Alyssa Maloof Whatley


Alyssa is a partner of Wiggam & Geer in Atlanta, Georgia. Her practice serves individuals, self-employed individuals, and small to medium-sized businesses that are seeking federal tax, state tax, and other debt relief, including bankruptcy.

She has significant experience with federal and state tax disputes, audit defense, offers in compromise and other tax debt relief, and trust fund recovery defense. In her bankruptcy practice, Alyssa helps clients analyze their debt and evaluate the various bankruptcy options, coming to a solution that best fits each client.

Prior to joining Wiggam & Geer, Alyssa ran her own Atlanta-based tax law and bankruptcy firm. She formerly practiced as a tax litigator and also as a Chapter 13 courtroom attorney. Alyssa graduated from the Georgia State University College of Law. During her third year of law school, she interned with U.S. Bankruptcy Judge the Honorable Margaret A. Murphy. In addition to being admitted to the bar in Georgia, Whatley is admitted to practice in the U.S. District Court Northern District of Georgia and U.S. Tax Court.

Alyssa is a popular tax and bankruptcy speaker both in Georgia and nationally. She has been involved in a number of professional organizations, including serving as a former president of the Metro Atlanta Consumer Bankruptcy Attorney Group. She was the 2019 recipient of the Distinguished Service Award from the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys. Alyssa is also a member of the Atlanta Bar Association’s Tax and Bankruptcy sections and the Georgia Association of Women Lawyers.

When she is not assisting clients with tax or debt issues, you can often find Alyssa roller skating on the Beltline or teaching lessons in a rink. She is a former national champion roller figure skater. She also enjoys spending time with her husband and daughter.