Robert L. Wyatt, IV

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Criminal Defense Attorney in Oklahoma City, OK

Wyatt Law Office
 | 501 N Walker Ave, Ste. 110
Oklahoma City, OK 73102
Phone: 866-562-8506
Fax: 405-232-4556
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2020
Licensed Since: 1989
Practice Areas:
  • Criminal Defense (50%),
  • Criminal Defense: White Collar (50%)
  • Free Consultation
Attorney Profile

Robert L. Wyatt IV is a criminal defense attorney with Wyatt Law Office.  For two years named to the Top 50 Super Lawyers in Oklahoma and since 2013 has been named by Best Lawyers in America as OKC Lawyer of the Year for Criminal Defense or Criminal Defense White Collar six times). He represents clients in Oklahoma City and Tulsa and has over three decades of experience representing those who have been accused of committing a crime.

A graduate of Southeastern Oklahoma State University, he graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Science and double major in business administration and economics. Mr. Wyatt then attended the University of Oklahoma College of Law and earned his Juris Doctor in 1989. He is extensively involved with the Criminal Justice Act panel in the W.D. of Oklahoma, and for his high ethical standards and long list of successful results, he holds the highest peer rating possible of AV Preeminent* from Martindale-Hubbell.

Admitted to practice in the state of Oklahoma, Mr. Wyatt is also admitted to practice before a long list of federal courts. These include the following: the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas, the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Oklahoma, the United States Supreme Court, the United States Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit, the United States Court of Appeals for the 8th Circuit, the United States District Court for the Northern District of Oklahoma and the United States District Court for the Western District of Oklahoma.

Mr. Wyatt is a member of the Oklahoma Bar Association, the Oklahoma Criminal Defense Lawyers Association and is a life member of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers Association.

* AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

 
Practice Areas
  • 50%Criminal Defense
  • 50%Criminal Defense: White Collar
Focus Areas

Assault & Battery, Criminal Fraud, Criminal Law, Drug & Alcohol Violations, Expungement, Felony, Murder, Sex Offenses, Tax Evasion, Theft, White Collar Crime, Criminal Law - Federal

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Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2020

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About Robert Wyatt, IV

Admitted: 1989, Oklahoma

Professional Webpage: https://wyattlaw.com/about-wyatt-law-office/bob-wyatt/

Honors/Awards:

  • Criminal White-Collar (OKC), Lawyer of the Year, Best Lawyers in America, 2021
  • Top 50 Lawyers in Oklahoma., Top 50 Lawyers, Super Lawyers Oklahoma, 2020
  • Criminal Defense General Practice (OKC), Lawyer of the Year , Best Lawyers in America, 2020
  • 2020-21 President..., Elected President, Oklahoma Criminal Defense Lawyer's Association, 2020
  • 2010-2020:  U.S. News & World Report-Best Lawyers ® Best Law Firms (2010-present), Listed, U.S. News & World Report-Best Lawyers, 2020
  • Top 50 Lawyers in Oklahoma, Top 50 Lawyers, Oklahoma Super Lawyers, 2019
  • Criminal Defense White-Collar (OKC), Lawyer of the Year, Best Lawyers in America, 2017
  • For contributions to justice related to the OKBomb investigation and trial, Reflections of Hope Award ..., Oklahoma National Memorial, 2015
  • Criminal Defense General Practice (OKC), Lawyer of the Year, Best Lawyers in America, 2015
  • Criminal Defense White-Collar (OKC), Lawyer of the Year, Best Lawyers in America, 2014
  • Criminal Defense General Practice (OKC), Lawyer of the Year, Best Lawyers in America, 2013
  • 2009-2020 First Vice President, Elected First Vice President , Oklahoma Criminal Defense Lawyers Association (OCDLA), 2009
  • 2007-2021 Best Lawyers, Listed, Best Lawyers in America--White Collar Crime & Non-white Collar Crime (2007-present), 2007
  • 2006-2020 Oklahoma Super Lawyers, Listed, Super Lawyers , 2006
  • For contributions to the OCDLA listserve, Champion of Liberty, OCDLA, 2003

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Admitted to practice before the following courts:   • Supreme Court of the United States • United States Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit • United States Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit • United States District Court, Western District of Oklahoma • United States District Court, Northern District of Oklahoma • United States District Court, Eastern District of Oklahoma • United States District Court, Northern District of Texas • United States District Court, Eastern District of Texas • Oklahoma Supreme Court (all Oklahoma state courts) • Eligible for licensing in any federal district or appellate courts

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Elected to Board of Directors, Oklahoma Criminal Defense Lawyers Association (OCDLA)(2008-Present), Criminal Law Committee, U.S. District Court, Western District of Oklahoma, 2012 – Present (Member), Oklahoma Criminal Defense Lawyers Association Board of Directors, 2010 – Present (First Vice President), Oklahoma Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, 1998 – Present (Sustaining Member), National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, 1998 – Present (Life Member), Oklahoma Bar Association, 1989 – Present, Oklahoma County Bar Association, Oklahoma County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, OBA Criminal Law Section, Luther Bohanon American Inn of Court XXIII (Oklahoma City) (Barrister) (Past Member), National Institute for Trial Advocacy, diploma 1995, Phi Delta Phi (Past Member 1988-89), Criminal Justice Act Panel Attorney (Member)
  • Oklahoma, 1989, U.S. District Court, Western District of Oklahoma, 1990, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Oklahoma, 1991, U.S. Court of Appeals 8th Circuit, 1991, U.S. Court of Appeals 10th Circuit, 1991, Supreme Court of the United States of America, 1993, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Oklahoma, 2004, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Texas, 2010, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas, 2010
  • Life member, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL)
  • Routinely speak at Continuing Legal Education seminars on matters of federal and state criminal law (2002-present)

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Member, CJA Death Penalty Panel for federal courts in Oklahoma
  • Member, CJA Trial Panel for the federal courts in Oklahoma

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Criminal Justice Act Panel (Trials) W.D.  Oklahoma, 2000 – Present
  • Criminal Justice Act Panel (Death Penalty) W.D. & N.D. Oklahoma, 1998 – Present
  • Special Guest Lecturer, Advanced Criminal Law class at OU College of Law, 2008
  • Vernon’s Forms Oklahoma Criminal Law (Chapters 7 & 30), West, 1999
  • Special Guest Lecturer, Criminal Law Ethics, OU College of Law, 2008
  • Cyber Crimes in State and Federal Courts & Technology and Security, 2007
  • Applications of Forensic Psychology: MPD Redux, 2007
  • Oklahoma White Collar Crime: Oklahoma's Multi-County Grand Jury: Its Operation in White Collar Cases (OBA Continuing Legal Education), 2006
  • Practical Application of the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines (OBA Continuing Legal Education), 2004
  • Criminal Defense 101 (OBA Continuing Legal Education), 2003
  • Applications of Forensic Psychology: A Lawyer's Perspective in Child Abuse (OCU Forensic Psychology Course), 2003
  • Electronic Discovery (Luther Bohanan American Inn of Courts), 2002
  • Applications of Forensic Psychology: A Lawyer's Perspective Multiple Personality Disorder (OCU Forensic Psychology Course), 2002
  • Expungements Unabridged, OCDLA, Criminal Defense Institute, 2012

Verdicts/Settlements:

  • $1 Million verdict for student raped by teacher, 2018
  • United States v. DeLia, 906 F.3d 1212 (10th Cir. 2018), 2018
  • United States v. Hunt, 456 F.3d 1255 (10th Cir. 2006), 2006
  • Welch v. Sirmons, 451 F.3d 675 (10th Cir. 2006), 2006
  • United States v. Williams, 403 F.3d 1203 (10th Cir. 2005), 2005
  • United States v. Dazey, et al, 403 F.3d 1147, 66 Fed. R. Evid. Serv. 1194 (10th Cir. 2005), 2005
  • Fisher v. Senate of Oklahoma, 107 P.3d 556, 2004 OK 76 (Okla. 2004), 2004
  • United States v. McVeigh, 955 F.Supp. 1278 (D. Colo 1997), 1997
  • United States v. McVeigh, 954 F.Supp. 1441 (D. Colo. 1997), 1997
  • United States v. McVeigh, 918 F.Supp. 1467 (W.D. Okla. 1996), 1996
  • United States v. McVeigh, 940 F.Supp. 1571 (D.Colo. 1996), 1996
  • United States v. Avery, 34 F.3d 1517 (10th Cir. 1994), 1994
  • United States v. Migliaccio, 34 F.3d 1517 (10th Cir. 1994), 1994
  • State ex rel Dept. of Public Safety v. 1988 Chevrolet Pickup, 852 P.2d 786 (Okla. App. 1993), 1993
  • United States v. Madia, 95 F.2d 538 (8th Cir. 1992), 1992
  • Good v. Majors, 832 P.2d 420 (Okla. 1992), 1992
  • United States v. Custodian of Records Southwestern Fertility Center, 743 F.Supp. 783 (W.D. Okla. 1990), 1990
  • Creason v. Hon. Richard Perry, 801 P.2d 715 (Okla. 1990), 1990
  • Results may vary from case to case; however, this is a representative sample of results: • Federal investigation for smuggling & distribution of drugs dismissed  • Federal bankruptcy fraud investigation closed after Wyatt's intervention • State court charges for Medicaid fraud - probation negotiated with no conviction • Prosecution declined in Medicaid Fraud after counsel intervention • Medicaid Fraud case reduced to misdemeanour gross injury to the public • Federal drug charges declined after intervention by counsel • Allegations of Medicaid Fraud against chiropractor - charges declined • Federal habeas granted in drug case in order to correct sentence obtained by other law firm • Federal client accused of defrauding employer of over $1 Million sentenced to only 6 months on guilty plea • Federal firearms trafficking case declined prosecution • Possession of 36 lbs of Meth Dismissed at Preliminary Hearing  • Federal - split verdict on bank fraud; client sentenced to 48 months, but guideline sentence was more than 14 years and offer was 60 months  • Probation in state court for distribution/manufacturing and importation of steroids  • State lewd molestation charges dismissed at preliminary hearing • Police officer accused of sexual assault - pled to misdemeanour probation (no record) • Sexual battery charges dismissed • Federal - split verdict with 44 counts not guilty in police corruption trial facing life in prison and 4 felony counts of perjury with less than 4 years to serve • Federal drug case dismissed because of unlawful search • Federal white collar case dismissed • After a jury verdict of guilty, pleaded court for straight probation in Federal Antitrust case with $7M in commerce • In child molestation/touching case, client got only 2 years after a jury trial when "life" in prison was requested by prosecution • Not Guilty verdict for felony Assault & Battery with a deadly weapon (punishable up to 10 years in prison), but jury found client guilty of misdemeanour for reckless use of a firearm • "Child porn" charges avoided and investigation terminated for soldier after counsel’s intervention • Not guilty verdict for assault & battery on police officer and obstructing an officer during a felony arrest • Not guilty verdict for possession of child porn in federal court. • Rape charge against member of U.S. Navy dismissed and case terminated after appeal to Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals (highest Oklahoma criminal court) • Department of Defense fraud charge avoided and investigation terminated • Social Security fraud charge avoided and investigation Terminated • Tax fraud case dismissed after three years of litigation • Airline pilot avoided sexual "touching"/child abuse charge and investigation terminated • State "child porn" charge dismissed because prosecution could not prove who possessed the images - even though client had prior conviction for possession of lewd images • Rape charge against medical student dismissed because defense investigation proved "victim" lying • 14-Count federal "child porn" indictment dismissed because of Fourth Amendment ("search") violation • Acquittal (not guilty) on 106 Counts of securities fraud & money laundering • Forcible sodomy charge against foreign college student dismissed • Statutory rape ( sex with a minor child) charge dismissed • Embezzlement charge dismissed after preliminary hearing • State "child porn" charges dismissed against college professor after preliminary hearing • Evidence suppressed in "DUI with great bodily harm" and judge had to dismiss charges after preliminary hearing • Not guilty verdict in rape trial • Conviction reversed and sentence vacated in federal securities fraud case with orders to dismiss charges • Not guilty verdict in federal trial for Internet child solicitation & traveling across state lines for sex • "Seized money" returned to client after forfeiture hearing • Ghost Employee (fraud) charge reduced to misdemeanour • Health care fraud conviction against two doctors reversed with orders to dismiss charges.  Each case and the results obtained are unique. 

Other Outstanding Achievements:

  • Elected President, Oklahoma Criminal Defense Lawyer's Association (2020-2021), 2020
  • Oklahoma National Memorial's Reflections of Hope Award , 2015
  • Elected 1st Vice President, Oklahoma Criminal Defense Lawyer's Association (2009-2020), 2009

Educational Background:

  • Southeastern Oklahoma State University, Durant, Oklahoma, B.S. 1986 summa cum laude, Honors: President, Pre-Law Club SOSU,Honors: President, Alpha Chi SOSU, Honors: President, President’s Club SOSU, Double Major: Business Administration & Economics
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Office Location for Robert L. Wyatt, IV

501 N Walker Ave
Ste. 110
Oklahoma City, OK 73102

Phone: 866-562-8506

Fax: 405-232-4556

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Last Updated: 11/2/2020

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