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H. J. White

DUI and DWI Attorney at Concord, NC

4.9   68 reviews

also known as Jay White, H. Jay White, Sr.


Licensed for 31 years

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PRACTICING LAW ALLOWS ME TO SERVE OTHERS AND MY COMMUNITY.

Jay is a partner in the firm of Hartsell and Williams PA and has been practicing with the firm since 1998. Jay handles an array of legal matters in many different areas such as speeding tickets, traffic violations, DWIs, drug cases, misdemeanors and felonies. Jay also handles matters in the civil arena from personal injury to domestic/family matters.

Jay takes pride in working with clients and understanding their individual needs and strives to help them understand what they are facing and provide them with the options and education to make informed decisions.

“Practicing law allows me to serve others and my community. Years ago, I was blessed to have people in my life willing to stand up and speak for me when I was unable. I am glad that I can now do the same for others.”  

Jay has handled matters both as a prosecutor in the Mecklenburg County District Attorney’s office and as a defense attorney in private practice.  This unique experience of handling matters provides him with an insight that few others are provided.

Jay successfully handles and tries cases involving traffic violations/matters, DWIs, misdemeanors, felonies ranging from low level felonies such as drug charges to First Degree Capital Murder.  In the civil courts his success includes matters involving personal injury, breach of contract, domestic and family matters and other civil litigation issues in District and Superior Court. His experience in worker’s compensation cases include trials and hearings before the Deputy Commissioners.

Jay successfully represents the Cabarrus County Department of Human Services in the areas of child protection services, adult protections services and the establishment and enforcement of child support.

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Licensed for 31 years
State NC
Status Active
Acquired 1991
Updated 12/27/2022

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

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Hartsell & Williams, P.A.

Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
  68 customer reviews
Posted by Maria | May 11, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Awesome
Mr. White is a very professional lawyer that adds the personal touch. I can't say enough good things. I would recommend him to anyone, including family. To me, he is the best of the best. And I will definitely use him again if I have the need for legal services again.
Posted by Tony | April 8, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent for my family and employees
Jay has represented employees for me numerous times. He has also represented by family and myself. I cannot give him higher praise. He is thorough, professional, and provides positive results. He is the first name I go to if someone asks for a referral and has always met or exceeded my expectations.
Posted by Loretta and Hailey | November 21, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Wonderful Person and Awesome Attorney!
Jay white is an amazing attorney. He will fight for his client. He is understanding and does a great job of communicating with his clients.
Posted by Cher | June 3, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Honest and Fair
I have worked with Mr. White several times over the past 10 years. He is very responsive, honest and fair. I highly recommend Mr. White and the entire staff at Hartsell & Williams.
Posted by Wayne | May 29, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Speeding Ticket
Jay White and his team helped me with a traffic infraction recently. The communication was adequate, the service was excellent, and the result was outstanding. I would recommend Mr. White for such a need and will retain him again, should the need arise.
Posted by anonymous | April 13, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The best in Cabarrus County
A friend referred him to me over a traffic issue saying he was the best in the county. A family member that is in law enforcement said the same thing. Jay was extremely professional and was able to get the best possible outcome for my issue. I can't say enough about him.
Posted by Trish | March 13, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
An attorney for all our legal needs
Jay White has handled all of our family's legal needs for over a decade. When my child needed legal advice, Mr. White was there to promptly help, as he also was for my grandchild. When we need an attorney, we turn to Mr. White knowing he will provide top-notch legal assistance. Jay is someone we trust to look after our family's needs.
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Posted by Mike | March 11, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Big help!
Attorney Jay White made the process very smooth and successful by winning the case while the whole time I was in a different state. Very professional, responsive, and helpful.
Posted by anonymous | November 29, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Trespassing charge dismissed
I was charged with trespassing. I initially consulted with J White regarding this matter and then hired him to represent me in this matter. J white thoroughly explained me thru the charges, talked to the people involved, and took appropriate actions to have the charges dismissed. This would be my second time using J white to represent me and both the times i have been very happy with the outlook and the how the case was handled. I would highly recommend J White
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Posted by Robert | September 14, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Hartsell and Williams - HJ White
I would definitely recommend Mr. White to anyone needing legal representation. He has 29+ years experience in Speeding and Traffic Violations and he and his staff are very courteous and professional. He represented me for a speeding violation and made the entire process easy and efficient for me. Thank you Mr. White!
Posted by anonymous | August 8, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Everything was dismissed!
Jay had gotten all of my tickets and citations dismissed. I had a speeding ticket and reckless driving. I just want to thank Jay and Velvet at their office for assisting me during this process!
Posted by Hannah | July 23, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Wonderful!
Mr. White and his assistant Velvet are amazing! My case was totally dismissed with no increase to my car insurance. Thank you all so much!
Posted by anonymous | June 17, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great lawyer
Never having needed a Lawyer, I did not know where to go or who to call. Jay White was recommended to me and he took care of the case and he calmed my fears. If I need a Lawyer in the future, I would hire him again.
Posted by anonymous | February 25, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Matter Resolved Swiftly
Mr. Jay White worked with the state trooper to get my matter resolved for a speeding ticket that was wrongly/falsely written for me, meaning that the ticket was meant for someone else as I was not even in the county when the traffic stopped occurred. Nor do I even know the individual who was stopped. My dad assisted me with contacting Mr. White and he/his office was able to resolved the matter within 2-3 days of contacting him. Dismissed! Thank you Mr. White and your office, you all are amazing at what you do!
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Posted by Mark | September 15, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
HJ White
Mr. Jay White accepted a legal issue for me in which he took control of it quickly, was able to get it resolved, and contacted me in a very timely manner. I would definitely recommend him for legal services.
Posted by Allison | August 20, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Calming Professional Nature
Explained everything clearly knowing how stressed I was. His experience showed through these communication abilities. He mentioned other services, but I never felt pressured. Highly recommend Jay White for legal aid.
Posted by Rachel | July 23, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Wonderful Experience
I would recommend Mr. White to anyone in need of legal representation. I'm new to NC and I received a speeding citation that was more serious than I had expected. Mr. White was very kind and reassuring throughout the entire process and helped put my mind at ease. He answered all of my questions and was an absolute pleasure to work with.
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Posted by Tony | January 29, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Beyond expectations
When we first met in his office I knew Jay White would exceed expectations. I have been in financial services for over 30 years and dealt with hundreds, or more, attorneys in every way. My need for a personal attorney has been much less frequent so finding someone to successfully handle my needs was stressful despite my professional experiences. Mr. White was courteous, professional, reassuring, and excellent in more ways than can be recorded here. I could not recommend this man more highly - he is a credit to his profession and his community. Use of his services will ease the typically distressing circumstances faced when requiring legal consultation and action.
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Posted by Tamara | January 1, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great attorney
Mr. White was very professional but friendly. He handled all of our needs in a timely manner. He kept us informed throughout the case. We would definitely use him again!
Posted by Kenneth | November 9, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Mr
It was an extreme pleasure working with an attorney with Jay's level of professionalism and genuine regard for my case. Jay represented me and handled my case as though I was a family member. I cannot say enough positive things about my experience. I would highly recommend Jay to anyone in need of legal services.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 200-350 per hour
  • Contingency 25%-33%
  • Pro bono 10 %
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.7 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Hartsell & Williams, P.A.
  • 2002 - Present
  • Partner
  • Hartsell, Hartsell & White, P.A.
  • 1998 - 2002
  • Partner
  • Gerdes, Mason, Simpson & White, LLC
  • 1995 - 1998
  • Associate
  • Gerdes, Mason, & Simpson LLC
  • 1993 - 1995
  • Assistant District Attorney
  • Mecklenburg County District Attorney's Office
  • 1991 - 1993
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Education

  • Campbell University, Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1991
  • Guilford College
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1986

Legal Cases

  • IN THE MATTER OF: D.T.H. and D.K.H
  • Affirmed
  • IN THE MATTER OF: T.D.A., A.D.A., G.I.A
  • DISMISSED IN PART; AFFIRMED IN PART
  • IN THE MATTER OF: G.J., A.J., E.J.
  • Affirmed
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Associations

  • North Carolina Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1995 - Present
  • Rotary Club of Cabarrus County
  • President
  • 2011 - 2012
  • Cabarrus County Bar Association
  • Secretary/Treasurer
  • 2003 - 2004
  • Nineteenth Judicial Circuit Bar Association
  • Secretary/Treasurer
  • 2003 - 2004
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • Avvo Clients Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2016
  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • Paul Harris Fellowship
  • Rotary International
  • 2012
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Speaking Engagements

  • Practical Family Law 2016
  • A Matter of Perspective: Getting the Most/Least Out of a Child Support Case
  • 2016

Attorney endorsements

Received (8)
Given (5)
Endorse H.
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jay's very prepared and zealous in his representation of his clients. Any time we've counselled co-defendants or clients transactionally related to matter, he's been an advocate for his client while still being candid with all parties involved."
Unknown Attorney | May 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I am impressed with Mr. White's thoughtful advice and answers to legal questions on Avvo. He has an in-depth understanding of the law and an ability to communicate legal concepts clearly and effectively. I endorse this lawyer!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jay is a superb attorney. The jurisdiction where he works is one of the toughest and most conservative in the State of North Carolina yet he always manages to maneuver his clients around its perils with the greatest of skill and legal advice. Thorough, knowledgeable and aggressive are just a few of the traits Jay possesses and utilizes to the advantage of his clients. Whenever any of my clients or own family members find themselves with a ticket or a charge in his area he is ALWAYS the man I refer them to. Period."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Jay is a supremely skilled advocate."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 27
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. He is a thorough, dedicated, and intelligent attorney who zealously advocates for his clients. I have had the privilege to work with him and observe his effective defense skills. I highly recommend H.J. White."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 27
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Jay White is the consummate professional. He is a highly skilled, deeply caring defender of individual rights and the public good. I have known Jay for many years, and he is, simply put, one of the very best. I highly recommend Jay to anyone in need of legal assistance."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 20
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have a local client who had some outstanding violations in North Carolina. Through a referral I reached out to Mr. White's office and spoke to his assistant. Within a few hours I had a return call, a fairly precise plan of attack on how to move forward and resolve the issues for my client with out the client even needing to appear back in North Caroliina to face the charges. Thorough, thoughtful, and incredibly timely. Mr. White will be my go-to North Carolina advocate should I ever have the need to refer a client to his attention!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Herbert. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
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Concord DUI and DWI Lawyer H. J. White
H. J. White
DUI and DWI Attorney
Concord, NC
Licensed for 31 years
Free Consultation