Creighton University, 1952
Thomas White is an AV rated attorney and was born in 1928. Following service
in the United States Army, he returned from Japan and graduated first in his
1952 class at the Creighton School of Law. He served as Platte County
Attorney for ten years, and at the same time maintained an active civil
practice. In 1965, he was appointed to the Nebraska District Court which
serves as the primary trial court in this state. In 1976, he was appointed to
the Nebraska Supreme Court and sat as a judge on that court until 1994. At
that time, he was appointed Chief Justice of the Nebraska Supreme Court and
so served until his retirement from the bench in 1998. In the course of his
career, he has participated in, or presided over, literally thousands of
trials. As a Judge of the Supreme Court for twenty-two years, he wrote or
participated in the writing of thousands of legal opinions which collectively
embody the great majority of all working legal precedent in the State of Nebraska.
joining the firm, he has written a number of briefs and legal opinions,
argued in the appellate courts of this state, and successfully co-chaired
significant trials in which complex issues such as medical malpractice, fraud
and breach of contract were at issue.
Thomas White remains very active in the day-to-day work of the firm. He acts as
a "second chair" attorney in trials, and devotes a great deal of
time reviewing and offering advice on legal opinions issued by this and other
firms who seek his assistance in complex legal matters. He also acted, and
continues to do so, as a mediator in numerous mediations along with acting as
an appeal officer in grievance claims involving the State of Nebraska.