Focus Areas of Practice

  • Adoptions – represented adoptive parents, biological parents and children through all aspects of adoption from termination of parental rights through finalization.

  • Family Law – represent individuals in divorce, child custody, modification, enforcement and other domestic proceedings.

  • Guardianship – represent clients seeking guardianship of minor children, elderly parents, special needs children entering adulthood and other incapacitated individuals to safeguard their person and property.

  • Appellate Advocacy – represent appellants and appellees through the appeals process before the Oklahoma Supreme Court and Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals, in various matters including adoptions, child custody, probate, workers' compensation and bad faith insurance defense.

  • Insurance Coverage – provide nationwide legal analysis of, both before and during litigation, on issues of insurance coverage from a broad range of policies.

  • Bad Faith Defense – represented insurers faced with claims of negligent claims handling, in both state and federal court.

  • Wills, Estates and Probate – represent heirs and administrators in the handling and administration of estates.

  • Workers' Compensation Defense – represent employers and insurance providers through all aspects of workers' compensation claims.

  • General Civil Litigation – represent individuals and businesses of all sizes in all manner of business and liability claims, including automobile claims, personal injury claims, premises and products claims, contract disputes and other tort and business claims.

  • Criminal Defense – represented hundreds of individuals through all aspects of criminal defense, from initial arraignment through jury trial.
 

    Admissions

    • Oklahoma  
    • All United States District Courts in Oklahoma

    Education

    • Juris Doctor, University of Tulsa College of Law, Tulsa, OK, 2009
      • American Jurisprudence Award in Constitutional Law
      • Energy Law Journal
    • B.A. in Journalism Broadcasting, Oklahoma State University, 2006

    Professional Honors

    • American Bar Association
      • 2016-2017 TIPS Leadership Academy
      • TIPS Leadership Academy Taskforce
      • TIPS Appellate Advocacy Vice-Chair
    • Oklahoma Bar Association
      • 2018 Leadership Academy
      • Family Law Practice Manual Editor

      Professional Organizations

      • Oklahoma Bar Association
      • American Bar Association
      • Tulsa County Bar Association
      • American Inns of Court, Johnson-Sontag Chapter
      • Tulsa Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
      • Defense Research Institute

      Community Leadership

      • Oklahomans for Equality ("OkEq"), Board of Directors
      • Tulsa CARES, Board of Directors
      • Vizavance (formerly Prevent Blindness Oklahoma), 2018 Sip for Sight Event Chair
        • 2019 Sip for Sight Committee
      • H.O.P.E. ("Health Outreach Prevent Education, Inc."), DIVAS 4 H.O.P.E. 2019 Honorary Chair

      Publication

      • Editor/Writer for OBA Family Law Practice Manual

      Speaking Engagement

      • "Supreme Court Review 2016" – Tulsa County Bar Association, November 2016
      • "Issues Facing the LGBTQ+ Community" –  Northeastern State University, March 2019
      • "Legal Panel" – It's Complicated Tulsa, April 2019