Ruthie White (Houston, Texas)
Ruthie White (Houston, Texas)

Ruthie White

Licensed for 19 years

Practice Area: General Employment Litigation, Workplace Training, Construction 5 more areas of practice + 5 more

Ruthie White

Serving Houston, TX view address

Office Managing Principal at firm Jackson Lewis P.C.

Serving Houston, TX view address

About Ruthie White

Ruthie White is the Office Managing Principal 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, investigat...

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Ruthie White is the Office Managing Principal 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

•Association of Women Attorneys Premier Women in Law Award (2014)
•South Texas College of Law, Mamie Moore Proctor Trailblazer Award for being the first African-American female on the school's law review (2006)

Pro Bono and Community Involvement

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

Published Works

•“The Benefits of Fear, ” MCCA Diversity & The Bar (September/October 2016) [Author]

In the News

October 1, 2016
Diversity & the Bar

Ruthie White Discusses The Benefits of Fear

October 1, 2016

Ruthie White discusses leading and motivating yourself and others in The Benefits of Fear, published on page 7 in Diversity and the Bar..

August 15, 2016
Jackson Lewis

Jackson Lewis Attorneys Recognized in the Best Lawyers in America 2017

August 15, 2016

WHITE PLAINS, NY August, 15, 2016 - Jackson Lewis P.C., one of the country's preeminent workplace law firms, is pleased to announce that more than 145 attorneys throughout the firm's 57 locations have been named to the Best Lawyers in America 2017. In addition, 13 attorneys were named “Lawyer of the...

July 13, 2016
Houston Chronicle

Ruthie White Discusses Retention Pay

July 13, 2016

Ruthie White discusses retention pay in The Houston Chronicle's The dangerous workplace practice behind Buc-ee's lawsuit against a former worker.

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Areas of Law

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

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      Credentials

      Position
      Office Managing Principal
      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
      •South Texas College of Law, Board Member and adjunct professor
      •State Bar of Texas, Labor & Employment Section
      •The Downtown Group, Founder