Our History

Lloyd McAlister started his law firm in Edmond in 1985, employing only himself and a part-time secretary. Some questioned the choice of location for the new firm because at the time downtown Oklahoma City was the center of legal activities for central Oklahoma and Oklahoma was in the midst of the oil bust. Lloyd chose Edmond "to be close to home, family, church and schools." Prior to forming his own practice, Lloyd was associated with the Oklahoma City law firm of Crowe & Dunlevy. Edmond proved to be a fortuitous choice, meeting the personal objectives of Lloyd and his family in a community with a storied past and, as it turned out, an equally bright future. The original focus for Lloyd McAlister in 1985 was estate planning for individuals and families. As the firm has grown, so has our focus.

Lloyd's wife, Karla, joined the new firm in 1986 after serving as an Assistant District Attorney for Oklahoma County and an Assistant United States Attorney. The two partners moved their offices in 1988 from the original Edmond location in Apple Village Square at 15th and Fretz to the current location at 15th and Broadway in the Kirkpatrick Bank Building. Through the years we have had a number of attorneys and staff members work in our office. Today our firm attorneys include our law partners Brandon Baker and Cara Nicklas and associates Cody Jones and Haleigh Collins. Jon Austin is of counsel with the firm.

The expertise of the firm's attorneys includes estate planning, trust and estate administrations, probates, and guardianships, which serves the firm's clients in all generations. We have expertise in business formation, dissolution and management as well as real estate, oil and gas, and employment law which serves the progressive business and real estate development activities of the firm's clients.  When it is necessary our attorneys are equipped to assist with litigation and alternatives to litigation such as conciliation, mediation and arbitration law for dispute resolution.

McAlister, McAlister, Baker & Nicklas is a group of attorneys and support staff committed to helping their clients deal with the increasingly complex world. We strive to help clients on a daily basis with legal matters, from the very simple problems to the extraordinarily complex.