Kaylin L. Whittingham is the founder and managing attorney of Whittingham Law—a Legal Ethics and Immigration Law firm. Prior to private practice, Kaylin served as Staff Counsel at the Attorney Grievance Committee, First Judicial Department; and before that was Staff Attorney at the Mental Hygiene Legal Services in the First Department. Kaylin is a former Judicial Intern to the Honorable Dolores K. Sloviter, United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, and the Honorable Milton Tingling, Supreme Court for the State of New York, New York County.
Kaylin is the Immediate Past President of the Association of Black Women Attorneys (ABWA) and chairs the New York City Bar (NYCBar) Committee on Professional Discipline. She sits on the National Bar Association Board of Governors, the Board of Advisors for the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) Ethics Compendium and is the former Secretary of the Ethics and Unauthorized Practice of Law Committee for the AILA New York Chapter. She is on the Network of Bar Leaders (NOBL) Executive Council; the New York State Bar Association (NYSBA) House of Delegates, Committee on Professional Ethics, and Committee on Leadership Development. She is a member of the Board of Directors at Unique People Services, a non-profit organization dedicated to serving individuals with developmental disabilities, mental illness, and HIV/AIDS. Kaylin is the recipient of the 2016 Black Women of Influence (BWOI) Trailblazer Award. She is featured in "200 Women: Who Will Change the Way You See the World" -- a Book and World Exhibit by Blackwell&Ruth, New Zealand. Kaylin is a frequent CLE Speaker at Bar Associations, law firms, and other organizations.
Kaylin earned her Law degree from Northeastern School of Law, where she was a member of the Northeastern Law Journal. She holds a bachelor degree in Economics from the City University of New York (CUNY) and another in Literature from the University of the West Indies (UWI). Kaylin is admitted to practice in New York, New Jersey, and the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey.
Kaylin is also very involved in her community—whether it is representing pro bono clients; or helping to serve meals at the Bowery Men’s Mission; or helping the women at the Bottomless Closet who are re-entering the workforce; or helping to bring awareness to Lupus; or volunteering at a career day for elementary school students; or assisting victims of domestic violence.