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Toby White

Criminal defense Attorney at Okemos, MI

4.9   35 reviews

also known as Toby White Law, Jonathan B. White


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About Toby

Learn Toby’s areas of practice.

4
Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    37%
    from traffic to murder, from domestic violence to criminal sexual conduct, from possession to delivery causing death

    25 years, 800 cases

  2. Other
    28%

  3. DUI and DWI
    25%
    including restoring drivers licenses and driving on suspended licenses

    25 years, 125 cases

  4. Appeals
    10%
    criminal and civil

    25 years, 100 cases

Toby White is known to be a tough, goal oriented trial lawyer.  He has an extensive background in criminal appeals, criminal trial work, divorce & child custody cases as well as a variety of other legal areas of practice.  

Attorney White holds a Master's in Business from Case Western Reserve University and a J.D. from Thomas M. Cooley Law School.  
   
Mr. White brings a vast amount of knowledge and experience in banking, criminal, employment, and family law issues to his law practice.
Licensed for 24 years
State MI
Status Active in Good Standing
Acquired 1998
Updated 12/25/2022

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

Contact Toby

Toby White Law
4125 okemos rd
suite 23
Okemos, MI, 48864

Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
  35 customer reviews
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Posted by Richard Leven | January 2, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best defense attorney ever
Toby white is very professional, very blunt n helpful, listening, and gives his period n he is the greatest attorney I have very met. Loving staff n full of knowledge. If in need of help don’t hesitate to call Dee Mr Toby White.
Posted by anonymous | October 5, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Hired Toby Twice!
Toby and his staff were great to work with, extremely personable and diligent when handling my cases. I hired Toby on 2 different occasions. He has done an great job on both cases. I highly recommend.
Posted by anonymous | October 5, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best Attorney I've hired
I was facing prison time for my second offense Toby worked my case best he could gave me great communication during my case an got me the best outcome I could get even better than I expected in my opinion he's the best lawyer in MICHIGAN
Posted by Lauren | October 1, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
High recommend Toby White
Toby and his staff were great to work with, extremely personable and diligent when handling my case. He went above and beyond helping me. I couldn't have asked for a better attorney and I HIGHLY recommend the Toby White Law Firm.
Posted by DS | March 9, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Family and Criminal
I had serous family issues and a pending criminal issue. Toby was quick to respond to my questions and concerns. He also worked diligently to get the issues resolved. I'd recommend him highly.
Posted by anonymous | March 5, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Dedicated and Excellent
I highly recommend Mr. White and his staff who have represented my brother over the last few years. They were extremely supportive of my brother’s situation, took the very serious charges to trial, then appealed the matter twice with positive outcomes in both situations. They never gave up seeking justice for him. They sympathized with and comforted our family throughout this ordeal. We are forever grateful. I would highly recommend his office to anyone who is looking for an attorney.
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Posted by Lis | March 3, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
A knowledgeable and skilled attorney who worked hard to help us
We appreciated Attorney White's criminal justice and legal system expertise. He and his paralegal Lori worked hard to help our family member with criminal charges; even visiting the jail and appearing in court. He and his assistant listened, responded to questions and kept us updated on what was happening next in the court process. His attorney fees were reasonable, especially in light of the high level of expertise he has. I recommend him to family, friends and anyone in need of attorney services.
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Posted by anonymous | March 3, 2020
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Great outcome
I thank Mr. White will all of my heart. He is an angel who saved my life. I was facing a serious charges and he got it dismissed.
Posted by anonymous | February 28, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Toby and Lori are the best!!!
I came to Toby scared and unsure what to do. Between him and Lori, they made my case so smooth and easy I will never hire anyone else if I need an attorney again. He is extremely smart and knew exactly how to handle my case, and he walked me through everything so I understood it. Thank you again for all your help, I wouldn't have changed a thing!
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Posted by Tim | February 26, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
toby white is a good lawyer he worked very hard for me
I faced serious, serious, issues and a long prison sentence and was found not guilty on 3 counts.
Posted by Christina | January 21, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Exceptional Service
Mr. White contacted me the very same day that I had expressed the need for an attorney online and was able to meet with me the very next day! I expressed my concerns to him and he was not only able to help me with my case but got an outcome for me that was way better than I had imagined possible, he went above and beyond what I was expecting, which made me and my family very happy! I was able to reach him personally with any questions or concerns that I had which was very important to me, and he was great at explaining what was going to happen at each court appearance ahead of time so I wasn't so nervous going in front of the judge. I would definitely recommend him to anyone in need of a good attorney and, while I hope the need never arises, would definitely use him again in the future.
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Posted by Rusty | October 31, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Criminal Defense
I had a charge where it was mandatory that I lose my CDL drivers license and I would have lost my job. Mr. White found a way for me to keep my license and therefore keep my job. I was very pleased. I feel like he did a good job in my situation. Thanks Mr. White!
Posted by patricia | July 11, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
To have an honest , man of honor represent me is exactly what I wanted.
Having Toby White represent me in my divorce was a Godsend .His knowledge, professionalism and his compassion is what made a difficult situation go as smoothly as it could.I highly recommend this trustworthy lawyer and to have his paralegal have your back meant the world to me.
Posted by Demetrius | April 5, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great service
Toby white has done a great job I'd recommend him to whomever needs leagal assistance.
Posted by Tracey C | April 1, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A True man of his word
Toby is very experienced in Law and I felt very comfortable with him in my first consult meeting. I hired him out of desperation and I was referred to him by a close family friend, and he did exactly what he said he would do to get the result I was looking for. Thank you Toby I appreciate you and will always recommend your office to anyone who needs trustworthy counsel.
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Posted by anonymous | December 21, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
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CPS & Child Custody
Toby White is a fenominal attorney, he treats myself and my daughter as if we were his own family. Toby took on our last case which unfortunately was with CPS with flying colors. Toby was able to close the case with no issue, meaning CPS essentially ended up only wanting to do minimual investigation and close the case due to Toby’s professionalism. On top of defending us Toby also went the extra mile to research and find us a wonderful Therapiest for our family. I cannot say enough about Toby White he is hands down a wonderful person and attorney for any need. Thanks Toby!!
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Posted by Terrance | October 31, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Lansing MI
Mr. Toby white and Ms. Lori I can’t thank them enough for Representing me to the best of there abilities. This tag team duo is by far the Best Lawyer and paralegal you can have hands down!!! I was facing some serious time but with these two working my case day in and out I was Extremely satisfied with the results! They truly fight hard for you!! If you ain’t going White then you doing it all Wrong!!! Toby White and Ms. Lori I truly thank you two from the bottom of my heart...
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Posted by Charles | July 2, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Dr.
Very knowledgeable, professional and confident in presentation and demeanor... Represented me well during divorce process. Responded to plaintiff and insightful during arbitration
Posted by Pedro | June 22, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Veteran recommended
Mr. White helped me tremendously after a momentary lapse of reason on an alcohol related offense. He is very honest and has a wealth of experience. He was able to get me the deal I desperately needed and I owe him a second chance that I will surely not waste.
Posted by Laura | May 25, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
My family member needed someone exceptional
Hope I never need a lawyer again but if I did I would not hesitate to call Toby White. . It is unusual these days to find such a dedicated individual at his finest . I would recommend only him to anyone who asks. Thank you again Toby stay healthy a lot of people need you.
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 15 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.7 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Adjunct Professor
  • Thomas M. Cooley Law School
  • 2007 - Present
  • Owner
  • Toby White Law
  • 1998 - Present
  • Adjunct Professor
  • Michigan State University College Of Law
  • 2012 - 2018
  • Vice President
  • Business Loans Suntrust Bank
  • 1980 - 1990
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Education

  • Thomas M. Cooley Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1998
  • Case Western Reserve University, Weatherhead School of Management
  • MA - Masters
  • 1987
  • Rainier National Bank
  • Teaching Certificate
  • 1983
  • Cleveland State University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1977
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Legal Cases

  • People v PC
  • Plead to a non alchohol offence ... life is back on track.
  • People v F S (Attempted Murder)
  • Jury wanted to hear about a misdemeanor. F S's life is back on track.
  • People v J. S. (Attempted Murder)
  • The Court of Appeals vacated (set aside) the conviction, 3 to 0. Client is out of prison.
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Associations

  • State Appellate of Michigan
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • ICLE
  • Certified Family Law Practioner
  • 2010 - Present
  • Criminal Defense Association of Michigan
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Catholic Lawyers Guild
  • Secretary
  • 2005 - Present
  • Chippewa Tribal Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • Federal Trial Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2001 - Present
  • State Bar of Michigan
  • Member
  • 1999 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Awards

  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell®
  • 2020
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2017

Speaking Engagements

  • illinois CLE
  • Family Law CLE
  • 2019
  • National Association for Legal Professionals
  • How Paraleagals Can Best Assist the Attorneys: What you don't know from the books
  • N/A
  • Michigan State University
  • Careers in Law
  • N/A

Attorney endorsements

Received (13)
Given (15)
Endorse Toby
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 19
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I've known Toby for about 10 years. I am a former prosecutor. I practiced against him for several years. He always fights hard for his clients, no matter what their background. As I have established myself in private practice, Toby and I have always counted on each other for legal ideas. I roundly endorse him as a fighter, advocate, and attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Toby White as a fellow trial attorney for more than 17 years. I have found him to be a highly ethical, hardworking and dedicated trial attorney. He is a vigorous advocate for his clients with proven results. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Toby is passionate, hard working and fights for his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He is a credit to our profession, diligent and committed to zealous representation."
Unknown Attorney | Feb 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Toby is a hard-working attorney that is passionate about what he does."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 13
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Feb 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Him and his staff are pleasant to work with and look out for their client's best interest."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Toby is a smart, honest and hard working attorney. If I ever needed an attorney I would contact Toby."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He works hard for his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer unequivocally. Very hard-working, smart, and dedicated to getting great results."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Toby White for several years. He is very personable and easy to work with but also an aggressive advocate for his clients. He is a VERY good attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 24
Relationship: Co-worker
"Toby White aggressively defends his clients through motions and discovery, and is a top-notch trial attorney if necessary to defend a case."
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Okemos Criminal defense Lawyer Toby White
Toby White
Criminal defense Attorney
Okemos, MI
Licensed for 24 years
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