Michael Denton was born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, September 21, 1963; Raised in Mustang, OK, attended Mustang Schools K-12; Married (Kristin) with three sons (Trey, Andrew and Luke); attend Mustang United Methodist Church; served active duty in the U.S. Army 1983-1985, Honorably Discharged, MOS: 19 Kilo (M-1 Tanker)(Honor Platoon).
Education: Graduated Mustang High School in May 1982, attended Southwestern Oklahoma State University 1985-1987 (B.S., 1987)(President, Phi Beta Lambda, 1987; President, Students in Free Enterprise, 1987; Outstanding Senior Male, 1987; Super “Sig Tau”, 1987; Outstanding Sig Tau Athlete, 1987; Student Senate Parliamentarian, 1985-87); University of Oklahoma 1988-1990 (Juris Doctorate December 1990)(Graduate Student Senate, 1988-1989). Admitted to practice law in Oklahoma April 26, 1991.
Legal Employment History: Marshal of the Court, Norman Municipal Court, 1988-1989; Law Clerk, Legal Intern & Associate Attorney, Edmonds, Cole, Hargrave, Givens & Witzke, Oklahoma City, 1989-1992; Associate Attorney/Shareholder, Johnson & Hanan, Oklahoma City, 1992-1995; Associate Attorney, Huddleston & Pike, Oklahoma City, 1995-1996; Associate Attorney, Hiltgen & Brewer, Oklahoma City, 1996-1998; Opened Denton Law Firm in Mustang, Oklahoma in May of 1998, firm currently consists of four (4) attorneys and employs four (4) full-time support staff.
Jurisdictions: Admitted to practice in the U.S. District Court for the Western, Eastern, Northern Districts of Oklahoma; 10th Circuit Court of Appeals; U.S. District Court, Central District of Illinois; U.S. District Court, Central District of Utah; U.S. District Court, Northern District of New York; U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas; Cheyenne Arapaho Tribal Court; U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit; United States Bankruptcy for the Western and Eastern Districts of Oklahoma; and all Oklahoma State Courts.
Memberships: Oklahoma Bar Association, Employment Law Section, Family Law Section; County Bar Delegate to the OBA Convention 1999-2004, 2008, 2011 & 2014, Alternate Delegate 2004-2005; Fellow, Oklahoma Bar Foundation; Oklahoma Employment Lawyers Association, Western District Representative, Treasurer 2004-2006; American Association of Justice, Employment Rights Section, 1991-present; Oklahoma Association of Justice; Canadian County Bar Association, Secretary-Treasurer 1999-2000, Secretary-Treasurer & Vice President 2000-2001, President 2001-2002, Law Day Chairman 2005-2006; Oklahoma County Bar Association, Young Lawyer Division, Executive Board 1992-1998, Athletic Committee Chair 1995-1998; Robert J. Turner Inn of Court, Charter Member, 1999-present, Social Chair 2004-2006, Program Chair 2006-2007, President, 2010-2012; National Employment Lawyers Association, 2002-present; Mustang Area Chamber of Commerce, 1998-2007; Visiting Professor of Business Law, Northeastern Oklahoma State University, 1998-present; Oklahoma Bar Association, Bench and Bar Committee, 2003-2009; Trial Judge and Scoring Panelist for Oklahoma High School Mock Trial Competition, 1998-present; volunteer attorney for Trinity Legal Clinic 2008-current; volunteer attorney for Oklahoma Lawyers for Children, 2009-current; Cavett Kids Foundation Board Member 2010-current; Canadian County Excise Board Member 2009-2010; Canadian County Board of Equalization Member 2009-2010; Church of the Good Shepherd Staff-Parish Relations Committee member 2014-present.
Areas of Practice: Business Representation, Contract Law, Corporate Law, Business Litigation & Collection, Employment Law, Administrative Hearings, Products Liability, Personal Injury, Medical Malpractice, General Civil Litigation, Domestic Relations Law.
Hobbies: Spending time with kids fishing, hunting, sporting events, travel, etc.