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John B. White, Jr.

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Criminal Defense Attorney in Spartanburg, SC

KD Trial Lawyers
178 West Main Street
Spartanburg, SC 29306
Phone: 864-308-2487
Fax: 864-591-0491
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2008 - 2022
Licensed in South Carolina Since: 1976
Practice Areas: Criminal Defense, Business Litigation, Family Law
Attorney Profile

The most senior Partner at Harrison White, P.C., John B. White Jr. has developed a well-deserved reputation as a top-notch trial attorney. From the firm's office in Spartanburg, South Carolina, he provides representation to individual and business clients in a variety of matters. Admitted to practice in South Carolina, Mr. White is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the District of South Carolina, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit, and the Supreme Court of the United States.

In his civil litigation practice, Mr. White was involved in a lawsuit brought by the state against Ortho-McNeil-Janssun, a division of Johnson and Johnson that was based on the violations of the S.C. Unfair Trade Practices Act that resulted in a $327 million settlement. He has also worked on cases involving nursing home abuse and neglect, condemnation, and other civil matters, including domestic relations. In his criminal defense practice, Mr. White assists clients who have been charged with the commission of misdemeanor or felony offenses. His successes in the courtroom and at the negotiating table in all of these endeavors have caught the attention of his colleagues, and they have awarded him an AV Preeminent* peer review rating through Martindale-Hubbell and a 10.0 "Superb" peer review rating through Avvo. In addition, Mr. White has been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America, and he is a member of the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum.  In 2020, Mr. White was honored with the University of South Carolina Law School Compleat Lawyer Platinum award.

A 1972 recipient of a Bachelor of Science from Wofford College, Mr. White then went on to obtain his legal education at the University of South Carolina School of Law and was awarded his Juris Doctor in 1976. A member of several legal organizations, his civic involvement includes his service as the chairman of the Board of the South Carolina Transportation Infrastructure Bank. 

*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
  • 60%Criminal Defense
  • 20%Business Litigation
  • 20%Family Law


15 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2008 - 2022

About John B. White, Jr.

First Admitted: 1976, South Carolina

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Bar/Professional Activity


  • Best Lawyers in America, 2007 - 2010
  • , Compleat Lawyer Platinum Award, USC School of Law, 2020


  • $327-million jury verdict against Ortho-McNeil-Janssen Pharmaceuticals in 2011

Educational Background

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Office Location for John B. White, Jr.

178 West Main Street
Spartanburg, SC 29306

Phone: 864-308-2487

Fax: 864-591-0491

Last Updated: 5/17/2022

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