• Top 100 Trial Lawyers in Oklahoma
  • AVVO "Superb" Rated
  • Lead Counsel Rated


  • United States Supreme Court
  • Oklahoma Supreme Court
  • All Oklahoma District Courts
  • All Oklahoma Municipal Courts
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Oklahoma
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Oklahoma
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Oklahoma
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit


  • BA, with Distinction, University of Oklahoma
  • JD, Magna Cum Laude, Oklahoma City University School of Law

Professional Organizations:

  • Oklahoma Bar Association
  • Oklahoma County Bar Association
  • Oklahoma Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • Oklahoma Lawyers Association
  • Federal Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

Experienced Oklahoma City Criminal Lawyer


Adam R. Banner

Portrait of Attorney Adam R. Banner Mr. Banner has quickly proven himself a formidable opponent to those who would challenge his client’s constitutional rights. In recognition of his results in criminal litigation, he has been named one of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers in Oklahoma. He is “Lead Counsel” rated, and Avvo has named him as one of the small percentage of “Superb” rated criminal defense attorneys in Oklahoma.

Moreover, Super Lawyers has selected him as a "Rising Star" in Oklahoma criminal defense. Aside from his various accolades, Mr. Banner also prides himself on contributing to other's understanding of the law. He has taught continuing legal education classes for fellow attorneys on topics such as the use of technology in the law, sex crimes, violent crimes, and drug crimes in Oklahoma.

As such, Mr. Banner is often called upon by local and national media for his expertise in criminal law. He has contributed to the Huffington Post, the American Bar Association (ABA) Journal, Above the Law, the Jurist, LexisNexis, the Oklahoma Policy Institute, the Daily Oklahoman, and various other outlets. Moreover, Mr. Banner has been quoted and cited by other prestigious publications, such as the Washington Post and Forbes. He is also a member of the national LexisNexis Firm Manager Advisory Board.

Mr. Banner has a proven track record as an Oklahoma criminal defense attorney who will represent his clients to the fullest extent possible. Whether through the suppression of illegally obtained evidence, a not guilty verdict at jury trial, a reversal of a conviction on appeal, or a modification of a sentence, Adam has shown time and again that he is a tenacious advocate who will get his clients the best result possible.

However, many attorneys can and will say they are at the top of their field. As a criminal defendant, you must make sure any attorney you hire has the results to back up his or her claims. Mr. Banner has won appeals in front of the Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals and the Oklahoma Supreme Court. Moreover, he has received dismissals and jury acquittals in various misdemeanor and felony cases, including, but not limited to:

  • Acquiring Proceeds From Drug Activity
  • Aggravated Possession of Child Pornography
  • Aggravated Trafficking in Illegal Drugs
  • Armed Robbery
  • Assault and Battery
  • Assault and Battery with a Deadly Weapon
  • Assault with a Dangerous Weapon
  • Child Abuse by Injury
  • Child Neglect
  • Child Sexual Abuse
  • Conspiracy to Commit a Felony 
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Domestic Abuse by Strangulation
  • Driving Under the Influence (DUI) 
  • Embezzlement by State Employees
  • First Degree Rape
  • First Degree Rape by Instrumentation
  • First Degree Robbery
  • Forcible Oral Sodomy
  • Grand Larceny 
  • Incest
  • Indecent or Lewd Acts with a Minor
  • Kidnapping
  • Leaving the Scene of an Accident Resulting in Personal Injury
  • Lewd Molestation
  • Lewd Acts with Child Under 16
  • Lewd Molestation of a Child Under 12
  • Making Lewd or Indecent Proposals to a Child Under 16
  • Maintaining a Dwelling Where CDS is Kept or Sold
  • Manufacturing CDS
  • Money Laundering 
  • Offering to Sell False Identification Documents
  • Obstructing an Officer 
  • Obtaining CDS by Forgery
  • Pointing a Firearm
  • Possession of Controlled Dangerous Substance (CDS)
  • Possession of CDS with Intent to Distribute
  • Possession of CDS w/ Intent to Distribute w/in 2000 Feet of School
  • Possession of CDS w/in 1000 Feet of a School or Park
  • Possession of CDS in the Presence of a Minor
  • Possession of Firearm During Commission of a Felony
  • Possession of Marijuana 
  • Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
  • Possession of Drug Proceeds
  • Procuring a Child for Lewd Acts
  • Providing Pornographic Material to a Minor 
  • Public Intoxication
  • Racketeering (RICO)
  • Rape in the First Degree by Instrumentation
  • Rape in the Second Degree by Instrumentation
  • Second Degree Rape
  • Second Degree Robbery
  • Second Degree Burglary 
  • Sexual Battery
  • Threatening to Perform an Act of Violence
  • Trafficking in Controlled Dangerous Substance
  • Unlawful Possession of a Weapon 
  • Using a Computer to Violate Oklahoma Statutes
  • Victims Protection Orders
  • Violation of the Oklahoma Computer Crimes Act

Adam began his legal career at the Oklahoma City University School of Law as a merit scholar, where he earned his Juris Doctorate Magna Cum Laude, and graduated number ten overall in his class. While at OCU Law, Adam established himself as one of the school’s top scholars, earning various awards and distinctions including: Faculty Honor Roll, Dean's List, Staff Member for the Oklahoma City University Law Review, numerous Cali awards for earning top honors in his courses (including Criminal Law and Appellate Research and Writing), and awards from many of the university's section groups.

During law school, Adam interned at the Oklahoma County Public Defender’s Office for three years, where he first began to hone his courtroom abilities.  At the Public Defender’s Office, Adam represented hundreds of individuals in the misdemeanor, felony, and capital punishment divisions. He has carried that experience with him into the private sector, and he is ready and willing to fight your fight for you. To contact him, click here or call 405.778.4800.