Skip to main content

David Westcott White Jr

Personal injury Attorney at Boston, MA

5.0   9 reviews
Free consultation
Free consultation
  • Licensed for 39 years
    State MA
    Acquired 1985
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About David

Learn David’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Personal injury
    29%
    Over 25 years of experience representing plaintiffs in serious personal injury cases, including car accidents, truck accidents, construction accidents, defective products, medical malpractice, and dog bites. I am sensitive to my client's needs and work as hard as I can to get the best results for each of my clients.

    40 years

  2. Car accident
    24%

    40 years

  3. Brain injury
    19%

    40 years

  4. Defective and dangerous products
    14%

    40 years

  5. Wrongful death
    9%

    40 years

  6. Spinal cord injury
    5%

I am a trial lawyer in Boston, Massachusetts, where I concentrate my practice in personal injury, insurance company bad faith, bicycle accidents, construction accidents, and professional liability litigation, primarily for plaintiffs. I also represents businesses in litigation, and represents attorneys in partnership disputes and other professional matters.

My goal is to provide the best service I can to my clients, and to work closely with them to win their cases.

I recently served as the President of the Massachusetts Bar Association, which represents lawyers of all practices around the state. I have been actively promoting reform of the criminal sentencing system and drug policy, and I have also been promoting greater environmental consciousness for attorneys through energy conservation and reductions in resource use. 

I have received a number of recognitions and awards for my work, including and AV Rating from Martindale Hubbel, I was named one of the Lawyers of the Year by Lawyers Weekly Newspaper in 2004. I have consistently been named a Massachusetts Super Lawyer in the field of plaintiff's personal injury law by the publishers of Boston Magazine since 2004, incluind  Top 100 Lawyers in Massachusetts and New England for several years. I have a perfect "10" rating from Avvo. I received the President's Award from the Massachusetts Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers in 2008 for my advocacy on sentencing reform issues. I am a Life Fellow of the Massachusetts Bar Foundation.

Specialties:

Twenty-five years experience successfully resolving serious personal injury claims, including wrongful death cases, construction site accidents, serious automobile accidents, medical malpractice cases, civil rights cases, and other personal injury claims.

 

Awards

AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating

Photos and videos

Introduction to our firm, Breakstone, White & Gluck, which specializes in personal injury, car accidents, medical malpractice, bicycle accidents, dog bites, wrongful death, construction accidents and more.
Massachusetts Bicycle Accident Lawyers, Breakstone, White & Gluck, Boston, MA
Massachusetts Dog Bite Lawyers, Breakstone, White & Gluck. David White, Personal Injury Lawyer, Boston, MA
Massachusetts Construction Accident Lawyer, David White, Breakstone, White & Gluck, Boston, MA
View more

Location

Breakstone, White & Gluck, P.C.

Reviews

5.0 / 5.0
  9 customer reviews
5 Star
 
100%
4 Star
 
0%
3 Star
 
0%
2 Star
 
0%
1 Star
 
0%
Posted by mary | September 18, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
superb attorney
I cannot recommend David White more highly. He is smart, hardworking, accessible, diligent, direct, supportive and has a great sense of humor. I know when he postponed his vacation to meet me and my family in the hospital after a horrendous boating accident, that he was the lawyer for me. He proved me right with a very successful outcome.
Read less
Posted by Denise | December 2, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
confident and competant
I turned to David for help in transitioning my law practice when my former colleagues engaged in unprofessional behavior. David was the voice of reason and professionalism. More importantly, he had a command of the law, acted swiftly and forcefully, and ensured that my clients (and me) were well protected. If you need someone to be your champion, David is the one you want.
Read less
Posted by Renata | June 15, 2014
I am very thankful for Attorney David White
I could not be more thankful for finding Attorney David White at Breakstone, White & Gluck, PC. In November, 2008 I was injured in a Bonfire Accident due to a person's negligent acts. I sustained 2nd, 3rd and 4th degree burns to my hands, neck and face. The emotional and physical trauma that I underwent was unimaginable. So you can imagine my horror when my health insurance company did not want to cover the cost of most of my procedures (due to dispute of medical necessity vs cosmetic procedures), and the Insurance company for the Home that I was injured at did not think they were liable for the cost of my injury either. I was at a complete loss, and did not know who I could turn to for help. Luckily I found David White, who is not only a great attorney, but most importantly, is also a kind, compassionate, and wonderful human being. From the moment that I walked into his office, he treated me with respect and compassion. He took the time to listen to all of my concerns and grievances, and offered to take me on as a client. The day that I became his client, was the first day that I was able to focus on my recovery both physically and emotionally. He immediately took over my fight with the Insurance Companies, and let me focus on what was most important to me; my physical and emotional well-being. He was always easily available via phone, e-mail, or in person and took the time to answer any and all questions that I had. He also took over all communication with the insurance companies, which took a huge emotional weight off my shoulders. He took the stress off of me with the insurance companies, and made sure that the cost of my procedures were covered. Because of this I was able to return to college and graduate as a Nurse, all thanks to David. As of March, 2014 because of David White and his firms diligence, hard work and effort, my case was settled. The cost of my many procedures (over 26) were covered, and I was awarded a settlement for the emotional and physical suffering that I had undergone. Because of David White and his Firm, I am beginning to move on with my life, and have finally found acceptance. There are no words to describe in full depth how truly thankful I am and always will be to David White and Breakstone, White & Gluck, PC.
Read less
Posted by anonymous | September 13, 2013
Exceeded Our Expectations
From my first phone conversation with David (who insisted I call him David), I was sold that he was the right lawyer for my husband and I. Having dealt with sub-par lawyers before I knew what I didn’t want in a lawyer this time. I wanted a lawyer who was going to stand beside me and help me with all the paperwork and headaches that accompany a Motorcycle Accident. David did not just stand beside me – he stood in front of me and took care of dealing with the insurance companies and everyone else so I could care for my husband in the ICU. I also wanted a lawyer who would remember that my husband and I are real people and that this accident would affect our lives forever (as my husband now has a Traumatic Brain Injury). David went over and above my hopes and expectations. Every time he called David always asked about my husband and I, and he listened to what I was saying. He kept me up-to-date with what was happening with the case and what my options were along the way. He was always prompt in returning my calls and emails. I will never be able to repay David for all his help and support in such a tough time.
Read less
Posted by Trisha | July 8, 2012
Honest, sincere, and extremely talented
I had the pleasure of meeting David through an old co-worker when I needed some serious help. I had been in two accidents in 10 months and suffered significant injuries that landed me in the hospital on the second one. I was a pedestrian that was struck by a vehicle which was traveling through the scene of an accident. My left leg was shattered and I had multiple lacerations externally and internally. I went through two lawyers, and had lost all faith in the system and for a successful outcome until I had my first meeting with David. I knew he was special from the moment I met him. David has passion that overflows and knowledge that will astound you. He also made me feel as if I were his only client at all times, always keeping me informed of the status of my case. It would be easy to feel intimidated in such a vulnerable situation, but that was never an option. David made sure I was happy and comfortable with all that was taking place. My favorite part about him is that he treated me with grand respect. I could always feel that he genuinely cared personally about my case. Considering my previous experiences with lawyers (one was even a relative) I was unsure what to expect. David fulfilled and exceeded all expectations I could ever have. It was so great to finally reach a conclusion with my case, one which I was extremely happy and satisfied with. I feel blessed to have met with, and worked with David and know that I not only made a connection with an amazing and talented lawyer, but I also made a friend.
Read less
Posted by Cindy | June 17, 2012
You won't find a better attorney
Strangely enough, I found David White from an on-line article in which he had given free advice on a radio program (can't remember which one). I thought, "Now here's an attorney who cares enough to give back". I had a personal injury case that required David to wade through 15 years of my medical history, and go up against a giant corporation. He did an excellent job which resulted in a settlement I am happy with. The hardest thing to convey about David, though, is just how NICE he is. I could say he's sincere, has integrity, and is an amazingly skilled lawyer. But the bottom line is, in addition to his expertise and professionalism, he is a very nice person, who will actually CARE about your case. I called him with question after question, often silly ones, and he always made time to answer and never made me feel foolish. If you are looking for an EXCELLENT lawyer, and also one who has a moral compass, this is your man. Thanks David!!!
Read less
Posted by anonymous | October 20, 2011
Clobbered by a car!
I suppose to a personal injury lawyer there are simple cases. If you are injured and have no idea how to navigate through the world of insurance companies, nothing seems simple. I engaged David after being clobbered by a car while riding a bicycle. Right from the start it was clear to my wife and I that we were unprepared deal with the various insurers involved on our own. We went shopping for an attorney to help us. My basic requirement was that I wouldn't have to start the relationship with the attorney by explaining what I was doing riding my bicycle to work. It seems a small thing, but I wanted an attorney that wouldn't think I was some kind of nut for commuting to work by bicycle. I found David on the internet. Among the various attorneys that claimed a specialty of bicycle accidents his site had information that was head and shoulders more informative about bicycle specific issues than the rest of the pack. On meeting him it was clear that he had a personal interest in cycling, and required no explanations about my own cycling interest. All that was all about touchy feelly things that had to do with selecting an attorney that i felt good about. I suspect that my case did not present him with any professional challenge, and I'm an engineer so most of the lawyer issues are beyond my expertise. I can mostly comment on the specifics of what he did, and what I didn't have to do. He explained the process of how the claim would unfold, and what would happen when. He collected all the relevant information that would be useful in negotiations and in the event of a trial. He dealt with all the insurance companies involved. He collected all of the receipts for the long months of medical procedures, submitted those to the other parties insurance company, and paid me off as the claims were cleared. He negotiated a settlement with the other parties insurance. He negotiated a payment to my medical insurance out of the settlement that I received. I suspect that this did not present a challenge to his legal skills. What I do know is that it represents a lot of interaction with the insurance companies that I didn't have to be involved in. That's significant to me because I had no basis for understanding how that interaction should go obtain an optimal result for me. Along the way David was easy to work with, knowledgeable, and kept the settlement percolating along until we finally settled. I'm satisfied with the settlement I received, and while I hope I never again have an injury that requires consulting an attorney, if the circumstance were to arise, I would not hesitate to call on David White.
Read less
Posted by James | June 30, 2010
David White - Super Lawyer !
After interviewing 3 lawyers to handle my bicycle accident case I selected David White. After the interviews I checked in with my sister-in-law who, unbeknownst to me, went to law school with David. She confirmed what I already believed - David is a great lawyer who is honest, fair and above all ethical. While training for a charity bike ride, The Pan Massachusetts Challenge (PMC) I was broadsided by a careless driver resulting in serious injuries. The injuries kept me out of work for weeks, required surgery & extensive physical therapy and continue to be problematic two years later. Throughout my case, David kept me informed about the progress of my claims. He returned my phone calls and always took the time to answer my questions. Most important, he kept things moving. He settled the first part of the case within months, and shortly after my last medical treatment he brought the remainder of my case to a successful arbitration. With David's help I got every dollar of the available insurance money for my case. I might have gotten more if the driver had any assets - he didn't! I recommend David White emphatically.
Read less
Posted by anonymous | February 2, 2010
Excellent Experience
Working with David was a pleasure, he took great care of me and my case, keeping me up to date with everything that was going on. He was accommodating, knowledgeable and experienced with bicycle accident cases, and ensured I was generously compensated. Highly recommended.
View less reviews

Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
Payment methods
Check

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Breakstone, White & Gluck, PC
  • 2016 - 2016
  • Law Clerk
  • Massachusetts Superior Court
  • 1984 - 1985

Education

  • Northeastern University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1984
  • University of Vermont
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1978

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Clegg v. Butler
  • Triple damages and attorneys' fee awarded

Associations

  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • Boston Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1996 - Present
  • American Association for Justice
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Massachusetts Academy of Trial Attorneys
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Women's Bar Association of Massachusetts
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Norfolk County Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Massachusetts Academy of Trial Attorneys
  • Board of Governors
  • N/A
  • Massachusetts Bar Association
  • President
  • 2007 - 2008
  • Massachusetts Bar Association
  • President-Elect
  • 2006 - 2007
  • Massachusetts Bar Association
  • Treasurer
  • 2005 - 2006
  • Massachusetts Bar Association, Law Management Section Council
  • Chair
  • 2004 - 2005
  • Massachusetts Bar Association, Civil Litigation Section Council
  • Chair
  • 1997 - 1999
  • Massachusetts Bar Association, Law Management Section Council
  • Chair
  • 1995 - 1997
  • Massachusetts Academy of Trial Attorneys, Amicus Curiae Committee
  • Board of Governors
  • 1993 - 1997
View all associations

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • AV Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2012
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2011
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2010
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2009
  • President's Award
  • Massachusetts Assoc. of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • 2008
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2008
  • Massachusetts Super Lawyer
  • Boston Magazine
  • 2007
  • Massachusetts Super Lawyer
  • Boston Magazine
  • 2006
  • Massachusetts Super Lawyer
  • Boston Magazine
  • 2005
  • Recognized, Lawyers of the Year
  • Lawyers Weekly Newspaper
  • 2004
  • Massachusetts Super Lawyer
  • Boston Magazine
  • 2004
View all awards

Publications

Speaking Engagements

  • Handling and Trying G.L. c. 93A and G.L. c. 176D Cases
  • Pre-Suit Evaluation and Handling of G.L. c. 93A and c. 176D Claims
  • 2011
  • How to Start and Run a Successful Law Firm
  • Starting Your Own Law Practice
  • 2010
  • Massachusetts Bar Association--Continuing Edcucation
  • How to File Your First Law Suit
  • 2009

Attorney endorsements

Received (7)
Given (2)
Endorse David
Personal injury Attorney | May 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse David. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Personal injury Attorney | May 22
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Nov 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. David's tenacity with a case is amazing. He leaves no stone unturned, he fights like a mother bear for his clients, and he is ethical, collegial, and highly respected in the legal community. He is an extraordinary advocate, and a good person, He cares about his clients."
Personal injury Attorney | Mar 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Sep 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work."
Personal injury Attorney | Jul 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. David is thoughtful, zealous and an excellent lawyer."
Litigation Attorney | Apr 03
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer's work. He's a pro."
View more endorsements