Matthew L. White

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Matthew L. White

Matthew L. White

  • Gray and White
  • 713 E Market St
    Louisville, KY 40202
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Founder/Partner, a native of Louisville Kentucky, Mr. White attended Brandeis School of Law at the University of Louisville on a full academic scholarship. While in law school, Mr. White worked full-time for a nationally acclaimed plaintiff’s law firm gaining valuable experience and knowledge representing victims of medical negligence, truck accidents, and nursing home abuse. After only two years of practice, Mr. White decided to expand his practice to include cases involving class action lawsuits and multi-district litigation and formed his own law firm. Today, Mr. White represents individuals and small businesses against professionals and large corporations in individual cases and class actions. He has obtained millions of dollars in compensation for his clients and has caused significant changes to be made in the healthcare industry to ensure patient safety. Many of these cases involve catastrophic brain injury or wrongful death caused by medical error or injuries resulting from tractor-trailer accidents.

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. In 2008 he 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. That same year Mr. White resolved a single closed-neighborhood environmental pollution nuisance case valued at $5.4 million and an auto lease turn-in case for several million dollars. Mr. White also served 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 (SIP’s) 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). He also serves as co-lead class counsel for several class actions pending in both state and federal courts involving environmental pollution/ contamination, consumer/ financial fraud, unpaid overtime (FLSA/ wage and hour) and anti-trust violations. Mr. White has also represents private investors against stockbrokers and financial planners for mishandling investments.

Mr. White has been selected to join Kentucky Super Lawyers (representing the top 5% of all attorneys Kentucky), ATLA Top 100 Plaintiff Lawyers in Kentucky, Top 40 under 40 Lawyers in Kentucky and Law Dragon 3000. He is also a member of the Private Investors Arbitration Bar Association, Securities Investments Analytics Association, Interstate Trucking Litigation Group, the Nursing Home Litigation Group, The Kentucky Academy of Trial Attorneys, The Louisville Bar Association, and the Association of Trial Lawyers of America.
Mr. White and is admitted to practice in all state and federal courts in Kentucky and the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals.