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(918) 423-7211
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(918) 423-7211

Areas of Practice

Family Law

We handle everything in the domestic area, including divorces, separation agreements, property division, child custody and child support issues, alimony, adoption and other areas of domestic law.
Pat Layden and his associates have more than 20 years of law practice and trial experience. Our firm will go above and beyond to provide clients with a solid line of defense. Contact us for a free initial consultation to discuss your family law dispute with an experienced lawyer.
family law
Our Practice Areas:
  • Family & Domestic Law
  • Child Custody and Child Support 
  • Protective Orders 
  • Divorce 
  • Guardianship 
  • Adoption 
  • Alimony, Support and Property Division

Criminal Law

Our lawyers have handled cases from routine traffic infractions, such as speeding, to murder cases and all manners of criminal actions in between.
A criminal charge can completely change your life. You may face penalties, such as incarceration, probation, parole, heavy fines, increased insurance premiums and the suspension of drivers’ and professional licenses.
 
If you have been arrested for or charged with a criminal offense, you need protection. You need a criminal defense attorney to thoroughly evaluate your case and explore every avenue of defense. You need a lawyer who will do everything in their power to get your charges minimized or dismissed. Someone who will defend your rights with fervor and stand beside you every step of the way.
 
At Pat Layden Law Office, we have 20 years of law practice and trial experience. To get started on your case, contact us today! Our legal team will do everything we can to provide you with the best outcome.
criminal law
Our Practice Areas:
  • DUI Defense
  • Drug Offenses–State
  • Drug Offenses–Federal
  • Asset Seizures and Forfeiture
  • White Collar Crimes/Fraud
  • Aggressive Federal Criminal Defense Attorney

Personal Injury Law

Our firm handles all manners of personal injury cases from automobile accidents to assaults and premises liability.
Only an experienced Oklahoma personal injury attorney will be able to thoroughly investigate your case and advise you on the many ways to obtain full compensation for your personal injury claim. Many insurance companies will deny liability or wrongfully delay your compensation in an attempt to reduce their payout on your claim. 
 
Contact us for a free initial consultation to discuss your personal injury dispute with an experienced lawyer.
personal injury
Our Practice Areas: 
  • Auto Accident Claims 
  • Workers’ Compensation Injuries Claims 
  • Dangerous Products Injuries
  • Auto Defect Lawyers
  • Traumatic Injuries
  • Wrongful Death 

Litigation & Management Law

We advise corporate clients in nearly every aspect of business law, including business formation, management, and business transactions. With more than 20 years of law practice and trial experience, we can handle even the most complex and high profile cases.
litigation management
Our Practice Areas: 
  • Business Incorporation and Business Formation
  • Confidentiality, Non-Compete and Nondisclosure Agreements
  • Franchise Agreements and Contracts
  • Licensing and Distribution Agreements
  • Leases and Subleases of Property and Equipment
  • Partnership, Joint Venture, and Shareholder Agreements
  • Purchase and Sale Agreements–Specific Assets and Business Real Estate
  • Contract Disputes
  • Shareholder Disputes–Publicly Traded and Closely Held Corporations
  • Partnership Dissolution
  • Business Financing
  • Business Litigation

Estate & Probate Law

Our firm assists clients with preparation of wills, trusts, living wills, power of attorney and various other estate planning needs. We also assist with administering and probating estate cases
estate and probate

There are many important steps that must be taken as soon as possible after the passing of a friend or loved one to ensure that the affairs of that person (often referred to as the "decedent") are handled properly. If the person died after having previously executed a Last Will & Testament, or simply a Will, then the Will ordinarily must be probated.

Probate is the legal process that transfers the decedent's assets according to their Last Will & Testament following their death. Pat Layden Law Firm will work with the person named in the Will to be responsible for the probate process, to inventory the estate assets and liabilities, notify any creditors of the decedent, protect the estate assets, minimize estate tax liability, and, finally, distribute assets to the beneficiaries according to the terms of the Will.

The probate process in Oklahoma for a simple estate can be completed in less than six months. More complex estates, or in the event one or more beneficiaries contests the Will, the process can take much longer. Whether simple or complex, you can be certain that Pat Layden Law Firm and staff will use their experience and compassion to guide you through every step, in the most reliable and cost-effective way.

 
Our Practice Areas Include:
  • Ancillary Probate
  • General Probate

Oil & Gas Law

Our firm can represent you in Oil and Gas matters ranging from pollution and enforcement cases to pooling orders and spudding applications in both District Courts and before the Oklahoma Corporation Commission.
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At the law office of Pat Layden, we can resolve issues ranging from oil and gas title examinations to mineral rights laws. We represent surface and subsurface owners in all matters associated with Oklahoma energy laws and oil and gas regulations.
 
If an oil and gas company has breached the terms of a contract, my firm will represent their surface and subsurface landowners’ rights in litigation.
 
Our Practice Areas Include: 
  • Lease disputes
  • Energy litigation
  • Royalty litigation
  • Farm-out litigation
  • Surface damage and pollution claims
  • Reclamation

Get the Representation You Need Today

We invite you to contact the law office of Pat Layden in McAlester, Oklahoma, for more information about how I can help you with your family law matters. The initial consultation is free. Major credit cards are accepted.