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Sabah Khalaf

DUI and DWI Attorney at Tulsa, OK

5.0   15 reviews
  • Licensed for 14 years
    State OK
    Acquired 2010
    Authorized to Practice Law No misconduct found

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About Sabah

Learn Sabah’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    Handled all types of cases from murder, endeavoring, trafficking, robbery, DUI, assault, drug possession and traffic tickets.

    13 years, 1,000 cases

  2. DUI and DWI
    Handled over one thousand cases as a prosecutor and criminal defense attorney.

    13 years, 1,000 cases

  3. Expungement
    We’ve helped hundreds of people who may have made a mistake or a bad decision and want to move on with their life without the fear an old record will show up and ruin all of their hard work.

    13 years, 250 cases

Sabah is a trial lawyer whose practice is hyper-focused on DUI defense and major crimes in federal, state, tribal, and municipal criminal courts from pre-filing investigation to trial. Sabah effectively communicates with his clients, prosecutors, and other agents, to quickly minimize the stress and disruption a criminal investigation or charge can have on a person’s life and to resolve each case in the most favorable manner possible. His passion for his clients and his work enables him to advocate and fight for his clients in the face of sometimes overwhelming odds.

Sabah started his career as an Assistant District Attorney for Tulsa County. His background gives him valuable insight when evaluating cases and developing strategy. He knows what the process looks like from law enforcement investigation, to intake packets, to prefiling, filing, and trial.

Sabah is consistently recognized as one of Oklahoma’s leading DUI and criminal defense attorneys and is often called to speak to lawyers and non-lawyers about DUI defense, criminal law and criminal procedure. He is the past chair of the American Association of Justice Criminal Law Section, was recognized by the Tulsa County Bar Association as 2014/15’s Outstanding Young Lawyer, is consistently selected as a Super Lawyer Rising Star, has an AVVO 10/10 review rating, is a member of the DUI Defense Lawyer Association, the Oklahoma Criminal Defense Lawyer Association, Tulsa County Bar Association, Oklahoma Association for Justice and American Association for Justice.


Khalaf Law Firm
15 West 6th Street
Suite 2800
Tulsa, OK, 74119

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5.0 / 5.0
  15 customer reviews
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Posted by Blake | January 17, 2017
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Superb Representation!
Sabah is a very knowledgeable hard working attorney. I would highly recommend him for your legal representation needs!
Posted by Nicole | November 16, 2016
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The Best in Tulsa!
Sabah is the best at what he does! He worked diligently to get my charges dropped and was very helpful and always quick to respond to any questions or concerns I had. His confidence in my case and what he does made me feel better and calmed my nerves. I highly recommend Sabah!
Posted by anonymous | October 31, 2016
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Best ever!
I was extremely nervous and scared about the entire DUI process. It was my first time to ever be pulled over and taken to jail for a DUI. I asked a million annoying questions, and he answered each and every one of them. My case took a very long time and Sabah was patient with me and walked me through it step by step ensuring me we were taking the best route to get the best outcome. I'm so grateful I listened and had him fighting for me. He won my case and I am so appreciative of all of the hard work he put into my case. I would most definitely recommend Sabah to anyone and everyone. He's a great guy and an awesome attorney!
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Posted by Nour N | October 19, 2016
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The best in town!
Sabah is a well educated lawyer. He does his research and is very well respected among his colleagues and in the court house. He speaks loud and clear without any hesitation. He has great communication with his clients. He kept me notified about the status of my case. I felt very confident with Sabah representing me.
Posted by anonymous | October 19, 2016
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Amazing Lawyer
Sabah is an Amazing Lawyer! He is experienced, passionate and will work hard for you. I highly recommend Mr. Khalaf.
Posted by Tony | September 23, 2016
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Great lawyer
Sabah was very helpful. He explained my options and his concerns for the case. He also went over the worst case scenario but delivered the best results.
Posted by Umair | May 16, 2016
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Sabah Khalaf
Surely one of the best lawyers out there. Sabah was able to help me during a very weak moment in my life. I would highly recommend Sabah to anyone in need of a great lawyer who will do exactly as he says to get the job done.
Posted by anonymous | May 13, 2016
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Great Lawyer
Sabah was awesome . He was helpful and understanding anytime I had questions about anything. He went above and beyond for me and basically saved the career I have been affiliated with since 1999 . Sabah is great and I would recommend him to anyone with legal trouble .
Posted by Sarah Sink | April 18, 2016
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Best Dui/ Drug Attorney in Tulsa!
I was facing a felony drug conviction ( after former conviction of a felony) and was looking at going to prison .. The driver of my car was riding dirty and I had no idea. Sabah was understanding, courteous , professional and went above and beyond - I ended up getting a felony dropped and got probation and about 1,000 of fines.. My crime carried a penalty of up to five years , I was freaking out !! Sabah always answered my e mails and text day and night , showed up to court on time and prepared and calmed me down when I was tripping ! I have known Sabah for years and to spite all His success he is still one of the most down to earth , and compassionate people I know ! Don't get Caught holding .. But if you do - you better call Sabah !
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Posted by Nate Nebergall | November 4, 2015
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Great attorney
I have known Sabah for several years. He is a great attorney and an even better person. As an attorney myself, I have referred several cases to Sabah. All the individuals that I referred to Sabah have expressed to me that Sabah handled all of their matters quickly, with a favorable result and for a fair price. Sabah's legal acumen is matched only by his passion for his clients. He works tirelessly for each one of his clients and I firmly believe he legitimately cares about the future and well-being of every individual that hires him. If you want an attorney that will fight for you and your rights, hire Sabah.
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Posted by Cody | July 28, 2015
Excellent experience
My experience with Sabah Khalaf was exactly what I would want from an attorney. Attorney fees are not cheap and one should certainly get expertise and service for the money spent. That is exactly what I got. Sabah knew the process of dealing with the court system and how to protect my rights as a citizen. If I had to do it again I would DEFINITELY use Sabah Khalaf. Thankyou Sabah!
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Posted by Shelley | July 21, 2015
Mutliple offenses-Dismissed!!
I recently put my self through 3 back to back offenses, DUI, DWI, and then a public intoxication. From the first meeting I had with Sabah, he made me feel very confident in his abilities to take care of me and my situation and he did it!!! Miraculously obtaining 3 dismissals, after probation periods!! He also treated me with the upmost respect throughout my year long adventure! I would recommend Sabah before anyone else!!
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Posted by Wes | July 17, 2015
Better Call Sabah!
Sabah was fantastic to work with. He handled my case with diligence and expertise. I never planned to get caught holding, but when I did I was glad to have Sabah in my corner.
Posted by anonymous | July 17, 2015
Possesion w/ Intent
Police served a search warrant on me at my house. I was arrested for possession w/ intent(228 grams of marijuana), no tax stamp, and possession of 4 firearms In commission of a felony. I contacted Sabah Khalaf to represent me for my charges. Sabah was very knowledgeable in how a search warrant was susposed to be served and the charges that were brought against me. The firearm charges were never filed but the possession w/ intent charges were filed. This was a second felony arrest for me so getting a good deal was going to be tough. Sabah informed me the search warrant was solid after reviewing the evidence brought upon me in the case. We spoke about how best to approach the case from a defendant standpoint as well as what he believed would be the prosocuters angle and thoughts. Being a prosocuter before coming a defendant lawyer, Sabah was very knowledagble of how both sides of the system worked. After not much back and forth between him and the prosocuter, Sabah was able to show that I was in college and used this to get me a 4 year deffered sentence. I was very happy with this decision as I was looking at my second strike. Sabah's legal fees were very reasonable and I was able to make 3 seperate payments over the course of a month to him for him to represent me. I would reccomend Mr. Khalaf to anyone charged with a drug crime as he worked hard to get me what I felt was a fair deal in the end and he did it in a timely manner that was right for my case and my situation.
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Posted by anonymous | July 15, 2015
Great Lawyer!
Sabah did a great job with my case. Punctual, kept me informed and was well liked by the judge. My case was handled quickly and efficiently. If you want to get in and get out with everything handled properly, Sabah is your guy!
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  • Free Consultation 20 minutes
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 9.8 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • The Khalaf Law Firm PLLC
  • 2014 - Present
  • Of Counsel
  • Garrett Law Center, PLLC
  • 2012 - 2014
  • Assistant District Attorney
  • Tulsa County District Attorney's Office
  • 2010 - 2012


  • University of Tulsa College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor with honors
  • 2010
  • University of Oklahoma
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 2006

Sample of Legal Cases

  • State of Oklahoma v. J.P.
  • Dismissed
  • State of Oklahoma v. S.S.
  • Not guilty verdict
  • State of Oklahoma v. D.S.
  • Dismissed at suppression hearing
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  • DUI Defense Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • American Association for Justice
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Oklahoma Association for Justice
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Oklahoma Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Oklahoma Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Tulsa County Bar Association
  • YLD Chair
  • 2013 - 2015
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Arabic

Honors and Awards

  • NLD Star
  • AAJ
  • 2015
  • Outstanding Young Lawyer
  • Tulsa County Bar Association
  • 2015


  • Urban Tulsa Weekly
  • True Believers
  • 2013
  • Tulsa Journal of Comparative and International Law
  • Managing Editor
  • 2010

Speaking Engagements

  • Criminal Defense Seminar
  • DUI Defense
  • 2015
  • American Association for Justice Annual Convention
  • DUI
  • 2014

Attorney endorsements

Received (10)
Given (8)
Endorse Sabah
Criminal defense Attorney | May 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I worked with Sabah many years ago in the DA's office. Now we are both in private practice criminal defense and I continue to hold him in the highest regard. I wholeheartedly endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 23
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I met Sabah when I was in law school. Not only is he a great attorney, he is also a great teacher and mentor. He is passionate about his work and cares about his clients. He has a presence in the courtroom that makes everyone stop whatever they are doing and listen. We worked together on many cases and got charges dismissed by doing extensive research on new case law and filing well written motions. I have also had the opportunity to watch Sabah in trial and bring back not guilty verdicts. I have learned so much from him throughout the years and continue to call him anytime I have questions. I truly trust and endorse Sabah."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 26
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Sabah is an excellent attorney who really goes to bat for his clients. If I was ever charged with a crime in Tulsa, I would call Sabah. He is not afraid to go the distance if necessary. I highly recommend Sabah for anyone in need of a criminal defense lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 24
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Sabah Khalaf knows the law and is gifted at expressing it in motions as well as in court. But where he shines is in his dedication to educating himself on new legal precedent and staying on the cutting edge of his legal practice. When choosing a lawyer, that's the difference between getting a competent representative and a spectacular one."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Apr 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Sabah is well known in the Tulsa area as a knowledgeable and enthusiastic advocate for his clients. Sabah did great work for a friend who was charged with DUI. I would not hesitate to refer work to him or to use his services myself, if I was unfortunate enough to be charged with a crime."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jan 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"When you, or a loved one, find yourself in need of a DUI/criminal defense attorney it is important to retain an experienced, knowledgeable and competent lawyer. Sabah works hard to continually improve his knowledge and skills by attending the best training seminars available on law, science, and trial skills. If you have a drunk driving case, I would not hesitate to recommend that you give Attorney Khalaf a call."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Very knowledgeable attorney. I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Jul 17
Relationship: Other
"Sabah is a recognized leader in his field and has the respect of his colleagues across the country. He cares deeply for his clients and their cause. I would trust Sabah with matters of importance. He is reliable, caring and humble. Sabah is an impressive lawyer and it has been a pleasure getting to know him personally and professionally."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jul 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I recently met Sabah at the DUIDLA Summer Seminar. I was instantly impressed with his knowledge of DUI Defense and passion for defending his clients. I have no doubt that he is a fine lawyer. I would not hesitate to recommend him any potential clients in his area."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jul 10
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have been hearing great things about Attorney Khalaf since right after he started practicing law. The first praise I heard was from a prosecutor who handled a case with him. I met Attorney Khalaf a little over a year ago and I too am impressed with his knowledge and desire to win. He knows what it takes to win a case and spends the time and money necessary to constantly become a better attorney. I recently worked with him on a drivers license appeal and was very impressed with his work. I do not hesitate to recommend Attorney Khalaf."
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Tulsa DUI and DWI Lawyer Sabah Khalaf
Sabah Khalaf
DUI and DWI Attorney
Tulsa, OK
Licensed for 14 years
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