Maren Minnaert Lively

Maren Lively 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 in 2004. Prior to law school, Ms. Lively attended Oklahoma State University, where she double-majored in economics and political science.

Ms. Lively has been licensed to practice law by the Oklahoma Supreme Court since 2004 and has been a shareholder of Jones Gotcher since 2016.  Ms. Lively represents clients in Tulsa County and in all surrounding areas, including Creek, Osage, Ottawa, Pawhuska, 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)
  • United States Supreme Court (2014)
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Oklahoma (2005)
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Oklahoma (2005)
Professional Affiliations:
  • American Bar Association
  • Oklahoma Bar Association
    • Family Law
    • Law Schools Committee
  • Tulsa County Bar Association
    • Board Member (2009, 2012)
    • Pro Bono Committee
    • Mentoring Committee – Chair (2009)
    • Nominations and Award Committee
    • Family Law Section (Chair 2017)
    • Law Day Committee

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, 2017-2018)
  • National Academy of Family Law Attorneys Top 10 Under 40 (2014)
  • Oklahoma Super Lawyer (2019)
  • 10 Best Client Satisfaction – American Institute of Family Law Attorneys (2014)
  • Martindale-Hubbell Top Rated Family Lawyer (2015)
  • Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers (2011, 2017-2020)
  • AV Preeminent Attorney – Judicial Edition by Martindale-Hubbell
  • AV Preeminent Attorney by Martindale-Hubbell
  • 40 Under 40, Class of 2018, by Oklahoma Magazine
  • America’s Most Honored Professionals – Top 1% (2016-2019)

Community Involvement:

  • Alzheimer’s Association Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Green Country
  • Legal Aid Services of Oklahoma
Maren Minnaert Lively
Shareholder
Assistant: Brooke Martin
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T. 918.581.8269
3800 First Place Tower
15 East 5th Street
Tulsa, Oklahoma 74103
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