How to Check for Liens for Your Client in Oklahoma, Cleveland, and Canadian Counties

Staying up-to-date on your client's liens and subrogation claims is critical as you move toward resolving their case. Use this guide to find new and updated medical liens in your client's name.

(See Rex Travis' most recent Malpractice Avoidance CLE materials for a complete discussion of the impact of not resolving client's liens and subrogation: “Keeping Your Money and Your Law License - Malpractice Avoidance and Ethics for Trial Lawyers.”)

Check for Liens for Your Client in Oklahoma, Cleveland, and Canadian Counties:

Start by clicking the link to the county you want to check.

OKLAHOMA COUNTY

  1. Type client’s last name into the first box.
  2. Type client's first name into the second box. Be aware you may need to vary the spelling of the client’s name if their name has an unusual spelling or there are several common variations.
  3. Change the “from date” to the date of incident.
  4. Change "Search Type" and “Match Type” if needed. Click “Search” at the bottom of the page.
  5. A new page will open with a list of liens of all types for your client.
  6. Click the “Instrument #” link to open an info page for that instrument.
  7. Click “View Image” at the top to open a PDF file showing the instrument.

CLEVELAND COUNTY

  1. Click the link for “Index Search” at the bottom of the page.
  2. Click “Accept” at bottom of Disclaimer and Terms of Service.
  3. Click the link at the bottom for a “Name” search.
  4. Type client’s last name, first name, and put in the date of incident in the “Begin File Date.” Click “Submit.”
  5. Click the instrument number to open a particular instrument.

CANADIAN COUNTY

Same steps as for Cleveland County, above.

If you have additional questions about handling medical liens and subrogation for a client’s case, please don’t hesitate to call or click “Ask Rex.”