William F. White, Esq.

Qualifications

Mr. White is the Founding and Senior Partner of the firm, having founded it in 1999. He has extensive trial and litigation experience in state and federal court, and a proven track record of success spanning almost 30 years of practice.

  • Suffolk University, J.D., 1984
    Phi Delta Phi
  • Santa Clara University, B.S.C., 1979

  • Rhode Island, 1990; U.S. District Court of Rhode Island, 1990
  • Massachusetts, 1984; U.S. District Court of Massachusetts, 1996
  • Wyoming, 1985; U.S. District Court of Wyoming, 1986
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces, 1985

  • Massachusetts Bar Association
  • Wyoming Bar Association
  • Rhode Island Bar Association
    Chair, Medical-Legal Committee, 1993-1997;
    Chair, Joint Committee of RI Bar Association & RI Medical Society, 1993-1995
  • Newport County Bar Association
  • Federal Bar Association
  • Defense Research Institute (DRI)
  • Defense Counsel of Rhode Island (DCRI)
  • Board of Directors, 2005 - present

Mr. White is a highly successful and seasoned litigation and trial attorney who has been in private practice since 1990. His primary focus is medical malpractice defense and general litigation. He has successfully tried numerous cases before state and federal juries to favorable resolutions, as well as before numerous administrative boards and tribunals.

Born and raised in Northern California, after completing college he was commissioned a Second Lieutenant in the U.S. Air Force in 1979. He became the Program Manager for the development and initial production of the Digital Non-secure Voice Telephone (DNVT), which is now in use by all branches of the U.S. Armed Forces.

From 1984 to 1987, he was an Air Force Judge Advocate (JAG) at F.E. Warren AFB, Wyoming. He was a prosecutor, claims officer and legal adviser to the base and wing commanders while assigned to the 90th Strategic Missile Wing Support Group. Captain White was then selected for the Area (criminal) Defense Counsel office and defended accused throughout the Rocky Mountain Region as well as North and South Dakota, having tried over 30 courts-martial and administrative board hearings. He was also appointed a Special Assistant U.S. Attorney from 1984 to 1986, prosecuting criminal cases in U.S. District Court, and acting as lead trial counsel on two civil lawsuits against the U.S. Air Force.

From 1987 to 1990, Captain White was assigned as Legal Counsel to the USAF Surgeon General for Europe and as the Medical Law Consultant for USAF Europe, stationed in Wiesbaden, Germany. He was also In-House Counsel for the largest Air Force Medical Center in Europe, and a Lecturer on Medical and Health Care Law for all USAF medical facilities in Europe and Western Asia.

Mr. White transitioned from being an active duty Air Force lawyer to the Reserves in 1990, and joined a firm in Providence, RI, where he worked as a lead litigator and trial attorney until 1999, when he opened this practice. He retired from the Air Force Reserves in 2003 as a Lt. Colonel.

Mr. White has been active coaching youth sports and is a board member of the Melville Park Committee, Town of Portsmouth.

Practice Areas

  • General Civil Litigation
  • Trial Practice
  • Medical Malpractice Defense
  • Legal Malpractice Defense
  • Disability Law
  • Hospital & Health Care Law
  • Product Liability
  • Personal Injury