Kenneth R. White

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Top Rated Appellate Attorney in Mankato, MN

Law Office of Kenneth R. White, P.C.
 | 212 Madison Avenue, Suite 200
Mankato, MN 56001
Phone: 507-345-8811
Fax: 507-345-5020
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2001 - 2006, 2011 - 2020
Licensed Since: 1982
Practice Areas:
  • Appellate (70%),
  • Civil Litigation: Plaintiff (20%),
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (10%)
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    The founder of his own firm, Law Office of Kenneth R. White, P.C., located in Mankato, Minnesota, Kenneth R. White provides representation to clients throughout the nation. Focusing his practice primarily on appeals and research and writing, whether for his clients or in collaboration with other attorneys, Ken provides the quality and expertise necessary for effective advocacy.  He also represents individuals harmed by the negligence of others in motor vehicle accidents, premises liability, defective products and animal bites. Mr. White also counsels area businesses on employment matters.

    Mr. White graduated cum laude from Carleton College in 1979 with a Bachelor of Arts in political science. In 1982, he was awarded his Juris Doctor cum laude from the University of Minnesota Law School. Admitted to practice in Minnesota, Mr. White is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 8th Circuit and the Supreme Court of the United States. The high regard in which he is held by his fellow attorneys is reflected in the many referrals that he receives from them as well as by his AV Preeminent* peer review rating through Martindale-Hubbell. Mr. White has also been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America.

    Mr. White has been a co-editor of the first, second and third editions of the Minnesota State District Court Civil Practice Deskbook, and he has had an article on federal appellate advocacy published in the Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Law Journal, an American Bar Association publication. He has also taught classes on legal writing as an adjunct professor at the University of St. Thomas School of Law in Minneapolis. From 2005 to 2010, Mr. White served as an assistant county attorney with the Nicollet County Attorney's Office, where he handled felony drug prosecutions.

    *AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

    Practice Areas
    • 70%Appellate
    • 20%Civil Litigation: Plaintiff
    • 10%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
    Focus Areas

    Appeals, Animal Bites, Assault, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Wrongful Death, Dram Shop Laws, Brain Injury, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff


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    Super Lawyers: 2001 - 2006, 2011 - 2020

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    About Kenneth White

    Admitted: 1982, Minnesota

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    • “AV” rating from Martindale-Hubbell, Inc, 1987-present
    • “Top Attorneys in Minnesota” from Twin Cities Business/Mpls St.Paul Magazine: August 2011; August 2012; August 2013; August 2014; August 2015; August 2016; August 2017
    • “SuperLawyer” designation from Minnesota Law & Politics: August 2001; August 2002; August 2003; August 2004; August 2005; August 2006; August 2011; August 2012; August 2013; August 2014, August 2015; August 2016; August 2017
    • “The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100 Trial Lawyers”: 2013
    • Mission Award - Excellence in Professional Preparation, University of St. Thomas School of Law, 2008
    • One of the Top Appellate Lawyers in Minnesota: October 2002; October 2003; October 2004; October 2005; October 2006; August 2011; August 2012; August 2013; August 2014; August 2015; August 2016; August 2017
    • Global Who’s Who “Top Lawyers”: 2014

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • U.S. District Court District of Minnesota, 1986
    • American Bar Association, 1982 - 2004
    • Minnesota Defense Lawyers Association, 1985 - 2012
    • Minnesota Supreme Court, 1982
    • Supreme Court of the United States of America, 1995
    • Sixth District Bar Association, 1983 - Present
    • Minnesota, 1982
    • U.S. Court of Appeals 8th Circuit, 1990
    • Program Committee Chair: Year 2000 Annual Meeting, 1982 - Present

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • Co-Editor, Minnesota State District Court Civil Deskbook, Minnesota Continuing Legal Education, First Edition, 2009; Second Edition, 2011; Third Edition, 2014
    • ABA Tort and Insurance Practice Section: Kenneth R. White, Recent Developments in Federal Appellate Advocacy, 33 Tort & Insurance Law Journal 429 (1998)
    • August 2004 to May 2008 and January 2012-Present, Adjunct Professor of Legal Writing, University of St. Thomas School of Law
    • August 1998-May 1999, Instructor Maynard Pirsig Moot Court, University of Minnesota Law School

    Representative Clients:

    • Millenkamp v. Davisco Foods Intern., Inc., 562 F.3d 971 (9th Cir. 2009)
    • Stringer v. Minnesota Vikings Football Club, LLC, 705 N.W.2d 706 (Minn. 2005)
    • O’Malley v. Ulland Bros., 549 N.W.2d 889 (Minn. 1996)
    • Babinski v. American Family Ins. Group, 569 F.3d 349 (8th Cir. 2009)
    • State v. Joshua Johnson, 744 N.W.2d 376 (Minn. 2008)
    • Lickteig v. Alderson, Ondov, Leonard & Sween, P.A., 556 N.W.2d 557 (Minn. 1996)
    • In re Ince, 847 N.W.2d 13 (Minn. 2014)
    • Osborne v. Twin Town Bowl, 749 N.W.2d 367 (Minn. 2008)
    • Robert W. Carlstrom Co. v. German Evangelical Lutheran, 662 N.W.2d 163 (Minn. App. 2003)
    • West Bend Mut. Ins. Co. v. Milwaukee Mut. Ins. Co., 384 N.W.2d 877 (Minn. 1986)

    Educational Background:

    • Carleton College, Northfield, Minnesota, B.A. cum laude, Major: Political Science, 1979
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    212 Madison Avenue
    Suite 200
    Mankato, MN 56001

    Phone: 507-345-8811

    Fax: 507-345-5020

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