Stephen D.Beam A Professional Corporation
Stephen D.Beam A Professional Corporation

Stephen D. Beam

  • Sole Practitioner


Weatherford, OK





Stephen D. Beam graduated from Oklahoma State University and the University of Oklahoma College of Law. He is a sole practitioner In Weatherford with a general practice focused on litigation. Mr. Beam served the Oklahoma Bar Association as Vice President in 2003 and as President in 2007. He was a member of the Board of Editors of the Oklahoma Bar Journal and the Professional Responsibility Tribunal. He served on the Professional Responsibility Commission and was chair in 2015. Mr. Beam received the Golden Gavel Award twice and the President's Award three times. He served on the Judicial Nominating Commission from 2009 - 2015 and was chair in 2015. He was named Solo Lawyer of the Year in 2003. He received the OBA Joe Stamper Award in 2015 for distinguished service to the profession. Mr. Beam is a frequent speaker and author on topics affecting solo and small firm lawyers.

Areas of Practice

  • Business and Commercial Law
  • Natural Resources Law
  • Probates and Estates
  • Family Law
  • Criminal Law

Bar Admissions

  • Oklahoma, 1982
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Oklahoma, 1982
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit, 2010
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 10th Circuit, 2010
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 2003
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Texas


  • University of Oklahoma College of Law, Norman, Oklahoma
    • J.D. - 1982
  • Oklahoma State University, Stillwater
    • B.A. - 1979
    • Major: History

Published Works

  • Practicing Law in a Smail Town, GP Solo Magazine, July/August, 2008
  • Ten Things to Know When Starting a Small Town Practice, The Oklahoma Bar Journal, October 6th , 2012
  • 10 More Things to Know When Starting a Small Town Practice, Oklahoma Bar Journal, 2014

Representative Clients

  • ASAP Energy, Inc.
  • Southwest National Bank - Weatherford, OK
  • Crop Production Services
  • RL Lockstone Funeral Home, Inc.
  • 1st National Bank of Thomas
  • ANR
  • Cabot Oil & Gas
  • Bank of Oklahoma
  • Cummins, Inc.


  • "The Small Firm Lawyers as an Employer", Solo and Small Firm Conference, 2001
  • Clients: How to Get 'Em and Sign 'Em Up, OBA Annual Convention
  • Employees: “Can’t Live With ‘Em, Can’t Live Without ‘Em”, Solo and Small Firm Conference, 1999
  • Keeping the Doors Open (Marketing Your Practice), Going Solo: “Big Bucks and No Boss!?!”, 2002
  • Keeping the Doors Open: Marketing Your Law Practice, Legal Institute of Pickens County, 2002
  • Participation as a Program Planner and moderator of tracks of CLE at the OBA Annual Convention, including litigation, general practice and how to be a better lawyer, 2000-2002
  • “Treading Water: Getting and Keeping Good Clients” Centennial Cruisin’ – OBA/CLE Centennial Event, 2004
  • “How to Get and Keep Clients” Get Caught in the Swarm: Evening with the Hornets - 2007

Honors and Awards

  • President, Oklahoma Bar Association, 2007
  • Member of Board of Governors, Oklahoma Bar Association, 1995-1997, 2003-2008
  • Member, Professional Responsibility Commission, 2009 - 2014, Chair - 2014
  • Golden Gavel Award, 1999 (Served as Chair of the Solo and Small Firm Committee); Golden Gavel Award, 2004 (Served as Chair of Centennial Task Force)
  • President’s Award, 2001, 2003, 2009
  • Solo Lawyer of the Year, 2003
  • Trustee Oklahoma Bar Foundation, 2006 – 2007, 2010 – 2015
  • Member: ABA GP Solo Section Counsel, 2000 – 2004
  • Judicial Nomination Commission, 2009 – 2015, Chair 2015
  • Oklahoma Bar Associate Joe Stamper Distinguished Service Award, 2016

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Oklahoma Bar Association, 1982 to 2016
  • American Bar Association, 1982 to 2016
  • Oklahoma Criminal Defense Lawyer Association


  • English


  • Phi Delta Theta