William C. White, III
1929 3rd Avenue North, Suite 700
Birmingham, Al. 35203
Areas of Practice
William White is a senior partner of the Parkman Blanch firm and the co-founder of the Dothan-based Parkman & White firm. Mr. White boasts an wide array of criminal trial experience, and specializes in white collar crime with a large amount of pre-indictment defense work currently on his personal docket. Ranked as one of the top 100 Lawyers by the American Trial Lawyers Association, he has been admitted to all federal and state courts in Alabama, as well as the bar for the state of New York, the District of Columbia, the United States Court of Appeals in the 11th Circuit, and the United States Supreme Court.
Mr. White has tried cases in a number of states, including California, New York, Michigan, New Jersey, Texas, Illinois, Florida, and Alabama. He has also tried several federal cases before United States District Courts and Courts of Appeals. Mr. White has the rare combined experience of both prosecutor and defense attorney, and has defended cases ranging from white collar crime, homicide, and federal drug charges to grand larceny, burglary, arson, and DUI charges.
Graduating with an accounting degree from the University of Alabama’s Culverhouse school of Accountancy in 1995, Mr. White went on to pursue his law degree from the University of Alabama School of Law. He was awarded his Juris Doctorate in 1998, and went to work for the Dothan-based real estate and insurance law firm Lee & McInish. He soon gravitated to work at the local District Attorneys Office, where he discovered his passion for criminal law.
As Assistant District Attorney for Alabama’s 20th Judicial Circuit, Mr. White took around 75 felony cases to trial. His skill and demeanor in the courtroom did not go unnoticed by local defense attorney Jim Parkman, who invited him in 2003 to be the co-founding partner of their firm Parkman & White. Not long thereafter, the firm landed the role of lead counsel in the Scrushy case, launching them to national prestige and hard-won recognition among the legal community.
After the Scrushy case, the firm experienced a to-be-expected growth in client base and caseload. The Parkman, Adams & White firm partnered with the Cochran firm in 2006, and soon were one of but a few truly nationwide criminal defense firms in the country. Mr. White and partners rose to the challenge, taking on an increased number of local, state, and federal cases along with high profile cases such as Swedish businessman Stefan Errikson, Detroit mayor Kwame Kilpatrick, and Alabama state senator Harri Anne Smith. With an astonishing success rate, Parkman & White partnered with the Blanch Law Firm of New York in 2012, and offer the most qualified criminal representation available.