Tim Kuykendall

Timothy Dale Kuykendall

Norman, Oklahoma

Since leaving the District Attorney's Office in 2007, Tim has established a very successful private law practice as an attorney in The Kuykendall Law Office, Norman, Oklahoma. He limits his practice to mainly criminal cases in both State and Municipal Courts, handling both felony and misdemeanor cases.

Tim has been the elected district attorney for three terms for Cleveland, McClain and Garvin counties. During his tenure he has supervised a staff of approximately 100 employees, including attorneys, investigators, interns and secretaries; managed an annual budget of 5.6 million dollars; and prosecuted and / or supervised the prosecution of felony cases, including eight death penalty cases and 130 homicide cases.

Tim initiated various numerous new programs, including the Domestic Violence Unit, Adult Drug Court Program, Juvenile Drug Court Program, Community Sentencing, Mental Health Court, Multijurisdictional Drug Task Force, and a Truancy Program. He supervised a very successful child support division, increasing collection to over 12 million annually. The program won Oklahoma’s Office of the Year award in 1999, 2000, 2001 and 2004, as well as the 2005 National Child Support Enforcement Association’s Most Outstanding Program award.

While serving as a project director, Tim solicited and received numerous grants, including a $500,000 drug court grant from the justice department. Other grants include a JAIBG grant (juvenile prosecution grant); VOCA grant (Victim of Crimes Act); VAWA grant (Violence Against Women Act); and a BRYNE grant (Multijurisdictional Drug Task Force Grant).

Tim has extensive experience dealing with public media. He has appeared on “60 Minutes,” “Good Morning America,” “America’s Most Wanted” and CNN. He has organized and participated in fundraising events for March of Dimes, American Cancer Society, Special Olympics, Juvenile Diabetes Association, Ally’s House, Thunderbird Clubhouse, Meals on Wheels, J.D. McCarty Center, Mary Abbott House, United Cerebral Palsy, Salvation Army, Angel Tree Program and the United Way. In addition, Tim has been the red ribbon event speaker for Norman and Moore public schools. He has also been a guest lecturer for sociology and political science classes at the University of Oklahoma, as well as a guest speaker at civic clubs, fraternities and sororities, senior citizen centers, the Council on Law Enforcement Education Training, and others.

Tim served as the chairman of the Law Enforcement Block Grant Program and a board member of the Oklahoma District Attorney’s Association.

As assistant district attorney, Tim prosecuted felony cases, including homicide and death penalty cases. He served as a chief drug prosecutor and a multijurisdictional drug task force project director. He lectured for various law enforcement classes and handled numerous asset forfeiture cases. Tim was also responsible for supervising and training legal interns.

Areas of Practice

  • Criminal Law
  • Homicide
  • Rape/Sexual Assault
  • Robbery
  • Burglary
  • Larceny/Knowing Receiving Stolen Property
  • Drug Offenses
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Assault and Battery
  • Expungements

Bar Admissions

  • Oklahoma, 1983
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 10th Circuit, 1988


  • University of Oklahoma College of Law, Norman, Oklahoma
    • J.D. - 1983
  • University of Oklahoma, Norman, Oklahoma
    • B.A. - 1980
    • Major: Political Science


  • City of Norman Police Academy
  • City of Moore Police Academy
  • Cleveland County Sheriff’s Department
  • McClain County Sheriff’s Department
  • City of Pauls Valley Police Department
  • City of Purcell Police Department
  • Lindsay Police Department

Honors and Awards

  • National College of District Attorneys' Career Prosecutor Course Graduate, 1985
  • Assistant District Attorney of the Year, Oklahoma's District Attorney Association, 1992
  • Law Enforcement Humane Ethics Award from Second Chance, 1997 - 1998
  • District Attorney of the Year, Oklahoma’s District Attorney Association, 1998
  • Sons of the American Revolution Law Enforcement Commendation Medal, 1999
  • Interfraternity Council Outstanding Chapter Advisor, 2002, 2005, 2006

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, 2013 - Present
  • Oklahoma Bar Association
  • Cleveland, McClain, and Garvin County Bar Association
  • National District Attorney’s Association, 2005 - 2006
  • Oklahoma District Attorney’s Association, 1983 - 2006
  • District Attorney’s Council Board Member
  • National Association of Drug Court Professionals, 2003 - 2006
  • National Child Support Enforcement Association
  • Oklahoma Arson Investigator’s Association
  • Association of Oklahoma Narcotics Enforcers, 1990 - 1996
  • Norman Crime Stoppers
  • Norman Kiwanis, 1996 - 2006
  • Phi Delta Theta Fraternity Chapter Advisory Board Chairman, 1999 - 2007
  • Norman Alcohol Information Center (Former Board Member)
  • March of Dimes Walk American Chairman
  • Cleveland County Christmas Store (Former Board Member)
  • Sooner AMBUCs , 1982 - 2002
  • Oklahoma Drug Court Association
  • Oklahoma Trial Lawyers Association
  • McFarlin Methodist Church

Past Employment Positions

  • District 21 District Attorney's Office, Elected District Attorney, 1995 - 2007
  • District 21 District Attorney's Office, Assistant District Attorney, 1984 - 1994


  • Phi Delta Theta