James R. Gotwals

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Certified Mediator and Advanced Mediation Training from Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution, Pepperdine University School of Law.

Oklahoma Bar Foundation (Benefactor Fellow); Tulsa County Bar Foundation.

Areas of Practice (4)

  • Civil Litigation
  • Family
  • Mediation
  • Real Estate

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
918-289-2721  Phone
918-599-7088  Phone
918-599-7153  Fax
University Attended:
University of Oklahoma, B.B.A., Finance, 1972
Law School Attended:
University of Oklahoma College of Law, J.D., 1975
Year of First Admission:
1975, Oklahoma; 1975, U.S. District Court, Northern and Eastern Districts of Oklahoma and U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit
Tulsa County (Vice President, 2010-2011; President Elect, 2011-2012; President, 2012-2013; Chair, Fitness and Mental Health Committee, 1993-1994; Member, Fee Arbitration Committee, 1993-1994; Member, Professional Responsibility Committee, 1995-; Vice Chair, 2002-2003 and 2007-2008; Chair, 2003-2004 and 2008-2009; Member, Family Law Section, 1996-; Chair, 1999-2000; Member, Bench & Bar Committee, 1999-), Oklahoma (Member, Family Law Section, 1995-; Member, Executive Board, Family Law Section, 1990-1995; Chair, Family Law Section, 1995-1996; Member, Real Property Section) and American (Member, Family Law Section) Bar Associations; American Inns of Court (Master, Council Oak/Johnson-Sontag Chapter, 1999-); Oklahoma Association for Justice; American Association for Justice; Quality Assurance Panel for the Families in Transition Program of the 14th Judicial District of Oklahoma (Member, 1999-2004 and 2010-).
Birth Information:
Tulsa, Oklahoma, November 9, 1950
Reported Cases:
Holloway v. Hopper, 1993 OK 56, 852 P.2d 711; Jones v. Sageeyah Development, Ltd., 1992 OK 87, 833 P.2d 1235; Adoption of Baby Boy W., Matter of, 1992 OK 58, 831 P.2d 643; Barnett v. Klein, 1988 OK 132, 765 P.2d 777; Todoroff v. Burton, 1985 OK 74, 719 P.2d 456; Shirley v. Shirley, 2004 OK CIV APP 100, 104 P.3d 1142; Federal Land Bank of Wichita v. American Bank & Trust Co., 1991 OK 91, 823 P.2d 359; Walkingstick v. Board of Adjustment of City of Tulsa, 1985 OK 70, 706 P.2d 899; Peyravy v. Peyravy, 2003 OK 92, 84 P.3d 720; Specific Systems of Tulsa, Inc. v. American Bank & Trust Co., 2002 OK CIV APP 59, 51 P.3d 1228; Stepp v. Stepp, 1998 OK 18, 955 P.2d 722; U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development v. Robinson, 1992 OK CIV APP 74, 833 P.2d 1260; Phillips v. Williams, 2010 OK CIV APP 98, 241 P.3d 696.
Payment Information:
  • Credit cards accepted
  • Accepts Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover
  • Fixed Hourly Rates
  • Fixed Fees Available

Peer Reviews

5.0/5.0 (2 reviews)
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  • 5.0/5.0 Rated by a Partner on 06/01/14 in Family Law

    Jim Gotwals is one of the top 5 Family Law Attorneys in Tulsa. He is an excellent lawyer and member of the bar. He is very ethical and very skilled. I recommend him for AV Preeminent.

    Jim Gotwals is one of the top 5 Family Law Attorneys in Tulsa. He is an excellent lawyer and member of the bar. He is very ethical and very skilled. I recommend him for AV Preeminent. Read less

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  • 4.8/5.0 Rated by a Partner on 05/29/14 in Civil Litigation

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