Gary D. White, Jr.

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 automobile negligence, medical malpractice, product liability, 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 Group LLP.

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.

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