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Lisa R. Howard

Lisa practices in the areas of adoption, guardianship, and other special issues surrounding Indian Children within these cases. She grew up in the Oklahoma City metro area and graduated from the University of Oklahoma, Summa Cum Laude. She went on to earn her law degree from the University of Oklahoma College of Law. While in law school, she was a member of the American Indian Law Review and Phi Delta Phi. Other notable Phi Delta Phi members include the late Chief Justice Rehnquist and President Theodore Roosevelt.

While still in law school, Lisa was one of three law students chosen from across the nation to earn an internship in the United States Department of Justice.

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Adoption

The Law Office of Lisa R. Howard has the experience and patience to best guide you through the complicated legal issues of Oklahoma adoption law.

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Guardianship

First, a Judge has to decide if the legal burden is met for a guardianship to occur.  Some reasons for guardianship could be parental drug use, instability in a parent’s living situation ...

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Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA)

The Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) was established in 1978 to protect Indian children and focuses on their best interest within a cultural context ...

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