Holdenville, Oklahoma Family Lawyers

Melissa F Cornell
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Tulsa, OK Family Law Attorney with 14 years experience
(918) 574-8901 2504 E. 21st Street
Suite A
Tulsa, OK 74114
Family and Divorce
University of Tulsa College of Law
Melissa Cornell grew up in a household with a strong working mother as a role model. Seeing how hard her mother worked to make ends meet for her family, Ms. Cornell learned that hard work is the best and most rewarding way to achieve any goal, and to overcome any obstacle. She decided from a young age that she wanted to work hard for others, and decided to become an attorney. Since Ms. Cornell began practicing law over ten years ago, she decided to focus on family law and issues involving families. No matter your...
Tamra A. Spradlin
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(405) 752-6000 4117 NW 122nd
Suite B
Oklahoma City, OK 73120
Free ConsultationOklahoma City, OK Family Law Attorney with 26 years experience
Family, Criminal, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Oklahoma City University School of Law
Tamra A. Spradlin received her B.A. in 1989 and her J. D. in 1992 from Oklahoma City University. As the youngest person ever to graduate from OCU undergraduate, the OCU Law School awarded her the Hatton W. Sumners Scholarship. She received numerous awards including the Judge Tom Brett Criminal Law Award, and American Jurisprudence Awards for Constitutional Law, Evidence, Criminal Law, Property, Bankruptcy, and Criminal Procedure. She attained the Order of the Barristers in recognition of courtroom advocacy skills. She began her legal career as an Assistant Public Defender with the Oklahoma County Public Defender's Office in 1992....
Miles Taylor
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Edmond, OK Family Law Lawyer with 3 years experience
(405) 531-5303 609 South Kelly Ave
Suite A-2
Edmond, OK 73003
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce, Estate Planning and Real Estate
University of Tulsa College of Law
George H Brown
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Oklahoma City, OK Family Law Attorney with 20 years experience
(405) 235-4500 136 NW 10th Street, Ste. 200
Oklahoma City, OK 73103
Free ConsultationFamily, Appeals, Business and Divorce
University of Oklahoma College of Law
George Brown practices in the areas of business and commercial litigation, insurance bad faith, personal injury, family law, adoption, employment law, corporate transactions, trademark infringement and other complex litigation matters. Mr. Brown has also prepared and prosecuted appeals to the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit, the Oklahoma Supreme Court and the Oklahoma Court of Civil Appeals with many published opinions.

Mr. Brown earned his Bachelor of Business Administration with Minors in Economics and Legal Studies from the University of Oklahoma. Mr. Brown later earned his Juris Doctorate Degree from the University of Oklahoma College of Law. Mr....
David E. Johnson
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Tahlequah, OK Family Law Lawyer with 9 years experience
(918) 973-3123 326 South Muskogee Avenue
Tahlequah, OK 74464
Free ConsultationFamily, Business, Divorce and Estate Planning
University of Nebraska - Lincoln
I am a Midwest attorney by training and an Oklahoman by choice.


I begin by making sure that I personally understand what it is that my clients want to accomplish, and then I do everything in my power to get them the best possible outcome.


Whether it is drafting an estate plan, probating an estate, fighting for custody of a child, or representing a business through complex litigation, I have the experience my clients have come to depend on.


As an attorney in Tahlequah, I offer legal services like estate planning, business representation, and custody and divorce in Tahlequah,...
E. W. Childers
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Norman, OK Family Law Lawyer with 12 years experience
(405) 793-3332 101 East Gray Street
Suite D
Norman, OK 73069
Family, Criminal, Divorce and Personal Injury
University of Oklahoma
Lead Attorney, Family Law Services Manager, Childers & Motsinger, P.C., Norman Office E. W. Childers is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma with a B. A. in Letters with distinction. He attended law school at the University of Oklahoma College of Law. He started his own law practice straight out of law school focusing on divorce and custody of minor children. He also served in the Oklahoma Army National Guard for 18 years with service on active duty in the United States and Iraq. He is married to Elizabeth and has two daughters.
Frank Hagedorn
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Tulsa, OK Family Law Attorney with 34 years experience
(918) 494-3611 6914 S Yorktown Ave., Suite 112
Tulsa, OK 74136
Family, Business, Divorce and Probate
University of Tulsa College of Law
Frank Hagedorn is a Senior Level attorney in Tulsa, Oklahoma with over 35 years of experience in Divorce and Family Law, Child Custody and Criminal and Civil Litigation, Personal Injury, Employment Law, Business and Contract Law, Probate and Trust Law, Estate Planning. Frank Hagedorn graduated from the University of Tulsa School of Law.

After graduating from Law School from the University of Tulsa, Frank worked as an Assistant Prosecutor for Tulsa County from 1968-1972. After leaving the District Attorney's Office, he served as Director of the Oklahoma Bureau of Investigation form 1973-1974. In 1975 he began his...
John S. Stratton
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Edmond, OK Family Law Attorney with 11 years experience
(405) 525-2766 2964 Via Esperanza
Edmond, OK 73013
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Personal Injury
Oklahoma City University School of Law
Michelle Kay Smith
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Oklahoma City, OK Family Law Attorney with 11 years experience
(405) 759-2333 4100 Perimeter Center Drive, Suite 230
Oklahoma City, OK 73112
Free ConsultationFamily and Divorce
Oklahoma City University School of Law
I represent men and women in Oklahoma County, Cleveland County, Canadian County, Kingfisher County and McClain County. My practice is focused on family law matters including divorce, paternity, custody, child support, contempt, modifications, alimony and child guardianships. Please visit my website at MichelleSmithLaw.com for additional information.
Dan Nunley
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Tulsa, OK Family Law Lawyer with 24 years experience
(918) 446-6200 406 S. Boulder Ave.
SW Mezzanine
Tulsa, OK 74103
Free ConsultationFamily, Bankruptcy, Divorce and Estate Planning
University of Tulsa College of Law
Bryan K. Walkley
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Oklahoma City, OK Family Law Attorney
(405) 605-8800 7701 S Western Ave
#201
Oklahoma City, OK 73139
Family, Business, Construction and Personal Injury
University of Oklahoma School of Law
Evan Andrew Taylor
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Norman, OK Family Law Attorney with 13 years experience
(405) 321-1822 102 E Eufaula St
Norman, OK 73069
Family, Business, Divorce and Estate Planning
University of Oklahoma College of Law
Tamera Ann Childers
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(918) 574-8990 2642 E 21st St
Suite 240
Tulsa, OK 74114
Tulsa, OK Family Law Attorney with 16 years experience
Family and Divorce
University of Tulsa
Tamera Childers is a family law attorney whose practice is concentrated on divorce, custody, paternity and guardianship cases. Raised in small town, Lindsay, Oklahoma, she knew at a young age she wanted to be a lawyer; however, her educational and career path is not that of a traditional student. After graduating near the top of her Lindsay High School class in 1982, Tamera attended Northeastern State University in Tahlequah, where she was an active member of the Delta Zeta sorority. After completing two semesters at Northeastern, she moved to Ponca City, got married and raised two daughters. When her children...
Matthew Paul Swain
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Norman, OK Family Law Lawyer with 9 years experience
(405) 501-0827 115 South Peters Avenue
Suite 6
Norman, OK 73069
Free ConsultationFamily, Criminal, DUI and Divorce
University of Oklahoma College of Law
The Swain Law Group specializes in Criminal Defense, Family Law and Civil Litigation cases across Oklahoma, with a focus on the Oklahoma City Metro area, especially Norman, Oklahoma City and El Reno.

With 4 dedicated Criminal Defense attorneys, including 2 former prosecutors, the Swain Law Group is the largest Criminal Defense Firm in Oklahoma. When you hire the Swain Law Group you get 2 attorneys assigned to your case and the entire team of attorneys collaborating on each major decision. My office handles over 200 criminal cases per year all across Oklahoma. We specialize in Drug Trafficking and...
Matthew Ryan Price
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Muskogee, OK Family Law Lawyer with 3 years experience
(918) 683-0309 330 N. 4TH STREET
Muskogee, OK 74401
Free ConsultationFamily, Criminal, DUI and Divorce
University of Oklahoma College of Law
Matthew R. Price is an attorney in Muskogee and partner at Hammons & Price, PLLC. He represents clients in criminal defense and family law. Mr. Price served as an Assistant District Attorney in Muskogee County from January of 2016 through December of 2017.

Mr. Price earned his Bachelor's Degree in Social Studies Education from Northeastern State University in May 2012. He received his Juris Doctor from the OU College of Law in May 2015.

Mr. Price is admitted to practice law in the courts of the state of Oklahoma, the United States District Court for Eastern District of Oklahoma, the United...
Meagon Eagon
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Oklahoma City, OK Family Law Attorney
(405) 942-9595 300 N Walker Ave
Oklahoma City, OK 73102
Family, Divorce, Estate Planning and Personal Injury
Oklahoma City University School of Law
Barbara Ann Bartlett
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Tulsa , OK Family Law Lawyer with 34 years experience
(918) 584-1894 2123 S. Atlanta Pl, Suite 100
Tulsa , OK 74114
Free ConsultationFamily, Arbitration & Mediation and Divorce
University of Oklahoma College of Law
Once a divorce warrior, now working with clients to divorce in a better way. Save your money, your sanity and your dignity. Learn peaceful co-parenting and assure that your children come through this without scares. If you are in Tulsa, or the surrounding area, go to DontFightAboutIt.com, or call 584-1894 to discuss the options you have for divorce.
Joseph A Dobry
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Chandler, OK Family Law Lawyer with 25 years experience
(405) 258-2475 111 West 9 Street
Chandler, OK 74834
Family, Bankruptcy, Divorce and Estate Planning
University of Oklahoma College of Law
Practice of law for nearly 25 years in areas of bankruptcy, probate, estate administration, civil litigation, criminal defense, divorce, family law, adoption, guardianship, estate planning, wills, trusts. Call now for a consultation regarding your case. Joe, his wife and children reside in Chandler, Oklahoma. I would be honored to assist you with your legal matters. Thanks.
A. Craig Abrahamson
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Tulsa, OK Family Law Lawyer with 39 years experience
(918) 584-0318 406 S Boulder Ave
Tulsa, OK 74103
Free ConsultationFamily, Bankruptcy and Divorce
University of Tulsa College of Law
A. Craig Abrahamson has been a tough, aggressive, skilled and successful litigator since 1979. Having achieved notable successes in complex oil and gas, bankruptcy, wrongful death, and product liability litigation, Mr. Abrahamson focuses his practice on general civil litigation and bankruptcy. Mr. Abrahamson is also a dedicated family law attorney handling divorce, child custody, visitation rights, child support, alimony, spousal support, premarital agreements, guardianship, probate, administration of estates, and post-decree modification and enforcement of custody, visitation and support. Mr. Abrahamson represents creditors and debtors in Chapter 7, Chapter 11 and Chapter 13 bankruptcy cases. He also represents clients in business...
Edward Wesley Grimes
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(405) 245-1882 3555 NW 58th Street
Suite 1000
Oklahoma City, OK 73112
Oklahoma City, OK Family Law Attorney with 8 years experience
Family, Divorce, Social Security Disability and Workers' Comp
Oklahoma City University School of Law
I am an Oklahoman. I was raised in Ardmore and now live in Oklahoma City with my wife and two daughters. I practice in personal injury, workers' compensation, social security disability, and family law. I have been practicing law for eight years now. I started my own firm because I saw a need to create a legal practice focused on you, the client. Focused on the attorney-client relationship through regular communications, meetings, and development of a plan to aggressively pursue your compensation/interests.
Daniel David Draper III
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Owasso, OK Family Law Lawyer with 20 years experience
(918) 272-9222 P.O. Box 383
Owasso, OK 74055
Family, Appeals, Arbitration & Mediation and Business
University of Tulsa
Practice Areas: Commercial Litigation, Contracts, Business/Corporate Law, Construction Law, Personal Injury, General Civil Litigation, Foreclosure/Loss Mitigation; Products Liability, Corporate Governance, Receiverships & Liquidation*, Administrative Law, Regulatory Compliance, Class Actions, Property Loss, Real Estate**, Family Law (* - outside counsel to the Oklahoma Insurance Commissioner; ** - Oklahoma Licensed Real Estate Broker) Since 1999, has directed and/or assisted with the receivership, liquidation or rehabilitation of the following insolvent insurance companies: 1. AmCare Health Plans of Oklahoma, Inc. 2. American Standard Life & Accident Insurance Company 3. Eagle Life Insurance Company 4. Eagle...
Tracy Tiernan
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Tulsa, OK Family Law Lawyer with 28 years experience
(918) 587-7377 320 S Boston Ave #1130
Tulsa, OK 74103
Family, Criminal, Divorce and Domestic Violence
University of Tulsa College of Law
Get a seasoned Trial Attorney to represent you in your time of need. I have been representing Oklahomans for more than 27 years who have been hurt in Car Wrecks, Semi Trucking Collisions, and Workers' Compensation (or on the job) Injuries. I also handle both misdemeanor and serious felony Criminal Defense cases as well as Divorce and Child Custody matters.
Andrew Paul Murphy
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Oklahoma City, OK Family Law Lawyer with 23 years experience
(405) 524-5155 3601 N Classen Blvd
Suite #106
Oklahoma City, OK 73118
Free ConsultationFamily, Collections and Divorce
Oklahoma City University School of Law
Andrew Murphy is licensed to practice law in the state of Oklahoma. He received his Juris Doctorate degree, from The Oklahoma City University School of Law, May 1995, graduating with honors.

He also holds:
A Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering degree from Northeastern University, Boston, Massachusetts, 1989, Cum Laude.
Associates Degree in Applied Science from the Community College of the Air Force.
Equipment Technology; Cum Laude, October 1982.

In 1995 while still attending law school, Mr. Murphy began his career as law clerk...
J. P. Hill
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(405) 628-7007 1601 N Blackwelder Ave
Oklahoma City, OK 73106
Free ConsultationOklahoma City, OK Family Law Attorney with 7 years experience
Family, Criminal, Divorce and Personal Injury
Oklahoma City University School of Law
J.P. is an experienced trial lawyer who has represented clients in federal, state, and municipal courts throughout Oklahoma. He honed his skills trying and negotiating cases as a public defender and has worked alongside some of the best criminal defense lawyers in the state. Last year alone, he received four acquittals, including one for first-degree murder. The only thing that overshadows J.P.’s passion for the law is his desire to help those who are in need.

After moving to Oklahoma to study theology at Southern Nazarene University, he quickly realized that his calling was to stand up for others and help...
Gene Thompson
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Sapulpa, OK Family Law Attorney
(918) 223-3044 404 East Dewey Avenue
Suite 202
Sapulpa, OK 74066
Family, Estate Planning and Probate
University of Tulsa
When you are searching for a probate attorney in Creek County, it is important to find counsel from someone who has financial experience. G. Gene Thompson, Attorney at Law has 15 years of business management experience, insight that he uses to provide counsel on issues of probate, estate planning and bankruptcy. Estate planning and probate can be delicate personal matters, and he understands the sensitivity that is necessary for an attorney to possess in these situations. He takes the time to make legal complexities understandable for clients, and he addresses client concerns in a personalized manner. Attorney Thompson also handles...
Ashley Dianna Rahill
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Oklahoma City, OK Family Law Lawyer with 7 years experience
(405) 286-9619 7100 N. Classen Blvd., Suite 330
Oklahoma City, OK 73116
Family, Divorce and Domestic Violence
University of Oklahoma College of Law
Ashley D. Rahill received her Juris Doctorate from the University of Oklahoma College of Law in 2011. Since admission to the bar in 2011, Ashley has been actively involved in the Oklahoma and Oklahoma County Bar Associations. She was a recipient of the Oklahoma Bar Association President’s Award in 2012, graduated from the OBA’s Leadership Academy in 2014 and was recognized by American Institute of Family Law Attorneys as one of the "10 Best Family Law Attorneys" in Oklahoma in 2017.

While in law school, Ashley served on the Dean’s Leadership Council as a student mentor for incoming first year law...
Richard Emory Smalley IV
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Norman, OK Family Law Attorney with 14 years experience
(405) 801-2222 104 E. Eufaula
Norman, OK 73069
Free ConsultationFamily and Divorce
University of Oklahoma College of Law
Brad K. Cunningham
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Tulsa, OK Family Law Lawyer with 12 years experience
(918) 519-5596 4000 One Williams Center
Tulsa, OK 74172
Family, Appeals, Divorce and Domestic Violence
University of Oklahoma
Since 2006 I have helped hundreds of people navigate the rough waters that can be the family law legal system.

My practice involves all aspects of family law matters, including divorce, paternity, child custody, child visitation, decree modifications, support alimony, child support, emergency and final protective orders, business valuations, separate property claims, guardianship, and adoptions.
Cindy L Allen
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Norman, OK Family Law Attorney with 21 years experience
222 E Main
Norman, OK 73069
Family, Divorce, Elder and Estate Planning
University of Oklahoma College of Law
Norman attorney Cindy Allen brings a wealth of practical legal experience in family law, bankruptcy, estate planning and criminal defense to our firm. Prior to opening her own practice, Ms. Allen worked as a prosecutor handling complex criminal law and family law cases in Cleveland County. She served as an Assistant District Attorney for Cleveland County and was the Managing Attorney for the Child Support Enforcement Division at the D.A.'s office.

Cindy Allen established her private law practice in 2003 and continues to expand the law firm by providing legal representation for a number of practice areas.

Ms. Allen was named a...
Rita Jean Jencks
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Edmond, OK Family Law Attorney with 17 years experience
(405) 285-2882 1441 NW 150th St
Edmond, OK 73013
Free ConsultationFamily, Criminal, Divorce and Juvenile
University of Oklahoma College of Law
I am a sole practitioner in Edmond, Oklahoma. I practice family law which includes divorce, child custody, child support, visitation, alimony and adoptions. I also do criminal law cases both felony and misdemeanor, as well as wills and probate, including guardianships.
Andrea Lea Worden
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Norman, OK Family Law Attorney with 12 years experience
(405) 360-8036 109 E. Tonhawa St.
Norman, OK 73069
Free ConsultationFamily, DUI, Domestic Violence and Juvenile
Being charged with a criminal case is a stressful time for anyone – both your freedoms and your future are at stake. That’s just one reason why it is so crucial to choose a criminal defense attorney whose primary practice is criminal defense and will give you the personal and professional attention you deserve. We at Worden Law Firm pride ourselves in doing just that. We treat our clients with the utmost respect while providing them with the highest level of legal guidance.
Matthew Patrick Gomez
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Tulsa, OK Family Law Attorney
(918) 794-5587 1444 S Carson Ave
Tulsa, OK 74119
Family, Divorce and Personal Injury
Daniel Ray Bays
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Oklahoma City, OK Family Law Attorney with 13 years experience
(405) 310-2142 9024 S.E. 29th St. Suite A
Oklahoma City, OK 73150
Family, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Estate Planning
Daniel R. Bays is a practicing attorney, whose central office is in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. After receiving his undergraduate degree in 2001 from Oklahoma State University and his Juris Doctorate Degree in 2005 from Oklahoma City University, Mr. Bays started his own practice in 2007. Mr. Bays has successfully represented clients around the state of Oklahoma in a wide array of legal matters including family, criminal, personal injury, and more. We have developed a good reputation with judges and lawyers across the state and we are committed to professionalism.
Carla L Robey Harcourt
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Oklahoma City, OK Family Law Lawyer with 29 years experience
(405) 236-5200 119 N. Robinson, Suite 230
Oklahoma City, OK 73102
Family, Appeals, Divorce and Domestic Violence
University of Oklahoma
I have dedicated my professional career to promoting the public good, seeking justice and ensuring that each client has the opportunity to be heard before a jury or a judge. Clients deserve to know that their attorney has 'his or her back.'
Mark Kendall Bailey
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Oklahoma City, OK Family Law Attorney
(405) 607-1177 4811 Gaillardia Parkway
Suite 110
Oklahoma City, OK 73142
Family, Criminal, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Oklahoma City University School of Law
Tamra Albritton
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Oklahoma City, OK Family Law Attorney with 2 years experience
(405) 601-7034 1213 N. Classen Blvd.
Oklahoma City, OK 73106
Free ConsultationFamily, Criminal and Divorce
Oklahoma City University School of Law
Danya Mahjoub
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Tulsa, OK Family Law Attorney
(918) 208-0129 2509 East 21st Street
Tulsa, OK 74114
Family, Criminal and Personal Injury
University of Tulsa College of Law
Hayley Victoria Potts
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Oklahoma City, OK Family Law Attorney with 5 years experience
(405) 236-2221 500 N. Walker, Ste B
Oklahoma City, OK 73102
Free ConsultationFamily, Criminal, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Oklahoma City University and Manchester Metropolitan University, School of Law
Hayley Potts was born in Yeovil, a small town in southwest England. Before moving to the United States, Hayley graduated from Manchester Metropolitan University Law School with honors in 2010, and became a licensed barrister in the U.K. While in England, Hayley worked with both barristers who worked in the criminal sector and with solicitors in drafting commercial leases, wills and land registration. In September, 2010, Hayley moved to Oklahoma City as part of a pro bono exchange program called Amicus, where English law graduates assist in American capital defense teams. Hayley was placed in the Oklahoma County Public...
Keith Allen Jones
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Tulsa, OK Family Law Attorney with 23 years experience
(918) 770-4890 5801 East 41st Street
Suite 300
Tulsa, OK 74135
Family and Divorce
University of Kansas
Kathleen Marie Egan
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Tulsa, OK Family Law Attorney with 11 years experience
(918) 208-0129 2509 E. 21st Street
Tulsa, OK 74114
Family, Criminal and Personal Injury
Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center
Kathleen M. Egan is an Associate Attorney at the Tulsa law firm of Bundy Law Office. Licensed to practice law in New York, Connecticut, and Oklahoma, Katie brings with her 10 years of experience working on both high-asset family law cases and high-stakes personal injury cases. Together, with her valuable experience, Katie’s attention to detail and strong research and writing skills make her an invaluable part of Bundy Law Firm’s trial team.

Katie has a demonstrated passion of giving back to the community. She assisted the New Orleans Public Defender’s office with criminal law matters following Hurricane Katrina...
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Family law generally concerns domestic relations and family-related matters such as marriage, civil unions, domestic partnerships, adoptions, paternity, guardianships, domestic abuse, surrogacy, child custody, child abduction, the dissolution of marriage and associated issues. Each state has its own set of family laws, and traveling across state borders can sometimes affect your rights and those of your family.

Contrary to popular belief, seeking the advice of a family law attorney does not necessarily mean that something is amiss in your family. A family law attorney can help negotiate prenuptial/premarital agreements for clients in anticipation of marriage or advise same-sex couples on relevant legal issues affecting their relationship. They also can help with adoption proceedings and other procedures involving children.

Family law attorneys often do represent clients seeking a divorce, annulment or legal separation, and the complicated issues that can arise as a result. Although domestic abuse is a criminal offense, some family law attorneys are skilled at handling these situations, as they are often entangled with other family law issues.

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