Real Estate

Purchasing a home or commercial piece of real estate is a big commitment that often spans many years. In addition to the commitment, with the purchase of any property there are many moving parts and pieces: the buyer, the seller, lenders (banks, mortgage companies, etc.), property appraisers, title searches, title insurance companies, title insurance policies, property inspections, land surveys, and depending on the size of the transaction many other things could be needed. Because of that, it is very important you have a competent attorney representing you, whether you are the buyer or the seller of a piece of property. We at White Law Firm have been representing buyers and sellers for over 30 years. With us on your side, you can make sure your contract is in good order.

Personal Injury

Having an accident, whether it is a car accident or an accident at work, can be a life-altering event. If you are in a car accident or at work you need to get checked by a licensed doctor to make sure you are okay. There are two important things to know about personal injury cases. (1) If you are hurt at work, worker’s compensation insurance covers your injuries whether you were negligent (at fault) or not. (2) If you are in a motor vehicle accident that was not your fault, the insurance company’s claims adjuster’s job is to save the insurance company money. Because of that many claims adjusters will try to get you to settle your wreck case for much less than you may deserve. Due to these two important factors, it is important you consult with an attorney when you have been injured at work or in a car wreck. We at White Law Firm have extensive experience in helping clients navigate the web of confusion surrounding personal injury cases, and a track record of helping our clients get the compensation they deserve for their injuries.

Estate Planning

There is no denying that a loss of a loved one is traumatizing, and having to step in to be a guardian or conservator for a family member that can no longer take care of their own affairs is challenging, as well as mentally and emotionally draining. To lessen the stressors involved with these tough topics it is important to do the legal planning on the front end with documents like Wills, Powers of Attorneys, Durable Health Care Power of Attorneys, Trusts and other planning documents. When a loved one passes their remaining assets go into a legal process called Probate. The Probate process has the potential to be long and drawn out. We at White Law Firm have helped countless clients through the up front planning phase and assisted many more clients in the overbearing probate process.

About Us

Arthur E White, Jr. (Art) is a native of West Columbia, SC. He is the founder of White Law Firm & Land Surveying. Art received his B.A. in Political Science from Newberry College in 1977, and completed his Juris Doctorate at Gonzaga University School of Law in Spokane, WA in 1980. He has been practicing law in South Carolina since 1980.

In addition to being a member of the South Carolina Bar Association, Art is a member of the Lexington County Bar Association, The South Carolina Court of Appeals, the Federal District Court for the District of South Carolina, and the United States Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals.

Mr. White is a retired Commander in the United States Navy Judge Advocate General (JAG) Corps. In over 25-years of serving our nation, Commander White defended and held our service men and women to the conduct expected of them. With his time in the Navy, Art provided legal council in matters relating to Courts Martials before Military Tribunals along the East Coast.

Aside from practicing law, Art is active in our community. He is a past Grand Knight of the Knights of Columbus, Bishop England Council 724. Art has served as President of the Parent Teacher Association for Brookland-Cayce (BC) #1 Elementary School. From 1989-2003 Art was a member of the School Improvement Council for BC #1, Northside Middle School, and Brookland-Cayce High School. Mr. White has also coached and served on the board of directors for the Cayce-West Columbia Dixie-Youth Baseball League.

Art has been married for over 30 years to Cindy Knope White. They are the proud parents of 4 children: Polly, Artie, Ohlen and Caleb, and four grandchildren.