David W. White

Top rated Personal Injury attorney in Boston, Massachusetts

Breakstone, White & Gluck, P.C.
David W. White
Breakstone, White & Gluck, P.C.

Practice Areas: Personal Injury, Business Litigation, Insurance Coverage

Licensed in Massachusetts since: 1985

Education: Northeastern University School of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2004 - 2023

Breakstone, White & Gluck, P.C.

Two Center Plaza
Suite 530
Boston, MA 02108 Phone: 617-723-7676 Email: David W. White Visit website


Attorney David W. White is a partner at Breakstone, White & Gluck in Boston, Massachusetts. Mr. White represents clients in Boston and throughout Massachusetts in business, insurance and personal injury cases. He is experienced in matters of automobile accidents, construction accidents, medical malpractice and other injuries caused by the negligence of others.

Mr. White earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Vermont and attained his law degree from Northeastern University School of Law. He has been admitted to practice law in Massachusetts since 1984. Since pursuing law, he has litigated cases at both the state and appellate levels.

Mr. White served as the President of the Massachusetts Bar Association from 2007-2008.

Over the course of his career, Mr. White has earned several honors and awards for his accomplishments. He received the President’s Award from the Massachusetts Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers in 2008 and again from the Massachusetts Bar Association in 2017. He was also named one of the “top ten lawyers of the year” by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly in 2004 and was listed in “The Best Lawyers in America” in 2015 and 2016.

Mr. White is very active in his community. He is the founder of the non-profit organization Westwood Land Trust, Inc.; he has served as the commissioner of the Massachusetts Access to Justice Commission. He has served in various other roles and leadership positions in Massachusetts-based organizations in prior years. He has been honored by various community groups for his volunteer service.

Mr. White is also active in various professional legal organizations. He belongs to the Boston Bar Association, the Bar Association of Norfolk County, the Massachusetts Bar Association, the American Bar Association, the American Association for Justice and the Massachusetts Bar Foundation.

First Admitted: 1985, Massachusetts

Professional Webpage: https://www.bwglaw.com/david-w-white.html

Pro bono/Community Service:
  • Westwood Land Trust, Inc., Board Member, 2004-2008, 2010-2017
  • Notary Public, 1998 to present, 1998
  • Organization for the Preservation of the Environment and Nature (OPEN), Member, 1997-2004
  • Westwood Land Trust, Inc., President, 1999-2003
  • Westwood Democratic Town Committee, Elected Member, 2001
  • Task Force on Human Subject Research, Member, 1994
  • Westwood Land Trust, Inc., Vice-President, 2003-2004
  • Massachusetts Bar Foundation
  • Westwood Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Committee, Member, 2013-2016
  • Founder, Westwood Land Trust, Inc.
  • Lawyers' Eco-Challenge
  • Fernald State School Human Rights Committee, Chair, 1993-1994
  • Organization for the Preservation of the Environment and Nature (OPEN), Chair-1998-2004
  • Justice of the Peace, November 1980
  • Sewer Commissioner, Westwood, Massachusetts, 2002-2009
  • Commissioner, Massachusetts Access to Justice Commission, September 2015 - Present
  • Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Committee, 2013
  • Fernald State School Human Rights Committee, Member, 1992-1994
  • Vermont Health Policy Corporation/State Health Coordinating Council, Environmental Health Representative, 1981-1982
Other Outstanding Achievements:
  • The Best Lawyers in America© 2016-2019, Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs
Educational Background:
  • University of Vermont, B.S., Environmental Studies, 1978
Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • Pierce and Dominguez: Legislative Interpretation and Judicial Inconsistency at Work,Massachusetts Bar Association Section Review, 1999
  • Collecting Attorneys’ Fees Under G.L. c. 93A and Other Civil Causes of Action, MCLE, 1997
  • Rules Governing Audio-Visual Depositions At Trial, MCLE, 1997
  • Bad Faith Litigation in Massachusetts: The Plaintiff’s Perspective, First published National Business Institute, Inc., 1996
  • Using Computers In Your Civil Litigation Practice, First published Massachusetts Bar Association, 1995
  • Practical Advice for Setting Up and Running the Small Office Practice, Massachusetts Academy of Trial Attorneys, 1995
  • Use of Demonstrative Evidence in Massachusetts Courts, MCLE, 1993
  • Dissolving and Forming Professional Relationships, Massachusetts Bar Association, 1993
  • “Handling Anesthesia Malpractice Cases,” in Medical Malpractice Insurance; An Overview. Amicus Books, 2007
  • Tort and Insurance Law Update, Massachusetts Bar Association/MCLE (MBA Annual Meeting), 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006
  • Appeals Court Raises Troubling Questions in Recent G.L. c. 93A Case, Massachusetts Bar Association Section Review, 2001
  • Emotional Distress Claims in Bad Faith Cases, John E. Tenner and David W. White; Mealey’s Bad Faith Litigation Conference 1999
  • Life After Lazarus and Furtado, Massachusetts Bar Association Section Review, 1999
  • Chapter 93A Damages in Arbitration Cases Clarified by Recent Appeals Court Case, Massachusetts Bar Association Section Review, 1999
  • Attorney David W. White specializes in handling cases involving bicycle accidents., Massachusetts Bicycle Accident Lawyer
  • Attorney David W. White has years of experience representing clients who have been injured in dog attacks., Boston, Massachusetts Dog Bite Lawyer
  • Breakstone, White & Gluck is a Boston Massachusetts law firm specializing in medical malpractice and personal injury. The firm has a reputation for excellence, compassion and results, and is dedicated to serving its clients. The firm handles medical malpractice, auto accident, truck accident, MBTA accident, construction accident, dog bite, and other accident cases., Breakstone, White & Gluck--Introducing Our Firm, Massachusetts Personal Injury And Malpractice Lawyers
  • Massachusetts Attorney of the Year, Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly, 2004
  • President's Award, Massachusetts Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, 2008
  • President's Award, Massachusetts Bar Association, 2017
  • Top 100 New England Lawyers, 2008, 2009 and 2014
  • Top 100 Massachusetts Super Lawyers, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2013, 2014 and 2015 
  • Massachusetts Super Lawyer, Boston Magazine, 2004-2019
  • Boston Bikes Volunteer of the Year Award, 2014
  • The Best Lawyers in America© 2016-2019, Insurance Law 
  • The Best Lawyers in America© 2017-2019, Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs
  • The Best Lawyers in America© 2015 - 2016, Medical Malpractice Plaintiffs
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • President Elect, Massachusetts Bar Association, 2006
  • Boston Bar Association
  • Women’s Bar Association
  • Treasurer, Massachusetts Bar Association, 2005
  • American Bar Association
  • President, Massachusetts Bar Association, 2007-2008, 2007
  • American Association for Justice (former ATLA)
  • Norfolk County Bar Association
  • $4,350,000 settlement. Client fell from top of cooling tower because of defective railings. The railings had not been maintained by the facility owner, and were in a state of extreme disrepair. Client suffered head injury, internal injuries, and multiple fractures. , 2017
  • $1,100,000 settlement (all available coverage) paid to client, a pedestrian struck by an automobile while walking on side of road. Client suffered head injury and multiple fractures. Defendant was suffering from diabetic hypoglycemia at time of accident., 2002
  • $1,150,000 settlement. Plaintiff was injured at local gym when exercise ball burst. Under the direction of a personal trainer, he was lifting dumbbells on the ball. He suffered bilateral arm fractures. Claims were brought against the ball manufacturer, the personal trainer and the gym., 2014
  • $2,500,000 settlement. Client suffered severe burns on face and hands after friend threw gasoline on a smoldering bonfire without any warning whatsoever. , 2015
Representative Clients:
  • $2,200,000 settlement. Automobile Accident - Rear End Collision, 2018
Industry Groups:
  • Legal

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Two Center Plaza
Suite 530
Boston, MA 02108

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