John P. Zelbst (Lawton, Oklahoma)
John P. Zelbst (Lawton, Oklahoma)

John P. Zelbst

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Licensed for 39 years

Serving Lawton, OK (view address)

John P. Zelbst

Serving Lawton, OK (view address)

About John P. Zelbst

Member, Board of Trustees of Comanche County Memorial Hospital, Lawton, Oklahoma. Board and Faculty Member, Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers College, DuBois, Wyoming. Listed: Oklahoma Super Lawyer, 2006-present; Best Lawyers in America, 2016; American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA); Top Attorneys in Oklahoma; The National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Trial Lawyers; Martindale-Hubbell, Preeminent Lawyers; Commissioner, Oklahoma Wildlife Commission (2010-2018).
Zelbst, Holmes & Butler

Areas of Law

  • Personal Injury
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Federal Practice
  • Civil Trial
  • Criminal Law
  • Trial Practice
  • Wrongful Termination
  • Products Liability
  • Premises Liability
  • Torts
  • Class Action

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Legal Community Activity & Contributions



Managing Partner

Admission Details

Admitted in U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit
U.S. District Court, Western District of Arkansas
U.S. District Court, District of Colorado
U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Arkansas
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Texas
1980, Oklahoma and U.S. District Court, Western, Eastern and Northern Districts of Oklahoma
U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas
U.S. Court of Federal Claims
U.S. Supreme Court

Law School Attended
University of Tulsa

Class of 1980

University Attended

Cameron University
Class of 1976

Birth Information

Born in 1954
Lawton, Oklahoma, April 6, 1954

Associations & Memberships
Oklahoma and American Bar Associations
Oklahoma Association for Justice (President, 2001)
American Association for Justice
Oklahoma Criminal Defense Association
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
American Board of Trial Advocates.
Representative Cases
Mr. Zelbst and his associates have obtained many large settlements and verdicts on behalf of their injured clients. Including the largest known personal injury verdict in the state of Oklahoma-24 million dollars, Henderson v. Petro Energy Transport Co. et al., DC Jackson County CJ-95-64
largest personal injury verdict in Oklahoma against the United States of America on behalf of a husband and wife in the amount of Seven Million Two Hundred Thousand Dollars.

Location Details

John P. Zelbst: Managing Partner at Zelbst, Holmes & Butler


411 S.W. 6th Street
P.O. Box 365
Lawton, OK  73502-0365



Office Hours:

  • Monday 08:00 AM - 05:30 PM
  • Tuesday 08:00 AM - 05:30 PM
  • Wednesday 08:00 AM - 05:30 PM
  • Thursday 08:00 AM - 05:30 PM
  • Friday 08:00 AM - 05:30 PM

Attorney FAQs

Is this attorney admitted to practice in any U.S. Federal Courts?
John P. Zelbst is admitted to practice before the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit, United States Court of Federal Claims, United States District Court for the District of Colorado, United States District Court for the Eastern District of Arkansas, United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas, United States District Court for the Western District of Arkansas and United States Supreme Court.
How many attorneys are in this law firm?
Zelbst, Holmes & Butler has 3 attorneys at this location.
What law school did this attorney attend?
John P. Zelbst attended University of Tulsa.
Does this attorney maintain any other responsibilities in the firm outside of legal work?
John P. Zelbst is the Managing Partner of the firm.
Is this attorney listed in the Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers?
John P. Zelbst is listed in the Personal Injury section of the Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers.


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