Stephen Jones

Phone: (580)242-5500

Fax: (580)242-4556


For more than fifty years, Mr. Jones has been involved in the defense of several“high profile” cases including tax fraud, alleged acts of terrorism, and two major bombing cases, of which the most notable is his appointment to the defense of Timothy James McVeigh in bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Building in Oklahoma City. Additionally, he has represented retired and former employees of the Central Intelligence Agency, the National Security Agency, and the National Security Council staff.  He was also involved in consulting work with various targets, defendants, or persons of interest to the Federal Government for alleged acts of terrorism in the Philippines, the Far East, and those connected with the attacks on September 11, 2001. Similarly, he has represented individuals accused of disloyalty to the United States and/or the unauthorized disclosure of confidential government information or classified government information.

Stephen has a strong working, academic, professional and experience based knowledge of of cases involving allegations of terrorism, domestic subversion, espionage, electronic surveillance of all forms, including wiretapping, computer searches, “roving” wiretaps of cell phones, and computer surveillance.

Mr. Jones also has experience in matters relating to the defense against extradition to the United States.  He has negotiated the successful transfer of his clients who are foreign nationals to serve prison sentences in the country of their nationality but imposed in the United States of America.  He has also been involved in the defense of high profile drug manufacturing and drug trafficking cases, as well as conspiracy cases and allegations of money laundering.

Mr. Jones has also been very active in politics.  He served as Richard M. Nixon’s personal research assistant at Mr. Nixon’s office in 1964 after Mr. Nixon had been defeated for President and Governor of California.  He represented Governor Nelson Rockefeller’s political interests in Oklahoma, and worked on Governor Rockefeller’s 1964 and 1968 national campaigns for the presidency.  Stephen Jones was legislative assistant to Congressman (now Secretary of Defense) Donald Rumsfeld, and later special assistant to United States Senator, Charles Percy. He also served as administrative assistant to Congressman Paul Findley of Illinois and has represented each of the three Republican Governors of Oklahoma.

bar admissions:

Oklahoma, 1966
U.S. District Court Eastern District of Oklahoma, 1999
U.S. District Court Northern District of Oklahoma, 1979
U.S. District Court Western District of Oklahoma, 1969
U.S. District Court of the District of Columbia, 1975
U.S. Court of Appeals 2nd Circuit, 1975
U.S. Court of Appeals 8th Circuit, 1973
U.S. Court of Appeals 10th Circuit, 1969
U.S. Court of Appeals Federal Circuit, 1982
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces, 1984
U.S. Court of Federal Claims, 1980
U.S. Supreme Court, 1970
U.S. Tax Court, 1970


University of Oklahoma College of Law, Norman, Oklahoma, 1966

professional associations and memberships:

Council for the National Interest, Member Board of Directors

National Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys

past employment positions:

United States Senate, Republican Nominee, 1990

Oklahoma Court of Appeals, Judge, 1981

Republican State Committee, General Counsel, 1979 – 1981

U.S. District Court, Northern District of Oklahoma, Special United States Attorney, 1979

Attorney General of Oklahoma, Republican Nominee, 1974

ACLU of Oklahoma, General Counsel, 1970 – 1974

U.S. Congressman Donald Rumsfeld, Legislative Assistant, 1968

U.S. Senator Charles Percy, (R-IL), Special Assistant, 1968

United States Delegation to North Atlantic Assembly of NATO, Member, 1968

U.S. Congressman Paul Findley, Republican of Illinois, Administrative Assistant, 1966 – 1969

Governor Dewey Bartlett, Oklahoma, Legal Assistant, 1967

Otjen and Carter Law Firm, Enid, Ok. (Part Time to Full Time), 1966 – 1970

Richard M. Nixon, New York City, Personal Assistant, 1964


Phi Alpha Delta

Jones was in an unenviable position. He was asked to represent perhaps the most despised defendant in modern American history. The public often - in fact usually - didn’t like what he had to say, but his handling of the case was generally dignified and professional. Many will find this hard to accept but, in a way, Jones is due our gratitude for handling the case professionally.
— Tulsa World Editorial, August 29, 1997