Seasoned Trial Lawyers in Oklahoma and Arkansas

Aaron Bundy

Aaron D. Bundy

  • Trial & Appellate Lawyer, Partner

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Practice Areas

  • Family Law
  • Estate Planning
  • Criminal Defense
  • Civil Justice
  • Appeals

Biography

I always wanted to be a lawyer, for as long as I can remember. I was born in Sapulpa, which was home to some of the greatest trial lawyers in the country. I grew up hearing about local legends such as Wild Bill Sellers, Creekmore Wallace, the Youngs, and Mike Jones. Everyone in my family read about their amazing work, verdicts, and justice they obtained for their clients.

I was the first in my family to attend college, and I had little guidance. In the first week of my freshman year, I walked into the law school and asked, “How do I get in here?” The lady at the front was very friendly, and she told me to go back out there and get a degree then apply. So I did.

Shortly after law school I opened up an office in Sapulpa. My experience was jarring. I was shocked by how completely unequipped I was to practice law after law school. To this day I am one of the harshest critics of legal education in the United States, and I have done my research.

My goal was to work in the field of civil justice. One of my first clients was a man from out of state who’d been injured at one of Tulsa’s nicest hotels. I was able to obtain a substantial settlement for him.

Many of the calls to my office were for people with family law problems. I began encountering some of the most bizarre, obstructive, and contradictory behavior imaginable. Lawyers playing games, setting traps, and screaming on the phone and even person. Just as I did my research to figure out what law school hadn’t done for me, I searched for education about how to effectively deal with the obstructive, hypocritical misconduct that many attorneys seemed to think was good advocacy. I found the training I was looking for in many places: the National Family Law Trial Institute in Houston, a Trial Lawyers College regional in Seattle, a cross-examination clinic with Roger Dodd in Park City, and deposition training through NITA in Kansas City. As my firm grew, we worked on more complex and contested family law matters while continuing to represent the injured in civil justice cases.

Today, everyone at my firm goes through the same intense, immersive training to be the best advocates we can be. Most of our cases come to us through referrals from our peers and other professionals. We have earned a reputation for success in negotiation, trial, and appeal. The attorneys at our law firm have achieved extraordinary recognition from the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Best Lawyers in America, and Super Lawyers. Our method works.

The experience we’ve gained by taking high-conflict, complex cases through trial and appeal, combined with insight acquired through training alongside the world’s leading trial lawyers, makes Bundy Law specially suited to take on high-stakes family law and civil justice cases.

Education

  • University of Tulsa College of Law, Tulsa, Oklahoma
    • Juris Doctor - 2006
  • University of Tulsa, Tulsa, Oklahoma
    • B.S.B.A. - 2002
  • Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas
    • Certified Financial Planner™ certificate - 2021

Bar Admissions

  • United States Supreme Court, 2020
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 8th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 10th Circuit, 2013
  • New York, 2021
  • District of Columbia
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Arkansas
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Oklahoma, 2007
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Oklahoma, 2020
  • Arkansas, 2023
  • Supreme Court of the Muscogee Creek Nation
  • Cherokee Nation Tribal Court, 2023
  • Oklahoma

Professional Associations

  • International Academy of Family Lawyers, Fellow
  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Fellow
  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, President, Oklahoma Chapter, 2022 to 2022
  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, AAML / AFCC Committee, 2021 to 2022
  • Association of Family and Conciliation Courts, New York Chapter
  • American Bar Association, Litigation and Family Law Sections, Chair, Trial Practice & Techniques Committee, 2022 to 2023
  • Oklahoma Bar Journal, Associate Editor, 2017 to Present
  • Oklahoma Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Oklahoma Criminal Defense Lawyers Association​
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Arkansas Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Member, Present

Published Works

  • Article: “Where to Start? Preparing to Examine a Family Law Expert,” The Oklahoma Bar Journal, March 2018, Oklahoma Bar Association
  • Article: “Show Them Yours,” Tulsa Lawyer Magazine, January 2017., Tulsa Lawyer Magazine
  • Article: “Slaying the Speaking Objection Dragon,” The Oklahoma Bar Journal, November 19, 2016, Oklahoma Bar Association
  • Article: “Leading the Way,” The Oklahoma Bar Journal, November 19, 2016, Oklahoma Bar Association
  • Article: “Connecting in the Courtroom,” Tulsa Lawyer Magazine, October 2016, Tulsa Lawyer Magazine
  • Article: “Slowing Down,” Tulsa Lawyer Magazine, August 2016, Tulsa Lawyer Magazine
  • “OBJECTION: Dealing With Speaking Objections In Trial,” Tulsa Lawyer Magazine, January, 2016, Tulsa Lawyer Magazine
  • “Privilege and Work-Product Considerations for Using an Expert as a Consultant,” The Oklahoma Bar Journal, Volume 86, December 19, 2015, Oklahoma Bar Association
  • "Delete Boilerplate to Improve Discovery and Avoid Trouble," - Oklahoma Bar Association, Family Law Section Practice Manual
  • "Marijuana and Family Law," Oklahoma Bar Journal, March 2021, Oklahoma Bar Association

Honors

  • Chambers Family/Matrimonial HNW - Band 1
  • Spear's 500 Family Lawyers index
  • Best Lawyers® - Family Law
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2017 Earl Sneed Award Recipient for outstanding continuing legal education contributions
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent®

Classes & Seminars

  • 2nd Annual AAML Black-Letter Family Law Seminar 2017, AAML Massachusetts Chapter
  • Advanced Issues in Child Custody: Evaluation, Litigation, and Settlement, AAML / AFCC, 09/14/2017 to 09/16/2017
  • NACDL® "Defending Sex Cases Seminar" 2017
  • Deposition Skills Training, NITA, 08/10/2017 to 08/12/2017
  • Trial Guide’s Take Back the Courtroom IV 2017
  • NACDL® “The VooDoo of Voir Dire,” New Orleans, Louisiana, 2017
  • Trial Lawyer’s College Regional Seminar – Voir Dire, Leavenworth, Washington, 2016
  • "High Altitude Trial Skills from the Masters of Advocacy" – NACDL® Annual Meeting, Denver, Colorado, 2015
  • National Family Law Trial Institute, South Texas College of Law, Houston, Texas, 2014
  • National Family Law Trial Institute – Advanced Business Valuation, South Texas College of Law, Houston, Texas, 2015
  • Walking the Line: Advanced Cross-Examination Techniques, NACDL, 05/02/2019 to 05/03/2019
  • National Divorce Conference on cutting edge tax, valuation, and financial issues, AAML and Business Valuation Resources, 05/09/2019 to 05/10/2019
  • Advanced Business Valuation and International Appraisers Conference, American Society of Appraisers, 08/26/2019 to 08/27/2019

Past Positions

  • Fry & Elder

Fraternities or Sororities

  • Phi Delta Phi

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Board-certified family trial lawyer, National Board of Trial Advocacy, 2019