About Alex R. White, PLLC - Personal Injury Attorney in Louisville, KY


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Alex R. White

Alex White - Injury Attorney Louisville KY

Since 2012 when he started his Louisville law firm after leaving the legal department of Hillerich & Bradsby (“Louisville Slugger,”) Alex White has established himself as an authority in the personal injury law field. He has led his Kentucky law firm to extraordinary growth and success that even some of the “big-name,” competing Kentucky law firms cannot claim. The foundation of that success among Kentucky personal injury lawyers is Alex’s relentless work ethic and genuine compassion for his personal injury clients.
Alex has devoted himself to personal injury law because he passionately believes that those who have suffered injury and harm from others’ carelessness deserve the dignity of just compensation. Prior to becoming a personal injury attorney, he was injured in two separate car accidents. Those experiences –from being injured, to dealing with the insurance claims, to finding the right personal injury law firm and car accident lawyer to hire- paved the way for his understanding of the personal injury law practice. From his own personal bodily injury claims to the thousands of claims he’s handled on behalf of his clients in the role of injury attorney, Alex has excellent and unique personal injury law experience. This is illustrated by the success, size, talent, vigor and ability of his Kentucky law firm, Alex R. White, PLLC.
The passion and zeal for personal injury law is evident in Alex’s record—Alex is consistently given top ratings by his clients. Alex R. White, PLLC was named “10 Best” for High Verdict and Settlements by the American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys. “The National Trial Lawyers 40 Under 40” recognized Alex in their Top 40 under 40 honors for “Civil Plaintiff” category. “Attorney & Practice Magazine” recognized Alex as the “Top 10 Personal Injury Attorney in Kentucky.” He has also been named a Super Lawyers Magazine Rising Star in 2016, 2017, 2018, and 2019 for is efforts as a personal injury attorney. In 2018 Alex received a client satisfaction award for exceptional and outstanding client service and was listed as “10 Best Attorneys” for the state of Kentucky. He is highly rated on Avvo, the largest directory of lawyers and law firms in the United States, and has received Avvo’s Client’s Choice award in 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019. He is one of the highest rated personal injury attorneys on the nationwide lawyer rating site Lawyer.com. In addition, Alex was an attorney member of the prestigious Louisville Inn of Court during the 2015 and 2016 terms. Additionally, Alex has served as Vice Chair of the Small Law Firm Practitioner Section of the Louisville Bar Association.
If you want an experienced, passionate, and energetic attorney and a hardworking Kentucky law firm who does not back down to anyone… choose Alex White.

Fernando Valdizan

Fernando Valdizan - Personal Injury Lawyer

Fernando has been practicing law since 2011 and has been a personal injury attorney since 2012. Fernando first started defending cases for big insurance companies. However, Fernando soon realized that he would prefer to represent people who needed help. In 2013, Fernando joined the Kentucky law firm of Alex R. White, PLLC to start representing personal injury victims. He is able to bring his knowledge of how insurance companies work and now uses that as a tool when dealing with insurance companies.
Fernando uses both his legal and business background when handling clients’ cases. As an Economics graduate, Fernando understands the consequences of how an accident can change a person’s life in a second. He takes the totality of the circumstance and makes sure the insurance companies understand this life altering experience.
Fernando is of Peruvian descent and takes pride in being a very hard-working Spanish speaking personal injury attorney in the state. When Fernando isn’t practicing law, he enjoys spending time with his family and stays involved in the community through various activities. If you are in need of a personally injury or car wreck lawyer, let Fernando Valdizan’s experience and multi-cultural background go to work for you!

Ryan Russell

Ryan Russell - Personal Injury Lawyer

Ryan Russell is a personal injury attorney in Louisville, Kentucky. He specializes in car wrecks, premises liability, and medical malpractice. He has been part of the Alex R. White, PLLC team since 2015. In just his first year of practice with the Louisville law firm, Ryan secured over one million dollars in settlements for his clients.
Ryan has spent his entire legal career working in personal injury law. Before even passing the Kentucky Bar, Ryan clerked for four years at prestigious Louisville law firms. What was supposed to be a simple college job unearthed a passion that drives Ryan to this day. He saw firsthand how insurance companies would do anything to keep fair compensation from injured people, including and especially its own customers. Ryan has dedicated his practice to fighting for the livelihoods of his clients and maximizing their personal injury settlements.
Ryan is the only member of the KY law firm that is also licensed to practice in Indiana. If you are looking for someone ready, willing, and able to fight for what’s right in Louisville or Southern Indiana, call Ryan Russell.

John Spalding

John Spalding - Personal Injury Lawyer

John has been in practice since 2012 and has been a personal injury attorney from the very beginning of his career. Since 2012 John has been one of the most active lawyers in Louisville KY. Born and raised in Louisville, John attended Louisville Male High School, completed undergraduate studies at Morehead State University, and got his J.D. from the University Of Louisville Louis D. Brandeis School Of Law. He is the first in his family to obtain a bachelor’s degree or a doctorate. John was admitted to the Kentucky Bar in October of 2012. Upon passing the bar, John started his own Louisville law firm to pursue his vision for serving his clients as a Louisville injury lawyer. In late 2018, John decided to join the Kentucky Law Firm of Alex R. White, PLLC so that he could maximize his ability to help injured Kentuckians.
When John is not hard at work for his clients, he enjoys spending time in the great outdoors and playing farmer in central Kentucky. He is also very active in his church with a special calling to engage in mission work. In 2017 and 2018 John spent 20 days in Malawi, Africa. While in Africa, John traveled to remote villages preaching, teaching, and serving in feeding centers for orphaned children. John hopes to continue ministering to the people in Malawi in the future.
As John looks to the future, he focuses on building his practice as a personal injury attorney here in the Louisville community.

Hoyt Grimshaw

Hoyt Grimshaw - Personal Injury Lawyer

Hoyt Grimshaw is a personal injury and worker’s compensation attorney in Louisville, Kentucky. He focuses his practice on a wide range of injuries arising from car wrecks to slip and fall incidents to workplace accidents.
As a native Louisvillian, Hoyt prides himself on helping his fellow community members who have suffered injuries. He attended duPont Manual High School and earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Louisville. Knowing that he wanted to remain in the city, Hoyt decided to pursue his legal education at the University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law where he graduated with magna cum laude honors and was published in the University of Louisville Law Review.
Hoyt has spent his entire legal career working in the personal injury field. Before joining Alex R. White, PLLC as an attorney, Hoyt worked for two years under the firm’s attorneys as a law clerk. This experience taught him the complexities of the legal field and allowed him to gain invaluable experience working in personal injury. When Hoyt is not practicing law, he enjoys spending time with his friends and family and watching sports. He is a huge UofL fan.
Hoyt is eager to fight for his clients and help them seek the recovery they deserve.

Erin Smallwood

Erin Smallwood - Personal Injury Lawyer

Erin Smallwood is a driven, hardworking and passionate personal injury attorney in Louisville, Kentucky. She is a fierce fighter who diligently advocates for all of her personal injury clients. Her enthusiasm is matched only by her attention to detail. She is experienced in dealing with car wrecks, premises liability and employment discrimination. Raised just south of Louisville, in Mt. Washington, Kentucky, Erin is a small-town girl who prides herself on helping those in her community.
Erin completed undergraduate studies at the University of Louisville and got her J.D. from the University of Louisville Louis D. Brandeis School of Law. In law school, Erin obtained her limited license to practice law and received courtroom experience while fighting for victims of domestic violence. When she is not fighting for her clients, you will find her coaching youth basketball, hiking or kayaking at the Parklands of Floyds Fork in Louisville, Kentucky.

Marc Hellmueller

Marc Hellmueller - Personal Injury Lawyer

Marc Hellmueller is a personal injury attorney who specializes in car wrecks, premises liability, medical malpractice and workers compensation. Since 2018, Marc has been a part of Alex R. White PLLC first clerking for distinguished Louisville attorneys, John Spalding, Ryan Russell and Fernando Valdizan.
Marc was born and raised here in Louisville, Kentucky. He attended St. Xavier High School, Western Kentucky University where he obtained a bachelors in History and Social Studies and finally the University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law for his J.D.
When Marc is not fighting for his clients, he enjoys spending time with his family and friends. He is also an assistant Varsity baseball coach at St. Xavier High School. In 2019, Marc’s father was involved in a devastating motorcycle wreck due to a distracted driver. He knows from first-hand experience the overwhelming effects of what an injury can do to not only the person involved, but to their family as well. He knows what it takes to get people the compensation they deserve.
Marc’s background of coaching, working with a diverse group of hardworking and dedicated attorneys, and personal experiences has given him the tools needed to fight for his clients with zeal. If you are looking for someone who wants to go to bat for you, call Marc Hellmueller.

“Alex is as professional as they come, certainly up and coming in the who’s who of the Louisville Legal Community. He’s served me in a variety of cases and regardless of the origins of a situation the outcome has always been favorable. Alex is a great attorney, it doesn’t matter how big or small your case is, he and his team will handle it with great care and perseverance from start to finish. I have and will continue to use and recommend Alex White, PLLC to anyone who is in need of help.”

– L.Crawford      

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Personal Injury / Negligence

Alex R. White, PLLC handles a variety of negligence and injury cases and has recovered millions of dollars for clients’ medical bills, lost wages and pain and suffering.


Car Wreck

Kentucky law related to motor vehicle accidents has pitfalls for the uninformed. Insurance companies take advantage of this on a daily basis. Don’t let ‘em. Get our experienced and aggressive attorneys on your team.


Slip And Fall

Businesses should provide safe facilities for their consumers. If you get hurt due to the negligence of a business or property owner, call us to protect your rights.

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