Attorney Poster

Dorothy L. White-Coleman | Member/Manager

Principal Areas Of Practice:

Business and Commercial Litigation, Corporate and Business Law, Tort Litigation, Municipal Law and Municipal Finance, particularly:

  • Administrative
  • Contracts
  • Corporate
  • Franchise Law
  • Business and Commercial Litigation
  • Insurance and Personal Injury Litigation
  • Labor and Employee Related Litigation
  • Municipal Finance and Related Securities Law
  • Municipal Government Law
  • Products Liability
  • Real Estate
  • School and Educational Law
  • Trade Secrets, Trademark and Copyright Infringement
  • Uniform Commercial Code
  • Workers’ Compensation 
Admitted To Bar:

1982, Missouri and Illinois. Preparatory Education: University of Missouri, St. Louis (B.A. 1973, Political Science). Legal Education: St. Louis University School of Law (J.D. 1981, Cum Laude). Member, St. Louis University Law Journal (1980-1981); Member, Kneip Moot Court Board (1980-1981).

Prior Legal Experience:

White, Ovletrea & Watson, L.C./White & Watson, L.C., St. Louis, Missouri, Member/Manager (1995-1999); Peoples, Hale & Coleman, St. Louis, Missouri, Partner (1989-1995); Husch & Eppenberger, LLC, St. Louis, Missouri, Associate, (1982-1989); United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit, Staff Law Clerk to the late Honorable Floyd R. Gibson (1981-1982); Husch & Eppenberger, LLC, Summer Intern (1980).

Professional Affiliations:

American Bar Association, Delegate (1992-1994); Missouri Bar Association, Special Committee on Women and Minorities, Chair (1991-1993); Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis, Board of Governors-Presidential Liaison (1997-2001), and Co-Chair, Family Law Committee (1985-1986); Illinois Bar Association; Mound City Bar Association, President (1990-1991); National Bar Association; Missouri Commission on Continuing Legal Education, Commissioner (1987-1988); Bar Committee of the Twenty-Second Judicial Circuit, Division Special Representative (1985-1986); Industrial Development Authority for the City of St. Louis, Board of Directors (1986-1989); Adjunct Professor, Civil Practice, St. Louis University School of Law (1989-1991); Civil Justice Reform Act Advisory Group of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri (1991-1995); St. Louis City Private Industry Council, Board of Directors (1991-1996); Downtown St. Louis Partnership, Board of Directors, (2000-2002); Downtown St. Louis Management Corporation, Board of Directors, (1992-2002); Downtown St. Louis Community Improvement District, Board of Directors (2003 to present; Chair 1999-2001); St. Louis Housing Authority, Chair, Board of Commissioners (1994-1997); Missouri Supreme Court Rules Committee (1994 to present); St. Louis Internship Program, Board of Directors (2000 to present); African Heritage Association of St. Louis, Inc., Board of Directors (2000 to present); Downtown Economic Stimulus Authority of the City of St. Louis, Board of Commissioners (2006-2007); The Advisory Committee of the Supreme Court of Missouri (2008).