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Wade M. Whidden

Appeals Attorney at Tampa, FL

5.0   5 reviews

Licensed for 25 years

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About Wade

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Practice area
  1. Appeals
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    Appeals Post-Conviction Ineffective Assistance of Counsel

    25 years

Since 1997, 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. 

Licensed for 25 years
State CO
Status Active
Acquired 2014
Updated 10/04/2022
State FL
Status Member in Good Standing
Acquired 1997
Updated 11/23/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Whidden Johnson P.L.
Whidden Johnson P.L.
934 Main Ave, Ste. B
Durango, CO, 81301
Whidden Johnson P.L.
199 E. Flagler Street
Miami, FL, 33131
Whidden Johnson P.L.
1650-357 Margaret Street
Jacksonville, FL, 32204
Whidden Johnson P.L.
424 E. Central Blvd.
Orlando, FL, 32801
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Posted by EBONY | December 9, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
BEST ATTORNEY EVER!!!!!
There are law firms, and then there is THIS LAW FIRM!!! Wade and Karen are absolutely the best attorneys I have ever dealt with. They're are attentive, they listen to their clients, and they will fight for you until you tell them to stop. They did exactly what they told my fiancé they would do! Their services are A1 and you should look no further if you want the best representation. Thank you guys sooooo much!!!
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Posted by Mark | December 1, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Best attorney team you could possibly work with
Wade represented a family member for a very serious charge. He was thoughtful, articulate and worked very hard throughout the entire case. When in court, he clearly won every argument, it was apparent to everyone in the room. It's very clear this is a passion for him and he takes his job very seriously. I would highly recommend anyone that is considering him that they move forward. You will be in good hands with Wade and his team.
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Response from Wade Whidden December 1, 2021
Thank you Mark! It was a pleasure working with you and your family. WMW
Posted by anonymous | July 21, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Post Conviction Relief
We hired Wade Whidden and the law firm of Whidden Johnson to handle my husband’s 3.850 postconviction motion. Not only did they win the appeal but did it with hard core facts. They are very knowledgeable in law, but are also humble enough to listen to their clients needs or concerns. When ever my husband had concerns or a difference of opinion in a matter, they took the time to actually listen and reason with him. I fully believe that if we didn't have them on our team, we wouldn't be looking at an upcoming re-trial. Highly recommended team!
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Posted by Ysmael Medina | November 8, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Post conviction case
I hired Mr.Whidden to represent my grandson on a post conviction. Mr.Whidden was well prepared. He did a lot of discovery, brought witnesses to testify for his client, including two previous attorneys that had worked on the case. All the information that was provided was very helpful. It disputed the state charges. He brought a person in charge of the gps company that monitors all gps, which my grandson was on. She had the actual GPS which my grandson was on. It showed the states GPS was false. mr. Whidden is an excellent attorney and I was very pleased with him and highly recommend him.
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Posted by Shavon Thompson | March 15, 2017
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Client
WORDS CAN'T EXPRESS MY GRATITUDE TOWARDS THIS MAN I WAS IN A DARK PLACE AFTER LOSING MY MOTHER AND GOT MYSELF IN TROUBLE AND I SEEN NO LIGHT UNTIL THIS MAN TOOK MY CASE HE IS THE BEST LAWYER IN FLORIDA I JUST WANNA THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME AND EFFORTS!!!

Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 1-400 per hour
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.9 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Whidden Johnson
  • 2014 - Present
  • Owner
  • Whidden Law, P.L.
  • 2003 - 2016
  • Assistant State Attorney
  • Office of the State Attorney - Miami-Dade County
  • 1997 - 2000

Education

  • George Mason University School of Law
  • Doctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor
  • 1997

Associations

  • FACDL
  • Member
  • N/A
  • HACDL
  • Board Member
  • N/A
  • NACDL
  • Member
  • N/A
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • HCBA
  • Member
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Preeminent 5.0 out of 5
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2020
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2019
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
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Speaking Engagements

  • Voir Dire
  • Strategic Considerations for Jury Selection
  • 2016
  • Criminal Defense CLE
  • Motion Practice
  • 2012
  • Alternative Prosecution Options
  • Pre-Trial Diversion
  • 1996

Attorney endorsements

Received (6)
Given (1)
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Appeals Attorney | Oct 11
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I highly recommend Wade Whidden for criminal appeals and post-conviction motions. He has been a well-respected criminal defense attorney and criminal appellate attorney for the last two decades. I know him to be intelligent, dedicated and forceful in the representation of his clients. I would recommend him before any other attorney for criminal appeals."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 01
Relationship: Co-worker
"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."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 23
Relationship: Co-worker
"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."
Appeals Attorney | Apr 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Mr. Whidden. for more than 15 years. He is a tireless advocate for his clients. He is experienced, effective, honest, knowledgeable and very successful in helping clients. Don't risk your future on guess work. Go with someone that has a proven and consistent record of success."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Wade is highly respected and very effective both at the trial court and appellate levels. He is unwavering in the advocacy of his clients' interests and always professional. I endorse this lawyer."
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Tampa Appeals Lawyer Wade M. Whidden
Wade M. Whidden
Appeals Attorney
Tampa, FL
Licensed for 25 years
Free Consultation