Primarily represents clients in high net worth divorces or in complex child custody litigation. Lead counsel on several cases with multi-million dollar marital estates.
Works closely with experts to establish the values of and/or to trace the marital component of real estate, investments, and businesses. Addresses other financial issues such as support alimony, child support obligations, and various income tax consequences.
Frequently involved with contract interpretation issues arising from consent decrees of dissolution of marriage.
In child custody cases, when necessary, enlists the assistance of mental healthcare professionals to provide treatment or to perform forensic evaluations when substance abuse or mental illness is a factor.
Drafts and defends premarital agreements.
Decades of real-world experience litigating Oklahoma family law cases.
Has insight and understanding of the facts, issues, and competing interests in each case.
Maintains impartiality. Assists in assessing the strengths and weaknesses of the parties’ positions.
Encourages negotiations that lead to meaningful settlements.
Hester Schem Hester & Deason; Edmond, Oklahoma;
A founding partner in a respected law firm comprised of highly experienced attorneys representing clients statewide in large asset dissolution of marriage actions and high conflict custody cases.
Johnson Hanna Heron & Trout; Oklahoma City, Oklahoma;
Associate attorney with insurance defense law firm representing hospitals, clinics, and various healthcare professionals in medical malpractice litigation.
University of Oklahoma College of Law, J.D.
University of Oklahoma, B.A.
Oklahoma Bar Association
OBA House of Delegates
Oklahoma County Bar Association
OCBA Board of Directors
Fee Grievance Committee
Ruth Bader Ginsburg Inns of Court (Past President)
Oklahoma Bar Association Alma Wilson Award
Oklahoma County Bar Association Briefcase Award
Journal Record Leadership In Law Recipient
OBA Women In Law Committee Mona Salyer Lambird Spotlight Award
Adjunct Professor Oklahoma City University College of Law
Monthly contributor to legal publication
Co-Founder Legal Aid/OCU Law School Pro Se Waiver Divorce Docket Project
Fundraising facilitator for underfunded inner-city public schools and first responders outreach programs
Frequent continuing legal education speaker on family law topics