Attorney

Mary Gutierrez

Mary Gutierrez is a senior associate attorney with James R. Gotwals and Associates, Inc. and an Of Counsel member of Barrow & Grimm, P.C. She has extensive experience in the areas of family and domestic law, probate, general litigation and appellate work. Originally from Texas, she attended Del Mar College and the University of Tulsa where she received her B.A. in English Literature in 1973. After a career with McGraw-Hill spanning 18 years and raising a family, Ms. Gutierrez returned to TU and received her Juris Doctorate with Honor from the University of Tulsa College of Law in 1999.

While in law school, Ms. Gutierrez was a member of the Tulsa Law Journal and served as Research Editor, Notes and Comments. She received CALI Excellence for the Future Awards for Legal Authorities and Appellate Advocacy. She is the author of “Oklahoma’s New Adoption Code and Disclosure of Identifying Information,” published in THE TULSA LAW JOURNAL, Vol 34, No. 1, Fall 1998.

Upon graduation, Ms. Gutierrez immediately joined the law firm of James R. Gotwals and Associates, Inc. She is licensed to practice in all Oklahoma courts, the United States District Courts for the Northern and Eastern Districts of Oklahoma, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit. Ms. Gutierrez has handled over 60 appeals generating six published cases: Boatman v. Boatman, 2017 OK 27, 404 P.3d 722; Clark v. McConnell, 2014 OK CIV APP 64, 330 P.3d 1226; Briggeman v. Hargrove, 2014 OK CIV APP 13, 318 P.3d 1130; Phillips v. Williams, 2010 OK CIV APP 98, 241 P.3d 696; Shirley v. Shirley, 2004 OK CIV APP 100, 104 P.3d 1142; and Peyravy v. Peyravy, 2003 OK 92, 84 P.3d 720.

Ms. Gutierrez’s professional memberships include the Oklahoma Bar Association, the Tulsa County Bar Association, the Oklahoma Association for Justice and the American Bar Association.

Practice Areas

Probate & Trust Administration

Family Law

Education

Del Mar College and the University of Tulsa with a B.A. in English Literature.
Juris Doctorate with Honor from the University of Tulsa College of Law in 1999

Bar Admissions

Oklahoma Bar Association, the Tulsa County Bar Association, the Oklahoma Association for Justice and the American Bar Association.

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