G. Richard White
Rich White is a member of the Frac Sand, Mining and Minerals Litigation Sections. He practices in the areas of insurance defense and civil litigation for both public and private sector entities. Given his extensive experience as Eau Claire County District Attorney, Rich is also ideally suited to represent clients in white-collar and complex criminal matters. Based upon Rich’s network of contacts, he also assists frac sand and non-metallic mining entities with projects in western Wisconsin.
Rich White joined the firm after serving 22 years as a prosecutor in the Eau Claire County District Attorney’s office, the last 11 years as District Attorney. During his time as a prosecutor, Rich routinely handled complex criminal litigation matters, including a multitude of homicide, serious physical and sexual assault and white-collar crimes. His extensive litigation experience includes more than 200 jury trials. For over 17 years, Rich provided litigation related training to other prosecutors and attorneys from the Wisconsin Attorney General’s office at statewide District Attorney conferences in Wisconsin.
In addition to his criminal law and litigation background, Rich has a significant background in a wide variety of civil law matters. Following his 1982 graduation from the University of Wisconsin Law School, he was employed as a staff attorney by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Resources. He subsequently worked as a law clerk for Milwaukee and Pierce County courts and the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Wisconsin. Prior to becoming a prosecutor, Rich had a private law practice with an emphasis in civil litigation.
Over a 25 year time period, Rich has been involved in a wide array of civic organizations. His community volunteer activities have included serving on the Indian Waters Girl Scout Council Board of Directors, Indian Waters Girl Scout Council Finance Committee and the Eau Claire County Humane Association Board of Directors as President. He was also Chairperson of the Eau Claire County Humane Association Capital Campaign. Most recently, Rich has served on the Board of Directors of Eau Claire’s family homeless shelter operated by the Interfaith Hospitality Network and as Board President for Bob’s House for Dogs, an animal shelter and rescue for special needs dogs.
Away from work, Rich and his jogging companions, Hatti and Nellie, hit the streets on a regular basis. Rich and his wife Cindy proudly cheer on their daughter Elizabeth and Hatti as they compete in dog/handler agility competitions throughout Wisconsin and Minnesota. We should note that Rich and his family, even Hatti and Nellie, enjoy the companionship of their two cats, George and Murray, who came to them from the Eau Claire County Humane Association.