Adam L. Wilson was born and raised in Enid, Oklahoma. He attended Oklahoma State University in Stillwater, graduating with a B.S.Ed. prior to attending law school. Mr. Wilson taught middle and high school social studies for seven years in the Tulsa area. Mr. Wilson attended law school at the University of Oklahoma College of Law, where he distinguished himself in the area of legal research and writing. In law school, Mr. Wilson garnered multiple scholarships and awards and published an article in an international law journal. Mr. Wilson was also a member of the American Indian Law Review and served on the College of Law’s Board of Advocates, both as Assistant Problem Writer and Campus Relations Coordinator.
During law school, Mr. Wilson also served as a summer law clerk/intern for the Honorable Judge Charles S. Chapel at the Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals and as a judicial extern for the Honorable Timothy D. DeGiusti in the United States District Court for the Western District of Oklahoma. During this time, Mr. Wilson also taught multiple teacher-education seminars for the Oklahoma Bar Association’s Law Related Education Department and worked as an oil and gas leasing agent. Following law school, Mr. Wilson worked as an independent oil and gas landman, examining mineral titles and negotiating and preparing oil and gas leases and other instruments in Oklahoma, Texas, and Kansas.
Mr. Wilson also completed a one-year appointment as the term judicial law clerk for the Honorable James H. Payne in the United States District Courts for both the Eastern and Northern Districts of Oklahoma.