Gary D. White, Jr.
Gary D. White, Jr.'s practice is dedicated to the representation of
individuals in tort litigation across the State of Kansas in the areas of
wrongful death, federal tort claims, third-party claims against insurance companies,
and all other areas of injury litigation.
Gary D. White, Jr., was born in Topeka, Kansas, and has lived the majority
of his life in the Topeka community. After graduating from high school,
Mr. White attended Washburn University of Topeka, where he received a
B.B.A. in Economics. He then attended the Washburn University School of
Law, where he received his Juris Doctor in 1991.
After finishing law school, Mr. White joined the law firm of Schroer, Rice,
P.A., where he had worked as a law clerk during his schooling. While at
Schroer, Rice, P.A., he was mentored by Gene E. Schroer, a noted Kansas
trial lawyer handling plaintiff's personal injury litigation. In November
1998, he joined the predecessor to the current law firm of Palmer Law
In December 1998, Mr. White received the Thomas E. Sullivan Award from
the Kansas Trial Lawyer's Association (KTLA). This award is given
to a KTLA member who has been admitted to practice law for fewer than
10 years; has made a noteworthy contribution of time, talent, and energy
to KTLA; has given consistent and exemplary participation in KTLA activities;
and whose conduct brings credit and respect to the legal profession.
Mr. White has been an active member of the Kansas Trial Lawyers Association
since 1991 and on the Board of Governors since 1994. From 1998 to 1999,
he served as their Vice President of Education. He has also served on
the Board of Editors of the
Journal of the Kansas Trial Lawyers Association from 1995 to the present. He has written amicus briefs in support of KTLA's
position in the following cases:
Wilson v. Knight, 26 Kan.App.2d 226, 982 P.2d 400 (1999);
Reeves v. Carlson, 266 Kan. 310, 969 P.2d 252 (1998);
Long v. Turk, 265 Kan. 855, 962 P.2d 1093 (1998); and
Morgan v. Abay, 252 Kan. 853, 850 P.2d 840 (1993).
In addition to his legal practice, Mr. White has written numerous articles
on personal injury, premises liability, and automobile collisions, including:
J.K.T.L.A., Vol. XXIV, No. 1, p. 14 (9/00),
Pursuing Cases Where The Injured Person Was Predisposed Or Susceptible
To A Particular Injury: The Use Of "Thin Skull" or "Eggshell
Skull" Jury Instructions
J.K.T.L.A., Vol. XXIII, No. 3, p. 15 (1/00),
Pursuing A Claim For Past Medical Expenses On Behalf Of A Minor Child Following
Wilson v. Knight
J.K.T.L.A., Vol. XXII, No. 3, p. 16 (1/99),
Pursuing A Punitive Damage Claim In A Hit-and-Run Automobile Collision
J.K.T.L.A., Vol. XXI, No. 2, p. 16 (11/97),
Slip-and-Fall Accidents: A Strategy For Combating The Failure To Keep A
Proper Lookout, And Open & Obvious Defenses
J.K.T.L.A., Vol. XX, No. 2, p. 12 (11/96),
Automobile Collisions: Defendants Are Liable For Punitive Damages When
They Are Driving Under The Influence Of Alcohol At The Time Of The Collision
J.K.T.L.A., Vol. XIX, No. 2, p. 12 (11/95),
Automobile Collisions: Evaluating and Preparing Claims For Unreasonably
Dangerous and Defective Roads
J.K.T.L.A., Vol. XVIII, No. 4, p. 5 (3/95),
Practitioner's Guide To Subrogation Liens and Reimbursement Rights
J.K.T.L.A., Vol. XVII, No. 3, p. 19 (1/94),
Unlimited Medical Authorizations and Ex Parte Communications With Physicians In Kansas.
Along with his position on the Board of Governors of the Kansas Trial Lawyers
Association, Mr. White is a member of the Topeka, Kansas, and American
Bar Associations; the Association of Trial Lawyers of America; and Trial
Lawyers for Public Justice.
Since 1991, Mr. White has been licensed to practice law in the State of
Kansas, the United States District Court for the District of Kansas, and
the United States Court of Appeals. He has argued several cases in Kansas
Appellate Courts and the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit.