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Whittney Barth is an Associate at Sanford Heisler Sharp.

At Sanford Heisler Sharp, Whittney’s practice has focused primarily on employment discrimination cases, representing both individuals and proposed classes. Working with a team of Sanford Heisler Sharp attorneys, Whittney has represented clients including:

Whittney received her law degree from The University of Chicago Law School, her Master of Divinity from Harvard Divinity School, and her Bachelor of Arts magna cum laude from Miami University. While at the University of Chicago, Whittney served as the Executive Comments Editor of the Chicago Journal of International Law, participated in the Civil Rights and Police Accountability Project clinic, and was a teaching assistant for two undergraduate courses in the University’s Laws, Letters, and Society Program. She earned pro bono honors and was awarded the Ann Watson Barber Outstanding Service Award and the 2L Public Interest Award. While at Miami, Whittney received the President’s Distinguished Service Award and the Provost Student Academic Achievement Award and was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa.

A member of the Maryland bar, Whittney has co-authored articles on employment issues, including the ministerial exception, protections for employees’ private speech, and vaccine mandates, that appear in Law360, Bloomberg Law, and the University of Illinois Law Review. She has also presented on topics that include employees’ rights to participate in peaceful protests. Whittney is also a member of the National Employment Lawyers Association.

Before joining Sanford Heisler Sharp and prior to law school, Whittney managed a university-based research and educational project for nearly five years.

When Whittney is not lawyering, she enjoys exploring the DMV’s (DC-Maryland-Virginia) culinary scene with her spouse and taking care of their two adopted Siamese cats.


  • J.D., University of Chicago Law School
  • M.Div., Harvard Divinity School
  • B.A., Miami University (Oxford, Ohio)


  • Civil Rights—Police Accountability Clinic

Bar Admissions

  • Maryland, 2019

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland

Maryland Unconstitutional Immigration Detention Class Action

The complaint alleges that during bond hearings before the Baltimore Immigration Court, the government violates the constitutional rights of detainees when it requires that a detainee, rather than the government, bear the burden of proving that they are not a flight risk or a danger to the community in order to be freed.

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Whittney Barth