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Debra Lynn Self

Estate planning Attorney at Oklahoma City, OK

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also known as Debbie Self, Self Legal Group, PLLC

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  • Licensed for 28 years
    State OK
    Acquired 1995
    Status
    Authorized to Practice Law No misconduct found

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Practice areas
  1. Corporate and incorporation
    30%
    Company formations, start-ups, expansions. Corporate restructuring. Contracts. Leases. Employment Law. Licensing and regulatory compliance. Tax compliance. Mergers and acquisitions.

    29 years, 500 cases

  2. Estate planning
    30%
    Wills, trusts, estates and probates. Guardianships. Powers of Attorney. Advance Directives for Health Care. Succession planning.

    22 years, 300 cases

  3. Family
    30%
    Divorce, custody, visitation and child support. Modifications. Adoptions. Guardianships.

    29 years, 500 cases

  4. Personal injury
    10%

I was born and raised in Oklahoma City.  My legal background is diverse and includes serving the citizens of Oklahoma as a judicial law clerk, criminal prosecutor, corporate attorney and private practitioner. Prior to becoming an attorney, I owned multiple performing arts businesses.  My favorite cases allow me to use all of these skill sets to help my clients with creative and unique resolutions to complex legal issues. I am actively involved in the community and an avid supporter of the arts.  Below is a list of my professional and community activities.      

Member: Oklahoma State Bar Association
Member: Oklahoma County Bar Association
Member: American Bar Association
Named “50 Making A Difference” by Journal Record Woman of the Year event (2012)
Secretary: Insurance Law Section, Oklahoma Bar Association (2008)
Member: Association of Corporate Counsel (2002 – 2008)
President: Women of the South (2010 – 2011 & 2012 – 2013)
Board of Directors: Women of the South (2010 – Present)
Board of Directors: Friends of OSBI, Inc. (2008 – Present)
Advisor: Chad Peery Foundation (2010 – Present)
Adjunct Professor of Bankruptcy Law (2002 – 2004)
Moot Court Judge: OSBI Law Enforcement Academy (2006-2008)
Moot Court Judge: University of Oklahoma International Law Competition (2000)
Speaker: Identity Theft – Detection and Prevention (2002 – 2004)
Speaker: Insurance and Contract Law – What’s In The Fine Print? (Oklahoma Procurement Professionals seminar) (2007)
Speaker: Insurance Compliance in the 21st Century (1998 – 2001)
Phi Delta Phi Honorary Legal Fraternity (1992-1995)
Christian Legal Society (1992-1995)
Federalist Society (1992-1995)
Who’s Who: American Law Students (1995)
Public Affairs and Administration Club (1990 – 1992)
Kappa Delta Social Sorority: Pledge Class President (1990-1991)
Treasurer and Fund Raiser: Voting Precinct 10 (1995)
Page: Oklahoma House of Representatives (1984)

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Location

Self Legal Group
11200 South Pennsylvania Avenue
Oklahoma City, OK, 73170

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AVVO RATING 9.9 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • CEO and Chief Legal Counsel
  • Self Legal Group, PLLC
  • 2008 - Present
  • Chief Legal Counsel
  • Claimetrics, a subsidiary of Express Employment Professionals
  • 2004 - 2008
  • Assistant Attorney General
  • Oklahoma Attorney General
  • 2002 - 2004
  • Associate Attorney
  • Gladstone, Doherty & Associates
  • 1998 - 2021
  • General Counsel
  • Humana Workers' Compensation Services, Inc.
  • 1996 - 1998
  • Prosecutor
  • Oklahoma County District Attorney
  • 1994 - 1996
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Education

  • University of Oklahoma College of Law
  • Juris Doctor
  • 1995
  • University of Oklahoma
  • Bachelor of Arts
  • 1992

Associations

  • Women of the South
  • Board of Directors
  • 2010 - Present
  • Chad Peery Foundation
  • Advisor
  • 2010 - Present
  • Friends of OSBI, Inc.
  • Board of Directors
  • 2008 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2004 - Present
  • Oklahoma County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2004 - Present
  • Oklahoma Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1995 - Present
  • Women of the South
  • President
  • 2012 - 2013
  • Oklahoma Bar Association
  • Secretary: Insurance Law Section
  • 2008 - 2009
  • Association of Corporate Counsel
  • Member
  • 2002 - 2008
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Notable
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2024
  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2022
  • AV Peer Review Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2019
  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2013
  • 50 Making a Difference - Women of the Year
  • Journal Record
  • 2011
  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2010
  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2009
  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2008
  • Quality Solution Award
  • Humana Workers' Compensation Services
  • 2007
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Oklahoma City Estate planning Lawyer Debra Lynn Self
Debra Lynn Self
Estate planning Attorney
Oklahoma City, OK
Licensed for 28 years
Virtual consultation available