J. John Hager

About J. John Hager

Mr. Hager is a licensed attorney with over thirty years of experience in the legal profession. Mr. Hager obtained his Bachelor Business of Administration, Magna Cum Laude, from Abilene Christian University in 1981. He obtained his Juris Doctorate with Honors from the University of Oklahoma College of Law in 1984, where he was a member of the Order of the Coif and the Oklahoma Law Review. Mr. Hager joined Durbin, Larimore & Bialick, P.C. upon graduation from the Oklahoma College of Law, where he practiced for over twenty years, during which time he became a director of the firm. Subsequently, Mr. Hager practiced law as a solo practitioner in Edmond, Oklahoma, for nine years until he joined Elias, Books, Brown & Nelson, P.C.

Mr. Hager is licensed to appear before all state and federal courts in Oklahoma as well as the United States Supreme Court. He is a member of the Oklahoma Bar Association including its Real Property section, and the Oklahoma County Bar Association.

Mr. Hager has presented lectures regarding easements and other servitudes in the commercial context, lessor liens in the commercial context, and commercial evictions.

Professional Affiliations

Oklahoma Bar Association
Oklahoma County Bar Association
Oklahoma Bar Association Real Property Section
Mr. Hager joined Elias, Books, Brown & Nelson in 2014. He has expertise in providing legal services including: all aspects of commercial, financial, and tort litigation both at the trial level and on appeal; contract preparation and review, commercial transactions, loan transactions, real estate, banking, bankruptcy proceedings, business formation, probate proceedings and estate planning.


1984 - J.D. with Honors, University of Oklahoma College of Law

Oklahoma Law Review
Order of the Coif
American Jurisprudence Award in Remedies

1981 - B.B.A., Management and Marketing, Abilene Christian University

Magna Cum Laude

Professional Admissions

United States Supreme Court
United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit
United States District Court for the Western District of Oklahoma
United States District Court for the Northern District of Oklahoma
United States District Court for the Eastern District of Oklahoma