H. James White

Top rated Civil Litigation attorney in Okemos, Michigan

White Law, PLLC
H. James White
White Law, PLLC

Practice Areas: Civil Litigation, Criminal Defense, Personal Injury; view more

Licensed in Michigan since: 2001

Education: Michigan State University College of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2019 - 2024

White Law, PLLC

2549 Jolly Rd
Suite 340
Okemos, MI 48864 Visit website


Jamie White is an attorney at and the founder of White Law, PLLC, where he practices personal injury law, criminal defense, and civil litigation with a focus on complex mass tort litigations. With his firm located in Okemos, Michigan, he serves clients across the Greater Lansing area, throughout Michigan and nationwide.

Completing his undergraduate degree in criminal justice from Michigan State University in 1994, Mr. White obtained his Juris Doctor from the Michigan State University College of Law in 2000.

Licensed for more than two decades, Mr. White is admitted to practice in all Michigan state courts, the Supreme Court of the United States, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit, and the U.S. District Court for the Eastern and Western Districts of Michigan.

Equipped to handle complex cases in which high-stakes personal injuries and other losses are alleged, Mr. White has acquired invaluable experience in this area of law. Some of his notable cases include those for the 160 girls seeking justice against sexual assault at Michigan State University and the USA Gymnastics sites, mass- and class-actions associated with the Flint water crisis, and the residents affected by the oil spill of the Talmadge Creek and Kalamazoo River.

Mr. White has also secured a global settlement of $990 million. As one of the first attorneys to file lawsuits against Larry Nassar, Michigan State University, USA Gymnastics, the United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee, and other large institutions seeking to hold responsible the perpetrators of sexual abuse and their enablers. Mr. White is prepared to go after large institutions that have allowed prolific sexual abuse to occur, whether its universities, colleges, faith-based institutions, community groups, or any other organization.

A respected attorney in the legal community, Mr. White is deemed a zealous arbitrator and litigator by his colleagues. He is recognized with a “Superb” rating on Avvo, inclusion in the list of Top 100 Trial Lawyers by The National Trial Lawyers and Law 360 Titan of the Plaintiffs Bar.

A member of the State Bar of Michigan, the Davis-Dunnings Bar Association and the American Bar Association, Mr. White holds a position on the board of directors for both the Ingham County Bar Association and the Ingham County Bar Foundation.

Practice areas

Civil Litigation: Plaintiff, Criminal Defense, Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff, Class Action/Mass Torts: Plaintiff

Focus areas

Animal Bites, Assault & Battery, Brain Injury, Construction Accident, Criminal Domestic Violence, Criminal Law, Drug & Alcohol Violations, Expungement, Felony, Misdemeanor, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Premises Liability - Plaintiff, Sexual Abuse - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Toxic Torts, Trucking Accidents, Wrongful Death

  • 40% Civil Litigation: Plaintiff
  • 30% Criminal Defense
  • 20% Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
  • 10% Class Action/Mass Torts: Plaintiff

First Admitted: 2001, Michigan

Professional Webpage: https://www.whitelawpllc.com/meet-our-team/h-james-white/

Educational Background:
  • Michigan State University, Bachelors of Arts, Criminal Justice, 1994
Verdicts/Settlements (Case Results):
  • Denhollander, et al v. Michigan State University, et al.
Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • Who let the dogs out? Please see Sniffer dogs on page 20 Please, Ingham County Bar Association BRIEFS, 2013
Pro bono/Community Service:
  • Ingham County Bar Foundation, Board of Directors for ICBF
  • Member, The National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Trial Lawyers
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan
  • State Bar of Michigan, Criminal Law Section
  • State Bar of Michigan, Arts, Communications, Entertainment, & Sports Section
  • Saginaw Chippewa Tribal Court
  • United States District Court for the Western District of Michigan
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
  • All Michigan State Courts
  • Supreme Court of the United States
  • Member, Davis Dunnings Bar Association
  • Board of Directors for ICBA, Ingham County Bar Association
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, Ingham County Bar Association
  • Member, Arts, Communications, Entertainment, & Sports Section, State Bar of Michigan
  • Member, Criminal Law Section, State Bar of Michigan
Industry Groups:
  • Civil Litigation: Plaintiff
  • Criminal Defense
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff

Office location for H. James White

2549 Jolly Rd
Suite 340
Okemos, MI 48864

Phone: 517-316-1195


6 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2019 - 2024

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