Law Office of Aaron D Bundy
I am a trial lawyer from Sapulpa, Oklahoma. Right out of law school, a man hired me because he needed help. He had just learned that his child, an infant, had been physically abused by the mother. I had only been a lawyer for a few weeks when I tried that case, and it was a hotly-contested case. My client, the father, was awarded sole custody of the baby at the conclusion of that trial. A few months later I tried my second case. I was hired in the second case by a man seeking custody of his children due to the mother's alcoholism. The second case was very contested too. Again, at the end of the second trial, my client, the father, was awarded sole custody of the children.
The statistics say that most cases settle. Most criminal cases end with a plea deal, and most lawsuits and divorces are resolved by agreement. I go to court and try the cases that don't settle. People seek me out when they have been falsely accused or when they are being bullied or pressured to take a bad settlement. Many times I am hired just weeks or even days before trial. I have been hired literally in the middle of a trial when the client's lawyer quit on her in the middle of trial because the lawyer did not know what to do to keep the client out of jail (Katie Egan and I kept the client out of jail). I am frequently hired as the second, third or fourth lawyer in cases that have been bogged down by attorneys who know how to push paper around and spend their client's money fighting over "discovery" without ever putting a witness on the witness stand or getting anywhere close to an acceptable outcome for their client.
When I was a younger lawyer, I would hear other attorneys pressure their clients into bad deals by telling them "this is what the judge or jury will do." I was amazed by their ability to "predict" trial outcomes, but I learned quickly that no one can be certain about what a judge or jury will do, and that our job is to persuade them to make the right decision. I also learned those lawyers were probably right -- the judge or jury would have made the predicted decisions because those lawyers were too scared to try a case and did not know how to try a case.
I take every case seriously, and I spend my time working on being the best trial lawyer I can be to get the best results I can for each client. The law school an attorney attended has nothing to do with how good an attorney is in trial. The length of time someone has been an attorney has nothing to do with how good that person is in trial. The number of similar cases that an attorney has handled has nothing to do with how good the attorney is in trial. Good trial skills are the result of a combination of training, experience and work ethic. At my law firm, every year each attorney is required to try cases and to attend classes all over the United States where the attorney is on their feet practicing real courtroom skills in front of other attorneys. I hire communications professionals to come to my office and help me and the other attorneys in my office work on opening statements and ideas for my cases. We read books and work with psychologists to help clients with witness preparation. As a result, we are able to prepare people to testify at depositions, hearings and trial in ways that few other attorneys have even heard about.
Family law is rewarding and challenging work. A good divorce lawyer has to know constitutional law, property law, family law, criminal law, contract law, tax law, and more. Because my law firm does so much trial work and family law work, we have skills that cross over into other types of cases. We represent the accused in criminal cases, we represent victims who have been injured by others, and we go to trial on property and contract disputes where our knowledge and skills in trial preparation and trial work are needed.
I am board certified by the National Board of Trial Advocacy as a family trial lawyer, and I am a fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers. There are hundreds of phony badges that attorneys can buy to put on their websites and claim to be a "Top 10" attorney. My credentials are real and you can look them up. I can tell you how my law firm handles cases and why we do things differently than other attorneys and how we get good results. Our case work and trial preparation methods are supported by the rules of evidence, the rules of discovery and psychological principles related to human persuasion and decision-making.
Earl Sneed Award Recipient for outstanding continuing legal education contributions, 2017
Recognized as one of 40 professionals under 40 years of age who are giving back to the Tulsa community, Tulsa Business & Legal News, 2016
Super Lawyers Rising Stars 2013-2019
AV Preeminent Rated Trial Lawyer, Martindale Hubbell