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  • Tulsa Attorney Sues Ex-Fiance Over Alleged Infidelity With Cops

    Tulsa attorney Brain Martin has filed a lawsuit against a woman he says is his ex-fiance, alleging false representation and intentional infliction of emotional distress. Martin’s filing caught the attention of editors at, a popular blog about the legal community, who featured his claim on their “Lawsuit Of The Day” page. writer Joe Read More»

  • Defrocked Idabel Judge May Practice Law While Serving 5 Years Felony Probation

    The Oklahoma Supreme Court on June 18 allowed former Idabel Municipal Judge Jon Brown to return to work as an attorney after Brown entered a plea agreement in which he is to serve five years probation for a felony drug charge. If Brown fails to complete the five-year drug court program, he faces five years Read More»

  • Former Judge Craig Key Resigns Law Practice After Cattle Theft, Embezzlement Indictments

    A former Lincoln County district judge indicted on charges of cattle theft, forgery and embezzling money from a client has relinquished his law license. A multi-county grand jury in April indicted Craig Steven Key on three counts of delivering a forged instrument, two counts of embezzlement, conspiracy to commit larceny of domestic animals, and larceny Read More»

  • Tulsa Attorney’s Law License Suspended After He Pawned a Stolen Pistol

    The Oklahoma Supreme Court has temporarily suspended the license of Tulsa attorney Christopher Mark Cooley after he pleaded guilty on two felony charges and was handed five year suspended sentences on each of the counts. The court will set a hearing to impose a final order of discipline after Cooley has an opportunity to present Read More»

  • Tulsa Attorney Sandra Tolliver Suspended after Pleading in Husband’s Jail Smuggling Incident

    The Oklahoma Supreme Court has suspended Tulsa attorney Sandra Lee Tolliver from the practice of law after Tolliver in February was handed an 18 month deferred sentence on a misdemeanor charge of bringing contraband into a jail. Tolliver was originally with a felony on the same allegations, in which she allegedly brought scissors, tweezers and Read More»

  • Tulsa Attorney Resigns in Face of Ethics Allegations

    Tulsa Attorney Gray M. Strickland resigned from the Oklahoma Bar Association in March after grievances were filed against him alleging fiduciary misconduct. The state Supreme Court had previously censured Strickland in 2011 after he pleaded guilty to a federal misdemeanor charge of failing to file a federal tax return in 2003. The court in 2011 Read More»

  • OKC Attorney Spared Disbarment After Misappropriating $48K of Client Funds

    The Oklahoma Supreme Court has suspended for two years an Oklahoma City attorney who spent $48,000 of client’s money while the client was in prison. Lagailda F. Barnes could have faced disbarment, but the Supreme Court and Oklahoma Bar Association determined her admission of responsibility in the matter and her efforts to repay the money Read More»

  • Supreme Court: ADHD Doesn’t Alleviate Suspended Lawyer’s Personal Responsibility

    The Oklahoma Supreme Court has suspended for one year Oklahoma City Attorney Alexander L. Bednar after he was suspended from practice in the U.S. Tenth Circuit Court and resigned from the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Oklahoma. Bednar’s actions leading up to the state and federal disciplinary proceedings “indicate a disturbing pattern Read More»

  • Edmond Attorney Resigns After Settlement Funds Withheld

    An Edmond attorney has relinquished his law license after the Oklahoma Bar Association initiated disciplinary proceedings on allegations he failed to turn over settlement funds to a client. Attorney Michael Wayne Jackson represented a client in a wrongful death action that was settled in 2006, according to a Supreme Court opinion. Jackson withdrew his contingency Read More»

  • Law License Suspended in Oklahoma Political Corruption Investigation

    The Oklahoma Supreme Court this week suspended the law license of a former state senate leader convicted of accepting bribes to influence legislation. A jury in March, 2012, convicted Tulsa native Michael Steven Morgan on a single count of bribery. The court suspended his law license this week after he was sentenced in U.S. federal Read More»

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