E. Kathleen Pence

E. Kathleen Pence

Solo Practitioner
Jenks, Oklahoma

E. Kathleen Pence was born and raised in Tulsa, Oklahoma and chose to build her law practice in her home town.  Ms. Pence attended the University of Tulsa for her undergraduate degree and returned to the University of Tulsa to obtain her Juris Doctorate in 2011.  Ms. Pence has numerous and varied experiences in the legal field from working for multiple judges at the Tulsa County Courthouse prior to attending law school, to working in a medium-sized insurance defense firm, to striking out on her own in 2012 to form a small law firm.  Ms. Pence then founded Pence Law Firm as a solo practitioner, which opened its doors on January 1, 2016.

Ms. Pence is an active member of the Oklahoma Bar Association and the Tulsa County Bar Association.  Ms. Pence is currently serving as the Chairperson of the Law School/Mentoring Committee of the Tulsa County Bar Association. Ms. Pence is also active in the Litigation and Bench and Bar Sections of the Tulsa County Bar Association.  She is a member of the Teller's Committee In addition to her participation in the local legal community, and is a Chair of the Awards Committee for the Estate Planning Section of the Oklahoma Bar Association. Ms. Pence was chosen from applicants throughout the State of Oklahoma to participate in the Oklahoma Leadership Academy for the Oklahoma Bar Association as a rising leader in the legal profession.

In addition to her passion for the legal community, Ms. Pence has a love for the fine arts.  As a life-long musician, Ms. Pence obtained her undergraduate degree in music and still seeks involvement in the arts community. 

Ms. Pence focuses her legal work in civil litigation (which includes personal injury, contract disputes, real property/title disputes, and recovery of property), probate, estates, divorce, child custody, and guardianships.

Areas of Practice

  • Family
  • Fathers Rights
  • Divorce
  • Child Custody
  • Guardianships
  • Civil Litigation
  • Probate and Estates
  • Personal Injury
  • Contract Disputes
  • Real Property/Title Disputes
  • Recovery of Property

Bar Admissions

  • Oklahoma
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Oklahoma
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Oklahoma
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Oklahoma


  • University of Tulsa College of Law, Tulsa, Oklahoma
    • J.D. - 2011
  • University of Tulsa, Tulsa, Oklahoma

Published Works

  • What Behavior Should Be Considered Unprofessional?, Tulsa Lawyer Magazine, March, 2015

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Leader

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Oklahoma Bar Association, Teller's Committee, 2016 - 2017
  • Oklahoma Bar Association, Leadership Academy, Member, 2015 - 2016
  • Tulsa County Bar Association, Professionalism Committee, Co-Chair, 2015 - 2016
  • Tulsa County Bar Association, Estate Planning and Probate Section, Co-Chair, 2015 - 2016
  • Tulsa County Bar Association, Delegate, 2016 - 2018
  • Tulsa County Bar Association, Professionalism Committee, Chair-Elect, 2016 - 2017
  • Tulsa County Bar Association, Law School/Mentoring Committee, Chair, 2016 - 2017
  • Oklahoma Bar Association, Estate Planning Section, Awards Committee, Chair
  • Lead Counsel Rated, 2019 - Present

Past Employment Positions

  • Tulsa County Courthouse