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Joshua D. White

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in San Francisco, CA

Altair Law LLP
465 California Street, 5th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94104
Phone: 415-988-9828
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2018 - 2022
Selected to Rising Stars: 2014 - 2016
Licensed in California Since: 2006
Practice Areas: Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
Attorney Profile

Trial attorney and partner at Altair Law, Joshua D. White represents the people of California in cases of personal injury such as wrongful death and complex catastrophic injury from defective products, vehicular collisions, ride-sharing collisions, dangerous conditions of private and public property, and bicycle collisions. Through every stage of the litigation process, he is extremely qualified to lead his clients.

A graduate of the University of Oregon, Mr. White went on to earn his Juris Doctor from Willamette University College of Law and has been licensed to practice in California since 2006. A former defense attorney, he is uniquely prepared with the insight, knowledge and experience needed to protect the best interests of his injured clients.

Mr. White is a member of The Bar Association of San Francisco, the Edward J. McFetridge American Inn of Court in San Francisco, the San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association, the American Association for Justice, the American Bar Association and is on the board of governors at large for the Consumer Attorneys of California for the Northern District. A skilled writer and presenter, he was an assistant editor and staff writer for the Willamette Sports Law Journal and has presented at conferences for the Consumer Attorneys of California.

With numerous settlements well over seven figures behind him, he has represented an individual who was run over by a truck, one who was crushed by a runaway vehicle and one who was killed in a ride-sharing accident. Along with personal injury cases, Mr. White is also experienced in real estate and complex business matters.

Practice Areas
  • 100%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
Focus Areas

Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Wrongful Death, Construction Accident, Premises Liability - Plaintiff


5 Years Super Lawyers
3 Years Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers: 2018 - 2022
  • Rising Stars: 2014 - 2016

About Joshua D. White

First Admitted: 2006, California

Professional Webpage:


  • Northern California Super Lawyer, 2018-2020
  • Best Lawyers in America, Best Lawyers, 2020
  • CALI award for Writing & Research, Law School, 2003
  • Northern California Rising Star, Super Lawyers, 2014-2016 
  • Finalist, Moot Court Open Appellate Competition, Willamette University College of Law, 2006

Representative Clients

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

Educational Background

  • University of Oregon, Degree, 1998

Bar/Professional Activity

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

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Personal Injury Law, Presenter, Negotiating Settlement Agreements, SFTLA Seminar, 2018
  • Assistant Editor, Willamette Sports Law Journal, 2006
  • Personal Injury Law, Moderator, Panel on Developments in Personal Injury Law, CAOC Seminar, CAOC, 2019
  • Staff Writer for Willamette Law Online, Willamette University College of Law, 2006
  • Personal Injury Law, Presenter, Defeating the Independent Contractor Defense, CAOC Seminar, CAOC, 2015
  • Personal Injury Law, Presenter, Cross-Examining the Difficult Defense Expert, CAOC Seminar, CAOC, 2014
  • Personal Injury Law, Presenter, Acquiring Essential Evidence in the Digital Age, CAOC Seminar, CAOC, 2016


  • $4.5 million settlement for family of woman who was struck and killed by a bus., 2019
  • $6.75 million dollar settlement for bicyclist who was killed by truck driver, 2021
  • $1.3 million settlement for man who was struck was bus., 2019
  • $2.1 million settlement for bicyclist who was struck by vehicle., 2018
  • Confidential seven-figure settlement for an individual who was struck by an all terrain vehicle while assisting others who were retrieving the vehicle after it was stolen., 2018
  • Confidential seven-figure settlement for an individual who was crushed by a run-away vehicle, 2017
  • 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
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Office Location for Joshua D. White

465 California Street
5th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94104

Phone: 415-988-9828

Last Updated: 5/15/2022

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