About

Wes Johnson

A skilled trial lawyer, Wes Johnson has been in private practice for over 30 years focusing on civil rights, criminal, product liability and personal injury cases.

He brings a broad range of experience and skills to his practice. In the U.S. Air Force he was a physiological training specialist and ?? parachute training. In college He has worked as a Case Manager for a Delaware Juvenile Detention facility and as an Emergency Room Technician at Wilmington, Delaware General Hospital. Johnson served on the Tulsa Police Department for 2 years before joining the New Castle County, Delaware Police Department. Later he worked for the Metropolitan Bureau of Investigation, headquartered in Baltimore, MD as an Area Manager and Supervisor of Corporate Security with responsibilities in Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, New Jersey and New York. While attending law school in Tulsa he was self-employed as a private investigator working primarily for local law firms.

Mr. Johnson has served as vice president of the Oklahoma Criminal Defense Lawyers Association and as a board member of the Oklahoma ACLU. He served on the Curriculum Advisory Committee for the Graduate Forensic Sciences program at Oklahoma State University College of Osteopathic Medicine. A frequent lecturer, he has presented papers at national meetings of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences and conducted Continuing Legal Education seminars in Forensic Sciences for the Oklahoma Bar Association as well as workshops for the Oklahoma Council of Law Enforcement Education and Training (CLEET). He often serves as a professional consultant for crime scene analysis and medico-legal issues. His professional memberships include the Oklahoma Bar Association, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers [Life Member] and the American Academy of Forensic Sciences.

A 1971 graduate of the University of Delaware with a B.A. in History, he received his Juris Doctorate from the University of Tulsa in 1977.

Johnson’s community activities have included committee leadership in his church, acting with local theatre companies in both Delaware and Oklahoma and singing with the Tulsa Opera Chorus and Tulsa Oratorio Chorus. He was a cast member of “Stations,” the National Community Theatre Festival winner that represented the USA at the World Community Theatre Festival in Monaco, 1981. He has studied the martial arts for several years and holds a 3rd degree Black Belt in Judo and a 2nd degree Black Belt in Jujitsu.

Education

  • University of Delaware, Bachelor of Arts - History / Political Science - 1971
  • University of Tulsa School of Law, Juris Doctor - 1977

Professional Memberships

  • American Academy of Forensic Sciences
  • National Assocation of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Oklahoma Bar Association