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 Since 1988
Career Highlight

Over 125 Criminal jury trails and seven civil jury trials.

Member, Civil Procedure and Evidence Code Committee, Oklahoma Bar Associations. term expired. December 31, 2013

Member, Bench and Bar Committee, Oklahoma Bar Association. Term expired December 14, 2014.

AV Preeminent rating by Martindale-Hubbell on October 29, 1993 in first year of being eligible for rating and have been continuously rated AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell since 1993.

Fellow, Oklahoma Bar Foundation, 1997 to present

Live On-Camera Legal Analyst, KFOR-TV, OKlahoma City, OK. May 2011 to Present.

Named a "Super Lawyer" in Oklahoma in the area of criminal defense law for 2008. (Selection based on top five percent of attorneys)

June 1989 graduate of the National Insitute for Trail Advocacy held at Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas.


Better than 70% acquittal rate in criminal jury trials.

Represented the accused in more than 1000 preliminary hearings.

Handled more than 100 Murder in the First Degree cases.

Lead attorney in five death penalty cases.

Petitioned the Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals and the Supreme Court of Oklahoma for extraordinary relief from district court rulings more than ten times.

Petitioned the United States Supreme Court for the Writ of Certiorari in Termaine Williams v. Oklahoma. February 2010. 

Represented more than 3000 persons accused of felony offenses.

Former member of the First Amendment Lawyers' Association.

Represented defendants in more than 300 civil lawsuits.

Represented plaintiffs in more than 75 civil lawsuits.

Taken and/or defended more thatn 500 civil depositions.

Represented more than thirty criminal defendandts in Federal District Court.

Represented more than twenty civil defendants in Federal Distric Court.

Tried one case before the trial panel of the Oklahoma Bar Association, resulting in an acquittal for the lawyer accused.

Succeeded in quashing a grand jury emplanelment in Greer County, Oklahoma

Successful representation of Police Officers, a District Court Judge, a District Attorney, City Council members, a Town Trustee and a United States Secret Service Agent in civil proceedings.

2002 graduate of the Gerry Spence death penalty seminar in DeBois, Wyoming.

Given Oral Argument before the Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals and the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals.





Jury trial aquittals on charges of: Murder in the First Degree, Arson in the First Degree, Discharing a Firearm with the Intent to Kill, Assualt with a Deadly Weapon, Rape in the First Degree, Burglary in the First Degree, Manuafacturing a Controlled Dangerous Substance, Driving Unders the Influence of Alcohol (felony and misdemeanor), Drug Possession, Drug Possession with Intent to Distribute, Acquiring and Concealing Drug Proceeds, Sex Crimes, Assualt and Battery with a Dangerous Weapon, Felony Assault and Battery on a Police Officer, Assault and Battery on an EMSA emplyee, Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle, Kidnapping for the Purpose of Extortion, Maiming, Aggravated Assault and Battery, Pointing a Firearm, Armed Robbery, Possession of a Drug Percursor Without a Permit, Drug Trafficking, Conspiracy, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Possession of a Controlled Dangerous Substance Within 2000 feet of a School, Shoplifting, Unlawful Inference with a 911 Call, Misdemeanor Assault and Battery, Alcohol Sales Violations, Resisting a Peace Officer, Maintaining a Dwelling House Where Drugs are Kept, Possession of a Firearm after former conviction of a felony, Public Drunkenness and Domestic Assault and Battery Case.