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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.


Contact info

White & Rhodes, P.C.

750 Old Hickory Blvd Ste 230
Brentwood, TN, 37027

Practice areas


  1. Personal Injury: 25%
  2. Insurance: 25%
  3. Litigation: 20%
  4. Car Accident: 15%
  5. Mediation: 15%

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Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Certified Civil Trial AdvocateNational Board of Trial AdvocacyN/A
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-HubbellN/A
Super LawyerMid-South Super LawyersN/A
super lawyerCorporate CounselN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Managing PartnerWhite & Rhodes, PC1995 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Board of Trial AdvocatesAdvocateN/A
National Board of Trial AdvocacyMemberN/A
Association of Defense Trial AttorneysMemberN/A
Tennessee Bar AssociationExecutive Council, TIPSN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Jackson v Sunkenbergfavorable for client
Hogan v Reecefavorable for client
Gentry v Wallsfavorable to client
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Vanderbilt University Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1981
University of Tennessee, Knoxville (main)N/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1978
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Tennessee Bar Association, Tort and Insurance Law SectionCurrent updates in TN uninsured motorist law2012
Tennessee Bar Associationuninsured motorist coverage ethics2011
InsuranceCurrent events in uninsured motorist law2011
Tennessee Bar Associationnew developments in uninsured motorist law2010
national business instituteTrying the Soft Tissue Case in TN2006
National Business InstituteAdvanced Personal Injury Practice in TN2004
LormanAdmissibility of Evidence & Expert Testimony2003
National Business InstituteConducting Effective Cross-Examination2000
Alcohol Safety ProgramAlcohol Safety Course1978