Joe R. Whatley, Jr. is recognized by Rich Doren, a leading lawyer for health insurance companies, as his most worthy opponent in litigation with healthcare providers in Law 360 interview - July 24, 2012

Joe Whatley is recognized by Rich Doren, a leading lawyer for health insurance companies, as his most worthy opponent in litigation with health care providers.  In a Law 360 interview, Doren was asked what attorney in his field had impressed him, Doren responded as follows:

"Joe Whatley is a plaintiffs’ attorney who represents various medical
providers and societies. I first met Joe in MDL 1334 and have dealt
with him in a number of cases since. He is a worthy opponent, quickly
cutting to the heart of issues, having a good feel for how best to present
his case to courts, and skillfully managing his relationships with other
lawyers, including both his co-counsel and his opponents. While he is
a zealous advocate for his clients, he is also a person of integrity, so while
he will always fight hard, he also fights honestly."

A full copy of the interview can be accessed here.