Our partners, associates and paralegals feel strongly that practicing law is a privilege. We view our profession as a lifelong commitment to serving others – and that our clients deserve only our most steadfast attention.
Recruitment: Lawyers join the firm after participating in a recruiting process which stresses integrity, academic distinction, leadership and a demonstrated ability to interact socially.
Continuing Education: The firm believes that the law is a profession, and, as such, a lifelong educational process. All lawyers participate in a continuing training and development program which includes attendance yearly at nationally recognized continuing education programs. Annually, several of the firm’s shareholders and associates speak at statewide continuing education programs.
Community: Jones Gotcher recognizes that involvement in professional associations in the community is an important aspect of professionalism. That involvement allows the development of valuable relationships which aid in advising and representing clients toward desired results, in addition to giving to and benefitting the community. Our attorneys know that service isn’t just reserved for clients – it’s also for our city.
As you view the attorneys’ biographical articles, you will see the extensive involvement by Jones Gotcher’s shareholders and associates in professional associations. Further, you will see that the members of the firm have been particularly active in professional, academic and civic affairs.
Professional Involvement: Over the years, Jones Gotcher has produced three State Bar Association Presidents, five Tulsa County Bar Association Presidents and Governors of the “American Bar Association. Many firm members and past members have served numerous years as:
- Lawyer-elected members of the Oklahoma Judicial Nominating Commission
- First lawyer-chairman of the Commission
- Elected fellowships in the American College of Trial Lawyers, American College of Real Estate Lawyers and the American College of Probate Counsel
- Masters, barristers or pupils in the prestigious American Inns of Court
- National Director of the American Judicature Society • Directors and leaders of civic organizations such as the Tulsa Philharmonic, Hillcrest Hospital, the Tulsa Ballet, Tulsa Zoo Friends, Tulsa Boys Home, Salvation Army, Downtown Tulsa Unlimited, Philbrook Masters Society … and others
The Client’s Money: We believe our clients are best served by our maintaining a balance of agility and depth. We are committed to assigning the appropriate number of lawyers to staff to effectively handle any case. At the same time, we’re equally committed to giving our clients our undivided attention. Jones Gotcher encourages the use of certified legal assistants (paralegals), when appropriate, as a cost-effective way to address a client’s needs. Paralegals are trained, experienced members of the firm’s professional staff who work under the direct supervision of a lawyer. By using their skills in document review, routine governmental filings, witness interviews and certain document preparation, the client receives quality service at a rate substantially less than that charged by a lawyer.
Office Mechanics: Our support staff is equipped with state-of-the-art electronic equipment to speed document preparation and reduce overall time spent in transactional and briefing work. Our support staff has combined experience of more than 200 years in the field of legal support.Jones Gotcher provides overall resources necessary to give excellent legal representation to its clients on both a situational and a day-to-day basis. Whether it be planning, drafting documents, licensing, negotiating or litigating, Jones Gotcher’s interdisciplinary approach is designed for clients to have all their legal needs served by one firm.