Primary areas of law practice: Has represented both plaintiff and defense litigants
over 46 years in a broad range of negligence-based and other tort actions,
including aviation and admiralty litigation and Federal Employer Liability Act
claims; contract actions, including complex business disputes and declaratory
judgment actions, insurance coverage disputes; property rights; estate and
trust litigation; environmental matters. Mediation and Arbitration.
Career: Admitted to N.C. State Bar, August 18, 1966.
Law Clerk to Hon. John D. Larkins, Jr., Chief Judge, United States District Court, Eastern District of North Carolina, 1966-67. Co-founded White, Hooten & White law firm, Kinston, 1967, then White, Allen, Hooten, Hodges & Hines, predecessor to White & Allen, P.A. Admitted to Alabama State Bar, May 1, 1978, and practiced in Birmingham, Alabama 1978-1986. Practiced in Raleigh with Young, Moore & Henderson 1986-1992 and White Law Offices, P.A. 1992-2002. Rejoined White & Allen, 2002-2012; Reestablished White Law Offices, January 1, 2013 to concentrate on Mediation and Arbitration practice.
Education: Attended Kinston City Schools, grades 1-8, then Woodberry Forest School, Orange, Virginia, grades 9-12. Morehead Scholar, University of North Carolina, Bachelor of Arts, 1963, English and Classics Major. Bachelor of Laws, University of North Carolina School of Law, 1966. Phi Delta Phi Outstanding Graduate Award, Law School Class of 1966.
Professional Organizations: North Carolina (1966) and Alabama (1978) State Bars. Admitted to practice in North Carolina and Alabama State and Federal District Courts, The United States Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals and The United States Supreme Court. Member, North Carolina Bar Association , Lenoir County and Eighth Judicial District Bar Associations, Fourth Circuit Judicial Conference, Lawyer-Pilots Bar Association, Southeastern Admiralty Lawyers Institute, Eastern Carolina Inn of Court. Certified Mediator, North Carolina Dispute Resolution Commission.
State and Community Memberships: Saint Mary’s Episcopal Church; Kinston Rotary Club; Neuse River Task Force; Lenoir County Historical Society (Board of Directors and immediate past President) and various State and Local Art and Maritime Museums and Societies; Board of Trustees, Lenoir County Community College; Coastal Conservation Association.
Interests: aviation (FAA licensed pilot); boating (U.S. Coast Guard licensed captain); hunting and fishing; graphic arts; cartography; historical research and writing.