McAfee & Taft trial lawyer Amy White was honored by the Oklahoma City University Law Review as the 2012 Outstanding Alumna during its annual spring banquet on April 20, 2012. She was presented the award by OCU law professor Vicki Lawrence MacDougall during the awards ceremony held at the Oklahoma Judicial Center, home to the Oklahoma Supreme Court and Court of Criminal Appeals.
White graduated summa cum laude with her Juris Doctor in 2001. While in law school, she served as editor-in-chief of Oklahoma City University Law Review and as a representative to the Board of Governors at OCU, was named to the Phi Delta Phi legal fraternity, and was a member of the Merit Scholars Program, Moot Court Honors Board, and Ruth Bader Ginsburg American Inn of Court. She also served as a judicial extern for the Honorable Tim Leonard, U.S. District Judge for the Western District of Oklahoma.
Upon graduation, White joined the law firm of McAfee & Taft Her state and federal litigation practice, which is focused on business and commercial litigation, includes specific experience in the area of product liability defense, where she has successfully represented leading manufacturers of tractors and other heavy equipment in a number of personal injury and wrongful death cases. Her practice also includes appellate work, including the noteworthy case of Christian v. Gray, in which the Oklahoma Supreme Court adopted the Daubert standard of admissibility regarding expert testimony.
Her achievements have earned her inclusion in Oklahoma Super Lawyers' list of "Oklahoma Rising Stars," which recognizes the state’s top up-and-coming attorneys, and recognition as a "future star" by Benchmark Litigation.
Amy has served on the board of directors for the Central Oklahoma Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and on the board of directors for the Oklahoma County Bar Association Young Lawyers Division.
Amy, and her husband, Jonathan, live in Edmond with their two sons, Stratton (6) and Brennan (3).