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Courtney M. White

Courtney M. White

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(806) 379-0316

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500 S. Taylor, Suite 1200
Amarillo, Texas 79101


P.O. Box 9158
Amarillo, Texas 79105

Courtney M. White

Courtney M. White

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Courtney White is a former Assistant City Attorney for the City of Amarillo who brings her passion for her community to her municipal law practice daily.

Courtney White worked within a municipality for seven years when she served as Assistant City Attorney to the City of Amarillo on general counsel issues. She worked closely with staff and board members and advised them on the Texas Public Information Act and Texas Open Meetings Act. She represented and advised the city in employee civil service appeals, Chapter 143 disciplinary appeals, and procurement issues. She also drafted ordinances, resolutions, forms, programs, and agreements, and, on occasion, prosecuted class C misdemeanors in municipal court. Her experience working in-house at a municipality allows her to determine her municipal clients’ specific pain points and objectives. She collaborates well with staff and officials to best serve their constituents.

Before her government work, she worked in private practice for four years handling corporate reorganizations, M&A, governing agreements, leasing documents and amendments, and asset purchase agreements. 

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    Courtney White is a former Assistant City Attorney for the City of Amarillo who brings her passion for her community to her municipal law practice daily.

    Courtney White worked within a municipality for seven years when she served as Assistant City Attorney to the City of Amarillo on general counsel issues. She worked closely with staff and board members and advised them on the Texas Public Information Act and Texas Open Meetings Act. She represented and advised the city in employee civil service appeals, Chapter 143 disciplinary appeals, and procurement issues. She also drafted ordinances, resolutions, forms, programs, and agreements, and, on occasion, prosecuted class C misdemeanors in municipal court. Her experience working in-house at a municipality allows her to determine her municipal clients’ specific pain points and objectives. She collaborates well with staff and officials to best serve their constituents.

    Before her government work, she worked in private practice for four years handling corporate reorganizations, M&A, governing agreements, leasing documents and amendments, and asset purchase agreements. 

  • Experience
    • Served as Assistant City Attorney at the City of Amarillo.
  • Affiliations
    • Texas Young Lawyers Association, Chair, 2024-2025; Chair-Elect and Bylaws Committee Chair, 2023-2024; Public Service Committee, Co-Chair, 2022-2023; Candidate for President-Elect, 2022; Attorney Wellness Committee Co-Chair, 2021-2022; Director, 2020- 2024
    • State Bar of Texas Government Law Section, Council Member, 2023-Present
    • Texas Lawyers Assistance Program, Committee Member, 2023-Present
    • State Bar of Texas Administration of Rules of Evidence Committee, Member, 2020-2021
    • Amarillo Area Bar Association, Beef with the Bench for Legal Aid of NorthWest Texas, Co-Chair, 2019; Member, 2012-Present
    • Amarillo Area Young Lawyers Association, President, 2018-2019; Vice President, 2017-2018; Secretary, 2016-2017; Co-Chair of Biennial Law Vegas CLE Committee, 2014 and 2016; Director, 2013-Present; Member, 2012-Present
    • Amarillo Area Women’s Bar Association, Director, 2018-2020; Member, 2015-Present
    • Legal Aid of NorthWest Texas, Clinic Volunteer, 2017-Present
    • Amarillo Symphony Guild, Corresponding Secretary, 2021-Present; Treasurer 2016-2018
    • Amarillo Art Force, President, 2016-2017; President-Elect, 2015-2016; Secretary, 2014-2015
    • United Way of Amarillo and Canyon, Loaned Executive, 2018-2019
    • Thomas the Apostle Church, Pastoral Council Member, 2023-Present; Master Server, Lector and Eucharistic Minister, 2018-Present; Member, 1986-Present
    • City of Amarillo Employee Appreciation Luncheon Committee, Member, 2017-2024
  • Insights
    • Presenter, “The Tortured Purchasing Department,” Underwood Municipal Law Seminar, Plainview Country Club, Plainview, Texas, April 30, 2024.
    • Presenter, “Understanding Alcohol Regulations,” Underwood Municipal Law Seminar, Plainview Country Club, Plainview, Texas, April 30, 2024.
    • Presenter, “Practical Tips for the PIA,” Texas Municipal Clerks Association, Panhandle Chapter Luncheon, Macaroni Joes, Amarillo, Texas, April 11, 2024.
    • Panelist, “An Update on TOMA and TPIA with Newest Legislation and Pragmatic Tips,” Texas Association of Community College Attorneys 26th Annual Conference, Texas Association of School Boards, Austin, Texas, January 25, 2024
    • Co-Presenter, “How to Ask the City for Information – Procedures and Tips for Using the Public Information Act in your Practice,” 2019 AAYLA Not-Quite-Vegas CLE, Esquire Jazz Club, Amarillo, Texas, February 21, 2019

    Insights

Experience

  • Served as Assistant City Attorney at the City of Amarillo.

Affiliations

  • Texas Young Lawyers Association, Chair, 2024-2025; Chair-Elect and Bylaws Committee Chair, 2023-2024; Public Service Committee, Co-Chair, 2022-2023; Candidate for President-Elect, 2022; Attorney Wellness Committee Co-Chair, 2021-2022; Director, 2020- 2024
  • State Bar of Texas Government Law Section, Council Member, 2023-Present
  • Texas Lawyers Assistance Program, Committee Member, 2023-Present
  • State Bar of Texas Administration of Rules of Evidence Committee, Member, 2020-2021
  • Amarillo Area Bar Association, Beef with the Bench for Legal Aid of NorthWest Texas, Co-Chair, 2019; Member, 2012-Present
  • Amarillo Area Young Lawyers Association, President, 2018-2019; Vice President, 2017-2018; Secretary, 2016-2017; Co-Chair of Biennial Law Vegas CLE Committee, 2014 and 2016; Director, 2013-Present; Member, 2012-Present
  • Amarillo Area Women’s Bar Association, Director, 2018-2020; Member, 2015-Present
  • Legal Aid of NorthWest Texas, Clinic Volunteer, 2017-Present
  • Amarillo Symphony Guild, Corresponding Secretary, 2021-Present; Treasurer 2016-2018
  • Amarillo Art Force, President, 2016-2017; President-Elect, 2015-2016; Secretary, 2014-2015
  • United Way of Amarillo and Canyon, Loaned Executive, 2018-2019
  • Thomas the Apostle Church, Pastoral Council Member, 2023-Present; Master Server, Lector and Eucharistic Minister, 2018-Present; Member, 1986-Present
  • City of Amarillo Employee Appreciation Luncheon Committee, Member, 2017-2024
  • Presenter, “The Tortured Purchasing Department,” Underwood Municipal Law Seminar, Plainview Country Club, Plainview, Texas, April 30, 2024.
  • Presenter, “Understanding Alcohol Regulations,” Underwood Municipal Law Seminar, Plainview Country Club, Plainview, Texas, April 30, 2024.
  • Presenter, “Practical Tips for the PIA,” Texas Municipal Clerks Association, Panhandle Chapter Luncheon, Macaroni Joes, Amarillo, Texas, April 11, 2024.
  • Panelist, “An Update on TOMA and TPIA with Newest Legislation and Pragmatic Tips,” Texas Association of Community College Attorneys 26th Annual Conference, Texas Association of School Boards, Austin, Texas, January 25, 2024
  • Co-Presenter, “How to Ask the City for Information – Procedures and Tips for Using the Public Information Act in your Practice,” 2019 AAYLA Not-Quite-Vegas CLE, Esquire Jazz Club, Amarillo, Texas, February 21, 2019