For over 40 years, James R. Elder has been practicing law in Tulsa, Oklahoma, focusing his practice on Family, Corporate, and Business Law. He graduated from the Oklahoma Military Academy in 1967, received his undergraduate degree in Political Science from Northeastern State College in 1969, and received his Juris Doctorate degree from Tulsa University College of Law in 1971. Elder was admitted to practice law in Oklahoma in 1972, the U.S. District Court, Northern District of Oklahoma, in 1973, the U.S. Court of Appeals in 1975, and the U.S. Supreme Court in 1977. He has also served as a past chairman of the Tulsa County Bar Association’s Domestic Relations Section, and was a contributing editor to the Oklahoma Trial Lawyer Journal. James Elder focuses on the issues presented by his clients, and is committed to providing the best possible results on each client’s case. His practice is dedicated protecting the client’s personal assets and the relationship with the children.
Mr. Elder joined forces with Robert G ‘Hap’ Fry in 1991, and the Oklahoma family law firm of Fry & Elder was established. The firms brings over 120 years of combined experience together to ensure the preparation and presentation of each clients case is done in the most efficient and cost effective manner. Mr. Elder, through years of dedication to his clients, has earned an AV Preeminent rating by Martindale-Hubble, which is the highest recognition possible in the legal industry for professionalism and ethics. The firm’s trial philosophy is described as simply as, “Shoot all the bullets you have and then throw the empty gun at them.” Their diligence in serving the clients’ needs and their dedication to protecting the children’s welfare has given Fry & Elder the reputation as one of the premier law firms in Oklahoma.
- Family law
- Corporate law
- Business law
- Oklahoma, 1972
- U.S. District Court, Northern District of Oklahoma, 1973
- U.S. Court of Appeals, 10th Circuit, 1965
- U.S. Supreme Court, 1977
- University of Tulsa, J.D., 1971
- Northeastern State College, B.A., 1969
- Oklahoma Military Academy, A.A, 1967
- AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell®, the highest recognition possible in the legal industry for professionalism and ethics.