Wilson Pipestem

Wilson Pipestem

President & Attorney

Pipestem Law, P.C.

Tulsa, OK USA

Don’t look at your life story as a disadvantage. Look at it as part of your story and the advantage that you can create from that.


By Roadtrip Nation

Wilson Pipestem


My road in life has been direct.
I grew up accompanying my father to Tribal Court and Tribal Council meetings.
Watching my father work was very impactful, and inspired me to want to become a lawyer.
After high school, I went to Oklahoma State University on a cross country scholarship and majored in English.
I went on to earn my law degree from Stanford Law School in California.
After law school, I started my career at a big law firm in Washington, D.C.
I spent five years at that law firm before creating my own firm, Pipestem Law Firm.
I’ve been with Pipestem Law Firm for over 20 years now, and recently added another named partner to the firm, creating Pipestem & Nagel, P.C.
Keep following my journey


High School
English Language and Literature, General
Oklahoma State University
Stanford Law School


President & Attorney

I'm a lawyer specializing in representing tribal governments, tribal enterprises, and Native organizations.

Career Roadmap

My work combines:
My work combines:
Helping People

Advice for Getting Started

Here's the first step for college students

A college education does matter and is very valuable. While I highly encourage a degree—a necessity if you want to become a lawyer—keep in mind that you're going to learn the most by getting out there and trying things. Once you start working in the private or nonprofit sector, you'll start learning so much more than what you were taught in school.


The Noise I Shed

From Myself:

"I need to go straight to law school and then straight to work to crush my debt."