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2016-2017 TCBA Elections – Candidate Profiles

Candidates for the Tulsa County Bar Association (TCBA) present their credentials. The following offices remain uncontested: President, President-Elect, Secretary, and Library Trustee.

Voting for candidates begins on Tuesday, May 9, 2016 and will conclude at 5:00pm on Wednesday, May 25, 2016. Voting will take place electronically and eligible TCBA members will be sent further voter information via email. Paper ballots are available upon request, contact the TCBA for details. If you are a TCBA member in good standing you are eligible to vote.

The TCBA Nominations and Awards Committee thanks each of these dedicated election candidates for their commitment, time, and energy on behalf of the legal community.

Candidates listed in alphabetical order by last name.

TCBA Members may request the link to their Election Ballot by contacting Kevin Cousins, kevinc@tulsabar.com.

President

Matthew S. Farris

Attorney, Rogers and Bell, PLLC

Year of Admission to Practice:   2006

Years in Practice in Tulsa:   10

Previous TCBA Offices, Committees:   TCBA President Elect (2015-2016); TCBA Vice President (2014-2015); TCBA Secretary (2013-2014); TCBA Board of Directors (2012-2016); TCBF Community Outreach Committee: Chair (2012-13) & Member (2010-2013); TCBF BOD (2012-2013); Mentoring Committee (2009); Law Week Committee (2008).

OBA Offices, Committees:   OBA Leadership Conference 2007; OBA Law Office Management & Technology section (2013-2016).

Other Law-Related and/or Community Activities:   University of Tulsa College of Law Alumni Board of Directors; Eisenhower International School Foundation Board of Directors; Tulsa Title and Probate Lawyers Association; Leadership Tulsa class (45); American Bar Association.

Why you want the office: “To lead the association in conjunction with the TCBA Executive Committee and the Board of Directors as we continue to advance the TCBA’s mission, services, and offerings for the benefit of our members, and to continue developing relationships with attorneys who value service to the Bar as part of their practices.”

Why you think you are particularly qualified for the office:   “Having previously served on and chaired various TCBA committees and had the recent privilege to serve alongside current and former TCBA officers on numerous Executive Committees as the association’s current President Elect and its former Vice President and Secretary, I am invested in enhancing the association’s benefits, services and offerings to our members, as they continue their exemplary work in service to the Tulsa legal community and the greater Tulsa community through their dedication of time and talent.”

Other:   University of Tulsa College of Law Outstanding Junior Alumnus (2013).

 

President-Elect

Christina M. Vaughn

Crowe & Dunlevy, Advisory Director

Year of Admission to Practice:  2006

Years in Practice in Tulsa:  10

Previous TCBA Offices, Committees:   TCBA Vice President (2015-2016); TCBA Secretary (2014-2015); Community Outreach Committee Chair (2010-2012) and Vice-Chair (2010-2012), Vice-Chair (2009-2010), and member (2012-2016); Mentoring Committee member (2010-2012); Golf Committee member (2014-2016)

Other Law-Related and/or Community Activities:  Leadership Tulsa Class 44; Hudson-Hall-Wheaton American Inn of Court; Tulsa County Bar Foundation Trustee

Why you want the office:   “I have greatly enjoyed my years of involvement with the TCBA. I have seen how the TCBA impacts not only the lives of its members, but of the community in general. I want to be a leader and integral part of the continuing excellence of our Bar.”

Why you think you are particularly qualified for the office:  “In addition to having chair and/or served on various TCBA and TCBF Committees, I have served on the Executive Committee for the past two years; first as TCBA Secretary and then as Vice-President. I have taken these roles seriously and have dedicated myself to make my service impactful. I will be able to draw upon this experience and smoothly transition into the role of President-Elect. I will continue to dedicate myself to the improvement of our Bar if I am elected to serve as President-Elect.”

Other:    “It has been a great pleasure to have the opportunity to serve the TCBA in various roles over the years of my career. I have gotten to know many attorneys whose paths I may never have otherwise crossed, and I look forward to meeting and getting to know many more of you in the years to come.”

 

Vice-President

Moore-Waite Kimberly K 11Kimberly K. Moore

Legal Aid Services of Oklahoma, Inc.; Housing Advocacy Coordinator

Year of Admission to Practice:  2004

Years in Practice in Tulsa:    11

Previous TCBA Offices, Committees:   TCBA Director-at-Large (2015-2016); TCBA Treasurer (2014-2015); TCBA Secretary (2011-2013); Special Events Committee (2014-2016); Chair Law Day Committee (2012-2013); Law Day Committee (2010-2013); Pro Bono Committee (2013 – present).

OBA Offices, Committees:   YLD Board of Directors 2008-2011; OBA Alternate Delegate 2010-2012; OBA Delegate 2013-2015.

Other Law-Related and/or Community Activities:   Inns of Court – Council Oak/Johnson-Sontag; Court Assistance Program (C.A.P); OBA Leadership Academy; Advisory Council for Holy Family Cathedral School.

Why you want the office:   “First, It would be a great honor and privilege to represent the Tulsa County Bar Association as Vice President. The TCBA is filled with brilliant and dedicated practitioners and there would be no greater honor than to represent the collective interests of its members. Anyone who is involved with the TCBA has a common vested interest: the success and continued growth of our membership. I thoroughly enjoy being a member of the TCBA and all it has to offer. As Vice President I would encourage the continued growth and diversity of our membership, professionalism for our new attorneys, and good will for the Tulsa community.”

Why you think you are particularly qualified for the office:   “I have held numerous leadership positions within the Tulsa County Bar Association and the Tulsa County Bar Foundation over the past six (6) years, including: building and maintaining existing membership, committee work, such as chairing committees, approving of budgets, and amending bylaws. Having served in these many capacities over the years, I feel confident that I can successfully serve the TCBA and satisfy the duties of Vice President. .”

Other:   “I reside in Tulsa with my two sons, Alexander (8) and Zachary (6), our furry family members, Cooper and Maggie Mae and Lucy, the bearded dragon.”

Vice-President

Keele Ann E 12Ann E. Keele

Partner, Monroe & Keele, PC

Year of Admission to Practice:  2006

Years in Practice in Tulsa:  10 years in September

Previous TCBA Offices, Committees:  2015-2016 Secretary, 2015-2016 Chair of Children & the Law Committee, 2014-2015 Co-Chair of Children & the Law Committee, Member of TCBA Board of Directors 2014-2016, and Member of TCBA Executive Committee 2015-2016

OBA Offices, Committees:  Co-Chair of the Women In Law Committee 2015-2016, Vice-Chair of the Law Schools Committee 2015-2016, Member of the Law Schools Committee 2009-2016, Member of the Professionalism Committee 2009-2016, Leadership Academy 2009-2010

Other Law-Related and/or Community Activities: Participated in mock trial programs, Supporter of Lawyers Fighting Hunger, Headed the TCBA Holiday Challenge

Why you want the office: “I enjoy being a part of the TCBA Executive Committee team. I’d like the opportunity to continue working towards improving and advancing our local bar association while elevating our reputation in the community, and strengthening relationships..”

Why you think you are particularly qualified for the office:   “I am currently serving on the Executive Committee as the Secretary of the TCBA this year, and have proven that I am committed and dependable. My experience as Secretary has prepared me for the next step in advancement of leadership, as it afforded me the opportunity to see what the executive committee leadership roles are, and how I may better serve TCBA.”

Other:  “I am ready, willing, and able to serve as Vice President, and have the requisite leadership experience to be a valuable part of the team starting day one. I would appreciate your vote! Thank you.”

 

 

 

 

Secretary

White Jr Richard DRichard D. White, Jr.

Shareholder, Barber & Bartz, PC

Year of Admission to Practice:  1985

Years in Practice in Tulsa:  35

Previous TCBA Offices, Committees:  Budget Committee Chair, 2014-2015; Bench & Bar Committee, 2014-2015; Family Law Section, 2014-2015; Fee Arbitration, 2014-2016; Membership Committee, 2014-2015; Treasurer, 2015-2016; Current Chair of the ADR/Mediation Section

OBA Offices, Committees:   Member of the Family Law Section, 2014-2015; Legislative Monitoring Committee, 2015-2016

Other Law-Related and/or Community Activities:   Member of the Tulsa City County Library Commission, 2011-2016

Why you want the office:   “As former Chair of the Budget Committee and current Treasurer, I have served on the Executive Committee and Board of Directors for the past two years. I am aware of the issues facing our organization and believe I am well suited to continue as an officer of the Tulsa County Bar Association.”

 

Treasurer

Kara M. Greuel

Greuel Law Firm, PLLC, Managing Partner

Year of Admission to Practice:  2009

Years in Practice in Tulsa:  6

Previous TCBA Offices, Committees:  Budget Chair – 2015-2016; Chair Bench and Bar – 2014-2015; Chair of Guardianship Sub-committee of Bench and Bar – 2013-2014

OBA Offices, Committees:   Web-Applications Coordinator, EPPT Section – 2014 and 2015; Chair, EPPT Section – 2013; Chair-Elect, EPPT Section – 2012; Treasurer, EPPT Section – 2011; Mid-year Coordinator, EPPT Section – 2010

Other Law-Related and/or Community Activities:   Volunteer with Women in Recovery Program; Past Treasurer for Tulsa Artists’ Coalition; Past Treasurer for Oaks Indian Mission; past volunteer with CASA of Muskogee and Wagoner Counties

Why you want the office:   “The TCBA has played an important role in helping me to develop as an attorney and I would like to use my abilities and resources to give back to the organization and to serve the larger legal community.”

Why you think you are particularly qualified for the office:  “I’ve previously served in other capacities for the TCBA and I have what I believe to be a well-rounded understanding of the finances of the organization. Along with being an attorney, I began my working career as an accountant and have been a CPA for 17 years. My accounting background is comprised of audit and tax work and has been supplemented by my role as a Certified Fraud Examiner. These skills give me an ability to analyze financial data and review it for accuracy. My understanding of the TCBA as a whole, my abilities as CPA, and my legal knowledge make me well suited to work closely with our outstanding TCBA staff to produce financial statements that are clear and accurate.”

Other:  “I am the mother of two sons. One has been successfully raised to adulthood (he’s married and is finishing Pharmacy School) and is the father of my first grandson (would you like to see pictures? J). The second is a 15 year old freshman in high school and I am often prone to reminding him that he is not yet grown (his 6’2” height can be deceiving). I love being a mother and all the joy and challenges that it brings and I am continually amazed that I have been blessed with two boys who, I am absolutely sure, will leave this world better than they found it.”

Treasurer

Lesa A. Creveling

The Trust Company of Oklahoma, Senior Vice President

Year of Admission to Practice:  1984

Years in Practice in Tulsa:  30+

OBA Offices, Committees:   Estate Planning, Probate & Trust Section (4 years)

Other Law-Related and/or Community Activities:   Tulsa Estate Planning Forum, Tulsa Title & Probate, Various Community Volunteer Activities

Why you want the office:   “I’ve enjoyed the benefits of membership for many years. I want to give back to TCBA and the membership. I would also like to reach out to other attorneys like myself who practice in an industry rather than a law firm.”

Why you think you are particularly qualified for the office:  “I am also an accountant so I understand financial statements.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Library Trustee

Julie A. Evans

Julie A. Evans, PC, Solo Practice

Year of Admission to Practice:   1989

Years in Practice in Tulsa: 27

Previous TCBA Offices, Committees:  Treasurer, 2008-2009; Secretary 2006-2008; Co-Chair, Estate Planning, Probate and Elder Law Section 2004; Chair, Law School / Mentoring Committee 2001, 2004, 2006; Director 2000-2002; Library Trustee 1998-1999

OBA Offices, Committees:  Chair, Estate Planning, Probate and Trust Section 2001; Member, Probate Code Committee 1996-2006; Vice Chair, Law Schools Committee 2003-2015; Chair, Law Schools Committee 2016-present

Other Law-Related and/or Community Activities:  President, Tulsa Title and Probate Lawyers Association 2002; Director, Tulsa Estate Planning Forum 1996-1999, 2008-2011; President, University of Tulsa College of Law Alumni Association 2000; Fellow, Oklahoma Bar Association; Fellow, Tulsa County Bar Foundation; Author of article published in 02/13/2016 issue of the Oklahoma Bar Journal Article entitled “Conservatorships: So Useful, But So Rare”

Why you want the office:   “I would like to represent those of us who are in private practice who use or would benefit from using the Tulsa County Law Library. Title 12 O.S. §1204 provides for a five member Board of Law Library Trustees consisting of two District Judges, one member of the District Attorney’s Office and ‘two members of the county bar association who shall be chosen by the members thereof.’ ”

Why you think you are particularly qualified for the office:  “I have previous experience as a Law Library Trustee. I was honored to have served as the Tulsa County Bar Association representative on the 1998-1999 Board of Law Library Trustees. As a previous board member and a patron of the Law Library over the years, I believe that I am well qualified for the duties as Library Trustee.”

 Other:  “I will appreciate your vote.”

TCBA Director at Large

Eric L. Clark

Edmonds Cole Law Firm, Associate

Year of Admission to Practice:   2018

Years in Practice in Tulsa:  8

Previous TCBA Offices, Committees:   Bench and Bar Committee(2013-2016)

Other Law-Related and/or Community Activities:  Founder of TCBA Judicial Internship Program, National Conference of Law Review, Board of Directors (2008-2013)

Why you want the office:   “I would like the opportunity to promote the opinions and ideas of Tulsa’s new generation of attorneys. I would further embrace the chance to promote the continued efficiency of justice in Tulsa County, through supporting our courts and judges. I believe that as a Director at Large, I will be afforded the opportunity to present thoughtful and meaningful ideas for change to assist the Tulsa legal community as a whole. “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” – Margaret Mead

Why you think you are particularly qualified for the office:   “As a second career attorney, I have experience outside of the legal community that most attorneys simply do not have. The varied professional and community experiences I have had in my life have given me a balanced perspective on the issues that individuals and businesses share. It is this prospective that I will bring to the position of Director at Large that can help effectuate change for the betterment of our legal community.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TCBA Director at Large

Maren M. Lively

Jones, Gotcher & Bogan, P.C. – Shareholder

Year of Admission to Practice:  2004

Years in Practice in Tulsa:    12

Previous TCBA Offices, Committees:  Board of Directors: 2009-2010, 2012-2013; Mentoring Committee: 2008-2010 (Chair 2009-2010), 2012-2014; Pro Bono Committee: 2011-2013, Nominations & Awards Committee: 2014-Present, Law Day Committee: 2016-Present, Family Law Section Committee 2007-Present

OBA Offices, Committees:  Law School Committee: 2011-2014, Family Law Section Committee: 2007-Present

Other Law-Related and/or Community Activities:  Oklahoma State University Alumni Association, Tulsa Chapter Board of Directors (2015-Present); Tulsa Country Club Membership Committee (2012-2015) and House Committee (2016-Present); Alzheimer’s Association Memory Walk Team Captain: 2006-Present (Steering Committee 2009); Legal Aid Services of Oklahoma: 2008-2011; United Way Attorney Division Steering Committee: 2008-2009; Big Sister with Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Green Country: 2005-2007

Why you want the office:   “I believe that TCBA is a worthy organization that provides invaluable services to its members and the public at large. I enjoy giving my time to TCBA’s many causes and helping to make decisions and develop programs that promote its continued growth, active membership services, and community outreach. I want to continue my involvement by being part of its leadership as a Director-at-Large and member of its Board of Directors.”

Why you think you are particularly qualified for the office:  “By serving on a number of different TCBA committees and leadership positions, I am knowledgeable about the many successful services that TCBA provides and am also aware of programs that could use some improvement. I believe that I can use my past involvement to explore and advocate for ways to improve TCBA’s various services to its members and the surrounding community.”

Other:  “If elected, everyone can be assured that I will not let Kevin Cousins use his notoriously threatening tactics to push me around! (J/K)”

 

 

TCBA Director at Large

Kara Pratt

Barber & Bartz, PC, Associate

Year of Admission to Practice:  2011

Years in Practice in Tulsa:  5

Previous TCBA Offices, Committees:  TCBA Board of Directors-2015-2016; TCBF Board of Trustees-2015-2016; TCBF Law Day Chair 2015-2016; TCBF Law Day Committee 2015-16, 2014-15, 2013-14, 2012-13

Other Law-Related and/or Community Activities:  “I am active within the OBA Family Law Section Leadership. I have participated as a student and mentor at the OBA-FLS trial advocacy institute for 2 years. I also participate as an editor of the OBA-FLS practice manual.”

Why you want the office:   “I have enjoyed my current year on the TCBA Board of Directors and look forward to serving our colleagues in this area going forward.”

Why you think you are particularly qualified for the office:   “I am passionate about being a lawyer and creating an atmosphere of service and loyalty. I will attend the monthly board meetings and participate in activities/events that promote our bar association and profession.”

Other:  “As a younger attorney I bring fresh and relevant insight to the board.”

 

 

 

 

 

TCBA Director at Large

Lorena Rivas

Fry & Elder, Of Counsel

Year of Admission to Practice:   2012

Years in Practice in Tulsa:  4

Previous TCBA Offices, Committees:   Diversity Committee Member – 2012-2014, 2015-Present; Diversity Committee Chair – 2014-2015; Pro Bono Committee Member 2015- Present; Family Law Section 2015 – Present

OBA Offices, Committees:   Diversity Committee Member 2012 – 2015; Diversity Committee Vice Chair 2015 – Present; Family Law Section Member 2014-Present

Other Law-Related and/or Community Activities:   Coach for Union Alternative High School Mock Trial Team; Member of the International Committee of the Greater Tulsa Area Hispanic Affairs Commission of the City of Tulsa; 2015 Participant of the OBA Family Law Trial Advocacy Institute

Why you want the office:   “I strongly believe in the importance of being an active member of the Tulsa County Bar Association. The TCBA provided me the first opportunity to associate with other attorneys and future mentors. It gave me a comfortable environment to network with attorneys and grow as an attorney. By being a Director at Large, I can ensure other new members feel the same about the TCBA and support it. Additionally, I believe it is important to not only be a member but to partake in a leadership role in the TCBA. It allows me an opportunity to assist in the direction of the TCBA, as well as its preservation and continual growth.”

Why you think you are particularly qualified for the office:   “Despite being a young lawyer, I have consistently shown my willingness to assist in law-related associations, take on leadership positions, and be a productive leader. To help with my leadership skills, I participated and graduated from the Oklahoma Bar Association Leadership Academy in 2014.”

Other:  “I would be honored to serve as your Director at Large and assist the Board and the President in accomplishing any goals and tasks.”

ABA Delegates

Molly A. Aspan

Shareholder, Hall Estill

Year of Admission to Practice: 2003

Years in Practice in Tulsa: 13 years

Previous TCBA Offices, Committees:  ABA Delegate (2014-present); Tulsa Delegate to OBA Annual Meeting (2008-2013); Chair of Law-Related Education Committee (2012-13); President’s Award (2012-13); Chair of TCBA Young Lawyers (2006-07); Outstanding Young Lawyer (2005-06); Member of TCBA Board of Directors (2006-07, 2012-13, 2014-present)

OBA Offices, Committees:  Outstanding Service to the Public Award (2013); Chair of OBA Disaster Response & Relief Committee (2010-present); Member of Oklahoma Bar Foundation Board of Directors (2015-present); Fellow of Oklahoma Bar Foundation (2006-present); Outstanding Young Lawyer Award (2011); Member of OBA Board of Governors and YLD Chairperson (2010); Member of MCLE Commission (2010-present)

Other Law-Related and/or Community Activities:  “In addition to my involvement with the Bar Associations, I am currently serving my second term as Vice President of Legal Aid Services of Oklahoma (where I have served on the Board for many years), and I am on the Executive Committee for the Council Oak/Johnson-Sontag American Inns of Court. I am also involved in many community organizations, currently serving on the Board and Executive Committee of Meals on Wheels and as President-Elect for the Junior League of Tulsa.”

Why you want the office:  “I have had the privilege to serve on the ABA House of Delegates for several years now, and I leave each House of Delegates with a renewed appreciation of the legal profession and respect for my fellow colleagues. There are many big changes happening in the legal profession right now, and it is an invigorating experience to be part of an organization where top lawyers from across the country debate the issues that are at the forefront of our profession, then bring the conversation back to Tulsa.”

Why you think you are particularly qualified for the office:  “I have been involved with the ABA for the past thirteen years and am familiar with the issues, the process, and the people who are leading change on issues of the utmost importance to the legal community. I have also actively participated in developing and debating proposals before the ABA YLD Assembly (which debates some of the resolutions prior to the ABA House of Delegates). Not only have I been involved with the ABA, but I have also been involved with the TCBA and am familiar with and knowledgeable about the issues that affect lawyers and the legal profession in Tulsa. It would be my honor and privilege to serve and represent members of the Tulsa legal community as Tulsa Delegate to the ABA House of Delegates.”


Robert P. “Bob” Redemann

Perrine, Redemann, Berry, Taylor & Sloan, PLLC, Attorney-Owner

Year of Admission to Practice: 1978

Years in Practice in Tulsa: 38

Previous TCBA Offices, Committees:  Chair of TCBA Litigation Section (2013-2015); Current OBA Convention Delegate (2013-14); OBA Convention Delegate(2009-10); Alternate OBA Convention Delegate (2011-12); Board Member at Large (2011-13); Board Member at Large 2008-2010; Member Law Week Committee (2009-present); Member Tulsa Lawyer Committee (2013-14); Special Project Co-Chair (2013); Special Project Chair (2014); Member Law Related Education (2012-13); Chair CLE Committee (2009-10).

OBA Offices, Committees:  Member Civil Procedure and Evidence Code Committee (2011 to present); Member Environmental Law Section, Member Labor and Employment Law Section, Member Insurance Law Section

Other Law-Related and/or Community Activities:  Member of Council (governing board) of the ABA’s Tort, Trial, and Insurance Practice Section (TIPS)(2010-12); Co-Chair of the TIPS Book Publishing Board (2010 to 2015); Member of TIPS Financial Committee (2006-07, 2010 to present); Chair of the TIPS Enterprise Fund Board (Special Funding) and former member (2012-14); TIPS Membership Co-Chair (2006-2007); Channel 2 “Call a Lawyer” panel member; Adjunct Settlement Judge, US District Court, Northern District of Oklahoma; Employment Law CE presenter Tulsa Chapter of Oklahoma Society of CPAs (November 2012); Lawyer in the Library volunteer (2011, 2012); Member of ABA Standing Committee on Membership (2006)

Why you want the office:  “I think the ABA is not as responsive or relevant to all lawyers’ needs as it could be and I would like to help change that.”

Why you think you are particularly qualified for the office:  “I have been a member of the ABA since Ed Hieronymus encouraged me to join in 1978. I have been a member of various sections and divisions (Litigation, GP Solo, Practice Management, Dispute Resolution and Labor & Employment ) of the ABA over the years and as an officer and leader in the Tort, Trial and Insurance Practice Section, I have come to understand how the ABA works (or doesn’t).”

Other:  “I think the ABA needs to focus more on our profession and less on other social issues. I think we deserve better from our national organization and would like to help us get it.”

OBA Delegates

Molly A. Aspan

Hall Estill

Area(s) of Practice: Labor and Employment Law; Litigation

Law School: Kansas Law School, 2003

“I have attended the OBA Annual Meeting for many years and have had the privilege and opportunity to serve as a Delegate from Tulsa County to the OBA House of Delegates for the past seven years. I appreciate the opportunity to address issues related to our profession and legal system and would consider it an honor and privilege to continue serving as a Tulsa County Delegate.”


T. Luke Barteaux

Fry & Elder

Area(s) of Practice: Family and Domestic

Law School: University of Tulsa College of Law, 2012

“Being a lawyer is a calling that carries with it obligations that transcend the mere delivery of services. It is important to help local county bar members through participation at the state bar level.”


Jack L. Brown

Jones, Gotcher & Bogan

Area(s) of Practice: Corporate, Trusts and Estates, Business Law

Law School: University of Tulsa, 1984

“It would be my honor to continue to represent Tulsa County lawyers in the OBA House of Delegates.  I would appreciate your vote.”


Kenneth L. Brune

Brune Law Firm

Area(s) of Practice: Corporate, Business, Litigation, Trusts and Energy

Law School: University of Tulsa College of Law, 1974

“The TCBA has a history of superior performance. A part of that success is its ability to work with the OBA. I would like to participate in that work.”


Brunton Paul DPaul D. Brunton

Sole Practioner

Area(s) of Practice: Criminal Law (City, State and Federal Court)

Law School: University of Tulsa College of  Law, JD 1971; University of Arkansas, LLM 1985

“As current VP of the OBA now is one of the most critical moments since I have been practicing law. The Oklahoma Legislature is attempting to put the JNC out of business and install legislative control over selection of Judges. We need to stand as one for an INDEPENDENT JUDICIARY.”


Eric-L-Clark-Photo1 (003)Eric L. Clark

Edmonds Cole Law Firm

Area(s) of Practice: Insurance Defense

Law School: Texas Wesleyan School of Law 2008

“As a second career attorney, I would like to utilize my prior business experience while representing the Tulsa legal community as an OBA delegate. Having worked outside the legal profession for many years, I bring a unique perspective that can benefit both the public interests as well as our fellow attorneys.”


Michael Esmond

Moyers Martin, LLP

Area(s) of Practice: Business Litigation

Law School: University of Tulsa College of Law, 2004

“I want to ensure that the vital role of the OBA is preserved and that its mission continues to be advanced in a manner that is consistent with the best interests of the members of the TCBA and residents of Tulsa County.”


Julie A. Evans

Julie A. Evans, PC

Area(s) of Practice: Probate

Law School: University of Tulsa College of Law, 1989

“I would be honored to receive your vote.”


Matthew S. Farris

Rogers and Bell, PLLC

Area(s) of Practice: Estate Planning, Probate, Trust Administration and Related Litigation

Law School: University of Tulsa College of Law, JD 2005

“As TCBA President Elect, it is important to remain aware of and engaged in matters related to the state bar affecting our local bar association.”


Kara M. Greuel

Greuel Law Firm, PC

Area(s) of Practice: Estate Planning, Administration and Litigation, Business Transactions

Law School: University of Tulsa College of Law, 2009

“Over the last several years, there have been numerous continuing attacks on the legal and judiciary system in our state and it is now more important than ever that we each become proactive in our organization. As a delegate, I hope of strengthen the Oklahoma Bar Association and its influence, so that we can form lasting solutions to the issues facing our attorneys, judges, and the population at large.”


Haynie Tony WTony W. Haynie

Conner & Winters, LLP

Area(s) of Practice: Litigation

Law School: University of Tulsa College of Law 1984

“Over the years I have found it refreshing to catch up with old friends and to hear what is going on with the OBA and the practice of law in Oklahoma. The Tulsa County group that attends the House of Delegate meeting generally share information on what is before the House and discuss what is in the best interest of Tulsa lawyers. I wish to continue in that effort.”


Kimberly K. Hays

Kimberly K. Hays, PLLC

Area(s) of Practice: Family Law

Law School: University of Kansas, 1993

“I have served as a Tulsa County delegate to the OBA House of Delegates since 2009. I would be honored to continue representing the interest of our fellow Tulsa County practitioners regarding the important issues that are decided by the OBA House of Delegates. I would appreciate the opportunity to continue serving and it would be a privilege to receive your vote as an OBA Delegate.”


James R. Hicks

Barrow & Grimm, PC

Area(s) of Practice: Civil Litigation

Law School: University of Tulsa College of Law, 1985

“Having served as President of the TCBA in 2013-2014 and serving as a current member of the OBA Board of Governors, I am familiar with the current issues facing our profession and can represent Tulsa County’s interests in the OBA House of Delegates.”


Gerald L. Hilsher

McAfee & Taft

Area(s) of Practice: Business Litigation, Environmental Litigation, ADR

Law School: University of Texas School of Law, 1979

“The issues that come before the OBA and the decisions we make as an association can be of critical importance to our perception in the community and to the furtherance of our individual and collective goals as professionals. I have the experience to make a positive contribution as an OBA delegate.”


Charles R. Hogshead

Retired Special Judge

Area(s) of Practice: Family Law

Law School: University of Tulsa College of Law, 1974

“It has been a pleasure serving as an OBA delegate on behalf of the Tulsa County Bar Association this past year. It would be my honor to continue serving as your delegate to the Oklahoma Bar Association House of Delegates for the coming year.”


Hans O. Lehr

Oxford Lehr, PLLC

Area(s) of Practice: Personal Injury, Workers’ Compensation, Domestic Litigation

Law School: University of Tulsa, 2011

“As a well-respected and well-liked young lawyer in Tulsa, I will confidently carry the voice of our community forward into my duties as an OBA Delegate.”


Larry D. Leonard

Leonard & Rineer, PC

Area(s) of Practice: Mediation; Probate and Estate Planning; Domestic Relations; Business Planning and Business Litigation; Personal Injury

Law School:University of Kansas, 1974

“I am excited to have the opportunity to address the important issues facing the bench and bar in the next two years, and I would be honored to receive your vote.”


Maren M. Lively

Jones, Gotcher & Bogan, PC

Area(s) of Practice: Family Law, Probate & Estate Planning, and General Litigation

Law School: Georgetown University Law Center, 2004

“Since the beginning of my legal career, I have served on several TCBA and OBA committees, and I am greatly interested in both associations’ continued growth, development, and services to its members and the non-lawyer community. I am proud to be a member of the TCBA, and I would be honored to serve as its representative and advocate in the OBA.”


Bruce A. McKenna

McKenna & Prescott, PLLC

Area(s) of Practice: Professional Errors and Omissions Litigation Defense

Law School: University of Tulsa College of Law, 1980

“Having served several terms as a delegate and alternate, it is a worthwhile position that allows the views of the members of the bar to be expressed on their behalf in connection with important issues that face our profession. It is a chance to serve the association and its members and make a positive contribution.”


James C. Milton

Hall Estill

Area(s) of Practice: Trust & Estate Litigation

Law School: University of Texas School of Law, 1995

“I have attended the OBA House of Delegates for a number of years. I would be honored to serve as a delegate on behalf of Tulsa lawyers.”


Scott V. Morgan

Moyers Martin, LLP

Area(s) of Practice: Oil and Gas Litigation, Transactions, Title Work, and General Civil Litigation

Law School: University of Tulsa College of Law, 2010

“For the past two years I have attended the OBA Annual Meeting as an Alternative Delegate for Tulsa County. I enjoy participating in the OBA on behalf of my colleagues and look forward to continuing to serve you all as a Tulsa County Delegate.”


Paul B. Naylor

Naylor & Williams, LLC

Area(s) of Practice: Volunteer Representation of Deprived Children, Workers Compensation, Guardianship, Personal Injury, Municipal Court Cases

Law School: University of Tulsa College of Law, 1967

“A Tulsa OBA Delegate has a responsibility to attend the annual meeting of the Oklahoma Bar Association and vote for the candidates seeking election for important OBA positions. As a previous delegate, I have always considered being an OBA delegate an honor and will continue to fulfill my obligation when elected.”


Kathleen Pence

Pence Law Firm, PC

Area(s) of Practice: Civil litigation, Probate, Family Law

Law School: University of Tulsa College of Law, 2011

“Participating in the OBA Leadership Academy has ignited my passion to preserve our professional standards and practices. I would be honored to serve the Oklahoma Bar Association and its members.”


Kara E. Pratt

Barber & Bartz, PC

Area(s) of Practice: Family Law, Civil Litigation, and Collections

Law School: Regent University School of Law, 2011

“I am proud to be a member of the TCBA and I desire to be a strong voice for us statewide. As a delegate I hope to ensure the TCBA is well represented so we remain relevant and current.”


Deborah A. Reed

Greuel Law Firm, PLLC

Area(s) of Practice: Business Law, Real Property, Indian Law

Law School: University of Tulsa College of Law, 2009

“I enjoy our legal community. Since I plan to be a member for many years to come, I’d enjoy this opportunity to make a contribution of time and effort to the Bar association.”


Christina M. Vaughn

Crowe & Dunlevy

Area(s) of Practice: Native American Law

Law School: University of Tulsa College of Law, 2006

“I would like to serve as an OBA delegate so that I may be a voice for the good of our Bar on the state level.”


White Jr Richard DRichard D. White, Jr.

Barber & Bartz, PC

Area(s) of Practice: Domestic Relations, Civil Litigation

Law School: University of Tulsa College of Law, 1980

“I have served as a Delegate for the Tulsa County Bar Association in the last two Annual Conventions. I am interested in and willing to continue serve in this capacity and will commit to attending the Annual Convention for this purpose.”


Jane P. Wiseman

Court of Civil Appeals Judge, State of Oklahoma

Area(s) of Practice: Court of Civil Appeals for the State of Oklahoma

Law School: University of Tulsa College of Law, 1974

“I just want to hear another barn-burnin’ stump speech from Garvin Isaacs!”

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