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P. Michael Whipple

Emeritus Professor of Law

P. Michael Whipple
P. Michael Whipple

Before joining the Loyola law faculty in 2001, Professor Whipple served for 10 years as director of the law library at the University of Puerto Rico. Before that appointment, he was a member of the faculty and a law librarian at Pepperdine University and the University of Toledo. Immediately after law school, Professor Whipple practiced with the Phoenix law firm of O’Connor, Cavanagh, Anderson, Westover, Killingsworth & Beshears, where he concentrated in the areas of general commercial litigation, products liability, and professional negligence with an emphasis on special motion and appellate practice. He has taught civil procedure, torts, and seminars in community property, and civil disobedience and the law.

Degrees

M.LL., University of Denver; 1980; J.D.; University of Iowa, 1974; M.A., Johns Hopkins University (with honors), 1971; B.A., Arizona State University (summa cum laude), 1969

Classes Taught

  • Torts II

Areas of Expertise

general commercial litigation, products liability, and professional negligence with an emphasis on special motion and appellate practice.