John G.  White, III - Attorney at Law

Northbridge Centre
515 North Flagler Drive
Suite 1425
West Palm Beach, Florida 33401

P 561-886-4100
F 561-886-4101
D 561-886-4130

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Biography

John “Jay” White is a shareholder in GrayRobinson’s West Palm Beach law firm office and focuses his practice on commercial and complex business litigation, personal injury, wrongful death, professional malpractice litigation, class actions and officer and director representation. 

Jay has represented Fortune 500 companies as well as individuals in numerous multimillion dollar cases involving commercial and complex business litigation. He handles a variety of complex business cases, including numerous significant high-stakes cases, shareholder disputes, derivative actions and cases involving officers and directors of corporate entities.  He has also handled personal injury and wrongful death cases, as well as professional malpractice litigation.

Prior to joining GrayRobinson, Jay was a partner for a West Palm Beach law firm. He has served as president of The Florida Bar, served on the Board of Governors for 10 years and has sat on various bar committees. He has also served in every elected position of the Palm Beach County Bar Association, including as president. Jay is a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates, a by-invitation only organization where members are required to have completed a minimum of 10 civil jury trials to jury verdict or hung jury as lead counsel.

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Education
  • University of Florida, B.A. (1980)
  • University of Florida, J.D. (1983)
    • Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society
    • Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society
    • Phi Delta Phi Legal Society
    • Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity
    • American Juris Prudence Award in Administrative Law, Recipient 
Admissions
  • Florida
  • Supreme Court of the United States
  • Supreme Court of Florida
  • All local courts of the State of Florida
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit
Professional Associations & Memberships
  • The Florida Bar
    • President, 2008-2009
    • Judicial Qualifications Committee, 2010-2016
      • Ad Hoc Member, 2017-present
    • Judicial Nominating Procedures Committee, 1988-2001, 2012-2015
      • Chair, 1996-1997
      • Vice Chair, 1993-1996
    • Chief Justice of the Florida Supreme Court’s Advisory Committee for the 2010 Toby Simon Pro Bono Awards
      • Chair
    • Budget Committee, 2004-2008
    • Executive Committee, 2005-2006, 2007-2008
    • Member Outreach Committee, Chair, 2007-2008
    • Judicial Governance Study Group, 2007-2008
    • Florida Bar Board of Bar Examiners Joint Nominating Commission for Public Members, 2007-2008
    • Joint Committee on Mentoring, 2006-2008
    • Florida Supreme Court Commission on Professionalism, 2006-2008
    • Client Security Fund Reviewer, 2000-2008
    • Designated Reviewer, Bar Grievance Committee, 2000-2008
    • Program Evaluation Committee, 2006-2007
    • Strategic Planning Committee, 2005-2007
    • Investment Committee, 2002-2007
      • Vice Chair, 2006-2007
      • Chair, 2004-2005
    • Judicial Qualifications Steering Committee, 2002-2006
      • Chair, 2003-2006
    • Board of Governors, 2000-2007
    • Special Committee on Judicial Independence, 2004-2007
      • Vice Chair, 2005-2006
    • Judicial Nomination Commission, Screening Committee for the Florida Supreme Court, 2004-2006
    • Disciplinary Procedure Committee, 2004-2006
      • Vice Chair, 2005-2006
    • Judicial Nominating Commission Screening Committee for the Fourth District Court of Appeal, 15th, 17th and 19th Judicial Circuits
      • Chair, 2004-2006
    • Disciplinary Review Committee, 2000-2004
      • Co-Chair, 2003-2004
    • Technology Task Force, 2001-2003
    • Citizen Access to Legal System Committee, 2000-2001
    • Board Liaison
      • Judicial Administration Selection Tenure Committee, 2001-2002
      • Judicial Nominating Procedures Committee, 2002-2008
      • Workers Compensation Rules Committee, 2001-2002
      • International Law Committee, 2002-2003
    • Election Committee
    • Judicial Administration Selection and Tenure Committee, 1999-2000
    • Judicial Nominating Commission Institute, Moderator
    • Judicial Nominating Commission Rules Making Institute, Moderator
    • 15th Circuit Fee Dispute Committee, Vice Chair, 1995-1996
    • 15th Judicial Circuit Professionalism Council, 1997-1998, 2000-2005
    • Judicial Administration, Selection and Tenure Committee
  • American Bar Association
    • House of Delegates, 2008-2010
  • Florida Board Bar of Examiners Character and Fitness Commission
  • National Conference of Bar Presidents, 2008-2009
  • Southern Conference of Bar Presidents, 2008-2009
  • The Florida Bar Foundation
    • Board of Directors
    • Legal Assistance/Law Student Assistance Grant Committee
    • Medal of Honor Awards Committee
    • Palm Beach County Fund Raising Committee, Chair
  • Palm Beach County Bar Association
    • President, 1997-1998
    • President-Elect, 1996-1998
    • Treasurer, 1995-1996
    • Secretary, 1994-1995
    • Board of Directors, 1991-1994
    • Young Lawyers Section, Past-President
    • Grievance Committee, 1990-1993
    • Chair, 1992-1993
    • Council of Past Presidents
    • Liberty Bell Award Committee, 1999-2000
    • Palm Beach County Information Systems Policy Board 1997-1998
    • Circuit Civil Court Advisory Committee, 1986-1997
    • Judicial Relations Committee, 1988-1989, 1995-1997
      • Chair, 1996-1997
    • Membership Committee, 1988-1989
    • Law Week Committee, 1986-1988
Awards & Recognitions
  • AV Preeminent™ rated by Martindale-Hubbell
    • Register of Preeminent Lawyers
  • Best Lawyers in America
    • Defense Lawyer of the Year, 2016
      • Product Liability Litigation, West Palm Beach Area
    • Bet-the-Company Litigation
    • Commercial Litigation
    • Legal Malpractice Law
    • Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
    • Product Liability Litigation - Plaintiffs
  • Florida Trend, Legal Elite
  • Florida Super Lawyers
  • Palm Beach County Professionalism Award, 2010
  • Legal News, Top 3% Attorneys
  • Madison’s Who’s Who of Executives and Professionals
  • South Florida Business Journal, Key Partners Award, Finalist
Presentations & Seminars
  • Moderator, The Florida Bar 2006 Annual Diversity Symposium
  • Speaker, Induction of Successful Applicants of The Florida Bar
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