John W. Coyle III

John W. Coyle III

Member
Location:
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Phone:
405-546-1268
Fax:
405-272-9859
Email:
John W. Coyle, III was born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma on March 7, 1948. A graduate of OCU School of Law, he was admitted to the Bar in 1974. Mr. Coyle is a 2000 graduate of Gerry Spence's Trial Lawyer's College in Dubois, Wyoming. He is a member of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second, Fifth, Ninth and Tenth Circuits, and is also a member of the United States District Courts for the Northern, Eastern and Western Districts of Oklahoma and the Northern and Southern Districts of Texas, and the United States Supreme Court. He was the recipient of the Clarence Darrow Award as Oklahoma's Outstanding Criminal Defense Lawyer in 1995, and recipient of the Barry Albert Award from the Oklahoma County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association for Excellence in Advocacy in 2005. Listed in Best Lawyers in America in 1999 - 2012 and in the Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers in Criminal Trial Practice. Mr. Coyle was the instructor in Criminal Law and Procedure for the Oklahoma Bar Review from 1988 through 1997, is a frequent speaker and lecturer in Continuing Legal Education Seminars, and is a Legal Analyst for ABC Television News and Local Affiliates.

Mr. Coyle is a member of the Oklahoma Bar Association (Chairman, Criminal Law Committee, 1999-2000; Oklahoma Trial Lawyers' Association (Member: Board of Directors 1991, 1993; Advisory Board, 1998 - 2002); Oklahoma Criminal Defense Lawyers' Association (Board of Directors 1996-1997); Oklahoma County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association (Board of Directors 2009-Present, President 2011); National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (Legislative Coordinator); First Amendment Lawyers' Association; Master, William J. Holloway American Inn of Court, 1997 - 2012.

Coyle Law Firm practices Criminal Trial and Appellate law in all State and Federal Courts; Grand Jury Investigations, White Collar and Complex Crimes, Murder, Drugs, DUI, Sex Crimes, Obscenity and Securities Fraud. We have defended cases in State and Federal Courts throughout the Nation. Each client's case is handled through a team approach that involves experienced defense lawyers, paralegals and investigators. We stick up for people.

Areas of Practice

  • Criminal Law

Bar Admissions

  • Oklahoma, 1974
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Oklahoma
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Oklahoma
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Oklahoma
  • U.S. Federal Court, 1975
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 10th Circuit

Education

  • Oklahoma City University School of Law, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
    • J.D. - 1974
  • Oklahoma City University, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
    • B.A. - 1971
  • Gerry Spence’s Trial Lawyer’s College in Dubois, Wyoming - 2000

References

  • Leadership Bank, N.A.

Classes/Seminars

  • Instructor, Criminal Law and Procedure: Oklahoma Bar Review, Oklahoma Continuing Legal Education, 1988 - 1997

Honors and Awards

  • Clarence Darrow Award as Oklahoma’s Outstanding Criminal Defense Lawyer, 1995 - Present
  • Oklahoma's Outstanding Criminal Defense Attorney, 1995
  • Listed in Best Lawyers in America, 1999 - 2012
  • Barry Albert Award from the Oklahoma County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association for Excellence in Advocacy, 2005 - Present
  • Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers in Criminal Trial Practice

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • ABC Television News and Local Affiliates, Legal Analyst
  • Oklahoma Bar Association, Member
  • Oklahoma Bar Association, Chairman, Criminal Law Committee, 1999 - 2000
  • Oklahoma Trial Lawyers Association, Member, Board of Directors, 1991
  • Oklahoma Trial Lawyers Association, Member, Board of Directors, 1993
  • Oklahoma Trial Lawyers Association, Member, Advisory Board, 1998 - 2002
  • Oklahoma Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, Member, Board of Directors, 1996 - 1997
  • First Amendment Lawyers Association
  • Oklahoma Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, Legislative Coordinator
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, Member
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, Member
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, Member
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit, Member
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Oklahoma, Member
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Oklahoma, Member
  • United States District Court for the Western District of Oklahoma, Member
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas, Member
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas, Member
  • United States Supreme Court, Member
  • First Amendment Lawyers’ Association, Master
  • William J. Holloway American Inn of Court, 1997 - 2012
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers , Legislative Coordinator
  • Oklahoma County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, Board of Directors, 2009-Present
  • Oklahoma County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, President, 2011 - Present
  • Oklahoma Criminal Defense Lawyers’ Association, Board of Directors, 1996-1997

Fraternities/Sororities

  • Phi Alpha Delta