Garvin A. Isaacs

Attorney in Oklahoma City, OK
Phi Delta Phi. Recipient: American Jurisprudence Awards for Criminal Law and Administrative Law; The Judge Tom Brett Criminal Law Award; 1998, Angie Debo Civil Libertarian Award; 2004 Lord Erskine Award of the Oklahoma Criminal Defense Lawyers Association. Assistant District Attorney, Oklahoma County, 1974-1975. First Assistant Public Defender, Oklahoma County, 1976-1978. Special Prosecutor, State of Oklahoma Ethics Commission vs. Frank Keating, Governor of Oklahoma, 1997-1998. National College for Criminal Defense, 1979-1992; National Criminal Defense College, 2007; Western Trial Advocacy Institute, University of Wyoming, School of Law, 1981-2007; Kentucky Department of Public Advocacy, 1985. Guest Lecturer, University of Oklahoma School of Law, "Fundamentals of Criminal Trial Practice" and Voir Dire," 2003-2006. Lecturer: Florida Public Defenders Association, 1981, 1985, 1999; New Mexico Public Defenders, 1981, 2004; Montana Criminal Defense Lawyers, 2005; Colorado Public Defenders, 1983, 1985; Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers, 1983; Nebraska Trial Lawyers, 1985; Kansas Public Defenders, 1985, 1990, 1998; Vermont Public Defenders, 1987; Canadian Criminal Trial Lawyers, 1987; Trial Advocacy Workshop, Harvard Law School, 1991; New Hampshire Public Defenders, 1993, 1999, 2006; Wisconsin Federal Defenders, 2005.
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Areas of Law

  • Murder
  • White Collar Crime
  • Personal Injury
  • Nursing Home Negligence
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Products Liability
  • Automobile Accidents and Injuries
  • Insurance Bad Faith
  • Environmental Law
  • Automobile Litigation
  • Oil and Gas Fraud
  • Wrongful Death
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents and Injuries


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Admission Details

Admitted in 1974, Oklahoma
1987, New Mexico, U.S. District Court, Northern, Eastern and Western Districts of Oklahoma, U.S. District Court, District of New Mexico, U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas and U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit
1994, U.S. Supreme Court

Law School Attended

Oklahoma City University
Class of 1974

University Attended

Texas Christian University
Class of 1967

Birth Information

Born in 1945
Carnegie, Oklahoma, April 3, 1945

Associations & Memberships

American Association for Justice; National Criminal Defense College (Life Member); Oklahoma Criminal Defense Lawyers Association; Oklahoma Trial Lawyers Association.

Representative Cases

Isaacs v. District Court of Oklahoma County, 818 P.2d 1247 (Okla. Crim. 1991); Bechtel v. State, 840 P.2d 1 (Okla. Crim. 1992); Bookout v. Great Plains Regional Medical Center, 939 P.2d 1131 (Okla. 1997); Bryant v. Independent School District. No. I-38 of Garvin County, Okla., 334 F.3d 928 (10th Cir. 2003).

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Office Information
Garvin A. Isaacs
 1400 North Shartel Avenue,
Oklahoma City, OK 73103-2218


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