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Stuart R. White

LOCATION: CORPUS CHRISTI, TEXAS and SANTA FE, NEW MEXICO
PHONE: 877-826-5236 OR 361-826-0100
FAX: 361-826-0101

Originally from Uvalde, Texas, Mr. White is a fourth generation South Texas attorney. Licensed in Texas, New Mexico and California, Stuart White’s nationwide practice is entirely contingency fee based and consists of a wide variety of catastrophic personal injury and death cases, including a special emphasis on 18-wheeler, bus and company vehicle wreck cases. He is a frequently asked to lecture and present to others on how to represent victims of heavy truck wrecks in New Mexico and Texas. In addition, Mr. White is the author of the New Mexico Truck Crash Law Overview for the AAJ Interstate Trucking Litigation Group.

Mr. White also handles cases involving product defects, refinery and workplace accidents, negligence and premises liability, commercial and business litigation, and oil and gas litigation.

He received a B.A. in Spanish from the University of Texas at Austin. While at UT, Mr. White was a member of the Silver Spurs, an honorary service organization. He also studied at the Universidad de Sevilla in Spain. Mr. White attended Baylor Law School, where he graduated with honors. At Baylor Law School, he served as Senior Executive Editor of Baylor Law Review. An article Mr. White wrote, Guitar Holding: A Judicial Rewrite of Chapter 36 the Texas Water Code?, was published in Baylor Law Review. The American Agricultural Law Association selected this article as the best student-written article concerning an agricultural issue in the country for that year.

After law school, Mr. White had the honor of clerking for one year for the Honorable Andrew S. Hanen, United States District Judge for the Southern District of Texas. While clerking, he gained invaluable experience in legal writing and research, as well as the opportunity to observe courtroom activities on a daily basis and learn from a federal trial judge.

Admissions
Texas
New Mexico
California
Northern, Southern, Eastern, and Western Federal District Courts of Texas
Southern and Central Federal District Courts of California
United States Court of Appeal for the Fifth Circuit
United States Court of Appeal for the Tenth Circuit
Highlighted Representative Experience
Obtained the largest trucking verdict in the country in 2016 in a wrongful death trucking case. The Dallas County jury returned a $37,945,000.00 verdict against O’Reilly Auto Enterprises. The verdict appears to be the largest wrongful death trucking verdict in Dallas County history.

Obtained a $7,000,000 trucking verdict in 2017 in New Mexico on a $0 offer case. Had resolved the case against a previous defendant for a confidential settlement that was in excess of the later verdict.

Trial counsel in four fatality commercial motor vehicle and road construction that resolved favorably with one defendant in the first week of trial and then with the second defendant in the second week of trial. Case was a zero offer case up until a week before trial. Case settled confidentially well into 7 figures.

In the past and currently represent victims of 18 wheeler wrecks involving large national interstate motor carriers such as Stevens Transport, Saia Motor Freight Lines, Paschall Truck Lines, Knight Transportation, CRST, Con-way Truckload, Transwood, Quality Carriers, FedEx, and other large interstate motor carriers. In addition, currently prosecuting cases against large freight brokers and shippers such as C.H. Robinson.

In the past and currently represent victims of oil field related deaths, including wrecks involving oil field trucks such as water trucks, sand trucks, frac trucks, drilling rigs, as well as injuries and deaths arising while working on the drilling site.

Part of trial team that obtained $4,500,000 verdict in Travis County for mother who lost her adult child in a commercial vehicle accident involving 15-passenger van.

Lead trial lawyer on many tractor-trailer and company vehicle cases that settled favorably within a year of the wreck for amounts in excess of $5,000,000.

Co-counsel in an inmate appointment case in federal court that went to trial resulting in an award of compensatory and punitive damages after a unanimous 12-person jury found First Amendment retaliation and malice against prison officials for the destruction of an inmate’s property.

Sole brief writer on issue of first impression in El Paso federal district court concerning MCS-90B endorsement coverage arising from a trucking accident. Won trial court decision that the federal MCS-90B endorsement obligated insurer to satisfy $5,000,000 of the underlying state court judgment. Obtained a substantial and favorable settlement after briefs were filed with the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals.

Settlement of numerous cases involving automotive and tire defects, trucking and commercial vehicle litigation, dram shop liability, commercial litigation, wage and hour litigation under the FLSA, among other types of cases.

Lead plaintiff’s counsel on numerous pending cases in both federal and state courses across the country.

Education
University of Texas at Austin

  • B.A., Spanish

Baylor Law School

  • J.D., with honors
Honors and Awards
Texas Super Lawyers Rising Star, 2017
Texas Super Lawyers Rising Star, 2016
Texas Super Lawyers Rising Star, 2015
Texas Super Lawyers Rising Star, 2014
Affiliations
State Bar of Texas
State Bar of New Mexico
State Bar of California
Texas Trial Lawyers, Board of Advocates
APITLA, Association of Plaintiff Interstate Trucking Lawyers of America
AAJ, Interstate Trucking Litigation Group
Corpus Christi Bar Association
Uvalde Bar Association
Texas Trial Lawyers Association
Consumer Attorneys of California (CAOC)
Attorneys Information Exchange Group (AIEG)
American Association for Justice (AAJ)
New Mexico Trial Lawyers Association (NMTLA)
Publications

How to Investigate, Develop and Try Trucking Cases, New Mexico Trial Lawyers Association, Transportation: Preserving Evidence, Building the Case, Defeating Defenses

The Who, What, When, Where and Why of Trucking Liability Experts, Kentucky Justice Association, Big Truck Crash Litigation

New Mexico Truck Crash Law Overview, AAJ, Interstate Trucking Litigation Group’s 50 State Survey

Turning the Work Truck Wreck Into a Case About Corporate Responsibility, Corpus Christi Bar Association – Advanced Civil CLE

Hours of Service Oilfield Exceptions — Increasing Fatigue, AAJ TLG Journal of Trucking Litigation, Fall 2014 (co-writer with Kevin W. Liles)

Guitar Holding: A Judicial Re-Write of Chapter 36 of the Texas Water Code?, 62 Baylor L. Rev. 313 (2010)

Craig M. Sico and Stuart R. White, Litigation Bear Traps, TTLA Reel Justice CLE (2012)

The Ford F-150: A Host of Defects, Attorneys Information Exchange Group (AIEG) Auto Focus Fall Seminar 2012, Santa Barbara, California (co-writer with David Bright).

Presentations

How to Investigate, Develop and Try Trucking Cases, New Mexico Trial Lawyers Association, Transportation: Preserving Evidence, Building the Case, Defeating Defenses

The Who, What, When, Where and Why of Trucking Liability Experts, Kentucky Justice Association, Big Truck Crash Litigation

How to Turn the Trucking Case Into a Case About Corporate Responsibility, the $37M Verdict, New Mexico Trial Lawyers Association’s “Verdict Just In!”

How to Turn the Trucking Case Into a Case About Corporate Responsibility, the $37M Verdict, Houston Trial Lawyers Association

The Ford F-150: A Host of Defects, Attorneys Information Exchange Group (AIEG) Auto Focus Fall Seminar 2012, Santa Barbara, California (co-presenter with David Bright)
Remand, Corpus Christi Personal Injury Seminar, 2013

Remand, Corpus Christi; Personal Injury CLE, 2015