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Tyler R. Barrett

Estate planning Attorney at Norman, OK

5.0   18 reviews
  • Licensed for 12 years
    State OK
    Acquired 2011
    Status
    Authorized to Practice Law No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Tyler

Learn Tyler’s areas of practice.

3
Practice areas
  1. Estate planning
    40%
    Work with clients to draft reasonably priced and comprehensive estate plans, including wills, trusts, powers of attorney and medical directives. Ensure that estate plans evolve to meet changing needs and circumstances through an ongoing maintenance program featuring an annual planning summary and meeting, no charge phone calls, document updating and secure electronic storage of important health care documents.

  2. Probate
    40%
    Assist personal representatives, executors and others involved with the estate of a deceased in the probate process. Appear before probate judges and make certain of compliance with notice requirements, court orders and statutory deadlines in order to facilitate the effective transfer of property and assets to the deceased's rightful heirs.

  3. Elder law
    20%
    Help seniors and their families protect assets from the costs of long-term care in a nursing home or assisted living facility.

YOUR LIFE. YOUR LEGACY. MY PASSION.

If I could summarize what I do in one sentence, I would say that my job is to help people achieve peace of mind knowing that they’ve planned for the future and their family will be taken care of if anything ever happens to them. Two of my grandparents suffer from Alzheimer’s disease. I’ve seen firsthand how the death or disability of a loved one can cause a family to self-destruct. That’s why I chose to dedicate my career to this field. As an estate planning attorney, I’m passionate about creating estate plans for my clients that:

(1) Promote family harmony and ensure that both personal and financial goals are realized; and

(2)  Are affordable and understandable.

As an elder law attorney, I work with older adults and their families to minimize the risks of long-term care. In particular, I seek to protect clients’ assets while at the same time helping them qualify for Medicaid or other public assistance to defray the escalating cost of nursing homes. Finally, in the area of probate, I navigate clients through the court system and make certain that their loved one’s estate is dealt with effectively and as quickly as the law allows.

I believe that the practice of law is not just about performing legal services for my clients, but also about building relationships. I take pride in providing my clients with personal attention, promptly returning telephone calls and emails and clearly communicating every step of the way. I want my clients to be comfortable with the process. I try to accommodate my clients whenever possible, meeting with them in their homes, offices or other convenient locations and scheduling appointments during evening and weekend hours. Drawing on my personal background as well as my legal experience, I explain in laymen’s terms — not lawyer jargon — the available options and my recommendations based on each client’s unique circumstances. In so doing, I sincerely hope to earn my clients’ friendship in addition to their professional respect.

To learn more, visit my website .

Location

Tyler R. Barrett
131 E. Main, Suite 207
Norman, OK, 73069

Reviews

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Posted by Ann | September 20, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A truly good person and attorney!
I know Tyler and his wife from church and have always considered him a truly good person. After talking to him briefly about our situation, he was most generous and willing to proceed to assist us. Everyone always thinks their situation is a little different than others, as did I, but he was well-versed in knowing how to proceed so that we were able able move things along in a timely manner. He was very conscientious and caring throughout the process. And the cost was very reasonable. I definitely recommend Tyler.
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Posted by Jim | July 4, 2015
Probate
I needed an OK probate for my fathers estate. Tyler was recommended to me by an oil company drilling in OK. He was very easy and effective to work with. He keep me infromed during the entire process. Tyler's fee came in under his estimate. I would definitely recommend Tyler to anyone in need of probate type services. (but not limited to probate)
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Posted by Marsha | June 19, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Satisfied Client
We hired Tyler to restate our trust that we had put in place several years ago. He was very professional and personable. We felt comfortable asking him questions and he gave us answers in a way that we could understand. His knowledge made us feel secure in hiring him for our restatement. He took care of our needs in a timely manner and we could not have been more pleased. Tyler and Mattie were both amazing to work with!
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Posted by Tim | July 21, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Probate without a Will
One of my brothers, who lived in the Norman area, passed away in 2015. We, another brother and I, were referred to Mr. Barrett, and stopped in to his office without an appointment. He was able to meet with us and despite not having time to prepare for us, was gracious enough to discuss how we could settle probate for our deceased brother. My brother died without a will; I was established as the personal representative for his estate. Even though I live in California, Mr. Barrett assured us that he could manage the process effectively. Throughout the process, I was impressed with Mr. Barrett's calm manner, knowledge, as well as, his detailed and clear communication. Probate is a lengthy process and it was comforting to know I could count on quickly being able to talk with Mr. Barrett about any matters that arose. His advice and counsel was extremely beneficial during many stages of the proceedings including not only probate court matters, but also, the short-sale of my brother's house. I felt like I was in very competent hands the entire way. I highly recommend Mr. Tyler Barrett for anyone needing help with probate matters.
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Posted by Judy | May 15, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Probate and Will
Mr. Barrett was very helpful during a difficult time in our lives. We were not expecting to have to do a probate but he helped us in a very competent and kind manner. He also helped me with establishing a Will for my children and gave me options to choose from that would benefit my family. I would highly recommend him!!
Posted by Diane | December 15, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very Satisfied Client
My father was a resident of Oklahoma and passed away leaving me as executor of his estate. His estate was required to go through the probate courts and I am not a resident of Oklahoma. While doing a search of probate attorney's in Oklahoma City, I found a listing for Mr. Barrett and contacted him. I set up an appointment and was greatly impressed with his professional manner and knowledge of the probate courts and procedures I would need to follow. I made the decision to retain him and it was a decision I will never regret. I was able to return to my home in another state and Mr. Barrett completed the probate proceedings in my absence and coordinated mailings to me and my sister who reside in the US and my brother who resides outside the US. While having an estate go through probate can be challenging, Mr. Barrett was able to make the experience manageable...something I greatly appreciated after the loss of my father. I would highly recommend Tyler R. Barrett to anyone seeking assistance with estate planning, probate or elder law. Thank you, Tyler.
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Posted by Katherine | November 15, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Probate Help
Attorney Barrett was hired by a California attorney to help us with a home my brother owned in Norman, OK. Not only did he help with managing the probate, when we needed help with another important matter, Attorney Barrett jumped in and did what was needed. He is careful, thoughtful, and professional. He was prompt with returning phone calls and messages. He helped me get through a very difficult situation with kindness and compassion. I think very highly of this attorney and I don't hesitate to recommend him.
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Posted by Barbara | September 6, 2016
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Very helpful and professional
My husband and I finally got started on the process of making wills. We knew very little about how to go about the process and Tyler Barrett was very good at walking us through the process. We now both have wills. We were very happy with both his expertise and his manner. We will continue to use his services as our needs develop. We recommend him highly for estate planning services.
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Posted by anonymous | July 22, 2016
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Thank-you Mr. Barrett
Mr. Barrett handled the Probate on my parents estate. He was a joy to work with. He was very professional, knowledgeable, and efficient. Although I live in a different State, he handled everything without me having to travel back and forth. He was always available if I had any questions and always kept me informed. His fees were very reasonable, and he was compassionate during a very difficult time in my life. Even though my case was complete, he made himself available if I had any further questions. I highly recommend Mr. Barrett.
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Posted by Ken | May 18, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
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A fine, knowledgeable attorney
I engaged Mr. Barrett to handle the writing of a new will, to update a number of legal health care documents and for advice on Medicaid eligibility for myself given that I was making a large gift to my children. Mr. Barrett took care of all these matters with great skill and precision. He was very good at explaining how things worked, what the options were and what the ramifications of each option would likely be. His explanations of things were clear and free of legal jargon. He is very personable, friendly, and eager to help. I would have no hesitation in recommending him to my family or friends who have estate or elder law issues.
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Posted by anonymous | May 17, 2016
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Excellent Probate Attorney
I am an attorney in Seattle, Washington. I was referred to attorney Tyler Barrett for guidance and assistance in transferring ownership of certain oil and mineral rights located in Oklahoma to an heir in an Estate pending in Washington. An ancillary probate proceeding was required in Oklahoma to accomplish that transfer. Mr. Barrett undertook the representation of the ancillary Estate in Oklahoma. I was immediately impressed with his prompt response and attention to our matter. Mr. Barrett was knowledgeable in applicable law, extremely efficient in processing the Estate, and a pleasure to work with. His fees were reasonable considering his experience and knowledge. I would have no reservations in referring other clients needing legal assistance in the State of Oklahoma to Mr. Barrett.
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Posted by Adam | May 12, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
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Excellent Probate Attorney
I hired Tyler to do an ancillary probate for me in Oklahoma on a mineral I purchased that was located in Oklahoma. The estate had been previously probated in Texas many years ago. Tyler was very knowledgeable with probate proceedings in Oklahoma. The probate was finished within 2-3 months from our initial consultation and the entire cost came in under his initial estimate. I would highly recommend Tyler for any probate needs in Oklahoma.
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Posted by Mary | May 10, 2016
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Terrific Attorney
I needed to find an attorney in OK to probate my parents' estates. I found Tyler on line. He had information posted on his web-site that was exactly what I needed to get information about. I called and we talked for some time. He explained his background and exactly what the procedure would be and an estimated cost for doing the work for me. His information was very clear and concise. It was obvious he knew about probating a will for clients that were out-of-state and owned oil/gas leases in OK. Since it is always better to get more than one opinion, I also called two other lawyers. I got off the phone with them and immediately called Tyler back and hired him. He went to work immediately on our estate issues. Every step of the way, he called me to give me updates. He gave me a timeline for when probate would be complete and he met that timeline. Tyler's fees were very reasonable--he kept his costs down as low as possible. I almost felt like I had not paid him enough! I would recommend Tyler highly. He was very knowledgeable about the work I needed done. He told me what he would do, and he did it.
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Posted by Gretchen | April 25, 2016
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Very professional and efficient
I hired Tyler to do a three trusts and an LLC. He asked many pertinent questions about our estate planning that neither my husband nor I had considered. With a blended family and two businesses, it was, to us, very complicated. Tyler had great ideas about how to protect our estate, and our children's inheritance, without creating problems for us while we are still here to spend it. He was very quick, and always followed through with the necessary documents. I have since referred several people to him. As a fellow attorney, I appreciate his thoroughness.
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Posted by Richard | February 13, 2016
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Probate - Father's Estate
The probate of my father's estate in OK was handled by Mr. Barrett. Since I live in Indiana, Mr. Barrett and I needed to complete the probate processing "long distant" using emails and phone calls. Up front, Mr. Barrett explained the OK estate process and the time lines. During the processing of the estate, he kept me and my siblings informed and updated on the status. Mr. Barrett was very professional, helpful, and very easy to work with.
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Posted by William | February 5, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent Professional Legal Services.
Very professional with excellent people skills. He returned my phone calls and emails quickly. I liked the fact he took time to answer my questions regarding setting up my will and forming a LLC for my part time business. I recommended him to several friends and family members for their legal needs.
Posted by Les | June 9, 2015
Probate
I was in need of a lawyer licensed in the State of Oklahoma who could guide me through the process of probating my mother's estate. Having not lived in the state for several years, I was referred to Tyler by a person whom I was doing some business with. Tyler quickly researched what he needed from me to begin the process. Within a short period of time, he had efficiently filed the necessary motions and my mother's estate was successfully probated. I would highly recommend Tyler to anyone who is in need of a lawyer who specializes in Probate.
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Posted by Vernon | November 11, 2014
Estate Planning
My wife and I met with Tyler R. Barrett to help us with setting up a Family Trust, Will, Power of Attorney & Advanced Directive. Tyler was very professional, knowledgeable & very easy to work with. He answered all of our questions and was very focused on making sure everything was exactly as we wanted. If we have any need in the future for a good attorney, we will certainly be using Tyler R. Barrett.
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Cost

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  • Hourly Rates $ 150-175 per hour
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Resume

AVVO RATING 8.1 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Title Attorney
  • Hampton and Milligan
  • 2011 - 2014

Education

  • University of Oklahoma College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2011
  • University of Oklahoma
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2008

Associations

  • Cleveland County Bar Association
  • 2014 - Present
  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
  • 2014 - Present
  • WealthCounsel
  • 2014 - Present
  • Oklahoma Bar Association
  • 2011 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Dean's Honor Roll
  • University of Oklahoma College of Law
  • 2011
  • Academic Achievement Award
  • University of Oklahoma College of Law
  • 2010
  • Dean's Honor Roll
  • University of Oklahoma College of Law
  • 2010

Speaking Engagements

  • Probate Boot Camp
  • Probate
  • 2016
  • Trusts 101
  • Trusts Used for Tax Reduction
  • 2015

Attorney endorsements

Received (4)
Given (4)
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Estate planning Attorney | Mar 20
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Tyler is an exceptionally devoted and astute attorney. He and I have consulted on several matters and I recommend him without hesitation!"
Probate Attorney | Jan 18
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I found Tyler Barrett online to assist in an ancillary probate. My client and I could not have been happier with our discovery. Tyler was attentive to our case from start to finish, adding both a professional and personal touch to his outstanding service. The matter moved quickly and efficiently and the end result was favorable to my client. I am happy to endorse Tyler...he is a true professional and I look forward to working with him again."
Probate Attorney | Nov 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Sometimes life throws a curve ball to one of your clients that you just don't know how to deal with. When that happens, a trustworthy lawyer that specializes in that particular area of law is a godsend. Tyler is an asset to all the lawyers in his local area because he has a vast knowledge of probate law and experience that so many of us lack. If you're looking for an attorney that will give you a "no kidding" look at the strengths and weaknesses of your case and give you the best advice possible, then look no further than Tyler Barrett."
Probate Attorney | Jul 29
Relationship: Friend
"I've known Tyler for almost 20 years and graduated law school with him. I can tell you first hand that he works hard, has great integrity and will always get the best possible results he can for his clients. I absolutely recommend and endorse him."
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