Walter D. White, A Professional Law Corporation
Estate Planning & Elder Law
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Walter (Doug) D. White
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  • Founder, 1991

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Shreveport, LA

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The firm was formed in 1991 to provide an array of legal services to businesses and families in the north Louisiana area. A native of Shreveport, Mr. White provides counsel and representation to new businesses, and in the area of commercial litigation, business disputes, debt collection services and the representation of businesses in bankruptcy-related matters. A native of Shreveport, and practicing law since 1981, Mr. White also provides assistance to families in protecting families and providing for their needs in the areas of Interdiction services, Elder Law, Medicaid Planning, Powers of Attorney, Wills, Trusts, Probate and Succession matters.

A veteran of twenty-five years of military service, Mr. White retired from the Louisiana Army National Guard in 1999 and is familiar with veteran-related matters. He is a frequent lecturer in the areas of estate planning, Medicaid planning, and collection services for businesses. He practices in the local, state and federal courts of north Louisiana, and is engaged in a variety of services in the Shreveport locale, and serves a deacon in the Trinity Baptist Church in Shreveport. He is an attorney of Alliance Defending Freedom, and serves as Chairman of a hearing committee for the Louisiana Attorney Disciplinary Board. He occasionally sits as an Ad Hoc Judge in Shreveport City Court. He and his wife have been married for forty years and are the parents of four children.

Areas Of Practice

  • Corporate and Business Law
  • Estate Planning
  • Elder Law

Bar Admissions

  • Louisiana, 1981
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Louisiana, 1981
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit, 1984
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1986

Education

  • Louisiana State University Law Center, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
    • J.D.
  • University of Mississippi
    • Bachelor of Public Administration - 1974
    • Major: Political Science/Criminology
  • Woodlawn High School

Representative Cases

  • Webb v. Pioneer Bank & Trust Co., Inc., 530 So.2d 115, 1988, La. App., 1988106800
  • Concerned Business and Property Owners of DeSoto, Inc. v. DeSoto Parish, School Board, 531 So.2d 567, 1988, La. Supp.
  • Succession of Holloway, 531 So.2d.431, 1988, La. App., 1988029641
  • Phillips v. Parker, 469 So.2d 1102, 1986, La. Supp., 1985124716
  • Earl Williams Const. Co. v. Thornton & Brooks, Inc., 514 So.2d 711, 1987, La. App., 1987011177
  • Killen v. Continental Ins. Co., 514 So.2d 711, 1987, La. App., 1987133865
  • Industrial Roofing & Sheet Metal Works, Inc. v. J.C. Dellinger Memorial Trust, CA32-048, 1999, La. App.
  • Smith v. Acadiana Mortgage of Louisiana, Inc., 975 So.2d 143 , 2008, La. 2nd Circuit

Classes/Seminars

  • Collections, Creditor Rights and Enforcement of Judgments, National Business Institute, 1991 to 1998

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Shreveport Bar Association, Member, 1981 to Present
  • Louisiana Bar Association, Member, 1981 to Present

Past Employment Positions

  • U.S. Army, Infantry and Military Intelligence Officer, 1974 to 1978
  • U.S. Army Reserve, Military Intelligence Officer, 1978 to 1983
  • U.S. Army, Lieutenant Colonel (Retired), 1999
  • Louisiana Army National Guard, Judge Advocate General Officer, 1983 to 1986
  • Louisiana Army National Guard, Commander, 415 Military Intelligence Battalion, 1996 to 1998
  • Nelson Hammons & Johnson, Associate Attorney, 1981 to 1984
  • Nelson, Hammons & White, Partner, 1985 to 1991

Pro Bono Activities

  • Christian Legal Society, Member, 1985 to Present
  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, 2004 to Present
  • Alliance Defending Freedom, Attorney, 2007 to Present

Languages

  • English

Fraternities/Sororities

  • Phi Delta Phi

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