Whitney “Whit” Campbell
Attorney at Law
I practice law because I enjoy helping people with the challenges they face. People often need quality legal representation at times of crises or at times in their lives when they are most vulnerable. I find it rewarding to be part of the solution and feel honored when people ask me to help. Each case is important, and I want to help my clients to achieve the best possible outcome when they face an awful situation or an injustice.
I was born in Texas, and I entered the U.S. Army right after high school as a West Point cadet. After graduation, I was commissioned as a field artillery officer. I was assigned to the III Armored Corps Artillery at Fort Sill, Oklahoma where I specialized in rocket and missile artillery. I served as a platoon leader and in staff officer roles at the battalion and brigade levels and for the Field Artillery Center commanding general. My next assignment was to the 25th Infantry Division (ID) (Light) at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii. I deployed with the 25th ID to Bosnia-Herzegovina where I served as a planner for the U.S.-led Multi-National Division (North) of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization’s (NATO) Stabilization Force (SFOR) mission. I helped plan strategic operations including support to the United Nations’ International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY) and the wind-down of U.S. participation in SFOR. Upon returning to Hawaii, I was a fire support coordinator to a light infantry battalion until I took command of a 105mm cannon artillery unit, C Battery, 11th Field Artillery Regiment of the 25th ID’s 2nd Brigade. I deployed with my battery to support Operation Iraqi Freedom and commanded a forward operating base (FOB), FOB Dibis between the cities of Kirkuk and Irbil. I served military administrator for the two districts of the Kirkuk Province in the valley to the north of the city of Kirkuk. I also had tactical control in combat and responsibility for training 300 Iraqi National Police officers and 1,200 Iraqi Army soldiers. Upon returning from Iraq, I was next assigned as an Instructor of Military Science at West Point where I completed my active duty service. I am now a Major in the U.S. Army Reserve working as a trainer and evaluator for the 75th Training Command at Ellington Field in Houston. I am a graduate of the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College.
After my active duty military service, I worked as a project manager for DHL Express, a global delivery company, at the U.S. Corporate Finance and Billing Center in Houston. Then, I went to law school. During law school, I interned for the Harris County District Attorney’s Office in the Consumer Protection Division and with Houston Volunteer Lawyers in its Veterans and Low Income Tax Clinics. As a law student, I also worked as a corporate compliance law clerk for Baker Hughes Inc., one of the largest global oil and gas services companies.
I am a recipient of the Eagle Scout Award from the Boy Scouts of America. My highest military awards include the Combat Action Badge, the Meritorious Service Medal with one oak leaf cluster, and the Bronze Star Medal. I earned the Basic Parachutist and the Air Assault qualification badges. I was also awarded the Honorable Order of Saint Barbara by U.S. Field Artillery Association.
I am a graduate of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, New York. I have a Masters of Public Administration from the University of Oklahoma, and I graduated from South Texas College of Law.
I am admitted to the State Bar of Texas. I am also admitted to practice in the U.S. District Courts for the the Eastern and Southern Districts of Texas.
Since 2010, I have volunteered for the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo on the Directions & Assistance Committee.
My wife, Martha, and I have a son, William.