Justin C. Cliburn


Justin C. Cliburn


Senior Associate Attorney

A lifelong Oklahoman and product of Lawton Public Schools, Justin is a firm believer in the value of public education and protecting the institutions that make it possible. He views representing school districts as doing his part to keep taxpayer dollars in classrooms rather than courtrooms. “Schools face enough financial challenges without having to worry about paying for lawsuits that take both money and educators out of the classroom.” Representing educators in state and federal courts is one of the most rewarding experiences of his life. Most of all, he values resolving problems for his clients over winning trivial disputes.

Justin’s claim to fame is appearing with Dan Marino on the Yahoo! fantasy football kickoff show, where he represented the fantasy football league he and his brothers-in-arms started in Iraq. His short stories about his experiences there have been published by Warrior Writers and The Good Men Project Magazine and featured by NPR, PBS, and StoryCorps, culminating in an interview by Stephen Colbert.

Justin lives with his wife and dogs in Oklahoma City, where he volunteers for his neighborhood association, his local public radio station, and the Plaza District Association. He co-chairs a group working to redesign the Oklahoma City flag and spends weekends developing a book about the tragic Christmas Eve 1924 fire at a school south of Hobart that killed 36 (including Santa Claus) and led to nationwide fire safety reform, a missing girl, a nationally-televised reunion, and a mystery that remains today.


Cameron University, B.A., Political Science
University of Oklahoma College of Law, J.D.


Justin is admitted to practice in all Oklahoma state courts, the United States Courts for the Western, Northern, and Eastern Districts of Oklahoma, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit in Denver.


Justin is a member of the Oklahoma County, Oklahoma, and American Bar Associations, National School Boards Association’s Council of School Attorneys, and the Oklahoma School Board Attorneys Association, as well as Veterans of Foreign Wars, Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America, and the North American Vexillological Association.