McAlester News-Capital, McAlester, OK

April 5, 2013

Two local attorneys join forces

By Rachel Petersen
Staff Writer

McALESTER — Two local attorneys have joined forces and opened the Wagner and Lynch law offices in McAlester and Wilburton.

On April 1, Brecken A. Wagner and Blake Lynch partnered together in their law practices.

Wagner graduated from Oklahoma City University School of Law in 2004 and began his career as a criminal and family law attorney in Oklahoma County. He worked as an assistant general counsel for the Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services before settling in McAlester in 2007 and joining the Dawson Law office in Eufaula.

In 2010 Wagner started his own law practice in McAlester. “In nearly a decade of practice throughout the state of Oklahoma and Missouri,” Wagner said, “I have accumulated a wealth of civil and criminal trial experience. I see Blake and myself as two ambitious, experienced attorneys that are drawn together by our desire to serve the individual needs of our clients. I cannot be more excited for what the future holds.”

Lynch is a 2009 graduate from the University Of Oklahoma College of Law. Since graduating, Lynch has practiced law in McAlester and Wilburton with a focus on civil and criminal law. He worked for Pat Layden’s law firm. “In the last several months I have successfully completed three jury trials in Pittsburg and Latimer counties in defense of my clients,” he said.

Lynch also practices in tribal court for the Choctaw and Cherokee tribes. “I have also been very involved in the local and state Bar association,” Lynch said, “serving as District 2 chair in the Young Lawyers Division and as Pittsburg County Bar President last year when the local bar was selected as the Outstanding Local Bar Association of the Year.”

Blake is an organizer of the Pittsburg County Bar Association’s Annual PAWS 5K-9, set for Nov. 2. He also volunteers for the Quinton High School Speech and Debate team and is the Corporate Board President for the Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership organization.

“I’m excited to be starting this new venture with Mr. Wagner,” Lynch said. “We both have a unique style and skill set and between the two of us we will be able to handle most any case that may affect the citizens of Pittsburg and Latimer Counties as well as anyone else in the State looking for an advocate to protect their rights.”

The Wagner and Lynch McAlester office is at the intersection of South 14th Street and U.S. Highway 69 and can be reached at 918-421-8843. The Wagner and Lynch Wilburton office is at 123 W. Main St. and can be reached at 918-465-5544.



Contact Rachel Petersen at rpetersen@mcalesternews.com.

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