Tamela J. White
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914 Fifth Avenue
Post Office Box 6457
Huntington, WV 25772-6457
Tammy is a Member and one of the founding attorneys of the Firm. A premier trial lawyer, she was the first female trial lawyer from West Virginia to be elected to the International Association of Defense Counsel and is currently serving as Chair of the Medical Defense Committee of that prestigious organization. She has been recognized by Chambers USA as an outstanding litigator.
With a nursing degree from The Ohio State University, where she was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa, she had ten years of experience as a critical care and oncology nurse and hospital administrator before her distinguished legal career. In 2011, Tammy completed a Masters of Public Health degree from Johns Hopkins University, Bloomberg School of Public Health. This achievement will substantially enhance her role as an accomplished advocate for clients in the public health industry. Tammy's primary interests are medical malpractice defense and healthcare law.
She is also an integral part of the Firm's product liability team with extensive experience in the Rezulin and Bayer Aspirin litigation, as well as in product liability defense of underground coal mining equipment. Tammy's wealth of experience in the healthcare and product liability arenas makes her an ideal team leader in defending the growing number of mass and toxic tort cases' whether involving welding rods, toxic fumes, silicosis or mold. She has substantial experience defending matters involving respirable exposures and pulmonary toxicity.
One of Tammy's many strengths is the design and execution of causation defenses and the recruitment of supportive expert witnesses. As Practice Leader for the Firm's Health Care practice, she has been instrumental in educating the West Virginia and Kentucky judiciary, as well as her fellow lawyers, about the intricacies of the HIPAA Privacy Standards and their role in civil and criminal law. In recent years, she has expanded her litigation services to Health Care Fraud and Abuse claims. Physicians request her services frequently because of her capacity to understand the practice of medicine in both the hospital and office settings. She has the demonstrated ability to handle a diversity of health care issues.
Because her clients respect her abilities and common sense approach to their businesses, she is asked to provide legal advice in diverse areas. Consequently, her practice also includes employment and workers' compensation law.
First as Lead Articles Editor of the law journal for the Northern Kentucky School of Law and throughout her law practice, Tammy has written and lectured extensively. Her passion for scholarship, personal and professional integrity, and seemingly endless energy have benefited her clients, her colleagues and the staff and attorneys who have the opportunity of working with her.
She is licensed to practice law in West Virginia, Ohio and Kentucky. She is available to accept litigation cases in all three states.