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David W. White, Esq.
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Kansas City Attorney
David W. White, Esq.

Phone: 816.521.6287


Languages: English

Dave White has tried banking, employment and insurance cases in federal and state courts throughout the Midwest. His experience ranges from complex commercial cases and class actions to individual discrimination cases. In his career he has represented banks and their officers and directors in federal or state courts in over 20 states. Additionally, he regularly advises employers and employees on employment and workplace issues. He has earned an “AV” rating (the highest rating available) from Martindale-Hubbell. Dave has also been named a 2010 Missouri/KansasSuper Lawyer, following a peer review survey to identify the top 5% of the lawyers in Missouri and Kansas.

Community Involvement

Dave currently represents Ward 3 on the Overland Park, Kansas City Council. He serves on Overland Park’s Public Works, Community Development and Sister City Committees. Dave also served in the U.S. Army and U.S. Army Reserve, retiring in 1999 with the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. Dave has served on numerous community boards and committees, including:

  • Board of Directors of the Overland Park Chamber of Commerce
  • Board of Directors of the Downtown Overland Park Partnership
  • Board of Directors of the Overland Park Development Corporation
  • Area Coordinator, Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve
  • Ambassador for the Army Reserve for the State of Kansas
  • Planning Commission, City of Overland Park, Kansas
  • Chair of the Tri-County Smart Start Advisory Committee

Areas of Practice

  • Directors & Officers Defense
  • Employment Law
  • Commercial & Business Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Missouri (state & federal), 1982
  • Kansas (state & federal), 1990
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit, 1988
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit, 1993
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1998


  • University of Missouri-Kansas City, J.D., 1982
  • Kansas State University, M.A., 1973
  • Pittsburg State University, B.A., 1972

Professional Affiliations and Memberships

  • American Bar Association
  • American Association of Justice
  • Missouri Bar
  • Kansas Bar Association
  • Johnson County (KS) Bar Association
  • Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association
    • 2003 recipient of the President’s Award, which recognizes individuals for outstanding service to the Bar
  • American Bar Association
    • Co-Chair Section of Litigation’s Banking & Lender Liability sub-committee


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Foland, Wickens, Roper, Hofer & Crawford, P.C.

One Kansas City Place
1200 Main Street, Suite 2200
Kansas City, MO 64105
United States

Law Firm Contact: Scott Hofer

Tel: 816.521.6287

Fax: 816.472.6262



Member Since: 2003

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