Welcome from the Federal Public Defender - Western District of Oklahoma

Our Mission

The Mission of the Office of the Federal Public Defender for the Western District of Oklahoma is to give full effect to the Sixth Amendment by providing zealous and effective representation to every client. Through client-centered advocacy, we defend the fundamental human dignity and equality before the law of each person we represent.

Pursuant to the Criminal Justice Act of 1964 (CJA), 18 U.S.C. § 3006A, the Federal Public Defender provides legal services to people accused of federal criminal law violations in the Western District of Oklahoma.

Pursuant to 18 U.S.C. § 3599, our Capital Habeas Unit represents people in all three Oklahoma federal districts who were convicted in Oklahoma and sentenced to death by the state courts. Before we can assist anyone with legal advice and services, we must be appointed by a federal judge.

Our Vision

To defend and protect the rights of each of our clients while maintaining the highest levels of ethics, civility, and professionalism both inside and outside the courtroom. To seek justice through understanding, mercy, and compassion for all people while holding the power of the government to its limited rule. To create a culture that attracts dedicated and talented teams who value each other with the same passion as they defend those persons we represent.

Core Values

  • Service to the client.
  • Courage before the Court.
  • Integrity with our peers.
  • Compassion for each other.
  • Respect through diversity and inclusion.

Office Information

Old Post Office Building  
215 Dean A. McGee Avenue,  
Trial Unit and Administrative Staff, Room 109  
Capital Habeas Unit, Rm 707  
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73102

Phone - 405-609-5930

Parking Instructions – Parking can be found on the street surrounding the Old Post Office Building or in the parking garages and lots nearby.

Courthouses

William J. Holloway Jr. United States Courthouse     
200 NW 4th St     
Criminal Justice Act (CJA) Administration, Room 2401     
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73102

Phone - 405-609-5969

Parking Instructions – Parking can be found on the street at NW 4th and Harvey and NW 4th and Robinson or in the parking garage located on the corner of NW 4th and Harvey.

United States Courthouse     
410 Southwest Fifth Street     
Lawton, OK 73501

Parking Instructions – Public parking can be found near the public entrance to the courthouse on the west side of the building at City National Bank. Alternatively, public parking is available on the north and east sides of the building at Central Mall.