Thomas R. Showman was born in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He graduated from the University of Pittsburgh in 2006 with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Anthropology.
Thomas received his Juris Doctorate from the University of Oklahoma School of Law in 2009 where he was a member of the Native American Law Students Association, and served as an intern with the Oklahoma County Public Defender’s Office.
Thomas has been admitted to practice in the state courts of Oklahoma, and in the United States District Courts for the Northern and Western Districts of Oklahoma. He has also been admitted to the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit and the United States District Court for the District of Columbia. He has served as general counsel for several Indian tribes in Oklahoma, including as deputy attorney general for the Kaw Nation of Oklahoma. He currently serves as the Federal Public Defender for the Bureau of Indian Affairs Miami Agency Court of Indian Offenses. Thomas has been admitted to the courts of the Kaw Nation, the Seminole Tribe of Oklahoma, and various other tribes as well.
Thomas’s practice areas include title work, oil and gas litigation, general civil litigation, and Indian law. Throughout his career, he has successfully represented a wide range of clients from individuals and corporations to Federally-recognized Indian Tribes.
Thomas enjoys time out of the office with his family, reading, and trivia.