Joshua M. Whitaker



Josh is a founding member and the managing partner of the law firm of Whitaker & Hamer, PLLC. Josh concentrates his practice on real estate law, business/contract law, and general civil litigation. Josh routinely advises his clients regarding real estate transactions (both residential and commercial), business entity creation, the purchase or sale of business entities, and estate administration and probate.

Josh lives in Raleigh with his wife, Charolette, and their three boys. Josh spends time in the firm’s Garner, Clayton, and Raleigh offices. Josh can be reached nearly anytime of the day (or night) by email at


  • B.A., North Carolina State University, 1999
  • J.D., Campbell University, Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law, 2003


  • North Carolina State Bar
  • Federal Eastern District Court of North Carolina
  • Federal Middle District Court of North Carolina
  • United States Bankruptcy Court, Eastern District of North Carolina


  • North Carolina Bar Association
  • Eleventh Judicial (Johnston County) District Bar
  • American Bar Association (Litigation Division)
  • North Carolina Bar Association
  • Elder, Earnest Myatt Presbyterian Church
  • Past President, Garner Morning Rotary Club
  • Member, Garner Optimist Club
  • Member, Garner Civitan Club
  • Board Member, Able to Serve, Inc. (Past)
  • Board Member, Garner Chamber of Commerce (Past)

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