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Airports in Oklahoma are only going up.

klahoma’s travels options are soaring with upgrades and additional routes at the state’s two major airfields – Tulsa International Airport and Oklahoma City’s Will Rogers World Airport. Will Rogers needs more airline gates and has launched a $89 million expansion as animated renderings, engineering and other plans are finalized by the airport trust, says Karen Carney, the airport’s public information and marketing manager. Those clamoring for space include low-cost Frontier Airlines, based in Denver and returning to OKC, and Alaska Airlines, a new carrier to the city. Recently added nonstop routes include Philadelphia, Phoenix, Seattle, Charlotte and Reagan Washington National, the last of which has been long-sought by Oklahoma Citians. Carney says the expansion gives a good first impres-

sion of Oklahoma, meets the community’s needs and reflects “all the many good things happening in the metro area.” She adds that airlines offering additional routes need more gates. One flex gate accommodates various operations; with anticipated growth, four new gates – with the ability to add more – are in expansion plans. Competition among airports to entice carriers for the same routes means big carriers want to know a city can support the market with continuing growth, improved infrastructure and new businesses. OKC’s expansion falls under Transportation Security Administration guidelines for airport design, a result of the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001. There will be a single, streamlined, centralized check point to transform the existing space, which was never intended for doffing shoes and standing in long lines. NOVEMBER 2018 | WWW.OKMAG.COM

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TULSA INTERNATIONAL AND OKC WILL ROGERS AREN’T OKLAHOMA’S ONLY THRIVING AIRPORTS Wiley Post (Bethany)

Also owned by the city of Oklahoma City, Wiley Post provides relief for Will Rogers World Airport, Carney says. The facility is a vibrant center for corporate and business aviation with three paved runways and about 70,000 annual operations. It offers corporate jet maintenance and repair, and extensive hangar facilities.

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“Right now, there isn’t a good space for meeting and greeting and no room to sit when you wait for your passengers,” Carney says. “The expansion turns the existing checkpoints into comfortable waiting areas. Previous expansions were mostly aesthetic updates to the 1967-built terminal and eliminated an observation tower once open to the public. “The new updates include a higher level observation area for looking onto the airfield and the concourse. This way, someone with or without a ticket to travel can watch planes and get excited about aviation.” Tulsa International has also added nonstop flights the past two years, including Charlotte, N.C., and Orlando, Florida. In October, American Airlines announced it would resume daily nonstops to Los Angeles in April. In the past seven years, Tulsa International has spent more than $100 million in renovations, including “complete reconstruction of our two concourses [and the] overhaul of our concession program,” says Alexis Higgins, deputy director of marketing and air service development for the Tulsa Airport Authority. “Passengers enjoy expanded gate areas, new seating with [3,600] integrated power outlets, added restrooms, business centers and an entirely new shopping and dining experience. “Demand created the need for 500 additional parking spaces and the addition of a deck to the garage … across from baggage claim, which offers three circulation hubs with elevators and stairs and canopies that cover the walkway leading to the terminal.” Under construction, Higgins says, are more parking canopies to the garage roof and an $18 million project in the terminal’s central hall to create a corridor with skylights, clerestory windows and a new roof. Upcoming, she says, are renovated restrooms outside secured areas and repositioned counters to open space in the ticketing lobby.

Clarence E. Page Municipal (OKC)

Since opening in 1941, city-owned Page Municipal continues as a general aviation airport with two paved runways and full facilities for aviation gasoline and jet fuel, says Karen Carney, public information and marketing manager for OKC airports. The wartime airfield was built for basic flight training in the U.S. Army Air Forces; today, it serves an average of about 70 aircraft operations per day and has community events. It hosted the World Aerobatic Championship in 1996.

Max Westheimer (Norman)

Owned and operated by the University of Oklahoma, this airport has more than 50,000 takeoffs and landings per year, according to its website. It can handle executive jets and supports law-enforcement agencies, including the Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics. In addition to a staffed control tower, the facility has an Automated Weather Observation Station with storm-detection capabilities. The airport, its support infrastructure and community activities have an estimated $34.7 million yearly impact on the economy. About 20,000 visitors arrive annually in the state via Westheimer Airport.

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Lawton-Fort Sill Regional

Built in 1950, Southwest Oklahoma’s main airport has military and commercial aviation with an average of 75-plus daily flights, according the airport’s website. Owned by the city of Lawton, the airport is used by both Fort Sill and Sheppard Air Force Base, across the Red River near Wichita Falls. Civilian travelers can use American Eagle and Allegiant Air flights to some destinations in the western United States.


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Also part of the Tulsa Airport Authority, this general aviation field accommodates many flyers from the Muscogee (Creek) Nation, which has its headquarters in Okmulgee. The nearly mile-long runway can handle dual-tandem aircraft up to 300,000 pounds.

Guthrie-Edmond Regional

Director Schellon Stanley says this general aviation airport, 30 miles north of downtown OKC in Guthrie, accommodates aircraft from business jets to singleengine propeller planes. With quick access to Interstate 35, the airport “provides a convenient alternative to the more-congested airports in Oklahoma City for no-hassle business and private travel,” Stanley says. Activities include a summer aviation program for children, airport tours, an annual pancake Breakfast and Fly-In, a Santa Fly-In and its signature event of the year – the Annual Fly-In Community Day.

R.L. Jones Jr. (Jenks)

Commonly called Riverside Airport, it provides relief to Tulsa International. Its website says the facility, part of the Tulsa Airport Authority, has 350 employees. It is ranked as the sixth busiest airport in the state and one of the 100 busiest airports nationally with more than 140,000 takeoffs and landings each year. Flight schools at R.L. Jones include those run by the Spartan College of Aeronautics and Tulsa Community College.

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Okmulgee Regional

Muskogee-Davis Field Regional

Built as a U.S. Ground Air Support Base, Muskogee-Davis has provided military and civilian services since 1942, spokeswoman Kimbra Scott says. Released to the city of Muskogee in 1967, the airport accommodates general aviation and generates $7.7 million in annual economic impact to the region, airport representative Drew Saffell says. More than 12,000 aircraft – including the occasional Lockheed C-5A military transport – utilize the three runways. More than 5,000 out-of-state visitors arrive in Oklahoma via this airport every year.

Billionaires and rock stars aren’t the only folks who need private planes or rented jets. From medical emergencies to once-in-alifetime indulgences, private use of an aircraft – and the personnel to fly and service it – can be as easy as contacting a local airport to explore options. “For those without the ability to fly their own or a rented aircraft, there are many options for aircraft charter or member services,” says Alex Higgins, Tulsa Airport Authority’s deputy director of marketing and air service development. “Tulsa International’s six fixed-base operators (FBOs) and the two FBOs at R.L. Jones Jr. Airport each offer a unique product to … travelers looking for … schedule flexibility and first-class comfort.” For details, go to tulsaairports.com/ general-aviation.

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Philanthropist Peggy Helmerich keeps a whirlwind pace at age 90, decades after leaving Hollywood as a movie starlet.

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er calendar brims with appointments and gettogethers. Her slim build and vibrant facial features defy time and make you recall her films from the early 1950s. And she could easily have the title of patron saint of Oklahoma libraries. At 90, Tulsa philanthropist Peggy Dow Helmerich sets a fast pace. She squeezes in three workouts a week at a small gym into a schedule packed with board meetings and time with her dozen great-grandchildren. “Oh, I don’t think I have a lot of energy,” she says modestly. “But if I keep the exercise going, that really helps.” Helmerich has reached a point in life where social conventions can slack off a bit. “Until you get to be 90, you kind of hide your age if you’re a woman,” she says. “But after that, you don’t care.” As namesake of the Peggy V. Helmerich Distinguished Author Award, she and the Tulsa Library Trust have brought 33 literary giants (counting this month’s recipient, Hilary Mantel) to Oklahoma. They have included poets such as Billy Collins, novelists such as John Updike and playwrights such as Neil Simon. “These are the most important authors of our generation coming to Tulsa,” Helmerich says. “They’re coming to see what we’re like. John le Carre came [in 1990] and people in New York couldn’t believe it.” In addition to her longtime

support of the Tulsa City-County Library system (the branch on East 91st Street is named for her), Helmerich has also helped to finance libraries at the University of Oklahoma and Oklahoma State University, as well as drama programs as OU and Northwestern University (which she attended). The nearly half-century association with the Tulsa library began reluctantly. “Robert LaFortune was mayor and lived next door and he wanted me to be on the library board. I didn’t want to at first, but he knew enough about my doggone boys, so I agreed,” Helmerich says with a laugh. “And it was wonderful. I was stunned at how big the library system is.” However, she came home overwhelmed after the first meeting and told her husband, oilman Walter Helmerich III, about doubting what she could do to help. “Walt suggested taking the library’s small trust and expanding it,” she says. “We used our connections through the years to increase the trust [because] libraries are a treasure house of information and technology. “The library is the headquarters for the public. People look for

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jobs at the library. Librarians and aides advise where people can go for social services.” The Helmerichs were married for 60 years before his death in 2012. She went from Hollywood starlet – best known as Nurse Kelly in 1950’s Harvey with Jimmy Stewart, and Judy Greene in 1951’s Bright Victory with Arthur Kennedy and Rock Hudson – to young bride in the rolling greenery of Tulsa. They had their sons (Hans, Rik, Mat, Zak and Jon) and she got involved with the community. However, Helmerich is quick to diminish her role in the family’s substantial philanthropy to scores of nonprofits and organizations in Tulsa and the state. “My husband did all the funding; he just did stuff in my name, so I got the credit,” she says. “He gave quite a bit to the [Tulsa] ballet, opera and symphony and both museums [Philbrook and Gilcrease] – the arts in general – because they all give us quality of life.” Helmerich has zero regrets about leaving Hollywood. “I could see the writing on the wall,” she says of increasingly sordid expectations of actresses. “I saw it starting to change for the worse. The whole Harvey Weinstein type of thing has been going on for years. “I had achieved what I wanted to do in Hollywood and I didn’t want that to happen to me. I wanted to be married and have children. Not many people stay married in Hollywood. I’d had enough of it, so I decided to leave.” Helmerich also has no qualms about age and mortality. “We are at the end – of our lives, of our work,” she says. “We don’t want to be sad about it. It’s marvelous to experience that much life. I’ve tasted so many parts of life.”

HILARY MANTEL RECEIVES HELMERICH AWARD

Nearly 5,000 miles away sits a master storyteller painstakingly shaping the details of her country’s history into a page-turner to enlighten and delight millions of fans around the world. Dame Hilary Mantel, England’s two-time Man Booker Prize-winning historical novelist, has worked for two years to complete The Mirror and the Light, the final installment in her internationally renowned, bestselling Wolf Hall trilogy about the rise of Thomas Cromwell in the court of King Henry VIII. She aims to publish it in fall 2019. “It’s a huge and complex book, covering the time between the execution of Anne Boleyn in 1536 and Thomas Cromwell’s own death in 1540,” says Mantel, coming in December to receive the Tulsa Library Trust’s 2018 Peggy V. Helmerich Distinguished Author Award. “It’s not the story of his fall, as people sometimes assume. He has a long way to rise in the world before everything goes wrong after Henry VIII’s fourth marriage. “Like the first two books, it demands … attention from an open-minded reader, but it gives a lot, too, in terms of political and psychological drama. It’s not the story you expect.” Like its predecessors, The Mirror and the Light looks behind the scenes at one of the most volatile periods of English history with a story that is “bigger than time and place – about sex and love and power, about ambition and risk, success and failure when the stakes are high,” Mantel says. – Jackie Hill NOVEMBER 2018 | WWW.OKMAG.COM

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Not Just Horsin’ Around The equine industry has a large economic, cultural and spiritual impact on Oklahoma.

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klahoma is known for its horse sense. That idiom goes well beyond residents’ straight talk and practicality and extends to the impact that the horse industry has on its culture and economy. “We have some of the best breeders – and I’m talkin’ all breeds – in the world,” says Darrell Bilke, executive director and CEO of the Pinto Horse Association of America, based in Bethany. “Many Oklahomans have been raised with horses, from the small farms in the eastern part of the state to the big ranches out west.” With Purcell as the Quarter “Oklahoma is the Horse Capital cowboy state in of the World, the nation. True Oklahoma ranks cowboys come from highly in three key categories Oklahoma.” for “horsiness.” The state is No. 5 in horses (252,700), says Cliff Williamson, director of health and regulatory affairs with the American Horse Council. Only Texas, California, Florida and Ohio – all much larger in population than the Sooner State OKLAHOMA RANKS NO. 5 IN – have more horses. NUMBER OF HORSES, WITH 252,700. In terms of frequency, only PHOTO BY TERRY SPEARMAN COURTESY Wyoming, South Dakota, Montana, PURCELL CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

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Idaho and North Dakota – all much smaller in population – have lower human-to-horse ratios than Oklahoma (10.8 to 1). Williamson says Oklahoma also ranks fifth nationally, at $2.3 billion, in owner expenditures and racing revenues, and that doesn’t include the hundreds of millions of dollars generated by the horse industry in the state. For instance, the pinto association’s world Color Breed Congress, Nov. 2-10 at Tulsa’s Expo Square, brings $15 million of commerce into the county, Bilke says. The American Quarter Horse Association’s world championships, Nov. 1-17 at State Fair Park, adds $30 million to Oklahoma City’s economy, says Sarah Davisson, the group’s director of communications. Purcell, also called the Heart of Oklahoma because it’s the geographic center of the state, has had ties to the quarter horse since the 1950s, when the first of many breeding farms began. Larry Abney, a trainer for nearly 40 years, says notable facilities have included those operated by Jerry Wells, Clarence Scarborough Jr., A.B. Green, Frank Merrill and Joe Gary. Jack Roth, a longtime equine veterinarian in Purcell and owner of the Oklahoma Horseshoeing School, says the town has the right combina-

tion of elements for horses. “In the winter, it is almost never too cold to do physical work outdoors – same for summer,” he says. “Horses like grass; we have grass. Horses like space; we have space. [It’s] hard to have a horse farm in a densely populated area; Oklahoma is sparsely populated. We raise cattle in Oklahoma – [we] need horses to work cattle. “It just fits. Purcell is where the horse and horseman come together.” Bilke applies the same equation to the state. “Oklahoma is the cowboy state in the nation,” he says. “True cowboys come from Oklahoma.” Almost everyone close to horses has a spiritual bond with the half-ton beasts. “When you have horses in your life, you’re passionate about it,” Davisson says. Working with a horse “is a different kind of experience that you can have no other way,” Roth says. “All of us … feel it.” And with many chuckles, Bilke adds: “From the day I was born, I’ve had a horse. They’ll either bite you, crap on you, run over you, or all three. But I wouldn’t have it any other way.” BRIAN WILSON

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sual arts, says Bob Fleischman, president of the Tulsa Arts District Business Association. The event, from 6 to 9 p.m. on the first Friday of each month, is on the north side of downtown in the Tulsa Arts District, home to galleries, studios, Guthrie Green, Philbrook Museum’s downtown branch and the Woody Guthrie Center. “It brings people to the area who have never been there before, and it gives local artists a venue to show their work,” says Fleischman, who co-owns Chrysalis Salon and Spa, also in the district. Museums offer free or reduced-price admission during the walk, he says, and many retailers stay open late. Musicians perform at coffee houses and clubs, and Guthrie

Green has events that include special appearances by the Tulsa Ballet and Tulsa Symphony Orchestra. “We do it 12 months of the year,” Fleischman says. “We may have 2,000 to 3,000 people in the dead of winter.” In Oklahoma City, more than 20 galleries and 80 artists take part in the First Friday Gallery Walk in the Paseo Arts District. “There’s a new show in each gallery every month,” says Amanda Bleakley, executive director of the Paseo Arts Association. Artists and artisans featured during the 6 to 9 p.m. event offer oil, acrylic and watercolor paintings, pottery, sculpture, photography, jewelry, fiber works and stained glass. “It doesn’t cost anything, and people get


exposed to art and culture,” Bleakley says. A musician plays from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., two food trucks are on site and the Paseo boasts five restaurants, with two more in development. “We are definitely unique when it comes to how many art galleries we have,” Bleakley says, “but we are intertwined with retail.” Paseo shops, all locally owned, include Jonque Mode and Betsy’s Shoes, which sell women’s apparel and accessories. “We have a lot of people who come every month,” Bleakley says. “They want to see what the new shows are.” The Norman Arts Council draws an average of 3,000 people a month to the Walker

Arts District for its Second Friday Art Walk. “Second Friday is a wonderful combination of galleries, artist studios, shops, restaurants and businesses who all have arts offerings,” says Erinn Gavaghan, director of the council. “In addition, we have many artists, artisans and performers who set up each month in booths or on the street.” The official hours are from 6 to 9 p.m., but restaurants and bars stay open later and some offer live music, Gavaghan says. Mainsite, the Arts Council’s gallery, is open until 10 p.m. The configuration of the art walk has shifted from the past to allow more food trucks to participate. KIMBERLY BURK

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The State INSIDER

More Than the Wills Boys Forty years ago, Tulsa’s Caravan Ballroom, not Cain’s, was home to one of the best western swing bands in the country.

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ver since early 1934, when band leader Bob Wills and his business manager, O.W. Mayo, brought their group from Waco, Texas, to Oklahoma City – and from there to Tulsa for a far longer stay – Oklahoma has been ground zero for the music known as western swing. Not quite country and not exactly jazz, western swing was, and is, a dance music that flourished in honky-tonk venues like Tulsa’s Cain’s Ballroom, home to Bob and his brother Johnnie Lee Wills for decades. But just as there were other great western-swing bands in addition to the Wills groups, there were other Oklahoma venues through the years that boasted their own top-flight purveyors of the musical style made famous by the Wills boys. One of them was Tulsa’s Caravan Ballroom, which in the late ’70s and early ’80s was home to what may have been the best

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western-swing band of its era. That sounds like hyperbole, but it’s an assessment made by one of the genre’s best-known practitioners, Texas-based fiddler Johnny Gimble. “The first time Gimble came out to play with us,” Jon Cummins recalls, “I heard him say, ‘I think this is the best western-swing band in the country.’” As the bassist for the Caravan Swing Band, Cummins is one of the crackerjack musicians heard on the new disc The Caravan Swing Band Live! Remastered at Tahlequah’s Eagle Studios from an old reel-to-reel tape, it features 18 tracks (including a long closing medley) recorded at the Caravan in 1981. It would be hard to imagine a better outfit: longtime Bob Wills arranger and brilliant guitarist Eldon Shamblin; underrated steel guitarist Jack Rider; fiddlers “Famous Amos” Hedrick and Billy Dozier (also heard on mandolin); saxophonist Glenn “Blub” Rhees; drummer Tommy Perkins; young Turks Mike Bennett (on trumpet) and Cummins; and Jon’s dad, the multi-instrumentalist and vocalist Shirl Cummins, who owned the venue at the time. In addition, the disc features a performance each from “Ron” Dunn – well before his days as half of the most popular duo in country-music history (Brooks & Dunn) – and future Oklahoma entertainment-business figure Linda Freeman (Rider’s sister). Freeman supplied the tape that became The Caravan Swing Band Live! She remembers that it was originally taped by an uncle of hers from New Mexico, a musician who owned some recording gear. On a visit to Tulsa, he took his recorder to the Sheraton Inn-Airport, where she was singing with famed Tulsa guitarist Tommy Crook, and from there to the Caravan. Freeman ended up with the tape, which she kept for years – until she met Eagle Studios’ Darrell Dowty. “Darrell knows a cousin of mine; they went to school together in Stilwell. She came by to see me one day, and he was with her. She introduced me to him, somehow we got around to music, and I said, ‘Oh, do I have a deal for you,’” says Freeman, laughing. “I said, ‘If you can do something with this tape, then it’s yours. It’s probably 35 or 40 years old, and I’m sure it’s going to be difficult to make it sound good.’ But it turned out really well.” Dowty adds: “It was 37 years old, but Linda had kept it indoors, never in a garage or attic or anything,


so there was a chance that it was good. I ran it through one time on my four-track, and I got a lot of shedding, but nothing broke, and I got a real good digital copy. I told Linda I thought we’d be able to get enough sound out of it to make a CD. “If we hadn’t had today’s technology, I would never have been able to pull any of that stuff up like I did. At the same time, I wanted to be careful and not spoil the originality of it. That was kind of the dilemma I had. So I did the best I could with what we had to work with.” There were certainly challenges. For example, it was apparently recorded with four microphones, placed at strategic points around the stage – not the optimum way to record a live music show. “The steel is actually isolated on one of the channels,” Dowty says. “It’s the cleanest of the four channels. The bass and drums were on a channel. And the other two channels were just the band, so the vocals are far down in the mix – except for Ronnie’s.” Indeed, Dunn (whom Shirl Cummins introduces as “Ron Don”) blows off the doors of the place with his powerful reading of the Hank Williams standard “I Can’t Help It (If I’m Still in Love with You),” the most unabashedly “country” track on the album. The rest of the disc consists mostly of jazz and pop evergreens

(“Georgia on My Mind,” “Take the ‘A’ Train,” “Jersey Bounce”) and western-swing standards (“New San Antonio Rose,” “Big Beaver,” “Keeper of My Heart”). Dowty says most of the lead vocals were done by Rhees, with Dozier and Shirl Cummins taking their turns as well. The original placing of the microphones allows the listener to hear a lot of bandstand chatter. With such cutups as Shamblin, Bennett and Rhees on board, one would expect that to be amusing … and it is. “On the second song [“The Kind of Love I Can’t Forget”], Jack and Eldon start off with a dual-guitar harmony, just extemporaneously,” Dowty says. “Jon Cummins told me that they never rehearsed. So they’re making up this intricate, beautiful harmony, and they’re just cackling about how good it sounds. When they come back in after the first vocal, Jack says, ‘Stay with me, Eldon,’ and they do it again. ‘That’s bad,’ Jack says, and Eldon’s laughing. It’s just such a snapshot of how much fun it is to play in a live band and create as you go.” One of the members who added much to that creativity was trumpeter Bennett, a University of Tulsa student from Kansas City. Although he’s now a nationally known first-call westernswing player, he was new to the genre when he joined the Caravan Swing Band. “There were a lot of hosses in that band,” he

says. “Famous Amos was a great fiddle player and, of course, Dozier playing mandolin and singing. And Eldon. That was a swingin’ band.” Freeman, who acquits herself well on the disc with her performance of “All of Me,” adds: “They were all solo artists. Really, they were better than any of the western swing I’d heard before I ever went to the Caravan Ballroom. I had never heard a better band.” Jon Cummins says: “Each of those people – you could tell that they’d been through it. You could relate to ’em. They definitely knew how to react to one another – and sometimes, someone would try something new.” That spontaneity is at the heart of western swing, and at the heart of this disc as well. These are great players having a grand time – including Rider, a musician whom Dowty feels is hall-of-fame caliber. “Jack was a tremendous steel man,” he says, “but he was a lawyer, and he had a family, and he wasn’t going on the road. So if you caught Jack, you had to catch him at one of the local places.” With the release of The Caravan Swing Band Live!, western-swing aficionados can catch Rider, along with the rest of that stellar lineup, anytime. It’s available for $12.99 from the eaglequah.com website, under “new products.” JOHN WOOLEY

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POLITICS

Bold Distinctions

With businessman Kevin Stitt and former Attorney General Drew Edmondson vying to replace term-limited Mary Fallin as governor, Oklahomans have clear choices at the ballot box for the Nov. 6 election. We profile each candidate. “AS A BUSINESSMAN, I HAVE A UNIQUE SKILL SET THAT I BRING TO THE TABLE,” SAYS KEVIN STITT, THE REPUBLICAN NOMINEE FOR GOVERNOR OF OKLAHOMA. PHOTOS BY BRENT FUCHS

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Outsider Stitt wants to bring ‘a fresh set of eyes to our problems’ With an eye for profit and job creation, Kevin Stitt has driven his lending company into 41 states since 2000. Now the political outsider wants to drive Oklahoma in the same way. “As a businessman, I have a unique skill set that I bring to the table,” the founder of Gateway Mortgage says. “You have to get a team together … get the legislature on the same team. I believe in a smart government that delivers. “I know how to hire people and read a balance sheet and institute performance metrics. If you don’t have a fresh set of eyes on our problems, then you won’t see what needs to change.” Stitt’s playbook comes straight from supply-side economics, which counts on low taxes, reduced government and regulations, and pro-business policies to spur investment, expand the workforce and fill treasury coffers with increased revenue. “We have to have accountability,” says Stitt, 45. “I have to have the authority to hire and fire agency heads. You see that with the health department. It’s an alignment issue and a structural problem. “I’ve circled with House and Senate and federal legislators and we’ve worked on strategies together. You can’t go off in 150 different directions. You have to have a common direction for the state.” Stitt’s common direction would include policies similar to those of outgoing, two-term Gov. Mary Fallin, who has held elective office in Oklahoma since 1991. Stitt neither sidles up to nor distances himself from Fallin. “I don’t know what her policies have been,” he says. “I know that she has improved our bridges. I don’t

want to compare myself to anyone. I want people to see my resume. I know how to hire people. I know how to lead. It’s the difference between me and my opponent, not the current governor.” To move Oklahoma’s economy away from the yin and yang of energy production, Stitt would set up offices overseas and in hightax states to lure businesses. “We’re fortunate to have the oil and natural gas industry and the agricultural industry,” he says. “I want to keep helping those guys innovate. But they are cyclical. We have to diversify. “We should be No. 1 in distribution since we’re in the middle of the country. There are West Coast companies that need a middleof-the-country place. There are European businesses that need U.S. spots. That should be us.” Stitt would continue Fallin’s rejection of Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act, which he says hurts the economy. He proposes allowing insurance companies to sell policies across state lines to get more people covered by increasing competition. “We need to have more able-bodied people off Medicaid and back into the work force through auditing,” he says. “We need to get people working and on private insurance.” Stitt talks policy the way he runs his business – with lots of energy. However, he does take time to unwind and connect with his whimsical side (he’s ridden a unicycle since he was 7). “I’m a bit of a workaholic, so I love riding horses,” says Stitt, who has a 115-acre ranch outside Tulsa. “It’s relaxing and gets me away from the office. I roped a calf last night and doctored it. We love the western lifestyle.”


With bipartisan experience, Edmondson desires ‘party-label irrelevance’ A longtime attorney general with widespread knowledge of state government, Drew Edmondson intends to have no learning curve as Oklahoma’s chief executive. “As attorney general, I provided advice and counsel through all parts of the government,” says Edmondson, elected four times to the post. “We got a bird’s eye view of how each agency works. “The attorney general is also a member of the equalization board. We figured out how much money to appropriate and had to project revenues from the different buckets. We saw what fluctuated over the year and what was stable. That was valuable to me as attorney general and will be as governor.” Edmondson touts working across party lines to craft legislation. “We had authors from both sides for bills that were identified as coming from the AG’s office,” says Edmondson, who served eight years under Republican Gov. Frank Keating (1995-2003) and eight under Democratic Gov. Brad Henry (2003-2011). “We wanted both parties in on those operations. “I have performed my duties blind to party labels. I hope we are moving to party-label irrelevance – not that we’re a red state or blue state, but … purple and [doing] what’s right for Oklahoma. We should look for the best ideas and solutions and not who’s wearing what colored T-shirts.” Edmondson, a former Muskogee County district attorney and teacher, wants to increase funding for public education with pay raises for aides and paraprofessionals, who didn’t get a bump in salary the way teachers did in April. He also wants more money to go into running school operations to reduce class sizes. Edmondson would pay for the increases three ways: restoring the gross-production tax to 7 percent, which he says is the historical norm; scrapping the capital gains tax, which he calls

a “failed experiment”; and adding another 50 cents to a pack of cigarettes. “All told, that would bring in $300 million, which doesn’t fix all the problems, but it will help give us a good start to fund education, health and mental health,” he says. Edmondson also wants to expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act. “I fail to see the downside of that,” he says. “We’d spend about $100 million [while] injecting $1 billion into the economy. This will generate more than enough tax revenue to cover the 10 percent match. The upshot is covering 153,000 uninsured Oklahomans. The other half is that money will go to hospitals, clinics and providers. “Pauls Valley is doing a GoFundMe to keep its hospital open. That shouldn’t happen.” Edmondson does not shy from his political roots and family. His father, Ed Edmondson, was a 10-term U.S. representative from Muskogee; his uncle, J. Howard Edmondson, was elected as Oklahoma’s youngest governor in 1958 and finished the term of U.S. Sen. Robert S. Kerr, who died in 1963. “I’m proud of my family name [but] it’s my record that I accumulated under that name that’s important,” says Edmondson, 72. “My uncle died in 1971. My father died in 1990 and was last in office in 1972. To say that I’m running on my family’s name is kind of true, but I’ve earned my reputation in the 2000s because there are fewer and fewer people who remember my father and uncle.” BRIAN WILSON

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A Vision for the Future

State Question 793 could mean big changes for eye health and optometrists.

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e all want the best when it comes to medical care, and eye health in particular affects our lives every second. It can also have a significant impact on our wallets with expensive eye exams and corrective lenses. Those considerations come to the ballot Nov. 6 with State Question 793. If passed, this measure would allow optometrists to practice in retail establishments, a scenario now restricted by the state Constitution. Supporters of the measure

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describe themselves as “retailers, patients and free-market advocates,” according to the Yes on 793 website. One of their primary arguments is the access to affordable eye care for families. Tim Tippit, chairman and president of Yes on SQ 793 and chief financial officer of optical retailer DaVinci Equity Group, says passage of SQ 793 “will create a more robust eye-care industry that will expand the accessibility and affordability for patients.” He argues that competition will drive prices down, and getting an eye exam and purchasing eyewear in one location will make

eye care convenient and accessible. Opponents of SQ 793 say current laws in Oklahoma attract optometrists from all over the country. Many optometrists and the Oklahoma Association of Optometric Physicians are against the measure. The state is “home to hundreds of optometric physicians with offices in almost all of Oklahoma’s 77 counties, meaning patients rarely must travel long distances for worldclass care,” says Joel Robison, the optometrist association’s executive director, adding that this will all change with the passage of SQ 793. Blane Snodgrass, a Tulsa optometrist, agrees. “The passage of SQ 793 will have a very negative impact on the practice of optometry in Oklahoma,” he says. “Our current laws protect patients and prevent corporations like Walmart from degrading the high level of care we provide in our state.” Robison adds, “We can expect quality of care to deteriorate, as Oklahoma will no longer be a destination state for optometric physicians excited about the state’s commitment to putting patients first.” Brian Padgham of Guthrie Vision Source says he and other doctors of optometry do more than provide glasses and contact lenses; they are part of a health-care team. “However, if SQ 793 passes, I’m sure to find it difficult to compete with corporate optometry and their model of business,” he says. Proponents of the measure disagree. Tippit says eye-care standards will remain high because optometrists will offer the same level of care required by the state through licenses and certifications. “Passing SQ 793 will [also] allow our state’s most vulnerable populations, such as the elderly, lowincome individuals and children, to have better access to vision care,” he says. Make sure you’re part of the process by voting. To find your polling place, visit services.okelections.us. BONNIE RUCKER


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A M A P TO L I V I N G W E L L

An Unbreakable Bond Firefighters miss Thanksgiving at home to keep you safe, but that doesn’t mean they’re without family.

W LEFT TO RIGHT: FIREFIGHERS MICK FENN, KEITH HICKSON, JORDON AUSTIN, MIRIAM BRYANT, GERRY D. TARVER AND CHANCE SKIDGEL FEAST ON A PRE-THANKSGIVING MEAL AT TULSA’S STATION NO. 5. PHOTOS BY JOSH NEW FOOD COURTESY THE HAMLET

with my family.” alk upstairs to the cozy kitchen The schedule isn’t less hectic, however – she works for 24 at Tulsa’s Fire Station No. 5 and hours, then has 48 off. This is hour 5 of 24. Emergencies wait you’re met with a rowdy group of for no one, so occasionally she’s called to a scene on hour firefighters, accommodating as all 24, and that’s that. She also doesn’t blink twice when asked get out, ready to help our staff. about missing holidays. Shooting photographs with a group unaccustomed to “It’s part of the job,” she says. “You cameras can be awkward, but these either celebrate the day after or the day folks act the opposite – cracking each before. Or you wake your kids up at 4 in other up, ribbing one another with “Some of my inside jokes. It feels like a table full of greatest holidays the morning and have the holiday early.” Chance Skidgel, in his 17th year brothers and sisters, and, while we’re have been at the with the Tulsa department, was an around the table on Thanksgiving, they fire station, and athlete in college. He looked for similar and firefighters across the state are at their respective stations. some of my worst.” camaraderie in a job and found it here, although the journey was tough. Miriam Bryant, who says she’s the only Hispanic female member of “It took me six years,” he says. “When the crew in Tulsa, has been a firefighter for 14 years after I first tried, they were offering 16 positions and there were working as an emergency medical technician. 1,500 applicants. My bubble kind of popped. But they want to “It was the perfect fit,” she says. “It gives me more time see people keep trying, so I became an EMT and stuck it out.” NOVEMBER 2018 | WWW.OKMAG.COM

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CLOCKWISE FROM RIGHT: LEFT TO RIGHT, CHANCE SKIDGEL, FIREFIGHTER ANDREW LITTLE, PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICE FOR THE TULSA FIRE DEPARTMENT STAN MAY, JORDON AUSTIN AND MIRIAM BRYANT STAND OUTSIDE TULSA’S OLDEST WORKING FIRE STATION. MIRIAM BRYANT BELIEVES WORKING ON HOLIDAYS IS JUST “PART OF THE JOB.” CHANCE SKIDGEL IS IN HIS 17TH YEAR AS A FIREFIGHTER IN TULSA.

Skidgel has seen his share of ups and downs during this season on the job. “Some of my greatest holidays have been at the fire station, and some of my worst,” he says. “We cook a big meal and you get to be around the other fighters’ families. But it can also be hard because you’re responding to incidents with people having the worst days of their lives.” Driver Keith Hickson has been at Station No. 5 for 20 of his 24-year career. He says this is the oldest working station in the city – built in 1917, torn down and built again in 1932. He has a law-enforcement background and pursued a career in the FBI before deciding against it. When asked about any regrets, he answers swiftly. “Not one bit,” he says. “I went from having to judge people to now saying, ‘We’re here to help whoever.’ I prefer it.” He says the job has changed over the years; it’s less fighting fire now and more interacting with people in medical emergencies. He sees tragedy spike around the winter holidays. “One incident we had was several days after Thanksgiving,” he says. “We walk into the home and the meal was all laid out, salads on the plate and everything. No one showed up, I guess, so we were dealing with an OD. We want people to have a blessed day, but

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sometimes it just doesn’t happen.” Fire Station No. 5, on 18th Street at Boston Avenue, is in a diverse area – subsidized housing near wealthy neighborhoods. “The poorest people in Tulsa live about 2 miles from the richest people in Tulsa, and we go both directions,” Capt. Mick Fenn says. Hickson adds: “Poverty creates problems, but the most influential people in town have their issues, too. That’s why I enjoy the job. We’ve enjoyed being able to serve, regardless of who we’re helping.” Fenn, a firefighter for 30 years, is rounding the bend on his retirement. “I’m struggling already; I don’t want to miss it,” he says. “It feels like giving up my purpose.” Regarding work on holidays, Fenn makes an important point. “We’re not the only profession that does this,” he says. “We always focus on fire, police, the medical field, but there are lots of folks who work on Thanksgiving morning that aren’t in the spotlight. This is family, though, and most workplaces aren’t like that. Spending the holiday with that extended family isn’t really that big of a drag. “They’re the best friends you’ll have in your life,” he finishes. “It comes down to them being like your brothers.” MARY WILLA ALLEN


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THE HOME’S SOFT COLOR PALETTE IS FEATURED IN THIS AREA NEAR THE KITCHEN. TOUCHES OF SOFT BLUE, AMBER’S FAVORITE COLOR, COMPLEMENT THE FURNISHINGS. LEFT: A SWEEPING, CURVED ENTRANCE GREETS VISITORS TO THIS TULSA HOME, COMPLETELY RENOVATED WITH ELEGANT LANDSCAPING. NEW TREES WERE IMPORTED, AND TWO CURVED, RETAINING WALLS ADD TO THE GEOMETRICAL ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN THAT INCLUDES A PYRAMID THEME.

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A Renewal for the Ages From disrepair to dazzle, this historic residence in Tulsa’s Sunset Terrace marries old elements with new replacements. By M.J. Van Deventer Photos by Scott Johnson, Hawks Photography

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fter Dale Forrest bought a 1930s, Cotswold, England-style house in Tulsa’s historic Sunset Terrace district, he went home and told his wife, Amber, about his fabulous purchase. However, he doesn’t recommend buying a residence that way. “When I toured the property, it was in pretty bad disrepair,” Forrest says. “You could actually see the sky through the attic. But I liked the elevator and the architecture. Most people would have torn it down.” Yet the Forrests saw the possibilities through the home’s years of neglect. In their favor, it was not the couple’s first historic renovation. They assembled a top-notch team of builders and design specialists, including Spencer Construction, Shelton Masonry, Green Country Woodworks and Judy Littrell of Thayer Designs, a Tulsa/ Muskogee firm that created all the furnishings for the home. “We removed all the plaster and took the walls down to the studs,” Forrest says. “The old house had sagged over the years. We had to get it all true and plumb. One of the biggest challenges was marrying the new framework to the existing structure.” They tore the east and south facades off the house and added six feet onto the back and an entire wing onto the south, which now includes a four-car garage and apartment. Another challenge was to perfectly match the new stone to the old.

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COUNTERCLOCKWISE FROM TOP: THE SAME PYRAMID ARCHITECTURAL THEME GRACING THE FRONT OF THE HOME IS REPEATED IN THE POOL AND CABANA AREA. DIAMOND-SHAPED TILES ADD A NOTE OF COLOR. A FORMAL DINING AREA IS FEATURED AT ONE END OF THE KITCHEN, FEATURING DAZZLING HIGH CEILINGS AND A NEUTRAL COLOR PALETTE. THE PRISTINE WHITE OF THE MASTER BATHROOM MAKES THIS AN IDEAL SETTING FOR RELAXATION. THE MASTER CLOSET PROVIDES ALL THE AMENITIES FOR FASHIONABLE DRESSING. PENDANT LIGHTING ACCENTS THE CENTER ISLAND USED FOR JEWELRY AND ACCESSORIES. THE HOME WAS REDESIGNED TO INCLUDE A NEW KITCHEN WITH THE LATEST APPLIANCES AND A RANGE HOOD.

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This 8,900-square-foot home is perfect for the Forrests’ lifestyle. They enjoy every part of the makeover. The open concept is a long way from the warren of multiple rooms marking the original design. “Now you can see all the way from the front foyer through the living area into the European-style kitchen,” Forrest says. “We tried to do the renovation in such a way [that] you can’t tell the difference between the old architecture and what’s new. “Another challenge was creating an exact replica of the old floors. Renaissance Floors did a great job; they actually put 3,000 hand pegs into those floors.” Forrest’s office has the same warmth and character as the adjacent living area. It features custom paneling with a rich mahogany stain and a marble fireplace mantel with built-in shelves. The gum wood crown molding, restored throughout the home, replicates the original and is a five-piece construction unusual in today’s homes. The walls of the dining and family rooms feature the home’s original paneling. In the formal dining room, the table is not the star; instead, it’s a Steinway grand piano, which Amber Forrest plays. Called the music room, this is a favorite place for the family to enjoy looking out the bay window to the outdoor living area. That splendid view includes a limestone wall, accented with lion’s-head fountains that make a beautiful backdrop for the unique swimming pool and tub. The spacious home has two master suites, one added on the first floor to replace the original kitchen and two-car garage. It also features a kitchenette, spacious closet and wood-burning fireplace. The revived upstairs master bedroom is serene. The color palette is a muted mix of soft grays, whites and blues. “The lengths the Forrests went to in restoring this home to its original beauty would make the first builders of the home very proud,” Littrell says. Dale Forrest adds: “We never thought of the project as a remodel, but rather a significant historic renovation. We wanted to stay true to the history of the home. We hope when people visit, they feel like they’re walking back in time.”


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ugging the shores of beautiful Grand Traverse Bay in the far northwestern part of Michigan’s Lower Peninsula, Traverse City is a clean, crisp, cool drink of water. The bay, part of Lake Michigan, was named by 18th-century French settlers, who decided that sailing across it was a long crossing, a grand traverse. (And for the record, locals pronounce it TRA-verse, not tra-VERSE.) Winters are gorgeous. Pristine snow clings to leaves, needles and brush in tall, deep forests; well-maintained roadways move traffic well; and mornings on the slopes are brisk. A dozen ski areas are close to Traverse City. To the east, Shanty Creek Resorts sports 12 lifts, 49 trails and vertical drops of 450 feet via gradients ranging from the daunting Schuss Mountain to the more friendly Summit Slopes. Northwest of Traverse City, near Glen Arbor, the Homestead Resort offers downhill skiing and boarding with panoramic views of Lake Michigan. Rigorous cross country skiing is available at the nearby Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. To the northeast, Boyne Mountain has 416 ski-able acres accessed by 10 lifts, vertical drops of 500 feet and enough variety to give expert skiers a thrill while also accommodating beginners. In addition, there are miles of groomed cross-country ski trails. Après-ski celebrations come in many forms, from soaking in the massive outdoor hot tub and pool and sampling marvelous restaurants to experiencing the lively bar scene, eclectic shopping and warm, welcoming fireplaces. If it’s winter and outdoors, Michiganders are active. Two of the latest crazes are fat tire biking on the many hard-packed snow trails in the region and snow tubing. Towline-equipped Timberlee Hills, northwest of Traverse City, features Michigan’s largest tubing hill. Summers in Traverse City glow – sun, sand, gorgeous blue waters, golfing – in a congenial environment. Water sports and enjoyment abound; the marinas and beaches on the bay are too numerous to count and the water itself is generally calm.

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You can fish, take a lazy float trip down a nearby river or explore any of the fascinating towns in the region: Frankfort, Glen Arbor, Leland, Charlevoix and Mackinac Island. Particularly appealing is Interlochen, home of the Interlochen Center for the Arts and its prestigious summer arts camp for grades 3-12; performances are open to the public. In downtown Traverse City, the merchants’ aura is playful, unhurried, thoughtful and conversational amid the dozens of curious shops, inviting boutiques, attractive galleries, relaxing coffee houses, enticing restaurants and places to simply sit and observe. For added spice, attend the National Cherry Festival in early July. It’s a tart hoot. Sleeping Bear Dunes is a must, especially in the summer. Trekking up the initial 300foot dune of sand (and nothing but sand) is rewarded with impressive views of Glen Lake to the east. (Be sure to wear shoes; the sand can be hot.) Once atop that dune, intrepid hikers can head west over the sand 2 miles to Lake Michigan. More challenging is the 450-foot dune from the Pierce Stocking Drive overlook and

its breaktaking view of 35 miles of coastline. This dune drops at a 75-degree angle into Lake Michigan. The quick journey down is like moonwalking, but the return trip can take up to an hour, depending upon your fitness, because you lose about 50 percent progress with every step upward. For a change of pace, visit the City Opera House, State Theater and the Dennos Museum (featuring works by Michiganders) or tour CLOCKWISE FROM TOP: one of Lake Michigan’s THE HOLIDAY SEASON IS A PERFECT TIME TO VISIT. many restored lightPHOTO BY TONY DENIM COURTESY TRAVERSE CITY TOURISM houses. Getting there is a MANY MILES OF CROSSCOUNTRY SKIING TRAILS breeze. American, Delta ARE NEARBY. and United fly into TraPHOTO BY BRIAN WALTERS COURTESY TRAVERSE CITY TOURISM verse City’s convenient THE NATIONAL CHERRY and charming Cherry FESTIVAL HAS RUN Capital Airport. ANNUALLY IN LATE JUNE CHUCK MAI

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t was raining cats and dogs when Lisa Waterman pulled up in front of her house, and she had forgotten her umbrella. Since her briefcase was made from canvas, she knew everything inside would get wet, so she left it in the car. The briefcase was gone the next morning, but the thieves who broke into her car left behind a diamond necklace and $25 cash. It was her laptop they sought, along with a client file and personal identification cards in her wallet. This happened 18 years ago “and it started a nightmare roller coaster of identity theft problems,” says Waterman, a Tulsa insurance broker. “It was just a stupid

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mistake.” Even with today’s heightened awareness about cybersecurity, Waterman says, careless or clueless people often make themselves easy targets for scammers who get better at what they do every day. Waterman, tireless in her mission to warn about identity theft, teaches internet safety classes in the workplace and to senior citizen, civic and church groups. “They want your name, your Social Security number and your date of birth to steal who you are,” she says of the thieves. “Then they open bank accounts, get jobs [and] buy houses and boats. They file your tax return.” One scam capitalizes on how people

• Hang your purse over the back of your chair in a public place. a customer service telephone number. Instead, go directly to • Google the company website, preferably by typing in its URL. letters containing checks in your mailbox with the flag raised. • Put Instead, take the letter to the post office and mail it inside. • Click on computer links you don’t recognize. personal information on your social media accounts and let • Post people know when you are on vacation. anyone calling from the Internal Revenue Service. The IRS only • Believe sends letters. your personal information away during video interviews for jobs • Give you’ve found online.

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apply online for jobs, says Kerry Robinson, an inspector with the Oklahoma City police department. Identity thieves create websites disguised as employers, then conduct fake video interviews in which they obtain personal information. Identity theft victims should call the police, Robinson says. If a stolen bank or credit card were used at a retail establishment, police might find surveillance video. Police can also walk victims through the list of who needs to be contacted after a theft. Another good resource is identitytheft. gov, a Federal Trade Commission website. For information about Waterman’s classes, call her at 918.407.1006. KIMBERLY BURK

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a buyer or seller at a safe, public place and use cash for personal • Meet transactions through online services such as Craigslist. carefully at email addresses. They might be scam addresses • Look similar to ones that you use. Businesses rarely have Gmail accounts, so be suspicious.

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Say No to Heapin’ Helpin’s Moderation and maintaining during the upcoming holidays help keep you from sabotaging your dietary goals.

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hanksgiving and the upcoming winter holidays include commemoration and indulgence, but hectic schedules and buffets of delicious treats easily derail diets and expand waistlines. To stay on track, arm yourself with advice from specialists. Karen Massey, a dietitian and community nutrition coordinator with INTEGRIS, says the holidays aren’t the time to lose weight but to maintain it. “Think moderation, “Think moderation, not all-ornothing,” she not all-or-nothing.” says. “Embracing moderation can be freeing. It’s extremely difficult to adhere to a strict pattern of eating during the holidays. Goals must be achievable. Eating a salad isn’t a reasonable goal on Thanksgiving, but limiting portions may be. If you can’t get in your 50-minute workout, settle for a 20-minute one.” Jamie Harry, a dietitian and health educator at Nutrition Consultants of Tulsa, says the most important tip is to

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have a plan. “Just like planning a budget so you don’t overspend, plan your diet and fitness routine so you don’t exceed your food budget or go bankrupt,” she says. “Don’t trade what you want most for what you want at the moment. On the day of the event, plan your strategy. Be proactive – this is your life and your health. Don’t fear changing the status quo. Be the one who brings a healthy fruit platter, a lower-fat and -calorie version of pumpkin pie, a nice healthy pumpkin or ginger bread.” Massey says modifying holiday favorites is easy, although changing heirloom recipes can be touchy. “Announcing you made ‘diet’ gravy is not likely to be well received,” she says. “However, if you quietly substitute de-fatted broth for a portion of the drippings, no one may be the wiser. You can often reduce fat or sugar by one-third. For example, if a recipe calls for a cup of sugar, you can probably get away with two-thirds cup.” While this one-third guideline won’t work for items like pastries, it can for casseroles, soups, stews, dips and spreads. Massey also says it’s

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CENTER: Noble K. McIntyre*; LEFT TO RIGHT: Courtney Detweiler, Mandy Byte, Jeremy Thurman*, Kirstie Starr Carter, Monica Schweighart, Jordan Klingler, Ani Sargsyan, Greg Avery, Lorena Rivera, Marcy Neely

McINTYRE LAW 8601 S. Western Ave. Suite 501 Oklahoma City, OK 73139 PH: (405) 917-5200 FX: (405) 917-5405

EMPOWERING PERSONAL INJURY VICTIMS THROUGH EXPERT COUNSEL The team at McIntyre Law is devoted to helping clients and their families navigate the devastating physical, financial and emotional healing processes necessary when catastrophic injury, or sadly sometimes death, occurs as the result of another’s negligent actions. With a reputation for expert representation, the lawyers at McIntyre Law prepare for every case as if it is going to trial. But the firm of McIntyre Law is about more than just litigation. “Our goal is to make our community a better place,” says firm owner Noble McIntyre. “We have a dedication and deep investment to our entire community.” In addition to annual blood drives, winter coat drives and participation in a lawyersponsored school backpack drive, McIntyre Law plays a leading role in the Oklahoma Lawyers Fighting Hunger program, which distributes more than 7,500 turkeys to Oklahomans in need annually. In recognition of the firm’s efforts, McIntyre has been honored to receive the 2010 Angel Food Ministries Community Spirit Award, the 2011 Oklahoma County Bar Association Community Service Award, the 2011 Tom Wallace Service Award, the 2012 Oklahoma Association for Justice Member of the Year Award, the 2013 Oklahoma Association for Justice President’s Award, the 2013 The Injury Board 10 years of Service Award, the 2014 AAJ Trial Lawyers Care Award, and the 2015 Oklahoma Association for Justice’s Leadership award for serving as the organization’s president in 2015. He has also been named to Super Lawyers for the sixth consecutive year.

*CHOSEN TO 2018 SUPER LAWYERS

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AN ALPHABETICAL LISTING OF THE LAWYERS WHO RANKED TOP OF THE LIST IN THE 2018 OKLAHOMA SUPER LAWYERS NOMINATION, RESEARCH AND BLUE RIBBON REVIEW PROCESS

Annis, Jennifer R., Atkinson Haskins Nellis Brittingham Gladd & Fiasco, Tulsa Barghols, Steven L., Corbyn Hampton Barghols Pierce, Oklahoma City

Lauderdale, Michael F., McAfee & Taft, Oklahoma City Leach, William S., McAfee & Taft, Tulsa McCampbell, Robert G., GableGotwals, Oklahoma City

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Blue, Rachel, McAfee & Taft, Tulsa

McClintock, Michael D., McAfee & Taft, Oklahoma City

COOPER, MARY QUINN Ŧ3BOLFE/VNCFS5ISFFŦ McAfee & Taft, Tulsa

Bomhoff, Timothy J., McAfee & Taft, Oklahoma City

McConnell-Corbyn, Laura, Hartzog Conger Cason & Neville, Oklahoma City

CORBYN, JR., GEORGE S. Corbyn Hampton Barghols Pierce, Oklahoma City

McLain, William “Chad”, Graves McLain, Tulsa

FARRIS, JOSEPH R. Franden | Farris | Quillin | Goodnight + Roberts, Tulsa

Buchan, J. Craig, McAfee & Taft, Tulsa Burnett, LeAnne, Crowe & Dunlevy, Oklahoma City Burrage, Michael, Whitten Burrage, Oklahoma City Christiansen, Mark D., McAfee & Taft, Oklahoma City Connor, Jr., James W., Richards & Connor, Tulsa Cooper, Mary Quinn, McAfee & Taft, Tulsa Corbyn, Jr., George S., Corbyn Hampton Barghols Pierce, Oklahoma City Cremin, J. Patrick, Hall Estill, Tulsa Deligans, R. Ryan, Durbin Larimore & Bialick, Oklahoma City Farris, Joseph R., Franden | Farris | Quillin | Goodnight + Roberts, Tulsa Goodman, Jimmy K., Crowe & Dunlevy, Oklahoma City Griffin, Jr., John J., Crowe & Dunlevy, Oklahoma City Gungoll, Bradley A., Gungoll Jackson Box & Devoll, Oklahoma City Hampton, Joe M., Corbyn Hampton Barghols Pierce, Oklahoma City Hasenfratz, Sally A., Phillips Murrah, Oklahoma City Hermes, John N., McAfee & Taft, Oklahoma City Hill, Frank D., McAfee & Taft, Oklahoma City Hoch III, William H., Crowe & Dunlevy, Oklahoma City Hunsinger, II, Rodney K., HB Law Partners, Norman Kenney, John A., McAfee & Taft, Oklahoma City

Monroe, Stanley D., Monroe & Keele, Tulsa Morse, Judy Hamilton, Crowe & Dunlevy, Oklahoma City

HOCH III, WILLIAM H. Crowe & Dunlevy, Oklahoma City

Muchmore, Clyde A., Crowe & Dunlevy, Oklahoma City

KENNEY, JOHN A. McAfee & Taft, Oklahoma City

Neal, Jr., Charles D. “Buddy”, Steidley & Neal, Tulsa Neal, Kathy R., McAfee & Taft, Tulsa Neville, Jr., Drew, Hartzog Conger Cason & Neville, Oklahoma City Ottaway, Larry D., Foliart Huff Ottaway & Bottom, Oklahoma City Richards, Phil R., Richards & Connor, Tulsa Ryan, Patrick M., Ryan Whaley Coldiron Jantzen Peters & Webber, Oklahoma City Shields, Susan B., McAfee & Taft, Oklahoma City Smith, Michael F., McAfee & Taft, Tulsa

MORSE, JUDY HAMILTON Ŧ3BOLFE/VNCFS5XPŦ Crowe & Dunlevy, Oklahoma City NEVILLE, JR., DREW Hartzog Conger Cason & Neville, Oklahoma City OTTAWAY, LARRY D. Ŧ3BOLFE/VNCFS0OFŦ Foliart Huff Ottaway & Bottom, Oklahoma City RYAN, PATRICK M. Ryan Whaley Coldiron Jantzen Peters & Webber, Oklahoma City SHIELDS, SUSAN B. McAfee & Taft, Oklahoma City

Smith, Spencer F., McAfee & Taft, Oklahoma City Walker, L. Mark, Crowe & Dunlevy, Oklahoma City Webber, Jr., Daniel G., Ryan Whaley Coldiron Jantzen Peters & Webber, Oklahoma City West, Terry W., The West Law Firm, Shawnee Whatley, Nathan L., McAfee & Taft, Oklahoma City White, Jr., Joe E., White & Weddle, Oklahoma City Whitten, Reggie N., Whitten Burrage, Oklahoma City Wolfe, Thomas G., Phillips Murrah, Oklahoma City

Kirk, James A., Kirk & Chaney, Oklahoma City

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AN ALPHABETICAL LISTING OF THE WOMEN LAWYERS WHO RANKED TOP OF THE LIST IN THE 2018 OKLAHOMA SUPER LAWYERS NOMINATION, RESEARCH AND BLUE RIBBON REVIEW PROCESS

Annis, Jennifer R., Atkinson Haskins Nellis Brittingham Gladd & Fiasco, Tulsa Blue, Rachel, McAfee & Taft, Tulsa Brightmire, Kristen L., Doerner Saunders Daniel & Anderson, Tulsa Burnett, LeAnne, Crowe & Dunlevy, Oklahoma City Cooper, Mary Quinn, McAfee & Taft, Tulsa Dalton, Elizabeth L., McAfee & Taft, Oklahoma City Denney, Cheryl Vinall, McAfee & Taft, Oklahoma City Donovan, Erin, Erin Donovan & Associates, Tulsa Fields, Roberta B., McAfee & Taft, Oklahoma City Hasenfratz, Sally A., Phillips Murrah, Oklahoma City

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Hixon, Stacie L., Steidley & Neal, Tulsa

Shields, Susan B., McAfee & Taft, Oklahoma City

Latham, Myrna Schack, McAfee & Taft, Oklahoma City

Sine, Amy J., Hartzog Conger Cason & Neville, Oklahoma City

Martin, Linda Crook, Doerner Saunders Daniel & Anderson, Tulsa McConnell-Corbyn, Laura, Hartzog Conger Cason & Neville, Oklahoma City

Singhal, Vani, McAfee & Taft, Tulsa Ternes, Mary Ellen, Earth & Water Law, Oklahoma City

Morse, Judy Hamilton, Crowe & Dunlevy, Oklahoma City

Turner, Elaine R., Hall Estill Hardwick Gable Golden & Nelson, Oklahoma City

Neal, Kathy R., McAfee & Taft, Tulsa

Vaughn, Christina M., Crowe & Dunlevy, Tulsa

Pierce, Amy J., Corbyn Hampton Barghols Pierce, Oklahoma City

Warmington, Courtney K., Fuller Tubb & Bickford, Oklahoma City

Robertson, Moura A.J., Moura Robertson Family Law, Tulsa

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ADMINISTRATIVE LAW King, Eric R., GableGotwals, Oklahoma City

ALTERNATIVE DISPUTE RESOLUTION Barghols, Steven L., Corbyn Hampton Barghols Pierce, Oklahoma City Pg. S-4 Clemens, R. Lyle, Clemens & Associates, Oklahoma City Gassaway, Kevin T., Gassaway Law Firm, Tulsa Goodman, Jimmy K., Crowe & Dunlevy, Oklahoma City Pg. S-4 Paulk, Joseph H., Dispute Resolution Consultants, Tulsa

ANTITRUST LITIGATION Meyers, D. Kent, Crowe & Dunlevy, Oklahoma City Tolbert, Mary H., Crowe & Dunlevy, Oklahoma City

APPELLATE Brightmire, Jon E., Doerner Saunders Daniel & Anderson, Tulsa Ellis, Jr., Harvey D., Crowe & Dunlevy, Oklahoma City Ford, Richard C., Crowe & Dunlevy, Oklahoma City Free, Matthew B., Best & Sharp, Tulsa Medina, J. Michael, Frederic Dorwart Lawyers, Tulsa Muchmore, Clyde A., Crowe & Dunlevy, Oklahoma City Pg. S-4

AVIATION & AEROSPACE Polk, Frank L., McAfee & Taft, Oklahoma City Van Laanen, Erin M., McAfee & Taft, Oklahoma City

BANKING Blaney, Kevin, Blaney Tweedy & Tipton, Oklahoma City Bryant, Gary A., Crowe & Dunlevy, Oklahoma City Drummond, Gentner F., Drummond Law, Tulsa, 918-749-7378

GENTNER F. DRUMMOND DRUMMOND LAW, PLLC 5VMTB`È•

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Hassell, Jeffrey D., GableGotwals, Tulsa Luttrell, III, Robert T., McAfee & Taft, Oklahoma City McVay, Jr., Melvin R., Phillips Murrah, Oklahoma City Phansalkar, Kiran A., Conner & Winters, Oklahoma City

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BANKRUPTCY: BUSINESS Bratton II, Sam G., Doerner Saunders Daniel & Anderson, Tulsa Bugg, Steven W., McAfee & Taft, Oklahoma City Craige, Mark A., Crowe & Dunlevy, Tulsa Creekmore III, Thomas A., Hall Estill, Tulsa Greenough, Charles, McAfee & Taft, Tulsa Jones, Doneen Douglas, Fellers Snider Blankenship Bailey & Tippens, Oklahoma City Kirtley, Scott P., Riggs Abney Neal Turpen Orbison & Lewis, Tulsa Kline, Timothy D., Phillips Murrah, Oklahoma City Moriarty, Stephen J., Fellers Snider Blankenship Bailey & Tippens, Oklahoma City Plourde, Ross A., McAfee & Taft, Oklahoma City Soule, Steven W., Hall Estill, Tulsa Swinson, Sidney K., GableGotwals, Tulsa Tomlins, Neal, Tomlins & Peters, Tulsa Trump, Timothy T., Conner & Winters, Tulsa Tubb, Jerry, Fuller Tubb & Bickford, Oklahoma City Turner, Andrew R., Conner & Winters, Tulsa

BANKRUPTCY: CONSUMER Colpitts, Greggory T., The Colpitts Law Firm, Tulsa Gooding, Clifton, Gooding Law Firm, Oklahoma City

BUSINESS LITIGATION Anderson, Elliot P., Crowe & Dunlevy, Tulsa Askew, Thomas M., Riggs Abney Neal Turpen Orbison & Lewis, Tulsa Ball, Larry G., Hall Estill Hardwick Gable Golden & Nelson, Oklahoma City Balman, Steven K., Franden | Farris | Quillin | Goodnight + Roberts, Tulsa Bartz, Robert J., Barber & Bartz, Tulsa Bickford, Michael A., Fuller Tubb & Bickford, Oklahoma City Bickford, Warren F., Fellers Snider Blankenship Bailey & Tippens, Oklahoma City Bocock, Joseph H., Bocock Law, Oklahoma City Brockman, Matthew, Hartzog Conger Cason & Neville, Oklahoma City Bryant, David L., GableGotwals, Tulsa Buchan, J. Craig, McAfee & Taft, Tulsa Pg. S-4 Calvert, Randall K., Calvert Law Firm, Oklahoma City Carter, Lewis N., Doerner Saunders Daniel & Anderson, Tulsa Carwile, John J., Baum Glass Jayne & Carwile, Tulsa Chaney, James M., Kirk & Chaney, Oklahoma City Cooper, Casey, GableGotwals, Tulsa Corbyn, Jr., George S., Corbyn Hampton Barghols Pierce, Oklahoma City Pg. S-4 Crapster, Gary C., Steidley & Neal, Tulsa Crump, Jr., Kenneth E., Barber & Bartz, Tulsa Dahnke, George W., Doerner Saunders Daniel & Anderson, Oklahoma City Davenport, Bradley E., Center for Economic Development Law, Oklahoma City Davies, Shannon F., Spencer Fane, Oklahoma City DeMoss, Renee, GableGotwals, Tulsa DeMuro, Paul, Frederic Dorwart Lawyers, Tulsa Dunagan, Sidney G., GableGotwals, Oklahoma City Edwards, Joe E., Crowe & Dunlevy, Oklahoma City Elder, David A., Hartzog Conger Cason & Neville, Oklahoma City Esmond, Michael, Moyers Martin, Tulsa CONTINUED ON PAGE S-8

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Ferguson, Tom Q., Doerner Saunders Daniel & Anderson, Tulsa Fitzgerald, Craig A., GableGotwals, Tulsa Fogleman, Amelia A., GableGotwals, Tulsa Geister III, Charles E., Hartzog Conger Cason & Neville, Oklahoma City Giddens, Jared D., Conner & Winters, Oklahoma City Grimm, William R., Barrow & Grimm, Tulsa, 918-584-1600 Pg. S-7 Hampton, Joe M., Corbyn Hampton Barghols Pierce, Oklahoma City Pg. S-4 Haupt, Robert, Haupt Law, Oklahoma City Heatly, John B., Fellers Snider Blankenship Bailey & Tippens, Oklahoma City Hermes, John N., McAfee & Taft, Oklahoma City Pg. S-4 Herrold, David H., Conner & Winters, Tulsa Hicks, James R., Barrow & Grimm, Tulsa, 918-584-1600 Pg. S-7 Hilsher, Gerald L., McAfee & Taft, Tulsa Hoch III, William H., Crowe & Dunlevy, Oklahoma City Pg. S-4 Hodges, James C., James C. Hodges, Tulsa Hunsinger, II, Rodney K., HB Law Partners, Norman Pg. S-4 Inbody, Brian T., McNamara Inbody & Parrish, Tulsa Jackson, Gerald L., Crowe & Dunlevy, Tulsa Jeter, Jo Lynn, Norman Wohlgemuth Chandler Jeter Barnett & Ray, Tulsa Johnson, William A., Hartzog Conger Cason & Neville, Oklahoma City

King, Bryan N. B., Fellers Snider Blankenship Bailey & Tippens, Oklahoma City King, Michael J., Winters & King, Tulsa Kirk, James A., Kirk & Chaney, Oklahoma City Pg. S-4 Ladner, Thomas M., Ladner & Eldredge, Tulsa Leffel, Lance E., GableGotwals, Oklahoma City Leibrock, Fred A., Phillips Murrah, Oklahoma City Leonard, Ryan T., Edinger Leonard & Blakley, Oklahoma City Lester, Andrew W., Spencer Fane, Oklahoma City Love, III, R. Richard, Conner & Winters, Tulsa Ludlam, Jeffery S., Hall & Ludlam, Oklahoma City, 405-600-9500 Luthey, Jr., Graydon D., GableGotwals, Tulsa Maye, Jr., Kieran D., Maye Law Firm, Edmond McCampbell, Robert G., GableGotwals, Oklahoma City Pg. S-4 McClintock, Michael D., McAfee & Taft, Oklahoma City Pg. S-4 McKinstry, Toby M., Tomlinson McKinstry, Oklahoma City McPhail, Mark R., Spradling Kennedy & McPhail, Oklahoma City Merkley, Nicholas “Nick� V., GableGotwals, Oklahoma City Morgan, Victor E., Crowe & Dunlevy, Tulsa Morgan III, Mack J., Crowe & Dunlevy, Oklahoma City Morse, Judy Hamilton, Crowe & Dunlevy, Oklahoma City Pg. S-4 Mulinix, Russell L., Mulinix Goerke & Meyer, Oklahoma City Mullins, M. Richard, McAfee & Taft, Oklahoma City

Murphy, Brooke S., Crowe & Dunlevy, Oklahoma City Neuens, Chad M., Neuens Mitchell Bonds, Tulsa Nicklas, Cara S., McAlister McAlister Baker & Nicklas, Edmond, 405-359-0701

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Nowlin, Bryan J., Hall Estill, Tulsa O’Connor, John M., Hall Estill, Tulsa O’Connor, William W., Hall Estill, Tulsa Perri, Michael R., Phillips Murrah, Oklahoma City Pierce, Amy J., Corbyn Hampton Barghols Pierce, Oklahoma City, 405-239-7055 Pg. S-4, S-18 Pinkerton, Laurence L., Pinkerton Law, Tulsa Powell, Cori D., Barrow & Grimm, Tulsa, 918-584-1600 Pg. S-7 Propester, Richard P., Crowe & Dunlevy, Oklahoma City Ramsey, Mark H., Taylor Foster Mallett Downs Ramsey & Russell, Claremore Reed, James M., Hall Estill, Tulsa Ricketts, Ronald N., GableGotwals, Tulsa Robert, Hugh M., Sherwood McCormick & Robert, Tulsa Robertson, Rob F., GableGotwals, Oklahoma City Robison, Reid E., McAfee & Taft, Oklahoma City Rosell, Armando J., Rosell Law Group, Oklahoma City, 405-702-0888 Rother, Timila S., Crowe & Dunlevy, Oklahoma City CONTINUED ON PAGE S-10

Elliott Crawford’s trial career began in perhaps the most intimidating venue— federal court. “It was my ďŹ rst jury trial and I was scared to death, but I had an innocent client who was depending on me,â€? says Crawford. “My ďŹ re was really ignited when I looked back in the audience and saw no one there to support my client. The only person standing between my client and federal prison was me. That was the moment I became a trial lawyer.â€? It took the jury only an hour to ďŹ nd Crawford’s client not guilty. With that, Crawford’s trial practice was ofďŹ cially born.

Elliott C. Crawford 2018 Super Lawyers honoree

Elliott C. Crawford, P.C. is a premier criminal defense ďŹ rm that focuses on federal criminal defense. Crawford is also a member of the Criminal Justice Act Panel, a select panel that represents indigent criminal defendants in federal court. Crawford is licensed in all state and federal courts in Oklahoma and Texas. 903 NW 13th St. | Oklahoma City, OK 73106 | PH: (405) 519-3796 | ecrawford@okdefense.com | okdefense.com

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SELECTED TO Super Lawyers

Joe E. White Jr.

JOE E. WHITE JR.* Top 50

KATE C. THOMPSON CHARLES C. WEDDLE III*

*CHOSEN TO SUPER LAWYERS

Oklahoma Trial Lawyers

Understanding and satisfying client needs are top priorities at White & Weddle. “We are in the business of helping people,” says Joe White Jr. “Individualized attention is a must in every case we handle.” White has been named to the Super Lawyers list since 2006, and this year marks the fifth appearance for Charles C. Weddle III, who was previously a Rising Stars honoree for six years. The partners, with more than 35 years of combined experience, lead a dynamic team of lawyers, paralegals, assistants, and trusted consultants in working tirelessly to achieve justice for their clients. Many insurance companies deny valid claims because they believe money and power set them above the law. As contingency fee attorneys serving the entire State of Oklahoma, White & Weddle work on all personal injury claims without pay until justice is achieved. Only then do they get paid. White & Weddle represents members of the largest teachers’ union in Oklahoma. The firm is a respected and highly experienced civil litigation firm earning multi-million dollar verdicts where clients have been wronged or injured. White & Weddle has received Martindale-Hubbell’s highest AV rating and is listed in The Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers. White & Weddle believes preparing for trial is the only way to guarantee maximizing the clients’ results. “Jurors don’t want to just hear talk,” says White. “We use computer software, animations and simulations to tell a client’s story more effectively than just mere words.”

630 NE 63rd Street Oklahoma City, OK 73105 PH: (405) 858-8899 FX: (405) 858-8844 whiteandweddle.com

“We project a winning attitude from the very beginning,” says Weddle. “Clients and referring attorneys know our reputation for going to trial and seeing it through to conclusion.” Further, the firm’s attorneys are not deterred by difficult cases. “When we expose a defective product that causes serious injury, handle the case of someone seriously injured by the acts of another or tangle with an unresponsive insurance company, we know juries respond,” says White. “We trust the jury system, which is the last recourse for powerless people against the powerful.”


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Rupert, Kurt M., Hartzog Conger Cason & Neville, Oklahoma City Russell, John D., GableGotwals, Tulsa Ryan, Patrick M., Ryan Whaley Coldiron Jantzen Peters & Webber, Oklahoma City Pg. S-4 Sartin, Robert B., Barrow & Grimm, Tulsa, 918-584-1600 Pg. S-7 Savage, R. Scott, Moyers Martin, Tulsa Shinn Jr., Ronald T., McAfee & Taft, Oklahoma City Silvestri, Lisa T., GableGotwals, Tulsa Smith, Spencer F., McAfee & Taft, Oklahoma City Pg. S-4

Standard, Matthew L., Kirk & Chaney, Oklahoma City Stanford, Ainslie, Crooks Stanford & Shoop, Edmond Sturdivant, James M., GableGotwals, Tulsa Taylor, Todd, Taylor & Strubhar, Oklahoma City, 405-470-6649 Pg. S-18 Thompson, John M., Crowe & Dunlevy, Oklahoma City Tippens, Terry W., Fellers Snider Blankenship Bailey & Tippens, Oklahoma City Todd, Jeff L., McAfee & Taft, Oklahoma City Tomlinson, Robert D., Tomlinson McKinstry, Oklahoma City Tucker, John H., Rhodes Hieronymus Jones Tucker & Gable, Tulsa

10+ YEARS

SELECTED TO Super Lawyers

BUSINESS/CORPORATE

Stanley M. Ward Brent L. Neighbors

Woodrow K. Glass

Brent L. Neighbors Stanley M. Ward

FIGHTERS FOR THE PEOPLE For two decades, Ward & Glass, L.L.P. has fought for the people of the State of Oklahoma. Guided by a strong sense of ethics and professionalism and driven by a passion for justice, the ďŹ rm has earned a reputation for tenaciously ďŹ ghting for fair and just results in cases including: • Taking on big corporations, local and state governments for employee rights • Physician and Hospital negligence for catastrophic injuries or loss • Taking the Insurance Companies to task for Insureds rights and Insurance bad faith • Trial lawyers in business and civil litigation Ward & Glass enjoys a reputation for taking on the difďŹ cult legal issues when the stakes are high. Through hard work, thorough preparation and attention to details, Ward & Glass has successfully represented its clients to substantial verdicts and settlements. The ďŹ rm is proud to announce Stanley M. Ward, Woodrow K. “Woodyâ€? Glass and Brent L. Neighbors are named to the Super Lawyers list. WARD & GLASS LLP 1601 36th Ave. Northwest, Norman, OK 73072 PH: (405) 253-4031 • FX: (405) 360-7902

wardglasslaw.com

Vaughan, Randall G., Pray Walker, Tulsa, 918-581-5513 Pg. S-12 Vogt, Thomas L., Jones Gotcher & Bogan, Tulsa Walters, Jay P., GableGotwals, Oklahoma City Ward, Stanley M., Ward & Glass, Norman, 405-253-4031 Pg. S-10 Watts, Philip O., Watts & Watts, Oklahoma City Webb, Drew D., McAfee & Taft, Oklahoma City Webber, Jr., Daniel G., Ryan Whaley Coldiron Jantzen Peters & Webber, Oklahoma City Pg. S-4 Weger, James E., Jones Gotcher & Bogan, Tulsa Whaley, Phillip G., Ryan Whaley Coldiron Jantzen Peters & Webber, Oklahoma City White, Jr., Richard D., Barber & Bartz, Tulsa Wilson, Ryan S., Wilson Law Firm, Oklahoma City Winter, Robert J., Pray Walker, Tulsa, 918-581-5523 Pg. S-12 Woods, Christopher B., KingWoods, Tulsa

Canada, W. Deke, Hall Estill, Tulsa Cason, Len, Hartzog Conger Cason & Neville, Oklahoma City Chambers, Jr., Lawrence T., Doerner Saunders Daniel & Anderson, Tulsa Chandler, R. Jay, Norman Wohlgemuth Chandler Jeter Barnett & Ray, Tulsa Clark, Guy, Northcutt Clark Gardner Oldfield & Layton, Ponca City Coleman, W. Chris, McAfee & Taft, Oklahoma City Crane, C. Bretton, Pray Walker, Tulsa, 918-581-5500 Pg. S-12 Dale, John D., GableGotwals, Tulsa Denney, Cheryl Vinall, McAfee & Taft, Oklahoma City Pg. S-4 Derrick, Gary W., Derrick & Briggs, Oklahoma City Heinen, Steven G., GableGotwals, Tulsa Hoss, Henry D., McAfee & Taft, Oklahoma City Larimore, James K., Durbin Larimore & Bialick, Oklahoma City Ratcliff, Marcus N., Latham Wagner Steele & Lehman, Tulsa, 918-970-2000 Pg. S-11 Ray, Stephen W., Hall Estill, Tulsa Redwine, R. Kevin, Conner & Winters, Tulsa Robertson, John D., Hartzog Conger Cason & Neville, Oklahoma City Robinett, Bruce W., Robinett King, Bartlesville Rubenstein, Michael A., Rubenstein & Pitts, Edmond Smith, Dwight L., Dwight L. Smith, Tulsa Stong, Roger A., Crowe & Dunlevy, Oklahoma City Whitehill, Jr., William H., Fellers Snider Blankenship Bailey & Tippens, Oklahoma City

CIVIL LITIGATION: DEFENSE Arnold, Shawn E., Lytle Soule & Curlee, Oklahoma City Baum, Jeffrey C., Baum Glass Jayne & Carwile, Tulsa Bottom, Monty B., Foliart Huff Ottaway & Bottom, Oklahoma City, 405-232-4633 Pg. S-2 Bowers, Brock C., Hiltgen & Brewer, Oklahoma City, 405-605-9000

BROCK C. BOWERS

HILTGEN & BREWER, PC 0LMBIPNB$JUZ`Č•

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Cain, Timothy D., Wilson Cain & Acquaviva, Oklahoma City 2018 Super Lawyers Honorees

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Cordell, Jr., F. Thomas, Frailey Chaffin Cordell Perryman & Sterkel, Chickasha Deligans, R. Ryan, Durbin Larimore & Bialick, Oklahoma City Pg. S-4 Donnell, Bradley K., McAfee & Taft, Oklahoma City Downs, Darrell W., Taylor Foster Mallett Downs Ramsey & Russell, Claremore Gibbs, II, James L., Goolsby Proctor Heefner & Gibbs, Oklahoma City Glass, Jason L., Baum Glass Jayne & Carwile, Tulsa Heron, Michael J., Heron Fox Trout & Sherry, Edmond Hixon, Stacie L., Steidley & Neal, Tulsa Pg. S-4 Kendrick, Thomas R., Durbin Larimore & Bialick, Oklahoma City Kirkland, Nevin R., Edmonds Cole Law Firm, Oklahoma City Le Blanc, Thomas A., Best & Sharp, Tulsa Leach, William S., McAfee & Taft, Tulsa Pg. S-4 Martin, Timothy L., Durbin Larimore & Bialick, Oklahoma City Mathis, Rachel C., Aston Mathis Campbell Clarke & Tiger, Tulsa McDaniel, A. Scott, McDaniel Acord, Tulsa, 918-382-9200 Pg. S-18 Neal, Jr., Charles D. “Buddy�, Steidley & Neal, Tulsa Pg. S-4 Ottaway, Larry D., Foliart Huff Ottaway & Bottom, Oklahoma City, 405-232-4633 Pg. S-2, S-4 Paruolo, Thomas A., DeWitt Paruolo & Meek, Edmond

Perrine, William D., Perrine Redemann Berry Taylor & Sloan, Tulsa Riddles, D. Todd, Cheek Law Firm, Oklahoma City Senger, David C., Coffey Senger & McDaniel, Tulsa Stewart, Rodney D., Stewart Law Firm, Oklahoma City Taylor, Robert H., Steidley & Neal, Tulsa

CONSTITUTIONAL LAW Salem, Micheal, Salem Law Offices, Norman, 405-366-1234

MICHEAL SALEM

SALEM LAWÂ OFFICES /PSNBO`Č•

www.msalemlaw.com

Titus, J Schaad, Titus Hillis Reynolds Love, Tulsa Tucker, Colin H., Rhodes Hieronymus Jones Tucker & Gable, Tulsa Woods, II, Maurice G., McAtee & Woods, Oklahoma City, 405-232-5067 Zorn, Daniel K., Collins Zorn & Wagner, Oklahoma City

CIVIL LITIGATION: PLAINTIFF Smolen, II, Donald E., Smolen Law, Tulsa Stein, Sam L., Law Office of Sam L. Stein, Cherokee, 580-596-3000 Terry, Douglas A., Doug Terry Law, Edmond Toon, Rich, Toon Law Firm, Tulsa

CLOSELY HELD BUSINESS Fisher, Eric S., Crowe & Dunlevy, Oklahoma City Marshall, Adam K., Barrow & Grimm, Tulsa, 918-584-1600 Pg. S-7

CONSTRUCTION LITIGATION Bryan, N. Lance, Doerner Saunders Daniel & Anderson, Tulsa Harper, Jr., John E., Barrow & Grimm, Tulsa, 918-584-1600 Pg. S-7 Hickey, John M., Hall Estill, Tulsa Keester, Michael T., Hall Estill, Tulsa Metcalf, Steven K., McDonald & Metcalf, Tulsa Mitchell, Brian L., Neuens Mitchell Bonds, Tulsa Steele, Mark T., Latham Wagner Steele & Lehman, Tulsa, 918-970-2000 Pg. S-11

CONSUMER LAW Humphreys, David, Humphreys Wallace Humphreys, Tulsa Wallace, Luke J., Humphreys Wallace Humphreys, Tulsa

CREDITOR DEBTOR RIGHTS Finlayson, Mac D., Eller & Detrich, Tulsa Vogt, James W., Reynolds Ridings Vogt & McCart, Oklahoma City Wandres, Victor R., Paramount Law, Tulsa

CRIMINAL DEFENSE Blau, Ed, Blau Law Firm, Oklahoma City, 405-232-2528 Brunton, Paul D., Paul Brunton Law Office, Tulsa Burgess, Shena E., Smiling Smiling & Burgess, Tulsa Coyle, IV, J.W. “Billy�, Coyle Law Firm, Oklahoma City Coyle, III, John W., Coyle Law Firm, Oklahoma City Crawford, Elliott C., Law Office of Elliott C. Crawford, Oklahoma City, 405-519-3796 Pg. S-8 Gordon, Jr., Jack E., Gordon and Gordon Lawyers, Claremore Gotcher, Warren, Gotcher and Beaver, McAlester Henricksen, Mark, Henricksen & Henricksen, Oklahoma City James, Gary J., Gary J. James & Associates, Oklahoma City, 405-521-9900 Jones, Stephen, Jones Otjen & Davis, Enid Kane, Mark, Kane Kane Kane and Roark, Bartlesville Martin, Mack K., Martin Law Office, Oklahoma City Quillian, J. Patrick, J. Patrick Quillian, Oklahoma City, 405-206-3335 Pg. S-18

J. PATRICK QUILLIAN

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www.oklahomacitylegalgroup.com Wyatt, IV, Robert L., Wyatt Law Office, Oklahoma City

CRIMINAL DEFENSE: DUI/DWI Edge, Bruce, Edge Law Firm, Tulsa Lander, Melanie Dennis, Edge Law Firm, Tulsa

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OKLAHOMA 2018 SUPER LAWYERS Lee, Josh D., Ward Lee & Coats, Vinita Monroe, Stanley D., Monroe & Keele, Tulsa Pg. S-4 Porter, Sonja R., Attorney at Law, Oklahoma City

ELDER LAW Burke, Robbie Emery, Attorney at Law, Tulsa Neisent, Tracy Speck, Holmes Holmes & Neisent, Oklahoma City

EMINENT DOMAIN Hall, Adam C., Crowe & Dunlevy, Oklahoma City Hartley, Thomas Jot, The Hartley Law Firm, Tulsa

EMPLOYEE BENEFITS Freudenrich, Bill G., McAfee & Taft, Tulsa Long, Brandon P., McAfee & Taft, Oklahoma City Nix, Richard D., McAfee & Taft, Oklahoma City Papahronis, John A., McAfee & Taft, Oklahoma City Prince, James C., McAfee & Taft, Oklahoma City Smith, Eric S., Conner & Winters, Tulsa

EMPLOYMENT & LABOR Albert, Victor F., Ogletree Deakins Nash Smoak & Stewart, Oklahoma City Aspan, Molly A., Hall Estill, Tulsa Bru, Courtney, McAfee & Taft, Tulsa Court, Leonard, Crowe & Dunlevy, Oklahoma City Donelson, Kevin R., Fellers Snider Blankenship Bailey & Tippens, Oklahoma City Fulkerson, Sam R., Ogletree Deakins Nash Smoak & Stewart, Oklahoma City Hurst, Amber, Hammons Gowens Hurst & Associates, Oklahoma City, 405-235-6100 Lissau, Michael J., Hall Estill, Tulsa Long, Karen L., Rosenstein Fist & Ringold, Tulsa Panach, Matt, Fuller Tubb & Bickford, Oklahoma City Plumb, Charles S., McAfee & Taft, Tulsa Quillin, Paula J., Franden | Farris | Quillin | Goodnight + Roberts, Tulsa Ramsey, Natalie K., McAfee & Taft, Oklahoma City Snapp, Randall J., Crowe & Dunlevy, Tulsa Tubb, Jeremy, Fuller Tubb & Bickford, Oklahoma City Turner, W. Kirk, McAfee & Taft, Tulsa Wilkes, Keith A., Hall Estill, Tulsa Wood, Elizabeth Scott, McAfee & Taft, Oklahoma City

Neal, Kathy R., McAfee & Taft, Tulsa Pg. S-4 Puckett, Tony G., McAfee & Taft, Oklahoma City Redemann, Robert P., Perrine Redemann Berry Taylor & Sloan, Tulsa Ross, Paul A., McAfee & Taft, Oklahoma City Timberlake, Sarah J., Doerner Saunders Daniel & Anderson, Oklahoma City Turner, Elaine R., Hall Estill Hardwick Gable Golden & Nelson, Oklahoma City Pg. S-4 Warmington, Courtney K., Fuller Tubb & Bickford, Oklahoma City Pg. S-4 Whatley, Nathan L., McAfee & Taft, Oklahoma City Pg. S-4

EMPLOYMENT LITIGATION: PLAINTIFF Eddy, Rand C., Mulinix Goerke & Meyer, Oklahoma City Hammons, Sr., Mark E., Hammons Gowens Hurst & Associates, Oklahoma City, 405-235-6100 Shook, Jonathan E., Shook & Johnson, Tulsa

ENERGY & NATURAL RESOURCES Adams, Steven J., GableGotwals, Tulsa Anderson, Pamela S., Hall Estill, Tulsa Bigheart, Michael C., Mitchell & DeClerck, Enid Bomhoff, Timothy J., McAfee & Taft, Oklahoma City Pg. S-4 Books, Richard K., Elias Books Brown & Nelson, Oklahoma City

Brown, Travis, Mahaffey & Gore, Oklahoma City, 405-236-0478 Christiansen, Mark D., McAfee & Taft, Oklahoma City Pg. S-4 Cordell, David R., Conner & Winters, Tulsa Devoll, Glenn A., Gungoll Jackson Box & Devoll, Enid Epperson, Kraettli Q., Mee Mee Hoge & Epperson, Oklahoma City Gibbens, Michael J., Crowe & Dunlevy, Tulsa Gore, Richard J., Mahaffey & Gore, Oklahoma City, 405-236-0478 Griffin, Jr., John J., Crowe & Dunlevy, Oklahoma City Pg. S-4 Gum, Robert G., Gum Puckett Mackechnie Coffin & Matula, Oklahoma City Gungoll, Bradley A., Gungoll Jackson Box & Devoll, Oklahoma City Pg. S-4 Hayes, J. Kevin, Hall Estill, Tulsa Kearney, David L., Durbin Larimore & Bialick, Oklahoma City Mahaffey, Gregory L., Mahaffey & Gore, Oklahoma City, 405-236-0478 Noulles, Richard B., GableGotwals, Tulsa Orlowski, D. Faith, Moyers Martin, Tulsa Pepper, David E., Hartzog Conger Cason & Neville, Oklahoma City Ragsdale, Terry D., GableGotwals, Tulsa Reeves, John R., Conner & Winters, Oklahoma City Satrom, James D., Hall Estill, Tulsa Schmidt, Arthur W., Mahaffey & Gore, Oklahoma City, 405-236-0478 CONTINUED ON PAGE S-14

EMPLOYMENT LITIGATION: DEFENSE Barrett, Gayle L., Crowe & Dunlevy, Oklahoma City Brightmire, Kristen L., Doerner Saunders Daniel & Anderson, Tulsa Pg. S-4 Childers, Adam W., Crowe & Dunlevy, Oklahoma City Cremin, J. Patrick, Hall Estill, Tulsa Pg. S-4 Fields, Roberta B., McAfee & Taft, Oklahoma City Pg. S-4 Hanna, Lauren Barghols, McAfee & Taft, Oklahoma City Lauderdale, Michael F., McAfee & Taft, Oklahoma City Pg. S-4 Lohrke, Mary L., Titus Hillis Reynolds Love, Tulsa Love, Kimberly Lambert, Titus Hillis Reynolds Love, Tulsa SUPER LAWYERS | OKLAHOMA 2018

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Smith, Donald S., Pray Walker, Tulsa, 918-581-5500 Pg. S-12 Smith, Michael E., Hall Estill Hardwick Gable Golden & Nelson, Oklahoma City Stinson, C. David, McAfee & Taft, Oklahoma City Stonecipher, Mark K., Fellers Snider Blankenship Bailey & Tippens, Oklahoma City Tisdal, Mart, Tisdal & O’Hara, Clinton Vahlberg, Mia, GableGotwals, Tulsa Walker, L. Mark, Crowe & Dunlevy, Oklahoma City Pg. S-4 Williams, Jr., D. K. (Ken), Hall Estill, Tulsa Woolery, J. Todd, McAfee & Taft, Oklahoma City

ENVIRONMENTAL Anderson, William C., Doerner Saunders Daniel & Anderson, Tulsa Jantzen, Stephen L., Ryan Whaley Coldiron Jantzen Peters & Webber, Oklahoma City Joyce, Robert J., McAfee & Taft, Tulsa Keele, II, Garry L., McAfee & Taft, Tulsa Landreth, Lloyd W., GableGotwals, Tulsa Shandy, Donald K., Crowe & Dunlevy, Oklahoma City Ternes, Mary Ellen, Earth & Water Law, Oklahoma City Pg. S-4

ENVIRONMENTAL LITIGATION Aamodt, Jason B., Environmental Law Center, Tulsa

Burnett, LeAnne, Crowe & Dunlevy, Oklahoma City Pg. S-4 Graves, Michael D., Hall Estill, Tulsa Martin, Linda Crook, Doerner Saunders Daniel & Anderson, Tulsa Pg. S-4 Pearce, Jr., Patrick R. (Ricky), Ryan Whaley Coldiron Jantzen Peters & Webber, Oklahoma City

ESTATE & TRUST LITIGATION Milton, James C., Hall Estill, Tulsa

ESTATE PLANNING & PROBATE Bass, A. Gabriel, Bass Law, Oklahoma City Brown, Gary L., Brown Outhier & Caruthers, Enid, 580-234-6600

McAlister, Lloyd G., McAlister McAlister Baker & Nicklas, Edmond, 405-359-0701

LLOYD G. MCALISTER

MCALISTER, MCALISTER, BAKER & NICKLAS PLLC &ENPOE`Č•

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Mee, Jr., John W., Mee Mee Hoge & Epperson, Oklahoma City Riseling, Ted M., Riseling & Rhodes, Tulsa Shacklett, Curtis J., Barber & Bartz, Tulsa Shields, Susan B., McAfee & Taft, Oklahoma City Pg. S-4 Sine, Amy J., Hartzog Conger Cason & Neville, Oklahoma City Pg. S-4 Spivey, Stacey D., Hartzog Conger Cason & Neville, Oklahoma City Will, Henry G., Conner & Winters, Tulsa

GARY L. BROWN BROWN OUTHIER & CARUTHERS PLLC &OJE`ȕ

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Brown, Jack L., Jones Gotcher & Bogan, Tulsa Cole, Steven P., McAfee & Taft, Oklahoma City Crosthwait, Jr., M. Joe, The Crosthwait Law Firm, Midwest City Curnutte, Mark W., Logan & Lowry, Vinita Donovan, Erin, Erin Donovan & Associates, Tulsa Pg. S-4 Ellis, Hal Wm., Ellis & Ellis, Stillwater Feist, Philip R., Doerner Saunders Daniel & Anderson, Tulsa

FAMILY LAW Barnett, Adrienne L., Norman Wohlgemuth Chandler Jeter Barnett & Ray, Tulsa Barnett, James Travis, Hood and Barnett, Tulsa Blevins, Paul E., Blevins Law Office, Pryor Christensen, Cathy M., Cathy Christensen & Associates, Oklahoma City, 405-752-5565 Cornell, Melissa F., Cornell Law Firm, Tulsa Daniel, Sam P., Doerner Saunders Daniel & Anderson, Tulsa DeLacerda, Melissa, DeLacerda & Oliver, Stillwater, 405-624-8383 Earnhart, Heather Flynn, Hall Estill, Tulsa Edwards, Nicholle Jones, Phillips Murrah, Oklahoma City Fry, Jr., Robert G., Fry & Elder, Tulsa Gotwals, James R., James R. Gotwals and Associates, Tulsa Grundy, Bradley A., Conner & Winters, Tulsa Hays, Kimberly K., Kimberly K. Hays, Tulsa, 918-592-2800 Pg. S-17 Henry, M. Shane, Henry & Dow, Tulsa, 800-549-0970 Pg. S-14 Johnson, N. Scott, N. Scott Johnson and Associates, Tulsa Little, Ronald W., McAfee & Taft, Tulsa Long, Randy J., Long Claypole & Blakley Law, Enid McConnell-Corbyn, Laura, Hartzog Conger Cason & Neville, Oklahoma City Pg. S-4 Mullins, Michael L., Mullins Mullins Sexton & Reaves, Oklahoma City Munn, Justin B., Smakal Munn, Tulsa Petersen, Catherine Holland, PHM Law Group, Norman Roberts, Curtis J., Franden | Farris | Quillin | Goodnight + Roberts, Tulsa Robertson, Moura A.J., Moura Robertson Family Law, Tulsa Pg. S-4 Schem, Charles O., Hester Schem Hester & Dionisio, Oklahoma City Smakal, Kelly A., Smakal Munn, Tulsa, 918-582-3400 Pg. S-18 Thomas, Linda S., Law Office of Linda S. Thomas, Bartlesville Tucker, Phillip J., The Tucker Law Firm, Edmond Wagner, II, Richard A., Hall Estill, Tulsa

GENERAL LITIGATION Allen, Anthony L., Allen Garrett Peckio Masters, Tulsa Beam, Stephen D., Attorney at Law, Weatherford

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OKLAHOMA 2018 SUPER LAWYERS Buchanan, Brandon L., McAfee & Taft, Oklahoma City Burrage, Heather Hillburn, Burrage Law Firm, Durant, 580-920-0700 Burrage, Michael, Whitten Burrage, Oklahoma City Pg. S-4 Chilton, Gary S., Holladay & Chilton, Oklahoma City Dace, Robert W., McAfee & Taft, Oklahoma City Day, Seth A., Hall Estill Hardwick Gable Golden & Nelson, Oklahoma City Dewitt, Derrick, DeWitt Paruolo & Meek, Edmond Felty, Michael C., Lytle Soule & Curlee, Oklahoma City Green, Gerald P., Pierce Couch Hendrickson Baysinger & Green, Oklahoma City Grossman, Mark S., Crowe & Dunlevy, Oklahoma City Henneke, David C., Attorney at Law, Enid Jackson, Douglas L., Gungoll Jackson Box & Devoll, Enid Meek, Justin D., DeWitt Paruolo & Meek, Edmond Moore-Shrier, Pansy, Moore-Shrier Law Firm, Tulsa O’Hara, Jr., Patrick, Tisdal & O’Hara, Oklahoma City Ray, Ryan A., Norman Wohlgemuth Chandler Jeter Barnett & Ray, Tulsa Robinett, Tracy W., Robinett Swartz & Aycock, Tulsa Rule, John H., GableGotwals, Tulsa Shephard, C. Eric, Fellers Snider Blankenship Bailey & Tippens, Oklahoma City Taylor, Stratton, Taylor Foster Mallett Downs Ramsey & Russell, Claremore White, Amy D., Phillips Murrah, Oklahoma City Whitten, Reggie N., Whitten Burrage, Oklahoma City Pg. S-4

Green, Jr., James E., Conner & Winters, Tulsa Haskins, III, Walter D., Atkinson Haskins Nellis Brittingham Gladd & Fiasco, Tulsa Loy, Katherine Taylor, Durbin Larimore & Bialick, Oklahoma City Maloan, Michael T., Foliart Huff Ottaway & Bottom, Oklahoma City, 405-232-4633 Pg. S-2 Mansell, Steven S., Mansell Engel & Cole, Oklahoma City McGrew, Michael D., McGrew McGrew & Associates, Oklahoma City Nathan, Jody R., Franden | Farris | Quillin | Goodnight + Roberts, Tulsa Pignato, Gerard F., Pignato Cooper Kolker & Roberson, Oklahoma City Richards, Phil R., Richards & Connor, Tulsa Pg. S-4 Robertson, Bruce A., Ryan Whaley Coldiron Jantzen Peters & Webber, Oklahoma City Smith, Michael E., Gungoll Jackson Box & Devoll, Oklahoma City Walker, Ronald L., Tomlinson McKinstry, Oklahoma City Welch, Mort G., Welch & Smith, Oklahoma City, 405-286-0801

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Brown, Dennis D., Brown Patent Law, Broken Arrow Dougherty, III, Clifford C., McAfee & Taft, Oklahoma City LaBrie, Michael J., McAfee & Taft, Oklahoma City McCarthy, Randall K., Hall Estill Hardwick Gable Golden & Nelson, Oklahoma City Rahhal, Anthony L., McAfee & Taft, Oklahoma City Rouse, Nicholas D., Dunlap Codding, Oklahoma City Sorocco, Douglas J., Dunlap Codding, Oklahoma City Sullivan, David M., Crowe & Dunlevy, Oklahoma City Watt, Terry L., Crowe & Dunlevy, Tulsa

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LITIGATION Free, Jr., Phillip L., Hall Estill Hardwick Gable Golden & Nelson, Oklahoma City Kenney, John A., McAfee & Taft, Oklahoma City Pg. S-4 Nelson, Todd A., GableGotwals, Tulsa

MEDIA & ADVERTISING Dodd, S. Douglas, Doerner Saunders Daniel & Anderson, Tulsa

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INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY Blue, Rachel, McAfee & Taft, Tulsa Pg. S-4 Brockhaus, Marc A., Dunlap Codding, Oklahoma City

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HEALTH CARE Burkett, Teresa Meinders, Conner & Winters, Tulsa Dalton, Elizabeth L., McAfee & Taft, Oklahoma City Pg. S-4 Dunitz Brennan, Elise, Conner & Winters, Tulsa Frogge, S. Gregory, McAfee & Taft, Oklahoma City Glass, Robert S., GableGotwals, Tulsa Gordon, Kevin D., Crowe & Dunlevy, Oklahoma City Joseph, Michael E., McAfee & Taft, Oklahoma City Loomis, Cori H., Christensen Law Group, Oklahoma City Rieger, Karen S., Crowe & Dunlevy, Oklahoma City Rogers, Patricia A., McAfee & Taft, Oklahoma City Smith, Barry L., McAfee & Taft, Tulsa

IMMIGRATION

ANTHONY GOROSPE

Stump, T. Douglas, Stump & Associates, Oklahoma City

INSURANCE COVERAGE Ables, J. Angela, Kerr Irvine Rhodes & Ables, Oklahoma City Acquaviva, Jr., Joseph T., Wilson Cain & Acquaviva, Oklahoma City Butler, Jr., Roger N., Secrest Hill Butler & Secrest, Tulsa Cathcart, William R., Cathcart & Dooley, Oklahoma City Cole, Kenneth G., Mansell Engel & Cole, Oklahoma City Dooley, Cary D., Cathcart & Dooley, Oklahoma City, 405-524-1110 Eschenheimer, Whitney M., Johnson & Jones, Tulsa Goerke, Joseph K., Mulinix Goerke & Meyer, Oklahoma City

1825 E. 15th St., Tulsa, OK 74104 PH: (918)-582-7775 FX: (918)-960-6023 Anthony@gorospelaw.com www.gorospelaw.com

Anthony has fought for his clients against insurance companies and other large corporations ever since he left working for an insurance law ďŹ rm over 10 years ago. Anthony focuses his practice solely on helping injured victims of accidents and grieving family members of loved ones needlessly killed in accidents. He understands the difďŹ cult, stressful and painful times folks face when they are injured by another’s carelessness. His goal is to take on the burdens of dealing with insurance companies so his clients can focus solely on what’s most important, recovery and returning to the life they enjoyed before the accident. With that goal in mind, he is willing to help his clients receive the medical treatment they need without up-front medical costs. He will pay for the costs of representing his clients and does not collect a legal fee until his clients’ cases are resolved to their satisfaction. Anthony is always available to his clients and initial consultations are always free.

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OKLAHOMA 2018 SUPER LAWYERS MERGERS & ACQUISITIONS Cooke, Michael D., Hall Estill, Tulsa Cooper, H. Wayne, Doerner Saunders Daniel & Anderson, Tulsa Curry, Robert A., Conner & Winters, Tulsa Davis, Steven C., Hartzog Conger Cason & Neville, Oklahoma City Lees, C. Ray, Porter Hedges, Oklahoma City

NATIVE AMERICAN LAW Cowan, Klint A., Fellers Snider Blankenship Bailey & Tippens, Oklahoma City Huntsman, Susan E., Crowe & Dunlevy, Tulsa McBride III, D. Michael, Crowe & Dunlevy, Tulsa Vaughn, Christina M., Crowe & Dunlevy, Tulsa Pg. S-4

PERSONAL INJURY GENERAL: DEFENSE Beeler, Jeff R., Jennings Teague, Oklahoma City Brewer, Michael W., Hiltgen & Brewer, Oklahoma City, 405-605-9000

MICHAEL W. BREWER HILTGEN & BREWER, PC 0LMBIPNB$JUZ`Č•

www.hiltgenbrewer.com

Buchan, Sarah, Franden | Farris | Quillin | Goodnight + Roberts, Tulsa Coffey, Jr., Robert P., Coffey Senger & McDaniel, Tulsa Donchin, David B., Durbin Larimore & Bialick, Oklahoma City Dreyer, Mark E., Conner & Winters, Tulsa Ferguson, Jr., Thomas G., Walker Ferguson & Ferguson, Oklahoma City Folluo, Dan S., Rhodes Hieronymus Jones Tucker & Gable, Tulsa Hornbeek, Richard E., Hornbeek Vitali & Braun, Oklahoma City Jones, Daniel K., Mills & Jones, Norman Kolker, Paul M., Pignato Cooper Kolker & Roberson, Oklahoma City Latham, Jr., Bobby L., Latham Wagner Steele & Lehman, Tulsa, 918-970-2000 Pg. S-11 Looney, Jr., Robert D., Hall Estill Hardwick Gable Golden & Nelson, Oklahoma City Maguire, Mark W., Atkinson Haskins Nellis Brittingham Gladd & Fiasco, Tulsa Mullins, Glen, Durbin Larimore & Bialick, Oklahoma City Pickard, Joe, Sweet Law Firm, Tulsa Robertson, Jason A., Pierce Couch Hendrickson Baysinger & Green, Tulsa Starr, Jon D., Starr Begin & King, Tulsa

PERSONAL INJURY GENERAL: PLAINTIFF Atkins, Jeffrey R., Atkins & Markoff, Oklahoma City Bachman, Gary C., Holloway Dobson & Bachman, Oklahoma City, 405-235-8593 Pg. S-17 Bachman, Stephen D., Holloway Dobson & Bachman, Oklahoma City, 405-235-8593 Pg. S-17 Barkett, Michael L., The Barkett Law Firm, Tulsa Belote, James A., Stipe & Belote, Oklahoma City

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Bernstein, David, Bernstein Law Firm, Norman, 405-329-1484

DAVID BERNSTEIN

BERNSTEIN LAWÂ FIRM /PSNBO`Č•

www.USASafetyLawyer.com Bialick, Mark E., Durbin Larimore & Bialick, Oklahoma City Biby, Jacob W., Martin Jean & Jackson, Tulsa, 918-743-4000 Pg. S-13 Bisher, Rick W., Ryan Bisher Ryan & Simons, Oklahoma City Bishop, Kelly S., Abel Law Firm, Oklahoma City Blue, Michael M., Blue Law, Oklahoma City Bonner, Mark, Norman & Edem, Oklahoma City Bryan, J. Spencer, Bryan & Terrill Law, Tulsa Burrage, David, Burrage Law Firm, Durant, 580-380-4005 Carson, Joe, Warhawk Legal, Oklahoma City Carter, Jeremy Z., The Carter Law Firm, Newcastle Corley, E. Terrill, Corley | Allen, Tulsa Diesselhorst, Jacob, Maples Nix & Diesselhorst, Edmond Durbin, II, Gerald E., Durbin Larimore & Bialick, Oklahoma City Edem, Emmanuel E., Norman & Edem, Oklahoma City Edwards, Tony W., Edwards & Patterson Law, McAlester, 918-302-3700

TONY W. EDWARDS

EDWARDSÂ & PATTERSON LAW .D"MFTUFS`Č•

www.edwardspattersonlaw.com Farrar, Greg A., Farrar & Farrar, Tulsa Frasier, III, Frank W., Frasier Frasier & Hickman, Tulsa Frasier, James E., Frasier Frasier & Hickman, Tulsa Ganem, Thomas F., The Ganem Law Firm, Tulsa Garrett, Bryan G., Bryan Garrett, Oklahoma City Gorospe, Anthony, Gorospe Law Group, Tulsa, 918-582-7775 Pg. S-15 Halley, Duke, Halley Talbot & Smithton, Oklahoma City Handley, Jr., Fletcher Dal, The Handley Law Center, El Reno Homsey, Gary B., Homsey Law Center, Oklahoma City, 405-843-9923 Pg. S-18 Jackson, Scott R., Martin Jean & Jackson, Ponca City, 580-765-9967 Pg. S-13 Krahl, Kevin E., Mulinix Goerke & Meyer, Oklahoma City Loftis, Jim, Jim Loftis, Norman, 405-366-1400 McGuire, Kent R., McGuire Law Firm, Edmond McIntyre, Noble K., McIntyre Law, Oklahoma City, 405-917-5200 Pg. S-3 McLain, William “Chad�, Graves McLain, Tulsa, 918-359-6600 Pg. S-4, S-5 Mercer, Tod S., Mercer Law Firm, McAlester Norman, John W., Norman & Edem, Oklahoma City Riggs, M. David, Riggs Abney Neal Turpen Orbison & Lewis, Tulsa Self, Jr., James F., Self and Associates, Oklahoma City Tawwater, Larry A., Tawwater Law Firm, Oklahoma City Thurman, Jeremy A., McIntyre Law, Oklahoma City, 405-917-5250 Pg. S-3 Urbach, Eric, Urbach Law Firm, Edmond Vitali, John E., Hornbeek Vitali & Braun, Oklahoma City

Wandres, Patrick W., Wandres Law, Tulsa Weddle, III, Charles C., White & Weddle, Oklahoma City, 405-858-8899 Pg. S-9

CHARLES C. WEDDLE, III

WHITE & WEDDLE, PC 0LMBIPNB$JUZ`Č•

www.whiteandweddlelaw.com West, Bradley C., The West Law Firm, Shawnee West, Terry W., The West Law Firm, Shawnee Pg. S-4 White, Jr., Joe E., White & Weddle, Oklahoma City, 405-858-8899 Pg. S-4, S-9

JOE E. WHITE, JR.

WHITE & WEDDLE, PC 0LMBIPNB$JUZ`Č•

www.whiteandweddlelaw.com Wicker, Brad W., Boettcher Devinney Ingle & Wicker, Ponca City Yaffe, S. Alex, Foshee & Yaffe, Oklahoma City Zelbst, John P., Zelbst Holmes & Butler, Lawton, 580-248-4844 Pg. S-18

PERSONAL INJURY MEDICAL MALPRACTICE: DEFENSE Annis, Jennifer R., Atkinson Haskins Nellis Brittingham Gladd & Fiasco, Tulsa Pg. S-4 Branscum, David A., Foliart Huff Ottaway & Bottom, Oklahoma City, 405-232-4633 Pg. S-2 Callahan, Karen L., Rodolf & Todd, Tulsa Clarke, Margaret M., Aston Mathis Campbell Clarke & Tiger, Tulsa Connor, Jr., James W., Richards & Connor, Tulsa Pg. S-4 Fiasco, William A., Atkinson Haskins Nellis Brittingham Gladd & Fiasco, Tulsa Fox, Chris L., Heron Fox Trout & Sherry, Edmond Freije, Lance, Latham Wagner Steele & Lehman, Tulsa, 918-970-2000 Pg. S-11 Hendrickson, Russell L., Pierce Couch Hendrickson Baysinger & Green, Oklahoma City Huff, Glen D., Foliart Huff Ottaway & Bottom, Oklahoma City, 405-232-4633 Pg. S-2 Matlock, Malinda S., Pierce Couch Hendrickson Baysinger & Green, Oklahoma City McKee, Sean H., Best & Sharp, Tulsa McPhail, David K., Foliart Huff Ottaway & Bottom, Oklahoma City, 405-232-4633 Pg. S-2 Ogletree, L. Earl, Wiggins Sewell & Ogletree, Oklahoma City Paul, John, Paul & Lackey, Tulsa Rodolf, Stephen J., Rodolf & Todd, Tulsa Sewell, Randall L., Wiggins Sewell & Ogletree, Oklahoma City Sharpe, G. Calvin, Phillips Murrah, Oklahoma City Wiggins, John, Wiggins Sewell & Ogletree, Oklahoma City

PERSONAL INJURY MEDICAL MALPRACTICE: PLAINTIFF Berry III, Howard K., Berry Law Firm, Oklahoma City Brooks, Gary L., The Brooks Law Firm, Oklahoma City Butts, Benjamin J., Butts & Marrs, Oklahoma City Edwards, Mark, Edwards Law Firm, Tulsa Glass, Woodrow K., Ward & Glass, Norman, 405-360-9700 Pg. S-10 Graves, Daniel B., Graves McLain, Tulsa, 918-359-6600 Pg. S-5 Horton, Steven T., Horton Law Firm, Oklahoma City

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OKLAHOMA 2018 SUPER LAWYERS Laizure, Anthony M., Laizure Law, Tulsa Luther, Gregg W., Gregg W. Luther, Oklahoma City Maples, II, L. Ray, Maples Nix & Diesselhorst, Edmond Neighbors, Brent L., Ward & Glass, Norman, 405-360-9700 Pg. S-10 Nix, Glendell D., Maples Nix & Diesselhorst, Edmond Riggs, Lisa R., Riggs Abney Neal Turpen Orbison & Lewis, Tulsa Sherwood, Ted, Sherwood McCormick & Robert, Tulsa Snapp-Holloway, Nicole R., Maples Nix & Diesselhorst, Edmond Thiessen, Guy A., GT Law Firm, Tulsa Van Meter, David W., Van Meter Law Firm, Oklahoma City

PERSONAL INJURY PRODUCTS: DEFENSE Cook, Rodney L., Phillips Murrah, Oklahoma City Cooper, Mary Quinn, McAfee & Taft, Tulsa Pg. S-4 Curran, Jeffrey, GableGotwals, Oklahoma City Fischer, Amy Sherry, Foliart Huff Ottaway & Bottom, Oklahoma City, 405-232-4633 Pg. S-2 Hiltgen, Cary E., Hiltgen & Brewer, Oklahoma City, 405-605-9000

Zschiesche, Raymond E., Phillips Murrah, Oklahoma City Zuckerman, Harold C., McAfee & Taft, Tulsa

SECURITIES & CORPORATE FINANCE Melgaard, Robert J., Conner & Winters, Tulsa Newsome, Jr., P. David, Hall Estill, Tulsa

PERSONAL INJURY PRODUCTS: PLAINTIFF

SECURITIES LITIGATION

Atkinson, Michael P., Atkinson Haskins Nellis Brittingham Gladd & Fiasco, Tulsa

LaClair, Tara A., Crowe & Dunlevy, Oklahoma City Neville, Jr., Drew, Hartzog Conger Cason & Neville, Oklahoma City Pg. S-4

PROFESSIONAL LIABILITY: DEFENSE Cheek, Tim N., Cheek Law Firm, Oklahoma City Farris, Joseph R., Franden | Farris | Quillin | Goodnight + Roberts, Tulsa Pg. S-4 Hill, W. Michael, Secrest Hill Butler & Secrest, Tulsa McKenna, Bruce A., McKenna & Prescott, Tulsa Rife, Gary A., Rife Walters Stanley & Natarajan, Oklahoma City

REAL ESTATE

TAX Blake, T. Michael, McAfee & Taft, Oklahoma City Callahan, Jennifer H., McAfee & Taft, Oklahoma City Craig, Richard D., McAfee & Taft, Oklahoma City Farrior, William E., Barrow & Grimm, Tulsa, 918-584-1600 Pg. S-7 Haines, Spencer W., McAfee & Taft, Oklahoma City Holloman, Jr., James H., Crowe & Dunlevy, Oklahoma City Holloway, Alan G., McAfee & Taft, Oklahoma City Hunt, Kenneth L., Hall Estill, Tulsa Larason, Timothy M., Larason Tax Law, Edmond

Jennings, III, James A., Jennings Teague, Oklahoma City Richardson, Andrew L., McAfee & Taft, Tulsa Singhal, Vani, McAfee & Taft, Tulsa Pg. S-4 Smith, Michael F., McAfee & Taft, Tulsa Pg. S-4 Teague, J. Derrick, Jennings Teague, Oklahoma City Whitmire, Lyndon W., Phillips Murrah, Oklahoma City Wolfe, Thomas G., Phillips Murrah, Oklahoma City Pg. S-4 Woodard, III, John R., Coffey Senger & McDaniel, Tulsa

Allen, Zachary W., Crowe & Dunlevy, Oklahoma City Berry, Jennifer Ivester, Phillips Murrah, Oklahoma City Coutant, Kevin C., Doerner Saunders Daniel & Anderson, Tulsa Garbrecht, Robert L., McAfee & Taft, Oklahoma City Hardin, Jr., Lloyd T., McAfee & Taft, Oklahoma City Hasenfratz, Sally A., Phillips Murrah, Oklahoma City Pg. S-4 Hill, Frank D., McAfee & Taft, Oklahoma City Pg. S-4 Laird, Michael S., Crowe & Dunlevy, Oklahoma City Latham, Myrna Schack, McAfee & Taft, Oklahoma City Pg. S-4 Lewallen, Jr., Joe C., McAfee & Taft, Oklahoma City Nordin, J. Michael, McAfee & Taft, Oklahoma City Rawlinson, Gary C., Crowe & Dunlevy, Oklahoma City Riggs, Richard A., McAfee & Taft, Oklahoma City Rosser IV, Malcolm E., Crowe & Dunlevy, Tulsa Schuller, Stephen A., GableGotwals, Tulsa

GARY C. BACHMAN

STEPHEN D. BACHMAN

211 North Robinson Avenue Suite 900 Oklahoma City, OK 73102 Tel: 405-235-8593 Fax: 405-235-1707 gbachman@hollowaydobson.com www.hollowaydobson.com

211 North Robinson Avenue Suite 900 Oklahoma City, OK 73102 Tel: 405-235-8593 Fax: 405-235-1707 sbachman@hollowaydobson.com www.hollowaydobson.com

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Gary is an AV-rated personal injury attorney who focuses his practice on representing individuals and families in a variety of cases, including automobile & trucking collisions, insurance bad faith, wrongful death, product liability, and nursing home negligence. In his over 40 years of legal practice, he has achieved exceptional results, including numerous seven-figure verdicts and settlements. He has litigated cases all across the state, in both state and federal courts. Gary is a member of the Oklahoma Association for Justice, the Oklahoma County Bar Association and the Oklahoma Bar Association. He is admitted to practice in all federal and state courts. He has presented seminars and lectures at numerous CLE programs and has acted as Municipal Judge for many years in his hometown in Oklahoma.

Steve Bachman is an AV rated attorney specializing is representing parties injured in automobile and trucking collisions, products liability cases, premises cases, bad faith and medical malpractice cases. After beginning his practice in the insurance defense field, Steve has represented plaintiffs for over 25 years. Steve is a member of the Oklahoma Association for Justice, Oklahoma County and Oklahoma Bar Associations. He is admitted to practice in Oklahoma state courts, all US District Courts in Oklahoma and the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals. Steve has presented numerous CLEs including subjects regarding handling trucking cases and catastrophic injury cases.

Kimberly K. Hays has 25  years experience as an advocate for family law clients, including contested custody, support alimony, complex property division, contempt actions, paternity, guardianship and child support. She serves as 2018  President of Oklahoma Bar Association. She served 3 years on OBA Board of Governors, District 6 (Tulsa). Ms. Hays graduated Oklahoma State University (1990) and University of Kansas School of Law (1993). She was awarded OBA Family Law Section Attorney of the Year (2011) and OBA Mona  S. Lambird Spotlight Award (2012). She served as Chair OBA Family Law Section (2009  & 2011); Chair Tulsa County Bar Association Family Law Section (2010-2012), and OBA Family Law Section Trial Advocacy Institute Faculty (2013-2017).

CARY E. HILTGEN HILTGEN & BREWER, PC 0LMBIPNB$JUZ`Č•

www.hiltgenbrewer.com

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TRANSPORTATION/MARITIME Goodnight, Jason, Franden | Farris | Quillin | Goodnight + Roberts, Tulsa Stanton, Bryan E., Pierce Couch Hendrickson Baysinger & Green, Oklahoma City Wolek, Christopher D., Mullican & Hart, Tulsa

UTILITIES Long, Curtis M., Conner & Winters, Tulsa

WORKERS’ COMPENSATION Keele, Leah P., Latham Wagner Steele & Lehman, Tulsa, 918-970-2000 Pg. S-11

KIMBERLY K. HAYS

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OKLAHOMA 2018 SUPER LAWYERS

SORTED ALPHABETICALLY

GARY B. HOMSEY

A. SCOTT MCDANIEL

4816 North Classen Boulevard Oklahoma City, OK 73118 Tel: 405-843-9923 Fax: 405-848-4223 gbh@homseylawcenter.com www.homseylawcenter.com

9343 East 95th Court Tulsa, OK 74133 Tel: 918-382-9200 Fax: 918-382-9282 smcdaniel@ok-counsel.com www.ok-counsel.com

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Gary B. Homsey is founder and partner of Homsey Law Center. His practice areas are consultation and representation in claims, civil litigation and trials for complex and catastrophic losses from personal injuries, wrongful deaths, oil rig injuries, 18-wheeler accidents and deaths, and all insurance claims. AV-rated, Martindale-Hubbell; Executive Committee, Oklahoma City University School of Law, 1987-present; Past-President, Oklahoma Trial Lawyers Association; Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum; Vice Chairman, Board of Trustees, Oklahoma City University; Founding Member American Inns of Court – OK Chapter; American Board of Trial Advocates, President, Oklahoma Chapter 2015.

Scott McDaniel brought his eleven years of experience as a professional engineer and business owner to the practice of law. In the years since, he has distinguished himself as one of Oklahoma’s top civil litigators, representing individuals and business clients in a wide array of matters, including complex, class action, and multiparty lawsuits. He focuses his practice on the areas of environmental and toxic tort litigation, design professional defense, construction defects, and general commercial litigation. Scott is a Certified Mediator and serves as an Adjunct Settlement Judge for the USDC for the Northern District of Oklahoma.

Amy Pierce’s practice is comprised of a broad range of civil litigation, including representation of clients in complex business litigation and arbitration, labor and employment disputes, securities arbitration, franchise litigation and contract disputes. Amy has represented various types of clients in her legal career, including insurance companies, fast food restaurants, broker-dealers, public and private companies, governmental agencies, boards and individuals. In addition to her experience in the litigation arena, Amy also assists employers by counseling them in areas they face in today’s workforce, including employment policies and procedures, termination, discipline, employment contracts and various other employment related areas. Amy also provides mediation and arbitration services.

J. PATRICK QUILLIAN

KELLY A. SMAKAL

TODD TAYLOR

1900 NW Expressway Suite 602 Oklahoma City, OK 73118 Tel: 405-206-3335 Fax: 405-260-9573 jpatrickquillianpc@gmail.com www.oklahomacitylegalgroup.com

320 South Boston Avenue Suite 718 Tulsa, OK 74103 Tel: 918-582-3400 Fax: 918-582-3402 ksmakal@smakalmunn.com www.smakalmunn.com

5761 Northwest 132nd Street Oklahoma City, OK 73142 Tel: 405-470-6649 Fax: 405-470-6643 taylor@ttrslaw.com www.ttrslaw.com

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Patrick Quillian’s practice focuses on criminal defense in federal and state court. He has represented defendants in large-scale federal white collar and drug conspiracy cases as well as a broad range of misdemeanor and felony charges in state court. He began his career as a prosecutor in the Oklahoma County District Attorney’s Office, then moved to an Oklahoma City firm specializing in the representation of financial institutions before starting his own practice. Mr. Quillian is licensed to practice in the Western, Northern and Eastern districts of Oklahoma and is a member of numerous professional associations, including the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, the American Bar Association, and the Robert J. Turner Inn of Court.

Kelly A. Smakal has been representing clients throughout Oklahoma for over 20  years in high conflict family law cases, divorces, paternity, custody matters, child support, spousal support, division of marital estates, and more. Previously an adjunct professor of law at the TU Law elder law clinic, she represents clients in adult and minor guardianships, as well as adoptions. Ms.  Smakal was recognized by the American Institute of Family Law Attorneys receiving the 2015  Client Satisfaction Award/10 Best Attorneys. She was also recognized by the National Academy of Family Law Attorneys, receiving the 2018 Top 10 Attorney Award for excellence in the field of Family Law. Ms. Smakal has been recognized to Super Lawyers in the area of Family Law since 2010.

Todd Taylor has practiced law in Oklahoma for over 30 years, and his practice has focused primarily on the areas of business and commercial litigation, trust and estate litigation, banking, and general corporate litigation. He has represented both plaintiffs and defendants in numerous matters in various federal and state courts. His clients include banks, hospitals, physicians, attorneys, trust companies, oil-and-gas companies, and individuals. He has represented clients in numerous cases that have been tried to verdict and in over 100 arbitration matters. Todd is a shareholder and member of the Board of Directors of Great Plains National Bank. He also acts as Chairman of the Board of Great Plains Bancshares, Inc.

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;&-#45)0-.&4`#65-&3 411 Southwest 6th Street PO Box 365 Lawton, OK 73502 Tel: 580-248-4844 Fax: 580-248-6916 zelbst@zelbst.com www.zelbst.com

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John P. Zelbst specializes in plaintiffs’ civil damage cases including medical malpractice, personal injuries, product design defects, and other related areas. He has obtained many record verdicts in Oklahoma, including the largest recorded verdict for personal injury in the amount of $24 million and the largest verdict in Oklahoma against the U.S. government, in the amount of $7  million. He practices in many state and federal courts, lectures, and teaches. He is a former President of the Oklahoma Association for Justice, Board Member and Senior Faculty for Gerry Spence’s Trial Lawyers College, a member of ABOTA, and a member of various other legal and civil boards.

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THE LIST BY PRIMARY AREA OF PRACTICE 5IFMJTUXBTGJOBMJ[FEBTPG"QSJM "OZVQEBUFTUPUIF MJTU GPSFYBNQMF TUBUVTDIBOHFTPSEJTRVBMJGZJOHFWFOUT XJMM CFSFGMFDUFEPOTVQFSMBXZFSTDPN

Carsey, Daniel V., Rischard Carsey & Byrne, Oklahoma City, 405-235-2393

DANIEL V. CARSEY

RISCHARD, CARSEY & BYRNE, PLLC 0LMBIPNB$JUZ`Č•

www.rischardlaw.com

Regens, Craig M., GableGotwals, Oklahoma City

Cash, Adrienne N., Barber & Bartz, Tulsa Christian, Jennifer K., Durbin Larimore & Bialick, Oklahoma City Claypole, Clint A., Long Claypole & Blakley Law, Enid Dishman, Jodi W., McAfee & Taft, Oklahoma City Doverspike, Adam, GableGotwals, Tulsa Duren, Dylan, Robinett Swartz & Aycock, Tulsa Edwards, Dylan Charles, Rosell Law Group, Oklahoma City, 405-702-0888 Ellis, Isaac, Conner & Winters, Tulsa Evans, Kristen, Hall Estill, Tulsa Evans, Kyle D., Sweet Law Firm, Oklahoma City Gaskins, II, Garry M., Drummond Law, Tulsa George, Lysbeth, Crowe & Dunlevy, Oklahoma City Gomez, Daniel E., Conner & Winters, Tulsa Henry, Andrew E., Crowe & Dunlevy, Oklahoma City Hines, Tami J., Hall Estill Hardwick Gable Golden & Nelson, Oklahoma City Irby, Jerrick, Hall Estill, Tulsa Jett, Travis, GableGotwals, Oklahoma City Johnson, Crystal A., Conner & Winters, Oklahoma City Kindelt, Mary E., McDonald & Metcalf, Tulsa Krattiger, John M. “Jake�, GableGotwals, Oklahoma City Oubre, Zachary A.P., McAfee & Taft, Oklahoma City Palmer, Julia A., McAfee & Taft, Tulsa Petersen, Micah J., McAfee & Taft, Tulsa Price, Elizabeth A., Hartzog Conger Cason & Neville, Oklahoma City Reilly, Greg, Hall Estill, Tulsa Rogers, Timothy L., Barrow & Grimm, Tulsa, 918-584-1600 Pg. S-7 Scaperlanda, Christopher M., McAfee & Taft, Oklahoma City Stein, Patrick L., McAfee & Taft, Oklahoma City Sturdivant, David, Barrow & Grimm, Tulsa, 918-584-1600 Pg. S-7

Staine, Christopher M., Crowe & Dunlevy, Oklahoma City

BUSINESS/CORPORATE

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ADMINISTRATIVE LAW Hendricks, Anthony, Crowe & Dunlevy, Oklahoma City

APPELLATE Brooks, Michael L., The Brooks Law Firm, Oklahoma City Inman, Brandy L., Latham Wagner Steele & Lehman, Tulsa, 918-970-2000 Pg. S-11 Lollman, Justin A., GableGotwals, Tulsa Rughani, Melanie Wilson, Crowe & Dunlevy, Oklahoma City

AVIATION & AEROSPACE Burget, Brian, McAfee & Taft, Oklahoma City Chubbuck, John R., McAfee & Taft, Oklahoma City Damnjanoska, Irena, Fellers Snider Blankenship Bailey & Tippens, Oklahoma City

BANKING Ezzell, Ben, Ezzell & Shepherd, Enid Kreth, Jason M., Phillips Murrah, Oklahoma City Randolph, David S., Conner & Winters, Tulsa

BANKRUPTCY: BUSINESS

BANKRUPTCY: CONSUMER Sansone, Jason, Sansone Howell, Del City

BUSINESS LITIGATION Avery, Michael, McAfee & Taft, Oklahoma City Berkson, Howard, Boston Avenue Law, Tulsa, 539-777-1287

HOWARD BERKSON BOSTON AVENUE LAW 5VMTB`Č•

www.bostonavenuelaw.com Bickle, Brandon C., GableGotwals, Tulsa Billings, Wayne, Fellers Snider Blankenship Bailey & Tippens, Oklahoma City

Brown, Bradley J., Jones Gotcher & Bogan, Tulsa Brown, Matt, McAfee & Taft, Oklahoma City Creekpaum, Kyden, Frederic Dorwart Lawyers, Tulsa Deckard, Kari A., Johnson & Jones, Tulsa Grace, Danae, McAfee & Taft, Oklahoma City Hetrick, Stephen M., McAfee & Taft, Tulsa Hunt, Sean S., McAfee & Taft, Oklahoma City Hutchison, Thomas J., GableGotwals, Tulsa Jones, Nicholas M., Barrow & Grimm, Tulsa, 918-584-1600 Pg. S-7 Lindsey, Zac, Lindsey firm, Tulsa Schauer, Kirk, Schauer & Fettkether Law, Tulsa Siegfried, J. Terrell, Hall Estill, Tulsa Warren, Rick L., Hartzog Conger Cason & Neville, Oklahoma City

Bunting, John M., Phillips Murrah, Oklahoma City

CIVIL LITIGATION: DEFENSE

Burden, Jared, Frederic Dorwart Lawyers, Tulsa

Baker, Rhiannon K., Holden & Montejano, Tulsa

Blassingame, Johnny R., Kerr Irvine Rhodes & Ables, Oklahoma City Bowman, Andrew M., Foliart Huff Ottaway & Bottom, Oklahoma City, 405-232-4633 Pg. S-2 Brown, J. Andrew, Atkinson Haskins Nellis Brittingham Gladd & Fiasco, Tulsa Brown, Lauren A., Doerner Saunders Daniel & Anderson, Oklahoma City Cartmell, Jordyn Eckert, Foliart Huff Ottaway & Bottom, Oklahoma City, 405-232-4633 Pg. S-2 Childress, Ryan S., Secrest Hill Butler & Secrest, Tulsa Christians, Melanie, DeWitt Paruolo & Meek, Edmond Coble, Tyler J., Cheek Law Firm, Oklahoma City Colvin, Patrick G., Jones Gotcher & Bogan, Tulsa Combs, Christopher T., Hayes Magrini & Gatewood, Oklahoma City Cooper, Cody J., Phillips Murrah, Oklahoma City Cowan, Derek, DeWitt Paruolo & Meek, Edmond Delaney, Casey T., Fellers Snider Blankenship Bailey & Tippens, Oklahoma City Dickerson, Jessica L., McAfee & Taft, Tulsa Eakens, Laura L., Jennings Teague, Oklahoma City East, Melissa, McDaniel Acord, Tulsa, 918-382-9200 Pg. S-22 Fleury, David, Wilburn Masterson & Fleury, Tulsa Grubb, Benjamin R., DeWitt Paruolo & Meek, Edmond Hancock, Nicholaus A., Coffey Senger & McDaniel, Tulsa Hopper, Hailey, Pierce Couch Hendrickson Baysinger & Green, Oklahoma City Kelso, April D., Pierce Couch Hendrickson Baysinger & Green, Oklahoma City Lagow, Drew, Holden & Montejano, Tulsa Landgraf, Justin R., Hisey & Landgraf, Ardmore, 580-226-6277 Landrum, Thomas H., The Firm on Baltimore, Tulsa McCormick, Jacqueline M., Pierce Couch Hendrickson Baysinger & Green, Oklahoma City McDevitt, Matthew, Pierce Couch Hendrickson Baysinger & Green, Oklahoma City McDonald, Ryan A., Best & Sharp, Tulsa McNeer, Carrie, Best & Sharp, Tulsa Moen, Eric A., Chubbuck Duncan & Robey, Oklahoma City, 405-236-8282 Pg. S-23 Moschovidis, Barbara, GableGotwals, Tulsa Mulinix-Ewert, Lindsey, Mulinix Goerke & Meyer, Oklahoma City Oldfield, William L., Northcutt Clark Gardner Oldfield & Layton, Ponca City Palfreyman, Kirsten, Atkinson Haskins Nellis Brittingham Gladd & Fiasco, Tulsa Pebsworth, J. Wesley, GableGotwals, Tulsa Pipinich, Jake, Pierce Couch Hendrickson Baysinger & Green, Tulsa Powell, Ashley, Hartzog Conger Cason & Neville, Oklahoma City Prentice, Timothy, Frailey Chaffin Cordell Perryman & Sterkel, Chickasha Prosser, Dru A., McAfee & Taft, Tulsa Reed, Benjamin, Best & Sharp, Tulsa Rooney, Erin, Resolution Legal Group, Oklahoma City Sadler, Daniel, Rieger Law Group, Norman Smiling, Gentry, Smiling Smiling & Burgess, Tulsa CONTINUED ON PAGE S-20

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Tran, Kim, Fellers Snider Blankenship Bailey & Tippens, Oklahoma City Trojan, Kaci L., Durbin Larimore & Bialick, Oklahoma City Verret, Alison A., McAfee & Taft, Tulsa Wiebe, Brenna, Rodolf & Todd, Tulsa

CIVIL LITIGATION: PLAINTIFF Burget, David, Hall Estill Hardwick Gable Golden & Nelson, Oklahoma City Cunningham, Kevin, Denton Law Firm, Mustang Houts, Mark B., Houts Law, Edmond Krahl, John, Mulinix Goerke & Meyer, Oklahoma City Mulinix, Riley W., Mulinix Goerke & Meyer, Oklahoma City Olsen, Ryan, Logan & Lowry, Vinita Reeves, Randa, Whitten Burrage, Oklahoma City Seidenberger, John, Coffman & Seidenberger, Tulsa

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Hoehns, Craig M., Hoehns Law Office, Oklahoma City Howell, Kellie, Sansone Howell, Del City Hughes, Michon H., Hastings Hughes & Associates, Tulsa, 918-582-7336 Pg. S-23 James, Clint, The Wyatt Law Office, Tulsa Khalaf, Sabah, The Khalaf Law Firm, Tulsa, 918-592-1144 Pg. S-21 Khalili, Ali, The Khalili Law Firm, Oklahoma City Lee, Stephen W., Attorney at Law, Tulsa Lind, Christopher, Nichols Law Firm, Norman Loftis, C. Scott, Loftis Law Firm, Ponca City, 580-762-3661 Parsons, Isaiah, Parsons & Day, Tulsa Rockett, Collin W., Rockett Law Office, Oklahoma City Stevenson, Jarrod Heath, Stevenson Law Firm, Oklahoma City, 405-236-5100

Stingley, Brett, Aizenman Law Group, Tulsa

CRIMINAL DEFENSE: WHITE COLLAR CIVIL RIGHTS Abbott, Jasper, Collins Zorn & Wagner, Oklahoma City Casey, Andrew M., Foshee & Yaffe, Oklahoma City Dark, Jessica L., Pierce Couch Hendrickson Baysinger & Green, Oklahoma City Smith, Carson C., Pierce Couch Hendrickson Baysinger & Green, Oklahoma City

CLASS ACTION/MASS TORTS Kitch, Emily, Barnes & Lewis, Oklahoma City Swift, Keith A., The Swift Law Firm, Tulsa

CONSTRUCTION LITIGATION Jackson, Cheryl A., Latham Wagner Steele & Lehman, Tulsa, 918-970-2000 Pg. S-11 Saunier, Benjamin, Pierce Couch Hendrickson Baysinger & Green, Oklahoma City

CONSUMER LAW Catalano, Paul, Humphreys Wallace Humphreys, Tulsa Robey, Bart Jay, Chubbuck Duncan & Robey, Oklahoma City, 405-236-8282 Pg. S-23

CREDITOR DEBTOR RIGHTS Altdoerffer, Everette, Attorney at Law, Edmond Grauberger, Harvey C., Drummond Law, Tulsa

CRIMINAL DEFENSE Banner, Adam R., The Law Offices of Adam R. Banner, Oklahoma City, 405-778-4800 Bayat, M. Eric, Bayat Law Firm, Oklahoma City Boeheim, Brian, Boeheim Freeman, Tulsa Curnutte, Meredith B., Curnutte Law, Tulsa, 918-346-8712 Pg. S-22 Fassio, Marcy, Fassio Law, Oklahoma City

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EMPLOYMENT LITIGATION: PLAINTIFF Johnston, Lauren, Leonard & Associates, Oklahoma City

ENERGY & NATURAL RESOURCES Albert, John Paul, Mahaffey & Gore, Oklahoma City, 405-236-0478 Bradt, Zachary K., Phillips Murrah, Oklahoma City Brotemarkle, Dawson, Hall Estill, Tulsa Cole, Jodi C., McAfee & Taft, Oklahoma City Ebrite, E. Talitha, GableGotwals, Oklahoma City Huddleston, Eric, Elias Books Brown & Nelson, Oklahoma City James, William B., Gungoll Jackson Box & Devoll, Oklahoma City LeNaire, Lewis, GableGotwals, Oklahoma City Long, Laura J., McAfee & Taft, Oklahoma City McLemore, Evan, Levinson Smith & Huffman, Tulsa Money, Eric C., Gungoll Jackson Box & Devoll, Oklahoma City Morgan, Scott V., Moyers Martin, Tulsa Nabors, Michelle, Harrison & Mecklenburg, Stillwater Pittman, Ryan A., GableGotwals, Tulsa Smith, Brady, Mahaffey & Gore, Oklahoma City, 405-694-4472 Swinford, Wyatt D., Elias Books Brown & Nelson, Oklahoma City Walraven, Mark, Graft & Walraven, Clinton

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ENVIRONMENTAL EMINENT DOMAIN Box, David, Williams Box Forshee & Bullard, Oklahoma City

EMPLOYEE BENEFITS Burdg, Judy, McAfee & Taft, Tulsa Klepper, Barbara, McAfee & Taft, Oklahoma City Patel, Alison McCalla, McCalla Brown Patel, Chickasha

Sullenger, Erin Potter, Crowe & Dunlevy, Oklahoma City

ENVIRONMENTAL LITIGATION Phillips, Krystina, Indian and Environmental Law Group, Ada

ESTATE & TRUST LITIGATION Burke, Taylor A., Barber & Bartz, Tulsa Greuel, Kara, R&R Strategies, Tulsa

EMPLOYMENT & LABOR Adams, Ellen A., GableGotwals, Oklahoma City Bowersox, Elizabeth, McAfee & Taft, Oklahoma City Bruce, Philip, McAfee & Taft, Oklahoma City Bullard, Rebecca D., Doerner Saunders Daniel & Anderson, Tulsa Caldwell, Andre B., Ogletree Deakins Nash Smoak & Stewart, Oklahoma City Furlong, Michael, Hartzog Conger Cason & Neville, Oklahoma City Good, Paige Hoster, McAfee & Taft, Oklahoma City Lambright, Lauren, Smolen Smolen & Roytman, Tulsa Reese, Jason A., Edinger Leonard & Blakley, Oklahoma City Roper, Leah, Laird Hammons Laird, Oklahoma City Simpsen, Kristin M., McAfee & Taft, Oklahoma City Solberg, Joshua W., McAfee & Taft, Oklahoma City

EMPLOYMENT LITIGATION: DEFENSE Hutson, Allen L., Crowe & Dunlevy, Oklahoma City Kistler, Lindsay, Hall Estill Hardwick Gable Golden & Nelson, Oklahoma City Marshall, Samanthia, McAfee & Taft, Tulsa Williams, Paula, GableGotwals, Oklahoma City

ESTATE PLANNING & PROBATE Nowakowski, Brandi, Stuart & Clover, Shawnee Ottaway Johnson, Lauren, Crowe & Dunlevy, Oklahoma City Robben, Kendra, Robben & Associates, Oklahoma City Yancy, Rod, RTY Law, Tulsa

FAMILY LAW Arnall, Aaron M., The Crosthwait Law Firm, Midwest City Aycock, Benjamin D., James R. Gotwals and Associates, Tulsa Barnard, Christian, McAfee & Taft, Tulsa Barteaux, Luke, Fry & Elder, Tulsa Beck, Megan M., Hall Estill, Tulsa Bennett, John P., Bennett Law, Tulsa Brock, Amber M., Kirk & Chaney, Oklahoma City Bullard, James, Doerner Saunders Daniel & Anderson, Tulsa Bundy, Aaron D., Fry & Elder, Tulsa Cunningham, Brad K., Conner & Winters, Tulsa Davis, Heath T., Cordell & Cordell, Oklahoma City

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OKLAHOMA 2018 RISING STARS Day, Matthew, Parsons & Day, Tulsa Didier, Kara, Hester Schem Hester & Dionisio, Oklahoma City Dow, Allyson, Henry & Dow, Norman, 800-549-0970 Pg. S-14 Echols, Jonathan D., Echols & Associates, Oklahoma City Gile, Matthew R., Hall Estill Hardwick Gable Golden & Nelson, Oklahoma City Graves, Tiffany, Law Office of Tiffany N. Graves, Tulsa, 918-619-6558 Pg. S-23 Gresham, Jason, Ratheal Maggard & Fortune, Oklahoma City Guhl, Lauren F., Lauren Guhl, Edmond Guten, David A., Military Law Group, Tulsa Hensley, Jeffrey A., Hensley Legal Services, Tulsa, 918-398-5692 Pg. S-23 Lively, Maren Minnaert, Jones Gotcher & Bogan, Tulsa Luelling, Carrie M., Carrie M. Luelling, Tulsa, 918-800-9680 Lynch, Blake E., Wagner & Lynch, Mcalester Magill, Keith, Magill & Magill, Oklahoma City Masters, Alexandra, Allen Garrett Peckio Masters, Tulsa Mettry, Julia Mills, Allen & Mills, Norman Neville Jr., Patrick Lee, Gungoll Jackson Box & Devoll, Enid Pearce, Colby, Cordell & Cordell, Tulsa Perdue, Deborah, Perdue Law, Tulsa Reaves, Ryan J., Mullins Mullins Sexton & Reaves, Oklahoma City Sears, Natalie S., Cordell & Cordell, Tulsa Smith, Christopher D., Smith Simmons, Oklahoma City Thuillier, Michelle, Attorney at Law, Tulsa Wilson, Allison J., Wilson Law Group, Stillwater Wright, Kensey, N. Scott Johnson and Associates, Tulsa Ybarra, Monica Y., Phillips Murrah, Oklahoma City

Thomas, Curtis J., McAfee & Taft, Oklahoma City Vincent, Evan G.E., Crowe & Dunlevy, Oklahoma City

HEALTH CARE Blackstock, Valerie, Attorney at Law, Tulsa Davis-Maddy, Kaylee P., Doerner Saunders Daniel & Anderson, Oklahoma City Keim, Christopher B., Christopher B. Keim, Tulsa Parten, Terra Lord, McAfee & Taft, Oklahoma City Torrone, Michael T., Logan & Lowry, Vinita

IMMIGRATION Edstrom, Michelle, Law Office of Michelle L. Edstrom, Oklahoma City Rivas, Lorena, Fry & Elder, Tulsa, 918-585-1107 Pg. S-23

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY Beling, Sasha L., McAfee & Taft, Oklahoma City Chaffin, Ross N., Tomlinson McKinstry, Oklahoma City Isaac, Elizabeth E., Dunlap Codding, Oklahoma City Mantooth, Tyler J., Hall Estill Hardwick Gable Golden & Nelson, Oklahoma City Watson, Tynia A., Crowe & Dunlevy, Oklahoma City

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LITIGATION Hobson, D. Ward, Blaney Tweedy & Tipton, Oklahoma City John Bowman, Jessica, McAfee & Taft, Tulsa

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Stump, Kelli J., Kelli J. Stump, Oklahoma City

Cross, Nathan S., Doerner Saunders Daniel & Anderson, Tulsa

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Battson, Jessica, Richards & Connor, Tulsa

Halley, Erica, Phillips Murrah, Oklahoma City

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Smith, Joshua D., McAfee & Taft, Oklahoma City

Lujan, Harrison, Fulmer Sill, Oklahoma City McGrew, Matthew M., McGrew McGrew & Associates, Oklahoma City Williams, Justin R., Pignato Cooper Kolker & Roberson, Oklahoma City

NATIVE AMERICAN LAW Ashworth, Stuart P., Holden & Montejano, Tulsa CONTINUED ON PAGE S-22

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GAMING Cartmell, Jeffrey, Lytle Soule & Curlee, Oklahoma City

GENERAL LITIGATION Aizenman, Daniel, Aizenman Law Group, Tulsa Boyer, Jared, HB Law Partners, Norman Brandes, J. Brian, Brandes & Yancy, Tulsa Chubbuck, Stacey, Lytle Soule & Curlee, Oklahoma City Dean, Ryan L., DeWitt Paruolo & Meek, Edmond Felty, Matthew K., Lytle Soule & Curlee, Oklahoma City Hughes, Trevor L., Johnson & Jones, Tulsa Ochs-Tontz, Jill, The Ochs-Tontz Law Firm, Guthrie, 405-293-6634

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CRIMINAL DEFENSE DUI DEFENSE Sabah Khalaf is a Tulsa native who graduated from East Central High School. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Oklahoma. After undergraduate school, he attended the University of Tulsa College of Law, where he graduated with honors. Prior to entering private practice, Khalaf served as an assistant district attorney for the Tulsa County District Attorney’s OfďŹ ce. Khalaf’s experience as a prosecutor provides him with a unique and advantageous perspective when evaluating and challenging cases. In 2017, Khalaf created legal precedence in Chandler v. State, ex rel. Dept. of Public Safety 2017 OK CIV APP 47, 419 P.3d 298, in which the Oklahoma Court of Civil Appeals reversed the trial judge and ruled in favor of Khalaf’s client. Khalaf regularly receives dismissals, reductions and acquittals at trial for his clients. Additionally, he is NHTSA certiďŹ ed in the administration of standardized ďŹ eld sobriety tests.

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OKLAHOMA 2018 RISING STARS PERSONAL INJURY GENERAL: DEFENSE Carter, Brian L., Latham Wagner Steele & Lehman, Tulsa, 918-970-2000 Pg. S-11 Clark, Eric L., Rhodes Hieronymus Jones Tucker & Gable, Tulsa Cook, Lance C., Hiltgen & Brewer, Oklahoma City, 405-605-9000

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Kuperman, Steven O., Latham Wagner Steele & Lehman, Tulsa, 918-970-2000 Pg. S-11 Neal, Lane, Durbin Larimore & Bialick, Oklahoma City Pearson, Emily, Franden | Farris | Quillin | Goodnight + Roberts, Tulsa

PERSONAL INJURY GENERAL: PLAINTIFF Abel, Luke, Abel Law Firm, Oklahoma City Beesley, John ‘Jack’, Carr & Carr Attorneys at Law, Tulsa Branum, John, Branum Law Firm, Oklahoma City Campbell, Andy J., Maples Nix & Diesselhorst, Edmond Cavett, Eric J., Foshee & Yaffe, Oklahoma City Collogan, Patrick F., Martin Jean & Jackson, Ponca City, 580-765-9967 Pg. S-13 Compton, Dustin L., Compton Law, Hinton Denton, Robert S., The Denton Law Firm, Tulsa Durbin, II, Ronald E., Durbin Law Firm, Tulsa Farha, Nicholas G., Farha Law, Oklahoma City, 405-471-2224 Pg. S-22

Hamilton, Laura L., Smolen Smolen & Roytman, Tulsa Hawkins, Scott B., James Dunn & Associates, Oklahoma City Hill, Michael, Burton Law Group, Oklahoma City Patterson, Matthew, Edwards & Patterson Law, McAlester Richter, Nathan D., Denton Law Firm, Mustang Teasdale, David L., Foshee & Yaffe, Oklahoma City Wandres, Brandy L., Wandres Law, Tulsa

PERSONAL INJURY MEDICAL MALPRACTICE: DEFENSE Comarda, Kelly C., Hall Estill Hardwick Gable Golden & Nelson, Oklahoma City Fields, Rachel, Steidley & Neal, Tulsa Fitz, Grant A., Richards & Connor, Tulsa Hubbard, Naureen, Sweet Law Firm, Oklahoma City Krieger, Lane O., Wiggins Sewell & Ogletree, Oklahoma City Lindaman, Meredith D., Steidley & Neal, Tulsa Ludiker, Emily Jones, Rodolf & Todd, Tulsa Lytle, Gregg J., McDaniel Acord, Tulsa, 918-382-9200 Pg. S-23 Nesser, Mary Elizabeth, Richards & Connor, Tulsa Renegar, Erin A., Wiggins Sewell & Ogletree, Oklahoma City

PERSONAL INJURY MEDICAL MALPRACTICE: PLAINTIFF Martin, Matthew D., Martin + Fielding, Oklahoma City Templeton, Katie L., Clark & Mitchell, Oklahoma City

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SOCIAL SECURITY DISABILITY Dexter, Ryan C., Daniel M. Davis Attorneys & Counselors of Law, Oklahoma City

TAX Bunting, Emily Wilson, McAfee & Taft, Oklahoma City Chapel, Jesse C., Hartzog Conger Cason & Neville, Oklahoma City Duffy, Ryan J., Fellers Snider Blankenship Bailey & Tippens, Oklahoma City Pappy, S. Rachel, Polston Tax, Norman, 405-801-2146 Schnebel, Chase H., Chansolme Harroz Schnebel, Oklahoma City Swain, Amanda M., Conner & Winters, Oklahoma City

WORKERS’ COMPENSATION Cupp, Christina F., Ironside Law Firm, Oklahoma City Graham, C. Magan, Connie M. Wolfe & Associates, Oklahoma City

Fettkether, Jesse L., Schauer & Fettkether Law, Tulsa Franseen, Derek, Walsh & Walsh, Edmond Gusman, Rachel, Graves McLain, Tulsa, 918-359-6600 Pg. S-5

PROFESSIONAL LIABILITY: DEFENSE

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MELISSA EAST

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Meredith Curnutte obtained a Bachelor of Business Administration, Summa Cum Laude, in 2004 and her Juris Doctor in 2007, both from the University of Oklahoma. Ms.  Curnutte began her legal career as an Assistant District Attorney in Tulsa County. She was named the 2008  Outstanding Misdemeanor Prosecutor, the 2009  Outstanding Juvenile Prosecutor, and a 2010  Top Gun Trial Lawyer. In 2012, the Oklahoma Attorney General designated her as the Oklahoma Prosecutor of the Year for Action in Excellence Against Domestic Violence. Since starting her own practice, Ms. Curnutte has taken cases to jury trial in both federal and state court, defended clients charged with crimes ranging from traffic offenses to first degree murder, and represented clients in general civil matters and family court.

Melissa is an experienced attorney with over 10 years of legal experience. She graduated from the University of Tulsa School of Law in 2007. During law school, Melissa received multiple CALI awards for her academic achievements and she received the OBA Outstanding Family Law Student Award in 2006. As a practicing attorney, Melissa has gained strong legal professional skills in torts, commercial litigation, trial practice, construction litigation and family law, and maintains a well-rounded and well-developed background in litigation.

Nicholas Farha’s legal career began in the legal department of a Fortune 500 company. He has since shifted his focus to representing individuals and entities in his community. He is well regarded for his tenacious advocacy in his representation of personal injury clients. Mr. Farha’s versatile client base enables him to further focus on providing superior estate and business planning services. Mr.  Farha’s motivation is to allow his clients to live for today while he plans for tomorrow. He is involved in several community and professional groups, including the Oklahoma Bar Association, Oklahoma County Bar Association, Oklahoma Association for Justice, Robert J. Turner Inn of Court, and Rotary Club 29. He is admitted to practice law in Oklahoma and numerous federal courts throughout the United States.

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OKLAHOMA 2018 RISING STARS TIFFANY GRAVES

JEFFREY A. HENSLEY

MICHON H. HUGHES

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Tiffany N. Graves focuses her practice on the area of family law, including divorce, child custody and paternity cases. She is committed to providing honest, aggressive and professional representation and makes every effort to treat clients the way she would want to be treated. Ms. Graves believes that everyone is entitled to adequate representation and prides herself on providing individualized guidance that is tailored to meet the specific needs of each client. She is admitted to practice in Oklahoma, as well as several tribal courts.

Jeffrey Hensley is one of Tulsa’s premier family law attorneys who dedicates 100 percent of his practice to representing families in transition. Mr. Hensley concentrates his practice on the following areas of family law: divorce cases, paternity cases, guardianships, child support issues, child custody issues, adoptions, and issues in DHS administrative court.

Michon Hughes, a native Tulsan and graduate of TU School of Law, was named 2011 Domestic Violence Prosecutor of the Year for the State of Oklahoma. She is serving the general public as a private attorney. Hughes, with co-coach Clinton  C. Hastings, has coached two mock trial teams to the Oklahoma State Championship. She graduated from the University of Minnesota in 2001  summa cum laude and won second place in the National ABA Negotiations competition in law school. Michon is passionate about helping clients through the most difficult times in their lives.

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Eric A. Moen focuses his practice on general civil litigation at the law firm Chubbuck Duncan  & Robey, P.C. His practice is concentrated in property/casualty litigation, and the defense of products liability. Moen served as an Articles Editor for the Oklahoma Law Review, and graduated from the University of Oklahoma College of Law with distinction in 2012. Moen previously served as counsel in the Office of Legal Counsel for University of Oklahoma. He is a member of the Oklahoma Chapter of the Claims and Litigation Management Alliance, the Defense Research Institute, and the Oklahoma Bar Association. Moen is a native of Liberal, Kansas. He enjoys marathon running, cycling, and attending sporting events with his wife Carly, and their four boys.

Lorena Rivas is an experienced and accomplished immigration law attorney. As a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), much of Lorena’s work centers on the legal representation of individuals who are facing the numerous and complicated immigration laws of the United States in affirmative and defensive cases before the Department of Homeland Security. Lorena has spoken with congressional members regarding immigration issues and concerns in Washington D.C. on National Days of Action with both AILA and the Hispanic National Bar Association. Lorena graduated from the University of Tulsa College of Law with honors and also actively participated in the Immigrant Rights Legal Clinic.

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Bart Jay Robey is a litigator whose practice concentrates on products liability, insurance, and bad faith defense. He is a graduate of The George Washington University Law School, and served as a clerk for former Oklahoma Supreme Court Justice Marian Opala. Bart is the President of the Oklahoma Chapter of the Claims and Litigation Management Alliance. He is also a member of the Defense Research Institute, the Oklahoma Association of Defense Counsel, the Federal Bar Association, and the Oklahoma Bar Association.

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Lend a Helping Oklahoma’s animal rescues and shelters are on the front lines of saving furry lives. By Tara Malone

Central Oklahoma Humane Society – Oklahoma City

OSCAR IS AN 8-MONTH-OLD MIXED BREED (AND SOONERS FAN!) WHO WAS ADOPTED IN LATE OCTOBER AFTER STAYING AT THE CENTRAL OKLAHOMA HUMANE SOCIETY. PHOTO BY BRENT FUCHS

Founded in 2007 to help the city’s animal welfare department tackle pet overpopulation, the Central Oklahoma Humane Society is the largest animalrelated nonprofit in the state. Its goals are to eliminate the need for animal euthanasia, provide spay and neuter services, move pets out of state when necessary (such as during natural disasters), manage cat colonies and save baby animals through a neonate nursery. “We are passionate animal lovers who are paving the way to make Oklahoma City one of the most humane cities in the United States,” says Melinda Prible, director of marketing and communications.

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“WE NEED TO CHANGE THE CULTURE OF OUR STATE TO ONE WHERE ANIMALS ARE VALUED INSTEAD OF DISPOSABLE,” SAYS JEAN LETCHER, MANAGER AT TULSA ANIMAL WELFARE. PHOTOS BY JOSH NEW

She says the OKC humane society’s annual activity includes about 3,500 adoptions; 15,000 spay or neuter surgeries; saving 1,000 newborn puppies and kittens; and relocating 1,500 dogs to other states. Prible says people can support the society’s missions by spaying and neutering their pets (and convincing friends and family to do so as well), and by adopting from shelters and rescues rather than buying animals from breeders. “These two things will undoubtedly help save the lives of future pets,” she says. Those on the fence about adopting or unable to donate money might

consider taking care of pets until permanent homes are found. “We are foster-based and have approximately 200 foster families,” Prible says. “Fosters have a selfless and sacrificial love for animals and a passion for fighting for those who can’t fight for themselves. They also have a deep love for people and want to share the unconditional love that only a pet can bring.” The society survives solely on donations. For more information, go to okhumane.org.

Tulsa Animal Welfare

There is a common misconception that city animal shelters exist mostly to euthanize abandoned pets and strays; nothing could be

A DAY IN THE LIFE OF A ‘FOSTER FUR PARENT’

Tulsan Taylor Brown, a registered veterinary technician at Oklahoma Veterinary Specialists, provides a foster home for Rescued ’n’ Ready Animal Foundation. Following is a day-in-the-life view of fostering pets. My morning starts with the soft mews of Lexi, a shy Siamese I trapped at an abandoned trailer park. My foster dog patiently waits in his kennel. I get out of bed and all of the cats, each with a personal story, gallop down the stairs. Lexi used to hide a lot. After some months, she comes up to us and lets us pet her. I get a text from a woman who has Mondo, one of my other fosters. This “foster to adopt” situation is going well. I smile with relief. No matter the foster pet, I am always anxious and prepare for the worst. Arby has had playdates and sleepovers with his potential adopters over several weeks. I get a call about a former foster, adopted several months ago. My heart sinks. It’s not working out. I’m exhausted from working overtime, but I drop everything to go get her. I’m heartbroken. She never “showed well” at Petco. My full house keeps expanding. I get a call about someone interested in Rory, a kitten. I plan a meet-and-greet tomorrow before I go to work. If she gets adopted, I can bring Chelsea home; we don’t know much about her since she’s been staying at the vet. That’s where I come in. She’ll be integrated into my clowder and adopted, and then I’ll do it all over again.

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further from the truth. “We genuinely care for the animals that come to us and we want what is best for them,” says Jean Letcher, manager at Tulsa Animal Welfare. “We are happy when they find a new home and cry when we can’t find a family for them. All of us in Oklahoma are doing our best with too few resources and too few people.” In addition to finding permanent homes for animals and spreading the gospel of spaying and neutering, Letcher preaches commitment. The long-term health and happiness of any pet are crucial to Tulsa Animal Welfare’s mission. Basic health care for pets includes vaccines and heartworm prevention. She also encourages people to volunteer at the shelter and support employees, who often feel disparaged due to misunderstandings

about the office’s mission: “City of Tulsa Animal Welfare is dedicated to providing temporary shelter, compassionate care and humane disposition of lost and unwanted animals; investigating and preventing animal cruelty, neglect and inhumane treatment; enforcing animal ordinances and laws; assuring public health and safety; and promoting responsible pet ownership.” Above all, to reduce the burden of more than 9,000 animals taken in by Tulsa Animal Welfare every year, Letcher says the community needs a course correction. “We need to change the culture of our state to one where animals are valued instead of disposable,” she says. Learn how to donate to Tulsa Animal Welfare at bit.ly/2E8Xo01.

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Kim Bowers, president and founder of OK Save A Dog Society, doesn’t have employees, foster families or facilities. But this doesn’t stop her from rescuing about 600 dogs per year and providing them with emotional and physical care at her own home until they find new families. “I want people to know this is not a job we do for a paycheck,” Bowers says. “It is a passion that comes from caring about the lessadvantaged. More often than not, rescues are run by unpaid volunteers. Their only form of payment is in the knowledge that we helped that animal out of the bad situation it was in.” Bowers recommends adoption from a rescue versus buying from a store or breeder. Rescues like OK Save A Dog retain interest in an animal after it’s adopted. Legally, it can be repossessed at any time if negligence is found. Rescues also typically require potential fur parents to undergo some sort of vetting, although the rigor varies, and reserve the right to deny adoption if it’s not a good fit. She cautions that adopters should be vigilant as well and investigate a rescue thoroughly to make sure 100 percent of any donations go to save pets. Bowers says some breeders may masquerade as rescues to avoid controversy; if a rescue allows a pet not spayed or neutered to be adopted, it’s best to proceed cautiously. Learn more at oksaveadog.org. FOR BONUS PHOTOS OF ADORABLE ANIMALS, VISIT OKMAG.COM/WEB. “WE ARE PASSIONATE ANIMAL LOVERS PAVING THE WAY TO MAKE OKLAHOMA CITY ONE OF THE MOST HUMANE CITIES IN THE UNITED STATES,” SAYS MELINDA PRIBLE, DIRECTOR OF MARKETING AND COMMUNICATIONS AT THE CENTRAL OKLAHOMA HUMANE SOCIETY, PICTURED WITH OSCAR. PHOTO BY BRENT FUCHS

Looking to Adopt, Foster or Volunteer?

There are plenty of shelters and rescues to help with that. Humane Society of Tulsa 918.495.3647 tulsapets.com Animal Aid of Tulsa 918.794.6688 animalaid.org Tulsa SPCA 918.428.7722 tulsaspca.org ARF House, Tulsa 918.622.5962 arftulsa.org Puppy Haven Rescue, Tulsa 918.550.1515 puppyhavenrescue.com Rescued ’n’ Ready Animal Foundation, Tulsa 918.365.2099 rescuednready.com Oklahoma Alliance for Animals, Tulsa 918.742.3700 animalallianceok.org Second Chance Animal Sanctuary, Norman 405.321.1915 secondchancenorman.com City of Norman Animal Welfare 405.292.9736 normanpd.normanok.gov/pd/animal-welfare Moore Animal Shelter and Adoption Center 405.793.5190 facebook.com/mooreanimalwelfare Safe Haven, Spencer 405.625.6574 safehavenanimalrescue.org Free to Live Animal Sanctuary, Guthrie 405.282.8617 freetolive.org Pet Angels Rescue, Guthrie 405.413.2895 petangelsrescue.org The Bella Foundation SPCA, OKC 866.318.7387 thebellafoundation.org Oklahoma City Animal Welfare, OKC 405.297.3100 okc.gov/departments/animal-welfare NOVEMBER 2018 | WWW.OKMAG.COM

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By Tara Malone and Mary Willa Allen

It’s 10 o’clock at night, and you’re jonesing for a burger … or pizza … or tacos. The problem is that many restaurants in Oklahoma, barring run-of-the-mill, fast-food joints, shut their doors early. But some places welcome night owls with open arms and open doors. These purveyors of latenight dining understand the meaning of a midnight snack.

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The Tavern, Tulsa

Open until 11 p.m. SundayThursday, 2 a.m. Friday-Saturday Full menu all night weekdays, 1 a.m. Friday-Saturday Dimly lit, elegant but not too stuffy, The Tavern toes the line between fine dining and a casual night out. You get excellent service and ambiance, plus one of Tulsa’s most delectable hamburgers (The Tavern Burger, half price every night after 9). Hoards often stroll in after Cain’s concerts – and they’re welcomed with a smile. Try the famous deviled eggs as your starter. You’ll thank us later.

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THE MANHATTAN IN OKC OFFERS SMOKED SALMON, WITH CAPERS, RED ONIONS, JALAPENO, CREAM CHEESE AND TOAST POINTS. PHOTO BY BRENT FUCHS

Fassler Hall, Tulsa

Open until 2 a.m. daily Full menu until midnight Sunday-Thursday, 1 a.m. Friday-Saturday This bar-restaurant combo is a staple in the Tulsa latenight scene – you haven’t done this city right without a trip to Fassler. Munch on the sausage sampler, black pepper pork rinds or duck fat fries. The roomy patio is where the action is: fresh-faced collegians alongside adults of all ages. Half-priced sausages are served every Monday, and “we also offer pretzel bread pudding for dessert that pairs perfectly with a beer,” says Joy Toburen, marketing strategy manager at the McNellie’s Group. Bonus: There’s an OKC location.

FASSLER HALL IN DOWNTOWN TULSA IS OPEN NIGHTLY UNTIL 2 A.M. PHOTOS BY JOSH NEW

The Manhattan, OKC

Open until midnight Monday-Saturday Full menu dependent on the rush, but usually 10 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 11 p.m. Friday-Saturday If you want something classy in Downtown OKC, The Manhattan offers generous happy hour specials from 4 p.m. to midnight daily, except Sunday, including deviled eggs (add shrimp or crab – swoon), oysters on the half shell and jalapeno onion dip. Wash it down with a drink from a robust cocktail menu, composed mostly of – you guessed it – Manhattans. Postcript: The place is known to keep its doors open later than midnight on the weekends, depending on the crowd.

PIZZA IS THE NAME OF THE GAME AT EMPIRE SLICE HOUSE IN OKC. PHOTOS BY BREN T FUCHS

Empire Slice House, OKC

Open until midnight Sunday, 2 a.m. Monday-Saturday Full menu all night

The joint’s motto says it all: “It’s like Frank Sinatra and David Bowie had a pizza baby.” A linchpin of the utterly transformed Plaza District, Empire Slice serves everything you need for an after-hours snack. Late-night favorites include the Ghostface Killah, a spicy slice finished by crushed barbecue potato chips, and the Foghorn Leghorn, with sweet marinara, chicken, bacon, jalapeno and Sriracha sauce. Rachel Cope, CEO of 84 Hospitality Group, says every night at Empire is an adventure – from dance-offs to stolen (and returned) mascots.

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AUTHENTIC MEXICAN CUISINE IS THE NORM AT TACOS DON FRANCISCO, OPEN UNTIL 4 A.M. FRIDAY AND SATURDAY. PHOTOS BY JOSH NEW

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Tacos Don Francisco, Tulsa

Open until 8 p.m. Sunday, 10 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 4 a.m. Friday-Saturday Full menu all night When you think of late-night dining in Tulsa, you (should) think Tacos Don. This no-frills, slightly austere joint makes up for its lack of space with flavorful and authentic Mexican dishes at affordable prices. (Several platters, which come with rice and beans, are under $9.) The proof’s in the pudding … er, uh … guacamole. There’s often a line to the door, no matter the time. You can even find a few beers if you want to keep the party going.

The Jones Assembly, OKC

Open until midnight Sunday, Tuesday-Wednesday, 2 a.m. Thursday-Saturday Full menu all night This recent addition to the OKC music-and-dining scene serves up delicious American fare in trendy digs. In addition to viewing national musical acts, grab some inspired mouthfuls of Nashville hot chicken, cornmeal-battered okra or scratch biscuits with honey butter. Be warned: The dining room is closed on show days, but that doesn’t mean you can’t jam out with Dawes (Nov. 6), Greensky Bluegrass (Nov. 14) or Kurt Vile (Dec. 5).

Ludivine, OKC

LUDIVINE DINERS IN OKC ENJOY MEALS LIKE HOUSECURED SALMON, WAGYU STEAK AND FOIE GRAS. PHOTO BY BRENT FUCHS

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Open until midnight Monday-Thursday, 2 a.m. Friday-Saturday Full menu until 10 p.m. Storied eatery Ludivine is the perfect place to grab a drink and a bite after a show. If you need a hit of protein, order the charcuterie. Selections rotate, but choices often include house-cured salmon, foie gras and a variety of cheeses and condiments. If you want to indulge, try the Oklahoma wagyu bavette steak.

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Open until 11 p.m. Sunday-Thursday, 1 a.m. Friday-Saturday You get high-end dining in a dimly lit joint. The only downside is that it’s a bit of a hunt to find the entrance.

Dilly Diner, Tulsa

Open until 9 p.m. Sunday-Thursday, 1 a.m. Friday-Saturday Find retro digs, diner food and great cocktails.

Phat Philly’s Cheesesteaks, Tulsa

Open until 10 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 4 a.m. Friday-Saturday It offers American fare, simple and delicious. Here, no one judges you for eating a cheesesteak at 3 a.m.

Nola’s Creole and Cocktails, Tulsa

Open until 2 a.m. daily Try a little bit of New Orleans in Oklahoma.

The Pump Bar, OKC Open until 2 a.m. daily This gas station-turned-bar offers small plates and creative cocktails. Bleu Garten, OKC Open until midnight Sunday, Tuesday and Wednesday, 2 a.m. Thursday-Saturday This food truck park offers a taste of different OKC eateries. Goro Ramen, OKC Open until 10 p.m. Sunday, midnight Monday-Saturday Try Japanese bites and lots of ramen while sitting on a killer patio. Guyutes, OKC Open until 2 a.m. daily Modern and eclectic, Guyutes has American grub with plenty of vegan and vegetarian options.


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Prairie Brewpub, Tulsa

Open until 9 p.m. Sunday, 11 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 1 a.m. Friday-Saturday Full menu until 8 p.m. Sunday, 10 p.m. MondayThursday, 11 p.m. Friday-Saturday Sleek, modern and enticing, Prairie Brewpub is the perfect place to crash after a Brady Theater, Cain’s Ballroom or Vanguard show – for both the great food and the proximity to late-night entertainment. With plenty of local brews created in-house – including the restaurant’s namesake, Prairie Artisan Ales – and delicious American classics like braised short rib and pork tenderloin, you can’t go wrong. Make sure to venture to the unique outdoor booths, complete with fairy lights, to end your evening.

A POPULAR DISH AT TULSA’S PRAIRIE BREWPUB IS THE PAN SEARED SCALLOPS WITH GARLIC BROCCOLINI, GINGER SWEET POTATO PURÉE, BROWN BUTTER CREAM SAUCE AND BEET MICROGREENS. PHOTO BY JOSH NEW

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Open 24 hours a day Hurts is not so much a doughnut shop as it is a sugary wonderland. From the whimsical decor to the enthusiastic employees, your entire experience feels like a sugar rush … even at 3 a.m. You can often see bleary-eyed students or workers shuffling in to get an energy boost, or post-sporting event crowds hankering for dessert. From the Cosmic Brownie to the Fruity Pebbles, these delicacies are too pretty to eat … almost. You can find the chain in Norman and OKC, too.

Kilkenny’s, Tulsa

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The Garage Burgers and Beer, OKC

THE GARAGE BURGERS AND BEER IN OKC OFFERS ‘THE BIG G,’ WITH TWO PATTIES – ONE COOKED FRIED ONION STYLE – PICKLES, ONION, AMERICAN CHEESE, KETCHUP AND MAYO. PHOTOS BY BRENT FUCHS

Hurts Donut Co., Tulsa

Open until midnight Sunday-Thursday, 1 a.m. Friday-Saturday Full menu all night While burgers and beer may be the stars of the show at The Garage, there’s a lot more to tempt a late-night appetite. From 10 p.m. to midnight, snag the Classic Burger for $3.99 and appetizers for half price (plus drink specials). Managing partner Brandon Kistler says don’t miss out on the creamy onion dip – a confection of sour cream, cream cheese and caramelized onions served with housemade potato chips. There is a bevy of locations in the state’s two main metro areas, but operating hours are a bit shorter in Tulsa County.

Known for its Irish cuisine, Kilkenny’s boasts dishes you can’t find many places in Tulsa: cottage pie, bangers and mash, classic corned beef and boxties. There are also twists on classics; the Irish sirloin, for example, is topped with Irish whiskey and mushroom sauce. If you’re looking for a new watering hole, Kilkenny’s full bar boasts premium spirits: whiskey, wine, brandy, beer and pretty much anything else you can dream up. Late-night diners are rewarded with food specials after 10 p.m.

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FLAVORINGS ADDED TO HURTS DONUT COMPANY CREATIONS LOOK LIKE PIECES OF ART. PHOTO BY JOSH NEW

Wine & beer • Delicious food • Signature cocktails Beverly’s Pancake House, OKC Open 24 hours a day

It’s not your post-party imagination: The mural in Beverly’s bears a golf-club wielding chicken insisting, “I’ll gladly be fried for Chicken in the Rough!” Once a successful international chain, this is the last Beverly’s location in the state. There’s a lot to choose from, but you can’t go wrong with the signature dish – pancakes – or try pretty much the best fried chicken in OKC. THE MONTE CRISTO SANDWICH AT BEVERLY’S PANCAKE HOUSE IS A TRIPLE DECKER WITH HAM AND TURKEY, PLUS SWISS AND AMERICAN CHEESE, DIPPED IN BATTER, SERVED WITH A Cosmo Cafe & Bar.indd 1 RASPBERRY SAUCE. PHOTO BY BRENT FUCHS

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OKLAHOMA MAGAZINE STAFF CHOICES FOR LATE-NIGHT EATS “On the weekends, it is definitely Waffle Champion. They’re open ’til midnight Friday and Saturday.” – Tara Malone, contributing editor, OKC “Prairie Fire Pie. Delicious pizza and cheap drinks.” – Mary Willa Allen, associate editor, Tulsa “If, and this is a big if, I’m out past 9 p.m. eating, it’s going to be Waffle House.” – Brent Fuchs, contributing photographer, OKC “Main Street Tavern on Cherry Street. They have some bomb bacon cheese fries.” – Garrett Green, graphic designer, Tulsa

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Taste

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Kirk Swaby, the Gathering Place’s executive chef, wants ‘every visitor to find a flavor’ that evokes familiarity and memories.

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alk north from 31st Street and the magic begins. Through a narrow canyon you go, and the path climbs up to a high place. You’re surrounded by some of the Gathering Place’s 6,000 trees and millions of plants. All around are people, people, people from every neighborhood and nationality and socioeconomic group. There are children everywhere – playing, running free. Up ahead, a strange, fantastic structure soars, with glass walls and white sails looking like something from another planet. That’s the boathouse.

On the top floor is an inviting patio with chairs and tables, and a big glass door. Behind that door is Vista, soon to open as the park’s fine-dining restaurant. “It will be like dining at a top New York restaurant, but with Tulsa prices,” says a young man behind you. He exudes strength and quiet authority; you can tell he’s the guy who says, “Listen up.” He’s Kirk Swaby, in charge of feeding everyone in the park. On a busy weekend, that can be 20,000 meals. For him, it’s a calling. “The core mission of the Gathering Place and my core values – they’re the same,” he says. “We want to draw people in from all walks of life, make them feel equal, give NOVEMBER 2018 | WWW.OKMAG.COM

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KIRK SWABY, EXECUTIVE CHEF OF THE GATHERING PLACE, CREATES A MEDLEY OF ROASTED VEGETABLES WITH POMEGRANATE AIOLI, A ROASTED FIG AND ORANGEPEEL CHICKEN BREAST.

them a memorable experience. And most memorable gatherings have food at the center.” Swaby grew up in Jamaica in a home that served as a gathering place for friends, neighbors and anyone who happened to wander in around dinner time. “My grandmother was a bold, strong woman,” Swaby says, “loving, caring. We all cooked together, and I joined in when I was only 7. My love of bold, bright memorable flavors … I got that from her.” Swaby insists on hiring men and women in equal numbers and from every ethnic group he can find (he learns recipes from them), pays them a fair, living wage, and helps them choose career paths and advance. Perhaps that’s also why he’s enamored with a fusion cuisine borrowing techniques and flavors from Thailand or Japan or South America. “I want every visitor to find a flavor he knows,” he says. Two older women stroll past, along with a little boy who’s running in circles and chanting, “I want ice cream! I want ice cream!” Off they go to find it. Walk a ways and you see the crisp stone-andglass walls of the Lodge. There, the kid finds his ice cream, in a combination cafe, ice cream parlor and candy shop named the Redbud. Just next door is the Patio, where you find picnic food like hot dogs and chicken salad. A family of four can eat well for $25, and there’s a kids menu. “It’s fast food,” Swaby says. “But we want to show the world that fast food can be highquality, delicious and produced with love.” His proudest creation is the Tulsa Dog, served on a brioche bun from a local bakery, with Mexican mole topped by chowchow mixed with ranch dressing. But Vista is Swaby’s special joy. “We’re exploring food,” he says. “We’re having fun. I take American classics, throw in new twists from different cultures and reintroduce them in a different light.” For example, with fried chicken, “we’ll have a cumin fried chicken thigh with red tamarind-flavored Thai curry,” he says. “There’ll be mango and fig chutney, pickled garlic and homemade mayonnaise. “I want Vista to be one of the best restaurants in Oklahoma. But Vista doesn’t need national fame. That’s not what we’re about. What I do want is to show the nation what a park can do for a city. And I want every dish served in the park to be made with pride and love.” BRIAN SCHWARTZ

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Kurt Fleischfresser’s prolific influence reigns over restaurants across OKC, including his newest venture, Cafe Cuvee.

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aying that chef Kurt Fleischfresser is a part of the Oklahoma City food scene seems borderline insincere. What may be better to say is that Fleischfresser, for decades, has been a culinary machine, forging the way to OKC’s dynamic food scene … full stop. Fleischfresser’s dedication to craft and constant duty to educate and mold culinary

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talent for this city, state and country are parallel to none. Some people’s first thought when they hear the word chef is the person wearing the tallest toque at their favorite restaurant. When local and statewide chefs hear it, they think of Fleischfresser. By tracing the lineage of some of OKC’s most admired dining establishments, past and present, one can see Fleischfresser’s influence, teaching and vision on virtually every menu with every chef in every OKC food district. Fleischfresser’s culinary coat of arms bears heraldry from early 405 eats, such as The Coach House, The Metro and Portobello’s – subsequently morphing into The

Deep Fork. New and innovative concepts, for the times, were added to his chevron with The Ground Floor Cafe, Earl’s Rib Palace, the OKC Museum of Art’s cafe and Irma’s Burger Shack (named after his grandmother). He now adds Cafe Cuvee inside the Ambassador Hotel to that shield. For this recent adventure, Fleischfresser has teamed with Paul Coury, CEO of Coury Hospitality. They agreed that Viceroy, the restaurant formerly occupying the space in the Ambassador, needed reimagining, so they developed a French bistro, which opened in the summer. “Taylor Desjarlais is the chef at the hotel and one-time apprentice of mine, formerly of Chae restaurant, plus [he’s] a great guy,” Fleischfresser says. “He’s passionate about French food, so this was a perfect concept to bring into the Ambassador.” With decades of developing OKC restaurants and a long partnership with the Western Concepts group (featuring Sushi Neko, Musashi’s and The Hutch), Fleischfresser has knocked out culinary talent through his apprentice program, which has progeny at some of OKC’s finest places to wine and dine. When it comes to balancing menu ideas for his various restaurants, Fleischfresser relies on his chefs. “I have a huge repertoire in my head and throw those ideas out to the chefs,” he says. “I like working with my guys, all former apprentices, and it’s important to give them ownership of those menus.” With chefs des cuisine David Henry at The Hutch, Desjarlais at Cafe Cuvee and Kevin Lee at Vast, Fleischfresser knows those establishments are in great hands – and more importantly, so are the diners. Fleischfresser’s years of experience, tutelage and artistry have broadened OKC’s dining landscape. He says years of success in the kitchen fosters the ability to step away from 12 hours “on the line, cranking out cover after cover,” and enjoy the pleasures of traveling the world, performing cooking demonstrations and, most importantly, being a doting grandfather. “I like this time in my life,” Fleischfresser says with a smile. SCOTTY IRANI

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R A N D O M F L AV O R

CARIBBEAN CUISINE

F O O D FA C T S

STUFFING VS. DRESSING: WHICH IS IT? The age-old question may never be solved within your family … but there is a technical difference between stuffing and dressing. Stuffing is the mixture of bread and other fillings cooked inside the bird, while dressing is the same mixture, cooked in a pan, outside the bird. People from different regions tend to favor one term or the other, regardless of where the bready concoction is cooked. Southerners often prefer the term dressing, while Northerners lean toward stuffing. Now you know the technical answer when it’s inevitably brought up at your Thanksgiving dinner … but what matters most is that you get to eat lots of it.

Located at Archer and Main streets in the Tulsa Arts District, Sisserou’s offers a slice of the Caribbean in Oklahoma. The menu, also boasting European and American influences, includes coffeeencrusted salmon, Mahi tacos, jerk chicken, stewed oxtail and curry. Try fried plantains or Jamaican rice and peas as a starter, and conclude with bread pudding or creme brulee. The restaurant also boasts craft cocktails and a happy hour every weekday from 4 to 6 p.m. 107 N. Boulder Ave C; Tulsa. 918-576-6800. sisserousrestaurant.com. PHOTO COURTESY SISSEROU’S

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KEEP YOUR PLATE GREEN With Thanksgiving just around the corner

and ample opportunity to step into the kitchen and whip up culinary creations, look for fruits and veggies that are fresh and readily available in November. For savory treats, try cabbage, chestnuts, Brussels sprouts and artichokes. Sweet dishes can include cranberries, apples, kiwi and pears. Happy cooking.

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Early each morning, chef Holly Biersack of Sette Italian Brick Oven in Tulsa measures out flour, eggs and avocado oil. Over the next two hours, sometimes three, she slowly and lovingly transforms these simple ingredients into the wide variety of pasta served that day. “Every inch of pasta you get at Sette I make by hand,” she says. Each day, Sette – Italian for seven – offers seven pasta dishes, along with seven salads and seven kinds of wood-oven pizza. “Cooking for me is art,” Biersack says, and what emerges from the kitchen is art on a plate. A huge handmade ravioli is surrounded by a wall of thick bacon chunks and topped by a crown of pea shoots. Cut into that dumpling, and farm egg yolk and cheese gush forth. And that’s just the appetizer. Thick cavatelli noodles are mixed with tender

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7-7-7: SETTE HITS THE JACKPOT

wine-braised slices of lamb, encircled by a ring of microgreens and edible flowers. Fettuccine, topped by wild mushrooms, bathe in a rich, luxurious sauce of cheese, cream and butter. The sauce is made after the lucky diner orders. “Did you save room for dessert?” you’re asked. No way.

For Biersack, cooking is life. “I find comfort in it. It’s my escape,” she says. “My ultimate goal is to be that old lady at Sette who refuses to retire.” 114 N. Boston Ave., Tulsa; settetulsa.com; 918-392-7877. BRIAN SCHWARTZ

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War and Magic

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The Tulsa Symphony performs Benjamin Britten’s hallowed requiem and a celebrated pop culture score this month.

ulsa Symphony covers both the tragedy of war and the magic of Harry Potter during its November concert series. Benjamin Britten’s War Requiem, conducted by James Bagwell, has been described as a defining masterwork of the 20th century due to its complexity and grave subject matter. “Completed in 1962, the War Requiem weaves together the Latin Mass with wartime poetry by Wilfred Owen, a British soldier killed in action during World War I,” marketing director Lauren McKinney says. “The monumental piece is a poignant and serious response to the horrors of war.” Unlike most performances this season, the symphony teams up with

other groups for this show, including the Tulsa Oratorio Chorus, the Tulsa Opera Chorus and Youth Opera, the University of Tulsa Concert Chorale and Symphony Orchestra, and the Oklahoma Center for the Humanities. “The War Requiem is epic – it has six movements and makes use of a full orchestra, chorus, chamber orchestra, children’s choir and many soloists,” McKinney says. “The large-scale orchestration of the piece is one reason it’s not performed very often. We couldn’t do something of this size without several other professional musical groups, and we’re so lucky that Tulsa has so many incredible musicians.” The concert begins at 2:30 p.m. Nov. 11.

Fans of the second Harry Potter film can enjoy the score in its entirety and a screening of the movie during the symphony’s Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets In Concert show. This isn’t the first time the orchestra has performed the piece. “Harry Potter is such a phenomenon,” McKinney says. “Fans of the series are passionate, fun and love hearing the wonderful score performed live. After hearing so much positive feedback last fall, we knew Tulsa wanted more Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets.” Chamber of Secrets runs at 2 and 7:30 p.m. Nov. 17 and 2 p.m. Nov. 18. For tickets, visit tulsasymphony.org. MARY WILLA ALLEN

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Experience one of the best Beatles cover bands.

coxcentertulsa.com

RAY LAMONTAGNE Nov. 2 BRADY THEATER See this indie singer perform. bradytheater.com

BEN RECTOR Nov. 10 BRADY THEATER Ben

WOODY GUTHRIE CENTER The Kansas

IN TULSA PERFORMANCES THEATRE TULSA PRESENTS: BARNUM Nov. 2-10

TULSA PAC Step right

up and feast your eyes on the unbelievable tale of P.T. Barnum. theatretulsa.org

SIGNATURE SYMPHONY PRESENTS: CLASSICS II – BEETHOVEN’S EROICA

Nov. 3

TCC VANTREASE PACE As

part of a new series, maestro Andres Franco shares an in-depth look at a masterpiece. signaturesymphony.org

HELLER THEATRE COMPANY PRESENTS: SOVEREIGNTY Through Nov. 4

TULSA PAC Sovereignty, a play by Oklahoma native Mary Kathryn Nagle, revolves around Cherokee lawyer Sarah Ridge Polson’s battle to reinstate the tribe’s sovereignty. tulsapac.com

Tony Award-winning musical begins its search for the Holy Grail. brokenarrowpac.com

CIRQUE DU SOLEIL CRYSTAL Nov. 7-11 BOK CENTER Cirque du

TULSA SYMPHONY PRESENTS: WAR REQUIEM Nov. 11 TULSA PAC Guest

conductor James Bagwell passionately interprets one of the masterworks of the 20th century. tulsasymphony.org

PAC TRUST PRESENTS: ALICE IN WONDERLAND

dazzled Broadway audiences since winning the Tony, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle awards for her performance as Miss Adelaide in Guys and Dolls. tulsapac.com

CELEBRITY ATTRACTIONS AND THE TULSA PAC TRUST PRESENT: IRVING BERLIN’S WHITE CHRISTMAS Nov. 20-25 TULSA PAC This musical

Nov. 15-16

TULSA PAC This production

CHAMBER MUSIC TULSA PRESENTS: BRENTANO QUARTET Nov. 9-11 TULSA PAC For more than

tulsapac.com

tulsapac.com

CIRQUE MUSICA HOLIDAY PRESENTS: WONDERLAND

20 years, audiences have marveled at the quartet’s luxurious tone and focused intensity. chambermusictulsa.org

THEATRE POPS PRESENTS: CIRCLE MIRROR TRANSFORMATION Nov. 9-18 TULSA PAC When four lost

New Englanders enroll in Marty’s six-week, communitycenter drama class, they begin to experiment with harmless games. theatrepops.org

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THE FUN SHOW WITH CAT AND NAT Nov. 11 HARD ROCK HOTEL AND

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Soleil Crystal explores the artistic limits of ice for the first time in the company’s 34-year history. bokcenter.com

CELEBRITY ATTRACTIONS PRESENTS: LOVE NEVER DIES Through Nov. 4 TULSA PAC The love story

continues in Love Never Dies, Andrew Lloyd Webber’s sequel to The Phantom of the Opera.

MONTY PYTHON’S SPAMALOT Nov. 6 BROKEN ARROW PAC The

and mothers Cat and Nat (Catherine Belknap and Natalie Telfer) discuss truths you need to hear.

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arms children with strategies to empower themselves.

TULSA BALLET PRESENTS: PETER AND THE WOLF

Nov. 16

TULSA BALLET This

new ballet is especially for children and young families.

tulsaballet.org

TULSA SYMPHONY PRESENTS: HARRY POTTER AND THE CHAMBER OF SECRETS IN CONCERT Nov. 17-18

TULSA PAC Audiences can

relive the magical adventure of Harry Potter’s second year at Hogwarts School. tulsapac.com

tells the story of a song-anddance team putting on a show in a magical Vermont inn.

CHRISTINA AGUILERA Nov. 4

riverspirittulsa.com

RIVER SPIRIT CASINO RESORT See pop

TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA Nov. 15 BOK CENTER Marking

star Christina Aguilera on her Liberation Tour.

its 20th consecutive year of touring, Trans-Siberian Orchestra performs The Ghost of Christmas Eve.

riverspirittulsa.com

COHEED AND CAMBRIA: THE UNHEAVENLY TOUR

bokcenter.com

Nov. 5

CAIN’S BALLROOM Over

the past 10 years, Coheed and Cambria have distinguished themselves as among the most gifted storytellers in rock music. cainsballroom.com

BLUES TRAVELER Nov. 6 CAIN’S BALLROOM Every

Irish singing group perform. hardrockcasinotulsa.com

SIX DEGREES OF SEPARATION Nov. 29-Dec. 2 TULSA PAC Inspired by a

true story, this play is about Ouisa and Flan Kittredge, a wealthy New York couple who take in Paul, a young man. tulsapac.com

popular band perform.

hardrockcasinotulsa.com

KACEY MUSGRAVES Nov. 15 RIVER SPIRIT CASINO RESORT See country

star Kacey Musgraves on her Oh What A World Tour.

TULSA OPERA BIG SING

ASLEEP AT THE WHEEL

cainsballroom.com

Nov. 7

riverspirittulsa.com

Nov. 16

TULSA PAC Brown Bag It is

CAIN’S BALLROOM See the band with special guests the Round Up Boys.

GARY CLARK JR. Nov. 8 CAIN’S BALLROOM Austin-

ALABAMA Nov. 16 RIVER SPIRIT CASINO RESORT See the band on its

a free concert series offered the first Wednesday of each month. tulsapac.com

cainsballroom.com

based blues rocker Gary Clark, Jr. performs. cainsballroom.com

LINDSEY BUCKINGHAM

The Hits Tour.

riverspirittulsa.com

PARKER MCCOLLUM

Nov. 8

Nov. 30

BRADY THEATER Lindsey

CAIN’S BALLROOM Singer, songwriter and multiinstrumentalist Parker McCollum treats each song that he writes with painstaking dedication. cainsballroom.com

Buckingham, formerly of Fleetwood Mac, performs. bradytheater.com

Nov. 29

CELTIC THUNDER Nov. 29 HARD ROCK HOTEL AND CASINO See this popular

TLC Nov. 15 HARD ROCK HOTEL AND CASINO See the

ticket for this show includes a digital download of Blues Traveler’s forthcoming album.

BRADY THEATER This all-

new experience features the cast of Cirque Musica, together with your favorite holiday songs. bradytheater.com

Rector returns to his hometown. bradytheater.com

came to fame in 1962 as the lead singer of the Four Seasons, is seemingly ageless.

woodyguthriecenter.org

CASINO Talk show hosts

brokenarrowpac.com

FRANKIE VALLI AND THE FOUR SEASONS Nov. 10 RIVER SPIRIT CASINO RESORT Frankie Valli, who

City-based jazz duo Jeff Freling and Erin McGrane share their unique sound and expansive knowledge.

panel discussion, also Nov. 2. Other activities include Kids Day on Nov. 1 at the Will Rogers Memorial Museum, a Mid-Afternoon Frolic Talent Show on Nov. 3, a 5-K run through Rogers State University’s nature preserve Nov. 3, and the 22nd annual Native American festival, also at RSU, on Nov 3. For a schedule, visit willrogers.com.

coxcentertulsa.com

THE TEN TENORS Nov. 10 BROKEN ARROW PAC From

VICTOR AND PENNY WORKSHOP AND CONCERT Nov. 3

Oklahoma’s Favorite Son

Singer Lisa Rock and her six-piece band bring back the music of The Carpenters.

famed musician Stevie Wonder. hardrockcasinotulsa.com

Claremore marks the 138th year of Oklahoma’s favorite son in grand style with the Will Rogers Birthday Bash, running Nov. 1-4. This year’s party focuses on Rogers’ illustrious movie career. Michael Wallis, voice of the Sheriff in Pixar’s Cars and a well-known Tulsa biographer, acts as parade marshal Nov. 2. Gray Frederickson, Oscar-winning producer of The Godfather Part II, hosts a

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Down Under, The Ten Tenors shot to international fame during a guest spot on The Oprah Winfrey Show and haven’t stopped since.

STEVIE WONDER Nov. 2-3 HARD ROCK HOTEL AND CASINO Enjoy the tunes of

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ART DIA DE LOS MUERTOS: FESTIVAL AND EXHIBITION Nov. 1-17

LIVING ARTS OF TULSA

Celebrate this Mexican holiday with art and performances. livingarts.org

FIRST FRIDAY ART CRAWL

Nov. 2

TULSA ARTS DISTRICT This

year-round, monthly event features works from galleries, artists, studios and museums. thetulsaartsdistrict.org

ALBERT BIERSTADT: WITNESS TO A CHANGING WEST Nov. 3-Feb. 10 GILCREASE MUSEUM Albert Bierstadt

(1830–1902) is known as one of America’s premier Western landscape artists. gilcrease.

org

AUBREE KARNER: MAKING CONNECTIONS Nov. 8-29 PAC GALLERY The show

features wooden mosaics and mixed media pieces of acrylic painting and wood on canvas. tulsapac.com

PHOTO COURTESY WILL ROGERS MEMORIAL MUSEUM

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CONCERTS FAB FOUR: THE ULTIMATE TRIBUTE Nov. 2 COX BUSINESS CENTER


Through Nov. 25

108 CONTEMPORARY

VisionsMakers is 108 Contemporary’s signaturejuried biennial exhibition. 108contemporary.org

TAC MEMBERS SHOW

Through Nov. 25

AHHA TULSA See the newest show at Ahha. ahhatulsa.org

AMERICANS ALL! Through Dec. 31

GILCREASE MUSEUM This

exhibit showcases the many positive contributions immigrants have made, and continue to make, to American life and culture. gilcrease.org

REMEMBER THIS Through Jan. 6

PHILBROOK DOWNTOWN

Memory – individual and collective – is the subject of videos by five artists featured in this exhibition. philbrook.org

AMAZING! MEL BOCHNER Through Jan. 7 PHILBROOK This exhibition

presents Mel Bochner’s work in three sections: Language, Numbers and Perspective.

philbrook.org

GODS, SAINTS AND MARTYRS: NORTHERN RENAISSANCE PRINTS Through Feb. 10

PHILBROOK For centuries,

BEAN DANCE: HOPI KACHINA CARVINGS

Through Jan. 6

PHILBROOK DOWNTOWN

Art has the power to connect the past and the present, the sacred and the secular to unite people of different backgrounds. philbrook.org

sacred figures have provided artists in virtually all cultures with subject matter. philbrook.org

THE EXPERIENCE Ongoing AHHA TULSA The Experience is an artist-driven, large-scale, fully immersive installation.

ahhatulsa.org

SPORTS TULSA ICE OILERS HOCKEY GAMES Nov. 1-3, 17, 20, 24-25, 27

BOK CENTER See the Ice

Oilers take on Rapid City, Allen, Wichita and Kansas City. bokcenter.com

UNIVERSITY OF TULSA WOMEN’S BASKETBALL GAMES Nov. 1, 6, 20, 28 REYNOLDS CENTER See

TU take on early season opponents. tulsahurricane.com

UNIVERSITY OF TULSA MEN’S BASKETBALL GAMES Nov. 2, 6, 10, 16, 19, 27 REYNOLDS CENTER Cheer

on TU at home.

tulsahurricane.com

OFF-TRACK BETTING SPECIAL EVENT: BREEDER’S CUP Nov. 3 EXPO SQUARE Place some

bets during simulcasts of some of the biggest horse races of the year. exposquare.com

UNIVERSITY OF TULSA FOOTBALL GAMES Nov. 3, 24 H.A. CHAPMAN STADIUM

See the Golden Hurricane host Connecticut and SMU.

tulsahurricane.com

NEOKLA SCCA SOLO RACES Nov. 4

EXPO SQUARE The

Northeastern Oklahoma chapter of the Sports Car Club of America hosts an autocross, a good way to get started in autosports. exposquare.com

FLO KICKOFF CLASSIC

Nov. 16-17

EXPO SQUARE Enjoy this

your home and family are ready for the change of seasons, holiday entertaining and gift-giving. exposquare.com

TULSA POP CULTURE EXPO – COMIC CON Nov. 2-4 TULSA RENAISSANCE HOTEL Events include movie

WILLIAMS ROUTE 66 MARATHON AND HALFMARATHON Nov. 17-18 DOWNTOWN TULSA Enjoy

this pre-Thanksgiving tradition. route66marathon.com

local artisans.

thebeadmarket.net

ROCK ‘N’ FOLK ‘N’ CHILI COOK-OFF Nov. 10 CAIN’S BALLROOM

Admission includes live music and all-you-can-eat chili (while supplies last) from some of Tulsa’s finest restaurants. cainsballroom.com

SECOND SATURDAY ARCHITECTURE TOUR

WORLD WAR II BIG BAND HANGAR DANCE Nov. 3 TULSA TECH RIVERSIDE CAMPUS This event recreates

TULSA FOUNDATION FOR ARCHITECTURE Learn

TULSA BEAD MARKET Nov. 9-10

EXPO SQUARE Explore

beautiful jewelry and speak to

Witness to a Changing West

In conjunction with the Buffalo Bill Center of the West in Cody, Wyoming, Tulsa’s Gilcrease Museum presents Albert Bierstadt: Witness to a Changing West. Bierstadt, a 19th-century artist known for his Western landscapes, also created a wellspring of historical paintings depicting Native cultures and American bison. More than static paintings, Bierstadt’s pieces “convey moral messages … and his works demonstrate the ways he approached conservation issues of his day. He attempted to honor the dignity of Native peoples in the West .… and to inspire empathy for the remnant herds of bison in Yellowstone National Park as the species neared extinction,” according to Gilcrease’s website.

The collection includes 75 works, contributed by Gilcrease and the Center of the West, showcasing the work of Bierstadt and other artists of the time. “By producing and curating this exhibition through a museum partnership, Gilcrease and the Buffalo Bill Center of the West combined forces to research Bierstadt’s work and secure significant loans of his major paintings,” says Laura Fry, Gilcrease’s senior curator and co-curator of the exhibition. “Witness to a Changing West is the first Bierstadt exhibition of this scale in more than 25 years and will be a once-in-a-lifetime chance to see these artworks together.” The show runs Nov. 3-Feb. 10. For photos and information, visit gilcrease.org.

World of Wrestling event.

screenings, exhibits, an artist alley, panel discussions and contests. travelok.com

the sights and sounds of a bygone era by offering nostalgic 1940s-style swing dancing. caftulsa.org

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COMMUNITY FALL HOME EXPO Nov. 2-4 EXPO SQUARE Make sure

ALBERT BIERSTADT (AMERICAN, B. GERMANY, 1830-1902). ISLAND LAKE, WIND RIVER RANGE, WYOMING, 1861. OIL ON CANVAS, 27 ¼ X 40 ½ IN. BUFFALO BILL CENTER OF THE WEST, CODY, WYOMING. 5.79

Nov. 10

about commerce and industry, Route 66 and the old Red Light District during this month’s tour. tulsaarchitecture.org

AUTUMN IN THE GARDEN Through Nov. 12

TULSA BOTANIC GARDEN

The garden has transformed into an autumn paradise. tulsabotanic.org

FA M I LY / K I D S

LIGHTS ON!

Tulsa’s heralded Thanksgiving tradition, Lights On, returns to Utica Square at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 22. During the event’s 51st anniversary, the holiday spirit is tangible with a display of over 700,000 lights adorning 175 trees in the square. Count down to the start of the Christmas season – when all the decor lights at once. Stroll through the square, enjoy the sights, sip hot chocolate and sing along to classic Christmas carols. For kids, or kids at heart, Santa is available for a photo and chat. For more information, visit uticasquare.com.

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Christmas Comes Early

You won’t find a shortage of jubilant events in Oklahoma City this holiday season as Downtown in December returns. Yuletide activities include ice skating, a tree lighting festival, afternoon visits with Santa Claus, a holiday run, snow tubing, free water taxi excursions, performing arts and shopping – all surrounded by thousands

of twinkling lights. The best part is that most of the events are free. “Downtown in December is a holiday series for everyone to enjoy,” says Riley Cole, events coordinator at the Downtown Oklahoma City Partnership. “Our goal is to offer as many events that are open to the public as possible.” Events are added yearly. “Festival on the Greens is a new event happening at the Myriad Gardens,” Cole says. “It’s going to be a 22-day festival with food, drinks, entertainment, kids activities and holiday cheer. Another new event coming to the [Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark] concourse is Holly Jolly Shops at the Brick. This open-air market runs Dec. 8-9.” Downtown Oklahoma City Partnership produces the event with support from Devon Energy, the Downtown Business Improvement District and other sponsors. The fun runs Nov. 9-Jan. 2. For a schedule, visit downtownindecember.com. PHOTO COURTESY DOWNTOWN OKLAHOMA CITY PARTNERSHIP

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Nov. 16

TULSA PAC Acclaimed for

enriching the public dialogue about Alzheimer’s disease, Lisa Genova tells stories inspired by neuroscience and the human spirit. tulsapac.com

WILLIAMS ROUTE 66 MARATHON HEALTH AND FITNESS EXPO Nov. 16-17 COX BUSINESS CENTER

The Williams Route 66 Marathon Health and Fitness Expo hosts exhibitors featuring running gear and shoes, as well as sports and fitness items. coxcentertulsa.com

LIGHTS ON Nov. 22 UTICA SQUARE Put away

the turkey and bundle up the kids for this annual tradition. uticasquare.com

PHILBROOK FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS Nov. 23-Dec. 31 PHILBROOK Enjoy the most

beautiful place in Oklahoma during the most wonderful time of the year. philbrook.org

GARDEN OF LIGHTS Nov. 24-Jan. 7

TULSA BOTANIC GARDEN The garden comes

alive just in time for the holiday season. tulsabotanic.org

CHARITABLE EVENTS UNITE! Nov. 8 CLIMB TULSA Visit the Tulsa

Area United Way’s campaign culmination celebration at Climb Tulsa. tauw.org

LIVING WITH DIABETES EXPO Nov. 10 MARRIOTT HOTEL SOUTHERN HILLS This

event has all the tools you need to live well. diabetes.org

OKLAHOMA HALL OF FAME INDUCTION CEREMONY Nov. 15 RENAISSANCE TULSA HOTEL AND CONVENTION CENTER The 91st induction ceremony celebrates the state’s highest honor for Oklahomans. oklahomahof.

com

CENTER FOR INDIVIDUALS WITH PHYSICAL CHALLENGES PRESENTS: HOLIDAY MART Nov. 17 CENTER FOR INDIVIDUALS WITH PHYSICAL CHALLENGES This annual

Center Member Art Sale brings the holiday spirit to Tulsa and gives 80 percent of proceeds to participating artists. tulsacenter.org

CHAMPAGNE AND CHOCOLATE Nov. 17 LIVING ARTS OF TULSA

This annual fundraiser helps to fund bold, exciting and contemporary art and groundbreaking educational experiences at Living Arts of Tulsa. livingarts.org

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CONCERTS

PERFORMANCES ANNE AKIKO MEYERS, GERARD SCHWARZ AND THE MOZART ORCHESTRA OF NEW YORK Nov. 1 ARMSTRONG AUDITORIUM

Anne Akiko Meyers is one of the most in-demand violinists in the world. armstrongauditorium.org

KEVIN HART: IRRESPONSIBLE TOUR

Nov. 3

CHESAPEAKE ENERGY ARENA See one of the nation’s most popular comedians perform.

chesapeakearea.com

OKC PHIL PRESENTS: JOEL’S FAREWELL Nov. 3 CIVIC CENTER MUSIC HALL

Join us as maestro Joel Levine takes the podium for the final time as music director of the Oklahoma City Philharmonic.

okcciviccenter.com

CANTERBURY VOICES PRESENTS: WAR REQUIEM PHOTO COURTESY CHOCTAW CASINO AND RESORT

Country music leaves its mark at Choctaw Casino and Resort in Durant this month. Breakout star Kacey Musgraves visits the Grand Theater at 8 p.m. Nov. 17. Musgraves, whose career has exploded since the March debut of her third album, Golden Hour, got her start on USA Network’s Nashville Star in 2007, where she placed seventh. The release of popular singles “Butterflies” and “Space Cowboy” garnered her national and international attention. Oklahoma’s own sensation, Reba McEntire, swings by the casino at 8 p.m. Nov. 24. Her family is from Kiowa, an hour up U.S. 69 from Durant. Put down the Thanksgiving leftovers and come out to see this successful singer, songwriter, producer and actress. Her newest album, Sing It Now: Songs of Faith and Hope, nabbed a Grammy Award this year, her first victory since 1994 and first nomination since 2007. For tickets, visit choctawcasinos.com.

TULSA TOWN HALL PRESENTS: LISA GENOVA

Nov. 11

CIVIC CENTER MUSIC HALL

War Requiem is Benjamin Britten’s 20th-century masterwork. canterburyokc.com

OKC BROADWAY PRESENTS: LOVE NEVER DIES Nov. 13-18 CIVIC CENTER MUSIC HALL

The Phantom has escaped to a

new life in New York, where he lives among the screaming joy rides and freak shows of Coney Island. okcbroadway.com

MOSCOW BALLET’S GREAT RUSSIAN NUTCRACKER Nov. 16

CIVIC CENTER MUSIC HALL

Christmas is coming and so is the Great Russian Nutcracker. okcciviccenter.com

VIENNA BOYS CHOIR

Nov. 20

ARMSTRONG AUDITORIUM

Audiences and critics worldwide have praised these talented singers for their celestial voices and wide-ranging repertoire. armstrongauditorium.org

LYRIC THEATRE PRESENTS: A CHRISTMAS CAROL Nov. 23-Dec. 24

LYRIC AT THE PLAZA This holiday tradition of a Charles Dickens’ classic returns.

lyrictheatreokc.com

OKC PHIL PRESENTS: THE CHRISTMAS SHOW Nov. 29-Dec. 1

CIVIC CENTER MUSIC HALL

Bring the whole family to kick off the holiday season with this stunning musical holiday celebration. okcphil.org


CONCERTS DWIGHT YOAKAM Nov. 2 RIVERWIND CASINO

Dwight Yoakam has sold more than 25 million albums worldwide, and he is a 21-time nominated, multiple Grammy Award winner. riverwind.com

BRYCE MERRITT Nov. 3 TOWER THEATRE Enjoy

groovy rhythm and blues and fiery rock ‘n’ roll.

SAINTS Nov. 16 TOWER THEATRE Robust

a cappella and four-part harmonies set the stage for a night of music.

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MIDNIGHT STAR AND ATLANTIC STARR Nov. 24 RIVERWIND CASINO

Midnight Star and Atlantic Starr create music that gets you on your feet. riverwind.com

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STRAIGHT NO CHASER

Nov. 8

HUDIBURG CHEVROLET CENTER See the band on its

LITTLE STEVEN Nov. 26 TOWER THEATRE Steven

One Shot Tour.

Van Zandt is a musician, performer, songwriter and arranger. towertheatreokc.com

LINDSEY BUCKINGHAM

FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH AND BREAKING BENJAMIN

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Nov. 9

Nov. 29

RIVERWIND CASINO See

CHESAPEAKE ENERGY ARENA Due to overwhelming

Fleetwood Mac’s former frontman perform.

demand, Five Finger Death Punch has expanded its tour into the fall.

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SHANE SMITH AND THE

SMALL WORKS, GREAT WONDERS Nov. 9-25 NATIONAL COWBOY AND WESTERN HERITAGE MUSEUM This exhibit

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ART

features a fusion of traditional and contemporary paintings and sculptures at affordable prices.

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TICKET TO RIDE Through Dec. 30

FRED JONES JR. MUSEUM OF ART Before the

widespread availability of the automobile, artists experienced and explored the American West by train. ou.edu/fjjma

DAREN KENDALL: THRESHOLD WITH ME Through Dec. 30

FRED JONES JR. MUSEUM OF ART This exhibit invites

viewers to mark their passage through seven sculptural thresholds based on the seven terraces of Dante’s purgatory.

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VICTORIAN RADICALS: FROM THE PRERAPHAELITES TO THE ARTS AND CRAFTS MOVEMENT

Through Jan. 6

OKCMOA In the second

half of the 19th century, three generations of young, rebellious artists and designers revolutionized the visual arts in Britain. okcmoa.com

COWBOY CROSSINGS

Through Jan. 6

NATIONAL COWBOY AND WESTERN HERITAGE MUSEUM The Traditional Cowboy Arts Association showcases the best of saddlemaking, bit and spur making, silversmithing and rawhide braiding.

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INTO THE FOLD: THE ART AND SCIENCE OF ORIGAMI

Through Jan. 13

SCIENCE MUSEUM OKLAHOMA This exhibit

features the work of 30 origami artists from around the world. sciencemuseumok.org

MASTERWORKS OF BRITISH PAINTING Through Feb. 24 OKCMOA The Oklahoma Museum of Art’s collection of British painting includes work mostly from the Georgian and Victorian eras. okcmoa.com

HORSEPLAY Through July 14 NATIONAL COWBOY AND WESTERN HERITAGE MUSEUM The museum’s Dickinson Research Center is home to more than 700,000 photographs, 44,000 books and, perhaps unexpectedly, at least 1,000 horses.

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SPORTS AQHA WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP Nov. 2-17 STATE FAIR PARK The

American Quarter Horse Association ends the year with its world championship. aqha.com

OKC THUNDER GAMES

UNIVERSITY OF OKLAHOMA WOMEN’S BASKETBALL GAMES Nov. 5-15 LLOYD NOBLE CENTER The Sooners take on three non-conference opponents this month. soonersports.com

Nov. 5, 8, 12, 14, 23-24, 28, 30

UNIVERSITY OF OKLAHOMA FOOTBALL GAMES

only major professional sports team take on NBA foes.

THE GAYLORD FAMILY OKLAHOMA MEMORIAL STADIUM The Sooners

CHESAPEAKE ENERGY ARENA Watch the state’s chesapeakearea.com

Nov. 10, 17

take on rival Oklahoma State University and Kansas, respectively. soonersports.com

UNIVERSITY OF OKLAHOMA MEN’S BASKETBALL GAMES Nov. 18, 21, 27 LLOYD NOBLE CENTER See the Sooners host early season opponents. soonersports.com

EDMOND TURKEY TROT

Nov. 22

DOWNTOWN EDMOND Run

your heart out on Thanksgiving.

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NRHA FUTURITY

and experience homemade Mediterranean dishes and delicacies. stelijahokc.com

JUNIOR BOTBALL CHALLENGE Nov. 3 STATE FAIR PARK This

interactive program was developed to teach fundamentals in science, technology, engineering and math, and help students of all levels achieve subject mastery.

DOWNTOWN IN DECEMBER

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quality equine event hosted by the National Reining Horse Association.

DOWNTOWN OKC Presented by Devon, this series of holiday events and attractions is in the heart of OKC.

REPTICON REPTILE AND EXOTIC ANIMAL CONVENTION Nov. 16-17 STATE FAIR PARK Enjoy

AN EVENING WITH DAVID SEDARIS Nov. 14 HUDIBURG CHEVROLET CENTER The best-selling

GARDENS WALKING TOUR

STATE FAIR PARK Enjoy a statefairparkokc.com

MYRIAD BOTANICAL GARDENS Class participants should bring a yoga mat and water to this all-levels class.

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OKLAHOMA STATE UNIVERSITY BUSINESS FORUMS: BOZOMA SAINT JOHN Nov. 7 EMBASSY SUITES BY HILTON OKC DOWNTOWN MEDICAL CENTER Bozoma Saint John, chief marketing officer at Endeavor, discusses brand identity.

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POOL AND SPA SHOW

MOXIE MATTERS Nov. 5 HUDIBURG CHEVROLET CENTER During this

STATE FAIR PARK Explore

get-together with Jen Hatmaker and Nichole Nordeman, you will laugh, make new friends, swap stories and share struggles. okcciviccenter.com

YOGA TUESDAYS Nov. 6, 13, 20, 27

Known as the Sensible Environmentalist, Patrick Moore has been an environmental leader for more than 40 years.

Nov. 23-Dec. 1

COMMUNITY ST. ELIJAH MEDITERRANEAN FOOD FESTIVAL Nov. 2-3 ST. ELIJAH ANTIOCH ORTHODOX CHRISTIAN CHURCH Bring your appetite

seasonal plaza into an ice rink.

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a variety of pools and spas at this exciting show. statefairparkokc.com

DEVON ICE RINK Nov. 10-Jan. 27

MYRIAD BOTANICAL GARDENS Each holiday

season, the Myriad Botanical Gardens transforms its

SPORTS

ALL WORK, NO (HORSE) PLAY

Equine enthusiasts can gallop to State Fair Park, Nov. 1-17, for the American Quarter Horse World Championship, dubbed the Lucas Oil World. Fans, exhibitors and riders from every corner of the world converge for competition, education, a trade show and exhibits. The event, in its 44th year, has a celebrated history in Oklahoma City. “The first AQHA World Championship Show was held in 1974 in Louisville, Kentucky,” says Sarah Davisson, publicity and special events liaison at the American Quarter Horse Association. “In 1976, the AQHA World Championship Show moved to Oklahoma City. [The city] is centrally located and easily accessible. State Fair Park and the city of Oklahoma City are also very accommodating to the attendees of the Lucas Oil World, and AQHA appreciates the hospitality.” The event, which Davisson says had an economic impact of $30 million on metropolitan Oklahoma City in 2017, offers riders the chance to compete for more than $2 mil-

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creepy, crawly, slimy friends at this convention. statefairparkokc.com

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humorist performs in an intimate setting.

MYRIAD BOTANICAL GARDENS Expand your

OKLAHOMA CITY TOWN HALL PRESENTS: PATRICK MOORE Nov. 15 CHURCH OF THE SERVANT

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knowledge of Oklahoma plants and find inspiration for your own garden with these educational walking tours.

CHARITABLE EVENTS SAINT’S BALL Nov. 2 NATIONAL COWBOY AND WESTERN HERITAGE MUSEUM Enjoy cocktails, dinner and dancing for the St. Anthony Foundation.

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LYRIC THEATRE’S BROADWAY BALL Nov. 2 OU MEDICAL CENTER This black-tie gala is the theater’s largest annual fundraiser. lyrictheatreokc.com

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TULSA, OKC AND AROUND THE STATE, HEAD TO OKMAG.COM. lion in cash prizes. It’s often the pinnacle of the competitive year. “AQHA members compete all year long just for the opportunity to show at this prestigious event,” Davisson says. “Exhibitors must qualify for the event by earning a predetermined number of points in each of the classes.” Visit aqha.com/worldshow for details.

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CREATING NEW TRADITIONS Nov. 15 CALM WATERS CENTER FOR CHILDREN AND FAMILIES This free event,

hosted by Calm Waters Center for Children and Families, lets participants learn healthy coping skills to deal with loss during the holidays.

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GATHERING OF EAGLES AND COUNCIL AWARDS BANQUET Nov. 30 EMBASSY SUITES NORMAN HOTEL AND CONVENTION CENTER This banquet

recognizes outstanding service of volunteers and youth. scouting.org

AROUND THE STATE

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PERFORMANCES POLLARD THEATRE PRESENTS: IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE Nov.

CENTER, ENID Using their

GUTHRIE This beloved American holiday classic is restructured as a 1940s radio broadcast. thepollard.org

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If you’re in OKC, head down to 21c Museum Hotel for its monthly screening, produced in cooperation with the deadCenter Film Festival and the OKC Film Society. 21c, the combination museum/hotel, provides a trendy place to watch a movie – a nice break from the bland sameness in most chain theaters. On Nov. 16, the hotel hosts a free screening of the 2012 film Somebody Up There Likes Me, starring Nick Offerman. The film is a gentle blend of comedy and drama, following two friends through the course of 35 years of ups and downs, including whimsical animation alongside a live-action core.

At Home

2:56 PMThe

Criterion Collection – probably the best access point for art cinema – releases a monster collection of the films of Swedish master Ingmar Bergman, one of the most influential directors of all time. The 39 film collection spans his career and includes his most important films alongside deeper cuts, making it perfect for you, whether you are a veteran Bergmanite … or you only know that he made a film in which a guy plays chess with the Grim Reaper (The Seventh Seal, and, yes, it’s a part of the collection). The most essential films run from the late ’50s through the early ’70s. Bergman’s best known for black-and-white exis-

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tential pieces, like Wild Strawberries, but I’m partial to his acerbic exploration of a decaying relationship (in color) in Scenes from a Marriage, along with its 2003 follow-up, Saraband, his last film. The collection also contains lesser-known jewels, like the charming onstage/backstage adaptation of The Magic Flute. Even at the tag price of $300, this is a bargain and a must-have for any cinephile.

In Theaters

Mike Leigh, not an instantly recognizable name to most Americans, is a British director consistently delivering dramas a cut above the fluff. Best known for his contemporary dramas, Leigh has branched out in the past decade into historical films. His last film, Mr. Turner, was a painterly exploration of the life of artist J.W. Turner, and his film hitting theaters this month, Peterloo, falls into that category as well. A retelling of the Peterloo Massacre of 1819, where striking British workers were killed by their own government, the film captures a critical moment in labor history. If that sounds dull, it’s not – because of Leigh’s masterly compositions and wonderful touch with actors, here mostly unknowns, as befits a film about the power of the crowd. Advance reviews have been positive so go and enjoy a film that is sure to challenge and stimulate you. ASHER GELZER-GOVATOS


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CLOSING THOUGHTS

Steve Ligge

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teve Liggett, owner of Liggett Studio, is often described as a founder of the downtown Tulsa arts scene. The University of Tulsa graduate – after attending both the University of Missouri-Kansas City and Oral Roberts University – has been an educator, resident artist and artistic director in his 40-plus years in Tulsa, with numerous awards for his art and work in social justice. We caught up with Liggett and got his thoughts on …

… retiring from Living Arts after 25 years.

It was time. I’m 67 now, and although I still have lots of ideas, Living Arts needs to be run by a young person who has the energy to take it to new heights.

… his legacy in the Tulsa Arts District.

My Living Arts’ work has been what Joseph Beuys called “social sculpture,” in that I felt by working with the community’s needs and giving the people a place of freedom of expression, I helped in building the Arts District from its inception. Much of its success is because of David Sharp and George Kaiser, but I think I could also share in that “blooming” and “expansion” history as well.

Liggett Studio is broken into three parts. The first is Liggett Studio on Kenosha. I present artists, classes, workshops and affordable studio space as a community service, and I have my paper-making studio there. Liggett Pottery on King Street is where I’m making my own ceramic expressions. Shirley [Liggett’s wife] and I are finishing up “The Family Totem,” which combines artwork by our children and grandchildren with images from our travels. And The Artist’s Apartment Above Liggett Pottery is the inn I run. I allow people to enter my world and spend the night there, and even take a pottery lesson if they’d like.

… art as social justice.

I took a trip to Oaxaca, Mexico, for the Day of the Dead celebrations there. I went into the graveyards at night and found an amaz

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ing combination of prayer and reverence for past loved ones – a blending of raucous drinking and dancing. And I thought, “Why can’t we do this in Tulsa?” It started out small, but eventually grew to attract 30,000 people. And through working and listening to the Hispanic and Latino communities, my work expanded to embrace a social justice mission. I began meeting with immigrant groups and brought in important artists like Jose Torres Tama and funded his Taco Truck Theatre Project. I worked with Inclusion in Art in OKC to curate three exhibitions over the years featuring African-American Oklahoma artists. I organized … Speaking

Volumes: Transforming Hate, a series of events that addressed racism and white supremacist groups in Tulsa. The Homeless Project addressed breaking down stereotypes in Tulsa. Crossing Borders addressed immigration issues. My final social justice program, Examining Change, investigated if there had been any change in North Tulsa in the last 25 years. We compared photos taken in the North Tulsa Documentary Project from 1992 to photos taken in 2017. Art can be a vehicle for change in Tulsa. FOR AN EXTENDED INTERVIEW WITH LIGGETT,

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