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Hal WM. Ellis - Stillwater, OK

711 South Husband Street Stillwater, OK 74074- 4654

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Updated: 06/28/2022

Stillwater Estate Planning, Wills & Trusts Lawyer


HAL WM. ELLIS practices in the areas of business organizations, tax-exempt organizations, trusts and probate, estate and tax planning and tax deferred exchanges. Mr. Ellis received his B.B.A. (concentration in Accounting) and M.B.A. degrees from the University of Central Oklahoma and his J.D. degree from the University of Oklahoma. He is a former member of the Professional Responsibility Tribunal, State of Oklahoma (1981-88)...

About Hal WM. Ellis

Current Employment Position(s)

  • Managing Partner

Practice Areas

  • Estate Planning, Wills & Trusts 40%
  • Probate and Estate Administration 10%
  • Trust Administration and Fiduciary Litigation 30%
  • Business and Tax Planning 10%
  • Non-Profit and Tax Exempt Organizations 10%


  • 20%

Representative Clients

  • Banc First
  • Kerns Ready Mixed Concrete, Inc.


Bar Admissions

  • Oklahoma, 1974
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Oklahoma
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Oklahoma
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 10th Circuit
  • U.S. Tax Court, 1975

Other Affiliations

  • American Bar Association, 1996 - Present (Fellow)
  • Super Lawyer – Oklahoma, 2008 - Present
  • Best Lawyers – Oklahoma, 2008 - Present
  • Oklahoma Turnpike Authority, 2001 - 2008 (Member)
  • Oklahoma Bar Foundation (Fellow, Board of Trustees and President (2006))
  • American College of Trust and Estate Counsel, 1996 - Present (Fellow (State Chair: 2001-2006))
  • Oklahoma Bar Association Board, 1993 - 1995 (Governor)
  • Payne County Bar Association, 1986 - Present (President (1986))

Classes and Seminars

  • Guardianships Contrasted with Revocable Trusts, Oklahoma Bar Association CLE
  • Trust Admin.-Cy Pres and Equitable Deviation, Oklahoma Bar Association CLE
  • Fundamentals of Will Drafting, Institute for Paralegal Education
  • Defining Estate Administration, Institute for Paralegal Education
  • Basic Tax Free Exchanges, Oklahoma Bar Association CLE
  • Exempt Organizations – Ethical Considerations, Oklahoma Bar Association CLE
  • Exempt Organizations – Charitable Giving Planning Techniques, Oklahoma Bar Association CLE
  • Basic Principles of Estate Planning, Oklahoma Bar Association CLE
  • Selected Ethics Issues in Probate, Oklahoma Bar Association CLE
  • Choice of Business Entity in Oklahoma: How to Do It Right, National Business Institute, 2001 - Present

Past Positions

  • Oklahoma State University, Associate Professor, 1975 - 1986


  • University of Oklahoma College of Law, Norman, Oklahoma
    Law Review: American Indian Law Review, Editor, 1972 - 1974
  • University of Central Oklahoma, Edmond, Oklahoma, 1971
    Major: Accounting
  • University of Central Oklahoma, Edmond, Oklahoma, 1974

Fraternities and Sororities

  • Phi Delta Phi


Accepts Credit Cards


Published Works

  • Asset Protection Planning (co-author), Oklahoma Bar Journal, 78: 15, 2007
  • Tax Deferred Exchanges Under Internal Revenue Code §1031, Oklahoma Bar Journal, 74: 27, 2003
  • Capital Gains on Sales of Undeveloped Realty - Three Alternatives, The Tax Advisor (AICPA), 1977
  • Exclusion of Earnings on Allotted Indian Land from Federal Income Taxation, American Indian Law Review, Vol. II, No. 1, 1974

Office Information


711 South Husband Street Stillwater, OK 74074- 4654

Office Hours

Monday - Thursday: 9:00am - 5:00pm; Friday: 9:00am - 2:00pm


Other Sources of Feedback About Hal WM. Ellis

Included on the 2022 Oklahoma list

Past Lists

  • 2021 Oklahoma Super Lawyers list
  • 2020 Oklahoma Super Lawyers list
  • 2019 Oklahoma Super Lawyers list
  • 2018 Oklahoma Super Lawyers list
  • 2017 Oklahoma Super Lawyers list
  • 2016 Oklahoma Super Lawyers list
  • 2014 Oklahoma Super Lawyers list
  • 2013 Oklahoma Super Lawyers list
  • 2012 Oklahoma Super Lawyers list
  • 2011 Oklahoma Super Lawyers list
  • 2010 Oklahoma Super Lawyers list
  • 2009 Oklahoma Super Lawyers list
  • 2008 Oklahoma Super Lawyers list
  • 2007 Oklahoma Super Lawyers list

View the profile for Hal WM. Ellis on Super Lawyers


  • Fellow, American College of Trust and Estate Counsel, State Chair of Oklahoma
  • Fellow, American Bar Foundation and Trustee

Representative Clients

  • Banc First
  • Kerns Ready Mixed Concrete, Inc.

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