PRACTICE AREA: Elder Law
Richard White is a managing shareholder for JacksonWhite. JacksonWhite is a full service law firm with over 20 attorneys practicing in areas including employment law, commercial litigation, real estate law, business representation, and family law to name a few. Mr. White’s individual practice includes elder and health care law, assisting facilities and members of the community secure payments for health care benefits. It has been his goal to establish a trusted team that provides education and support to help families with this process, and assist the facilities with their unique health care legal challenges.
Bar Admissions and Education: Mr. White was admitted to practice in the State of Arizona in 1981. He is admitted to the United States District Court for the District of Arizona, the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, and the United States Supreme Court. Mr. White earned his undergraduate degree in political science from California State University at Fullerton in 1976 and graduated from the J. Reuben Clark Law School at Brigham Young University in 1981.
Professional Activities and Experience: Mr. White is a member of the State Bar of Arizona, Mental Health & Elder Law Sections. He is a member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys as well as the Arizona Health Care Association. Mr. White serves on the Board of Directors at Mesa United Way and was the 2012-2013 campaign co-chair, helping to raise over $2.825 million to fund agencies that serve the community’s most vulnerable residents in need. Mr. White authors “Aging and the Law,” a weekly column published in the Arizona Republic which focuses on senior issues, including Medicare, Arizona Long-Term Care, wills and trusts, guardianships and conservatorships, probate issues, and health care laws. He has authored and published several respected elder law resource guides, including ALTCS & Financing Long-Term Care, Alzheimer’s & Related Diseases: Legally Protecting Your Family, and Hospice & the Law, which have a combined annual circulation of 30,000 guides. He is frequently asked to speak on a variety of elder law issues at facilities and conferences throughout the state of Arizona. Mr. White has been given a rating of AV, the highest given through the Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™ system. In previous years, Mr. White has been a member of the Medicaid Planning Council, the Governor’s Council on Aging, the Maricopa County Elder Abuse Prevention Alliance, and chair member of the Public Policy Committee for the Alzheimer’s Association Desert Southwest Chapter.
Please feel free to contact Mr. White or his legal assistant, Rachel Hamilton.