Attorney Profiles
Don R. White Jr. 
Denton, Texas
phone 940-222-6565
fax 866-895-8163
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DON WHITE, JR.  AV Rated, received his Bachelor of Business Administration degree, with emphasis in finance, from the University of North Texas (1993) and his law degree from the University of Oklahoma College of Law, with Honors.  He is Board Certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in Commercial and Residential Real Estate Law. While in Law School, Mr. White attained an Academic Achievement Award in Personal Property Security (U.C.C. Article 9), and another Academic Achievement Award in Payment Systems (U.C.C. Articles 3, 4, 4A). Prior to embarking on his law career, Mr. White spent a decade in the field of automobile dealership management, holding such positions as General Manager, General Sales Manager, and Service Manager. He is licensed to practice in all Texas State courts, the U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Texas and the U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit. He is a member of the State Bar of Texas, and the Denton County Bar Association. He focuses primarily on real estate, business and consumer litigation, including causes of action involving DTPA, Real Estate Licensing Act, Fraud, Fiduciary Duty, Warranties, Breach of Contract, Negligence, Sworn Accounts, Quantum Meruit, Want of Consideration, Rescission of Contract, Libel, Slander, Unconscionability, Water Impoundment, Trespass, Commercial Leases, Collections, Nuisance and Forcible Detainer. He also practices in the areas of government, general business law (including acquisitions and sales of businesses), landlord-tenant relations, collections and consumer law.   Mr. White also has been very successful as a mediator in resolving disputes, and also as Local Counsel.  Mr. White represents such clients as Bill Utter Ford, James Wood Auto Park, Denton Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, Prestonwood Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, and Greater Denton/Wise County Association of Realtors. Mr. White is a graduate of the Leadership Denton class of 2001. He was selected by Texas Monthly as a Super Lawyer for 2006-2013.


Areas of Practice:
Real Estate
Construction Law
Business Law
Civil Law
Consumer Law
Contract Law
Corporate Law
Lemon Law/Cars
General Business Law
Acquisitions and Sales
Litigation Percentage:
50% of Practice Devoted to Litigation
Commercial Real Estate, Texas Board of Legal Specialization, 2004

Residential Real Estate, Texas Board of Legal Specialization, 2004

Bar Admissions:
Texas, 1996
U.S. District Court Eastern District of Texas, 1999
U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit, 2002
University of Oklahoma College of Law, Norman, Oklahoma, 1996
Juris Doctor, with Honors
Honors: Academic Achievement Award in Personal Injury Security (U.C.C. Article 9)
Honors: Academic Achievement Award in Payment Systems (U.C.C. Articles 3, 4, 4A)

University of North Texas, Denton, Texas, 1993
Bachelor of Business Administration
Major:  Finance

Representative Clients:
Bill Utter Ford
James Wood Autopark
Denton Rehabilitation & Nursing Center
Prestonwood Rehabilitation & Nursing Center
Greater Denton-Wise County Association of Realtors
Kimball Midwest
Denton Affordable Housing Corporation
Professional Associations and Memberships:
Denton County Bar Association, 2010 - Present

Denton County Bar Association, 2009 - 2010

Denton County Bar Association, 2008 - 2009
Vice President

Denton County Bar Association, 2007 - 2008

Denton County Bar Association, 2006 - 2007

Denton County Alternative Dispute Resolution Center, 2007 - Present

State Bar of Texas

Pro Bono Activities:
Volunteer Mediator-Denton County Alternative Dispute Resolution Center, 2004 - Present
Delta Sigma Pi
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Office Locations

Hayes, Berry, White & Vanzant, L.L.P

Denton Office:
512 West Hickory, Suite 100
Denton, Texas 76201
P: 940-387-3518
F: 940-383-4387

Gainesville Office:
209 W. California
Gainesville, Texas 76240
P: 940-668-6171
F: 940-612-4750