Criminal Defense Lawyer in Okaloosa County
Accomplished Defense Attorneys To Defend Your Rights

undefinedAttorney J. LaDon Dewrell

Backed by 45 Years and Ready to Protect Your Rights

As an AV Preeminent Attorney rated by Martindale-Hubbell®, Don Dewrell has been practicing criminal defense law for over 45 years. In that time, he has defended many high profile criminal cases in both Federal and State Courts throughout the Florida Panhandle.

In his distinguished career, Mr. Dewrell has easily tried hundreds of cases to verdict and represented thousands of clients. His reputation as a skilled and effective lawyer is well known throughout Okaloosa, Santa Rosa, and Walton Counties.

Types of Cases Attorney Dewrell Handles

Mr. Dewrell vigorously defends the rights of his clients in cases involving:

  • DUI
  • BUI
  • Burglary
  • Robbery
  • Drug possession
  • Drug sale
  • Drug trafficking
  • Domestic violence
  • Assault and battery
  • Homicide
  • Manslaughter
  • Vehicular homicide
  • Misdemeanors
  • Felonies
  • Expungements and sealings
  • Probation violations

To secure the legal representation of the Okaloosa County criminal defense lawyer, call (850) 629-7163 or contact us online.

Practice Area

  • Criminal Defense

Litigation Percentage

  • 100% Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Florida, 1965
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • The Northern District of Florida of the United States District Court
  • The Eleventh Circuit of the United States Court of Appeals
  • The United States 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

Representative Cases

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


  • Martindale-Hubbell, Peer Rated 2020
  • Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers
  • AV Preeminent 2012 Bar Register of Preeminent Women Lawyers
  • AV Preeminent - Highest Possible Rating - Dewrell
  • Dewrell 35 Years Martindale Hubbell
  • Ashley Smith Herndon - AV Preeminent for 5 Years