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For more than 15 years, Wade has litigated cases in state and federal courts across the country. Having tried more than 300 criminal cases, he has earned a reputation for being a highly skilled litigator and is well known for his thorough, aggressive, and strategic defense of his clients. In addition to his trial experience, Wade has successfully litigated more than 100 post-conviction and appellate cases. Wade received his Juris Doctor from George Mason University School of Law and his Bachelor of Science in Finance from the University of Florida. Wade is currently a member of the Florida and National Associations of Criminal Defense Attorneys, the American Bar Association, and the Ferguson–White Inn of Court. Wade is admitted to practice in all Florida state and federal courts, the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals and the state of Colorado. Mr. Whidden is also the managing member of Whidden Law P.L., a criminal litigation firm based in Tampa.


Practice areas


  1. Appeals: 50%
    17 years
  2. Federal Crime: 25%
    17 years
  3. Criminal Defense: 25%
    17 years


Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Maria Pavlidis

    Wade is an extremely talented, highly skilled, and knowledgeable criminal defense attorney. He takes the time to thoroughly investigate his cases and he fights aggressively for his clients. He is very well-respected in the legal community and consistently obtains favorable results for his clients. I wholeheartedly endorse this lawyer.


    Maria Pavlidis Criminal defense Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

  • Lily Margaret McCarty

    Wade is a dedicated attorney who takes the time to thoroughly review all cases, explore all legal defenses, and communicate effectively for his clients. I have tried cases with Wade and have known him for my entire legal career. I am happy to endorse Wade.


    Lily McCarty Violent crime Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

Contact info

Whidden Johnson P.L. / MGPW Law

402 E 7th Ave
Tampa, FL, 33602-2703


FLMember in Good Standing199706/21/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerWhidden Johnson2014 - Present
OwnerWhidden Law, P.L.2003 - 2016
Assistant State AttorneyOffice of the State Attorney - Miami-Dade County1997 - 2000
Association namePosition nameDuration
HACDLBoard MemberN/A
American Bar AssociationMemberN/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
George Mason University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1997
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Voir DireStrategic Considerations for Jury Selection2016