Michael N. White has a long and extensive background in many types of litigation and legal practice. Mr. White was an assistant District Attorney, District Attorney and District Court Judge. After leaving the bench, Mr. White was a partner in the 200+ lawyer national firm of Preston, Gates and Ellis, now K+L Gates.
In 1993 Mr. White joined Friedman, Rubin and White and was a partner there until he began his own practice in 2007. Currently Mr. White handles all types of litigation with an emphasis on maritime related matters, and has offices in Anchorage, Alaska and Seattle, Washington. Mr. White serves of Counsel to two law firms.
Mr. White has obtained notable judgments and settlements on personal injury cases and wrongful death cases in the $5,000,000-$10,000,000 range. Mr. White has successfully prosecuted and defended cases on behalf of various fishing companies in Alaska and Washington.
His practice consists of a wide range of litigation including personal injury, wrongful death, products liability, aviation disasters, Jones Act, medical malpractice and insurance bad faith litigation.
Mr. White has been honored by several appointments and awards. In 1985, Mr. White was appointed to a judgeship with the Alaska Court System by Governor Bill Sheffield. Mr. White was appointed to the Alaska Maritime Pilots Board by Governor Tony Knowles. In 2005, Mr. White was honored by the American Trial Lawyer's Association with the Steven Sharp Public Service Award for his role in obtaining $20,000,000 for cancer patients who had been cheated by their insurer. Mr. White has also received recognition by municipalities and by Mothers Against Drunk Drivers for his work on behalf of victims of drunk drivers.
Mr. White has written and taught seminars on evidence and trial practice.
A native of Massachusetts, Mr. White received his B.A. from University of California at Berkeley in 1976 and his J.D. from Northeastern University School of Law in 1979.