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Accused Nichols Hills attorney faces suspension of license

The Oklahoma Bar Association is seeking the suspension of Amy McTeer's license. She was watching four children when she told police she was on meth.
BY TIM WILLERT twillert@opubco.com Published: January 24, 2012
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A Nichols Hills attorney charged in two criminal cases is facing suspension by the Oklahoma Bar Association.

The bar association filed a complaint Jan. 17 with the Oklahoma Supreme Court against Amy L. McTeer, requesting an immediate interim suspension, court records show.

McTeer, 39, was arrested Dec. 23 on complaints of filing a false police report and child endangerment after Nichols Hills police officers investigating a home invasion call found no signs of forced entry.

The attorney was caring for four children when she told police she was under the influence of crystal methamphetamine. She was charged Jan. 5 in Oklahoma County District Court with child endangerment.

“It is our opinion that (her license) should be suspended to protect the public,” Gina Hendryx, general counsel for the bar association, said Monday.

McTeer has until Feb. 1 to file a response with the state court showing why her license to practice law should not be suspended.

McTeer's attorney could not be reached for comment Monday. McTeer declined to comment, referring any questions about the case to her lawyer.

McTeer also is accused of helping her boyfriend escape from prison. She is charged with two felonies — harboring a fugitive in Oklahoma County and assisting a prisoner escape in Canadian County.

Roy G. Kuykendall, 35, escaped July 9 from the Union City Community Corrections Facility, officials said. McTeer represented him in 2008 after he was caught in Elk City with methamphetamine while on probation, court records show.

“Anytime an attorney has these types of allegations, we are concerned that the underlying issues may affect their ability to practice law,” Hendryx said.

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