Jerri Neighbors was raised in Texas and moved to Oklahoma in 1995 after graduating from Texas Christian University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Speech Communications and Human Relations. Ms. Neighbors attended law school at Oklahoma City University School of Law, graduating in 2001 cum laude. She received the CALI award for academic excellence in Legal Research and Writing III and Criminal Procedure. She was honored on the faculty honor roll and a member of the Moot Court Honors Board.
While in law school, Ms. Neighbors worked with the personal injury firm of Norman & Edem, where she continued to practice until 2008 when she began working as a consumer advocate lawyer and then expanded her practice to include family law as a solo practitioner. Ms. Neighbors joined the firm of Atkins and Markoff in August, 2009 concentrating on family law, but practices in the area of bankruptcy.
Ms. Neighbors is a volunteer for Oklahoma Lawyers for Children, having received the 2005 Mona Lambird Service to Children Award. When volunteering, she represents children whose parents have been accused of abuse and neglect and provides a voice for the children. Ms. Neighbors handles all aspects of family law cases, including divorce, custody, step-parent adoption, guardianships and everything in between. She has significant courtroom experience. Ms. Neighbors’ professional affiliations include the Oklahoma Bar Association, Oklahoma County Bar Association.
She is admitted to practice in the United States District Court for the Western, Eastern and Northern Districts of Oklahoma. Ms. Neighbors is married to Larry and they have four children. When not practicing law, she enjoys spending time with her family and watching her husband race sprint cars throughout the mid-west.