Martindale-Hubbell AV© Peer Review Rating.  The Joyce Law Firm has attained the highest possible peer Review Rating (AV©) from Martindale Hubbell.  This rating demonstrates our professional excellence and preeminent ethical standards.


Education and

Juris Doctorate (J.D.)
University of Tulsa, 1966

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)
Oklahoma State University, 1962

Editor-in-Chief of the Tulsa Law Journal; outstanding law student, Oklahoma Bar Association; outstanding law student, University of Tulsa, 1966; Order of the Curule Chair, 1966; Phi Alpha Delta, 1964; member, Law Schools Committee, Oklahoma Bar Association, 1974-1976; Associate Examiner, Board of Bar Examiners, Oklahoma Bar Association, 1968-1971. Fellow, The American College of Trust and Estate Counsel, 1985-present.


J. C. Joyce

Martindale-Hubbell AV ©  Rated


Practice Areas

Constitutional Law; Litigation; Tax Exempt Organizations; First Amendment Law; Nonprofit and Charitable Organizations; Religious Ministries; Church Law; Estate Planning; Wills; Probate; Trusts and Estates; Elder Law

Legal Experience

J.C. has over 38 years of experience representing corporations and individuals in litigation occurring in federal and state court, appellate court and tax court. His litigation experience includes extensive major litigation, trial, and appellate, Federal District Court of Oklahoma, California, and Texas; U.S. Tax Court; State courts of Oklahoma, Texas, and California; appellate work in 10th, 9th, and 5th Circuits; United States Supreme Court; numerous cases with multi-million dollar issues involved.

He has been involved in the establishment of foundations and other exempt organizations; counseling and tax representation of exempt and other organizations in Internal Revenue Service audits and litigation; and tax representation of exempt and other organizations through appellate procedure in U.S. Supreme Court.

He has also been involved in numerous corporate, financial, and real estate activities, products liability litigation, disputed estate and gift tax matters, elder law matters including estate planning, wills, probate, trusts, estates and guardianships and as general counsel for numerous corporations including active involvement in the day-to-day legal aspects of those corporations.

Bar and Professional Associations

J.C. is a member of the Tulsa County Bar Association, Oklahoma Bar Association, American Bar Association, District of Columbia Bar and U.S. Court of Federal Claims Bar Association.

He is admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court; Supreme Court of the State of Oklahoma, U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit; U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit; U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit; U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit; U.S. District Court , Northern District of Oklahoma; U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas; U.S. District Court, Western District of Texas; U.S. Tax Court; U.S. Court of Federal Claims and the state courts of Oklahoma.


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