David K. Whitlock Esq.

Firm Founder
Paramus, New Jersey

Born in New York City on July 18, 1961, firm founder David K. Whitlock grew up in Bergen County, New Jersey, and graduated from Glen Rock High School in 1979. David earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor in 1983. In 1987 he received his law degree from Rutgers School of Law, graduating with Tax Honors. David received his master's degree in Tax Law from New York University School of Law in 1989.

David was admitted to the New Jersey bar in 1987, the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey in 1987, the Pennsylvania bar in 1988, and the United States Tax Court in 1992. During 1987 and 1988, David served as a Law Clerk to the Honorable Anthony M. Lario of the New Jersey Tax Court and Camden County Probate Court in Camden, New Jersey, gaining valuable experience in those areas of practice.

In 1989, David joined the Law Office of Ronald M. Pflug as an associate attorney. In 1995, he and Mr. Pflug formed the partnership of Pflug & Whitlock, where he practiced law through 2003. In January 2004 David opened the doors of his own law firm -- The Law Office of David K. Whitlock, -- located in the heart of Bergen County in Paramus, New Jersey. David is a member of the New Jersey Bar Association, Real Property, Probate, and Taxation and Elder Law Sections, served as President of the Ridgewood Rotary Club in 2003-2004 where he has been a member since 1990, is a member of the Greater New Jersey Estate Planning Counsel and is currently serving as the Foundation Chairperson of the Rotary District 9470’s Gift of Life Program.

Areas of Practice

  • Estate Planning
  • Estate Administration
  • Tax Audits with the Internal Revenue and the State of New Jersey
  • Business Succession Planning
  • Taxation Section
  • Elder Law

Litigation Percentage

  • 5% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • New Jersey, 1987
  • U.S. District Court District of New Jersey, 1987
  • U.S. Tax Court, 1992


  • New York University School of Law, New York, New York
    • LL.M. in Taxation - 1989
  • Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey School of Law - Camden, Camden, New Jersey
    • J.D. - 1987
    • Honors: Tax Honors
  • University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA
    • B.A. - 1983
    • Major: Psychology

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • New Jersey Bar Association, Member of the Real Property, Probate & Taxation Section, Elder Law Section, Member
  • Greater New Jersey Estate Planning Counsel
  • Ridgewood Rotary Club, President, 2003 - 2004
  • Ridgewood Rotary Club, Member, 1990 - Present
  • Rotary District 7490, Assistant Governor, 2000 - 2005
  • Gift of Life Program, Rotary District 7490, Secretary of Foundation and Committee 2004 - Present, Foundation Chairperson, 2013-2016

Past Employment Positions

  • Hon. Anthony M Lario, New Jersey Tax Court & Camden County Probate Court in Camden, New Jersey, Law Clerk, 1987 - 1988
  • Law Office of Ronald M. Pflug, Associate, 1989 - 1995
  • Pflug & Whitlock, Partner, 1995 - 2003