ABOUT
DAVID A. CINCOTTA

My goal is to provide you with the same personal and dedicated attention that I would want to receive if I needed legal representation. I tell my clients what they need to hear because my clients trust that I will be honest with them. Too many attorneys worry about whether their clients are going to like the advice or the news the attorney has to share. I don't believe that is an effective way to practice law. I know the stakes are high, I know what you have hired me to do, and I know what you expect. I also enjoy helping my clients (regardless of the type of legal matter). My hope is that I can make your life better by providing you quality legal representation.

I'm an Oklahoman through and through. I completed my undergraduate studies from Oklahoma State University in 2002, and I began law school, at Oklahoma City University School of Law, in 2003. While attending law school, I worked as a Deputy Court Clerk at the Oklahoma County Courthouse, and I gained valuable insight and experience working for a District Judge. In 2007, I graduated law school in the top 10% of my class.

Following law school, I was hired as an Assistant District Attorney in Oklahoma County. In that role, he was assigned to a variety of different types of cases. In 2014, I became the General Counsel for the Oklahoma Department of Corrections. In that role, I was responsible for all legal matters of DOC. In 2019, I left DOC and started my own legal practice. 

I have experience handling thousands of cases. I've appeared in court thousands of times in a variety of types of cases. I am dedicated to my clients and keep my clients regularly updated. I welcome the opportunity to serve you.

WORK HISTORY

 
Cincotta Law Office Logo

Formed Cincotta Law Office, PLLC in 2019

2019 - Present

Department of Corrections 

General Counsel 

Department of Correctons Badge

2014 - 2019

Oklahoma County District Attorney

Assistant District Attorney

State Seal - Oklahoma
2007 - 2014

EDUCATION

 
Oklahoma City University School of Law

Oklahoma City University School of Law

Juris Doctor (J.D.), cum laude, Top 10%, 2007

 

Honors and Activities:

  • Merit Scholar;

  • Phi Kappa Phi;

  • CALI Award (highest grade) in Evidence, Applied Evidence, & Pre-Trial Litigation

Oklahoma State Univesity

Oklahoma State University

B.S. in Business Administration, 2002

 

Major: Business Management

Minor: International Business

BAR & COURT ADMISSIONS

 
  • The Oklahoma State Bar Association

  • The Oklahoma Supreme Court and all inferior courts

  • The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit

  • The U.S. District Court, Western District of Oklahoma

  • The U.S. District Court, Northern District of Oklahoma

  • The U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Oklahoma

PRESENTATIONS

 
  • Oklahoma County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association (2010) - Expungements

  • Oklahoma District Attorneys Council Conference (2011) - Asset Forfeiture

  • Oklahoma Association of Municipal Attorneys (2014) - Expungements

  • Oklahoma County Juvenile Attorneys and Judges (2016) - DOC Programs & Writs

  • Oklahoma Judicial Conference (2016) - J&S Wording & Sentence Calculations

  • Oklahoma District Attorneys Council Conf. (2017) - Delayed Sentencing & J&S Wording

  • Oklahoma Judicial Conference (2017) - Delayed Sentencing & Program Requirements

  • DOC Wardens and Administrators (2018) - Addressing 4th Amendment Audits

PUBLISHED APPELLATE DECISIONS

 
  • State v. Gille, 2009 OK CIV APP 96, 227 P.3d 1117 

  • State v. Rodgers, 2009 OK CIV APP 25, 285 P.3d 699

  • State v. Anderson, 2011 OK CIV APP 13, 247 P.3d 294

  • Kolaski v. State, 2011 OK CIV APP 61, 253 P.3d 1007

  • State v. Tate, 2012 OK 312, 76 P.3d 1017.

  • Rogers v. State, 2012 OK CIV APP 84, 285 P.3d 715

  • State v. Nash, 2013 OK CIV APP 5, 294 P.3d 473

  • Dowell v. Pletcher, 2013 OK 39, 304 P.3d 735

  • Points v. State, 2014 OK CIV APP 27, 328 P.3d 1232

  • Bd. of County Com'rs of County of Bryan v. DOC, 2015 OK CIV APP 86, 362 P.3d 241

LEADERSHIP & VOLUNTEER ACTIVITIES

 
  • Member of NW OKC Rotary, 2020 - Present

  • Board Member of the Oklahoma Dispute Resolution Advisory Board, 2015-2019

  • Served on District Attorneys Council Legislative Committee, 2010-2013

  • Volunteers in Children's Ministries at Church of the Servant, 2017-Present

  • Volunteers with Rise Against Hunger through Church of the Servant, 2017-Present

  • YMCA Youth Soccer Coach, 2016-2018

  • Piedmont Youth Sports, Assistant Baseball Coach, 2019-Present