Justice Dwight W. Birdwell

Dwight W. Birdwell

Investor's Capital Building, Suite 200, 217 N. Harvey, Oklahoma City, OK  73102

(405) 236-4675 (Phone) (405) 235-1209 (Fax)  dwbirdwell@aol.com (E-Mail)


Date of Birth: January 19, 1948

Marital Status: Married to Virginia for 36 years

Children: Stephanie Elaine and Edward Lyndon



University of Oklahoma College of Law, Norman, OK, J.D., May, 1976

Northeastern State University, Tahlequah, OK, B.A., May, 1972

Stilwell High School, Stilwell, OK, May, 1966


Practice of Law for 29 years in Oklahoma City, OK, concentrating in Energy, Natural Resources and Indian Law

Former member and Chief Justice of the Tribunal, which is the Supreme Court of the Cherokee Nation, 1987 to 1999.  The Tribunal is responsible for resolving all disputes arising within the Cherokee Nation.

Co-author, A Hundred Miles of Bad Road, 1997, Ballantine Books


Awarded Silver Star for heroism in battle on January 31, 1968, Republic of South Vietnam.  Also awarded a second Silver Star for heroism in battle on July 4, 1968, and a Purple Heart.

Graduated with academic distinction, Northeastern State University

Graduated in the top ten percent of graduating class, University of Oklahoma College of Law and recipient of numerous Am Jr awards

AV rated, Martindale-Hubbell