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David Hamel was born in Oklahoma City and spent much of his childhood all over the United States.  In 1997, he returned to his home state of Oklahoma, and lives in Oklahoma City.  Prior to entering the legal practice, David served in the United States Marine Corps where he served a tour of duty in Iraq .   David received a B.A. in Political Science with an emphasis in International Relations from Oklahoma State University.

                Upon graduation, David attended Oklahoma City University, where he earned his Juris Doctorate Degree and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration.  While in law school, Mr. Hamel was very active in student organizations and was the President of the Second Amendment Shooting Club, an organization dedicated to educating the public about firearms and hosting shooting sport events.

                Mr. Hamel sparked an interest in firearms law and criminal defense while in law school and earned the CALI award for Firearms Law and Policy, an honor reserved for the top student in a course.  Additionally, he received the Dean’s Fellowship and interned at the Oklahoma County Public Defender’s Office where he aided in the representation of individuals charged with misdemeanor and felony offenses.  Mr. Hamel also interned for Robert A. Manchester III where he ultimately became an associate upon being sworn in and licensed by the Oklahoma Bar Association.  While working for Mr. Manchester, Mr. Hamel refined his skill set by representing and/or aided in the representation of municipal, state, and federal crimes, as well as civil litigation.


Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 80%
  2. General Practice: 20%



Fixed (sometimes), Retainer (always), Free consultation (30 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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Contact info

Hamel Law Firm PLLC

1621 N. Classen Blvd.
Oklahoma City, OK, 73106


OKAuthorized to practice law201210/04/2013
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
10 Best for Client SatisfactionAmerican Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys2015
Excellence for the Future Award in Firearms Law & PolicyCALI2011
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
OwnerHamel Law Firm, PLLC2013 - Present
AssociateRobert A. Manchester III, P.C.2012 - 2013
Legal InternRobert A. Manchester III, P.C.2010 - 2012
Legal InternOklahoma County Public Defender's Office2009 - 2010
SergeantUnited States Marine Corps Reserve2002 - 2009
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Bar AssociationN/AN/A
Oklahoma Bar AssociationN/AN/A
Oklahoma Criminal Defense Lawyers AssociationN/AN/A
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersN/AN/A
Oklahoma County Bar AssociationN/AN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Carrying a Weapon into a Public Place or GatheringCase Dismissed
Domestic Assault & Battery with A Dangerous WeaponDismissed
Divorce & Custody Trial WinTrial Win
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers CollegeN/AN/A2015
Oklahoma City University School of LawLaw/MBAJD/MBA - Juris Doctorate and MBA2012
Oklahoma State UniversityPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts2009