Joseph White

Joseph L. White & Associates
950 Breckinridge Lane
Suite 235
Louisville, KY 40207


www.whitetriallaw.com


Joseph L. White

Education

J.D., University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law,1967

B.A. in Liberal Arts, University of Louisville, 1958

Alumnus of St. Xavier High School


Practice Experience

Current Small Firm Practitioner

40 plus years of Civil Trial and Appellate Experience

Concentration in personal injury, medical negligence, products liability, and
       Premises liability cases

Lead counsel in 60 plus jury trials and 90 plus mediations

Arbitrator in several complex cases


Admitted to Practice Law

Kentucky,1967

United States District Court for the Western District of Kentucky, 1973

United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, 1979

United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circvrt,1979

Supreme Court of the United States, 1982


Professional Memberships and Affiliations

Kentucky Bar Association

Louisville Bar Association

Kentucky Justice Association (formally the Kentucky Academy of Trial Attorneys)

The American Trial Lawyers Association


Honors and Recognition

AV Rated by Martindale-Hubbell

Listed in The Best Lawyers in America for over 10 years

Listed in Kentucky Super Lawyers,2008 and 2009

2009 Top 100 Trial Lawyers in Kentucky, American Trial Lawyers Association

Louisville Magazine 2009 Best Lawyers in Louisville - listed for three practice
       areas:  medical negligence, products liability, and personal injury litigation

Kentucky Academy of Trial Attorneys Peter Perlman Outstanding Trial Lawyer
       Award, 2002

Kentucky Academy of Trial Attorneys Fund Raising Award, 1993

University of Louisville School of Law Book Award – 2nd Highest Average in the
       Class, 1965-66

Life Fellow, Kentucky Bar Association


Professional Activities

Board of Governors, Kentucky Justice Association (formally the Kentucky
Academy of Trial Attorneys), 1991-Present

President, Kentucky Academy of Trial Attorneys (now Kentucky Justice
Association), 2000

President Elect, Kentucky Academy of Trial Attorneys, 1999

Vice President, Kentucky Academy of Trial Attorneys, 1998

Secretary, Kentucky Academy of Trial Attorneys, 1997

Treasurer, Kentucky Academy of Trial Attorneys, 1996

Board of Directors, Louisville Bar Association,200l-47

Louis D. Brandeis American Inn of Court (Master), 1999-2006

American Board of Trial Advocates, 1995-2005

Kentucky Bar Association Litigation Committee,2002-05 (Chair 2002-03)

Chair, Kentucky Bar Association Lawyer Assistance Commission,2002-07

Board of Governors, Kentucky Bar Association,200l-07

Kentucky Bar Association Rules Committee,200I-07

U of L School of Law Class Director for the Class of 1967,1993-Present

Kentucky Bar Association House of Delegates, 1998-2001

Kentucky Bar Association Continuing Legal Education Commission,1994-2000

Kentucky Bar Association Budget Committee, 2000

Civil Remedies Committee Governor's Council on Domestic Violence and Sexual
          Assault, 2000

Chairman, Citizens for Better Judges, Attorney Steering Committee, 1999

Vice-Chairman, Citizens for Better Judges, Attorney Steering Committee, 1998

Secretary/Treasurer, Citizens for Better Judges, Attorney Steering Committee,1997

Citizens for Better Judges, Steering Committee, 1996-Present

Kentucky Bar Association Task Force on Solo/Small Firm Practitioners, 1992-95

Chairman, Kentucky Academy of Trial Attorneys CLE Committee, 1995

Louisville Bar Association Task Force on Judicial Access, 1994

Louisville Bar Association Litigation Task Force, 1993

Chairman, Kentucky Academy of Trial Attorneys Fund Raising Committee, 1992

Secretary, Louisville Bar Association, 1981-83



Selected Reported Cases

Gordon v. NKC Hospitals, lnc.,887 S.W.2d 360 (Ky. 1994) (Severe Burn Case)

Ashby v. City of Louisville, S4t S.W.2d 18a (Ky. App.1992) (Domestic
Violence/Death Case)

Schorkv. Huber,648 S.W.2d 861 (Ky. 1983) (Wrongful Life Case)

Hays v. Jefferson County, Kentucky, 668 F.2d 869 (6th Cir. 1982) (School Busing
Demonstration Case)


Other Significant Work Experience

Specialist/Manager, Labor and Employee Relations, General Electric Company -
Louisville, KY 1963-1972


Publications and Presentations

Author, "The Tort of Outrageous Conduct Causing Serious Emotional Distress and
Employment Law," Fourth Annual Labor and Employment Law Institute at the
University of Louisville School of Law, Editor: Marlin M. Voltz, Fred B. Rothman
& Co., 1988

Author, "The Doctrine of Comparative Negligence Should be Adopted in
Kentucky," Northern Kentucky Law Review, Vol. 11 - No. 1, 1984

Frequent speaker and lecturer