Lawyer.com Member Questionnaire
Please describe a case(s) in the last year or two where you made a big difference.
I represent many military personnel relating to domestic issues. I recently had the pleasure of representing an army sergeant in a divorce case. The parties had five children and the sergeant was being transferred to another state. This was a very difficult case due to the fact that the Mom was recently disabled and Dad had a full time commitment to Uncle Sam. At the end of the day we prevailed and the judge allowed the children to relocate with Dad to a foreign state.
How did you build a successful practice?
I have been practicing for over thirty years in Oklahoma. I attribute my success to several work ethics: I come to work every day including most weekends. I listen to what my clients say and want. I never sugar coat anything. If their goals are dubious, I tell them. If their goals are morally offensive to me I tell them and advise that they go elsewhere. I return all my telephone calls and emails.
What should clients look for in a lawyer?
I believe that clients should first look at an attorney’s competence. Other factors that are relevant are reputation among peers, experience and success rate. My reputation for truthfulness is beyond reproach and I have been commended my times by the bench.
How important is local knowledge to the success of your cases?
A lawyer does not always have a winning case, but as I have said many times everyone deserves representation. That being said I know all the local judges and lawyers in Oklahoma and surrounding counties, including but not limited to Canadian, Oklahoma and Cleveland counties, all know that if I make a representation to them or the Court, it is the truth.
What information can you provide in a free phone consultation?
This office offers free telephone and office consultation, I can usually tell by a telephone conversation whether or not an office consultation will be required. Generally, I will let a potential client know whether or not they need a lawyer, the chances of success in his or her particular case and what the likely costs will be.
What differentiates you from other lawyers in your community?
When you hire the Law Office of Randy Lee Bumgarner, you get Randy Lee Bumgarner, we are a small, family oriented firm. My success rate is high and even though there is no requirement that people like me personally, my relationships with clients usually turn into lifelong friendships and of course repeat business.
What is the most rewarding aspect of your job?
As a parent, I find great satisfaction, in protecting both Dad’s and Mom’s respective parental rights. I believe that no matter what country you live in the right to establish and exercise parental rights is the most fundamental.
Are you involved in your community?
I live in Mustang, Oklahoma and am a member of The Bridge Church. I am a Free Mason and am actively involved in all of their charitable work. I have a young son and we like to golf, fish and ski (snow board for him). We also enjoy watching movies together.