Joshua D. White

Joshua D. White

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in San Francisco, CA

Altair Law
 | 369 Pine Street, Suite 600
San Francisco, CA 94104
Phone: 415-988-9828
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2018
Selected to Rising Stars: 2014 - 2016
Licensed Since: 2006
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
Attorney Profile

Joshua D. White is a partner and trial attorney at Altair Law in San Francisco. He focuses his practice on representing individuals in complex catastrophic injury and wrongful death cases involving vehicular collisions, defective products, dangerous conditions of public and private property, ridesharing collisions, and bicycle collisions.

Josh has vast experience leading his clients through every stage of the litigation process, from the initial client meeting through trial. He started his career representing defendants in civil litigation matters involving claims for personal injury, products liability and premises liability, as well as complex business and real estate matters. During his time as a defense attorney, Josh acquired an intimate knowledge of the strategies and techniques used by the defense bar and insurance companies in defending lawsuits. He now utilizes the knowledge, insight, and experience acquired during his years as a defense attorney, coupled with his experience representing injured individuals, to work diligently for his clients and maximize the results obtained for them.

Josh has been recognized as a leader in personal injury and wrongful death litigation. From 2014 to 2016, he was selected as a Northern California Super Lawyers Rising Star, an honor limited to 2.5% of practicing attorneys under the age of 40.  In 2018, Josh was selected as a Northern California Super Lawyer.

Josh is also an active member of the legal community, frequently co-chairing presentations on trial advocacy techniques, and maintains active memberships with the San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association, the San Francisco Bar Association, and the Consumer Attorneys of California for which he serves on the Board of Governors.

About Joshua White

Admitted: 2006, California

Professional Webpage:


  • CALI award for Writing & Research, Law School, 2003
  • Finalist, Moot Court Open Appellate Competition, Willamette University College of Law, 2006

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • CAOC Board of Governors, 2018
  • Member, American Association for Justice
  • Member, San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member, Edward J. McFetridge American Inn of Court in San Francisco
  • Member, Bar Association of San Francisco

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Presenter, Acquiring Essential Evidence in the Digital Age, CAOC, 2016
  • Presenter, Defeating the Independent Contractor Defense, CAOC, 2015
  • Presenter, Cross-Examining the Difficult Defense Expert, CAOC, 2014
  • Staff Writer for Willamette Law Online, Willamette University College of Law, 2006
  • Assistant Editor, Willamette Sports Law Journal, 2006


  • Confidential seven-figure settlement for wrongful death claim caused by ridesharing vehicle spinning off highway, 2017
  • $1.1 million settlement for an individual who was run over by a truck while directing traffic, 2017
  • Confidential seven-figure settlement for an individual who was crushed by a run-away vehicle, 2017

Representative Clients:

  • Published Decision: Haniff v. Superior Court  (2017)  9 Cal.App.5th 191

Educational Background:

  • University of Oregon, Degree, 1998
Office Location for Joshua D. White

369 Pine Street
Suite 600
San Francisco, CA 94104


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Last Updated: 6/27/2018

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