Jason D. May
Jason graduated from Lone Grove in 2002, and attended college at Southeastern Oklahoma State. In 2005, Jason won the collegiate national championship in competitive speech. Jason attended law school at the University of Oklahoma where he was captain of the trial team and named to the Order of Barristers for excellence in oral advocacy. After graduating in 2009, Jason returned to his hometown. Jason is licensed to practice in Oklahoma as well as the Eastern and Western District Federal Courts, the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals, the Supreme Court of the United States, and the Chickasaw Nation tribal court. Jason's practice is focused primarily on criminal defense and he has handled over fifty jury trials that resulted in acquittal or an outcome that was better than the offer made by the state. His expertise in the area of criminal defense is unmatched in Southern Oklahoma.
Tyler L. Akers
A 2003 graduate of Lone Grove, Tyler graduated from the University of Oklahoma in 2007, summa cum laude, with a Bachelor of Arts in anthropology. Tyler obtained a masters degree from Harvard Divinity School in 2009. He moved to Denver to begin a PhD in the philosophy of religion at the University of Denver-Iliff School of Theology and moved back to Lone Grove and Ardmore to live more affordably and write his dissertation in 2011, graduating with his doctorate in 2015.
He started law school at the University of Oklahoma School of Law in 2015 and graduated in 2018 and moved back to Ardmore to practice civil law throughout Southern Oklahoma serving low-income individuals and families at Legal Aid Services of Oklahoma.
He serves on the board of directors of the Salvation Army, Drug Court, and CREATE Ardmore.
Tyler is licensed to practice law in the state of Oklahoma and the Choctaw and Chickasaw Courts.
He is a member of First Presbyterian Church of Ardmore and is currently the president of Sunrise Rotary Club. He lives in Ardmore with his wife and son.
Lora graduated from Marietta High School in 1997, and received her Associates Degree in general studies, with an emphasis on Legal Studies, from Murray State College. She began her career in the legal field in 2004, working as a secretary/bailiff for the Honorable John Scaggs, District Judge. Upon Judge Scaggs’ retirement in 2011, Lora transferred to the office of the Honorable Dennis Morris, District Judge, in Ardmore, where she continued her work as a secretary/bailiff for 4 years. During her employment with the District Courts, Lora prepared instructions for, and served as bailiff on, more than 50 jury panels. She has over a decade of experience with the court system, and legal proceedings.
In January 2015, Lora was employed by the May Law Office, serving as legal assistant and office manager. She is eager to help clients with any questions they may have, and is always willing to go the extra mile to ensure the office runs smoothly.
Charles retired from the full-time practice of law in October, 2020, but remains an active member of the bar and continues his association with the May Law Office as an advisor and as stand-by counsel.
Prior to working with the May Law Office, Charles was appointed Associate District Judge for Love County in April, 1990, was re-elected six times and served until his retirement in January, 2015. He presided over all types of cases in Love County, but also heard cases in other counties on various occasions. Charles is highly qualified and experienced in several areas of the law. He is well-respected by members of the bench and the bar throughout southern Oklahoma.
Charles graduated from Marietta in 1970, and attended Wichita State University in Wichita, Kansas, on a football scholarship.