J. Drew Houghton is a native Texan who has been practicing
insurance law since 1998. Drew began practicing in insurance
defense before starting his own private practice as a plaintiff lawyer
in 2003. In 2011, Drew merged his practice with a south Oklahoma
City plaintiff firm where he represented numerous Oklahoma
tornado victims. Before joining Merlin Law Group in July of 2018,
Drew also worked with Merlin Law Group attorneys as co-counsel
on more than one hundred Oklahoma bad faith cases.
As a trial lawyer, Drew focuses on insurance and bad faith litigation
advocating for the rights of commercial and residential policyholders
against their insurance companies for failing to deal fairly and in
good faith during the claim process.
Prior to entering law school at Oklahoma City University, Drew
worked for two Texas civil litigation law firms that represented both
plaintiff and defense interests. These experiences sharpened Drew’s
broad understanding and unique perspective regarding litigation and
Presently, Drew represents clients in all Oklahoma State and Federal
Courts and has presented oral argument before the United States
Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals. Drew is a member of the American
Bar Association, Oklahoma Bar Association, American Association
of Justice, Oklahoma Association for Justice, American Association
of Justice, the Robert J. Turner Inn of Court, and he is admitted to
practice law in Oklahoma, Kansas, Missouri and Washington State.
Drew is also currently a board member for the Oklahoma Roofing
Contractors Association and Foundation for South Oklahoma City.