Andre’ B. Caldwell is an experienced trial lawyer whose practice focuses on all aspects of civil and criminal litigation in state and federal court. He has tried to a jury verdict over 20 cases in federal courts in Oklahoma.
Mr. Caldwell began his career as an Assistant United States Attorney in the Western District of Oklahoma where he was assigned to the Violent Crime and Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force. During his tenure he was awarded the FBI Director’s award from FBI Director Robert Mueller for his outstanding prosecutorial skills. Just prior to joining Ogletree Deakins, Mr. Caldwell was a shareholder at one of the largest and oldest law firms in Oklahoma, and was an active member of the Criminal Defense Compliance and Investigations and Litigation and Trial practice groups. Mr. Caldwell utilized his wealth of trial and investigative experience to represent private and public companies of various sizes in all aspects of high stakes commercial litigation and assisted clients in conducting corporate criminal risk assessments.
At Ogletree, Mr. Caldwell has a national litigation practice wherein he defends employers of all sizes in state and federal trial courts and arbitration against all allegations of harassment and discrimination under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and other applicable state and local law. In addition, Mr. Caldwell has leveraged his prosecutorial and litigation skills to conduct workplace and internal investigations for clients locally, nationally and internationally. Aside from managing a busy practice, Mr. Caldwell serves in Firm leadership as the Co-Chair of ODBAR—a business resource group which supports and empowers Ogletree Deakins’ community of African-American and Black attorneys.
Mr. Caldwell is actively involved in the Oklahoma City community presently serving as the Secretary of the Board of Directors for the Greater Urban League of Oklahoma, President of the Downtown Club of Oklahoma City, a member of the Leadership Oklahoma City Board of Directors, and a member of the Advisory Committee for the Inasmuch Foundation. Mr. Caldwell previously served as the Vice-Chair of the Board of Directors for Positive Tomorrows, a private, tuition-free elementary school meeting the education and social service needs of homeless children and their families.