Aaron Bundy is a trial lawyer and partner at the Tulsa Family Law Firm of Fry & Elder. He has extensive trial experience in high-conflict family law matters, including divorce, paternity, and adoptions in Oklahoma. He has represented parents in trials where their parental rights were on the line, including hearings for adoption without parental consent and jury trials in proceedings for termination of parental rights. Bundy has been selected by judges in multiple counties to serve as a guardian ad litem and as an attorney for minor children in contested custody disputes.
Additionally, he is a criminal defense lawyer, trained to practice and defend the accused in both state and federal courts. He represents clients in criminal investigations when no charges have been filed through arraignment, preliminary hearing, and jury trial. Overall, his trial practice ranges from administrative hearings before state agencies such as the Departments of Labor and Public Safety, to judge and jury trials in both state and federal courts in Oklahoma. He has obtained substantial settlements and judgments in personal injury cases, including car wrecks and premises liability cases.
His practice also includes appellate work, and he is frequently called upon by other lawyers to assist with research and briefing complex issues and issues of first impression. Bundy’s post-law school training is ongoing. His training to date includes trial skills training and an advanced business valuation seminar, both taught by the esteemed South Carolina trial lawyer Tim Madden, at the National Family Law Trial Institute in Houston, Texas, two trial skills and cross-examination clinics with legendary trial lawyer Roger Dodd and the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers trial skills seminar in Denver, Colorado.
Bundy became the newest partner at Fry & Elder in March of 2016 after having been at the firm for less than two years. Together, he and fellow Fry & Elder trial lawyer Shane Henry frequently travel across the state and beyond to speak to paralegals, lawyers, and judges about trial-related issues and developments. The two also have authored articles about trial practice. Bundy and Henry are faculty members at the OBA Family Law section’s annual Trial Advocacy Institute, and they presently serve together as co-chairs of the Tulsa County Bar Association’s Litigation Section. Together with all the other lawyers at Fry & Elder, Bundy is committed to assisting other lawyers with their professional development as he pursues his own.
His memberships and affiliations include the Oklahoma Bar Association, Family Law Section, Phi Delta Phi, the Tulsa County Bar Association, Family Law Section and Litigation Section, the Oklahoma Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, the Tulsa County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, the American Association for Justice, and the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.
Oklahoma Supreme Court, 2006
J.D., University of Tulsa College of Law, 2006
B.S.B.A., University of Tulsa, 2002
Tulsa County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
Publications / Published Work:
Article: “Where to Start? Preparing to Examine a Family Law Expert,” The Oklahoma Bar Journal, March 2018.
Article: “Show Them Yours,” Tulsa Lawyer Magazine, January 2017.
Article: “Slaying the Speaking Objection Dragon,” The Oklahoma Bar Journal, November 19, 2016.
Article: “Leading the Way,” The Oklahoma Bar Journal, November 19, 2016.
Article: “Connecting in the Courtoom,” Tulsa Lawyer Magazine, October 2016.
Article: “Slowing Down,” Tulsa Lawyer Magazine, August 2016.
“Privilege and Work-Product Considerations for Using an Expert as a Consultant,” The Oklahoma Bar Journal.
“OBJECTION: Dealing With Speaking Objections In Trial,” Tulsa Lawyer Magazine, January, 2016.
“Privilege and Work-Product Considerations for Using an Expert as a Consultant,” The Oklahoma Bar Journal, Volume 86, December 19, 2015.
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT & TRAINING:
Trial Lawyer’s College Regional Seminar – Voir Dire, Leavenworth, Washington, 2016
High Altitude Trial Skills from the Masters of Advocacy – NACDL Annual Meeting, Denver, Colorado, 2015
CLE Presentation Oklahoma County Bar Association: Advanced Cross Examination; April 12, 2017.