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Robert D. Gifford II

Robert D. Gifford II


Criminal Defense and Civil Rights Lawyer
GIFFORD LAW, PLLC
Oklahoma City, OK
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About Robert D. Gifford II

The premier federal criminal and military defense attorney in the United States.

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Robert D. Gifford: Native Americans as Witnesses & Jurors - Considerations & Perspective

Attorney Biography

Founder of GIFFORD LAW, P.L.L.C. in Oklahoma City, Mr. Gifford is a former federal prosecutor with the U.S. Department of Justice, tribal court judge, a former state prosecutor, and former Army JAG defense counsel, prosecutor, and Staff Judge Advocate with a nationwide practice specialty in complex litigation in White Collar/Criminal Defense (including Pardons and Commutations), Civil Rights, Family Law, Native American Law, Military Law, and Government Contracting. Mr. Gifford has also previously served as is the Chair of the Oklahoma Bar Association's Criminal Law Section, and formerly served on the state bar's Board of Governors and as the Chair of the Military & Veteran's Law Section.  Mr. Gifford is a tribal member of the Cherokee Nation, also serves as a tribal court judge for five Native American tribes, Special Judge for the City of Oklahoma City, and a retired Colonel from the Army Reserves with over 22 years of active and reserve service, a former Editor on the American Indian Law Review, and has served as an adjunct law professor at three law schools teaching Trial Practice, Military Law, Indian Gaming, & National Security Law.


Practice Areas

 
Criminal Defense (40%)
 
Civil Rights (25%)
 
Civil Trial Law (20%)
 
Family Law (15%)

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Robert D. Gifford: Native Americans as Witnesses & Jurors - Considerations & Perspective

Human Trafficking by then-federal prosecutor Robert D. Gifford

Interviewer of Adjunct Law Professor Robert Gifford regarding court-martial of Bradley Manning

Then-Major Robert Gifford at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba discussing the War Courts

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Bar Licenses

Oklahoma State Bar
Oklahoma
Member in Good Standing
1996

Work Experience

GIFFORD LAW, P.L.L.C.
GIFFORD LAW, P.L.L.C.
Attorney and Founder
2018

Comanche Nation Supreme Court
Justice
2018

Iowa Nation Tribal Court
Chief Judge
2018

Oklahoma City Municipal Court
Special Judge
2018

Miami Tribe of Oklahoma
Associate Judge
2018

Gungoll, Jackson, Box & Devoll, P.C.
Senior Trial Attorney
20162018

University of Arkansas School of Law
Adjunct Law Professor
2013

Oklahoma City University School of Law
Adjunct Law Professor
20112017

Kaw Nation Tribal Court
Chief Judge
2009

U.S. Attorney's Office, Western District of Oklahoma
Assistant U.S. Attorney
20062016

U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Nevada (Reno)
Assistant U.S. Attorney
20012006

U.S. Army Reserves, JAG Corps
Colonel, Commander/Staff Judge Advocate
20012019

Tulsa County District Attorney's Office
Assistant District Attorney
20002001

U.S. Army JAG Corp
JAG Officer (Judge Advocate)
19962001

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Education

United States Army War College
Masters
2015

University of Oklahoma College of Law
University of Oklahoma College of Law
Juris Doctorate
1996

Southwestern College
Bachelor Arts (x3)
1993

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Associations

American Bar Association
Member
American Bar Association
2019

National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Life Member
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
2016

Oklahoma Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
Member
Oklahoma Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
2016

Member
Oklahoma County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
2018

Member and Past-Chair
Military & Veteran's Law Section, Oklahoma Bar Association
2011

Member
Federal Bar Association
2007

Member
Oklahoma County Bar Association
2006

Member
Judge Advocates Association
1998

Member and Past-Chair (2018)
Criminal Law Section, Oklahoma Bar Association
1996

Member
Oklahoma Bar Association
1996

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Awards & Honors

Chair
Criminal Law Section, Oklahoma Bar Association
2018

Delegate
Oklahoma County Bar Association
2017

Justice Cardozo Award
Oklahoma Bar Association - Criminal Law Section
2016

Board of Governors
Oklahoma Bar Association
2016

Director's Award for Human Trafficking
Federal Bureau of Investigation
2015

Executive Board
Oklahoma County Bar Association
2014

Professional Advocate of the Year (Prosecutor)
Oklahoma Bar Assocoiation - Criminal Law Section
2013

Chair and Founder
Military & Veterans Law Section
2012

U.S. Marshal's Award in Sex Offender Investigations
U.S. Marshal's Service
2009

Director's Award
Federal Bureau of Investigation
2006

Certificate of Excellence in Trial Work
U.S. Department of Agriculture Forestry Service
2004

Editor
American Indian Law Review
1996

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Commercial Recognitions

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Recognized for Professional Involvement
Lawyer Legion
2020

Case Results - Robert D. Gifford II

Dismissed
Assault and Battery
Aug 2019
Custer County charge of Assault and battery charges with Client (former leader of major Native American Tribe) charged in 1996, but never arrested despite being a local resident. Matter was dismissed...

Dismissed
Criminal Charge (Conduct Unbecoming, False Official Statements, Obstruction)
Jul 2019
Army Court-Martial of an Officer accused of interfering with an investigation of missing military equipment, giving false statements, and conduct unbecoming of an officer and a gentleman. After a fin...

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Robert D. Gifford II
GIFFORD LAW, PLLC
P.O. Box2682
Oklahoma City, OK 73101
giffordlawyer.com
Office: 405-810-5406
Mobile: 405-778-4647
Fax: 877-295-0287

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National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers -

Founded in 1958, NACDL is the largest organization for criminal defense lawyers fighting to preserve fairness within America's criminal justice system. The organization has more than 10,000 direct members including criminal defense attorneys in private practice, public defenders in state or federal court, U.S. military defense counsel, law professors and judges.


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OCDLA is devoted exclusively to assisting the criminal law practitioner while advocating for a fair criminal justice system.


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