Attorney André C. Wharton graduated with honors from Hampton University in 1999 with a Bachelors 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. 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. Prior to returning home to Memphis to join his 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 jury and judge trials. André joined the Wharton Law Firm in 2004.
André primarily focuses his law practice in the areas of criminal law (state and federal courts), personal injury, employment, municipal, and juvenile law. André also handles matters involving probate law (wills, conservatorships and guardianships), workers compensation, education law, and represents individuals and businesses in administrative matters, among other areas. André is married to Attorney Monica N. Wharton and they have two sons, Andréw and Arthur. The middle son of Attorney Ruby Wharton (Managing Partner of The Wharton Law Firm) and Mayor A C Wharton Jr., André Wharton has quickly embraced The Firm's tradition of quality and integrity, and he regularly appears in criminal, civil, federal and juvenile courts of law. Since joining the Wharton Law Firm in 2004, André has tried numerous judge and jury trials to successful outcomes. André has also appeared several times before the Tennessee Court of Appeals, and the Tennessee Court of Criminal Appeals in Jackson, Tennessee, where he obtained a reversal of a client's conviction in 2008. One of André's largest verdicts came in 2007, when along with Attorney Ruby Wharton, the Firm was successful in winning a brain injury victim a jury verdict of $4,000,000 dollars.
André is licensed to practice in North Carolina and Tennessee and to appear before all courts in the state jurisdictions in Tennessee, United States District Court for the Western District of Tennessee and the Sixth Circuit of the United States District Court (Court of Appeals) which includes Tennessee.