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About me

I am proud to represent people who have been injured, wrongfully lost money or employment, a victim of a civil rights violation or charged with a criminal offense or DUI in Tulsa, Oklahoma. I have built my legal philosophy around the idea that all people should have an avenue to justice when injured or lost money due to the wringful act of another and that the criminal justice system only protects the right of citizens when people charged with crimes are afforded the representation necessary to zealously protect their rights and freedom. I have represented blue collar workers, business professionals, juveniles, friends and family members, those who have been injured, wrongfully lost employment or money and those charged with DUI, felonies and misdemeanors ranging from drug offenses to assault and battery and murder and manslaughter


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Practice areas


  1. Personal Injury: 50%
    14 years
  2. Criminal Defense: 25%
    14 years
  3. DUI & DWI: 25%
    14 years



Hourly ($200-350/hour), contingent (30-50%), Fixed (sometimes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • William Chad McLain

    Joe is a tireless advocate for his clients. He does not hesitate to go to the mat with the big corporations.


    William McLain Personal injury Attorney
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  • Travis Ashley Newton

    I endorse this lawyer.


    Travis Newton DUI and DWI Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Norwood Law Firm P.C.

Council Oak Center
1717 S. Cheyenne Ave.
Tulsa, OK, 74119


OKAuthorized to practice law200308/01/2012
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top 100 Trial LawyersNational Trial Lawyers2015
Full Ride Football ScholarshipLindenwood University1995
Full Ride Football ScholarshipButler County Community College1993
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
OwnerNorwood Law Firm P.C.2004 - Present
Conflict Public DefenderTulsa County2004 - 2008
AssociateWright Law Firm1999 - 2002
Association namePosition nameDuration
National Trial Lawyers AssociationAttorney Member2015 - Present
American Association for JusticeAttorney Member2014 - Present
Muscogee (Creek) Nation Bar AssociationAttorney Member2007 - Present
Oklahoma Association for JusticeAttorney Member2005 - Present
Oklahoma Criminal Defense Lawyers AssociationAttorney Member2005 - Present
Tulsa County Criminal Defense Lawyers AssociationAttorney Member2005 - Present
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of OklahomaAttorney Member2004 - Present
Oklahoma Bar AssociationAttorney Member2003 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
No Pay No Play statute ruled unconstitutionalStatute ruled unconstitutional
First Degree Murder Hung JuryHung Jury
Attempted Murder Not GuiltyNot Guilty
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Publication nameTitleDate
Tulsa WorldEditorial in Tulsa World2015
www.oklahomaadvocate.comBlog Entries2014
Oklahoma Bar JournalOklahoma Supreme Court Published Opinion2014
Various casesWinning Briefs2013
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Tulsa College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2002
Lindenwood UniversityN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1997
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
OPIA meetingLegalities of GPS Tracking2014
Oral arguments in front of the Oklahoma Supreme CourtIndian Tribe Sovereign Immunity2012