About Me

My name is Shawn Roberts and I am an attorney. I live in Edmond, OK with my wife Amy, our two children Sam (13) and David (5) and our 12 year old bichon frise, Molly [Molly passed in April 2012 at the age of 13 – RIP Molly].  We adopted David in 2010 and you can read a little more about that here.

1385701_10153311345500333_1754996313_n I grew up in a tiny town, Lewiston, Idaho about 3 hours south of the Canadian border. Lewiston is a solid 2 hour drive from nowhere. I went to college at the University of Idaho in Moscow (not the one in Russia, but that meant more during the Cold War).

I came to Oklahoma for the first time in August 1995 to go to law school at Oklahoma City University School of Law.263582_10152257038500333_1978623469_n

In September 1995 of my first year of law school at OCU, I became a Christian by putting my faith in and surrendering my life to my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Coming to Oklahoma was significant for me in many ways but none more so than crossing over from death to life in coming to know Christ. If you are interested in seeing my personal statement of faith you can click here.

I love Oklahoma, I went on to meet my wife here in a singles’ Sunday school class at Belle Isle Community Church in 1996. I don’t want to live anywhere else. I particularly like how the OKC Metro has many of the big-city amenities without all of the big-city issues. I wrote about my thoughts on Oklahoma in this post: Because of Oklahoma City’s vision, I see things unimaginable

I have practiced law for 15 years. I worked at several law firms when I was getting started and then founded a law firm, Brown & Roberts, P.C., with my friend Craig Brown. Following the end of Brown & Roberts in 2010, I started my own law firm which for lack of creative inspiration was called “Shawn J. Roberts, P.C.” Although I have experience in many different types of law, I have tried (albeit not always successfully) to limit my practice to two areas:

  • Small Businesses (contract, employment issues, litigation, etc . . .)
  • Oklahoma Estate Planning (wills, trusts, powers of attorneys).

Recently, I made a change – continuing my law practice but starting my law firm with Dale Cazes. Our new law firm is Cazes Roberts, P.C. You can read more about the change here.

One thing to keep in mind if you meet me is that I am awkward in social situations. This awkwardness is a challenge in the legal profession that requires building strong relationships.  However, I am a good attorney because I am detail-oriented, responsible and responsive: You can call or email me and I will get back to you. When you hire me to do something, it gets done, on time.  Count on it.

I have tried to bridge the gap in my relationship-building skills by sharing about what I do on this blog: you can read my posts on law, legal issues and technology or listen to the podcast series I did on estate planning — Estate Planning Demystified.

If you want to hire me or simply find out more about me, please feel free to email me anytime – Shawn Roberts  

 

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2 responses to About Me

  1. Joseph (Bud) Williams April 2, 2012 at 6:09 pm

    I heard you speak at the Kerr-McGee retirement luncheon in March and picked up some literature. It was a very interesting discussion presentation ans got my attention for sure.
    I retired from K-M in 1983 as Controller of O & G Division and worked as a Consultant for some time after. The only job I had after graduating Hill’s Business University, Oklahoma City.
    I have an e-mail living trust for me and my wife, Mary, but I wonder about the accuracy of it.
    I guess the cost I hear is what made me try to do it myself.
    We have two children and five grandchildren. All with adequate education., Families are very secure.

    • Mr. Williams,

      Thank you for taking time to leave a comment on my blog. I appreciate the opportunity to speak to you and the group, it seems like a great group of people.

      It sounds like you have a wonderful family, you have obviously done a great job as a parent.

      I can understand why you are hesitant because it does cost some money. It is hard for me to say whether you have covered the issues in the trust you have without seeing it.

      If you would like me to review it and give you my opinion, I can do that. I charge a small fee for this, one hour of time, $175.00. If you are interested in doing this or have any other questions, please let me know.

      Shawn