About Us

Dru R. Tate

Attorney and CEO

Dru always wanted to make a career out of helping people. As an attorney, you often meet your clients as they are experiencing some period of despair in their life, whether it be the loss of a loved one or some change in the family dynamics. Even those setting up their will or trust are faced with some uncomfortable decisions causing them to procrastinate in starting this very important process.

Her passion is to help clients breakdown the issues, craft creative solutions, and efficiently execute a mutually agreed upon plan of action, leaving the client feeling reassured, empowered and in control. Her reward is hearing clients declare, “Well, that was easier than I expected!” and “Why did I put this off so long and let this give me so much anxiety?”

She is also very passionate about her family, faith, and friendships. She met her husband, Kyle, in undergraduate school at Northeastern State University. He is an Optometrist and owner of Insight Eyecare with clinics serving patients in Glenpool and Jenks. Together they have three precious babies; Lexi, Holly and Gentry. The girls are a blast and keep them very busy. They live on some land in south Tulsa near Liberty/Mounds and they love to ride four-wheelers and go exploring.

They are members of First Baptist Church Jenks and they love spending time with their friends and family. Kyle and Dru believe that to whom much has been given, much is expected. They are both devoted to their careers and their calling of helping people improve their lives.

Dru R. Tate

Attorney and CEO

Dru always wanted to make a career out of helping people. As an attorney, you often meet your clients as they are experiencing some period of despair in their life, whether it be the loss of a loved one or some change in the family dynamics. Even those setting up their will or trust are faced with some uncomfortable decisions causing them to procrastinate in starting this very important process.

Her passion is to help clients breakdown the issues, craft creative solutions, and efficiently execute a mutually agreed upon plan of action, leaving the client feeling reassured, empowered and in control. Her reward is hearing clients declare, “Well, that was easier than I expected!” and “Why did I put this off so long and let this give me so much anxiety?”

She is also very passionate about her family, faith, and friendships. She met her husband, Kyle, in undergraduate school at Northeastern State University. He is an Optometrist and owner of Insight Eyecare with clinics serving patients in Glenpool and Jenks. Together they have three precious babies; Lexi, Holly and Gentry. The girls are a blast and keep them very busy. They live on some land in south Tulsa near Liberty/Mounds and they love to ride four-wheelers and go exploring.

They are members of First Baptist Church Jenks and they love spending time with their friends and family. Kyle and Dru believe that to whom much has been given, much is expected. They are both devoted to their careers and their calling of helping people improve their lives.

Education

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Volunteer / Community / Organizational Involvement

Hilary McKinney

Attorney

Hilary focuses her career on improving the lives of families and children in Oklahoma. Working with families in crisis or in transition is both challenging and rewarding. For over six years, Hilary has been serving Native American families and children in her capacity as a child welfare attorney and prosecutor for several tribal nations. Her extensive experience with tribes is a valuable asset in any case involving Indian Children and/or the Indian Child Welfare Act. 

Ensuring the safety and wellbeing of children is Hilary’s passion, whether that is through acting as a guardian ad litem, or representing clients in child custody cases, guardianships, adoptions, and child welfare cases. These types of cases change the lives of everyone involved, and Hilary’s ultimate goal is to successfully advocate for the interest of her clients and their children. 

Hilary and her son Benjamin are both members of the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma. They enjoy camping, swimming, road trips, and riding roller coasters together. 

Hilary McKinney

Attorney

Hilary focuses her career on improving the lives of families and children in Oklahoma. Working with families in crisis or in transition is both challenging and rewarding. For over six years, Hilary has been serving Native American families and children in her capacity as a child welfare attorney and prosecutor for several tribal nations. Her extensive experience with tribes is a valuable asset in any case involving Indian Children and/or the Indian Child Welfare Act. 

Ensuring the safety and wellbeing of children is Hilary’s passion, whether that is through acting as a guardian ad litem, or representing clients in child custody cases, guardianships, adoptions, and child welfare cases. These types of cases change the lives of everyone involved, and Hilary’s ultimate goal is to successfully advocate for the interest of her clients and their children.

Hilary and her son Benjamin are both members of the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma. They enjoy camping, swimming, road trips, and riding roller coasters together.

Education

Bar Memberships

Volunteer / Community / Organizational Involvement

Caroline Kelly

Law Firm Administrator & Billing Specialist

Michelle Bailey

Client Relations Specialist

Cassi Cantrell

Case Manager

Robin Stafford

Case Manager

Bethany Salsman

Case Manager

Megan Gill

Executive Assistant

Don't just take our word for it!

I must say initially I thought we really didn't really need any help with estate planning, but after consulting with Dru, I realized how it important it was to not leave a burden on our children. Dru helped us get everything setup to fit our personal circumstances. What a relief! Thank you Dru! We are very grateful!

Michael R.

Recently used the South County Law Firm to handle probate after my father passed away last November. Very pleased with the service and level of communication from attorney Dru Tate and Robin Stafford in the Okmulgee office. Both were readily available to take my calls. I was also pleasantly surprised to receive a call after my case was completed to see if I had any additional questions or concerns.

Tim C.

I highly recommend this firm Dru and Courtney did an amazing job on my case. They go above and beyond to go over everything with you and take care of their clients.

Patrick N.

Our Core Values

A Passion For Helping People And A Commitment To Community

At South County Law Firm, we strive to provide you and your family with an open and comfortable legal experience. Whether you are establishing your family trust or traveling down one of life’s bumpy roads, we are here to make the process as smooth as possible. We truly value the relationships we have with our clients and we are committed to always being accessible and approachable. We have an appreciation for our client’s time and hard-earned money and strive for efficiency as we navigate the legal process together.

A Passion For Helping People And A Commitment To Community

At South County Law Firm, we strive to provide you and your family with an open and comfortable legal experience. Whether you are establishing your family trust or traveling down one of life’s bumpy roads, we are here to make the process as smooth as possible. We truly value the relationships we have with our clients and we are committed to always being accessible and approachable. We have an appreciation for our client’s time and hard-earned money and strive for efficiency as we navigate the legal process together.

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