Tom White grew up in the textile-producing Upstate of South Carolina working third shift in the cotton mills.That experience shaped his desire to help working people.
He graduated from the University of Virginia with distinction, he then graduated in the top of his class at the South Carolina School of Law in 1977 and was admitted to the SC Bar in 1978. Tom began his law career as a public defender and joined the Steinberg Law Firm in 1980. He is a member of the Charleston County Bar Association, the South Carolina Bar Association and the South Carolina Trial Lawyers Association. For the past twenty years, Tom has been listed in Best Lawyers in America and Super Lawyers For Workers’ Compensation. Tom exclusively handles work injury cases with many cases paid to the injured workers in excess of a million dollars.
Tom has served on the Charleston County Common Pleas Liaison Committee and the Charleston County Grievance Committee. He is a former municipal judge in Goose Creek and is a member of the South Carolina Workers’ Compensation Claimants’ Association.
Tom lives in Charleston with his wife and has three children and three grandchildren.
First Year Recognized in Workers’ Compensation Law – Claimants: 2011 / Recognized in Best Lawyers since 2007
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Workers' Compensation - Claimants||Best Lawyers in America||2018|
|Workers' Compensation - Claimtaints||Best Lawyers in America||2017|
|Workers' Compensation - Claimants "Lawyer of the Year"||Best Lawyers in America||2016|
|Workers' Compensation - Claimants||Best Lawyers in America||2016|
|Workers' Compensation - Claimants||Best Lawyers in America||2015|
|Workers’ Compensation Law – Claimants||Best Lawyers in America||2014|
|Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers||2013|
|Workers’ Compensation Law – Claimants||Best Lawyers in America||2013|
|Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers||2012|
|Workers’ Compensation Law – Claimants||Best Lawyers in America||2012|
|Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers||2011|
|Workers’ Compensation Law – Claimants||Best Lawyers in America||2011|
|Workers’ Compensation Law – Claimants||Best Lawyers in America||2010|
|Workers’ Compensation Law – Claimants||Best Lawyers in America||2009|
|Workers’ Compensation Law – Claimants||Best Lawyers in America||2008|
|Workers’ Compensation Law – Claimants||Best Lawyers in America||2007|
|Partner||Steinberg Law Firm, LLP||1983 - Present|
|Attorney||Steinberg Law Firm, LLP||1980 - 1983|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|South Carolina Bar Association||Member||1978 - Present|
|Charleston County Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|South Carolina Trial Lawyers Association||Member||N/A|
|South Carolina Workers' Compensation Claimants' Association||Member||N/A|
|South Carolina Association for Justice||N/A||N/A|
|Berkeley County Bar Association||N/A||N/A|
|Charleston County Bar Association||Charleston County Common Pleas Liaison Committee||N/A|
|Charleston County Bar Association||Charleston County Grievance Committee||N/A|
|University of South Carolina School of Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1977|
|University of Virginia||N/A||N/A|
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