Barbara Ann Bartlett - Attorney At Law
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BARBARA ANN BARTLETT - ATTORNEY AT LAW

Email: Barbara@DontFightAboutIt.com

AWARDS:

  • 2010 Super Lawyers, Oklahoma Top 6 Alternative Dispute Resolution Lawyers
  • AV rating in Martindale-Hubbell (peer review), since 1994
  • Preeminent attorney on the Bar Register (peer review), since 2000
  • Tulsa Centennial Award from the Tulsa County Bar Association, for interventions into high conflict divorces
  • 2006 Super Lawyers, Oklahoma’s 25 Best Women Lawyers
  • 2006 Super Lawyers, Oklahoma Top 17 Family Lawyers
  • 2007 Super Lawyers, Oklahoma’s Top 25 Family Lawyers
  • 2008 Outstanding Collaborative Professional, awarded by OACP
  • 2008 Super Lawyers, Oklahoma's Top 25 Family Lawyers
  • 2009 Super Lawyers, Oklahoma's Top 25 Family Lawyers

SERVED:

  • On the Parenting Coordination Guideline International Task Force for drafting committee for the Association of Families and Conciliation Courts
  • To draft the first Parenting Coordinator statute which was passed here in Oklahoma
  • To draft family court reforms in Tulsa County which related the Families in Transition program. This program mandates early intervention in divorces to resolve conflict.
  • As Trustee Board of the Catoosa Library
  • As Chair of the Rogers County Planning Commission

WRITINGS AND CLE PRESENTATIONS:

  • Authored articles in the Oklahoma Bar Journal, Parenting Coordination: A New Tool for Assisting High-Conflict Families, 75 OBJ 453 (2004); Paternity: Defining Fatherhood in the Nineties, 64 OBJ 1680 (1993)
  • Seminar Presentations for attorneys, judges and mental health professionals:
    • Association of Family and Conciliation Courts
      • Seattle, Washington - International Convention
      • San Antonio, Texas - International Convention
      • Breckenridge, Colorado - Workshop
      • St. Louis, Missouri - Regional Convention
    • Florida Chapter of AFCC
    • Oklahoma Bar Association
    • Tulsa County Bar Association
    • National Business Institute
    • Oklahoma Academy of Collaborative Professionals
  • Taught several CLE seminars on family law topics, including parenting coordination, discovery, psychological privilege, support alimony, law office management, and impact of divorce on families
  • Reporter for Family Law Quarterly, Section of Family Law, American Bar Association
  • Authored Family Law Section Form book section on Parenting Coordination
  • Wrote Amicus Curiae brief for constitutionality of the parenting coordination statute
  • Significant contribution to the drafting of the Families in Transition Plan, a reformation of domestic court in Tulsa County
  • Drafted the Parenting Plan Order for Families In Transition, Tulsa County and the Family Stability Plan Worksheet used in Wagoner County.

QUOTED IN:

  • Wall Street Journal, A Referee for Mom and Dad, September 19, 2007
  • AFCC Family Court Review
  • Colorado Bar Association, 35 The Colorado Lawyer, 31 (February 2006)
  • Tulsa World, and several local news channels regarding divorce court reforms
  • Lawn & Landscape Magazine, June 2009 Split Decisions
    See Article

TRAINING: Over 100 hours of Collaborative/Conflict Resolution Training

  • Year
  • Training Type
  • Instructor
  • Hours
  • 2009
  • Collaborative Negotiation
  • Sherri Goren Slovin, JD; Victoria L. Smith, LLB, C.Med, Cert. CFM (FMC)
  • 5
  • 2009
  • The Role of the Law in Collaborative Practice
  • Gary Friedman, JD; Jack Himmelstein, JD; Katherine Miller, JD; Catherine Conner, JD
  • 5
  • 2009
  • The Inner Life of the Collaborative Professional: What’s That Got to Do with Being effective?
  • Gary Friedman, JD
  • 1.0
  • 2009
  • Why Collaborative Practice Works: Neuroscience Tools and Techniques
  • Jan Hembree, PhD; Kimberly Fauss, JD
  • 1.5
  • 2009
  • Negotiating During Troubled Times: A Framework for Effective Negotiation
  • Daniel Shapira, PhD
  • .75
  • 2009
  • Working Through Emotional Minefields Toward A Successful Outcome
  • Lisa Herrick, PhD; Kate Scharff, MSW
  • 3.0
  • 2009
  • Mediation-facilitated Collaborative Practice
  • Kim Bunker, RN, BSN, LNC; Nora Kalb Bushfield, MSW, JD
  • 1.5
  • 2009
  • Emotion and Decision-Making: What the Face Reveals
  • Dr. Jennifer Lerner
  • 1.0
  • 2009
  • Interdisciplinary Collaborative Team; Coach Protocols
  • Barbara Bartlett
  • 5
  • 2008
  • Intermediate Collaborative Law Training
  • Rita Pollak, JD and Cathy Heenan, EdD
  • 6
  • 2008
  • Basic Collaborative Law Training
  • Ron Ousky, JD with panelists Kevin fuller, LD, Susan Gamache, PhD, Deborah Clemmensen, MEq, LP and Amy Wolff, CFP, CDFA
  • 1.5
  • 2008
  • Intermediate Collaborative Law Training
  • Mary Beth Hebert, JD, Howard Drutman, PhD and Matthew Bernstein, CFP, CDFA
  • 1.5
  • 2008
  • Advance Collaborative Law Training
  • Catherine Conner, JD and Katherine Miller, JD
  • 3
  • 2008
  • Intermediate Collaborative Law Training
  • Norma Trusch; Gene Reynolds; Jackie Cleary; Malcolm McCollam
  • 6
  • 2007
  • Basic Collaborative Law Training
  • George Richardson
  • 2
  • 2007
  • Intermediate Collaborative Law Training
  • I was instructor
  • 6
  • 2006
  • Basic Interdisciplinary Training
  • Nancy Cameron; Susan Gamache
  • 14
  • 2005
  • AFCC Seattle International Conference, Parenting Coordination
  • I was instructor
  • 6.5
  • 2005
  • Conflict Resolution Training
  • Associate of Family and Conciliation Courts
  • 3
  • 2004
  • Basic Collaborative Law Training
  • Chip Rose
  • 13
  • 2004
  • Conflict Resolution Training
  • Christine Coates; Robin Deutsch; Matt Sullivan
  • 8
  • 2004
  • Conflict Resolution Training
  • Betsy Duvall; Barbara Fidler; Robert LaCrosse
  • 3
  • 2003
  • Conflict Resolution Training
  • Coates; Duvall; LaCrosse
  • 8
  • 2001
  • Basic Collaborative Law Training
  • Shelly Finman
  • 2.5
  • 1999
  • Conflict Resolution Training
  • Elliot Solomon
  • 3
  • 1998
  • Conflict Resolution Training
  • Matthew Sullivan; Terry Johnston
  • 3
  • 1991
  • Mediation Training
  • Robert Benjamin
  • 40

MEMBERSHIP AND OFFICES:

  • International Academy of Collaborative Professionals
  • Oklahoma Academy of Collaborative Professionals, Executive Board member, and 2009 President
  • Tulsa County Presiding Judge’s Domestic Court Task Force
  • Family Law Section of the Oklahoma Bar Association, former committee chair and program editor of the Family Law Journal
  • Family Law Section of the Tulsa County Bar Association, former chair and program chair
  • Court Operations Committee and Children in the Law Committee of the Tulsa County Bar Association
  • Family Law Section of the American Bar Association

EDUCATION AND LICENSES:

  • Oklahoma license to practice law, October 1985
  • Also licensed to practice in federal court of Oklahoma and the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • University of Oklahoma, Juris Doctor, 1985, with distinction
  • Utah State University, Bachelor’s of Science, Environmental Studies, 1979, cum laude
  • Training in Family & Divorce Mediation with Robert Benjamin
  • Over 100 hours of training in how to resolve conflict in divorce situations

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Availability - Contact my office for my availability using the Contact Us link or call us.

Retainer - My retainer fee averages $2,500. It is due at the time you sign a fee agreement with us. It is put in my trust account. I keep it until the end of the case, much like a security deposit. After your last bill is paid to me, I refund this retainer to you. By law, I cannot accrue interest for myself or for you on this retainer. Our state bar association collects the interest from my account and puts it to use with helping the less fortunate who are in need of legal services.

Fee Agreement for Collaborative - See the Fee Agreement for Collaborative for its full terms. I do require payment of fees incurred during the month after I bill it. For example, if I bill at the end of April, the bill must be paid in May. If it is not, I reserve the right to withdraw from your case. If it is not paid in full in that month, 18% interest accrues on the unpaid balance. See the fee agreement for other terms.

Fee Agreement for Litigation - See the Fee Agreement for Litigation for its full terms. I do require payment of fees incurred during the month after I bill it. For example, if I bill at the end of April, the bill must be paid in May. If it is not, I reserve the right to withdraw from your case. If it is not paid in full in that month, 18% interest accrues on the unpaid balance. See the fee agreement for other terms.

Counsel by the hour - If you feel you only need counsel or advice, but are not ready for a commitment to a fee agreement, you may set up an appointment. I charge my regular rate of $285 per hour for the consultation. I pro-rate my regular rate depending on how much time we spend. This is a good option if you simply need help in writing up your agreement in legal form.

Mediation - This option is $285/hour. I can also assist to write up the mediated settlement. Oftentimes I require a retainer if there will be several hours of my time needed.

Document Drafting - You can pay me by the hour to draft up your agreement. Again, it is $285/hour. I may require a small retainer. My experience in family law of over 20 years will assure your documents are done correctly. I also give you a check list on what to do, what court costs to expect, and what things to think about.

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