Jim White


Complex Litigation & Bankruptcy Attorney

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Jim White is a lawyer who knows his way around a courtroom and brings a dogged determination to getting tangible results for his clients. He’s been recognized both as one of the top civil litigation lawyers in North Carolina (in Super Lawyers) and one of the top business bankruptcy lawyers in the state (in the Legal Elite and Best Lawyers in America). North Carolina Lawyers Weekly named him a Leader in the Law recognizing him as an influential individual within the state’s legal community.

Jim is a litigator who brings high-impact cases; cases involving fraud and unfair trade practices, copyright infringement and lender liability and real property claims. He has brought class action, mass tort, and wrongful death claims. He has extensive experience litigating before both juries and judges, and regularly appears in federal, state and bankruptcy courts.


He has successfully obtained six and seven figure verdicts and settlements from banks, large financial institutions and other corporations in “David v. Goliath” cases. You can read about some of them here.

He has also handled appeals of cases before North Carolina’s Court of Appeals and Supreme Court, the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals and the United States Supreme Court.


Jim represents businesses in Subchapter V bankruptcies and is a board certified specialist in business bankruptcy law. He serves as a Bankruptcy Trustee in small business cases in the Middle District of North Carolina, and is also a NCDRC Certified Mediator focused on mediating bankruptcy and financial litigation cases. Before forming JC White Law Group, he was an attorney at one of the state’s largest law firms handling business litigation and bankruptcy.

This attorney is a pain in the butt!

Text message produced by the other side in lawsuit discovery. We ultimately obtained a verdict in excess of $1 million for our clients.

He has appeared on CBS This Morning, WRAL., ABC 11 and News 14 Carolinas, and stories about his cases have been featured on The Today Show, Good Morning America, and CNN and been published in North Carolina Lawyers Weekly, The News & Observer, The Triangle Business Journal, and in newspapers and on news web sites across the country.



J.D., Duke University School of Law; Editor-in-Chief, Law & Contemporary Problems

M.A., Public Policy, Duke University, Terry Sanford School of Public Policy

B.A., St. John’s College


Awards & Memberships

Board Certified Specialist in Business Bankruptcy Law

NCDRC Certified Mediator

Member, North Carolina Bar Association Bankruptcy Council

Best Lawyers in America – Bankruptcy

Business North Carolina – Legal Elite – Bankruptcy

North Carolina Super Lawyers – General Litigation

Martindale-Hubbell Rated AV Preeminent

North Carolina Lawyers Weekly – Leaders in the Law

Business Leader Media Pro Bono Impact Award

Pro Bono Attorney of the Year, Legal Aid of North Carolina, Durham County

Court Admissions

All North Carolina State Courts

All North Carolina Federal Courts

Colorado Federal Court

Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals

United States Supreme Court