Founded as Shartel & Wells on January 1, 1902, Lytle Soulé & Curlee, a Professional Corporation, is the oldest firm in Oklahoma City and one of the oldest firms in the State.
Our Clients and Practice Areas
The firm represents corporations, partnerships, limited liability companies and individuals in all aspects of a general, civil, business practice. Areas of concentration include business and commercial transactions, taxation, labor and employment law, civil rights, real estate, construction, architectural and engineering, aircraft finance, insurance defense, products liability, environmental law, oil and gas, bankruptcy law, as well as creditors’ rights, estate planning, probate, and Corporation Commission matters. The firm engages in litigation in state and federal courts throughout the United States.
Lytle Soulé & Curlee emphasizes accessibility, quality and cost control. The firm does not assign more lawyers or staff to a project than it warrants. Assignment of each matter to a specific attorney allows consistent communication and personal service. We are proud of our national and local clients, our reputation for professionalism and the ability to provide large firm capabilities with the benefits and personal attention of a smaller organization. Our reputation has been earned with a century of excellent service to our clients.
- 1902 - Shartel & Wells
- 1902 - Shartel Keaton & Wells
- 1913 - Keaton Wells & Johnston
- 1928 - Keaton Wells Johnston & Barnes
- 1938 - Keaton Wells & Johnston
- 1946 - Keaton Wells Johnston & Lytle
- 1954 - Lytle Johnston & Soulé
- 1962 - Lytle Soulé & Emery
- 1980 - Lytle Soulé Curlee Harrington Chandler & Van Dyke
- 1986 - Lytle Soulé & Curlee
Before 1982, the Oklahoma Supreme Court would only allow non-deceased partners to be listed in the firm name, thus requiring the firm to modify its name over the years.