Attorney in private practice; retired from United States Department of Justice and United States Air Force (ANG).
From June, 1990 until my retirement in March, 2009 I served as an Assistant United States Attorney for the Northern District of Oklahoma (Tulsa, Oklahoma). I supervised the investigation and prosecution of criminal cases of all sorts, and represented the United States in a variety of civil actions. From July 2002 until May 2004, I acted as the Antiterrorism Advisory Council Coordinator.
Additionally, I served as Staff Judge Advocate, 188th Fighter Wing, Arkansas Air National Guard, retiring in February, 2007 with the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. In that capacity I was the principal legal advisor to the commander of an F-16 fighter wing, comprised of eighteen (18) aircraft and nine hundred fifty (950) personnel, on a variety of military and civilian legal issues, including employment law. I was responsible for all in-unit legal training and instruction in the law of armed combat, Air Force policies and procedures, wills and estates, and certain other classified matters. I acted as a liaison between our unit, the civilian community and the Fort Smith, Arkansas Airport Commission. I supervised a legal office with four (4) personnel.
From April through September, 2005, I was deployed as the Staff Judge Advocate, 401st Air Expeditionary Wing, Aviano Air Base, Italy. I served as the sole legal advisor to the commander of an Air Expeditionary Wing, performing highly classified missions in Sicily, Bosnia, Kosovo, Cyprus and Romania, in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.
From 2002 to 2004, I was an Instructor for the Concord School of Law, an online Internet law school which is part of the Kaplan Education group. I have taught trial practice at the University of Tulsa School of Law and the Attorney General’s Advocacy Institute.
In January, 1999, I served as part of a joint Justice-State Department advance team in Belgrade, Yugoslavia and Pristina, Kosovo to implement certain provisions of the Dayton Accords.
April 1974-Jan 1979: Captain, Judge Advocate General’s Corps, United States Army. I served in successive assignments as prosecutor, defense counsel, and Chief of Military Justice at Fort Benning, Georgia, Taegu, Korea, and the United States Military Academy, West Point, New York.
Jan 1979-Nov 1979: Assistant Attorney General, State of Arkansas, Little Rock, Arkansas. I represented the State of Arkansas in the Finney litigation, a major Federal case involving the constitutionality of the Arkansas prison system. I briefed and argued cases in the Arkansas Supreme Court and the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals, and participated in the preparation of briefs in the United States Supreme Court.
Nov 1979-Feb 1981: Assistant United States Attorney, Western District of Arkansas (Fort Smith, Arkansas). I tried both criminal and civil cases. From April 1980 through January 1981, I was the chief prosecutor for the Mariel Cuban Boatlift relocation operation at Fort Chaffee, Arkansas. In that connection, our office processed at least a thousand cases in the US Magistrate’s Court, and prosecuted a number of felony cases, including cases involving violence against INS employees.
Feb 1981-June 1990: Private practice, Fort Smith, Arkansas. I had a general civil and criminal law practice, with emphasis on business litigation, banking, transportation, and personal injury litigation. For several years, I served as a panel defense attorney for the United States District Court and the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals. I was active in politics and civic affairs, serving as Chairman of the Sebastian County Election Commission, member of the State Democratic Committee, and Sebastian County Democratic Party Chairman (1983-85); and as a member of the boards of directors of Bost Human Development Services (1984-87; President 1985-86), and Harbor View Mercy Medical Center.
United States Supreme Court.
Supreme Court of Oklahoma
Supreme Court of Arkansas
United States Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces
United States Courts of Appeal for the Fifth, Eighth and Tenth Circuits
United States District Courts, Eastern and Western Districts of Arkansas, Eastern and Northern Districts of Oklahoma.
High School: Southside High School, Fort Smith, Arkansas 72901, June, 1967
University: University of Oklahoma, BA (English), May 1971, University of Arkansas School of Law, JD, December 1973
Total Air Force Operations Law Course 2/03
Air Command and Staff College 2/00
Deployed Air Reserve Component Operations Law Course 2/00
Air Force Staff Judge Advocate Course 6/99
Air Reserve Forces Judge Advocate Course 8/97
Judge Advocate General’s School Basic Course, US Army, 1974
3223 East 31st, Suite 210
Tulsa, Oklahoma 74105
Civilian: Letter of Commendation, Assistant Attorney General for the Criminal Division, January 2002 (for the successful prosecution of two companies for shipping oilfield equipment to Iran and Libya in violation of Presidential embargoes); Award from Department of Commerce (January 2002); Certificate of Appreciation Criminal Investigation Division, Internal Revenue Service (January 2002); Director’s Award for Superior Performance as an Assistant United States Attorney, September 1997 (for a series of cases involving so- called “militias” associated with the Montana Freemen); Certificate of Commendation, Secretary of Transportation (1993) (for prosecution of two persons and a company for defrauding the government in connection with the construction of over 100 radio communication towers for the Federal Aviation Administration); Certificate of Appreciation from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (for prosecution of a major arms dealer for sale of machineguns and grenade launchers) (1993); Certificate of Appreciation, Criminal Investigation Division, Internal Revenue Service; Award, United States Secret Service(1997).
Military: Meritorious Service Medal (2 OLC); Air Force Commendation Medal; Army Commendation Medal; Air Force Achievement Medal; National Defense Service Medal (2 devices); Global War on Terrorism Medal; Air Force Expeditionary Medal; Korean Service Medal; Air Force Training Ribbon; Air Force Reserve Service Medal (2 devices); M-16 Expert Badge.
Military: Top Secret- SCI
Civilian: Top Secret- SCI
Private Pilot, Single Engine, Land
Spanish (some speaking and writing), Italian (some speaking and writing); French (some speaking)
Married for 39 years to Rosemary Bumpass Kirkpatrick, who teaches theology at Monte Cassino School. We have four daughters: Kate Fulton, 35, is a registered nurse and lives in Plano, Texas with her husband and our four grandchildren; Kerrie Thompson, 32, is a securities broker and lives with her husband in Tulsa; Molly, 25, is a graduate of Hendrix College and is employed by Monte Cassino School in Tulsa, , and Maggie, 22 , is a graduate of the University of Tulsa, and is employed by Children and Family Services in Tulsa.
I enjoy reading, flying, golf, and playing classical guitar.
Available upon request.
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