Former state Attorney General and District Attorney Drew Edmondson serves as a Shareholder for Gable Gotwals Counsel in Oklahoma City, where he is admitted to practice before the federal district courts in all Oklahoma districts, the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals and the U.S. Supreme Court, as well as the Supreme Court of the Muscogee Creek Nation and the Supreme Court of the Cherokee Nation.
Edmondson served four terms as Oklahoma’s Attorney General. Under his leadership, the attorney general’s office helped reform the death penalty appeals process, established victims’ services and vigorously represented ratepayers in telephone, gas and electric rate cases. Edmondson was also instrumental in creating the constitutional Tobacco Trust and the Oklahoma Educational Technology Trust.
Before his election as attorney general, Edmondson was elected, unopposed, to three consecutive terms as Muskogee County District Attorney in 1982, 1986 and 1990.
He served as president of the Oklahoma District Attorneys Association and was selected as Outstanding District Attorney for the State of Oklahoma in 1985 and the Outstanding Death Penalty Prosecutor in the 9th and 10th Circuits.
Edmondson also served as president of the National Association of Attorneys General and was presented with the organization’s highest commendation, the Kelly-Wyman Award.
Edmondson received his bachelor’s degree in education from Northeastern State University in Tahlequah. He taught high school debate and served one term in the Oklahoma Legislature before entering the University of Tulsa College of Law in 1976.
Drew is a Navy veteran with a tour of duty in Vietnam. He is a member of the Oklahoma Bar Association, the American Bar Association, Rotary, Vietnam Veterans of America and the Presbyterian Church.