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Ben F Meek III

Estate planning Attorney at Oklahoma City, OK

5.0   7 reviews

also known as Ben Meek


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About Ben

Learn Ben’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Estate planning
    20%
    Succession and inheritance planning, including Wills, Trusts, Powers of Attorney, Advance Directives for Health Care, Living WIlls, Trust administration

  2. Probate
    20%
    Probate in all Oklahoma counties, including Ancillary Probate from other juridsditions

  3. Wills and living wills
    20%
    Counsel and drafting and execution of Last Will and Testament and Living Will and Advance Directive for Health Care, HIPPA Authorizations, Durable Powers of Attorney

  4. Corporate and incorporation
    15%
    Advice and assistance in choosing business structures and forming new business entities -- S Corporation, C Corporation, LLCs, Limited Partnerships, General Partnerships

  5. Real estate
    15%
    Commercial and Residential Real Estate transactions

  6. Guardianship
    10%
    Guardianships and Conservatorships for minors and incapacitated adults

I grew up in a small town in the desert of southwest Texas, earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in English Literature from Baylor University in 1981, a Master of Arts degree in English Literature from Pittsburg State University in 1986, and a Juris Doctor degree (J.D.) from Oklahoma City University School of Law in 1985.

I have been a member of the State Bar of Oklahoma since 1986 and have practiced law in Oklahoma in law firms practicing insurance defense, commercial litigation, employment and discrimination law, and commercial real estate. I am admitted to practice in all Courts in and for the State of Oklahoma as well as the U.S. District Courts for the Eastern, Northern, and Western Districts of Oklahoma, and the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.

I have served as legal counsel to Preservation Freehold Company, an affordable housing nonprofit that helps develop affordable assisted living and senior care centers, since its formation in 2009, and I am a past member of the Board of Advisors of Turning Point Ministries, Inc., an affordable housing nonprofit serving Edmond, Oklahoma.

From 1985 to 1988 I was a Barrister member of the William J. Holloway American Inn of Court. I am a member of the Oklahoma Bar Association and its Estate Planning and Probate Section.

Licensed for 36 years
State OK
Status Authorized to Practice Law
Acquired 1986
Updated 11/20/2022

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

Contact Ben

Ben F. Meek III, Attorney at Law
Landmark Towers West, Suite 1000
3555 NW 58th Street
Oklahoma City, OK, 73112

Reviews

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Posted by Alan | March 11, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Trust
Ben helped my wife and I set up a trust and all of the documents that are necessary to complete the trust. He is very professional, listens and is sincerely concerned about his client. I will recommend Ben to anyone wanting help with Estate Planning, Probate, Wills, etc. We really enjoyed working with him and will again if the need arises.
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Posted by anonymous | January 16, 2017
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Ben Meek
We have used Mr. Meek for wills and probate work. He has acted professionally and the work was always done in a timely fashion and as we specified. His integrity is very high.
Posted by Andrew | January 4, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent
Ben was wonderful. Took care of things in my probate matter I didn't even know needed take care of. Friendly and actually cares. i couldn't have made a better choice.
Posted by anonymous | December 23, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Broad & Discrete Counsel
Ben Meek provided my family with diverse counsel, including estate planning, incorporating and criminal defense. He consistently invested a great amount of time listening to me and my family members, exploring the important background with good questions, identifying our goals/needs. Then he built reasonable, exceptional expectations and exceeded them. Ben offers me advice, both personally and professionally, and I count him among my closest advisors.
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Posted by Tom | December 21, 2016
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Non-Profit status and real estate
Ben has helped our non profit file corporate papers with the states and prepared our successful application for 501 (c)(3) status with the IRS. Then he represented the non profit is several real estate transactions including land acquisition, development and construction of low income housing and healthcare projects.
Posted by Tuck | December 15, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Professional, Helpful, Respectful
Ben helped my wife and I put together all the legal documentation needed in case anything happened to us. He was very helpful and patient with us – new parents who didn't quite understand all of the laws and details surrounding wills, living wills, etc. I would highly recommend Ben. He was very professional, friendly, meticulous and thorough.
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Posted by Reid | December 15, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent Lawyer, very knowledgeable!
Ben helped my wife and I write up our will and testament. He was very professional and answered all of our questions and guided us through the difficult decisions required when writing up a last will and testimony.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 7.9 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Ben F. Meek III, Attorney at Law
  • 2011 - Present

Education

  • Pittsburg State University
  • MA - Masters
  • 1986
  • Oklahoma City University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1985
  • Baylor University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1981

Legal Cases

  • Scheidt v. Klein, 956 F.2d 963 (10th Cir. 1992)
  • Judgment for Plaintiff upheld on appeal

Associations

  • Oklahoma Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1986 - Present
  • Turning Point Ministries, Inc.
  • Advisory Council
  • 2015 - 2016
  • William J. Holloway, Jr. American Inn of Court
  • Barrister
  • 1996 - 1998

Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Distinguished
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016

Attorney endorsements

Received (4)
Given (4)
Endorse Ben
Wills and living wills Attorney | Apr 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ben Meek aggressively pursues every angle of a case on behalf of his clients. He is thorough, detail-orientated, and works tirelessly to protect his clients rights. I highly recommend him."
Real estate Attorney | Feb 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"If you want an attorney who listens and cares about your concerns, then Ben if the guy for you. Expect diligent and intelligent representations."
Probate Attorney | Feb 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Probate Attorney | Dec 19
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have known Ben his entire legal career. He is bright, perceptive and able to explain complex legal issues in an understanable way. Ben has excellent analytical skills and is able to effectively advocate, both verbally and in writitng, on behalf of his cients. I unconditionally endorse Ben for probate, estate planning, guardianships and real estate."
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