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Meltem Karla Tankut

Criminal defense Attorney at Oklahoma City, OK

5.0   12 reviews

About Meltem

Learn Meltem’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    70%
    Felony & misdemeanor offenses, probation violations, diversion court terminations, protective orders, jury trials, bench trials in county and municipal courts

    7 years, 2,000 cases

  2. Expungement
    5%
    Expungement of felony & misdemeanor OSBI and OSCN arrest and disposition records

    7 years, 100 cases

  3. DUI and DWI
    4%

    7 years, 200 cases

  4. Domestic violence
    4%

    7 years, 200 cases

  5. Drug Crime
    4%

    7 years, 200 cases

  6. Sex crime
    4%

    7 years, 100 cases

  7. Violent crime
    4%

    7 years, 200 cases

  8. White collar crime
    4%

    7 years, 200 cases

  9. Speeding and traffic ticket
    1%

    7 years, 200 cases

Tankut Law, PLLC is an Oklahoma criminal defense and expungement law firm established by Karla Tankut. Karla represents people in all types of felony and misdemeanor cases including DUI/DWI, murder & manslaughter, drug offenses, white collar crimes, sex crimes, assault, and youthful offender cases, as well as probation violations, terminations, and modifications.

Tankut Law, PLLC accepts cases in all city and state courts across the State of Oklahoma except cases filed in Oklahoma City Municipal Court where Karla is serving as a part-time Special Judge. 

Contact Tankut Law, PLLC to Schedule a Free Consultation! 

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Tankut Law, PLLC | Criminal Defense & Expungement Firm
Criminal Defense Lawyer Karla Tankut
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Licensed for 6 years
State OK
Status Authorized to Practice Law
Acquired 2016
Updated 11/20/2022

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

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Tankut Law, PLLC
3620 N. Western Ave.
Oklahoma City, OK, 73118

Reviews

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Posted by Botir Rustamov | April 4, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
CDL SPEEDING TICKET DISMISSED
It was a pleasure working with professional Lawer Karla Tankut who was very attentive and helpful in solving my ticket dilemma. Absolutely one of the best lawyers ever worked with.
Posted by anonymous | October 22, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Canadian County Felony DUI
I recommend Tankut Law in Oklahoma City. Karla is personable and explained everything so that I could understand it. She represented me in a felony DUI from Yukon in El Reno Canadian County court. She always quickly responded to texts and helped me find all the classes I needed for court. Highly recommended!
Posted by JD | October 16, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Relentless, reliable, and doesn't miss the details 10/10
I was referred to Miss Tankut by a family friend who suggested I give her a call and let her know about my situation. I had figured that the chances of my charges getting dropped were slim to none, but I gave her a call the next day and broke down the mess I'd gotten into. Karla was up front and honest with me, it's clear that she knows Oklahoma law very well and I felt more confident about my situation after our first conversation. When I had some questions about my case she answered my calls and texts throughout the process. I am grateful for a year that started off pretty dark but ended up alright thanks to Karla. If you're looking for a knowledgeable attorney that fights for you and doesn't miss the details give her a call!
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Posted by Robert | February 1, 2020
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Karla Rocks
Karla represented me in a case where I was completely innocent and a victim of criminal identity theft. The D.A. was only trying to convict me with charges with no real evidence and offering me very light sentencing to just get the conviction! Karla literally battled the DA in the court room with a passionate energy to not accept ignorance that was being forced on me! She wouldn't make a deal for a false charge and kept my best intentions always first! Long story short she won my case!
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Response from Meltem Tankut February 21, 2020
We couldn’t have beat that case if it wasn’t for your patience and willingness to fight for your innocence. Thank you for letting me fight for the truth with you.
Posted by DeAngelo | December 23, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
She Gets Results
Many lawyers out there drum up business by taking shortcuts. Others pay their friends and families for reviews. Most take your money and say they will do their best to resolve it quickly, yet they focus more on resolving it quickly instead of focusing on your best interest. Karla Tankut is not molded by any of the above scenarios. She's not a "cookie cutter" lawyer. Karla Tankut is: Honest Sincere Genuine Diligent Loyal Knowledgeable Courageous The list goes on... What I like most about Karla Tankut is that she actually cares. She wants the BEST outcome and she will fight for her clients. Karla is thorough and she will explain the process and progression to you step by step. She will also work with your budget because she understands that hardworking people need representation. A lot of people are hesitant to retain young lawyers because they tend to not have "friends" at the courthouse that will rule in their favor. My answer to that is, I am an actual former client of Karla Tankut. I'll be honest, given that I'm a felon, the odds were severely stacked against me. Yet, Karla went into two different courtrooms in front of two different judges on my behalf and came out victorious! I don't plan on being in court anytime soon. But, I will tell you that I will never go into another courtroom without Karla Tankut. DH
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Posted by Thomas | November 17, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
THE BEST ATTORNEY IN TULSA
I hired Karla Tankut to represent me for 2 cases and could not have been more pleased with the outcome. She exceeded my expectations and was able to get both of my cases completely dismissed. Unlike attorneys I have had in the past, she was always available to answer my questions and showed she genuinely cared that I get the best possible outcome.
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Posted by Oswaldo | September 28, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
AN AWESOME LAWYER
I HAD THE PLEASURE TO FIND THIS LAWYER ONLINE. SHE WAS VERY PROFESSIONAL AND VERY HELPFUL SHE KEPT HER WORD ON ALL ASPECTS OF THE CASE. SHE WAS UNDERSTANDING AND GAVE ME PLENTY OF TIME TO HAVE THINGS READY FOR HER. SHE REPRESENTED ME IN COURT WHICH WAS VERY HELPFUL DUE TO THE FACT THAT I LIVE IN TEXAS! SHE IS GOOD AT WHAT SHE DOES AND I WOULD RECOMEND HER TO ANYONE LOOKING FOR A GOOD LAWYER!!!!
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Posted by Henry | September 9, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Amazing Family attorney
Karla is a very aggressive new attorney. She worked diligently to help me regain full custody of my daughter after multiple false accusations from my ex-wife. Karla was always in contact with me, easy to get ahold of, and always returned calls promptly. She actually cared about my case as if it were her own.
Posted by anonymous | September 8, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Thanks for the divorce!
Karla was exceptional in handling my divorce. She took great care to understand my concerns and to protect my interests. In our first meeting, she helped me lay out a plan and provided me with a clear direction. Having a plan really helped support me during these times. She also worked quickly to resolve the dispute.
Posted by anonymous | September 2, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Amazing Family Lawyer!
Karla did an excellent job with my case. She was very professional and respectful. She always made sure to return my calls and keep me updated. She is a very smart young attorney and I am really happy and thankful for all the hard work she put in my case.
Posted by Jess | September 2, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
100% Amazing !!!
Mrs.Tankut was very helpful from the moment that I walked into her office and explained the legal situation that was at hand during the time. She has gone above and beyond to work with me on everything from installments all the way to getting the case dismissed on the 3rd court appearance which was a great deal of relief for myself to no longer have to stress a legal situation that I never deserved to begin with but needless to say... Just grateful it is over and I can move on from the worry of it. I recommend Mrs.Tankut without a doubt to anyone going through family or legal matters of any category for that matter! 10 stars is what I give!!!
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Posted by Richard | May 17, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Success, due diligence, reliable!
A few months ago I was driving my work truck home from a job late at night. Blue and red lights started flashing behind me. My tag was expired. To make matters worse I missed my court date and had a warrant out for my arrest. Karla Tankut negotiated successfully without me having to step foot in a courtroom. My fines were reduced to less than $100. Ms. Tankut simplified the legal process and eased all my worries about my case. I highly recommend Ms. Tankut because she is easy to work with, extremely reliable, and she truly cares about her clients. -Richard
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.4 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner/Criminal Defense Attorney
  • Tankut Law, PLLC
  • 2020 - Present
  • Special Judge
  • The City of Oklahoma City Municipal Court
  • 2020 - Present
  • Non-Capital Trial Attorney
  • Oklahoma Indigent Defense System
  • 2018 - 2020
  • Criminal Defense Attorney
  • Oklahoma Public Defenders Office
  • 2017 - 2018
  • Criminal Defense Attorney
  • Edge Law Firm, PC
  • 2016 - 2017
  • Principal Family Law Attorney
  • Edge Divorce, LLC
  • 2016 - 2017
  • Legal Extern
  • Federal Public Defender's Office
  • 2015 - 2015
  • Licensed Legal Intern
  • Lobeck Taylor Family Advocacy Clinic
  • 2015 - 2015
  • Licensed Legal Intern
  • Edge Law Firm, PC
  • 2015 - 2016
  • Research Assistant for Professor Russell Christopher
  • University of Tulsa College of Law
  • 2015 - 2016
  • Legal Intern
  • The Khalaf Law Firm PLLC
  • 2014 - 2015
  • Internship
  • Honorable Judge Daman Cantrell
  • 2014 - 2015
  • Tax law intern
  • BDO USA, LLP
  • 2014 - 2014
  • Tax law intern
  • Hogan Taylor, LLP
  • 2014 - 2014
  • Risk Management
  • Hub International
  • 2013 - 2013
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Education

  • University of Tulsa College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2015
  • Oklahoma State University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 2012

Legal Cases

  • Criminal Appeal
  • Dismissal
  • Felony possession dismissed
  • Dismissal

Associations

  • National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys
  • Member
  • 2021 - Present
  • Oklahoma Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Turkish

Awards

  • Top 10 Under 40
  • National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys
  • 2021
  • Trial Advocacy Institute Certificate of Completion
  • Oklahoma Bar Association Family Law Section
  • 2016

Publications

Speaking Engagements

  • OKSTATE Guest Speaker
  • Personal Marketing
  • 2016
  • OKSTATE Guest Speaker
  • Personal Marketing
  • 2015

Attorney endorsements

Received (7)
Given (6)
Litigation Attorney | Sep 13
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Karla is fierce. I've had the opportunity to work with her on numerous cases and I can't recommend her highly enough. If you need an attorney that is ready to go into trial and fight for you, hire Karla Tankut. Karla is an experienced trial attorney that genuinely wants the best for each of her clients. I would recommend my friends and family hire her."
Family Attorney | Sep 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"You can be certain Karla will work hard and fight to get you the best resolution possible."
Family Attorney | Sep 01
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Karla is smart and very hard working. An attorney who truly cares about her clients."
Family Attorney | Aug 31
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I met Karla when she was a law student through the TU Law Mentoring program. We immediately became friends and she ultimately worked for me as an intern. Karla was immediately passionate about her cases, her clients and their stories. She is an excellent lawyer and advocate for her clients. I highly recommend her."
Family Attorney | Aug 23
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I strongly endorse Karla. She is a great family law attorney. I would highly consider her if I needed a family law attorney of my own."
Family Attorney | Jul 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Karla is a dedicated and caring attorney, always looking out for her clients and fighting for their interests."
Family Attorney | May 21
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"Karla is an extremely intelligent, focused, determined and confident lawyer. I have witnessed her passion for her clients first hand and have seen the level of her commitment to her profession. She has great writing/analytical skills and is destined to make a name for herself as she fights for her clients."
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