Lu Ann White was admitted to the Iowa Bar in 1981 after graduating from University of Iowa College of Law. Since then, she has been admitted to the U.S. Supreme Court, U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit and the U.S. District Court (Northern/Southern Districts of Iowa). White practices law in the areas of trial law, litigation, appellate practice, insurance defense, personal injury, employment law, commercial litigation and product liability.
White has published two written pieces, “Several civil procedure rules amended to update service, now allow use of e-mail in some event,” Iowa Lawyer, January 2003 and “A Mentoring Checklist to Help Make the Mentoring Relationship Productive,” The Woman Advocate, Section of Litigation, American Bar Association, Vol. 13, No. 2 (Winter 2008).
She is a member of the Iowa Defense Counsel Association; Polk County Women Attorneys, past president 1987-1988; and the Polk County Bar Association, for which she was the 2010 and 2006 Award of Merit Recipient and past president, 1995-1996. White is and has been a member of the Iowa State Bar Association; Iowa State Bar Foundation; Iowa State Bar Association Board of Governors; Iowa Organization of Women Attorneys, for which she received the 2011 Arabella Mansfield Award; American Bar Association; Iowa Judicial Nominating Commission District 5C, 1998-2003; Iowa Supreme Court Council on Judicial Selection; Iowa Supreme Court Task Force on Judicial Branch Education; and the Polk County Legal Aid Society Board of Directors. White was the Litigation Section Chair and was awarded Outstanding Section Chair (2014-2015).
White earned her bachelor’s degree from Cornell College in 1978, and she served as a note and comment editor of the Iowa Law Review from 1980-1981. She has also served on the board of the Des Moines Choral Society as president and other vice president positions, has been a board member and president of the Johnston Partnership for a Healthy Community and is a member of the Johnston Rotary and Johnston Chamber of Commerce.