About the Firm

Welcome to Whitley Law, PLLC! Our enthusiastic and professional legal team is here to assist you every step of the way. We have years of experience handing a wide range of criminal and civil matters.
Give us a call or drop by. We are happy to serve you!

Our firm has dealt with cases featured on the local news stations, newspapers, and also been featured on the Nancy Grace show.

Attorney Jessica R. Whitley Coleman

Jessica R. Whitley Coleman

Attorney Jessica R. Whitley Coleman graduated in 2004 from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science and a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology. After receiving her undergraduate degree she attended classes for a Master’s in Business Administration at the University of North Carolina in Greensboro during 2004 and 2005. In 2008 she received her Juris Doctor from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Law. While in law school, she worked at the Wake County District Attorney’s Office and at the Orange County Public Defender’s Office. Upon passing the bar in 2008 she joined Anderson and Associates Attorneys, PLLC in Wilmington, North Carolina. She operated the firm’s Bolivia office location until 2011 when she started her own firm, Whitley Law, PLLC. Jessica has appeared in criminal court in more than ten counties in North Carolina. Her practice centers on personal injury cases and criminal matters, including both misdemeanors and felonies. Jessica looks forward to putting her extensive knowledge and successful experience to work on your case.

910.617.1000 jwhitley@whitleylawnc.com

Senior Legal Assistant Angelica Farias

Angelica Farias

Senior Legal Assistant Angelica Farias has worked in legal field for nine years. Before joining Whitley Law she was a Senior Legal Assistant at Anderson and Associates, PLLC and Ted J. Besen and Associates. She is the Senior Legal Assistant and Office Manager at Whitley Law. She is bilingual and works on all personal injury cases and serious felonies. She looks forward to putting her legal expertise and experience to work on your case.
910.617.4700 afarias@whitleylawnc.com

elizabeth martinez

Elizabeth Martinez

Legal Assistant, Elizabeth Martinez, graduated from New Hanover High School at Wilmington, NC and attended Cape Fear Community College. She worked at her family’s restaurant business for over 5 years. She then worked as a Sales Representative at a Car dealership. She enjoyed providing customer service to the clients. Being bilingual she especially enjoyed helping the non-English speaking clients She is a dedicated worker and truly believes in treating clients with respect and fairness. Elizabeth Martinez became the newest member of the team when she joined the Whitley Law firm in the summer of 2013. She is the front desk assistant and is ready to greet you with a smile and help you with your legal needs.


Legal Assistant Cristy Connolly

Cristy Connolly

Legal Assistant Cristy Connolly career started in the medical field caring for elderly Alzheimer’s patients for eight years. She transitioned to Office Manager at Besen and Gross, PLLC in 2008. Cristy came to Whitley Law as a legal assistant in 2011. She is the primary customer care specialist at Whitley Law and can assist you on your legal matter today.

cconnolly@whitleylawnc.com