Mary Gillen McMillen brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in Oklahoma appeals, family law, and criminal law legal proceedings to Fry & Elder.
Mary McMillen has been a practicing attorney since 2012 and has successfully argued and advocated for her clients in the Oklahoma Courts of Criminal and Civil Appeals.
For her efforts, Mary is her considered a rising star among the top Tulsa appellate attorneys.
“Appellate work has always excited and challenged me,” Mary McMillen said. “It is unique in that you are taking on a case or issue with a fresh perspective and then you develop a new game plan to provide the best legal outcome possible.”
While Mary’s experience as an acclaimed Tulsa appeals and appellate attorney further diversifies Fry & Elder’s lineup of decorated trial attorneys, she will continue to bolster the firm’s reputation as being one of the premier family law and domestic relations law firms in the nation.
Fry & Elder has been named to the U.S. News & World Report’s Best Law Firms List every year since 2014, and much of Mary’s legal practice will focus on high-conflict, high-asset family law issues including:
Mary will also assist criminal law matters including protective order enforcement and frivolous protective order defense. She has handled hundreds of criminal cases, ranging from Murder to Public Intoxication and everything in between.
The majority of her trial experience is from the criminal courts of Northeast Oklahoma, and she’s a zealous advocate for her clients.
Her success as a criminal defense attorney comes from understanding the intricacies of criminal procedure and not being afraid to push the State to meet its burden of proving all the elements of a crime beyond a reasonable doubt.
Mary is a certified mediator and has mediated over 40 hours of family law mediation in Oklahoma and Arkansas. She has over forty hours of family and domestic mediation training, and she holds the philosophy that the parties should be the best persons to make the best decisions in their own case.
When parties cannot agree and must go to court for a final decision, Mary zealously and aggressively advocates for her clients’ interests. She’s not afraid to fight for her clients.
Additionally, Mary holds a Bachelor of Arts of English Literature, a Master’s in Arts of English Composition and Rhetoric, and a Juris Doctorate in Law.
Mary was an Instructor of Composition, Critical Reading, Creative Writing, Research, and Political Science for seven years at Northeastern State University before attending law school at the University of Tulsa College of Law (2009-2012).
As a practicing attorney since September 2012, Mary has primarily practiced in areas of criminal defense, probate, family (divorce, child custody, guardianship, adoption, and child support), federal and state Civil Rights litigation (1983 Civil Rights litigation, Bosh Tort claims, GTCA claims, etc.), and tort actions (wrongful termination, replevin, breach of contract, etc.). Mary has both civil and criminal trial experience.