Stephen Jones


Stephen Jones is an Enid, Oklahoma, attorney whose practice is limited to trials and appeals. He attended the University of Texas, graduated from the University of Oklahoma Law School in 1966, and was admitted to the Bar that same year.

In 1964, he was personal assistant to Richard M. Nixon, and in 1967 was legal counsel to the Governor of Oklahoma. From 1966 to 1969, he worked as administrative assistant to Congressman Paul Findley and as a special assistant to Senator Charles Percy. In 1968, he served as a member of the United States delegation to the North Atlantic Assembly.

From 1970 to 1974, he was general counsel for the A.C.L.U. in Oklahoma. He was the Republican nominee for Attorney General in 1974 and for the United States Senate in 1990.

Stephen was a member of the Oklahoma Supreme Court Committee on Civil Jury Instructions, associate editor of the Oklahoma Bar Association Journal, and a member of the Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals Rules Committee. In 1979, he was appointed Special United States Attorney to investigate allegations of criminal wrongdoing against the Administrative Director of the United States Court System, William Foley.

Stephen practices law in Enid. A substantial portion of his practice is devoted to commercial and criminal litigation.

On May 8, 1995, he was appointed by the United States District Court to serve as the principal defense counsel for Timothy James McVeigh, charged in the Oklahoma City bombing case. Mr. Jones is the author of numerous Law Review articles on the subject of the Oklahoma City bombing case, and is the author of Others Unknown, The Oklahoma City Bombing Case and Conspiracy, published by Public Affairs, New York (1998), revised and reissued in paperback in May 2001. He is also the author of a two-volume work, Oklahoma Criminal Law Practice & Procedure published by West Publishing Company.

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