Heather Youree has been serving clients in private practice as well as serving the public since 2002 with a proven track record of success. She has a strong aptitude for trial preparation with foresight and judgment in legal issues and defenses. She has tried well over 50 cases to a Jury, including, but not limited to, Driving Under the Influence (DUI), Domestic Violence, Aggravated Assault and Battery, Burglary of a Habitation, Sexual Assault, Injury to Children, Child Endangerment, Kidnapping, Murder, Sexual Exploitation, Online Child Pornography/Solicitation, Medicaid Fraud, Divorce (including Custody, Visitation, and Child Support) as well as modifications thereof, Juveniles, and Guardianships. She has authored several appeals. And, she has handled countless number of cases before various jurisdiction in both Oklahoma and Texas. She has superior analytical, negotiation, aggressive advocacy, and client management skills.
Heather Youree is the former Assistant District Attorney in Cameron County, Texas Violence Against Women Prosecutor in Hays County, Texas, Assistant Attorney General of Cyber Crime and Child Protection Division, Assistant Attorney General in Medicaid and Fraud Control Unit, and appointed Special Assistant United States Attorney in the Eastern District of Texas. In addition to those duties, she was also assigned Protective Order Attorney and Open Records Attorney.
Karen A. Youree was born in Norman, Oklahoma, where her father, Earl, was attending Law School at the University of Oklahoma. She grew up in Wagoner, Oklahoma. She graduated from the University of Oklahoma in July, 1969 (B.S.), and from the University of Oklahoma School of Law in December, 1973 (J.D.), and was admitted to the Oklahoma Bar in April, 1974. Thereafter, she served as Assistant District Attorney in Muskogee County as well as Wagoner County. In 1978, she established her own private practice in the Law Offices of Earl Youree. Her primary areas of practice are: Probate, Wills and Trusts; Divorce/child custody; Guardianships; Paternity; Juvenile; Contracts; and Condemnation Cases. She has tried numerous cases, both Jury Trials and Trials to the Court. In addition to her private practice, she has also served as Municipal Judge for the City of Wagoner since February of 1993.
Earl Youree (January 11, 1920 to July 11, 2006)
Earl Youree was born in Hulen, Oklahoma, graduated from high school in Walters, Oklahoma, and attended Cameron College at Lawton, Oklahoma prior to joining the Army Air Corp (Air Force) in 1941. After being stationed at Windover Field, Windover, Utah, he was transferred to the European Theatre in England in 1942. A first pilot in the 306th Bombardment Group of the Eighth Air Force, he was first over Germany in B-17s. As first pilot, he was assigned to numerous missions, flying over 25 combat missions during WWII, and was twice awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross for heroism and extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight, as well as the Air Medal which is awarded for meritorious achievement while participating in aerial flight. After completing his missions, he was assigned as Tactical Advisor to General Nathan Bedford Forest III in England. Before the war ended, Earl returned to the U.S. and trained in B-29s for combat in the Pacific. Following his service, Earl attended the University of Oklahoma and the OU School of Law. He was admitted to the Oklahoma Bar in 1949 and initially practiced law in Wagoner with Judge Charles Watts. Thereafter, he established his own private practice in Wagoner. His daughter, Karen, began her law practice in his office in 1978. His daughter, Shelly, is a law partner in the firm of Thompson & Knight in Dallas and Los Angeles. His granddaughter, Heather, opened her practice in the office in 2013.
Earl served as a city attorney for the City of Wagoner from May 6, 1963 to May 6, 1974 and was attorney for the Lake Region Electric Cooperative for approximately 37 years. He also served as a Director of the First Bank and Trust Company of Wagoner for approximately 33 years. Earl passed on July 11, 2006.