John W. Coyle III

John W. Coyle, III was born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma on March 7, 1948, and graduated from Harding High School. A graduate from OCU School of Law, John was admitted to the Bar in 1974. Mr. Coyle is also 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, the Northern and Southern Districts of Texas, Eastern District of Pennsylvania, 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.

Mr. Coyle has been listed in Best Lawyers in America for multiple years, and in the Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers in Criminal Trial Practice. He was the instructor in Criminal Law and Procedure for the Oklahoma Bar Review from 1988 through 1997, and remains a frequent speaker and lecturer in Continuing Legal Education Seminars.

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 – 2018.

Firm Overview:

Well-Recognised Criminal Defense Practice In Oklahoma City

Founded in 1988 by John W. Coyle III, Coyle Law Firm has earned a strong nationwide reputation for effectiveness and accomplishments in criminal defence.

Mr. John Coyle is one of just a few preeminent criminal defence lawyers in Oklahoma. Lawyers at other firms often consult with him when they are in search of referrals for the best counsel to assist clients elsewhere. John Coyle was later joined in this practice by his son, J. W. “Billy” Coyle IV, who has since developed his own clientele, including the third attorney at the firm, W. Brett Behenna.

Donna J. Jackson

Donna Jackson is our exclusively recommended Estate Planning Law expert in Oklahoma on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Donna directly using the contact details listed above.

Donna is a nationally-recognised attorney, authority, speaker and educator in estate planning. Ms. Jackson is a CPA and hold a Masters Degree (L.L.M.) in Elder Law. With over 28 years of legal experience, she mostly practices in estate planning with an emphasis on Medicaid, VA Benefits, and special needs planning, including revocable, irrevocable and special needs trusts, wills, durable power of attorneys, and living wills. Additionally, Donna’s practice includes taxes, probates, and business organisations.

Donna is an animal lover – as seen by the office’s Chief Canine Office (C.C.O.), Rico, who is Donna’s newest and smallest dog. Her 3 other fur babies are a bit bigger and rarely make it to the office but she loves them just the same.

Donna Jackson currently serves on the board of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys; she’s on numerous committees of the American Bar Association, Oklahoma Bar Association, Oklahoma Society of CPA’s, and many others. She has been a keynote speaker for the Oklahoma Bar Association, Strafford, and the National Business Institute (NBI). She was honoured as one of the 2011-2015 Five Star Wealth Managers in Estate Planning in the Oklahoma Magazine. Go Pokes!