Tamela J. White

Tamela J. White: Attorney with Farrell, White & Legg PLLC
  • Member at Farrell, White & Legg PLLC (9 Attorneys)
  • The Farrell Building, 914 Fifth Avenue, P.O. Box 6457, Huntington, WV 25772-6457
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  • Tamela J. White is a Member of Farrell, White & Legg PLLC in Huntington, WV. The focus of her practice includes managing the Firm’s medical malpractice defense, health care law practices, product liability and complex litigation teams. Tammy provides health care regulatory and licensure counseling and her practice also includes employment and workers’ compensation law.
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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.

She applies her advanced epidemiology, biostatistics and health care education and experience in her product liability, medical device, pharmaceutical and toxic tort work. She has been and is a leader in designing successful defense strategies in matters involving complex scientific, engineering and medical subjects so that Courts and juries may process and understand complex matters. She has extensive experience and expertise in heavy machinery design and ergonomics applications in the mining industry, serving as the person responsible on the Firm’s defense team in expert witness development in those matters. Tammy's wealth of experience in the healthcare and product liability arenas makes her an ideal team leader in these subjects on a state, regional and national level.

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.


Areas of Practice (6)

  • Health Law
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Products Liability
  • Toxic Torts
  • Employment Law
  • Business Law

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
(304) 522-9100; (304) 781-1821  Phone
304-633-3482  Cell Phone
(304) 522-9162  Fax
University Attended:
The Ohio State University, B.S.N., summa cum laude, 1985; Johns Hopkins University; Bloomberg School of Public Health, Master's in Public Health, 2011
Law School Attended:
Salmon P. Chase College of Law, J.D., magna cum laude, 1993
Year of First Admission:
1993, West Virginia, U.S. District Court, Northern and Southern Districts of West Virginia and U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth and Sixth Circuits; 1999, Kentucky and U.S. District Court, Eastern and Western Districts of Kentucky; 1994, Ohio; 2004, U.S. Supreme Court
Various associations in Kentucky, Ohio, and West Virginia. American Bar Associations; International Association of Defense Trial Counsel (Chair, Medical Defense and Healthcare Law Committee, 2006-2008), (IADC Foundation Board, 2008); Defense Research Institute; West Virginia Defense Trial Counsel, American Bar Association Health Law Division.
Special Agencies:
Faculty, Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine, Marshall University, Department of Internal Medicine; Advisory Committee, Marshall University Forensic Science Center.
Birth Information:
Huntington, West Virginia, July 20, 1963
Reported Cases:
Smith v. Bayer Corp. (In re Baycol Prods. Litig.), 593 F.3d 716 (8th Cir. 2010)Blackburn v. Hoechst Marion Roussel, 159 Fed. Appx. 507 (4th Cir. 2005)Huff v. J. H. Fletcher & Co. 113 F.3d 1232 (4th Cir. 1997)Baisden v. Bayer Corp., 275 F.Supp.2d 759 (S.D. W.Va. 2003)Scott v. Taco Bell Corp., 892 F.Supp. 142 (S.D.W.Va. 1995)Walker v. Sharma, 221 W.Va. 559, 655 S.E.2d 775 (2007)Davis v. Eagle Coal and Dock Co., 220 W.Va. 18, 640 S.E.2d 81 (2006)Farley v. Shook, 218 W.Va. 680, 629 S.E.2d 739 (2006)Calhoun v. Traylor, 218 W.Va. 154, 624 S.E.2d 501 (2005)In re W.Va. Rezulin Litig. v. Hutchison, 214 W.Va. 52, 585 S.E.2d 52 (2003)Glover v. St. Mary's Hospital of Huntington, Inc., 209 W.Va. 695, 551 S.E.2d 31 (2001)Verba v. Ghapery, 210 W.Va. 30, 552 S.E.2d 406 (2001)Moore v. St. Joseph's Hospital of Buckhannon, Inc. 208 W.Va. 123, 538 S.E.2d 714 (2000)Devane v. Kennedy, 205 W.Va. 519, 519 S.E.2d 622 (1999)Dolen v. St. Mary's Hospital of Huntington, Inc., 203 W.Va. 181, 506 S.E.2d 624 (1998).
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Huntington, West Virginia

  • Huntington, WV
    The Farrell Building , 914 Fifth Avenue , P.O. Box 6457
    Huntington, WV 25772-6457

    (304) 522-9100; (304) 781-1821 Phone

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