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Wesley J Cherry

Criminal defense Attorney at McAlester, OK

5.0   34 reviews
  • Licensed for 13 years
    State OK
    Acquired 2010
    Status
    Authorized to Practice Law No misconduct found

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About Wesley

Learn Wesley’s areas of practice.

3
Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    60%
    I have been a prosecutor previously and know what it takes to negate allegations.

    16 years, 5,000 cases

  2. Family
    20%
    I have handled many family law cases, including adoptions, motions to modify, divorces, and any manner of custody proceedings.

    16 years

  3. Personal injury
    20%
    I have settled multiple cases in the seven and six figure range, and can help with any injury case you have sustained.

    16 years

Wes grew up in Muldrow, OK, a small town in eastern Oklahoma.  During high school, he enjoyed quiz bowl, speech and debate, and playing in the band.

 

After high school, he attended Duke University in Durham, NC, where he double-majored in economics and philosophy.  He remembers fondly the 2001 basketball season when he was a sophomore and Duke won the National Championship.

 

After undergrad, he attended Washington University in St. Louis School of law, where he received his J.D.  After law school, he thought (briefly) about attending medical school, and entered into a post-baccalaurate/pre-medicine program at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C.

 

After sitting for the Oklahoma bar, Wes entered into prosecution, and worked for the State of Oklahoma as an assistant District Attorney.  Following that, he worked at a small firm in McAlester.  In 2014, Wes opened his own law firm, and has since immensely enjoyed practicing on his own, where he can better serve his clients.

 

When he’s not in court, he can be found doing various nerdy things like playing Magic the Gathering, video games, or reading about space.  Other than that, he enjoys driving, watching OU football, and Duke basketball.

 

EDUCATION:

 

-Duke University, A.B. 2003 (Economics and Philosophy)

-Washington University in St. Louis School of Law, J.D. 2006

 

ADMITTED TO PRACTICE:

 

-Oklahoma

-Federal District Court (Northern, Eastern, Western Oklahoma; Western Texas)

-United States Court of Appeals, 10th Circuit

-Cherokee Nation

-Choctaw Nation

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Contact Wesley

Foundation Law, P.L.L.C.
411 East Wyandotte Avenue
McAlester, OK, 74501

Reviews

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Posted by anonymous | September 25, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent!!!!
Was referred to Mr. Cherry from another law office and was immediately impressed. Wes is very knowledgeable and is easy to reach if you have any questions. He really goes to bat for you! He has helped me tremendously and I would definitely recommend to anyone in need
Posted by anonymous | September 23, 2023
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Thank you for all your good avice!
Thank you Wess for all your good advice & prompt answers. I hope I dont need a lawyer but I will look you up again in the future.
Posted by anonymous | August 30, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Extremely satisfied
From the very first phone call Wes was readily available to answer any questions or concerns. He kept us informed through the process. Very cordial and down to earth. Highly recommend.
Posted by Ken | July 19, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Outstanding!
Wes Cherry is both professional and cordial. I feel he got for me the best possible outcome. I highly recommend him.
Posted by Jesse johnson | April 21, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Thanks wes
The very best attonery I have ever met he's down to earth and fight for what's right helped me more than anyone will ever know your money is best spent with this man thanks wes
Posted by Jeff | March 8, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Fantastic Attorney
What an incredible experience with Wes. I really appreciated the immediate response Wes had to my situation. Wes worked after hours and walked me through what I thought was a difficult situation and turned it into a positive result in a timely matter. Wes is a very compassionate and professional attorney and I highly recommend using him for any legal matter. It was the best experience I have ever had with an attorney! I will be continuing doing business with Wes in the future.
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Posted by Chelsey | February 9, 2023
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The best!
I’ve never been in a situation where I needed an attorney but Wes was highly recommended to me by other attorney’s in McAlester because they weren’t willing to take on my case! Wes immediately jumped in to help my husband and I with an insurance battle and we are so thankful for him! He was always on top of it and relayed every detail about what was going on. 10/10 recommend him! If I ever need an attorney again he will definitely be my go to!
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Posted by Geary | January 19, 2023
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Excellent with guardianship
Wes was very responsive, professional, and efficient. He done a wonderful, quick job with the guardianship.
Posted by Daniel | November 22, 2022
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| Consulted Attorney
Great Attorney
Mr. Cherry was extremely helpful in my situation. He is very knowledgeable, attentive, and committed. I would recommend to others, and will continue to seek his counsel if needed.
Posted by Brett | October 25, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
The right choice
I am so glad I chose Mr. Cherry to handle my legal needs. He demonstrated professionalism and good customer service, and he is very adept at what he does. I am not disappointed! If I ever need another lawyer, he will be my first call. He gets the job done and is very affordable. Thank you sir!
Posted by Arthur | October 19, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Highly Recommend
I found Mr. Cherry on this site searching for a lawyer to hire for my son's case. He was upfront and honest about fees, what to expect and just so helpful all the way through the process. He was able to get him released that day for a fraction of what they were initially asking and eventually Mr. Cherry had his charges either dismissed or deferred. I highly recommend his services.
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Posted by Kory | October 6, 2022
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Best Attorney
Very helpful and did a great job of being my defense lawyer. He had the case for 8 months and got my case dropped. Thank you again Wes for the helping hand on my case.
Posted by Sydney | August 26, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Terrific Job!
Mr.Cherry did an awesome job, he took care of me and my family very well and i would highly recommend him!! Well deserving of my 5 star rating!
Posted by Jonathan | July 28, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Awesome Experience, Great Attorney
Had a situation come up with some old unpaid tickets and I live out of state. Called and left a message and within 3 hours of message called me back, listened to what was needed, offered advice, explained the process which would go through. After our conversation he stated the time frame he would have this filed by. Exceeded expectations and had everything done sooner than I would of expected. 100% the best experience I have ever had with and attorney and his price was very reasonable. Would use again if needed to!
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Posted by Jennifer | July 5, 2022
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Blessed to have met this man....
We were lucky enough to have Wes answer some questions for us that the judge refused to answer during my husband's arraignment. We got his card at that time and spoke with him over the course of a couple of days before we decided to ask him to represent us. We didn't realize it at the time, but we were in for the ride of our lives. We kept getting hit with charge after charge and the threat of new investigations with the probability of even more charges. The fee that Wes quoted us was for a simple open and closed case, but that's not how it went. We spent HOURS of time on the phone with Wes at ridiculous times of the day, and Wes filed what had to be three inches of paperwork with the courts in response to the continuous stream of incoming charges. Wes made it clear from day one that he was on our side. He believed us and he fought with everything that he had to get a good outcome for us. He worked relentlessly and never asked us for more money although we know that he put WAY more work into our case than any of us realized he was going to need to. Wes made us feel like family and was very understanding when we needed to vent on weekends or like I mentioned before, ridiculous times of the day. We just finalized everything today and drove home with smiles on our faces. He kept my husband out of jail and did it with the utmost professionalism. What Wes did for us was honestly life changing and we will always be thankful for him and feel blessed beyond words that he offered his help that day in court.
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Posted by Gwendolyn | June 29, 2022
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AMAZING!
We had a case which was an uphill battle from the start. Wes was not only up to the challenge, but he exceeded our expectations, and he truly fought for us during every step of the way. He has made a HUGE difference in our lives (and futures). Not only does he work super hard, but he also is very diligent on responding back to questions and/or sending us case updates when anything new happens. A busy man like him being willing to take the time to go that extra mile is AMAZING and not as common as it should be these days. Because he was prepared, stood his ground, and was patient, in the end, we are happy and grateful for the outcome. We have ZERO regrets choosing him as our counsel! We definitely recommend him to anyone that is on the fence about hiring him.
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Posted by Kathie | June 1, 2022
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Great Attorney
I was given Wesley Cherry as a public defender. I have been dealing with my husband's family who have had it out for me for 20 years. I have never been in any trouble and because of who my mother in law knows I was arrested for something I did not do..... Wesley came in and figured it all out and charges were dismissed!!!!
Posted by Tracy | May 31, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Great Attorney
Truly grateful for Wes’s expertise and kindness. He’s professional, diligent and down-to-earth, when he tells you “I love to help people” it’s the absolute truth. Throughout my case I would thank him for his quick responses, he was fully present and transparent with every communication. His representation of my case far exceeded my expectations.
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Posted by Ginette | April 19, 2022
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Adoption
Wes Cherry is an amazing attorney! He handled my daughters adoption today . He actually came to our home to speak to us so that she would be comfortable and feel safe . His work was perfect and he was always available when we needed him . He is a true professional and we are so grateful to him !
Posted by Shevy | January 29, 2022
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Knowledgeable and reasonably priced!
Wes was a tremendous help in our custody battle. He was very knowledgeable and handled our case very well and to say it was a "difficult case", would be quite the understatement! He was extremely reasonable with cost and truly cared about our sons well-being in the situation
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AVVO RATING 9.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Foundation Law, P.L.L.C..
  • 2014 - Present
  • Assistant District Attorney
  • Oklahoma District Attorney's Office, District 18
  • 2011 - 2013
  • Assistant District Attorney
  • Oklahoma District Attorney's Office, District 16
  • 2010 - 2011

Education

  • Washington University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2006
  • Duke University
  • AB - Applied Baccalaureate
  • 2003

Legal Cases

  • State of Oklahoma v. Tony Watkins
  • Dismissed
  • State of Oklahoma v. Garrett Freeman
  • Murder 1 Dismissed

Associations

  • Muscogee (Creek) Nation Bar Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 2021 - Present
  • Oklahoma Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • Cherokee Nation Bar Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Chocktaw Nation Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Oklahoma Bar Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 2010 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017

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Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 28
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Wes Cherry is the go-to criminal defense and domestic relations / family attorney in his area, in my opinion. His work product is excellent, prices are reasonable, and stature as an attorney overshadows the others with whom I am familiar in his region. He is highly recommended."

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McAlester Criminal defense Lawyer Wesley J Cherry
Wesley J Cherry
Criminal defense Attorney
McAlester, OK
Licensed for 13 years