Terry A. White

Terry A. White

Advanced Employment Lawyer in Omaha, NE with 30 Years’ Experience

Terry A. White is an experienced litigation attorney who represents clients throughout the Omaha area in matters involving business, employment, and labor issues. She has been practicing law for 30 years. Her clientele has included plaintiffs and defendants throughout Nebraska. She is experienced in cases involving employment law and has worked extensively in cases involving workplace discrimination cases, including discrimination based on race, age, sex/gender, national origin, religion, and marital status. She has tried cases in state, tax, and federal courts. Her dedication to her clients goes above and beyond, and she is proud to serve the clients of Carlson & Burnett with excellence.

In 1978, Terry graduated from the University of South Dakota in Vermillion, South Dakota with a B.S. in Physical Education and a minor in Business. She went on to obtain her J.D., graduating cum laude in 1986 from the Creighton University School of Law in Omaha, Nebraska. She served as a Moot Court board member and traveling team member, as well as on the Board of Editors for the Creighton Law Review. She started practicing law in Nebraska in 1986.

Terry has received an AV® Peer Review Rating from Martindale-Hubbell®—the highest possible rating. Over the years, Terry has remained an active part of the Omaha community. She has served as an adjunct legal writing professor for Creighton University School of Law for nine years, assisting law students in achieving an advanced education. She is also a member of a number of organizations such as the Association of Trial Lawyers of America. A native of northwestern Iowa, Terry enjoys spending time with her husband. Her activities include playing with her two golden retrievers, horseback riding, and competing in equestrian events.

Practice Areas

  • Employment discrimination
  • Labor law
  • White collar crime
  • General commercial litigation
  • Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
  • 100% of practice devoted to litigation


  • “Be Alert! Criminal Tax Fraud Is the IRS Focus for 2010”


  • English
  • American Sign Language (ASL)


  • University of South Dakota – Vermillion, SD
    • B.S. in Physical Education – 1978
  • Creighton University School of Law – Omaha, NE
    • J.D., Cum Laude – 1986

Accolades & Awards

  • AV® Peer Review Rating from Martindale-Hubbell® – Highest possible rating

Bar Admissions

  • Nebraska – 1986
  • Iowa – 2007
  • United States District Court District of Nebraska – 1986
  • United States Court of Appeals 8th Circuit – 1987
  • United States Tax Court –1989
  • United States District Court Northern District of Iowa – 2008
  • United States District Court Southern District of Iowa – 2008
  • United States Court of Appeals 9th Circuit –1989


  • American Bar Association Member
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America Member
  • Nebraska Bar Association
  • Nebraska Bas Association Budget & Planning Committee
  • Nebraska Bar Association Professional Enhancement Committee
  • Iowa Bar Association Federal Practice Committee

Classes & Seminars

  • Family Medical Leave Act Update 2014
    Southwest Iowa Lawyers League, 2014 - Present
  • Epilepsy and the ADA
    Southwest Iowa Lawyers League, 2013 - Present

Volunteer Work

  • Co-Chair, YWCA Annual Fund Raising Drive – 2007

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