David E. White

Area of Emphasis

David White is a shareholder in the Firm’s Construction, Litigation, and Energy and Natural Resources groups. He currently serves on the Firm’s board of directors. Mr. White’s construction experience includes representing contractors, subcontractors, design engineers and project owners in disputes involving gas pipelines and compressor stations, steel mills, roads, retaining walls, industrial furnaces, airports, shopping centers and retail complexes, underground utilities, hospitals, commercial buildings, schools, and churches. His practice covers all aspects of construction law, from contract drafting and review, prosecuting and defending breach of contract/delay claims and payment disputes, including bond and mechanics’ liens matters and product defect/construction accident suits.

His commercial litigation experience includes complex breach of contract matters, premises liability defense litigation, and products liability defense litigation.

Mr. White has tried cases in state and federal trial courts and before government agencies. He has appeared before the Pennsylvania Superior Court, the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit and the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit. Mr. White has also represented clients in alternative dispute resolution forums, such as AAA arbitration and mediation.


Mr. White graduated from Yale University with a B.A. degree in 1987. He received his J.D. from the University of Pittsburgh in 1990, where he was a member of the Law Review.

Memberships and Affiliations

Mr. White is a member of the Construction Section of the Allegheny County Bar Association. He was recently selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America©  by BL Rankings for Litigation – Construction and Construction Law. Mr. White has been recognized as one of Pennsylvania’s top lawyers since 2007, according to an annual survey published in Philadelphia magazine. He is rated by Martindale-Hubbell as AV Preeminent, Peer Rated for the Highest Level of Professional Excellence.

Mr. White is a Fellow of the Temple University Academy of Advocacy. He is also active in his community with the United Way and the Yale Club of Pittsburgh.


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