Where Quality Counts


Passion. Experience. Diligence.


David Whelan graduated from Aquinas College (cum laude) in Nashville, Tennessee with a degree in Business Administration.  He attended the University of Phoenix and achieved a Masters of Business Administration (magna cum laude).  He attended law school at St. Thomas University in Miami, Florida (cum laude).

Mr. Whelan has a wide array of experiences to include law enforcement, real estate and family law.  He believes that what wins a case and what makes a creative business thrive is the passion that drives it. Choosing to specialize in a field means that you are completely devoted to it; that you will protect it as if it were your own. That is the energy that sets him apart.

The Whelan Law Firm opened its doors in 2013. Since then, they've facilitated the success of many clients, protecting their interests and managing their affairs.  He is joined by Rodney V. Golden. Rodney graduated from Middle Tennessee State University, right here in Murfreesboro, with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology (summa cum laude) and a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy (summa cum laude). He earned his Juris Doctorate from Tulane University and studied law abroad as well.  He brings an exceptional level of enthusiasm, dedication, and nuanced perspective that makes The Whelan Law Firm the holistic solution for their clients.


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David B. Whelan

From opening his own practice in 2013, with a background in law enforcement, Real Estate, Sales, and Management, he brings a passion and prospective that clients appreciate, and continues to provide the same dedication to all his clients.  David has hands-on experience with how the legal field affects your family, your business and your life. Client focused practice is Mr. Whelan's sixth-sense.



St. Thomas University
Juris Doctor, 2011

University of Phoenix
M.B.A., 2009

Aquinas University

B.B.A.,  2007

Activities & Affiliations

• Tennessee Bar Association, Member
• Tennessee Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys, Member
• National College of DUI Defense, Member

Bar Admissions

• Tennessee


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Rodney V. Golden

Rodney focuses on the various facets of law that revolve around family dynamics and criminal defense, whether that’s assisting a parent in a child custody dispute or defending the accused in a criminal case.   Prior to joining The Whelan Law Firm, he spent time in the U.S. Navy, the U.S. State Department, a career as an  Electrician, is an accomplished musician, and has a life-long passion for the law.



Tulane University
Juris Doctor, 2014

Middle Tennessee State University
B.S. Psychology, 2008             

B.A. Philosophy, 2008

Université Paris-Dauphine                      European Legal Studies                                  European Union Law

Institut für Anwaltsrecht of the Humboldt University Law Faculty                        International Arbitration,  International Negotiation and Mediation




Bar Admissions

• Awaiting Tennessee