Welcome to my blog! My goal and my hope is that you find this blog to be educational, informative, and entertaining… (lofty goals I know for a lawyer!) My aim will be to post an article each week and to not have all of them relate to law. Believe it or not, there are other things to write about! By doing things this way, I hope to keep your interest up in what I have to offer and say and also won't get bored with yet another law blog.
First, a little bit about myself. I am a lawyer, yes it is true, and have been practicing almost fourteen (14) years in Tulsa, OK. I am a sole practitioner and have been since 2008. Prior to going out on my own, I worked at Daniel, Baker & Howard in Tulsa focusing on insurance defense and then at Bonham & Howard, where my specialty became family law. The reason I chose to specialize in family law is because I enjoy working with people, helping them to solve problems, and helping them to be better parents for their kids while going through the stresses of a divorce. While I personally don't like it that people get divorced, I like to help people during this stressful time to try and minimize the damage that results from the breaking up of a family unit. I currently am teaching Helping Children Cope with Divorce which is a required class for parents going through divorce that have minor children. I have taught this class for seven (7) years and am the only practicing lawyer to teach this class.
Prior to becoming a lawyer, I worked at State Farm Insurance as a Fire Claims Adjuster. I worked there for eleven (11) years and really enjoyed my time and the people there. I was able to travel across the country handling disaster claims from Hurricane Andrew in Florida to the Northridge earthquake in California. Not to mention all the small towns between Florida and California for the numerous hail storms that like to happen in the Spring! While I still love the springtime, I don't miss climbing roofs in the heat to evaluate hail damage!
My educational background started at Eastwood High School here in Tulsa and then I moved to Metro Christian Academy where I graduated in 1986. I attended college at Oklahoma State University and graduated from there with a B.S. in Business Management. Law school had to wait a few years, had to wait until I grew up to decide what I wanted to do! I attend the University of Tulsa College of Law and graduated from there in December of 2001. I took the Oklahoma Bar Exam in February and passed it on my first try! (and yes, I am proud of that fact!) I left State Farm and started practicing law in June of 2002 and have been at it ever since.
In my spare time I enjoy anything Disney or Disney related, sports photography, music, and traveling. If you want to see some of my photos, check out my photography website: www.dcfisherphotos.smugmug.com