By virtually any and every measure possible, Robert G “Hap” Fry Jr., is a prolific and highly decorated Tulsa divorce lawyer.
Fry has been practicing law in Tulsa, Oklahoma for over 40 years, and has specifically devoted 35-plus years to the areas of high-conflict, high-resolution, Tulsa divorce and child custody litigation. During this time, Fry has garnered numerous honors and awards, as he has been selected as an Oklahoma Super Lawyer every year since 2007 and is listed in Best Lawyers®.
Most recently, Fry was selected as Lawyer of the Year for Family Law in Tulsa for 2016 by Best Lawyers®. He is a big reason why the Tulsa family law firm of Fry & Elder has made the U.S. News & World Report’s exclusive list of Best Law Firms from 2014-2018.
Fry received his undergraduate degree from Michigan State University and received his Juris Doctor from The University of Tulsa College of Law in 1967. Upon being graduated from law school, he served as the Chief Public Defender of Tulsa County for two years. He then began collecting honors and awards from the onset of his career. He was selected as an Outstanding Young Lawyer of Tulsa County in 1971.
As a prominent Tulsa divorce lawyer, his practice is devoted solely to Tulsa divorce, child custody, property rights, abuse, sexual molestation and related issues. He is committed to protecting the child’s welfare in all contested cases. Counseling, mediation, and arbitration are available to parties at the inception of each case that can reduce the time and costs of litigation. Fry is a Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers and a past president of the Oklahoma Chapter.
Additionally, Fry has been a CLE speaker on cross examining a psychological expert, 1998; divorce fundamentals in 2000 and 2001; examining a custody evaluation report, 2005, 2006. He was featured on CBS The Early Show in a divorce series entitled, “What About the Kids?,” September 14, 2006. Fry has been featured as an outstanding lawyer in the Oklahoma Super Lawyers Magazine every year since 2007, and was the subject of a 2015 Tulsa World feature story. He also carries an AV Preeminent rating by Martindale-Hubble, which is the highest recognition possible in the legal industry for professionalism and ethics. Partnered with attorneys James R. Elder and M. Shane Henry the firm Fry & Elder brings over 80 years of combined family law trial experience to the practice.
Fry’s trial philosophy can best be described as simple and to the point: “Shoot all the bullets you have and then throw the empty gun at them.” Through many years of excellence in family law practice, Fry & Elder has earned the reputation as one of the premier Tulsa family law firms.
- Family law
- Child custody
- Property division
- Support alimony
- Modification of decrees
- Enforcement of decrees
- Oklahoma and U.S. District Court, Northern District of Oklahoma, 1968
- U.S. Court of Appeals, 10th Circuit, 1972
- University of Tulsa, J.D., 1967
- Michigan State University, B.A., 1964
- 2016 Lawyer of the Year for Family Law in Tulsa by Best Lawyers®
- AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell®, the highest recognition possible in the legal industry for professionalism and ethics.
- Oklahoma Super Lawyer
- Best Lawyers in America
- U.S. News and World Report’s List of Best Law Firms (2015)
Fry & Elder serve clients in all counties across the state of Oklahoma.