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David Chandler Hamel

Criminal defense Attorney at Oklahoma City, OK

5.0   2 reviews
  • Licensed for 11 years
    State OK
    Acquired 2012
    Authorized to Practice Law No misconduct found

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About David

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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.


Hamel Law Firm PLLC
625 NW 13th St.
Oklahoma City, OK, 73103

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Posted by Mike | October 16, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
A Fighter
David Hamel was my lawyer during a very rough patch in my life. I had been fired from my job and charged with some bogus charges by the request of former employer. Mr. Hamel met with me and we talked about my entire case in detail. He met several times with the DA to show what I had been charged with wasn't even a crime. When they disagreed, Mr. Hamel continued to push them back into a corner until they finally dropped the charges. He's a fighter and a very hard working lawyer. Dave defends his clients as if he was personally offended that they have been charged with a crime. He is a very competent and competitive. I would recommend Dave Hamel's services to anyone in need of them.
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Posted by Eli | February 3, 2015
Helping a Veteran in need.
I am a disabled Veteran and reached out to anyone that would listen, looking for help in my divorce. My $$ was scarce and I was on the waiting list with Lawyers For Heroes, but with no one volunteering to take my case. David offered to help and from day 1, I felt much better about my situation and the pending outcome. He exhausted time and energy to ensure each piece of the case was reviewed thoroughly and all disagreements were discussed and dealt with. David fought to help preserve my ability to support myself and to see my son as much as I could in the wake of the divorce, without his knowledge, professionalism, and willingness to help me, I would not be where I am today. I highly recommend his services.
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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 8.0 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Hamel Law Firm, PLLC
  • 2013 - Present
  • Associate
  • Robert A. Manchester III, P.C.
  • 2012 - 2013
  • Legal Intern
  • Robert A. Manchester III, P.C.
  • 2010 - 2012
  • Legal Intern
  • Oklahoma County Public Defender's Office
  • 2009 - 2010
  • Sergeant
  • United States Marine Corps Reserve
  • 2002 - 2009
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  • Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers College
  • 2015
  • Oklahoma City University School of Law
  • JD/MBA - Juris Doctorate and MBA
  • 2012
  • Oklahoma State University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2009

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Domestic Assault & Battery with A Dangerous Weapon
  • Dismissed
  • Expungement
  • Case Ordered Expunged
  • Divorce & Custody Trial Win
  • Trial Win
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  • American Bar Association
  • N/A
  • Oklahoma Bar Association
  • N/A
  • Oklahoma Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • N/A
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • N/A
  • Oklahoma County Bar Association
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • 10 Best for Client Satisfaction
  • American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys
  • 2016
  • 10 Best for Client Satisfaction
  • American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys
  • 2015
  • Excellence for the Future Award in Firearms Law & Policy
  • CALI
  • 2011

Attorney endorsements

Received (12)
Given (8)
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Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"David is a dedicated and tenacious attorney. He cares deeply for his clients and is a great litigator. I fully endorse David as a criminal defense attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 21
Relationship: Friend
"Mr. Hamel is an excellent attorney who cares for his clients. I endorse him."
Unknown Attorney | May 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"The only quality that exceeds David's knowledge and expertise is his concern for his client's best interests. You will not find a better attorney in Oklahoma."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 23
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"David gives 100% to every case and brings passion to his work. When a client of mine needs advice or representation on a criminal matter I tell them David should be there first call."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
General practice Attorney | Jan 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Hamel is a talented young attorney. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse David. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Oct 21
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Mr. Hamel is a knowledgeable and devoted attorney. His tenacity, attention to detail, immense professionalism, and strong advocacy for his client's best interest make him an attorney I would endorse for any legal matter."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 15
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 08
Relationship: Friend
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Hamel is a thorough and knowledgeable attorney. I would recommend him to represent anyone with a pending criminal case, no matter the charges."
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Oklahoma City Criminal defense Lawyer David Chandler Hamel
David Chandler Hamel
Criminal defense Attorney
Oklahoma City, OK
Licensed for 11 years
Free Consultation