As your Oklahoma attorney advisors, it's our job to care for you. Our Oklahoma estate planning attorneys ease your worries by helping you plan for death and incapacity while avoiding the necessity of court involvement. Avoid the anxiety of the probate court with an Oklahoma revocable trust. Ease your concerns for your children's welfare by planning for their guardianship and provision with an Oklahoma will. Gain the peace of mind that when you are incapacitated, your Oklahoma healthcare power of attorney will help ensure that your healthcare wishes are carried out, and under your Oklahoma durable power of attorney, someone you trust will manage your business affairs. Entrust us to care for you.
When you hire an attorney, you should get a very personal service. Downloading forms from online is not personal service, and it will likely fail you as a solution when it matters most. When you hire an attorney, you get a person. My life has shaped me into a person that values faith and family, and that strives to solve issues not just according to law, but also according to honor. I am prepared to deliver personalized solutions to meet your needs.
I want to care for you – the everyday person. Estate planning is not only for the wealthy. I help average families plan for incapacity, death, and other major life events all while avoiding a court’s involvement. Proper planning can help ordinary families plan for both the unexpected and expected significant events in life.
Some of our clients are well off – the kind of folks you expect to need a lawyer. But most are like you – like the role models that shaped me – everyday, hard-working folks. I don’t practice law to have a fancy office, drive a fast car, or vacation in exotic places. I practice law to help everyday folks plan for tough times, and when tough times come, to help them through it. Helping others plan for the future fulfills me because I get to make lifelong connections with people in matters that affect them on very real and practical levels. Each day is new and brings exciting opportunities to structure solutions that matter to you.
I didn't grow up wanting to be a lawyer. I was born in Stillwater, Oklahoma, and was third in line in a household of five kids, one of two boys. Growing up, my role models were not doctors or lawyers. I was around hard-working folks with every-day jobs – veterans, nurses, police officers, teachers, security guards, housekeepers, and oil field workers, and these became my role models.
I always liked solving problems, so I started college studying engineering Oklahoma State University. However, my interests led me to obtain a Finance degree. Along the way, I took a couple of law classes – business law and real estate law. Through those classes, and talking to some lawyers I met along the way, I realized that practicing law could bring both the ability to solve complex problems while helping people in a way my role models helped people; as well as the opportunity to do something different each day.
By the time I started law school at the University of Arkansas, I had begun a family of my own. The challenges of pursuing a second degree while working and starting a new family caused me to learn the importance of time management. I used my time in law school as best I could. I participated in clubs, spent time working for professors who would become priceless mentors, worked a variety of jobs and internships, served as a member of the law review publication, volunteered, and graduated with honors. After graduation, I served as an AmeriCorps attorney at Legal Aid of Arkansas expanding legal services to veterans who couldn't otherwise afford it.
While many times, different clients need similar solutions; there is no one-size-fits-all solution. Even when two clients have identical facts or issues, who they are is different, and their concerns and values are different. Thus, each needs a solution that is personal to them.
As your advisor, I want to listen and understand what is important to you. Your solution may be saving your beneficiaries from a painful probate process or gaining peace of mind that during your incapacity your affairs will be handled in the way you expect by someone you trust. As your advisor, I will listen to what concerns you, and find solutions that fit you.
I currently serve on the Board of Directors of the Frontier Rotary Club, the United Way of Payne County, the Downtown Stillwater Association, and the Stillwater Young Professionals.
Areas of Practice
50% Estate Planning
25% Probate and Estate Administration
10% Civil Litigation
10% Personal Injury
45% of Practice Devoted to Litigation
University of Arkansas at Little Rock School of Law, Little Rock, Arkansas,
J.D. - 2012
Honors: With Honors
Law Review: University of Arkansas Law Review, Member
Oklahoma State University, Oklahoma
B.S. - 2008
Honors: Dean's List
University of Arkansas, Fayetteville - 2012
Professional Associations and Memberships
Payne County Bar Association, Member, 2015 - Present
Oklahoma Bar Association, Member, 2015 - Present
Past Employment Positions
Legal Aid of Arkansas, AmeriCorps Attorney
Pro Bono Activities
Legal Aid of Oklahoma, 2014 - Present
Legal Aid of Arkansas, 2012 - 2013
Entrepreneurship (Retail, Restaurant, Real Estate Development)