Parman & Easterday

Jerry E. ShilesWhy Choose Parman & Easterday?

Our unique estate planning process creates customized estate plans:

-Within 30 days,
-For a fixed fee…
-Satisfaction guaranteed.

Certified Veterans Affairs Attorney; Fellow, American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys; Member, National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys; and AV peer review rating from Martindale-Hubbell (for legal ability and professional ethics)


about me

Jerry Shiles became interested in family law and estate and special needs planning in the Judge Advocate Generals Corps and while assisting a special needs relative.

Mr. Shiles focuses on estate and elder law planning, Medicaid, Veterans Benefits, probate, estate litigation, business transactions, and family law (adoptions, guardianships). He has lectured at seminars and clinics in Europe, Japan and the U.S. and regularly conducts seminars for attorneys, CPAs, financial planners, nursing home administrators, and others.

Shiles is a co-author of the Oklahoma Bar Association’s Family Law Section Practice Manual and co-author of the book, Estate Planning Basics: A Crash Course in Safeguarding Your Legacy, published in 2008. He authored a weekly newspaper column for over 25 years and is a frequent guest on radio and television programs. He has published numerous articles and treatises, including “Entity Choices and Tax Consequences,” “Medicaid Planning and the Elder Law Practice: From Ethical Concerns to Practice Tools and Resources,” “A Few Medicaid Planning Strategies Available,” “Medicaid and Estate Planning for the Elderly and Not So Elderly;” “Key Issues in Estate Planning and Probate,” “Some (Medicaid) Issues Involved with Transfers of Gifts of Assets,” “Advanced Estate Planning—Titling of Assets and Family Law,” “Ethical and Planner Liability Issues: Protecting Yourself from Fraudulent Transfers,” “The Dos and Don’ts Before and After Medicaid Eligibility is Established: Other Important Things to Consider,” “Sources of Payment for Long-Term Care,” “Accounting and Tax Issues in Probate,” “Probate-Ethical Considerations” and “Medicaid, Eldercare, and Estate Planning Issues.”


Mr. Shiles is a Fellow of the American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys and a member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, Oklahoma City Tax Lawyers Group, Planned Giving Counsel of Oklahoma, Oklahoma City Estate Planning Council, and the American, Oklahoma, Nevada, District of Columbia and Oklahoma County Bar Associations.


Mr. Shiles is a retired Army Colonel with over 33 years of service, active and reserve, in legal and combat arms positions, including three tours as a Brigade Commander. His awards include the American Bar Association Distinguished Service Award, the Defense Meritorious Civilian Service Award and Legion of Merit, and numerous other awards. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys and has been listed in Who’s Who in the Leadership of the United States, Who’s Who of American Lawyers, and Who’s Who of Executives and Professionals. He has been awarded an AV rating by Martindale-Hubbell.

Mr. Shiles is active in community affairs, including the Chamber of Commerce; Reserve Officers Association; American Legion; and Oklahoma Military Heritage Foundation.


Mr. Shiles earned his Juris Doctorate from the University of Utah and completed his undergraduate degree in Business Management, with honors, at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. He also holds a Certificate in Germany from the University of Connecticut, a Master in Legal Letters from The Army Judge Advocate General’s School, and a Master’s degree in Strategic Planning from the U.S. Army War College.


Jerry and his wife, Donna, live in Shawnee, Oklahoma with their dogs, cats, and horses. They have two children, Phil and his wife Jennifer and daughter Emmalee, and Lauren and her husband Jayson, daughter, McCartney, and son, Julian.

Our attorneys have co-authored two books on estate planning! Ask how you can get a copy when you call!

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Proudly serving Oklahoma City and Tulsa Metropolitan areas

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Parman & Easterday - Premier Business, Estate and Elder Law Attorneys

Jerry E. Shiles
Parman & Easterday

13913 Quail Pointe Drive, Suite B
Oklahoma City, OK 73134

Phone #: (405) 843-6100
Toll Free #: (800) 725-6100


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 client testimonials

"I have encouraged several of my friends who do not have Living Trusts to go talk to one of the attorneys at Parman & Easterday. Yes, I would recommend Parman & Easterday highly over anyone.” –M. Clements

“In this situation, you are talking about details that are very vital. But they are friendly, they make you feel warm, and they follow through; and they always follow through with a smile.” -S. Novatny

“I really didn’t understand what my needs were at all in the beginning. I did attend one of Parman & Easterday’s seminars and I was taken by what the attorney had to say and how he had to say it. I thought he was talking to me rather than a group of people.” -C. Smith

“My husband had passed away and we only had a straight will. I felt like that it was essential for me to get something done about having a living trust. I felt very much relieved, and still do. And I was pleased with everything that Parman & Easterday did for me. Everything.” -M. Lundy

Our firm is a Charter Member of the American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys. Consumer Reports Money Adviser (January 2009) has recommended the American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys to consumers looking for qualified attorneys. This is in addition to numerous recommendations by Money Magazine and Suze Orman in her book, 9 Steps to Financial Freedom.

 eldercare information
  National Care Planning Council
  Veterans Aid Benefits
  Eldercare & Veteran Benefits Books
 about the NCPC

The National Care Planning Council is dedicated to helping families recognize the need for long term care planning and to helping implement that planning.

Integrity, honesty, and a genuine concern for those who are in need of (or may need) long term care are at the heart of our services.