Recommended Reading

Law school and family law sections offer no guidance for attorneys to acquire advanced knowledge and skill. We have put together a list of helpful resources. The following books are part of our library. We recommend them to all family law attorneys.

Accounting & Financial Issues

  • The Executive Compensation Handbook, by Kristi Anderson Wells and Jon Eric Stuebener
  • The Complete QDRO Handbook, by Patricia Shewmaker and James R. Lewis
  • The Lawyer's Business Valuation Handbook, by Shannon P. Pratt and Alina V. Niculita
  • The Business Valuation Bench Book, by William J. Morrison and Jay E. Fishman
  • The Forensic Accounting Deskbook, by Miles Mason, Sr., JD, CPA
  • Lifestyle Analysis in Divorce Cases, by Tracy Coenen, CPA, CFE
  • The Family Lawyer's Guide to Bankruptcy, by Shayna M. Steinfeld and Bruce R. Steinfeld
  • Executive Compensation Answer Book, by Bruce Overston and Susan E. Stoffer

Wealth Protection

  • Oklahoma Estate Planning, by Varley H. Taylor, Jr.
  • Oklahoma Estate Planning, Will Drafting and Estate Administration Forms, by W. Thomas Coffman and C. Robert Jones
  • Practical Guide to Estate Planning, by Ray D. Madoff, Cornelia R. Tenney, Martin A. Hall and Lisa N. Mingolla
  • Asset Protection Strategies, Planning with Domestic and Offshore Entities, by Alexander A. Bove, Jr.
  • Family Limited Partnership Agreements Line by Line, Brad A. Galbraith
  • The Complete Family Office Handbook, by Kirby Rosplock, PhD

Child Custody

  • Evidence-based Child Forensic Interviewing, by Karen J. Saywitz and Lorinda B. Camparo
  • Handbook on Questioning Children, by Anne Graffam Walker
  • Forensic Interviews Regarding Child Sexual Abuse, William T. O'Donohue and Matthew Fanetti, Editors
  • The Hague Abduction Convention, by Jeremy D. Morley
  • Forensic Psychology Consultation in Child Custody Litigation, by Philip Stahl and Robert A. Simon
  • How to Examine Mental Health Experts, by John A. Zervopoulos
  • The Deepest Well: Healing the Long-Term Effects of Childhood Adversity, by Dr. Burke Harris
  • Parent-Child Reunification: A Guide to Legal and Forensic Strategies, by Stanley S. Clawar
  • Child Welfare Law and Practice, by Donald Duquette, Ann Haralambie, and Vivek Sankaran


  • 10,000 Depositions Later, by Jim Garrity
  • Deposition Obstruction: Breaking Through, by Mark R. Kosieradzki
  • The Deposition Handbook, by Dennis r. Suplee and Nicole Reimann
  • The Effective Deposition: Techniques and Strategies That Work, by David Malone and Peter Hoffman
  • Advanced Depositions, Strategy & Practice, by Phillip H. Miller and Paul J. Scoptur

Witness Preparation

  • The Art of Witness Preparation, by Craig W. Weinlein
  • Reinventing Witness Preparation, by Kenneth R. Berman
  • Harvesting Witnesses' Stories, by Katherine James

Trial Skills

  • Demonstratives: Definitive Treatise on Visual Persuasion, by Daniel Bender, Pierre E. Kressmann and Robert Jason Fowler
  • Cross-Examination: Science and Techniques, by Larry S. Pozner and Roger J. Dodd
  • MacCarthy on Impeachment, by Terence F. MacCarthy and Sean P. MacCarthy

  • Winning Jury Trials: Tactics and Sponsorship Strategies, by Robert H. Klonoff and Paul L. Colby
  • The Family Law Trial Evidence Handbook, by Steven N. Peskind
  • Voir Dire and Opening Statement, by Nicholas Rowley, Courtney Rowley and Wendy Saxon
  • Thinking, Fast and Slow, by Daniel Kahneman
  • Electronic Evidence for Family Law Attorneys, by Timothy J. Conlon and Aaron Hughes
  • The Divorce Trial Manual, by Lynne Z. Gold-Bikin and Stephen Kolodny
  • Examining Witnesses, by Michael E. Tigar
  • Mastering Voir Dire and Jury Selection, by Jeffrey T. Frederick, Ph.D.
  • Making Your Case - The Art of Persuading Judges, by Antonin Scalia and Bryan A. Garner


  • David Ball on Damages 3, by David Ball
  • The Comprehensive Guide to Economic Damages, edited by Nancy J. Fannon, Jonathan Dunitz, Jimmy Pappas, Bill Scally, and Steve Veenema
  • Grief and Loss, by Robert T. Hall and Mila Ruiz Tecala


  • The Family Law Guide to Appellate Practice, by Matthew P. Barach
  • The Winning Brief, by Bryan A. Garner
  • Point Made. How to Write like the Nation's Top Advocates, by Ross Guberman
  • No One Wants to Read Your Brief: A Brief Writing Handbook, by Zeb Landsman