Bruce White

Bruce White is one of the founding partners of the predecessor law firm Mitchell Lang & Smith LLP, with over 35 years  of experience in civil litigation.  After graduating from Northwestern School of Law at Lewis & Clark College, he served as Presiding Court Clerk for Multnomah County, before beginning in private practice in litigation, primarily civil defense.  Mr. White's practice includes both Oregon and Washington.  He has tried over 100 jury trials in almost every county in Oregon and has extensive trial experience in Washington State.  Mr. White has represented both plaintiffs and defendants in many practice areas, including personal injury, professional malpractice, products liability, asbestos defense, and commercial litigation.  He has been recognized in the Oregon Super Lawyers publication as one of Oregon's top lawyers since 2006, including civil defense litigation.  Classes/Seminars Taught Mr. White has served as a guest speaker and panelist for state and local continuing legal education programs and insurance claims organizations.  Program topics include neuropsychological evaluations and working with medical experts, recent developments in PIP and UIM coverage under both Oregon and Washington law, interview and deposition techniques for trial witnesses, and effective cross-examination of medical experts.

Bar Admissions:

Oregon, 1976  

Washington, 1984 

U.S. District Court District of Oregon, 1978   

U.S. District Court Western District of Washington, 1984

U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit, 1978


Lewis and Clark College Northwestern School of Law, Portland, Oregon, 1976 J.D.

Law Review: Environmental Law Journal, Associate Editor, 1975 - 1976   

Whitman College, Walla Walla, Washington, 1972, B.A.

Professional Associations and Memberships:

Multnomah County Bar Association 

Clark County Bar Association

Washington State Bar 

Oregon State Bar Oregon 

Association of Defense Counsel Defense Research Institute 

Washington State Defense Lawyers Association


Recognized by Super Lawyers every year since 2006