Robert E. White

Top rated General Litigation attorney in San Francisco, California

Skootsky & Der LLP
Robert E. White
Skootsky & Der LLP

Practice Areas: General Litigation, Business Litigation, Appellate

Licensed in California since: 1977

Education: University of California Berkeley School of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2012 - 2023

Skootsky & Der LLP

90 New Montgomery Street
Suite 600
San Francisco, CA 94105 Phone: 415-979-9800 Email: Robert E. White Visit website


After 30 years of operation as a sole proprietor, I merged my practice with Skootsky & Der, LLP on February 1, 2021.  While Skootsky & Der, LLP's practice is focused on Probate and Estate Law, including probate litigation, I will continue my civil litigation practice there in addition to assisting the firm in its probate litigation cases.  The description that follows was prepared prior to the merger.  My practice combines a sophisticated general and appellate litigation practice with the ability to litigate efficiently against recalcitrant debtors in complex creditors' rights scenarios. This includes attachments, appeals, fraudulent transfer litigation, alter ego claims, and creditors' representation in bankruptcy. This is in addition to the more typical tasks involved in enforcement of judgments (foreign, interstate, and domestic). My civil litigation and appellate work augments the collection practice and vice versa. I have often served as associated collection counsel in addition to off-record consulting. I have also served as an expert witness in the areas of collection malpractice defense, attorneys' fee disputes, and complex creditors' rights scenarios. While this posting focuses on creditors rights, I have had a general civil litigation practice including litigation in such areas as commercial business litigation, insurance coverage and bad faith cases, and real property litigation.

First Admitted: 1977, California

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Pro bono/Community Service:
  • Former President, member of the Board of Directors and General Counsel, Congregation Beth Sholom (San Francisco); current member of operating board of the Mission Minyan (San Francisco).
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • State Bar of California, American Bar Association.
Special Licenses/Certifications:
  • Member, State Bar of California, State Bar of Nevada (inactive), U.S. Supreme Court, U.S. Court of Appeals (9th Circuit), U.S. District Courts, Northern, Central, Eastern and Southern Districts of California, U.S. Claims Court, United States Court of Appeals (Federal Circuit).
Educational Background:
  • A.B., History, Great Distinction in General Scholarship, University of California, Berkeley., 1974
  • J.D., Boalt Hall School of Law (Berkeley Law), University of California Berkeley., 1977
Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • Remote Sensing Evidence & Environmental Law, 64 Calif. Law Review 1300 (1976) , Co-author, Co-author (with Professor Howard A. Lattin and Gary W. Tannehill, Esq.), California Law Review, 1976
  • Taught a course in Remedies, Foreclosures & Workouts in the Walter H. and Dorothy B. diamond Graduate Program in International Tax & Financial Servces (two semesters)., Instructor, Adjunct Professor, 2011
  • Law Clerk to the Honorable Stanley A. Weigel, Law Clerk, United States District Court Northern District of California, 1977
  • Elected co-Head Research Editor and Member of the Editorial Board, California Law Review (1976), Research Editor, California Law Review, 1976
  • Highest grade in First Year Real Property course., Am Jur Award -- Property, American Jurisprudence (Bancroft Whitney & Co.), 1975
Industry Groups:
  • Creditors Rights

Office location for Robert E. White

90 New Montgomery Street
Suite 600
San Francisco, CA 94105


12 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2012 - 2023

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