Lisa Oliver White


(857) 472-7058

Lisa Oliver White joined Murphy & Riley, P.C. as an Associate in 2010, and was elected a Member in 2018. Lisa is licensed and has trial experience in the state courts in Massachusetts and Rhode Island.  Her current practice is devoted to representation of medical and mental health professionals, drug and medical device litigation, as well as general liability matters in state and federal courts. For several years prior to joining the firm, Lisa’s focus was on general liability, premises liability and tort defense in Massachusetts and Rhode Island. Earlier, she served as a judicial law clerk in the chambers of the Honorable Maureen McKenna Goldberg of the Rhode Island Supreme Court.  While at Suffolk University Law School, from which she graduated magna cum laude in 2006, Lisa was the Production Editor of the Suffolk University Law Review.

Lisa received the Rising Star Award from the Massachusetts Defense Lawyers Association in May 2015. She has been selected to Massachusetts Super Lawyers Rising Stars list each year since 2013. She has also been selected to Massachusetts Super Lawyers list from 2020-2021 for Medical Malpractice, Products. Lisa is currently a member of the Clinical Programs Advisory Board, and the Selection Committee for the Thomas J. Drinan Memorial Fellowship, both at Suffolk University Law School, and she is a frequent panelist at continuing legal education workshops. 

Practice Area

  • Medical malpractice

  • Professional liability

  • Drugs and medical device litigation (state court and multi-district litigation in federal court)

  • Products liability

  • General liability

  • Premises liability

  • Tort defense

  • Not for profit social service agencies

  • Substance abuse clinics

  • Bad faith and G.L. c.93A/176D

  • Motor vehicle accidents

Bar Court and Admissions

  • Massachusetts, 2006

  • Rhode Island, 2007

  • U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts


  • Boston University, B.A., 2001

  • Suffolk University Law School, J.D. (magna cum laude), 2006

Professional Memberships

  • Massachusetts Defense Lawyers Association-Young Lawyers Division Co-Chair (2013-2014)

  • Rhode Island Bar Association

  • Defense Research Institute

Representative Seminars, Legal Publications and Significant Cases

  • Faculty, Pretrial Litigation Primer, Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, October 2019

  • Faculty, Masterminding Your Litigation Strategy: A Checklist Approach, Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, February 2016

  • Faculty, Taking Depositions Workshop, Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, October 2015, 2016 - 2019

  • Author, Mandatory Recording of Custodial Interrogations Nationwide: Recommending a New Model Code, 39 Suffolk U.L. Rev. 263 (2005)

  • Served as a S.J.C. Rule 3:03 Certified Student Prosecutor at the West Roxbury District Court (2005-2006)



  • Massachusetts Defense Lawyers Association Rising Star Award - 2015

  • "Rising Star" - Massachusetts Super Lawyers Rising Stars 2013-2019

  • Thomas J. Drinan Memorial Fellowship Recipient (Suffolk University Law School)

  • Charles Borstel Memorial Scholarship Recipient (Suffolk University Law School)

  • Academic Leadership Scholarship Award (Suffolk University Law School)

  • Best Brief Award, Tom C. Clark Appellate Advocacy Competition (Suffolk University Law School)

  • Distinguished Brief Award & Honorable Mention in Oral Advocacy, LPS (Suffolk University Law School)