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Mr. Banner has quickly proven himself a formidable opponent to those who would challenge his client’s constitutional rights. In recognition of his results in criminal litigation, he has been named one of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers in Oklahoma. Moreover, he is “Lead Counsel” rated, and Avvo has named him as one of the small percentage of “Superb” rated criminal defense attorneys in Oklahoma.

 As such, Mr. Banner is often called upon by local and national media for his expertise in criminal law. He has contributed to the Huffington Post, the Jurist, LexisNexis, the Oklahoma Policy Institute, the Daily Oklahoman, and various other outlets. He is also a member of the national LexisNexis Firm Manager Advisory Board.

 Mr. Banner has a proven track record as an Oklahoma criminal defense attorney who will represent his clients to the fullest extent possible. Whether through the suppression of illegally obtained evidence, a not guilty verdict at jury trial, a reversal of a conviction on appeal, or a modification of a sentence, Adam has shown time and again that he is a tenacious advocate who will get his clients the best result possible.

 However, many attorneys can and will say they are at the top of their field. As a criminal defendant, you must make sure any attorney you hire has the results to back up his or her claims. Mr. Banner has won appeals in front of the Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals and the Oklahoma Supreme Court. Moreover, he has received dismissals and jury acquittals in various misdemeanor and felony cases, including, but not limited to:

  • Aggravated Possession of Child Pornography

  • Assault and Battery

  • Domestic Abuse

  • Driving Under the Influence

  • Embezzlement by State Employees

  • First Degree Rape

  • Incest

  • Indecent or Lewd Acts with a Minor

  • Leaving the Scene of an Accident Resulting in Personal Injury

  • Possession of Controlled Dangerous Substance

  • Possession of Paraphernalia

  • Public Intoxication

  • Second Degree Rape

  • Victims Protection Orders

Adam began his legal career at the Oklahoma City University School of Law as a merit scholar, where he earned his Juris Doctorate Magna Cum Laude, and graduated number ten overall in his class. While at OCU Law, Adam established himself as one of the school’s top scholars, earning various awards and distinctions including: Faculty Honor Roll, Dean's List, Staff Member for the Oklahoma City University Law Review, numerous Cali awards for earning top honors in his courses (including Criminal Law and Appellate Research and Writing), and awards from many of the university's section groups.

During law school, Adam interned at the Oklahoma County Public Defender’s Office for three years, where he first began to hone his courtroom abilities.  At the Public Defender’s Office, Adam represented hundreds of individuals in the misdemeanor, felony, and capital punishment divisions. He has carried that experience with him into the private sector, and he is ready and willing to fight your fight for you.


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Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 50%
  2. Sex Crime: 20%
  3. White Collar Crime: 10%
  4. Expungement: 10%
  5. Appeals: 10%



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Contact info

Law Offices of Adam R. Banner, P.C.

1900 NW Expressway
Suite 603
Oklahoma City, OK, 73118


OKAuthorized to practice law201101/25/2013
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top 100 Trial Layers in OklahomaThe National Trial Lawyers2016
Lead Counsel Rated for Criminal Law - State Felony & MisdemeanorLead Counsel2016
Clients' Choice AwardAvvo2015
Lead Counsel Rated for Criminal Law - State Felony & MisdemeanorLead Counsel2015
Top 100 Trial Layers in OklahomaThe National Trial Lawyers2015
Top 100 Trial Layers in OklahomaThe National Trial Lawyers2014
Lead Counsel Rated for Criminal Law - State Felony & MisdemeanorLead Counsel2014
Lead Counsel Rated for Criminal Law - State Felony & MisdemeanorLead Counsel2013
Top 100 Trial Layers in OklahomaThe National Trial Lawyers2013
Excellence for the Future Award in CorporationsCALI2010
Excellence for the Future Award in Appellate WritingCALI2009
Excellence for the Future Award in Criminal LawCALI2009
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Owner - AttorneyThe Law Offices of Adam R. Banner, P.C.2011 - Present
Licensed Legel InternOklahoma County Public Defender's Office2008 - 2011
Association namePosition nameDuration
Oklahoma Criminal Defense Lawyers AssociationN/A2011 - Present
Oklahoma Bar AssociationN/A2011 - Present
Oklahoma County Bar AssociationN/A2011 - Present
American Bar AssociationN/A2011 - Present
Federal Bar Association,N/A2011 - Present
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersN/A2011 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Aggravated Possession of Child PornographyAcquitted at Trial
First Degree Rape AppealConviction reversed by Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals and case remanded for a new trial.
Oklahoma Supreme Court AppealDistrict Court decision affirmed by Oklahoma Supreme Court
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Publication nameTitleDate
The Huffington PostAre Polygraph Exams Influencing Jury Trial Deliberations?2016
The Huffington PostThe Economics of Incarceration: Overcrowded Prisons and Overcharged Prisoners2016
The Huffington PostDon't Rush the Marijuana Breathalyzer Into "Zero Tolerance" States2015
The Huffington PostSubway, Jared Fogle, and the Face of Child Pornography2015
The Huffington PostProsecutorial Misconduct and the Public's Perception of Criminal Defense2015
The Huffington PostJameis Winston, the NFL Draft and Sexual Assault2015
The Huffington PostThe James Holmes Trial and the Insanity Defense2015
The Huffington PostNew Funding to Combat Rape Kit Backlog Just a Stepping Stone, Not a Solution2015
The Huffington PostWhat #TheDress Says About Eyewitness Misidentification2015
The Huffington PostU.S. Supreme Court Reaffirms Stance on Death Penalty2015
The Huffington Post'Failure to Protect' Laws Punish Victims of Domestic Violence2014
LexisNexis publicationFour Favorite iPad Apps for Legal Road Warriors2014
The Huffington PostDeath Penalty Unconstitutional in Oklahoma? What's Next?2014
The Huffington PostAdvantage Players May Be at a Disadvantage2014
The Huffington PostOklahoma Tackles the Prescription Drug Abuse Epidemic2014
The Huffington PostCould Oklahoma's Death Penalty Become the Lethal-Injection Alpha and Omega?2014
The Huffington PostDaniel St. Hubert and Why the Criminal-Justice System Needs More Mental-Health Oversight2014
The Huffington PostCollege Football, Sexual Assaults, and University Accountability2014
Above the LawThe Bar Exam: The Beginning of the End of the Beginning2014
ABA JournalAnd Justice for All (1979)2014
JuristOklahoma Appellate Courts Wrestle Over Death Penalty Secrecy Statute2014
JuristWarrantless Cell Phone Searches2014
The Huffington PostThe NFL's Handling of Domestic Violence Allegations Gives New Meaning to "Fantasy Football"2014
The Huffington PostYou Can't Have a Mastermind Without First Having "The Brain"2014
The Huffington PostOscar, Esquire: Legal Films and the Academy Awards2014
The Huffington PostWhen Hell Freezes Over2014
The Huffington PostThe Super Bowl, Sex Trafficking, and Sensationalism2014
The Huffington PostMiranda, McVeigh, and the Boston Marathon Bombing: Where's the Distinction?2013
The Huffington PostIn Oklahoma, Many Massacres Aren't Man-made2013
The Huffington PostOscar Pistorius Murder Case: After Bail, What Happens Next?2013
LexisNexis publicationIs Every Man’s House His Castle?2013
LexisNexis publicationMove Over, Mr. Briefcase2013
LexisNexis publicationWhy Practice Criminal Law?2013
LexisNexis publicationAdam Banner, J.D. Introducing Matters of Practice Contributor Adam Banner, J.D.2013
LexisNexis publicationSCOTUS Criminal Law Cases to Watch in 20132013
JuristSeparating the Obscene from the Obnoxious: Why Colorado's New Marijuana Magazine Laws are Unconstitutional2013
LexisNexis publicationTwo SCOTUS Decisions and Their Effects on Criminal Law2013
Oklahoma Policy InstituteDepartment of Corrections Audit Won't Fix Oklahoma's Incarceration Woes2013
JuristOklahoma's New Abortion Laws Challenge the Right to Choose2013
Oklahoma Supreme CourtLuster v. State2013
JuristOklahoma Sex Offender Law Successful Challenge Sets Stage for Other Jurisdictions2013
Oklahoma County Bar BriefcaseOklahoma Sex Offender Registration Act Analyzed2013
The Huffington PostOperation Cross Country: Too Little, Too Late... Unless We Fix the Focus2013
The Huffington PostStitching Up a Paper Cut: Eric Holder Is 'Fixing' a Federal Problem at the Expense of the States2013
The Huffington PostAriel Castro's 1,000 Year Sentence Isn't the Longest Sentence on Record2013
The Huffington PostGet Ready for the Invasion of the 'Civilian-Owned Drone"2013
The Huffington PostWhy Sandusky Is Attempting an Appeal and an Oklahoma Professor Beat His Ordeal2013
The Huffington PostLet's Talk Turkey About Obama's Presidential Pardon Record2013
The Huffington PostThe NSA and Verizon: Paranoid Delusions or an Assault on Your Rights?2013
The Huffington PostOklahoma, Human Trafficking and Facebook: How Not to Raise Funds for Bail2013
The OklahomanAttorney: Regarding gun laws, how much regulation would be enough?2012
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Oklahoma City University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor, Magna Cum Laude2011
University of OklahomaPhilosophyBA - Bachelor of Arts, with Academic Distinction2007
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Oklahoma City Business Network"When Should I Hire a Criminal Defense Attorney?"2015