Jeff Crain

Jeff Crain

Attorney
Location:
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Phone:
405-242-4107
Email:

Jeff works closely and carefully with his clients to develop the most effective and reasonable solutions for their legal problems. He has extensive experience both in and out of the courtroom, using all forms of dispute resolution, including arbitration, mediation, and litigation. Jeff has handled numerous probate cases, both contested and uncontested. Jeff's prior experience in medical litigation enables him to better understand and advocate for his clients in guardianship cases.

Jeff was born and raised in Oklahoma City, where he attended Casady School. After college, Jeff spent 6 years on active duty as a Field Artillery officer, and has been in the Army Reserve since 2000. He currently serves as a Lieutenant Colonel in the 95th Training Division based at Ft. Sill, OK. He graduated OCU Law with highest honors in 2003, and stays involved with OCU Law judging mootcourt competitions.

Jeff has authored and lectured various in-services, seminars, and training on litigation and risk management, association processes, estate planning, and elder law issues. He is licensed to practice in all Oklahoma state courts, the United States District Court for the Western District of Oklahoma, and the United States Supreme Court.

Jeff and his wife, Laura, have three children. They are active members of Crossings Community Church. Jeff volunteers with Trinity Legal Clinic.

Areas of Practice

  • Estate planning
  • Guardianship
  • Probate
  • Trusts and Estates Administration
  • Civil Litigation and Dispute Resolution
  • Associations and small business

Bar Admissions

  • Oklahoma, 2004
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Oklahoma, 2004
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 2010

Education

  • Oklahoma City University School of Law, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
    • J.D. summa cum laude - 2003
    • Honors: CALI Award for Excellence in Contracts
    • Honors: CALI Award for Excellence in Juvenile Law
    • Honors: CALI Award for Excellence in Law and Medicine
    • Honors: CALI Award for Excellence in Secured Transactions
    • Honors: With High Honors
  • Davidson College, Davidson, North Carolina
    • B.A. - 1994
    • Major: Psychology

Honors and Awards

  • Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity, International - Outstanding Student Organization Award
  • Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity, International - 100% Membership Increase Award
  • Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity, International - Most Improved District Award (of 33 Districts)
  • Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity, International - Runner-Up Outstanding District Justice

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Oklahoma Bar Association
  • Oklahoma County Bar Association
  • Oklahoma Association of Defense Counsel
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Phi Alpha Delta International Executive Board , Chapter Justice, Vaught Chapter, Okla. City Univ. School of Law , 2001 - 2002
  • Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity, International, District Justice, District VIII (Oklahoma & Arkansas) , 2004 - 2008
  • Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity, International, International Executive Board Member At-Large , 2008 - 2010
  • Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity, International, Associate International Advocate , 2008 - 2010
  • Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity, International, Served as Marshal for 2010 International Convention
  • Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity, International, Member, District Justice System Committee
  • Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity, International, Chair, Pre-Law Risk Management Committee , 2008 - 2010

Past Employment Positions

  • Johnson & Hanan, Associate, 2004 - 2005
  • United States Army, Field Artillery officer, 1994 - 2000
  • United States Army Reserve, 2000 - Present
  • 95th Training Division, Lieutenant Colonel
  • Pierce Couch Hendrickson Baysinger & Green, LLP, Associate , 2005 - 2009
  • Rainey Martin, LLP, Associate , 2009 - 2011
  • The Bethany Law Center, LLP, Partner , 2011 - 2015

Pro Bono Activities

  • OBA Lawyers in the Classroom, 2005 - 2006
  • Crossings Community Church
  • Trinity Legal Clinic

Fraternities/Sororities

  • Phi Alpha Delta
  • Sigma Phi Epsilon