Attorney Patrick T. White

Doing the right thing for everyday people

Patrick White joined the Law Offices of James Scott Farrin in 2016, handling personal injury cases. Prior to joining the firm, he represented personal injury clients for more than ten years.

He earned his J.D. from West Virginia University as well as a B.S. in Accounting and a B.S. in Finance.

For a number of years Patrick worked for insurance companies and large corporations defending them in personal injury cases, including auto and trucking accidents, construction defect claims, insurance coverage, and mining and other personal injury claims.

But defending insurance and Big Corporate began to gnaw at him and his conscience.

“I spent nine years working for insurance companies and large corporations defending against claims by people who wanted compensation for their injuries. As a favor for a friend, I took a case to help a little girl who was significantly injured in a car wreck. Liability was clear to everyone, but the insurance company was disputing the claim. This case gave me a real sense for the struggles injured people face during what are already difficult times in their lives. Shortly thereafter, I had another case where I recommended that the client do the right thing by their deceased employee’s family – which would have saved the client money over the long run. It was rejected. Largely due to these two cases, I came to realize that I was on the wrong side. I knew then that I wanted to represent injured people – not big companies.”

Patrick now enjoys fighting for “everyday people.”

“My clients are normal, everyday people who have likely had little or no experience with the legal system. They were hurt by the negligence of someone else and suffered the effects of physical injuries, emotional distress, medical bills, and lost wages. I’ve helped my clients navigate through an unfamiliar claims and litigation process and I’ve ‘held their hands’ throughout the process. They just want to focus on getting better. By allowing me to guide them through litigation, they can focus on getting better and not on their legal battle.”

Patrick is a member of the North Carolina Advocates for Justice, North Carolina Bar Association, and North Carolina State Bar, and has presented seminars on legal topics and authored a number of articles and state summaries.

Practice Area:

Personal Injury

Law School:

West Virginia University
Morgantown, West Virginia
2005 J.D.


West Virginia University
Morgantown, West Virginia
2002 B.S. in Accounting
2002 B.S. in Finance


  • American Association for Justice
  • Durham County Bar Association
  • Fourteenth Judicial District, North Carolina
  • North Carolina Advocates for Justice (Legislative Committee Member)
  • North Carolina Bar Association
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of West Virginia
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia
  • West Virginia Bar Association


  • State Summaries for the ABA Commercial Transportation Litigation Committee
  • Minor Compromises – West Virginia
  • Comparative/Contributory Negligence and Joint and Several Liability – West Virginia
  • Spoliation of Evidence – West Virginia