Whitney Untiedt has more than 14 years of legal experience in a wide range of areas, including complex civil litigation and appellate practice. At Freidin Brown, P.A., Whitney leads the firm’s national Whistleblower and Qui Tam practice, while also representing victims of medical malpractice and complex personal injuries throughout the state of Florida. Before joining the firm, Whitney was a partner and Director of Pro Bono Initiatives at an AmLaw 100 firm where she developed a national reputation for her work on behalf of nonprofit organizations and vulnerable clients facing complicated legal situations.
Whitney graduated with her B.A. from the College of William and Mary, where she received the prestigious James Monroe Scholarship, after which she worked as a writer and editor in New York City before attending law school. She attended the University of Florida Levin College of Law and received her J.D., cum laude, in 2005. During law school, Whitney served as President of the nationally-recognized Trial Team and was named a Fellow of the Center for Governmental Responsibility.
Since her admission to The Florida Bar, Whitney has spent more than a decade serving Floridians in difficult legal matters. After working as a public defender for many years, she developed a national practice representing nonprofit organizations and low-income clients facing complex legal situations. In 2016, she was named “Lawyer of the Year” for ensuring that Florida juveniles who had been unfairly sentenced received appropriate resentencing hearings. Whitney has successfully represented clients in appeals before the Florida Supreme Court and the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals.
As a leading member of dozens of professional organizations, including The Florida Bar, the National Juvenile Defender Center, and the National Institute for Trial Advocacy, Whitney is unparalleled in her commitment to strengthening the national legal community. She is also passionate about the environment, and volunteers regularly with Surfrider Florida, a grassroots organization dedicated to preserving Florida’s oceans.