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Gideon A. Lincecum

Gideon A. Lincecum


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Gideon A. Lincecum

Gideon Lincecum has spent decades developing his expertise in digital forensics to ensure that no electronic evidence goes unnoticed. The identification and presentation of digital evidence as part of a client’s case requires knowledge that exceeds the repertoire of most practicing lawyers. Many lawyers, including large law firms, rely on contracted IT “experts” who have little knowledge about the practice of law, a client’s legal situation, or rules of evidence. This is not a mistake you worry about happening with Lincecum as your lawyer – he can make crucial connections for clients that drive victories.

In practice, Lincecum has used his combined legal and technological expertise to identify individuals concealing their identities to avoid prosecution for publishing fake online news stories. With Internet service providers having special protections under federal law, knowing how to properly seek reachable, identifying information requires a clear understanding of how the protections of the U.S. Constitution apply to information transmitted over the internet. His work in this area led one federal court judge to comment, “you are probably one of the most computer-savvy lawyers in the entire country … seriously.”

However, Lincecum’s knowledge and expertise is not limited to digital forensics. As one example, a large railroad’s case against a small Oklahoma trucking company involving a crossing accident was upended when he used forensic visualization to demonstrate a maintenance defect in a raised railroad crossing. Lincecum worked with forensic investigators using drone technology to map the crossing environment for the case, and the evidence presented at trial showed the railroad crossing defect. The jury, convened in federal court, found that the railroad was contributorily negligent in the accident, demonstrating how an attorney so well-versed in both law and technology can be of immeasurable benefit to clients.

His focus covers:

  • Appellate
  • Litigation
  • Corporate
  • Oil and gas
  • Insurance
  • Technology
  • Privacy and cybersecurity
  • Construction
  • Commercial
  • Transportation

Education

OKLAHOMA CITY UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW
Juris Doctor, 2002

OKLAHOMA CHRISTIAN UNIVERSITY
Master of Business Administration – Information & Technology Management, 2010

OKLAHOMA STATE UNIVERSITY, INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
Bachelor of Technology, Information Technologies – Cybersecurity and Digital Forensics, expected 2018

LOUISIANA STATE UNIVERSITY, SHREVEPORT
Bachelor of General Studies – Applied Sciences, 1997

OKLAHOMA CITY COMMUNITY COLLEGE
Associate of Applied Science – Cyber/Information Security, 2016
Certificate of Mastery – Cyber/Information Security, 2016

Admissions

  • State Bar of Oklahoma
  • U.S. District Courts for the Western, Eastern and Northern Districts of Oklahoma
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Courts for the Western and Eastern Districts of Oklahoma
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas (Houston Division)
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court

Experience

  • National Institute of Trial Advocacy (NITA) – faculty member, assisting with evidence presentations for trial
    • More than seven years in the financial services industry. Notable accomplishments include:
      • Assisting National Credit Union Administration (NCUA) auditors in rescuing a failing credit union
      • Developing one of the first online banking websites
      • Managing the marketing department for the largest credit union in Louisiana

    Honors

    • Super Lawyers Rising Star – Business Litigation
    • CALI Awards for Legal Research and Writing I and II
    • Recipient of the 2001-2002 Scholarship Award, William J. Holloway, Jr. American Inn of Court
    • Oklahoma City University School of Law – Research Editor, Law Review
      • “Electronic Surveillance: Protecting the Privacy Ecosystem from the FBI’s Carnivore,” 28 Okla. City U.L. Rev. 29, 2003
    • Editor-in-Chief Award, Oklahoma City University School of Law
    • Law Review Award for Outstanding Service, Oklahoma City University School of Law

    Professional Organizations & Memberships  

    • Oklahoma County Bar Association
    • Oklahoma Bar Association
    • Association of Information Technology Professionals (AITP)
    • Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity, International

    Community Involvement

    • Edmond YMCA, volunteer coach for youth soccer, baseball and basketball (2009-2016)
    • Oklahoma Energy FC Competitive 10U Boys Team Manager (2017/2018)
    • INTEGRIS Foundation, supporter of improving community health
    • Crossings Community Church, member and supporter of outreach programs

    Reported Cases

    • Broadway Park, L.L.C., v. Quest Trading, Inc., et al., Case No. CJ-2007-4987 (Oklahoma County, Okla.)
    • Trinity Commercial Sales, Inc., v. W.S. Bowlware Construction, Inc., Case No. DF-109335 (Okla. Civ. App. 2013) affirming Case No. CJ-2009-8461 (Oklahoma County, Okla.)
    • John and Jane Does and Piedmontwatchdog.com v. The Honorable Michael McVey, Case No. CV-12-0238-PR (Ariz. 2012) affirming Case No. 1 CA-SA 12-0138 (Ariz. Ct. App. 2012) and denying emergency stay Boevers Homes, LLC, v. Green and Red Company, Case No. CV-2012-051199 (Superior Court of Arizona, Maricopa County 2012)
    • Mike Fina v. Phil Boevers, et al., Case No. CJ-2013-218 (Canadian County, Okla.)
    • Hoss Cooley v. Onsite Oil Tools, LLC, Case No. SC-2015-1876 (Canadian County, Okla.)
    • BNSF Railway Company v. C.A.T. Construction, Inc., et al., Case No. 14-616-L (W.D. Okla. 2014) remanded for new trial, Case Nos. 15-6230 & 16-6070 (10th Cir. Feb. 13, 2017)
    • BNSF Railway Company v. C.A.T. Construction, Inc., et al., 2017 U.S. App. LEXIS 2503 (10th Cir. 2017)
    • Cindy Boevers, et al., v. The City of Piedmont Oklahoma, et al., Case No. CIV-14-1048-F (W.D. Okla. 2014)