Matt White is a founder and partner of Gray and White Law.
Born and raised in Kentucky, Mr. White earned his law degree from the Brandeis School of Law at the University of Louisville on a full academic scholarship. He is admitted to practice law in all state and federal courts in Kentucky.
Background and Experience
Since 2000, Matt has represented individuals and small businesses against professionals and large corporations in a variety of catastrophic personal injury and loss claims, including medical negligence, transportation accidents, defective devices, wrongful death and financial fraud. He negotiated a wrongful death settlement of over $12 million dollars for a single victim.
Matt is a recognized thought leader in the field of complex and catastrophic loss litigation. He has obtained millions of dollars in compensation for his clients and has caused significant changes to be made concerning consumer and patient safety as well as financial fraud prevention.
Mr. White also has an extensive practice in class actions and multi-district litigation. He has acted as lead counsel in class actions that have been certified in both state and federal courts in Kentucky and other states throughout the United States. His work as plaintiff's counsel in numerous class actions has led to total recoveries exceeding $100 million dollars.
Recently, Matt resolved a national class action against an insurance company marketing annuities to senior citizens through a living trust mill scam. The case settled at a value exceeding $16 million. He also recently acted as lead counsel in resolving a single closed-neighborhood environmental pollution nuisance case valued at $5.4 million and an auto lease turn-in case for several million dollars.
Matt has significant lead counsel experience serving as co-lead plaintiff’s counsel for a certified class of over 297,000 class members in In Re: First Command Securities Litigation, one of the nation’s largest broker-dealer securities fraud class actions. This case was litigated for five years and resulted in a national class settlement valued at over $50 million dollars and a settlement with the NASD and SEC that furthered federal legislation prohibiting the sale of systematic investment plans (SIPs) to consumers.
He was recently selected to serve as a member of the Plaintiffs' Steering Committee in MDL No. 1988 In Re: Countrywide Financial Corp. Mortgage Marketing and Sales Practices Litigation being litigated in United States District Court Southern District of California and as plaintiffs counsel in In re Payment Card Interchange Fee and Merchant Discount Antitrust Litigation (MDL 1720). Matt also serves as co-lead class counsel for several class actions pending in both state and federal courts involving environmental pollution and contamination, consumer and financial fraud, unpaid overtime (FLSA/wage and hour), and anti-trust violations. Mr. White has also represented private investors against stockbrokers and financial planners for mishandling investments (FINRA litigation).
Honors and Awards
- Kentucky Super Lawyer (representing the top 5% of all attorneys Kentucky)
- Top Lawyers in Louisville (an annual peer review survey of the Louisville area’s top rated lawyers)
- ATLA Top 100 Plaintiff Lawyers in Kentucky
- Top 40 under 40 Lawyers in Kentucky
- National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys (Top 10 Attorney Award)
- American Society of Legal Advocates
- Law Dragon 3000
Professional Associations and Memberships
- Kentucky Bar Association
- Louisville Bar Association
- Private Investors Arbitration Bar Association
- Securities Investments Analytics Association
- Interstate Trucking Litigation Group
- Nursing Home Litigation Group
- American Bar Association
- American Trial Lawyer Association
- Class Action Trial Lawyer Association
- Multimillion Dollar Advocates Forum
Mr. White is a frequent national speaker concerning catastrophic injury and complex litigation.