Kelly A. Smakal

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Tulsa, OK

Smakal Munn, PC
 | 320 South Boston Avenue, Suite 718
Tulsa, OK 74103
Phone: 918-582-3400
Fax: 918-582-3402
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2011 - 2015, 2017 - 2020
Selected To Rising Stars: 2010
Licensed Since: 1997
Practice Areas:
  • Family Law (80%),
  • Estate Planning & Probate (20%)
    Attorney Profile

    Kelly A. Smakal is an attorney at Smakal Munn P.C. in Tulsa, Oklahoma, but represents clients throughout the State of Oklahoma.  She has been licensed to practice law since 1997 and for over 20 years has focused her practice on divorce, paternity, child custody, support and all domestic matters, as well as guardianships and adoptions. She handles all kinds of cases including complex custody, guardianship and adoption cases all over the state, as well as paternity, child support, divorce, legal separations, prenuptial and postnuptial agreements, spousal support and more.

    Because of her passion and skill, Ms. Smakal has earned recognition and awards from several legal professional organizations.  In 2020 she was recognized as a Best of the Best Attorney's Top 10 Family Law Attorney in Oklahoma by the Best of the Best Attorneys, as well as being named a Trademark Women of Distinction.  In 2019 Ms. Smakal was honored for Five Years 10 Best Family Law Attorney for Client Satisfaction in Oklahoma and a Top 10 Family Law Attorney in the State of Oklahoma by Attorney and Practice Magazine.  In 2018 she was Nationally ranked Top 10 Attorneys for excellence in the field of Family Law by the National Academy of Family Law Attorneys, as well as Smakal Munn P.C. being named a 10 Best Law Firm.   In 2013 she was recognized by the Tulsa Business and Legal News as one of their Power Attorneys.  In 2015, she was named one of the “10 Best” in terms of client satisfaction by the American Institute of Family Law Attorneys.  She was also recognized by the National Academy of Family Law Attorneys in 2018 as one of the Top 10 Family Law Attorneys in the State of Oklahoma, as well as Smakal Munn P.C. being recognized as an Oklahoma Family Law "10 Best Law Firm."  

    Ms. Smakal earned bachelor’s degrees in English and journalism from the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville and went on to graduate from the University of Arkansas School of Law. While attending law school, she belonged to various student associations and was on the Dean's List a a member of Phi Alpha Delta legal honor fraternity.

    In addition to having more than 20 years of litigation experience at the state and appellate levels, Ms. Smakal regularly uses alternative dispute resolution methods such as mediation to successfully negotiate and settle her cases. She enjoys educating others on family and domestic matters and has served as a speaker at various continuing legal education seminars, as well as acting as an adjunct professor of law at the University of Tulsa Law School Legal Clinic in the area of elder law and guardianships.

    Ms. Smakal volunteers in her community and is active in professional legal organizations, including the Tulsa County Bar Association and the Oklahoma Bar Association. She has held a variety of different roles in these organizations over the course of her career, and has been recognized and received various awards, including but not limited to Outstanding Committee Chairperson. 

    Ms. Smakal has been recognized as a Super Lawyer since 2010.

     

     
    Practice Areas
    • 80%Family Law
    • 20%Estate Planning & Probate
    Focus Areas

    Adoption, Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Dissolution, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Juvenile Law, Name Change, Paternity, Prenuptial Agreements, Marital Property, Mediation & Collaborative Law, Father's Rights, Estate Planning, Guardianships & Conservatorships, Living Wills, Power of Attorney, Wills

    Selections

    Selected to Super Lawyers for 9 yearsmiddle-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 1 years

    Super Lawyers: 2011 - 2015, 2017 - 2020 Rising Stars: 2010

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    About Kelly Smakal

    Admitted: 1997, Oklahoma

    Professional Webpage: http://www.smakalmunn.com/kelly-a-smakal/

    Honors/Awards:

    • Best of the Best Attorney's Top 10 Family Law Attorney, Best of the Best Attorney's, 2020
    • Trademark Women of Distinction, Trademark publications, 2020
    • As nominated and voted on by peers and or community., 10 Best Law Firm in Client Satisfaction, American Institute of Family Law Attorneys, 2019
    • Tulsa Coordinator - Oklahoma HS Mock Trial, OBA, 2003
    • Attorney and Practice Magaine Top 10 Family Law Award., Attorney and Practice Magazine Top 10 Family Law Attorney, Attorney and Practice Magazine, 2019
    • Oklahoma Super Lawyer Rising Star (2010)
    • Family Law 10 Best Law Firm Oklahoma, American Institute of Family Law Attorneys, 2018
    • Kelly A. Smakal is recognized as one of the Nationally Ranked Top 10 Attorneys in 2018 for excellence in the field of Family Law by the National Academy of Family Law Attorneys. , 2018 Nationally Ranked Top 10 Attorney Award , National Academy of Family Law Attorneys, 2018
    • Vice-Chairperson Oklahoma HS Mock Trial, OBA, 1998
    • Oklahoma Super Lawyer each year since 2011 in the area of family law
    • Client-Distinction Award, Martindale-Hubbell, 2015
    • OBA YLD Outstanding Committee Chairperson, OBA YLD, 2004
    • Phi Delta Phi legal honor fraternity, the Student Bar Association
    • 2013 Power Attorney, Tulsa Business & Legal News, 2013
    • 10 Best Family Law Attorneys for Client Satisfaction in Oklahoma, American Institute of Family Law Attorneys, 2015

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • TCBA Bench and Bar Committee OBA Family Law Section TCBA Family Law Section
    • Tulsa Coordinator, Oklahoma Mock Trial Program, 2003
    • Tulsa County Bar Association, Bench and Bar Committee, 2019
    • Tulsa County Bar Association Bench and Bar Committee, 2018
    • Tulsa County Bar Association Annual Family Law CLE in December, 2016
    • Mock Trial Volunteer:  Annually assist by helping to coordinate, act as a panelist and/or judge., 1997
    • Oklahoma and Tulsa County Young Lawyers Committees.  Held various offices throughout the years., 1997
    • Chairperson, Publicity, Oklahoma Mock Trial Program, 1997
    • Tulsa County Bar Association Family Law Committee, 2018
    • Oklahoma Bar Association, Member
    • Tulsa County Court Operations / Bench and Bar Committee, 2006
    • Committee Chair OBA/YLD Bar Publications/Web Site 2000, 2000
    • YLD Liaison to OBA Lawyers Helping Lawyers Committee, 1998
    • Tulsa Bar Association, Member
    • Oklahoma Bar and Tulsa County Family Law Sections. Active Member., 1997
    • Tulsa County Professional Responsibility Committee, 2004
    • OBA/YLD Director, 2000

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • National Charity League:  Provide service at area agencies together with my daughters including but not limited to Catholic Charities, Little Light House, Community Action Project, and PALS., 2019
    • National Charity League
    • National Charity League, 2018
    • National Charity League, 2017
    • Tulsa County Bench and Bar and Professional Responsibility committee

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • Organized and presented at TCBA Annual Family Law CLE presentation. , Organizer and Presenter, TCBA, TCBA, 2011
    • Article on need to provide pro bono services., Pro Bono Legal Services for the Poor, OBA Practice Guide, The OBA Desk Manual on CD-ROM, Legal Services Of Oklahoma, 1998
    • Organizer and Presenter of one of the TCBA Brown Bag Series on Domestic Law, presented along with District Judges Mary F. Fitzgerald and Mark Barcus., Presenter, TCBA, 2011
    • Presenter, Divorce Litigation from Start to Finish, National Business Institute, 2013

    Other Outstanding Achievements:

    • Five Years 10 Best Family Law Attorney for Client Satisfaction in Oklahoma, Attorney and Practice Magazine, 2020
    • 10 Best Law Firm in Client Satisfaction, American Institute of Family Law Attorneys, 2019

    Educational Background:

    • Adjunct Clinical Professor of Law: University of Tulsa School of Law, Elder Law Clinic, 2002

    Industry Groups

    • OBA Family Law Section
    • TCBA Bench and Bar Committee
    • TCBA Family Law Section
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    Office Location for Kelly A. Smakal

    320 South Boston Avenue
    Suite 718
    Tulsa, OK 74103

    Phone: 918-582-3400

    Fax: 918-582-3402

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