Preston Draper

Preston Draper

Admitted to the Oklahoma Bar in 2003, Preston is a graduate of Brigham Young University and the University of Oklahoma College of Law. As a law student, Preston was a recipient of the prestigious three-year, full-tuition Comfort Scholarship. He is admitted to practice in the state courts of Oklahoma, all federal district courts in Oklahoma, the bankruptcy courts for the Eastern and Western Districts of Oklahoma, the courts of the Chickasaw Nation, the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit, and the United States Supreme Court.

One of the founding members of the firm, Preston has since become an assistant professor of Political Science and Legal Studies at East Central University in Ada.  At ECU, he teaches courses in civil procedure, trial techniques, evidence, government, honors, and other law-related subjects.  He also serves as the sponsor and coach for the ECU mock trial team.  Since becoming a full-time faculty member at ECU, Preston has limited his law practice to include bankruptcies, title examination, some family law and probate cases, and child welfare cases.

Preston has extensive trial and appellate experience in state, federal, and tribal courts, including trying cases before both juries and judges and arguing appeals before the Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals, the Tenth Circuit, and the Chickasaw Nation Supreme Court. He also has administrative experience in both advising and appearing before various state agencies. In addition, he has written and filed briefs in several cases before the United States Supreme Court.  He is a regular presenter at legal continuing education programs.

Prior to coming to Ada, Preston began his legal career as an Assistant Attorney General at the Oklahoma Attorney General's Office, where he served in both the criminal appeals and general counsel sections.

In addition to his teaching at ECU and practicing law, Preston is heavily involved in his church and the community. He is a former Ada city councilman and former vice mayor of Ada.  He is currently serving as the administrative law judge for the Council on Law Enforcement Education and Training and formerly served as the municipal judge for the Town of Roff, Oklahoma.  He is a member of the Pontotoc County Board of Health, is past president of the Pontotoc County Bar Association, has served on the executive board of the Ada Artists Association, assists with Ada Boy Scout Troop 28, and attends and serves in the Ada Ward of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints along with his wife, Carrie, and four children.   

Assistant: Karla Christopher

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