About

Our Story

PHM Law Group is a premier Family Law practice in Norman, Oklahoma. Currently made up of seven attorneys, the firm specializes in all areas of family law. We are known for taking time to get to know all of our clients and their families to properly develop a tailored plan for their needs and educate them on the how and the why. Our theory is that there is no reason to create conflict when there isn’t any. Our objective is to promote peace when possible – it’s better for everybody.

We understand that planning for your future, settling a divorce, dealing with a loved one passing, assisting an aging family member and other family law disputes can cause an abundance of stress. Our office is dedicated to making that process as easy and comforting as possible.

All seven attorneys work toward the highest standards of excellence, focusing on and caring for each client as they navigate the emotional and legal aspects of their family law cases.

Our History

The firm’s roots go back to 1979, when Petersen Associates, Inc., was founded by Catherine Holland Petersen. Virginia Henson and Jan Meadows were added as partners in 2005, and the firm became known as Petersen, Henson & Meadows, P.C. Later the firm added Jama Pecore and Tina Peot as partners, and the firm name was changed to Petersen, Henson, Meadows, Pecore & Peot, P.C. After the addition of Audrey S. Huffman in 2017, the firm changed a final time to the current name, PHM Law Group, P.C.

Accolades

PHM Law Group is recognized as one of the preeminent family law firms in the State of Oklahoma. Nationally recognized as one of 10 U.S. News and World Report Tier One family law firms in Oklahoma and one of three in the central Oklahoma area, it is the only firm on the list that practices primarily family law.

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Catherine “Kit” Petersen” was featured on the cover of the Superlawyers magazine in 2017

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Two of the firm’s partners, Catherine Holland Petersen and Virginia Henson, are fellows of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML), which is a national organization promoting professionalism and excellence in the practice of family law

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Martindale-Hubble AV-rated since inception, which means that the firm was ranked by other lawyers as a preeminent law firm with the highest ethical standards

Catherine Holland Petersen, Partner

Catherine (Kit) Holland Petersen is a partner at PHM Law Group, P.C. The firm primarily practices domestic relations, which includes family law, adoption, and mediation. Ms. Petersen has practiced family law since 1976, and has been a certified mediator for more than 25 years. She now limits her practice to family law mediation. She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers and has served on its Board of Governors as well as in the capacity of President of the Oklahoma Chapter. Petersen is also a member of the Oklahoma Bar Association Family Law Section and is a past chair.

Ms. Petersen has served on several national uniform law committees which draft nationwide legislation in family law. She chaired the original committee that drafted the Oklahoma Child Support Guidelines.

In her impressive career, Petersen has been named Outstanding Family Law Attorney in Oklahoma in 1988 and has made the list of the Best Lawyers in America every year since 1995, as published by Woodward/White, Inc. She is listed as a preeminent attorney by Martindale-Hubbel. She is also an Oklahoma Superlawyer, made Superlawyers 2016 and is named in the Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in American Law and Who’s Who in American Women. In addition to her own awards, the firm of Petersen, Henson, Meadows, Pecore & Peot, P.C. has been named a Tier One law firm by US News and World Report.

Petersen has authored articles for The Advocate published by the American Bar Association, Fairshare, The Oklahoma Bar Journal, and The Oklahoma Family Law Journal. She is a frequent lecturer throughout the country, presenting Continuing Legal Education focused on family law issues. Beginning 1995 through the present, she serves on the faculty of the American Bar Association Family Law Section’s Trial Advocacy Institute, a joint program with the National Institute of Trial Advocacy, which takes place in Colorado each year.

Petersen also has her own company selling homemade, natural jelly from her rural home in Cleveland County when she is not spending time with her grandchildren.

Virginia Henson, Partner

Virginia Henson received her juris doctor degree from the University of Oklahoma in 1980 and practices family law, estate planning and marijuana advising.  She is also the firm’s primary appellate attorney. She is also a mediator licensed by the Oklahoma Supreme Court since 1995. She is a fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers and listed in Best Lawyers in America.

Following her law school graduation, Henson practiced in Shawnee, Oklahoma with her father in a general practice. She joined the firm in 2000, and began limiting her practice to family law. Henson is an editor of the Oklahoma Bar Journal.

Henson has chaired the Family Law Section of the Oklahoma Bar Association as well as served as its secretary, and currently serves as an editor of the Oklahoma Bar Association Family Law Section Practice Manual. She has served on the Oklahoma Bar Association Ethics Committee, has been named by Martindale-Hubbell as a preeminent attorney for more than 15 years. She has twice been named Outstanding Family Lawyer for the State of Oklahoma.

In addition to her practice, Henson taught at East Central University in Ada, Oklahoma as an assistant professor and director of legal studies. Henson also has a long list of professional publications including works in professional journals, law manuals and bench books for state court judges. She is a respected public speaker, giving Continuing Legal Education presentations and keynote addresses at venues across the country for organizations such as the American Bar Association and Oklahoma Bar Association.

Henson enjoys the arts, particularly theatre, and has three adult children. She has completed coursework toward a Ph.D. in Educational Studies at the University of Oklahoma.

Jan Meadows, Partner

Jan Meadows believes every family law matter presents a unique set of facts as well as strong emotions. She works in partnership with her clients to find the best solution to their legal issues. She listens carefully and provides her clients a combination of sound legal advice and practical tips.

Jan joined the firm in 1999, and became a partner is 2005, after serving as an assistant district attorney in Cleveland, McClain and Garvin Counties for more than 13 years. While an assistant district attorney, she worked in the child support program where she handled hundreds of paternity and child support matters and served as the supervising attorney for the office.

A 1979 graduate of the Oklahoma City University School of Law, she is a member of the Oklahoma Bar Association, the Oklahoma Bar Association’s Family Law Section and the Cleveland County Bar Association. She has served on the OBA Law Related Education Committee. Jan coordinates the Cleveland County Bar Association’s Ask A Lawyer program, which is held annually as part of Law Day activities.

She plays in the handbell choir at her church. A sports fan, Jan has traveled to the Olympics four times.

Jama Pecore, Partner

Jama H. Pecore received her undergraduate degree from Indiana University of Pennsylvania and obtained her law degree from the University of Oklahoma. She began her career in 1985 with a general practice but for many years has limited her practice to family law.

Pecore began serving as a respected Guardian ad Litem in 1999 and still serves in that capacity, representing the interests of the children in family law cases.

An experienced litigator, Pecore handles complex divorce, paternity, guardianship, child custody, child support, support alimony, and property cases. She appears frequently in Cleveland, Oklahoma and McClain counties.

Pecore is also active in the community, being involved with Girl Scouts, having served as president of the Exchange Club of Norman, and being very active in her church.

Pecore is a member of the Cleveland County Bar Association and the Oklahoma Bar Association, and is licensed in the State of Oklahoma and Western District of Oklahoma.

Tina Peot, Partner

Tina Peot has been a licensed attorney since 1995. She received her undergraduate degree and her law degree from the University of Oklahoma. For the first ten years of her practice, she focused exclusively on adoptions. In 2007, she joined the firm and became a partner in 2008. Peot limits her practice to family law and while she represents clients in all family law matters, Peot is the firm’s adoption attorney.

Peot has represented clients in hundreds of adoptions, including interstate, surrogacy and international adoptions. She has provided continuing legal education to Oklahoma lawyers on the subject of adoption law. She co-wrote the chapter on adoptions for the Oklahoma Family Law Section Practice Manual.

She is a member of the Cleveland County Association, the Oklahoma Bar Association and the Oklahoma Family Law Section. Peot is licensed in the State of Oklahoma and in the State of Florida.

Peot was a member of the University of Oklahoma gymnastics team (as Tina Gamboa) from 1988 to 1992, and was selected as the Oklahoma NCAA Woman of the Year in 1992.

Tina and her husband are busy parents of two active children.

Audrey Huffman, Partner

Audrey S. Huffman has been a licensed attorney since 2006. She received her Bachelor of Business Administration with distinction from the University of Oklahoma in 1997. Following her graduation from the University of Oklahoma, Ms. Huffman served as a United States Peace Corps Volunteer in Ghana. While serving in the Peace Corps, she received two national awards for her efforts in eco-tourism development. Upon returning home from her Peace Corps service, she worked in management for the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, Oklahoma City Branch. She obtained her Juris Doctor degree cum laude from Oklahoma City University School of Law in late 2005.

Following law school graduation, Ms. Huffman worked for MidFirst Bank in banking compliance. She opened a general law practice in downtown Oklahoma City in 2007. Ms. Huffman has a wide range of legal experience including complex family law matters, guardian ad litem representation, guardianship, adoption, juvenile law, mediation, criminal law, and probate. She appears frequently in Oklahoma, Cleveland, Canadian, and Logan counties.

Ms. Huffman is a member of the American Bar Association, Oklahoma Bar Association and Oklahoma County and Cleveland County Bar Associations. She is licensed to practice in Oklahoma and the U.S. Western District of Oklahoma. Ms. Huffman has served as a board member of Infant Parent Intervention Center, as the Board President of Neighborhood Housing Services Oklahoma, and is a member of the Ruth Bader Ginsberg Inn of Court. She is a member of the Nature Conservancy’s Oklahoma Conservation Leadership Academy II.

In her spare time, Ms. Huffman enjoys traveling, wildlife and nature photography, and working on her Oklahoma Master Naturalist designation.

Justin B. Conway, Associate Attorney

Justin B. Conway graduated from Oklahoma City University School of Law as a merit scholar in 2017. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Oklahoma in 2013. Mr. Conway joined PHM Law Group, P.C. in 2012, while he was working toward his bachelor’s degree. He continued his employment with PHM Law Group, P.C. as an intern from 2015 to 2017. After passing the Bar in 2018, Mr. Conway joined the firm as an associate attorney.

Mr. Conway is a member of the Oklahoma Bar Association, Family Law Section and Young Lawyer Division. Mr. Conway is from Ardmore, Oklahoma, and is married to Chelsea Conway. The two of them love spending time outdoors and indulging in nerdy movies and TV shows. They had their first child, Lukas, in May of 2018.

Amy Adamson, Bookkeeper

Amy Adamson has been the firm’s bookkeeper since September 2004. She handles the billing, collections and human resources. Her previous work experience includes customer service in the medical and natural gas industries. Amy has been married for 20 years and has four children, two boys and two girls. She enjoys reading and watching her kids play sports.

Michelle Drake, Legal Assistant

Michelle Drake is a legal assistant and has been with PHM Law Group, P.C., since 2015. She started out as a file clerk and became a legal assistant for the firm in 2016. Before joining the firm, Michelle was a District Manager for Finish Line, Inc. for the Oklahoma, Northern Texas, and Arkansas territory. Michelle is from Rockford, IL and moved to Oklahoma in 2006 when she was promoted to District Manager for Finish Line. Michelle and her husband have four children, two boys and twin girls. Besides spending time with her family, Michelle loves photography, running half-marathons, playing soccer, and Mixed Martial Arts. Michelle is a talented photographer and she took the pictures of Norman seen on this website.

Kirsten Agar, Legal Assistant

Joined the firm in January, 2018. Kirsten worked as the office manager for McFarlin United Methodist Church in Norman. Previously, Kirsten was the office and land manager for Pathfinder Exploration for 12 years.

Kirsten is a proud mother of one daughter and two wonderful grandchildren. Kirsten plays in a bell choir at McFarlin and is a Zumba enthusiast.

Trisha Decker, File Clerk

Joined the firm in November 2011 and, before that, Trisha worked for Pence & Housley, Attorneys at Law, for 17 years. Trish grew up in a small town in northwest Oklahoma and enjoys crocheting, reading and is learning to sew.

Contact us

(405) 329-3307

info@phmlaw.net

314 E Comanche St

Norman, OK 73069