Practicing law is an honor. My belief is that since law is a profession rather than merely a business, the lawyer's duty to the client is paramount but obligation extends to the Court system, to the public at large and to a system of governance that promotes justice and fair treatment for all.
If I couldn't litigate, I don't know what I would (or could) do. A semi-serious goal is to try a jury trial in every Tennessee county before I die or retire. I've got about 80 or so of the 95 counties-- the courthouse pictures that appear at random throughout our firm's web site are part of my jurisprudential safari.
I've recently begun serving as a civil mediator and enjoy using different skill sets in attempting to assist parties reach monetary and emotional settlement where hopes of resolution were slight.
White & Rhodes, P.C.
750 Old Hickory Blvd Ste 230
Brentwood, TN, 37027
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Certified Civil Trial Advocate||National Board of Trial Advocacy||N/A|
|super lawyer||Corporate Counsel||N/A|
|Super Lawyer||Mid-South Super Lawyers||N/A|
|AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||N/A|
|Managing Partner||White & Rhodes, PC||1995 - Present|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|American Board of Trial Advocates||Advocate||N/A|
|National Board of Trial Advocacy||Member||N/A|
|Association of Defense Trial Attorneys||Member||N/A|
|Tennessee Bar Association||Executive Council, TIPS||N/A|
|Vanderbilt University Law School||JD - Juris Doctor||1981|
|University of Tennessee, Knoxville (main)||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1978|
|Tennessee Bar Association, Tort and Insurance Law Section||Current updates in TN uninsured motorist law||2012|
|Insurance||Current events in uninsured motorist law||2011|
|Tennessee Bar Association||uninsured motorist coverage ethics||2011|
|Tennessee Bar Association||new developments in uninsured motorist law||2010|
|national business institute||Trying the Soft Tissue Case in TN||2006|
|National Business Institute||Advanced Personal Injury Practice in TN||2004|
|Lorman||Admissibility of Evidence & Expert Testimony||2003|
|National Business Institute||Conducting Effective Cross-Examination||2000|
|Alcohol Safety Program||Alcohol Safety Course||1978|
|Downs v Bush||favorable for client|
|Jackson v Sunkenberg||favorable for client|
|Hogan v Reece||favorable for client|
|Gentry v Walls||favorable to client|
|Lewis v Memphis Fire||favorable to client|