Robert C. White


Robert C. White is a shareholder in FKWD.  He obtained his undergraduate degree from Cleveland State University and his law degree from Cleveland-Marshall College of Law.  Mr. White has been admitted to practice before the Ohio Supreme Court, the United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio and the United States Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals. He was elected to three terms as a Carlisle Township Trustee (2004-2015) and was twice elected President of the Lorain County Township Association (2012-2013). A 1994 Leadership Lorain County graduate, Mr. White is a member of the University Hospitals Elyria Medical Center Board of Directors (2013-present), as well as a  past member of the Firelands Association for the Visual Arts Board of Directors (2013-2014),  the Comprehensive Health Care of Ohio Board of Directors (2010-2013), the EMH Regional Medical Center Board of Directors (2000-2010), the Alcohol and Drug Addiction Services Board of Lorain County (1997-2001), the Elyria Rotary Club Board of Directors (President 2002-2003), and the Rural Lorain County Water Authority Board of Trustees (2004-2011). He is a member of the Ohio State, Lorain County (Past-Chair, Labor and Employment Law Section) and Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Associations.  Mr. White periodically serves as an Acting Judge in the Elyria Municipal Court.

Mr. White’s law practice has been seasoned through over twenty-five years of experience in representing individuals, as well as public and private entities to develop strategies and cost-effective approaches to legal problems.  In addition to the litigation of complex issues in federal courts, state courts, municipal courts and administrative agencies, he also counsels a wide range of clients on issues involving labor and union matters, collective bargaining, workers’ compensation, unemployment, employee discipline, discrimination, sexual harassment, wrongful discharge, OSHA, wage and hour and other issues that involve the employer/employee relationship. He has extensive experience in training employees, management, HR professionals and attorneys on a variety of topics.   

Mr. White lives in Carlisle Township with his wife Anita.  He is the father of J.R. who is also an attorney with the Firm; Lauren, an H.R. Specialist in Chicago; and Chris, a teacher with the Lorain City Schools.

In his spare time he can be found outside….anywhere outside.