J. Kelly Work, Attorney at Law

J. Kelly Work, Attorney at Law

Assisting individuals and businesses throughout Oklahoma

Firm Overview

For more than 20 years, J. Kelly Work, Attorney at Law has helped individuals and businesses navigate the challenges arising from an ever-changing business environment.

We safeguard your commercial legal transactions and help to achieve your goals, whether you are buying an office building, settling a contract dispute, have a land use or zoning issue or are discriminated against by your employer. We strive for excellence while applying focused, knowledgeable, and cost-effective legal solutions no matter the level of complexity of your legal issue.

We distinguish ourselves by our dedication to client service and to building lasting relationships with clients. We pay attention to every detail of your legal matter from initial consultation until we reach a just resolution of your legal matter.

J. Kelly Work, Attorney at Law provides responsive and comprehensive representation on the following matters:
Commercial litigation
Commercial real estate law
Labor and employment
Land use and zoning

Clients benefit from our ability to identify and resolve disputes outside the courtroom either through negotiation or mediation. However, we are always ready to aggressively defend you in court or file a lawsuit on your behalf. We also handle appeals.

Proudly serving Oklahoma businesses and individuals
J. Kelly Work, Attorney at Law effectively serves individuals and businesses in Oklahoma City and throughout the state of Oklahoma.

J. Kelly Work has earned the respect of both clients and the Oklahoma legal community. He has achieved an AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating from Martindale-Hubbell a distinction signifying the highest quality legal work, professionalism, and ethical standards.
Main Office

Main Office
105 N. Hudson, Suite 304
Oklahoma City  OK  73102

  • 405-232-2790
  • 405-232-3966
The commercial marketplace is continually changing. Businesses in the 21st century need an experienced commercial law attorney who keeps up with commercial and legal trends and their interplay.
Business owners and entrepreneurs turn to J. Kelly Work, Attorney at Law in Oklahoma City because of our reputation for understanding clients' needs and for tailoring innovative strategies to achieve them. We monitor our clients' businesses in order to counsel them on risk management and best practices.

Knowledgeable about all aspects of commercial law and litigation
Our firm represents business clients in all types of commercial matters throughout Oklahoma. Iron-clad contracts and agreements are at the core of a business's success. We draft and help enforce business contracts of every type, and we litigate when a contract has been breached.

The firm's commercial law services include:
-Contract litigation
-Contract preparation
-Contract review
-Dispute resolution
-Franchise agreements
-Insurance claims
-Insurance disputes
-Non-compete agreements
-Non-disclosure contracts
-Purchase and sale of business
-Real estate lease, purchase, and sales agreements
-Regulatory compliance
-Restrictive covenants
-Unfair competition agreements

Our goal is to achieve the best possible outcome for clients. Sometimes this means negotiating a resolution outside of court. At other times, complex, persistent litigation is required. In either instance, J. Kelly Work, Attorney at Law strives to provide effective, efficient representation.
Overtime Pay
Advising on all aspects of your employment law matters in Oklahoma.
J. Kelly Work, Attorney at Law will represent your Overtime Pay legal matters.
Real Estate
J. Kelly Work, Attorney at Law handles all aspects of commercial real estate. With 18 years of experience in commercial real estate and business, we can provide you with effective, skillful representation in transactional and litigation matters.
Commercial real estate transactions:
J. Kelly Work, Attorney at Law conducts all commercial real estate business meticulously and with methodical attention to all the important details. With our extensive preparation and commercial knowledge supporting your commercial real estate transactions, you can be confident that your investment is secure. The real estate commercial transactions we can handle for your business include:
-Commercial real estate closings
-Construction and build-outs
-Easements and restrictions
-Financing and mortgages
-Leasing contracts
-Land use and zoning
-Sales contracts drafting and review

Commercial real estate disputes:
More than just a place to conduct business, your office space can be an essential part of your business value. Disputes over property can profoundly affect your business by interrupting your operations and threatening the security of your business location. J. Kelly Work, Attorney at Law uses imposing courtroom presence and focused commercial property knowledge to protect your business property investments in contentious situations such as eminent domain seizures, landlord-tenant disagreements, easement conflicts and incorrect zoning decisions.

Commercial real estate mediation and negotiation lawyer:
Commercial real estate contracts often include a clause requiring that disputes to enter arbitration. Absent an arbitration clause, mediation can be used effectively to preserve business relationships. When mediation is required by contract or otherwise advantageous to your business, we guide negotiations towards equitable solutions that serve your needs.

J. Kelly Work


Areas of practice:
-Real property
-Business and commercial law
-Employment law
-Trial practice
-Land Use
-Eminent domain
-Zoning law
-Tax exempt finance

Admitted to practice:

Awards and honors:
AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell

-University of Oklahoma, J.D.
-University of Oklahoma, B.B.A.

Professional memberships:
-Oklahoma County Bar Association
-Oklahoma Bar Association
-American Bar Association

-Born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
-Assistant Municipal Counselor, City of Oklahoma City, 1980 1982
-Legal Counsel to Board of Adjustment, City of Oklahoma City, 1981 1982
  • University of Oklahoma
    Juris Doctorate