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Robert L. Wyatt, IV

With over 30 years of experience, Bob Wyatt has been rated by Best Lawyers in America and Super Lawyers for more than 10 years as well as AV-Rated Martindale Hubbell for more than 20 years.

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Lawyer Of The Year

Mr. Wyatt’s practice is 95% criminal defense law, with a focus on both White Collar crimes and Non-White Collar (drugs, violence, etc.)  For the the 14th consecutive year, Bob has been named to both the Criminal Defense White Collar and Criminal Defense Non-White Collars lists in The Best Lawyers in America ® 2020 (Copyright by Woodward/White, Inc., of Aiken, S.C.).

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Best Lawyers in America honored Bob Wyatt in 2013, 2015 and 2020 as Oklahoma City’s Criminal Defense: NON-WHITE COLLAR Lawyer of the Year and in 2014 as Criminal Defense: WHITE COLLAR lawyer of the year.

For over 30 years Bob Wyatt has practiced law in Oklahoma with a focus on litigation–particularly criminal litigation. In 1995, Wyatt was commissioned Special Deputy Counsel to the Governor and in 2003, the Oklahoma Criminal Defense Lawyer’s Association recognized him as one of its “Champions of Liberty.” Mr. Wyatt has also been selected multiple times for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America, Oklahoma Super Lawyers, U.S. News Best Law Firms, among other professional recognition.Mr. Wyatt was appointed in 2012 and again in 2016 by the Chief Judge for the U.S. District Court of the Western District of Oklahoma to a three-year term on the Court’s Criminal Law Committee.  He was also appointed by the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals (Denver) to the merit selection committee reviewing the re-nomination and appointment of the Federal Public Defender for the Western District of Oklahoma.Mr. Wyatt was contracted by the Fraternal Order of Police for the defense of officers charged with crimes. He represented a police officer in Tulsa in the 2010 “police corruption” probe in federal court and through the FOP currently represents another officer charged in a state court matter. Mr. Wyatt has also been selected and appointed by the federal court to represent a State narcotics officer in a federal criminal matter.



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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, June 2000 – present. Bob Wyatt’s focus has been defense of the accused in criminal actions in state and federal courts in Oklahoma. Practice includes trials and appeals. Bob Wyatt is now licensed to practice in the federal courts in the Northern and Eastern Districts of Texas. That includes the E.D. federal courts in Beaumont, Lufkin, Marshall, Plano, Sherman, Texarkana, and Tyler areas; and the N.D. federal courts in Abilene, Amarillo, Dallas, Ft. Worth, Lubbock, San Angelo, and Wichita Falls areas. He is eligible for admission in Texas state courts and federal courts throughout the nation as needed.

Jones & Wyatt, Enid, Oklahoma, 1989-May 2000:

Stephen Jones (Enid) recruited Bob Wyatt from the University of Oklahoma College of Law to join his office in 1989; their association continued for almost 11 years. While in Enid, Bob represented Jones & Wyatt clients in civil litigation and complex commercial transactions, general criminal law, homicide, “white collar” crime, family law, administrative law, and appeals in Oklahoma and federal courts. Wyatt was commissioned or appointed as special deputy counsel to the Governor of Oklahoma, co-counsel to Timothy McVeigh, co-counsel to Phillips University, counsel to the Fire Civil Service Commission for the City of Enid, Oklahoma, counsel or co-counsel to several northwest Oklahoma public school districts, and was appointed to serve on the Oklahoma Bar Association’s Criminal Law Committee. While at Jones & Wyatt, Bob Wyatt contributed two chapters to the Criminal Procedure volumes of Vernon’s Oklahoma Forms 2d (West Group, 1999).

Prior Legal Experience, 1987-89:

During law school at OU, Mr. Wyatt served as a legal intern for the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation(1988-89) and as a law clerk to former OU law professor, Anita Hill (1987).


  • University of Oklahoma College of Law, Norman, Oklahoma, J.D. 1989
  • Southeastern Oklahoma State University, Durant, Oklahoma, B.S. 1986 summa cum laude
  • Honors: President, Pre-Law Club SOSU
  • Honors: President, Alpha Chi SOSU
  • Honors: President, President’s Club SOSU
  • Double Major: Business Administration & Economics

Bar Admissions

  • Oklahoma, 1989
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Oklahoma, 1990
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Oklahoma, 1991
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 8th Circuit, 1991
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 10th Circuit, 1991
  • Supreme Court of the United States of America, 1993
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Oklahoma, 2004
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Texas, 2010
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas, 2010

Other Affiliations

  • Criminal Law Committee, U.S. District Court, Western District of Oklahoma, 2012 – present (Member)
  • Oklahoma Criminal Defense Lawyers Association Board of Directors, 2010 – present (First Vice President)
  • Oklahoma Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, 1998 – present (Sustaining Member)
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, 1998 – present (Life Member)
  • Oklahoma Bar Association, 1989 – present
  • Oklahoma County Bar Association
  • Oklahoma County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • OBA Criminal Law Section
  • Luther Bohanon American Inn of Court XXIII (Oklahoma City) (Barrister) (Past Member)
  • National Institute for Trial Advocacy, diploma 1995
  • Phi Delta Phi (Past Member 1988-89)
  • Criminal Justice Act Panel Attorney (Member)

Past Positions

  • Jones & Wyatt (Enid, OK), Partner, 1989 – 2000
  • OSBI (Oklahoma City, OK), Intern, 1988 – 1989
  • Law Clerk to Professor Anita Hill, University of Oklahoma, College of Law (1988)

CJA Panel Attorneys

  • Criminal Justice Act Panel (Trials) W.D.  Oklahoma, 2000 – present
  • Criminal Justice Act Panel (Death Penalty) W.D. & N.D. Oklahoma, 1998 – present

Classes and Seminars Taught

  • Expungement Hodgepodge, Hodgepodge of Criminal Law Seminar – Tulsa County Bar Association, 2014
  • Expungements Unabridged, OCDLA Criminal Defense Institute (Tulsa), 2012
  • Special Guest Lecturer at the Advance Criminal Law Class, University of Oklahoma, College of Law, 2008
  • Special Guest Lecturer, Ethics Class, University of Oklahoma, College of Law, 2008
  • Cyber Crimes in State and Federal Courts & Technology and Security in the Modern Law Office, 2007
  • Applications of Forensic Psychology: MPD Redux, OCU Forensic Psychology Course, 2007
  • Oklahoma White Collar Crime, Oklahoma’s Multi-County Grand Jury: Its Operation in White Collar Cases, OBA Continuing Legal Education, 2006
  • Practical Application of the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, Oklahoma Bar Association Continuing Legal Education, 2004
  • Criminal Defense 101, OBA Continuing Legal Education, 2003
  • Applications of Forensic Psychology: A Lawyer’s Perspective in Child Abuse, OCU Forensic Psychology Course, 2003
  • Electronic Discovery, Luther Bohanan American Inn of Courts, 2002
  • Applications of Forensic Psychology: A Lawyer’s Perspective on Multiple Personality Disorder, OCU Forensic Psychology Course, 2002


  • Alpha Chi (1985-86)
  • Phi Delta Phi (1988-89)

Ancillary Businesses

  • Bury Your Past  (www.buryyourpast.com)


Honors & Publications


  • 2020, 2015 & 2013 LAWYER OF THE YEAR for Oklahoma City Criminal Defense Non-White Collar by Best Lawyers in America
  • 2014 LAWYER OF THE YEAR for Oklahoma City Criminal Defense White Collar by Best Lawyers in America
  • 2019 Super Lawyers Top 50 Lawyers in Oklahoma
  • Best Lawyers in America, 2007 – present
  • Oklahoma Super Lawyers, 2006 – present (since the inaugural edition)
  • OCDLA, Elected to Board of Directors, 2008 – 2014
  • U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Law Firms”, 2010 – present (since the inaugural edition) for white collar crime, non-white collar crime, and governmental investigationsOCDLA President’s Award (Internet Champion of Liberty), 2003
  • AV-Rated, Martindale Hubbell, 1998 – present
  • Commissioned Deputy Special Counsel to the Governor of Oklahoma, 1995

Mentioned In or Interviewed

  • National Law Journal, 2008 – Present
  • United States v. Migliaccio, U.S. Attorney’s Manual, § 912 “Falsity”
  • Katherine A. Lauer’ article in the ABA Litigation Section publication Defending Government Pharmaceutical Fraud Investigations: Assessing Strategic Options
  • S. Jones, Vernon’s Oklahoma Forms, 2d: Criminal Law Practice & Procedure, (West 1999)
  • S. Jones & P. Israel, OTHERS UNKOWN: The Oklahoma City Bombing and Conspiracy, 1998
  • J.F. Kelly & P. Wearne, TAINTING EVIDENCE, Inside the Scandals at the FBI Crime Lab, 1998
  • Who’s Who in the World ® (Marquis)
  • Who’s Who in America ® (Marquis)
  • Who’s Who in the South & Southwest ® (Marquis)
  • Who’s Who in American Law
  • Best’s Directory of Recommended Insurance Attorneys and Adjusters (Oldwick, New Jersey: A.M. Best Company, 1990 – 2000
  • Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory ® (Reed Publishing and Reed Elsevier, Inc.), 1990 – 2013


  • Vernon’s Forms Oklahoma Criminal Law (Chapters 7 & 30), West, 1999
  • Expungements Unabridged, OCDLA Criminal Defense Institute (Tulsa) (2012)

Representative Cases

  • United States v. DeLia, 906 F.3d 1212 (10th Cir. 2018)
  • United States v. Hunt, 456 F.3d 1255 (10th Cir. 2006)
  • Welch v. Sirmons, 451 F.3d 675 (10th Cir. 2006)
  • United States v. Williams, 403 F.3d 1203 (10th Cir. 2005)
  • United States v. Dazey, et al, 403 F.3d 1147, 66 Fed. R. Evid. Serv. 1194 (10th Cir. 2005)
  • Fisher v. Senate of Oklahoma, 107 P.3d 556, 2004 OK 76 (Okla. 2004)
  • United States v. McVeigh, 955 F.Supp. 1278 (D. Colo 1997)
  • United States v. McVeigh, 954 F.Supp. 1441 (D. Colo. 1997)
  • United States v. McVeigh, 940 F.Supp. 1571 (D.Colo. 1996)
  • United States v. McVeigh, 918 F.Supp. 1467 (W.D. Okla. 1996)
  • United States v. Avery, 34 F.3d 1517 (10th Cir. 1994)
  • United States v. Migliaccio, 34 F.3d 1517 (10th Cir. 1994)
  • State ex rel Dept. of Public Safety v. 1988 Chevrolet Pickup, 852 P.2d 786 (Okla. App. 1993)
  • Good v. Majors, 832 P.2d 420 (Okla. 1992)
  • United States v. Madia, 95 F.2d 538 (8th Cir. 1992)
  • United States v. Custodian of Records Southwestern Fertility Center, 743 F.Supp. 783 (W.D. Okla. 1990)
  • Creason v. Hon. Richard Perry, 801 P.2d 715 (Okla. 1990)

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