Tulsa, Oklahoma Criminal Defense Attorney Melanie Lander
Being charged with a crime is a serious legal matter that requires the assistance of a skilled criminal defense attorney. Regardless of the seriousness of your charges, Melanie Lander understands the importance of mounting an aggressive defense. In addition to formulating a strong legal strategy, Melanie also clearly communicates with her clients to keep them informed of the status of their case as well as their legal options.
Legal Education and Experience
Melanie is a 2002 graduate of the University of Tulsa College of Law. She is a member of the Oklahoma Bar Association, the Tulsa County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association and the Oklahoma Criminal Defense Lawyers Association. She has been admitted to practice in the United States District Courts for both the Eastern and Northern Districts. Additionally, she is a Fellow of the Oklahoma Bar Foundation, the third oldest bar association in the United States that provides funding for free legal assistance to the poor and elderly and promotes various activities that improve the quality of justice for all people in the State of Oklahoma. Melanie is also a member of NORML, a national non-profit organization whose mission is to repeal marijuana prohibition in order to prevent prosecution for the responsible use of cannabis.
Professional Recognition and Awards
Oklahoma Magazine has selected Melanie as a Top Attorney in their annual Super Lawyer section for four consecutive years. She was also recognized as a Rising Star from 2008 through 2011, a top honor that is limited to only 2.5% of attorneys in the State of Oklahoma who are either under the age of 40 or who have been practicing law for less than ten years.
Practice and Specialties
Melanie’s criminal defense practice includes minor misdemeanor charges to serious felony charges and everything in between: DWI/DUI, drug possession, drug distribution and trafficking, domestic assault and battery, murder, aggravated assault, fraud, theft and probation violations. Additionally, Melanie assists clients with expunging or clearing charges from their criminal records following either a verdict of not guilty or a dismissal of their charges.
Don’t let your legal rights get trampled. Call our office today to speak to Melanie Lander or fill out our online form now for a free case analysis.