Company: Jones, Otjen, Davis & Boyd
Location: Enid, Oklahoma, United States
Stephen Jones, Lawyer at Jones, Otjen, Davis & Boyd, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Lawyers for dedication, achievements, and leadership in criminal defense law.
An esteemed figure in his industry, Mr. Jones has accrued nearly 55 years of professional excellence in the field of law, currently serving as managing partner with Jones, Otjen, Davis & Boyd. In this position, Mr. Jones practices civil litigation, criminal defense, commercial law, estate planning and probate, family law, personal injury, and state and federal appeals. Prior to this appointment, Mr. Jones served as a Republican nominee for the U.S. Senate in 1990, a judge for the Oklahoma Court of Appeals in 1981, general counsel for the Republican State Committee from 1979 to 1981, and special United States Attorney for the U.S. District Court of the Northern District of Oklahoma in 1979. Previously, he held the positions of general counsel for the ACLU of Oklahoma from 1970 to 1974, legislative assistant to U.S. Congressman Donald Rumsfeld in 1968, and member of the U.S. Delegation to the North Atlantic Assembly of NATO in 1968, among countless other prestigious positions.
Alongside his professional endeavors, Mr. Jones has been serving as senior council for Oklahoma Commissioner Insurance since 2011 and advisory council for the Center for American History at the University of Texas at Austin since 2007. He previously acted as an instructor at Phillips University and adjunct professor at the University of Oklahoma. He has also served on the board of directors of the Council on the National Interest Foundation.
In preparation of his illustrious career, Mr. Jones first completed coursework at the University of Texas from 1960 to 1963. He subsequently obtained a Bachelor of Laws from the College of Law at the University of Oklahoma in 1966. He has been admitted to practice in the state of Oklahoma, as well as before the U.S. District Court for the Northern, Eastern, and Western Districts of Oklahoma, the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second, Eighth, and Tenth Circuits, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces, the U.S. Court of Federal Claims, the U.S. Supreme Court, and the U.S. Tax Court.
A respected voice in his field, Mr. Jones maintains affiliation with such industry-related organizations as the Council for the National Interest and the National Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys. He is also associated with the Garfield County Bar Association and the Beacon Club. Additionally, Mr. Jones has shared his knowledge in the legal industry as author and coauthor of several works, including “Vernon’s Oklahoma Forms Second Criminal Practice & Procedure Volumes I, II” in 1999, “Others Unknown: The Oklahoma City Bombing Case and Conspiracy” in 1998, and “Oklahoma and Politics in State and Nation, 1907-1962” in 1974. He has further contributed a myriad of articles to professional journals throughout his career.
One of the last remaining liberal Republicans in the country, Mr. Jones also commits to serving his local community as senior counselor for the Oklahoma Communications Insurance. Previously, he was a Republican State Financial Committee Member, a member of the Republican State Financial Committee, an appointed chief of defense counsel for the U.S. District Court of Oklahoma City in the Oklahoma City Bombing Case, and member of the U.S. Senate. He has also served in various capacities with the St. Matthews Episcopalian Church.
Married to Sherrel Alice Stephens since 1973, Mr. Jones is the proud father of three children. Notably, he has been included in several editions of Who’s Who publications, including Who’s Who in Finance and Industry, Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in American Law, Who’s Who in the South and Southwest, and Who’s Who in the World. He has additionally been named a Lifetime Achiever and Industry Leader by Marquis Who’s Who.
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