John Robert WhiteFounding Attorney
John Robert White, known to his friends as “Robin,” was born
in Memphis, Tennessee and grew up in Baldwyn, Mississippi, where he finished
high school in 1978. Robin attended Northeast Mississippi Community College
and graduated from the University of Mississippi in 1982 with a Bachelor
of Accountancy Degree. He graduated from the University of Mississippi
School of Law with a Juris Doctor Degree in 1985.
Robin’s legal career began as a research assistant to former Mississippi Supreme Court Chief Justice Lenore L. Prather with whom he worked closely for two years. He was associated with a medium-sized Jackson law firm for an additional two years before opening his own law office November 1, 1989.
For the next seven years, Robin was a general practitioner, gaining valuable experience in a wide variety of legal matters. In 1996, Robin narrowed the focus of his practice to Family Law which now comprises 95% of the firm’s business.
Robin is a member of numerous legal organizations such as the American Bar Association (including the Family Law Section), the Mississippi Bar and the Madison County Bar, which he served as President during 2014. In 2016, Robin’s peers selected him to represent the 20th Circuit Court District for a three-year term on the Board of Bar Commissioners (the governing body of the Mississippi Bar). Robin also was invited into the Charles Clark American Inn of Court as a Barrister and is a former adjunct professor at Tulane University where he taught a course in Family Law. Robin’s numerous volunteer activities have included work with Habitat for Humanity, Jackson Program for Adult Readers, New Stage Theatre, and the Friends of the International Ballet Competition.
Robin’s hobbies include exercise, genealogy research, writing, travel, music, and reading the novels of Mississippi author Greg Iles. Robin is a member of Broadmoor Baptist Church and makes his home in Madison, Mississippi, with his wife, Cathy.