• University of Oklahoma (Bachelor of Art)
  • University of Oklahoma College of Law (Juris Doctor, 1972)


  • Supreme Court of Oklahoma
  • United States Supreme Court
  • United States District Courts for the Western, Eastern and Northern Districts of Oklahoma
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth, Seventh, Tenth and Eleventh Circuits
  • Pro Hac Vice for cases tried in:
    • Dallas County, Galveston County, Harris County, Hansford County, Canadian County – Texas
    • Los Angeles County, Santa Barbara County – California


  • Linn & Neville law firm – director/partner (1976-2000)
  • United States Senate – former legislative assistant
  • Western District of Oklahoma – former assistant U.S. attorney
  • Author of numerous publications, lectures and seminars on trial practice
  • Oklahoma City University School of Law – adjunct professor

Professional Organizations & Memberships

  • Oklahoma Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • American College of Trial Lawyers – fellow
  • Luther L. Bohanon American Inn of Court – master and past president
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit, Advisory Committee –past member
  • Federal Bar Association, Oklahoma City Chapter – president
  • Oklahoma County Bar Association – past director
  • United States District Court for the Western District of Oklahoma, Criminal Justice Act Committee – member

Honors, Awards & Rankings

  • Best Lawyers in America – Antitrust Litigation, Securities Litigation, Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation, White-Collar Criminal Defense
  • Best Lawyers 2019 Lawyer of the Year, Oklahoma City – Criminal Defense: White-Collar
  • Best Lawyers 2015 Lawyer of the Year, Oklahoma City – Litigation-Antitrust
  • Best Lawyers 2014 Lawyer of the Year, Oklahoma City – Bet-the-Company Litigation
  • Best Lawyers 2013 Lawyer of the Year, Oklahoma City – Litigation-Antitrust
  • Best Lawyers 2012 Lawyer of the Year, Oklahoma City – Bet-the-Company Litigation
  • Super Lawyers – Top Attorney in Oklahoma (2006-2016)
  • Chambers USA Guide to America’s Leading Lawyers
  • Martindale-Hubbell – Top AV Preeminent Rating 
  • Leadership in Law Award, The Journal Record (2007)
  • America's Top 100 Attorneys – Bet-the-Company Litigation, Business Litigation, White-Collar Criminal Defense

Community Involvement

  • Children’s Hospital Foundation – board of directors, past president
  • Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation (Oklahoma Affiliate) – board of directors
  • Oklahoma City Golf & Country Club – board of directors
  • Oklahoma Health Sciences Center Foundation – board of trustees
  • Oklahoma State Election Board – past member
  • Oklahoma State Chamber, Civil Justice Reform Committee – member
  • North Oklahoma City Soccer Club, Capital Campaign Committee – board of directors, past chairman