His suspension follows criminal convictions on matters related to a domestic dispute with his ex-wife and an ensuing police chase while driving under the influence.
The Oklahoma Bar Association recommended an 18-month suspension. However, Ijams offered mitigating evidence and successfully argued for a reduced suspension period. The Court determined that Ijams’ behavior that day was alcohol-induced.
The Court also took into account several letters of support from his ex-wife and members of the community. Ijams had also sought treatment through Alcoholics Anonymous.
In light of these factors, the Court imposed a one-year suspension on Ijams, which coincides with the end of his suspended sentence in his criminal case.
To read the full decision regarding Tulsa attorney Clayton Ijams Jr., click here.