• Recipient of the Tulsa County Bar Association “Golden Rule Award” – 1996
  • Recipient of the Tulsa County Bar Association “President’s Award” – 1999
  • Recipient of the Oklahoma Bar Association “Earl Sneed Award” – 1999
  • ​Recipient of the Oklahoma Criminal Defense Lawyers “Lord Erskine Award” – 2005
  • Martindale-Hubbell “AV" Peer Review Rating
  • Oklahoma Super Lawyers
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • ​Best Law Firms in Oklahoma 2015-2016 ( As published in U.S. News and World report)
  • Speaker/Moderator – Hodgepodge of Criminal Law Nuggets (1992 – Present)
  • Lecturer on Criminal Law and Trial Tactics for various CLE and Bar Groups
  • State of Oklahoma, 1971 
  • U.S. District Court, Northern, Western, and Eastern Districts of Oklahoma 
  • Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • ​​U.S. Supreme Court


Recognition and Awards:
  • Private practice, with areas of concentration in criminal defense and complex litigation 
  • ​​Oklahoma House of Representatives, 1974 – 1980
  • Chief Public Defender Tulsa County, Oklahoma 1972-74
  • Federal Defender Northern & Eastern Districts’ of Oklahoma 2001-2006


Lecturer/Panel Member:
Professional Associations:

Admitted to Practice:

  • Tulsa County Bar Association (Board of Directors)
  • Former President Tulsa County Bar Association
  • Oklahoma Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • Former Director, Oklahoma Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • ​​Member, Oklahoma Sentencing Commission(2006 – 2008)
  • Former Board Member, Oklahoma Indigent Defense System
  • National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws
  • Tulsa County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • Oklahoma Bar Association​ Vice President 2016
  • Former Chair, OBA Criminal Law Committee
  • ​Former President, Northern-Eastern District Chapter Federal Bar Association
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • U.S. Army, Special Forces (1966-1968)
  • Member:  Special Forces Association
  • Member Special Operations Association
Criminal law Defense attorney
  • University of Oklahoma (B.A., 1966)
  • University of Tulsa (J.D.,1971)
  • University of Arkansas (L.L.M., 1982)

Paul Brunton