Peter White BA, LL.B

Peter White knows what it takes to achieve success at high levels, having competed athletically all of his adult life, including winning the Canadian National Rowing Championships on multiple occasions, and he applies that knowledge and discipline in his daily law practice.

Peter loves this town and is also actively involved in the community, volunteering for various charitable organizations, including as a Section Chair for The United Way campaign, as a Director on the Boards of The Thunder Bay Historical and Museum Society and the Heritage Advisory Committee (a committee of Council of the City of Thunder Bay), Chair of the Board of the Lake Superior Ski District – Cross Country, and a member of the Executive of Cross Country Ontario. In addition, he brings a wealth of related and general experience to his practice, including in the realms of business, the arts, social programs, and others.

Peter’s Experience

Peter White was admitted to the Law Society of Upper Canada in 1994. He graduated from the University of Victoria with a B.A, majoring in Psychology, in 1987, and completed his law degree, also at The University of Victoria, in 1992. He has worked at law firms in London England, and Toronto, where he articled with a major firm, following which he has worked in Thunder Bay as a lawyer for over 20 years, working primarily in the area of personal injury and insurance related law.

Peter has extensive experience in all types of personal injury litigation, including motor vehicle, motorcycle, and snowmobile accidents, disability claims, other negligence claims such as slip and fall incidents, and has experience in employment law as well. He has appeared before the Ontario Superior Court of Justice, the Ontario Court of Appeal, the Ontario Court of Justice, Financial Services Commission of Ontario, the Criminal Injuries Compensation Board, and the Canada Pension Plan Disability Review Tribunal.

Peter’s Qualifications & Affiliations:

  • Called to the Bar of Ontario, 1994
  • Bachelor of Arts, University of Victoria, 1987
  • Bachelor of Laws, University of Victoria, 1992
  • Ontario Trial Lawyers’ Association
  • Thunder Bay Law Association


“If you are contacting a personal injury lawyer, chances are it has been one of the worst days of your life. Peter provided my family and me with guidance and support during and after the worst day of my life. I am forever grateful and touched by the relationship built between Peter and my family and I believe that I owe my recovery to him.”

M.F. (Motor Vehicle Collision Client)

“Peter WILL get the job done. He defends the underdog. He is approachable, considerate and determined in getting the job done. Peter went to bat for me, which gave me peace of mind.”

B.C. (Motor Vehicle Collision Client)

“Suddenly my life was in complete crisis mode. Things were happening fast and for the first time in my life I needed legal representation. I was scared and feeling vulnerable. Peter navigated me through dangerous and complicated waters with grace, intelligence and dignity. My matters were resolved and my peace of mind was restored.”

A.R. (Long Term Disability Client)