The Niagara Reporter

Niagara County’s Super Lawyer Series: Michael H. White to the Defense

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When an individual is going through the criminal justice system, there is often nothing in their life more important to them than what the outcome will be. It is for this reason that when selecting an attorney to represent you, that person should care as much about what you are going through as you do. Based in Lockport, New York, criminal defense attorney Michael H. White, Jr., is just that person.


Born in Wilson, Mr. White was born and raised in Niagara County. He attended Wilson High School, graduating in 1994, and then went on to attend law school at Syracuse University.


Mr. White has practiced law in Niagara County for nearly a decade and, throughout that time,  has concentrated his time, effort, and preparation on mastering the art of criminal defense.


“It has been a dream come true to practice law in the same place where I grew up,” said White. “I love this community and being able to help people has made being a lawyer worthwhile.”


Through a complete understanding of the criminal law, Mr. White uses his knowledge to obtain the best possible outcome for his clients.


When asked why he chooses to practice primarily criminal law, Mr. White stated, “for me, it’s never been about the money. I went to law school because I wanted to help people and I am thankful for the opportunity each and every day to do that; as both a public defender in the Niagara County Public Defender’s Office and in my private practice.”


Mr. White continues to see his criminal law practice grow with client’s from all over Niagara County.


“It is important to be someone that people can trust,” said White, “and that is what I have always been for my clients. Whether you are from Lockport, Niagara Falls, Lewiston, North Tonawanda, or somewhere else, each client deserves someone who will have their best interests at heart, fight for them tooth and nail, and always be willing to go the extra mile. I often times meet people at the most difficult time in their life and, despite how hard that is to go through, am grateful for the opportunity to face it alongside them.”


Mr. White can be contacted at (716) 998-7499 or via email at, and his office is located at 7 Main Street, Lockport, New York 14094.