S. Thomas Adler II
Oklahoma Criminal Defense Attorney
Tommy Adler was born and raised in Oklahoma City. He graduated from Bishop McGuinness Catholic High School. He received his undergraduate degree in Public Relations/Journalism from the University of Oklahoma. He received his Juris Doctorate Degree from the University Of Oklahoma College Of Law with a focus on Constitutional Law. During law school, Mr. Adler was a legal intern with the Oklahoma City criminal defense firm of J.W. Coyle.
After graduation, Mr. Adler worked as a Public Defender in Oklahoma County in the felony trial division. He represented clients in over 1000 cases ranging from misdemeanors to murders. Mr. Adler assisted in the training of new lawyers at the Public Defender’s office and drafted the still-used protocol manual for the appropriate and professional representation of clients. During his career, Mr. Adler has been successful in winning a dismissal or a not guilty verdict for his clients in over 90% of his cases that have been called for jury trial.
Mr. Adler is a graduate of the Western Trial Advocacy Institute located in Laramie, WY where he studied criminal defense litigation under a host of the nation’s most respected criminal defense trial lawyers. He has also attended post-graduate training at the Absolute Criminal Defense Litigator’s Conference in Las Vegas, NV and has twice attended the Pat Williams Criminal Defense Institute sponsored by the Oklahoma Criminal Defense Lawyer’s Association.
Mr. Adler has been married since 2004 and he and his wife are blessed with 2 wonderful children, with a 3rd on the way in 2012. He enjoys traveling with his wife, golf, running, and OU sports. He also enjoys cooking, fishing, and spending time outdoors with his dog.
Address & Contact Information9211 Lake Hefner Parkway, Suite 104 Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Phone: (405) 751-1533
Statement to Clients
I feel truly called and immensely blessed to be able to serve each and every one of my clients in their cases. I have seen an endless number of serious, dangerous, and negative situations result in miraculous healing, vindication, and redemption. My goal in every case is not only to make sure that my clients see the most outstanding results available under the law in their court cases, but to ensure that we have worked together to find long-term solutions for whatever the underlying problems are that got them into these bad situations to begin with. I honestly believe that I have the best job in the world and I am excited to come to work every day and fight for my clients, who I know have put their lives in my hands. If a client is willing to trust me with the most important thing they have going on in their life, I always strive to surpass their expectations of availability, compassion, and outcome.
- Bishop McGuinness High School – Class of 1995 – OKC, OK
- OU – BA in Public Relations/Journalism – May 2000
- OU Law School – JD w/ Constitutional Law Focus – May 2003
For me, there is no one particular case or client that I think is my “favorite”. My favorite type of case however, is an easy question for me to answer. Any case involving a young person as my client is one that makes me the most excited. I know that in cases with young people, the difficult situation they are facing is an opportunity to turn their lives down a better path and to address any problems or issues that they may be having before it is too late. All of our young clients are blessed with families that love them and possess very bright futures. The thought of letting their case get in the way of their potential and dreams is something that motivates us greatly. This allows us to come up with a game plan that not only leads to extraordinary outcomes in their cases, but that teaches them valuable life lessons and sets their life back on a successful track. These days, there are so many potential roadblocks and temptations facing our children at a younger and younger age. Our goal for our representation is to help families reinforce and redefine the values and principles that they stand for and to give these young people a second chance at the future we all know they are capable of earning.
The Best Investment I Could Have Made
I was facing serious charges that would damage my career and future life. Tommy proved to be the best investment I could have made and got me unbelievable results, way better than I expected I could get. Now I will not have to worry about those charges adversely affecting my career and future life. I would recommend Tommy to anyone as a definite first choice.-