The Legal Brief

SEARCHING FOR AN ATTORNEY... SEEKING JUSTICE?

Over the years Attorney White has developed a very successful general law practice - resulting in multiple jury verdicts and settlements in excess of a millions dollars as well as having obtained not guilty verdicts in a number of high profile criminal cases. However, most of his work focuses on the protecting the civil and human rights of employees, neglected medical patients, and persons subjected to abuse by municipal (including law enforcement), state, and federal officials.

Attorney White has been recognized for his work not only in the courtroom but in the community as well. "While I am humbled by these types of honors and awards, there is no greater reward or blessing than the 'reward' I receive when I am able to assist a client who has been treated wrongly - by a negligent hospital, bigoted or sexist employer, or racist law enforcement official."

White's criminal practice (which he sometimes does pro bono because some of his client don't have the money to pay him) provides him the greatest professional and personal satisfaction. "To sit next to a man (who spent 14 years of his life in prison for a crime he did not commit) when he hears a judge overturn is his conviction, is, as the commercial says, is truly 'priceless''. This (to seek out justice; not money) is why I became a lawyer.

Sometimes Van’s work in the civil courts and criminal courts intersect. This often happens when Van represents citizens charged with bogus criminal charges. Sometimes these citizens not only are falsely arrested and charged but are also assaulted by the arresting officer as well. In these instances, Van’s goal is to first secure dismissal of the underlying criminal charges and second his goal is to vigorously pursue civil damages for the false arrest and where appropriate the damages resulting from assault. Democrat and Chronicle

However, sometimes the journey for justice connecting the civil and criminal cases is long and may appear to be disconnected - as in the case of Lawrence Rogers. In, 2005 Van settled a case involving the in custody death of Lawrence Rogers. Throughout his representation of the Rogers’ estate, Van always felt that people should have been charged criminally because of how Mr. Rogers’ has died - essentially by suffocation. Even though the local prosecutor and medical examiner office have steadfastly refused to charge anyone, decades after Mr. Lawrence was killed, Van continues to insist that local police and prosecutors hold people (including police) responsible for Mr. Rogers’ death. [insert video here]

Attorney White has been recognized for his work not only in the courtroom but in the community as well. "While I am humbled by these types of honors and awards, there is no greater reward or blessing than the 'reward' I receive when I am able to assist a client who has been treated wrongly - by a negligent hospital, bigoted or sexist employer, or racist law enforcement official."

​Indeed, no lawyer, including Mr. White, can guarantee that your case will result in an acquittal or in an amount equal to the million dollar verdicts and settlements that he has obtained for other clients. But as Mr. White recently noted.. "what I can guarantee you is that my team and I will work diligently and tirelessly, as we've done for other clients, so that you and your family can have what every citizen is entitled to have... JUSTICE." If that is what you are seeking, contact Van Henri White at (585) 271-6780 or by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..