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Terrell Monks

Probate Attorney at Midwest City, OK

5.0   11 reviews
  • Licensed for 36 years
    State OK
    Acquired 1987
    Status
    Authorized to Practice Law No misconduct found

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

About Terrell

Learn Terrell’s areas of practice.

3
Practice areas
  1. Estate planning
    45%
    Whether it be a simple Will and Power of Attorney, or a complete Trust package, we can assist you with an estate plan designed to meet your needs.

    25 years

  2. Probate
    45%
    Probate is the court process by which the assets of the deceased person are gathered, bills are paid, and the remainder distributed to the rightful heirs.

    27 years

  3. Real estate
    10%
    We will assist you with quiet title actions, partition, and other real property matters.

    20 years

Terrell Monks has been actively serving Oklahoma County for many years,  He has served as a city council member, mayor, and attorney.

 

T substantial part of his law practice consists of Probate, Estate Planning, Guardianship, and Real Estate.  He also represents the City of Bethany and the City of Piedmont.

 

Mr Monks is an active member of the Oklahoma Bar Association and the Oklahoma County Bar Association. He has served as a member of the Rules of Professional Conduct Committee, The Bench and Bar Committee, and as Chair of the Legal Intern Committee, among others.

 

Terrell Monks teaches continuing education classes on Probate and Estate Planning to other attorneys and accountants.

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Location

Terrell Monks
1840 S Douglas Blvd
Douglas Blvd
Midwest City, OK, 73130

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Reviews

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Posted by Andria | February 26, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Customer Service
Terrell Monks and his team were great! I hired Terrell to help me with a Trust. He explained and made the process very easy and simple. He was patient and answered all my questions. The process did not take long and my Trust was ready within a few weeks.
Posted by Reverend Linda | July 31, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Blessed from the best
My case was difficult and complicated, but Terrell did a wonderful job at furnishing the information I needed to make critical decisions. I highly recommend him. I felt he truly cared and did everything to bring to my attention The information I needed.
Posted by Larry | June 27, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Excellent Lawyer - Smart, Professional, Easy to Understand
Thank you Mr. Monks for your sound legal advice. You were an absolute pleasure to speak with, we value your time and are grateful for your advice. Highly recommend your services and thank you again!
Posted by Jenny | November 6, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great advocate, professional, honest
I highly recommend Terrell Monks. My sister and I hired Terrell to represent us in a probate matter which turned negative when the Executor of the estate became dishonest. Terrell communicated quickly with us and kept us informed over several months of negotiations with opposing counsel. He was a great advocate for us and in the end, we reached a settlement where the Executor was held accountable and my family received payment for an agreement that the Executor would not have honored without Terrell's representation. Then to top it off, he did not even bill us for the final bill we owed to him. He is kind, knowledgeable, ethical, and we are very appreciative to him for representing us.
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Posted by Lisa | May 31, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Terrell monks
Well theres so much to say pertaining to Mr Monks. He is a well educated attorney who takes his job seriously. He first of all is a man of God that stands on his words. And when you serve God he will send the right people to fight for you. I thank god for him . My sister and I were in a legal battle with my sisters husband after she passed away and Mr Monks was so great at showing him that he wasnt above the law and that he was wrong . You see my sisters husband stole money from my mothers estate, before and after she died, He had no shame and felt like he was right, but thank God for his saints and Angels. So if you want a attorney that is honest and trustworthy, please call Mr Monks!!!! Gods always good, and Mr monks is his worrior, and you cant beat God.
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Posted by anonymous | July 22, 2015
Terrell Monks, honest, ethical attorney
I have had the pleasure working with Terrell Monks on several occasions. Mr. Monks gives new meaning to the word ethical attorney. He is an honest, hardworking attorney who will tell you the truth in what he can or cannot do for you. I would recommend Mr. Monks for your legal needs.
Response from Terrell Monks July 31, 2015
Thank you for those kind words. None of us are perfect, but you will always find me trying to get the best result for my clients.
Posted by Michael and Tina | July 17, 2013
You were very Fantastic
You totally turned our lives around. We have something to look forward to. Our future is going to be bright. Very trustworthy, knowledgeable, and kept me informed. You were the best thing that happened to us in 20 years.
Posted by Lucy | July 10, 2013
Excellent
Terrell Monks handled a bankruptcy for me several years ago, and recent situation arose concerning this. He and his office were prompt, attentive and handled my situation expertly. Would definitely recommend and use their services again.
Posted by Deborah | June 17, 2013
Personal Representative of an Estate - Legal Requirements vs Emotion
Terrell Monks served as legal representative for my father and step-mother for many years, helping them with end of life planning and various real estate transactions. When my parents passed away I was named personal representative of the estate and I called Mr. Monks for legal help. He was knowledgable, easy to understand and comforting to me as we moved through the necessary steps. During the process, one of the relatives became unhappy with my performance as personal representative which caused me quite a bit of anxiety. Mr. Monks helped me understand exactly what my legal responsibility was and helped me separate legal requirements from emotional reactions. The estate was settled without protest and I believe everyone was satisfied. The probate process was handled effectively and efficiently.
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Posted by Michael | June 17, 2013
Probate
Terrell came highly recommended by the Title company that was helping to sell my Mom's house after she died, showing that he was already well known within the business community as knowledgeable and efficient concerning the probate system in Oklahoma. He has stood up to his reputation during the entire probate process, keeping all the needed activities organized and identifying potential problems before they were able to materialize. His professionalism and that of his staff gave me the confidence that matters concerning her estate were in good hands though the entire probate process. - Michael
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Posted by Gary | June 17, 2013
Trustworthy, competent, and personable
Terrell Monks is a trustworthy, competent, and personable attorney. Mr. Monks handles our family trust and estate needs. It's hard to find an attorney who will listen, then take the time to explain the law and available options. Mr. Monks is very knowledgeable and our family has trusted his guidance for years. Not only is Mr. Monks a great attorney, he is a dedicated husband and father. I recommend Mr. Monks wholeheartedly.
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 200-350 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.9 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Prosecuting Attorney
  • City of Piedmont
  • 1997 - 2013
  • Prosecutor
  • City of Bethany
  • 1997 - 2016

Education

  • Oklahoma City University
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1997
  • Oklahoma City University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1991
  • Rose State College
  • AA
  • 1990

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Pennington VS Turman
  • Judgment for Plaintiff
  • Estate of Richard James Paul Griffin
  • Will admitted to Probate over Objection

Associations

  • National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys
  • 2010 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • Russian

Honors and Awards

  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017

Publications

Speaking Engagements

  • The Probate Process From Start to Finish
  • FILING AN ESTATE IN PROBATE COURT and UNDERSTANDING THE ROLE OF THE PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE IN PROBATE
  • 2012
  • Comprehensive Probate Seminar
  • Real Estate Issues in Probate
  • 2012
  • Trusts 101
  • Trusts, an Overview and Revocable Trusts
  • 2011
  • Drafting Effective Wills and Trusts
  • Fundamentals of Drafting
  • 2011
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Attorney endorsements

Received (12)
Given (6)
Endorse Terrell
Chapter 7 bankruptcy Attorney | Jul 11
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. He is a straight shooter and very competent. Clients are well-treated and matters handled effectively."
Estate planning Attorney | Jan 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Counselor Monks is an effective advocate for his clients."
Chapter 7 bankruptcy Attorney | Apr 14
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr Monk is very professional and works well with opposing counsel. I wish more attorneys had his attitude toward the practice of law."
Probate Attorney | Apr 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Monks' advice is spot on; as shown by the answers he has posted for probate questions, he takes the time to answer questions in a common sense manner and plainly addresses legal issues."
Unknown Attorney | Nov 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Chapter 13 bankruptcy Attorney | Jul 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"An extremely talented and well respected attorney in the legal community, I wholeheartedly recommend him to anyone looking for a lawyer who knows the law and truly cares about protecting the rights of his clients and getting them the most favorable result possible."
Chapter 7 bankruptcy Attorney | Jul 02
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Real estate Attorney | Jun 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Chapter 13 bankruptcy Attorney | Jun 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. An extremely talented and well respected attorney in the legal community."
Unknown Attorney | Sep 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community."
Probate Attorney | Aug 15
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have known Terrell since my first year in law school 18 years ago. I have been opposing counsel against Terrell, have co-counseled cases with Terrell and have hired him to do my firm's collections work as well as my family's probate work. When my clients need help on these issues, I send them to Terrell. When it comes to business law, bankruptcy, collections, or probate, Terrell is my only choice and should be yours also."
Chapter 13 bankruptcy Attorney | Jul 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Monks donates his time on Avvo and is well-respected in the community."
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