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William F. White, Esq.
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William F. White, Esq.

Partner

Mr. White is the Founding and Senior Partner of the firm, having founded it in 1999. He has extensive trial and litigation experience in state and federal court, and a proven track record of success spanning almost 30 years of practice.

Education
  • Suffolk University Law School, J.D., 1984

       Boston, MA​

       Phi Delta Phi

  • Santa Clara University, B.S.C., 1979

       Santa Clara, CA​

Bar Memberships
  • Rhode Island, 1990;

       U.S. District Court of Rhode Island, 1990

  • Massachusetts, 1984;

       U.S. District Court of Massachusetts, 1996

  • Wyoming, 1985;

       U.S. District Court of Wyoming, 1986

  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces, 1985

Practice Areas
  • General Civil Litigation

  • Trial Practice

  • Medical Malpractice Defense

  • Legal Malpractice Defense

  • Disability Law

  • Hospital & Health Care Law

  • Product Liability

  • Personal Injury

Affiliations/Appointments
  • Rhode Island Bar Association

       Chair, Medical-Legal Committee, RI Bar

          Association, 1993-1997;
       Chair, Joint Committee of RI Bar Association

          & RI Medical Society, 1993-1995

  • Wyoming Bar Association

  • Defense Research Institute (DRI)

  • Defense Counsel of Rhode Island (DCRI)

       Board of DCRI Directors, 2005 - present

          (President-Elect)

Mr. White is a highly successful and seasoned litigation and trial attorney who has been in private practice since 1990. His primary focus is complex medical malpractice defense and general litigation. He has successfully tried many cases before state and federal juries to favorable resolutions, as well as before numerous administrative boards and tribunals.

Born and raised in Northern California, shortly after completing college he was commissioned a Second Lieutenant in the U.S. Air Force in 1979. He became the Program Manager for the development and initial production of the Digital Non-secure Voice Telephone (DNVT), which was used by all branches of the U.S. Armed Forces.

From 1984 to 1987, he was an Air Force Judge Advocate (JAG) at F.E. Warren AFB, Wyoming. He was a prosecutor, claims officer and legal adviser to the base and wing commanders while assigned to the 90th Strategic Missile Wing Support Group. Captain White was then selected for the Area (criminal) Defense Counsel office and defended criminal accused throughout the Rocky Mountain Region as well as North and South Dakota, having tried over 30 courts-martial and administrative board hearings. He was also appointed a Special Assistant U.S. Attorney from 1984 to 1986, prosecuting criminal cases in U.S. District Court, and acting as lead trial counsel on two civil lawsuits against the U.S. Air Force.

From 1987 to 1990, Captain White was assigned as Legal Counsel to the USAF Surgeon General for Europe and as the Medical Law Consultant for USAF Europe, stationed in Wiesbaden, Germany. He was also In-House Counsel for the largest Air Force Medical Center in Europe, and a Lecturer on Medical and Health Care Law for all USAF medical facilities in Europe and Western Asia.

Mr. White transitioned from being an active duty Air Force lawyer to the Reserves in 1990, and joined a firm in Providence, RI, where he worked as a lead litigator and trial attorney until 1999, when he opened this practice. He retired from the Air Force Reserves in 2003 as a Lt. Colonel.

Mr. White has been active coaching youth sports and is a board member of the Melville Park Committee, Town of Portsmouth.

 

Joshua A. Soares, Esq.

Associate

Ms. Soares joined the firm as an associate in 2018 with a focus on general civil litigation.

Education

A native of Rhode Island, Josh graduated from Providence College.  Mr. Soares has been practicing at White + Deady P.C. since 2018. He received his J.D. in 2018 from St. John's University School of Law, where he focused his on litigation.  As a member of the Mock Trial Team Josh helped St. John's achieve their No. 2 ranking among all mock trial programs in the country. He has been with White + Deady since 2018.

Mr. Soares was admitted to practice in Rhode Island in 2018 and he practices in the areas of general civil litigation defense and medical malpractice defense.

  • St. John's University School of Law, J.D., 2018, Queens, NY

  • Providence College, B.A., 2012,          Providence, RI

Bar Memberships
  • Rhode Island, 2018

Practice Areas
Affiliations/Appointments
  • General Civil Litigation

  • Medical Malpractice Defense

  • Rhode Island Bar Association

  • Defense Counsel of Rhode Island (DCRI)

  • Defense Research Institute (DRI)