J. LaDon Dewrell

J. LaDon Dewrell

Shalimar, Florida

As an AV, Preeminent Attorney, as rated by Martindale Hubbell, Don Dewrell has been practicing criminal defense law for over forty-five years. Mr. Dewrell has defended many high profile criminal cases in both Federal and State Courts throughout the Florida Panhandle. His reputation as a skilled and effective lawyer is well known throughout Okaloosa, Santa Rosa and Walton Counties.

Admitted to the Florida Bar, the United States District Court for the Northern District of Florida, the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit and the United States Supreme Court, Mr. Dewrell vigorously defends the rights of his clients. Mr. Dewrell handles DUI and BUI cases, Drug Possession, Drug Sale and Drug Trafficking cases, Assault and Battery cases, Domestic Violence cases, Misdemeanors and Felonies, Homicide, DUI Manslaughter, BUI Manslaughter, Vehicular Homicide, Burglary, Robbery, Expungements, Sealings, and Probation Violations.

Areas of Practice

  • Criminal Defense

Litigation Percentage

  • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Florida, 1965
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Florida
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court


  • University of Florida College of Law, Gainesville, Florida
    • LL.B. - 1964
    • Honors: Phi Delta Phi
  • Florida State University , Tallahassee, Florida
    • B.S. - 1962

Honors and Awards

  • Martindale Hubbell AV Rated Attorney

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Okaloosa Walton Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • The Florida Bar
  • Academy & Florida Trial Lawyers
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America

Pro Bono Activities

  • Northwest Florida Legal Services