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Travis Wesley Watkins

Tax Attorney at Oklahoma City, OK

3.0   33 reviews
  • State Years
    Oklahoma - OK 24 years
    Texas - TX 9 years
  • Licensed for 24 years
    State OK
    Acquired 1999
    Status
    Authorized to Practice Law No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 9 years
    State TX
    Acquired 2014
    Status
    MCLE Non-Practicing No misconduct found

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

About Travis

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  1. Tax
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    Helping Oklahomans with their toughest tax problems and IRS disputes.

    25 years

I am Travis Watkins. I grew up in Oklahoma City and graduated from Putnam City North High School in Oklahoma City, and after a short 4-year hiatus to attend William Jewell College in Liberty, Missouri and Oxford University in Oxford, England, I returned to attend Oklahoma City University Law School.

My wife, Jennifer, grew up in Duncan, Oklahoma. We value our faith in God and are avid members of . I have 2 kids, Knox and Emma, who are 9 and 8. 

I am a licensed member of the State Bars of Oklahoma, Texas and Arkansas and have practiced law for 18 years. In my first years of practice, I was a successful litigator for mostly big companies. I was also a partner at a mid-size law firm.

In 2006, I shifted my primary focus to IRS Resolution work helping small businesses and individuals deal with the IRS and other tax authorities. I am licensed by the IRS to practice in every U.S. territory. 

If you have an IRS problem, I would love to talk to you about ending it for good.  I can be reached 24 hours a day at .

Check us out on the web at for many other useful materials to confront your tax problem.

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Location

Travis W. Watkins Tax Resolution & Accounting Firm
3033 NW 63rd St
Suite 200E
Oklahoma City, OK, 73116
Travis W. Watkins Tax Resolution & Accounting Firm
13727 Noel Road Tower II
Suite 282
Dallas, TX, 75178
Travis W. Watkins Tax Resolution & Accounting Firm
1831 E. 71st Street
Tulsa, OK, 74136
Travis W. Watkins Tax Resolution & Accounting Firm
3750 West Main Street
Norman, OK, 73072
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Reviews

3.0 / 5.0
  33 customer reviews
Posted by Stephanie | June 16, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Professionalism
I had a wonderful experience with Cody McCart. He went above and beyond what I was expecting!
Posted by Stephanie | June 24, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Garnishments stopped!
Travis Watkins and staff were wonderful. Travis was referred to me by a friend who went to law school with him and stated he was very fair in pricing and would work hard to help me. They worked with the IRS to get my garnishments stopped while I was in the process of proving I was not responsible for the back taxes owed, my ex-husband was. I was very impressed with the way this was handled so quickly. They were very diligent. Money well spent. I would recommend to anyone!! Stephanie
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Posted by Mickey | October 23, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Tremendous!
Had been worried sick. Appointment made quickly. Information so meaningful. We walked out knowing we’d made the right decision. Our issue was relatively minor and something that we know we made the right decision on. Wonderful experience start to finish!!
Posted by Randy | September 21, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Travis watkins
Still in process but I got to say they are awesome and I would recommend them! Thanks guys!
Posted by anonymous | September 18, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Tax program
Everyone everything is working out so far,just waiting to sign some papers which they said asap...I'm relieved.
Posted by anonymous | February 23, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Project Manager
Travis Watkins office was recommended by a friend who spoke very highly of their practice. I made an appointment and during my initial consultation they were able to quickly analyze my particular tax issue and recommend a course of action. I have hired this firm and look forward to resolving my Tax Issues.
Posted by Ron | January 7, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Tax lawyer
Travis Watkins company provided sincere professional advice to handle my tax problem. They appeared to care about my tax situation and what I needed to do concerning the tax issue.
Posted by Carol | October 13, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Easiest Tax Prep Ever Done
We were late getting our info to Joey. But he had them completed and back to us in just a few days. Great pricing also!
Posted by anonymous | September 6, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
I would recommend this attorney to anyone!
Very knowledgeable, walked me through what was expected and more!
Posted by Michael | August 22, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Legal Expertise
Due to life stumbles I found myself in a rather precarious situation with the IRS. After fretting over how to correct my errors for many months, I had heard a radio commercial for the Travis Watkins Tax Office. I scheduled an appointment and met Joey Akbar. I found his knowledge and advise to be spot on. During our meeting he pointed out several avenues to help me through this trying time of my life. After our meeting I felt that a huge weight had been lifted from my shoulders. Very knowledgeable staff. I would highly recommend this office to anyone that may find themselves in the vise of Government Revenue Collectors.
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Posted by Kimber | July 12, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Help is here
I met with a representative of Mr. Watkins firm and he was very kind and helpful. I felt like my world was coming to an end and he assured me that there is a solution to my problem. He was not judgmental (because I know I kinda did this to myself) and I pray that things get addressed in the prompt timeframe he discussed!
Posted by Lawrence | November 22, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Tax Case
My Lawyers did everything they said they would do and more. They were very helpful in keeping me informed on how my case was doing and they were very professional and positive. Every time I spoke with them they made me feel that they were doing every thing they could to help me.
Posted by anonymous | November 15, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Awesome
Handled all of my needs!
Posted by Chris Taylor | November 14, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Super Job for stepping in the Gap
The IRS was inundating me with paperwork and demands, while I was doing all in my power to run a business. I was at my wits end and needed some help so I could continue to provide for my customers. This group of hard working attorneys stepped into that gap for me. They have kept me informed and have fought for my rights.
Posted by anonymous | September 20, 2013
Best in the Business
Travis has such a great team that were able to help me with my tax problems. Travis and his team were able to get my tax penalties and interest reduced dramatically.They were able to get my levies released. They kept me well informed, and answered all my questions and concerns. Sherri is fantastic she is always so happy to talk to you when you call she makes you feel so welcome, like I was family. Not like other places I have dealt with in the past. Overall, my experience with Travis and his team was top notch. He was very honest with me, that is hard to find in an attorney, he never raised my rate and I got everything he promised. I was so relieved that they were able to help me with my tax problem.
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Posted by Dan | February 21, 2012
Seeking an Attorrney whose experience, ethics & wisdom you can Trust
I was recommended to Travis Watkins by my son, Michael, an excellent attorney himself in OKCity but dealing with other aspects of law than I required. Travis fulfilled all my expectations in efficiency, ethical standards & experience required for the attorney wisdom I needed. Travis & his staff never failed to give my concerns their utmost.attention with valuable guidance through a process of over 4 years. Without Travis Watkins' expertise & experience I would today be penniless & desperate from the wrongful accusations & misunderstandings that prevailed against me. If you require expertise & experience in legal advice I unreservedly recommend Travis Watkins!
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Posted by Eugenia | May 1, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
unknown
We did hire an attorney to work with us on negotiating the taxes owed to IRS. We are in the very early stages at this time, still completing the paperwork; however, everyone so far has been very cordial and helpful. I feel when this over it will have been a pleasure working with your office.
Posted by SEAN | February 10, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
SAVE YOUR TIME AND MONEY
If I could give NEGATIVE stars, I would. Here are the guarantees when hiring Travis Watkins Tax...Bad legal advice, high employee turn over, nothing getting done, never speaking to an actual attorney, everything they say won't happen, WILL happen and in the end, YOU will still be stuck dealing with the IRS. HIRE SOMEONE ELSE OR DO IT YOURSELF. I hired them to help me abate penalties and interest as I had made significant payments towards my back liabilities owed. They did not do this, instead suggested an Offer in Compromise would be the best way to go. They never considered the payments made even though they were provided proof of payment. After months of no contact, I reached out to check status. They had not done anything so my wife posted a very honest review to which I received an immediate response from a gentleman named Maverick, who identified himself as the office manager. He essentially black mailed us into removing the negative reviews or they were going to cease all work and he promised they were close to a resolution. THIS WAS COMPLETELY FALSE. After several more months, an offer was submitted and ultimately rejected by the IRS. They filed a lien for the full amount owed, excluding payments made. I have not heard from Travis Watkins Tax until receiving a letter dated January 30, 2024 congratulating me on my installment agreement and they were closing my file. They not only spelled my name wrong in the letter but they did not play a part in setting up the installment agreement. I contacted the IRS and sat on hold for nearly 4 hours to set it up while I work to actually abate my penalties and interest. I hired them in September of 2021 and I am no closer to settling this issue than I was then. Bottom line....SAVE YOUR MONEY. PAY IT TO THE IRS INSTEAD. I encourage anyone in a similar situation to file a complaint with the Oklahoma Bar Association. I certainly will be. https://www.okbar.org/gc/complaint/
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Response from Travis Watkins February 12, 2024
Sean, Thank you for reaching out. Our apologies for the misspelling of the name. A review of your case shows the original contracted services to be penalty abatement; however, the person who reviewed the case in 2021 thought they might be able to save you money by filing an offer in compromise (OIC). Our firm did put together an OIC, which you signed, and we then filed on your behalf. When it was disapproved, we then appealed in an attempt to save, tax, penalties and interest (going above and beyond the contracted services). Our representatives (attorneys, enrolled agents, and support staff) communicated with you throughout the OIC process including the appeal process. Upon learning the OIC was not successful, an installment agreement was established. We then prepared a penalty abatement request and mailed it to you for your signature. The penalty abatement form was not returned signed; therefore, we could not file it with the IRS. After waiting 30 days for the signed form we did close the case. We would be happy to file the penalty abatement form for you, but we would need the requested form signed and returned to us. If you would like for us to do so, please contact the office at 405.607.1192 and we can get this issue resolved to your satisfaction.
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Posted by Kenneth | January 24, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
PISSED OFF CUSTOMER
RUN!!!! THIS PLACE IS TERRIBLE. DO NOT LISTEN TO THEIR HOTSHOT SALESMAN, MAVERICK, EITHER!!!! HE LIES JUST TO GET YOUR MONEY. I WAS PROMISED THAT MY TAX DEBT WOULD BE REDUCED AFTER LOOKING AT MY BOOKS AND TAX HISTORY......WRONG!!!! TRAVIS WATKINS LEFT ME WITH $217,000 OWED!!! WTF?? THIS IS WORSE THAN WHEN I STARTED WITH THEM 2 YEARS AGO. IN THOSE 2 YEARS THEY ONLY LOGGED INTO MY BANK ACCOUNTS TWICE TO UPDATE MY BOOKKEEPING....AFTER I CALLED AND COMPLAINED OVER AND OVER. OH! AND GOOD LUCK GETTING ANYONE WITH ANY INTELLIGENCE TO ANSWER THE PHONE!! THEY LIKE TO PLAY THE LEAVE A VOICEMAIL AND WE WILL NEVER CALL YOU BACK GAME. THIS WAS THE WORST BUSINESS EXPERIENCE IVE EVER HAD IN 23 YEARS OF BEING IN BUSINESS. THESE PEOPLE CANNOT BE TRUSTED.
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Posted by Jessica | December 2, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
T. Watkins knows your desperate
Our story is the about the same as everyone else’s here. Got a letter from the IRS about filing a lien on our property. Called Travis Watkins the next day. Paid 4,000.00….Filled out paper work. Then you wait and wait. Understanding that the IRS takes forever and thats the excuse T. Watkins team gives IF you ever get ahold of them. Everyone who works there is lost in space. Literally, no one knows Jack $hit. After a year NOTHING has been done. We ended up paying our taxes off and told T. Watkins we no longer need their services and we were charged 1,400.00. Do not hire them! So we paid 4,000 just to have T. Watkins stop the irs from sending letters and that’s t!!!!!!! Hopefully we will get the 1,400 they charged!
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Resume

AVVO RATING 9.4 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Senior Attorney
  • Travis W. Watkins Tax Resolution & Accounting Firm
  • 2002 - Present
  • Former Partner
  • Mulinix, Ogden, Hall & Ludlam
  • 2002 - 2011

Education

  • Oklahoma City University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1999
  • William Jewell College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1995
  • Putnam City North H.S.
  • 1991

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Travis Watkins negotiates currently not collectible status for Oklahoma City therapist
  • Currently not collectible status successfully negotiated
  • Single Mom Gets IRS Relief
  • Currently Not Collectible (Hardship) Status
  • OKC Retired Pastor Gets Preliminary Offer in Compromise Acceptance!
  • Offer in Compromise ($.20 on the Dollar)
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Associations

  • United States Tax Court
  • Licensed Attorney
  • 2013 - Present
  • American Society of Tax Problem Solvers
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit
  • Licensed Attorney
  • 2001 - Present
  • Oklahoma Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1999 - Present
  • Oklahoma County Bar Association
  • Young Lawyers Division Representative
  • 2000 - 2001
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2012
  • CALI Award-Legal Research and Writing
  • Oklahoma City University School of Law
  • 1997
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Publications

  • CelebrityPress
  • Co -Arthur: Successonomics
  • 2014
  • Word Association Publishing
  • The Ultimate Survival Guide for IRS Problems
  • 2011

Speaking Engagements

  • "Your IRS Weapon," The Travis Watkins Show
  • Tax Help
  • 2013
  • Advanced Legal Writing and Drafting for Paralegals
  • Legal Writing
  • 2002

Attorney endorsements

Received (11)
Given (26)
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Unknown Attorney | Mar 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"An excellent lawyer who treats clients with patience, care, understanding, and utmost professionalism - an even better person and I wholeheartedly recommend for future services."
Tax Attorney | Nov 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Travis Watkins is, in my opinion, the finest tax attorney in the State of Oklahoma. I have witnessed this not only as a fellow attorney, but as a client of his law office. I retained Travis Watkins to handle a very serious IRS tax arrearage in 2015 after having a poor experience with a previously retained tax attorney. Travis and his team of attorneys worked tirelessly on my case and treated me with the utmost courtesy and respect from start to finish. In the end, Travis succeeded in securing for me an accepted Offer in Compromise that not only saved me over $200,000, but also saved my career and my family."
Tax Attorney | Sep 06
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. You can ensure that you have someone on your side with your best interest in mind,"
Tax Attorney | Sep 06
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have worked alongside Travis Watkins and he is truly dedicated to helping the American taxpayers."
Tax Attorney | Sep 06
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. He devotes 100% of his practice to fixing IRS tax problems."
Tax Attorney | Nov 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Tax Attorney | Oct 17
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. He is very knowledgeable about tax problem solving and has an extensive background in trial practice. He is very well versed in many aspect of the law and has an extensive refferal network for issues he needs a referral in. He will solve your tax problems with the IRS"
Tax Attorney | Oct 09
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer!"
Tax Attorney | Oct 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Tax Attorney | Aug 23
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Tax Attorney | Apr 05
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Travis is a highly skilled professional and always has his client's best interests in mind. I have worked with him on many cases and he has an outstanding ability to obtain results in an efficient and aggressive manner. You can be confident in hiring him to assist with any legal matters you need resolved."
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Oklahoma City Tax Lawyer Travis Wesley Watkins
Travis Wesley Watkins
Tax Attorney
Oklahoma City, OK
Licensed for 24 years