John T. Severe Attorney at Law

715 South Husband, Stillwater, OK 74074


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About John T. Severe Attorney At Law

John T. Severe Attorney at Law in Stillwater, Oklahoma, offers high-quality legal counsel and advocacy aimed at achieving results for our clients. We primarily focus on providing zealous representation for clients facing criminal charges or family law problems or having been injured in an accident. Our founding lawyer has practiced law in the Stillwater area since 1978 and brings a diverse legal background to the table. We are a full-service law firm dedicated to solving problems in a wide array of practice areas, including personal injury claims, general civil litigation matters and providing families with skilled estate planning guidance.


John T Severe

Attorney since 1978
Location: 715 South Husband, Stillwater, OK 74074
Phone: 405-377-4262
Email: Email Me 

John Severe is a Stillwater attorney and primarily practices civil and criminal law in Stillwater, Perry, Pawnee, Guthrie, Chandler, Drumright and other cities and towns in Oklahoma. We are here to help you with any legal matter. Most of our cases involve criminal law, injuries and auto accidents, divorce, paternity, child custody, wills, trusts, probate, civil litigation, real estate, and juvenile matters. If you need a lawyer, please give us a call. If we cannot help you, we will help you find someone who can. We want to help you.

John has practiced law in Stillwater since 1978. He is a Former Assistant District Attorney for Payne and Logan Counties and has served as City Attorney for Stillwater and Yale. In addition to practicing law, John has also served as an Adjunct Professor at Oklahoma State University.

John is an AV Preeminent rated lawyer by Martindale-Hubbell. This is the highest possible rating in both legal ability and ethical standards.

Born and raised in Perry, Oklahoma, John graduated from Oklahoma State University and the OCU School of Law. He was a member of Kappa Sigma Fraternity at OSU and Phi Delta Phi at OCU Law.
Areas of Practice

  • Civil Law
  • Criminal Law
  • Civil Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Oklahoma, 1978
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 10th Circuit, 1979
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Oklahoma, 1979
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Oklahoma, 1982
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1982


  • Oklahoma City University School of Law, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
  • J.D., Juris Doctor - 1978
  • Oklahoma State University, Stillwater
  • B.S., Bachelor of Science - 1974


  • Furnished Upon Request


  • Adjunct Professor, Oklahoma State University

Honors and Awards

  • American Jurisprudence, Property
  • American Jurisprudence, Agency
  • AV Preeminent Rated Lawyer, Martindale-Hubbell

Past Employment Positions

  • Payne County, Former Assistant District Attorney
  • Logan County, Former Assistant District Attorney
  • City Attorney, Stillwater, Oklahoma
  • City Attorney, Yale, Oklahoma


  • Phi Delta Phi
  • Kappa Sigma

Well-Respected As A Trial Lawyer

John T. Severe Attorney at Law is deeply committed to the community and well-respected for his legal skills. John has been selected for inclusion as a member of the National Trial Lawyers, Top 100 Trial Lawyers in Oklahoma. He has earned an AV Preeminent rating* from Martindale-Hubbell for his legal ability, ethical representation, and professionalism as a trial lawyer – the highest rating possible.

To learn more about the credentials, experience, and background of our lawyer, please see below.

Call John T. Severe Attorney at Law in Stillwater, Oklahoma, at 405-377-4262 or contact us online to learn how we can help you.
AV®, BV®, AV Preeminent® and BV Distinguished® are registered certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards, and policies. Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer-review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings fall into two categories – legal ability and general practice standards.

Let Our Experience Help You Solve Your Legal Problem

Our lawyer's broad knowledge of the law is a valuable resource for our clients as we never lose sight of the big picture. The depth and breadth of our experience and legal knowledge allow us to craft creative legal strategies to solve complex legal problems effectively and with cost-efficiency.

He is a former assistant district attorney for Payne and Logan counties and has served as city attorney for Stillwater and Yale. His background as a former prosecutor provides invaluable insight for our criminal defense practice. In all matters, our driving force is to help our clients achieve results tailored to their preferences.