Thomas Pfiel

Graduation Year


  • Tracy, California


  • B.A., Criminal Justice, California State University Stanislaus


What inspired you to pursue a law degree?

My passion for law started as a cadet with my hometown police department while in High School. I've always been focused on serving others and ultimately becoming a sworn police officer. My dream, however, changed after receiving a minor shrapnel injury to my right leg while serving overseas in Afghanistan. After coming home, my passion for law and serving others drove me to pursue higher education with the new goal of one day becoming an attorney. 

Why did you choose OU Law?

Like a lightning bolt, sooner magic struck me immediately following the OU College of Law open house in February.  If I was to use one word in describing the atmosphere at OU College of Law it would have to be inspiring. I went to one more open house at a law school in the area and OU College of Law was incomparable and in a category of it's own. 

What is something most people don't know about you?

Most people do not know that I have a slight obsession with Bath & Body Works candles. 

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