William S. Price
William S. (Bill) Price is a member of the Firm’s Tribal Practice Group. He represents individuals and both privately-held and public companies in a wide range of civil, regulatory, and criminal litigation matters.
Bill has received numerous honors and awards including Outstanding Assistant U.S. Attorney for 1977, 1978, 1979; Commendations of the Directors of the Federal Bureau of Investigations, Internal Revenue Service, and Inspector General of Health and Human Services; the United States Department of Justice Special Achievement Award for his prosecution of the County Commissioner corruption scandal, the largest political corruption case in the nation’s history; the J.C. Penney Golden Rule Award and the Man of the Year Award from the Oklahoma State Association for Alcoholism and Drug Abuse, both in 1989.
He earlier served as an Assistant to the late Judge Alfred P. Murrah. Bill was an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Western District of Oklahoma, 1975-1982, and the U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Oklahoma, 1982-1989. He was on the U.S. Attorneys’ Advisory Committees to the U.S. Sentencing Commission, The National Environmental Enforcement Council, and on various committees of the Department of Justice, including Public Corruption, Drug Education, Criminal Tax, and Indian Affairs. In 1990, Bill was the Republican Nominee for Governor.
Bill was born and raised and now lives in Oklahoma City with his wife, Mary. He has two daughters and a son. What he enjoys most about his law practice is seeing the difference made when justice prevails. Despite the challenges of having a private law practice and running a family oil and gas business, Bill makes time to be a passionate and committed member of the community. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his family and helping youth, especially the disadvantaged. Bill also has a great interest in domestic and foreign policy issues.
- Georgetown University (B.S.F.S., 1970)
- University of Oklahoma (J.D., 1973)
- 1973, Oklahoma
- 1973, U.S. District Court, Western and Northern District of Oklahoma
- 1973, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas
- 1973, U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit
- 1973, U.S. Supreme Court
- Oklahoma Bar Association
- Oklahoma County Bar Association
- American Bar Association (Member – Tax and Criminal Sections)
- Federal Bar Association (Past President)
- Successfully represented companies and individuals in defense of complex civil, regulatory, and criminal cases
- Worked with former federal agents in criminal matters to investigate and present evidence to federal and state prosecutors, often resulting in no charges being filed against his clients
- Conducted numerous internal investigations for companies
- Represented the State of Oklahoma in multi-million dollar disputes with the federal government
- Successfully represented the Governor of Oklahoma in the Congressional Redistricting Plan for Oklahoma in 2002