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Jim Drummond Law Firm, PLC
James Drummond

220 1/2 East Main St., Suite 2
Norman OK 73069
(405) 310-4040

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Jim Drummond Law Firm, PLC

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Jim Drummond is a private criminal defense lawyer in Norman, Oklahoma, handling trial and appellate cases at the federal and state level.

From 2007-2008 Jim was Supervisor of the Oklahoma-Western Capital Habeas Corpus Unit, representing clients in all 3 Oklahoma federal judicial districts. He is licensed in Oklahoma and Arizona, as well as in all Oklahoma federal district courts, the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals, and the United States Supreme Court. He currently represents two inmates on Kentucky’s death row and one inmate in Oklahoma.

Jim serves on the Legal Ethics Advisory Panel of the Oklahoma Bar Association. From 2001-2006 he was a voting member the Oklahoma Sentencing Commission, mandated to make recommendations to the Legislature on sentencing policy and to supervise the Oklahoma Criminal Justice Resource Center. He has co-produced and co-taught two-day seminars on the topics of defending methamphetamine cases and the forensic science of crime scenes.

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1817 Logan Drive
Norman, Oklahoma 73069-6405
405-292-0863; Cell 405-818-3881


B.A. (English Literature), Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT, 1969.
J.D., University of Oklahoma College of Law, Norman, OK, 1976.
M.A. (Creative Writing), City College of New York, New York City, 1976.

Law School Class Rank: 41 of 184, or top 22%. American Jurisprudence Awards in Torts and Labor Law. Grade Point 7.7 including A+ in 3 courses. Master’s Degree Program Grade point: 4.0. Elected to Honor Council, 1974.


Specialist Five, U.S. Army, active duty 1969-1971, East German border; honorably discharged, 1975.


October 1, 2008 - present: sole practitioner, Jim Drummond Law Firm PLC, Norman, Oklahoma

January 2007-September 2008: Supervisor, Capital Habeas Unit, Office of Federal Defender, Federal Judiciary (U.S. Government): Supervise attorneys and investigators in defense of petitioners in capital cases in the U.S. Courts (including U.S. Supreme ;Court)

January 1998-January 2007: Chief, Non-Capital Trial Division, Oklahoma Indigent Defense System. Supervised 22 staff attorneys and legal representation contracts covering 75 Oklahoma counties; managed budget of $6 million per annum.

1996-1998: Appellate Defense Counsel III, Oklahoma Indigent Defense System, Norman, Oklahoma: Capital Direct Appeals Division. 1995-1996: Private practice of law, Edmond, Oklahoma

1989-1995: Engaged in Private Business; taught English Composition March 1990 at Tri-County Community College, Murphy, NC

1986-1989: PH.D. work, Universities of Oklahoma and New Mexico (GPA 4.0)

1984-1986: Admission to Arizona Bar; Private Practice in Tucson with Immigration Law focus; served as chief counsel for Tucson Ecumenical Council Legal Aid

1977-1978: Partner, Harding, Eldridge & Drummond, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; general practice with criminal law emphasis


Completed 40 hour Certification Training approved by Oklahoma Supreme Court in Family and Domestic Mediation, Mediation Institute, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, 2002. Qualified to practice in any area of mediation pursuant to Oklahoma District Court Mediation Act.


Inaugural Chair, Criminal Law Section, Oklahoma Bar Association, 2004-2005
Member, Access to Justice Committee, Oklahoma Bar Association, 2003-present
Commissioner, Oklahoma Sentencing Commission, July 2001-October 2006
Board member, Oklahoma Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, 1999-2001, 2006-present
Chair, Oklahoma Bar Association Committee on Public Defenders, 2002-2003
Member, Legal Ethics Advisory Panel, Oklahoma Bar Association (2007-2010 term)
Ex-Officio Board member, Oklahoma Drug Court Association, 2001-2002
Ex Officio member, Oklahoma Access to Justice Commission, 2005-2006


Legal: “A Little Known Branch of Law Enforcement: The Oklahoma Indigent Defense System,” Oklahoma Bar Journal, Vol. 74, Issue 9, 3/15/2003; “OBA-Net: Boring Name, Great Site,” Oklahoma Bar Journal (Back Page), Vol. 76, Issue 32, 11/19/2005; “The Devil Is In The Generalities,” Oklahoma Bar Journal (Back Page), Vol. 74, Issue 10, 4/13/2003; article on Transferred Intent doctrine, in The Gauntlet, Fall 1996 issue (Publication of Oklahoma Criminal Defense Lawyers Association). Fiction: short stories in Arts Journal (June 1987) and OK BEST: Short Stories By Oklahoma Writers (December 1997). Nonfiction: Numerous articles on scholarly antiques subjects (e.g. daguerreotypes, patent models) for AntiqueWeek.


2008 Forensic Institute, Criminal Law Section, Oklahoma Bar Association, Daubert hearings; 2007 Criminal Defense Institute: Daubert practice; Search and Seizure Update, Sequoyah County Bar Association, 5/15/2003; Legislative Update, Oklahoma Bar Association Convention, Criminal Law Track, November 2001; Gang Expert Testimony segment, Forensic Science Seminar, Oklahoma City University, February 2002; Legislative and Criminal Law Update, Washington County Bar Association, Bartlesville, Oklahoma, March 2002.; Oklahoma Sentencing Policy, Cleveland County Bar Association; Drug and Vice Law Update, September 2005, Cleveland County Bar Association. Planner, moderator and organizer of other presentations.


Oklahoma (1976); Arizona (1984). Admitted to U.S. Supreme Court (1997); Tenth circuit Court of Appeals (2007);Western District – Oklahoma (1976); Northern District – Oklahoma (2007); Eastern District – Oklahoma (2007).


National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, National Legal Aid and Defenders Association, American Bar Association, Oklahoma Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, Cleveland County Bar Association (Past-President), Oklahoma County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association (board member); Criminal Law Section of Oklahoma Bar association (Inaugural Chair and current board member)


Married to Deborah King Drummond.

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