W. Brett Behenna

W. Brett Behenna

Attorney
Location:
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Phone:
405-546-1268
Fax:
405-272-9859
Email:
Brett passionately cares about his clients. He believes that the criminal defense justice system cannot work unless the accused has access to a criminal defense attorney that can stand up to the government and fight for the defendant's constitutional rights. A gifted trial lawyer, Brett has successfully presented cases to juries in city, state and federal courts throughout Oklahoma. He began his career as a prosecutor with the Oklahoma County District Attorney's Office, handling cases involving every type of criminal offense from murder to petit larceny. After leaving the District Attorney's Office, Brett worked for two pre-eminent civil rights firms in Oklahoma City, where he was trained in the intricacies and nuances of state and federal civil rights law.

In 2016, Brett joined the Coyle Law Firm in Oklahoma City, where he represents clients at trial and on appeal in state and federal criminal courts, as well as before professional licensing boards. He advocates for individuals and corporate clients who are witnesses, suspects, or targets in grand jury investigations. In addition, Brett represents clients in civil rights litigation against city, state and federal governments who violate a citizen's constitutional rights.

While at the University of Oklahoma, Brett graduated in 2008 with a Bachelor of Business Administration, with a focus on Economics. He received his juris doctor from the University of Oklahoma College of Law in 2011.

Brett is a member of the Bar of the State of Oklahoma; the United State District Courts for the Western, Eastern and Northern Districts of Oklahoma; as well as the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals. He is also a member of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, the Oklahoma Bar Association, the Oklahoma County Bar Association, the Oklahoma Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, and the Oklahoma County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association.

Brett is married to Kirby Behenna and together they have two young children.

Areas of Practice

  • Criminal Law
  • Civil Rights

Education

  • University of Oklahoma College of Law, Norman, Oklahoma
    • Juris Doctor - 2011
  • University of Oklahoma
    • B.B.A. - 2008
    • Major: Economics

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Bar of the State of Oklahoma, Member
  • United State District Court for the Western District of Oklahoma, Member
  • United State District Court for the Eastern District of Oklahoma, Member
  • United State District Court for the Northern District of Oklahoma, Member
  • Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals, Member
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Member
  • Oklahoma Bar Association, Member
  • Oklahoma County Bar Association, Member
  • Oklahoma Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, Member
  • Oklahoma County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, Member

Past Employment Positions

  • Oklahoma County District Attorney's Office, Prosecutor
  • Lee Law Center, Associate Attorney
  • Collins, Zorn & Wagner, Associate Attorney