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Norman Attorney Joins OBA Board of Governors

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Lori Rasmussen

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(Aug. 19, 2013 – OKLAHOMA CITY) - Norman attorney Jim Drummond has been appointed to the Oklahoma Bar Association Board of Governors,filling the seat of Supreme Court Judicial District 5 representative Sandee Coogan, who died in May. As District 5 governor, Drummond will represent an area comprised of Carter, Cleveland, Garvin, Grady, Jefferson, Love, McClain,Murray and Stephens counties. His term begins immediately and will expire Dec. 31, 2015.

“Jim Drummond makes an excellent addition to our governing board,” said OBA President Jim Stuart of Shawnee. “He is an out standing attorney who has an active history of distinguished service to the association. I believe he will be an essential member of our team while maintaining his busy practice in Norman.”

Law Day 2013Jim Drummond.
Drummond is a private criminal defense lawyer handling trials and criminal appeals in federal and state courts in Oklahoma and Texas. He has extensive experience handling capital crime matters; from 2007-2008, he served as supervisor of the Oklahoma-Western Capital Habeas Corpus Unit, representing clients in all three Oklahoma federal judicial districts. He is licensed in Oklahoma and Texas (active) and Arizona (inactive), as well as in all Oklahoma federal district courts, the Fifth, Sixth and Tenth Circuit Courts of Appeals, and the U.S. Supreme Court.

He currently serves as chair of the OBA Legal Ethics Advisory Panel. From 2001-2006 he was a voting member the Oklahoma Sentencing Commission, mandated to make recommendations to the Legislature on sentencing policy and to supervise the Oklahoma Criminal Justice Resource Center. He serves on the Criminal Justice Act Standing Committee for the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals. He has co-produced a two-day seminar on defending methamphetamine cases, and has presented at numerous other seminars, including most recently the effect of the CSI television series on jury deliberations in criminal cases and the forensic science of crime scenes.

He and his wife, Deborah King Drummond, live in Norman.

The 17,200-member Oklahoma Bar Association, headquartered in Oklahoma City, was created by the Oklahoma Supreme Court to advance the administration of justice and to foster and maintain learning, integrity, competence, public service and high standards of conduct among Oklahoma’s legal community.