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Hartzog Conger Cason & Neville LLP is a Law Firm in Oklahoma-County, OklahomaPRACTICING LAW IN Litigation, Natural Resources - Oil and Gas, Probate, Trust and Estates.

Hartzog Conger Cason & Neville LLP

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1600 Bank of Oklahoma Plaza
201 Robert S. Kerr Avenue
Oklahoma City, OK 73102-4216
Oklahoma County

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Litigation, Natural Resources - Oil and Gas, Probate, Trust and Estates


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Hartzog Conger Cason & Neville LLP is a Law Firm in Oklahoma, Oklahoma-County PRACTICING LAW IN Litigation, Natural Resources - Oil and Gas, Probate, Trust and Estates

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Appellate Practice. Administrative, Business Transactions, Commercial Lending, Commercial Real Estate, Corporate and Securities, Employee Benefits/ERISA, Employment, Family, Federal and State Taxation, Insurance, Oil & Gas Law, Products Liability, Tax-Exempt Organizations, Trusts and Estates and Wealth Transfer Planning Law, and Civil Litigation.

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Len Cason, born Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, September 24, 1947; admitted to bar, 1972, Oklahoma; 1975, California; 1977, Texas. Preparatory education, University of Oklahoma (B.A., 1969); legal education, University of Oklahoma College of Law (J.D., 1972); Southern Methodist University School of Law (LL.M., Taxation, 1979). Order of the Coif. Oklahoma Law Review. Adjunct Professor of Law, Taxation, University of Oklahoma College of Law, 1981-. Listed in: The Best Lawyers in America®, Corporate Law, Tax Law, Trusts and Estates. Recognized by Chambers USA® Leading Lawyers for Corporate/Commercial Law. Member: Oklahoma (Past Chairman, Taxation Law Section, 1983) and American Bar Associations; State Bar of California; State Bar of Texas. Fellow: American College of Tax Counsel; American College of Trust and Estate Counsel; Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation (Chairman, Board of Directors). (Capt., JAGC, U.S. Air Force, 1972-1976). E−Mail: Len Cason
Billy M. Croll, born Houston, Texas, January 24, 1954; admitted to bar, 1979, Oklahoma; also admitted to practice before U.S. Supreme Court; U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit; U.S. District Court, Northern, Eastern and Western Districts of Oklahoma. Preparatory education, Oklahoma State University (B.S., Journalism, 1976); legal education, University of Oklahoma College of Law (J.D., 1979). Member: Oklahoma County, Oklahoma (Mineral Law Section), American and Federal Bar Associations. E−Mail: Billy M. Croll
Steven C. Davis, born Guthrie, Oklahoma, August 27, 1958; admitted to bar, 1983, Oklahoma; also admitted to practice before U.S. Tax Court. Preparatory education, Oklahoma State University (B.S., Agricultural Economics, Accounting, 1980); legal education, University of Oklahoma College of Law (J.D., with honors, 1983). Fraternity: Phi Delta Phi. Order of the Coif. Note Editor, Oklahoma Law Review, 1982-83. Recipient: Nathan Scarritt Prize, 1983; S.T. Bledsoe Memorial Prize. Certified Public Accountant, State of Oklahoma. Listed in: The Best Lawyers in America®, Tax Law, Trusts and Estates and Charities Law. Recognized by Chambers USA® Leading Lawyers for Corporate/Commercial Law. Named, Top 50 Oklahoma Super Lawyers® by Law & Politics, Oklahoma Magazine. Member: Oklahoma County, Oklahoma (Past Chairman, Taxation Law Section) and American Bar Associations; Oklahoma Society of Certified Public Accountants; American Heart Association (Past Chairman, Oklahoma Affiliate); Oklahoma City Community Foundation (Chairman and Trustee); Oklahoma FFA Foundation (Director). E−Mail: Steven C. Davis
David A. Elder, born Durham, North Carolina, June 13, 1976; admitted to bar, 2002, Texas; 2003, District of Columbia; 2005, Oklahoma; also admitted to practice before U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit; U.S. District Court, Northern, Eastern and Western Districts of Oklahoma. Preparatory education, Rhodes College (B.A., 1999); legal education, Harvard Law School (J.D., 2002). Honor Society: Phi Beta Kappa. Listed in: The Best Lawyers in America®, 2012 and 2013. Named in, Oklahoma Super Lawyers® for Business Litigation, Oklahoma Magazine. Member: Oklahoma and American Bar Associations; State Bar of Texas; Bar Association of the District of Columbia. E−Mail: David A. Elder
Charles E. Geister, III, born Cleveland, Ohio, May 7, 1955; admitted to bar, 1980, Oklahoma; also admitted to practice before U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit; U.S. District Court, Northern, Eastern and Western Districts of Oklahoma. Preparatory education, University of Oklahoma (B.A., 1977); legal education, University of Oklahoma College of Law (J.D., with honors, 1980). Order of the Coif. Editor-in-Chief, Oklahoma Law Review, 1979-80. Listed in: The Best Lawyers in America®, Bet-The-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Litigation-Antitrust, Litigation-Securities, Litigation-Labor & Employment and Insurance Law; Best Lawyers' 2011, Oklahoma City Lawyer of the Year in Insurance; 2014 Oklahoma City Lawyer of the Year in Litigation Securities. Recognized by Chambers USA® Leading Business Lawyers in Litigation. Named in, Oklahoma Super Lawyers®, Business Litigation by Law & Politics, Oklahoma Magazine. Lecturer: Insurance Law, Civil Procedure and Trial Practice. Member: Oklahoma County (President, 2007-08), Oklahoma (Civil Procedure Committee, 1995-2000) and American Bar Associations. Fellow: American Bar Association; Litigation Counsel of America. E−Mail: Charles E. Geister, III
John J. Griffin, born Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, January 30, 1980; admitted to bar, 2005, Oklahoma. Preparatory education, University of Oklahoma (B.A., Finance, summa cum laude, 2002); legal education, University of Oklahoma College of Law (J.D., with honors, 2005). Dean's List. Pierrepont Scholar. Recipient: American Jurisprudence Awards for Legal Research and Writing; Civil Procedure I & II; Partnership Taxation. Member: Oklahoma County, Oklahoma and American Bar Associations. E−Mail: John J. Griffin
J. Christian Guzzy, born Greensburg, Pennsylvania, March 14, 1970; admitted to bar, 1996, Oklahoma; also admitted to practice before U.S. District Court, Northern and Western Districts of Oklahoma. Preparatory education, Harvard College (A.B., Economics, cum laude, 1992); legal education, University of Oklahoma College of Law (J.D., with highest honors, 1996). Order of the Coif. Member: Oklahoma and American Bar Associations. E−Mail: J. Christian Guzzy
Joseph P. Hogsett, born Bartlesville, Oklahoma, November 25, 1960; admitted to bar, 1986, Oklahoma. Preparatory education, Trinity University (B.S., Business Administration, cum laude, 1983); legal education, University of Texas School of Law (J.D., with honors, 1986). Member: Oklahoma County and Oklahoma Bar Associations. E−Mail: Joseph P. Hogsett
William A. Johnson, born Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, August 25, 1951; admitted to bar, 1977, Oklahoma; also admitted to practice before U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit; U.S. District Court, Eastern and Western Districts of Oklahoma. Preparatory education, University of Oklahoma (B.A., 1973); legal education, Oklahoma City University School of Law (J.D., 1977). Member: Oklahoma County, Oklahoma and American Bar Associations. E−Mail: William A. Johnson
J. Leslie LaReau, born Shawnee, Oklahoma, September 28, 1964; admitted to bar, 1994, Oklahoma. Preparatory education, University of Oklahoma (B.B.A., 1986); legal education, University of Oklahoma College of Law (J.D., with highest honors, 1994). Fraternity: Phi Delta Phi. Order of the Coif. Oklahoma Law Review, 1993-94. Recipient, Nathan Scarritt Prize, 1994. Certified Public Accountant (inactive), State of Oklahoma, 1986. Member: Oklahoma and American Bar Associations; Oklahoma Society of Certified Public Accountants. E−Mail: J. Leslie LaReau
Laura McConnell-Corbyn, born Abilene, Texas, April 28, 1961; admitted to bar, 1987, Oklahoma. Preparatory education, Oklahoma Baptist University (B.S., Biology, magna cum laude, 1983); legal education, University of Oklahoma College of Law (J.D., with highest honors, 1987). Order of the Coif. Oklahoma Law Review, 1985-86. Listed in: The Best Lawyers in America®. Recognized by Chambers and Partners, Leading Business Litigation Attorneys in Oklahoma. Named, Top 50 Oklahoma Super Lawyers® by Law & Politics, Oklahoma Magazine. Member: Oklahoma County (Sections: Family Law; Labor and Employment Law), Oklahoma (Sections: Family Law; Labor and Employment Law) and American Bar Associations. Fellow: American Bar Foundation; American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers. E−Mail: Laura McConnell-Corbyn
Jack L. "Drew" Neville, Jr., born Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, July 29, 1947; admitted to bar, 1972, Oklahoma; also admitted to practice before U.S. Supreme Court; U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth, Seventh, Ninth, Tenth and Eleventh Circuits. Preparatory education, University of Oklahoma (B.B.A., 1969); legal education, University of Oklahoma College of Law (J.D., 1972). American Inns of Court (Past President, Luther Bohanon Inn of Court). Legislative Assistant, U.S. Senate, Washington, D.C., 1974-75. Assistant U.S. Attorney, Western District of Oklahoma, 1975-76. Member: Oklahoma County, Oklahoma, American and Federal (Past President, Oklahoma City Chapter) Bar Associations; Oklahoma Criminal Defense Lawyers Association. Fellow: American Bar Association; American College of Trial Lawyers. E−Mail: Jack L. "Drew" Neville, Jr.
Armand Paliotta, born New York City, New York, March 17, 1967; admitted to bar, 1992, Oklahoma; also admitted to practice before U.S. Tax Court. Preparatory education, University of Oklahoma (B.B.A., Finance, 1989); legal education, University of Oklahoma College of Law (J.D., with highest honors, 1992). Order of the Coif. Assistant Articles Editor, Oklahoma Law Review, 1991-92. Adjunct Professor of Law: University of Oklahoma College of Law; Oklahoma City University School of Law. Appointed by Governor Brad Henry, Oklahoma Securities Commission. Member: Oklahoma Bar Association. E−Mail: Armand Paliotta
David E. Pepper, born Bartlesville, Oklahoma, September 13, 1950; admitted to bar, 1975, Oklahoma; also admitted to practice before U.S. District Court, Northern and Western Districts of Oklahoma. Preparatory education, University of Oklahoma (B.B.A., 1972); legal education, Oklahoma City University School of Law (J.D., 1975). Fraternity: Phi Delta Phi. Member: Oklahoma County, Oklahoma and American Bar Associations. E−Mail: David E. Pepper
John D. Robertson, born Lawrence, Kansas, October 25, 1961; admitted to bar, 1986, Oklahoma. Preparatory education, Oklahoma State University (B.S., Business Administration, 1983); legal education, University of Oklahoma College of Law (J.D., with highest honors, 1986). Order of the Coif. Oklahoma Law Review, 1985-86. Recipient, Nathan Scarritt Prize, 1986. Listed in: The Best Lawyers in America®, Corporate Law, Mergers & Acquisitions and Securities Law; Oklahoma Super Lawyers® for Business/Corporate Law, Oklahoma Magazine. Recognized by Chambers USA® Leading Lawyers for Corporate/Commercial Law. Named, Best Lawyers' 2014, Oklahoma City Lawyer of the Year in Mergers and Acquisitions. Member: Oklahoma County, Oklahoma and American Bar Associations. E−Mail: John D. Robertson
Kurt M. Rupert, born Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, April 23, 1960; admitted to bar, 1986, Oklahoma; also admitted to practice before U.S. Supreme Court; U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit; U.S. District Court, Northern, Eastern and Western Districts of Oklahoma. Preparatory education, University of Oklahoma (B.A., Economics, 1982); legal education, University of Oklahoma College of Law (J.D., with highest honors, 1986). Honor Societies: Phi Beta Kappa; Order of the Coif. Managing Editor, Oklahoma Law Review, 1985-86. Member: Oklahoma County, Oklahoma and American Bar Associations. E−Mail: Kurt M. Rupert
Amy J. Sine, born Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, December 16, 1962; admitted to bar, 1988, Texas; 1989, Oklahoma. Preparatory education, University of Oklahoma (B.A., with honors, summa cum laude, 1985; B.B.A., with special distinction, 1985); legal education, Vanderbilt University Law School (J.D., 1988). Honor Societies: Phi Beta Kappa; Beta Gamma Sigma; Order of the Coif. Patrick Wilson Scholar, 1985-88. Student Writing Editor, Vanderbilt Law Review, 1987-88. Law Clerk to Hon. Jerry Buchmeyer, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas, 1988-89. Listed in: The Best Lawyers in America®, Estate Planning Law, Charities Law and Trusts and Estates Litigation. Named: Top 50 Oklahoma Super Lawyers® by Law & Politics, Oklahoma Magazine; Best Lawyers' 2012, Oklahoma City Lawyer of the Year for Litigation, Trusts and Estates. Member: Oklahoma County, Oklahoma (Sections: Taxation Law; Estate Planning, Probate and Trust Law; Past Chair) and American Bar Associations; State Bar of Texas; Oklahoma City Estate Planning Council (Past President). Fellow: Oklahoma Bar Foundation; American College of Trust and Estate Counsel. E−Mail: Amy J. Sine
Rick L. Warren, born Tyler, Texas, February 20, 1978; admitted to bar, 2006, Oklahoma; also admitted to practice before U.S. District Court, Northern, Eastern and Western Districts of Oklahoma. Preparatory education, University of Oklahoma (B.B.A., with highest honors, 2000); legal education, University of Oklahoma College of Law (J.D., with honors, 2006). Dean's List. Fraternity: Phi Delta Phi. American Indian Law Review, 2005-06. Recipient: American Jurisprudence Awards for Legal Research & Writing; Civil Appellate Procedure. Author: "The Potential Passage of Proposed Senate Bill 578 and its Implication on Hicks v. Nevada and Twenty Years of Supreme Court Jurisprudence," 29 American Indian Law Review 383 (2004-05). Member: Oklahoma County, Oklahoma and American Bar Associations. E−Mail: Rick L. Warren
Ryan S. Wilson, born Stillwater, Oklahoma, August 28, 1965; admitted to bar, 1990, Oklahoma; also admitted to practice before U.S. Supreme Court; U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit; U.S. District Court, Northern, Eastern and Western Districts of Oklahoma. Preparatory education, Oklahoma State University (B.S., Business Administration/Finance, 1987); legal education, University of Oklahoma College of Law (J.D., 1990). Order of the Coif. Note Editor, Oklahoma Law Review, 1988-90. Member: Oklahoma County, Oklahoma and American (Litigation Section) Bar Associations. Fellow: Oklahoma Bar Foundation. E−Mail: Ryan S. Wilson
C. Russell Woody, born Nashville, Tennessee, July 11, 1975; admitted to bar, 2003, Texas; 2006, Oklahoma; also admitted to practice before U.S. Supreme Court; U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth and Tenth Circuits; U.S. District Courts, Northern, Southern, Eastern and Western Districts of Texas and Northern, Eastern and Western Districts of Oklahoma. Preparatory education, Washington & Lee University (B.A., History/Journalism, 1998); legal education, Dedman School of Law, Southern Methodist University (J.D., 2003). Fraternity: Phi Delta Phi (Monteith Inn Historian, 2001-02). Technology Editor, International Law Review, 2002-03. Member: Oklahoma Bar Association; State Bar of Texas. Fellow: Oklahoma Bar Foundation. E−Mail: C. Russell Woody
ASSOCIATES
Matthew W. Brockman, born Muskogee, Oklahoma, April 12, 1982; admitted to bar, 2008, Oklahoma; also admitted to practice before U.S. District Court, Western District of Oklahoma. Preparatory education, University of Oklahoma (B.B.A., 2005); legal education, University of Oklahoma College of Law (J.D., with honors, 2008). Order of the Coif. Order of Barristers. Dean's List. Comfort Scholar. Articles Editor, Oklahoma Law Review, 2007-08. Recipient: American Jurisprudence Awards, Legal Research and Writing; Criminal Law and Torts II, 2005-06; Frank C. Love Award for Legal Writing. Member: Oklahoma County and Oklahoma Bar Associations. Fellow: Oklahoma Bar Foundation. E−Mail: Matthew W. Brockman
Michael L. Brooks, born Norman, Oklahoma, June 1, 1984; admitted to bar, 2010, Oklahoma; also admitted to practice before U.S. Supreme Court; U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth and Eleventh Circuits; U.S. District Court, Northern, Eastern and Western Districts of Oklahoma. Preparatory education, University of Oklahoma (B.A., Political Science, summa cum laude, 2006); legal education, University of Oklahoma College of Law (J.D., with highest honors, 2010). Order of the Coif. Comfort Scholar. Recipient: Nathan Scarritt Prize; Joel Jankowsky Outstanding Graduate Award; Fifteen American Jurisprudence Awards. Editor-in-Chief, Oklahoma Law Review, 2009-10. Law Clerk to Hon. David M. Ebel, U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit, 2010-11. Selected: Tenth Circuit Appellate Criminal Justice Act Panel. Member: Oklahoma County, Oklahoma, American and Federal Bar Associations. E−Mail: Michael L. Brooks
Derek B. Ensminger, born Dallas, Texas, June 29, 1983; admitted to bar, 2009, Oklahoma; also admitted to practice before U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit; U.S. District Court, Northern, Eastern and Western Districts of Oklahoma. Preparatory education, University of Oklahoma (B.B.A., with Special Distinction, 2006); legal education, Oklahoma City University School of Law (J.D., summa cum laude, 2009). Dean's List. Hatton W. Sumners Scholar. Staff Editor, Oklahoma City University Law Review, 2008-09. Recipient: CALI Awards for Excellence, Constitutional Law, Products Liability, Religion and the Constitution, Trial Practice and Employment Discrimination. Member: Oklahoma County and Oklahoma Bar Associations. E−Mail: Derek B. Ensminger
Brad A. Madore, born Salem, Massachusetts, December 12, 1978; admitted to bar, 2013, Oklahoma. Preparatory education, Boston University (B.A., 2000); legal education, Oklahoma City University School of Law (J.D., summa cum laude, 2013). Fraternity: Phi Delta Phi. Honor Society: Phi Kappa Phi. Hatton W. Sumners Scholar. Staff member, Oklahoma City University Law Review. Recipient: Outstanding Graduate Award; Outstanding Academic Achievement Award for the Graduate with the Highest Grade Point Average; Excellence in Technical Editing Award; CALI Award for Excellence for the Future Awards. Member: Oklahoma and American Bar Associations. E−Mail: Brad A. Madore
Michael J. Novotny, born Denver, Colorado, July 23, 1959; admitted to bar, 1992, Oklahoma; also admitted to practice before U.S. District Court, Western District of Oklahoma. Preparatory education, University of Colorado (B.S., cum laude, 1982); legal education, University of Oklahoma College of Law (J.D., with honors, 1992). Member: Oklahoma Bar Association. E−Mail: Michael J. Novotny
Ashley L. Powell, born Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, March 26, 1984; admitted to bar, 2013, Oklahoma. Preparatory education, Oklahoma State University (B.S., Political Science, 2008); legal education, University of Oklahoma College of Law (J.D., with highest honors, 2013). Order of the Coif. Dean's List. Comfort Scholar. Assistant Articles Editor, Oklahoma Law Review. Recipient: American Jurisprudence Awards; Outstanding Senior Law Student, Oklahoma Bar Association. National Finalist, National Moot Court Competition. Class Representative, Student Bar Association. Director, Dean's Council, University of Oklahoma College of Law. Member: Oklahoma Bar Association. E−Mail: Ashley L. Powell
Elizabeth A. Price, born Stillwater, Oklahoma, June 30, 1981; admitted to bar, 2008, Oklahoma; also admitted to practice before U.S. District Court, Western District of Oklahoma. Preparatory education, Oklahoma State University (B.A., summa cum laude, 2004); legal education, University of Oklahoma College of Law (J.D., with honors, 2008). Dean's List. Order of the Coif. Order of Solicitors. Articles Editor, Oklahoma Law Review, 2007-08. Recipient: American Jurisprudence Awards for Torts II, Public International Law, and American Legal History. Law Clerk to Hon. Robin J. Cauthron, U.S. District Court, Western District of Oklahoma, 2008-10. Member: Oklahoma County, Oklahoma, American and Federal Bar Associations. E−Mail: Elizabeth A. Price
Kevin B. Ratliff, born Tulsa, Oklahoma, July 11, 1971; admitted to bar, 1998, Oklahoma. Preparatory education, University of Oklahoma (B.B.A., Economics, 1994); legal education, Oklahoma City University School of Law (J.D., with honors, 1998). Fraternity: Phi Delta Phi. Recipient: CALI Awards for Excellence in the Study of Estate and Gift Taxation; Excellence in the Study of Oil and Gas Law; Leadership in the Law Award, Journal Record, 2006; Achiever Under Forty, Journal Record, 2007. Named in: Oklahoma Super Lawyers® 'Rising Star' for Taxation Law, Oklahoma Magazine, 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011. Member: Oklahoma County and Oklahoma Bar Associations; Oklahoma City Estate Planning Council; Oklahoma City Tax Lawyers Group. E−Mail: Kevin B. Ratliff
Naomi D. Smith, born Sioux City, Iowa, March 31, 1976; admitted to bar, 2011, Oklahoma. Preparatory education, University of Iowa (B.A., Economics and Political Science, 1998); legal education, Oklahoma City University School of Law (J.D., magna cum laude, 2011). Order of Barristers. Dean's List. Faculty Honor Roll. Hatton W. Sumners Scholar. Oklahoma City University Law Review, 2009-11. Phillip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court. Recipient: CALI Awards for Contracts, Legal Research and Writing, Constitutional Law, Studies in Constitutional Thought, Corporations, Oil and Gas Contracts and Taxation and Sales and Leases; American Jurisprudence Award for Estate Planning. Member: Oklahoma Bar Association; Oklahoma City Estate Planning Council; American Inns of Court (Associate, William J. Holloway, Jr. Inn of Court). E−Mail: Naomi D. Smith
OF COUNSEL
Kristen O'Connor Anderson, born New York City, New York, December 8, 1976; admitted to bar, 2006, Oklahoma. Preparatory education, Western Washington University (B.A., 2000); legal education, University of Oklahoma College of Law (J.D., with honors, 2006). Order of the Coif. Dean's List. Assistant Articles Editor, Oklahoma Law Review. Comfort Scholar. Recipient, American Jurisprudence Awards. Member: Oklahoma Bar Association. E−Mail: Kristen O'Connor Anderson
Kenneth R. Davis, born Guthrie, Oklahoma, October 16, 1964; admitted to bar, 1990, Oklahoma. Preparatory education, Oklahoma State University (B.S., Agricultural Economics, 1986); legal education, University of Oklahoma College of Law (J.D., 1990). Order of the Coif. Note Editor, Oklahoma Law Review, 1989-90. Recipient: Nathan S. Scarritt Prize, 1990; Earl Appleton Brown Memorial Award; West Hornbook Award. Member: Oklahoma Bar Association (Real Property Law Section). E−Mail: Kenneth R. Davis
Kent F. Frates, born Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, September 27, 1938; admitted to bar, 1964, Oklahoma; 1965, Arizona. Preparatory education, Stanford University (B.A., 1960); legal education, University of Arizona College of Law (LL.B., J.D., 1964). Fraternity: Phi Alpha Delta. Oklahoma House of Representatives, 1970-78; Minority Leader, 1976-78. Member: Oklahoma County and Oklahoma Bar Associations; State Bar of Arizona. E−Mail: Kent F. Frates
Larry D. Hartzog, born Clinton, Oklahoma, May 4, 1934; admitted to bar, 1959, Oklahoma. Preparatory education, University of Oklahoma (B.A., 1956); legal education, University of Oklahoma College of Law (J.D., 1959). Law Clerk to Hon. Ross Rizley, U.S. District Court, Western District of Oklahoma, 1959-60. Member: Oklahoma County, Oklahoma and American Bar Associations. E−Mail: Larry D. Hartzog
James D. Kallstrom, born Akron, Ohio, September 20, 1950; admitted to bar, 1976, Ohio; 1982, Oklahoma. Preparatory education, Kenyon College (B.A., 1973); legal education, Case Western Reserve University School of Law (J.D., 1976). Listed in, The Best Lawyers in America®, Real Estate Law. Member: Oklahoma Bar Association; Oklahoma City Real Property Lawyers Association; The Federalist Society. E−Mail: James D. Kallstrom
Ronald L. Ripley, born Pawnee, Oklahoma, February 14, 1946; admitted to bar, 1972, Oklahoma; also admitted to practice before U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth and District of Columbia Circuits; U.S. District Court, Northern, Eastern and Western Districts of Oklahoma; U.S. Tax Court. Preparatory education, University of Oklahoma (B.B.A., 1969); legal education, University of Oklahoma College of Law (J.D., 1972). Member: Oklahoma and American Bar Associations. E−Mail: Ronald L. Ripley
Alix Lormand Samara, born Weisbaden, Germany, August 25, 1977; admitted to bar, 2002, Texas; 2004, Oklahoma; also admitted to practice before U.S. District Courts, Northern District of Texas and Western District of Oklahoma. Preparatory education, Southern Methodist University (B.A., magna cum laude, 1999); legal education, George Washington University Law School (J.D., 2002). Regional Champion, Student Trial Advocacy Competition. Outstanding Trial Court Board member, 2002. Class Representative, Student Bar Association. Member: Oklahoma (Board of Directors, Young Lawyers Division, 2005-06) and American Bar Associations. Languages: German; French. E−Mail: Alix Lormand Samara
Jon H. Trudgeon, born Miami, Oklahoma, May 13, 1939; admitted to bar, 1964, Oklahoma; also admitted to practice before U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit; U.S. District Court, Western District of Oklahoma; U.S. Tax Court. Preparatory education, University of Oklahoma (B.A., 1961); legal education, University of Oklahoma College of Law (LL.B., 1964; J.D., 1964). Fraternity: Phi Alpha Delta. Listed in: The Best Lawyers in America®, Estate Planning Law, Non-Profit/Charities Law, and Employee Benefits Law. Member: Oklahoma County (Director; Treasurer; Vice-President) and Oklahoma (Board of Governors, 1994-96) Bar Associations. Fellow: Oklahoma Bar Foundation (Director and Past President); American Bar Foundation (State Chair, 1998-2004); American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (State Chair, 2006-11; Charitable Planning Committee, 2007-09). (Capt., JAG, U.S. Air Force, 1964-1968). E−Mail: Jon H. Trudgeon


HARTZOG CONGER CASON & NEVILLE LLP
Lawyers
Telephone: (405) 235-7000
Facsimile: (405) 996-3403
Website: www.hartzoglaw.com
1600 Bank of Oklahoma Plaza
201 Robert S. Kerr Avenue
OKLAHOMA CITY, OKLAHOMA 73102-4216
Appellate Practice. Administrative, Business Transactions, Commercial
Lending, Commercial Real Estate, Corporate and Securities, Employee
Benefits/ERISA, Employment, Family, Federal and State Taxation, Insurance,
Oil & Gas Law, Products Liability, Tax-Exempt Organizations, Trusts and
Estates and Wealth Transfer Planning Law, and Civil Litigation.

J. William Conger (1945-2013)
    Len Cason, born Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, September 24, 1947; admitted to bar, 1972, Oklahoma; 1975, California; 1977, Texas. Preparatory education, University of Oklahoma (B.A., 1969); legal education, University of Oklahoma College of Law (J.D., 1972); Southern Methodist University School of Law (LL.M., Taxation, 1979). Order of the Coif. Oklahoma Law Review. Adjunct Professor of Law, Taxation, University of Oklahoma College of Law, 1981-. Listed in: The Best Lawyers in America®, Corporate Law, Tax Law, Trusts and Estates. Recognized by Chambers USA® Leading Lawyers for Corporate/Commercial Law. Member: Oklahoma (Past Chairman, Taxation Law Section, 1983) and American Bar Associations; State Bar of California; State Bar of Texas. Fellow: American College of Tax Counsel; American College of Trust and Estate Counsel; Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation (Chairman, Board of Directors). (Capt., JAGC, U.S. Air Force, 1972-1976). E−Mail: Len Cason
    Jack L. "Drew" Neville, Jr., born Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, July 29, 1947; admitted to bar, 1972, Oklahoma; also admitted to practice before U.S. Supreme Court; U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth, Seventh, Ninth, Tenth and Eleventh Circuits. Preparatory education, University of Oklahoma (B.B.A., 1969); legal education, University of Oklahoma College of Law (J.D., 1972). American Inns of Court (Past President, Luther Bohanon Inn of Court). Legislative Assistant, U.S. Senate, Washington, D.C., 1974-75. Assistant U.S. Attorney, Western District of Oklahoma, 1975-76. Member: Oklahoma County, Oklahoma, American and Federal (Past President, Oklahoma City Chapter) Bar Associations; Oklahoma Criminal Defense Lawyers Association. Fellow: American Bar Association; American College of Trial Lawyers. E−Mail: Jack L. "Drew" Neville, Jr.
    David E. Pepper, born Bartlesville, Oklahoma, September 13, 1950; admitted to bar, 1975, Oklahoma; also admitted to practice before U.S. District Court, Northern and Western Districts of Oklahoma. Preparatory education, University of Oklahoma (B.B.A., 1972); legal education, Oklahoma City University School of Law (J.D., 1975). Fraternity: Phi Delta Phi. Member: Oklahoma County, Oklahoma and American Bar Associations. E−Mail: David E. Pepper
    Steven C. Davis, born Guthrie, Oklahoma, August 27, 1958; admitted to bar, 1983, Oklahoma; also admitted to practice before U.S. Tax Court. Preparatory education, Oklahoma State University (B.S., Agricultural Economics, Accounting, 1980); legal education, University of Oklahoma College of Law (J.D., with honors, 1983). Fraternity: Phi Delta Phi. Order of the Coif. Note Editor, Oklahoma Law Review, 1982-83. Recipient: Nathan Scarritt Prize, 1983; S.T. Bledsoe Memorial Prize. Certified Public Accountant, State of Oklahoma. Listed in: The Best Lawyers in America®, Tax Law, Trusts and Estates and Charities Law. Recognized by Chambers USA® Leading Lawyers for Corporate/Commercial Law. Named, Top 50 Oklahoma Super Lawyers® by Law & Politics, Oklahoma Magazine. Member: Oklahoma County, Oklahoma (Past Chairman, Taxation Law Section) and American Bar Associations; Oklahoma Society of Certified Public Accountants; American Heart Association (Past Chairman, Oklahoma Affiliate); Oklahoma City Community Foundation (Chairman and Trustee); Oklahoma FFA Foundation (Director). E−Mail: Steven C. Davis
    Joseph P. Hogsett, born Bartlesville, Oklahoma, November 25, 1960; admitted to bar, 1986, Oklahoma. Preparatory education, Trinity University (B.S., Business Administration, cum laude, 1983); legal education, University of Texas School of Law (J.D., with honors, 1986). Member: Oklahoma County and Oklahoma Bar Associations. E−Mail: Joseph P. Hogsett
    John D. Robertson, born Lawrence, Kansas, October 25, 1961; admitted to bar, 1986, Oklahoma. Preparatory education, Oklahoma State University (B.S., Business Administration, 1983); legal education, University of Oklahoma College of Law (J.D., with highest honors, 1986). Order of the Coif. Oklahoma Law Review, 1985-86. Recipient, Nathan Scarritt Prize, 1986. Listed in: The Best Lawyers in America®, Corporate Law, Mergers & Acquisitions and Securities Law; Oklahoma Super Lawyers® for Business/Corporate Law, Oklahoma Magazine. Recognized by Chambers USA® Leading Lawyers for Corporate/Commercial Law. Named, Best Lawyers' 2014, Oklahoma City Lawyer of the Year in Mergers and Acquisitions. Member: Oklahoma County, Oklahoma and American Bar Associations. E−Mail: John D. Robertson
    Laura McConnell-Corbyn, born Abilene, Texas, April 28, 1961; admitted to bar, 1987, Oklahoma. Preparatory education, Oklahoma Baptist University (B.S., Biology, magna cum laude, 1983); legal education, University of Oklahoma College of Law (J.D., with highest honors, 1987). Order of the Coif. Oklahoma Law Review, 1985-86. Listed in: The Best Lawyers in America®. Recognized by Chambers and Partners, Leading Business Litigation Attorneys in Oklahoma. Named, Top 50 Oklahoma Super Lawyers® by Law & Politics, Oklahoma Magazine. Member: Oklahoma County (Sections: Family Law; Labor and Employment Law), Oklahoma (Sections: Family Law; Labor and Employment Law) and American Bar Associations. Fellow: American Bar Foundation; American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers. E−Mail: Laura McConnell-Corbyn
    William A. Johnson, born Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, August 25, 1951; admitted to bar, 1977, Oklahoma; also admitted to practice before U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit; U.S. District Court, Eastern and Western Districts of Oklahoma. Preparatory education, University of Oklahoma (B.A., 1973); legal education, Oklahoma City University School of Law (J.D., 1977). Member: Oklahoma County, Oklahoma and American Bar Associations. E−Mail: William A. Johnson
    Billy M. Croll, born Houston, Texas, January 24, 1954; admitted to bar, 1979, Oklahoma; also admitted to practice before U.S. Supreme Court; U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit; U.S. District Court, Northern, Eastern and Western Districts of Oklahoma. Preparatory education, Oklahoma State University (B.S., Journalism, 1976); legal education, University of Oklahoma College of Law (J.D., 1979). Member: Oklahoma County, Oklahoma (Mineral Law Section), American and Federal Bar Associations. E−Mail: Billy M. Croll
    Ryan S. Wilson, born Stillwater, Oklahoma, August 28, 1965; admitted to bar, 1990, Oklahoma; also admitted to practice before U.S. Supreme Court; U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit; U.S. District Court, Northern, Eastern and Western Districts of Oklahoma. Preparatory education, Oklahoma State University (B.S., Business Administration/Finance, 1987); legal education, University of Oklahoma College of Law (J.D., 1990). Order of the Coif. Note Editor, Oklahoma Law Review, 1988-90. Member: Oklahoma County, Oklahoma and American (Litigation Section) Bar Associations. Fellow: Oklahoma Bar Foundation. E−Mail: Ryan S. Wilson
    Amy J. Sine, born Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, December 16, 1962; admitted to bar, 1988, Texas; 1989, Oklahoma. Preparatory education, University of Oklahoma (B.A., with honors, summa cum laude, 1985; B.B.A., with special distinction, 1985); legal education, Vanderbilt University Law School (J.D., 1988). Honor Societies: Phi Beta Kappa; Beta Gamma Sigma; Order of the Coif. Patrick Wilson Scholar, 1985-88. Student Writing Editor, Vanderbilt Law Review, 1987-88. Law Clerk to Hon. Jerry Buchmeyer, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas, 1988-89. Listed in: The Best Lawyers in America®, Estate Planning Law, Charities Law and Trusts and Estates Litigation. Named: Top 50 Oklahoma Super Lawyers® by Law & Politics, Oklahoma Magazine; Best Lawyers' 2012, Oklahoma City Lawyer of the Year for Litigation, Trusts and Estates. Member: Oklahoma County, Oklahoma (Sections: Taxation Law; Estate Planning, Probate and Trust Law; Past Chair) and American Bar Associations; State Bar of Texas; Oklahoma City Estate Planning Council (Past President). Fellow: Oklahoma Bar Foundation; American College of Trust and Estate Counsel. E−Mail: Amy J. Sine
    Charles E. Geister, III, born Cleveland, Ohio, May 7, 1955; admitted to bar, 1980, Oklahoma; also admitted to practice before U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit; U.S. District Court, Northern, Eastern and Western Districts of Oklahoma. Preparatory education, University of Oklahoma (B.A., 1977); legal education, University of Oklahoma College of Law (J.D., with honors, 1980). Order of the Coif. Editor-in-Chief, Oklahoma Law Review, 1979-80. Listed in: The Best Lawyers in America®, Bet-The-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Litigation-Antitrust, Litigation-Securities, Litigation-Labor & Employment and Insurance Law; Best Lawyers' 2011, Oklahoma City Lawyer of the Year in Insurance; 2014 Oklahoma City Lawyer of the Year in Litigation Securities. Recognized by Chambers USA® Leading Business Lawyers in Litigation. Named in, Oklahoma Super Lawyers®, Business Litigation by Law & Politics, Oklahoma Magazine. Lecturer: Insurance Law, Civil Procedure and Trial Practice. Member: Oklahoma County (President, 2007-08), Oklahoma (Civil Procedure Committee, 1995-2000) and American Bar Associations. Fellow: American Bar Association; Litigation Counsel of America. E−Mail: Charles E. Geister, III
    Armand Paliotta, born New York City, New York, March 17, 1967; admitted to bar, 1992, Oklahoma; also admitted to practice before U.S. Tax Court. Preparatory education, University of Oklahoma (B.B.A., Finance, 1989); legal education, University of Oklahoma College of Law (J.D., with highest honors, 1992). Order of the Coif. Assistant Articles Editor, Oklahoma Law Review, 1991-92. Adjunct Professor of Law: University of Oklahoma College of Law; Oklahoma City University School of Law. Appointed by Governor Brad Henry, Oklahoma Securities Commission. Member: Oklahoma Bar Association. E−Mail: Armand Paliotta
    J. Christian Guzzy, born Greensburg, Pennsylvania, March 14, 1970; admitted to bar, 1996, Oklahoma; also admitted to practice before U.S. District Court, Northern and Western Districts of Oklahoma. Preparatory education, Harvard College (A.B., Economics, cum laude, 1992); legal education, University of Oklahoma College of Law (J.D., with highest honors, 1996). Order of the Coif. Member: Oklahoma and American Bar Associations. E−Mail: J. Christian Guzzy
    David A. Elder, born Durham, North Carolina, June 13, 1976; admitted to bar, 2002, Texas; 2003, District of Columbia; 2005, Oklahoma; also admitted to practice before U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit; U.S. District Court, Northern, Eastern and Western Districts of Oklahoma. Preparatory education, Rhodes College (B.A., 1999); legal education, Harvard Law School (J.D., 2002). Honor Society: Phi Beta Kappa. Listed in: The Best Lawyers in America®, 2012 and 2013. Named in, Oklahoma Super Lawyers® for Business Litigation, Oklahoma Magazine. Member: Oklahoma and American Bar Associations; State Bar of Texas; Bar Association of the District of Columbia. E−Mail: David A. Elder
    C. Russell Woody, born Nashville, Tennessee, July 11, 1975; admitted to bar, 2003, Texas; 2006, Oklahoma; also admitted to practice before U.S. Supreme Court; U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth and Tenth Circuits; U.S. District Courts, Northern, Southern, Eastern and Western Districts of Texas and Northern, Eastern and Western Districts of Oklahoma. Preparatory education, Washington & Lee University (B.A., History/Journalism, 1998); legal education, Dedman School of Law, Southern Methodist University (J.D., 2003). Fraternity: Phi Delta Phi (Monteith Inn Historian, 2001-02). Technology Editor, International Law Review, 2002-03. Member: Oklahoma Bar Association; State Bar of Texas. Fellow: Oklahoma Bar Foundation. E−Mail: C. Russell Woody
    J. Leslie LaReau, born Shawnee, Oklahoma, September 28, 1964; admitted to bar, 1994, Oklahoma. Preparatory education, University of Oklahoma (B.B.A., 1986); legal education, University of Oklahoma College of Law (J.D., with highest honors, 1994). Fraternity: Phi Delta Phi. Order of the Coif. Oklahoma Law Review, 1993-94. Recipient, Nathan Scarritt Prize, 1994. Certified Public Accountant (inactive), State of Oklahoma, 1986. Member: Oklahoma and American Bar Associations; Oklahoma Society of Certified Public Accountants. E−Mail: J. Leslie LaReau
    Kurt M. Rupert, born Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, April 23, 1960; admitted to bar, 1986, Oklahoma; also admitted to practice before U.S. Supreme Court; U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit; U.S. District Court, Northern, Eastern and Western Districts of Oklahoma. Preparatory education, University of Oklahoma (B.A., Economics, 1982); legal education, University of Oklahoma College of Law (J.D., with highest honors, 1986). Honor Societies: Phi Beta Kappa; Order of the Coif. Managing Editor, Oklahoma Law Review, 1985-86. Member: Oklahoma County, Oklahoma and American Bar Associations. E−Mail: Kurt M. Rupert
    John J. Griffin, born Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, January 30, 1980; admitted to bar, 2005, Oklahoma. Preparatory education, University of Oklahoma (B.A., Finance, summa cum laude, 2002); legal education, University of Oklahoma College of Law (J.D., with honors, 2005). Dean's List. Pierrepont Scholar. Recipient: American Jurisprudence Awards for Legal Research and Writing; Civil Procedure I & II; Partnership Taxation. Member: Oklahoma County, Oklahoma and American Bar Associations. E−Mail: John J. Griffin
    Rick L. Warren, born Tyler, Texas, February 20, 1978; admitted to bar, 2006, Oklahoma; also admitted to practice before U.S. District Court, Northern, Eastern and Western Districts of Oklahoma. Preparatory education, University of Oklahoma (B.B.A., with highest honors, 2000); legal education, University of Oklahoma College of Law (J.D., with honors, 2006). Dean's List. Fraternity: Phi Delta Phi. American Indian Law Review, 2005-06. Recipient: American Jurisprudence Awards for Legal Research & Writing; Civil Appellate Procedure. Author: "The Potential Passage of Proposed Senate Bill 578 and its Implication on Hicks v. Nevada and Twenty Years of Supreme Court Jurisprudence," 29 American Indian Law Review 383 (2004-05). Member: Oklahoma County, Oklahoma and American Bar Associations. E−Mail: Rick L. Warren
ASSOCIATES
    Michael J. Novotny, born Denver, Colorado, July 23, 1959; admitted to bar, 1992, Oklahoma; also admitted to practice before U.S. District Court, Western District of Oklahoma. Preparatory education, University of Colorado (B.S., cum laude, 1982); legal education, University of Oklahoma College of Law (J.D., with honors, 1992). Member: Oklahoma Bar Association. E−Mail: Michael J. Novotny
    Kevin B. Ratliff, born Tulsa, Oklahoma, July 11, 1971; admitted to bar, 1998, Oklahoma. Preparatory education, University of Oklahoma (B.B.A., Economics, 1994); legal education, Oklahoma City University School of Law (J.D., with honors, 1998). Fraternity: Phi Delta Phi. Recipient: CALI Awards for Excellence in the Study of Estate and Gift Taxation; Excellence in the Study of Oil and Gas Law; Leadership in the Law Award, Journal Record, 2006; Achiever Under Forty, Journal Record, 2007. Named in: Oklahoma Super Lawyers® 'Rising Star' for Taxation Law, Oklahoma Magazine, 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011. Member: Oklahoma County and Oklahoma Bar Associations; Oklahoma City Estate Planning Council; Oklahoma City Tax Lawyers Group. E−Mail: Kevin B. Ratliff
    Matthew W. Brockman, born Muskogee, Oklahoma, April 12, 1982; admitted to bar, 2008, Oklahoma; also admitted to practice before U.S. District Court, Western District of Oklahoma. Preparatory education, University of Oklahoma (B.B.A., 2005); legal education, University of Oklahoma College of Law (J.D., with honors, 2008). Order of the Coif. Order of Barristers. Dean's List. Comfort Scholar. Articles Editor, Oklahoma Law Review, 2007-08. Recipient: American Jurisprudence Awards, Legal Research and Writing; Criminal Law and Torts II, 2005-06; Frank C. Love Award for Legal Writing. Member: Oklahoma County and Oklahoma Bar Associations. Fellow: Oklahoma Bar Foundation. E−Mail: Matthew W. Brockman
    Derek B. Ensminger, born Dallas, Texas, June 29, 1983; admitted to bar, 2009, Oklahoma; also admitted to practice before U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit; U.S. District Court, Northern, Eastern and Western Districts of Oklahoma. Preparatory education, University of Oklahoma (B.B.A., with Special Distinction, 2006); legal education, Oklahoma City University School of Law (J.D., summa cum laude, 2009). Dean's List. Hatton W. Sumners Scholar. Staff Editor, Oklahoma City University Law Review, 2008-09. Recipient: CALI Awards for Excellence, Constitutional Law, Products Liability, Religion and the Constitution, Trial Practice and Employment Discrimination. Member: Oklahoma County and Oklahoma Bar Associations. E−Mail: Derek B. Ensminger
    Elizabeth A. Price, born Stillwater, Oklahoma, June 30, 1981; admitted to bar, 2008, Oklahoma; also admitted to practice before U.S. District Court, Western District of Oklahoma. Preparatory education, Oklahoma State University (B.A., summa cum laude, 2004); legal education, University of Oklahoma College of Law (J.D., with honors, 2008). Dean's List. Order of the Coif. Order of Solicitors. Articles Editor, Oklahoma Law Review, 2007-08. Recipient: American Jurisprudence Awards for Torts II, Public International Law, and American Legal History. Law Clerk to Hon. Robin J. Cauthron, U.S. District Court, Western District of Oklahoma, 2008-10. Member: Oklahoma County, Oklahoma, American and Federal Bar Associations. E−Mail: Elizabeth A. Price
    Naomi D. Smith, born Sioux City, Iowa, March 31, 1976; admitted to bar, 2011, Oklahoma. Preparatory education, University of Iowa (B.A., Economics and Political Science, 1998); legal education, Oklahoma City University School of Law (J.D., magna cum laude, 2011). Order of Barristers. Dean's List. Faculty Honor Roll. Hatton W. Sumners Scholar. Oklahoma City University Law Review, 2009-11. Phillip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court. Recipient: CALI Awards for Contracts, Legal Research and Writing, Constitutional Law, Studies in Constitutional Thought, Corporations, Oil and Gas Contracts and Taxation and Sales and Leases; American Jurisprudence Award for Estate Planning. Member: Oklahoma Bar Association; Oklahoma City Estate Planning Council; American Inns of Court (Associate, William J. Holloway, Jr. Inn of Court). E−Mail: Naomi D. Smith
    Michael L. Brooks, born Norman, Oklahoma, June 1, 1984; admitted to bar, 2010, Oklahoma; also admitted to practice before U.S. Supreme Court; U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth and Eleventh Circuits; U.S. District Court, Northern, Eastern and Western Districts of Oklahoma. Preparatory education, University of Oklahoma (B.A., Political Science, summa cum laude, 2006); legal education, University of Oklahoma College of Law (J.D., with highest honors, 2010). Order of the Coif. Comfort Scholar. Recipient: Nathan Scarritt Prize; Joel Jankowsky Outstanding Graduate Award; Fifteen American Jurisprudence Awards. Editor-in-Chief, Oklahoma Law Review, 2009-10. Law Clerk to Hon. David M. Ebel, U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit, 2010-11. Selected: Tenth Circuit Appellate Criminal Justice Act Panel. Member: Oklahoma County, Oklahoma, American and Federal Bar Associations. E−Mail: Michael L. Brooks
    Brad A. Madore, born Salem, Massachusetts, December 12, 1978; admitted to bar, 2013, Oklahoma. Preparatory education, Boston University (B.A., 2000); legal education, Oklahoma City University School of Law (J.D., summa cum laude, 2013). Fraternity: Phi Delta Phi. Honor Society: Phi Kappa Phi. Hatton W. Sumners Scholar. Staff member, Oklahoma City University Law Review. Recipient: Outstanding Graduate Award; Outstanding Academic Achievement Award for the Graduate with the Highest Grade Point Average; Excellence in Technical Editing Award; CALI Award for Excellence for the Future Awards. Member: Oklahoma and American Bar Associations. E−Mail: Brad A. Madore
    Ashley L. Powell, born Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, March 26, 1984; admitted to bar, 2013, Oklahoma. Preparatory education, Oklahoma State University (B.S., Political Science, 2008); legal education, University of Oklahoma College of Law (J.D., with highest honors, 2013). Order of the Coif. Dean's List. Comfort Scholar. Assistant Articles Editor, Oklahoma Law Review. Recipient: American Jurisprudence Awards; Outstanding Senior Law Student, Oklahoma Bar Association. National Finalist, National Moot Court Competition. Class Representative, Student Bar Association. Director, Dean's Council, University of Oklahoma College of Law. Member: Oklahoma Bar Association. E−Mail: Ashley L. Powell
OF COUNSEL
    Larry D. Hartzog, born Clinton, Oklahoma, May 4, 1934; admitted to bar, 1959, Oklahoma. Preparatory education, University of Oklahoma (B.A., 1956); legal education, University of Oklahoma College of Law (J.D., 1959). Law Clerk to Hon. Ross Rizley, U.S. District Court, Western District of Oklahoma, 1959-60. Member: Oklahoma County, Oklahoma and American Bar Associations. E−Mail: Larry D. Hartzog
    Kent F. Frates, born Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, September 27, 1938; admitted to bar, 1964, Oklahoma; 1965, Arizona. Preparatory education, Stanford University (B.A., 1960); legal education, University of Arizona College of Law (LL.B., J.D., 1964). Fraternity: Phi Alpha Delta. Oklahoma House of Representatives, 1970-78; Minority Leader, 1976-78. Member: Oklahoma County and Oklahoma Bar Associations; State Bar of Arizona. E−Mail: Kent F. Frates
    Kenneth R. Davis, born Guthrie, Oklahoma, October 16, 1964; admitted to bar, 1990, Oklahoma. Preparatory education, Oklahoma State University (B.S., Agricultural Economics, 1986); legal education, University of Oklahoma College of Law (J.D., 1990). Order of the Coif. Note Editor, Oklahoma Law Review, 1989-90. Recipient: Nathan S. Scarritt Prize, 1990; Earl Appleton Brown Memorial Award; West Hornbook Award. Member: Oklahoma Bar Association (Real Property Law Section). E−Mail: Kenneth R. Davis
    James D. Kallstrom, born Akron, Ohio, September 20, 1950; admitted to bar, 1976, Ohio; 1982, Oklahoma. Preparatory education, Kenyon College (B.A., 1973); legal education, Case Western Reserve University School of Law (J.D., 1976). Listed in, The Best Lawyers in America®, Real Estate Law. Member: Oklahoma Bar Association; Oklahoma City Real Property Lawyers Association; The Federalist Society. E−Mail: James D. Kallstrom
    Jon H. Trudgeon, born Miami, Oklahoma, May 13, 1939; admitted to bar, 1964, Oklahoma; also admitted to practice before U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit; U.S. District Court, Western District of Oklahoma; U.S. Tax Court. Preparatory education, University of Oklahoma (B.A., 1961); legal education, University of Oklahoma College of Law (LL.B., 1964; J.D., 1964). Fraternity: Phi Alpha Delta. Listed in: The Best Lawyers in America®, Estate Planning Law, Non-Profit/Charities Law, and Employee Benefits Law. Member: Oklahoma County (Director; Treasurer; Vice-President) and Oklahoma (Board of Governors, 1994-96) Bar Associations. Fellow: Oklahoma Bar Foundation (Director and Past President); American Bar Foundation (State Chair, 1998-2004); American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (State Chair, 2006-11; Charitable Planning Committee, 2007-09). (Capt., JAG, U.S. Air Force, 1964-1968). E−Mail: Jon H. Trudgeon
    Alix Lormand Samara, born Weisbaden, Germany, August 25, 1977; admitted to bar, 2002, Texas; 2004, Oklahoma; also admitted to practice before U.S. District Courts, Northern District of Texas and Western District of Oklahoma. Preparatory education, Southern Methodist University (B.A., magna cum laude, 1999); legal education, George Washington University Law School (J.D., 2002). Regional Champion, Student Trial Advocacy Competition. Outstanding Trial Court Board member, 2002. Class Representative, Student Bar Association. Member: Oklahoma (Board of Directors, Young Lawyers Division, 2005-06) and American Bar Associations. Languages: German; French. E−Mail: Alix Lormand Samara
    Ronald L. Ripley, born Pawnee, Oklahoma, February 14, 1946; admitted to bar, 1972, Oklahoma; also admitted to practice before U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth and District of Columbia Circuits; U.S. District Court, Northern, Eastern and Western Districts of Oklahoma; U.S. Tax Court. Preparatory education, University of Oklahoma (B.B.A., 1969); legal education, University of Oklahoma College of Law (J.D., 1972). Member: Oklahoma and American Bar Associations. E−Mail: Ronald L. Ripley
    Kristen O'Connor Anderson, born New York City, New York, December 8, 1976; admitted to bar, 2006, Oklahoma. Preparatory education, Western Washington University (B.A., 2000); legal education, University of Oklahoma College of Law (J.D., with honors, 2006). Order of the Coif. Dean's List. Assistant Articles Editor, Oklahoma Law Review. Comfort Scholar. Recipient, American Jurisprudence Awards. Member: Oklahoma Bar Association. E−Mail: Kristen O'Connor Anderson

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