Reggie Whitten is Co-Founder of the Whitten Burrage Law Firm. In 2013, Reggie was inducted into the Oklahoma Hall of Fame, and in 2015, the University of Oklahoma inducted him into the Law School Hall of Fame, the Order of the Owl, and later that year, presented Reggie with an honorary Doctoral Degree for his contributions to the university, state and nation. In addition, Reggie has been inducted into the prestigious fellowship of the American College of Trial Lawyers, which is considered to be the top 1% of lawyers nationally.
Reggie is an adjunct professor at the Oklahoma State University College of Osteopathic Medicine. He has been lecturing there on the subject of addiction since 2010.
Reggie has been the recipient of many honors, including the Journal Record Leadership in Law, Oklahoma Association of Justice Tommy D. Frasier Award, and the Oklahoma Bar Association Trailblazer Award. In 2019, Reggie received the inaugural Melvin Moran Humanitarian Award from the Jasmine Moran Children’s Museum.
In 2004, Reggie co-founded the Whitten-Newman Foundation in memory of his eldest son, Brandon, who passed away in 2002 as a result of a traffic accident caused by alcohol and prescription drug abuse. In 2010, he founded F.A.T.E. (Fighting Addiction Through Education), and he has spoken to more than 20,000 high school and college students throughout Oklahoma about the dangers of addiction and substance abuse. Reggie produced Killing Pain, a docuseries about the Opioid Epidemic in Oklahoma.
In partnership with the Sam Noble Museum of Natural History, Reggie’s family foundation co-founded the ExplorOlogy and Native Explorers educational programs which has impacted over 50,000 young people in Oklahoma. His family foundation is also the leading supporter of Sister Rosemary Nyirumbe, of Gulu, Uganda, a CNN Hero and TIME 100 Most Influential Award recipient and the first Veritis Splendor laureate, in honor of Saint John Paul II.