Paul Brunton 

Professional Associations:

  • 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

  • ​​​​​​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

  • Recipient of Brunton / Will outstanding contribution to CLE TCBA 2017

  • 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

Education:

  •  Cascia Hall (HS 1962)

  • University of Oklahoma (B.A., 1966)

  • ​University of Tulsa (J.D.,1971)

  • University of Arkansas (L.L.M., 1982)

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

Military:

  • U.S. Army, Special Forces (1966-1968)

  • Member:  Special Forces Association

  • Member Special Operations Association

Lecturer/Panel Member:

  • Speaker/Moderator – Hodgepodge of Criminal Law Nuggets (1992 – Present)

  • ​Lecturer on Criminal Law and Trial Tactics for various CLE and Bar Groups