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The Legacy Of Wrath

Seventy-five years ago, John Steinbeck’s famed novel, The Grapes of Wrath, was published. The book divided Oklahoma, a state that was still reeling from the effects of the Great Depression and the Dust Bowl. Contributing editor John Wooley discusses the novel’s legacy and the ideas – and division – it has created since.

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Since being sworn into the Oklahoma State Supreme Court in 1984, Justice Yvonne Kauger had a dream of bringing refinement to the building that houses the state’s highest judicial body. Today, 30 years later, Kauger sees the realization of that dream.

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Brownies Hamburgers has delivered onion-fried burgers to Tulsans for nearly 60 years. Now, Brownies is classing up at its new location in trendy Utica Square. Brownies Gourmet Burgers offers an upscale version of the classic while still delivering the great taste that loyal customers expect from the Brownies name.

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Wizard World Comic Con lands in Tulsa with big stars (including Norman Reedus, pictured), iconic names and a chance to be a favorite superhero for one big weekend at the Cox Business Center.

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My love of comfort food was instilled early on. My mother cooked most of our meals, and weekday evenings would find my father, mother, brother and me sitting around our dining room table eating supper as a family. The baked chicken meals, complete with mashed potatoes and peas, bring a smile to my face and a rumble to my tummy to this day. I was (and still am) particularly fond of the drumstick. The food was great, sure; but that meal also represents home, and the idea that once you’re home, everything is okay. We attach emotions to food. Even though scientific studies tell us again and again that eating for emotional release is a bad idea, it’s human nature. Couples return to restaurants to mark first dates and anniversaries. Families gather around tables to celebrate birthdays, while servers sing cheesy songs to them. When tragedy strikes, often the first thought of friends is, “I’ll bring over food.” To this day, I visit my parents’ home for my birthday. Most years, my mom prepares chicken – extra drumsticks for me – and whips up mashed potatoes and serves them with a side of peas. It’s not a high-dollar steak, and it’s certainly not a greasy, tasty burger, but to me, it’s the best meal every time. Because we can’t visit every mother’s kitchen in the state, this month we are taking you on a trip around Oklahoma and to some of the state’s most exciting restaurants (“Take A Bite Out Of Oklahoma,” p. 44). We search high and low to find great bites, from a monster steak at Tulsa’s elegant Polo Grill to delicious barbecue at a dive in Sallisaw. Perhaps you’ll recognize your favorite restaurant represented by the 47 listed in the feature, or maybe this will serve as a push for you to explore outside of your comfort zone. If you don’t see your favorite meal on the list, let us hear it. Drop an email to editor@okmag.com and tell us what your favorite bite is in Oklahoma. It may make an appearance in a future story. Jami Mattox Managing Editor

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THE OKLAHOMA JUDICIAL CENTER HAS UNDERGONE EXTENSIVE RENOVATIONS TO BECOME THE HOME OF THE STATE’S HIGH COURT. PHOTOS COURTESY NEIL CHAPMAN.

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upreme Court Justice Yvonne Kauger was only 10 years old when she first visited the Oklahoma Historical Society building in Oklahoma City. Even then, she recognized its majesty. When she was sworn in as an Oklahoma Supreme Court justice in March 1984, she had her eye fixed on the building – also known as the Wiley Post Building – as a future home for the state’s judicial system. To her, it had all the regal earmarks of a home for the state supreme court. Today, the Oklahoma Judicial Center, completed in June 2011, represents one of Oklahoma’s most significant art and preservation efforts. “We are open to the public. We have a continuing education program for lawyers. We show movies with a legal theme, followed by panel discussions. We also have the best art collection in the state,” Kauger says of the center’s offerings. It took 30 years, but Kauger was never swayed in her mission to see the historical society building house Oklahoma’s high court. She admits to light-heartedly taunting Dr. Bob L. Blackburn, OHS executive director,

about taking custody of his building. Her zeal was heightened upon discovering a wealth of art in the OHS vaults – priceless sculptures and paintings now displayed in the judicial center. In 1997, as chief justice, Kauger appealed to the state legislature to find a new facility for OHS and to have the old building repurposed for the state suprme court. Over the years, she also pled her case to former governor Frank Keating; then-secretary of state Tom Cole; ex-presidents pro tempore Stratton Taylor, Cal Hobson and Glenn Coffee; and Glen Johnson and Lloyd Benson, each of whom served as speaker of the state house of representatives. Former state appropriations committee chairmen E. Kelly Haney in the senate and Bill Settle in the house anticipated her at every meeting with her signature homemade oatmeal cookies – what Kauger today calls “the bricks and mortar of the Oklahoma Judicial Center.” The OHS moved into the Oklahoma History Center, which opened in 2005. At the vacated building, renovation was made possible by three bond issues. TAP Architecture renovated the existing structure and designed an 89,000-square-foot expansion. Kauger chaired the building and art committees, working for two decades to keep the project alive. When the legislature passed the Oklahoma Art in Public Places Act in 2004, it allowed planners to designate a percentage of the construction and renovation funds to fine art acquisition. Kauger, however, isn’t alone in her appreciation of preserving and promoting history. “One of the most important factors in maintaining the integrity of the supreme court is the preservation of the separate and independent judicial branch of government as guaranteed by our constitution,” says NOVEMBER 2014 | WWW.OKMAG.COM

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Justice Steven W. Taylor. “The Oklahoma Judicial Center now stands as a public and physical symbol of judicial independence. This building is dedicated solely to the Oklahoma court system and the administration of justice. “…This building was designed to be a museum, and it is now the center of the judicial branch of government, but the building still stands in service to the public. It is not in disrepair, and most important, it has not been the victim of a wrecking ball. It is a great building with a new life,” Taylor says. Blackburn shares a similar perspective. “For more than 30 years, I have witnessed many efforts to collect, preserve and share Oklahoma history,” he says. “The adaptive conversion of the Oklahoma Historical Society into the Oklahoma Judicial Center, followed by the creative display of art reflecting our shared history, will always stand out as one of the most remarkable.

“The building itself is a piece of art that has been treated with respect. The neo-classical structure is still a picture of symmetry, with massive columns and limestone details that reflect the brilliance of ancient Greek culture,” Blackburn continues. The judicial center retains the building’s original marble floors, hardwood features and priceless wall murals painted by the famed Kiowa Six artists. “The additions and alterations blend seamlessly with the original fabric of the building,” Blackburn says. “The additions are sympathetic to the historic nature of the building and add a new level of function without compromising form.” Kauger says the renovation has enhanced the integrity of the state’s high court system. “For the first time, citizens can actually see the third branch of government at the Capitol complex. Judges and court clerks now have a place to meet,” she says. “We were scattered over the city. Some of the justices’ clerks were in the Capitol basement. Our administrative offices were in another building. Now, we are all able to work together.” The rebirth of the building was documented in images by Dr. Neil Chapman, a now-retired professor from California, who toured the Capitol in 2009. Documenting the renovation and center’s art collection became a compelling photo project. “Art is the soul of our cultural past,” Chapman says. “The judicial center building is not just stone and grout. The renovation design reflects a respect for the traditional past – preservation with a thoughtful integration of the future. I was acutely aware I was participating in a historical moment.” Kauger says she hopes the judicial center’s transformation marks a trend in Oklahoma’s preservation story. To her, the center is a significant gathering place. “This was always destined to be the supreme court’s building,” she says. “More than that, it is the people’s building.”

BOTANIC GARDEN MOVES FORWARD

Work on the first of several gardens planned for the long-anticipated Tulsa Botanic Garden is set to begin this month. The construction moves ahead following a successful first phase of fundraising to see the long-term project to completion. “We’ve been working quietly and behind the scenes for the prep work,” says Lori Hutson, communications and programs director for the Tulsa Botanic Garden. The organization is 14 months into a three-year fundraising campaign to bring in $17 million. Already, the campaign has brought in $10 million, which will fund work on the A.R. and Marylouise Tandy Floral Terraces, a four-acre garden of ornamental plants; the Children’s Discovery Garden, a learning garden for families; the lotus pool, which will feature assorted water plants; and the All-Seasons Garden, which will include plants with year-round appeal. The developing Tulsa Botanic Garden sits on a portion of 170 acres of donated land in the Osage Hills northwest of downtown Tulsa. A RENDERING OF THE A.R. AND MARYLOUISE TANDY The project first saw widespread FLORAL TERRACES. attention as the Oklahoma CentenIMAGE COURTESY TULSA BOTANIC GARDEN. nial Botanical Garden, which was awarded $2.2 million by the

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Oklahoma Centennial Commission in 2006. Coupled with a $1 million grant from the federal Economic Development Administration received in 2010, the funding has covered much of the cost for necessary infrastructure – including a road and extension of city utility services. The money was also used to pay for construction of the seven-acre lake anchoring the gardens along with an operations facility. Since the master plan was revealed in 2012, several updates have been made, including tying all the tended gardens around the lake, which will allow about 100 acres of natural growth and untouched cross timbers in the garden to be more contiguous, Hutson says. “It’s the same project, it’s just evolved,” she says. “We changed our name last year from Oklahoma Centennial Botanical Garden to Tulsa Botanic Garden, and that was really just to make it easier to represent who we are and what we are.” Groundbreaking on the floral terraces is scheduled for Nov. 16 at 10 a.m. Officials anticipate that feature to open in the fall of 2015. Work on the Children’s Discovery Garden is anticipated to begin next spring, while construction for the lotus pond and adjacent all-seasons garden should begin in 2016. The entire project is on a 25-year plan for completion. For more about the Tulsa Botanic Garden or to visit it, go to www.tulsabotanic.org. – Karen Shade


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BIXBY NATIVE STACY NYIKOS SPREADS HER LOVE OF POETRY TO YOUNG READERS THROUGH HER WORK. PHOTO BY NATALIE GREEN.

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nspiration can come in many forms. Writers have found it in nature, and musicians have found it in art. In the case of Stacy Nyikos’ new children’s book about an unruly dog, inspiration came from a more destructive place. “It took about six months of watching our puppy, Desi, destroy stuff with her tail before it hit me,” Nyikos says of the impetus for Waggers. “[The idea] was just like lightning striking.” Waggers tells the tale of a lovable and excitable dog whose wagging tail constantly gets in the way. It is the Bixby author’s seventh book and her sixth illustrated children’s book. She says she’s always loved writing and looked for creative outlets even in her academic studies at the University of Virginia. “Poetry was always something I did in my free time, but when you’re writing a dissertation, you don’t have much of that,” Nyikos says. “It wasn’t until after I finished my Ph.D. that I started writing poetry for kids, and then that just turned into something bigger.” Her first book, Squirt, was published in 2005 and tells the story of a squid who loses his imagination. Squirt was followed in 2006 by Shelby, a shy lemon shark, and by Dizzy, about the world’s fastest dolphin, in 2007.

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After the publication of Dizzy, Nyikos realized she had a second career on her hands. She eventually had to choose between life in academia at the University of Oklahoma or writing children’s books full time. “My fourth book (Dragon Wishes, her first young adult novel) was coming out, and I was doing a bunch of traveling,” Nyikos says. “It’s really hard to be doing that and be in my office at a university. It wasn’t an easy decision, especially after all the years of training to be an academic. But this was the thing that puts a little spring in my step in the morning.” She knows she’s found something special, and with two books already out this year – Waggers and Toby, a story of a sea turtle’s journey to the ocean – she’s found a formula that works. “The world [of children’s books] is such a magical and new and shiny experience in the eyes of a child, and I love being in that kind of world,” Nyikos says.

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just pick one because it’s cute or a puppy or a kitten. Look at your lifestyle. How much time will you have to spend with the animal? Can you walk it at least twice a day? Are you gone for hours on end? ...It’s important to take a logical approach to what, for many, is an emotional reaction to adoption. Think things through. Do you have any big projects for the near future? I’m currently tossing around the idea for a book about Destiny the Pibble, one of my dogs. She has an amazing story (which was picked up by cable’s Headline News network), and I think it would be one to translate well into a children’s book, given her unique look – the muscles in her head atrophied due to starvation and haven’t ever come back. Sometimes when you don’t quite “look” the way society expects you to, it’s hard, and for kids, especially so. I think her story would definitely relate to kids who don’t quite fit in or feel left out. I’m also tossing around the idea of a photo book documenting Tulsa’s homeless and their dogs. I want to bring light to what’s hidden in the shadows.

What inspired you to put your photography skills to use for shelter pets? A former photography student contacted me several years ago, asking if I had a recommendation for a student who might be interested in photographing shelter animals. Much to her surprise, I told her I’d do it! The first time I went to do a rescue shoot, I saw a sign hanging on one of the kennels that said, “Going home.” As I looked at the other kennels, full of dogs but lacking an adoption sign, I got a lump in my throat, knowing they may not make it out. That’s when I knew rescue photography was my calling, my passion. How do your photos make a difference? I believe our photos give a potential adopter the chance to see the dog or cat in a different light. Sure, photos in kennels and behind bars are sad…Our photos show a happy, healthy animal in a more positive light, so when the potential adopter sees the photo, they can envision the animal going on a hike with them or sitting on the couch watching TV or snuggling on a cold, blustery day. It changes the perception of shelter animals [from] being dirty, unwanted animals to gorgeous, happy animals just waiting for a chance to show you how awesome they are. What would you say to people thinking about adopting a shelter pet but are unsure of what to expect? Adopting an animal is a lifetime commitment. First off, you’ll be saving a life by adopting a shelter animal and giving the shelter or rescue the chance to save another homeless animal. If you’re a first-time adopter, do a little research. Spend time at the shelter, and make sure there’s a connection between you and the animal. Don’t

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What about your own pets? All are rescues with great stories. I have five: Jazzy the Amazing Wiener, 11, is a miniature dachshund and star of WienerBites (www.wienerbites.com); Katie the Doberman pinscher is 7 and my little princess; Xena the pit bull, 5, is another little star. She was in the middle of a busy street when I rescued her. She was featured in the 2014 Pinups for Pit Bulls calendar as Ms. September. Maggie Monster is a 4-year-old Labrador/Rottweiler mix brought to me by a former student who found her starving and wandering around Circle Mountain in Bartlesville. Then we have Destiny the Pibble, around 1-year-old, of the “We can just feed her and she’ll get better, right?” fame. TARA MALONE

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An Oklahoma cartographer creates maps of North America that highlight the fight of indigenous peoples.

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hile most cartographers today map our ever-changing world, Aaron Carapella maps history to change perspectives. He searches for the truth of American Indian tribes, carefully placing their original names on a borderless map to identify lands each called home before European settlers arrived. “They are living maps, which means they are not set in a static year,” says Carapella. “I wanted these maps to convey what lands were held by whom at the time of contact with outsiders to show which lands each tribe fought to maintain and which ones many of them lost or were moved off of.” Though he now lives in Stigler, Okla., Carapella’s mapmaking inspiration came during his childhood spent in California. “I looked for a map of tribes to put in my room, but only came across ones that had a few dozen tribes on them,” says Carapella, who is of Cherokee descent, but is not enrolled with a tribe. “I already knew at that time that there were hundreds of tribes because I spent most of my free time reading books on Native American history.” At age 18, he joined the American Indian Movement. As he worked to remove offensive mascots from local schools and protect sacred areas, Carapella says he unearthed a lack of understanding by many Americans. “This was a pivotal moment in my life,” he says. “I learned from this experience that hands-on activism is appropriate at times, but I also believe that introducing curriculum to the educational system is also part of the puzzle.” So, for the next 14 years, he intermittently worked on his first tribal map, looking for information wherever his travels took him – including around 250 tribal reservations. “I have always made it a point to visit tribal museums and other historical locations, speaking with whoever I could find that would give me a sense of local tribal history and traditional names,” says Carapella. As a self-taught cartographer, his drive to develop the skill came from a desire to resurrect the identities that were being lost in transla-

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n Nov. 13, 1974, Karen Silkwood set out in her car for Oklahoma City to meet with a national representative from her union and a reporter from The New York Times. With her, witnesses say, were documents substantiating Silkwood’s claims that workers at the Kerr-McGee Corp. Cimarron Fuel Fabrication Site in Crescent, Okla., were endangered due to corner-cutting at the factory. No one ever saw Silkwood alive again. Not far outside of Crescent, the 28-year-old mother of three was found dead in what appeared to be a one-car, front-end collision. Marijuana and Quaaludes were discovered in the car, and the latter were found undissolved in Silkwood’s stomach during the subsequent autopsy. Authorities determined that Silkwood had fallen asleep at the wheel before striking a culvert. To this day, however, inconsistencies at the crash scene haunt the public imagination. These include evidence of a possible rear-end collision with another car, as well as skid marks on the road. The incriminating documents that witnesses say Silkwood was taking to the reporter were never found. Silkwood was a vocal health and safety advocate and union leader at the Kerr-McGee plant, where workers made plutonium pellets for nuclear reactor fuel rods. She and fellow members of the Oil, Chemical and Atomic Workers Union had become concerned that pressure on the Kerr-McGee plant to make deadline for a new reactor had led to dangerous and duplicitous short-cuts at the factory, including the production of faulty rods and falsifying of records, as well as negligence regarding the safety of workers. In the summer of 1974, Silkwood testified before the U.S. Atomic Energy Commission to this effect.

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In early November of that year, Silkwood tested positive for abnormal plutonium levels, as did several objects in her home. Along with her roommate and boyfriend, both of whom also tested positive for low levels of plutonium contamination, she was taken to the classified Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico for study and decontamination. Silkwood claimed that conditions at the plant were responsible for her high LEFT: MERYL levels of plutonium, but STREEP PORKerr-McGee maintained TRAYED KAREN SILKWOOD IN THE that Silkwood poisoned EPONYMOUS 1983 herself to damage the FILM. BELOW: company’s credibility. THE REAL KAREN SILKWOOD. A few days later, FILM IMAGE COURTESY Silkwood was found dead MGM STUDIOS. under mysterious circumstances, but her story did not end on that lonely Oklahoma road. In what would become a highly contentious and lengthy trial, Silkwood’s family sued Kerr-McGee for negligence, based on the levels of plutonium that had been discovered in Silkwood’s body. The mystery continued throughout the trial, with one investigator disappearing under allegedly unusual circumstances and another committing suicide shortly before testifying. The court found for Silkwood’s estate, and her family was awarded $505,000 plus $10 million in punitive damages. On appeal, a federal court later reversed the decision for punitive damages and reduced the amount for damages to $5,000 – the amount of property Silkwood lost when her home had been decontaminated. When the U.S. Supreme Court reviewed the case and upheld the original court verdict, Kerr-McGee settled out of court with the Silkwood family for $1.38 million. The corporation never admitted liability. Shortly after her death, the company closed its nuclear fuel plants. Silkwood became the subject of an eponymous Academy Award-nominated film, written by Nora Ephron and directed by Mike Nichols. Meryl Streep portrayed the union activist with Cher and Kurt Russell appearing as Silkwood’s roommate and boyfriend. Silkwood’s death also was the basis for the 1981 book The Killing of Karen Silkwood by Richard L. Rashke, and her case has been examined by numerous investigative journalism programs, including PBS’ Frontline. TARA MALONE


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LEFT: SARAH MAUD, SINGER FOR THE MAUD SQUAD AND A UNIVERSITY OF TULSA UNDERGRADUATE, RECENTLY RELEASED A SOLO ALBUM THAT WILL SERVE AS A RESUME FOR GRADUATE SCHOOL AND FOR FUTURE GIGS. ABOVE: MAUD’S NEW ALBUM, BETTER THINGS TO DO.

“So I needed something to show people [who run music venues],” she adds, “and this album, for me, is really, really safe. I didn’t do anything too crazy. I guess ‘Escolha’ is the one that’s out there.” One of three original songs on the disc, “Escolha” (which, she notes, is Portuguese for “choices”) is a wordless melody she originally composed as part of an ear-training exercise for one of Howard’s classes. Another is the title track – a bouncy, reggae-flavored tune. “Actually,” she says with a chuckle, “that was a ukulele song, and on the first recording of it that I did, it’s disgustingly adorable. It wasn’t even reggae. “There was a friend of mine who was in a film-scoring class here, and he needed a song to record,” she says. “I’d written that song a long time ago on my ukulele, and we decided to do it. Jordan started playing some reggae behind it, and it was just kind of perfect.” “Jordan” is Jordan Hehl, the Tulsa bassist who plays and sings on the standard “Say It Over and Over Again,” a track from Better Things to Do. He plays with Nicholas Foster on drums and Paul Humphrey on guitar. Like Maud, Hehl and Foster are in the forefront of a new wave of Tulsa jazz artists, seen and heard often at the Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame’s Jazz Depot as well as on other stages around Tulsa. The three, in fact, have performed together for a couple of years, and a strong bond has developed among them. “I don’t like to admit it, because he’s basically my [musical] brother,” Maud says, “but Jordan has been the biggest help ever to me here in Tulsa. He was a senior when I came here as a freshman, and Nicholas was a sophomore. Those two are the ones who helped me get started. “I met Paul here at TU,” she adds. “There are certain people you click with, and with Nicholas and Jordan, Paul just kind of

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t’s a toss-up as to which is more impressive: The fact that the artist behind the album Better Things to Do is still an undergraduate at The University of Tulsa or that the new disc – a hearty and satisfying jazz platter seasoned with reggae, pop and other musical ingredients – began life as a school project. That artist, Sarah Maud, credits professor Vernon Howard, TU’s director of jazz studies, for helping take Better Things to Do from academic to commercial. On the CD jacket, Howard and Maud are listed as co-producers. “Vernon has always been a huge supporter of mine, helping me with everything,” Maud explains. “Also, I realized I needed something to send out to grad school and something to sell and something to help me get gigs – which has been hard, because I didn’t have any recordings of myself and I’m really young and it’s easier just to hire the people you’ve already been hiring. I’m only 21. I get it.

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naturally fit.” The trio, along with Maud, form the Maud Squad, whose repertoire ranges from songs by the rockers Blondie and Radiohead to jazz and pop numbers. Backed by Hehl’s bass and Foster’s drums, Maud’s voice becomes the group’s only lead instrument. “It takes a lot of listening,” Maud said before Maud Squad’s debut performance at the Jazz Depot in September 2013. “When you’re a vocalist, you sometimes find yourself having a kind of crutch, and for a lot of vocalists, it’s a chord. If you forget a melody line or something, and you hear the chord, then you’re going to find someplace to go. But here, you don’t have a chord to fall back on. In a lot of it, I end up being the chordal instrument with my voice. It’s a really cool sound if you can pull it off.” The idea of the human voice as an instrument is something Maud thinks about a lot. The concept worked its way into her head back in her hometown of Coweta, where she became heavily involved in school band programs after a childhood spent singing southern gospel in church with her mother and sister. “My mom would explain things like harmony to me,” she recalls. “And once she explained what it was, it was really easy for me, because I had a natural ear for it, and it

was really fun to do.” She “kind of forgot about vocals” after joining the school band as a sixth grader, playing a classical repertoire on a French horn. “I was so focused on that, and I loved it,” she says. “I still love it today. I’m so glad my instrument was French horn, because you have to have a good ear. Also, the discipline of classical music was so beneficial to me in writing music and being professional and doing well in a rehearsal setting with a group of people. The only rough thing about it was that you learn [to be] no-nonsense – and when you’ve got a group of jazz people, there’s a lot of nonsense.” She laughs. “Here [at TU], I do classical vocal as well, and French horn really helped me with that. It seems like everything I did with the French horn was exactly what I needed to do vocally for classical music.” In ninth grade, Maud began playing trumpet in the school jazz band. It helped her remember not only being enthralled as a child by Billie Holiday’s version of “What A Little Moonlight Can Do,” discovered in her mother’s record collection, but also the singing she’d done in church. “Playing the trumpet was making me want to sing again, and in my junior year of high

school, two of my friends basically made me go sing in front of my band director,” she remembers. “So I’m in his office, I’m terrified, and I start singing ‘I’ve Got You Under My Skin.’ He didn’t say a word to me. All I saw was him kind of sink back into his chair with a relaxed look and a smile on his face, and that said everything to me.” From there, she not only began singing with the school jazz band, but she started composing songs as well. In 2010, just before the start of her senior year, Maud attended a jazz camp co-sponsored by TU and the Oklahoma Jazz Hall for Fame, where “I met some really great people who were so helpful,” she says. “And that just started everything for me in Tulsa.” Through it all, she never lost sight of the idea of using her voice as a musical instrument. “I’ve always been very articulate about how important it is to me to keep that idea of musicianship, because I’ve always been a musician,” she notes. “Saying a vocalist is a musician is not a new concept or idea. It’s a true statement. You are a musician. Your instrument is you.” JOHN WOOLEY

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Larry Mocha, Leigh Goodson, 2014 Vision Honoree Jake Henry Jr., Konnie Boulter and John-Kelly Warren celebrate a record $300,000 raised at the 2014 Vision in Education Leadership Award Dinner, benefiting Tulsa Community College.

Ginny Albert and Jo and Phil Albert attended the Green Leaf Gala for Up With Trees.

Green Leaf Gala event chairwoman Laura Parrott and Bonnie Klein, patron chairwoman, helped make the benefit for Up With Trees a success.

Lea, Hans and Peggy Helmerich attended a VIP dinner in honor of the grand opening and dedication of The University of Tulsa’s Helmerich Center for American Research.

Maggie and Dan Stroud, Madison Baird and Jayson Stroud enjoyed the Green Leaf Gala, which raised $350,000 for Up With Trees. The Green Leaf Gala was held at Southern Hills Country Club and attended by Scott and Kayla Vaughn.

Blake Hastings, Fr. Brian Barker, Bro. Jack Hibbard and John Hastings attended the Caritas Circle dinner to thank benefactors to Cascia Hall Preparatory School.

John Sullivan, Karen Davis, Judy Alexander and guest speaker Patrick Kennedy were among those that attended the Zarrow Visionaries dinner, presented by Mental Health Association Oklahoma. Bria Cornforth and Retta Cornforth enjoyed the blu Lounge party at the annual Oklahoma Regatta Festival. Kevin and Tammy Hern are pictured with country singer Justin Moore at McDazzle, an annual fundraiser for the Ronald McDonald House.

Patrick Gordon, Rita Singer, Matt Moffett, Kate Jenneman and Sara Bost Fisher enjoyed the Artful Cocktail party, benefiting Tulsa Girls Art School.

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Jason and Ellie Bailey are pictured at Taste of Whittier, a fundraiser for the historic Kendall Whittier neighborhood in Tulsa.

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LARGE WINDOWS INSPIRED INTERIOR DESIGNER LORI SPARKMAN TO BRING THE TEXTURE AND COLOR PALETTE OF THE OUTDOORS INSIDE. LEFT: AN OUTDOOR FIREPLACE AND SITTING AREA WERE ADDED BY THE HOMEOWNERS.

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hen Mike and Sheri Engelbrecht bought this midtown Tulsa home, built in 1946, there had been only two previous owners. “The original couple lived there almost 60 years,” says Mike Engelbrecht. Then in 2005, the ranch home was taken back to the studs, and a new addition nearly doubled the space to 5,600 square feet. When the Engelbrechts bought the home in 2011, they made changes of their own. “We moved a few walls, added all new woodwork, except for the kitchen, and renovated all the bathrooms,” says Engelbrecht. The couple also did extensive landscaping and added a swimming pool and the outdoor fireplace. “The house was very stark,” says Engelbrecht. “Our goal was to keep the contemporary feel, but warm it up.” The couple repainted the bright white walls with softer tones. However, they had very few furnishings for the new space, so the couple worked with Lori Sparkman, owner of Fifteenth and Home, located on Tulsa’s Cherry Street. “We basically gave her carte blanche to furnish the house,” says Engelbrecht.

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“Because of the large windows, my inspiration was the outside,” says Sparkman. “I wanted to bring the palette and textures inside.” The kitchen and dining room are on one level. Steps lead down into the living room, but the spaces are open to one another. The only existing pieces in the living room are the grand piano and the cocktail table made from reclaimed wood. “I wanted to keep the table because it worked with my goal of bringing the outside in,” says Sparkman. Sectional sofas by American Leather mirror each other in the large room. The retro furniture brand’s Cole chairs provide additional seating, and the arrangement is softened by a large area rug with tone-on-tone texture. A pair of contemporary Alyssa chairs, also by American Leather, rest on a cowhide rug and flank the fireplace. The Engelbrechts had six existing dining chairs, so Sparkman used two in the formal entry area to accent a Phillips Collection console table. The other four chairs are in the dining room around a new Phillips Collection natural resin dining table. “To keep the dining room from being blocked off from the kitchen, I used a pair of benches on the open side,” she says. Sparkman relocated an existing ivory leather sectional sofa that she says looked lost in the expansive living room to the master bedroom. Also positioned on a Jaipur Rugs handknotted wool area rug is a unique cocktail table fabricated of dark wood with a sliding, tiered lacquer shelf. The Vanguard Furniture dresser is stained gray. A wooden sculptural piece from the Phillips Collection hangs over the bed. In the office/study, the sitting area has a tailored, gray loveseat with subtle lighting from a pair of Pablo Lighting sculptural tower light fixtures. The area rug is from Calvin Klein. The accent chair is solid walnut covered in leather. On the opposite wall are sliding doors that conceal the couple’s computer workstations and office area. “The house is very symmetrical, and Lori used the same concept when selecting the furnishings,” says Engelbrecht. “It’s just perfect.” TAMARA LOGSDON HAWKINSON

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The Sunshine Vitamin Vitamin D matters to your overall health.

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s we’ve said goodbye to summer and welcomed fall, many of us will be spending less time outdoors and less time soaking in the ‘sunshine vitamin,’ vitamin D. A critical part of our physiology, vitamin D does more than strengthen bones – it helps support the entire body. “Vitamin D is vitally important for our health,” says Dr. Edward Rylander with In His Image at St. John Medical Center in Tulsa. “It is part of our bodies’ immune system to fight off infections, our cancer prevention system, and [it] is critically important for bone health. Vitamin D deficiency increases the risk of a host of chronic diseases, multiple forms of heart disease and some cancers, as well as multiple sclerosis. Infections including tuberculosis and the flu are easier to acquire and harder to fight off for people with low levels of vitamin D.” Rylander adds that, worldwide, an estimated one billion people have inadequate levels of vitamin D in their blood. “These deficiencies can be found in all ethnicities and age groups,” he says. “In several countries, physicians are seeing a resurgence of rickets, which is the bone weakening disease that was largely eradicated through vitamin D fortification of food in the past.” Dr. Kathryn E. Reilly, a family medicine physician with OU Physicians in Oklahoma City, explains that vitamin D is also important to normal calcium absorption in the gut as well as maintaining the balance between calcium and phosphorus in the body. In addition, inadequate levels of vitamin D are associated with osteoporosis and a higher risk of all-cause mortality. “Recently, it has become more evident that vitamin D is important for many other functions in the body, including the prevention of falls and fractures in those over 65 – felt to be the result of better muscle function as well as stronger bones,” says Reilly. “It has been associated with decreased risk of developing cancers of the breast, prostate and probably colon.” She says other areas that seem to benefit from adequate vitamin D include improved immune function and the decreased risk of

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autoimmune diseases, cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, muscular weakness, infertility and adverse pregnancy outcomes. Vitamin D also has been associated with a decreased risk of dementia and depression in the elderly. To maintain adequate vitamin D levels, experts agree that a combination of sun exposure (with the understanding that too much exposure to UV rays can cause skin cancer), a healthy diet and a vitamin supplement works best. “If you draw a line in our country at the level of San Francisco, anyone living north of this line is unable to obtain enough vitamin D simply from sun exposure and requires vitamin D supplementation,” says Rylander. “For the majority of people, the amount of time exposed to sunlight outdoors is insufficient no matter where they live in our country. Most physicians now recommend supplementing your sunlight and vitamin D [from] food.” Reilly suggests that a few minutes in the sun is probably enough for most people, and she recommends a 2,000 (IU) vitamin D supplement to her patients. “The skin is the organ that helps the body make vitamin D,” says Reilly. “Use of sunscreen can decrease the amount made by up to 95 percent, although that assumes using large amounts of sunscreen. Clothing does not allow penetration of the UV rays that cause vitamin D to be made. Exposure to sun in midday for 20-30 minutes at least three days per week with at least face, neck and arms exposed, is probably adequate in summer months in southern states.” She points out that many foods have either intrinsic vitamin D or are supplemented with the vitamin. Good sources include salmon, tuna, sardines, mackerel and shrimp, as well as cod and fish oils, beef liver, egg yolks and some mushrooms. Items that may be supplemented include milk, cheese, yogurt and orange juice. “Many people are at higher than average risk for developing vitamin D deficiency,” says Reilly. “Obese people need more vitamin D; the elderly do not make vitamin D as efficiently as younger people; and people with darker skin need more sun exposure.” REBECCA FAST


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Yule in the Garden Savannah’s historic districts create a spectacular holiday backdrop.

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unique travel experience. If you thought the city was magnificent in the bloom of spring, wait until you see its palms, oaks and streets awash in poinsettias and big red bows.

Holly Jolly Trolley Tour

When you hop aboard the Old Town Trolley, you’re getting more than just a convenient ride around town. The trolley takes guests around downtown Savannah’s Historic District and onto Hutchinson Island, a narrow island in the Savannah River. During November and December, the trolley runs tours in the evening so visitors can see the city’s brickpaved streets, century-old structures and parks bathed in the glow of holiday lights before swinging by Westin Harbor Resort’s Gingerbread Village, a seasonal favorite. Tourists are in good hands – the Old Town Trolley Tours is the only one of its kind endorsed by the Historic Savannah Foundation.

dmit it – when an excursion to Savannah, Ga., comes to mind, the first things to enter it are Sherman’s March and Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil. One nearly meant the end of the city; the other – known simply as “The Book” by locals – helped preserve it. Yet for all the beauty of this Georgia town’s celebrated sub-tropical gardens and promenades lined with live oaks, famously strewn with Spanish moss, Savannah creates an unforgettable picture for the holidays. And it owes much of that appeal to its historic Access: Arrive at Savannah International districts. Airport, which has flights to major cities Founded as a British colony town in 1733, of the region and along the east coast. In Savannah first gained importance as a major town, shuttle buses, taxis and rental cars seaport on the Atlantic Ocean. In recent get you to various points, while pedicabs, decades, the city has reaffirmed its usefulness carriage rides, trolleys and a streetcar for today’s exporters and importers. Located on allow visitors to see more. the Savannah River about 20 miles upstream Climate: Temperatures in November and from the ocean, the south-bank city is forwardDecember fluctuate between upper and thinking, yet appreciative of its heritage. lower 60s as fall passes. The semi-tropiDowntown Savannah boasts the Victorian cal climate creates milder winters. District and Historic District along with 22 Main attractions: Bonaventure Cemetery, lovingly cultivated park squares, all folded into a Lafayette Square, Fort Pulaski National single National Historic Landmark District. Monument, Tybee Island Beach, Juliette Blending Southern culture with coastal town Gordon Low Birthplace living, Savannah during the holidays offers a

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Cathedral of St. John the Baptist

The Roman Catholic presence in Savannah is strong, and the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist represents that influence well. Construction started in 1873 and was completed in 1896, but the church was nearly destroyed two years later by a fire. Rebuilt in 1899, the Gothic-style cathedral has withstood the trials of time (and some aggressive renovations) to remind all of the endurance of goodness and spirit. During the holidays, the cathedral sanctuary and its stained glass windows are even more impressive – decked with beautiful décor and wreathes that only enhance the experience for worship and contemplation during one of the holiest seasons


S TAY I N S T Y L E The Ballastone: Live the grandeur of old Savannah at the Ballastone, a bed and breakfast swaddling guests in Southern decadence. Built in 1838 and once operated as a bordello, the Ballastone is dressed in Victorian-period antiques and includes a bar, patio and restaurant that are the essence of luxury without stodginess. It’s no surprise that the Ballastone is located in the Historic District, and after you’ve seen it, you’ll understand why this sumptuous backdrop is popular for weddings and special occasions. See you for high tea in the dining room! www.ballastone.com Thunderbird Inn: The Thunderbird Inn is a colorful, retro-chic, motel-style establishment with pop culture touches from Savannah’s not-so-distant past. Accommodating travelers with pets and appealing to a carefree set, the inn may not be for everyone, but there’s a reason why the “hippest hotel” in town is well regarded by national media (including The New York Times, Southern Living and Fodor’s). Praised for its creativity, convenience and budget-mindedness, this Historic District stand out begs to be noticed. www.thethunderbirdinn.com of the year for many. There’s also a strikingly detailed Nativity scene.

Savannah Harbor Festival of Lights

The holiday season is also marked by the winter solstice (Dec. 21) and new beginnings. The city started a tradition only three years ago with the Savannah Harbor Festival of Lights on Hutchinson Island. Drive or walk through an extensive holiday lights display, visit the petting zoo, watch live musical theater pieces and feast on a giant turkey leg with a chaser of s’mores and hot chocolate. If you want to know what it is to live in festive Savannah, this is it. The Savannah Harbor Foundation founded the event along with several other holiday events unique to the city.

and December, the milder winters allow sweater-clad diners to continue enjoying coffee al fresco. Shoppers make the most of browsing the numerous specialty and boutique shops on the riverfront. Imparting a hint of Old World charisma, River Street is what today’s Savannah is all about – a progressive community paying homage to its history by living with it.

City Market

There’s a reason it’s called the “art and soul” of Savannah. City Market, a four-block center in the Historic District, first saw life as an open-air marketplace for fishermen and farmers back in the 1700s. In more recent decades, the center was renovated to include warehouses and properties around Ellis Square. Today, visitors will find a

Shopping on River Street

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marketplace and social square much expanded from City Market’s original intent, but thanks to careful planning, this downtown haven retains the atmosphere of by-gone days. And there’s plenty to do at City Market during the holidays, including open house events, the Christmas for Kids Celebration and the New Year’s Eve Celebration.

Savannah Holly Days

Savannah goes all out for the holiday season every year with Savannah Holly Days. Beginning in early November and running through New Year’s Eve, the festival is an umbrella for a myriad of activities, including the annual lights festival, a children’s celebration, ice skating, horse-drawn carriage rides, running events, historic home tours, Christmas church bazaars and more. One of the highlights is Christmas on the River, a day at the picturesque Rousakis Riverfront Plaza on the Savannah River filled with shopping, music and the best seats for the city’s lighted Christmas parade on River Street. Another is the Boat Parade of Lights, held after Thanksgiving and featuring a holiday party, music, fireworks and a parade of 50 boats. KAREN SHADE

One of the most frequented sections of town is River Street – part riverfront thoroughfare, part peoplewatching haven. During November

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The Olde Pink House Restaurant: One of Savannah’s most popular stops for fried green tomatoes, shrimp and grits, crab cakes and great surf and turf selections, the Olde Pink House Restaurant is true to its name. Adjacent to the Planters Inn, the famed restaurant brings its upscale best to the table, whether that table is located in one of the gorgeously preserved rooms of this 18th-century mansion or in the romantic wine cellar. www. plantersinnsavannah.com Mrs. Wilkes Dining Room: No guide

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to dining in Savannah ever leaves out Mrs. Wilkes Dining Room – Southern cooking with everything from fried chicken and meat loaf to okra gumbo, collard greens and biscuits. Part of the historic Wilkes House boarding establishment, the kitchen is better known than the lodgings, which is saying

something. If you go for lunch, plan on waiting in a line out the door and making friends at the big dining tables, which offer the best chance to meet fellow travelers and locals. www.mrswilkes.com Leopold’s Ice Cream: Who wants ice cream in December? Savannah’s mild temperatures mean

frozen treats are perfect any month. This old-school ice cream parlor goes back to 1919, when it was opened by brothers George, Peter and Basil Leopold. Leopold’s continues to make its own ice cream from the original recipes and in a multitude of flavors. Johnny Mercer, the renowned songwriter, grew up a block away from Leopold’s, and his favorite flavor was “tutti-fruiti,” still served today. www.leopoldsicecream.com NOVEMBER 2014 | WWW.OKMAG.COM

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Big Country

Hideaway Pizza Pepperoni, Canadian bacon, Polish sausage, hamburger, mozzarella and cheddar cheese top a red-sauced pie. It’s big meat and a big hit with Hideaway customers. In 2011, Big Country was voted the best pizza in Oklahoma by Food Network magazine. Locations throughout Oklahoma. www.hideaway.com

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TAKE AOut BITE Of Oklahoma

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By Jami Mattox

It’s meat-and-potatoes country, and there’s certainly plenty of that. But Oklahoma restaurants offer tasty bites representing a wide array of food. From gourmet to downright cheap, these 47 restaurants represent some of the best in Oklahoma cuisine. Grab a plate and fork along with your appetite for adventure. Saddle up!

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Bangarang

Cuppies & Joe The grandfather of cupcakeries in the state, Cuppies & Joe offers tons of flavors and varieties of sweets, from cinnamon rolls to cookies and bars. But it’s hard to beat this chocolate cupcake topped with mocha icing. There’s no better way to start or end the day. 727 NW 23rd St., Oklahoma City. www.cuppiesandjoe.com

Matzo Ball Soup

Hammett House This Claremore comfort food café has served hungry patrons for 45 years. While most make the trip to Hammett’s for chicken fried steak or a piece of award-winning pie, on Saturdays and Sundays the diner fills up with people craving matzo ball soup, a traditional Jewish recipe featuring chicken, carrots, onions, celery and matzo balls – dumplings made from matzah meal, eggs, water and fat. It’s a delicious, unexpected and heart-warming bowl. 1616 W. Will Rogers Blvd., Claremore. www.hammetthouse.com

Cowboy Rib Eye

Polo Grill Not for the faint of heart, this 22-ounce steak is cooked to order and served over stone-ground jalapeno-and-cheese grits with a side of asparagus. The steak is topped with buttermilk onion hay and demi-glace and butter. It’s a steak for a cowboy-sized appetite served at the chicest address in the city, and it’s one of Polo Grill Chef Omar Galban’s favorites. 2038 Utica Square, Tulsa. www.pologrill.com

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Farmers Omelette with Cheese

Phill’s Diner Phill’s is a typical diner: The coffee cup stays full, daily specials are spot-on and the wait staff knows the names and family history of regular customers. Breakfast is served all day at Phill’s, from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. daily. The Farmers Omelette with Cheese is stuffed with onions, peppers and mushrooms, topped with a slice of melted American cheese and served with hash browns. It’s stick-to-yourribs breakfast at its best. 3310 E. 32nd St., Tulsa. 918.742.4563

Fried Avocado

Los Cabos Mexican Grill & Cantina Since its first location opened doors nearly a decade ago, Los Cabos has been the place to go for filling Mexican food and great margaritas. Everyone who dines at Los Cabos has a menu favorite, but perhaps the restaurant’s most unique – and decadent – dish is the fried avocado. Two halves are lightly battered and fried, then filled with a choice of beef or chicken and covered in sauce. Listed on the starter menu, it’s easily a meal that will leave an impression. Locations in Jenks, Owasso and Broken Arrow. www.loscabosok.com


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Cheese Fries

Surf and Turf

Junior’s Countless business deals have been sealed with a handshake over a business lunch or dinner at Junior’s. The food and service has kept diners coming back to Junior’s for more than four decades, and the red upholstery and dark wood add a romantic ambience. Junior’s surf and turf is a classic updated: A four-ounce filet is served with 16 ounces of Alaskan king crab. 2601 NW Expressway, Oklahoma City. www.juniorsokc.com

Baked Chocolate Pudding

Dragonmoon Tea Company It’s a sweet treat at a Tulsa teahouse, and it’s one of the best desserts around. Chocolate pudding is baked and served hot, with whipped cream. It’s creamy, warm and the perfect amount of sweet. Served with a cup of tea, this dessert is the height of elegance. 1927 S. Harvard Ave., Tulsa. 918.742.8322

Four-meat Combo

Van’s Pig Stand This barbecue stand, with the original location in Shawnee, is famous around the state for its straightforward, no-nonsense barbecue. Go for the four-meat combo to make the most of this barbecue experience. Tender brisket, hot links, pork, smoked turkey or chicken – the combinations are endless and impossible to screw up. Locations in Shawnee, Norman and Moore. www. pigstands.com

Eskimo Joe’s Stillwater’s jumpin’ little juke joint needs no introduction. Though most of us have probably sported an Eskimo Joe’s t-shirt or drunk from the plastic tumblers, how many have ordered the mountainous cheese fries? A lot! A mound of fries are covered in melted cheese. Add chili, bacon, chicken or steak and bleu cheese – it just makes them better. 507 W. Elm St., Stillwater. www. eskimojoes.com

Oklahoma Fried

Our favorite food preparation, five ways.

Lasagna

Pete’s Place The green doors and red lamps outside scream, “We serve Italian!” And, boy, do they ever. Since 1925, this authentic market and eatery has brought Oklahomans flocking to tiny Krebs for bites of Italy. The lasagna is a classic served family style with layers of pasta, meat sauce and cheeses. Enjoy the meal with a frosty Choc beer, brewed nearby. 120 SW Eighth St., Krebs. www.petes.org

Happy Plate

Burn Co. BBQ Its rise to the top of Oklahoma’s barbecue kingdom is startling. And in the past year, Burn Co. moved to larger digs along Boston Avenue to better serve its growing clientele. Everything at Burn Co. is worthy of tasting, and that’s why the Happy Plate is perfect: It provides a sampler of each meat that the joint prepares, along with sides. It’s large, but it will feed many. 1738 S. Boston Ave., Tulsa. www.burnbbq.com

Southern Style Shrimp & Organic Texas Grits

Kd’s Southern Cuisine When a restaurant boasts an NBA MVP as its namesake, the food had better be worthy of that title. Luckily, Kd’s, located in Bricktown, has an MVP-quality menu, and one of the highlights is the shrimp and grits. Seared, juicy shrimp are served on a bed of creamy, cheesy grits and garnished with peppers, greens, tomatos and fried okra. The decadent dish is exactly what a southern staple should be. 224 Johnny Bench Drive, Oklahoma City. www.kdsbricktown.com

Chili

Ike’s Chili This famous Tulsa chili eatery recently relocated to 11th Street, a location that provides convenience and more room for hungry diners. When eating at Ike’s, the order is always

Chicken Fried Steak

Cheever’s Café A hunk of beef fried and served with jalapeno cream gravy and garlic mashed potatoes – why not? 2409 N. Hudson Ave., Oklahoma City. www.cheeverscafe.com

Fried Chicken

Eischen’s Bar Perhaps the state’s most famous meal, crispy fried chicken is served with white bread and pickles at the oldest bar in Oklahoma. Cash only. 109 S. Second St., Okarche. www.eischensbar.com

Fried Catfish

Evelyn’s Soul Food Delicate catfish fillets are battered in cornmeal and crispy-fried to perfection. 3014 N. 74th E. Ave., Tulsa. www. evelynssoulfood.com

Fried Okra

Iron Starr Urban Barbeque Fried and served whole, not chopped. An elegant presentation of a popular component of Oklahoma’s state meal. 3700 N. Shartel Ave., Oklahoma City. www.ironstarrbbq.com

Lamb Fries

Cattlemen’s Steakhouse The, ahem, most delicate part of the animal is battered and fried. Tender and succulent, you’d never know what you’re biting into. 1309 S. Agnew, Oklahoma City. www.cattlemensrestaurant.com

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Enjoy a pie, Okie style.

The Grateful Head Pizza Oven & Taproom Southeast Oklahoma’s answer to inspired pies, The Grateful Head offers specialty pizzas as well as createyour-own. 10251 N. Highway 259, Broken Bow. www.gratefulhead.com

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chili – it’s just a matter of how you want your chili served. In a bowl with a side of crackers? Three way, with beans and spaghetti? As chili cheese fries? There’s no wrong answer, as long as Ike’s legendary chili is involved. 1503 E. 11th St., Tulsa. www.ikeschilius.com

Huevos Rancheros

Andolini’s Pizza

This pizzeria has its roots in Owasso and has flourished in Tulsa. Creative recipes, such as the Portuguese and the Maccheroni, have made Andolini’s a family favorite. 12140 E. 96th St. N., #106, Owasso; 1552 E. 15th St., Tulsa. www.andopizza.com

Sam & Ella’s Chicken Palace

Despite the name, Sam & Ella’s serves delicious pizza, like the Florentine Chicken Pizza or the Big Sloppy. The impressive pies have put this place on the Oklahoma map. 419 N. Muskogee Ave., Tahlequah. 918.456.1411

The Wedge Pizzeria

Pies are cooked in a wood-fired oven and served crispy and hot, topped with everything from meatballs to pine nuts and ricotta. 4709 N. Western Ave.; 230 NE First St., Oklahoma City. www.thewedgeokc.com

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The Diner This staple on Norman’s Campus Corner has fed hungry students, gameday-goers and the city’s residents for more than 100 years, as the space has served as a restaurant in one form or another since before statehood. At The Diner, breakfast is served hot and often. The Diner’s Tex Mex breakfasts are popular on the menu, and the huevos rancheros has to be the winner. Two eggs cooked to order are topped with ranchero sauce and served with pinto beans, corn tortillas and cheese. It will cure whatever ails you. 213 E. Main St., Norman. www.normandiner.com

Ethnic Food

Travel the world without leaving Oklahoma.

Queen of Sheba

A favorite for Ethiopian food in the middle of Oklahoma City. 2308 N. MacArthur Blvd., Oklahoma City. 405.606.8616

China Garden

According to our food writer, Brian Schwartz, China Garden is an original among imposters. 9720 E. 31st St., Tulsa. www.chinagardentulsa.com

The Mule It’s a child’s dream recognized: An entire restaurant devoted to grilled cheese. That’s the idea behind The Mule, and the inventive sandwiches are just as likely to delight kids as it is adults. The Macaroni Pony, a favorite, is jalapeno cornbread topped with barbecue pulled pork, mac and cheese and pickles. It’s a messy meal that is thoroughly enjoyable at this melt shack in the Plaza District. 1630 N. Blackwelder Ave., Oklahoma City. www.themuleokc.com

Pork Ribs and Baked Beans

Wild Horse Mountain Bar-B-Que If you grew up in Sequoyah County, the name Wild Horse Mountain Bar-B-Que is synonymous with some of the best hickorysmoked barbecue you’ve ever eaten. There’s variety, to be sure, but don’t pass up the pork ribs with a side of baked beans, and gobble them up on the premises of this legendary Sallisaw dive off of I-40. It’s the best way to

India Palace

The place to go in Tulsa for authentic, hearty Indian food. 6963 S. Lewis Ave., Tulsa. www.theindiapalacetulsa.com

Café Kacao

The best breakfast around, with cuisine inspired by the owners’ Guatemalan heritage. 3325 N. Classen Blvd., Oklahoma City. www.cafekacao.com


Okie Baha

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take in all the photos of country music stars, who’ve waded in over its long years. South Highway 59, Sallisaw. 918.775.9960

Big Truck Tacos Both a food truck and brickand-mortar establishment, Big Truck Tacos serves giant flavors in small tortillas. The Okie Baha is filled with marinated and grilled tilapia and jicama-cabbage slaw – a great flavor that stays fresh, whether you have one or five. 530 NW 23rd St., Oklahoma City. www.bigtrucktacos.com

Restaurant at Gilcrease The restaurant, located at the historic museum just west of Tulsa’s downtown, serves lunch Tuesdays through Sundays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Buffalo burgers, fried goat cheese with lavender honey and shrimp ceviche with grilled cactus are standouts, as is the roast chicken with pesto. Juicy chicken features a crisp crust and flavorful sauce. It’s the perfect way to end – or begin – a journey through the museum’s storied halls. 1400 N. Gilcrease Museum Road, Tulsa. www. gilcrease.edu/ dine

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Roast Chicken With Pesto

Surf And Turf

Celebrity Restaurant Fillet, lobster tail, corn, baked potato – the Surf and Turf meal at Celebrity Restaurant is a feast. Enjoyed in the wellappointed dining room, where celebrities, sports heroes and politicians have rubbed elbows and dined, it’s an other-worldly experience. Be sure to precede the meal with Celebrity’s tableside Caesar salad. The establishment celebrated its 50th anniversary of serving customers, new and regulars, in 2013 – practice does, indeed, make perfect. 3109 S. Yale, Tulsa. www.celebritytulsa.com

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Sushi

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In The Raw As the name touts, sushi in its original form can be found at In The Raw, but so can creative rolls that cater to those looking for something outside the box. Traditional California rolls, tuna rolls and sashimi are all available at In The Raw’s four locations, as are specialty rolls named after the locales, such as the Brookside Roll, featuring tuna, crab and asparagus topped with eel. Four locations in Tulsa, Broken Arrow and Oklahoma City. www.intherawsushi.com

Palace Café Sure, Palace Café has luscious entrees. With everything from lobster ravioli to scallop linguini, rich flavors and upscale tastes permeate everything that comes from Chef James Shrader’s kitchen. But what Palace Café connoisseurs have discovered is that the restaurant is just as great a location to grab a drink and a snack. Order a specialty cocktail and peruse the bento menu. Order one, two or all six small dishes and share with friends. Braised short rib, seared tuna loin and mini turkey burgers all currently make an appearance on the bar menu. 1301 E. 15th St., Tulsa. www.palacetulsa.com

Broiled Fish

White River Fish Market It’s the place to go for fresh seafood in Tulsa. Located near the airport, White River benefits from its close proximity by receiving shipments flown in daily from all coastal areas. Customers can choose their seafood from a display case to be prepared in the kitchen. Fish fillets, shrimp and lobster are all popular, but the most impressive is the broiled fish dinners. Choose among orange roughy, rainbow trout, red snapper and flounder. Sides are superfluous but delicious. 1708 N. Sheridan, Tulsa. www. whiteriverfishmarket.com

Scratch Biscuit with Chorizo Gravy

Kitchen No. 324 A breakfast-and-lunch eatery that just recently began serving dinner, Kitchen No. 324 has perfected its breakfast and brunch offerings. Contributing editor Tara Malone says she always orders the biscuit with chorizo gravy at this downtown café, along with roasted potatoes and the stellar

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house-brewed coffee. “It’s absolutely heaven every time I eat it,” she says. “Even though it’s a rather elegant restaurant, the meal is diner-cheap, and it always hits the spot.” 324 N. Robinson, Oklahoma City. www. kitchen324.com

Kung Pao Pork Banh Mi Lone Wolf Banh Mi A food truck in Tulsa serving Vietnamese street fare? Sounded like a long shot, until Lone Wolf threw open its windows on a food truck and began dishing out amazing banh mi, kimchi fries and beignets. Today, it’s one of the most popular food trucks in Tulsa, and it’s the banh mi that keeps the lines long. The Kung Pao Pork version provides the perfect bite: The pork is sweet and spicy, while the pickled carrots and radishes provide a tang. Cucumber spears provide freshness, and the fresh-baked baguette delivers a nice chew. www.twitter.com/ lonewolfbanhmi

Pulled Pork Waffle Sandwich

Waffle Champion Waffle Champion started out as a food truck and is one of the earliest to establish a brickand-mortar restaurant based on its initial success. Being able to find the waffle-centric eatery is good news for fans who don’t have to go searching for the innovative concoctions. Chicken and waffles here are great, but branch out a bit and try the pulled pork, served on a waffle and topped with ancho barbecue sauce and maytag bleu cheese slaw. It’s a bite that satisfies all five tastes at once. 1212 N. Walker, Oklahoma City. www. wafflechampion.com

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Burgers

A patty for your thoughts.

The World Famous Meersburger

Meers Store & Restaurant Made with Longhorn beef, cooked and topped with American cheese, mustard, dill pickles, tomatoes, purple onions and lettuce, the burger is cut into quarters. It’s a big meal. Highway 115 and Northwest Meers Porter Hill Road, Meers. www.meersstore.com

Fat & Juicy

Fat Guy’s Burger Bar Cheese and butter are stuffed between two patties, then cooked on a grilltop. It’s hot and rich and most definitely juicy. No need to bother with all the toppings, but do order fries. 140 N. Greenwood; 7945 S. Memorial Dr., Tulsa. www.fatguysburgers.com

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Nic’s Grill It’s pretty straightforward at Nic’s, and that’s by design. A burger patty is griddled with onions and served on a bun with all the fixings. There’s also a daily special, but why wouldn’t you go for the burger? 1201 N. Pennsylvania Ave., Oklahoma City. 405.524.0999

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S&B’s Burger Joint The signature of S&B’s, American cheese, grilled onions and pickles make this an insta-classic. All burgers, including The Fatty, can be ordered as a slider or full size. Six locations in Oklahoma City, Norman and Lawton. www.sandbburgers.com

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The Legacy of Wrath HENRY FONDA AND JANE DARWELL STAR AS TOM JOAD AND HIS MOTHER IN THE 1940 FILM THE GRAPES OF WRATH, ADAPTED FROM THE JOHN STEINBECK NOVEL.

Seventy-five years after its publication, John Steinbeck’s The Grapes of Wrath continues to influence Oklahoma.

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By John Wooley


“You and me got sense. Them Okies got no sense and no feeling. They ain’t human. Human beings wouldn’t live the way they do. Human beings couldn’t stand to be so miserable. – Needles, Calif., service-station attendant (played by Robert Shaw) to his co-worker (Ben Hall) in the 1940 film The Grapes of Wrath. To her dying day, my mother could never understand the gravitational-like pull that John Steinbeck’s work exerted on me. As far as she was concerned, he’d taken the name “Okie,” promoted it into a grossly unfair label indicating people of low intelligence and lower class, and then almost personally slapped it on her back and the backs of those around her for the world to see and scorn. In a sense, she was right. The publication – released 75 years ago – and subsequent success of Steinbeck’s The Grapes of Wrath had shown, with relentless clarity, the horrible working and living conditions of the migrant farm workers and others who’d left the middle of America for California in the 1930s (while fiction, it was based on Steinbeck’s own observations). The popularization of “Okie” as a negative term became an unintended consequence of the novel’s runaway popularity.

Steinbeck, however, neither invented it nor made it a pejorative. That distinction goes to a California journalist who appropriated the word to describe a phenomenon he, like Steinbeck, witnessed first-hand. In an entry in the Oklahoma Historical Society’s online Encyclopedia of Oklahoma History and Culture, Carolyn G. Hanneman explains the origin of the label, noting, “In the early twentieth century people from Oklahoma were occasionally nicknamed ‘Okies,’ a special appellation that seemed a natural shortening of the state’s name.” Then, she adds: “In the 1930s, California newspaper reporter Ben Reddick wrote a series of articles on the movement of farm laborers into California and observed that many came in cars with tags from Oklahoma. Reddick seized the Oklahoma nickname and began to apply it to all migrants. Indeed, the term ‘Okie’ took on the same negativity as a racial or ethnic slur.” But it was certainly Steinbeck, a native Californian, and his hugely influential bestseller, that planted that slur in many minds. Okies – and, by inference, all Oklahomans – were uneducated, unwashed and unwanted, especially in California, where many of them ended up. Those migrants from the Midwest, following the timehonored American tradition of heading west for a better life, didn’t have a lot of choices. Their diaspora had its roots in the days just after World War I, when the joyous news of the armistice also signaled the end of some huge markets for crops and meat – both here and abroad – since there were no longer vast numbers of soldiers to be fed by their governments. The grinding down from a wartime to peacetime economy led to a couple

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of U.S. recessions over the next four years, and farmers found themselves going into debt in order to buy new equipment that would, theoretically, increase the yield of their land and keep their incomes from dropping too precipitously. Then came Oct. 29, 1929, and the stock market crash that echoed around the world. The Great Depression was on, and soon, in Oklahoma and its surrounding states, so were the drought and galeforce winds of the Dust Bowl. According to the National Endowment for the Arts’ Reader’s Guide for The Grapes of Wrath, when the westward migrations described in Steinbeck’s book began in earnest, “the Depression unemployment rate was pushing 30 percent, and California entrepreneurs were spreading rumors of better days to the west.” Unable to grow anything in the ravaged, windblown soil, those whose living came from agriculture – especially tenant farmers like Steinbeck’s Joads, who worked and lived on rented land – became incapable of paying their landlords, often resulting in the seizure of their homes and acreages. Even subsistence farmers were starving. My mother knew about all of this. Raised in northeastern Oklahoma in the ‘20s and early ‘30s, she and her siblings experienced the Dust Bowl and its privations personally. One of the stories she told concerned her Chelsea High School graduation ceremony in 1934. Like most teen girls of the time, my mother liked to dress sharply, but the only shoes she could afford for graduation were the cheapest the Sears, Roebuck & Co. catalog had to offer, and they were adorned with big buckles, which she thought looked hideous. So when the shoes arrived in the mail, she cut the buckles off and tried to make them look like they’d never had any at all. She said that her family, the Seelys, had been luckier than most, because her dad had a job running an oil lease. That meant he had a steady, if small, paycheck, which was something to be coveted during those Dust Bowl days. Every time the check arrived, he would go to town and buy staples like flour, sugar and lard – and always in duplicate. That was because their next-door neighbors were farmers, and, because of the adverse growing conditions, they couldn’t even raise enough crops to feed themselves. So he would always take them, as a gift, the same load of groceries that he’d bought for his family. This, of course, is pretty much what Ma Joad does at the makeshift migrant camp in Grapes, when she feeds as many of the starving kids as she can from the meager family stewpot. I used to try to explain that to my mom, to tell her that Steinbeck wasn’t making fun of Oklahomans but showing their character, their values and their determination to work for whatever they got, along with promoting the idea her own father had put into action: Families take care of other families, because we’re all one family. If she’d just look a little deeper, I’d say, she’d see how much the characters in The Grapes of Wrath were like our own people. She would not look deeper. She would not look at all. John Steinbeck had embarrassed her profoundly, and she would never forgive him. “I arise to say to you, my colleagues, and to every honest, square-minded reader in America, that the painting Steinbeck made in his book is a lie, a damnable lie, a black, infernal creation of a twisted, distorted mind. Though I regret that there is a mind in America such as his, let it be a matter of record for all the tenant farmers of America that I have denied this lie for them … “Some have said this book exposes a condition and a character of people, but the truth is this book exposes nothing but the total depravity, vulgarity and degraded mentality of the author.” – U.S. Rep. Lyle H. Boren, a democrat from Oklahoma, during the third session of the 76th U.S. Congress in 1940, as published in the Congressional Record

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Yes, there were many Oklahomans besides my mother who hated The Grapes of Wrath – or, at least, hated what they believed it stood for. Congressman Boren, father of University of Oklahoma President David Boren, was himself the son of a tenant farmer, so his vituperation had something to do with the fact that the book struck so close to home. Also – and this is often overlooked – by the time Grapes came out, the worst days of both the Great Depression and the Dust Bowl were over, and Oklahoma farming and ranching were both on the rebound. The conditions that formed the backdrop for Steinbeck’s novel – the same conditions that had driven his Joads and many thousands of real-life families westward – were rapidly becoming better, and some tried to act as if they’d never been as bad as they were. An editorial cartoon in the Sept. 25, 1941, Daily Oklahoman, for instance, depicted a huge mound of produce with an Oklahoma farmer sitting atop it – “jeering,” wrote Martin Shockley in the January 1944 issue of American Literature, “at a small and anguished Steinbeck holding a copy of The Grapes of Wrath.” The caption read, “Now eat every gol-durn word of it,” conveniently ignoring the fact that the Oklahoma soil from only a few years earlier – the time in which Grapes was set – hardly yielded such a rich bounty.


Still, some did note legitimate inaccuracies in the book. Shockley, in his article “The Reception of Grapes of Wrath in Oklahoma,” quoted several of these commentators, including Houston Ward, then the county agent for Sequoyah County. In a March 16, 1940, interview on Oklahoma City radio station WKY, Ward noted that people in his county were upset with the “obvious errors” in the book, including putting the Sequoyah County seat of Sallisaw “in the Dust Bowl region” (it was just far enough east to escape the designation); “having Grandpa Joad yearning for enough California grapes to squish all over his face when, in reality, Sallisaw is one of the greatest grape growing regions in the nation,” and “making the tractor as the cause of the farmers’ disposition when in reality there are only 40 tractors in all Sequoyah County.” Ward did add that these inaccuracies made Sequoyah Countians so upset that “they are inclined to overlook the moral lesson the book teaches,” making him one of the few public critics of the book’s accuracy to also acknowledge its value. Most, like Boren, did not. Others in the state focused their resentment and anger on the entire population of California. A piece from the April 26, 1940, edition of the Stillwater Gazette announced a new group called the Oklahoma’s California Heckler’s Club, organized by employees of Mid-Continent Petroleum Corporation in Tulsa. Creating the motto, “A heckle a day will keep a Californian at bay,” the members intended to “make California take back what she’s been dishing out” by adopting a program that, among other things, would “provide Chamber of Commerce publicity to all Californians who can read.” Californians, meanwhile, were not all that pleased with Steinbeck’s work, either. The characterization of the state’s major ranchers, farmers and canners as rapacious exploiters of the desperate Okies didn’t sit well with management, especially with BELOW: THE CAST OF THE FILM THE GRAPES OF the Associated Farmers of California, a powerful WRATH. LEFT: A MOVIE anti-union group that started up in 1934, at least POSTER FOR THE FILM. in part as a response to the rising tide of migrants. Incensed by the publication of Grapes, the members fought to have Steinbeck retract some of what he’d written. His refusals only angered them more; an idea of the intensity of their feelings against the writer can be seen in an excerpt from the novelist’s letter to his friend, Carlton A. Sheffield, on June 23, 1940. Referring to the Associated Farmers, Steinbeck wrote: “They can’t shoot me now because it would be too obvious and because I have placed certain informations (sic) in the hands of [FBI head] J. Edgar Hoover in case I take a nose dive. So I think I am personally safe enough except for automobile accidents etc. and rape and stuff like that (sic) so I am a little careful not to go anywhere alone nor to do anything without witnesses. Seems silly but I have been carefully instructed by people who know the ropes.” Both Oklahomans and Californians didn’t get any happier in March of 1940, when the movie version of The Grapes of Wrath hit America’s theater screens. There had been some public concern, especially from the Oklahoma Chamber of Commerce, that 20th Century-Fox wanted to film in Oklahoma, thereby adding insult to injury in some minds. In fact, it was mostly filmed in California, although a crew NOVEMBER 2014 | WWW.OKMAG.COM

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did surreptitiously sneak into the state – claiming to be connected with a picture called Route 66 – and spent a bit of time filming secondary footage along the highway. Very little of that made it into the movie, although the sharp-eyed viewer will spot a few Oklahoma road signs and, in a montage, the Beckham County Courthouse in Sayre. “I only knew that they had to wind up still moving on.” – Grapes of Wrath screenwriter Nunnally Johnson, interviewed by Tom Stempel in 1969 for a University of California oral history, on the ending he chose for the movie. Although they are separate entities with very different endings, it’s impossible to separate The Grapes of Wrath novel from the film, especially when it comes to the impact both have had on our state. Director John Ford won an Oscar for the picture, as did character actor Jane Darwell, who played Ma Joad; the film’s five other nominations included one for best picture, best lead actor (Henry Fonda as Tom Joad) and best screenplay, for Steinbeck’s friend Johnson. The movie is credited with inspiring Woody Guthrie to write his series of Dust Bowl ballads, including “Tom Joad,” which makes direct references to the Fonda character and his experiences. Much later, Bruce Springsteen – after hearing “Tom Joad,” reading Grapes and watching the movie – wrote “The Ghost of Tom Joad,” which became the title track of his Grammy Award-winning 1995 album. The synergy of book and movie doesn’t just motivate great musicians. Over the years, The Grapes of Wrath has continued to exert a profound influence not only on what Oklahoma and Oklahomans mean to the rest of the world, but on the way we in the state feel about ourselves. We’ve spent about three generations trying to come to terms with the word “Okie,” and many of us are still ambivalent about it, even though those who actually lived through the Dust Bowl make up an ever-dwindling demographic. “I think people view the word a little differently now,” says Karen Neurohr, an associate professor and librarian at Oklahoma State University in Stillwater. In 2007, during the Oklahoma Centennial, the OSU Library and Stillwater Public Library were the primary sponsors of a major event called The Big Read, joining with the National Endowment for the Arts to encourage people to read The Grapes of Wrath and attend public discussions and other events centered around the book. “What I see now in Oklahoma,” she adds, “is how the term ‘Okie’ is embraced and celebrated. It’s on t-shirts, it’s on coffee mugs, it’s something that people are proud of. But back then, the way the term was used was something that was troublesome.” Perhaps Dewey F. Bartlett helped change those perceptions. Beginning in 1968, our 19th governor made a heroic stab at turning a negative into a positive when he launched a campaign that embraced the word as an acronym for “Oklahoma, Key to Intelligence and Enterprise.” (According to historian Hanneman, the idea actually came from Robert L. Haught, press secretary to Henry Bellmon, whom Bartlett succeeded.) There were gold-colored lapel pins, contests and lots of speeches in which Bartlett would often apply other definitions to OKIE (Oklahoma: Key to Individual Enthusiasm, Key to International Energy, etc.). He designated celebrities like President Richard Nixon, Prince Charles and Andy Griffith honorary Okies. He even petitioned dictionary editors to adjust their definitions of the term. “The OKIE program brought national and international attention to the Sooner State,” wrote Hanneman, but it all screeched to a halt in 1970, when David Hall was elected Oklahoma governor. Because the new governor did not support the OKIE program, and there was some public opposition to the revival of the word,” Hanneman noted, “the public relations venture ended.”

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“A fourth of the respondents in a nationwide poll, when asked the first thing that came to mind when they heard the word ‘Oklahoma,’ said they thought of the Broadway musical of the same name... “By comparison, only 2 percent mentioned the John Steinbeck novel, “Grapes of Wrath,” or the Dust Bowl that inspired the book. That suggests the old Dust Bowl image of the state is disappearing. That’s good.” – Tulsa World editorial, Feb. 8, 2007 You have to wonder what the results would’ve been if Zogby International had taken its poll (commissioned, incidentally, by the Oklahoma Chamber of Commerce) only in our


A SCENE FROM THE FILM THE GRAPES OF WRATH.

state instead of nationally. The evaluations for Stillwater’s Big Read program, also from 2007, indicate that a lot more than two percent of Oklahoma’s people still live with the Dust Bowl and The Grapes of Wrath as a cultural memory, even if time has caused the negative images to loosen their hold. “Most of our participants were in the 55to-64-year-old range, and most of them had an advanced degree, and they read quite a bit,” says Neurohr. “Some of them did say they remembered how the word ‘Okie’ was used, in a derogatory way, and they still didn’t like the term. But we had a lot more people who weren’t bothered by it than were. “One person commented that in her house, the word ‘Okie’ was used for those who left,

and the people who stayed behind in Oklahoma you would never call ‘Okies.’ I thought that was interesting.” Of course, some of those who left eventually came back – but many did not. In another way, perhaps they’re still here, still the members of the one big family, the one big soul that underpins Steinbeck’s book. Back in 1998, the Red Dirt Rangers, that most Oklahoman of bands, played a job in Weedpatch, Calif., site of the government migrant camp where Steinbeck had begun his research for what would become The Grapes of Wrath. “They decided to have a festival there, and they called it Dust Bowl Days,” recalls Rangers vocalist and mandolinist John Cooper. “Of course, all the adults from that time were long dead, and their kids were in their 70s and 80s. But everyone dressed up in clothing from that era, and there were a couple of old jalopies and stuff like that around. “We played on a flatbed trailer for several hundred folks, and the first thing that struck me was when we looked out into the audience, and all those faces just looked – familiar. I thought, ‘Boy, I know these people.’ And it didn’t take long before they were asking, ‘Hey, do you know my cousin so-and-so in Watonga?’ “It was an easy camaraderie with that crowd,” he concludes. “Those were our people.” NOVEMBER 2014 | WWW.OKMAG.COM

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WORK AND PLAY

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Pets have never played a larger role in the family than they do today. Whether you own a pet or are thinking of adding one to your family, it’s best to be prepared with tips on how to provide the best life for your new friend. DAN EVANS (RIGHT) AND RETIRED K-9 OFFICER ROCKY TURNED A WORK RELATIONSHIP INTO A LASTING FRIENDSHIP.

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Before loading up your pet for a trip to the vet, brush up on these dos and don’ts every pet owner should know. Whether it’s for a checkup or illness, Melissa Montgomery, an animal nurse and trainer with Animal Medical and Surgical Hospital in Tulsa, shares her tips for the best experience at the vet. Safety being the highest concern, Montgomery recommends that every animal be on a leash or crated. “You just don’t know how your pet will react with the other animals, people or the activities in the office,” explains Montgomery. “It creates a much better atmosphere and makes the experience much more pleasurable for the animals and owners.” Even though it might seem easier to carry your cat or other small pet, crates can help small animals feel

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Nine-year-old German shepherd Rocky has been at owner Dan Evans’ side through work and play. Evans is a K-9 handler for the Oklahoma City Police Department, and when Rocky needed to retire for health purposes, Evans adopted his loyal friend. “He’s still very hyper. He likes to play all the time, and any time you go in the back yard, he thinks you’re there to play, even if you just want to mow the grass. He’s starting to show his age a little bit, but I still have to mow around him in the yard,” Evans says. When he was working, Rocky helped Evans take down suspects in major criminal cases. He apprehended a murder suspect as his last act on the job. “The K-9 unit really piqued my interest because I feel like I can serve better on that side,” Evans says. “It’s very satisfying to catch someone who is victimizing others, and once a suspect is caught, it’s also more satisfying because of the bond and trust you develop with your dog.” When the F-5 tornado hit Moore in 2013, Evans and his family briefly lost Rocky. “I took Rocky to my parents house so he’d have somewhere safe, because I had my next police dog by this point, and he had to stay with me; and then their house took a direct hit. When I first got to the house I saw him, and I was glad, but I was focused on digging my parents out. Then he was gone by the time I went to look for him,” Evans recalls. Fortunately, the family got word out to friends and posted pictures of Rocky on social media. He was recognized, finally, in Norman a few days later and returned to his family. “It was a pretty emotional couple of days,” Evans says. Married with four children, he says the whole family is very attached to Rocky: “For the kids, he’s basically a big brother.” – Megan Morgan

safe and secure. “If we had a hamster and cat not crated, it could turn into a real circus,” explains Montgomery. Always respect an animal’s space, she cautions. “Usually, it’s better to let an animal approach you,” says Montgomery. “Be sure to always ask the owner first” if it’s okay to pet the animal. Going to the vet is a good thing, so remember to make it a positive experience. “Animals feed off your emotion, so keep it light,” encourages Montgomery. “If you are anxious, try to calm yourself down. Bring treats and toys with you. Make frequent trips to your vet office even if it’s just to say hi.” – Lindsay Cuomo


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When the Mia Foundation – a rescue organization in in Rochester, N.Y., that finds homes for animals born with birth defects – posted a photo of a boxer/bull mastiff puppy, Jennifer Earnhardt fell in love instantly. “It was like I was struck by lightning. I just knew I had to have him – his little button nose and his lip…I was just done,” Earnhardt recalls. The puppy was Marvin, and he was born with a cleft lip and cleft palate. Marvin was rescued by the foundation, and although most puppies with cleft palates do not survive because they can’t nurse, Marvin was tube-fed, and he thrived. “The only difference with him now is that I keep his bowls elevated so it’s easier for him to eat and drink. But other than that, he is a completely normal and healthy dog,” Earnhardt says. “Sometimes people look at him, and they know something is different and they can’t quite figure it out, so I just tell them he was born with a cleft. Most people don’t realize that can happen to dogs.” Earnhardt describes Marvin, now just over a year old, as a total clown. “He is rambunctious and energetic and has never known a stranger,” she says. Because of his energy, Earnhardt enrolled Marvin in obedience classes, but the duo actually failed – twice. “The instructors said we failed because of me, being too anxious,” she recalls. “But everyone gets a kick out of the fact that we’ve failed obedience class.” On a recent trip up north, Marvin met his parents and their owners, as well as one of his sisters, also born with a cleft lip and palate. “His sister acted just like him; it was pretty funny,” she says. Earnhardt can’t imagine life without him today. “He’s changed my life so much,” she says. “I was going through a kind of a dark period at the time [Marvin was adopted], and I knew I wanted to rescue a dog, but the right one hadn’t come along yet. When Marvin came, it was like a God thing.” –Megan Morgan

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The Barkett Law Firm: Fighting for Oklahoma People and Businesses A native Oklahoman, Michael Barkett has over 20 years experience representing Oklahoma people and businesses. Mr. Barkett has extensive jury trial experience and, most importantly, a long history of winning results for his clients. Mr. Barkett, along with the other experienced attorneys at The Barkett Law firm, are ready to fight tirelessly for you, your family or your business to obtain justice. There is no case too big or too small. The Barkett Law firm represents people and businesses from all across the State of Oklahoma. Call us today for a free consultation.

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WHITE & WEDDLE, PC WE PROTECT PEOPLE BECAUSE MOST INSURANCE COMPANIES AND CORPORATIONS DON’T 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 first appearance for Charles C. Weddle III, who was previously a Rising Stars honoree for six years. The partners lead their team of lawyers, paralegals, assistants and trusted consultants in working tirelessly to achieve justice for their clients. White & Weddle works on a contingent-fee basis. Many insurance companies deny valid claims because they believe money and power set them above the law. Most people cannot afford the $300-plus per hour (most) lawyers may charge. Our attorneys only get paid when our clients have seen justice done. White & Weddle represents the largest teachers’ union in Oklahoma. The firm also has won eightfigure verdicts and settlements in its civil practice. The firm 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,” White says. “We use computer software, animations and simulations to tell a client’s story more effectively than just mere words.” The firm also stages mock trials when the case demands it to improve preparation, receive critical feedback and put clients at ease prior to the actual trial. “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 caused 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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OKLAHOMA THE TOP 50 An alphabetical listing of the lawyers who ranked top of the list in the 2014 Oklahoma Super Lawyers nomination, research and blue ribbon review process

Abowitz, Murray E., Abowitz Timberlake Dahnke & Gisinger, Oklahoma City

Gungoll, Bradley A., Gungoll Jackson Box & Devoll, Oklahoma City

Plumb, Charles S., McAfee & Taft, Tulsa

Hampton, Joe M., Corbyn Hampton, Oklahoma City

Sherwood, Ted, Sherwood McCormick & Robert, Tulsa

Hermes, John N., McAfee & Taft, Oklahoma City Kenney, John A., McAfee & Taft, Oklahoma City LaBrie, Michael J., McAfee & Taft, Oklahoma City Leach, William S., McAfee & Taft, Tulsa Martin, Linda Crook, Doerner Saunders Daniel & Anderson, Tulsa McClintock, Michael D., McAfee & Taft, Oklahoma City

Arnold, Shawn E., Lytle Soule & Curlee, Oklahoma City

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

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

Meyers, D. Kent, Crowe & Dunlevy, Oklahoma City

Barghols, Steven L., GableGotwals, Oklahoma City Bialick, Mark E., Durbin Larimore & Bialick, Oklahoma City Bryant, David L., GableGotwals, Tulsa Burrage, Michael, Whitten Burrage, Oklahoma City Christiansen, Mark D., McAfee & Taft, Oklahoma City

Morse, Judy Hamilton, Crowe & Dunlevy, Oklahoma City

Daniel, Sam P., Doerner Saunders Daniel & Anderson, Tulsa Donchin, David B., Durbin Larimore & Bialick, Oklahoma City Durbin, II, Gerald E., Durbin Larimore & Bialick, Oklahoma City Farris, Joseph R., Franden | Woodard | Farris | Quillin + Goodnight, Tulsa Fisher, Eric S., Crowe & Dunlevy, Oklahoma City Free, Jr., Phillip L., Hall Estill Hardwick Gable Golden & Nelson, Oklahoma City Fulkerson, Sam R., McAfee & Taft, Oklahoma City

Swinson, Sidney K., GableGotwals, Tulsa Tucker, John H., Rhodes Hieronymus Jones Tucker & Gable, Tulsa Turner, W. Kirk, Newton O’Connor Turner & Ketchum, Tulsa Whatley, Nathan L., McAfee & Taft, Oklahoma City Wilson, Ryan S., Hartzog Conger Cason & Neville, Oklahoma City Wohlgemuth, Joel L., Norman Wohlgemuth Chandler & Jeter, Tulsa Wolfe, Thomas G., Phillips Murrah, Oklahoma City Woodard, III, John R., Franden | Woodard | Farris | Quillin + Goodnight, Tulsa

Ottaway, Larry D., Foliart Huff Ottaway & Bottom, Oklahoma City

Court, Leonard, Crowe & Dunlevy, Oklahoma City

Dace, Robert W., McAfee & Taft, Oklahoma City

Smallwood, Allen M., Attorney at Law, Tulsa

O’Connor, William W., Newton O’Connor Turner & Ketchum, Tulsa

Corbyn, Jr., George S., Corbyn Hampton, Oklahoma City

Cremin, J. Patrick, Hall Estill Hardwick Gable Golden & Nelson, Tulsa

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

Neville, Jr., Drew, Hartzog Conger Cason & Neville, Oklahoma City

Cooper, Mary Quinn, McAfee & Taft, Tulsa

Craige, Mark A., Crowe & Dunlevy, Tulsa

Richards, Phil R., Richards & Connor, Tulsa

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ABOWITZ, MURRAY E. Abowitz Timberlake Dahnke & Gisinger, Oklahoma City

FARRIS, JOSEPH R. • Ranked Number Two • Franden | Woodard | Farris | Quillin + Goodnight, Tulsa

BIALICK, MARK E. Durbin Larimore & Bialick, Oklahoma City

HERMES, JOHN N. McAfee & Taft, Oklahoma City

BURRAGE, MICHAEL Whitten Burrage, Oklahoma City

KENNEY, JOHN A. • Ranked Number Three • McAfee & Taft, Oklahoma City

CORBYN, JR., GEORGE S. Corbyn Hampton, Oklahoma City DONCHIN, DAVID B. Durbin Larimore & Bialick, Oklahoma City

NEVILLE, JR., DREW • Ranked Number One • Hartzog Conger Cason & Neville, Oklahoma City WOHLGEMUTH, JOEL L. Norman Wohlgemuth Chandler & Jeter, Tulsa

Geister III, Charles E., Hartzog Conger Cason & Neville, Oklahoma City Gordon, Kevin D., Crowe & Dunlevy, Oklahoma City

OKLAHOMA THE TOP 25 WOMEN An alphabetical listing of the women lawyers who ranked top of the list in the 2014 Oklahoma Super Lawyers nomination, research and blue ribbon review process

Ables, J. Angela, Kerr Irvine Rhodes & Ables, Oklahoma City Aspan, Molly A., Hall Estill Hardwick Gable Golden & Nelson, Tulsa

Mathis, Rachel C., Smakal Munn & Mathis, Tulsa McConnell-Corbyn, Laura, Hartzog Conger Cason & Neville, Oklahoma City Morse, Judy Hamilton, Crowe & Dunlevy, Oklahoma City

Berry, Jennifer L., Crowe & Dunlevy, Oklahoma City

Neal, Kathy R., McAfee & Taft, Tulsa

Brightmire, Kristen L., Doerner Saunders Daniel & Anderson, Tulsa

Robertson, Moura A.J., Robertson Cornell, Tulsa

Buchan, Sarah, Franden | Woodard | Farris | Quillin + Goodnight, Tulsa

Rother, Timila S., Crowe & Dunlevy, Oklahoma City

Rogers, Patricia A., McAfee & Taft, Oklahoma City

Burkett, Teresa Meinders, Conner & Winters, Tulsa

Scoggins, Linda G., Doerner Saunders Daniel & Anderson, Oklahoma City

Cooper, Mary Quinn, McAfee & Taft, Tulsa

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

Deligans, Julianna P., Hall Estill Hardwick Gable Golden & Nelson, Oklahoma City

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

Donovan, Erin, Erin Donovan & Associates, Tulsa

Tyrrell, Elizabeth D., McAfee & Taft, Oklahoma City

Fischer, Amy Sherry, Foliart Huff Ottaway & Bottom, Oklahoma City

Warmington, Courtney K., Crowe & Dunlevy, Oklahoma City

Gillett, Sarah Jane, Hall Estill Hardwick Gable Golden & Nelson, Tulsa

Whiting-Ralston, Sharolyn C., McAfee & Taft, Tulsa

Martin, Linda Crook, Doerner Saunders Daniel & Anderson, Tulsa

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JONATHAN D. ECHOLS**

BENJAMIN P. SISNEY

AMY L. HOWE**

LINDSEY W. ANDREWS

DAVID W. ECHOLS* M. EILEEN ECHOLS*

*CHOSEN TO 2014 SUPER LAWYERS **CHOSEN TO 2014 RISING STARS

A CONTESTED AND COMPLEX FAMILY LAW FIRM For more than three decades, Echols & Associates has been providing legal advice and representation to clients in contested and complex family law cases in the valuation and division of marital estates, determination of marital and separate property, business valuations, requests for and defense of requests for support alimony, contested child custody and visitation and support, as well as jurisdictional disputes, including international law issues, paternity, guardianship, probate and domestic violence. The firm’s outstanding work has been recognized for many years by Martindale-Hubbell®’s Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers, peer rated for both legal ability and adherence to the highest professional standards. The firm was selected as The Best of the Best in 2012, 2013 and 2014 by readers of Oklahoma Magazine. “We have dedicated ourselves to helping our clients find their future, while honoring their past, through compassionate, knowledgeable and experienced representation in the family courts of Oklahoma,” explains M. Eileen Echols, the firm’s managing attorney and senior litigator. With offices in Oklahoma City, the firm’s seven attorneys provide representation to clients throughout the Oklahoma City metro area and across the state of Oklahoma. “Our attorneys take a unique team approach to the practice of law by working together on cases,” says senior attorney David Echols. “Clients look to our firm for unparalleled quality as well as the personalized attention needed for domestic cases.” This year, the firm celebrates the selection of M. Eileen Echols and David W. Echols to the Oklahoma Super Lawyers list and Jonathan D. Echols and Amy L. Howe to the Oklahoma Rising Stars list.

M. Eileen Echols is a former family law judge, twice named “Outstanding Family Law Judge” for the state of Oklahoma by the Oklahoma Bar Association’s family law section. She is a former adjunct law professor and is a frequent lecturer on the topic of family law. David W. Echols is a fellow in the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers and has been an AV-rated attorney by Martindale-Hubbell for more than 20 years. Along with Eileen, he has been selected to the Super Lawyers list multiple times and has been Chair of the Oklahoma Bar Association’s Family Law Section. He is an adjunct law professor and frequently lectures on the topic of family law to Oklahoma lawyers. Jonathan D. Echols graduated first in his law school class at OCU. He has been selected to the Rising Stars list since 2011 and, along with the other lawyers of Echols & Associates, concentrates his practice on contested, complex family law issues. Amy L. Howe has been selected by her peers to the Rising Stars list since 2013. In 2014, she was named to The National Trial Lawyers “Top 40 Under 40,” and the National Academy of Family Law Attorneys “Top 10 Under 40.” She also focuses her practice on contested, complex family law issues. Completing the team are these distinguished attorneys: Lindsey W. Andrews, recipient of the 2013 The Journal Record Leadership in Law Award from the Oklahoma County Bar Association. Benjamin P. Sisney who, prior to joining the firm, clerked for United States District Judge Gregory K. Frizzell in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Ashley D. Rahill (not pictured) is the newest attorney to join our firm. She was a recipient of the Oklahoma Bar Association’s President’s Award in 2012, and graduated from the OBA’s Leadership Academy in 2014.

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PRACTICE AREA INDEX Administrative Law .........................................S-8 Alternative Dispute Resolution ......................S-8 Antitrust Litigation ..........................................S-8 Appellate .........................................................S-8 Aviation & Aerospace ......................................S-8 Banking............................................................S-8 Bankruptcy: Business ......................................S-8 Business Litigation ..........................................S-8 Business/Corporate .......................................S-12 Civil Litigation: Defense .................................S-14 Civil Rights ......................................................S-14 Class Action/Mass Torts ................................S-15 Closely Held Business ....................................S-15 Construction Litigation ..................................S-15 Consumer Law................................................S-15 Creditor Debtor Rights ...................................S-15 Criminal Defense ............................................S-15 Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI...........................S-15 Employee Benefits..........................................S-15 Employment & Labor .....................................S-16 Employment Litigation: Defense ...................S-16 Employment Litigation: Plaintiff ...................S-16 Energy & Natural Resources ..........................S-16 Environmental ................................................S-17 Environmental Litigation ...............................S-17 Estate & Trust Litigation ................................S-17 Estate Planning & Probate ............................S-17 Family Law......................................................S-17 General Litigation...........................................S-17 Government Finance ..................................... S-18 Health Care.................................................... S-18 Immigration ................................................... S-18 Insurance Coverage....................................... S-18 Intellectual Property ..................................... S-18 Intellectual Property Litigation..................... S-18 Media & Advertising ...................................... S-18 Mergers & Acquisitions ................................. S-18 Native American Law .....................................S-19 Personal Injury General: Defense ..................S-19 Personal Injury General: Plaintiff...................S-19 Personal Injury Medical Malpractice: Defense .......................................................S-20 Personal Injury Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff........................................................S-20 Personal Injury Products: Defense ...............S-20 Personal Injury Products: Plaintiff ................S-20 Professional Liability: Defense .....................S-20 Professional Liability: Plaintiff ......................S-20 Real Estate ....................................................S-20 Securities & Corporate Finance ....................S-20 Securities Litigation.......................................S-20 State, Local & Municipal ...............................S-20 Tax..................................................................S-20 Transportation/Maritime ..............................S-20 Utilities ...........................................................S-20

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ADMINISTRATIVE LAW Slater, Lee, Lee Slater, Oklahoma City, 405-608-0914 Turpen, Michael C., Riggs Abney Neal Turpen Orbison & Lewis, Oklahoma City, 405-843-9909

ALTERNATIVE DISPUTE RESOLUTION Barghols, Steven L., GableGotwals, Oklahoma City, 405-235-5500 Pg. S-6 Dexter, Deirdre O., Deirdre Dexter, Sand Springs, 918-607-2766 Gassaway, Kevin T., Gassaway Law Firm, Tulsa, 918-592-6800 Paulk, Joseph H., Dispute Resolution Consultants, Tulsa, 918-382-0300 Rothman, John D., Dispute Resolution Consultants, Tulsa, 918-382-0300 Spears, Larry M., Larry M. Spears Law Office, Oklahoma City, 405-235-5605

ANTITRUST LITIGATION Meyers, D. Kent, Crowe & Dunlevy, Oklahoma City, 405-235-7729 Pg. S-6 Tolbert, Mary H., Crowe & Dunlevy, Oklahoma City, 405-235-7700

APPELLATE Brightmire, Jon E., Doerner Saunders Daniel & Anderson, Tulsa, 918-591-5258 Ellis, Jr., Harvey D., Crowe & Dunlevy, Oklahoma City, 405-235-7743 Ford, Richard C., Crowe & Dunlevy, Oklahoma City, 405-235-7749 Medina, J. Michael, Frederic Dorwart, Tulsa, 918-583-9922 Muchmore, Clyde A., Crowe & Dunlevy, Oklahoma City, 405-235-7734 Roberts, Barry K., Attorney at Law, Norman, 405-329-1974

AVIATION & AEROSPACE Kalsu, J. Robert, Crowe & Dunlevy, Oklahoma City, 405-239-6622

BANKING Betow, Gary L., Conner & Winters, Tulsa, 918-586-5714 Blaney, Kevin, Blaney & Tweedy, Oklahoma City, 405-235-8445 Bruening, Brandee, Crowe & Dunlevy, Oklahoma City, 405-235-7739 Bryant, Gary A., Crowe & Dunlevy, Oklahoma City, 405-239-6658 Clayman, John D., Frederic Dorwart, Tulsa, 918-583-9922 Luttrell, III, Robert T., McAfee & Taft, Oklahoma City, 405-552-2291 McSpadden, Gary R., Crowe & Dunlevy, Tulsa, 918-592-9868 McVay, Jr., Melvin R., Phillips Murrah, Oklahoma City, 405-552-2446 Phansalkar, Kiran A., Conner & Winters, Oklahoma City, 405-272-5711 Skeith, Robert P., Wilkin McMurray, Tulsa, 918-582-7100

BANKRUPTCY: BUSINESS Bratton II, Sam G., Doerner Saunders Daniel & Anderson, Tulsa, 918-591-5215 Bugg, Steven W., McAfee & Taft, Oklahoma City, 405-552-2216 Craige, Mark A., Crowe & Dunlevy, Tulsa, 918-592-9878 Pg. S-6 Creekmore III, Thomas A., Hall Estill Hardwick Gable Golden & Nelson, Tulsa, 918-594-0467 Elliott, Stephen W., Phillips Murrah, Oklahoma City, 405-606-4728 Finlayson, Mac D., Eller & Detrich, Tulsa, 918-747-8900 Gooding, O. Clifton, The Gooding Law Firm, Oklahoma City, 405-948-1978 Gould, Douglas N., Douglas N. Gould, Oklahoma City, 405-286-3338 Hall, Joel C., Mulinix Ogden Hall & Ludlam, Oklahoma City, 405-232-3800 Jones, Doneen Douglas, Fellers Snider Blankenship Bailey & Tippens, Oklahoma City, 405-232-0621 Kirtley, Scott P., Riggs Abney Neal Turpen Orbison & Lewis, Tulsa, 918-587-3161 Kline, Timothy D., Phillips Murrah, Oklahoma City, 405-235-4100 McDonald, Gary M., McDonald McCann Metcalf & Carwile, Tulsa, 918-430-3701 Moriarty, Stephen J., Fellers Snider Blankenship Bailey & Tippens, Oklahoma City, 405-232-0621 Plourde, Ross A., McAfee & Taft, Oklahoma City, 405-552-2277 Soule, Steven W., Hall Estill Hardwick Gable Golden & Nelson, Tulsa, 918-594-0400 Swinson, Sidney K., GableGotwals, Tulsa, 918-595-4800 Pg. S-6 Tomlins, Neal, Tomlins & Peters, Tulsa, 918-949-4411 Trump, Timothy T., Conner & Winters, Tulsa, 918-586-8513 Tubb, Jerry, Fuller Tubb Bickford & Krahl, Oklahoma City, 405-235-2575 Turner, Andrew R., Conner & Winters, Tulsa, 918-586-8972

BUSINESS LITIGATION Askew, Thomas M., Riggs Abney Neal Turpen Orbison & Lewis, Tulsa, 918-587-3161 Ball, Larry G., Hall Estill Hardwick Gable Golden & Nelson, Oklahoma City, 405-553-2828 Balman, Steven K., Franden | Woodard | Farris | Quillin + Goodnight, Tulsa, 918-583-7129 Bartz, Robert J., Barber & Bartz, Tulsa, 918-599-7755 Bickford, Warren F., Fellers Snider Blankenship Bailey & Tippens, Oklahoma City, 405-232-0621 Bocock, Joseph H., McAfee & Taft, Oklahoma City, 405-552-2256 Bogan, Tadd J.P., Jones Gotcher & Bogan, Tulsa, 918-581-8200 Bridger-Riley, N. Kay, Bridger-Riley & Associates, Tulsa, 918-492-9690 Bryant, David L., GableGotwals, Tulsa, 918-595-4800 Pg. S-6 Calvert, Randall K., Calvert Law Firm, Oklahoma City, 405-848-5000 Campbell, Allen, Kirk & Chaney, Oklahoma City, 405-235-1333 Carter, Lewis N., Doerner Saunders Daniel & Anderson, Tulsa, 918-591-5253 Carwile, John J., McDonald McCann Metcalf & Carwile, Tulsa, 918-430-3712 Chaney, James M., Kirk & Chaney, Oklahoma City, 405-235-1333 Cheek, David A., Cheek & Falcone, Oklahoma City, 405-286-9574 Clark, Guy, Northcutt Clark Gardner Hron & Brune, Ponca City, 580-762-1655 Cooper, Casey, Hall Estill Hardwick Gable Golden & Nelson, Tulsa, 918-594-0832 Corbyn, Jr., George S., Corbyn Hampton, Oklahoma City, 405-239-7055 Pg. S-6 Crapster, Gary C., Steidley & Neal, Tulsa, 918-513-3521 Dahnke, George W., Abowitz Timberlake Dahnke & Gisinger, Oklahoma City, 405-236-4645 CONTINUED ON PAGE S-10

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Dailey, Erin K., GableGotwals, Tulsa, 918-595-4800 Davies, Shannon F., Lester Loving & Davies, Edmond, 405-844-9900 Davis, Bret D., Lamun Mock Cunnyngham & Davis, Oklahoma City, 405-840-5900 DeMoss, Renee, GableGotwals, Tulsa, 918-595-4800 DeMuro, Paul, Frederic Dorwart, Tulsa, 918-583-9957 Dunagan, Sidney G., GableGotwals, Oklahoma City, 405-235-5503 Edwards, Joe E., Crowe & Dunlevy, Oklahoma City, 405-239-5414 Elder, David A., Hartzog Conger Cason & Neville, Oklahoma City, 405-235-7000 Esmond, Michael, Moyers Martin, Tulsa, 918-582-5281 Ferguson, Tom Q., Doerner Saunders Daniel & Anderson, Tulsa, 918-591-5308 Fitzgerald, Craig A., GableGotwals, Tulsa, 918-595-4800 Fogleman, Amelia A., GableGotwals, Tulsa, 918-595-4800 Geister III, Charles E., Hartzog Conger Cason & Neville, Oklahoma City, 405-235-7000 Pg. S-6 Giddens, Jared D., Conner & Winters, Oklahoma City, 405-272-5721 Gillett, Sarah Jane, Hall Estill Hardwick Gable Golden & Nelson, Tulsa, 918-594-0439 Pg. S-6 Goodman, Jimmy K., Crowe & Dunlevy, Oklahoma City, 405-235-7717 Grimm, William R., Barrow & Grimm, Tulsa, 918-584-1600 Hampton, Joe M., Corbyn Hampton, Oklahoma City, 405-239-7055 Pg. S-6 Haupt, Robert J., National Litigation Law Group, Oklahoma City, 405-835-6250 Heatly, John B., Fellers Snider Blankenship Bailey & Tippens, Oklahoma City, 405-232-0621 Helton, Scott R., Pray Walker, Tulsa, 918-581-5526 Hermes, John N., McAfee & Taft, Oklahoma City, 405-552-2258 Pg. S-6

Herrold, David H., Doerner Saunders Daniel & Anderson, Tulsa, 918-591-5250 Herrold, Jack N., Herrold & Associates, Tulsa, 918-392-9797 Hicks, James R., Barrow & Grimm, Tulsa, 918-584-1600 Hilsher, Gerald L., McAfee & Taft, Tulsa, 918-574-3036 Hix, Richard P., McAfee & Taft, Tulsa, 918-574-3016 Hoch III, William H., Crowe & Dunlevy, Oklahoma City, 405-239-6692 Holladay, Don G., Holladay & Chilton, Oklahoma City, 405-236-2343 Howard, Oliver S., GableGotwals, Tulsa, 918-595-4826 Hunsinger, II, Rodney K., McAfee & Taft, Oklahoma City, 405-552-2275 Imel, John M., Moyers Martin, Tulsa, 918-582-5281 Jackson, Gerald L., Crowe & Dunlevy, Tulsa, 918-592-9839 Jeter, Jo Lynn, Norman Wohlgemuth Chandler & Jeter, Tulsa, 918-732-1131 Johnson, Brent M., Fellers Snider Blankenship Bailey & Tippens, Oklahoma City, 405-232-0621 Johnson, William A., Hartzog Conger Cason & Neville, Oklahoma City, 405-235-7000 Keglovits, David E., GableGotwals, Tulsa, 918-595-4827 Kincaid, James L., Crowe & Dunlevy, Tulsa, 918-592-9807 King, Bryan N. B., Fellers Snider Blankenship Bailey & Tippens, Oklahoma City, 405-232-0621 King, Michael J., Winters & King, Tulsa, 918-494-6868 Kirk, James A., Kirk & Chaney, Oklahoma City, 405-235-1333 Ladner, Thomas M., Ladner Little & Eldredge, Tulsa, 918-582-3032 Leach, William S., McAfee & Taft, Tulsa, 918-574-3063 Pg. S-6 Leffel, Lance E., Fellers Snider Blankenship Bailey & Tippens, Oklahoma City, 405-232-0621 Leibrock, Fred A., Phillips Murrah, Oklahoma City, 405-235-4100

Lewis, G. Michael, Doerner Saunders Daniel & Anderson, Tulsa, 918-591-5314 Love, III, R. Richard, Conner & Winters, Tulsa, 918-586-5711 Luthey, Jr., Graydon D., GableGotwals, Tulsa, 918-595-4800 Lynch, Leslie L., GableGotwals, Oklahoma City, 405-235-5500 Maye, Jr., Kieran D., Miller Dollarhide, Oklahoma City, 405-236-8541 McCampbell, Robert G., Fellers Snider Blankenship Bailey & Tippens, Oklahoma City, 405-232-0621 McCann, James P., McDonald McCann Metcalf & Carwile, Tulsa, 918-430-3702 McClintock, Michael D., McAfee & Taft, Oklahoma City, 405-552-2213 Pg. S-6 McPhail, Mark R., Spradling Kennedy & McPhail, Oklahoma City, 405-418-2700 Morgan, Victor E., Crowe & Dunlevy, Tulsa, 918-592-9865 Morgan III, Mack J., Crowe & Dunlevy, Oklahoma City, 405-235-7727 Morse, Judy Hamilton, Crowe & Dunlevy, Oklahoma City, 405-235-7759 Pg. S-6 Mulinix, Russell L., Mulinix Ogden Hall & Ludlam, Oklahoma City, 405-232-3800 Mullins, M. Richard, McAfee & Taft, Oklahoma City, 405-552-2263 Murphy, Brooke S., Crowe & Dunlevy, Oklahoma City, 405-235-7735 Nelson, Todd A., Fellers Snider Blankenship Bailey & Tippens, Tulsa, 918-599-0621 Nowlin, Bryan J., Hall Estill Hardwick Gable Golden & Nelson, Tulsa, 918-594-0602 O’Connor, Patrick D., Moyers Martin, Tulsa, 918-582-5281 O’Connor, William W., Newton O’Connor Turner & Ketchum, Tulsa, 918-587-0101 Pg. S-6 CONTINUED ON PAGE S-12

CHRISTOPHER L. CAMP Small-Firm Attention. Big-Firm Results. Whether filing or defending a lawsuit, doing battle in the courtroom or conference room, your rights are in experienced hands at Camp Law. Attorney Christopher Camp, who founded the practice in 2012, boasts 15 years of legal accomplishments, including many high-profile cases that garnered media attention and set case precedent for future litigants. Practice areas include business and commercial litigation, civil rights, employment law, insurance defense, municipal law and complex civil and appellate litigation. Camp has built a stellar reputation for his meticulous preparation and outstanding trial skills. His unique perspective—developed through successfully representing both plaintiffs and defendants of all sizes and backgrounds—gives Camp the advantage in counseling clients, offering real solutions and fighting for justice.

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Ogden, Richard C., Mulinix Ogden Hall & Ludlam, Oklahoma City, 405-232-3800 Perri, Michael R., Phillips Murrah, Oklahoma City, 405-552-2490 Pierce, Amy J., Corbyn Hampton, Oklahoma City, 405-239-7055 Pinkerton, Laurence L., Pinkerton Law, Tulsa, 918-921-1058 Pomeroy, David, Andrews Davis, Oklahoma City, 405-235-8721 Powell, Cori D., Barrow & Grimm, Tulsa, 918-584-1600 Propester, Richard P., Crowe & Dunlevy, Oklahoma City, 405-235-7784 Ramsey, Mark H., Taylor Foster Mallett Downs Ramsey & Russell, Claremore, 918-343-4100 Reed, James M., Hall Estill Hardwick Gable Golden & Nelson, Tulsa, 918-594-0462 Ricketts, Ronald N., GableGotwals, Tulsa, 918-595-4842 Robertson, Rob F., GableGotwals, Oklahoma City, 405-235-5500 Robison, Reid E., McAfee & Taft, Oklahoma City, 405-235-9621 Rosell, Armando J., Mulinix Ogden Hall & Ludlam, Oklahoma City, 405-232-3800 Pg. S-21 Rowland, Scott R., GableGotwals, Tulsa, 918-595-4862 Rusher, James W., Albright Rusher & Hardcastle, Tulsa, 918-583-5800 Russell, John D., Fellers Snider Blankenship Bailey & Tippens, Tulsa, 918-599-0621 Ryan, Patrick M., Ryan Whaley Coldiron Shandy, Oklahoma City, 405-239-6040 Sartin, Robert B., Barrow & Grimm, Tulsa, 918-584-1600 Schmidt, Arthur W., Mahaffey & Gore, Oklahoma City, 405-236-0478 Schwabe, III, G. Blaine, GableGotwals, Oklahoma City, 405-235-5500

Shinn Jr., Ronald T., McAfee & Taft, Oklahoma City, 405-552-2323 Silvestri, Lisa T., GableGotwals, Tulsa, 918-595-4800 Smith, Spencer F., McAfee & Taft, Oklahoma City, 405-235-9621 Stakem, Ronald E., Clark Stakem Wood & Patten, Oklahoma City, 405-232-4271 Standard, Matthew L., Kirk & Chaney, Oklahoma City, 405-235-1333 Stanford, Ainslie, Crooks Stanford, Edmond, 405-285-8588 Steiner, Geren T., Crowe & Dunlevy, Oklahoma City, 405-239-6687 Sturdivant, James M., GableGotwals, Tulsa, 918-595-4846 Taylor, Todd, Taylor & Strubhar, Oklahoma City, 405-470-6649 Pg. S-21 Thompson, John M., Crowe & Dunlevy, Oklahoma City, 405-235-7774 Tippens, Terry W., Fellers Snider Blankenship Bailey & Tippens, Oklahoma City, 405-232-0621 Todd, Jeff L., McAfee & Taft, Oklahoma City, 405-552-2269 Tomlinson, Robert D., Tomlinson Rust McKinstry Grable, Oklahoma City, 405-606-3351 Tucker, John H., Rhodes Hieronymus Jones Tucker & Gable, Tulsa, 918-582-1173 Pg. S-6 Tuepker, Max C., Max C. Tuepker, Oklahoma City, 405-235-1700 Pg. S-21 Vaughan, Randall G., Pray Walker, Tulsa, 918-581-5513 Vogt, Thomas L., Jones Gotcher & Bogan, Tulsa, 918-581-8200 Wagner, Kenneth E., Latham Wagner Steele & Lehman, Tulsa, 918-970-2000 Walker, Ronald L., Tomlinson Rust McKinstry Grable, Oklahoma City, 405-606-3370 Walters, Jay P., Fellers Snider Blankenship Bailey & Tippens, Oklahoma City, 405-232-0621 Ward, Stanley M., Ward & Glass, Norman, 405-253-4031

Webb, Drew D., McAfee & Taft, Oklahoma City, 405-552-2255 Webber, Jr., Daniel G., Ryan Whaley Coldiron Shandy, Oklahoma City, 405-239-6040 Weger, James E., Jones Gotcher & Bogan, Tulsa, 918-581-8200 Whaley, Phillip G., Ryan Whaley Coldiron Shandy, Oklahoma City, 405-239-6040 Wilson, Ryan S., Hartzog Conger Cason & Neville, Oklahoma City, 405-235-7000 Pg. S-6 Winter, Robert J., Pray Walker, Tulsa, 918-581-5523 Woods, Christopher B., Crowe & Dunlevy, Tulsa, 918-592-9848

BUSINESS/CORPORATE Bennett, Mark H., Conner & Winters, Oklahoma City, 405-272-5718 Canada, W. Deke, Hall Estill Hardwick Gable Golden & Nelson, Tulsa, 918-594-0400 Cason, Len, Hartzog Conger Cason & Neville, Oklahoma City, 405-235-7000 Chambers, Jr., Lawrence T., Doerner Saunders Daniel & Anderson, Tulsa, 918-591-5207 Chandler, R. Jay, Norman Wohlgemuth Chandler & Jeter, Tulsa, 918-583-7571 Coleman, W. Chris, McAfee & Taft, Oklahoma City, 405-552-2234 Crane, C. Bretton, Pray Walker, Tulsa, 918-581-5500 Dale, John D., GableGotwals, Tulsa, 918-595-4859 Denney, Cheryl Vinall, McAfee & Taft, Oklahoma City, 405-552-2295 Derrick, Gary W., Derrick & Briggs, Oklahoma City, 405-235-1900 Ferris, James H., Moyers Martin, Tulsa, 918-582-5281 Fuller, Gary F., McAfee & Taft, Oklahoma City, 405-552-2227 CONTINUED ON PAGE S-14

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Since its founding in 1949, Foliart, Huff, Ottaway & Bottom has prepared and tried civil cases in all Oklahoma federal and state courts. The firm has also tried cases in Texas, California, New York, Colorado, Idaho, Kansas and Arkansas. Throughout its history, members of the firm have used their comprehensive and extensive experience preparing and trying a wide range of civil cases and have taken hundreds of cases to verdict. In addition to trial and appellate work, the firm provides legal consulting services to national, regional and local businesses, including health care providers, product and pharmaceutical manufacturers, oilfield service companies and insurers. This outstanding legal team is dedicated to providing clients with thorough and high-quality case preparation and innovative strategies with integrity and professionalism.

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Goldberg, Pamela H., Hall Estill Hardwick Gable Golden & Nelson, Tulsa, 918-594-0465 Heinen, Steven G., GableGotwals, Tulsa, 918-595-4800 Johnson, David A., Boesche McDermott, Tulsa, 918-583-1777 Larimore, James K., Durbin Larimore & Bialick, Oklahoma City, 405-235-9584 Larimore, James W., Crowe & Dunlevy, Oklahoma City, 405-239-6643 McKinney, David B., GableGotwals, Tulsa, 918-595-4860 O’Connor, John M., Newton O’Connor Turner & Ketchum, Tulsa, 918-587-0101 Paliotta, Armand, Hartzog Conger Cason & Neville, Oklahoma City, 405-235-7000

Price, Louis J., McAfee & Taft, Oklahoma City, 405-552-2253 Ratcliff, Marcus N., Latham Wagner Steele & Lehman, Tulsa, 918-970-2000 Ray, Stephen W., Hall Estill Hardwick Gable Golden & Nelson, Tulsa, 918-594-0415 Redwine, R. Kevin, Conner & Winters, Tulsa, 918-586-8540 Robinett, Bruce W., Brewer Worten Robinett, Bartlesville, 918-336-4132 Rockett, D. Joe, Andrews Davis, Oklahoma City, 405-272-9241 Rubenstein, Michael A., Rubenstein & Pitts, Edmond, 405-340-1900 Self, Shannon, Commercial Law Group, Oklahoma City, 405-232-3001

Smith, Dwight L., Dwight L. Smith, Tulsa, 918-585-1446 Stong, Roger A., Crowe & Dunlevy, Oklahoma City, 405-239-6614 Whitehill, Jr., William H., Fellers Snider Blankenship Bailey & Tippens, Oklahoma City, 405-232-0621

CIVIL LITIGATION: DEFENSE Arnold, Shawn E., Lytle Soule & Curlee, Oklahoma City, 405-235-7471 Pg. S-6 Baum, Jeffrey C., Savage Baum & Glass, Tulsa, 918-938-7944 Begin, Eric J., McGivern & Gilliard, Tulsa, 918-584-3391 Blongewicz, Mark K., Hall Estill Hardwick Gable Golden & Nelson, Tulsa, 918-594-0451 Bottom, Monty B., Foliart Huff Ottaway & Bottom, Oklahoma City, 405-232-4633 Pg. S-12 Bowers, Brock C., Hiltgen & Brewer, Oklahoma City, 405-605-9000 Buchan, J. Craig, McAfee & Taft, Tulsa, 918-587-0000 Cain, Timothy D., Wilson Cain & Acquaviva, Oklahoma City, 405-236-2600 Collins, Christopher J., Collins Zorn & Wagner, Oklahoma City, 405-524-2070 Copeland, C. Michael, Jones Gotcher & Bogan, Tulsa, 918-581-8200 Cordell, Jr., F. Thomas, Frailey Chaffin Cordell Perryman Sterkel McCalla & Brown, Chickasha, 405-224-0237 Deligans, R. Ryan, Durbin Larimore & Bialick, Oklahoma City, 405-235-9584 Donnell, Bradley K., McAfee & Taft, Oklahoma City, 405-552-2308 Downs, Darrell W., Taylor Foster Mallett Downs Ramsey & Russell, Claremore, 918-343-4100 Givens, Greg D., Givens Law Firm, Oklahoma City, 405-604-6880 Gladd, John S., Atkinson Haskins Nellis Brittingham Gladd & Fiasco, Tulsa, 918-582-8877 Glass, Jason L., Savage Baum & Glass, Tulsa, 918-938-7944 Keester, Michael T., Hall Estill Hardwick Gable Golden & Nelson, Tulsa, 918-594-0400 Kirkland, Nevin R., Edmonds Cole Law Firm, Oklahoma City, 405-272-0322 Lee, David W., Lee Law Center, Oklahoma City, 405-848-1983 Lipe, Larry B., Conner & Winters, Tulsa, 918-586-8512 Martin, Timothy L., Durbin Larimore & Bialick, Oklahoma City, 405-235-9584 Mathis, Rachel C., Smakal Munn & Mathis, Tulsa, 918-582-3400 Pg. S-6 Neal, Jr., Charles D. “Buddy”, Steidley & Neal, McAlester, 918-664-4612 Ottaway, Larry D., Foliart Huff Ottaway & Bottom, Oklahoma City, 405-232-4633 Pg. S-6, S-12 Paruolo, Thomas A., Nelson Terry Morton DeWitt Paruolo & Wood, Edmond, 405-705-3600 Perrine, William D., Perrine Redemann Berry Taylor & Sloan, Tulsa, 918-382-1400 Robinson, Eugene, The Robinson Law Firm, Tulsa, 918-587-2311 Rounds, Jr., Philard L., Coffey Gudgel & McDaniel, Tulsa, 918-292-8787 Tucker, Colin H., Rhodes Hieronymus Jones Tucker & Gable, Tulsa, 918-582-1173 Whitworth, Clinton D., Edmonds Cole Law Firm, Oklahoma City, 405-272-0322 Wilson, David D., Wilson Cain & Acquaviva, Oklahoma City, 405-236-2600 Wohlgemuth, Joel L., Norman Wohlgemuth Chandler & Jeter, Tulsa, 918-732-1102 Pg. S-6 Woods, II, Maurice G., McAtee & Woods, Oklahoma City, 405-232-5067 Zorn, Daniel K., Collins Zorn & Wagner, Oklahoma City, 405-524-2070

CIVIL RIGHTS Wood, Scott B., Wood Puhl and Wood, Tulsa, 918-742-0808

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CLOSELY HELD BUSINESS Fisher, Eric S., Crowe & Dunlevy, Oklahoma City, 405-235-7719 Pg. S-6

CONSTRUCTION LITIGATION Gudgel, Trent A., Hall Estill Hardwick Gable Golden & Nelson, Tulsa, 918-594-0400 Harper, Jr., John E., Barrow & Grimm, Tulsa, 918-584-1600 Hickey, John M., Hall Estill Hardwick Gable Golden & Nelson, Tulsa, 918-594-0400 Hoss, Henry D., McAfee & Taft, Oklahoma City, 405-552-2245 Mathis, Stephan S., Smakal Munn & Mathis, Tulsa, 918-582-3400 Metcalf, Steven K., McDonald McCann Metcalf & Carwile, Tulsa, 918-430-3703 Mitchell, Brian L., Neuens Mitchell, Tulsa, 918-749-9334 Rupert, Anton J., Crowe & Dunlevy, Oklahoma City, 405-235-7790 Steele, Mark T., Latham Wagner Steele & Lehman, Tulsa, 918-970-2000

CONSUMER LAW Humphreys, David, Humphreys Wallace Humphreys, Tulsa, 918-747-5300 Wallace, Luke J., Humphreys Wallace Humphreys, Tulsa, 918-747-5300

CREDITOR DEBTOR RIGHTS Howland, John E., Rosenstein Fist & Ringold, Tulsa, 918-585-9211 Vogt, James W., Reynolds Ridings Vogt & McCart, Oklahoma City, 405-232-8131

CRIMINAL DEFENSE Brunton, Paul D., Morrel Hicks Barnhart, Tulsa, 918-664-0800 Coyle, III, John W., Coyle Law Firm, Oklahoma City, 405-232-1988 Gordon, Jr., Jack E., Gordon and Gordon Lawyers, Claremore, 918-341-7322 Henricksen, Mark, Henricksen & Henricksen, Oklahoma City, 405-609-1970 James, Gary J., Gary J. James & Associates, Oklahoma City, 405-521-9900 Jones, Stephen, Jones Otjen & Davis, Enid, 580-242-5500 Kane, Matthew C., Ryan Whaley Coldiron Shandy, Oklahoma City, 405-239-6040 Krahl, Kevin E., Fuller Tubb Bickford & Krahl, Oklahoma City, 405-235-2575 Martin, Mack K., Martin Law Offices, Oklahoma City, 405-236-8888 Smallwood, Allen M., Attorney at Law, Tulsa, 918-582-1993 Pg. S-6 Wallace, II, Creekmore, Attorney at Law, Sapulpa, 918-224-1176 Wyatt, IV, Robert L., Wyatt Law Office, Oklahoma City, 405-234-5500

CRIMINAL DEFENSE: DUI/DWI Edge, Bruce, Edge Law Firm, Tulsa, 918-582-6333 Hunsucker, John E., Hunsucker Legal Group, Oklahoma City, 405-231-5600 Monroe, Stanley D., Monroe & Associates, Tulsa, 918-592-1144

EMPLOYEE BENEFITS Freudenrich, Bill G., McAfee & Taft, Tulsa, 918-574-3013 Hyde, James Dudley, McAfee & Taft, Oklahoma City, 405-552-2229 Long, Brandon P., McAfee & Taft, Oklahoma City, 405-552-2328 McGrath, Steven W., Conner & Winters, Tulsa, 918-586-5684 CONTINUED ON PAGE S-16

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Nix, Richard D., McAfee & Taft, Oklahoma City, 405-552-2219 Papahronis, John A., McAfee & Taft, Oklahoma City, 405-552-2231 Prince, James C., McAfee & Taft, Oklahoma City, 405-552-2309 Spencer, Mark D., McAfee & Taft, Oklahoma City, 405-552-2368 Stewart, Leasa M., GableGotwals, Oklahoma City, 405-235-5500

EMPLOYMENT & LABOR Albert, Victor F., Conner & Winters, Oklahoma City, 405-272-5733 Bru, Courtney, McAfee & Taft, Tulsa, 918-587-0000 Cave, Christine M., Employers Legal Resource Center, Oklahoma City, 405-702-9797 Court, Leonard, Crowe & Dunlevy, Oklahoma City, 405-235-7706 Pg. S-6 Deaton, Jo Anne, Rhodes Hieronymus Jones Tucker & Gable, Tulsa, 918-582-1173 Donelson, Kevin R., Fellers Snider Blankenship Bailey & Tippens, Oklahoma City, 405-232-0621 Doyle, Kevin P., Pray Walker, Tulsa, 918-581-5500 Hillis, R. Tom, Titus Hillis Reynolds Love Dickman & McCalmon, Tulsa, 918-587-6800 Kirk, Melinda L., Conner & Winters, Tulsa, 918-586-8557 Leonard, Jana B., Leonard & Associates, Oklahoma City, 405-239-3800 Lissau, Michael J., Hall Estill Hardwick Gable Golden & Nelson, Tulsa, 918-594-0400 Long, Karen L., Rosenstein Fist & Ringold, Tulsa, 918-585-9211 Matthies, Mary Constance, Matthies Law Firm, Tulsa, 918-582-4400

Moore, James R., Moore & Vernier, Oklahoma City, 405-843-9675 Morgan, J. Daniel, Newton O’Connor Turner & Ketchum, Tulsa, 918-587-0101 Petrikin, J. Ronald, Conner & Winters, Tulsa, 918-586-5683 Plumb, Charles S., McAfee & Taft, Tulsa, 918-574-3003 Pg. S-6 Priest, Jim T., Rubenstein & Pitts, Edmond, 405-705-1117 Quillin, Paula J., Franden | Woodard | Farris | Quillin + Goodnight, Tulsa, 918-583-7129 Ramsey, Natalie K., McAfee & Taft, Oklahoma City, 405-552-2325 Redman, Michael C., Neuens Mitchell, Tulsa, 918-749-9334 Robertson, Thomas D., Barrow & Grimm, Tulsa, 918-584-1600 Snapp, Randall J., Crowe & Dunlevy, Tulsa, 918-592-9855 Solano, R. Mark, Newton O’Connor Turner & Ketchum, Tulsa, 918-587-0101 Strecker, David E., Strecker & Associates, Tulsa, 918-582-1716 Tubb, Jeremy, Fuller Tubb Bickford & Krahl, Oklahoma City, 405-235-2575 Turner, W. Kirk, Newton O’Connor Turner & Ketchum, Tulsa, 918-587-0101 Pg. S-6 Van Dyke, Peter T., McAfee & Taft, Oklahoma City, 405-235-9621 Whiting-Ralston, Sharolyn C., McAfee & Taft, Tulsa, 918-574-3035 Pg. S-6 Wilkes, Keith A., Newton O’Connor Turner & Ketchum, Tulsa, 918-587-0101 Wilkin, III, R. Charles, Wilkin McMurray, Tulsa, 918-743-3060 Wood, Elizabeth Scott, McAfee & Taft, Oklahoma City, 405-552-2270

MARK E. HAMMONS SR. HAMMONS, GOWENS, HURST & ASSOCIATES 325 Dean A. McGee Ave. Oklahoma City, OK 73102

Durbin, Raymond C., Attorney at Law, Oklahoma City, 405-708-6823 Eddy, Rand C., Mulinix Ogden Hall & Ludlam, Oklahoma City, 405-232-3800 Hammons, Sr., Mark E., Hammons Gowens Hurst & Associates, Oklahoma City, 405-235-6100 Pg. S-16 Hodges, James C., Eller & Detrich, Tulsa, 918-747-8900 Novick, Steven A., Smolen Smolen & Roytman, Tulsa, 918-582-4441 Shook, Jonathan E., Shook & Johnson, Tulsa, 918-293-1122

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EMPLOYMENT LITIGATION: PLAINTIFF Mark Hammons attended undergraduate school at the University of Oklahoma and received his juris doctorate from Oklahoma City University in 1976. He served three terms as a state representative from 1972 to 1978. Hammons is admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of Oklahoma; the U.S. District Courts for the Eastern, Northern, and Western Districts of Oklahoma; the Northern District of Texas; the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals; the U.S. Court of Federal Claims; and the U.S. Supreme Court. He is the founder and former president of the Oklahoma Employment Lawyers Association and the head of the 10th Circuit affiliate of the National Employment Lawyers Association. He serves on the executive board of the National Employment Lawyers Association.

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Aspan, Molly A., Hall Estill Hardwick Gable Golden & Nelson, Tulsa, 918-594-0595 Pg. S-6 Barrett, Gayle L., Crowe & Dunlevy, Oklahoma City, 405-235-7787 Brightmire, Kristen L., Doerner Saunders Daniel & Anderson, Tulsa, 918-591-5204 Pg. S-6 Broussard, Steven A., Hall Estill Hardwick Gable Golden & Nelson, Tulsa, 918-594-0442 Carney, Timothy A., GableGotwals, Tulsa, 918-595-4800 Childers, Adam W., Crowe & Dunlevy, Oklahoma City, 405-235-7741 Cremin, J. Patrick, Hall Estill Hardwick Gable Golden & Nelson, Tulsa, 918-594-0400 Pg. S-6 Dale, Angelyn L., Hall Estill Hardwick Gable Golden & Nelson, Tulsa, 918-594-0558 Fields, Roberta Browning, McAfee & Taft, Oklahoma City, 405-552-2366 Fulkerson, Sam R., McAfee & Taft, Oklahoma City, 405-552-2369 Pg. S-6 Hanna, Lauren Barghols, McAfee & Taft, Oklahoma City, 405-552-2343 Johnson, Daniel P., Crowe & Dunlevy, Oklahoma City, 405-234-3255 Lauderdale, Michael F., McAfee & Taft, Oklahoma City, 405-552-2257 Lohrke, Mary L., Titus Hillis Reynolds Love Dickman & McCalmon, Tulsa, 918-587-6800 Love, Kimberly Lambert, Titus Hillis Reynolds Love Dickman & McCalmon, Tulsa, 918-587-6800 Neal, Kathy R., McAfee & Taft, Tulsa, 918-574-3020 Pg. S-6 Puckett, Tony G., McAfee & Taft, Oklahoma City, 405-552-2251 Ross, Paul A., McAfee & Taft, Oklahoma City, 405-552-2383 Taylor, Jason S., Conner & Winters, Tulsa, 918-586-8975 Timberlake, Sarah J., Abowitz Timberlake Dahnke & Gisinger, Oklahoma City, 405-236-4645 Turner, Elaine R., Hall Estill Hardwick Gable Golden & Nelson, Oklahoma City, 405-553-2804 Pg. S-6 Warmington, Courtney K., Crowe & Dunlevy, Oklahoma City, 405-239-6671 Pg. S-6 Whatley, Nathan L., McAfee & Taft, Oklahoma City, 405-552-2365 Pg. S-6 Zachritz, Anne E., Andrews Davis, Oklahoma City, 405-235-8756

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Adams, Steven J., Fellers Snider Blankenship Bailey & Tippens, Tulsa, 918-599-0621 Anderson, Pamela S., Hall Estill Hardwick Gable Golden & Nelson, Tulsa, 918-594-0400 Barnes, Robert N., Barnes & Lewis, Oklahoma City, 405-843-0363 Barrett, Terry R., McAfee & Taft, Oklahoma City, 405-235-9621 Bass, A. Gabriel, Bass Law, Oklahoma City, 405-262-4040 Bomhoff, Timothy J., McAfee & Taft, Oklahoma City, 405-552-2339 Books, Richard K., Elias Books Brown & Nelson, Oklahoma City, 405-232-3722 Brown, Travis, Mahaffey & Gore, Oklahoma City, 405-694-4472 Cameron, Dennis C., GableGotwals, Tulsa, 918-595-4800 Christiansen, Mark D., McAfee & Taft, Oklahoma City, 405-552-2235 Pg. S-6 Cordell, David R., Conner & Winters, Tulsa, 918-586-8995

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BY PRACTICE AREA Darrah, Micheal L., Durbin Larimore & Bialick, Oklahoma City, 405-235-9584 Davis, Gary W., Crowe & Dunlevy, Oklahoma City, 405-235-7798 Gibbens, Michael J., Crowe & Dunlevy, Tulsa, 918-592-9840 Gore, Richard J., Mahaffey & Gore, Oklahoma City, 405-694-4472 Griffin, Jr., John J., Crowe & Dunlevy, Oklahoma City, 405-235-7718 Gum, Robert G., Gum Puckett & Mackechnie, Oklahoma City, 405-488-1212 Gungoll, Bradley A., Gungoll Jackson Box & Devoll, Oklahoma City, 405-272-4710 Pg. S-6 Hardwick, James C.T., Hall Estill Hardwick Gable Golden & Nelson, Tulsa, 918-594-0434 Kearney, David L., GableGotwals, Oklahoma City, 405-235-5500 Mahaffey, Gregory L., Mahaffey & Gore, Oklahoma City, 405-236-0478 Moricoli, Jr., John C., Moricoli & Schovanec, Oklahoma City, 405-445-7658 Noulles, Richard B., GableGotwals, Tulsa, 918-595-4800 Orlowski, D. Faith, Sneed Lang, Tulsa, 918-588-1313 Pepper, David E., Hartzog Conger Cason & Neville, Oklahoma City, 405-235-7000 Ragsdale, Terry D., GableGotwals, Tulsa, 918-595-4800 Reeves, John R., Conner & Winters, Oklahoma City, 405-272-5762 Satrom, James D., Hall Estill Hardwick Gable Golden & Nelson, Tulsa, 918-594-0400 Smith, Donald S., Pray Walker, Tulsa, 918-581-5500 Smith, Michael E., Hall Estill Hardwick Gable Golden & Nelson, Oklahoma City, 405-553-2821 Stonecipher, Mark K., Fellers Snider Blankenship Bailey & Tippens, Oklahoma City, 405-232-0621 Tisdal, Mart, Tisdal & O’Hara, Clinton, 580-323-3964 Walker, L. Mark, Crowe & Dunlevy, Oklahoma City, 405-235-7700 Williams, Jr., D. Kenyon (“Ken”), Hall Estill Hardwick Gable Golden & Nelson, Tulsa, 918-594-0519

ENVIRONMENTAL Jantzen, Stephen L., Ryan Whaley Coldiron Shandy, Oklahoma City, 405-239-6040 Landreth, Lloyd W., Landreth Law Firm, Jenks, 918-296-0460 Shandy, Donald K., Ryan Whaley Coldiron Shandy, Oklahoma City, 405-239-6040 Ternes, Mary Ellen, Crowe & Dunlevy, Oklahoma City, 405-234-3226

Ottaway, Cynda C., Crowe & Dunlevy, Oklahoma City, 405-235-7736 Riseling, Ted M., Riseling & Rhodes, Tulsa, 918-747-0111 Shacklett, Curtis J., Barber & Bartz, Tulsa, 918-599-7755 Shields, Susan B., McAfee & Taft, Oklahoma City, 405-552-2311 Pg. S-6 Sine, Amy J., Hartzog Conger Cason & Neville, Oklahoma City, 405-235-7000 Spivey, Stacey D., Crowe & Dunlevy, Oklahoma City, 405-235-7752 Trudgeon, Jon H., Hartzog Conger Cason & Neville, Oklahoma City, 405-235-7000 Will, Henry G., Conner & Winters, Tulsa, 918-586-5690

FAMILY LAW Barnett, Adrienne L., Norman Wohlgemuth Chandler & Jeter, Tulsa, 918-583-7571 Blevins, Paul E., Blevins Law Office, Pryor, 918-825-4750 Christensen, Cathy M., Cathy Christensen & Associates, Oklahoma City, 405-752-5565 Pg. S-21 Daniel, Sam P., Doerner Saunders Daniel & Anderson, Tulsa, 918-582-1211 Pg. S-6 Echols, David W., Echols & Associates, Oklahoma City, 405-691-2648 Pg. S-7 Echols, M. Eileen, Echols & Associates, Oklahoma City, 405-691-2648 Pg. S-7 Y GB9MHTH Edwards, Nicholle Jones, Phillips Murrah, Oklahoma City, 405-235-4100 Ford, Jon R., Jon R. Ford, Enid, 580-234-0253 Fry, Jr., Robert G., Fry Elder & Henry, Tulsa, 918-585-1107 Gotwals, James R., James R. Gotwals and Associates, Tulsa, 918-599-7088 Grundy, Bradley A., Conner & Winters, Tulsa, 918-586-5711 Johnson, N. Scott, N. Scott Johnson and Associates, Tulsa, 918-794-3333 LaSorsa, William G., Jones Gotcher & Bogan, Tulsa, 918-581-8200

McConnell-Corbyn, Laura, Hartzog Conger Cason & Neville, Oklahoma City, 405-235-7000 Pg. S-6 Mullins, Michael L., Mullins Martinez Sexton & Reaves, Oklahoma City, 405-235-2335 Munn, Justin B., Smakal Munn & Mathis, Tulsa, 918-582-3400 Petersen, Catherine Holland, Petersen Henson Meadows Pecore & Peot, Norman, 405-329-3307 Robertson, Moura A.J., Robertson Cornell, Tulsa, 918-382-9332 Pg. S-6 Schem, Charles O., Hester Schem Hester & Deason, Oklahoma City, 405-705-5900 Smakal, Kelly A., Smakal Munn & Mathis, Tulsa, 918-582-3400 Szlichta, Christopher D., Szlichta and Ramsey, Stillwater, 405-377-3393 Tucker, Phillip J., Tucker Law Firm, Edmond, 405-348-1789

PHILLIP J. TUCKER TUCKER LAW FIRM Edmond • 405-348-1789

www.tuckerlawfirm.com Wagner, II, Richard A., Hall Estill Hardwick Gable Golden & Nelson, Tulsa, 918-594-0424

GENERAL LITIGATION Abowitz, Murray E., Abowitz Timberlake Dahnke & Gisinger, Oklahoma City, 405-236-4645 Pg. S-6 Beam, Stephen D., Attorney at Law, Weatherford, 580-772-2900 Buchanan, Brandon L., McAfee & Taft, Oklahoma City, 405-552-2307 Burrage, Heather Hillburn, Burrage Law Firm, Durant, 580-920-0700 CONTINUED ON PAGE S-18

LYTLE SOULÉ & CURLEE, P.C. congratulates its attorneys selected to Oklahoma Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

ENVIRONMENTAL LITIGATION Burnett, LeAnne, Crowe & Dunlevy, Oklahoma City, 405-239-6610 Graves, Michael D., Hall Estill Hardwick Gable Golden & Nelson, Tulsa, 918-594-0400 Joyce, Robert J., McAfee & Taft, Tulsa, 918-574-3040 Martin, Linda Crook, Doerner Saunders Daniel & Anderson, Tulsa, 918-591-5307 Pg. S-6

ESTATE & TRUST LITIGATION Milton, James C., Hall Estill Hardwick Gable Golden & Nelson, Tulsa, 918-594-0523

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MICHAEL C. FELTY selected to Super Lawyers for his eighth year

SHAWN E. ARNOLD selected to Super Lawyers for his fifth year Top 50

ESTATE PLANNING & PROBATE Bass, John A., Bass Law, El Reno, 405-262-4040 Curnutte, Mark W., Logan & Lowry, Vinita, 918-256-7511 Donovan, Erin, Erin Donovan & Associates, Tulsa, 918-747-3788 Pg. S-6 Ellis, Hal Wm., Ellis & Ellis, Stillwater, 405-334-5378 Farris, Robert S., Rogers and Bell, Tulsa, 918-582-5201 Ketchum, II, Daniel R., Newton O’Connor Turner & Ketchum, Tulsa, 918-587-0101 Mee, Jr., John W., Mee Mee Hoge & Epperson, Oklahoma City, 405-848-9100 Mock, Randall D., Conner & Winters, Oklahoma City, 405-272-5761 Nemec, Michael L., Hall Estill Hardwick Gable Golden & Nelson, Tulsa, 918-594-0400

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L, S & C recognizes senior partners Michael Felty and Shawn Arnold for their repeated selection to Oklahoma Super Lawyers. Both rated AV Preeminent, their practices focus on all areas of civil litigation. Congratulations also to Matthew McDevitt for his selection to Rising Stars. Founded as Shartel & Wells in 1902, Lytle, Soulé & Curlee, P.C., has a long history of serving client needs in an ever-changing legal and business environment. That tradition continues well into a second century as the firm provides quality and cost-effective representation in a variety of practice areas, including civil trial practice, product safety and liability, aircraft title and transactions, bankruptcy and creditor rights, energy law, estates and probate, commercial law, and patent and trademark enforcement. Learn more about our firm and our attorneys selected to Super Lawyers at lytlesoule.net. 1200 Robinson Renaissance, 119 North Robinson, Oklahoma City, OK 73102 • Phone: (405) 235-7471 • Telecopier: (405) 232-3852

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Camp, Christopher L., Camp Law Firm, Tulsa, 918-200-4871 Pg. S-10 Chilton, Gary S., Holladay & Chilton, Oklahoma City, 405-236-2343 Dace, Robert W., McAfee & Taft, Oklahoma City, 405-552-2268 Pg. S-6 Day, Seth A., Hall Estill Hardwick Gable Golden & Nelson, Oklahoma City, 405-553-2828 Drummond, Gentner F., Drummond Law, Tulsa, 918-749-7378 Felty, Michael C., Lytle Soule & Curlee, Oklahoma City, 405-235-7471 Green, Gerald P., Pierce Couch Hendrickson Baysinger & Green, Oklahoma City, 405-235-1611 Jackson, Douglas L., Gungoll Jackson Box & Devoll, Enid, 580-234-0436 Meek, Justin D., Bass Law, Oklahoma City, 405-262-4040 Moore-Shrier, Pansy, Moore-Shrier Law Firm, Tulsa, 918-592-3001 O’Hara, Jr., Patrick, Tisdal & O’Hara, Edmond, 405-471-5226 Ray, Ryan A., Norman Wohlgemuth Chandler & Jeter, Tulsa, 918-583-7571 Robinett, Tracy W., Robinett Law Firm, Tulsa, 918-592-3699 Schneiter, Lance E., Schulte Schneiter & Gibson, Kingfisher, 405-375-4165 Shephard, C. Eric, Fellers Snider Blankenship Bailey & Tippens, Oklahoma City, 405-232-0621 Stall, Douglas E., Stall Stall & Thompson, Tulsa, 918-743-6201 Taylor, Stratton, Taylor Foster Mallett Downs Ramsey & Russell, Claremore, 918-343-4100 Thomas, Terry M., Crowe & Dunlevy, Tulsa, 918-592-9845

Walters, Joseph E., McAfee & Taft, Oklahoma City, 405-552-2250 Whitten, Reggie N., Whitten Burrage, Oklahoma City, 405-516-7800

GOVERNMENT FINANCE Hawkins, Terry L., Phillips Murrah, Oklahoma City, 405-235-4100

HEALTH CARE Brennan, Elise Dunitz, Conner & Winters, Tulsa, 918-586-8585 Burkett, Teresa Meinders, Conner & Winters, Tulsa, 918-586-8592 Pg. S-6 Frogge, S. Gregory, McAfee & Taft, Oklahoma City, 405-552-2283 Glass, Robert S., GableGotwals, Tulsa, 918-595-4835 Gordon, Kevin D., Crowe & Dunlevy, Oklahoma City, 405-239-6619 Pg. S-6 Joseph, Michael E., McAfee & Taft, Oklahoma City, 405-235-9621 Loomis, Cori H., Crowe & Dunlevy, Oklahoma City, 405-234-3238 Rieger, Karen S., Crowe & Dunlevy, Oklahoma City, 405-235-7788 Rogers, Patricia A., McAfee & Taft, Oklahoma City, 405-552-2233 Pg. S-6 Scoggins, Linda G., Doerner Saunders Daniel & Anderson, Oklahoma City, 405-319-3510 Pg. S-6 Smith, Barry L., McAfee & Taft, Tulsa, 918-574-3015 Tyrrell, Elizabeth D., McAfee & Taft, Oklahoma City, 405-552-2217 Pg. S-6

IMMIGRATION

INSURANCE COVERAGE Ables, J. Angela, Kerr Irvine Rhodes & Ables, Oklahoma City, 405-272-9221 Pg. S-6 Acquaviva, Jr., Joseph T., Wilson Cain & Acquaviva, Oklahoma City, 405-236-2600 Butler, Jr., Roger N., Secrest Hill Butler & Secrest, Tulsa, 918-494-5905 Cathcart, William R., Cathcart & Dooley, Oklahoma City, 405-524-1110 Cole, Kenneth G., Law Offices of Mansell & Engel, Oklahoma City, 405-232-4100 Dreyer, Mark E., Conner & Winters, Tulsa, 918-586-8518 Green, Jr., James E., Conner & Winters, Tulsa, 918-586-8516 Haskins, III, Walter D., Atkinson Haskins Nellis Brittingham Gladd & Fiasco, Tulsa, 918-582-8877 Loy, Katherine Taylor, Durbin Larimore & Bialick, Oklahoma City, 405-235-9584 Murphy, Jr., Lawrence R., Richards & Connor, Tulsa, 918-585-2394 Nelson, Robert W., Nelson Terry Morton DeWitt Paruolo & Wood, Edmond, 405-705-3600 Parrish, Harry J., Franden | Woodard | Farris | Quillin + Goodnight, Tulsa, 918-583-7129 Richards, Phil R., Richards & Connor, Tulsa, 918-585-2394 Pg. S-6 Rother, Timila S., Crowe & Dunlevy, Oklahoma City, 405-235-7700 Pg. S-6 Stauffer, Neal E., Stauffer & Nathan, Tulsa, 918-592-7070 Pg. S-18

NEAL E. STAUFFER STAUFFER & NATHAN Tulsa • 918-592-7070

www.staufferlaw.com

Stump, T. Douglas, Stump & Associates, Oklahoma City, 405-879-0800

Welch, Mort G., Welch & Smith, Oklahoma City, 405-286-0801 Woodson, Michael, Edmonds Cole Law Firm, Oklahoma City, 405-272-0322

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY Blue, Rachel, McAfee & Taft, Tulsa, 918-574-3007 Brown, Dennis D., Brown Patent Law, Broken Arrow, 918-615-3357 Deligans, Julianna P., Hall Estill Hardwick Gable Golden & Nelson, Oklahoma City, 405-553-2810 Pg. S-6 Dougherty, III, Clifford C., McAfee & Taft, Oklahoma City, 405-552-2302 LaBrie, Michael J., McAfee & Taft, Oklahoma City, 405-552-2305 Pg. S-6 McCarthy, Randall K., Hall Estill Hardwick Gable Golden & Nelson, Oklahoma City, 405-553-2300 Rahhal, Anthony L., McAfee & Taft, Oklahoma City, 405-552-2306 Sullivan, David M., Crowe & Dunlevy, Oklahoma City, 405-234-3236 Watt, Terry L., Fellers Snider Blankenship Bailey & Tippens, Tulsa, 918-599-0621 White, Edward L., Edward L. White, Edmond, 405-810-8188

NEAL E. STAUFFER

STAUFFER & NATHAN PO Box 702860 Tulsa, OK 74170-2860 PH: (918) 592-7070 FX: (918) 592-7071 nstauffer@staufferlaw.com staufferlaw.com

INSURANCE COVERAGE CIVIL TRIAL PRACTICE

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LITIGATION

Neal Stauffer is known for his expertise in complex insurance litigation, trials and appeals. He has tried multiple jury cases involving extra contractual issues from both the insurer’s and insured’s perspective. His hands-on, unique understanding of insurance law stems from his work as an insurance agent and adjuster for 11 years before attending law school. His previous work history is an advantage for both his insurance company clients and his plaintiff clients. In 2007, as lead plaintiff’s counsel, he achieved a settlement of over $18 million. Stauffer is a life member of the Million Dollar and Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forums, served as general counsel for the International Association of Arson Investigators (Oklahoma), and lectures on bad faith, insurance contracts and Examinations Under Oath. Stauffer is AV-rated, earned his J.D. at the University of Oklahoma and is admitted in Oklahoma and Arkansas, the Eastern, Northern and Western districts of Oklahoma, the Eastern and Western districts of Arkansas, and the 10th and 8th Circuits.

Breedlove, Roy C., Fellers Snider Blankenship Bailey & Tippens, Tulsa, 918-599-0621 Free, Jr., Phillip L., Hall Estill Hardwick Gable Golden & Nelson, Oklahoma City, 405-553-2878 Pg. S-6 Kenney, John A., McAfee & Taft, Oklahoma City, 405-552-2244 Pg. S-6

MEDIA & ADVERTISING Dodd, S. Douglas, Doerner Saunders Daniel & Anderson, Tulsa, 918-591-5316 Nelon, Robert D., Hall Estill Hardwick Gable Golden & Nelson, Oklahoma City, 405-553-2805

MERGERS & ACQUISITIONS Cooke, Michael D., Hall Estill Hardwick Gable Golden & Nelson, Tulsa, 918-594-0414 Cooper, H. Wayne, Doerner Saunders Daniel & Anderson, Tulsa, 918-582-1211

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BY PRACTICE AREA Curry, Robert A., Conner & Winters, Tulsa, 918-586-5725 Davis, Steven C., Hartzog Conger Cason & Neville, Oklahoma City, 405-235-7000 Lees, C. Ray, Commercial Law Group, Oklahoma City, 405-232-3001

NATIVE AMERICAN LAW Cowan, Klint A., Fellers Snider Blankenship Bailey & Tippens, Oklahoma City, 405-232-0621 Huntsman, Susan E., Crowe & Dunlevy, Tulsa, 918-592-9800 McBride III, D. Michael, Crowe & Dunlevy, Tulsa, 918-592-9824 McMillin, James C., McAfee & Taft, Oklahoma City, 405-552-2280 Norman, Jr., William R., Hobbs Straus Dean & Walker, Oklahoma City, 405-602-9425 Vaughn, Christina M., McAfee & Taft, Tulsa, 918-574-3004 Ward, Stephen R., Conner & Winters, Tulsa, 918-586-8978 Williams, O. Joseph, O. Joseph Williams Law Office, Okmulgee, 918-752-0020

PERSONAL INJURY GENERAL: DEFENSE Beeler, Jeff R., Beeler Walsh & Walsh, Oklahoma City, 405-843-7600 Brewer, Michael W., Hiltgen & Brewer, Oklahoma City, 405-605-9000 Buchan, Sarah, Franden | Woodard | Farris | Quillin + Goodnight, Tulsa, 918-583-7129 Pg. S-6 Davis, J. Christopher, Johnson & Jones, Tulsa, 918-584-6644 Donchin, David B., Durbin Larimore & Bialick, Oklahoma City, 405-235-9584 Pg. S-6 Ferguson, Jr., Thomas G., Walker Ferguson & Ferguson, Oklahoma City, 405-843-8855 Folluo, Dan S., Rhodes Hieronymus Jones Tucker & Gable, Tulsa, 918-582-1173 Hornbeek, Richard E., Hornbeek Vitali & Braun, Oklahoma City, 405-236-8600 Johnson, J. Logan, Miller & Johnson, Oklahoma City, 405-896-4388 Kolker, Paul M., Pignato Cooper Kolker & Roberson, Oklahoma City, 405-606-3333 Latham, Jr., Bobby L., Latham Wagner Steele & Lehman, Tulsa, 918-970-2000 Looney, Jr., Robert D., Hall Estill Hardwick Gable Golden & Nelson, Oklahoma City, 405-553-2828 Mullins, Glen, Durbin Larimore & Bialick, Oklahoma City, 405-235-9584 Pignato, Gerard F., Pignato Cooper Kolker & Roberson, Oklahoma City, 405-606-3333 Smiling, A. Mark, Smiling & Miller, Tulsa, 918-477-7500 Starr, Jon D., McGivern & Gilliard, Tulsa, 918-584-3391 Steidley, Jr., W.G. “Gil”, Steidley & Neal, Tulsa, 918-664-4612

Bisher, Rick W., Ryan Bisher Ryan Phillips & Simons, Oklahoma City, 405-528-4567 Bishop, Kelly S., Abel Law Firm, Oklahoma City, 405-239-7046 Blue, Michael M., Blue Law, Oklahoma City, 405-625-2583 Brewster, Clark O., Brewster & De Angelis, Tulsa, 918-528-4259 Burch, Derek K., Burch George & Germany, Oklahoma City, 405-239-7711 Burrage, David, Burrage Law Firm, Durant, 580-920-0700 Carson, Joe S., Warhawk Legal, Oklahoma City, 405-397-1717 Carter, Jeremy Z., The Carter Law Firm, Newcastle, 405-392-3300 Corley, E. Terrill, E. Terrill Corley & Associates, Tulsa, 918-744-6641 Cotton, Eric D., The Cotton Law Firm, Oklahoma City, 405-285-0816 Diesselhorst, Jacob, Nix Law Group, Edmond, 405-509-8043 Dunn, James E., James Dunn & Associates, Oklahoma City, 405-239-1000 Durbin, II, Gerald E., Durbin Larimore & Bialick, Oklahoma City, 405-235-9584 Pg. S-6 Edem, Emmanuel E., Norman & Edem, Oklahoma City, 405-272-0200 Fortney, Guy A., Brewster & De Angelis, Tulsa, 918-528-4259 Frasier, James E., Frasier Frasier & Hickman, Tulsa, 918-584-4724 Halley, Duke, Halley Talbot & Smithton, Oklahoma City, 405-602-5600 Handley, Jr., Fletcher Dal, The Handley Law Center, El Reno, 405-295-1924 Homsey, Gary B., Homsey Law Center, Oklahoma City, 405-843-9923 Pg. S-21 Isaacs, Garvin A., Garvin A. Isaacs, Oklahoma City, 405-232-2060

Jackson, Scott R., Martin Jean & Jackson, Ponca City, 580-765-9967 Jones, Mike, Mike Jones, Bristow, 918-367-3303 LaFevers, J. Gregory, Attorney at Law, Tulsa, 918-496-9258 Laird, Greg, Laird Hammons Laird, Oklahoma City, 405-703-4567 Laizure, Anthony M., Laizure & Thetford, Tulsa, 918-749-0749 Loftis, Jim, Loftis & Barnard, Norman, 405-366-1400 Mallett, Bradley H., Taylor Foster Mallett Downs Ramsey & Russell, Claremore, 918-343-4100 McIntyre, Noble K., McIntyre Law, Oklahoma City, 405-917-5250 Nix, Glendell D., Nix Law Group, Edmond, 405-509-2000 Norman, Bradley E., Norman & Edem, Oklahoma City, 405-272-0200 Norman, John B., Norman & Edem, Oklahoma City, 405-272-0200 Norman, John W., Norman & Edem, Oklahoma City, 405-272-0200 Riggs, M. David, Riggs Abney Neal Turpen Orbison & Lewis, Tulsa, 918-587-3161 Self, Jr., James F., Self and Associates, Oklahoma City, 405-685-2111 Tawwater, Larry A., Tawwater Law Firm, Oklahoma City, 405-607-1400 Thurman, Jeremy A., McIntyre Law, Oklahoma City, 405-917-5250 Toon, Rich, Toon Osmond, Tulsa, 918-477-7884 Vitali, John E., Hornbeek Vitali & Braun, Oklahoma City, 405-236-8600 Wandres, Patrick W., Wandres Law, Tulsa, 918-641-4044 Warta, David A., Smolen Smolen & Roytman, Tulsa, 918-585-2667 CONTINUED ON PAGE S-20

PERSONAL INJURY GENERAL: PLAINTIFF Abel, Ed, Abel Law Firm, Oklahoma City, 405-239-7046 Atkins, Jeffrey R., Atkins & Markoff, Oklahoma City, 405-607-8757 Bachman, Gary C., Holloway Dobson & Bachman, Oklahoma City, 405-235-8593 Bachman, Stephen D., Holloway Dobson & Bachman, Oklahoma City, 405-235-8593 Barkett, Michael L., The Barkett Law Firm, Tulsa, 918-582-6900 Pg. S-3 Belote, James A., Stipe Harper Laizure Uselton Belote Maxcey & Thetford, Oklahoma City, 405-524-2268 Bernstein, David, Bernstein Law Firm, Norman, 405-329-1484

DAVID BERNSTEIN

BERNSTEIN LAW FIRM Norman • 405-329-1484

www.USASafetyLawyer.com Bialick, Mark E., Durbin Larimore & Bialick, Oklahoma City, 405-235-9584 Pg. S-6 Biby, Jacob W., Martin Jean & Jackson, Tulsa, 918-743-4000

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Glendell Nix

Jacob Diesselhorst

Glendell Nix and Jacob Diesselhorst of Nix Law Group are honored to be selected to Super Lawyers for 2014. This is the first year that Mr. Nix and Mr. Diesselhorst have both been recognized to Super Lawyers. Mr. Diesselhorst has previously been selected to Rising Stars for the past three years. Both are partners at Nix Law Group in Edmond, Oklahoma, where they are honored to represent the victims and survivors of catastrophic personal injury and wrongful death across the state of Oklahoma.

For more information on Nix Law Group, visit their website at oklahomainjurylaw.com or call 405-509-2000. For Justice … Contact Nix Law Group, PLLC 2908 Via Esperanza, Edmond, OK 73013 NOVEMBER 2014 | WWW.OKMAG.COM

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Weddle, III, Charles C., White & Weddle, Oklahoma City, 405-463-9922 Pg. S-4 West, Bradley C., The West Law Firm, Shawnee, 405-275-0040 West, Terry W., The West Law Firm, Shawnee, 405-543-0163 White, Jr., Joe E., White & Weddle, Oklahoma City, 405-858-8899 Pg. S-4 Yaffe, S. Alex, Foshee & Yaffe, Oklahoma City, 405-378-3033 Zelbst, John P., Zelbst Holmes & Butler, Lawton, 580-248-4844 Pg. S-21

PERSONAL INJURY MEDICAL MALPRACTICE: DEFENSE Annis, Jennifer R., Atkinson Haskins Nellis Brittingham Gladd & Fiasco, Tulsa, 918-582-8877 Barkley, C. Michael, The Barkley Law Firm, Tulsa, 918-599-9991 Best, Timothy G., Best & Sharp, Tulsa, 918-582-1234 Branscum, David A., Foliart Huff Ottaway & Bottom, Oklahoma City, 405-232-4633 Pg. S-12 Callahan, Karen L., Rodolf & Todd, Tulsa, 918-295-2100 Clarke, Margaret M., Hall Estill Hardwick Gable Golden & Nelson, Tulsa, 918-594-0468 Connor, Jr., James W., Richards & Connor, Tulsa, 918-585-2394 Fiasco, William A., Atkinson Haskins Nellis Brittingham Gladd & Fiasco, Tulsa, 918-582-8877 Glendening, Jeffrey A., The Glendening Law Firm, Tulsa, 918-494-7037 Hendrickson, Russell L., Pierce Couch Hendrickson Baysinger & Green, Oklahoma City, 405-235-1611 Huff, Glen D., Foliart Huff Ottaway & Bottom, Oklahoma City, 405-232-4633 Pg. S-12 Johnson, Steven J., Foliart Huff Ottaway & Bottom, Oklahoma City, 405-232-4633 Pg. S-12 McKee, Sean H., Best & Sharp, Tulsa, 918-582-1234 McPhail, David K., Foliart Huff Ottaway & Bottom, Oklahoma City, 405-232-4633 Pg. S-12 Nellis, Gregory D., Atkinson Haskins Nellis Brittingham Gladd & Fiasco, Tulsa, 918-582-8877 Ogletree, L. Earl, Wiggins Sewell & Ogletree, Oklahoma City, 405-232-1211 Paul, John R., The Paul Law Firm, Tulsa, 918-584-2583 Rodolf, Stephen J., Rodolf & Todd, Tulsa, 918-295-2100 Russell, David A., Rodolf & Todd, Tulsa, 918-295-2100 Sewell, Randall L., Wiggins Sewell & Ogletree, Oklahoma City, 405-232-1211 Sharpe, G. Calvin, Phillips Murrah, Oklahoma City, 405-235-4100 Walters, Hilton H., Rife Walters Stanley & Natarajan, Oklahoma City, 405-235-3800 Wiggins, John, Wiggins Sewell & Ogletree, Oklahoma City, 405-232-1211

PERSONAL INJURY MEDICAL MALPRACTICE: PLAINTIFF Berry, III, Howard K., Berry Law Firm, Oklahoma City, 405-524-1040 Brooks, Gary L., Gary L. Brooks & Associates, Oklahoma City, 405-840-1066 Butts, Benjamin J., Butts & Marrs, Oklahoma City, 405-608-0098 Clark, Steven E., Clark & Mitchell, Oklahoma City, 405-708-5438 De Angelis, Jennifer L., Brewster & De Angelis, Tulsa, 918-528-4259 Edwards, Mark, Edwards Law Firm, Tulsa, 918-302-3700 Horton, Steven T., Horton & Neighbors, Oklahoma City, 405-606-8080 Luther, Gregg W., Gregg W. Luther, Oklahoma City, 405-604-9880 Maples, II, L. Ray, Maples Law Firm, Edmond, 405-478-3737

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Marrs, Jr., Perry T., Butts & Marrs, Oklahoma City, 405-608-0098 McCormick, Jr., John F., Sherwood McCormick & Robert, Tulsa, 918-592-1144 Mitchell, Heather Johnson, Clark & Mitchell, Oklahoma City, 405-708-5438 Neighbors, Brent L., Horton & Neighbors, Oklahoma City, 405-606-8080 Riggs, Lisa R., Riggs Abney Neal Turpen Orbison & Lewis, Tulsa, 918-587-3161 Shallcross, Richard A., Shallcross Law Firm, Tulsa, 918-208-0045 Sherwood, Ted, Sherwood McCormick & Robert, Tulsa, 918-592-1144 Pg. S-6 Slama, Jo Lynn, Slama Legal Group, Oklahoma City, 405-609-1600 Thiessen, Guy A., Carr & Carr, Tulsa, 918-392-1012

PERSONAL INJURY PRODUCTS: DEFENSE Alexander, Jr., Robert H., The Law Office of Robert H. Alexander Jr., Oklahoma City, 405-232-0803 Cook, Rodney L., Phillips Murrah, Oklahoma City, 405-235-4100 Cooper, Mary Quinn, McAfee & Taft, Tulsa, 918-574-3065 Pg. S-6 Curran, Jeffrey, GableGotwals, Oklahoma City, 405-235-5500 Fischer, Amy Sherry, Foliart Huff Ottaway & Bottom, Oklahoma City, 405-232-4633 Pg. S-6, S-12 Hiltgen, Cary E., Hiltgen & Brewer, Oklahoma City, 405-605-9000 Jennings, III, James A., Jennings Teague, Oklahoma City, 405-609-6000 Richardson, Andrew L., McAfee & Taft, Tulsa, 918-574-3066 Singhal, Vani, McAfee & Taft, Tulsa, 918-574-3055 Smith, Michael F., McAfee & Taft, Tulsa, 918-574-3078 Steichen, Thomas E., McAfee & Taft, Tulsa, 918-574-3062 Teague, J. Derrick, Jennings Teague, Oklahoma City, 405-609-6000 Whitmire, Lyndon W., Phillips Murrah, Oklahoma City, 405-235-4100 Wolfe, Thomas G., Phillips Murrah, Oklahoma City, 405-552-2401 Pg. S-6 Woodard, III, John R., Franden | Woodard | Farris | Quillin + Goodnight, Tulsa, 918-583-7129 Pg. S-6 Zuckerman, Harold C., McAfee & Taft, Tulsa, 918-574-3064

PERSONAL INJURY PRODUCTS: PLAINTIFF Atkinson, Michael P., Atkinson Haskins Nellis Brittingham Gladd & Fiasco, Tulsa, 918-582-8877 Pg. S-6

PROFESSIONAL LIABILITY: DEFENSE Farris, Joseph R., Franden | Woodard | Farris | Quillin + Goodnight, Tulsa, 918-583-7129 Pg. S-6 Hill, W. Michael, Secrest Hill Butler & Secrest, Tulsa, 918-494-5905 McKenna, Bruce A., McKenna & Prescott, Tulsa, 918-935-2085 Rife, Gary A., Rife Walters Stanley & Natarajan, Oklahoma City, 405-235-3800

PROFESSIONAL LIABILITY: PLAINTIFF McLain, William C., Graves McLain, Tulsa, 918-359-6600

REAL ESTATE Allen, Zachary W., Crowe & Dunlevy, Oklahoma City, 405-235-7728 Beasley, Bradley K., Boesche McDermott, Tulsa, 918-858-1735 Berry, Jennifer L., Crowe & Dunlevy, Oklahoma City, 405-239-6638 Pg. S-6 Cox, Jr., B. Kenneth, Hall Estill Hardwick Gable Golden & Nelson, Tulsa, 918-594-0400 Eagleton, IV, William L., Pray Walker, Tulsa, 918-581-5511

Epperson, Kraettli Q., Mee Mee Hoge & Epperson, Oklahoma City, 405-848-9100 Garbrecht, Robert L., McAfee & Taft, Oklahoma City, 405-552-2254 Hasenfratz, Sally A., Phillips Murrah, Oklahoma City, 405-552-2431 Hastie, John D., Phillips Murrah, Norman, 405-292-4445 Hill, Frank D., McAfee & Taft, Oklahoma City, 405-552-2259 Laird, Michael S., Crowe & Dunlevy, Oklahoma City, 405-239-6623 Latham, Myrna Schack, McAfee & Taft, Oklahoma City, 405-235-9621 Lewallen, Jr., Joe C., McAfee & Taft, Oklahoma City, 405-235-9621 Nordin, J. Michael, McAfee & Taft, Oklahoma City, 405-552-2215 Rawlinson, Gary C., Crowe & Dunlevy, Oklahoma City, 405-234-3287 Rosser IV, Malcolm E., Crowe & Dunlevy, Tulsa, 918-592-9838

SECURITIES & CORPORATE FINANCE Berman, Mark D., Conner & Winters, Tulsa, 918-586-8961 Gustafson, Del L., Hall Estill Hardwick Gable Golden & Nelson, Tulsa, 918-594-0413 Melgaard, Robert J., Conner & Winters, Tulsa, 918-586-8973 Moore, Jr., Lynnwood R., Conner & Winters, Tulsa, 918-586-5691 Newsome, Jr., P. David, Hall Estill Hardwick Gable Golden & Nelson, Tulsa, 918-594-0831 Timmons, Jeanette C., Conner & Winters, Oklahoma City, 405-272-5745 Waddel, Patrick O., Sneed Lang, Tulsa, 918-588-1313

SECURITIES LITIGATION Day, Bruce W., Crowe & Dunlevy, Oklahoma City, 405-235-7700 Heggy, Rodney J., Crowe & Dunlevy, Oklahoma City, 405-235-7700 LaClair, Tara A., Crowe & Dunlevy, Oklahoma City, 405-235-7732 Neville, Jr., Drew, Hartzog Conger Cason & Neville, Oklahoma City, 405-235-7000 Pg. S-6 Patton, Jr., C. Raymond, Conner & Winters, Tulsa, 918-586-8523 Woods, Jr., Harry A., Crowe & Dunlevy, Oklahoma City, 405-235-7754

STATE, LOCAL & MUNICIPAL Lester, Andrew W., Lester Loving & Davies, Edmond, 405-844-9900

TAX Blake, T. Michael, McAfee & Taft, Oklahoma City, 405-552-2317 Callahan, Jennifer H., McAfee & Taft, Oklahoma City, 405-552-2225 Craig, Richard D., McAfee & Taft, Oklahoma City, 405-552-2349 Farrior, William E., Barrow & Grimm, Tulsa, 918-584-1600 Holloman, Jr., James H., Crowe & Dunlevy, Oklahoma City, 405-235-7725 Larason, Timothy M., Andrews Davis, Oklahoma City, 405-235-8713

TRANSPORTATION/MARITIME Campbell, Stuart D., Doerner Saunders Daniel & Anderson, Tulsa, 918-591-5242 Coffey, Jr., Robert P., Coffey Gudgel & McDaniel, Tulsa, 918-292-8787 Goodnight, Jason, Franden | Woodard | Farris | Quillin + Goodnight, Tulsa, 918-583-7129

UTILITIES Long, Curtis M., Fellers Snider Blankenship Bailey & Tippens, Tulsa, 918-599-0621

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CATHY M. CHRISTENSEN CATHY CHRISTENSEN & ASSOCIATES, P.C.

2933 Northwest 138th Street Oklahoma City, OK 73134 Tel: 405-752-5565 Fax: 405-752-5570 cathy@cathychristensenlaw.com www.cathychristensenlaw.com

GARY B. HOMSEY

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

ARMANDO J. ROSELL MULINIX OGDEN HALL & LUDLAM, PLLC 210 Park Avenue Suite 3030 Oklahoma City, OK 73102 Tel: 405-232-3800 Fax: 405-232-8999 rosell@lawokc.com www.lawokc.com

FAMILY LAW GENERAL LITIGATION

PERSONAL INJURY GENERAL: PLAINTIFF INSURANCE DISPUTE PERSONAL INJURY PRODUCTS: PLAINTIFF

BUSINESS LITIGATION BANKING REAL ESTATE

Cathy M. Christensen practices family law, guardianships, adoptions, and general civil litigation. She is admitted to practice in Oklahoma (1987) and in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Oklahoma. She served as the 2012  President of the Oklahoma Bar Association. She was the 1994 OBA Vice President and served four years as an OBA Governor. Ms. Christensen is a graduate of Oklahoma State University (1982) and Oklahoma City University School of Law (1986). She was awarded the OBA Mona  S. Lambird Spotlight Award (2006); OCBA Professional Service Award (2010); School of Law Award for Community Service (2009); 2011  OCU Distinguished Alumni Award; OBA President’s Award (2008); and 2013 Oklahoma Supreme Court Sovereignty Symposium Award.

Gary B. Homsey is founder and partner of Homsey Law Center. His practice areas are consultation and representation in claims, civil litigation, trials, and appeals for complex and catastrophic losses from personal injuries, wrongful deaths, oil rig injuries, and insurance disputes. AV-rated, Martindale-Hubbell; Executive Committee, Oklahoma City University School of Law, 1987-present; Past-President, Oklahoma Trial Lawyers Association; Oklahoma Bar Foundation; AAJ; Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum; Lawdragon 3000 Leading Plaintiffs’ Lawyers in America; Vice Chairman, Board of Trustees, Oklahoma City University; Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters, Oklahoma City University, 2012; American Board of Trial Advocates, President Elect, 2015.

Armando Rosell’s main practice areas include commercial litigation, banking, creditor’s rights, real estate, entity formation, and sports and entertainment law. He is admitted to practice law in Oklahoma and is admitted in the federal courts in the Eastern, Northern, and Western Districts of Oklahoma; the Western District of Arkansas; and the Southern District of Florida. He graduated from Southern Methodist University in 1995 with a B.B.A. emphasizing finance. He graduated from Oklahoma City University School of Law in 2000 with a J.D. and served as managing editor of the Oklahoma City University Law Review. He currently sits as a commissioner of the Oklahoma Department of Consumer Credit and serves on the board of OK Kids Korral, a project of The Toby Keith Foundation.

TODD TAYLOR

MAX C. TUEPKER

JOHN P. ZELBST

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

1322 North Walker Avenue Oklahoma City, OK 73103 Tel: 405-235-1700 Fax: 405-235-1714 mtuepker@tuepker.com www.tuepkerlaw.com

411 Southwest 6th Street PO Box 365 Lawton, OK 73502 Tel: 580-248-4844 Fax: 580-248-6916 zelbst@zelbst.com www.zelbst.com

BUSINESS LITIGATION BANKING CLOSELY HELD BUSINESS

BUSINESS LITIGATION PERSONAL INJURY GENERAL: PLAINTIFF CLASS ACTION/MASS TORTS

PERSONAL INJURY GENERAL: PLAINTIFF PERSONAL INJURY MEDICAL MALPRACTICE: PLAINTIFF CRIMINAL DEFENSE

Todd Taylor has practiced law in Oklahoma for over 28 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.

Max C. Tuepker specializes principally in a broad spectrum of business litigation for both plaintiffs and defendants, but also in plaintiffs’ civil damage cases and class actions on a more limited basis. With co-counsel, he has obtained the largest verdict in Oklahoma against the U.S. government, in the amount of $7 million, and the largest recorded personal injury verdict in Logan County, OK, in the amount of $4.5 million. He practices in all Oklahoma federal district and bankruptcy courts and in district courts statewide in Oklahoma. He has served on the Board of Trustees of the University of Central Oklahoma Foundation since 1988.

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 Oklahoma record verdicts, 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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MAX C. TUEPKER, PC

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THE LIST BY PRIMARY AREA OF PRACTICE The list was finalized as of May 2, 2014. Any updates to the list (for example, status changes or disqualifying events) will be reflected on superlawyers.com. Names and page numbers in RED indicate a profile on the specified page.

APPELLATE Bowlby, Bradley, McGivern & Gilliard, Tulsa, 918-584-3391 Brooks, Michael L., Hartzog Conger Cason & Neville, Oklahoma City, 405-235-7000 Cartledge, Jonathan “Jon” D., Johnson & Jones, Tulsa, 918-584-6644 Inman, Brandy L., Latham Wagner Steele & Lehman, Tulsa, 918-970-2000 Rughani, Melanie Wilson, Crowe & Dunlevy, Oklahoma City, 405-235-7700

AVIATION & AEROSPACE Damnjanoska, Irena, Fellers Snider Blankenship Bailey & Tippens, Oklahoma City, 405-232-0621 Gonzalez, Maria, McAfee & Taft, Oklahoma City, 405-552-2358

BANKING Coutant, Jason B., Conner & Winters, Tulsa, 918-586-5718 Ellis, J. Barrett, McAfee & Taft, Oklahoma City, 405-552-2326 Kreth, Jason M., Phillips Murrah, Oklahoma City, 405-606-4768 Randolph, David S., Conner & Winters, Tulsa, 918-586-8529

BANKRUPTCY: BUSINESS Curran, J. Dillon, Conner & Winters, Oklahoma City, 405-272-5711 Hackler, Bonnie N., Hall Estill Hardwick Gable Golden & Nelson, Tulsa, 918-594-0467

BANKRUPTCY: CONSUMER McDaniel, Dana M., Dana McDaniel & Associates, Tulsa, 918-585-8500 Pg. S-26 Sansone, Jason, Sansone Law, Midwest City, 405-455-1032

BUSINESS LITIGATION Anderson, Elliot P., Crowe & Dunlevy, Tulsa, 918-592-9800 Anderson, K. McKenzie, Fellers Snider Blankenship Bailey & Tippens, Oklahoma City, 405-232-0621 Atkinson, Brendon S., Gungoll Jackson Box & Devoll, Enid, 580-234-0436 Avery, Michael, McAfee & Taft, Oklahoma City, 405-270-6012 Bickle, Brandon C., GableGotwals, Tulsa, 918-595-4817 Brooks, Carson M., Law Firm of Carson Brooks, Ardmore, 405-702-0000 Bryan, N. Lance, Doerner Saunders Daniel & Anderson, Tulsa, 918-591-5256 Buettner, Jeremiah, McAfee & Taft, Oklahoma City, 405-552-2241 Bunting, John M., Phillips Murrah, Oklahoma City, 405-235-4100 Burden, Jared, McAfee & Taft, Tulsa, 918-574-3026 Burke, Taylor A., Barber & Bartz, Tulsa, 918-599-7755 Carsey, Daniel V., Rischard Law, Oklahoma City, 405-231-0908 Christian, Jennifer K., Durbin Larimore & Bialick, Oklahoma City, 405-235-9584

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Cleary, Conor P., Hall Estill Hardwick Gable Golden & Nelson, Tulsa, 918-594-0421 Colvin, III, James L., Secrest Hill Butler & Secrest, Tulsa, 918-494-5905 Evans, Kyle D., Fellers Snider Blankenship Bailey & Tippens, Oklahoma City, 405-232-0621 Folger, Mark, McAfee & Taft, Oklahoma City, 405-552-2327 Gaskins, II, Garry M., Drummond Law, Tulsa, 918-749-7378 Grau, Randy, Cheek & Falcone, Oklahoma City, 405-286-9191 Hall, Adam C., Crowe & Dunlevy, Oklahoma City, 405-235-7700 Hoskins, Andrea S., Hall Estill Hardwick Gable Golden & Nelson, Tulsa, 918-594-0830 Irby, Jerrick, Newton O’Connor Turner & Ketchum, Tulsa, 918-587-0101 Johnson, Crystal A., Conner & Winters, Oklahoma City, 405-272-5711 Kindelt, Mary E., McDonald McCann Metcalf & Carwile, Tulsa, 918-430-3706 Lenaire, Lewis, GableGotwals, Oklahoma City, 405-235-5500 Lindsey, Zachariah, Lindsey Firm, Tulsa, 918-932-2055 Mathew, Jamie A., Barber & Bartz, Tulsa, 918-599-7755 McLendon, Keren Williams, McLendon & Duden, Oklahoma City, 405-601-1212 Merkley, Nicholas V., Fellers Snider Blankenship Bailey & Tippens, Oklahoma City, 405-232-0621 Muckala, Elisabeth E., Hall Estill Hardwick Gable Golden & Nelson, Oklahoma City, 405-553-2828 O’Neill, Nora Rose, Frederic Dorwart, Tulsa, 918-583-9922 Pebsworth, J. Wesley, GableGotwals, Tulsa, 918-595-4800 Powell, Courtney D., Lester Loving & Davies, Edmond, 405-844-9900 Proctor, David D., Goolsby Proctor Heefner & Gibbs, Oklahoma City, 405-524-2400 Robert, Hugh M., Sherwood McCormick & Robert, Tulsa, 918-592-1144 Rogers, Timothy L., Barrow & Grimm, Tulsa, 918-584-1600 Ross, David R., Norman Wohlgemuth Chandler & Jeter, Tulsa, 918-583-7571 Shelton, Paige N., Conner & Winters, Tulsa, 918-586-8558 Sturdivant, David, Barrow & Grimm, Tulsa, 918-584-1600 Vincent, Evan G.E., Crowe & Dunlevy, Oklahoma City, 405-239-6696 Warner, III, James E., Holladay & Chilton, Oklahoma City, 405-236-2343 Wheeler, Shannon P., Titus Hillis Reynolds Love Dickman & McCalmon, Tulsa, 918-587-6800 Woody, C. Russell, Hartzog Conger Cason & Neville, Oklahoma City, 405-235-7000

BUSINESS/CORPORATE Austin, Jonathan B., McAlister & McAlister Law Firm, Edmond, 405-359-0701 Barrow, Christopher A., Barrow & Grimm, Tulsa, 918-584-1600 Deckard, Kari A., Johnson & Jones, Tulsa, 918-584-6644 Grace, Danae, McAfee & Taft, Oklahoma City, 405-235-9621 Graves, John H., The Law Office of John H. Graves, Oklahoma City, 405-684-6735 Hetrick, Stephen M., McAfee & Taft, Tulsa, 918-574-3029 Hutchison, Thomas J., GableGotwals, Tulsa, 918-595-4858 Jones, Nicholas M., Barrow & Grimm, Tulsa, 918-584-1600 Siegfried, J. Terrell, Hall Estill Hardwick Gable Golden & Nelson, Tulsa, 918-594-0400

Wantland, Russell A., Resolution Legal Group, Oklahoma City, 405-235-6500 Ward, Leah M., Doerner Saunders Daniel & Anderson, Tulsa, 918-582-1211 Warren, Rick L., Hartzog Conger Cason & Neville, Oklahoma City, 405-235-7000

CIVIL LITIGATION: DEFENSE Acord, Stacy L., McDaniel & Acord, Tulsa, 918-382-9200 Pg. S-26 Adams, Ellen A., GableGotwals, Oklahoma City, 405-235-5520 Albers, Lindsey E., Latham Wagner Steele & Lehman, Tulsa, 918-970-2000 Benson, Sheila R., Givens Law Firm, Oklahoma City, 405-604-6880 Blassingame, Johnny R., Kerr Irvine Rhodes & Ables, Oklahoma City, 405-272-9221 Bowman, Andrew M., Foliart Huff Ottaway & Bottom, Oklahoma City, 405-232-4633 Pg. S-12 Brandes, J. Brian, Rhodes Hieronymus Jones Tucker & Gable, Tulsa, 918-582-1173 Bullard, Cristi L., Pierce Couch Hendrickson Baysinger & Green, Oklahoma City, 405-235-1611 Bush, Adam N., Adam Bush Law Firm, Nichols Hills, 405-813-0056 Combs, Christopher T., Givens Law Firm, Oklahoma City, 405-604-6880 Cooper, Michael, Franden | Woodard | Farris | Quillin + Goodnight, Tulsa, 918-583-7129 Dickerson, Jessica L., McAfee & Taft, Tulsa, 918-574-3086 Eakens, Laura L., Jennings Teague, Oklahoma City, 405-609-6000 Fort, Reagan Madison, Perrine Redemann Berry Taylor & Sloan, Tulsa, 918-382-1400 Foster, Parker H., The Barkley Law Firm, Tulsa, 918-599-9991 Fulda, Ryan J., Barber & Bartz, Tulsa, 918-599-7755 Godinez, Dearra, Kirk & Chaney, Oklahoma City, 405-235-1333 Gomez, Daniel E., Conner & Winters, Tulsa, 918-586-8984 Harrington, Bryan M., Drummond Law, Tulsa, 918-749-7378 Hixon, Stacie L., Steidley & Neal, Tulsa, 918-664-4612 Hullum, Patrick L., Phillips Murrah, Oklahoma City, 405-235-4100 Isbell, Jed W., Conner & Winters, Tulsa, 918-586-5711 Jones, C. Scott, Pierce Couch Hendrickson Baysinger & Green, Oklahoma City, 405-235-1611 Landrum, Thomas H., The Firm on Baltimore, Tulsa, 918-948-6171 McDevitt, Matthew, Lytle Soule & Curlee, Oklahoma City, 405-235-7471 Mcneer, Carrie, Best & Sharp, Tulsa, 918-582-1234 Noblin, Jerry, Tomlinson Rust McKinstry Grable, Oklahoma City, 405-606-3359 Pipinich, Jake, Pierce Couch Hendrickson Baysinger & Green, Tulsa, 918-583-8100 Rogers, Jason T., Foliart Huff Ottaway & Bottom, Oklahoma City, 405-232-4633 Pg. S-12 Russell, Miranda, McDaniel & Acord, Tulsa, 918-382-9200 Pg. S-26 Senger, David C., Coffey Gudgel & McDaniel, Tulsa, 918-292-8787 Smith, T. Matthew, Mulinix Ogden Hall & Ludlam, Oklahoma City, 405-232-3800 Trojan, Kaci L., Durbin Larimore & Bialick, Oklahoma City, 405-235-9584 Verret, Alison A., McAfee & Taft, Tulsa, 918-574-3089

CIVIL LITIGATION: PLAINTIFF Smolen, II, Donald E., Smolen Smolen & Roytman, Tulsa, 918-585-2667

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BY PRACTICE AREA CIVIL RIGHTS Smolen, Daniel E., Smolen Smolen & Roytman, Tulsa, 918-585-2667

CLASS ACTION/MASS TORTS Cramer, Brian L., Mattingly & Roselius, Oklahoma City, 405-603-2222 Dishman, Jodi W., McAfee & Taft, Oklahoma City, 405-552-2314 Guhl, Lauren F., Cooperative Divorce Solutions, Oklahoma City, 405-513-4089

CLOSELY HELD BUSINESS Marshall, Adam K., Barrow & Grimm, Tulsa, 918-584-1600

Reilly, Greg, Newton O’Connor Turner & Ketchum, Tulsa, 918-587-0101 Short, Kenneth, Doerner Saunders Daniel & Anderson, Tulsa, 918-591-5313

EMPLOYMENT LITIGATION: PLAINTIFF Johnston, Lauren, Leonard & Associates, Oklahoma City, 405-239-3800 Vaught, Charles C., Armstrong & Vaught, Tulsa, 918-582-2500

ENERGY & NATURAL RESOURCES Cole, Jodi C., McAfee & Taft, Oklahoma City, 405-552-2224

Ebrite, E. Talitha, GableGotwals, Oklahoma City, 405-235-5500 Hayes, Blake A., The Hayes Firm, Tulsa, 918-382-0117 Jankowski, Matthew David, Mahaffey & Gore, Oklahoma City, 405-236-0478 Long, Laura J., McAfee & Taft, Oklahoma City, 405-552-2372 McPherson, Cody J., Mahaffey & Gore, Oklahoma City, 405-236-0478 Rose, Richard L., Mahaffey & Gore, Oklahoma City, 405-236-0478 Vahlberg, Mia, GableGotwals, Tulsa, 918-595-4803 CONTINUED ON PAGE S-24

CREDITOR DEBTOR RIGHTS Dougherty, Layla Jean, Attorney at Law, Tinker AFB, 405-732-0324

CRIMINAL DEFENSE Dishman, C. Brent, Dishman Military Advocates, Oklahoma City, 877-521-9006 Edge, Jason, Edge Law Firm, Tulsa, 918-582-6333 Griesedieck, Thomas, Stevenson Law Firm, Oklahoma City, 405-236-5100 Lee, Stephen W., Attorney at Law, Tulsa, 918-582-7223 Lizama, Marvin G., Lizama Law, Tulsa, 918-747-4600 Phillips, Dustin S., Phillips and Associates, Oklahoma City, 405-418-8888 Quillian, J. Patrick, J. Patrick Quillian, Oklahoma City, 405-206-3335 Pg. S-26 Stevenson, Jarrod, Stevenson Law Firm, Oklahoma City, 405-236-5100

CRIMINAL DEFENSE: DUI/DWI Lee, Josh D., Ward Lee & Coats, Vinita, 918-323-9100

CRIMINAL DEFENSE: WHITE COLLAR Addison, Ruth J., Crowe & Dunlevy, Tulsa, 918-592-9800 Scimeca, Peter L., Andrews Davis, Oklahoma City, 405-235-8793

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AARON D. BUNDY (918) 585-1107 | aaron@fryelder.com

Ready for Trial Aaron Bundy is committed to being the best possible advocate for his clients. That’s why he spent eight days this spring at the prestigious Houston Family Law Trial Institute working with experts from around the country on trial skills and techniques. In nearly a decade practicing law, he has built a reputation for dedication, skill and legal knowledge. He is honored to once again be named to the Rising Stars list. Bundy’s practice is focused on contested family law cases and criminal defense.

Howard, Alison M., Crowe & Dunlevy, Oklahoma City, 405-239-6675 Patel, Alison McCalla, McAfee & Taft, Oklahoma City, 405-552-2332

EMPLOYMENT & LABOR Bowersox, Elizabeth, McAfee & Taft, Oklahoma City, 405-270-6019 Bryant, Tanya, Crowe & Dunlevy, Oklahoma City, 405-235-7720 Crawford, Rachel B., Newton O’Connor Turner & Ketchum, Tulsa, 918-587-0101 Haupt, Shannon C., Leonard & Associates, Oklahoma City, 405-239-3800 Kern, Suzanne, McAfee & Taft, Tulsa, 918-574-3011 Panach, Matt, Fuller Tubb Bickford & Krahl, Oklahoma City, 405-235-2575 Reese, Jason A., Resolution Legal Group, Oklahoma City, 405-235-6500 Simpsen, Kristin M., McAfee & Taft, Oklahoma City, 405-552-2395 Solberg, Joshua W., McAfee & Taft, Oklahoma City, 405-235-9621

EMPLOYMENT LITIGATION: DEFENSE Avey, Leah M., Rubenstein & Pitts, Edmond, 405-340-1900 Hutson, Allen L., Crowe & Dunlevy, Oklahoma City, 405-235-7700 Manning, Stephanie Johnson, Titus Hillis Reynolds Love Dickman & McCalmon, Tulsa, 918-587-6800

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Pearce, Jr., Patrick R. (“Ricky”), Ryan Whaley Coldiron Shandy, Oklahoma City, 405-239-6040

Smith, Christopher D., The Smith Firm, Oklahoma City, 405-843-1000 Smith, Michelle K., Michelle K. Smith, Oklahoma City, 405-759-2333 Smoot, Angela L., Conner & Winters, Tulsa, 918-586-5711 Taylor, Evan A., Evan Taylor Law Office, Norman, 405-321-1822 Vaughn, Carrie Williams, Lester Loving & Davies, Edmond, 405-844-9900

Edwards, Alicia J., GableGotwals, Tulsa, 918-595-4809 Grable, Lawrence F., Tomlinson Rust McKinstry Grable, Oklahoma City, 405-606-3369 Mantooth, Tyler J., Hall Estill Hardwick Gable Golden & Nelson, Oklahoma City, 405-553-2828 Rossler, Paul E., GableGotwals, Tulsa, 918-595-4872 Watson, Tynia A., Crowe & Dunlevy, Oklahoma City, 405-235-7700 Young, Michael S., Hall Estill Hardwick Gable Golden & Nelson, Oklahoma City, 405-553-2304

ESTATE & TRUST LITIGATION

GENERAL LITIGATION

Stinson, Sheila D., Stinson Law Group, Edmond, 405-753-6541

Allen, Anthony L., Allen & Wisner, Muskogee, 918-683-5291 Austin, Julie J., Attorney at Law, Ardmore, 580-224-2770 Bundy, Aaron D., Fry Elder & Henry, Tulsa, 918-585-1107 Pg. S-23 Cunningham, Kevin, Bass Law, Oklahoma City, 405-262-4040 Dean, Ryan L., Bass Law, Oklahoma City, 405-262-4040 Evans, Kristen, Hall Estill Hardwick Gable Golden & Nelson, Tulsa, 918-594-0400 Hiersche, Justin T., Hiersche Law Firm, Oklahoma City, 405-235-3123 Jayne, Andrew C., Atkinson Haskins Nellis Brittingham Gladd & Fiasco, Tulsa, 918-582-8877 Lloyd, Grant T., Richards & Connor, Tulsa, 918-585-2394 Messenger, Jason C., Richardson Richardson Boudreaux, Tulsa, 918-492-7674 Nash Kitch, Emily, Clemens & Blair, Oklahoma City, 405-478-0058 Nichols, Heidi M., Conner & Winters, Oklahoma City, 405-272-5703 Niese, Jeffrey E., Law Offices of Matt Gomez, Tulsa, 918-794-5587 O’Malley, Michael, Franden | Woodard | Farris | Quillin + Goodnight, Tulsa, 918-583-7129 Rush, Jason, Rodolf & Todd, Tulsa, 918-295-2100 Thomas, Curtis J., McAfee & Taft, Oklahoma City, 405-552-2351 White, Amy D., McAfee & Taft, Oklahoma City, 405-552-2337

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Wegener, Meredith A., Gum Puckett & Mackechnie, Oklahoma City, 405-488-1212 Woolery, J. Todd, McAfee & Taft, Oklahoma City, 405-235-9621

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ESTATE PLANNING & PROBATE Chapman, Stephanie, McAfee & Taft, Oklahoma City, 405-552-2396 Farris, Matthew S., Rogers and Bell, Tulsa, 918-582-5201 Hennigh, Kaleb K., Ewbank Hennigh & Mcvay, Enid, 580-234-4334

FAMILY LAW Archer, Trisha L., Archer Law, Tulsa, 918-619-9191 Barteaux, T. Luke, Fry Elder & Henry, Tulsa, 918-633-5615 Pg. S-26 Bennett, John P., Mauldin & Bennett, Tulsa, 918-561-6704 Brown, Grant W., The Firm on Baltimore, Tulsa, 918-948-6171 Bullard, James, Doerner Saunders Daniel & Anderson, Tulsa, 918-591-5344 Burden, Elizabeth W., Smakal Munn & Mathis, Tulsa, 918-582-3400 Cornell, Melissa F., Robertson Cornell, Tulsa, 918-382-9332 Cunningham, Brad K., Cordell & Cordell, Tulsa, 918-779-3804 Davis, Heath T., Cordell & Cordell, Oklahoma City, 405-241-5678 Earnhart, Heather Flynn, Hall Estill Hardwick Gable Golden & Nelson, Tulsa, 918-594-0440 Echols, Jonathan D., Echols & Associates, Oklahoma City, 405-691-2648 Pg. S-7 Hensley, Jeffrey A., Hensley Legal Services, Tulsa, 918-398-5692 Pg. S-26

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www.hensleylegalservices.com Herndon, McLaine DeWitt, The Law Office of McLaine DeWitt Herndon, Tulsa, 918-585-3337 Howe, Amy Lauren, Echols & Associates, Oklahoma City, 405-691-2648 Pg. S-7 Keele, Ann E., Monroe & Associates, Tulsa, 918-592-1144 Lipe, Melissa A., Melissa A. Lipe, Edmond, 405-365-8990 Lively, Maren Minnaert, Sneed Lang, Tulsa, 918-588-1313 Martinez, Tracey D., Mullins Martinez Sexton & Reaves, Oklahoma City, 405-235-2335 McCord, Patrick H., N. Scott Johnson and Associates, Tulsa, 918-794-3333 McGill, LeAnne, McGill & Rodgers, Edmond, 405-285-8048 Pemberton, Trevor, Mulinix Ogden Hall & Ludlam, Oklahoma City, 405-232-3800 Prescott, Shannon L., McKenna & Prescott, Okmulgee, 918-756-1112 Reaves, Ryan J., Mullins Martinez Sexton & Reaves, Oklahoma City, 405-235-2335 Roberts, Curtis J., Franden | Woodard | Farris | Quillin + Goodnight, Tulsa, 918-583-7129 Rodgers, Faye C., McGill & Rodgers, Edmond, 405-562-6243

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HEALTH CARE Keim, Christopher B., Christopher B. Keim, Oklahoma City, 405-801-4710 Parten, Terra Lord, McAfee & Taft, Oklahoma City, 405-552-2324 Torrone, Michael T., Logan & Lowry, Vinita, 918-256-7511

IMMIGRATION Stump, Kelli J., Stump & Associates, Oklahoma City, 405-879-0800

INSURANCE COVERAGE Claypole, Clint A., Field Trojan Long & Claypole, Enid, 580-233-4625 Hampton, Amy E., Wilburn & Masterson, Tulsa, 918-494-0414 Marcussen, Carin L., Whitten Burrage, Oklahoma City, 405-516-7800 Sullivan, Kelsie, Fellers Snider Blankenship Bailey & Tippens, Oklahoma City, 405-232-0621

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY Behles, John M., Behles Van Staden, Tulsa, 918-856-3100 Beling, Sasha L., McAfee & Taft, Oklahoma City, 405-270-6011 Campbell, Emily E., Dunlap Codding, Oklahoma City, 405-607-8600 Chaffin, Ross, Tomlinson Rust McKinstry Grable, Oklahoma City, 405-606-3364 Dellegar, Shawn, Head Johnson & Kachigian, Tulsa, 918-587-2000

Hobson, D. Ward, Blaney & Tweedy, Oklahoma City, 405-235-8445 John Bowman, Jessica, McAfee & Taft, Tulsa, 918-574-3046 Palmer, Drew T., Crowe & Dunlevy, Oklahoma City, 405-234-3234

MERGERS & ACQUISITIONS Smith, Joshua D., McAfee & Taft, Oklahoma City, 405-235-9621

MILITARY/VETERANS LAW Branum, James M., Center for Conscience in Action, Oklahoma City, 405-494-0562

NATIVE AMERICAN LAW Proctor, Amanda S., Shield Law Group, Jenks, 800-655-4820 Tiger, Yonne A., Campbell Tiger, Tulsa, 918-301-1172

PERSONAL INJURY GENERAL: DEFENSE Brown, J. Andrew, Atkinson Haskins Nellis Brittingham Gladd & Fiasco, Tulsa, 918-582-8877 Carter, Brian L., Latham Wagner Steele & Lehman, Tulsa, 918-970-2000 Clark, Eric L., Secrest Hill Butler & Secrest, Tulsa, 918-494-5905 Hughes, Trevor L., Johnson & Jones, Tulsa, 918-584-6644 Neal, Lane, Durbin Larimore & Bialick, Oklahoma City, 405-235-9584 Pickard, Joe, Sweet Law Firm, Tulsa, 918-574-2097 Skrapka, Marty, Jennings Teague, Oklahoma City, 405-609-6000 Stanton, Bryan E., Pierce Couch Hendrickson Baysinger & Green, Oklahoma City, 405-235-1611 Wakeman, Andrew G., Atkinson Haskins Nellis Brittingham Gladd & Fiasco, Tulsa, 918-582-8877 Wandres, Brandy L., Latham Wagner Steele & Lehman, Tulsa, 918-970-2000

PERSONAL INJURY GENERAL: PLAINTIFF Abel, Luke, Abel Law Firm, Oklahoma City, 405-239-7046 Acuna, Mariano, Abel Law Firm, Oklahoma City, 405-239-7046 Barbush, John E., John E. Barbush, Oklahoma City, 405-212-4011 Pg. S-26 Barron, Zachary T., Gibbon Barron & Barron, Tulsa, 918-745-0687 Bethea, Kenyatta R., Holloway Bethea & Osenbaugh, Oklahoma City, 405-246-0600 Branum, John, Branum Law Firm, Oklahoma City, 800-318-9950 Bryan, J. Spencer, Bryan & Terrill Law, Tulsa, 918-935-2777 Cavett, Eric J., Foshee & Yaffe, Oklahoma City, 405-264-5777 Compton, Dustin L., Bass Law, El Reno, 405-262-4040 Davis, Chad N., Attorney at Law, Enid, 580-233-2833 DeVaughn, Forrest L. Pepper, Parrish Devaughn Injury Lawyers, Oklahoma City, 405-999-9000 Fettkether, Jesse L., Rode Law Firm, Tulsa, 918-599-8880

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BY PRACTICE AREA Franseen, Derek, Beeler Walsh & Walsh, Oklahoma City, 405-843-7600 Garrett, Amber Peckio, Garrett Law Center, Tulsa, 918-895-7216 Garrett, Jr., D. Mitchell, Garrett Law Center, Tulsa, 918-895-7216 Gorospe, Anthony, Gorospe & Smith Law Firm, Tulsa, 918-582-7775 Pg. S-26 Gusman, Rachel, Graves McLain, Tulsa, 918-359-6600 Hawkins, Scott B., Norman & Edem, Oklahoma City, 405-272-0200 Hill, Mike, Burton & Banks, Oklahoma City, 405-232-0555 Mayo, David N., Tawwater Law Firm, Oklahoma City, 405-607-1400 Sacra, Damon E., Sacra Law, Tulsa, 918-732-9221 Teasdale, David L., Foshee & Yaffe, Oklahoma City, 405-703-7827 Thompson, Kate D., Stall Stall & Thompson, Tulsa, 918-743-6201 Williford, Jon M., Griffin Reynolds & Associates, Oklahoma City, 405-721-9500

PERSONAL INJURY MEDICAL MALPRACTICE: DEFENSE Comarda, Kelly C., Hall Estill Hardwick Gable Golden & Nelson, Tulsa, 918-594-0400 Dewberry, Curt, Sweet Law Firm, Oklahoma City, 405-601-9400 Fitz, Grant A., Rodolf & Todd, Tulsa, 918-295-2100 Jones, Emily M., Rodolf & Todd, Tulsa, 918-295-2100 Krieger, Lane O., Wiggins Sewell & Ogletree, Oklahoma City, 405-232-1211

Lindaman, MeredithDibert, Atkinson Haskins Nellis Brittingham Gladd & Fiasco, Tulsa, 918-582-8877 Lytle, Gregg J., Gregg J. Lytle, Edmond, 405-437-8881 Martin, III, Matthew D., Foliart Huff Ottaway & Bottom, Oklahoma City, 405-232-4633 Pg. S-12 Nesser, Mary Elizabeth, Richards & Connor, Tulsa, 918-585-2394 Perkinson, Tara, Secrest Hill Butler & Secrest, Tulsa, 918-494-5905 Reed, Benjamin, Best & Sharp, Tulsa, 918-582-1234 Remillard, Carri A., Foliart Huff Ottaway & Bottom, Oklahoma City, 405-232-4633 Pg. S-12 Stanley, R. Gene, Rife Walters Stanley & Natarajan, Oklahoma City, 405-235-3800 Stevens, Kimberly A., Pierce Couch Hendrickson Baysinger & Green, Oklahoma City, 405-552-5275

PERSONAL INJURY MEDICAL MALPRACTICE: PLAINTIFF Housley, Spencer B., Housley Law Group, Oklahoma City, 405-840-6800

PERSONAL INJURY PRODUCTS: DEFENSE Cordell, Ellen, McAfee & Taft, Tulsa, 918-574-3082 Ward, Jeremy K., Franden | Woodard | Farris | Quillin + Goodnight, Tulsa, 918-583-7129

PROFESSIONAL LIABILITY: DEFENSE Templeton, Katie L., Sweet Law Firm, Oklahoma City, 405-601-9400

REAL ESTATE Dill, Jacquelyn, The Dill Law Firm, Oklahoma City, 405-848-7777

Dolatabadi, Bobbak “Bobby”, Phillips Murrah, Oklahoma City, 405-235-4100 Eastwood, Kyle, Buzbee Upchurch Squires & Eastwood, Anadarko, 405-247-2568 Marshall, H. Cole, McAfee & Taft, Oklahoma City, 405-552-2379 Mashaney, Jared, McAfee & Taft, Oklahoma City, 405-552-2214 Ross, Briana J., Sprouse Shrader Smith, Tulsa, 918-743-4443

SECURITIES & CORPORATE FINANCE Dias da Silva, Wagner R., McAfee & Taft, Oklahoma City, 405-552-2374

TAX Bunting, Emily Wilson, McAfee & Taft, Oklahoma City, 405-552-2312 Gonzalez, Bonner J., McAfee & Taft, Oklahoma City, 405-552-2347 Haines, Spencer W., McAfee & Taft, Oklahoma City, 405-235-9621 Hickey, Matthew B., Crowe & Dunlevy, Oklahoma City, 405-239-6660 Peters, Keith E., McAfee & Taft, Oklahoma City, 405-552-2338 Rahme, Dawn M., Phillips Murrah, Oklahoma City, 405-606-4770 Spring, David M., McAfee & Taft, Tulsa, 918-574-3038

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Stacy Acord is an AV-rated attorney known for achieving positive results for her clients in matters involving accidents, contract negotiations, and business disputes. She represents individuals in family matters, including adoptions, guardianships, divorce, and custody disputes. She is involved in several community and professional groups, including Claims and Litigation Management Alliance, for which she co-authored the Oklahoma Claims Handling Guidelines. She was appointed to the 2013-2014 Leadership Jenks class and Oklahoma Bar Association’s 2009-2010 Leadership Academy and is a recipient of The Journal Record’s 2008 Achievers Under 40 Award. She is licensed to practice in Oklahoma and Arkansas and is admitted to practice before the Tenth Circuit and all federal courts in Oklahoma and Arkansas.

John E. Barbush is an Oklahoma City trial attorney who handles all types of personal injury cases, including nursing home negligence, medical malpractice, and automobile accidents. Mr.  Barbush applies his business degree and past experience as a chief compliance officer to securities and corporate governance litigation. Mr.  Barbush also assists clients with general litigation and family law matters and is proud of his pro bono representation of minors through Oklahoma Lawyers for Children. The focus of John  E. Barbush, P.C. is quality over quantity. Mr.  Barbush is AV-rated by Martindale-Hubbell and has been selected by the National Trial Lawyers for the Top Forty Under 40 in Oklahoma.

I am a tough, no-nonsense trial lawyer. My law practice includes divorce, child custody, child support, modifications, guardianships, protective orders, corporate law, and criminal defense, among other areas. In America we enjoy many rights, including our right to liberty and our right to care for and protect our children and families. I fight to protect my clients’ rights every day. All litigation can be stressful, but with my representation you can navigate the process with confidence and dignity.

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Mr. Gorospe was born and raised in Tulsa. He began his legal career as a prosecutor for the Tulsa County District Attorney’s Office. Thereafter, Mr. Gorospe was an attorney for an insurance defense law firm. In 2007, Mr. Gorospe started Gorospe & Smith Law Firm with his law partner, Zach Smith. He focuses his practice on helping people who were injured through no fault of their own. He also helps families that have lost loved ones due to another’s negligence. He understands that insurance companies may not have an injured person’s best interests in mind. He has recovered millions of dollars for his clients in cases such as car accidents, motorcycle accidents, slip-and-fall accidents and insurance disputes. Initial consultations are free, and Mr. Gorospe is always available to his clients.

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.

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THE KIMMI IS A HOISON-BASTED PATTY TOPPED WITH HOUSEMADE KIMCHI SLAW, CILANTRO-LIME CRÈME AND SPICY KETCHUP AT BROWNIES GOURMET BURGERS. PHOTO BY BRANDON SCOTT.

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Hamburger Heaven Brownies brings gourmet burgers to its new Utica Square location.

“Welcome to hamburger heaven! The search for the best, biggest and juiciest hamburgers ends right here in Oklahoma.” So says Michael Wallis, authority on Oklahoma cultural icons and an Oklahoma icon himself. “From Meers to Muskogee, Tulsa to Talihina, this state claims scores of authentic hamburger palaces that are heaven sent,” he continues. “Oklahomans use no cookie-cutters in the creation of burger joints serving chopped cow so tasty that hardcore vegans have been known to dive off the wagon. In Oklahoma, folks know that if you can eat a burger without using a fistful of napkins, it is not good. Amen!” Back in the day, when World War II had just ended and Tulsa was Oil Capital of the World, two brothers from Ohio rode a Greyhound bus into town in search of fortune. They found work at a hamburger stand along Route 66. Darrell Bowen was a talented chef, and he elevated the thin, onion-studded burger patty into a work of art. His brother, Bill, had managerial talent, and in 1956 they opened their own store on Harvard

and called it Brownies. Just about everyone in Tulsa has at one time or another grabbed one of Brownies’ pink Naugahyde stools and bellied up to the long counter, surrounded by a large and diverse crowd of families, businessmen, construction workers and more, to feast on Brownies’ legendary double cheeseburgers, homemade root beer and gooey coconut pie. The place hasn’t changed a bit in 60 years. “We’re totally different from Brownies,” says Fred Auletta. “There are only two things the same, and that’s root beer and coconut pie.” Auletta is general manager of Brownies Gourmet Hamburgers – referred to as BGB – the hamburger joint’s upscale offshoot that recently opened at Utica Square. At the original Brownies, hamburger patties are thin, with an 80-20 chuck blend. But a new meat blend concocted for BGB burgers melds brisket, short rib and chuck. The fat in the brisket, Auletta explains, melts during cooking, giving the burger its rich, meaty flavor. And the patty is, NOVEMBER 2014 | WWW.OKMAG.COM

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at seven ounces, almost four times as big as the original Brownies patty. Even more innovative are the toppings. Until a few years ago, Brownies had no toppings at all. At BGB, the toppings, many made inhouse, steal the show. “The burger plus the topping,” explains Auletta, a gifted chef who created all these menu items, “combine to give you a completed, welldressed burger, a designer burger. Each of our 14 burgers has a completely different taste profile.” If you’ve come on a sunny day, you might want to eat beneath the trees at one of the outdoor tables; but if not, head through the glass door, through a sleek and airy dining space trimmed in white oak. In the back is where the action is. James Hibbard is watching the flaming gas-fired grill, turning the burgers. He’s an artist, and the thick, juicy patties sizzle under his talented touch. Meanwhile, Jamal Pernell prepares the buns and toppings. They work in tandem like a well-oiled machine. Hibbard puts one of those patties on a long, puffy, freshly baked Indian flatbread, next to an arugula salad studded with feta cheese and cherry tomatoes fresh from the garden. That’s the Ambrosia. It tastes like a kebab sandwich from a food stall in Istanbul. The next patty up gets a huge dollop of homemade pimento cheese. The flavor mixes with and complements the taste of the meat. That’s the Old Fogey. Another is brushed with mushrooms braised in Chianti, and the gravy soaks into the burger to yield a sort of burger bourguignon. There’s also a burger topped with chili served on cornbread, ranch bacon fries so good you can’t stop eating them and, for those forlorn few who don’t like burgers, a killer chicken wrap with sautéed peppers and garlic aioli. And then there’s the Kobe Burger, topped with pork belly and made with beef from perhaps the only herd of Akaushi Wagyu cattle outside Japan. Every burger that comes off Hibbard’s grill is an avatar of dripping juicy burger goodness. 1709 Utica Square, Tulsa. www.brownies-hamburgers.com BRIAN SCHWARTZ

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DISTRICT HOUSE’S TAKE ON A CLASSIC REUBEN IS SERVED ON A CIABATTA ROLL. PHOTO BY BRENT FUCHS.

In Oklahoma City’s Plaza District, where businesses are independent and welcoming, District House has settled swimmingly into its location along 16th Street. A coffee-and-beer bar that offers deli standards along with delicate pastry and an inspiring atmosphere, District House has settled into its role as a must-stop for the 9-to-5ers, a meet-up for creatives and a happening hangout for those who are looking for a great place for coffee and chatting. Create your own sandwich, or choose from one of District House’s several specialties. The Reuben is piled high with corned beef, provolone and sauerkraut and topped with house-made Thousand Island dressing. Vegetarian and vegan options are aplenty, from the hummus sandwich to the vegan pastries. District House also encourages creativity. Scrabble meet-ups are held Monday afternoons, and open mic nights along with live entertainment are regular happenings. Start the week off right with Free Coffee Mondays, from 7 to 10:30 a.m. 1755 NW 16th St., Oklahoma City. www.districthouseokc.com – Jami Mattox

T H E B UZ Z

Z’S TACOSHOP & MARKET Hearts were heavy when Tulsa’s only downtown market went out of business in August, but just over a month later Z’s Tacoshop & Market moved into the vacant space. Serving tacos, tortas, burritos and other Tex Mex classics, Z’s is sure to become a stop for those visiting the Brady Arts District as well as for those who live downtown and crave a place to shop for pantry staples and to grab a quick bite. Street tacos filled with a choice of beef, chicken, pork, chorizo or veggies are garnished with onions and cilantro and served with charro beans. Tortas, those refreshing Mexican sandwiches, are stuffed with beef, chicken, pork or veggies and topped with lettuce, tomato, avocado, onion and refried beans. Wash a meal down with something from Z’s Topeca coffee bar. 305 E. Archer St., Tulsa. 918.406.6009 – Jami Mattox

STREET TACOS ARE SERVED WITH CHARRO BEANS AT Z’S TACOSHOP & MARKET. PHOTO BY BRANDON SCOTT.


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Ingrid’s Kitchen It’s well known that Ingrid’s Kitchen is an Oklahoma City staple, one of those places to go for reliably delicious comfort food, freshly baked breads and scratch cooking. Of course, schnitzel is popular, as are the Reuben sandwiches and sausages. But Ingrid’s also serves lots of fun on Saturday afternoons. From noon to 2 p.m. Ingrid’s transforms its dining room into a party, where diners can eat and dance to music. Enjoy a plate of authentic German food, along with beer, wine or cocktails, and dance ‘til your heart’s content. It’s a great way to kick off a weekend. 3701 N. Youngs Blvd., Oklahoma City. www.ingridskitchen.com – Jami Mattox

Trail’s End BBQ This small barbecue joint in Owasso has quietly won over diners for years, but after country singer – and Owasso resident – Trisha Yearwood featured Trail’s End and owner John Cash on a recent episode of Trisha’s Southern Kitchen, which airs on the Food Network, Trail’s End finally got its due. With a national spotlight on it, Trail’s End continues to serve its award-winning barbecue to new diners as well as regulars. Take advantage of daily specials, like all-you-can-eat ribs on Tuesdays and Wednesdays and all-youcan-eat catfish on Fridays. For a Trail’s End first-timer, try the brisket, which is what won over Yearwood and compelled her to dedicate an entire show to the offerings at Trails End. 8888 N. Garnett Road, Owasso. www.trailsendbbq. biz – Jami Mattox

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Load Up For The Run

Tulsa’s Williams Route 66 Marathon is scheduled for Nov. 22 and 23, and runners are certainly looking to add an edge on the clock. Natalie Sanders, a dietitian with St. John Health System, says the right combination of snacks and beverages prior to the event can help athletes maximize their efforts.

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ABOVE: COME FOR THE FOOD, STAY FOR THE MUSIC: INGRID’S KITCHEN HOSTS DANCING AND DINING EACH SATURDAY. PHOTO BY BRENT FUCHS.

LEFT: THE RIB PLATTER AT TRAIL’S END BBQ.

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Every body is different, but “generally speaking, about three to four hours prior to race time, 200350 grams of carbohydrate (should) be taken to maximize glycogen stores at the onset of activity and (to) enhance performance,” Sanders says. It’s also important to hydrate well – down those carbs with 16-24 ounces of water or a sports drink. An hour before the race, a quick hit of 45-75 grams of carbohydrate can help sustain energy through the run or any exercise used in training to build muscle. “In order to reach your maximum potential, I believe it is important to cross-train,” Sanders says. “This could include a variety of exercises, such as weight training or other sports like racquetball or soccer. It’s vital to work other muscle groups and strengthen the entire body.” A delicious way to get those pre-run, energy-producing carbohydrates is a calorie-dense granola. Add a little peanut butter for an extra push to the finish line. – Jill Meredith


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Whip up soup, invite friends to do the same and enjoy a comforting party.

hilly fall days are best handled with a pot of comforting soup. But one can only take so many bowls of beef and barley or chicken tortilla. Thankfully, soup swaps can lessen the monotony of one-pot wonders and offer warming fellowship. A soup swap takes its inspiration from the traditional holiday cookie swaps, in which friends get together to exchange recipes and prepared goodies, each person taking home a small haul of sweet treats. For a soup swap, simply replace the cookies with a quart of prepared soup or stew. The event works best with roughly six participants: a host and five friends. Each person brings six quarts of prepared soup. These can be frozen, canned or refrigerated. One quart is for sampling at the party; the others are passed out to guests for taking home. The host can supply soup necessities like crackers and Tip: If freezing soup, cheese, cornbread or crusty rolls. use containers that do These recipes are great for a soup swap, freeze well and make at not need to be returned least six generous servings. – Jami Mattox

to the owner. Consider using 32-ounce plastic deli containers, which can be purchased at restaurant supply stores and online.

Mexican Chicken Soup Adapted from Ina Garten’s recipe, as seen on The Barefoot Contessa.

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chicken breasts, cooked and shredded 2 c. chopped onions 1 c. chopped celery 2 c. chopped carrots 4 chopped cloves garlic 2 1/2 quarts chicken stock or broth 1 28-ounce can crushed tomatoes

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jalapenos, seeded and minced ground cumin ground coriander seed olive oil salt and pepper garnishes (chopped cilantro, avocado, sour cream, grated cheese, tortilla chips)

Heat three tablespoons of olive oil in a large pot. Add the onions, celery and carrots. Cook over mediumlow heat for 10 minutes, until the onions start to brown. Add the garlic and cook for an additional 30 seconds. Add the chicken stock, tomatoes, jalapenos, cumin, coriander, a tablespoon of salt and a teaspoon pepper. Bring the soup to a boil, then lower the heat and simmer for 25 minutes. Add the shredded chicken and season to taste. Serve the soup topped with sliced avocado, a dollop of sour cream, grated cheese and broken tortilla chips.

Sherried Tomato Soup Adapted from The Pioneer Woman, www.thepioneerwoman.com.

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butter olive oil medium onion, diced 46-ounce bottle low-sodium tomato juice 14-ounce cans diced tomatoes chicken base

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sugar salt and pepper cooking sherry heavy cream chopped fresh parsley chopped fresh basil

Sauté diced onions in butter and oil until translucent. Add tomato juice, canned tomatoes, chicken base, sugar, a pinch of salt and black pepper. Bring to a near boil, then turn off heat. Add in sherry and cream* and stir. Add parsley and basil to taste. Adjust other seasonings and serve with crusty bread. *If freezing, omit cream in this recipe. Add cream to taste when soup is reheated.

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SWEET TOOTH REVISITED

The Ultimate Leftover One of the best things about Thanksgiving is the leftovers. Turkey, dressing, cranberry sauce, mashed potatoes – the Thanksgiving spread only grows more flavorful the next day. On the nowlegendary Friends episode, Ross Geller discusses the Thanksgiving sandwich his sister, Monica, makes. It includes a host of fillings, including a piece of bread soaked in gravy, known as the “moist-maker.” His discovery of the theft of the sandwich by an unknown coworker and subsequent meltdown, leading to the term “Red Ross,” is the stuff of legends. But that is just how good a leftover sandwich can be. Philip Kaiser, owner of Cosmo Café, where the Thanksgiving sandwich makes an appearance on the menu year-round, says theirs is constructed with smoked turkey, cream cheese, cranberry relish, hot stuffing and tomatoes. It’s a delicious bite that evokes Thanksgiving 365 days a year, and it’s a great inspiration for an at-home version. 3334 S. Peoria Ave., Tulsa. www. cosmo-café.com – Jami Mattox

BUNDT IT

Bundt cakes are practically a national pastime. Having a bundt pan in the kitchen meant that there would be warm, moist cakes, perfect with an ice-cold glass of milk. But bundt cakes, which reached a peak in popularity in the 1940s and ‘50s, have experienced a decline over the last half-century. Luckily, there’s a bakery that’s hoping to bring back the nostalgia and art of the bundt cake. Nothing Bundt Cake, a franchised bakery specializing in bundt cakes of all sizes and for all occasions, now has locations in Oklahoma City and Tulsa. Started in 1997 by two women who MARIE HICKS, yearned for CO-OWNER OF NOTHING BUNDT a bakery CAKES IN TULSA, that used SELLS NOSTALfresh GIA. ingredients PHOTOS BY BRANDON SCOTT. in their cakes, the bakery now

has dozens of locations around the country. From full-size bundts to “bundtinis,” bite-size bundt cakes, cakes come in at least 10 flavors. Vibrant red velvet is studded with chocolate chips, and cinnamon swirl is both spicy and sweet. Lemon, carrot cake and chocolatechocolate chip are also popular variations.. Marie Hicks, co-owner and operator of the Tulsa location, says bundt cakes are an experience. “The concept is a nostaligic wink to the past. It’s not just cake. My grandmother used to make bundt cakes, and that’s what we’re trying to bring back, that comfort,” she says. Selling memories has never been so delicious or fun. 2520 W. Memorial Rd., Suite B, Oklahoma City; 7890 E. 106th Place S., Building V, Suite 10, Tulsa. www. nothingbundtcakes.com – Jami Mattox

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ews that Marvel Comics will reveal an exclusive variant cover of Captain America and the Mighty Avengers No. 1 at the inaugural Wizard World Tulsa Comic Con might go unheard by some, but there are plenty who will take that message to heart. Having a major comic book convention event like Wizard World Comic Con in your town means to the erstwhile fan of comic books, science fiction, horror and fantasy entertainment an opportunity to gather with like-minded devotees of costume play (or cosplay), gaming enthusiasts and collectors. It also means, for Tulsa at least, that T-Town is seen beyond the state as an outpost of pop culture that once might have

been reserved for the underground. The announcement last year that the comic book convention would add seven new stops to its huge Comic Con tour in 2014 – including Tulsa – brought with it questions of which celebrities would come along for the ride. Not surprising, Wizard World Tulsa Comic Con brings with it an impressive roster of writers, illustrators, actors and notables of the entertainment industry when it sets up at the Cox Business Center in downtown Tulsa from Nov. 7-9. Those names include actors Karl Urban (Star Trek: Into Darkness), Norman Reedus (AMC’s The Walking Dead), William Shatner, Tom Felton (Harry Potter films), Manu Bennett (The Hobbit films), Eliza Dushku (television’s Buffy the Vampire Slayer),

Robert Englund, Jon Bernthal (AMC’s The Walking Dead) and many, many others. Star comic creators scheduled to appear at Tulsa’s show include Neal Adams (Batman, X-Men), Greg Horn (Guardians of the Galaxy, The Avengers) and Mike Grell, the comics veteran who created the exclusive variant cover mentioned earlier. Whether you dress as your favorite comic superhero, TV character or as yourself for Comic Con, be assured that you’ll be in good company. As of press time, three-day passes to the convention have sold out, but single tickets are available starting at $35 each. VIP tickets with access to celebrities are also available at www.wizardworld.com. KAREN SHADE NOVEMBER 2014 | WWW.OKMAG.COM

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Calendar

PERFORMANCES • IN CONCERT • SPORTS • FAMILY • ART • CHARITABLE EVENTS • COMMUNITY Ian McLagan

Nov. 1 The Blue Door. www.

bluedoorokc.com

An Evening with Cake

Nov. 2 Cain’s Ballroom. www.cainsballroom.com

Nick Swardson Nov. 2 Hard Rock Tu l s a H o t e l & C a s i n o . w w w. hardrockcasinotulsa.com City of Colour Nov. 3 Cain’s Ballroom. www.cainsballroom.com Pure Bathing Culture

Nov. 3 Opolis Bar & Micro Venue, Norman. www.opolis.org

Alt-J

Nov. 4 Cain’s Ballroom. www. cainsballroom.com

John Moreland Nov. 4 Woody Guthrie Center. www.woodyguthriecenter.org Amon Amarth

Nov. 5 Diamond Ballroom. www.diamondballroom.net

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Slipknot, Korn Nov. 5 Chesapeake Energy Arena. www.chesapeakearena.com

PERFORMANCES

The War to End All Wars: From the Trenches to the Homefront Nov. 1 A night of poetry, songs and letters of the World War I era are performed at the Lorton Performance Center at the University of Tulsa. lortonpc.utulsa.edu

Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas Thru Nov. 2, Nov. 4-9 Christmas arrives early at Oklahoma City Civic Center Music Hall and the Tulsa Performing Arts Center for the live musical adaptation based on the children’s story. www.myticketoffice.com

Carmina Burana

Thru Nov. 2 Choreographer Ma Cong and Tulsa Ballet bring a contemporary vision of the timeless ballet and Orff’s powerful music to the Tulsa Performing Arts Center. www.myticketoffice.com

For Art’s Sake: A Salute to Art Tatum Nov. 6 Jazz pianist Peter Nero is

joined by bassist Michael Barnett for this musical homage to the jazz great at Edmond’s Armstrong Auditorium. www.armstrongauditorium.org

MemorableMelodiesandMoments Nov. 7-8 Signature Symphony goes hot for Broadway and Hollywood with selections by Leonard Bernstein, Nino Rota, Hans Zimmer and others at the Tulsa Community College VanTrease Performing Arts Center for Education. www. signaturesymphony.org

Mocha Shimmy Nov. 8 The dance group combines a variety of belly dance styles with dance from Africa, the Caribbean and more at Living Arts of Tulsa. www.livingarts.org Consider the Oyster Thru Nov. 8 Carpenter Square Theatre tells the comedy of a man slowly transforming into a woman. www.carpentersquare. com

Progressive Wildness: Philippe Quint

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Nov. 6 Cain’s Ballroom. www. cainsballroom.com

Timeflies

Nov. 6 Diamond Ballroom. www. diamondballroom.net

Dirty Loops

Lyric’s A Christmas Carol ‘Tis the season for mistletoe, gingerbread, holly and big red bows – all of which create the backdrop for A Christmas Carol, Charles Dickens’ holiday tome and the inspiration for many a theatrical staging from Thanksgiving to Christmas. Presented by Devon Energy, Lyric’s A Christmas Carol goes a step further with this tale of Ebenezer Scrooge and finding the soul of the holidays: It sets the tale to music and choreography. Filled with songs, great costumes and detailed sets, this annual production by Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma pulls all the best moments of Dickens’ classic into a stage adaptation that is one of the season’s stand-out productions. The play opens Nov. 28 at Lyric on the Plaza, 1725 NW 16th St., in Oklahoma City’s creative Plaza District. The show runs through Dec. 27, and tickets are $40, available at www.lyrictheatreokc.com.

PERFORMANCES

Atmosphere Nov. 5 Cain’s Ballroom. www.cainsballroom.com

Morgenstern Trio Nov. 9 Chamber Music Tulsa welcomes the classical trio to the Tulsa Performing Arts Center stage. www.chambermusictulsa.org

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Neo/Classical Nov. 11 Tulsa Camerata looks to composers, who looked to the classic composers of centuries gone, for a program of Mozart, Hindemith and Poulenc at Philbrook Museum of Art. www.tulsacamerata.org Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike Nov. 14-23 Oklahoma City Repertory

Theatre brings Christopher Durang’s drama and Tony Award-winning Best Play of 2013 about chaos among eccentric siblings to the Oklahoma City Civic Center Music Hall. www.cityrep.com

All Is Calm: the Christmas Truce of 1914 Nov. 15 Vocal group Cantus joins

Theatre Latte Da in a presentation of Peter Rothstein’s program remembering the World War I truce between Allied Forces and German troops on Christmas of 1914. Staging will be at University of Tulsa’s Lorton Performance Center. www.myticketoffice.com

Mixed Feelings Nov. 15 A college graduate gets disturbing news during a family gathering to celebrate her achievement in a comic drama at the Tulsa Performing Arts Center. www.tulsapac.com Progressive Wildness

Nov. 15 Virtuoso violinist Philippe Quint joins the Oklahoma City Philharmonic to play selections from Tchaikovsky, Prokofiev, Khachaturian and woodland inspiration at Oklahoma City Civic Center Music Hall. www.okcciviccenter.com

Austrian & German Masterworks for Winds Nov. 17-18 The title says it all

Nov. 6 ACM@UCO. www.

Ray Wylie Hubbard

Door. www.bluedoorokc.com

Sergio Monteiro

Nov. 20 Acclaimed concert pianist Sergio Monteiro takes the stage at Edmond’s Armstrong Auditorium for a full program of works by Mozart, Chopin and more. www.armstrongauditorium.org

The Adventures of Robin Hood

Nov. 6-7 The Blue

Oak Ridge Boys Nov. 7 Hard Rock Tu l s a H o t e l & C a s i n o . w w w. hardrockcasinotulsa.com Darlingside

Nov. 7 Woody Guthrie Center. www.woodyguthriecenter.org

Rick Springfield

Nov. 7 River Spirit Casino. www.riverspirittulsa.com

SoMo Nov. 8 Diamond Ballroom. www. diamondballroom.net Joe Bonamassa

performance and art stops at the Tulsa Performing Arts Center. www.myticketoffice.com

Nov. 8 Brady Theater.

www.bradytheater.com

Oak Ridge Boys Nov. 8 Buffalo Run Casino. www.buffalorun.com Ray Wiley Hubbard

Nob. 8 Tulsa Little Theatre. www.tulsalittletheatre.com

Olivia Newton-John Nov. 8 Grand Casino Hotel & Resort, Shawnee. www. grandresortok.com

Nov. 21 Scotland’s Visible Fictions theatrical group takes the hero story into new directions in a touring production set to play the Tulsa Performing Arts Center. www.tulsapac.com

Peelander-Z Nov. 8 Wizard World Comic Con at IDL Ballroom. www.idlballroom. com

Mannheim Steamroller Christmas by Chip Davis Nov. 16, 24 The 30th an-

www.bluedoorokc.com

niversary of the “Renaissance rock” group’s first holiday album highlights this new touring production of classics with contemporary sizzle at the Oklahoma City Civic Center Music Hall and later the Tulsa Performing Arts Center. www. myticketoffice.com

Lyric’s A Christmas Carol

Nov. 28-Dec. 27 Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma brings back its fourth annual holiday spectacular – a musical based on Charles Dickens’ classic story about living the holiday spirit. Look for it at Lyric at the Plaza. www.lyrictheatreokc.com

IN CONCERT 2014 Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame Induction and Concert Nov.

for Brightmusic Chamber Ensemble’s latest program of work. www.brightmusic.org

1 Cain’s Ballroom. www.cainsballroom.com

Live & On Stage

Eric Church

Nov. 17-18 The dance, drama and music of this special showcase of

acm.uco.edu

bokcenter.com

Nov. 1 BOK Center. www.

Fred Eaglesmith

Nov. 10 The Blue Door.

Savoy Nov. 12 Cain’s Ballroom. www. cainsballroom.com Hawk Nelson

www.mabeecenter.com

Nov. 12 Mabee Center.

Paul Rodgers Nov. 13 Hard Rock Tulsa Hotel & Casino. www.hardrockcasinotulsa.com Sleeping With Sirens, Pierce The Veil Nov. 13 Brady Theater. www.

bradytheater.com

Foreigner Nov. 13 River Spirit Casino. www.riverspirittulsa.com The Fray

riverwind.com

Nov. 13 Riverwind Casino. www.

J.D. McPherson

Nov. 14 Cain’s Ballroom.

Don Williams

Nov. 14 Brady Theater.

www.cainsballroom.com www.bradytheater.com

Brian Regan

Nov. 15 Cox Business Center. www.bokcenter.com


FAMILY VeggieTales:SillySongSing-Along Nov. 7 All the favorite characters from the VeggieTales world will be live and on the Mabee Center stage with more stories and music. www. mabeecenter.com

Walking With Dinosaurs Nov. 1112 Large-scale puppetry and animatronics make the arena spectacular marching through prehistory come to life at the BOK Center. www. bokcenter.com

IN CONCERT

An Evening with Joe Bonamassa Joe Bonamassa isn’t one of those names in music with ‘round the clock radio play or a big presence at the Grammy Awards or on MTV. For all that, his concerts frequently fill arenas and large theaters all around the world. Bonamassa just may be the riffing truth that rock ‘n’ roll is not dead – it’s just on the road. The American blues guitarist is noted for being inspired by British rock acts of the 1960s and ‘70s, a list that includes supreme guitarists of the age – Eric Clapton, Jimmy Page and Jeff Beck – as well as Texas blues artist Stevie Ray Vaughan. Considered one of the greatest guitarists playing today, Bonamassa will show the home audience why when he plays two full sets with two different bands at the Brady Theater, 105 W. Brady St., Tulsa, at 8 p.m. on Nov. 8. Check out his acoustic and electric virtuosity. Tickets are $79-$125 at www. bradytheater.com. Mike Epps Nov. 15 Cox Convention Center. www.coxconventioncenter.com Dropkick Murphys

Nov. 16 Cain’s Ballroom. www.cainsballroom.com

Brian Regan

Nov. 16 Rose State Performing Arts Theatre, Midwest City. www. myticketoffice.com

Relient K

Nov. 18 Cain’s Ballroom. www. cainsballroom.com

Gene Watson

Nov. 20 Osage Casino, Tulsa. www.osagecasinos.com

Cole Swindell

Nov. 20 Cain’s Ballroom. www.cainsballroom.com

Chrissi Hynde

www.bradytheater.com

Nov. 21 Brady Theater.

Aaron Watson Nov.21 Diamond Ballroom. www.diamondballroom.net Loretta Lynn

Nov. 21 Grand Casino Hotel & Resort, Shawnee. www.grandresortok.com

Collective Soul Nov. 21 Riverwind Casino, Norman. www.riverwindcasino.com Eli Young Band

Nov. 22 Cain’s Ballroom. www.cainsballroom.com

Casting Crowns

www.bokcenter.com

Nov. 22 BOK Center.

Carnage

Nov. 23 Cain’s Ballroom. www.cainsballroom.com

Jason Boland & The Stragglers Nov. 28 Cain’s

Ballroom. www.cainsballroom.com

Casey Donahew Band Nov. 28 Riverwind Casino, Norman. www.riverwindcasino.com

Pop Evil

Nov.29 Cain’s Ballroom. www.cainsballroom.com

Dirty Turkey Ball

Nov. 29 Jason Boland, Cody Canada, more. Diamond Ballroom. www. diamondballroom.net

The Leftover Last Waltz Nov. 30 Cain’s Ballroom. www. cainsballroom.com

SPORTS OKC Thunder

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v. Denver Nov. 1 v. Memphis Nov. 7 v. Sacramento Nov. 9 v. Detroit Nov. 14 v. Houston Nov. 16 v. Brooklyn Nov. 21 v. Golden State Nov. 23 v. Utah Nov. 26 v. New York Nov. 28

OKC Blue

www.nba.com/dleague/tulsa v. Maine Nov. 14 v. Westchester Nov. 16 v. Los Angeles Nov. 28 v. Austin Nov. 30

OKC Barons

www.okcbarons.com

v. Iowa Nov. 1-2 v. Toronto Nov. 8 v. San Antonio Nov. 11 v. Charlotte Nov. 21-22

Tulsa Oilers www.tulsaoilers.com v. Wichita Nov. 2 v. Missouri Nov. 7 v. Quad City Nov. 14

All Is Calm: the Christmas Truce of 1914

v. Missouri Nov. 15 v. Wichita Nov. 23 v. Allen Nov. 25, 27 v. Quad City Nov. 28

OSU Football

Kids’ World International Festival Nov. 19-22 Tulsa Global Alliance’s expo

for kids offer the opportunity to explore cultures, work on creative projects and have fun at Expo Square. www.tulsaglobalalliance.org

Disney’s The Little Mermaid Jr. Nov. 20-23 Adapted from the Disney animated musical film of the same name, this production features students of Theatre Tulsa’s family program on the stage of the Tulsa Performing Arts Center. www.theatretulsa.org

Bright Nights: Hunger Games Nov. 21 Stay up late at Science Museum Oklahoma and its monthly themed program for kids that offers a sleep-over that’s also an educational experience. www.sciencemuseumok.org

Red Dirt Dinos Thru February The Tulsa Children’s Museum and its Discovery Lab bring three animatronic dinosaurs and hands-on exhibits. www.tulsachildrensmuseum.org Move It! Scramble

Thru February Repurposed cardboard drums create a hands-on puzzle that allows children to climb in to solve. www.tulsachildrensmuseum.org

ART

v. Texas Nov. 15 www.soonersports.com v. Baylor Nov. 8 v. Kansas Nov. 22

v. East Carolina Nov. 28 www.

oruathletics.com v. East Central Nov. 3 v. Rogers State Nov. 8 v. Tulsa Nov. 15 www.okstate.

com v. Missouri Western Nov. 8 v. SE Louisiana Nov. 14 v. Prairie View A&M Nov. 16 v. NW Oklahoma St. Nov. 18 v. Milwaukee Nov. 21

OU Men’s Basketball

www.soonersports. com v. Washburn Nov. 7 v. SW Oklahoma St. Nov. 11 v. SE Louisiana Nov. 16 v. NW State Nov. 23

TU Men’s Basketball www.tulsahurricane.com v. SW Oklahoma St. Nov. 8 v. Louisiana-Lafayette Nov. 17 v. Abilene Christian Nov. 19

ORU Women’s Basketball www.oruathletics.com

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soonersports.com v. SE Oklahoma St. Nov. 5 v. Washington Nov. 14 v. Lamar Nov. 18 v. Bradley Nov. 21

The Tulsa Contingent Nov. 7-22 The showcase of emerging Tulsa artists takes place at Living Arts of Tulsa and features work in a variety of media. www.livingarts.org Nov. 7-27 Living Arts of Tulsa showcases the work of artists from Tulsa, California and Minnesota, presented by the National Performance Network/Visual Artists Network. www.livingarts.org

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Tulsa Revolution

Thru Nov. 1 The exhibition memorializing loved ones in the style of the Dia de los Muertos holiday of Mexico is at Living Arts of Tulsa. www.livingarts.org

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v. Rockhurst Nov. 1 v. East Central Nov. 8 v. Tulsa Nov. 21

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Allan Houser: A Celebration Thru Nov. 2 Philbrook Downtown features the paintings and influence of Oklahoma artist Allan Houser. www.philbrook.org

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brings adventure to the Tulsa Performing Arts Center in a story about an escaped zoo elephant and a mime. www.tulsachildrensmuseum.org

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The Lost Elephant: A Comedy Concerto Nov. 16 Tulsa Children’s Museum

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v. Oxford City FC Nov. 14 v. Dallas Nov. 22 v. Wichita Nov. 29

Sandridge Youth League Championships Nov.1 Student rowing teams compete

for titles at the Oklahoma River and Oklahoma City’s Boathouse District. www.boathousedistrict.org

U.S. Team Roping Championship Thru Nov. 2 The competition will be top-rate at this major competition of the world’s leading team roping organization. Look for it at Oklahoma State Fair Park. www.okstatefair.com

2014 Kickoff Classic

Nov. 14-15 Junior wrestling under the World of Wrestling banner takes place across multiple divisions at Expo Square. www.worldofwrestling-roller.com

Williams Route 66 Marathon

Nov. 22-23 Every one is a winner for attempting the 26.2-mile trek through Tulsa. The event includes other running events, expo and festivities at the finish line. www.route66marathon.com

Somewhere in Between

Nov. 7-29 The joint exhibit of work by sisters Betty Refour and Rose Refour takes the spotlight at the Project Box community art gallery. www. theprojectboxokc.com

Solitary Kingdom: Paintings by Kristal Tomshany Nov. 7-29 The Tulsa

Artists’ Coalition Gallery exhibits works that explores the psyche going through difficult experiences. www.tacgallery.org

Here & Now: Contemporary Native American Art of Oklahoma Nov. 7-Jan. 18 Contemporary American Indian artists working across multiple media (both traditional and current) present pieces at 108 Contemporary. www.108contemporary.org

The Wild Bunch

Nov. 8-Dec. 8 Lovetts Gallery holds a special group show for three artists along with live demonstrations. www. lovettsgallery.com

Collectors’ Reserve: Small Works Exhibition and Sale Thru Nov. 9 The

annual art exhibit and sale at Gilcrease Museum brings new work by nationally recognized and emerging artists to buyers to benefit museum programs. www.gilcrease.utulsa.edu

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Nov. 12 United Way of Central Oklahoma holds a special event to recognize donors completing the annual fundraising campaign drive early. www.unitedwayokc.org

2014 Oklahoma Hall of Fame Nov. 13 The Oklahoma Heritage Association inducts distinguished Oklahomans into its highest ranks. Honorees for 2014 are Harold Holden, Wanda Jackson, Neal McCaleb, Thomas McCasland, Blake Shelton, Peggy Stephenson and Alfre Woodard. www.oklahomaheritage.com Through a Child’s Eye: Beauty Beyond Borders Nov. 13 Join the

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Tulsa Girls Art School and other art appreciators for a night that includes an exhibit of work by the school’s students and dinner at Cox Business Center. www.tulsagirlsartschool.org

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Holiday Lights When the last piece of pumpkin pie has been downed and the leftover turkey has been put away for the next day’s sandwiches, it’s time to put on the coats and drive out to the many holiday lights displays that have become a tradition. A few start early: Rhema Bible Church goes live with Rhema Christmas Lights in Broken Arrow starting Nov. 19, while one of the state’s biggest and most talked-about shows, the Chickasha Festival of Lights, opens on Nov. 22. Philbrook Museum of Art in Tulsa also makes the Garden Glow, part of its Festival of Trees celebration, on Nov. 22. Chesapeake Energy covers eight city blocks in millions of LED lights starting on Nov. 25. On Turkey Day, Utica Square flips the switch for Lights On (pictured), it’s holiday display complete with carols, hot chocolate and an appearance by Santa Claus. The SandRidge Tree Lighting Festival on Nov. 28 in Oklahoma City marks the official start to Downtown in December, while things start to look bright with Winterfest on Nov. 28 in downtown Tulsa. Heritage Museum holds its winter art sale and exhibit. www.nationalcowboymuseum.org

The History of African Wax Prints Thru Nov. 23 The Hardesty Arts Center presents a collection of vibrant African textiles and wax prints created by culture, history, fashion and identity. www.ahhatulsa.org

Relationships: Societal + Environmental Thru Nov. 23 Artists Keith

Ekstem, Kevin W. Hughes and Howard Koerth are featured at the Hardesty Arts Center in a show of ceramics and mixed media sculptures. www.ahhatulsa.org

MotherRoad

Thru Nov. 23 The works of Jessica Harvey, the Arts & Humanity Council of Tulsa’s Fall 2014 resident visual artist, exhibits her photography of Route 66 at the Hardesty Arts Center. www.ahhatulsa.org

Alexandre Hogue: An American Visionary Thru Nov. 30 Gilcrease Museum of Art presents this collection of works by the revolutionary artist who painted scenes of the Dust Bowl-ravaged southwest and Midwest. www.gilcrease.utulsa.edu

Border Land Other Thru Dec. 19 Artist K. Yoland’s exhibit using video, performance, sculpture and more to explore borderlands is shown at Oklahoma Contemporary Arts Center. www.oklahomacontemporary.org Cowboy Artists of America 49th Annual Sale and Exhibition Thru Jan. 4 The National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum brings fine Western art to buyers. www.nationalcowboymuseum.org

Macrocosm/Microcosm

Thru Jan. 4 The exhibition at the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art examines Abstract Expressionism in the American Southwest in post-World War II America. www.ou.edu/fjjma

Traditional Cowboy Arts Association 16th Annual Exhibition & Sale Thru Jan. 4 The arts of silversmith-

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John James Audobon and the Artist as Naturalist Thru Jan. 5 The

famed naturalist and artist known for his paintings of American wildlife is explored at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville, Ark. www.crystalbridges.org

Impact: The Philbrook Indian Annual Thru Jan. 11 Philbrook Museum of

Art explores the impact of the Philbrook Indian Annual exhibition, a juried exhibition and sale that highlighted the fine art of American Indian artists from 1946 to 1979. www.philbrook.org

My Generation: Young Chinese Artists Thru Jan. 18 The exhibition at the

Oklahoma City Museum of Art looks at Chinese artists born after the Cultural Revolution. The exhibit includes art addressing alienation, identity and rebellion. www.okcmoa.com

The Many Faces of Jerusalem Thru Jan. 31 The Sherwin Miller Museum of Jewish Art exhibits this collection of art quilts from the Israel Quilters Association that presents the patchwork of Jerusalem’s diverse life. www.jewishmuseum.net

Leonard Nimoy: Secret Selves Thru Jan. 31 The Sherwin Miller Museum of Jewish Art brings portraits by the actor best known as Spock in the Star Trek franchise. www.jewishmuseum.net

Born of Fire: Ceramic Art from Regional Collections Thru March 2 Fired clay takes many forms in this exhibition at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville, Ark., and explores its use and art through time and around the world. www. crystalbridges.org

Drama, Death, Dirge: Frederic Remington’s American West Thru March 8 The Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art exhibits four exceptional pieces by the famed painter. www.ou.edu/fjjma

Fever & Flash: Pop in the 1970s Thru March 15 Pop art’s hold into the 1970s is the

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focus of a new exhibition at Philbrook Downtown and includes an album of Polaroid photos by Andy Warhol. www.philbrook.org

includes a Hollywood-style night of cocktails and a dance competition at Cox Business Center. www.spotlightonsanmiguel.org

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Gold Medal Night

Thru Oct. 2 An outdoor art installation made of lobster-fishing rope is woven, painted and stretched across Oklahoma’s City’s Campbell Park. www. oklahomacontemporary.org

Identity & Inspiration

Ongoing Philbrook Downtown showcases pieces from Philbrook Museum of Art’s collection of American Indian art work and artifacts. www. philbrook.org

Opening Abstraction

Ongoing Philbrook Downtown exhibits abstract work in all its manifestations. www.philbrook.org

Nov. 6 Shannon Miller, an Oklahoma native and seven-time Olympic medalist, hosts a fundraiser at Broken Arrow’s Church at Battlecreek to benefit the nonprofit Aim High Academy gymnastics program for children. www.aimhighgym.org

Hirst Hospitality Awards Nov. 10 Employees of the food service industry are honored and recognized at the Oklahoma Restaurant Association gala at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum. www. okrestaurants.com

Illuminations: Rediscovering the Art of Dale Chihuly Ongoing Tour

JA Investor Challenge Nov. 11 Junior Achievement of Oklahoma in Oklahoma City brings together students, teachers and investors for a fun crash course on the trading floor. www.juniorachievement.org

Focus on Favorites

Heart Rhythm Institute Presents Armenta Nov. 12 The annual fundraiser

the Oklahoma City Museum of Art’s collection of glass art by the master. www.okcmoa.com

ongoing A Gilcrease Museum exhibit highlights the treasures, art, artifacts and historical documents in the museum’s collection and reflective of the American experience. www.gilcrease.utulsa.edu

for the Heart Rhythm Institute of Oklahoma at the Oklahoma City Golf and Country Club will

Unite! 2014 Nov. 13 The Tulsa Area United Way celebrates successful fundraising efforts at OU-Tulsa. www.tauw.org America Recycles Day Banquet 2014 Nov. 14 Individuals are recognized at

the Doubletree by Hilton Downtown Tulsa Hotel. www.metrecycle.com

Breath & Beyond

Nov. 14 The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation honors outstanding individuals and businesses for their community work with breakfast for dinner and more at this casual event at DC on Film Row Courtyard. www.cff.org/chapters/okc

Signature Chef’s Auction

Nov. 14 Local chefs offer up their best dishes at this auction fundraiser for the March of Dimes. www.marchofdimes.com/oklahoma

Starlight Ball

Nov. 15 Local celebrities mingle at the annual fundraiser and gala at Oklahoma City Golf and Country Club to benefit medical research and services to patients. www.okchf.org

Old Bags Luncheon

Nov. 17 The luncheon, fashion show and auction of more than 300 new and gently used designer handbags at Southern Hills Country Club benefits Crosstown Learning Center. www. crosstowntulsa.org

Visions: A Celebration of Nonprofit Leadership Nov. 18 Oklahoma

Center for Nonprofits honors leaders who make differences in their communities. Event will be at the Oklahoma City Golf and Country Club. www.oklahomacenterfornonprofits.org

Stories of Light Radio-thon

Nov. 18-20 The ninth annual radio-thon event benefiting Make-A-Wish Oklahoma broadcasts on live radio. www.oklahoma.wish.org

Dinner of Reconciliation Nov. 20 The John Hope Franklin Center for Reconciliation holds a special event celebrating the center’s work and focus. www.jhfcenter.org Excelencia Awards Gala

Nov. 20 The Greater Tulsa Hispanic Chamber of Commerce honors civic leaders in the community at the Renaissance Tulsa Hotel Convention Center. www.tulsahispanicchamber.com

The Hollywood Bowl

Nov. 21 Help youth. Assemble a team. Play at Tulsa’s Sheri-

First Friday Gallery Walk Ongoing The galleries of OKC’s Paseo Arts District welcome all each month. www.thepaseo.com First Friday Art Crawl Ongoing Stroll the Brady Arts District in Tulsa for new exhibitions at galleries and art centers as well as live music and other events at the Guthrie Green and other venues. www.thebradyartsdistrict. com.

CHARITABLE EVENTS Holiday Helpers

Nov.-Jan. The Children’s Center annual gift drive from Thanksgiving to New Year’s Day helps needy children with essential needs and a Christmas wish. www. tccokc.org

Spotlight on San Miguel: Dancing with the Tulsa Stars Nov. 1 The gala benefit for San Miguel Middle School

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for the holidays with its festival of specially decorated trees, handmade gifts, Garden Glow lights (Nov. 22) and more. www.philbrook.org

Chickasha Festival of Light

Nov. 22-Dec. 31 One of the state’s favorite holiday lights displays is back at Chickasha’s Shannon Springs Park. www.chickashafestivaloflight.com

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Boare’s Heade Feaste Nov. 23 Sit at the royal table with King Henry VIII at the head for this annual dinner event set Renaissance-style at the Castle in Muskogee. www.okcastle.com Chesapeake Energy Holiday Lights Display Nov. 25-Jan. 3 This display, includes buildings and trees covered in millions of LED lights, covering eight city blocks surrounding Chesapeake Energy in Oklahoma City.

Lights On at Utica Square Nov. 27 It’s official: The holidays are even brighter with this tradition at Utica Square, lit up with thousands of lights and featuring plenty of fun activities for the family. www.uticasquare.com National Reining Horse Futurity Championship Show Nov. 27-Dec. 6 The National Reining Horse Association brings excellence in horsemanship to Oklahoma State Fair Park. www.nrhafuturity.com

Garden of Lights Nov. 27-Dec. 31 Animated light displays and holiday activities highlight this favorite event at Honor Heights Park in Muskogee. www.muskogeeonline.org

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Holiday River Parade Nov. 28 Boats lit up in holiday lights float the Oklahoma River near Oklahoma City’s Regatta Park for the annual parade. www.okcparade.com

Small Works, Great Wonders The discerning art collector knows exactly what to look for in a work of art. The smart collector also knows the best opportunity to build that personal gallery and discover new talent. The National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum’s annual Small Works, Great Wonders Winter Art Sale is not only a premier exhibition of fine Western art, it’s also a fundraiser for the museum. Guests will get to see this year’s show beginning Nov. 14 at a special sale event. Although the sale’s unsold works will remain on display through Dec. 1, the exhibit is expected to shrink considerably after the opening night event – purchasers will be able to take their art with them immediately. The museum is located at 1700 NE 63rd St., in Oklahoma City. To reserve space for the Small Works, Great Wonders sale event on Nov. 14, go online to www.nationalcowboymuseum.org to register. dan Lanes with Junior Achievement of Oklahoma. www.juniorachievement.org

COMMUNITY Day of the Dead Arts Festival Nov. 1 Living Arts of Tulsa’s popular festival celebrates the traditional Hispanic Dia de los Muertos with art, dance, art exhibitions in the style of altar decorating and more. www.livingarts.org National Weather Festival

Nov. 1 Join the fun at the National Weather Center in Norman that includes weather balloon launchings, equipment and robot demonstrations and other displays. www.nwc.ou.edu

Oklahoma Wine Walk

Nov. 1 The annual event at Norman’s Brookhaven Village invites guest to stroll the village and sample favorite wines from Oklahoma wineries. www. oktourism.com/oklahomawinewalks

Bacone College Fall Powwow Nov. 1 The annual event includes powwow drumming, singing and American Indian dances in a variety of categories on display at Muskogee’s Bacone College. www.bacone.edu

Will Rogers Days

Nov. 1-4 Claremore

and the Dog Iron Ranch in Oologah celebrate Will Rogers’ birthday with a series of events (including live entertainment, a parade and memorial) at the Will Rogers Memorial Museums. www.willrogers.com

Annual Holiday Open House & Christmas Tree Auction Nov. 2 The

popular, annual event draws hundreds of shoppers to retail shops throughout Siloam Springs, Ark., for Thanksgiving décor, Christmas shopping, a Christmas tree auction and more. www.mainstreetsiloam.org

2014 Color Breed Congress

Nov. 4-9 The annual show from the Pinto Horse Association of America brings together top horsemen and appreciators of the breed at Expo Square. www.pinto.org

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holiday shopping and delicious treats at Expo Square. www.jltulsa.org

Wizard World Tulsa Comic Con Nov. 7-9 The convention lands at Cox Business Center, bringing with it big names from fantasy, horror and sci-fi media. www.wizardworld.com

Vintage Market Days

Nov. 7-9 The upscale, open-air market pops up at the Oklahoma City Farmers Public Market. www. vintagemarketdays.com

AQHA World Championship Quarter Horse Show Nov. 7-22 The

American Quarter Horse Association’s biggest riding and breed excellence event returns to Oklahoma State Fair Park. www.aqha.com

Ballroom. www.poetsandwriters.okstate.edu

St. Antony Hafli Nov. 13-16 Enjoy a feast of Lebanese dishes and baked goods at the annual dinner at St. Antony Orthodox Christian Church in Tulsa. www.hafli.org Conversations with Bill Bryson Nov. 14 Tulsa Town Hall brings the author best known for his book A Walk in the Woods to the Tulsa Performing Arts Center. www.tulsatownhall. com

Oklahoma Blastoff Alpaca Show Nov. 15-16 The Lazy E Arena in Guthrie hosts this show welcoming breeders from across the country to exhibit their stock and artists working in fiber arts. www.alpacablastoff.com

Rhema Christmas Lights Nov. 19-Jan. 1 Broken Arrow’s Rhema Bible Church flips the switch for thousands of light displays. www. rhemabiblechurch.com

Rock N’ Folk N’ Chili Cook-Off

Nov. 20 The former heavyweight boxing champion talks at Hard Rock Tulsa Hotel & Casino. www.hardrockcasinotulsa.com

Spirit of Tulsa Squadron holds a World War II-themed dinner and dance at the Tulsa Technology Center’s Riverside Campus. www.caftulsa.org

Mistletoe Market 2014 Nov. 6-8 The Junior League of Oklahoma City holds its annual holiday shopping market at the Cox Convention Center. www.coxconventioncenter.com

Nov. 8 Horton Records holds its first annual cook-off and music event at Cain’s Ballroom. www.cainsballroom.com

East Street Tulsa

Nov. 8 Area food trucks turn out in mass for a day of festivities and great eats-to-go in the Blue Dome District. www.facebook.com/tulsafoodtrucks

The Big One Christmas Show Nov. 8-9 The “Big One” Memphis Flea Market will host its annual Christmas show in Conway, Ark. www.memphisfleamarket.com

Tulsa Veterans Day Parade

Nov. 11 U.S. veterans and active duty personnel are honored for their service with a parade in downtown Tulsa.

An Evening with David Sedaris Nov. 12 The author and humorist renowned for his sardonic wit and criticism engages the audience at the Tulsa Performing Arts Center. www. myticketoffice.com

An Evening with Bill Bryson Experience the Light at the Great Passion Play

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13th Annual Big Band Hangar Dance Nov. 8 The Commemorative Air Force

Nov. 4-5 The Oklahoma State University Spears School of Business welcomes the author and commentator to Tulsa and Oklahoma City. www.spears.okstate.edu

Junior League of Tulsa Holiday Market Nov. 6-9 Get the goods on early

SandRidge Tree Lighting Festival Nov. 28 The lights go on in downtown Oklahoma City to mark the official beginning of holiday events. 405.235.3500

Nov. 13 The best-selling author reads from his latest work, One Summer: America, 1927, at Cain’s

Mike Tyson: The Undisputed Truth

Dickens on the Boulevard

Nov. 21-22 Claremore gets into a Victorian holiday spirit with festivities, shopping, territorial marshals reenactment, artisan village and Victorian dance. www.downtownclaremore.org

Midwest City Holiday Lights Spectacular Nov. 21-Dec. 30 Millions of

lights transform Joe B. Barnes Regional Park in Midwest City into a holiday wonderland. www. midwestcityok.org

Garvan Woodland Gardens Holiday Lights 2014 Nov. 21 Dec. 31 See

four million brilliant bulbs transform 17 acres of the Garvan Woodland Gardens near Hot Springs, Ark., into a memorable animated holiday display. www.garvangardens.org

Holiday Bazaar Nov. 22 Shop for original gift items at this annual bazaar at Camp Loughridge. www.camploughridge.org Philbrook Festival of Trees Nov. 22-Dec. 14 Philbrook Museum of Art goes all out

Nov. 29-Dec. 20 Enjoy a Christmas festival, living nativity, drive-through light display, Christmas carols, hot chocolate and cookies at the Great Passion Play in the Ozarks near Eureka Springs, Ark. www. greatpassionplay.com

Woolaroc Wonderland of Lights Nov. 28-Dec. 21 Woolaroc Museum & Wildlife Preserve turns on its display of holiday lights for the season. www.woolaroc.org

Santa’s Adventures on the Oklahoma River Nov. 28-Jan. 4 Take a tour of

the many attractions at Oklahoma City’s Boathouse District Riversport Adventures, decorated for the holidays. www.boathousedistrict.org

Winterfest Nov. 28-Jan. 4 Ice skating, live music, carriage rides and more are back in downtown Tulsa near the BOK Center for this annual festival of lights and holiday spirit. www. bokcenter.com Downtown in December Nov. 28-Jan. 4 Downtown Oklahoma City gets dressed in holiday color for the annual festival that includes outdoor ice skating, a 5k run, snow tubing and more. www.downtownindecember.com Stuffed & Buffed Horse Show Nov. 29-30 The Oklahoma Paint Horse Club event features different riding styles and horsemanship at Expo Square. www.oklahomaphc.net

Deluxe Winter Market

Nov. 29-30 A craft market with more than 100 artists and artisans at Leadership Square in Oklahoma City. www.deluxeok.net

A Territorial Christmas Celebration Nov. 29-Dec. 21 Guthrie’s historic buildings

are the perfect backdrop for this annual celebration that includes historic home tours, music, theater, a parade and more. www.guthrieok.com

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HOSPICE CARE I’m dreading the holidays, as it will be the first without my dad, who passed away in June. I don’t even feel like celebrating. Any advice? Losing a loved one means facing a year of “firsts” without that person: birthdays, family events, and one AVA HANCOCK of the biggest is the holiday season of Thanksgiving and Christmas. I advise you to accept what you are feeling as it is a normal part of the grief process. After a loss, you must find a new normal. One way is through a grief support group where you’ll be with others who can empathize. Grace Hospice is offering a free support group called, “Coping with Grief during the Holidays” Nov. 17 and 24 and Dec. 1 from noon to 1 p.m. Light snacks will be served, but feel free to bring a sack lunch. Please call Grace Hospice at 918.744.7223 to sign up or for more information.

Ava Hancock Executive Director Grace Hospice of Oklahoma 6400 South Lewis, Suite 1000 Tulsa, OK 74136 918.744.7223 www.gracehospice.com

MEN’S STYLE CONSULTANT I keep hearing about this J.Hilburn Men's Clothier company, and I want to find out more about it. What is it? Have you ever said to your wife or friend, "Man, I hate shopping," "I can't find anything I like," "It's way too expensive," or "It just doesn't fit corAUTUMN POHL rectly?" Then of course, after buying it because you need it, you more than likely will need to get it tailored, which only makes your purchase that much more expensive. To be honest, guys have the raw end of the deal when it comes to clothing. In comes J.Hilburn, a company that is revolutionizing the way that men shop. We are a customized Italian clothing line that offers so much more than the exceptional product. The clients who seek us are searching for a better experience all together, and that's just what we give them. We make it convenient by coming to you at a time that works best for your schedule. We design the wardrobe from many details, from fabrics, stitching, collars, pockets, etc. The fit is made just for your body based on the personal measurements we take. Finally, once ordered and delivered, we bring the product to you and ensure the fit and satisfaction.

Autumn Pohl Independent Style Consultant J.Hilburn Men’s Clothier 918.407.4024 www.autumnpohl.jhilburn.com Autumn.pohl@jhilburnpartner.com

WEIGHT MANAGEMENT SPECIALIST The holiday season is coming, and I always put on 10-15 pounds from attending all of the work and holiday parties. What tips do you have to keep the weight off this year? We all know how easy it is to put on those extra unwanted pounds MALISSA SPACEK during the holiday season. To combat the urge to over indulge, I recommend increasing your number of healthy snacks throughout the day to fight cravings and stop you from over eating. Try adding in 2-3 medium size apples everyday this winter. Also, make sure to ramp up your water intake! Make it a goal to drink 3-4 (32oz.) quarts of water every day. As for those holiday parties, eat one of those apples topped with peanut butter and a 32oz glass of water 30 minutes before you leave then enjoy.

Dr. James R. Campbell D.O. and Malissa Spacek, Founder BA Med Spa & Weight Loss Center 500 South Elm Place Broken Arrow, Oklahoma 74012 918.872.9999 www.baweightspa.com

LICENSED PROFESSIONAL COUNSELOR I think my husband could benefit from therapy to deal with some of his current and past family issues. Is there anything I can do to get him to go? Upon initial visits to my office, I often hear, “I feel like I am weak to come for help,” or, “People are goAMY KESNER, PHD, LPC, LADC ing to think I am crazy.” Asking for help takes courage; it is not a sign of weakness. Many of our current issues may have originally developed during childhood, as that is the time in our life that belief systems are formed. Dealing with current issues does not always require talking about the past, but sometimes it is necessary. Unresolved emotional issues can eventually turn into physical concerns such as acid reflux, headaches and chest pain. It is not easy to face things that cause pain, fear or anger, but the alternative could be more pain. You could encourage your husband by educating him on what therapy is. Invite him to attend a session with you, and he may realize it is not as bad as imagined.

Amy Kesner, All Things Psychological 5500 S. Lewis, Suite 5505, Tulsa, OK 74105 918.691.2226 www.amykesner.com dramykesner@gmail.com NOVEMBER 2014 | WWW.OKMAG.COM

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PAULA SOPHIA’S CAMPAIGN TO REPRESENT OKLAHOMA’S 88TH STATE HOUSE DISTRICT FAILED, BUT SHE PLANS TO KEEP FIGHTING FOR OKLAHOMA. PHOTO BY BRENT FUCHS.

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Activist Paula Sophia sidesteps headlines for real concerns.

ome Oklahomans leave their state at the earliest chance. Others bemoan its perceived deficiencies but remain residents, never finding the opportunity or marshaling the willpower to move away. Oklahoma City’s Paula Sophia does not fall into either category. After losing a Democratic primary runoff election in August for Oklahoma House District 88 by 22 votes, her outlook – on the district, on the city, on the state as a whole – is optimistic. “Oklahoma City can be a really vibrant, new place, with vibrant, new ideas,” she says. “A hundred years ago it was that kind of place. It’s had its ups and downs, and people here are pretty resilient.” Had she won, Sophia would have been the state’s first openly transgender elected representative. People outside of Oklahoma took notice and made tentative offers of support but could never quite square Sophia’s candidacy with prevailing assumptions about the state she wanted to represent. There were a lot of questions of viability, she says. “Those of us who live here rub up against those attitudes, but by and large, Oklahoma and Oklahoma City in particular are a lot more tolerant, a lot more appreciative of diversity than the national scene might think,” she says. “The really aggressive and abrasive conservative voices get the attention, but I think sometimes at the expense of the more moderate and progressive voices.” The transgender angle was played up in the media during the race, but Sophia’s reaction to such headlines has always been one of modesty coupled with a steadfast aversion to being labeled a “novelty” candidate. Rather, she focuses on issues that resonate around class and economic opportunity – issues, she says, that are important to everyone. These include a living wage, access 104

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to education and collective bargaining. Sophia also emphasizes the need for economic diversity – fostering and growing a variety of industries in the state alongside the powerful presence of oil and gas, with its inherent boom-and-bust fluctuations. Having grown up in a family that was adversely affected by the oil bust of the early 1980s (her father lost his job), Sophia remembers the statewide devastation. “There is never, ever continuous, perpetual prosperity, but the more diverse that you are, the better off that you’ll be, and the ups and downs won’t be so dramatic,” she says. Sophia cannot say if she plans to run again in the next election cycle, but her eyes twinkle as she considers the idea. It would depend upon a number of variables, she says, including the extent to which Jason Dunnington – who goes into the general election without an opposing Republican candidate – pursues a progressive agenda agreeable to constituents of the district. Sophia has no plans of leaving the city she has called home for decades, over which time she worked in law enforcement for 22 years before branching into writing, teaching and politics. “I think the really essential part of activism is to try to bloom where you’re planted,” she says, “and make a difference where you are.” ERIC MILLER


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