Stephen White has spent the duration of his career working on the water or on behalf of those who do. He is a retired United States Navy Commander who has helped lead the Wright, Constable & Skeen maritime group since 1982.
Mr. White´s practice is concentrated in the area of admiralty and maritime law where he represents a wide range of clients. He has represented the full spectrum of those who work or make recreation of the water including marinas, repair yards, marine towers and salvors, recreational boaters, charterers, brokers, marine lenders, contractors, pile drivers, marine underwriters and insurance companies, vessel owners and seamen. He has had successful trial experience in a wide range of maritime and non-maritime litigation including personal injuries/wrongful death, Jones Act cases, fire litigation, maintenance and cure, long shoremens´ injuries, vessel arrests/attachments, foreclosure of maritime liens and preferred ship mortgages, recreational boating accidents/collisions, personal watercraft accidents, marine products liability, limitation of liability actions, Coast Guard hearings, cargo damage, towing and salvage.
“Steve is a bull dog of an attorney who is ferocious, persistent and more knowledgeable of his subject matter than any attorney I know,” said David Skeen, a partner of WC&S. “He is a team player who is known in the professional community and locally for being passionate about his work.”
Mr. White´s non-maritime pursuits include general civil litigation, insurance defense, subrogation, personal injury claims, commercial litigation, warehouse/trucking and workman´s compensation. Mr. White also acts as general counsel and advisor to numerous limited liability companies and corporations.
Mr. White’s mind is on the water both on and off the clock. Outside of the office, he can typically be found on his powerboat, a 1997 Sportcraft.