David W. Echols

Top rated family law attorney in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Echols & Associates
David W. Echols
Echols & Associates

Practice Areas: Family law

Licensed in Oklahoma since: 1979

Education: Oklahoma City University School of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2009, 2011 - 2014, 2022

Echols & Associates

9925 South Pennsylvania Avenue
Oklahoma City, OK 73159-7644 Visit website

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David is the co-founder of Echols and Associates and has 39 years of experience in the legal field. David is a Fellow in the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, and he has been an AV rated attorney by Martindale Hubbell for twenty (20) years.

David is a former Chair of the Oklahoma Bar Association’s Family Law Section.

Prior to starting his law practice, David received a JD from Oklahoma City University, with high honors. He also received a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Oklahoma, with distinction. He has been inducted into Worldwide Registry and also maintains affiliations with the American Bar Association, the Oklahoma Bar Association, the Cleveland County Bar Association, the Oklahoma County Bar Association, and the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers. David currently is an Adjunct Law Professor at Oklahoma City University School of Law where he instructs Family Law, and the University of Central Oklahoma where he teaches the undergraduate and graduate course - "Family Law and Public Policy." He frequently teaches and lectures on the topic of Family Law to Oklahoma lawyers.

Practice areas

Family law
  • 100% Family law

First Admitted: 1979, Oklahoma

Professional Webpage: https://echolslawfirm.com/oklahoma-city-family-law-attorneys...

Pro bono/Community Service:
  • Community Service: • Member, South OKC Chamber of Commerce • Member, Specialty Coffee Association of America • Pro Bono work for Legal Aid of Western Oklahoma, Law Day, and Black Legal Fair of Oklahoma County • National Republican Congressional Committee, Congressional medal of Distinction
Honors/Awards:
  • Professional Accomplishments: • Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers • AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory for over 20 years • Chairman, Oklahoma Bar Association, Family Law Section, 1994 • Adjunct Professor, Graduate and Undergraduate, University of Central Oklahoma, Family Law and Public Policy, 1999-Present • Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers and AV Rated Attorney, Lexis Nexis, 2009- present • Cambridge Who’s Who Professional of the Year, 2010 • AV Preeminent Rating, Lexis Nexis, 2008, 2010 • High Professional Legal Standards and Ethics, The Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers, 2006 and 2007 • Strathmore’s Who’s Who, 2003-2004 • Outstanding Lawyers of America 2003 • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Honored Professional, 2002 • Board of Directors, Oklahoma Trial Lawyer’s Association, 1998-1999 • Board of Directors, Oklahoma County Bar Association, 1995-1998 • Oklahoma Bar Association, Speaker Annual Meeting, Family Law Section, 2006 • Oklahoma Bar Association, Bar Committee Member, Annual Meeting, 2005 • Oklahoma Bar Association, Speaker Annual Meeting, Family Law Section, 2005 • Oklahoma Bar Association, Speaker Annual Meeting, Family Law Section, 2004 • Delegate to Oklahoma Bar Association Annual Meeting, 1996-1997 • Chairman, Oklahoma Bar Association, Family Law Section, 1994 • Liaison between the ABA Family Law Section Council and the Oklahoma Family Law Section, 1992-1993 • Budget Officer, Oklahoma Bar Association, Family Law Section, 1991-1992 • Mediator, completed forty hour mediation training in Business, Family and Divorce Conflicts, May 1992
Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • "Special Rules on Non-ERISA Plans," Presentation to Oklahoma Bar Association, Family Law Section Seminar, Oklahoma Bar Center, October 1998
  • "Support, Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement: the Cutting Edge," Moderator, OBA CLE. Co-Author and Co-Presenter, with M. Eileen Echols, "Child Custody - Original and Modification," OBA Basic Divorce Seminar, September 1997
  • "What to do When the Judge is Wrong," OBA Family Law Section, A Family Law Melange XII, April 1995
  • "Recent Developments in Oklahoma Law 1994," CLE Presented at the Oklahoma Bar Association Annual Meeting, November 1994
  • "The Custody Evaluation," CLE Presented OBA Family Section and the Oklahoma Psychological Association, May 1994
  • "Attorney Fees in Divorce," American Bar Association, Family Law Section, Fall CLE Conference, Palm Springs, California, November 1993
  • Adjunct Professor: Graduate and Undergraduate, Family Law and Public Policy (3 hour course), University of Central Oklahoma, 1999
  • Mediation and Employment Discrimination (1 hour course), Oklahoma City University Law School, Summer 1999. Adjunct Professor, with M. Eileen Echols, Family Law (4 hour course), Oklahoma City University Law School, 1998. Fellow: American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
  • Phi Beta Kappa. Author: "Distinctions and Interplay of Property Division and Spousal Support," CLE Presentation, OBA Annual Meeting, November 2007
  • "Statutory and Equitable Liens in Divorce Cases," CLE Presentation, Oklahoma Bar Center, November 2005
  • "The How To's on Successfully Handling a Divorce Case From Start to Finish," CLE Presentation
  • "Substantive Issues in Divorce: Custody and Visitation, Property Division, and Support Alimony," Oklahoma Bar Center, September 2001
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Budget Officer, Family Law Section, Oklahoma Bar Association, 1991-1992 and 2007-2008
  • Oklahoma, 1979
  • Chairman, Oklahoma Bar Association, 1994
  • Member, Board of Directors, Oklahoma County Bar Association, 1995-1998
  • Member, Family Law Section, American Bar Association
  • Member, Cleveland County Bar Association
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Oklahoma, 1980
Educational Background:
  • University of Oklahoma, B.A., with distinction, 1972

Office location for David W. Echols

9925 South Pennsylvania Avenue
Oklahoma City, OK 73159-7644

Phone: 405-691-2648

Selections

8 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2009, 2011 - 2014, 2022

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