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Melissa Oxford

Melissa Oxford

Attorney | Dunlap Bennett & Ludwig
  • Family Law, Divorce, Business Law ...
  • Cherokee Nation, Muscogee (Creek) Nation, Oklahoma
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Melissa Oxford is from Webb City, a small town outside of Joplin, Missouri. She went to University of Arkansas for undergraduate studies and later attended the University of Arkansas School of Law. Following graduation, Melissa moved to Tulsa and began practicing law in September 2010. Initially, Melissa worked for a well-respected private law firm practicing workers' compensation defense. She sharpened her trial skills, took hundreds of depositions, and became an excellent negotiator by participating in numerous mediations. As a result of her hard work and proactive management of her caseload, Melissa was hired as in-house counsel for a large nationwide insurance company in 2012. During her six years with the company, she defended both workers' compensation and general liability cases. Melissa now focuses on business litigation, employment law, intellectual property law, and family law.

Practice Areas
    Family Law
    Adoption, Child Custody, Child Support, Father's Rights, Guardianship & Conservatorship, Paternity, Prenups & Marital Agreements, Restraining Orders, Same Sex Family Law
    Collaborative Law, Contested Divorce, Military Divorce, Property Division, Same Sex Divorce, Spousal Support & Alimony, Uncontested Divorce
    Business Law
    Business Contracts, Business Dissolution, Business Finance, Business Formation, Business Litigation, Franchising, Mergers & Acquisitions, Partnership & Shareholder Disputes
    Employment Law
    Employee Benefits, Employment Contracts, Employment Discrimination, ERISA, Overtime & Unpaid Wages, Sexual Harassment, Whistleblower, Wrongful Termination
    Workers' Compensation
    Native American Law
    Arbitration & Mediation
    Business - Arbitration/Mediation, Consumer - Arbitration/Mediation, Family - Arbitration/Mediation
    Intellectual Property
    Civil Rights
    Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Discrimination, Employment, Fair Housing, Police Misconduct, Privacy Law
    Patent Appeals, Patent Litigation, Patent Prosecution
    Trademark Litigation, Trademark Registration
Additional Practice Areas
  • Adoption
  • Guardianships
  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Cherokee Nation
ID Number: #0748
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Muscogee (Creek) Nation
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Oklahoma Bar Association
ID Number: 30287
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United States District Court for the Eastern District of Oklahoma
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United States District Court for the Northern District of Oklahoma
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United States District Court for the Western District of Oklahoma
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  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Senior Associate Attorney
Dunlap Bennett & Ludwig
- Current
Attorney at Law
Melissa Oxford Law, PLLC
Associate Attorney
McDaniel Acord & Lytle
Staff Attorney
The Hartford
Associate Attorney
McGivern & Gilliard
University of Arkansas School of Law
J.D. (2010)
Honors: Dean's List
Activities: Judicial Extern for the Honorable David Clinger, Equal Justice Works, Benjamin Altheimer Moot Court, Negotiation Competition Finalist, Client Counseling Competition Finalist
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University of Arkansas - Fayetteville
B.A. (2007)
Honors: University of Arkansas Volunteer Spirit Award, E. Faye Jones Service to Scouting Award
Activities: Big Brothers Big Sisters - President and Mentor, Alpha Phi Omega National Community Service Organization - Vice President, Kappa Delta Sorority - Philanthropy Chair
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E. Faye Jones Service to Scouting Award
Alpha Phi Omega
Volunteer Spirit Award
University of Arkansas
Professional Associations
Oklahoma Bar Association  # 30287
Activities: Family Law Section - Member; Adoption Law Section - Member; Workers' Compensation Section - Member
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Tulsa Lawyers for Children
- Current
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Oklahoma Employment Lawyers Association  # N/A
- Current
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Tulsa County Bar Association
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Activities: Young Lawyers Division Social Committee Co-Chair 2010-2012; Litigation Section; Lawyer Referral Service Committee
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Websites & Blogs
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Legal Answers
34 Questions Answered
Q. How do I write a motion to set aside I need to write a motion to set aside emergency temp custody
A: An emergency custody order should be set for hearing within ten days under OK law. I recommend hiring an attorney well-versed in family law in Oklahoma and appear at the hearing to provide evidence in support of your position.
Q. with a CS court hearing coming up my ex is wanting to terminate his rights, what do I do?
A: A parent cannot terminate their parental rights simply to circumvent child support obligations.
Q. When a kid is 16, what are the laws on child neglect at that age?
A: I recommend your friend consult an attorney well-versed in Oklahoma family law immediately. It is possible she has a duty to report this situation to DHS and could face liability if she fails to do so.
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Dunlap Bennett & Ludwig
Ste. 250
Ste. 250
6660 South Sheridan Road
Suite #250
Tulsa, OK 74133
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Tuesday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Wednesday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Thursday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Friday: 9 AM - 5 PM (Today)
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed
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