Skip to main content

Jimmy Earl White

Litigation Attorney at Anchorage, AK

4.6   19 reviews

Call and speak with several attorneys to find best fit for your specific legal issue.
Can't find what you are looking for?
Avvo has 97% of all lawyers in the US.
Find the best ones near you.
Find Nearby Lawyers

About Jimmy

Learn Jimmy’s areas of practice.

3
Practice areas
  1. Litigation
    50%
    For over twelve years I have represented pharmaceutical and construction clients in high stakes litigation, insurance companies and their insured customers in personal injury litigation, and businesses in inter- and intra-company conflicts and contract disputes. I have been recognized as one of the Best Lawyers in America multiple times in the field of insurance law and have recently been recognized as a SuperLawyer.

    24 years

  2. Estate planning
    25%
    As a service to our clients we also provide estate planning services in the area of will preparation, advanced heatlh care directives, trust creation, and similar consulting and document drafting.

    24 years

  3. Family
    25%
    My family law practice covers adoption, prenuptial and postnuptial agreements, divorce, custody, post-divorce modifications, and related family law issues through mediation, trial, and appeal work. We represent low income, middle income and high asset/income clients. I have provided significant work as a child advocate and continue to take special interest in individuals involved in domestic violence and other "troubled" relationships.

    24 years

After more than a decade in the United States Army I made the decision to leave the military and pursue a new career in the law.  I completed my undergraduate work at the University of Alaska Anchorage and traveled with my wife and two small children to Macon, Georgia.  I graduated cum laude from Merrcer University's Walter F. George School of Law in 1999. 

Following my graduation from Mercer, I accepted a position with a top national firm in their Atlanta office, focusing on product liability and complex commercial litigation.  Over the course of five years at this firm I represented pharmaceutical manufacturers, contruction product manufacturers, and commercial enterprises involved in high stakes litigation. I represented these clients from the initial pleadings, through the discovery process, the hearing process, the mediation process, and the trial process.  During this period I learned how to properly evaluate cases and advise clients about the strengths of their case and the risks associated with their litigation.  I learned to handle matters efficiently and to pursue the client's goals by involving the client in each important decision, working with the other attorneys in the case when possible, and ardently and aggressively opposing those attorneys when my clients' needs demanded it.

For the full five years in Atlanta I also volunteered 200-300 hours per year with the Atlanta Family Court as a Guardian Ad Litem, representing the best interests of the child in divorces and other custody disputes.

In 2004 we returned to Alaska, where we had spent significant time over the past  20 years enjoying the outdoors and the smaller community.  I soon was accepted into ownership of one of the oldest firms in the state, focusing my practice on insurance defense work for Alaskans, commercial litigation, and the expansion of my family law practice.  In this practice I have spent much more time working with individuals, rather than large institutional clients and I have found my sensitivity to my clients' needs - expressed and unexpressed - has helped me provide effective and valued service to those individuals who placed their faith in me.

 

Licensed for 23 years
State AK
Status Active
Acquired 2005
Updated 12/13/2022
State GA
Status Inactive Member in Good Standing
Acquired 1999
Updated 11/03/2022

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

Contact Jimmy

Hughes White Colbo Wilcox & Tervooren, LLC
1029 W 3rd Avenue
Suite 110
Anchorage, AK, 99501

Reviews

4.6 / 5.0
  19 customer reviews
Posted by anonymous | December 3, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best Attorney
This review really will not even going to come close to the amount of gratitude I have for Jimmy White and his team. I would like to start off by saying that if you need someone that will fight hard for you 24/7, Jimmy is your man. I was involved in a custody battle with my ex and used a previous attorney. After an emergency situation, I received full custody of both kids. My ex took me back to court and I decided to use a different attorney and that is when I found Jimmy. He truly is 100% AMAZING in every way, shape and form. He worked tirelessly to get me the outcome I wanted and he did. Shortly after, my ex tried changing the terms of our agreement and Jimmy went right back in fighting hard. He really does have his client's best interest at heart, but more importantly he helped my children and that is something that I will never ever forget. Not only is he a fighter, but he is extremely kind at heart and helps his clients. Negotiations starting stretching out more and more and everyone knows, that can be costly. Jimmy helped myself and my family out in that situation taking into account my finances so I would not have to pay more into the case. He not only looked out for getting me the best outcome for my family, he looked out for my financial wellbeing. He truly cares about his clients and that is what matters most. Thank you Jimmy. Thank you to Jimmy's team. I will never forget what you did for me and I appreciate it more than any words could every say.
Read less
Posted by Chad | November 8, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Search No Further/Excellence is Here
I have had 6 different lawyers, 10 consultations and finally found Mr. White. I am a detailed client with high standards and expectations. Mr. White exceeded those expectations with timely, accurate, seasoned guidance and representation. He is firm, fair, thorough, and efficient. He has developed an effective team that works together and maximizes results. Could not recommend higher.
Read less
Posted by Shuba | December 8, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best lawyer and extremely good human!
I came to know about Mr. Jimmy White through Avvo. I was in a difficult situation with no money and nowhere to go. I got Jimmy's mobile number from this site and gave him a call. His voice was so gentle and kind that I felt heaven (not exaggerating even a word). He took my case even when he knew that I may not be able to pay him at the end. My ex-husband was flabbergasted after he came to know that Jimmy was my attorney. He couldn't believe how such a reputed attorney could take my case when my ex left me penniless. My ex initially tried to scare me off then started threatening me through people and later when he realized that I was constantly consulting Jimmy, he wanted to reconcile with me. Mr. White can understand people very well. I cannot forget those words, when I first started earning, Jimmy told me "you first eat and be healthy and pay me later". I can't believe anyone attorney had ever said or will ever say that to their client. Mr. White is very prompt with his emails and replies even during weekends. I had emails from him really early in the mornings and even late night. His team is also very good but he is exceptional. My ex-husband planned everything so well that entire situation was against me. It was only Jimmy who turned the situation such that I had roof over my head and food in my plate- when I was not allowed to work. I am based in Fairbanks and Jimmy attended the case over telephone. Jimmy is very reputed attorney and every time the judge would talk to Jimmy, I could see a smile on the judge's face. I can go pages after pages praising this gentleman. I highly recommend him to everyone!
Read less
Posted by Levon | October 22, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
worth every penny
If you need an attorney for anything Jimmy White is your man. Jimmy recently represented me on a family custody case, and was worth every penny. Legal fees can be quite expensive, attorneys are not cheap. Make sure you hire the right one, get the best bang for your buck. You want someone like Jimmy that will always be available, always have an ace up their sleeve, and always be in your corner. Jimmy was/is knowledgeable, resourceful, and approachable. Jimmy got me everything i asked for even against the most formidable legal team. With Mr. White by my side i always felt confident, included, and informed every step of the way. I had to fight tooth and nail, and Jimmy was by my side the entire time. As great as it was to have Jimmy sitting next to me in a courtroom, i think it would be a total nightmare to go against him in a court of law. A true professional, and a sharpshooter, he was never flustered, or unprepared. To the contrary, he always had the right answer, was/is well spoken and often make the opposing attorney look foolish or amateur. I would recommend Councilor Jimmy E. White to anyone i know. The outcome of hiring Jimmy as my attorney was tears of joy after a long hard fought legal battle. I pray no-one has to go through what i went threw. But if you do, best to have jimmy by your side.
Read less
Posted by Robert | July 12, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The team you want in your corner.
I just wanted to take a moment to let you know of my experience with Mr. White and his team. I wanted to take the time to write and let you know that I am very pleased with the performance, support, professionalism and determination of Mr. White & his team. Throughout my divorce, he was always very quick to respond, made himself available during times that most would consider after hours and always patient in explaining the status and updates. Upon settlement of my divorce case, I felt that it was a fair settlement and that Mr. White did everything in his power to ensure this process had truly been as smooth and comfortable as possible. Every step along the way, I was kept informed of the progress, promises were maintained, I could not have asked for more!
Read less
Posted by Kelly | March 13, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Thank you Jimmy!
I was given Jimmy's name from a friend and decided to retain his services in a custody related matter and I'm SO happy that I did! He and his staff showed me Amazing communication and organization at all times. They made me feel more at ease during a stressful time. From the beginning, I felt I was important to him and he really cared about me and the situation I was in. He gave me sound, intelligent advice and was honest with me about all of the facts presented and what my options were. He paid very close attention to details and was always prompt in answering my questions and concerns. I truly appreciate the service he provided and would ask him for help if ever needed again! Extremely impressed! Thank you Jimmy!
Read less
Posted by Sarah | October 14, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
I have the best lawyer in the state of Alaska...my ex-husband even said so!
Jimmy White is an honest and hard working individual. I was lucky enough to get Jimmy to represent my in my divorce case. Being the under dog from the get go, (my ex held all our assets, and much higher income than me, and false accusations from my ex putting my custody of our children at risk) Jimmy kept me grounded. I was being bullied, and harassed by my ex for two years. Jimmy not only was patient with me and the system, but he always came across as a very intelligent and class act kind of man. My ex lied in court, lied about my integrity, called me horrible names. Jimmy kept me focused and went above and beyond as an attorney. I consider Jimmy a friend. Thank you Jimmy!
Read less
Posted by Rachana | July 18, 2015
Excellent Service
Last year, I was blind sighted with divorce papers while visiting my parents in New Jersey. At that time, I was unemployed with a toddler in my care. My ex-husband was making unreasonable demands. Jimmy helped assure me that there were case logs in place that would make it almost impossible for a judge to rule in his favor. Jimmy responded effectively to several motions that were filed against me. I had a lingering fear that my daughter would be taken from me, or that I would be made to return to Alaska. This did not happen, of course. Towards the end, Jimmy worked toward revising a parenting plan that would work for both me and my ex husband. The trial was relatively brief and we were able to end on an amicable note. I received full physical custody as Jimmy had anticipated, as well as shared legal custody. My ex-husband was made to bear some of my legal expenses. I find that Jimmy is very approachable and has a pleasant demeanor. It was very easy to get a hold of him whenever I called. As I've been recently employed and earning very little, Jimmy helped me greatly with my bill, and I really appreciate that. I wholeheartedly recommend Jimmy.
Read less
Posted by Satisfied Client | June 3, 2015
Honest and powerful attorney!
Two years ago, my husband filed for divorce. I started looking for an attorney. I talked to a few, some of them were shady, but most of them were fine. I didn't feel compatible or comfortable with them. I wanted an honest attorney to do it the right way, so I wouldn't feel bitter later in my life. I read Jimmy White's impressive reviews online. The web says he is a super lawyer. I went to see Jimmy...wow...! The super lawyer is really, really different than the others. Confidential, honest, optimistic. After five minutes, I knew I found the perfect lawyer I wanted to represent my case. His approach with the case was handled professionally and every step taken was thought out throughly for an ultimate final victory. Jimmy cared about my opinions and feelings. During the whole process, Jimmy and his team were very efficient, detailed, and thoughtful as they replied to all phone calls and emails in a timely manner. At the end of my divorce case, it turned 180 degrees from a very bad situation into a good result. I am happy with my divorce case closure. Going through a divorce is a very tough period in life. But if you have an honest, wise, thoughtful, powerful, hardworking lawyer, it will make it much easier and will have a better result at the end of the case. So, we can all go on for a better life or a new start!
Read less
Posted by micalleculver | April 16, 2015
Too good to be true.... But he is.
Rarely trusting reviews, I was reluctant to believe these ratings. Nonetheless, I phoned Jimmy, on a Saturday, expecting to leave a message. He answered. If I ever doubted there was a god my experience with Jimmy would certainly challenge that. My case goes to trial in a few more days. Win or lose my opinion will not change. I have worked with many lawyers in the past for various things. NEVER, have I seen the heart that this man has. He's like a big brother who loves you to pieces and wants truth and justice to prevail. At the same time, he has been fearless. I've thus far paid him less than any attorney I've worked with but he's earned more than all of them combined. After hiring him, even opposing counsel was concerned as to if he liked her. I have several attorneys who lease space in my same office building and several clients who he represents their opposition. EVERY ONE of them speak highly of Jimmy. I believe with all my heart that this man will give his best fight on a case I have poor odds on, despite my ignoring his caution. In the end, he is my advocate. I have watched this man hobble into his office after foot surgery ignoring his doctors advise because he carries his clients burdens and they matter to him. I have no doubt we all keep him up at night. I don't know how he had a life outside of his office because it seems to me he lives there. I have received emails on my case time stamped 2am. I am a woman, (emotional) in a brutal divorce. He reads my "book" emails full of things that FEEL important but probably aren't to a judge. He's tollerated my neurotic concerns and has responded kindly and understanding. Even I would be sick of me.... Somehow, he listens, he feels for my situation and he is inspired to use his supreme skills to fight for me. If this man takes your case, you have been divinely blessed. I couldn't say enough....
Read less
Posted by anonymous | January 22, 2015
Jimmy is the best!
I couldn't have asked for a better attorney than Jimmy White. I was going through a high conflict divorce where my wife was being dishonest in an attempt to gain everything we'd acquired during our 12 year marriage. I was so anxious I couldn't sleep. Jimmy was always very calming and assuring and represented me well. The divorce from hell is over and I'm satisfied with the end result. I recommend Jimmy to everyone I meet that is going through or anticipating a difficult divorce or an unfair child custody arrangement.
Read less
Posted by Christopher | December 8, 2014
Christopher Cork
Mr. Jimmy White is as good as they get! Jimmy did me a GREAT job and he is a class act human. The world needs more lawyers like Jimmy White. Christopher C
Posted by Misti | March 19, 2014
Mr. White ROCKS!
I met Mr. White through a co-worker. I was going through a nasty custody battle with my ex husband. I was a mess. I think any parent would agree with me that my children are my life and that I would do anything for them. When I first met Mr. White, I immediately felt at ease. It was a very comfortable first meet. I knew right then and there that I was in good hands. Mr. White is a family man and he was able to relate to me and all of my concerns. Anything that needed to be done, I told him to do it. I trust Mr. White that much. He has not only mine, but my children's and my family's best intrest at heart. He is there for me when I need emotional support and he is a wonderful person on a personal level. When I first met him, I didn't know that he worked as a team with his wife. Mrs. White is AMAZING as well. She has answered every question that I have had with respect and compassion. They are an AWESOME team! I am ever so grateful that they came into mine and my family's life. I can't say thank you enough. There really are no words to explain how grateful I am for him and his wife. YOU GUY'S ROCK!
Read less
Posted by Elaine | March 3, 2014
Strong recommendation for Mr. White
Jimmy White compassionately walked with me through a difficult moment of life. He replied immediately to every question, kept me informed and clearly explained every legal detail, filed and followed through with all paperwork with the courts, and provided wise advice along the way. I recommend Mr. White with confidence to anyone needing legal assistance.
Read less
Posted by Roger | March 8, 2013
Fantastic Person and Excellent Lawyer Who's concern is his Client
I have worked with Mr. White in to separate arenas: 1.) in a Child Custody hearing where Jimmy had a compassionate grasp and command of the case, which left the other side’s lawyer looking foolish and belligerent= resulting in a ruling where I was awarded rightly so 50% custody of my daughter. 2.) Jimmy was so impressive in his performance at the custody hearing, when I had issues with my business; I naturally called on Mr. White to help in this administrative lawsuit which unfortunately will be a very large case and possible settlement. After seeing how he had handled himself in the custody matter, I fell 100% confident my business is being handled with the best person I could trust to bring forth my side of this case. As a physician, caring for my patients as if they were my family is a motive I strive to live up to, which I feel That Mr. White also strives to maintain in his business relationships with his clients as well.
Read less
Posted by Justin | March 7, 2013
My lawyer who has kept me grounded and sane thru trials and tribulations
When my wife asked for a divorce, and proceeded to do so in another country than the one I live in, I did not know where to go for help. I asked a fellow employee who she would recommend. She networked with a court reporter and their recommendation was Jimmy White. Why? They said he is prompt, organized, speaks well and the judges liked him do to these and other facts. I contacted him and it was the best decission I have made in this whole process. He has worked with me on my case from a great distance and is always there for me. Even the little things are covered with him. He has advocated for me on many motions, some of them that I was not even prepared to defend myself against. He has had my back. I highly recommend Jimmy. He listens to your concerns, gives good advice and lets you make the call on how to proceed.
Read less
Posted by Jenn | March 7, 2013
So glad I went with Jimmy White
I can't say enough great things about Jimmy. I have had 4 lawyers in the past and Jimmy hands down has been the most efficient and knowledgeable. He is prompt with phone calls and emails. He is respectful but stern when needed. He is great at giving you the big picture, not only what he thinks is best but what the courts will tend to do in certain situations. He is very comforting and makes you feel comfortable in what you are trying to obtain with the court system. He does not nickel and dime his clients. I would and have recommended him to my friends and family. I have been so please and trust him completely with my case.
Read less
Posted by anonymous | June 24, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
No answer
Was informed by the intake secretary and that she would call me back an hour after talking to the lawyer. Never heard back from this law firm on my status. Would not recommend...
Posted by anonymous | March 12, 2015
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Doesn't Return Correspondence
I contacted Jimmy Earl White both by phone, and through email, trying to set up a consultation for a commercial litigation. After reading his bio on Avvo, I felt confident that Mr. White would in fact focus on my "individual" need as he stated. He not only did not do this, but did not return any of my correspondence through e-mail or phone at all. Today I finally decided to retain a more competent lawyer who in-fact would be focused enough on my individual needs to respond to an e-mail or phone call.
Read less
View less reviews

Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 350-350 per hour
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.6 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Hughes Gorski Seedorf Odsen & Tervooren
  • 2004 - Present
  • Associate
  • Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice
  • 1999 - 2004

Education

  • Mercer University - Walter F. George School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1999
  • University of Alaska - Anchorage
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1995
  • Central Texas College
  • Associate
  • 1992

Legal Cases

  • Dixon v. Blackwell
  • Win
  • Solodon v. Coachmen Industries
  • Win
  • Ruby v. Ray
  • Win
View all legal cases

Associations

  • Business Network International
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Defense Research Institute
  • 2005 - Present
  • Association of Defense Trial Attorneys
  • 2005 - Present
  • State Bar of Alaska
  • 2004 - Present
  • Anchorage Chamber of Commerce
  • Member
  • 2004 - Present
  • State Bar of Georgia
  • 1999 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • 1999 - Present
View all associations

Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Leadership Award
  • Defense Research Institute
  • 2012
  • Super Lawyer
  • Alaska Super Lawyers
  • 2012
  • Super Lawyer
  • Alaska Super Lawyers
  • 2011
  • Best Lawyer, Commercial Litigation & Personal Injury
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2011
  • Best Lawyer, Commercial Litigation & Personal Injury
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2010
  • Leadership Award
  • Defense Research Institute
  • 2010
  • Top Lawyers
  • Corporate Counsel
  • 2010
  • Best Lawyer, Commercial Litigation & Personal Injury
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2009
  • Best Lawyer, Commercial Litigation & Personal Injury
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2008
View all awards

Publications

  • Defense Research Institute (DRI)
  • DRI Duty to Warn Compendium: A Fifty-State Compendium
  • 2007
  • The Tort Law Desk Reference (chapter)
  • Tort Law Desk Reference - Alaska
  • 2005

Speaking Engagements

  • Alaska Bar Association Seminar
  • Technology In the Courtroom
  • 2012
  • ARMA Annual Conference faculty
  • Electronic Record-Keeping Requirements and Litigation Preparation
  • 2005

Attorney endorsements

Received (5)
Given (5)
Endorse Jimmy
Family Attorney | Dec 29
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"A brilliant attorney who really cares about his clients. A wizard in the courtroom!"
Family Attorney | May 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Jimmy. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Litigation Attorney | Jan 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I had the pleasure to attend law school with Mr. White and have been familiar with his practice. Mr. White is one of the best trial lawyers in Georgia and I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Jan 24
Relationship: Co-worker
"I heartily endorse this lawyer, and I regularly refer clients and friends to Jimmy whenever they have an issue in the family law area. I know that he will treat them with the courtesy and respect they deserve, and that he will work hard to achieve the best possible result for them."
Family Attorney | Jan 24
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. Jimmy always puts his clients first and is accessible and responsive to his clients. He works hard to accomplish his clients' goals in the most efficient and professional way possible. You cannot find a better attorney to handle your family law matter."