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 lawyerin 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 trial strategy.
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.