About Our Franklin, Massachusetts Firm

Whether you have been involved in a personal injury, are seeking workers’ compensation, or you are appealing Social Security disability benefits application denial, the Law Office of James F. White can help.

Our Mission

We believe in doing the right thing. What does this mean for our clients? Well, at the Law Office of James F. White, we know how hard you work for yourself and your family and understand the struggles that might come with being unable to work because of an accident. 

Our goal is to help hard-working individuals get past this time of legal trouble and return to normalcy.

Our Story

Our founder, James White, knows hard work. For the past almost four decades, White has pursued justice for hardworking individuals after watching his father, a maintenance man, work tirelessly for his family. James himself worked his way through both undergraduate and law school, so he understands the importance of working hard and how an accident can derail someone’s life in a matter of an instant.


James “Jim” White 

James “Jim" White grew up in a working-class, blue-collar neighborhood of Cranston, Rhode Island. One of five children, Jim paid for college and law school himself while working one and, at times, two jobs. After graduating from Boston University's School of Management (1982) and Boston University School of Law as an Elmer J. Rathburn Scholar (1985), Jim has dedicated his professional life to representing and counseling people injured at work or as the result of someone else's negligence. 

In 1985, Jim began his legal career in Boston, working for a small plaintiff's personal injury firm specializing in worker's compensation. From 1987 until 1992, he worked as an "In House Counsel'' defending insurance companies and their negligent insureds. Defending insurance companies proved to be an invaluable experience, allowing him to witness firsthand how insurers evaluate and defend claims.

Over the course of his 30-year legal career, Jim has tried numerous personal injury cases in Massachusetts Superior Court, District Court, and Federal District Court, First Circuit. He has successfully represented over a thousand injured workers at the Department of Industrial Accidents. 

A Massachusetts Academy of Trial Attorneys member, Jim has had multiple judgments above a million dollars. Having represented numerous clients with: 

- Traumatic Brain Injuries
- Amputations
- Wrongful Death
- Complex Regional Pain Syndrome 
- Herniated Discs
- Repetitive Overuse Injuries

Jim understands the need to represent and counsel his clients with both compassion and conviction. In addition to personal injury and workers' compensation, Jim also represents clients pursuing Social Security disability benefits.

When he is not spending time with his wife and two kids, Jim spends his spare time riding mountain and road bikes, hiking, and skiing.


What clients have to say about our law firm.

We have been helping hardworking individuals for over 30 years. See what some of our former clients have to say about working with us.

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I am thankful for having Attorney White and Kristie helping in my case. Attorney White provided me with such valuable information to support my case. Even on the day of storming in Boston, from remote, Kristie attended me. I realized that James White was an attorney who we can count on for difficult times. Great professional, wonderful team!

Elizabete G

You all did an awesome job for me and I can’t thank you enough. That is the only reason for reaching our now is to thank you very, very much. Please tell Jim I said he did an awesome job. Best attorney in Massachusetts as far as I am concerned. I thank you very much. Jim and Kristie are the tops! The Very Best In all of NEW ENGLAND!


Attorney James White handled both my work related injury case as well as my SSDI case. He was extremely knowledgeable, caring, attentive and intelligent in all aspects of these cases. He was always available to talk with us, guide us, explain all of the options and walk us through any problems or issues as they would come up. He was tough when he needed to be and never gave up pushing forward to overcome any obstacles that would come up. For five years, he has fought tenacious y for me. As a result of his efforts, I was recently awarded a large settlement from workers comp I was also awarded my SSDI claim, this was due to is diligence and skills as an attorney. He never gave up, even during the entirety of the Covd 19 outbreak that would prove to stall and postpone Goverment meetings, hearings, appointme its and delay paperwork for months on end. Kristie, who works with Attorney White was always there to answer endless questions explain things, help us through paperwork and anything we needed in a kind and caring way. Even just some kind words or well wishes. You can't go wrong with Attorney James White. We will always be greatful to have found such a caring and skillful attorney. We cannot thank them enough for everything

Becky and James

Attorney White represented me in a motor vehicle injury case. This was the first time we were involved in a case like this and I was not sure what to expect. I am so pleased to have found him. He went above and beyond anything I could hope for and I would highly recommend him. Not only was he able to get a very positive outcome, but he took a personal interest in my complicated case. He spent time understanding the case from my side and working to make it the strongest case possible. It really felt like he cared about me and my family and was doing 100% to advocate for us. I would highly recommend him!

Phillip C.

Attorney James F. White is a consummate professional, knowledgeable, passionate, and accountable. While representing my wife, Attorney White kept our expectations in line by communicating each step of the process and patiently answering any questions we had. I highly recommend Attorney White if you require honesty and integrity.

Paul C.

Attorney White recently represented me in a case in which I was involved in a motorcycle accident. I was seriously injured, requiring lengthy stays in the hospital and rehab facility. Jim familiarized himself with the extent of my injuries, and took all the worries away, handling everything in a professional manner. He and his paralegal Kristie were both in touch with my wife and me through the entire ordeal answering any questions we had, and keeping us up to date through the entire process. Attorney White was able to obtain the highest possible settlement for my case for which I am eternally grateful.

Jim M.

Attorney James White handled my work connected injury claim with such care and concern for more than a year. He has a wealth of experience and is very thorough. He constantly kept me updated on the progress of my case and was able to arrive at a satisfactory settlement. Kristie, his Paralegal, was very helpful with the case and promptly answered my questions. In the future, if I need expert legal help, I would not hesitate to contact Attorney White and Kristie. They are amazing and I am very grateful to them.

Mary G.

I am writing on behalf of my father, George Gagne, who at 87 was injured as a passenger in an automobile accident. In all of his driving years, George had never submitted a claim for an injury and had no idea where to begin. Jim took care of all of the details with compassion and professionalism, allowing my dad the peace of mind to focus on healing. Our family is beyond thankful to Jim for George's positive outcome and would highly recommend his services to anyone.


We Will Come to You 

If you have been injured in an accident, hurt at work, or hospitalized and are unable to drive, do not worry; we will come to you. Even if you need to meet over a weekend.  We know the last thing you need after being injured is to wait for competent legal advice.

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