​Ben is a member of Butler Snow’s business department and practices within the Regulatory and Government Relations Practice Group focusing on general insurance and captive insurance matters.

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Bar Admissions

  • Tennessee, 2002
  • U.S. District Courts
    • Tennessee: Eastern, Middle, Western
  • U.S. Court of Appeals
    • 6th Circuit
    • Armed Forces
  • U.S. Tax Court
  • ​Tenneesee Supreme Court

Civic Involvement

  • Cubmaster, Pack 32, Eakin Elementary School, Nashville, Tenn.


  • Professional in Insurance Regulation, National Association of Insurance Commissioners, 2017
  • Fellow, Nashville Bar Foundation, Class of 2016
  • Associate in Captive Insurance, International Center for Captive Insurance Education, 2014
  • Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal
  • Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal
  • Captive Review, Ones to Watch 2019

Education & Honors

  • Boston University School of Law, LL.M., 2016
  • University of Tennessee College of Law, J.D., 2002
    • Staff Member, Tennessee Law Review
  • Wabash College, A.B., English, 1999


  • Mr. Whitehouse works with business owners and service providers on forming and operating captive insurance companies, traditional insurance company matters, and tax issues related to insurance companies. Mr. Whitehouse previously worked at the Tennessee Department of Commerce & Insurance as the Supervising Attorney for Insurance. Mr. Whitehouse also has prior experience with the Tennessee Attorney General’s Office and served as a Judge Advocate in the United States Navy.

In the News

Papers, Presentations, & Publications

  • Panelist, “Gaining Third-Party Premium Through Customers, Employees and Other Networks,” 2021 Business Insurance World Captive Forum Virtual Conference, February 2021.
  • Quoted, "Captive Immunity," Captive Insurance Times, December 9, 2020.
  • Panelist, "Legislative Issues," Tennessee Captive Insurance Association's Virtual Seminar, December 9, 2020.
  • Quoted, “Industry reacts to IRS’ latest micro captive ‘scare tactics,’Captive Insurance Times, October 5, 2020.
  • Panelist, “Selecting Service Providers,” 2020 WRCIC Virtual Session, July 6, 2020.
  • Moderator, “Captives in the Midst of the Coronavirus Crisis: A Regulator Roundtable Discussion,” International Center for Captive Insurance Education Webinar, June 3, 2020. 
  • Presenter, “Risk Distribution in Small Captives – 301,” CICA 2020 Webinar Series, May 18, 2020.
  • Quoted, “US Supreme Court agrees to hear CIC Services’ case against IRS,” Captive Insurance Times, May 5, 2020.
  • Interviewed, “COVID-19: time for captives to shine, says Ben Whitehouse,” Captive Insurance Times, March 24, 2020.
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