About Us


The firm of Kivell, Rayment and Francis is an AV rated firm that was founded in 1991 by Thomas D. Kivell, Brian J. Rayment, and Joe B. Francis.

The firm has been heavily involved with national clientele in the area of state-wide foreclosure, bankruptcy, eviction, replevin and creditor rights law. We are experienced in commercial and general litigation, including the areas of contracts, commercial law, bankruptcy, products liability and torts. The firm has been involved in real estate transactions and title curative issues, both residential and commercial, as well as significant bankruptcy matters and wills and trusts and estate administration. The firm is an active member of the USFN, the Mortgage Default Servicing Academy and the Legal League.

Our firm also conducts a general corporate, civil litigation, partnership and estate and business planning practice. We are experienced in corporate formation, governance and compliance matters. We further have significant background in federal lending requirements, having represented lenders, buyers and sellers.



The Attorneys


Mr. Thomas D. Kivell, of counsel, was admitted to the Oklahoma Bar Association in 1976. He received his B.A. degree from Michigan State University in 1970 and J.D. degree from the University of Tulsa College of Law in 1975. Mr. Kivell was previously associated with the Tulsa firm of Blackstock, Joyce, Pollard, Blackstock and Montgomery. He is an active member of the real estate, banking, savings and loan and business sections of the Oklahoma and American Bar Associations, and is a licensed title insurance. His primary responsibilities are commercial real estate transactions, residential and commercial foreclosure work, corporate transactional work, and mortgage banking matters.

Mr. Brian J. Rayment was admitted to the Oklahoma Bar Association in 1982. He received his B.A. degree from Oklahoma State University in 1979 and his J.D. degree from the University of Tulsa in 1982. Mr. Rayment was President of the Student Bar Association and has been admitted to appear in Federal Courts in the Northern, Western and Eastern Districts of Oklahoma, and the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals. He also appeared especially in Federal Courts in the Northern District of Illinois, the District of Colorado, the Central District of California, and the Northern and Southern Districts of Texas. Mr. Rayment is a member of the Tulsa County and American Bar Associations. His primary responsibilities are all commercial transactions and commercial litigation, including bankruptcy matters, both creditor and debtor.

Mr. Joe B. Francis was admitted to the Oklahoma Bar in 1982 and the New Mexico Bar in 1989. Mr. Francis holds a B.S. (Business Administration) from Oklahoma State University and a J.D. from the University of Tulsa. He practices primarily in the areas of real estate transactions, contested foreclosure litigation, business planning, probate and trust administration, and commercial litigation. Mr. Francis is a frequent panelist and lecturer on mortgage default, loss mitigation and other real estate transactions. He has also served as President of the Oklahoma 4-H Foundation and the Metro Christian Academy Foundation.

Ms. Karen M. Funk received her B.A. from Texas Christian University in 1968 and is a 1975 graduate of the University of Tulsa College of Law. Ms. Funk is a member of the Oklahoma Bar Association and the California Bar Association (inactive). She has been admitted to appear in the Federal Court for the Northern District of Oklahoma. Her association with the firm began in April of 1990. Her primary responsibilities with the firm consist of foreclosures, title examination and other litigation matters.

Mr. Jason L. Howell, received his J.D. from the University of Oklahoma College of Law in May, 2001. Mr. Howell received his undergraduate degree from Oklahoma State University in Stillwater, Oklahoma in 1998. Jason joined the firm in January, 2002. He is a member of the Oklahoma Bar Association. His primary responsibilities with Kivell, Rayment and Francis consist of general foreclosure work.

Ms. Teddi Lewis Allen received her J.D. from the University of Tulsa College of Law in May, 1990. Ms. Allen received her undergraduate degree from the University of Tulsa in May, 1987. Teddi joined the firm in November, 2002. She is a member of the Oklahoma and Tulsa County Bar Associations. Her primary responsibilities with Kivell, Rayment and Francis are in real estate and title work.

Ms. K. Renee’ Davis received her B.A. from Oklahoma State University in 1990, and her J.D. with Honors from the University of Oklahoma College of Law in May 1993. Ms. Davis joined the firm in February 2006. She is a member of the Oklahoma and Tulsa County Bar Associations. Ms. Davis' practice is concentrated in business litigation, including contested foreclosure, commercial law and mortgage banking matters.

Ms. Shannon D. Taylor received her B.S. from Oklahoma State University in 1991 and is a 2003 graduate of the University of Tulsa College of Law with Honors. Ms. Taylor is a member of the Oklahoma Bar Association. Her association with the firm began in July of 2005. Her primary responsibility with the firm consists of foreclosures.

Ms. Julie Hird-Thomas received her B.A. in American studies from Oklahoma Christian College in 1980, her J.D. from University of Tulsa Law School in 1983. Ms. Thomas is a member of the Oklahoma Bar Associations and the Northern, Eastern and Western Districts of Oklahoma. Her practice is concerned primarily with bankruptcy.

Mr. Robert Hauge received his B.A. in Business Management from Texas Christian University in 1987 and received his Juris Doctor from the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law in 1990. Mr. Hauge is a member of the Oklahoma Bar Association and the Tulsa County Bar Association. Mr. Hauge associated with the firm in March 2016 and his areas of interest with the firm include, foreclosure, bankruptcy and real estate title issues.

Mr. Adam Fiegel received his B.A. in Political Science and Government from the University of Oklahoma in 2014. He received his Juris Doctorate from the New England School of Law in 2017. Adam is a member of the Oklahoma Bar Association and the Tulsa County Bar Association. Adam joined the firm in 2018, and is an attorney in our bankruptcy department.

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