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Inside OU Law

Inside OU Law has digitally replaced the printed magazine, Sooner Lawyer. The Sooner Lawyer archive is available digitally. Sooner Lawyer was the flagship alumni publication for the OU College of Law. Published on a biannual basis, Sooner Lawyer told unique OU Law stories of both current students, faculty, and alumni alike.

Below is the Current Issue and digital archive of the Inside OU Law Newsletter, Class Notes and additional alumni news. 

Current Issue

Class Notes

News Briefs

*Categorized in Alphabetical Order According to Alumni Year.
(Collected between July 2021 – October 2021)

1950s

William G. Paul ('56) listed in 2022 Best Lawyers in America publication in Alternative Dispute Resolution.

1960s

Preston G. Gaddis II ('65) listed in 2022 Best Lawyers in America Aviation Law, Equipment and Finance Law.

Arlen E. Fielden ('65) listed in 2022 Best Lawyers in America Insurance Law, Litigation – ERISA, Litigation – Labor and Employment, Workers' Compensation Law – Employers, Tax Law, Employment Law – Management.

Robert M. Johnson ('67)  selected for inclusion in the 2022 Best Lawyers in America publication.

Clyde A. Muchmore ('67) was named as a “Senior Statespeople” in the 2021 edition of the Chambers USA Guide to America’s Leading Lawyers for Business.

Robert A. Reece ('69) selected for inclusion in the 2022 Best Lawyers in America publication and is an active member of the Oklahoma Bar Association Probate and Estate Planning Section.

1970s

Michael R. Ford ('70) named Oklahoma City Mergers and Acquisitions Law Lawyer of the year for 2022 by Best Lawyers in America.

Bruce W. Day ('72) selected by peers and featured in the inaugural issue of Super Lawyers, he was also named for inclusion in Best Lawyers, America's Top 100 High Stakes Litigators, Martindale-Hubbell's Bar Register of Pre-Eminent Lawyers and Lawyers of Distinction.

Terry R. Hanna ('72) selected for inclusion in the 2022 Best Lawyers in America publication.

Drew Neville ('72) is an honoree for “Litigation: General Commercial” category in the 2021 edition of the Chambers USA Guide to America’s Leading Lawyers for Business.

Craig W. Hoster ('73) listed in 2022 Best Lawyers in America in Commercial Litigation.

Richard C. Ford ('74) is an honoree for “Litigation: General Commercial” category in the 2021 edition of the Chambers USA Guide to America’s Leading Lawyers for Business.

Louis Bullock ('75) received the Constitution Award from Rogers State University. 

John A. Kenney ('75) is an honoree for “Intellectual Property” category in the 2021 edition of the Chambers USA Guide to America’s Leading Lawyers for Business.

Michael E. Joseph ('76) received a Band 1 rating in “Healthcare” in the 2021 edition of the Chambers USA Guide to America’s Leading Lawyers for Business.

Lloyd T. Hardin, Jr. ('77) received the Order of the Rising Sun, Gold Rays with Neck Ribbon, 2021 Spring Japanese Imperial Decoration, from the Government of Japan and was ranked for the “Real Estate” category in the 2021 edition of the Chambers USA Guide to America’s Leading Lawyers for Business.

Cynthia C. Ottaway ('78) Listed in 2022 publication of Best Lawyers in America in the field of Closely Held Companies and Family Business Law, Non-Profit/Charities, Tax Law, Trust and Estates and ranked in Super Lawyers in Estate Planning and Probate.

John W. Gile ('79) named to 2022 Lawyer of the Year list by Best Lawyers in America

Michael S. Laird ('79) received a Band 1 rating in “Real Estate” in the 2021 edition of the Chambers USA Guide to America’s Leading Lawyers for Business.

Judy Hamilton Morse ('79) was named as a “Senior Statespeople” in the 2021 edition of the Chambers USA Guide to America’s Leading Lawyers for Business.

1980s

Karen S. Rieger ('81) selected for inclusion in the 2022 Best Lawyers in America publication.

Malcolm E. Rosser IV ('81) received a Band 1 rating in “Real Estate” in the 2021 edition of the Chambers USA Guide to America’s Leading Lawyers for Business.

W. Chris Coleman (‘82) is an honoree for “Corporate/ Commercial” category in the 2021 edition of the Chambers USA Guide to America’s Leading Lawyers for Business.

Dean A. Couch ('82) named in 2022 edition of The Best Lawyers in America in Oil and Gas Law and Water Law.

Harvey D. Ellis, Jr. ('82) listed in 2022 edition of Best Lawyers in America in Appellate Practice, Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions – Defendants

William S. Leach ('82) is an honoree for “Litigation: General Commercial” category in the 2021 edition of the Chambers USA Guide to America’s Leading Lawyers for Business.

Stephen W. Ray ('82) named 2022 Tulsa Corporate Compliance Law Lawyer of the Year by Best Lawyers in America

L. Mark Walker ('83) received a Band 1 rating in “Energy & Natural Resources” in the 2021 edition of the Chambers USA Guide to America’s Leading Lawyers for Business.

Clifford C. Dougherty, III ('85) is an honoree for “Intellectual Property” category in the 2021 edition of the Chambers USA Guide to America’s Leading Lawyers for Business.

Myrna Schack Latham ('85) was ranked for the “Real Estate” category in the 2021 edition of the Chambers USA Guide to America’s Leading Lawyers for Business.

Joe C. Lewallen, Jr. ('85) was ranked for the “Real Estate” category in the 2021 edition of the Chambers USA Guide to America’s Leading Lawyers for Business.

Joel W. Harmon ('85) selected for inclusion in the 2022 Best Lawyers in America publication. 

Donald K. Shandy ('85) received a Band 1 rating in “Environment” in the 2021 edition of the Chambers USA Guide to America’s Leading Lawyers for Business.

Victor E. Morgan ('87) listed in 2022 edition of Best Lawyers in America in Commercial Litigation, Litigation - Banking and Finance, Litigation - Real Estate. 

Rob F. Robertson ('87) listed in 2022 edition of Best Lawyers in America in Commercial Litigation, Litigation - Banking and Finance, Litigation - Real Estate. 

Timothy J. Bomhoff ('88) was top-ranked in the “Energy & Natural Resources” category in the 2021 edition of the Chambers USA Guide to America’s Leading Lawyers for Business.

Scott Meacham ('88) selected for inclusion in the 2022 Best Lawyers in America publication.

M. Richard Mullins ('88) was named Oklahoma City Health Care Lawyer of the Year for 2022 by The Best Lawyers in America

Tony G. Puckett ('88) is an honoree for “Labor & Employment” category in the 2021 edition of the Chambers USA Guide to America’s Leading Lawyers for Business.

LeAnne Burnett ('89) has been recognized as one of The Best Lawyers in America 2022 edition in Energy Law, Environmental Law, Litigation - Environmental, Water Law.

Timothy S. Posey ('89) named 2022 Tulsa Native American Law Lawyer of the Year by Best Lawyers in America

1990s

Brian T. Inbody ('90) named 2022 Tulsa Oil & Gas Law Lawyer of the Year by Best Lawyers in America

Michael F. Lauderdale ('90) is an honoree for “Labor & Employment” category in the 2021 edition of the Chambers USA Guide to America’s Leading Lawyers for Business.

Timila S. Rother ('90) Chair of Crowe & Dunlevy's Litigation Department and Chair of the firm's Insurance Practice Group.

Stephen W. Lake ('91) named to 2022 Lawyer of the Year list by Best Lawyers in America

Mike McBride III ('93) received a Band 1 rating in “Native American Law” in the 2021 edition of the Chambers USA Guide to America’s Leading Lawyers for Business.

Brad Carson ('94) was named the next president of the University of Tulsa, beginning July 1, 2021. 

T. Michael Blake ('96) was top-ranked in the corporate area of “Tax” in the 2021 edition of the Chambers USA Guide to America’s Leading Lawyers for Business.

Eric S. Fisher ('96) listed in 2022 Best Lawyers in America publication in the field of Business Organizations.  

Kirti Reddy ('96) joined the national law firm of Quarles & Brady LLP, Health & Life Sciences Practice Group as a partner in its Washington, D.C. office. 

John M. Thompson ('98) ranked in Band 2 and Bank 3 in “Litigation: General Commercial” in the 2021 edition of the Chambers USA Guide to America’s Leading Lawyers for Business.

Kayci B. Hughes ('99) listed in Best Lawyers in America 2022 publication in Litigation - Bankruptcy. 

2000s

Adam W. Childers ('00) received a Band 1 rating in “Labor & Employment” in the 2021 edition of the Chambers USA Guide to America’s Leading Lawyers for Business.

David M. Sullivan ('00) received a Band 1 rating in “Intellectual Property” in the 2021 edition of the Chambers USA Guide to America’s Leading Lawyers for Business.

Michael H. Smith ('01) named 2022 Oklahoma City Trade Secrets Law Lawyer of the Year by Best Lawyers in America

Tricia Everest ('03) received the Volunteer for Victims Award from the US Department of Justice, presented by US Attorney General Merrick Garland.

Joshua D. Smith ('05) is an honoree for “Corporate/ Commercial” category in the 2021 edition of the Chambers USA Guide to America’s Leading Lawyers for Business.

Anthony Bonner ('06) was appointed District Judge for Oklahoma County. 

Matthew B. Hickey ('07) ranked in Band 2 and Bank 3 in “Tax” in the 2021 edition of the Chambers USA Guide to America’s Leading Lawyers for Business.

Evan G.E. Vincent ('08) listed in Best Lawyers in America 2022 edition in Appellate Practice.

H. Cole Marshall ('09) was ranked for the “Real Estate” category in the 2021 edition of the Chambers USA Guide to America’s Leading Lawyers for Business.

2010s

Christopher M. Staine ('10) listed in 2022 edition Best Lawyers in Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law, litigation - Bankruptcy.

 

We Remember

Ray Dean Linder, Class of 1960
(January 30, 1935 to July 15,

Harold Kenton Haxton, Class of 1961
(December 13, 1931 - July 2, 2021)

Phillip Warren Redwine, Class of 1968
(March 21, 1942 - October 17, 2021)

Douglas Carrol Loudenback, Class of 1968
(July 2, 1943 - September 12, 2021)

 

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