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Roderick C. White

Roderick C. White

Police Brutality?...Unjustified Police Shootings?...False Arrest?...WE CAN HELP!
  • Civil Rights, Personal Injury
  • Illinois, Missouri, Texas
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Zachary Kirk Ferguson
Reviewed by Zachary Kirk Ferguson October 4, 2020
Rating: 10 Justia Lawyer Rating - 10 out of 10
Roderick White is an experienced attorney with the passion to serve the community. I met him through the L. Clifford Davis Legal Association where he previously served as president. Since then, I have seen how he tailors his practice to serve the community. He cares about his clients and achieving a positive outcome for them. He knows what he's doing and will work hard to achieve the result that his client deserves.
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Summary

Roderick C. White is an experienced and skilled trial lawyer who has historically focused his practice on criminal defense, personal injury, and civil rights cases. Roderick has successfully obtained numerous “not guilty” verdicts for his clients and well-over $100 Million in verdicts and settlements during his legal career which began in 2002. After earning his bachelor's degree from Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana Roderick earned his Juris Doctorate (Law Degree) at the University of Houston Law Center. While a law student, Roderick was awarded a prestigious fellowship to clerk at one of the most the prestigious capital defense post-conviction law firms in the nation, the Texas Defender Service, where he investigated, researched, and prepared the final appeals of Texas death row inmates. While in law school he also served as a law clerk at the Houston branch of the NAACP where he assisted members of low-income communities with various civil rights issues. Additionally, Roderick has a Master's degree in Sociology from the University of Houston where his research emphasis and thesis focused on the sociology of law, capital punishment, and criminology.

Because he is licensed by the Supreme Courts of Texas, Missouri, and Illinois, Roderick is eligible to practice in the state courts of all three great states however; a substantial portion of his civil rights and criminal defense practice is conducted in various federal courts around the nation.

Roderick is also a proud veteran of the United States Army where he served in the Middle East, South Korea, and in the famed First Cavalry Division at Fort Hood, Texas. While in the Army he was awarded an Army Commendation Medal and two Army Achievement Medals. When Roderick is not working he enjoys reading, traveling, spending time with family and friends, and is an avid Dallas Cowboys fan.

Practice Areas
    Civil Rights
    Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Discrimination, Employment, Fair Housing, Police Misconduct, Privacy Law
    Personal Injury
    Animal & Dog Bites, Brain Injury, Car Accidents, Construction Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents, Premises Liability, Truck Accidents, Wrongful Death
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Fees
  • Free Consultation
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Illinois
Supreme Court of Illinois
ID Number: 6322118
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Missouri
The Missouri Bar
ID Number: 66552
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Texas
State Bar of Texas
ID Number: 24037702
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Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
  • Spanish: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Founder & Managing Partner
Law offices of Roderick C. White
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Multi-State (TX, MO, & IL) personal injury and civil rights law firm with offices in St. Louis, Kansas City, Chicago, Dallas, and Fort Worth.
Education
University of Houston Law Center
Doctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor (J.D.) (2002) | Law
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University of Houston - Main Campus
M.A. (2002) | Sociology
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Honors: Graduate Teaching Fellowship
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Louisiana State University - Baton Rouge
B.A. (1997) | Interdisciplinary Studies
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Honors: Dean's List
Activities: Student Senate
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Awards
Graduate Teaching Assistant Fellowship.
University of Houston
Professional Associations
National Bar Association
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American Bar Association
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L. Clifford Davis Legal Association
Lifetime Member
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Websites & Blogs
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Legal Answers
2 Questions Answered

Q. If someone puts you at risk for injury and you fight them will you be protected in anyway?
A: The answer to your question would require a detailed explanation of the circumstances of the specific and an analysis of Missouri self-defense law. I do not yet have the specifics of your scenario but I will provide you with the general principles of Missouri self-defense law: Physical force: May be used when individuals reasonably believe that the physical force used is necessary for the defense of themselves (or others) from an imminent attack of unlawful force from another person. May be used when individuals believe that the force is reasonably necessary to prevent another person from stealing, causing property damage, or tampering. Deadly force: May be used when a person reasonably believes that the level of force is necessary for self-defense or defense of others (including unborn children) in response to an imminent threat. A person has no duty to retreat: From their dwelling, residence, or vehicle From their private property If the person is any other location where they have the right to be
Q. I haven't been charged with a crime. can a police officer confiscate my medical marijuana? And refuse to return it.
A: Even a valid medical marijuana card does have some limitations with regard to amount. Such as: "Up to four ounces may be purchased per 30 days. The Department of Health may set limits on the amount of marijuana possessed, “provided that the limit is not less than a 60 days supply.” How much marijuana did you have in your possession when the police officer effected the confiscation?
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Law Offices of Roderick C. White
1015 Locust Street, Suite 826
St. Louis, MO 63101
Telephone: (314) 446-8968
Monday: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Tuesday: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
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Law Offices of Roderick C. White
3549 Broadway Blvd.
Kansas City, MO 64111
Toll-Free: (855) 446-8968
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Law Offices of Roderick C. White
11 East Adams Street, Suite 1107
Chicago, IL 60603
Toll-Free: (855) 446-8968
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Law Offices of Roderick C. White
2201 Main Street, Suite 400
Fort Worth, TX 76104
Toll-Free: (855) 446-8968
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Law Offices of Roderick C. White
316 Hemphill Street
Fort Worth, TX 76104
Toll-Free: (855) 446-8968
Monday: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Tuesday: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Thursday: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM (Today)
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