David A. White

Managing Principal



  • University of Massachusetts, Amherst, B.A., Cum Laude, 1984
  • The National Law Center, George Washington University, J.D., 1987

Positions Held:

  • Managing Principal - Davis & White, LLC, 1996- Present
  • Principal - White & White, P.C., 1992-1995
  • Assistant District Attorney - Essex County, 1990-1991
  • Assistant Counsel - The Medical Center of Central Massachusetts, 1989-1990
  • Law Clerk - Rhode Island Supreme Court, Law Clerk Pool, 1988
  • Law Clerk - Office of the General Counsel,
    Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority, 1985- 1987
  • Law Clerk - Office of the Attorney General, Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Summer, 1986


Mr. White, formerly a prosecutor, has extensive trial experience.  He has tried over two hundred cases to conclusion, including in defense of civil cases and as an Assistant District Attorney in Essex County. He founded his own firm in 1992 and has been Managing Principal of Davis & White, LLC since 1995. He specializes in the areas of products liability, premises liability, retail and restaurant litigation, general liability, motor vehicle tort and insurance bad faith litigation. He has worked in defense of football helmet litigation on behalf of Schutt Sports for the past 16 years. He also represents retailers including Kohl’s Department Stores, Inc. and J.C. Penney Company, Inc. in defense of civil litigation. Mr. White holds the highest “AV” rating from Martindale-Hubbell and has been recognized as one of Boston’s Top Rated Lawyers in 2012.   

Bar Admissions:

  • Commonwealth of Massachusetts, 1988
  • State of Rhode Island, 1988
  • United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts, 1993


  • American Trial Lawyers Association
  • Claims & Litigation Management Alliance (CLM)
  • National Retail and Restaurant Defense Association (NRRDA)
  • Sports Lawyers Association
  • Massachusetts Bar Association
  • Rhode Island Bar Association
  • ASTM - Committee on Sports Equipment and Facilities
  • Boston Association of Claims Executives

Other Activities:

  • Past Member - Board of Directors (Player Agent) - North Andover Club Little League (2005-2011)
  • Board of Information Center for Individuals with Disabilities, Massachusetts
  • Past Member - Board of Creative Living, Massachusetts - subsidized living for mentally-retarded individuals

Actively involved in youth sports for the past ten years including coaching North Andover baseball, basketball and soccer programs and AAU basketball.


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