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 served as Chairman of the firm’s recruiting committee.

Professional Recognition

  • Listed in the 2018 edition of Best Lawyers in America.
  • Selected to participate in the Alabama State Bar Leadership Forum program as a member of the 2016 class.
  • Named one of Birmingham Business Journal's Rising Stars of Law for 2017.
  • Named a Super Lawyer for the state of Alabama in the 2015 - 2017 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
  • 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 Advisory Board and of its 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 in numerous charitable organizations.
  • Bennett, his wife, and three boys are members of Independent Presbyterian Church where he serves as an Elder.

Highlights

  • 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.
  • 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.
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