David B. White

David B. White is a litigator with more than 30 years of legal experience representing a spectrum of clients from Fortune 500 corporations, to small, emerging businesses, and individuals across a variety of industries.

Dave brings to his clients a combination of demonstrated legal experience, practical business acumen, and strong leadership skills as a team builder and project manager.

“Our clients’ interests and imagination truly inspire a sense of teamwork that is both motivating and highly successful in solving litigation problems.”

Dave’s practice spans several areas of litigation, including financial institution, commercial, products liability, professional malpractice, employment, and energy. Both a litigator and a trial attorney, he employs other forms of dispute resolution when doing so is in the best interests of the client. Dave also is routinely asked to serve as a mediator in a variety of litigation matters and has experience managing the administration of class action claims.

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Areas of Law

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Products Liability Litigation
  • Professional Malpractice Litigation
  • Financial Institution Litigation
  • Employment Litigation
  • Energy Industry Litigation
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution


  • Duquesne University School of Law (J.D., 1982)
  • Duquesne University (B.S., 1977)

Bar and Court Admissions

  • Pennsylvania
  • West Virginia
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania
  • United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania


  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Allegheny County Bar Association
    • Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee
  • Academy of Trial Lawyers of Allegheny County
  • Mediation Council of Western Pennsylvania


  • Recipient of the 2013 Distinguished Alumni Award, Duquesne University School of Law
  • Selected for inclusion on the 2004-2021 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers® lists
  • Selected by his peers for inclusion in Best Lawyers in America® 2007-2012, 2019-2021
  • Selected by  his peers for inclusion in Pennsylvania’s Best Lawyers
  • AV® Preeminent™ 5.0 out of 5 peer rated in Martindale-Hubbell
  • Appointed by the Board of Judges for the United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania as an e-discovery Special Master in 2011
  • Inducted into to the Pennsylvania Chapter of the National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals for 2016

Civic Involvement

  • Appointed to Port Authority of Allegheny County Board of Directors by House Speaker Sam Smith in 2013


Burns White Center
48 26th Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15222