Certified Circuit Mediator since 1993 (4589-R)
Certified Federal Middle District Mediator since 1993
Pennsylvania Bar (currently inactive)
Member of the Hillsborough County Bar Association
Martindale-Hubbell "AV" Rated
Admitted United States Supreme Court
Admitted Federal Court of Appeals; 11th Circuit and 3rd Circuit.