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David W. White Jr.

David W. White Jr.

Breakstone, White & Gluck
  • Appeals & Appellate, Business Law, Legal Malpractice...
  • Massachusetts
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I have been practicing law in Massachusetts since 1984, and have devoted my career to helping people who have been injured as a result of negligence. My practice includes all types of personal injury matters. I also handle cases against insurance companies for bad faith and unfair claims practices; I represent lawyers in disputes with their firms; and I handle business litigation, including claims by businesses against insurance brokers.

It is my goal to serve the needs of my clients, and to solve their problems as best I can.

I have successfully handled personal injury cases of all types, including wrongful death, construction accidents, car accidents, truck accidents, bicycle accidents, motorcycle accidents, dog bites, product liability claims, brain injury, premises liability, train and bus accidents, spinal cord injuries, pedestrian injuries, and others.

I have had experience trying cases throughout Massachusetts, including the Superior Courts, the District Courts, and the Federal District Court. I have also had experience before the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court and Massachusetts Appeals Court on a number of appellate cases.

Being a lawyer has helped me contribute to my community in many ways. I had the privilege of serving as the president of the Massachusetts Bar Association in 2007-2008. I actively volunteer in a variety of legal organizations. I have also volunteered in my town of Westwood, Massachusetts, and have been active in open space preservation efforts for the town.

I enjoy being a lawyer, and I hope that I have a chance to help you with any legal needs you may have.

Practice Areas
  • Appeals & Appellate
  • Business Law
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Personal Injury
  • Products Liability
Additional Practice Areas
  • Bicycle Accidents
  • Brain Injury
  • Car Accidents
  • Construction Accidents
  • Dog and Animal Attacks
  • Dog Bite
  • Insurance Bad Faith
  • Motorcycle Accidents
  • Premises Liability
  • Truck Accidents
  • Wrongful Death
  • Free Consultation
  • Contingent Fees
    On personal injury, and some insurance and business cases
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
1st Circuit
U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts
  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
- Current
Founding member of Breakstone White & Gluck, PC. Since 1992, specializing in the representation of injured persons, and plaintiffs in other litigation matters.
Private Practice
Associate attorney in personal injury law firm handling cases for plaintiffs from intake through trial and appeal.
Law Clerk
Massachusetts Superior Court
Assisting the justices of the Massachusetts Superior Court with bench memos, drafts of opinions, and legal research. Attended variety of criminal and civil hearings and trials.
Northeastern University School of Law
J.D / Law
University of Vermont
B.S. / Environmental Studies
Activities: Student Representative, Vermont Public Interest Research Group (VPIRG)
President's Award
Massachusetts Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Given in recognition of work on criminal sentencing reform in Massachusetts.
Super Lawyer, Top 100 Lawyers
Boston Magazine SuperLawyers
Awards given as follows: Super Lawyer, Massachusetts, 2004-2009 Top 100 Lawyers, Masachusetts,2005, 2006, 2008-2009 Top 100 New England Lawyers, 2008-2009
AV--Highest rating
Martindale-Hubbell's Law Directory.
Lawyer of the Year
Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly
Professional Associations
Boston Bikes
Activities: Boston Bikes Volunteer of the Year Award, 2014
Organization for the Preservation of the Environment and Nature (OPEN)
Activities: Member-1997-2004 ; Chair-1998-2004. OPEN was the advisory committee to the Selectmen of Westwood, Massachusetts, on matters regarding open space preservation and acquisition. OPEN led the campaign for purchase by the town of two substantial parcels of land in 1998 and 2000.
Fernald State School Human Rights Committee
Activities: Member-1992-1994; Chair-1993-1994. Reviewed medication and treatment plans for residents of state school for mentally retarded individuals in Waltham, Massachusetts.
Task Force on Human Subject Research
Activities: Member-1994. Member of Task Force which examined use of human subjects from state schools in experiments utilizing radioactive foods. Task Force examined extent of exposure and lack of informed consent.
Justice of the Peace
Activities: Montpelier, Vermont. Elected November 1980; served seven months of term before moving to Massachusetts.
Westwood Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Committee
- Current
Westwood Land Trust, Inc.
Board Member
- Current
Activities: President-1999-2003 ; Vice-President-2003-2004 ; Board Member-2004-2008, 2010 - . Founder of the organization, which is a § 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation dedicated to open space preservation and acquisition, working with private landowners in Westwood, Massachusetts.
National Confernce of Bar Presidents
- Current
American Bar Association
- Current
Westwood Democratic Town Committee
Elected Member
- Current
Activities: Elected Delegate to Massachusetts State Convention, 2001, and Alternate Delegate, 2002.
Massachusetts Bar Foundation
Brandeis Life Fellow
- Current
Norfolk County Bar Association
- Current
Massachusetts Academy of Trial Attorneys
- Current
American Association for Justice
- Current
Massachusetts State Bar
- Current
Boston Bar Association
- Current
Massachusetts Bar Association
- Current
Activities: President 2007-2008 President Elect, 2006-2007 Treasurer, 2005-2006
Sewer Commissioner, Westwood, Massachusetts
Vermont Health Policy Corporation/State Health Coordinating Council
Environmental Health Representative
Activities: Member of 30 person board responsible for hospital cost containment and health policy in Vermont. Appointed by the Governor in June 1981.
Articles & Publications
Tort and Insurance Law Update
Massachusetts Bar Association/MCLE (MBA Annual Meeting)
Fixing Our Criminal Sentencing System
Boston Globe
Handling Anesthesia Malpractice Cases
Medical Malpractice Insurance; An Overview. Amicus Books
Appeals Court Raises Troubling Questions in Recent G.L. c. 93A Case
Massachusetts Bar Association Section Review
Chapter 93A Damages in Arbitration Cases Clarified
Recent Appeals Court Case, Massachusetts Bar Association Section Review
Life After Lazarus and Furtado
Massachusetts Bar Association Section Review
Pierce and Dominguez: Legislative Interpretation and Judicial Inconsistency at Work
Massachusetts Bar Association Section Review
Collecting Attorneys’ Fees Under G.L. c. 93A and Other Civil Causes of Action
Rules Governing Audio-Visual Depositions At Trial
Bad Faith Litigation in Massachusetts: The Plaintiff’s Perspective
First published National Business Institute, Inc.
Practical Advice for Setting Up and Running the Small Office Practice
Massachusetts Academy of Trial Attorneys
Using Computers In Your Civil Litigation Practice
First published Massachusetts Bar Association
Dissolving and Forming Professional Relationships
Massachusetts Bar Association
Use of Demonstrative Evidence in Massachusetts Courts
Social Media
Contact & Map
Breakstone, White & Gluck
2 Center Plaza
Boston, MA 02108
Toll-Free: (800) 379-1244
Telephone: (617) 723-7676
Fax: (617) 723-7777