Andre Wharton

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Andre Wharton

Attorney André C. Wharton graduated with honors from Hampton University in 1999 with a Bachelor of 
Science Degree in Marketing. He then journeyed south to Chapel Hill, North Carolina, where he attended 
and finished law school at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC) in 2002. At UNC Law, 
André was a mock trial finalist and obtained awards as the Best Negotiator and as a finalist in the 
National Environmental Negotiation Moot Court competition. While at UNC Law, consistent with what 
he still believes to be an obligation in improving and empowering his community, André was enrolled in 
the criminal law clinic where he counseled and tried cases for juveniles who had made missteps and were 
charged with delinquent matters in the Durham, North Carolina courts.
Before returning home to Memphis to join the family's Firm, André worked in Raleigh, North Carolina 
with the law firm of Yates, McClamb, and Weyher, LLP. At Yates McClamb, André practiced in the area 
of civil defense litigation, primarily handling medical malpractice, nursing home, and general insurance 
defense. During his tenure at Yates McClamb, André actively participated in several juries and judge 
trials. André returned home to join the Wharton Law Firm in 2004, where he has represented numerous 
individuals and entities, both in and outside of court throughout Western Tennessee.
André primarily focuses his law practice in the areas of criminal law (state and federal courts), personal 
injury, including automobile accidents, healthcare liability, and wrongful death cases. André has also 
practiced in the areas of employment, municipal, and juvenile law, as well as matters involving probate 
law (conservatorships and guardianships), workers compensation, and education law. Additionally, he has 
litigated matters involving election law and constitutional law, as well as represented public officials and 
municipalities in a variety of matters.
Andre actively serves on several boards including Memphis Area Legal Services, Overton Park Shell and 
is the panel representative for the Criminal Justice Act (CJA) Panel in the United District Court for the 
Western District of Tennessee. He also serves as adjunct professor at University of Memphis-Cecil C. 
Humphreys School of Law.


United States Supreme Court
United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
United States District Court for Western District of Tennessee
Tennessee Supreme Court
Tennessee Court of Appeals
Tennessee Criminal Court of Appeals


Leo Bearman, Sr. American Inns of Court
Federal Bar Association-Memphis/Midsouth Chapter
Memphis Area Legal Services-Board Member-Past President 
Memphis Bar Association- Former Board Member
Memphis Brooks Museum of Art -Former Board of Trustees 
Memphis Landmarks Commission-Former Commissioner 
National Bar Association (Ben F. Jones) – Former Board Member
National Trial Lawyers Association-2014 “Top 40 under 40”
Overton Park Shell -Board Member
Pharaohs of the Future - Co-Founder of program designed to develop leaders among junior and senior high
school students at Raleigh-Egypt High School. (2004-2006)
Mississippi Boulevard Christian Church-Member
Shelby County Youth Court and GOALS Program
Tennessee Bar Association Leadership Law (TBALL)- Fellow (2015)
University of Memphis Fogelman College-4C’s Program-Featured Speaker (2013-current)
University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphrey’s School of Law-Adjunct Professo
Administrator of Elections
Chief Deputy Administrator of Elections

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