Thomas M. White

Charleston Personal Injury Lawyer Thomas M. White

Thomas M. White

Partner

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

FULL BIO

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.

First Year Recognized in Workers’ Compensation Law – Claimants: 2011 / Recognized in Best Lawyers since 2007

EDUCATION & ADMISSION

Education

  • University of Virginia
  • South Carolina School of Law

Admissions

  • South Carolina

Honors & Associations

  • Charleston County Bar Association
  • South Carolina Bar Association
  • South Carolina Trial Lawyers Association
  • South Carolina Workers' Compensation Claimants' Association
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Super Lawyers
  • Elite Lawyer 2021

OTHER PROFILES

Check out the reviews Thomas has received and learn more about Thomas by following his legal directory profiles.

TESTIMONIALS

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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!

-Dori

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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.

-Trisha

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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.

-Albert

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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.

-Charles

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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!

-Ronda

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I was very happy with the service and attention I received from both you and Tom White in regard to my SS Disability case.

Both of you were always very helpful, informative, and understanding during the long process. I will highly recommend the Steinberg Law Firm to anyone in need of an attorney.

-Cathy

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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 through out the entire process. I have no hesitation in recommending The Steinberg Law Firm to anyone.

-Douglas

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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.

-Alfred

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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.

-Mary

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

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

-Linda

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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 proccess. I highly recommend.

-Josette

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I want to thank Tom White and his staff for all the help and understanding.

when I felt like all hope was lost, Tom stepped in and handled all the legal leg work.

-Fulton

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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 openley and honestly. Thank you to all. A special thanks to Mrs. Teka for being patient with me and my many calls.

-Marilyn

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Mr. White was wonderful in helping me.

I will recommend The Steinberg Law Firm to everyone!

-David

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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 positive outcome..

-Denny

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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 god experience and showing me that you care about your clients.

-Joan

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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!

-Gary

TESTIMONIALS

WE HAVE RECOVERED OVER $500 MILLION FOR CLIENTS IN THE LAST 10 YEARS, INCLUDING:

$3.85 MILLION

$3,850,000 in a workers' comp case, flat bed truck accident.

MORE RESULTS

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What Our Clients Say About Thomas

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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!

-Dori

stars

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.

-Trisha

stars

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.

-Albert

stars

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.

-Charles

stars

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!

-Ronda

stars

I was very happy with the service and attention I received from both you and Tom White in regard to my SS Disability case.

Both of you were always very helpful, informative, and understanding during the long process. I will highly recommend the Steinberg Law Firm to anyone in need of an attorney.

-Cathy

stars

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 through out the entire process. I have no hesitation in recommending The Steinberg Law Firm to anyone.

-Douglas

stars

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.

-Alfred

stars

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.

-Mary

stars

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

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

-Linda

stars

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 proccess. I highly recommend.

-Josette

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I want to thank Tom White and his staff for all the help and understanding.

when I felt like all hope was lost, Tom stepped in and handled all the legal leg work.

-Fulton

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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 openley and honestly. Thank you to all. A special thanks to Mrs. Teka for being patient with me and my many calls.

-Marilyn

stars

Mr. White was wonderful in helping me.

I will recommend The Steinberg Law Firm to everyone!

-David

stars

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 positive outcome..

-Denny

stars

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 god experience and showing me that you care about your clients.

-Joan

stars

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!

-Gary

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