Vivid Imagery: The Flow of an Oklahoma Lawsuit

To most people the Oklahoma Court system is a mysterious and complicated place with only “insiders” such as attorneys and judges to understand it.  

The diagram below shows the flow of an Oklahoma lawsuit until it completion in a trial conducted by either a Judge or a Jury.  

This diagram obviously won’t remove all the mystery of the system but hopefully it provides you with a better big picture understanding of the Oklahoma Court system.

 

Posted by Shawn Roberts

On this blog, I write about and try to answer practical Oklahoma legal questions. My focus and most experience is in estate planning and business issues including Oklahoma non-compete law. I make a living as an attorney in the law firm I founded, Cazes Roberts, PLLC in Oklahoma City. I live in Edmond with wife Amy and my two children, Sam (17) and David (9). We live precisely in the path of where the "wind comes sweeping down the plains."