Elizabeth Paige White is our youngest of-counsel attorney for Ben Crump Law. Ms. White is a powerful social justice advocate and has been on the front lines fighting for criminal justice reform, equity and humanity in people. Ms. White has demonstrated her deep dedication to civil rights, the advancement of Black and Brown people and her community. Ms. White is currently a litigation associate at DiCello Levitt Gutzler with a focus on civil rights, police brutality and wrongful death cases.
Ms. White began her experience as a public defender at the Neighborhood Defender Services of Harlem in New York City. In the high paced environment of NYC, she handled over 500 cases with charges from felony narcotics cases to assault cases. Ms. White aggressively tried over a dozen cases there, building her advocacy skills and showing her powerful prowess in the courtroom.
In 2019, Ms. White took her experience to the number one public defender’s office in the country, the Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia. There, she handled serious felony cases for both adults and juveniles to include homicide cases. Ms. White has argued habeas corpus issues surrounding the conditions at the D.C. Jail and for the rights of the incarcerated and successfully argued several preliminary hearings that led to subsequent dismissals.
Ms. White earned her Juris Doctor degree from the University of Florida Levin College of Law. While there, Ms. White earned the distinction of being in the “Final Four” on the UF Trial team – the only woman to hold that title that year. Ms. White also spent time on Capitol Hill interning for notable Congresswoman Frederica Wilson where she created a national campaign for the kidnapped Nigerian schoolgirls and wrote several speeches that were read on the House floor. Ms. White earned her Bachelor’s degree from Temple University in political science and sociology with a Spanish minor.
Ms. White is the current President of the Young Lawyer’s Division of the Bar Association for D.C., a proud member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Incorporated, Trial Lawyers for the District of Columbia and the National Bar Association.