Workers Compensation Lawyer Tom White

Thomas M. White

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(843) 720-2800

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Tom’s clients depend on him to rectify their situations. His dedication to his clients exceeds regular business hours and their expectations.

Tom exclusively handles work injury cases, with many cases resulting in payments to injured workers in excess of a million dollars.

Working the third shift in the cotton mills of South Carolina’s Upstate shaped Tom’s desire to help working people. He knows first-hand the impact a workplace accident can have on the worker and their family. He focuses on helping his clients get the best medical care so they can return to work. He strives to maximize his clients’ recovery because he knows there are no second chances once a settlement has been made. Tom wants the best for his clients and is focused on making sure they are protected for other benefits and the future.

As an example, Tom recently successfully handled a case for a hotel maintenance worker who was lifting laundry scales during his shift and had a devastating accident. As a result of the injury to his back and spine, and surgery for the injury that did not go well, the worker was paralyzed and is now a paraplegic. The case turned on two factors: the client’s desire to seek treatment beyond what the workers’ compensation carrier was offering, and for his wife to care for him, full-time at home, instead of hiring part-time home health workers, which also have been controlled by the workers’ compensation carrier. Thanks to Tom, the client received a confidential settlement of $3.2 million in special damagers for future medical care from the employer’s insurance carrier.

After he graduated from the University of Virginia with distinction, Tom studied to become a lawyer at the South Carolina School of Law in 1977. He graduated at the top of his class and was admitted to the South Carolina Bar in 1978. He began his law career as a public defender and joined the Steinberg Law Firm in 1980. He is a member of the Charleston County Bar Association, South Carolina Bar Association, and South Carolina Trial Lawyers Association. For the past 20 years, Tom has been listed in Best Lawyers in America and Super Lawyers for Workers’ Compensation. Thanks to his solid reputation for effective legal work on behalf of workers injured on the job, other lawyers refer business to Tom because they know he will take good care of their clients.

Tom has served on the Charleston County Common Pleas Liaison Committee and the Charleston County Grievance Committee. He is a former municipal judge in Goose Creek and a member of the South Carolina Workers’ Compensation Claimants’ Association.

Tom lives in Charleston with his wife and has three children and three grandchildren.

Education

  • University of Virginia
  • South Carolina School of Law

Very professional, super friendly office atmosphere. All staff members smiled, greeted me and offered water or coffee, every time I was in the office. Attorney Tom White and his paralegal Sylvia Rebecca were the best to work with. They walk you through the daunting SC Workers Compensation roller coaster system. Attorney White knows this system inside and out. That is the kind of Attorney you need by your side through this process. I highly recommend.

- Josette

Support Staff

  • Susan Dales
  • Susan Rienzo
  • Tara B. Rudman

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Tom exclusively handles work injury cases, with many cases resulting in payments to injured workers in excess of a million dollars.

Recognition

  • Best Lawyers in America for Workers’ Compensation Law – Claimants; Best Lawyers, 2007-2023
  • 2022 Super Lawyers Award
  • Elite Lawyer; Elite Lawyer, 2021
  • AV Preeminent Rating; ALM/Martindale-Hubbell, 2020
  • SuperLawyer; Selected by Super Lawyers 2011-2020
  • Workers’ Compensation Law-Claimants “Lawyer of the Year; Awarded by Best Lawyers, 2016
  • AV Preeminent Rating; Martindale-Hubbell, 2013

Very professional, super friendly office atmosphere. All staff members smiled, greeted me and offered water or coffee, every time I was in the office. Attorney Tom White and his paralegal Sylvia Rebecca were the best to work with. They walk you through the daunting SC Workers Compensation roller coaster system. Attorney White knows this system inside and out. That is the kind of Attorney you need by your side through this process. I highly recommend.

- Josette

Tom began his law career as a public defender and continues to serve his community with service on several committees.

Community

Tom has served on the Charleston County Common Pleas Liaison Committee and the Charleston County Grievance Committee. He is a former municipal judge in Goose Creek and a member of the South Carolina Workers’ Compensation Claimants’ Association.

Associations and Affiliations

  • South Carolina Bar Association; Member, 1978-present
  • Charleston County Bar Association; Member
  • South Carolina Trial Lawyers Association; Member
  • South Carolina Workers’ Compensation Claimants’ Association; Member
  • South Carolina Association for Justice; Member
  • Berkeley County Bar Association; Member
  • Charleston County Bar Association; Charleston County Common Pleas Liaison Committee
  • Charleston County Bar Association; Charleston County Grievance Committee

Working the third shift in the cotton mills of South Carolina’s Upstate shaped Tom’s desire to help working people. He knows first-hand the impact a workplace accident can have on the worker and their family. He carries that commitment to helping working people into his service with organizations in the greater Charleston community.

What Our Clients Say

I definitely would highly recommend their services!

The service provided to me was of excellent and extraordinary provision, outstanding quality and very professional! I definitely would highly recommend their services! Thank you so much for your care during my time of need!

Thomas white Is a very good lawyer...

Thomas white Is a very good lawyer he ask me what I wanted out of this and I told him I wanted my arm fixed he got that done. He and Tara Rudman Thomas’s assistant is amazing works hard answers all my questions when I needed them answered Tara you rock in my book. Susan Rienzo you help a lot giving me advice with the paperwork on SSD. Thank you. Great people helping people.

I would highly recommend Steinberg.

The staff and attorneys are friendly and knowledgeable. Staff members Susan Rienzo and Susan Dales were so great to work with and I would highly recommend Steinberg.

Very professional...

Very professional, Susan Dales and Tom White were in constant contact with me and made me feel like I was their top priority. If I ever need legal help again it will definitely be with the Steinberg Law Firm.

If you want results, I highly recommend the Steinberg Law Firm.

I can’t say enough about the Steinberg Law Firm. Tom White and his staff are very professional, friendly, and at the top of their game. Susan and Tara always kept me informed and up to date with my case. If you want results, I highly recommend the Steinberg Law Firm.

I highly recommend this law firm and Tom White!

Steinberg Law Firm is extremely knowledgeable, always available, and efficient as my attorney always kept me informed. He mailed me copies of all correspondence and worked diligently from day 1 to support me and do everything necessary to ensure success. I highly recommend this law firm and Tom White!

Tom White my attorney is thorough and precise.

The people are thoughtful and professional. Questions and concerns always get answered and concerns are taken care of. If I ever need an attorney, I will definitely use Steinburg law firm. Tom White my attorney is thorough and precise. Tara his paralegal is professional and also returns calls and takes care of any problems that may come up. Thank you all at Steinburg for a good experience and showing me that you care about your clients.

I'm extremely satisfied with the diligence in the handling of my case.

I would highly recommend Tom White and Susan Reinzo from the Goose Creek office. This is my second time working with Mr. White with a positive outcome.

Mr. Thomas White was wonderful.

Even though I came to him and his team with not much time to prep for my case, they swung into action and handled my case wonderfully. They answered all of my questions and concerns openly and honestly. Thank you to all. A special thanks to Mrs. Teka for being patient with me and my many calls.

Attorney Tom White and his paralegal Sylvia Rebecca were the best to work with.

Very professional, super friendly office atmosphere. All staff members smiled, greeted me, and offered water or coffee, every time I was in the office. Attorney Tom White and his paralegal Sylvia Rebecca were the best to work with. They walk you through the daunting SC Workers Compensation roller coaster system. Attorney White knows this system inside and out. That is the kind of Attorney you need by your side through this process. I highly recommend.

Tom White helped me navigate through one of the most difficult times in my life.

He is wonderful, highly knowledgeable, and a caring man! I would highly recommend him and The Steinberg Law Firm!

A Heartfelt Thank you to Tom White and Susan Rienzo for representing me in my Social Security Case.

I had lost all hope after 34 years of trying. Your support and professionalism will always be appreciated and remembered.

Attorney Tom White and Susan Rienzo were very helpful right from the start.

Without hesitation or confusion, they answered all of the questions I asked them. I have, and I will continue to recommend them to anyone who may need a lawyer.

I hired Mr. Tom White to handle my Workers Comp Case, which he did excellently.

He was very thorough, professional, and made me feel at ease throughout the entire process. I have no hesitation in recommending The Steinberg Law Firm to anyone.

Tom White was my attorney and I couldn’t have asked for anyone better!

He is an honest, down-to-earth, caring individual who put my interest first. His demeanor is very cool, calm and collected. He guided me every step of the way and was able to come to an agreement without going to court. I would highly recommend him to anyone!

Mr. Tom White handled my case and provided me with excellent (professional) representation.

Mr. Tom White handled my case and provided me with excellent (professional) representation. I would definitely recommend Mr. White and Steinberg Law Firm to anyone in need of legal assistance.

Tom White was very professional and walked me through every step of the process

Tom White was very professional and walked me through every step of the process, keeping me informed and educated on everything! I highly recommend him and his staff, and I’m very grateful for his assistance in my case.

I am grateful for their assistance, and 100% recommend them.

Tom White and his team were very knowledgeable about everything pertaining to my situation and as well kept me advised and updated along the way. I am grateful for their assistance, and 100% recommend them.

I put my trust in Mr. White and would do it again hands down!

I would never seek help from any other Lawyers or Firm! The lawyers and their staff are very professional, caring about your situation! They are one of a kind! I put my trust in Mr. White and would do it again hands down! Thank you Mr. White! The Steinberg Law Firm is the only place to get professional help. Get this Firm behind you and you will never be sorry!

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