Robert Nigh graduated from William Jewell College in 1982 with a Bachelor of Arts degree and in 1985 from the University Of Oklahoma College Of Law with a Juris Doctorate.
In May of 1995 Rob was appointed as one of Timothy McVeigh’s trial attorneys in the Oklahoma City bombing case. In 1997 he was appointed as Mr. McVeigh’s lead attorney on appeal to the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit and the United States Supreme Court.
From 1996 to 200, Rob was a solo practitioner. His work consisted primarily of defense of death penalty cases in federal court, in which he was appointed as counsel learned in the law related to capital punishment.
Rob jointed the firm of Brewster & De Angelis in 2000 where he worked primarily in defense of persons charged with serious offenses in state and federal court. While he was a partner at Brewster & De Angelis he accepted appointments under the Criminal Justice Act and represented persons charged with capital offenses in federal court.
In November 2014, Tulsa County District Judges asked Rob to assume the position of Chief Public Defender for Tulsa County on a part-time interim basis. In March of 2015 Rob determined it would be best to assume the position on a full-time basis, and with the Judge’s consent has served as Chief Public Defender since August 1, 2015.