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David B. White
Phone: 412-995-3210
dbwhite@burnswhite.com
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David B. White

A Founding Member of Burns White, Dave has more than 30 years of legal experience representing a spectrum of clients from Fortune 500 corporations, to small, emerging businesses, and individuals across a variety of industries. 

 

Dave, who also serves on the firm's Executive Committee, brings to his clients a combination of demonstrated legal experience, practical business acumen and strong leadership skills as a team builder and project manager.

"Our clients’ interests and imagination truly inspire a sense of teamwork that is both motivating and highly successful in solving litigation problems."

Dave’s practice spans several areas of litigation, including financial institution, commercial, products liability, professional malpractice, employment and energy. Both a litigator and a trial attorney, he employs other forms of dispute resolution when doing so is in the best interests of the client. Dave also is routinely asked to serve as a mediator in a variety of litigation matters and has experience managing the administration of class action claims.

Areas of Law

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Products Liability Litigation
  • Professional Malpractice Litigation
  • Financial Institution Litigation
  • Employment Litigation
  • Energy Industry Litigation
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution

Education

  • Duquesne University School of Law (J.D., 1982)
  • Duquesne University (B.S., 1977)

Bar and Court Admissions

  • Pennsylvania
  • West Virginia
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania
  • United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of West Virginia

Memberships

  • American Bar Association
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • West Virginia Bar Association
  • Allegheny County Bar Association
  • Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association
  • Academy of Trial Lawyers of Allegheny County
  • Defense Research Institute (DRI)

Honors/Awards

  • Recipient of the 2013 Distinguished Alumni Award, Duquesne University School of Law
  • Selected for inclusion on the 2004-2014 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers® lists
  • Selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2007-2012
  • AV® Preeminent™ 5.0 out of 5 peer rated in Martindale-Hubbell
  • Appointed by the Board of Judges for the United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania as an e-discovery Special Master in 2011

Civic Involvement

  • Appointed to Port Authority of Allegheny County Board of Directors by House Speaker Sam Smith in 2013

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