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Kami J White

DUI and DWI Attorney at Portland, OR

5.0   3 reviews
  • State Years
    Oregon - OR 21 years
    Maryland - MD 18 years
    Georgia - GA 20 years
    California - CA 22 years
  • Licensed for 21 years
    State OR
    Acquired 2001
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 18 years
    State MD
    Acquired 2004
    Inactive - Retired No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 20 years
    State GA
    Acquired 2002
    Inactive Member in Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 22 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2000
    Inactive No misconduct found

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

About Kami

Learn Kami’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. DUI and DWI
    We do one thing, and we do it well - we specialize in helping good people who face DUI charges in Oregon

  2. Criminal defense
    We represent people facing DUI related charges, such as Reckless Driving, Hit and Run, Assault, Criminal Mischief, Probation Violations, Diversion Show Cause

Kami White has spent her legal career becoming the best version of herself because she realizes that’s how she can best help her Portland DUI clients. Because she moved around a lot as a child of military parents, she recognized the importance of being authentic. Reynolds Defense Firm’s definition of “solid” includes being empathetic, genuine and trustworthy – all words that describe Kami perfectly! These characteristics are what makes her best able to help our DUI clients succeed both in and out of the courtroom as well as earning the respect of her peers in the legal community. RDF is grateful to have her level of skill and dedication for our DUI clients in Portland.

Kami started her career as a DUI Attorney working for Multnomah County Public Defenders. She used her people skills to work her way up to Chief Attorney of Major Felonies where she supervised a team of Attorneys and Legal Assistants. Kami has always had a passion for defense work, even from a young age, she understood the importance of helping people fight for justice. As part of the RDF team of great Portland DUI Lawyers, Kami can continue to apply the skills she’s achieved over time with the ability to get to know our DUI clients on a much deeper level both to accomplish the outcomes that are most important to them as well as helping them to improve their lives beyond the legal problems that they face.

One of Kami’s biggest strengths is the ability to start each case from an unbiased perspective, which allows her to empathize with our clients as well as see the situation with fresh perspective. Her calm demeanor is so valuable when she is objectively weighing the facts of the case and helps her to find the right outcome for each DUI client that best suits their case and their future.

Outside of the office, Kami loves to read, hike Mt. Tabor and spend time with her husband and son, Charlie. She loves live music and volunteering at her son’s school.

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Reynolds Defense Firm
4614 S. Kelly Ave.
Portland, OR, 97239


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Posted by Joe | December 11, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Kami is wonderful!
I couldn't be more happy with the help that Kami and the Reynolds Defense Firm provided me. She has been there, and continues to be there for any questions or issues that come up. She's super responsive and a real pleasure to work with. Not only did she get the best outcome possible, but she helped to steer me in a positive direction coming out of a tough situation.
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Posted by Bhavin | December 12, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Great lawyer
Kami is an amazing lawyer. Dhe is knowledgeable, super responsive, thorough and diligent! She helped me tremendously by negotiating and talking to the DA. Quick note regarding her diligence: the court made a mistake in the charging instrument (forgot to strike out some language that was agreed upon with the DA). When she called court a couple times to fix the mistake and they didn't respond, she physically went to court, tracked down the DA, and both of them went to the judge's chamber and made sure everything was correctly done. I am forever grateful to her for helping me out!
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Posted by anonymous | November 21, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
The lawyer was able to answer all my questions regarding my offense and were also able to explain to me what it was I could expect during the process. The quality of representation went far and beyond what I had expected. I learned that there were going to be several days where I would have needed to miss from work, but my team allowed to me to maintain days missed from work to the absolute minimum. At first I was very nervous, anxious, and overwhelmed with my experience, not knowing how I would get through this. I know I made the right call when I contacted Reynolds Defense Firm. Thank you for all your help and support.
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  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
Payment methods
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AVVO RATING 8.6 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Senior Associate
  • Reynolds Defense Firm
  • 2019 - Present
  • Chief Attorney
  • Metropolitan Public Defender, Inc.
  • 2002 - 2019
  • Contract Attorney
  • Rose City Defense Consortium (Rcdc)
  • 2001 - 2002


  • Lewis & Clark Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2000
  • University of Oregon
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1995
  • University of California - Berkeley
  • N/A


  • Oregon Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2003 - Present
  • California Attorneys for Criminal Justice
  • Member
  • 2001 - 2003

Languages Spoken

  • English

Attorney endorsements

Received (7)
Given (8)
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DUI and DWI Attorney | Oct 29
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Thanks to Kami's years of experience as a public defender she knows the ins and outs of the entire criminal process to achieve the best results for her clients. She is also an experienced trial attorney, someone you want by your side if your case winds up in front of a jury."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 08
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Kami is extremely knowledgeable, patient, and kind. Her clients are receiving excellent representation and directly benefit from Kami's more than 20 years of criminal defense experience."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Mar 08
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I've known Kami for over 20 years and know her to be an excellent attorney. She has a wealth of experience from nearly two decades of practice in criminal law, and her knowledge of DUII and related traffic law is unparalleled. Anyone dealing with a DUII or other traffic offense would be in very good hands with Kami as their attorney."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jan 20
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Kami is a fount of knowledge in the area of criminal defense and has extensive experience. She is a compassionate advocate and skilled attorney who helps her clients move forward effectively in their cases and in their lives. Any client would be in good hands through her representation."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Dec 24
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Kami is the calm in the middle of the 'storm' many clients experience after a DUI arrest. I'm very impressed with her legal experience and skills, and I am glad to endorse her."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Dec 16
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have worked with Kami White on a number of cases and found her to be diligent, compassionate, and knowledgeable in her field."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Dec 10
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I've known Kami for almost twenty years and she is an excellent, diligent and professional attorney. You would be in very good hands with her on any criminal case especially DUII's. I can wholeheartedly endorse her for any and all criminal defense work in Oregon."
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Portland DUI and DWI Lawyer Kami J White
Kami J White
DUI and DWI Attorney
Portland, OR
Licensed for 22 years
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