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Keith Thomas Whiddon

DUI and DWI Attorney at Monroe, LA

5.0   33 reviews

also known as Keith T. Whiddon, Keith Whiddon

  • Licensed for 10 years
    State LA
    Acquired 2013
    Status
    Eligible to Practice Law Lawyer disciplined by state licensing authority in 2020

About Keith

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Keith has successfully defended clients in City Court and Parish Court that were accused of drunk driving, drug possession and distribution, violent crimes (including attempted murder and murder) and sex crimes. The skills Keith gained from his numerous cases and countless hours in courtrooms in Monroe, Ruston, Tallulah, Columbia, and Bastrop are used today to the benefit of his clients. The negotiation techniques used and arguments made to Judges and Prosecutors are tested and ready to be used in your case.

Every case and every client is prepared for a trial. This may mean that investigators are retained and records are ordered before the District Attorney’s office provides a copy of its own file to Keith and his client. These extra steps taken at the beginning of the case puts Keith and his client in the best possible position to fight the Prosecution’s case.

Before opening the Whiddon Law Office, Keith worked as an insurance defense attorney for a firm in Monroe and was court appointed to represent more than 300 children in Louisiana’s Foster Care system. 

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Location

Whiddon Criminal Defense
609 N 5th Street
Monroe, LA, 71201

Reviews

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Posted by Cole | April 30, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Worth the hire
Trust me when I say he's the best D.U.I attorney in Northern Louisiana. I scheduled a meeting with Mr. Whiddon after noticing his professionalism, In addition to the respect, he received in court on the day of my arraignment. Seeing the “D.U.I” hardback book he had written & published on the lobby table certainly made me think this might be too good to be true, but the meeting reassured me this man put the time into mastering his trade. He didn't blink an eye when I told him to take my case to trial. His team acquired case footage & a Hardship license within the first month. He pursued the case through the pandemic and stood in while I was working out of town. The case took two years to make trial. They never perceived their reputation once & I couldn't be happier with the result.
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Posted by anonymous | October 5, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Happy Client
Mr . Whiddon agreed to defend my daughter against a dui charge in Monroe. I couldn’t have been more happy with the results. Mr. Whiddon and his team go full throttle and seem extremely knowledgeable about dui laws and proper enforcement procedures law enforcement must use for a conviction. Wish I had the money to retain him full time for any and all legal needs. If you need a great dui defense attorney I really don’t think you would be disappointed with him.
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Posted by Amanda | September 27, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Best Defense Attorney
Keith is the best defense attorney hands down! There is no one else I would hire.
Posted by anonymous | September 26, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent Attorney
Keith is extremely knowledgeable of the DWI law. I felt so much relief having him on my side. He made sure this scary process went smoothly and he got me the best possible outcome.
Posted by Amy | April 9, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Great Attorney!!
Keith was hired to handle a couple of things for my family. We couldn’t have asked for a better outcome! Staff was wonderful to work with and communication with Keith was as easy as calling to set up an phone appointment with him (usually later that same day!). Thank you Whiddon Law for making a difficult situation winnable.
Posted by Carol | September 22, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Extremely Pleased
We hired Mr. Whiddon to represent our son. I can not express how impressed we are with Mr. Whiddon and his office. Every phone call with every one there has been above and beyond what we could have ever hoped for!!! We retained his service after a consultation and he began work on the case immediately!! They had contracts ready the same day for us to sign and started investigating his case the same day. Mr. Whiddon’s Office did more in 2 days than we would have expected in weeks. We are very happy we were able to hire Whiddon Law Office and look forward to working further with him!! If you need an attorney who goes above and beyond, along with everyone in his office, this is exactly who you want!!!!
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Posted by Hampton | August 29, 2019
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Thankful for all the help
Keith is a genuine guy that helped me out of a bind very quickly. The ladies up front were very considerate too and always willing to help when I called. Was a friendly and professional experience overall.
Posted by anonymous | August 29, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Friendly and Affordable
Mr. Whiddon was extremely helpful and professional. His rates are very fair and affordable, and he works hard to get the best outcome possible. I would definitely recommend using him. He was able to get my case dismissed and saved me a lot of anxiety!
Posted by anonymous | August 28, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Was an amazing attorney
More than an attorney!!!! First time being in any legal situation can be scary. Mr. Keith Whiddon was amazing. He assured me that things happen, and everything would work out just fine. From the first day I called him Mr. Whiddon he was there to answer any questions I had. All of his staff were amazing. I would recommend them to anyone that asks.
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Posted by Carrie A. | August 28, 2019
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Awesome!
Keith was very professional and handled my case brilliantly. He made an impossible situation possible! I highly recommend him and his staff went above and beyond to help me out. If I could give 10 stars I would!! He’s excellent!
Posted by Stephanie | August 26, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent representation
Our son received the best possible outcome. Keith was very professional and delivered. Would highly recommend him.
Posted by Natasha | August 20, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Great lawyer and I love his staff.
More than an attorney!!!! First time being in any legal situation can be scary. Mr. Keith Whiddon didn't care more about his expensive nice suit, instead he provided a shoulder for me to cry on in my moment of despair. He assured me that things happen, and everything would work out just fine. From the first day I called him Mr. Whiddon has proven to be more than an attorney, but also a friend.
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Posted by Kristopher | August 19, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
best lawyer in Louisiana hands down
I came to mr Keith with a hope and a prayer and I honestly believe this man is sent from Jesus Christ.. I explained to mr Keith my situation and he listened to me with ears of compassion and told me everything was going to be ok!!!! every time I went to court he was always there waiting for me to greet me and to let me know everything was going to be ok.... mr Keith won my case and kept me updated and confident through all my court dates.. his staff ( mrs Amy, mrs inez, Ms. Maria and Leah are the most amazing people to work for the public I wish every business had them
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Posted by Kasey | June 26, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Love this firm
Great lawyer I would recommend him to anyone I caught two felonies in Bastrop La he came from Monroe La and help me with my case my charges got dropped from two felonies to a misdemeanor and now he working on another case for me he’s very awesome
Posted by anonymous | April 8, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Miss SC
To whom it may concern: I am here to let people know about a FANTASTIC LAWYER in Monroe, Louisiana by the name of Mr. Keith Whiddon. Being out of town on business I had the misfortune of being charged with a DUI. That being said me not knowing anyone from the area I started asking around who I should get to represent me. The people I spoke with had 1 name. Keith Whiddon. I called and talked to the office staff and got a consultation appointment. I was amazed at how smooth and informative the appointment was with Mr. Whiddon. Mr. Whiddon explained everything thing so thoroughly but at the same time so simple to understand. He wanted to know if there was any health problems such as GERD or other ailments. That being said I explained my recent bout with Esophageal Cancer that required the removal of my esophagus. That is when he got the ball rolling. Mr. Whiddon knew exactly what to do since there were medical issues involved. Having to return back to my home state Mr. Whiddon handled everything for me. He went above the call of duty to represent me and I must say I would not have wanted anyone else to do so. I have met a lot of people in my life but Mr. Whiddon is in my TOP TEN list! As I told him "You are wise beyond your years". There are no amount of words that could describe the gratitude I have for Mr. Whiddon. Not only is he phenomenal lawyer but he is an awesome person. His community should be thankful that they have such an amazing individual to be there for them in if needed . I also want to give a BIG "THANK YOU" to his staff. Every time I needed to ask a question they were always getting me an answer. I could go on and on about my experience with Keith Whiddon and his staff but I have one word to describe it "IMPRESSIVE". I would highly recommend Mr. Whiddon to anyone needing representation not only as a lawyer but as someone who will listen.
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Posted by anonymous | March 29, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
First Class
Had a situation in West Monroe, LA. Hired my man Keith, he kept me in the loop, reply back with the quickness, when it was time for court he took care of it with better results than I expected.
Posted by Stacey | March 27, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Expert Attorney
We retained Mr. Whiddon after my husband was charged with a felony DWI. In the past few months he has been working to negotiate his case to a misdemeanor charge, keeping him from facing jail time and from further debt as a result of this initial charge. He is beyond well educated and an expert in this field and has gone above and beyond. While he always presents himself professionally in person and in the courtroom, he is also very personable and upfront with us. He has a wonderful, caring staff, a special thanks to Amy. I would highly recommend Keith to anyone I knew or care for.
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Posted by Robbin | January 31, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Very professional
Mr Whiddon was great to work with. He was professional and gave me great advice. He handled my need quickly and efficiently. I would definitely use his firm again .
Posted by anonymous | January 25, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Mr.Whiddon is amazing ❤️
Mr.Whiddon was amazing and done everything to help me with my case . He is truly a blessing to my family and I , I could not have had anyone better to be my attorney .
Posted by Johnny | October 1, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Excellant work Mr Keith Whiddon
Mr Whiddon attorney service was excellent. He made sure I was aware of every thing and very professional.I would recommend his services. When I need an attorney again I will seek his services. Thank you Mr Keith Whiddon.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 20 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 200-200 per hour
  • Contingency 20%-40%
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 8.1 (Excellent)

Professional misconduct

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority in 2020.

Public Reprimand issued in LA, 2020
updated on 07/21/2021

Public reprimand means an attorney did something wrong but may still practice law. The State gives the lawyer a public reprimand in hopes that he or she will not repeat the behavior. Details of the infraction are made part of the public record.

Keith's comment: “This reprimand stems from my divorce. It is no way involved with my ability to practice law and serve my clients as that Supreme Court's opinion makes clear. Avvo has been asked numerous times to remove this from my profile because it does not relate to my professional license and is in fact a misrepresentation by Avvo.”

Work Experience

  • Managing Partner
  • Car Wreck King
  • 2021 - Present
  • Managing Partner
  • Erase My Arrest, LLC
  • 2021 - Present
  • Managing Attorney
  • Keith T. Whiddon, Attorney at Law, LLC
  • 2015 - Present
  • Managing Attorney
  • Whiddon Law Office
  • 2015 - Present
  • Richland Parish Felony Public Defender
  • Fifth Judicial Circuit Public Defender's Office
  • 2018 - 2019
  • Attorney
  • Ouachita Parish Public Defender
  • 2015 - 2018
  • Staff Attorney
  • Legal Services of North Louisiana
  • 2014 - 2015
  • Attorney
  • Snellings, Breard, Sartor, Inabnett & Trascher, LLP
  • 2013 - 2014
  • Law Clerk
  • Fourth Judicial District Attorney
  • 2012 - 2013
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Education

  • Mississippi College/National College of DUI Defense
  • Mastering DUI Trial Skills
  • 2017
  • Mississippi College School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2013
  • Mississippi College School of Law
  • Certificate of Civil Law Studies
  • 2013
  • University of Louisiana, Monroe
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2010
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Sample of Legal Cases

  • State of Louisiana v. N.W.
  • Client arrested for charge of Second Degree Murder. Case dismissed at arraignment.

Associations

  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2018 - Present
  • National College of DUI Defense
  • General Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • American Association of Premier DUI Attorneys
  • State Ambassador
  • 2016 - Present
  • Judge Fred Fudickar, Jr. American Inn of Court
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • Young Lawyers Division for the Fourth Judicial District Bar Association
  • Officer At Large
  • 2013 - Present
  • Louisiana State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Fourth Judicial District Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top 40 Under 40
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2023
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2023
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2022
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2022
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2021
  • Top 10 Attorney
  • Attorney and Practice Magazine
  • 2021
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2021
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2020
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2020
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2019
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2019
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2019
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2018
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell®
  • 2018
  • Legal Excellence Award for Literary Distinction
  • Attorney and Practice Magazine
  • 2018
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2017
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2017
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2017
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Publications

  • Book
  • Louisiana Driver's Guide to DWI
  • 2017

Speaking Engagements

  • Richard James Partners Club
  • Hot Seat: Law Office Ownership and Partnership
  • 2018
  • Phi Mu Fraternity, Education Session
  • DWI: From a Stop to a Trial
  • 2017

Attorney endorsements

Received (23)
Given (37)
Endorse Keith
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly endorse this lawyer. Beyond his excellent legal skills, he is a wonderful and caring human being."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Nov 09
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"No one knows DWI law in Louisiana better than Keith Whiddon. And his book, Louisiana Driver's Guide to DWI, is a "must read" for anyone charged with DWI in Louisiana."
Car accident Attorney | Jul 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Whiddon and I have assisted each other on a couple of criminal cases in Ouachita and Caddo parishes.. He is intelligent, easy to work with, and knows his area of law very well."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jan 02
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse Keith Whiddon as a top DUI/DWI attorney. Keith and I collaborate regularly in an attorney consulting group and Keith is always helpful and insightful. His professionalism and knowledge are outstanding. Anyone who is able to retain Keith to defend their cause is making the right choice."
Personal injury Attorney | Dec 12
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Keith is an excellent criminal defense attorney. I have referred clients to him with criminal defense needs, breach of insurance contracts, workers compensation and personal injury. Every client I have referred to him has only praised his skills as an attorney, in and outside the courtroom."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Dec 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Keith Whiddon is an extremely talented attorney and formible force in the courtroom. As a prosecutor, I dreaded when he showed up representing someone because he would fight for his clients and knew the law. Now that I am in private practice and when my clients are unfortunate to find theirselves in criminal trouble, I always refer them to Keith Whiddon. Outstanding attorney and bar none the best DWI and DUI defense money can buy."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 09
Relationship: Other
"I strongly endorse this lawyer!"
DUI and DWI Attorney | Dec 08
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Keith and I consult weekly on attorney business matters. Keith is an astute attorney who I endorse without hesitation."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 20
Relationship: Other
"Keith's incredible perseverance and focus on his clients' success is impressive. His commitment to honing his already laser sharp skill set is impressive. I would endorse this lawyer to anyone who needs an excellent, qualified criminal defense lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Nov 11
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Keith is a determined and knowledgeable attorney who I highly recommend for any DUI or DWI case. Keith is dedicated to obtaining the best outcome for his clients, and is not afraid to put in the extra time required to ensure that his clients obtain the best possible results."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Whiddon is an aggressive and highly skilled attorney."
Personal injury Attorney | Feb 27
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Mr. Whiddon was extremely easy to work with. I wish all attorneys were as professional and courteous. I look forward to our next case together."
Workers compensation Attorney | Jan 10
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse Keith’s work. Keith is hard working and passionately and zealously advocated for his client interest. His arguments are effective and presented in professional and ethical manner. I look forward to working with Keith in the future."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 04
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Based on my previous dealings with Keith he exhibited professionalism, preparedness and a tenacious attitude when representing his client. His attitude and willingness to see the big picture separates him from most attorneys. I sincerely endorse Mr. Whiddon as a criminal defense and a personal injury attorney."
Unknown Attorney | Dec 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Keith is a fine and upstanding attorney. I have worked with Keith on several occasions and find him to be very knowledgeable and invested in the outcomes he achieves for his clients. I endorse this lawyer."
Child custody Attorney | Dec 21
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Keith will go the extra mile to fight for his clients and protect their rights. I would recommend Keith to anyone who is looking for a criminal or DWI defense lawyer."
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Monroe DUI and DWI Lawyer Keith Thomas Whiddon
Keith Thomas Whiddon
DUI and DWI Attorney
Monroe, LA
Licensed for 10 years
Free Consultation
This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority in 2020. See details