District 16

Courtney White

Courtney M. White currently serves as an Assistant City Attorney for the City of Amarillo.

She earned her undergraduate degree from Wake Forest University (magna cum laude) and her J.D. from SMU Dedman School of Law (cum laude).  After graduation, she returned to her hometown of Amarillo, where mother and father are also attorneys.  After spending four years in private practice, Courtney moved to her current position in the public sector.  She trains and advises staff and city boards on the Texas Public Information Act and Texas Open Meetings Act; drafts ordinances, resolutions, forms, programs, and agreements; and occasionally prosecutes class C misdemeanors in municipal court.

Courtney served as President of the Amarillo Area Young Lawyers Association for the 2018-2019 bar year and received the Association’s “Young Lawyer of the Year Award” that same year.  She volunteers monthly for Legal Aid of NorthWest Texas, and she has received the “Special Recognition Award for Most Clinic Hours” for two years running.

In her free time, Courtney enjoys spending time with her rescue dog, William; reading for her bookclub; cooking; drinking wine; and serving on several nonprofit boards (including the Amarillo Symphony Guild and the Amarillo Art Force).

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