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Jerry E. Shiles is a member of the Oklahoma City law firm of Parman & Easterday, with additional offices in Tulsa, Shawnee and Enid, Oklahoma; Kansas City, Missouri; and Overland Park, Kansas. His practice is concentrated in the areas of Elder Law and Medicaid, VA; Estate Planning, Probate and Trust Administration. For the past 36 years, he has lectured extensively to professional groups in the United States, Europe and Japan, including to the Army Judge Advocate Generals School, the Naval Justice School, and AARP.  He has published numerous articles and treatises, including among others “Entity Choices and Tax Consequences,” “Medicaid Planning and the Elder Law Practice:  From Ethical Concerns to Practice Tools and Resources,” “A Few  Medicaid Planning Strategies Available,” “Medicaid and Estate Planning for the Elderly and Not So Elderly;” “Key Issues in Estate Planning and Probate,” “Some (Medicaid) Issues Involved with Transfers of Gifts of Assets,” “Advanced Estate Planning—Titling of Assets and Family Law,” “Ethical and Planner Liability Issues: Protecting Yourself from Fraudulent Transfers,” “Medicaid Estate Recovery, ““The Dos and Don’ts Before and After Medicaid Eligibility is Established:  Other Important Things to Consider,” “Ethical Issues in Estate Planning,” “(Medicaid) Liens and Estate Recovery Challenges,” “Sources of Payment for Long-Term Care,” “Understanding Transfers of Assets,” and “Medicaid, Eldercare, and Estate Planning Issues.” He is the author of a Military Law Review on “Protecting the Rights of Family Members Abroad”, is a co-author of the Oklahoma Bar Association’s Family Law Section Practice Manual and co-author of the book, Estate Planning Basics: A Crash Course in Safeguarding Your Legacy, published in 2008.  Mr. Shiles earned his B.S. degree from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (Dean’s List), his J.D. degree (with honors) from the University of Utah, an LLM from The Judge Advocate General’s School-Army, University of Virginia, a Certificate in German from the University of Connecticut, and a Masters degree in Strategic Planning from the United States Army War College. He is a member of the Oklahoma County, Oklahoma, Nevada, and District of Columbia Bar Associations; the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys; the Oklahoma City Tax Lawyers Group; the Planned Giving Council of Oklahoma; the Oklahoma City Estate Planning Council; and the American Bar Association; and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys.  He is a member of the ABA's Operation Outreach, providing assistance to military personnel, a former member of the ABA Standing Committee on Legal Assistance to Military Personnel, and a certified VA advisor on matters involving the Department of Veterans Affairs.  He is admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court; Federal District Courts; 9th, 10th and Federal Circuit Courts of Appeal; U.S. Tax Court; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces; U.S. Court of Federal Claims, U.S. Court of Customs and Patent Appeals, and the U.S. Court of International Trade.  He is a recipient of the IRS Certificate of Recognition, Department of Defense Distinguished Civilian Service Award and Legion of Merit, and the ABA Distinguished Service Award.  He has been listed in Who’s Who in the Leadership of the United States, Who’s Who of American Lawyers, Who’s Who of Executives and Professionals, and in the Martindale-Hubbell Registry of Preeminent Lawyers.


Languages spoken: German

Practice areas


  1. Elder Law: 50%
    41 years, 1.2 thousand cases
  2. Trusts: 35%
    41 years, 5.3 thousand cases
  3. Estate Planning: 15%
    41 years, 4 thousand cases



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13913 Quail Pointe Drive
Suite B
Oklahoma City, OK, 73134-1002


OKAuthorized to practice law199903/10/2011
DCActive 197905/26/2013
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Legion of MeritDepartment of the Army2001
AV Peer Review Rating for Ethical Standards and Legal AbilityMartindale-Hubbell1999
Distinguished Service AwardAmerican Bar Association1995
Meritorious Civilian Service AwardDepartment of the Army1994
Certificate of RecognitionInternal Revenue Service1991
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Managing AttorneyParman & Easterday2004 - Present
Attorney at LawBrown & Associates1998 - 2004
Legal Advisor to Commandant on Legal AssistanceCommandant of the Marine Corps1995 - 1999
Association namePosition nameDuration
Planned Giving Council of OklahomaMember2009 - Present
Oklahoma City Estate Planning CouncilMember2008 - Present
Oklahoma County Bar AssociationMember2006 - Present
Oklahoma City Tax Lawyer's GroupMember2004 - Present
American Academy of Estate Planning AttorneysFellow2004 - Present
National Academy of Elder Law AttorneysMember2000 - Present
Oklahoma Bar AssociationMember1999 - Present
American Bar Association Standing Committee on Legal Assistance to Military PersonnelMember1995 - 1999
International Bar AssociationMember1986 - 1990
International Society for International Law and the Law of WarMember1985 - 1995
District of Columbia BarMember1979 - Present
Judge Advocates AssociationMember1975 - 1998
Frankfurt American Bar AssociationMember1975 - 1984
Nevada State BarMember1974 - Present
American Bar Association, Real Property, Trust and Estate Law SectionMember1974 - Present
Publication nameTitleDate
National Business InstituteMedicaid Hearings: Preparing and Presenting Your Case2011
NBI: Resolving Legal and Financial Issues in Elder CareEthical and Planner Liability Issues: Protecting Yourself from Fraudulent Transfers2011
National Business Institute SeminarMedicaid Estate Recovery2010
National Business Institute SeminarState and Federal Medicaid Laws Update2010
National Business Institute SeminarAccounting and Tax Issues in Probate2008
Oklahoma Bar Association SeminarEstate Planning Hot Topics2008
MedPSN SeminarMedicaid Issues Involved in Transfers & Gifts of Assets2008
National Business Institute SeminarAccounting and Tax Issues in Probate2008
American Academy of Estate Planning AttorneysEstate Planning Basics: A Crash Course in Safeguarding Your Legacy2008
National Business Institute SeminarEntity Choices and Tax Consequences2007
National Business Institute SeminarEthical and Planner Liability2006
Lorman Education Services publicationMedicaid Planning and the Elder Law Practice: From Ethical Concerns to Practice Tools and Resources2006
Oklahoma Bar Association FLS SeminarFamily Law and the Servicemember's Civil Relief Act2006
Oklahoma Bar Association FLS SeminarAdvanced Estate Planning—Titling of Assets and Family Law2006
National Business Institute SeminarA Few Medicaid Planning Strategies Available2004
Oklahoma Bar Associations SeminarIssues in Naming Trusts as Beneficiaries of Retirement Plans2004
Oklahoma Bar Association SeminarFamily Education Endowment Plans2004
Oklahoma Bar Association Seminar3. Medicaid Planning in Oklahoma - Where are we Today?.2004
Military Law ReviewProtecting the Rights of Family Members Abroad1994
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
United States Army War CollegeStrategic PlanningMS - Master of Science2000
Judge Advocate General's School, U.S. ArmyMilitary LawLLM (Master of Legal Letters)1984
University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1974
University of Nevada-Las VegasBusiness and EconomicsBS - Bachelor of Science1971
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Resolving Legal and Financial Issues in Elder CareQualifying for Medicaid Long-Term Care Programs2011
Resolving Legal and Financial Issues in Elder CarePreserving Family Assets When Qualifying for Medicaid2011
Operation Boot CampThe Military and Estate Planning2011
National TeleseminarMedicaid Applications/Appeals Procedure and Hearing Tactics2011
National TeleseminarMedicaid Hearings: Preparing and Presenting Your Case2011
Downs Syndrome Association of Central Oklahoma Regional ConferencePlanning for the Care of Your Special Needs Loved One2011
Veterans Administration Aid & Attendance Benefits ProgramVA & Medicaid Disability Planning2010
The Military DivorceDivision of Military Pensions in Divorce2010
Medicaid UpdateMedicaid Update 20102010
Estate Planning BasicsEthical Issues in Estate Planning2010
Downs Syndrome ConferenceMedicaid and Disability Planning2010
Administering the Estate on the Cusp of ExemptionThe Probate Process from Start to Finish; Closing the Borderline Estate2010
The Nuts and Bolts of Medicaid PlanningUnderstanding Transfer of Assets; Liens and Estate Recovery Challenges2008
Special Needs Trusts: Planning for the Disabled and Elderly in OklahomaOverview, Types and Ethical Issues with Special Needs Trusts2008
Resolving Legal & Financial Issues in Elder CareUnderstanding Asset Transfers2008
Protecting Personal Assets and Minizing Estate Taxes at DeathWhat's New and What's Left in Sophisticated Estate Planning; Use of Family Limited Partnership Vehicles in Estate Planning2007
Medicaid & Medicaid Planning in Oklahoma after the DRADos and Don'ts Before & After Medicaid Eligibility is Established; Source of Payments; and Some Issues Involved with Transfers & Gifts of Assets2007
Estate Planning & End-of-Life Issues for the Elderly and Disabled in OklahomaEthical & Planner Liability; Medicaid Planning & the Elder Law Practice; Tax Consequences; and What to Do After Medicaid Eligibility is Established2007
Medicare & Medicaid Planning in Oklahoma After the DRATax Consequences of Medicare, Medicaid & Medicaid Planning Techniques2006
Advanced Asset Protection StrategiesDesigning an Asset Protection Plan Using the Strategic Planning Process; Ethical and Planner Liability Issues: Protecting Yourself from Fraudulent Transfers2006
Medicaid and Elder Law Issues in OklahomaMedicaid Planning and the Elder Law Practice; Planning Strategies Available2005
Medicaid & Medicaid Planning in OklahomaDos and Don'ts of Medicaid Eligility - Important Things to Consider2005
Divorce Law 101: Obtaining the Best Settlement for Your Client in OklahomaDividing Assets & Debts Equitably; Exploring Custody, Visitation and Support Issues; Completing the Divorce2005
Oklahoma Estate Planning & Drafting FundamentalsDrafting and Executing a Trust; Tax Considerations in Estate Planning; Estate Planning for Incapacity of the Client2004
Military Law UpdateDivision of Retirement Benefits in Divorcing the Military and Severing the Civil Service2004
Big City Legal Issues in Small Town, OklahomaEstate and Medicaid Planning2004
Agricultural Law: Issues for Farmers, Ranchers, and LendersEntity Choices and Tax Consequences for Farm and Ranch Operations2004
Key Issues in Estate Planning and Probate in OklahomaKey Issues in Estate Planning and Probate in Oklahoma2003
Garfield County Bar Association CLEMedicaid, Eldercare, Estate Planning Issues2003