The legal system can be very stressful even for experienced people. From estate planning for avoiding probate actions to criminal charges for being in the wrong place at the wrong time, you should not fight your battles alone. Everyone needs help sometime, even if just a little.
We build our practice on relationships, not just transactions. Will Rogers once said, "A stranger is just a friend I haven't met yet." That is how we see you, too. You are a person, not a case file. You need help...we're here to give it because that's what Oklahomans do.
Brian Putnam is a multi-practice attorney at law in Oklahoma City proudly rendering legal services in Oklahoma City and the surrounding areas. Mr. Putnam hails from Del City, OK where he graduated high school in 1987 and went on to be a member of the last University of Oklahoma football team to win a Big 8 championship title in 1987.
He was inducted into the Del City High School Hall of Fame in 2013 for career achievements from serving on active duty in the United States Air Force. He also received the Distinguished Alumni award from Rose State College in 2014 and is an avid supporter of the Rose State Alumni Association.
Mr. Putnam recently retired from service in the United States Air Force where he finished his career as the Director of Strategic Initiatives focusing on the acquisition and management of major weapon system intellectual property. He led a 15,000-member virtual organization covering three states in developing policy and business processes to standardize intellectual property management operations.
Previously, he served as Deputy Director, Supply Chain Management Contracting Division at Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma where he led over 120 personnel executing aircraft sustainment contracting operations with a $3.1 million annual budget supporting a rotating aircraft and engine inventory worth $9 billion. He also filled a dual-hatted role as the senior military contracting officer responsible for leading, mentoring, training, and deploying over 30 officer and enlisted Airmen.
Mr. Putnam began his Air Force career in May 1998 at the Space and Missile Center at Los Angeles Air Force Base, California. He served in various positions including a selectively manned role as the Command Acquisition Advisor, Headquarters, Air Force Office of Special Investigations where he spearheaded operational support of a $171 million fraud case and ensured a $138 million recovery, advised in acquisition fraud investigations world-wide, and trained several generations of Special Agents. He also served at the National Reconnaissance Office where he filled a dual-hatted role as the Chief of Contracting for the Chief Information Office and as the Chief of Government Property. He directed cradle-to-grave management of more than $189 million in space and information technology contracts, and led multi-site operations with units managing over 428,000 items of government property worth $5.1 billion.
Mr. Putnam has worldwide experience including deployments to Pakistan where he was involved in political-military affairs as the Chief of Contracts and Logistics at the United States Embassy; to Iraq as the Chief of Contracts for the Defense Contract Management Agency where he was responsible for the $8 billion LOGCAP contract providing life support to over 20,000 personnel at 7 bases in southern Iraq; and to Afghanistan as the Chief of a Regional Contracting Center leading 23 military, civilian, and Afghan personnel supporting over 40 forward operating bases covering 30,000 square miles of the most kinetic area in the country and personally coming under direct and indirect fire multiple times. He received the Bronze Star Medal for actions under fire, and led his personnel in managing a portfolio of over 3,000 contracts worth $200 million to enhance humanitarian and reconstruction operations, and developing business ties between Central Asian states fostering international trade relations among 3 nations.
He brings over 20 years of leadership, negotiation, conflict resolution and geopolitical experience back to Oklahoma to give his clients a practical, pragmatic approach to the law and our justice system.
Mr. Putnam focuses on family law (divorce, custody, and visitation), criminal law (DUI/DWI, Protective Orders), and torts (such as sexual harassment and personal injury).
The legal profession suffers by reputation of too many attorneys who fail to return calls or do not seem to have their clients' best interests at heart. The legal system can be very intimidating; someone who was minding his or her own business one day suddenly can find themselves faced with serious issues that threaten to upend their entire family, financial peace, and future plans.
Mr. Putnam stands ready to provide common sense guidance to those in need of help in order to make their foray into the legal system a manageable experience with the goal of making trustworthy friendships that last for generations.