Pat O’Hara



Areas of Practice

  • Business Law, including Taxation and Estate Planning

  • Business Litigation

  • Oil and Gas Law

  • Oil and Gas Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Oklahoma

  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Oklahoma

  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Oklahoma

  • U.S. District Court Western District of Oklahoma

  • U.S. Court of Appeals 10th Circuit

  • U.S. Supreme Court

  • U.S. Tax Court


  • University of Oklahoma College of Law, Norman, Oklahoma

    • J.D. - 1992

    • Honors: With highest honors

  • Oklahoma State University

    • B.S. summa cum laude - 1972

    • Major: Accounting


  • Spoke at 2018 Oklahoma Oil & Gas, Mineral and Land Conference, Southwestern Oklahoma State University.

  • Lecturer on behalf of the Oklahoma Bar Association, the Oklahoma Society of Certified Public Accountants and the National Business Institute

  • Spoke to OBA “Oil and Gas Law for the General Practitioner” seminar regarding “Getting Your Client Paid on His Oil and Gas Proceeds”

  • Spoke to 2009 OK-NARO Convention regarding “Lease Forms – Clauses I Need to Include and What Protects Me”

  • Spoke to the 2007 OK-NARO Convention regarding “Royalty Valuation.”

  • Presented “Imaginative Uses of the GST Exemption,” “Intentionally Defective Irrevocable Trusts in Estate Planning” and “Considerations in Selecting Marital Deduction Formulas” at the National Business Institute “Sophisticated Estate Planning Strategies for the Advanced Practitioner in Oklahoma” seminar

Honors and Awards

  • Order of the Coif

  • Order of the Barristers

  • American Jurisprudence Award recipient in Torts I, Torts II, Civil Procedure I, Civil Procedure II, Criminal Procedure I

  • Academic Achievement Award recipient in Corporate Finance and Environmental Law

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Oklahoma Law Review, Member

  • American Bar Association

  • Beckham County Bar Association

  • Custer County Bar Association

  • Oklahoma County Bar Association

  • Oklahoma Bar Association

  • Oklahoma Bar Foundation

  • University of Oklahoma College of Law, Adjunct Professor

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants

  • Oklahoma Society of Certified Public Accountants

  • Advisory Committee Member to Thomas, Pauline Miller Endowment Fund, administered by the Oklahoma State University Foundation

Past Employment Positions

  • U.S. Army

Other Interests & Memberships

  • American Angus Association

  • Oklahoma Cattlemen’s Association

  • Oklahoma Lawyers for Children