Location: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Jack Dempsey Pointer was born and raised Oklahoma. Originally from Tulsa, Oklahoma, Mr. Pointer grew up in Skiatook, Oklahoma. For his undergrad degree he attended Central State University (now University of Central Oklahoma) on a football scholarship, where he received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology. In 1970 he earned his Juris Doctorate degree from the University of Oklahoma College of Law.
Mr. Pointer worked in the public sector in various capacities for two years, during this time he authored a book, How to Sue in Small Claims Court in Oklahoma. After this time he joined a private practice as a general practitioner. In the 1980’s Mr. Pointer also owned a oil and gas company. Now, Mr. Pointer focuses solely on criminal defense.
He served as a director of the Oklahoma Criminal Defense Lawyers Association since 1991. Throughout his tenure as a director he has achieved several distinguished awards including the Clarence Darrow Award and the Lord Erskine Award. He also proudly serves as a member of the Federal Criminal Justice Panel.
In his career, Mr. Pointer has gained an impressive record of acquittals by trying more than 130 cases in both the state and federal courts of Oklahoma. Many of these acquittals happened in the sex crimes area, which is one of the most difficult areas to practice in.
Over the years Mr. Pointer has made a name for himself with several high profile appearances including a guest appearance on the Oprah Winfrey Show. He has also co-hosted an Oklahoma City radio talk show, For The Defense, and was acknowledged by author Mark Fuhrman as one of the key source to Death and Justice – An Expose’ of Oklahoma’s Death Row Machine.
Mr. Pointer and his wife, Linda, have been married 47 years and are the proud parents of three children and four grandchildren.