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About Us

Attorney and Counselor at Law

Kimberly K. Hays, P.L.L.C.

Kimberly’s family law knowledge, gained over 30 years of law practice, is an asset to her clients. Kimberly is a successful family law litigation attorney. She continues to invest in her courtroom skills by participating in advanced trial skills training by nationally recognized litigation experts. Kimberly’s desire to be the most effective advocate in the courtroom for her clients lead her to take part in advanced litigation training. She completed a 7-day intensive trial advocacy training at the American Bar Association Family Law Section, Family Law Trial Advocacy Institute in Houston, Texas. She has also completed trial skills seminars taught by national expert, Roger Dodd, both the Roger Dodd Trial Skills Clinic and Roger Dodd Advanced Trial Skills Clinic.

 

Kimberly’s leadership and active participation in both the Oklahoma Bar Association and Tulsa County Bar Association set her apart from other family law attorneys. The opportunities to serve fellow attorneys also enhances her knowledge of Oklahoma law, offers her opportunity to monitor legislation affecting family law and stay current in the technology advances needed to efficiently prepare and present a client’s case.

 

In 2020, Kimberly was honored to receive from the OBA Family Law Section the first “Lifetime Achievement Award”. Kimberly was the recipient of the 2011 OBA Family Law Section “Family Law Attorney of the Year”.  Kimberly’s contributions to family law earned her recognition by the OBA Family Law Section Chair on five different years (2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2021) when she received the OBA Family Law Section “Chair Award”.

 

The Oklahoma Bar Association supports substantive law sections that offer members who join the section professional development and interaction in specific practice areas of the law, such as family law.  Kimberly has been a member of the Oklahoma Bar Association (OBA) Family Law Section and also a member of the Tulsa County Bar Association (TCBA) Family Law Section since 1993. Kimberly has also accepted leadership positions in both Sections and has served as Chair of each Section in addition to other leadership roles.

 

Her active participation and leadership for over a decade in the Family Law Section, both State and Tulsa County levels, contributes to her expertise in the area of family law. As a leader in the Family Law Section, she is always up-to-date on ever-changing family law related proposed legislation and statutes changes, family law related appellate decisions, changing procedures and rules in Tulsa County family law courts.

 

Kimberly is a frequent presenter (teaches) on many different family law topics for  continuing legal education (CLE) programs, which are attended by fellow attorneys. From  2007 to present,  Kimberly  has also contributed to the planning of family law related CLE programs. Kimberly also has participated as a faculty member (teaching) for the OBA Family Law Section Trial Advocacy Institute, a program which teaches attorneys important litigation skills used in representing a client in a hearing or trial in front of a Judge.

 

In addition to her leadership experience in State and Tulsa County Family Law Sections, Kimberly was elected to serve as the 2018 President of the Oklahoma Bar Association. She was honored to present the attorneys of Oklahoma and traveled throughout the State meeting fellow lawyers and members of the judiciary. Kimberly is proud to be a second-generation attorney, following in the footsteps of her Father. She is passionate about the practice of law and recognizes the important role it serves in the lives of her clients.

Knowledge and Experience

Professional Associations and Leadership

  • Oklahoma Bar Foundation Trustee (2022 & 2023)
  • Oklahoma Bar Association Immediate Past President (2019)
  • Oklahoma Bar Association President (2018)
  • Oklahoma Bar Association, President-Elect (2017)
  • Oklahoma Bar Association Board of Governors, District 6 (Tulsa) 2012-2014
  • OBA Family Law Section- Chair (2010 & 2011 Section awarded the OBA Golden Gavel)
  • OBA Family Law Section Budget Chair (2012- 2017; 2019-2023)
  • OBA Family Law Section – CLE Chair (2009) (2010 Chair)
  • OBA Family Law Section- Secretary (2008); CLE Committee (2007)
  • OBA Family Law Section-Trial Advocacy Institute Committee Member/Faculty (2013-2017; 2019)
  • OBA Executive Director Search Committee member 2022
  • OBA CLE Taskforce Committee member (2019)
  • Chair MCLE Committee (2021 & 2022)
  • Co-Chair Solo & Small Firm Conference Committee (2011); Committee Member (2011-2014)
  • OBA Communications Committee Member (2012)
  • OBA Law Day Committee Member (2012-2013)
  • Selected as a Participant for the Oklahoma Bar Association 2008-2009 Leadership Academy
  • OBA Leadership Academy Task Force Committee (2007)
  • OBA Professionalism Committee (Secretary 2009) (2009-2015; 2019)
  • OBA Bench and Bar Committee Member (2009-2014)
  • Chair OBA Women in Law Committee 2015
  • Co-Chair OBA Women in Law Committee 2013; Committee Member (2010- 2022)
  • Chair OBA Women in Law Mona Salyer Lambird Award nominations (2016-present)
  • Chair OBA Section Leaders Council 2016
  • OBA Family Law Section- Section Leaders Council Delegate (2012- 2017; 2019) (Chair Fees Sub-Committee 2013-2014)
  • OBA Section Leaders Council (Vice-Chair 2015)
  • OBA Strategic Planning Committee Chair (2017)
  • OBA Strategic Planning Committee (2022)
  • OBA Strategic Planning Finances Subcommittee Member (2013 & 2016)
  • Oklahoma Task Force Human Trafficking Member (2014)
  • OBA Budget Committee Chair (2017) & Member (2016; 2019)
  • OBA Delegate Tulsa County Bar Association (2009-2011 & 2011-2013 & 2013-2015)
  • OBA Alternate Tulsa County Bar Association (2013-2014)
  • Tulsa County Screening Committee for Special Judge Selection (2019)
  • Tulsa County Bar Association Director-at-Large (2011/2012 & 2012/2013 & 2014/ 2015)
  • Tulsa County Bar Association Family Law Section Chair (2010/2011 & 2011/2012)
  • Tulsa County Bar Association Professionalism Committee (2009/2010 & 2010/2011)
  • Tulsa County Bar Association Professional Responsibility Committee (2009/2010 & 2010/2011)
  • Tulsa County Bar Association Golf Committee (2010/2011 & 2011/2012 & 2012/2013)
  • Tulsa County Family Court Funding Committee (2010/2011)
  • Tulsa County Bar Association Law Week Committee (2012/2013)
  • Quality Assurance Panel (QAP) Member Family Law division Tulsa County District Court (2021-2022)

Awards and Recognitions

  • Super Lawyers recognition (2018, 2019, 2020, 2021 & 2022)
  • Honoree The Journal Record’s “50 Making a Difference” 2019
  • 2017 OSU College of Arts & Sciences, Distinguished Alumni- Philosophy Department
  • 2014 Fellow of the OBA Young Lawyers Division
  • 2012 Recipient OBA Women In Law “Mona Salyer Lambird Spotlight Award”
  • OBA Family Law Section Recipient “Chair Award” (2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 & 2021)
  • 2011 Recipient OBA Family Law Section “Family Law Attorney of the Year”
  • 2020 Recipient OBA Family Law Section “Lifetime Achievement Award”

Other Law-Related Associations and Community Activities

  • Oklahoma Bar Foundation – Fellow
  • Member of the Oklahoma Bar Association, OBA Family Law Section,
  • Tulsa County Family Law Section, Tulsa County and Creek County Bar Associations, American Bar Association, ABA Family Law Section,
    CLE presentations to Oklahoma Bar Association, OBA Family Law Section, Oklahoma Child Support Services and the Oklahoma Paralegal Association
  • Co-Chair Cattle Baron’s Ball Tulsa – American Cancer Society 2015
  • Legal Aid Services of Oklahoma- Pro Bono Volunteer since 1996
  • Oklahoma Lawyers for America’s Heroes Volunteer Attorney
  • DVIS Volunteer Attorney

Certified Paralegal

Stephanie A. Pierce

Biography

Stephanie A. Pierce is a Certified Paralegal (CP) with over 20 years of family law experience. She has worked with Kimberly Hays since 1998. Stephanie is a member of the Tulsa County Bar Association- Paralegal Section. She is also a member of NALA.

 

Stephanie graduated from Northeastern State University with B.S. in Criminal Justice. She earned the credentials of a Certified Paralegal in 2000 from NALA (the accreditation association for Certified Paralegals). https://nala.org/certification/  To maintain her paralegal certification, Stephanie attends yearly continuing legal education seminars related to family law.

 

Working under the supervision of an attorney, the paralegal’s work product is merged with and becomes part of the attorney’s work product for a client. A paralegal assists lawyers in the delivery of legal services. The utilization of paralegals helps reduce the costs to the client.

 

Stephanie is a skilled paralegal and an integral part of the family law representation. She is knowledgeable in complex discovery preparation and trial preparation processes. Stephanie often attends trial with Kimberly and assists in the organization and other aspects of the hearing.

 

She has developed a wide range of contacts with other support staff, attorneys, and the courthouse staff. One of her many outstanding qualities is her ability to communicate with attorneys, other legal assistants, Judges, courthouse personnel, and clients in a professional.

 

Clients appreciate Stephanie’s compassion and professionalism. The practice of domestic litigation is filled with emotions. Stephanie is patient and encouraging with clients as she recognizes the path of family law litigation can be stressful.

IF YOU’RE FACING A FAMILY LAW ISSUE, CONTACT KIMBERLY K. HAYS TODAY