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Oklahoma Association for Justice (OAJ)

About the OAJ


  • Founded: 1943
  • Location: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Mission and History

The Oklahoma Association for Justice (OAJ) is a statewide non-profit organization for civil trial lawyers who are committed to the preservation of the right to trial in an adversary system.

The OAJ has a long history of advocating for the rights of the individual in the civil trial system, and for providing educational opportunities to its members. The OAJ can be traced back to 1943. The organization was originally known as the Negligence and Compensation Attorneys Association (NACLA). The organization evolved into the Oklahoma Trial Lawyers Association (OTLA) was renamed the Oklahoma Association for Justice (OAJ).

The OAJ is recognized as a strong force and top contributor in state politics through its political action committee, Citizen for Justice PAC. OAJ’s members include Oklahoma personal injury lawyers and attorney who represent plaintiffs in medical malpractice, product liability, and employment law cases.




The Oklahoma Association for Justice


Board of Directors

Anne Laurie Koller
Tulsa, OK
Fletcher Dal Handley Jr
Immediate Past President
El Reno, OK
Luke Abel
Oklahoma City, OK
Ray Maples
Edmond, OK
Michael D Denton Jr
Vice President
Mustang, OK
Kent R McGuire
Oklahoma City, OK
Jacob W Biby
Secretary / Treasurer
Ponca City, OK
John Branum
Executive Committee
Oklahoma City, OK
Derek Kadane Burch
Oklahoma City, OK

OAJ Members Active on Lawyer Legion

Ray Maples
Car Accident Help
Edmond, OK
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Kent R McGuire
McGuire Law Firm
Oklahoma City, OK
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Dustin Scott Phillips
Phillips & Associates
Oklahoma City, OK
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Ryan Yerger Cunningham
Cunningham & Mears
Oklahoma City, OK
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Daniel Pines Markoff
Atkins & Markoff
Oklahoma City, OK
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Douglas E Stall
The Stall Law Firm
Tulsa, OK
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Contact the OAJ

Oklahoma Association for Justice (OAJ)
PO Box 18526
Oklahoma City, OK 73154

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Directory of Personal Injury Lawyers in Oklahoma

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Benefits of Membership

Depending on the attorney's level of membership, the organization offers many benefits of membership including:

  • Listing in the on-line membership directory;
  • Access to quarterly publication of The Advocate;
  • Discounts on continuing legal education (CLE) seminars hosted by OAJ;
  • Daily EClips;
  • Access to the Listserver that allows members to share information;
  • Access to deposition banks, motions banks and brief banks via TrialSmith;
  • Invitation to the OAJ Awards Banquet; and
  • A voice in the state legislature through the OAJ's political action committee, Citizens for Justice PAC.


The OAJ publishes a quarterly magazine called "The Advocate" with articles on Personal Injury, Medical Negligence, Insurance Litigation, Workers' Compensation, Products Safety, Family Law, and Employment Law. Each year, more than 6,000 copies of the publication are distributed.

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