Thomas White, a law faculty member since 1967, specializes in tax and also teaches elder law, ERISA, domestic relations and real estate finance. He has been actively involved in developing and administering the tax curriculum.
White is a member of various committees of the American Bar Association's Tax Section, including those that deal with domestic relations, partnerships and tax structure and simplification. As a Tax Section member, he participated in study groups set up to propose simplification of domestic relations tax laws. He also is a member of the American College of Tax Counsel and the National Tax Association.
In law school, White was on the board of editors of the Pennsylvania Law Review and a member of the Order of the Coif. He came to Virginia after two years of practicing law in Philadelphia with White & Williams and two years as attorney-adviser in the Office of Tax Legislative Counsel for the U.S. Treasury Department. He was a congressional fellow of the American Political Science Association in 1972-73 and a legislation attorney for the Joint Committee on Internal Revenue Taxation of the U.S. Congress in 1973-74. He participated in the Administrative Conference's IRS Project in the late 1970s. In 1993, he served as a consultant to the Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission for the Commonwealth of Virginia.