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 10th 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 ® 2015 (Copyright by Woodward/White, Inc., of Aiken, S.C.). Best Lawyers recognized him as the "LAWYER OF THE YEAR" in Oklahoma City for Criminal Defense: Non-White Collar (2015 & 2013) and for Criminal Defense: White Collar (2014). Bob is also listed for criminal defense in the Oklahoma Super Lawyers and in the U.S. News & World Report "Best Law Firms" (Tier 1) -- each since their inaugural editions for the Oklahoma.
Best Lawyers in America honored Bob Wyatt in both 2013 and 2015 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 28 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.
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.
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).
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).
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