Ruthie White

Ruthie White (Houston, Texas)

Ruthie White

Attorney in Houston, TX
Ruthie White is the Office Managing Shareholder of the Houston, Texas, office of Jackson Lewis P.C. With more than two decades of legal practice and business experience, she combines legal expertise with a sound business sense to resolve employment disputes in and out of court.

Ms. White has a consistent track record of winning favorable decisions in discrimination, harassment and retaliation cases as well as defending clients in the energy, banking, technology, retail, health care and construction sectors.

Her broad in-house and outside-counsel knowledge is invaluable in advising employers on a wide range of labor and employment issues. These include drafting of employment policies and procedures, investigation of alleged employee misconduct, implementation of disciplinary and job performance procedures and development of selection criteria for reductions in force. She has presented numerous specially tailored employment law seminars for supervisors and managers geared to meet the needs of individual clients.

Ms. White has served as an adjunct professor at South Texas College of Law and on the boards of several non-profit organizations. She is a founder of The Downtown Group, a 200-member networking organization of African-American female lawyers, and contributes pro bono legal services to the Houston Volunteer Lawyers Program.

Ms. White is a frequent speaker at Continuing Legal Education seminars hosted by law schools and bar associations across Texas.

Honors and Recognitions

•South Texas College of Law, Mamie Moore Proctor Trailblazer Award for being the first African-American female on the school's law review (2006) Ruthie White

Pro Bono and Community Involvement

•Fort Bend County Women's Center, Past Board Member
•Houston Volunteer Lawyers Program

In the News

April 29, 2015 Immigration Law 360

Lucrecia M. Davis Comments on Joining Jackson Lewis

April 29, 2015

Jackson Lewis Shareholders Lucrecia M. Davis, Sean Hanagan, and Ruthie White are quoted in the Immigration Law 360 article Jackson Lewis Adds Houston Immigration Shareholder. View Article (subcription may be required)

April 29, 2015 Jackson Lewis

Jackson Lewis Adds Lucrecia Davis, Bolsters Immigration Presence in Texas

April 29, 2015

HOUSTON, TX (April 29, 2015) Jackson Lewis P.C., one of the country's largest and fastest-growing workplace law firms, is pleased to announce Lucrecia M. Davis has joined the firm's Houston office as Shareholder. Ms. Davis joins Jackson Lewis from Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy, LLP, where she spent almost 15...

December 18, 2013 Jackson Lewis

Jackson Lewis Works for Women

December 18, 2013

WHITE PLAINS, NY (December 18, 2013) - Jackson Lewis P.C., one of the largest workplace law firms in the world representing management, is pleased to announce the firm elevated six women to the role of Managing or Resident Shareholder in 2013: Tammy L. Baker (Birmingham); Kathleen R. Barrow (Rapid City); Karen E. Griffin (Dallas); Gina K...

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Areas of Law

Areas of Law
  • General Employment Litigation
  • Workplace Training
  • Construction
  • Energy and Utilities
  • Health Care
  • Retail
  • Technology and Telecom
  • Transportation and Warehousing

Experience & Credentials

Firm Details
Position
Office Managing Shareholder
Admission Details
Admitted in 1997, Texas and U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas
1998, U.S. District Court, Eastern and Northern Districts of Texas
2001, U.S. District Court, Western District of Texas and U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit
Law School Attended
South Texas College of Law
Class of 1996
J.D.
Mamie Moore Proctor Trailblazer Award
University Attended
University of Texas
B.B.A.

University of Houston
M.B.A.
Associations & Memberships

Professional Associations and Activities

•American Bar Association
•Association of Women Attorneys, Past Board Member
•Association of Women Attorneys Foundation, Past Board Member
•Houston Bar Association
•National Bar Association
•State Bar of Texas, Labor & Employment Section
•The Downtown Group, Founder

Community Contributions

Community Contributions
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Contact Information

Contact Information
Firm Address
Jackson Lewis P.C.
Wedge International Tower, 1415 Louisiana, Suite 3325,
Houston, TX 77002-7332
U.S.A.
Phone
713-568-7853
Fax
(713) 650-0405
Office Information
Office Information
Ruthie White
Office Managing Shareholder
Jackson Lewis P.C.
Wedge International Tower, 1415 Louisiana, Suite 3325,
Houston, TX 77002-7332

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