Greg White has been in the appellate courts of Texas for almost 30 years. He was among the first lawyers to be Board Certified in Civil Appellate law, and he obtained that certification only five years after graduating from law school despite the significant experience required for Board Certification.
He argued, and won, his first case before the Texas Supreme Court only 2 years out of law school, and will gladly tell you the story of that argument. “I was in the middle of my presentation when one of the Justices got up and left the bench. I was unsure whether I had offended him personally, or whether I had done something that revealed my lack of experience before the Court. It was about 3 months later that I learned that the Judge just had to go to the men’s room.”
Since that argument in 1984, Greg has argued a number of cases before the high court in Texas, before the Fifth Circuit (including an en banc argument before all 16 Judges), and before virtually all of the 14 intermediate appellate courts in Texas. He is called upon by clients to handle cases that the trial lawyers have lost, that the trial lawyers have won, and that the clients believes has special importance. Lawyers, on both sides of the docket, routinely hire him to handle appeals.
There are few substantive matters that have been outside of the scope of his appellate work. He has argued cases on business disputes, civil rights, election law, personal injury, professional malpractice, intellectual property, and criminal law. In fact, he was appointed to the federal appeal of a death row inmate that was featured in a Bill Curtis special on the Arts and Entertainment Network.
Even though his day job requires him to constantly read trial transcripts and reported cases, Greg spends a great deal of his spare time reading. He also spends time at his farm just a few minutes from Downtown Waco, Texas, with his wife, his family, three dogs and a herd of horses.
Greg continues to commit a significant amount of his time to his law school alma mater, teaching classes as an adjunct professor, and coaching interscholastic advocacy teams. Members of his Criminal Procedure Moot Court team won both speaking and writing awards at the Fall 2010 competition in San Diego.