LEGAL RESOURCES

BILL JAMES

EXPERIENCE:
1982 - present         Private Practice                   Yukon, Oklahoma

1992 - 2015              Indigent Defender               Canadian; Blaine;

                                                                                 Kingfisher Counties

1982 - 1992              Chief Public Defender         Canadian County

1976 - 1982              First Asst. District Atty       Canadian County

1975 - 1976              Asst. Public Defender         Oklahoma County

1974 - 1975              Asst. Attorney General       State of Oklahoma

                                   Criminal Division 

1973 - 1974              Private Practice                  Oklahoma City, OK

Spring 1973              Legal Intern - Clerk with 

                                   U.S. Attorney's Office         Western District of

                                                                                Oklahoma

Fall 1972                   Legal Intern with Legal

                                   Aid Society                          Cleveland County, OK

1969 - 1971              Lt., J.G.                                 United States Navy 

EDUCATION

Northwest Classen High School - 1964

Bachelor of Business Administration - 1968
Juris Doctorate - OU College of Law - 1973

 

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W. MARK HIXSON

Attorney at Law

Born and raised in Oklahoma, Mr. Hixson has been an attorney for more than 25 years.  He started out interning in the Canadian County District Attorney's Office and then went into private practice in Yukon where he remains.  He, too, was an Indigent Defender for Canadian, Blaine and Kingfisher Counties.  Mr. Hixson's practice is primarily focused on Family, Juvenile, Adoption and Criminal Law.  Mr. Hixson was Oklahoma's Outstanding Young Lawyer in 1998 and is licensed in all Oklahoma Courts.

EDUCATION
Bishop McGuinness High School - 1985
Bachelor of Arts - 1989

Juris Doctorate - OU College of Law - 1992

 

HEATHER M. WINKLER

Paralegal

Heather was also born and raised in Oklahoma, and she has been a Paralegal for most of her more than 22 years experience in the legal field.  While in college, she began working for Bill James in 1988 and left for the corporate world in 1998.  Though she has worked for other attorneys in Oklahoma City, she was very happy to come back and work with Mr. James and Mr. Hixson.  She returned to our office in 2010.

 


 

EDUCATION
Putnam City West High School - 1987
Bachelor of Arts and Sciences - 1999
Certified Paralegal - 2006