Whatley Drake & Kallas
Whatley Drake & Kallas
A Firm representing injured people, workers,
consumers, unions and small businesses
A Firm taking on unscrupulous brokers, businesses
engaging in price gouging, and prescription drug companies
A Firm fundamentally changing the
relationship between HMOs and physicians
A Firm recognized for excellence by the
National Law Journel's Plaintiff's Hot List
A Firm committed to Litigating
Meaningful Change.

Whatley Drake & Kallas LLC has the expertise, knowledge, skill and resources to develop and litigate a complex case through to verdict. The firm has earned a national reputation for being bold and fearless in taking on large corporations, established institutions, and the financially powerful whose actions have resulted in injuries to others. While the firm is proud of its many outstanding clients, it also welcomes the opportunity to serve as co-counsel with and to accept referrals from other lawyers.

Whatley Drake & Kallas Announces Settlement with Vita Coco

Media Contact: Patrick J. Sheehan Whatley Drake & Kallas, LLC Class Counsel (212) 447-7070 New York, NY April 23, 2012. The following statement is being issued by Whatley Drake & Kallas, LLC regarding a settlement reached in the class action lawsuit pending in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York Read More »

Whatley Drake & Kallas Announces Settlement with CytoSport

If you Purchased Certain CytoSport Products, You May Be Eligible to Receive Benefits Under a Proposed Class Action Settlement  LOS ANGELES, April 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — The following statement is being issued by Pearson, Simon,Warshaw & Penny, LLP, Whatley Drake & Kallas, LLC and Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP regarding CytoSport. Pearson, Simon, Warshaw & Read More »

Patrick Sheehan to Speak on Class Actions

On May 17-18, 2012, CLE International will be hosting its 8th Annual Conference on Class Actions at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza in Los Angeles. For the second consecutive year, Patrick Sheehan of Whatley Drake & Kallas will be speaking on pre-certification strategies and tactics. For more information on this conference, please visit the conference Read More »


WHATLEY, DRAKE & KALLAS NAMED TO NATIONAL LAW JOURNAL’S PRESTIGIOUS “PLAINTIFFS’ HOT LIST” AND FEATURED IN AN ARTICLE HIGHLIGHTING ITS HEALTHCARE PRACTICE BIRMINGHAM, ALA and NEW YORK, NY -Whatley, Drake & Kallas, LLC is pleased to announce that it was recently honored by being included in the National Law Journal’s 2011 “Plaintiffs’ Hot List” and featured in an Read More »


COURT APPROVES SETTLEMENT IN THE ANTHEM BLUE CROSS DEATH SPIRAL LITIGATION – A California Court granted final approval on August 26, 2011 of a settlement between a Class of all current California residents who were enrolled in the PPO Share 500, PPO Share 1000, PPO Share 1500, and PPO Share 2500 individual Anthem Blue Cross Read More »

Whatley to Speak on Doctors’ Unions at ASMAC Meeting

Joe Whatley is speaking on collective bargaining by doctors at the annual meeting of the American Society of Medical Association Counsel at the annual meeting in Ashville, North Carolina on September 25, 2011. Whatley Drake & Kallas represents medical societies and doctors throughout the country. The firm also has a history of representing unions. With Read More »

WDK Appointed Lead Counsel in Lead Contaminated Fruit Juice Litigation

The law firm of Whatley, Drake & Kallas, LLC (WDK) today announced that it was appointed lead counsel for consumers in the ongoing consumer protection litigation concerning lead contaminated juice and other fruit-based products. The lawsuit alleges that the defendants represent to consumers that certain of their fruit juice and other fruit-based products are safe Read More »

Whatley Drake & Kallas and Consumer Watchdog Announce Settlement in Anthem Blue Cross “Death Spiral” Litigation

NEWS RELEASE Anthem Blue Cross Consumers in “Death Spiral” Will Have Options to Change Coverage, Benefit from Rate Caps Under Class Action Settlement Santa Monica, CA. A California Superior Court judge has preliminarily approved the settlement of a class action lawsuit alleging that Anthem Blue Cross, the California subsidiary of the nation’s largest health insurer, Read More »

Patrick Sheehan to Speak on Class Actions

On May 12-13, 2011, CLE International will be hosting its 7th Annual Conference on Class Actions at the Fairmont Hotel in San Francisco. On Thursday, May 12, 2011, Patrick Sheehan of Whatley Drake & Kallas will present “Precertification Strategies and Tactics: Forum/Removal Considerations, Early Dispositive Motions and Discovery.” For more information on this conference, please Read More »

AAJ Disaster Relief Efforts

AAJ has annouced free legal assistance for our fellow Alabamians in the aftermath of Wednesday’s tragic storms. If you need insurance claims or other assistance, or more information, please go to http://www.alabamajustice.org/AL/index.cfm?event=showPage&pg=PressReleases

Joe Whatley on Dan Rather Reports

On Tuesday March 8, 2011, WDK partner Joe Whatley will be interviewed on Dan Rather Reports: Betty vs. Goliath.  The interview will focus on Betty Dukes vs Wal-Mart, the largest class action case ever, which is now before the Supreme Court.  The case involves gender discrimination and the nation’s largest employer. The show will air at Read More »

Risk of Healthcare Fraud Charges Increases

Healthcare fraud has become an important area of concern for all health care providers. This week Justice Department indicted 114 people with charges of healthcare fraud1. On Sunday the Birmingham News also reported on the recent increase in health care fraud penalties in Alabama2. In our experience, we have found that almost all healthcare professionals are Read More »

Joe Whatley Participates in Panel on Judicial Activism in Federal Courts

On February 8, 2011, Joe Whatley participated in a Panel sponsored by the American Constitutional Society at the NYU Law School on the topic of “Federal Courts, Inc.?: Is a new brand of judicial activism gripping the Supreme Court and our other federal courts?” Nathan Koppel of the Wall Street Journal referred to the panel Read More »


Whatley Drake & Kallas has developed expertise in representing small businesses in contingent fee litigation. We have found that small businesses often have valuable claims that they cannot afford to bring if they must pay lawyers by the hour. We have successfully handled matters like these for small businesses. If you believe you have a Read More »


Especially after healthcare reform, healthcare providers are finding themselves subject to abusive audits. Whatley Drake & Kallas is working with a team of health care experts to investigate and combat these abuses. If you are subject to such an audit or wish to discuss an abusive audit, call Edith Kallas at 212.447.7019.