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Bethany N. White

Chicago, IL
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  • Partner

Areas Of Practice

  • Workers’ Compensation
  • Product Liability
  • Civil Defense Litigation
  • General Counsel

Bar Admissions

  • Supreme Court of Illinois, 2006
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois, 2011
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 7th Circuit
  • Illinois

Education

  • Northern Illinois University College of Law, DeKalb, Illinois
    • J.D. - 2006
    • Honors: cum laude
  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
    • B.A., Bachelor of Arts - 2003
    • Major: Rhetoric

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Quote

All advocacy is, at its core, an exercise in empathy.

– Samantha Power

A Few of Bethany White’s Favorite Things…

dog

Bethany lives in Chicago with her husband, 2 children and Saint Bernard named Lucy.

pot

Bethany is a terrible cook but loves food, especially unique and creative culinary creations.

rock and roll hand sign

Led Zeppelin

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Scary Movies & True Crime Podcasts

More About Bethany:

I think one of my greatest assets is my sense of humor.

I love music, especially rock and roll and seeing music live. I have a huge collection of T-shirts from shows I’ve been to.

One of the things that I think makes me a good lawyer is that I have a way with words and revel in the ability to tell a compelling story.

Published Works

  • Don’t Be “That Guy” (or Girl): Potential Pitfalls in Landing and Maintaining Clients, DRI Women in the Law Seminar, Scottsdale, AZ, February, 2017
  • No “I” In Team: Exploring the Value of A Collaborative and Proactive Approach to the Handling and Defense of Workers’ Compensation Claims, Green Bay, WI, June, 2016
  • What Matters: Aspects of Illinois Workers’ Compensation Law for Businesses and Business Attorneys, Chicago, IL, April, 2015
  • Reform Reality: How to Incorporate the 2011 Changes to the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Act in Claims Handling, 2012
  • Ethical Conundrums and Possible Missteps in Landing and Maintaining Clients, October, 2016
  • Overview of Illinois Workers’ Compensation Law, Omaha, NE, December, 2019

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Illinois State Bar Association, Member
  • Defense Research Institute (DRI)
  • Defense Research Institute, Workers’ Compensation Subcommittee, Community Page, Chair, Vice Chair, 2014 to 2014
  • Defense Research Institute, Women in the Law Subcommittee
  • Defense Research Institute, Trial Tactics Subcommittee, Annual Meeting Subcommittee, Vice Chair, 2017 to Present
  • Defense Research Institute, Philanthropic Activities Committee, Awards Subcommittee, Vice Chair, 2017 to 2017
  • Defense Research Institute, Philanthropic Activities Committee, Awards Chair, 2017 to 2018
  • Claims and Litigation Management Alliance, Premium Member
  • Defense Research Institute, Annual Meeting Subcommittee, vice Chair, 2016 to 2016
  • Defense Research Institute, Meeting Subcommittee, Chair, 2017 to 2017
  • Defense Research Institute, Seminar Activities, Chair, 2018 to 2020
  • Defense Research Institute, Women In the Law Committee, Liaison
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