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Thomas M. White

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Top Rated Workers' Compensation Attorney in Goose Creek, SC

Steinberg Law Firm, LLP
118 S. Goose Creek Blvd.
Goose Creek, SC 29445
Phone: 843-572-0700
Fax: 843-863-3037
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2011 - 2013, 2017 - 2022
Licensed in South Carolina Since: 1978
Practice Areas: Workers' Compensation: Claimant, Social Security Disability
Languages Spoken: English, Spanish
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Tom White grew up in the textile-producing Upstate of South Carolina and spent his summers working third shift in the cotton mills. That experience shaped his desire to help working people.

A distinguished graduate of the University of Virginia, he then graduated in the top 10% of his class at the South Carolina School of Law in 1977 and was admitted to the SC Bar in 1978. Tom began his law career as a public defender and joined the Steinberg Law Firm in 1980. He is a member of the Charleston County Bar Association, the South Carolina Bar Association and the South Carolina Trial Lawyers Association. For the past fifteen years, Tom has been listed in Best Lawyers in America and Super Lawyers For Workers’ Compensation. Tom exclusively handles work injury cases with many cases paid to the injured workers in excess of a million dollars.

Tom has served on the Charleston County Common Pleas Liaison Committee and the Charleston County Grievance Committee. He is a former municipal judge in Goose Creek and is a member of the South Carolina Workers’ Compensation Claimants’ Association.

Tom lives in Charleston with his wife and has three children and three grandchildren.

About Thomas M. White

First Admitted: 1978, South Carolina

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Educational Background

  • University of South Carolina School of Law- JD-Juris Doctor, 1977


  • Attorney Thomas White of Steinberg Law Firm Obtains $3.2 Million on Behalf of Paralyzed Client in Recent South Carolina Workers’ Compensation Case In July of this year, Charleston personal injury attorney Thomas White of Steinberg Law Firm and Peter David Brown helped secure a settlement award of $3.2 million in a South Carolina workers’ compensation case. The settlement represents a major victory for the injured worker, who was left paralyzed after a workplace accident. The facts surrounding the accident were tragic. Back in 2018, while at work, the employee attempted to lift a scale used to weigh guests’ outgoing laundry. As the worker lifted the scale with the help of a coworker, he injured his back and spine. The man immediately went to the hospital, where Emergency Room doctors told him that he would need immediate surgery. The procedure did not go well, and the worker was left paralyzed from the waist down as a result. After the accident, the man filed a South Carolina workers’ compensation claim. These claims are filed against the employer’s workers’ compensation insurance carrier, who is ultimately responsible for resolving the claim. Two issues arose in negotiating the worker’s compensation award. First, the injured worker wanted his wife to provide him with the in-home care that he needed, rather than have a part-time home healthcare worker. Second, the man hoped for medical benefits beyond what the workers’ compensation insurer was willing to provide. As attorney White explained, his client “is 46 and has a lifetime of medical care that he wanted to direct, rather than be directed by the workers’ compensation carrier, who controls everything.” The $3.2 million settlement allows the injured worker to obtain the care he needs and enables his wife to provide the care. Since the settlement, the injured worker is doing much better. He explained that he is glad the process is over and that he no longer has to deal with the workers’ compensation system. While the details of the settlement are confidential, according to the agreement between the parties, the total award amount was $3.2 million. This includes $2.35 in special damages, intended to cover the man’s future medical care needs.  , 2020


  • Best Lawyers is the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession. A listing in Best Lawyers is widely regarded by both clients and legal professionals as a significant honor, conferred on a lawyer by his or her peers. For more than three decades, Best Lawyers lists have earned the respect of the profession, the media, and the public, as the most reliable, unbiased source of legal referrals anywhere. Tom has been named in the "Workers’ Compensation Law - Claimants" by Best Lawyers in America for 14consecutive year (2007-2020)., Best Lawyers in America, Workers' Compensation Law - Claimants,, Best Lawyers in America, 2020
  • Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The selection process is multi-phased and includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations. Tom has won the recognition of Super Lawyers for consecutive years (2018-2020)., Super Lawyer, Super Lawyers, 2020
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Office Location for Thomas M. White

118 S. Goose Creek Blvd.
Goose Creek, SC 29445

Last Updated: 2/2/2022

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