The citizens of Oklahoma have a right to know how their government operates. They have a right to know how their elected officials are behaving. They have a right to know how their taxpayer monies are being spent. If a government is allowed to operate in secrecy then our democracy is lost.
The citizens and press have a great friend and resource in FOI Oklahoma. What the citizens don’t have is a convenient and free resource for all cases, statutes, and Attorney General opinions. Lee|Coats Law decided to change that. We want all cases, all statutes, all attorney general opinions to be easily searchable and easily accessible at your fingertips, so we created the FOI Bible.
We want to acknowledge and thank the following individuals for their assistance with this project:
Garret Maxey, JD (expected 2021) – TU Law School
Steve Fabian, Esq. – Fabian & Associates
Joey Senat, Ph.D. – Oklahoma State University
Josh is an AV Preeminent-Rated attorney. He is nationally recognized for his expertise on forensic science-related topics and has lectured over 250 times in 22 different states and two countries and is often sought out for commentary on forensic science by local, national, and international reporters. In addition to a law degree, he has earned a Master of Science in Pharmacy from the University of Florida and is a Nationally Registered EMT.
Mr. Lee has lectured at the American Chemical Society (ACS) as well as the American Academy of Forensic Science (AAFS) national meetings. In 2011, Josh was elected Forensic Science Co-Chairman for the Chemistry and the Law Division of the ACS. He is also an “Assistant Chromatography Instructor” for the ACS. Josh is the only Oklahoma attorney to be recognized as an “ACS Forensic Lawyer-Scientist” as designated by the Chemistry and the Law Division of the ACS.
Lee|Coats Law and attorney Josh D. Lee are known as champions of open, transparent government in Oklahoma. Josh has sued numerous cities and towns to enforce Oklahoma’s Open Records and Open Meeting Acts. He has litigated cases all the way up to the Oklahoma Supreme Court, set new precedent, and forced the government to pay for his client’s attorney fees and costs. He served on the non-profit organization Freedom of Information Oklahoma, Inc’s Board of Directors. His open government litigation success even led to his involvement as a volunteer attorney for the Oklahoma Innocence Project where he worked to successfully exonerate two men wrongfully convicted of murder after they spent nearly 22 years in prison.
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