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Robert D. Gifford

White collar crime Attorney at Oklahoma City, OK

5.0   1 review

also known as Bobby Don Gifford, Colonel Gifford

  • Licensed for 27 years
    State OK
    Acquired 1996
    Authorized to Practice Law No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Robert

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Practice areas
  1. Family

    14 years

  2. Litigation
    As a former federal, state, and military prosecutor, as well as years of experience as a defense attorney in federal, state, military, and tribal courts, Mr. Gifford has handled litigation in many areas of the law.

    27 years

  3. Native peoples law
    A tribal member of the Cherokee Nation, a tribal court judge for two major tribes, a highly-sought after speaker on Native American Law, and former Editor of the American Indian Law Review, Mr. Gifford's represents of tribes and tribal members.

    27 years

  4. White collar crime
    After practicing in federal courts across the United States as a federal prosecutor, Mr. Gifford has handled everything from complex white collar cases to violent crime from investigation through appeal.

    27 years, 500 cases

  5. Civil rights

  6. Military law

    27 years, 100 cases

After a career as a federal prosecutor with a background in federal, state, military and tribal courts at both the trial and appellate level, Mr. Gifford founded the Gifford Law Firm, P.L.L.C. in Oklahoma City with a practice specialty in White Collar/Criminal Defense, Family Law, Civil Rights Native American Law, Military Law, Government Contracts, and Complex Civil Litigation. Mr. Gifford is the current Chair of the Oklahoma Bar Association's Criminal Law Section, and formerly served on the state bar's Board of Governors and as the Chair of the Military & Veteran's Law Section. 

Mr. Gifford is a tribal member of the Cherokee Nation, also serves as a tribal court judge for four Native American tribes, a Special Judge for the City of Oklahoma City, a retired Colonel in the Army Reserves with over 20 years of active and reserve service, a former Editor on the American Indian Law Review, and has served nearly ten years as an adjunct law professor at the University of Oklahoma College of Law, Oklahoma City University School of Law and the University of Arkansas School of Law teaching Trial Practice, Military Law, Indian Gaming, & National Security Law.

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Gifford Law
P.O. Box 2682
Oklahoma City, OK, 73101

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Posted by Clint | September 6, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Child adoption consulting
After both the father and mother died of a young Native American girl my wife had coached forever, Mr. Gifford provided me information and assistance on the steps to help ensure the child's overall positive well-being and potentially adopt the child. Without a Will in place, things can get pretty complicated.


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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Founder and Attorney
  • 2018 - Present
  • Senior Attorney
  • Gungoll, Jackson, Box & Devoll, P.C.
  • 2016 - Present
  • Adjunct Law Professor - Military Law & National Security Law
  • University of Oklahoma College of Law
  • 2013 - 2017
  • Adjunct Law Professor - National Security
  • University Of Arkansas School Of Law, Fayetteville
  • 2013 - 2013
  • Associate Justice
  • Iowa Nation Supreme Court
  • 2012 - 2017
  • Adjunct Professor - Trial Practice, Military, & Nat'l Security
  • Oklahoma City University School of Law
  • 2012 - 2017
  • Chief Judge
  • Kaw Nation Tribal Court
  • 2009 - 2017
  • Assistant United States Attorney (Federal Prosecutor)
  • United States Attorney's Office, Oklahoma City
  • 2006 - 2016
  • Assistant United States Attorney
  • United States Attorney's Office, Reno, NV
  • 2001 - 2006
  • Colonel
  • U. S. Army Reserves
  • 2001 - 2019
  • Felony Prosecutor/Child Abuse Center
  • Tulsa County District Attorney's Office
  • 2000 - 2001
  • Defense Counsel/Trial Counsel/Legal Assistance Attorney
  • U.S. Army Jag Corps
  • 1996 - 2000
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  • United States Army War College
  • MA - Masters
  • 2015
  • University of Oklahoma College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1996
  • Southwestern College (Winfield, KS)
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1993

Sample of Legal Cases

  • United States v. Matthew Lane Durham
  • Won case


  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Lifetime Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • Oklahoma Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • Military & Veterans' Law Section, Okla Bar Assoc
  • Chair (2012-2014)
  • 2012 - Present
  • Oklahoma County Bar Association
  • Board of Directors (2013-16)
  • 2006 - Present
  • Criminal Law Section, Okla Bar Assoc
  • Chair-Elect (2018)
  • 1996 - Present
  • Oklahoma Bar Association
  • Board of Governors (2013-16)
  • 1996 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Justice Cardozo Award
  • Criminal Law Section, Okla Bar Assoc
  • 2016
  • Director's Award for Excellence
  • Federal Bureau of Investigation
  • 2015
  • Professional Advocate of the Year (Prosecutor)
  • Criminal Law Section, Okla Bar Assoc
  • 2013
  • Director's Award for Excellence
  • Federal Bureau of Investigation
  • 2006
  • Award of Excellence in Prosecution of Federal Case
  • U.S. Department of Agriculture
  • 2004
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Speaking Engagements

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Attorney endorsements

Received (5)
Given (3)
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Native peoples law Attorney | Jan 03
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have known Mr. Gifford for over 20 years and have been extremely impressed with his legal knowledge, work ethic and empathy toward whatever issue or client he represents. I would personally recommend him to a family member and would consult with him if I needed a personal attorney. He is among the best of the best nationally."
Military law Attorney | Feb 01
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I litigated military courts-martial against Don at Fort Sill. He is a dedicated advocate for his clients and has the experience and diligence to fight for their interests. If you are looking for a tenacious advocate call Don."
Military law Attorney | Dec 17
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Amazing advocate for his clients whether it is in the tribal courts, military courts, or state and federal court."
Litigation Attorney | Dec 28
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I wholeheartedly endorse Mr. Gifford. He is an outstanding trial lawyer and I would not want to be on the opposite side of him in a courtroom."
White collar crime Attorney | Oct 18
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I strongly endorse Don. I have worked with him, and have seen his abilities first hand. He is an outstanding litigation attorney with significant while collar defense and complex civil litigation experience. Don is well respected in the legal community. Without a doubt, his work ethic, drive, competence, and genuine concern for his client's best interest put him at the top of his field."
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Oklahoma City White collar crime Lawyer Robert D. Gifford
Robert D. Gifford
White collar crime Attorney
Oklahoma City, OK
Licensed for 27 years
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