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Taylor McLawhorn Attorney at Law

Taylor McLawhorn

Oklahoma City Criminal Lawyer

Taylor McLawhorn is a dedicated criminal defense attorney who takes an individualized approach to every case. Mr. McLawhorn prides himself in running his law firm differently from others. Every case gets personalized attention, and no one gets lost in the shuffle. Misdemeanor cases are just as important to Mr. McLawhorn as federal felonies. His personalized attention and dedication help put clients at ease knowing they are in good hands.

Even before helping clients facing criminal charges, Mr. McLawhorn dedicated himself to the practice of law. While pursuing his law degree at Oklahoma City University, he was awarded the CALI Awards for Research and Writing I, Research and Writing II, and Trial Practice. His commitment to excellence in legal writing and trial practice coupled with his diligent work ethic has continued to serve him well since he founded his own firm.

Mr. McLawhorn operates what he considers a boutique law practice. Unlike other offices handling criminal defense cases, Mr. McLawhorn understands there is no one-size-fits-all approach. He tailors each and every defense to a client’s specific needs and circumstances. When clients come to him, he understands what’s at stake. A criminal conviction could mean the loss of freedom, employment, educational opportunities, licenses and reputation within one’s community. Because of this, he meets early and often with his clients so he can work to achieve the best result possible.

Mr. McLawhorn’s analysis of a case goes beyond the police reports and allegation. He takes a wholistic approach to every case and encourages his clients to take an active role in their own case. In some instances, this may mean taking more of a mitigation approach, such as pursuing treatment for substance abuse, mental health, anger management or a combination thereof. In other instances, a case must be tried in a court of law, thus requiring investigation beyond the police reports, consultations with experts, and extensive pre-trial and trial preparation.

Mr. McLawhorn has experience taking a wide variety of criminal defense cases to court and achieving favorable outcomes. Mr. McLawhorn has successfully handled criminal defense matters in both state and federal courts across Oklahoma.

  • Oklahoma City University, J.D.
    • Graduated: 2008
    • Honors: CALI Awards for Research and Writing I, Research and Writing II, and Trial Practice
  • Campbell University, B.S.
    • Graduated: 2004
  • State of Oklahoma
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Oklahoma
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Oklahoma
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit
  • Oklahoma Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • Oklahoma County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Oklahoma Bar Foundation, Contributing Fellow
  • Federal Bar Association
  • Top 40 Under 40, National Trial Lawyers, 2016
  • Top 10 Under 40, National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys, 2017
  • 10 Best Attorneys in Oklahoma, American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys, 2017

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In the time immediately following an arrest, you will likely have a lot of questions, concerns, and fears. Taylor McLawhorn is here to answer them. Contact us today to schedule a consultation.

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