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M. Shane Henry

Family Attorney at Tulsa, OK

5.0   18 reviews

also known as Shane Henry


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M. Shane Henry is consistently an AV Preeminent rated Trial Lawyer by Martindale Hubbell, also Super Lawyer, and Best Lawyer.  He is also a Fellow of the prestigious American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers. He received his Bachelor's degree in Accounting and Juris Doctor from the University of Tulsa College of Law in 2006. He is certified to practice law by the Supreme Court of Oklahoma and is a member of the Oklahoma Bar Association, Tulsa County Bar Association and the American Bar Association. Mr. Henry is the 2014 Oklahoma Bar Association Family Law Section Chair. He is also an active member of the OBA Family Law Section, ABA Family Law Section and Tulsa County Bar Association Family Law Section.

 

Mr. Henry completed the 2010 American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML) introductory seminar for Family Law Associates and the 2012 AAML Advanced Training Seminar on Negotiations taught by the faculty at Harvard Law School. He is a seminar presenter of Continuing Legal Education on Social Media Discovery at the 2011 Oklahoma Bar Annual Meeting and has been named as an expert witness on the topic of attorney’s fees. In 2012, Mr. Henry successfully completed the ABA/NITA Family Law Trial Advocacy Institute in Boulder, CO. In 2013, Mr. Henry successfully completed the Houston Family Law Trial Institute.  He successfully completed the Roger Dodd Trial Skills training on advanced cross-examination in 2014. He has presented CLE courses on numerous topics related to Family Law. In 2014, Mr. Henry was a co-founder, teacher and presenter at the inaugural Oklahoma Bar Association Family Law Section Trial Advocacy Institute. 

 

Licensed for 15 years
State TX
Status Eligible to Practice in Texas
Acquired 2015
Updated 10/23/2022
State OK
Status Authorized to Practice Law
Acquired 2007
Updated 11/21/2022

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

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Henry + Dow
1616 S. Main Street
Tulsa, OK, 74119

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Posted by anonymous | May 26, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Best family lawyer in the state
I had been in a long custody fight for 17 years. Shane not only won my case but saved me tens of thousands of dollars through his advocacy. He knows the law well but is best on his feet in the courtroom. Unlike most family law attorneys he is humble and communicative in all my interactions with him and his team. Best in the state.
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Posted by John | April 4, 2022
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Very Professional With Attention To Detail
Shane Henry and the entire firm handled a very complex federal case for us. Shane and staff were always responsive in a timely manner to questions and deadlines. The experience of having a case in the federal system is extremely stressful. The advise and personal care given by Shane was invaluable. We highly recommend.
Posted by Melena | March 23, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Best of the Best
The professionalism with genuine care shown to me by Shane Henry gave me hope for my future. Hiring an attorney is never for a pleasant situation, but Shane and Cindy made me feel comfortable, confident and well informed. I have complete faith and trust in their knowledge and experience and will definitely hire this team as needed. God bless their dedication to their clients!
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Posted by anonymous | March 8, 2022
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Complicated case with complete resolution
Had a complicated case from out of state and had no idea where to start. Mr. Henry and his team were very punctual, honest and provided education on and completed the steps necessary for resolution. Would 100% recommend him and his team.
Posted by Victoria | October 6, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Child Custody
We all know that dealing with any legal matters can be overwhelming and time consuming. I personally had the privilege of working with Shane Henry and his paralegal Amy for a custody case. Shane and his team worked diligently to get my case finalized. The hard work and dedication, especially when dealing with DHS, goes above and beyond my expectations. I highly recommend this law office to anyone needing professional legal help. Thank you all so much for your help!
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Posted by Matt | August 31, 2021
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Excellent Communicator and Advocate
From the first consultation, my lawyer and his firm worked diligently as advocates for multiple issues, including a criminal matter that was ultimately dismissed. In working that matter, they quickly and easily discovered the exculpatory evidence leading to the dismissal, with each step communicated to me as the matter worked its way through the system. By hiring this attorney and his firm, you will be treated fairly and your best interests will be their top priority.
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Posted by Greg | June 8, 2021
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Amazing Service
I really appreciated Shane Henry during this tuff time in my life. He did everything I needed him to do. He was always available to talk. His knowledge of the laws and the proceedings was top notch. He was so helpful and kind. Thank you Shane Henry
Posted by Justin | May 16, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
excellent trial attorney, highly recommended!
I retained Henry + Dow for a divorce. I was very well represented. I had a legal team that kept me well prepared during the entire process. In my experience Shane Henry is an excellent trial lawyer, and I highly recommend his services to anyone.
Posted by anonymous | October 27, 2020
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HIGHLY RECOMMEND
Shane was incredible to work with, very clear in his communication, quick, professional but still maintained a level of care through the whole process that made you feel comfortable. I highly recommend his services.
Posted by Kerrie | June 19, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Shane is incredibly smart, very kind and actually listens
After being severely let down by three prior divorce attorneys, I knew I had no choice but to find an attorney that would be prepared to take on my divorce at a very late stage. I made an appointment with Shane and he is completely honest about what he can do for you, then I told him what I needed help with. Very quickly, he had more than one person working my case for me. I could always reach them and most importantly I knew I finally had hired an attorney with high ethics and could get the job done. Can highly recommend.
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Response from M. Henry June 22, 2020
Thank you Kerrie!
Posted by Michael | June 12, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Michael Rowell
I hired Shane Henry to represent me in a divorce case after a national "Men's Only" firm failed to achieve closure in the (10) months they had the case. Shane and his legal support team (Ben & Kathy) achieved final resolution in (2) months, and did an amazing job! During my initial consultation with Shane, we discussed my goals and my desired outcome. Shane captured this on a white board, and we both took photos. All my objectives were met. Successful attorneys/firms win cases, and other firms know this. I believe his reputation and winning record prevented my case from going to trial. Opposing counsel quickly settled. I am grateful to Shane and his team for their amazing work and the favorable results on my case! I am relieved we avoided trial; however, Shane was prepared to take the case to trial. The best fight is the one you do not have to fight.
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Response from M. Henry June 13, 2020
Thank you Michael! We are appreciative of our kind words and allowing us to advocate for you!
Posted by Cynde | June 18, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
I highly recommend!!
I highly recommend Shane Henry as an attorney. Shane represented me in a high conflict divorce and child custody case. He is professional, organized, dedicated and sincerely compassionate. He has been available and worked around the clock to take care of my issues. Not once did I feel that he did not have my back and by far exceeded my expectations.
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Posted by Leo | April 6, 2019
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Last minute criminal case
Called last minute, was very organized and professional. Everything was explained and handled well, I had two criminal charges, I paid to henery to keep me out of prison, and he did exactly that and more. Highly recommended
Posted by anonymous | November 16, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Professional is an understatement
Shane Henry was referred to me by another attorney to handle my high conflict child custody modification case. It is generally difficult to advocate for father’s rights in child custody cases, even when it is ultimately in the best interests of the children, and my case was no different. Despite all the barriers, Shane was willing to accept my case, and his attitude, honesty, experience, and professionalism gave me confidence that he was the right choice. During the time it took awaiting trial, many scenarios arose where my children’s well being was at stake. He always responded immediately, with a plan, and was never deterred from acting to help me protect my children. He fought diligently in court and brokered a settlement that vastly improved my custody situation. If I ever need legal assistance again, I will not hesitate to call on Shane and his team.
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Posted by Diana | August 4, 2018
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Best Advocate in Oklahoma
Shane is the kind of attorney that one can usually only dream of. He is dedicated, professional, responsible, punctual, and fair. I hired him for a custody dispute. He returned all of my phone calls and emails. He exceeded all of my expectations when it came to contacting me and keeping me informed. Shane did everything in his power to give me the utmost advantage in my case. We settled my case just three months after I hired him. Shane is constantly improving his craft, and making himself a leader in his field. Your decision to hire Shane will rank among the best decisions you can make for your case, whether is it family law (like my case was), criminal law, or any other type of case.
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Response from M. Henry August 23, 2018
Thank you for the kind words Diana!
Posted by Lea | February 20, 2018
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Shane Henry
Me Henry came highly recommended by another attorney. He did a wonderful job counseling me and protecting my children during a difficult divorce. I was treating kindly and also had the added benefit of his assistant Debbie Lauderdale. Both Shane and Debbie were professional and personable. I am now two years past the dissolution of a 25 year marriage. I am very pleased with my outcome.
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Posted by Rebecca | October 25, 2017
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Divorce
I did a great deal of research before choosing Fry and Elder to represent me in a difficult divorce spanning Hong Kong and Oklahoma.They lived up to their reputation for superior skills, exemplary knowledge of local and international law and compassion for their clients.Shane Henry,my hero, guided me through the most fearful and stressful process of my life with gentleness ,wisdom and humor culminating in the award of my dreams and the confidence to face my new life with joy and an expectation of good days ahead.I love this law firm and my team.Rebecca
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Posted by Diana | August 26, 2015
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Best attorney I've ever met.
I hired Shane in 2014 for a custody case. I have never met a more knowledgeable, personable, and confident attorney. I have hired over a dozen attorneys over the years, so I do have a worthy yardstick with which to measure. Shane took my case with little notice just prior to an emergency hearing, taught me things about family law I didn't know, and with his flawless negotiating skills, won my case inside of THREE MONTHS! Since then I have consulted him on various things, and he has been more than helpful, knowledgeable, and professional each time. He is the only one out of the many attorneys I have hired whom I don't hesitate to promote. Should I need a family attorney again, there's no question who I will go to.
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Henry + Dow
  • 2018 - Present
  • Trial Lawyer, Partner
  • Fry & Elder
  • 2013 - 2018
  • Trial Lawyer
  • Fry & Elder
  • 2010 - 2013
  • Attorney
  • M.S. Henry Law Office, PLLC
  • 2007 - 2010
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Education

  • Houston Family Law Trial Institute
  • Advanced Child Custody Program
  • 2014
  • Roger Dodd Trial Skills; Advanced Cross Examination
  • 2014
  • National Institute for Trail Advocacy Teacher Training Skills
  • 2013
  • Houston Family Law Trial Institute
  • 2013
  • ABA/NITA Family Law Trial Advocacy Institute
  • 2012
  • University of Tulsa College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2006
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Associations

  • United States District Court
  • Eastern District of Oklahoma Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • United States District Court
  • Western District of Oklahoma Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • United States District Court
  • Northern District of Oklahoma Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Oklahoma Association for Justice
  • General Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Creek County Bar Association
  • General Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Family Law Section
  • 2010 - Present
  • Oklahoma Bar Association
  • Family Law Section Chair
  • 2010 - Present
  • Tulsa County Bar Association
  • Family Law Section
  • 2010 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • AV Preeminent Rated Trial Lawyer
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • 40 Under 40 Honoree
  • Tulsa Business Journal
  • 2014
  • 10 Best Client Satisfaction Award
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2014

Publications

  • Oklahoma Bar Journal
  • Child Tax Exemptions Related to a Decree of Dissolution of Marriage
  • 2012

Speaking Engagements

  • Summer Seminar
  • Preparing for & Presenting Motion Hearings
  • 2014
  • Summer Seminar
  • The Essentials of Preparing Evidence for Trial
  • 2014
  • Solo and Small Firm Conference
  • Social Media, Internet and E-mail Evidence at Trial – Admissibility of Electronic Evidence
  • 2014
  • Monthly Meeting & CLE
  • Trial Skills & Tactics
  • 2014
  • Monthly Meeting & CLE
  • Trial Skills & Tactics; Electronic Evidence
  • 2014
  • Modern Day Slavery: Members Take Action
  • Representing Human Trafficking Victims in Family Law
  • 2014
  • Mayes County Bar Association CLE
  • Social Media, Internet and E-mail Evidence at Trial - Admissibility of Electronic Evidence
  • 2014
  • CLE
  • Family Law Openings in Trial - Tell Them Where You Are Going
  • 2014
  • Tulsa County Bar Association CLE
  • Social Media, Internet and E-mail Evidence at Trial - Admissibility of Electronic Evidence
  • 2012
  • Tulsa County Bar Association CLE
  • Deviating from the Child Support Guidelines
  • 2012
  • Oklahoma Bar Association CLE
  • UCCJEA and UIFSA Jurisdiction in Custody and Support Actions
  • 2012
  • Oklahoma Bar Association Annual Meeting
  • Social Media Discovery
  • 2011
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Attorney endorsements

Received (10)
Given (18)
Endorse M.
Family Attorney | Nov 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Shane is an incredible attorney. He advocates for his clients to no end. I highly recommend him."
Family Attorney | May 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Shane Henry is a highly respected lawyer in the Tulsa legal community. He works hard for his clients and is very skilled in and out of the courtroom. I would recommend Shane for any type of litigation."
Unknown Attorney | Oct 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Litigation Attorney | Sep 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Shane is dedicated to honing his craft as a trial lawyer and a consummate professional. If you are looking for a lawyer who will work hard to pursue your objectives, Shane is an excellent choice."
Family Attorney | Feb 17
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse Shane Henry. Shane represents his clients zealously yet is extremely professional. He quickly has gained the respect of his peers in the Tulsa and surrounding areas."
Family Attorney | Feb 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He is highly skilled and is an excellent lawyer."
Litigation Attorney | May 28
Relationship: Co-worker
"Shane is simply the best. He will not be outworked on any case, and he prepares for trial from day one. He is a true trial lawyer."
Family Attorney | Jan 22
Relationship: Friend
"I endorse this lawyer. Shane is a remarkably gifted attorney and one with whom delicate legal matters may be entrusted with confidence and security."
Unknown Attorney | Jul 16
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse Mr. Henry. I have worked with Shane for years and have personally witnessed his enthusiasim for the law and the hard work he puts in for each of his clients."
Family Attorney | Jun 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have worked in the community with Shane for several years, and he is a compassionate, caring attorney who is very knowledgeable of the law."
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Tulsa Family Lawyer M. Shane Henry
M. Shane Henry
Family Attorney
Tulsa, OK
Licensed for 15 years