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-plus-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:
Jim understands the need to represent and counsel his clients with both compassion and conviction. In addition to personal injury, Jim also represents clients pursuing Social Security disability benefits.
When he's not spending time with his wife and two kids, Jim spends his spare time riding mountain and road bikes, hiking, and skiing.