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Attorney Cassandra Coats2018-05-24T22:54:56+00:00

CASSANDRA L. COATS

Partner

Ward & Lee, P.L.C. welcomed Mrs. Coats as a new partner in August of 2009. In September of 2012, Ward & Lee became Ward Lee & Coats, P.L.C. Already recognized as one of the top criminal defense firms in Northeast Oklahoma, Cassandra expanded the firm’s practice areas to better serve its clients. At Ward Lee & Coats, Cassandra concentrates her practice on general civil litigation, personal injury, wrongful death, contracts, real estate, estate planning and probate, guardianship, and adoption.

Cassandra is a lifelong resident of Oklahoma and a native of Vinita.  She attended The University of Oklahoma where she graduated with a degree in Business Finance and was a member of Delta Delta Delta sorority. She received her Juris Doctor from The University of Oklahoma College of Law, where she received the Nathalie Pierrepont Comfort Scholarship, the Am-Jur Academic Achievement Award in Legal Research and Writing I, and participated in the Robert J. Turner American Inn of Court as well as the Native American Law Student Association and the OU Legal Clinic.  During law school, Cassandra worked as a licensed legal intern for private law firms in Oklahoma City and Edmond.

In addition to her work for the Firm, Cassandra currently donates her time in the community as a member of the Vinita Lions Club, Green Country University Women, and New Life Foursquare Church of Vinita. She is a member of the Craig County Bar Association, and the Oklahoma Bar Association’s Real Property Law, Estate Planning, Probate and Trust Law, Financial Institutions and Commercial Law, Mineral Law, and Family Law Sections.

EDUCATION

University of Oklahoma

  • Business Finance – 2005

Scholarships

  • OU Advantage Scholarship
  • OU Retention Intern Scholarship
  • Cherokee Nation Undergraduate Scholarship
  • OU University Achievement Class Scholarship

Organizations

  • Member – Delta Delta Delta Sorority

University of Oklahoma College of Law

  • Juris Doctor – 2008

Scholarships & Awards

  • Nathalie Pierrepont Comfort Scholarship
  • Am-Jur Academic Achievement Award in Legal Research & Writing
  • Cherokee Nation Graduate Scholarship

Organizations

  • Robert J. Turner Inn of Court
  • Native American Law Student Association
  • Oklahoma University Legal Clinic

PRACTICE AREAS

  • Contracts
  • Civil Litigation
  • Personal Injury
  • Adoption
  • Estate Planning
  • Probate
  • Real Estate

LEGAL EXPERIENCE

2008-Present – Private Practice, Vinita, Oklahoma
2006-2008 – Private Practice, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma – Licensed Legal Intern

ADMISSIONS

State of Oklahoma – 2008

Oklahoma Supreme Court

PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS

Oklahoma Bar Association – Member

Craig County Bar Association – Member

Oklahoma Board of Bar Examiners – Associate Examiner

Vinita Lions Club – Affiliate Member

Grand Lake Association – Former Board Member