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Doak Willis

Doak Willis

Trial Attorney of Doak Willis Law Firm
  • Criminal Law, DUI & DWI, Family Law...
  • Oklahoma
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Doak is a trial attorney who has experience helping clients to successfully resolve their legal problems. Early in his career he left the private practice and joined the District Attorneys staff where he served as the First Assistant District Attorney for Wagoner, Cherokee, Adair, and Sequoyah Counties. Doak re-entered private practice after his public service and represents clients on a wide range of legal issues from family law, criminal law,probates, real estate transactions, and other business issues to name a few. Doak has tried numerous cases before Juries involving both criminal and civil issues. He has successfully represented clients before a Jury on Murder and Manslaughter charges with verdicts of not guilty.

Practice Areas
  • Criminal Law
  • DUI & DWI
  • Family Law
  • Probate
  • Real Estate Law
  • Traffic Tickets
  • Free Consultation
  • Contingent Fees
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    $150 to $200 per hour litigation. Set fee on Criminal Jury Trials.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
10th Circuit
  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Oklahoma Bar Association
- Current
Member of the Oklahoma Bar Association.
University of Tulsa College of Law
J.D. | Law
Northeastern State University - Muskogee campus
B.A. | History;Political Science
Honors: Deans Honor Roll
Activities: President of Phi Lambda Chi Fraternity 1975-1976
University of Oklahoma
Political Science; Philosophy
Legal Answers
93 Questions Answered

Q. Our garage door will not stay up. Is this considered a safety hazard in which we can withhold rent?
A: This is not a listed condition in the statutes that empowers you to withhold rent. Put your landlord on notice in writing that there is a hazard that needs to be fixed. Without looking at your lease, an attorney cannot tell you what all your rights may be under the facts of your case.
Q. I am wanting to get a divorce from my husband after committing adultery.
A: District attorneys rarely if ever file charges against folks for adultery in Oklahoma. You should hire an attorney and have him/her file a petition for dissolution. Your case appears to be a simple matter and a good attorney can guide you through the process thus easing your concerns about your past acts.
Q. Can I be required to pay child support for periods of time when I was legally married to my kids mother?
A: If you were married and the children and your spouse were living with you, you would not be required to pay child support during that time frame.
Q. How to emancipate yourself in the state of Oklahoma
A: Unless you know the law concerning emancipation in Oklahoma and the requirements to do so, you will need to hire an attorney to accomplish that if you qualify.
Q. Can a side agreement be enforced due to "precedence" or does the decree stand if the verbal arrangement no longer works?
A: No they are not correct. The law encourages the custodial parent to allow additional time for visitation with the child or children and they cannot use that is any modification hearing in the future against you. Usually the parties share the travel expense and your facts show that you are following the intent of the law and you should not worry about the non custodial parent trying to use your past actions against you.
Q. If I have been a tenant of a commercial property over 10 years do I have a right to buy the land before a stranger?
A: No. Just because you leased the property gives you no superior rights concerning the sale of the property.
Q. my sons father was awarded sole custody 2 years ago and since September he has giving them to me full time
A: You didn't ask a question. If you were wondering what you should do to get your children's custody returned to you then you would need to hire a good attorney to bring a modification of the Decree if indeed the facts surrounding your case rise to the legal threshold for a modification.
Q. Is it abuse of court discretion to not allow council to withdraw from case in the beginning of a jury trial
A: Usually not. It depends of course upon the reason that the attorney is seeking to withdraw from the case. Once a case reaches the stage of a Jury trial, ordinarily the Court will not allow an attorney to withdraw except for very compelling reasons.
Q. In Oklahoma, would common law marriage supersede legal court marriage in terms of divorce and the splitting of assets?
A: A common law marriage in Oklahoma is a legal marriage just as much as one where a marriage license is procured and then the parties have a traditional marriage before a Judge or other clergy. There is no superseding. In case of divorce or as termed now dissolution, the Court will divide the marital assets and obligations of the parties equitably.
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Doak Willis, Attorney
400 S. Muskogee Ave.
Tahlequah, OK 74464
Telephone: (918) 456-1304