Attorney Profile

Terry A. White

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Practice Areas:

  • Personal Injury
  • Family Law
  • Criminal Law

Biography

A 1975 honors graduate of the University of Evansville, Terry A. White joined The Law Team in 1982, four years after being admitted to practice in front of the Indiana Supreme Court. His admittance came the same year (1978) as his graduation from the Indiana University School of Law in Indianapolis, where he received his Doctor of Jurisprudence.

After graduation, Mr. White held several legal positions in Warrick and Vanderburgh counties, practicing prosecutorial, defense, and municipal law.

Those positions included:

Intern for Vanderburgh Circuit Court Judge William Miller
Deputy Prosecutor, Vanderburgh County Prosecutor's Office, 1979 - 1981
Chief Deputy for Misdemeanor Court, Vanderburgh County Prosecutor's Office, 1979 - 1980
Chief Deputy for Superior Court, Vanderburgh County Prosecutor's Office, 1980 - 1981
Assistant City Attorney, City of Evansville, Nov. 1981 - May 1984
Public Defender, Vanderburgh Circuit Court, Jan. 1983 - March 1990
Board Attorney, Warrick County Area Planning Commission and Board of Zoning Appeals, 1993 - June 1996
County Attorney, Warrick County, 1996 - 2000
Public Defender, Vanderburgh Superior Court, Jan. 2006 – Apr. 2007
Mr. White was active in the legal community while attending Indiana University's Law School, where he served as President of the Indiana University Student Bar Association, Vice Justice of the Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity Law Review, and Associate Editor of the Indiana Law Review. Those honors were in addition to his undergraduate work at the University of Evansville, where he was President of Student Congress, Vice President of the Blue Key Academic Honorary Fraternity, and graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science in 1975.

Mr. White is licensed to practice in the Supreme Court of the United States and United States Court of Appeals, as well as the U.S. District Court for the District of Southern Indiana.

Mr. White also is involved in numerous professional and civic associations, including:

The American Bar Association
The Indiana Bar Association
The Evansville Bar Association (Current Director)
The Gibson County Bar Association
The Warrick County Bar Association
The Indiana Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
America's Registry of Outstanding Professionals
National/Indiana Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Senior Counsel Member of Master Advocates and Barristers
Former Director, Indiana Trial Lawyers Association
Current Commissioner, Indiana Lobby Registration Commission
- Appointed by the Indiana Senate
Past Member, Indiana Protection and Advocacy Services Mental Illness Advisory
Council - Appointed by Governor Frank O'Bannon
Past Member, Indiana Joint House and Senate Government Efficiency Commission and
Higher Education Subcommittee; Chair of the Boards & Commissions Subcommittee
- Appointed by the Indiana Senate
Named Sagamore of the Wabash by Governor Michael R. Pence
Named Distinguished Hoosier by Governor Mitchell E. Daniels, Jr.
Previous Chairman, Warrick County Democrat Central Committee
Current Director, University of Evansville Alumni Board
Former Co-chair of the University of Evansville Parents Council
Various positions with Christ Church United Church of Christ:
- current President (5 times), past Elder, Sunday School Superintendent, and Christian Education Board Member
Previous Director of the Indiana-Kentucky Conference of Christ Church United Church of Christ
Boy Scouts of America:
- Buffalo Trace Council - Past Chairman of Native Trails District, and Eagle Scout
Former Member, Southwestern Ind. Regional Council on Aging Foundation Board of Directors
Leadership Evansville graduate
Kiwanis International:
- Current District Coordinator of Eliminate Maternal Neonatal Tetanus Project
Indiana District Kiwanis Clubs:
- Past Governor, Past Lt. Governor, Past District Chairman
Green River Kiwanis Club:
- Current member, past President, past Vice-President, past Secretary, past Treasurer, past Kiwanian of the Year
Current member of Historic Newburgh Kiwanis Club

 

Past Positions

  • Warrick County Area Planning Commission and Board of Zoning Appeals, Attorney, 1993 to 1996
  • Marion County and Indiana Judicial Center, Legislative Assistant; Bail Bond Commissioner
  • Vanderburgh Circuit Court, Public Defender, 1983 to 1990
  • City of Evansville, Assistant City Attorney, 1981 to 1984
  • Vanderburgh County Prosecutor's Office, Deputy Prosecutor, 1979 to 1981
  • Vanderburgh County Prosecutor's Office, Chief Deputy Misdemeanor Court, 1979 to 1980
  • Vanderburgh County Prosecutor's Office, Chief Deputy Superior Court, 1980 to 1981
  • Vanderburgh Circuit Court Judge William Miller, Intern

Education

  • Indiana University School of Law, Indianapolis, Indiana
    • J.D. - 1978
  • University of Evansville, Evansville, Indiana
    • B.A. - 1975
    • Honors: cum laude
    • Major: Political Science

Bar Admissions

  • Indiana, 1978
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Indiana, 1978
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1984
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 7th Circuit, 1999

Honors

  • President of the Indiana University Student Bar Association
  • Vice Justice of the Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity Law Review
  • Associate Editor of the Indiana Law Review
  • President of Student Congress - University of Evansville
  • Vice President of the Blue Key Academic Honorary Fraternity

Fraternities or Sororities

  • Phi Alpha Delta
  • Blue Key

Professional Associations

  • Indiana Bar Association, Member, 1978 to Present
  • Evansville Bar Association, Member, 1978 to Present