Jonathan S. Udoka

Jonathan S. Udoka

Managing Attorney
Location:
Stillwater, Oklahoma
Phone:
405-293-8024
Fax:
405-888-5404
Email:

When you hire an attorney, you should get a very personal service. Downloading forms from online is not personal service, and it

will likely fail you as a solution when it matters most. When you hire an attorney, you get a person. My life has shaped me into a

person that values faith and family, and that strives to solve issues not just according to law, but also according to honor. I am

prepared to deliver personalized solutions to meet your needs.

I want to care for you – the everyday person. Estate planning is not only for the wealthy. I help average families plan for incapacity,

death, and other major life events all while avoiding a court’s involvement. Proper planning can help ordinary families plan for both

the unexpected and expected significant events in life.

Some of our clients are well off – the kind of folks you expect to need a lawyer. But most are like you – like the role models that

shaped me – everyday, hard-working folks.

I don’t practice law to have a fancy office, drive a fast car or vacation in exotic places. I practice law to help everyday folks plan for

tough times, and when tough times come, to help them through it. Helping others plan for the future fulfills me because I get to

make lifelong connections with people in matters that affect them on very real and practical levels. Each day is new and brings

exciting opportunities to structure solutions that matter to you.

I didn't grow up wanting to be a lawyer. I was born in Stillwater, Oklahoma, and was third in line in a household of five kids, one of

two boys. Growing up, my role models were not doctors or lawyers. I was around hard-working folks with every-day jobs –

veterans, nurses, police officers, teachers, security guards, housekeepers, and oil field workers, and these became my role models.

I always liked solving problems, so I started college studying engineering Oklahoma State University. However, my interests led me

to obtain a Finance degree. Along the way, I took a couple of law classes – business law and real estate law. Through those

classes, and talking to some lawyers I met along the way, I realized that practicing law could bring both the ability to solve complex

problems while helping people in a way my role models helped people and opportunity to do something different each day.

By the time I started law school at the University of Arkansas, I had begun a family of my own. The challenges of pursuing a

second degree while working and starting a new family caused me to learn the importance of time. I used my time in law school as

best I could. I participated in clubs, spent time working for professors who would become priceless mentors, worked a variety of

jobs and internships, served as a member of the law review publication, volunteered, and graduated with honors. After graduation, I

served as an AmeriCorps attorney at Legal Aid of Arkansas expanding legal services to veterans who couldn't otherwise afford it.

While many times, different clients need similar solutions; there is no one-size-fits-all solution. Even when two clients have identical

facts or issues, who they are is different, and their concerns are different. Thus, each needs a solution that is personal to them.

As your advisor, the key is listening and understanding what is important to you. Your solution may be saving your beneficiaries

from a painful probate process or gaining peace of mind that during your incapacity your affairs will be handled in the way you

expect by someone you trust. As your advisor, I will listen to what concerns you, and find solutions that fit you.

I am currently a member of the Frontier Rotary Club , and I serve on the Board of Directors for the Payne County United Way .

Areas of Practice

  • 50% Estate Planning
  • 25% Probate and Estate Administration
  • 10% Civil Litigation
  • 10% Personal Injury
  • 5% Criminal

Litigation Percentage

  • 45% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Oklahoma, 2013
  • Arkansas, 2012

Education

  • University of Arkansas at Little Rock School of Law, Little Rock, Arkansas
    • J.D.
    • Honors: With Honors
    • Law Review: University of Arkansas Law Review, Member
  • Oklahoma State University, Oklahoma
    • B.S. - 2008
    • Honors: Dean's List
    • Major: Finance
  • University of Arkansas, Fayetteville - 2012

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Payne County Bar Association, Member, 2015 - Present
  • Oklahoma Bar Association, Member, 2015 - Present

Past Employment Positions

  • Legal Aid of Arkansas, AmeriCorps Attorney

Pro Bono Activities

  • Legal Aid of Oklahoma, 2014 - Present
  • Legal Aid of Arkansas, 2012 - 2013

Ancillary Businesses

  • 1. Entrepreneurship (Retail, Restaurant, Real Estate Development)

Languages

  • English