150 N. Michigan Ave. Ste. 1420
Chicago, IL 60601

David W. Echols

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Contact Information

Office
9925 South Pennsylvania Avenue
Suite 100
Oklahoma City OK 73159
Work (405) 691-2648
Fax (405) 691-5648


Practice State

Oklahoma

Emphasis

Practice emphasizes Traditional Client Representation and Litigation

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Counties

  • Canadian, Oklahoma
  • Cleveland, Oklahoma
  • Grady, Oklahoma
  • Hughes, Oklahoma
  • McClain, Oklahoma
  • Oklahoma, Oklahoma
  • Pottawatomie, Oklahoma

Education

Bachelor of Arts with Distinction, University of Oklahoma, July, 1972 Phi Beta Kappa, University of Oklahoma, May 1, 1972 Faculty Honor Roll, Oklahoma City University School of Law, Fall Semester, 1977, and Spring Semester, 1978 Juris Doctorate, Oklahoma City University, December, 1978, (Graduated in the Top 15% of Class)

Legal Organizations

Admitted to Oklahoma Bar Association, May 18, 1979 Admitted to United States District Court for the Western District of Oklahoma, October 29, 1980 American Bar Association, Actively Attending and Involved in the Family Law Section Oklahoma and Cleveland County Bar Association American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, May, 1995 Oklahoma Trial Lawyer’s Association Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, since 1995-present American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Honored Professional, 2002 Cambridge Who’s Who Professional of the Year, 2010 Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers and AV Rated Attorney, Lexis Nexis, 2009-2016 AV Preeminent Rating, Lexis/Nexis, 2008 and 2010 - 2016 High Professional Legal Standards and Ethics, The Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers, 2006-2016 AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory Board of Directors, Oklahoma Trial Lawyer’s Association, 1998-1999 Board of Directors, Oklahoma County Bar Association, 1995-1998 Oklahoma Bar Association, Bar Committee Member, Annual Meeting, 2005 Delegate to Oklahoma Bar Association Annual Meeting, 1996-1997 Chairman, Oklahoma Bar Association, Family Law Section, 1994 Liaison between the ABA Family Law Section Council and the Oklahoma Family Law Section, 1992-1993 Budget Officer, Oklahoma Bar Association, Family Law Section, 1991-1992 Mediator, completed forty hour mediation training in Business, Family and Divorce Conflicts, May 1992

CLE Presentations

“What Every Lawyer Should Know About Oklahoma Family Law”, Authored by David W. Echols, Presented by Amy L. Howe, February, 2017 “Alimony: Spousal Support Vs. Property Division; the Distinctions and Interplay” Co-authored by David W. Echols and Amy L. Howe, February, 2016 National Business Institute Seminar “Ethical Perils in Divorce Practice” Co-authored by David W. Echols & M. Eileen Echols, September, 2015 “A Primer on Family Law in Oklahoma Property Division and Support Alimony” Co-authored by David W. Echols & M. Eileen Echols, September, 2015 “What If’s: So What Do I Do Now?” Co-authored by David W. Echols & M. Eileen Echols, September, 2014 “Developing Better Trial Skills: Direct and Cross-examination” Co-authored by David W. Echols & M. Eileen Echols, July, 2014 “Professional Courtesy: What Every New (And Old) Lawyer Should Know” Co-authored by David W. Echols and M. Eileen Echols, February, 2014 “More What If’s: So What Do I Do Now?” Co-authored by David W. Echols and M. Eileen Echols, May, 2013 National Business Institute Seminar “Ethics: Ethical Perils in Divorce Practice” Co-Moderator by David W. Echols & M. Eileen Echols, November, 2011 National Business Institute Seminar “What Family Court Judges Want You to Know” Co-Moderator David W. Echols, November, 2011 “Handling Divorce Cases From Start to Finish: Exploring Custody, Visitation and Support Issues” Co-authored by David W. Echols and M. Eileen Echols, August, 2011 Oklahoma Bar Association, Speaker Annual Meeting, Family Law Section, November 2010 National Business Institute Seminar “Family Law from A to Z” Co-presented with M. Eileen Echols two one-hour presentations: “Recent Developments” and “Ethics and the Domestic Lawyer,” September 2010 “Skrapka v. Bonner, 2008 OK 30, 187 p.3d 202 - Relative Involvement and Intervention in a DHS Placement in Juvenile Court; and Original Jurisdiction - Writ of Mandamus and Prohibition in the Oklahoma Supreme Court, Oklahoma Bar Association Family Law Section, July 2008 Oklahoma Bar Association, Speaker Annual Meeting, Family Law Section, November 2008, Co-presented with M. Eileen Echols, “Nuts and Bolts Track,” “The Basics of Implementing (and Keeping) a Guardian Ad Litem” Oklahoma Bar Association, Speaker Annual Meeting, Family Law Section, “All The World Is A Stage, The Family Law Ethics Players”, November 2007; Participated in the preparation and presentation of this musical parody to present ethical issues. “Alimony: Spousal Support vs. Property Division - The Distinctions and Interplay,” Oklahoma Bar Association Family Law Section, November 2007 “A Primer on Family Law in Oklahoma - Property Division and Support Alimony,” Oklahoma Bar Association Family Law Section, September 2007 Oklahoma Bar Association and Young Lawyers’ Division Seminar, “How to Find the Courthouse: A Framework for Young Lawyers”, Co-presented with M. Eileen Echols, “A Primer on Family Law in Oklahoma,” September 2007 Oklahoma Bar Association, Speaker Annual Meeting, Family Law Section, 2006, Co-presented with M. Eileen Echols, “Substantive Issues in Divorce: Custody and Visitation, Property Division and Support Alimony” Oklahoma Bar Association, Speaker Annual Meeting, Family Law Section, 2005 Oklahoma City University School of Law, Speaker Pro Bono Panel, March 2005 Oklahoma Bar Association, Speaker Annual Meeting, Family Law Section, 2004 “Substantive Issues in Divorce: Custody and Visitation; Property Division; and Support Alimony,” Oklahoma Bar Association Family Law Section, November 2006 “Statutory and Equitable Liens in Divorce Cases,” CLE presentation, Oklahoma Bar Center, November 2005 “The How To’s on Successfully Handling a Divorce Case from Start to Finish,” CLE presentation, “substantive issues in divorce: custody and visitation; property division; and support alimony,” Oklahoma Bar Center, September 2001 Numerous CLE presentations and publications prior to 2000.

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