Maren Minnaert Lively


Maren M. Lively focuses her practice nearly exclusively in the areas of family law, including cases that involve divorces, child custody, visitation, and support, valuation and division of large and complex estates, support alimony, business valuations, collaborative law, adoptions, and guardianships. She also has extensive experience in probate and estate planning, general litigation, and appellate work. As a known and respected family law attorney, Ms. Lively is routinely appointed by the courts to serve as a guardian ad litem, trustee, mediator, and parenting coordinator.

Originally from South Dakota, Ms. Lively attended Oklahoma State University, where she double majored in economics and political science. After graduation, Ms. Lively moved to Washington, DC, to attend and earn her law degree from Georgetown University Law Center. She has been licensed to practice law since 2004.

After working for the U.S. Department of Justice, practicing in both large and small law firm settings, and serving as an adjunct professor at Tulsa University College of Law, Ms. Lively joined Jones, Gotcher & Bogan, P.C. at the end of 2014 and became a shareholder one year later. Ms. Lively continues to represent clients in Tulsa County and all surrounding areas, including Creek, Osage, Washington, Rogers, and Wagoner Counties.

Education and Honors:
Georgetown University Law Center, J.D. 2004
  • Senior Articles and Notes Editor, The Georgetown Journal of Gender and the Law
  • Clinical Experience through D.C. Law Students in Court
Oklahoma State University, B.S. in Economics and Political Science 2001
  • Top Ten University Graduating Seniors
  • Truman Scholar National Finalist
  • Top Female Graduate from College of Arts & Sciences
  • Top Female Political Science Graduate
  • Chief Justice of the SBA Supreme Court
Bar Admissions:
  • Oklahoma (2004)
  • United States Supreme Court (2014)
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Oklahoma (2005)
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Oklahoma (2005)
  • Cherokee National Tribal Court (2022)
Professional Affiliations:
  • American Bar Association
  • Oklahoma Bar Association
    • Family Law
    • Law Schools Committee
  • Tulsa County Bar Association
    • Board Member (2009, 2012)
    • Pro Bono Committee
    • Mentoring Committee – Chair (2009)
    • Nominations and Award Committee
    • Family Law Section (Chair 2017)
    • Law Day Committee
Legal and Professional Publications:
  • Assisted Reproductive Technology, published in The Georgetown Journal of Gender and the Law, Vol. IV, No. 1, Fall 2002
  • Grandparental Visitation: In a Child’s Best Interest?, published in The Oklahoma Bar Journal, Vol. 82, No. 20, August 6, 2011
  • Tax Commission’s Wish List Enacted, published in State Tax Notes, July 28, 2003
Honors and Awards:
  • 2018 Oklahoma Magazine’s 40 under 40
  • Oklahoma Super Lawyers (2019-2021)
  • Oklahoma Super Lawyers Rising Star (2010, 2012-2014, 2017-2018)
  • National Academy of Family Law Attorneys Top 10 Under 40 (2014. 2016)
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys 10 Best in Oklahoma (2016)
  • 10 Best Client Satisfaction – American Institute of Family Law Attorneys (2014)
  • Martindale-Hubbell Top Rated Family Lawyer (2015)
  • Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers (2011, 2017-Present)
  • AV Preeminent Attorney – Judicial Edition by Martindale-Hubbell (2018-Present)
  • AV Preeminent Attorney by Martindale-Hubbell (2012-Present)
  • America’s Most Honored Professionals – Top 1% (2016-Present)
  • National Academy of Family Law Attorneys Top 10 (2017)
Community Involvement:
  • Board Member of the Arts Alliance of Tulsa
  • Alzheimer’s Association Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Green Country
  • OSU Alumni Association Board Member
  • Legal Aid Services of Oklahoma
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