Taft, Oklahoma Criminal Lawyers

Matthew Ryan Price
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Muskogee, OK Criminal Law Lawyer with 3 years experience
(918) 683-0309 330 N. 4TH STREET
Muskogee, OK 74401
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Divorce and Family
University of Oklahoma College of Law
Matthew R. Price is an attorney in Muskogee and partner at Hammons & Price, PLLC. He represents clients in criminal defense and family law. Mr. Price served as an Assistant District Attorney in Muskogee County from January of 2016 through December of 2017.

Mr. Price earned his Bachelor's Degree in Social Studies Education from Northeastern State University in May 2012. He received his Juris Doctor from the OU College of Law in May 2015.

Mr. Price is admitted to practice law in the courts of the state of Oklahoma, the United States District Court for Eastern District of Oklahoma, the United...
Darrell G. Shepherd
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Wagoner, OK Criminal Law Lawyer with 32 years experience
(918) 485-0002 320 East Cherokee Street
Wagoner, OK 74467
Criminal, Estate Planning, Personal Injury and Probate
University of Tulsa College of Law
More than 30 years experience, including 24 years as a District Court Judge, 8 years as a criminal prosecutor, and a special appointment by the Governor of Oklahoma to serve on the Emergency Appellate Division of the Court of Criminal Appeals.
Richard Loy Gray Jr.
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Wagoner, OK Criminal Law Lawyer with 23 years experience
(918) 485-2889 Joe D. Adair & Associates, P.C.
322 East Cherokee
Wagoner, OK 74467
Criminal, Collections, Family and Personal Injury
Andrea Brown
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Tulsa, OK Criminal Law Lawyer with 12 years experience
(918) 625-1098 2021 South Lewis Avenue
Suite 520
Tulsa, OK 74104
Criminal and Juvenile
Southern Methodist University
Andrea was born and raised in Tulsa. Her family has deep roots in Tulsa. After high school, Andrea ventured to Texas for a change of scenery and a new adventure. She graduated magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Southern Methodist University with Honors and Distinction in Literature and Business. After college she stayed in Dallas at SMU for law school, graduating in 2006 with her Juris Doctor.

Andrea served as an Assistant District Attorney from 2007 until 2018. Originally specializing in Intimate Partner Violence, Andrea later focused exclusively on Crimes Against Children. ...
Stephen LeRoy Cale
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Tulsa, OK Criminal Law Attorney with 20 years experience
(918) 277-4800 624 S. Denver Ave.
Suite 300
Tulsa, OK 74119
Free ConsultationCriminal, Appeals, Cannabis Law and DUI
Regent University School of Law
I have 20 years of experience and dedicate my practice to criminal defense and medical marijuana law. I've been featured in The Oklahoman and KOKH Fox 25. I'm part of the Oklahoma Criminal Defense Lawyer's Association, the Legal Committee for the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML). and admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of the United States.

My law practice is different than many others because it's dedicated solely to criminal and asset forfeiture defense. I'm not spread out with multiple areas of practice. So, you'll have an attorney who has a focus on criminal defense....
Clint James
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(918) 594-0000 525 S. Main Street
Suite 535
Tulsa, OK 74103
Tulsa, OK Criminal Law Lawyer with 6 years experience
Criminal, DUI and Personal Injury
University of Tulsa College of Law
Clint James is part of the Wyatt Law Office. He started his career in Tulsa with a criminal defense and civil rights law firm and later became a partner in a full-service law firm in Tulsa. While in law school at the Tulsa University, he worked as a legal intern/law clerk for a number of prominent lawyers including Tom Seymour (Tulsa), Stephen Jones (Jones, Otjen & Davis in Enid), The Zurawik Firm (Tulsa) and Bob Wyatt (Oklahoma City). He also worked as a runner and staffer while in high school and college for the Law Office Szlichta & Ramsey...
Lee F Berlin
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(918) 384-0850 8516 E. 101st Street
Suite A
Tulsa, OK 74133
Tulsa, OK Criminal Law Lawyer with 18 years experience
Criminal
University of Oklahoma, College of Law
For an aggressive and experienced sex crime attorney, contact Lee F. Berlin for your case to get the best results today!
Aaron Bundy
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Tulsa, OK Criminal Law Attorney with 12 years experience
(855) 208-3687 2509 East 21st Street
Tulsa, OK 74114
Criminal, Divorce, Family and Personal Injury
University of Tulsa College of Law
I am a trial lawyer from Sapulpa, Oklahoma. My practice is devoted to providing the best representation and advocacy for my clients in and out of the courtroom. I work with clients to resolve important matters privately and by agreement when possible. When the other side is unreasonable or will not agree, I have the training and trial experience to provide skilled advocacy and representation in court for my clients.
I am a certified fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers.
Rated by Super Lawyers® - Rated AV Preeminent® by Martindale-Hubbell - Rated Superb 10.0 by Avvo
Edward G Lindsey
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Tulsa, OK Criminal Law Attorney with 26 years experience
(918) 587-0097 427 South Boston Ave
Suite 922
Tulsa, OK 74103
Free ConsultationCriminal, Family, Foreclosure Defense and White Collar Crime
University of Tulsa College of Law, Universidad de Madrid, Colegio de San Pablo and Aberdeen University, Aberdeen, Scotland UK
I am an attorney engaged in diverse litigation practice concentrating in criminal defense, family, personal injury, professional malpractice, lender liability and bad faith law. I am also a certified family law mediator. Life experience matters - In addition to private practice, I serve as a Visiting Assistant Professor at Oklahoma State University. I designed curriculum for two courses, “Business Ethics and the Law” and “White Collar Criminal Law.” When not practicing law or teaching, I spend time with my family. I have found that life experiences as an attorney, university professor and coach, husband, parent, and business owner...
Robert L. Wyatt IV
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(918) 594-0000 Park Centre Building
525 S. Main St., Ste. 535
Tulsa, OK 74103
Free ConsultationTulsa, OK Criminal Law Attorney with 29 years experience
Criminal, DUI and White Collar Crime
University of Oklahoma College of Law
WHEN CHARGED WITH A SERIOUS CRIME (drugs, white collar, sex, or violence), you need someone with experience. You need someone who will listen; someone who will tell your story. You need someone who is not afraid to go to trial. You need someone who takes your case personally and treats you individually. We may have tried dozens of similar cases, but every case is still different. We focus on finding unique defenses and solutions. We understand that you hire us to get results, and that is our intention. Our reputations are built on integrity, trust, and just plain hard...
Gary Johnston Dean
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Pryor, OK Criminal Law Attorney with 53 years experience
(918) 373-4055 208 S. Vann St.
Pryor, OK 74361-5216
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Divorce and Family
University of Oklahoma College of Law
Upon graduation from the University of Oklahoma College of Law in July 1966, I moved to Pryor, Oklahoma, as an Associate of well known and famous trial lawyer, Tony Jack Lyons. We soon became partners. We had a LOT of Criminal Business, and I assisted in, or tried about 39 homicide cases. Only had one client receive prison time, and that was for a very minimal sentance. I personally tried what is believed the first Murder case in Oklahoma, with a defense of "Extreme Domestic Violence". My client shot her husband to death with a shotgun, in front...
Charles Joseph Kania
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(918) 743-2233 5319 S Lewis Ave. Ste. 120
Tulsa, OK 74105
Free ConsultationTulsa, OK Criminal Law Attorney with 14 years experience
Criminal, Bankruptcy, DUI and Traffic Tickets
University of Tulsa College of Law
Our Law Firm practices Bankruptcy, Family, Criminal, Personal injury and Workers Compensation law. We practice in all Federal and District Courts in Oklahoma
Anna Hanson
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Tulsa, OK Criminal Law Attorney with 9 years experience
(918) 409-0634 4527 E. 91st St
Tulsa, OK 74173
Free ConsultationCriminal, Bankruptcy, DUI and Divorce
Anna Hanson went to Law School at the University of Arkansas School Of Law. She graduated in 2010 and has been practicing Law in Tulsa every since. When she was in Law School she was awarded the Hispanic National Bar Foundation's Public Interest Fellowship in 2009. She also received the University of Arkansas School of Law Public Interest Fellowship in 2008. She has been very active in the Tulsa, Oklahoma legal scene since she founded Hanson & Hanson Law firm in 2010.

Hanson & Hanson Law Firm serves individuals in the Tulsa, Oklahoma region seeking legal help for bankruptcy, family...
Kevin Duane Adams
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Tulsa, OK Criminal Law Attorney with 18 years experience
(918) 512-1313 417 West 7th Street, Suite 202
Tulsa, OK 74119
Criminal
University of Tulsa College of Law
I understand what it is like to struggle. I grew up poor and I have worked for everything that I have. My father was a steel worker and my grandfather was a sharecropper. Growing up I did not know anyone that had been to college, much less law school. Growing up I didn't think that a poor kid such as myself could even be a lawyer. A Sunday school teacher was the first person that suggested to me that I could be lawyer, that Sunday school teacher's confidence in me changed the course of my life.

I was born and raised...
Joseph Michael Norwood
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Tulsa, OK Criminal Law Attorney with 16 years experience
(918) 582-6464 1717 S Cheyenne Ave
Tulsa, OK 74119
Free ConsultationCriminal, Civil Rights, DUI and Personal Injury
University of Tulsa College of Law
I am proud to represent people who have been injured, wrongfully lost money or employment, a victim of a civil rights violation or charged with a criminal offense or DUI in Tulsa, Oklahoma. I have built my legal philosophy around the idea that all people should have an avenue to justice when injured or lost money due to the wringful act of another and that the criminal justice system only protects the right of citizens when people charged with crimes are afforded the representation necessary to zealously protect their rights and freedom. I have represented blue collar workers, business professionals,...
Donald J. Slaughter
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Tulsa, OK Criminal Law Lawyer with 6 years experience
(918) 282-5945 10026 South Mingo Road, Suite A-252
Tulsa, OK 74133
Free ConsultationCriminal, Business, Consumer and DUI
University of Tulsa College of Law
Donald Slaughter is a graduate of the University of Tulsa College of Law. He is licensed to practice law in all Oklahoma state courts, the United States District Court for the Northern District of Oklahoma, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit. If you need to establish a legal entity for a business, need to have a contract drafted, or are having a dispute that requires the skills and expertise of an attorney, contact Donald Slaughter immediately. Criminal defense representation and complex civil litigation, if you have a case, Donald Slaughter will advocate zealously to protect...
Logan Michael Jones
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Tulsa, OK Criminal Law Lawyer with 8 years experience
(855) 525-2999 616 South Boston Avenue
2nd Floor
Tulsa, OK 74119
Free ConsultationCriminal, Cannabis Law, Nursing Home and Products Liability
University of Tulsa College of Law
Logan was born in Los Angeles, California and was raised on a farm in Utah. At an early age, Logan learned the value of hard work by performing chores on a dairy farm and, together with his brothers, delivering the regional daily newspaper to subscribers in their hometown. At 19, Logan served a two-year mission for the Church Of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Italy where he learned to speak, write, and read Italian – an ability he still has today. Logan went on to earn a degree in Accounting at the University Of...
Deborah Perdue
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Tulsa, OK Criminal Law Lawyer with 5 years experience
(918) 641-4533 406 S Boulder Ave SW Mezzanine
Tulsa, OK 74103
Free ConsultationCriminal, Divorce, Family and Traffic Tickets
University of Tulsa
Sometimes life takes an unexpected turn. Whether you're fighting for custody of your children, going through a divorce, or facing criminal charges, it is normal to be afraid, anxious, and depressed. You need an aggressive advocate who will fight for your best interests. Let me be your advocate. I am passionate about my job, and I care about my clients. Together we will get you through this unexpected turn and get your life back on track.
Kirsten Ingrid Bernhardt
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Tulsa, OK Criminal Law Attorney with 32 years experience
(918) 582-0982 401 S Boston Ste 500
Tulsa, OK 74037
Criminal, Business, Divorce and Elder
University of Oklahoma College of Law
Doak Willis
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Tahlequah, OK Criminal Law Lawyer with 39 years experience
(918) 456-1304 400 S. Muskogee Ave.
Tahlequah, OK 74464
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Family and Traffic Tickets
University of Tulsa College of Law
Doak is a trial attorney who has experience helping clients to successfully resolve their legal problems. Early in his career he left the private practice and joined the District Attorneys staff where he served as the First Assistant District Attorney for Wagoner, Cherokee, Adair, and Sequoyah Counties. Doak re-entered private practice after his public service and represents clients on a wide range of legal issues from family law, criminal law,probates, real estate transactions, and other business issues to name a few. Doak has tried numerous cases before Juries involving both criminal and civil issues. He has successfully represented...
Kyle Henry Broham
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Tulsa, OK Criminal Law Attorney with 18 years experience
(918) 384-0850 8516 E. 101st Street
Suite A
Tulsa, OK 74133
Criminal and Domestic Violence
Oklahoma State University - Stillwater and University of Tulsa
A Tulsa Lawyer who has dedicated his practice of law exclusively to those charged with Domestic Assault and Battery. At the Berlin Law Firm we each do one thing and do it well. In fact, our motto is we are "Masters of One". If you are accused of Domestic Assault and Battery there is a lot at stake. Don't settle for less! There are two sides to every story and things may not always be as they seem. Domestic Abuse arrest, charges, and convictions have dire consequences. People charged with these serious offenses need knowledgeable and experienced legal representation to...
David Mitchell Garrett Jr
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Tulsa, OK Criminal Law Lawyer with 13 years experience
(888) 658-8892 STE 825
Tulsa, OK 74103
Free ConsultationCriminal, Bankruptcy, Civil Rights and Insurance Claims
University of Tulsa
Denis Maurice Faubert
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Tulsa, OK Criminal Law Lawyer with 12 years experience
(918) 688-8625 3856 S Cincinnati Ave
Tulsa, OK 74105
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Family and Traffic Tickets
Florida Coastal School of Law
I earned my Bachelor of Science Degree with a double major from Florida State University in Tallahassee in 1995 and Graduated law school at Florida Coastal School of Law in Jacksonville in 2000. I practice in North East Oklahoma, Tulsa, Creek, Wagoner, Rogers, Muskogee, Okmulgee counties.
Stephen W. Lee
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Tulsa, OK Criminal Law Attorney with 12 years experience
115 W. 3rd Street
Suite 406
Tulsa, OK 74103
Criminal
University of Tulsa College of Law

Oklahoma criminal lawyer Stephen W. Lee is experienced, aggressive and effective when defending his clients. Whether the crime is a felony, misdemeanor or DUI it can be devastating not only the person charged but also for family, friends and loved ones.

If you or a loved one has been charged with a crime, or is under investigation, contact criminal attorney Stephen W. Lee immediately to protect your rights. He will provide valuable assistance in defending you in Tulsa Municipal Court, Tulsa County Court, and other courts throughout the state of Oklahoma.

Remember, NEVER speak to the police without an attorney!
Dan Nunley
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Tulsa, OK Criminal Law Lawyer with 24 years experience
(918) 446-6200 406 S. Boulder Ave.
SW Mezzanine
Tulsa, OK 74103
Free ConsultationCriminal, Bankruptcy, DUI and Divorce
University of Tulsa College of Law
Mark Cagle
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Tulsa, OK Criminal Law Lawyer with 12 years experience
(918) 381-0020 115 w 3rd st.
Suite 407
Tulsa, OK 74103
Free ConsultationCriminal
University of Tulsa College of Law
I'm an experience criminal defense attorney who focuses his practice on violent offenses. I will aggressively defend your rights and seek to get the best outcome possible.
John S. Nobles
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Sapulpa, OK Criminal Law Lawyer with 6 years experience
(918) 706-7180 404 E. Dewey Ave., Ste. 100
Sapulpa, OK 74066
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Personal Injury and Traffic Tickets
University of Tulsa College of Law
Michael Stephen Jones
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Tulsa, OK Criminal Law Lawyer with 25 years experience
(918) 770-8339 5109 S Wheeling Ave., Suite 100
Tulsa, OK 74105
Free ConsultationCriminal, Business, Estate Planning and IP
David Alan Guten
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Tulsa, OK Criminal Law Attorney with 15 years experience
(918) 921-7376 1825 East 15th Street
Tulsa, OK 74104
Criminal, Arbitration & Mediation, Business and Employment
University of Tulsa College of Law
Born: Tulsa, Oklahoma
Oklahoma City University, B.S. 2000
University of Tulsa, College of Law, 2003
Admitted to practice, 2004
Licensed to practice:
All Oklahoma State Courts
Northern District of Oklahoma
Western District of Oklahoma
Air Force Court of Criminal Appeals
United States Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces
Judge Advocate General Corps, US Air Force, Oklahoma Air National Guard
Bruce Edge
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Tulsa, OK Criminal Law Attorney
(918) 582-6333 201 w. 5th street, suite 550
Tulsa, OK 74103
Criminal and DUI
Carlos Lemond Williams
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Tulsa, OK Criminal Law Lawyer
(866) 209-1868 616 S Boston Ave
Suite 404
Tulsa, OK 741119
Criminal, DUI, Divorce and Immigration
The Law Office of Carlos L. Williams is a full service law firm in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Our firm handles criminal defense, immigration, and personal injury cases. Attorney Carlos Williams is an experienced Tulsa lawyer, with over a decade of experience in Oklahoma courts. We pride our firm on treating each legal matter as if it were our own. We offer free consultations and payment plans suitable for all needs. Contact our office today at (918) 582-9LAW(9529) or toll-free at (866)209-1868.
Chad A. Greer
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Tulsa, OK Criminal Law Attorney with 24 years experience
(918) 430-4596 3701-A South Harvard
#106
Tulsa, OK 74105-2282
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Personal Injury and Workers' Comp
University of Tulsa
I am a former Assistant District Attorney and Assistant United States Attorney who specializes in defending and obtaining justice for those innocently and unlawfully accused of crimes.
Tracy Tiernan
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Tulsa, OK Criminal Law Lawyer with 28 years experience
(918) 587-7377 320 S Boston Ave #1130
Tulsa, OK 74103
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Divorce and Family
University of Tulsa College of Law
Get a seasoned Trial Attorney to represent you in your time of need. I have been representing Oklahomans for more than 27 years who have been hurt in Car Wrecks, Semi Trucking Collisions, and Workers' Compensation (or on the job) Injuries. I also handle both misdemeanor and serious felony Criminal Defense cases as well as Divorce and Child Custody matters.
Kirsten L. Palfreyman
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Tulsa, OK Criminal Law Lawyer with 7 years experience
(918) 582-5444 1408 S. Denver Ave.
Tulsa, OK 74119
Free ConsultationCriminal, Appeals, Civil Rights and Personal Injury
University of Tulsa College of Law
James Latham Cosby
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Tahlequah, OK Criminal Law Attorney with 16 years experience
(918) 458-0069 218 S Muskogee Ave
Tahlequah, OK 74464
Criminal, Appeals, Arbitration & Mediation and DUI
At the Cosby Law Firm, PLLC, in Tahlequah, Oklahoma, we are dedicated to serving our clients with professionalism, integrity and a high degree of quality. We have guided our clients through the Oklahoma legal system for more than 10 years. We will take the time to understand your goals and work hard to achieve them. Our firm practices in Federal, State, Cherokee Nation and City courts.

If you have a legal problem call 918-458-0069 or contact us online to schedule a free initial consultation.
Jerry Dean Lundy
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Broken Arrow, OK Criminal Law Attorney with 23 years experience
(918) 258-9977 119 West Broadway Avenue
Broken Arrow, OK 74012
Criminal, Bankruptcy and Estate Planning
University of Tulsa College of Law
Jerry D. Lundy, is a sole practitioner who has been practicing law in Tulsa and Broken Arrow since 1995. Jerry grew up in Broken Arrow, graduating from Broken Arrow High School in 1987. He attended York College, York, NE earning Associates degrees in Arts and in Sciences (With Honors). He received his Bachelor of Arts degree (Cum Laude) from Missouri Southern State College (now University) and was awarded the Political Science Major/Graduate of the Year. He then earned his Juris Doctorate degree from the University of Tulsa, School of Law.

Working with Mr. C.W. Hack, Jerry...
Debbie Sue Meyer Johnson
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Okmulgee, OK Criminal Law Attorney with 19 years experience
(918) 758-1363 311 W. 7th
Okmulgee, OK 74447
Free ConsultationCriminal, Juvenile and Native American
University of Oklahoma College of Law
Jason Scott Gregory
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Tulsa, OK Criminal Law Lawyer with 13 years experience
(918) 551-8997 406 S. Boulder, Suite 455
Tulsa, OK 74103
Free ConsultationCriminal and Bankruptcy
University of Tulsa
Mr. Gregory graduated with a Bachelor of Business Administration Finance degree in 2001. After graduation, Mr. Gregory enjoyed work as a Financial Analyst for American Airlines and as a Field Auditor for Transamerica. While Mr. Gregory enjoyed being employed in the Financial field, Mr. Gregory believed he had a different calling in life to practice law. Mr. Gregory was admitted to the University of Tulsa College of Law in 2003, and graduated in only 2 ½ years (the fastest a student is permitted to graduate from law school). During his time in law school, Mr. Gregory...
Mr. Rob V Henson
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Tulsa, OK Criminal Law Lawyer with 11 years experience
(918) 551-8995 406 S. Boulder Ave., Suite 400
Tulsa, OK 74103
Free ConsultationCriminal and DUI
University of Tulsa College of Law
The Henson Law Firm provides aggressive, effective, and professional criminal defense representation to every one of its clients. The firm is dedicated to achieving the best possible result in every case because we are committed to YOU and we will give YOUR case the individual attention it requires. We generally do not have more than 10-15 clients at one time. This allows us to devote our time and attention to your case. We believe that by limiting the number of clients that we accept, we are able to provide you with better representation and give you...
Kathleen Marie Egan
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Tulsa, OK Criminal Law Attorney with 11 years experience
(918) 208-0129 2509 E. 21st Street
Tulsa, OK 74114
Criminal, Family and Personal Injury
Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center
Kathleen M. Egan is an Associate Attorney at the Tulsa law firm of Bundy Law Office. Licensed to practice law in New York, Connecticut, and Oklahoma, Katie brings with her 10 years of experience working on both high-asset family law cases and high-stakes personal injury cases. Together, with her valuable experience, Katie’s attention to detail and strong research and writing skills make her an invaluable part of Bundy Law Firm’s trial team.

Katie has a demonstrated passion of giving back to the community. She assisted the New Orleans Public Defender’s office with criminal law matters following Hurricane Katrina...
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Criminal law addresses the government's prosecution of individuals who have been accused of committing a crime. Such laws may be federal, state, or local. The prosecution represents the people of a particular jurisdiction, and acts on behalf of the government by bringing a case against an accused. Under the U.S. Constitution, a person accused of a crime may have the right to a criminal defense attorney during interrogations and certain other times before and during a trial.

Whether you are under police investigation, have been arrested, or are facing charges, having an advocate familiar with the criminal justice system.

Most jurisdictions classify crimes as felonies or misdemeanors, with felonies being the more serious offenses with the possibility of more severe sentences. Some criminal lawyers focus on a specific area of criminal defense law, such as white-collar crime, drug offenses, theft crimes, or violent crimes. You should consult with a criminal defense lawyer early on in the process to preserve options, such as diversion programs or plea bargains.

When hiring a criminal defense attorney, you should evaluate the experience and fee structure of the attorney. Some offer a free consultation to discuss your case.


Accomplice liability: If a person aids, assists, or encourages another in the commission of a crime, they are criminally liable as an accomplice to the crime.

Self-defense: The claim that an act otherwise criminal was legally justifiable because it was necessary to protect a person or property from the threat or action of another.