H. James White

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Civil Litigation Attorney in Okemos, MI

White Law, PLLC
 | 2549 Jolly Rd, Suite 340
Okemos, MI 48864
Phone: 517-316-1195
Fax: 517-316-1197
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2019 - 2020
Licensed Since: 2001
Practice Areas:
  • Civil Litigation: Plaintiff (40%),
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (30%),
  • Criminal Defense (30%)
    Attorney Profile

    Attorney H. James White is the founder of White Law PLLC in Okemos, Michigan. Nationally recognized as one of the country's leading trial advocates, Mr. White has served as counsel to a number of high-profile mass-action and class-action cases that have received national and international attention.

    Chief among these, Mr. White and his law firm represented more than 160 young women gymnasts who were victims of sexual assault at the hands of Dr. Lawrence Nassar, helping them seek justice against Michigan State University and the USA Gymnastics organization. He has also served as counsel in complex class actions involving the Flint Water Crisis, a massive oil spill perpetrated by a multinational energy company, and a case against the city of Lansing involving a police officer's reckless driving behavior that led to injuries to numerous civilians.

    Mr. White also has extensive experience with business litigation, and he has helped many businesses in the state, as well as those in other states with issues such as breaches of contract, tortious interference, trade secret litigation, fraudulent transfers and more.

    In all cases, whether through litigation or mediation, Mr. White always strives to protect his clients' rights and interests and to help increase their chances of obtaining the favorable outcomes they expect and deserve. He has earned a reputation as a tenacious trial attorney whose aggressive tactics have gained him the respect of his clients and peers alike.

    Among his most notable accolades, The National Trial Lawyers named him as one of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers in the country as well as a Top 40 Under 40, and he holds "Superb" client ratings on Avvo.

    A 1994 graduate of Michigan State University, Mr. White returned to his alma mater and obtained his Juris Doctor from Michigan State University College of Law in 2001. Along with practicing before all of Michigan's state courts, he is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Courts for the Eastern and Western Districts of Michigan, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit, and the U.S. Supreme Court.

    Highly active in his legal community, Mr. White is a member of the State Bar of Michigan, including the organization's criminal law and arts, communications, entertainment, and sports sections. He is also a member of the American Bar Association, the Davis-Dunnings Bar Association and the Ingham County Bar Association, where he has served on the board of directors.

    Practice Areas
    • 40%Civil Litigation: Plaintiff
    • 30%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
    • 30%Criminal Defense
    Focus Areas

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


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    Super Lawyers: 2019 - 2020

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    About James White

    Admitted: 2001, Michigan

    Professional Webpage: https://www.whitelawpllc.com/professionals/h-james-white/


    • Top 100 Trial Lawyers, The National Trial Lawyers

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan
    • 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 ICBF, Ingham County Bar Foundation
    • 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


    • Denhollander, et al v. Michigan State University, et al.

    Educational Background:

    • Michigan State University, Bachelors of Arts, Criminal Justice, 1994

    Industry Groups

    • Civil Litigation: Plaintiff
    • Criminal Defense
    • DUI/DWI
    • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
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    Office Location for H. James White

    2549 Jolly Rd
    Suite 340
    Okemos, MI 48864

    Phone: 517-316-1195

    Fax: 517-316-1197

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    Last Updated: 4/15/2020

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