Ryan White

Practice Areas

  • Public Finance
  • Government Relations

Legal Experience

  • Legislative Session West Virginia Senate Finance and Economic Development Committee, Counsel, 2011
  • Legislative Session West Virginia Senate Finance and Economic Development Committee, Counsel, 2010
  • Legislative Session   West Virginia Senate Finance and Economic Development Committee, Counsel, 2009
  • Jackson Kelly PLLC, Associate, 2006 – 2012 with primary practice area of Public Finance
  • Clerk for The Honorable Judge Joseph Goodwin of the Southern District of West Virginia, 2005

Professional Experience

  • Interstate Gas Supply, Transportation Analyst
  • Member Kanawha County Board of Education


  • B.A.  University of Michigan (Political Science), 2001
  • J.D.  West Virginia University College of Law, 2005; Order of the Coif; Executive Articles Editor for the Law Review; Authored published article, “Who owns Coal Bed Methane in West Virginia?”;Recipient, Patrick Duffy Koontz Scholarship

Bar Admissions

  • West Virginia, 2006

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit
  • United States District Court, Southern District of West Virginia
  • United States District Court, Northern District of West Virginia

Affiliations and Awards

  • National Association of Bond Lawyers member
  • Named a Rising Star by Law & Politics, West Virginia Super Lawyers in the area of Bonds/Government Finance in 2009, 2010, 2012 and 2013
  • Appointed by Governor in 2012 to the Governor’s Natural Gas Vehicle Task Force


Ryan has been extremely involved in the community since moving back to Charleston in 2007. Ryan has been involved with Generation Charleston since 2008 serving on its Executive Team for four years and serving as Co-Chair of the organization in 2011. In 2010, Ryan received the Regional All Star award from Generation West Virginia due to his service to Generation Charleston and Generation West Virginia. Ryan is currently serving as the President of the East End Community Association and has been on the East End Community Association Board since 2008. Ryan has served on the Kid’s Chance Board since 2011. Ryan also served on the Vision 2030 Advisory Board and is currently serving on the Imagine Charleston (City Plan) Advisory Board. Ryan also serves as the chair of the policy committee of the Charleston Area Alliance’s Kanawha Converts initiative aimed at the promotion of converting fleets to natural gas vehicles.

“Ryan’s knowledge of business and finance is impressive. His most important attribute is his ability to understand the complexity of multiple issues while being sensitive to the many subtleties that lie just beneath the surface. […] He is one of the best attorneys in WV when it comes to structuring complex financial transactions. I have no reservations in recommending the White Law Offices to anyone in business.”

– Brooks McCabe

"What I like best about what I do is that I get to play a role in improving the state which I grew up in and love."

Ryan White, Member

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