Marina Wise

Marina Wise

Associate
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  • Bundy Law Office
  • 2509 E 21st St Tulsa, OK 74114
  • 918-208-0129

Growing up, I was certain that I did not want to be an attorney. Particularly not a family law attorney. I come from a long line of family law attorneys, and I wanted to be different. In fact, I took active steps to avoid a career in law. Despite my childhood and adolescent aversion to following in my extended family’s footsteps, family law eventually found me. And I am not upset about it. Considering my background, values, and passions, I know I was made to practice family law. 

I grew up in deep south Texas in the small coastal town of Port Isabel, population of 6,278. The daughter of a fisherman and a homemaker, I had a humble upbringing on the Texas-Mexico border. I have many fond memories of growing up in the Rio Grande Valley. The scenery, culture and people are among the most amazing in the world. However, anyone who is familiar with the region is well-aware of its flaws. Drug use is common. Poverty is normal. People struggled. Though I didn’t always know what I wanted to do with my life, I knew that I needed to dedicate my life to helping people in some shape or form. 

After graduating at the top of my class at Port Isabel High School (Go Tarpons!), I went off to play softball at Austin College in Sherman, Texas. While in college, I studied to become a sports journalist. My dream was to be a football reporter on ESPN. I covered high school and Division III college football for roughly six years and was published in six different newspapers and magazines by the time I was 20 years old. However, one day, while tracking yardage at a high school football game, I realized that I needed to do something different. I needed a passion. Still not knowing what I wanted to do with my life, I soon graduated magna cum laude with a double major in political science and communication from Austin College.

I could not find a job. I didn't even know what job I would hypothetically want. I knew I needed more time to think and develop my skill set, so I decided to pursue a law degree with the hopes I could have better job opportunities. As part of the required coursework, I landed a family law internship. Something just clicked, and I haven’t looked back since. My parents divorced when I was in high school, so family law felt like something I could relate to. I finally found a role where I could help people, show compassion, and find creative solutions – all at the same time!

After working for judges, non-profits, and family law firms in Texas and Oklahoma, I eventually landed at Bundy Law Office. Here, I am able to focus my practice exclusively on family law. I have the privilege of representing a variety of Arkansans and Oklahomans in the dissolution of marriage, child custody, financial support, property division, prenuptial agreements, protective orders, and guardianship issues. 

Family law truly found me, and my only regret is that it didn’t find me sooner. I have been blessed with the ability to walk my clients through the most difficult period of their lives, and I look forward to many more years of serving families.

Practice Areas

  • Family Law

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Association of Family and Conciliation Courts
  • American Bar Association, Family Law Section

Bar Admissions

  • Oklahoma

  • Arkansas

Education

  • University of Tulsa College of Law, Tulsa, Oklahoma
    • Juris Doctor - 12/2021
  • Austin College, Sherman, Texas
    • B.A., Political Science and Communication