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David B. White, Mediator & Arbitrator, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

David B. White

Burns White LLC
Burns White Center
48 26th Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Tel: (412) 995-3210
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Recognized to Pennsylvania Chapter for Mediation & Arbitration Other ADR Services: Discovery Referee, Early Neutral Evaluation, Insurance Umpire, Special Master
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  • Practice Commenced: 2007
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Dave has more than 30 years of legal experience representing a spectrum of clients from Fortune 500 corporations, to small, emerging businesses, and individuals across a variety of industries. Dave brings to his clients a combination of demonstrated legal experience, practical business acumen and strong leadership skills as a team builder and project manager.  Dave’s practice spans several areas of litigation, including financial institution, commercial, products liability, professional malpractice, employment and energy. Both a litigator and a trial attorney, he employs other forms of dispute resolution when doing so is in the best interests of the client. Dave also is routinely asked to serve as a mediator in a variety of litigation matters and has experience managing the administration of class action claims.

Case Experience

  • ADA Disability
  • Automotive
  • Banking & Finance
  • Civil Rights
  • Class Actions
  • Commercial/Business
  • Contract Disputes
  • Discrimination
  • Education
  • EEOC
  • Employment
  • Insurance
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Libel & Slander
  • Medical Devices
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Nursing Homes
  • Partnerships
  • Personal Injury
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Police
  • Premises Liability
  • Product Liability
  • Professional Liability
  • Professional Malpractice
  • Railroad & Trucking
  • Shareholder Disputes
  • Technology
  • Torts
  • Transportation
  • Wage & Hour/FMLA
  • Wrongful Death


Duquesne University School of Law (J.D., 1982)
Duquesne University (B.S., 1977)

Memberships & Affiliations

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  • Pennsylvania
  • West Virginia
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania
  • United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of West Virginia
  • Allegheny County Bar Association
  • Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association
  • Academy of Trial Lawyers of Allegheny County
  • Defense Research Institute (DRI)

Rates Information

  1. Pre-mediation Review Services —  billed at hourly rate of $475 per hour;
  2. Half-day Mediation Session (four hours or less) —  flat fee rate of $2,400;
  3. Full-day Mediation Session (more than four hours) — flat fee rate of $4,800;
  4. Administrative Fee Charge, for services performed in connection with scheduling and conducting the mediation session — $300; and
  5. In the event that the matter does not settle at the mediation session and the parties contact the Mediator for additional assistance following the mediation session, the Mediator will bill for any additional time at $475 per hour.


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