Starnes Davis Florie

Jere Bennett White (Bennett)

Partner

Jere Bennett White

Jere Bennett White (Bennett)

Partner

100 Brookwood Place
7th Floor
Birmingham, AL 35209

Bennett White has been with the firm since 2006. He has defended hospitals, long term care facilities, and physicians of almost every specialty and subspecialty. He has also handled product liability matters and business disputes, and has served as lead counsel in personal injury and wrongful death cases involving train, plane, and ATV accidents. He has served as Chairman of the firm’s recruiting committee.

Professional Recognition

  • Top Leading Litigator by Chambers USA.
  • Listed in Best Lawyers in America®.
  • Selected to participate in the Alabama State Bar Leadership Forum.
  • Named one of Birmingham Business Journal's Rising Stars of Law for 2017.
  • Named a Super Lawyer for the state of Alabama by Mid-South Super Lawyers® magazine (2015-2019).
  • Named a Rising Star for the state of Alabama by Mid-South Super Lawyers® magazine (2011-2014).
  • Served on the Board of Directors of the Alabama Defense Lawyers Association.
  • Recognized as a Fellow in the American Bar Association.
  • Served as an Editor of the Alabama Law Review.
  • 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.
  • Former member of Impact Alabama’s Board of Directors.
  • Serves on the Board of Trustees of the Emmet O’Neal Library.
  • Serves as a member of the Monday Morning Quarterback Club and has held leadership roles and served on the boards of numerous charitable organizations.
  • Serves on the Grievance Committee of the Birmingham Bar Association.
  • Member of Independent Presbyterian Church, where he serves as an Elder.
  • Bennett enjoys coaching his three boys in youth sports.

Highlights

  • Obtained a defense verdict for a family  practice physician in a case involving paralysis and wrongful death.
  • Obtained a defense verdict for a family practice physician in Madison County in a case alleging wrongful death after prescribing antibiotics for community acquired pneumonia.
  • 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.
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