Not just words. Donelle’s dedication to a standard of excellence is reflected in every aspect of her practice. Twenty-seven years in courtroom interaction with judges and peers while representing her clients has resulted in appointments for Donelle to serve as:
Child’s Guardian ad Litem
Parenting Coordinator for High Conflict Cases
Oklahoma State Guardian ad Litem Panel Member
Donelle’s commitment to legal scholarship, honoring both the spirit and the letter of the law in her trial and appellate writings, has resulted in invitations to share that scholarship and knowledge with judges and peers as:
American Bar Association Speaker
American Bar Association Author
National Business Institute Speaker
National Business Institute Author
Oklahoma Bar Association Moderator
Oklahoma Bar Association Speaker
Oklahoma Bar Association Panel Member
Oklahoma Bar Journal Author
Oklahoma Bar Association Family Law Section Chair
Oklahoma Bar Association Continuing Education Committee Chair (Family Law Section)
Family Law Practice Manual Editor & Author
Donelle’s steadfast quest for excellence is reflected in the awards and recognition from her peers, clients and the community:
Golden Quill Award (legal scholarship – Oklahoma Bar Association)
Tucker Award (children’s guardian ad litem representation)
A successful family law attorney is a compassionate person. A family law client is not just an account, or just a file number. Donelle and her Firm members care about you and your family. She takes the time to listen to your concerns and your hopes for a better future. Donelle will navigate you through a difficult situation, offering you options for a better future.
Formidable in the Courtroom
Donelle is a formidable adversary, in and out of the courtroom. Attention to detail, knowledge of the law, understanding of the intricacies of family law procedure and practice, and trial experience have earned her the respect of Oklahoma attorneys, including those who represented the opposing party in a case. Donelle’s past clients include referrals of friends and family members of former opposing counsel.
Donelle is a formidable opponent in the courtroom because she and her staff take the time and make the effort to fully know your individual circumstances that brought you to the Firm. Donelle is prepared for trial long before you walk through the courtroom doors with her by your side. All of the Firm members thoroughly prepare your case by:
Working closely with you.
Paying attention to every detail, substantive and technical.
Requesting necessary information and documents from you.
Obtaining necessary information and documents from third parties through the law.
Anticipating options for settlement and for trial.
Careful attention to details and thorough preparation helps Donelle settle your case to your advantage. When settlement is not possible, you can be confident that Donelle will present your issues and requests to the judge in the most efficient manner, ultimately saving you time and money.