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Meet the U.S. Attorney

United States Attorney R. Trent Shores

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Trent Shores was sworn in as U.S. Attorney on September 21st, 2017.

In 2015, Trent worked as Oklahoma First Assistant Attorney General. As a top advisor to the State Attorney General, Trent advocated for fighting corruption, championing public safety measures to reduce violent crime, combatting federal overreach, and protecting the interests of the State of Oklahoma and all its citizens.
Trent previously served as the Deputy Director of the Department of Justice’s Office of Tribal Justice in Washington, D.C., where he addressed a diverse array of criminal and civil legal issues facing Native Americans. He has also represented the United States at the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, where he negotiated international human rights treatises pertaining to the rights of indigenous peoples and defended the United States human rights record. Prior to joining the Department of Justice, Trent served in the administration of former Oklahoma Governor Frank Keating.
Trent graduated with a political science degree from Vanderbilt University and received his Juris Doctor from the University of Oklahoma. He is a faculty member of the National Judicial College, a member of Leadership Tulsa’s Class 56, and is a citizen of the Choctaw Nation. Trent was recently recognized by the Tulsa Business and Legal News as a 2015 Man of Distinction.

Updated September 21, 2017