D. Daxton White, Esq.
In addition to his superior 10.0 Rating by Avvo, D. Daxton White is an AV rated attorney by Martindale Hubbell, the attorney rating service, indicating the highest rating for legal ability and ethics. He is a member of the Florida and Illinois Bar Associations, as well as the Indian River County Bar Association. He is also a member of the Public Investors Arbitration Bar Association (PIABA), an association of securities attorneys who dedicate their practices to the representation of investors defrauded by their financial professional or brokerage firm. Mr. White has also served on the PIABA Legislative Committee which attempts to advance the cause of investors through the use of state and national legislation.
He graduated from Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois with a degree in economics. He obtained his law degree from the Florida State College of Law in Tallahassee, Florida, and has also taken legal history courses at Oxford University in Oxford, England.
In addition to practicing as a securities attorney, Mr. White has worked on the floor of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange in the Live Cattle Options Pit, and in the Boca Raton, Florida dispute resolution office of the NASD (n/k/a FINRA). His financial and legal background is essential in evaluating potential securities fraud claims.
Most of Mr. White’s clients are individuals who have been defrauded by their investment professional. Mr. White has handled over 600 FINRA arbitration cases, including handling claims against most of the FINRA registered broker-dealers. These cases have included claims for, among other things, unsuitability, fraud, negligence, failure to supervise, and breach of fiduciary duty.
Mr. White also has experience representing some of the largest broker-dealers in the world (including Banc of America Investments Services, Inc. (n/k/a Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith, Incorporated), Morgan Stanley Smith Barney, Wachovia Securities, LLC, Wells Fargo Investments, and Ameriprise Financial). While he now exclusively represents individuals in claims against brokerage firms, this experience gives Mr. White a unique perspective in evaluating potential securities fraud claims and in understanding how brokerage firms typically defend securities fraud cases.
Mr. White is a frequent lecturer on the FINRA arbitration process. For client testimonials on Mr. White’s representation of investors in FINRA arbitration claims, visit his AVVO profile. AVVO is an independent attorney review site.
When not practicing law, Mr. White is an avid sports fan and outdoorsman, and can often be found trying to teach his young son to play every sport imaginable. He lives with his family in Chicago, Illinois but travels throughout the country litigating FINRA claims on behalf of clients.
Michael D. Kennedy, Esq.
Michael D. Kennedy is a partner with The White Law Group, leading the firm’s Franklin, Tennessee office. He is a member of the Illinois and Chicago Bar Associations, as well as a member of the Public Investors Arbitration Bar Association (PIABA), an association of securities attorneys who dedicate their practices to the representation of investors defrauded by their financial professional or brokerage firm.
Mike’s practice is primarily dedicated to representing defrauded investors in arbitration cases before the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (“FINRA”) in the pursuit of recovery of his clients’ investment losses. In his time with The White Law Group, Mike has represented more than 350 investors in FINRA arbitration claims as well as in state court proceedings and other arbitration forums. Mike’s experience has afforded him with a deep knowledge of the laws and regulations governing the securities industry in its duties to the investing public. His cases have included claims relating to, among others, unsuitable investment recommendations, negligence, fraud, failure to supervise, breach of fiduciary duty, failure to perform adequate due diligence before recommending an investment product to the investing public. While his practice is dedicated primarily to representing investors in securities claims, Mike has experience in commercial litigation, personal injury law, landlord-tenant disputes, and collections cases.
He graduated from the University of South Carolina and then from the DePaul University College of Law, where he also received his Certificate in Business Law. Prior to beginning his legal career, Mr. Kennedy was a teacher. To this day, he takes pride in helping the White Law Group’s clients to understand their case and keeping them informed at every stage of the process so that his clients can make educated choices about their cases.
Away from the office, Mike spends his time with his wife and daughter and is an avid sports fan, following Chicago’s professional teams and his alma mater, the University of South Carolina.