Timothy J. Downing was nominated by President Trump to be the United States Attorney for the Western District of Oklahoma on March 5, 2019 and was confirmed by the United States Senate on May 23, 2019. As the United States Attorney, Mr. Downing is the chief federal law enforcement officer responsible for all federal criminal prosecutions and civil litigation involving the United States in the Western District of Oklahoma. The Western District of Oklahoma is the largest of three judicial districts in Oklahoma and includes 40 of the 77 counties.
Prior to his appointment as United States Attorney, Mr. Downing served as Counselor to the Oklahoma Secretary of State. From 2016 to 2018, Mr. Downing served in the Oklahoma House of Representatives where he was an Assistant Majority Floor Leader, an Assistant Majority Whip, and Vice-Chair of Judiciary Committee. From 2011 to 2016, Mr. Downing was an Assistant Attorney General for Oklahoma, where he represented the State of Oklahoma in criminal appeals, was a member of the Opinion Conference, and was Director of Legislative Affairs. Since 2011, Mr. Downing has also served as a Judge Advocate in the United States Army Reserve. In this capacity from 2013 to 2014, he served as a Special Assistant United States Attorney at Fort Hood, Texas, working with the United States Attorney’s Office for the Western District of Texas.
Mr. Downing received his Juris Doctor from Regent University School of Law, his Master of Management from Oral Roberts University, and his B.A. in Public Affairs and Administration from the University of Oklahoma.