Named as one of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers in America in 2016, Bill Zuhdi has also been recognized as an authority on constitutional rights by being interviewed and quoted by The Wall Street Journal and interviews and appearances on ABC World News Tonight with Peter Jennings. Bill Zuhdi’s appearances on ABC World News Tonight were selected by and are included in the Television News Archives of Vanderbilt University. The Television News Archive collection at Vanderbilt University is the world’s most extensive archive of television news and only holds evening news broadcasts from the major U.S. national broadcast networks: ABC, CBS, NBC and CNN. Bill Zuhdi has been quoted regarding federal jury trials in numerous news broadcasts, newspapers and publications throughout the country, including articles in The New York Times and The New York Daily News. Bill Zuhdi has also been cited as authority and quoted in a comprehensive study on Federal Jury trials by Wake Forest University. Bill Zuhdi is named and recognized in Marquis’ Who’s Who in the World, Marquis’ Who’s Who in American Law and Marquis’ Who’s Who in America (2000-2017 editions). The Oklahoman quoted Bill Zuhdi extensively in numerous news articles, named Bill “one of four big name lawyers”, and most recent quote being published March 31, 2017. Bill was quoted in National magazine Pollstar June 6, 2013. In November and December, 2014, Bill was interviewed and quoted in the New York Daily News, interviewed by Inside Edition, and in 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017 Bill has been quoted extensively by celebrity web site RadarOnline. Bill Zuhdi has represented many high profile clients, including John Avildsen, Academy Award Winning director of Rocky, the late Dr. Christiaan Barnard (cover of Time magazine 1967), and is counsel for the legendary band The Gap Band and for Gap Band founder Ronnie Wilson.
Bill Zuhdi produced the legendary Frank Sinatra in multiple concerts throughout the United States and negotiated and performed legal contract work for the events. Bill was the first one to bring Frank Sinatra to perform in the State of Oklahoma as well as repeat performances in Missouri, Louisiana and Arizona.
Bill Zuhdi is a trial and appellate lawyer, admitted to practice law before:
The Supreme Court of the United States of America The United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit The United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit The United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit The U.S. District Courts for the Northern and Western Districts of Texas, The U.S. District Courts for the Western and Eastern Districts of Oklahoma The Supreme Court of Oklahoma The Supreme Court of Texas The Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals and all other courts in Oklahoma and Texas
Bill has successfully orally argued appeals to federal Courts of Appeal three judge judicial panels in Denver, Colorado and New Orleans, Louisiana, appeared in Los Angeles/Pasadena, California, as well as state appeals to The Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals and to the Texas Court of Appeals (5th Court of Appeals).
Bill has been lead counsel before The United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth, Tenth and Ninth Circuits and Bill has won appeals in all three of them.
Bill Zuhdi’s experience as lead counsel in numerous federal jury trials and in state jury trials is vast. Bill Zuhdi has prepared and written as lead appellate counsel numerous appeals in both federal and state courts of appeal as well as The United States Supreme Court in Washington, D.C.
Bill Zuhdi has represented clients in federal and state courts in Oklahoma, California, Texas, Missouri, Colorado, Louisiana, Illinois, Georgia, Arkansas, Kansas, California, Hawaii, the District of Columbia, Nevada and New York. His Juris Doctor was obtained at the University of Oklahoma (J.D. 1982). He is a member of the Oklahoma Bar Association and The State Bar of Texas. He is a member of The Death Penalty Habeas Corpus Panel for the Western District of Oklahoma and The Criminal Justice Act Panel for the Northern District of Texas and for the Western District of Oklahoma. Bill has served as moderator for the Literacy Summit, continuing legal education program. He has over 35 years of experience in all fazes of trial and appellate practice. His many published opinions in appellate courts include The United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit, The United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, and The Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals.
Bill serves on the Board of the Friends of the Oklahoma History Center and has been a bank director.
Named Top 100 Trial Lawyers in America in 2016.
Bill has been lead counsel before The United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth, Tenth and Ninth Circuits and has won appeals in all three federal circuits.
Bill Zuhdi has appeared on ABC World News Tonight with Peter Jennings and was interviewed about Sixth Amendment rights and Federal Sentencing issues. Bill Zuhdi was also interviewed and quoted in The Wall Street Journal and in the New York Times.
Bill Zuhdi's interviews on ABC were selected by and are included in the Television News Archives of Vanderbilt University.
About one of Bill Zuhdi's numerous successes in law, Oklahoma Criminal Defense Weekly wrote, "Bill Zuhdi won some relief on appeal for Mr. Owens on a complicated and difficult issue. Excellent job, Bill!"
"Trial lawyer Bill Zuhdi, a Ponca Military Academy attendee in 1967, has made his mark in the legal world practicing on high profile cases, as well as rubbing shoulders with the rich and famous, ... big name entertainers." Ponca City News, Published 2/16/2010.
"Bill Zuhdi secured the appellate win for Mr. West. I do not recall ever seeing a 45 year sentence for DUI. Good work, Bill!" Oklahoma Criminal Defense Weekly.
Labeled as one of four "big name attorneys" in a news article by The Oklahoman, June 21, 2012.