John Hammons joined the Office of the Attorney General as an Assistant Attorney General in September of 2015.


     A fifth generation Oklahoman and a citizen of the Cherokee Nation, Hammons served as the 47th Mayor of the City of Muskogee from 2008 to 2012. First elected at the age of 19, Hammons is among the youngest mayors in American history. While at City Hall, Hammons focused on economic development and infrastructure improvement.


     In law school, Hammons concentrated his studies on corporate law, commercial transactions, and taxation.


Practice Areas:


Admitted to Practice/Licenses

Supreme Court of Oklahoma                               2015

Supreme Court of the Cherokee Nation              2015

Eastern District of Oklahoma, United States       2015

Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals, United States    2016








Oklahoma State University School of Business  Masters of Business  Aministration   Candidate

University of Oklahoma College of Law               Juris Doctor with Honors                   2015

University of Oklahoma                                             Bachelors                                      2012


Professional or Trade Affiliations

Oklahoma Bar Association

Muskogee County Bar Association

Cherokee Nation Bar Association

American Bar Association


Honors & Awards

Certificate of Law in Business and Entrepreneurship

American Jurisprudence Award: Transactional Law I

American Jurisprudence Award: Transactional Law II

American Jurisprudence Award: Tax Practice and Procedure

American Jurisprudence Award: Torts I


Speaking Engagements

“Tribal Economic Development”                  Sovereignty Symposium XXVI                         2013


Community Involvement

Muskogee County Bar Association                                       Secretary                                2016-present

Oklahoma Bar Association Young Lawyers Board               Board Member                        2016-present

Greater Muskogee Area Chamber of Commerce                 Board Member                        2008-2012

Muskogee Community Foundation                                       Board Member                        2008-2012

Muskogee Convention and Tourism Board                          Board Member                        2008-2012



Direct Dial:                 918-453-4985

Facsimile:                   918-458-7663


Office Location:         Tahlequah, OK

Office Telephone:      918-453-5444