Echols, David W.

9925 South Pennsylvania AvenueOklahoma City, OK 73159- 7644

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Updated: 03/28/2017

Overview

David is the co-founder of Echols and Associates and has 39 years of experience in the legal field. David is a Fellow in the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, and he has been an AV rated attorney by Martindale Hubbell for twenty (20) years.

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Office Info

Current Employment Position(s)

  • Managing Partner

Practice Areas

  • Family Law
  • Banking & Finance Law

Litigation

  • 100%

Qualifications

Bar Admissions

  • Oklahoma, 1979
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Oklahoma, 1980

Other Affiliations

  • American Academy of Matrimonial Trial Lawyers, March 4, 1995 (Fellow)
  • American Bar Association, Family Law Section (Member)
  • Oklahoma Bar Association, Family Law Section, 1994 - Present (Chairman)
  • Oklahoma Bar Association, Family Law Section, 1991 - 1992 (Budget Officer)
  • Oklahoma Bar Association, Family Law Section, 2007 - 2008 (Budget Officer)
  • Cleveland County Bar Association (Member)
  • Oklahoma County Bar Association, Board of Directors, 1995 - 1998 (Member)
  • Board of Directors, Oklahoma Trial Lawyer’s Association, 1998-1999
  • Liaison, ABA Family Law Section Council and the Oklahoma Family Law Section, 1992-1993
  • Mediator, completed forty hour mediation training in Business, Family and Divorce Conflicts, May 1992

Honors

  • AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory for over 20 years
  • Cambridge Who’s Who Professional of the Year, 2010
  • High Professional Legal Standards and Ethics, The Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers, 2006
  • High Professional Legal Standards and Ethics, The Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers, 2007
  • Strathmore’s Who’s Who, 2003-2004
  • Outstanding Lawyers of America, 2003
  • AV Preeminent Rating, Lexis Nexis, 2008
  • AV Preeminent Rating, Lexis Nexis, 2010
  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Honored Professional, 2002

Classes and Seminars

  • Adjunct Professor, Oklahoma City University Law School, “Family Law,” 2015 to present (3 hour course)
  • Adjunct Professor, Graduate and Undergraduate, University of Central Oklahoma, “Family Law and Public Policy,” 1999-present (3 hour course)
  • Adjunct Professor, Oklahoma City University Law School, Mediation and Employment Discrimination, Summer 1999 (1 hour course)
  • Adjunct Professor, with M. Eileen Echols, Oklahoma City University Law School, “Family Law,” 1998 (4 hour course)
  • Oklahoma Bar Association, Speaker Annual Meeting, Family Law Section, 2006
  • Oklahoma Bar Association, Bar Committee Member, Annual Meeting, 2005
  • Oklahoma Bar Association, Speaker Annual Meeting, Family Law Section, 2005
  • Oklahoma Bar Association, Speaker Annual Meeting, Family Law Section, 2004
  • Bar Association Annual Meeting, Delegate, 1996-1997

Pro Bono Activities

  • South OKC Chamber of Commerce, Member
  • Specialty Coffee Association of America, Member
  • National Republican Congressional Committee, Congressional Medal Of Distinction
  • Pro Bono Work For Legal Aid Of Western Oklahoma, Law Day, and Black Legal Fair Of Oklahoma County

Education

  • Oklahoma City University School of Law, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, 1978
    J.D.
    Honors: high honors
    Honors: Graduated in the top 15% of class
    Honors: FACULTY HONOR ROLL, Oklahoma City University School of Law, Fall Semester, 1977
    Honors: FACULTY HONOR ROLL, Oklahoma City University School of Law, Spring Semester, 1978
  • University of Oklahoma, 1972
    B.A.
    Honors: with distinction
    Honors: PHI BETA KAPPA, University of Oklahoma, 1972

Fees

Accepts Credit Cards

Articles

Published Works

  • Alimony: Spousal Support vs. Property Division - The Distinctions and Interplay.” Oklahoma County Bar Association. (February, 2016)
  • “Divorce Litigation from Start to Finish”, CLE Presentation, National Business Institute (February, 2013)
  • “Family Law From A to Z”, CLE Presentation, National Business Institute (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)
  • “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)
  • “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)
  • “Special Rules on Non-ERISA Plans”, presentation to Oklahoma Bar Association, Family Law Section Seminar, Oklahoma Bar Center (October 1998)
  • “Community Conference on Family and Divorce Mediation”, Conference Faculty, Oklahoma Bar Center, Presented Outline of Mediation v. Trial; Along with Proposed Rules of Mediation and Mediation Agreement. (April 1998)
  • “Support, Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement: The Cutting Edge”, Moderator, OBA CLE (September 1998)
  • “Child Custody - Original and Modification”, co-written and presented with M. Eileen Echols, OBA Basic Divorce Seminar (September 1997)
  • “Child Support: Establishment, Enforcement, UIFSA, and Defenses”, written and oral presentation, Family Law Melange, OBA Family Law Section (October 1997)
  • “Custody Modification Based Upon Relocation of Children and the Custodial Parent”, Guest Speaker, OBA Family Law Section (September 1997)
  • “What To Do When the Judge is Wrong” co-written with M. Eileen Echols, OBA Family Law Section, A Family Law Melange XII (April 1995)
  • "Bankruptcy Alert: New Rules in the Court's of Broken Promises Concerning Dischargeability of Property Division Awards" CLE presented at the 1995 Advanced matrimonial Institute (December 1995)
  • "Recent Developments In Oklahoma Law (1994)", CLE presented at the Oklahoma Bar Association Annual Meeting (November 1994)
  • "The Custody Evaluation" Co-Authored with Judge M. Eileen Echols, CLE presented by the OBA Family Law Section and the Health Providers Division of the Oklahoma Psychological Association (May 1994)
  • "Attorney Fees in Divorce" American Bar Association, Family Law Section, Fall CLE Conference, PALM Springs, Calif. (November 1993)
  • "Child Custody; Evaluation, Preparation and Presentation" OBA Family Law Section, Family Law Mélange IX (Spring 1993)
  • “The Love/Hate Relationship Between State Trial Courts and U.S. Bankruptcy Courts” written and oral presentation to the Oklahoma Judicial Conference (July 1991)
  • “Divorce and Bankruptcy: The Courts of Broken Promises” published in Vol. 5, No. 1, OBA Family Law Section Update (December 1990)

Office Information

Address

9925 South Pennsylvania AvenueOklahoma City, OK 73159- 7644

Fax

  • 405-759-6832

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