Matt White is a personal injury attorney and a founding partner of Gray & 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. In law school, he was an acclaimed editor on the Journal of Law and Education, booked several core classes, and was top 5 in his class; all while working over 40 hours a week at a full-time job.
He is admitted to practice law in all state and federal courts in Kentucky.
Background and Experience
After graduating from law school, Matt has spent the last 20 years as a proven advocate for his clients. Since 2000, Matt has represented individuals and small businesses against professionals and large corporations in a variety of catastrophic personal injury and large loss claims including; nursing home abuse, trucking, and car accidents, defective devices and drugs, medical malpractice, wrongful death, and financial fraud. He has individually obtained numerous seven and eight-figure recoveries for his clients during his career. Recently, Matt negotiated a significant 8 figure wrongful death settlement for a single victim in a transportation accident as well as a high seven-figure policy limits settlement for a victim of medical negligence resulting in catastrophic brain injury.
Matt is a recognized thought leader in Kentucky and throughout the United States in the field of complex and catastrophic loss litigation. Contributing to his practice is a vast understanding of healthcare, insurance, and corporate regulatory compliance. He also maintains up to date knowledge of nursing home regulations, federal motor carrier safety regulations, as well as medical device and pharmaceutical regulatory compliance. His work on behalf of injured clients has caused significant changes to be made concerning consumer and patient safety as well as financial fraud prevention.
Matt has an extensive practice in class actions and complex multi-district litigation. He has acted as lead counsel in class actions that have been certified in both state and federal courts in Kentucky as well as throughout the United States. His work as plaintiff's counsel in numerous class actions has led to total recoveries for his clients exceeding $1 Billion.
Recently, Matt resolved a national class action against an insurance company engaged in predatory marketing of annuities to senior citizens through a living-trust-mill scam. The case settled at a value exceeding $16 million dollars. In addition, he recently acted as lead counsel in resolving a single closed-neighborhood environmental pollution odor nuisance case with only 10 homes valued at $5.4 million dollars and a multi-state auto lease turn-in case with a settlement valued at over $30 million dollars.
Matt has significant lead counsel experience in complex litigation serving as the principal litigator and 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. After filing the first lawsuit in the nation regarding this scam, the case was litigated for over five years and resulted in a national class action cash settlement valued at over $50 million and a settlement with the NASD and SEC that furthered federal legislation prohibiting the sale of systematic investment plans (SIPs) to consumers.
Matt 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). Currently, he is an integral part of the Provider Plaintiffs’ team litigating against Anthem, the largest BCBS network, in In re Blue Cross Blue Shield Antitrust Litigation (MDL 2406). He is a member of Plaintiffs’ counsel in In re National Prescription Opiate Litigation (MDL 2804) as part of the team representing the majority of counties in Kentucky as well as taking depositions for the National MDL team against Cardinal Health. Matt also serves as lead and 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 also regularly represents private investors against stockbrokers and financial planners for mishandling investments (FINRA litigation).
Mr. White is a frequent national speaker concerning catastrophic injury and complex litigation.
Matt is actively involved in many local philanthropic organizations as well as offering hundreds of hours of pro bono legal services each year to citizens throughout Kentucky.
Honors and Awards
- 2023 Best Lawyers 'Lawyer of the Year' for Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Plaintiffs
- 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
- Law Dragon 500
- Best Lawyers (US News and World Report)
- Law Dragon 500 Plaintiff Consumer Lawyer
- 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