Welcome to “Green” Country: New Marijuana Business Opportunities Following the Passage of SQ 788 SQ 788 On June 26, 2018, Oklahoma citizens voted overwhelmingly to pass SQ 788, legalizing medical marijuana. This makes Oklahoma the thirtieth (30th) state to pass such an initiative. Medical marijuana will be regulated by the Oklahoma State Department of Health [...]
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Get your Oklahoma Gun Trust this week! One speciality area of the law that we get asked a lot of questions about is National Firearms Act (NFA) Gun Trusts. A so-called Gun Trust is a particular kind of trust that is used to purchase NFA items like Silencers, Short Barrel Rifles, Short Barrel Shotguns, and [...]
Ward Lee & Coats is pleased to announce the launch of our new online payments system. Our valued clients may now make payments toward any retainer balance or monthly billing statement by visiting our website at www.wardandlee.com/payments. We accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express. Also available is our E-Check option, which will automatically draft [...]
Retired Craig County Judge Gary Maxey joins the Law Firm of Ward Lee & Coats After serving as a Judge for 21 years, Gary Maxey retired on December 31, 2014. The law firm of Ward Lee & Coats is pleased to announce that Gary has joined the firm as Of Counsel effective immediately. "It has [...]
Chemistry World recently interviewed Ward Lee & Coats attorney Josh D. Lee. Chemistry World is the print and online magazine of the Royal Society of Chemistry, the largest organization in Europe for advancing chemical sciences. They have covered forensic science laboratory failures in the past and recently published an article called "Hard questions after litany [...]
The DUI Defense Lawyers Association Justice Foundation has selected Josh as its first President. The Justice Foundation is the charitable arm of the DUI Defense Lawyers Association. Its mission is to provide scholarships and expense reimbursement for training to attorneys across the United States who may not be able to afford high level training on [...]
Former Miami Oklahoma police officer Teresa Lashmet gets special treatment when caught lying multiple times under oath. In 2013 our office represented a gentleman in Miami Oklahoma who was stopped by the Oklahoma Highway Patrol and the Miami Police Department. During the stop he was illegally arrested, assaulted by the officers, and even kicked in the [...]
Note: This is part #2 of a muti-part blog post series on the four Ward Lee & Coats cases that were discussed in the recent District Attorney debate for Rogers, Craig, and Mayes counties. One of the cases discussed was the City of Claremore being sued for a second time by our law firm for violating the [...]
We sue City of Claremore twice for violation of Open Records Act and City Attorney claims to be “transparent”Ward Lee Coats2014-06-19T22:31:07+00:00
The law firm of Ward Lee & Coats has had to sue the City of Claremore two times in three years for violating the Oklahoma Open Records Act. The first time, in 2011, was for refusing to turn over police dash cam recordings, a subject that has been discussed several times on this blog. The second [...]
DA Candidate Matt Ballard calls the Oklahoma Court of Civil Appeals and the Oklahoma Supreme Court "activist judges" for their decisions in Ward & Lee, PLC v. City of Claremore, 2014 OK CIV APP 1. Note: This is part #1 of a muti-part blog post series on the four Ward Lee & Coats cases that [...]