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H. J. White

DUI and DWI Attorney at Concord, NC

4.9   78 reviews

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

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  • Licensed for 32 years
    State NC
    Acquired 1991
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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.

Awards

AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating
Client's Choice 2023,2022,2021,2020,2019,2017,2016,2015
Client's Choice
2023 2022 2021 + 5 ...

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Location

Hartsell & Williams, P.A.

Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
  78 customer reviews
Client's Choice 2023
Client's Choice
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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 anonymous | April 5, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
parent of 21 year old female college student
As you can imagine, when my daughter advised me that she received a wreckless driving ticket, my anxiety shot through the roof! I am a single mom, with 2 in college, 1 recently graduated and all of them in N.C. So many trips for each of them from N.C. to ATL and I worry each and every time. With little to no "connections" in N.C., and no EXTRA money, I was completely a mess. Thankfully, through a mutual acquaintance, I was referred to H.J. White. While I never spoke to him directly, his assistant kept me informed and assured me that things would be fine. INDEED THEY WERE! ALL DONE! I would highly recommend this attorney for the professionalism and ability to get it done! Thank you "Jay" and staff! One less worry for this single mom of 3!!!
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Posted by Matt | February 27, 2024
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| Hired Attorney
Awesome
Today 2/27/2024 Mr. White walked into the courtroom and took immediate action on my behalf. He done a absolute amazing job especially with such short notice that I gave him. He only had 4 days to prepare for these probation violations that I had hanging over my head. I am now free and clear of probation for the first time in 8 years. I really thought that I was heading back to prison. Mr. White stayed in constant contact with me, he went and visited with my PO and I don't know how he done what he done but he absolutely smoked them in court today.. I have used numerous lawyers for various different charges from felonies to speeding tickets and Mr. White is HANDS DOWN the best lawyer I have ever had,. His whole staff was very friendly, helpful, and professional in all fields. Thank you so much Mr. White your the best
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Posted by anonymous | December 20, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Elite Concord attorney
Jay was extremely knowledgeable and ultimately gave me MUCH better advice than the other attorney I spoke to that also had high ratings. He is also very personable and reassuring. He is the best of the best no pun intended. He knows the county and the legal system well.
Posted by Ian | December 19, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Our Hero
Attorney Jay White is the unsung hero in our recent legal journey. His extraordinary legal prowess and unwavering commitment transformed a challenging situation into a resounding triumph. With Jay as our champion, the case was not just resolved; it was triumphantly dismissed. Jay's relentless advocacy and compassion made him more than an attorney; he became our steadfast ally. We are profoundly grateful for his unwavering support during a trying period. Jay White is not just an attorney; he's a force for justice, and we will forever be in his debt.
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Posted by Falon | November 21, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
A wonderful experience.
I came to Jay with an urgent matter that had to be handled quickly. As a busy mom, I accidentally missed a trafficking court date and needed help resolving the matter. Jay didn’t hesitate and quickly resolved the issue. He was so kind, very professional and made sure to keep me updated along the way. I highly recommend!
Posted by Richard | November 3, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Richard Nordan,Attorney
I retained Mr White to represent my brother in law who received a ticket for going more than 15mph over the speed limit. MR White explained to me the potential consequences of the citation , what he could do to attempt to get a conviction of a lower offense, and what the potential costs would be.Mr White not only did everything he said he would do, he also lowered the fee.I could not be more pleased.
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Posted by anonymous | August 19, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Hire Experience
Mr. Jay White handled a case for my son.He was able to explain very complicated court processes very well.He was honest and dependable, very much a tell it like it is, attorney. We benefitted from having someone with long term experience working on his case.I would highly recommend him. Thank you so much!
Posted by Mary | August 4, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Client
Jay White is a wonderful attorney: knowledgable, prompt, courteous and helpful. His professionalism and concern for his clients is outstanding. His staff is topnotch. I highly recommend him!
Posted by Scott | March 4, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Service
Very professional and thorough practice. Jay and his assistant, Allison, communicated well throughout the process and achieved the expected result. Will definitely choose them in the future should the need arise.
Posted by Erin | February 22, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Hiring Jay Was The Easiest Decision!
Jay and his team made me feel confident that my case would be handled quickly and efficiently! I didn’t have to worry about what fines I could pay, or what information I needed because Jay made it easy for me to understand what needed to be done for this case to be handled! Once i had sent over what he needed the case was off my hands! Him and his team made me feel safe and comfortable that my case wouldn’t loom over my head. If you are in need of a lawyer, I recommend Jay!
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Posted by Loretta and Hailey | November 21, 2022
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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
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| 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!
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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 9.6 (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

Sample of 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 32 years
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