Jere Bennett White

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205-868-6067 - Direct
205-868-6099 - Fax
Email Bennett bwhite@starneslaw.com

100 Brookwood Place
7th Floor
P.O. Box 598512
Birmingham, AL 35259

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Jere Bennett White
Partner

Bennett White has been with the firm since 2006. He has served as Chairman of the firm’s recruiting committee.

Practice

Bennett's practice is exclusively devoted to civil litigation. He has tried numerous cases throughout the state and has handled matters on appeal in the Alabama Supreme Court and the Alabama Court of Civil Appeals.  Much of Bennett's practice is devoted to defending physicians and hospitals in medical liability actions.  He has also worked on behalf of corporations in federal and state courts in general business litigation, trademark disputes, and premises liability cases. He has also served as lead counsel in personal injury cases involving train, ATV, and plane accidents.

Bennett is a member of the American, Alabama and Birmingham Bar Associations and is admitted to practice before all state and federal courts in Alabama. He is also a member of the Alabama Defense Lawyers Association, where he served on the Board of Directors, and the Defense Research Institute, where he served on the Young Lawyers Committee.

Highlights

* Obtained complete dismissal of claims against a security management company related to the wrongful death of a minor.

* Obtained a defense verdict for an obstetrician in a case involving a skull fracture, intracranial hemorrhage and alleged neurological injury following a forceps delivery.

* Obtained directed verdict on behalf of OB/GYN in a double wrongful death case involving an obstetrical patient and her baby.

* Obtained summary judgment on behalf of urologist in a suit alleging negligence in the performance of a radical prostatectomy - the trial court's order of summary judgment was affirmed on appeal.

* Obtained a defense verdict in favor of a family practitioner and his professional corporation in a wrongful death case involving complications arising from an exercise stress test.

* Obtained directed verdict on behalf of defendant neurosurgeon in case involving alleged malpractice in the performance of a spinal surgery which allegedly caused plaintiff to suffer severe neurological injuries.

* Obtained complete dismissal of a defendant's counterclaim for breach of contract and fraud on behalf of Fortune 500 document management company.

* Obtained defense verdict on behalf of dentist involving alleged injuries arising out of the extraction of teeth and delivery of dentures.

* Obtained defense verdict on behalf of general surgeons in a personal injury case involving complications secondary to abdominoplasty.

Honors And Awards

Bennett was selected to participate in the Alabama State Bar Leadership Forum program as a member of the 2016 class.

Bennett has been named a Super Lawyer for the state of Alabama in the 2015 - 2016 editions of Mid-South Super Lawyers® magazine and named a Rising Star for the state of Alabama by the 2011 - 2014 editions of Alabama Super Lawyers® magazine. He has been selected by his peers for inclusion in Best Lawyers in America 2018 for the field of Medical Malpractice Law-Defendants. He frequently teaches on a range of litigation topics.

As a student at the University of Alabama School of Law, Bennett served as an Editor of the Alabama Law Review. Bennett graduated magna cum laude from Hampden-Sydney College, where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa and received numerous awards and honors, including the Algernon Sydney Sullivan Award, the school’s highest honor.

Community Involvement

Prior to attending law school, Bennett taught third grade for two years in the Mississippi Delta, through Teach for America.  He continues to stay involved in local educational programs.  Bennett is a charter member of Impact Alabama's Advisory Board and is a former member of its Board of Directors.  He also served on the Young Professionals Board of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, and the Junior Board of Directors of the Exceptional Foundation. Bennett is a member of the Monday Morning Quarterback Club and other charitable organizations.

Related News

8/29/2017 Twenty-Six SDF Lawyers Listed in the 2018 Edition of Best Lawyers in America

11/9/2016 Twenty-Six SDF Attorneys Named to the 2016 Edition of Mid-South Super Lawyers

6/22/2016 Global Law Experts Names Starnes Davis Florie LLP Professional Medical Liability Law Firm of the Year in Alabama 2016

11/2/2015 SDF Attorney Bennett White Selected to the 2016 Alabama State Bar Leadership Forum Class

5/1/2015 Twenty-Six SDF Attorneys Named to 2015 Alabama Super Lawyers

4/18/2015 Defense Verdict Obtain for Obstetrician After a Week Trial in Tuscaloosa, AL

11/18/2014 Starnes Davis Florie Attorneys Miller & White Obtain Defense Verdict in a Nine-Day Med Mal Trial

4/29/2014 Thirty SDF Attorneys Named to Alabama Super Lawyers 2014

5/2/2013 Twenty-Six Starnes Davis Florie Attorneys Listed in Alabama Super Lawyers 2013

1/23/2013 Starnes Davis Florie Announces Its New Partners

5/1/2012 Twenty-Two Starnes Attorneys Listed in Alabama Super Lawyers

1/27/2012 White and Bates Prevail in Obstetrical Medical Malpractice Trial

4/29/2011 Twenty Starnes Attorneys Listed in Alabama Super Lawyers

Practices

Appellate Law
General Civil Litigation
Medical Malpractice Defense

Education

J.D., University of Alabama School of Law
B.A., Hampden-Sydney College

Bar Admissions

Alabama

Courts

U.S. District Court, Middle District of Alabama
U.S. District Court. Northern District of Alabama
U.S. District Court, Southern District of Alabama