Ben practices within the Regulatory and Government Relations Practice Group focusing on general insurance and captive insurance matters.

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Ben 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. He previously worked at the Tennessee Department of Commerce & Insurance as the Supervising Attorney for Insurance. He also has prior experience with the Tennessee Attorney General’s Office and served as a Judge Advocate in the United States Navy.

Under Ben’s leadership, Butler Snow was recognized by Captive Review as the legal services firm of the year at the 2021 US Captive Service Awards. Ben serves as the chairperson of the American Bar Association Business Law Section’s Captive Insurance Committee. He serves as the board President and is a course instructor for the International Center for Captive Insurance Education. Ben is a frequent speaker and author on the subject of captive insurance and has been recognized by Captive Review as a “Power 50” and “Ones to Watch.”

Ben holds a certificate from the International Center for Captive Insurance Education as an Associate in Captive Insurance and held a certification as a Professional in Insurance Regulation by the National Association of Insurance Commissioners.

Ben completed his undergraduate education at Wabash College. He earned his Juris Doctor from the University of Tennessee College of Law and received his LL.M. from Boston University School of Law. Ben is a member of the American, Tennessee, North Carolina, and Nashville Bar Associations.

Associations

Bar Admissions

  • Tennessee, 2002
  • North Carolina, 2021
  • 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.

Distinctions

  • 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
    • Power 50, 2021
    • Ones to Watch, 2019
  • Fellow, American Bar Foundation
  • Best Lawyers in America®
    • Insurance Law, 2023

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

Experience

  • 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.

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