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, Order of the Owl, and later that year, awarded Reggie an honorary doctorate degree. His contribution to the university, state and nation. Reggie was the lead attorney representing the state of Oklahoma in the country’s first lawsuit against the “Big Pharma” on the opioid epidemic.
In 2004, Reggie co-founded the Whitten-Newman Family Foundation in memory of his eldest son, Brandon, who died in a car accident in 2002 due to alcohol and prescription drug use disorders. In 2010, he co-founded his FATE (Fighting Addiction Through Education) and he has spoken to more than 27,500 high school and college students across Oklahoma about the dangers of addiction. Reggie co-produced Killing Pain, a documentary about the Oklahoma opioid epidemic. In 2020, Killing Pain won his three Emmy Awards.
Reggie was one of the driving forces behind the creation of the Center for Health and Recovery at Oklahoma State University, a major new prevention and treatment center for Oklahomans based at the OSU College of Medicine and the National Addiction Research Institute. and the General Counsel of the Center for Therapeutic Foundation. and its beneficiary, the National Center for Health Recovery. In addition, Reggie is Adjunct Professor of Osteopathic Medicine at Oklahoma State University. He has been lecturing there on the topic of addiction since 2010.
Reggie is the co-founder of the Arcadia Trails Center for Addiction and Recovery, a state-of-the-art addiction treatment hospital in Edmond, Oklahoma.
Reggie has received many honors for her work in educating the public about addiction, including Teen Recovery Solutions’ Prevention of the Year Award, Oklahoma Citizen Advocates for Recovery & Treatment Association’s Lifetime Achievement Award, and Peaceful Family Oklahoma’s Courage to Heal Out. is receiving She received the Loud Voice Award, and the inaugural Melvin Moran Humanitarian Award from the Jasmine Moran Children’s Museum.
Reggie serves on the boards of several non-profit organizations.