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Sabah Khalaf

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Criminal Defense Attorney in Tulsa, OK

The Khalaf Law Firm PLLC
15 W 6th St, Suite 2800
Tulsa, OK 74119
Phone: 918-592-1144
Fax: 918-592-1149
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2022
Selected to Rising Stars: 2018 - 2021
Licensed in Oklahoma Since: 2010
Practice Areas: Criminal Defense, Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI
Languages Spoken: Arabic, English
Attorney Profile

A trial lawyer with Khalaf Law Firm, Sabah Khalaf represents clients in Tulsa as a criminal defense attorney. His criminal law experience extends to the following matters: actual physical control, driving under the influence, driving while impaired, attempted murder, domestic assault, drug possession, drug distribution, drug trafficking, aggravated assault and battery with a deadly or dangerous weapon, aggravated assault and battery, first-degree manslaughter and murder.

A former Assistant District Attorney in Tulsa County, Mr. Khalaf understands both sides of the criminal law system, and uses that knowledge and experience to help his clients as they often face overwhelming odds. From the beginning of a case until the end, he advocates and fights for his clients while communicating effectively and minimizing stress.

Admitted to practice in the state of Oklahoma for over a decade, Mr. Khalaf graduated with his Juris Doctor from the University of Tulsa College of Law, where he was a Managing Editor of the school’s Journal for International and Comparative Law. In 2015, he was included as a Tulsa County Bar Association Outstanding Young Lawyer, and he has an Avvo “Superb” rating.

The American Association for Justice named him a New Lawyer Star in 2015, and he is certified in the Administration of Standard Field Sobriety Testing. Mr. Khalaf is the former chair of the American Association for Justice’s Criminal Law Section. He is also a member of the Oklahoma Association for Justice, the Tulsa County Bar Association, the DUI Defense Lawyers Association and the Oklahoma Criminal Defense Lawyers Association.

Practice Areas
  • 50%Criminal Defense
  • 50%Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI
Focus Areas

Arrest & Arraignment, Assault & Battery, Criminal Law, Drug & Alcohol Violations, Expungement, Felony, Misdemeanor, Motor Vehicle Offenses, Traffic Violations, Criminal Domestic Violence, DUI/DWI


1 Years Super Lawyers
4 Years Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers: 2022
  • Rising Stars: 2018 - 2021

About Sabah Khalaf

First Admitted: 2010, Oklahoma

Professional Webpage:

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Tulsa County Bar Association and Past YLD Chair, 2010
  • Oklahoma Criminal Defense Lawyer Association, Tulsa County Bar Association, Oklahoma Association for Justice and American Association for Justice, Member
  • DUI Defense Lawyer Association, Member 
  • American Association of Justice Criminal Law Section, Past Chair


  • Recognized as a New Lawyer Star by the American Association for Justice after obtaining an acquittal on all counts at jury trial where my client was faced with aggravated assault and battery, NLD Star, American Association for Justice, 2015
  • AVVO 10/10 review rating
  • Selected as a Super Lawyer Rising Star
  • Recognized as one of Oklahoma’s leading DUI and criminal defense attorneys
  • Outstanding Young Lawyer, 2014 and 2015, Tulsa County Bar Association

Special Licenses/Certifications

  • Certified in the Administration of Standardized Field Sobriety Testing, 2016


  • Swatosh v. DPS - $2,000,000 award, 2017
  • State of Oklahoma v. N.M October 2016 - DUI dismissed on eve of trial. State of Oklahoma v. R.F October 2016 - Assault and Battery dismissed on day of trial State of Oklahoma v. B.L. September 2016 - Assault and Battery dismissed on day of trial State of Oklahoma v. S.M. May 2016 - DUI dismissed on eve of trial State of Oklahoma v. J.P. May 03, 2016 - Felony False Impersonation Dismissed State of Oklahoma v. S.S. Practice Area: Criminal defense Date: Jun 11, 2015 Outcome: Not guilty verdict Description: Client charged with assault and battery and breaking and entering. State of Oklahoma v. D.S. Practice Area: DUI and DWI Date: Apr 15, 2015 Outcome: Dismissed at suppression hearing Description: Client charged with DUI State of Oklahoma v. Z.B. Practice Area: DUI and DWI Date: Mar 25, 2015 Outcome: Dismissed at trial Description: Client charged with DUI. State of Oklahoma v. A.W. Practice Area: Criminal defense Date: Feb 05, 2015 Outcome: Case dismissed by demurrer Description: Client charged with domestic assault and battery


  • Chandler v. DPS, 2017 OK CIV APP 47, 2017

Pro bono/Community Service

  • Tulsa County Bar Association Board Member and Delegate, 2020

Industry Groups

  • Criminal Law


  • “Sabah always gets the best deals for his clients!”
  • “Great attorney who works hard to defend his clients”
  • “I've worked with Mr. Khalaf on several cases and his ethics, knowledge, and intelligence are above reproach and he is clearly above the norm for the defense bar in Oklahoma.”
  • “Sabah is the go-to trial attorney for serious DUI defense.”
  • “Outstanding lawyer with a focus on Drug Crimes and DUI. Refer and recommend without reservation.”
  • “Sabah handles all our criminal work and gets excellent results for our clients!”

These comments were made by fellow attorneys during the annual nomination process.

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Office Location for Sabah Khalaf

15 W 6th St
Suite 2800
Tulsa, OK 74119

Phone: 918-592-1144

Fax: 918-592-1149

Last Updated: 5/16/2022

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