Steven White – Partner

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One of the firm's original partners, Steve White has been a practicing attorney since 1977. He has tried cases in state and federal courts and has earned an array of awards for his hard work and dedication to protecting the rights of personal injury clients in the Kansas City Metropolitan Area.

Steve regularly speaks at educational programs for lawyers sponsored by the Missouri Bar, the Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys, the University of Missouri School of Law and local bar associations. He is a Board Certified Civil Trial Advocacy Specialist by the National Board of Trial Advocates.

Areas of practice

Steve White has over 37yrs of trial experience representing individuals and families who have suffered injury and loss due to personal injuries or death of a loved one. The injury and death cases include common law tort claims, medical negligence, products liability, and truck and transportation accidents. He has years of experience handling cases involving insurance bad faith, common law fraud, commercial litigation and claims under the Missouri Merchandizing Practices Act. He has been retained by insurance companies to represent their insureds who have been sued for personal injury and wrongful death, and businesses who have been sued in connection with commercial transactions, employee discrimination, and faulty construction and excavation damage claims.

January 10, 2014 he received his Certification in Mediation for Civil Cases by the University of Missouri-School of Law: Center for the Study of Dispute Resolution, and has since frequently served as the mediator for many types of civil claims and disputes including personal injury, wrongful death, product liability, medical malpractice, insurance bad faith and coverage issues.

To schedule mediation, contact Steve White at 816-373-9080. or

  • Motor vehicle accidents
  • Mediation
  • Dangerous property conditions
  • Medical negligence
  • Dangerous products
  • Uninsured and underinsured motorist claims



In 1976, Steve received his J.D. from the University of Tulsa. He earned his B.A. in 1974 from the University of Missouri at Columbia in 1974. He holds a certificate in Civil Trial Advocacy by the National Board of Trial Advocacy.

Admissions and professional memberships

Steve is admitted to practice law in Missouri, the U.S. District courts for the Western, Southern and Eastern districts of Missouri, and the U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit. His professional memberships include the:

  • Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys (MATA)
  • American Bar Association
  • Eastern Kansas/Western Missouri Chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates
  • Missouri Bar
  • Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association
  • Eastern Jackson County Bar Association
  • Phi Delta Phi

He has been president of the MATA, the Eastern Kansas/Western Missouri Chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates and the Eastern Jackson County Bar Association. He served as a member of MATA's Executive Committee for a number of years and was chairman of its' Continuing Legal Education Committee from 1990 to 1994.

Steve White a Fellow in the American College of Trial Lawyers

An active member of the Lee's Summit community, Steve is part of the Friends of Lee's Summit Commercial Development Advisory Board. He sponsors Blue Springs School District athletics and is belongs to St. Mark's Parrish. To read more about all of our attorneys click on their individual attorney profile pages.

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When you need an attorney, contact White, Graham, Buckley & Carr, L.L.C. online to schedule a free initial consultation with our Independence, MO personal injury law firm. We serve clients in Eastern Jackson County, the Kansas City Metro Area, Kansas and Missouri.

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White, Graham, Buckley & Carr L.L.C.
- Independence Main Office -
(all postal mail should be mailed to this office)
19049 E Valley View Pkwy
Independence, MO. 64055
TEL: (816) 373-9080
FAX: (816) 373-9319

- Kansas City office -
3145 Broadway
Kansas City, MO  64111
TEL: (816) 931-9080
FAX: (816) 373-9319