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David White

Practicing Faculty


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Contact Information


  • LL.M. in Taxation (with distinction), Certificate in Estate Planning, Georgetown Law School, 2009
  • J.D., (with distinction) Western Michigan University Cooley Law School, 1994
  • B.B.A. (Accounting), McCombs School of Business, University of Texas at Austin, 1989

License to Practice

  • Texas
  • Michigan
  • District of Columbia

Specialties and Courses

  • Trusts
  • Estate Planning


David White, J.D., LL.M., has concurrently held both law and CPA licenses for over 30 years. In addition to being admitted to practice before all Texas courts, White is admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court, the United States Tax Court, and the United States Court of Federal Claims.

White’s law practice helps clients protect, preserve and transfer wealth.  White advises clients on estate planning, asset protection, wealth preservation, probate/estate administration, federal transfer tax planning, trust creation, trust administration, trust taxation, incapacity planning, special needs planning and related topics.

White is a member of the American Bar Association, American Institute of CPAs, Texas Society of CPAs, Texas Bar College, San Antonio Estate Planners Council, San Antonio CPA Society, and the San Antonio Bar Association. He is also accredited by the American Institute of CPAs as a Personal Financial Specialist (PFS) and a Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA).White is a fifth generation Texan and has lived in San Antonio for over 20 years. He has served as a member of the practicing faculty of St. Mary’s University School of Law for over a decade.

Honors and Awards

  • Texas Comptroller’s Business Tax Advisory Committee (Dec 2006 – Aug 2008)
  • Texas Comptroller’s Taxpayer’s Advisory Group (Jan 2007 – Aug 2008)
  • Vice Chair, State and Local Tax Committee, State Bar of Texas (May 2004 – Aug 2008)



  • Chapter 12: The Bundling of Taxable and Exempt Communications Services, Telecommunications: Taxation of Services, Property and Providers, at 237-58 (CCH 2002 ed.) co-authored with William A. Walsh

Bar Journal Publications

  • State & Local Tax: Recent Developments, Texas Tax Lawyer, Feb. 2005, at 13, 13-19 co-authored with Geoffrey Polma and Daniel Timmons
  • Implementation of the New Assessment Cap, Michigan Bar Journal, Feb. 1995, at 188, 188-90