Russell A. White

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Of Counsel
6060 Primacy Parkway, Suite 100
Memphis, Tennessee 38119
Phone: 901-682-1455
Email: rwhite [at] harrisshelton [dot] com

Russell White began practicing law in Florida in 1978 and in Tennessee in 2013. He represents clients in the areas of business and corporate law, estate planning, probate and trusts, and real estate law. Before moving to Memphis, Russell worked at a firm in Fort Lauderdale, Florida for 30 years, practicing in the areas of commercial litigation, probate, probate litigation, real estate negotiations and closings (commercial and residential), title insurance, estate planning, municipal and administrative law, lease negotiations, foreclosures, collections, landlord/tenant law, creditor-side bankruptcy, appeals and business law. During this time, he also served as city attorney for the City of Oakland Park, and as general counsel to Broward County Board of Rules and Appeals, the agency charged with the enforcement of the Florida Building Code in Broward County.

A resident of the Lakeland community, Russell enjoys spending time with his wife, Sandy; his children; and his four granddaughters. He is a member of Second Presbyterian Church where he teaches Sunday school and Bible study groups. His hobbies include traveling, watching sports and reading. He played College baseball and basketball for the University of Chicago. 

Representative Cases

  • Ronald M. Teague v. Suntrust Bank, 109 So.3d 222 (Fla 5th DCA 2013)
  • Gerardus Van Der Made v. Suntrust Bank, 86 So.3d 1142 (Fla 5th DCA 2012)
  • Jagraine Vieira v. Residential Funding, 35 So.3d 39 (Fla 5th DCA 2010)
  • Geronimos v. Fadgen, 855 So. 2d 69 (Fla 4th DCA 2003)
  • Universal Underwriters Ins. Co. v. Motor Convoy, Inc.,566 So. 2d 371 (Fla 3rd DCA 1990)
  • Sun Bank/South Florida, Nat'l Assoc. v. Bishop, 535 So. 2d 359 (Fla 4th DCA 1989)
  • Bishop v. Sun Bank/South Florida, 503 So. 2d 1263 (Fla 4th DCA 1987)

Professional Honors and Activities

  • Citizens for Community Values Memphis (a 501(c-3) non-profit), Executive Director, 2015-present
  • Rotary Club of East Memphis, member, 2015-present
  • Memphis Bar Association, member
  • Tennessee Bar Association, member
  • Martindale Hubbell rating – AV® Preeminent™
  • Florida Bar  
  • Broward County Republican Executive Committee, 1989-2008
    -Parliamentarian, 1989-1995
  • Broward County, Florida, Christian Lawyers Association, 1985-2013
    -President, 1985-1988
  • Christian Business Men’s Committee of Fort Lauderdale, Board Member, 1985-2012
    -Chairman, 1995-1998

Education

  • University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law, J.D., 1976
  • The University of Chicago, B.A. in sociology and minor in political science, 1973
  • Knox Theological Seminary, master’s degree in Christian and classical studies, summa cum laude, 2013 (Fort Lauderdale, Florida)

Bar Admission

  • Tennessee, 2013
  • Florida, 1978