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Amy White is a former senior editor at Super Lawyers having been with the magazine for 17 years. Prior to that, she was a sports columnist and feature writer for a daily newspaper in Pennsylvania. Her freelance work can be found in Delaware Today Magazine, Mainline Today, Brandywine Hunt, Philadelphia Style and Delaware Beach Life. She is an adjunct professor of writing at the University of Delaware, where she graduated with a journalism degree. She also holds an MFA in publishing and creative writing from Rosemont College and has served as line editor on poetry anthologies and works of contemporary fiction. She loves baseball, bikes, books and coffee.

Articles written by Amy White

How Do You Navigate a Personal Injury Case?

Here's how it all works in Texas

If you’ve been seriously injured, your No. 1 job is to heal. But if those injuries are someone else’s fault, navigating the legal side of your injury can be painful, too. The right personal injury lawyer can shepherd you through the process. Every case is different, says Rajesh ‘Raj’ Mahadass with Paranjpe Mahadass Ruemke law firm in Houston, but they all start with the same priority: your well-being. “People on our team guide our clients to the appropriate doctors, and while that’s …

'Attorney, Artist, Activist'

Preetha Suresh Rini lives her Twitter bio out loud

If you were to ask Preetha Suresh Rini’s mother, she’d tell you her daughter ought to be sending her artwork to Michelle Obama. “She really wants me to do that,” says Rini, laughing. “But I have never sent my work to anyone who inspired it.”  The Robinson Bradshaw business litigator-slash-artist has cultivated quite the mailing list over the years, selling prints of iconic figures like Barack Obama, Martin Luther King Jr., Jesus and Ruth Bader Ginsburg. “The RBG I made after …

The New Office

Are work-from-home employees entitled to the same benefits that on-site workers are?

There’s not much the pandemic hasn’t disrupted over the past two years, but when it comes to U.S. workers, how and where they do their job is likely their biggest daily reminder of a world turned upside down. According to a Pew Research Survey from December 2020, surveyed workers answered that pre-pandemic, they never or rarely worked from home. However, due the pandemic, 71 percent of those same workers were sent home to work as their offices shuttered.  With such a large contingent of …

The Secondary Storyline

As a journalist, Chelsea Crawford saw the story no one else did

Chelsea Crawford had just landed her dream job as a weekend editor for Philadelphia CBS affiliate network KYW-TV when the city was gripped by the 2007 murder of police officer Charles Cassidy. “It was really a crazy, heartbreaking story,” says Crawford, now with Baltimore’s Brown Goldstein & Levy. “Officer Cassidy unknowingly walked into an armed robbery at a Dunkin Donuts, was shot in the head and later died. Part of the shooting was caught on the store’s video camera, which …

The Alliance

Ashley Ward says it’s her turn to pull up the next gen of Black women lawyers

When Maryland Circuit Court Judge Angela Eaves told her clerk Ashley Ward about a networking group she should join, Ward was wary. “Let’s just say I’d done the networking thing before,” she says. Ward had recently arrived back in Maryland after attending law school out of state and was feeling “out of sorts” on how to connect with other young lawyers after her clerkship. “Judge Eaves said, ‘Oh, they will just envelop you in this supportive cocoon,’ and I was just like, …

Second-Parent Adoption in Pennsylvania

What is it and do you need it?

Say you’re a married same-sex couple or a hetero couple having reproductive challenges and therefore must rely on either a donated egg or sperm. Naturally, the baby that’s eventually born to you and your partner is, without question, your baby. Unfortunately, in the eyes of the Pennsylvania law, it’s not so clear when a non-biological partner is involved. Traditionally, second-parent adoptions were mostly associated with unmarried, LGBT couples, thanks to a 2003 …

Setting the Tone

Andre' B. Caldwell has a propensity to say ‘yes’

In 1995, when he was in middle school in Rock Hill, South Carolina, Andre' B. Caldwell was a member of the mayor’s team volunteers program, in which students were paired with various professionals to explore jobs over the summer. He rolled with the city’s water and electrical meter reading crew. “I got to go out in the vans with the workers and learn how to read the water and electrical meters,” he says.  “And the best part: I carried a walkie-talkie. All summer. … I was so cool …

Q-Plus Employees in the Workplace

How can Illinois employers be more inclusive?

While the Human Rights Campaign’s 2021 Corporate Equality Index report found that 71 percent of Fortune 500 companies offer transgender-inclusive healthcare—up from zero percent in 2002—there is still work to be done when it comes to transgender employees and the workplace. Employment and labor attorney Lori Ecker of Chicago says while the conversation goes well beyond bathrooms, that topic was recently critical to the tune of more than $200,000 in August 2021.  “The Illinois …

Transgender Student Rights in Illinois

What transgender students and their caregivers should know

In 2019, a Centers for Disease Control study found that nearly 2% of high school students in America identify as transgender, which means many high schools and school districts throughout the nation have some work to do. Schools and education lawyer Jennifer Smith of Franczek in Chicago says every transgender student has the basic right to feel safe and accepted at school. “That starts with conversations among school staff and educators about how you identify the student, in terms of student …

How Has Work-From-Home Emboldened Hackers and Phishers?

Tips to protect your data

We can agree that there isn’t much the pandemic hasn’t made worse. But when it comes to a certain subset of cyber bad actors, the pandemic was the perfect storm for them to better their craft—not only has increased technology over the past two years made a hacker’s job easier and phishing scams and cyberattacks appear more legit, but the nation’s collective exodus from the office to remote work at home had IT professionals focused more on the transition and less on cyber security. …

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