Focus Areas of Practice

  • Estate and Trust Litigation 

  • Probate 

  • Wills and Trusts 

  • Powers of Attorney 

  • Advanced Directives for Healthcare 

  • Non-Probate Asset Distribution 
Scott McDaniel

     

      Kelly M. Hunt is a knowledgeable and trustworthy Trust and Estate attorney. She is keenly adept at helping clients with anything from a simple will or estate plan, to contested probate or trust actions, to creating in-depth wealth and asset protection for clients. Kelly’s experience and wide range of skills not only provide the basis for helping clients plan for and protect both themselves and their assets, but to enforce that plan after the fact.

       

      Kelly understands that every client is different and actively takes the time to get to know each one. She strives to develop living plans which take in to account the nuances of every situation and the fact that plans may need to change along the way. Kelly’s practice encompasses a wide range of legal approaches to help clients grow, use, safeguard, and distribute client assets both during and after life.


      Estate and Trust Litigation

       

       

      Trusts and Estates Litigation covers a wide array of situations, including guardianships, will contests, breaches of fiduciary duties by trustees and other parties, accountings, trust modification and reformation, allegations of undue influence or fraudulent conveyances, and the interpretation and resolution of issues relating to testamentary capacity intent.

       

      Kelly’s experience and abilities in Trusts and Estates, combined with a desire to represent her clients’ rights, has made her an adept Trust and Estate litigator. Kelly helps with a variety of clients, which include trustees, executors, administrators, guardians, beneficiaries, and wards. This means that Kelly can fiercely advocate for her clients when court-related resolutions of trust, estate, and protective proceedings become necessary.

       

      Kelly combines substantive expertise in the laws governing estate administration, descent and distribution, trusts, guardianships, and other issues, with years of courtroom experience. She also takes a collaborative and analytical approach with non-litigation conflict-resolution methods, such as mediation and arbitration.


      Powers of Attorney and Healthcare Directives

       

        Kelly also helps her clients protect their medical and financial dignity if they become incapacitated or disabled. She understands that, when plans need to be implemented, clients and their loved ones are often faced with tough and emotional times. Kelly guides her clients in creating comprehensive plans, which give them comfort in knowing that their wishes are clear and needs taken care of. This makes it easier for loved ones and allows them to be the support that clients will need.

         

        Regardless of the situation, Kelly understands the psychology of working with difficult family relationships, shattering emotional experiences, such as death and incapacity, and often ill-thought-out estate plans. This makes her an indispensable part of the McDaniel Acord team and a prominent choice for Trust and Estate Planning and Litigation.


        Professional Leadership
              

           Awards and Honors  

          • Named a Top-Rated Estate & Trust Litigation Attorney in Tulsa, OK by Super Lawyers
          • Named a Top Probate Lawyer in Tulsa by Expertise.com
          • Named an Elite Estate, Trust and Probate Attorney by Elite Lawyer

           lectures and Publications 

          • Seminar - “Transfer on Death Deeds” – Estate Planning Probate and Trust Committee - 2019
          • Seminar - "Common Law Spouse Conundrum" – Oklahoma City University
          • Published Educational Videos (See https://www.facebook.com/kmhuntcounsel):
            • Wills 101 - Standard Wills
            • Wills 101 - Holographic Wills
            • Wills 101 - Pourover Wills
            • Wills 102 - Testamentary Wills
            • Wills 103 - Transfer on Death Deeds and Titles
            • Wills 104 - Disinheriting Children
            • Wills 104 - Disinheriting Spouses / Forced Shares
            • Wills 105 - Common-Law Spouses
            • Basics of Minor and Adult Guardianships
            • Life Happens - Plan for it
            • Life Planning Misconceptions
            • Basics of Non-Probate Assets
            • Probate Court - Do I have to be there?
            • The Powerful Probate Court
            • What is a probate?
            • What is litigation?
            • When you don't need a probate
            • What to expect when you are "court"ing

        Bar and Educational Leadership 

          • Oklahoma Bar Association
            • Estate Planning, Probate And Trust Committee
            • Real Property Committee
            • Title Examination Standards Committee
            • Family Law Committee
          • Tulsa County Bar Association
            •  Animal Law Committee
            • Family Law Committee
          • Oklahoma County Bar Association
          • Adjunct Professor - Research and Writing - University of Tulsa Masters of Jurisprudence Program, 2013-2021

      Admissions

        • Oklahoma, including all United States District Courts
        • Texas, including all United States District Courts
        • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri
        • Muscogee (Creek) Nation Tribal Court
        • Cherokee Nation Tribal Court
        • Pawnee Nation Tribal Court
        • Choctaw Nation Tribal Court
        • Certified Family and Civil Mediator

      Education

        • Juris Doctor, Thomas M. Cooley Law School, Lansing, MI, 2012
          • Magna Cum Laude
          • Top 7% of Class
        • M.S. -- Public Administration, Central Michigan University, 2013
        • B.A. -- Business, Northwood University, 2005
          • Summa Cum Laude