Attorney Clint James
Super Lawyers’ Rising Star – 2015 & 2017-2021.
60% Criminal Defense. 20% Criminal Record Expungement. 20% Civil Rights Cases.
Your future is our business.
Wyatt Law Office
Tulsa, Oklahoma, November 2017-present
Clint James’ focus has been defense of the accused in criminal actions in state and federal courts in Oklahoma and handles expungements statewide. He also represents those who have been denied civil rights. Practice includes trials and appeals. Clint James is now licensed to practice in all Oklahoma state courts and for the federal court in the Northern District of Oklahoma (Tulsa metro area). He is eligible for admission in federal courts throughout the nation as needed.
The Firm on Baltimore
Tulsa, Oklahoma, 2014-2017
After working with the principals of Graham, Allen & Brown, Clint James was invited to be a partner in a new venture called The Firm on Baltimore, representing people in criminal and civil litigation in the Tulsa area and in federal courts in Tulsa, Muskogee and Oklahoma City. Clint left The Firm on Baltimore to re-join Bob Wyatt. They had worked together when Clint was in law school and on various projects since becoming a lawyer. At the Firm on Baltimore and its predecessor firm Graham, Allen & Brown, Clint James had the privilege of working on several significant and high profile cases such as Powell et. al. v. Avalon , Campbell v. Hollis I.S.D. and Sexton, State v. R.Z.M., State v. John Doe, United States v. Jeff Henderson and Bill Yelton, England et. al. v. Delaware County.
Graham, Allen & Brown
Tulsa, Oklahoma. 2012-2014
During law school at the University of Tulsa, Clint James worked first as a paralegal and then as a legal intern for Scott Graham, Tony Allen and Grant Brown. Later, Mr. James joined the firm as an associate lawyer representing clients in criminal cases as well as a general litigation practice involving civil rights, divorce, business entities, business litigation, etc. The firm later reorganized as The Firm on Baltimore, where Mr. James was recruited as a partner.
Other Legal Employment
Clint James had the privilege of working with a number of top-notch lawyers in a number of capacities before he started law school, during law school and after passing the Bar Exam. Among those with whom he has worked are Tom Seymour (Tulsa), Louis and Patricia Bullock (Tulsa), Graham, Allen & Brown (Tulsa), Wyatt Law Office (Oklahoma City & Tulsa), Stephen Jones & Associates (Enid, OK), Slitzcha & Ramsey (Stillwater), Norman, Edem, McNaughton & Wallace (Enid, OK) ( 2008-2017).
- University of Tulsa, College of Law, Tulsa, Oklahoma, J.D. 2012
- Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, Oklahoma, B.S. 2008
- Honors: President
- Major: Ag Economics and Political Science
- State of Oklahoma, 2012
- U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Oklahoma, Muskogee 2012
- U.S. District Court, Northern District of Oklahoma, Tulsa 2012
- U.S. District Court, Western District of Oklahoma, Oklahoma City 2012
- Oklahoma Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, 2012 – present
- Oklahoma Bar Association, 2012 – present
- Tulsa County Bar Association
- Criminal Justice Act (“CJA”) Panel Attorney (Member)
- The Firm on Baltimore (Tulsa, OK) Partner, 2014-2017
- Graham, Allen & Brown (Tulsa, OK), Associate, 2012-2014
- Paralegal and Legal Intern for Tom Seymour (Tulsa), Graham, Allen & Brown (Tulsa), Wyatt Law Office (OKC & Tulsa), Stephen Jones & Associates (Enid, OK), Slitzcha & Ramsey (Stillwater), Norman, Edem, McNaughton & Wallace (OKC/Enid, OK) ( 2008-2012)
CJA Panel Attorneys
- Criminal Justice Act Panel (Trials) N.D. Oklahoma, 2015 – present
- Alpha Chi (1985-86)
- Phi Delta Phi (1988-89)
- Bury Your Past (www.buryyourpast.com)
Honors & Publications
- 2015, 2017-2021 Oklahoma Super Lawyers Rising Star for criminal defense law
Mentioned In or Interviewed
- Tulsa World, October _, 2017, Shelby’s Expungement,
Presentations & Lectures
- 2018 – Oklahoma Bar Association – Law Day – Expungement Lawyer Segment
- 2013 – Phi Alpha Delta – Law School and the New Lawyer Experience
- 2012 – Tulsa County Judge’s Conference – Social Media and Juror Misconduct
Since 2008, Clint James has been involved in a number of high profile cases, either as a lawyer or as a legal intern or paralegal. Those include:
Powell et. al. v. Avalon – Successfully settled a lawsuit brought against one of the nation’s largest private prison operators. The lawsuit was brought pursuant to the Civil Rights Act in the Northern District of Oklahoma and was resolved well short of trial to the benefit of Mr. James’ clients. NOTE: This is a civil case and cannot be expunged.
Campbell v. Hollis I.S.D. and Sexton – Mr. James successfully defeated a motion to dismiss and was one of the first cases in Oklahoma to keep the entire school board in as defendants. The case involved a student who was repeatedly raped by their school teacher. This case was resolved short of trial with the school board and resulted in a one million dollar verdict against the teacher.
State v. R.Z.M. – Argued the case before the Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals and successfully upheld previous counsel’s motion to dismiss made at the trial court level. The case resulted in a firestorm of international controversy as it invalidated an arrest for forcible oral sodomy and redefined the definition of the word force in Oklahoma. Youthful Offender dockets are not posted publicly. NOTE: This client is eligible for an expungement.
State v. John Doe – Mr. James’ client was charged with indecent exposure while self-stimulating in a public location. In the face of video evidence, a signed waiver of rights, and a confession by his client, Mr. James negotiated a plea deal whereby his client could avoid the Sex Offender Registry and a felony. NOTE: This client is eligible for an expungement.
United States v. Jeff Henderson and Bill Yelton – Mr. James assisted in the defense of Jeff Henderson and Bill Yelton as a licensed legal intern in one of the largest police corruption trials in the state of Oklahoma. At the end of a three week trial, Bill Yelton walked free and co-defendant Jeff Henderson was acquitted on over forty counts ranging from drug possession, civil rights violations, drug distribution, and conspiracy to commit witness tampering. See U.S. v. Henderson, CR-10-117 BDB. NOTE: This is federal and not eligible for expungement.
England et. al. v. Delaware County – Mr. James assisted Tom Seymour and Scott Graham as a licensed legal intern with a $13,500,000.00 settlement in a case involving the systematic rape of 15 women in Delaware County. This settlement became one of the largest awards paid by a county in the United States. See England v. Delaware County, 09-CIV-407-JHP. NOTE: This is civil, and civil cases are not eligible for expungement.
Mr. James has also took part in the pre-trial preparations for several significant state-level murder trials:
- State v. Justin Walker, CF-2004-0017, Pawnee, Cy., Murder of a Pawnee, Cy.
- State v. Gib Buntin, CF-2003-581, Payne, Cy., Murder I trial where client was acquitted on Murder in the First Degree. NOTE: This client is eligible for expungement.
- State v. Glen Gore, CF-2001-00126, Pontotoc, Cy., Murder trial covered by John Grisham and the subject of his best-selling book An Innocent Man.
Wyatt Law Office, 2121 S. Columbia Ave. Ste. 580. Tulsa, OK 74114
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