Maren Minnaert Lively

Maren Minnaert Lively joined Jones Gotcher in late 2014 and was named a partner at the beginning of 2016.  She has extensive experience in the areas of family law, probate and estate planning, guardianships, general litigation, and appellate work. Originally from South Dakota, Ms. Lively earned her law degree from Georgetown University Law Center in Washington, DC. While in law school, Ms. Lively clerked for the United States Department of Justice and served as the Senior Articles and Notes Editor for The Georgetown Journal of Gender and the Law. Prior to law school, Ms. Lively obtained her Bachelor of Science degree in economics and political science from Oklahoma State University, where she graduated with highest honors and was named a 2001 Top Ten University Graduate, Top Female Graduate from the College of Arts and Sciences, and a Truman Scholar National Finalist.

Throughout her legal career, Ms. Lively has been actively involved in the Oklahoma Bar Association and has served two terms on the Board of Directors for the Tulsa County Bar Association. She has been published in the Oklahoma Bar Journal and currently serves as an adjunct professor at University of Tulsa College of Law, where she teaches family law. Maren is peer-review rated “AV Preeminent” by Martindale-Hubbell, the organization’s highest rating, and has been named as one of Oklahoma SuperLawyers Rising Stars for several years running. Recently, Ms. Lively was named to the Top 10 under 40 by the National Academy of Family Law Attorneys.

Ms. Lively has been licensed to practice law by the Oklahoma Supreme Court since 2004. She is also admitted to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court and the U.S. District Courts for the Northern and Eastern Districts of Oklahoma. Ms. Lively represents clients in Tulsa County and in all surrounding areas, including Creek, Osage, Rogers, and Wagoner Counties.

Education and Honors:

Georgetown University Law Center, J.D. 2004

  • Senior Articles and Notes Editor, The Georgetown Journal of Gender and the Law

Oklahoma State University, B.S. in Economics and Political Science 2001

  • Top Ten University Graduating Seniors
  • Truman Scholar National Finalist
  • Top Female Graduate from College of Arts & Sciences
  • Top Female Political Science Graduate

Bar Admissions:

  • Oklahoma (2004)
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Oklahoma, 2005
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Oklahoma, 2005
Professional Affiliations:
Tulsa County Bar Association
  • Board Member (2009, 2012)
  • Pro Bono Committee
  • Mentoring Committee – Chair (2009)
  • Nominations and Award Committee
  • Family Law Section

Legal and Professional Publications:

  • Assisted Reproductive Technology, published in The Georgetown Journal of Gender and the Law, Vol. IV, No. 1, Fall 2002
  • Grandparental Visitation: In a Child’s Best Interest?, published in The Oklahoma Bar Journal, Vol. 82, No. 20, August 6, 2011
  • Tax Commission’s Wish List Enacted, published in State Tax Notes, July 28, 2003

Honors and Awards:

  • Oklahoma Super Lawyers Rising Star (2010, 2012-2014)
  • National Academy of Family Law Attorneys Top 10 Under 40 (2014)

Community Involvement:

  • Alzheimer’s Association Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Green Country
  • Legal Aid Services of Oklahoma
  • United Way
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