Founded in 1953, the Payne County Bar Association is a voluntary association of attorneys governed by elected officers.  Its purposes are:

  1. the cultivation of the science of jurisprudence;
  2. the promotion of reform of the law;
  3. the facilitation of the administration of justice;
  4. the preservation of high standards of integrity, honor and courtesy in the legal profession; and
  5. the cultivation of a spirit of brotherhood and good fellowship among the members.

The Payne County Bar Association is comprised of active members of the Oklahoma Bar Association residing in Payne County.  From an initial membership of approximately 30 lawyers, the PCBA has grown to include more than 85 members.  The membership of the PCBA is diverse in practice areas, background and legal experience.  Among PCBA’s members are four past presidents of the Oklahoma Bar Association: Winfrey Houston, William Baker, Melissa DeLacerda and Gary Clark.

The PCBA’s activities include monthly meetings of its members, as well as active participation in the Oklahoma Bar Association’s annual Law Day events.  Law Day provides a variety of public service events taking place around May 1 each year, giving lawyers the opportunity to give back to the community.  PCBA also sponsors an annual college scholarship to an outstanding local high school senior.

The Membership Directory includes all active members of the Payne County Bar Association.

The 2018 officers of the PCBA are: Ashley Roche - President
Halli Martin - Vice President
Michael O'Rear - Treasurer
Law Day Chair - Amada Lilley

Payne County Bar Association 2019 Law Day Activities 

Law Day Banquet (Tuesday, April 30th)

A banquet for PCBA members and honored guests will be held at editations on

Tuesday, April 30, 2019 at 6:30pm.

Honor Docket (Thursday, May 2nd)

PCBA will hold an Honor Docket on Thursday, May 2, 2019, at 1:30pm at Payne County Courthouse. This docket will allow local attorneys to present awards and prizes to the winners of the youth Art, Essay and YouTube Contests. The Hert Scholarship will be presented to an outstanding high school senior to assist with college and the Liberty Bell Award will be presented to a member of the community for outstanding civic leadership in promoting law-related education and awareness.

Ask a Lawyer (Friday, May 3rd)

PCBA will participate in the Ask A Lawyer program in conjunction with the statewide campaign to answer legal questions.

Lawyers in the Library / Ask a Lawyer (Friday, May 3rd)

A pro bono legal advice clinic organized by PCBA will be held at the Stillwater Public Library on Friday, May 3, 2019 from 9:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. This clinic will be staffed by members of the PCBA who will give consultations to community members on a walk-in basis.