Kenneth White


Of Counsel
Four Seagate
Eighth Floor
Toledo, Ohio 43604


Ken White is the firm's General Counsel, advising on issues relating to legal ethics and law firm management.

With more than 40 years of experience in representing clients in various insurance related matters, Ken's practice focuses on the preservation and recovery of insurance related assets for individual and business policyholders. He also counsels and assists clients in other insurance areas, such as scope of coverage determinations, reservation of rights situations and policy coverage reviews.

In addition to handling a variety of general litigation matters, Ken has extensive experience in the professional liability arena, having represented physicians, hospitals and attorneys, collectively, in hundreds of lawsuits and claims. He has made numerous presentation on medical-legal issues and was a Clinical Assistant Professor at the Medical College of Ohio.

Ken also has training and experience in alternative dispute resolution, encompassing mediation training provided through various programs, including Harvard Law School’s PIL, and serving as a neutral both privately retained and in mediation programs for courts.

Awards / Recognition

  • AV Rated, Martindale-Hubbell®          
  • Diplomate, Court Practice Institute, 1978
  • Award of Merit, Ohio Legal Center Institute, 1981
  • Selected for Toledo Business Journal's 2021 Who's Who in Toledo Area Law

Professional / Community

Professional Affiliations

  • American Bar Association
  • Ohio Bar Association
  • Toledo Bar Association
  • The University of Toledo, College of Law Alumni Association:
    • Board of Governors - 1993-1999
    • President - 1997-1998
  • Charter Member, The Fornoff Society, The University of Toledo College of Law, 1992-Present
  • Clinical Assistant Professor, Medical College of Ohio
  • Editorial Board, CGL Reporter, International Risk Management Institute, 2018-2020
  • Anthony Wayne School System, Superintendent's Advisory Committee, 1993-1995
  • Anthony Wayne Education Foundation
    • Founding Member and Trustee, 1994-1998, 1999-2003
    •  Vice Chairman 1994-1998, 1999-2002

Judicial Clerkship

  • Hon. Nicholas J. Walinski, U.S. District Court, Northern District Of Ohio, Western Division, 1974-1976

Published Works / Presentations

  • Author, Case Note:  Federal Jurisdiction - Section 1983; Government Immunity and Pendent Jurisdiction, (4 Toledo L. Rev. 201, 1973)
  • Contributing Author:  Appellate Practice, Ohio Legal Center Institute, 1981
  • Contributing Author:  Martin, J.T., Warner, M.A. (eds.):  Positioning In Anesthesia And Surgery, 3rd Edition, Chapter 21, "Medicolegal Aspects of Patient Positioning."  Philadelphia, W.B. Saunders Co., 1996
  • CGL Reporter Case Analysis Publications
    • LGR Realty, Inc. v. Frank & London Ins. Agency, 2018-Ohio-334, 152 Ohio St.3d 517 (2018)
    • Johnson Controls, Inc. v. Central Nat’l Ins. Co., 2018 WI App 35, 382 Wis. 2d 269 (2018)
    • West Bend Mut. Ins. Co. v. Ixthus Med. Supply, Inc., 2017AP909, 2018 Wisc. App. LEXIS 355
    • American Tooling Ctr., Inc. v. Travelers Cas. & Sur. Co. of Am., 895 F.3d 455 (6th Cir. 2018)
    • Liberty Surplus Ins. Corp. v. Ledesma & Meyer Constr. Co. Inc., 5 Cal. 5th 216 (2018)
    • Rizzo v. Allstate Ins. Co., 170 N.H. 708, 185 A.3d 836 (2018)
    • SECURA Ins. v. Lyme St. Croix Forest Co., LLC, 2018 WI 103, 384 Wis.2d 282 (2018)
    • Sanders v. Illinois Union Ins. Co., 2019 IL App (1st) 180158 (2019)
    • Summit Ins. Co. v. Stricklett, 199 A.3d 523 (R.I. 2019)
    • Scott Fetzer Co. v. Zurich Am. Ins. Co., No. 18-3057, 2019 WL 1925550 (6th Cir. 2019)
    • Geidel v. De Smet Farm Mut. Ins. Co., 2019 S.D. 20 (2019)
    • Bayes v. State Farm Gen. Ins. Co., No. 17-56035, 2019 WL 2418914 (9th Cir. 2019)
    • Blanco W. Props. v. Arch Specialty Ins. Co., No. 18-20745, 2019 WL 3296973 (5th Cir. 2019)
    • Albion Eng. Co. v. Hartford Fire Ins. Co., No. 18-1756, 2019 WL 3020926 (3d Cir. 2019)
    • Crum & Forster Speciality Ins. Co. v. DVO, Inc., 939 F.3d 852 (7th Cir. 2019)
    • Evans v. Travelers Ins. Co., 2019 PA. Super. 353 (2019)
  • Oral Arguments, Ohio Appellate Practice, Ohio Legal Center Institute, Toledo and Columbus, Ohio, 1981
  • Selected Problems In Product Liability Litigation, Panelist, Products Liability For The General Practitioner, Toledo Bar Association and The University of Toledo, College of Law, May 20, 1982
  • The Physician And The Hospital, Bryan Community Hospital, November 16, 1982
  • Appeal Briefs, Handling The Appeal, Kiroff Trial Advocacy Seminar, March 19, 1986
  • Medical Malpractice, Parkview Hospital, September 14, 1988
  • Medical Malpractice, Osteopathic Techniques Plus Malpractice Update, Parkview Hospital, December 9, 1989
  • Medical Malpractice And Radiology, St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center, Department of Radiology, November 8, 1991
  • Breast Cancer and Medical Malpractice, Breast Cancer Forum, The Toledo Hospital, April 27, 1994
  • Breast Cancer Seminar, Moderator, Jacobson, Maynard, Tuschman & Kalur Nurse Paralegals, October 3, 1996
  • Patient’s Bill of Rights Act and Managed Care Consumer Protection Act, The Doctor’s Company Town Meeting, Medical College of Ohio, October 7, 1998
  • Medical Legal Issues, Office Based Medicine For The Primary Care Physician, Medical College of Ohio, March 5, 1999
  • Medical Legal Issues, Orientation To Clinical Clerkships, Medical College of Ohio, July 6, 1999
  • Medical Malpractice Lecture, Managed Care College, Medical College of Ohio, Annual Lecture Series with Others, 1999 – 2004
  • Complications of Positioning, Medical Malpractice Seminar, Medical College of Ohio and The University of Toledo, College of Law, January 8, 2000
  • Avoiding The Things That Can Get You Sued, Williams County Medical Society, May 16, 2000
  • The Physician Patient Relationship and Informed Consent, The Toledo Clinic, October 12, 2000
  • Mock Trial Presentation, Associated Physicians of Medical College of Ohio, October 24, 2000
  • Legal and Medical Records Issues, Ethics and Professionalism For Lawyers, Doctors and Health Care Professionals, Medical College of Ohio and The University of Toledo, College of Law, October 28, 2000
  • Medicine and The Law Course, Developer And Lecturer with Others, Medical College of Ohio, 2000
  • Terminating The Patient Physician Relationship, Medical College of Ohio, Department of Neurology, May 25, 2001
  • Defending The Care Givers, Medical Malpractice Seminar, Medical College of Ohio and The University of Toledo, College of Law, October 6, 2001
  • Make Sure Your Interests Are Protected:  Know Your Lawyer, Medical Malpractice Seminar, Medical College of Ohio and The University of Toledo, College of Law, February 2, 2002
  • Trial Overview and Mock Trial Presentation, W.W. Knight Family Practice Residents, The Toledo Hospital, June 17, 2004
  • Medical Malpractice, St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center, Emergency Physician Residents, November 9, 2004
  • Medical Malpractice Litigation, Medical College of Ohio, Orthopedic Residents, February 8, 2007
  • Mock Trial Presentation, The University of Toledo, Health Science College, Medical College of Ohio Physicians, April 26, 2007
  • Overview of Medical Malpractice, The University of Toledo, Health Science College, Orthopedic Residents, March 19, 2009
  • Medical Malpractice Basics, The University of Toledo, Health Science College, Orthopedic Residents, February 11, 2010
  • The Medical Malpractice Trial Process, The University of Toledo Medical Center, Orthopedic Residents, February 10, 2011
  • Insurance Coverage Basics, William Vaughn Company, June 23, 2014
  • Insurance Coverage Basics, Gilmore Jaison & Mahler, Ltd., July 23, 2014
  • Agriculture Insurance Basics, First Federal Bank Agricultural Workshop, September 17, 2014
  • Agriculture Insurance Basics, Genoa Bank Agricultural Workshop, March 24, 2015


J.D., 1974, cum laude, The University of Toledo, College of Law, Articles Editor, The University of Toledo Law Review
B.S., Journalism, 1970, cum laude, Bowling Green State University, Phi Kappa Phi, National Academic Honorary


United States Supreme Court
United States Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
United States District Court, Northern District of Ohio

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