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H. James WhiteAttorney H. James White

Experienced Trial Attorneys With a Focus on Complex, Mass-Action, and Class-Action Litigation

Attorney James White focuses his practice on representing clients in matters that greatly affect their lives and organizations in complex, mass-action, and class-action litigation.

White Law PLLC’s experience in leading an experienced team of professionals and working with institutional and legal partners sets the firm apart from its competitors when it comes to complex, mass-action, and class-action litigation matters.

When it comes to complex tort and personal injury representation, Mr. White and White Law PLLC are prepared to represent individual, class, and institutional clients in complex litigation where there are significant and wide-spread injuries being alleged. Protecting the rights of his clients is Mr. White’s highest priority in litigation that will greatly affect his clients’ futures. Mr. White has significant experience in complex cases involving issues related to long-lasting injuries, governmental immunity, constitutional issues, and complex litigation management.

Representative Complex, Mass-Action, and Class-Action Cases

Civil Litigation Against Michigan State University, Lawrence Nassar, U.S. Gymnastics, and Others

Arising from the wide-spread and unchecked sexual assaults perpetrated by Dr. Lawrence (Larry) Nassar at Michigan State University, U.S. Gymnastics sites, and across the globe, attorney James White has represented over 160 women and girls in their journey seeking justice. Representing clients in multiple cases as part of the mass-action Denhollander, et al v. Michigan State University, et al., Mr. White has proven to be a tenacious and conscientious attorney in this complex litigation.

NBC News video snapshot: Civil Litigation Against Michigan State University

Mr. White has thoroughly represented his clients throughout these cases when tough issues such as statute of limitations, governmental immunity, and notice requirements were brought as defenses against his clients.

Whether it be in court or in mediation, Mr. White has experience in some of the most complex legal arenas imaginable. Further, Mr. White has been able to work with legislatures and activists to help spearhead systemic change to help prevent future child abuse similar to that perpetrated by Larry Nassar from ever happening again.

Civil Litigation Arising from the Flint Water Crisis

Arising from the switch to the Flint River as a water source for the City of Flint in 2014, extensive complex, mass-action, and class-action continues throughout the State of Michigan and federal courts. Mr. White and the White Law PLLC team has been thoroughly involved in litigation arising from the Flint Water Crisis in all levels of courts in Michigan and the federal court system.

Mr. White and White Law PLLC’s representation in the Flint Water Cases has arisen in the District and Circuit Courts of Michigan, the Michigan Court of Claims, the Michigan Court of Appeals, the Michigan Supreme Court, the federal Eastern District of Michigan, the federal Western District of Michigan, the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals, and the United States Supreme Court.

The Flint Water Cases are both mass-action and class-action cases involving tens of thousands of plaintiffs requiring extensive skill and knowledge in the field of complex litigation. Mr. White and the White Law PLLC bring the required expertise and knowledge to complex cases such as these in the areas of constitutional law, state tort law, governmental immunity, and other areas.

Civil Litigation Against the City of Lansing

Attorney James White and the White Law PLLC successfully brought a lawsuit against the City of Lansing for severe personal injuries to his client following the reckless operation of a police cruiser by a Lansing Police Department police officer. This complex multi-party litigation resulted in a successful settlement for his client in excess of $1,000,000.00. Complex issues such as actual liability and governmental immunity were overcome by White Law PLLC’s representation of its client.

Civil Litigation Against Multi-National Enbridge Energy Partners, L.P.

Attorney James White and White Law PLLC represented numerous land-owner clients in civil litigation against energy giant Enbridge Energy Partners, L.P. following the Enbridge Line 5 oil spill near Marshall, Michigan.

After more than 1.2 million gallons of oil were spilled into the Talmadge Creek and the Kalamazoo River, White Law PLLC was able to successful recover damages for our clients arising from the contamination of their land on and near the contaminated waters. Mr. White was able to work with numerous parties and entities to reach successful settlements for White Law PLLC’s clients that included requirements that their contaminated land be restored to its natural beauty.

Civil Litigation in Complex Business Cases

Attorney James White is an experienced business law litigator. In particular, Mr. White has represented numerous Michigan businesses and out-of-state businesses in complex litigation involving various and varied issues, such as breach of contract, tortious interference, fraudulent transfer, and trade secret litigation. Whether in district, circuit, or a specialty business court, Mr. Rusek brings experience necessary to achieve his clients’ goals in complex, multi-party, and high-stakes business litigation.

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Professional Licenses & Associations

Licensed to Practice

  • All Michigan State Courts
  • Supreme Court of the United States
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan
  • United States District Court for the Western District of Michigan

Professional AssociationThe National Trial Lawyers

  • State Bar of Michigan
    • Arts, Communciations, Entertainment, & Sports Section
    • Criminal Law Section
  • Ingham County Bar Association
  • Davis Dunnings Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • The National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • Board of Directors for ICBA: Ingham County Bar Association
  • Board of Directors for ICBF: Ingham County Bar Foundation

Academic Background

Michigan State University College of Law
Juris Doctorate - May 2000

Michigan State University - East Lansing, Michigan

Bachelors of Arts, Criminal Justice 1994

Publication|News

Practice Areas

  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • Avvo Rating
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • 40 Under 40

Real Testimonials
From Previous Clients

  • Attorney Jamie White and his legal team are amazing.

    “Attorney Jamie White and his legal team are amazing. Although my situation did not end up in actual court, this team was well prepared in the event that it did. I was notified and in the loop on every step that was happening and it was very comforting to know that this team was well prepared to handle my situation. If I ever need legal counsel again, or know of anyone who does, White Law PLLC is my first choice.”

  • I can't recommend White Law highly enough to any and all who need legal representation!

    “People v. V.R. (2014) - "Recently I was lucky enough to have been represented by White Law PLLC, in a legal matter that I hadn't had any success with in handling on my own. I am so thankful and appreciative in every respect on their handling of my case. From the very start I felt nothing but confidence that I was in good hands. The professionalism and respect I was given in my case helped put my mind at ease on a matter I had been dealing with for over 15 years. In a very short amount of time, once I had James White representing me my matter was successfully resolved and my case is now closed! Thanks to his and the entire firms dedication in helping me get a very large part of my life back on track and my future much brighter. I can't recommend White Law highly enough to any and all who need legal representation! Sincerely and appreciatively, V.R." ”

  • Thank you for your assistance!!!

    “Without hesitation I greatly respect and thank Whites law office LCC for their prompt attention into two separate matters that needed prompt attention. Which were both resolved to my satisfaction. I highly recommend White's law office as I always have. Thank you for your assistance!!!”

  • I would recommend Mr. White and White Law PLLC to anyone seeking any type of criminal defense

    “People v. D.B. (2016) - "When we got the news that our grandson was facing very serious charges, we were devastated. We didn’t know any criminal defense attorneys and didn’t know who to turn to. After speaking to a few people, three of them recommend attorney James White. Mr. White was able to meet with us right away, which was a relief because we had so many questions. The whole ordeal of what our grandson was being charged with was very stressful on us, both emotionally and financially. Mr. White was kind and understanding. He kept us informed and was available throughout the case for any questions or concerns we had. Mr. White fought hard to achieve the best possible outcome for our grandson, and in the end his efforts and determination brought our grandson the best results we could have hoped for. What stood out to us is how down to earth Mr. White is. He handles himself in a professional and respectful manner and will work hard to get the results his client needs. I’d also like to thank the support staff of White Law PLLC who were kind, polite, and helpful whenever we called. I would recommend Mr. White and White Law PLLC to anyone seeking any type of criminal defense." ”

  • I would highly recommend James White as an attorney!

    “I would highly recommend James White as an attorney! Both him and his staff are extremely professional and if you want an attorney that will fight for you he’s the best!!!”

Our Clients Come First.
Why White Law, PLLC?

  • Over 60 Years of Combined Legal Experience
  • Experience Handling High-Profile Cases
  • We Use Cutting Edge Technology
  • We've Successfully Resolved Hundreds of Cases
  • We Never Back Down From a Challenge