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Ranch Food Hard work and big appetites go hand in hand. Thus, hearty, stick-to-your-ribs food is part of the fuel that keeps a working cattle ranch running. We visit three ranching families with different operations and different styles of cooking, ranging from the gourmet to authentic chuck wagon. The feasts we encounter honor Oklahoma’s rich heritage with timehonored recipes and good, honest food.


The Cowboy Way Along with oil wells, ranches and farms might be the most common images that rush to mind when many think of Oklahoma. The ranching industry today might look similar to how it did in decades past, but it has certainly evolved, while simultaneously preserving a legacy intrinsic to the Sooner State. Today, it is a key driver of the state’s economy. Modern ranchers open up to discuss the past, present and future of one of Oklahoma’s strongest traditions.

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What are some of your guiding principles? I grew up on a farm in Texas. From an early age, I was taught that no matter your goal, given enough hard work and determination you will achieve it. I also believe in never settling. With every patient and every procedure, I always try to think of ways to improve. Why did you choose to specialize in plastic and reconstructive surgery? I always loved science and enjoyed working with my hands. Later in medical school, I was naturally drawn to surgery. While assisting a plastic surgeon during a complex procedure, I was amazed at the finesse and the intricacy involved. Plastic surgeons have a good working knowledge for each procedure, but each patient is unique and requires a slightly different solution to obtain the best, most natural result. You have to be flexible and able to think on your feet. That is the challenge and why I really enjoy being a plastic surgeon. Can you describe some of the cases you have seen? Because I provide plastic and reconstructive surgery for patients of all ages, one morning I treated a twomonth-old for cleft palate and an adult with facial cancer later that same day. Our team performs breast reconstruction following surgery for breast cancer, skin grafts for burn victims and many other procedures. Also, we work side-by-side with orthopedic surgeons to help restore

limb function and appearance in trauma patients. There is no typical patient or solution; each requires a different approach. What are some of the newest treatments in plastic surgery? Today we are able to use biological materials in some very amazing ways. These materials are absorbed into the body and grow to regenerate skin, muscle and even bone. Development of this technology enables us to restore function and appearance for our patients in ways we could not imagine even five years ago. Why did you choose Warren Clinic? Warren Clinic offers an array of subspecialty care by a large group of excellent physicians. There is a cohesiveness between physicians and staff that I have not seen in other medical facilities. Being here means constantly challenging yourself to provide a higher level of patient care. It is precisely the right fit for me.

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LETTER FROM THE EDITOR Through the years, Oklahoma Magazine has sought to capture many components that make up the culture and history of this place we call Oklahoma. We’ve featured the state’s oil boom history and the continuing role the energy industry plays in our economy; Native American culture and our rich musical heritage to name a few. So, it was about time that we examine an aspect of Oklahoma’s legacy that’s just as vital as any of these: ranching. Cattle ranching began in the Sooner State when it was still a territory, and Oklahoma ranches and cowboys helped shaped the world’s vision of the Wild West. Today, ranching is big business, and much has changed from the days of the drovers of old. I am struck, however, by how much has stayed the same and how much of the romantic vision of the cowboy is reality – he just has an iPhone and GPS these days, and may very well be a cowgirl. Like most sectors of the American agricultural economy, the ranching way of life faces many challenges, but if the ranchers we spoke to have it correct, their children and grandchildren will continue to raise cattle for generations to come. Since the ultimate goal of ranching is to produce food, it is only natural that we speak with real life ranch cooks about the foods they love and how food fits into the ranching lifestyle. Three generous families opened their homes, kitchens and campfires to us, giving us a taste of that famous Oklahoma hospitality and a collection of recipes that I can’t wait to try at home.

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Oklahoma Magazine senior editor Michael W. Sasser might have lived in Florida for 30 years, but he grew up on a farm in Creek County, and his family owns a ranch in Wagoner County. He says this month’s feature on ranching was a labor of love (“The Cowboy Way,” p. 44). “I’ve interviewed prime ministers and famous entertainers, but give me people who live close to the land and whose decency and courage comes from that lifestyle any day. I was thrilled to be able to help share their stories with Oklahomans who are further removed from the bounty that our state provides us, and the world. It was an honor.”

Oklahoma Magazine asked awardwinning international photographer John Amatucci to capture the spirit of a ranch feast for “Ranch Food” (p. 54). Amatucci has photographed celebrities, including Shaquille O’Neil and Ronnie Dunn, and his advertising work includes high-profile clients in gaming, health care, oil and gas and manufacturing. “As a commercial and advertising photographer, this shoot was truly unique and fun to photograph,” he says. “Hostess Debbie Zinke provided the gourmet ranch dinning experience to match the ranch lifestyle and atmosphere. She was a fantastic host and great to work with for this project.”

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One-time Top Chef contestant Josh Valentine has returned to Oklahoma City to helm the kitchen of The George Prime Steakhouse. photo By Brent fUchS.

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Top Chef contestant Josh Valentine brings his knives back to Oklahoma City.

came home from work one day and my wife, Courtney, told me that Top Chef was holding auditions in Denver. I thought that was cool but didn’t take it much further than that. She did. She looked straight at me and said, ‘No, I already bought plane tickets. You’re going.’” Pretty quickly, 34-year-old Del City native Josh Valentine found himself on a jet to the Mile High City. After a few days of auditions, he secured a spot on the Bravo TV show. Roughly 2 million viewers per week tuned in to watch Valentine and 20 other cooking ninjas race the clock and make culinary magic for the show’s 10th season. Before he traded the hot lamps of a kitchen for the hot klieg lights of a television set, Valentine owned and operated Oklahoma City’s

popular Divine Swine Pork Bistro. It landed him the Oklahoma Restaurant Association’s Hot New Concept Award in 2012, and his signature candied bacon sticky buns developed a cult-like following. In addition to offering habit-forming food, Divine Swine served as a training ground of sorts. Valentine prepared all of the items on its menu from scratch. And cooking from scratch is what Top Chef is all about. Valentine learned early in his career that scratch cooking gave him the most control over the quality of the food he served. He doesn’t fight with purveyors to get the right ingredients. He cooks from scratch so he can guarantee that the food tastes better. Toward the end of 2012, Valentine shuttered the doors of Divine Swine. It was made clear to him at the show’s auditions that the NOVEMBER 2013 | WWW.OKMAG.COM


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Valentine was part of a group of local chefs who this past summer cooked at special events to raise funds for tornado-ravaged Moore, Okla.

competition would be a 24/7 endeavor. From the minute he hit the tarmac in the host city of Seattle, it was game on. With its unusual challenges, the show pulls chefs out of their comfort zones. Alas, no challenge demanded candied bacon sticky buns, and on the season’s 15th episode, it was duck that sent Valentine home. More specifically, it was a duck liver. Foie gras torchon is hard enough to make without racing a clock. It was the toughest dish he was asked to prepare. “It’s virtually impossible to make foie gras torchon in two days. It’s usually a four-day process. But I had my mind made up. I was going to try. If I had pulled it off, the outcome probably would have been different.” In the second to the last episode of the season, Valentine was asked by host Padma Lakshmi to pack his knives. He made more than a good showing, placing third. But, by then, he had something else on his mind – the birth of his daughter, Georgia. A longing to make it home in time for her birth was with him for most of the show’s season. He wasn’t just under the gun in the kitchen. He was under the gun at home. “As we got further and further into the show, I thought about it more and more. When we got down to the end and there were just three or four of us, I was thinking that I’d make it home on time to see Georgia



born. I was always thinking about it, but I tried not to dwell on it when I cooked. But any time somebody misses a life event like that, it’s going to affect them somehow.” When he thinks back on his performance, it’s the stress that stands out the most. The days were long, never less than 15-hour stretches. Racing the clock again and again while meeting the demands of tough challenges was rough, but not that unfamiliar to him. Chefs encounter Quickfire challenges everyday. It’s how the good ones work. “Working under stress is normal for a chef. Stress is an everyday thing. In a restaurant, we’re trying to get food out in a timely manner and make sure it’s perfect for the guests. It was the same kind of deal on the show. The stakes were just higher here because everybody in the country was watching us. But chefs actually thrive on stress.” An exhausted Valentine didn’t make it home in time for Georgia’s birth. But he spent plenty of time with her before kicking off his next venture, The George Prime Steakhouse. Scheduled to open in late November, it will occupy the top floor of Oklahoma City’s Founders Tower. It will command the best view of the city, but that might go unnoticed by diners distracted by the food. While the restaurant will be a steak lover’s dream, Valentine plans on making it

stand out with dishes unavailable at other steakhouses. The George’s location is a bold indication of Valentine’s aspirations for the restaurant. The iconic, Art Deco building bills itself as the most exclusive address in the city. After a long vacancy, its rotating top floor will once again be home to some of the best food in the city. Previous restaurants on the 20th floor of the well-known building have set high standards for George Prime. Nikz At the Top, a much-lauded steakhouse, closed its doors amid legal wranglings in 2007. Before Nikz, it was home to The Eagle’s Nest, another well-reviewed steakhouse and Oklahoma City fixture – and hands down the most popular location for wedding proposals – for more than two decades. The owners of George Prime aren’t intimidated. Valentine’s proven himself in the kitchen, and his business partner, Kevin George, part owner of InterUrban Restaurants, brings heavy-hitting business acumen to the game. And in case anybody’s wondering, the fate of the sticky candied bacon bun has not been sealed. “There’ll definitely be desserts as cool as those. If we decide to open up for brunch, you’ll see the sticky buns again. They’ll also be around at special events and other things. They’re making a comeback, for sure.” PAUL FAIRCHILD

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Children In Need


Oklahoma woman works to provide homes for children in Uganda.

early 15 years ago, Tiffany Smiling was preparing to enter the fifth grade when she was diagnosed with a life-threatening brain tumor. Her tumor was so rare, and the necessary procedures so risky, that many of the top hospitals throughout the country refused to operate. Smiling was eventually accepted at St. Jude hospital in Nashville, Tenn., and over the next six years, she had four major brain surgeries, one of which resulted in temporary paralysis of the left side of her body. The process of healing was slow and lengthy. Over time, however, her illness went into full remission. Smiling graduated from high school, then four years later graduated from Oklahoma State University, and shortly after, opened a frozen yogurt store. With her past medical problems behind her, Smiling seemed on pace to live the American dream. But things changed quickly. She began to form a unique passion for orphaned children, particularly in the nation of Uganda. Though vastly different in a number of ways, the one similarity Smiling shares with the millions of homeless children of Uganda is the experience of pain and the uncertainty of the future. In October 2012, Smiling connected with Brittany Stokes and Christina Yarid, and together the three women co-founded the S TAT S

On Nov. 7, Project Orphans will host the Homes for Hope Gala to raise money for the cause. The guest speaker at this event will be U.S. Ambassador to Uganda Scott DeLisi. Stokes, Yarid and Smiling believe that this is just the beginning for Project Orphans. “We plan on building homes all around the world,” says Smiling. “As long as there is a child in need, we’ll be fighting to put them in a home.”

organization Project Orphans. “It’s an amazing thing to know that I was once a child in need, and I was once a child NATHAN PORTER in a desperate situation, and I have the opportunity now to help other children in need,” says Smiling. The mission of Project Orphans is to build permanent homes for the millions of orphans in Uganda by funding housing projects through local Ugandan ministries and organizations and “empowering them to stop the cycle of poverty.” According to UNICEF, Uganda has approximately 2.5 million orphans, many of whom are forced to become sex slaves. Despite the daunting statistics, Stokes, Yarid and Smiling are motivated by their faith to meet this challenge. “My faith Tiffany Smiling overcame a is the most important life-threatening brain tumor thing in my life, and that as a child and went on to triggers the passion for found an organization that helps orphans in Uganda. everything else I do,” said photo By Brandon Scott. Smiling.


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Students are studying the ancient Dead Sea Scrolls this semester at Oklahoma City University. photo By J. chriStopher little.


Unprecedented Studies

The study of ancient texts is not often a hands-on experience for scholars. But one special class of Biblical Hebrew students at Oklahoma City University will be getting awfully close. The Rev. Dr. Lisa M. Wolfe, religion professor at OCU, is leading a team of students studying the Dead Sea Scrolls. These manuscripts contain writings from the third through first centuries BCE, Wolfe explains. Because they are dated so much earlier than most known Hebrew Bible manuscripts, the discovery of these manuscripts was “nothing short of revolutionary,” she says. Wolfe says that the class relies on photographic records of the scrolls that are assigned to them but had the opportunity to see the scrolls in person when the class took a field trip to Hobby Lobby Corporate Headquarters. “The artifact we are studying is part of the Green Collection, which includes more than 40,000 Bible-related items amassed in recent years by the Green family, which owns Hobby Lobby,” Wolfe says. But this research is also extraordinary in another way. The OCU students granted this honor are undergraduates. “We are all thrilled beyond belief. It is uncommon for a Ph.D. student to have the opportunity to work with an artifact like this. For undergraduates to get to do it is unprecedented,” Wolfe says. Their work includes extrapolating as much information from the text as they can and looking for any uniqueness about the artifact. “Since this artifact is extremely fragmentary, our first task was to determine what larger text it represented,” Wolfe says. “It is like trying to do a jigsaw puzzle with only a few pieces.” In addition to hopes of great scholastic findings, Wolfe says that the project might even affect the way Oklahoma is viewed. “Oklahoma probably does not come to mind when people hear ‘Bible scholar,’ so it may well put us on the map for that,” Wolfe says. – Megan Morgan



the city of roses is earning its name once again. downtown Broken arrow’s arts and entertainment district is receiving a multi-million dollar makeover, and the area has a fresh moniker: the rose district. the name is reminiscent of a time when train travelers could recall the city by the abundance of roses residents had planted. “we have a tremendous opportunity to transform our downtown area into an intimate gathering space for Broken arrow residents and visitors,” says Mayor craig thurmond. hopes are that the $3.7 million project will inject new life into the district by widening sidewalks, adding decorative lighting and traffic signals and landscaping the area to incorporate the new rose district theme. through these revitalization efforts, the city hopes to make the district a destination for both citizens and tourists. Ultimately, the city wants to make up for the loss of sales tax revenue by Completed sidewalks are just keeping locals one way that Broken Arrow shopping and dinhas worked to improve its Main Street, titled the Rose District. ing within the city photo coUrteSy city of Broken arrow. limits. to accomplish this, the city hopes to attract new restaurants and shops to the area to give residents more choices. the sushi restaurant in the raw has already moved in, and the hope is that more will follow. “we would love to see more restaurants like in the raw that complement our current establishments, as well as specialty stores owned by local entrepreneurs that have a love for and desire to be in Broken arrow,” says lisa frein, director of downtown development. frein says the aim is to have more family-friendly events to encourage people to spend time downtown. a new underground electrical system will help the city host events more efficiently. the remodel, which began in June, should be completed sometime in november, just in time for holiday shopping. “it has been a long and delicate process to get us to this point, but it was important that we involve the community, merchants and downtown stakeholders every step of the way,” says Broken arrow city councilor Jill norman. “as a result, we feel we have put a plan together that best fits the needs and integrity of downtown Broken arrow.” – Beth Weese

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THE INSIDER Tulsa native Harold Sanditen will return to perform his oneman cabaret show. photoS By Jack ladenBUrG.

Life Is A Cabaret


A Tulsa native returns to take the stage for his one-man show.

t’s hard to say which is a longer stretch: from Tulsa to London, or from investment banker to cabaret star. Harold Sanditen, who returns to Oklahoma in November to play his first-ever show in his hometown, ought to know. He’s taken both those journeys. A member of the longtime Sooner State family that, among other things, originated and ran the well-remembered Otasco chain of auto-supply and appliance stores, Sanditen grew up in Tulsa, the city of his birth. And while he acknowledges that his time there didn’t really foreshadow his later career as an entertainer – “I always felt slightly gawky, slightly effeminate, not really comfortable on stage or comfortable in my body,” he says – there were still a few clues if you knew where to look. “I was in Once Upon A Mattress when I was at Memorial High School,” he recalls with a chuckle. “That would’ve been in 1973. I played Prince Dauntless the Drab, which was the male lead. And then I was in Oklahoma! and Carousel, but I only had chorus parts in both of those.” Offstage, however, Sanditen’s love of music showed itself in an unusual way. “I had a player piano when I was in Tulsa, and I must’ve had 2,000 piano rolls,” he recalls. “I used to go to the Fairgrounds, to the flea market, and I’d go to auctions, and I’d buy all these piano rolls from the 1910s and the ‘20s and whenever else, and they really exposed me to an incredible variety of music.” After high school graduation, Sanditen went on to get a degree in business administration from Arizona State University, followed by an MBA from the Wharton School. And although he performed in The Wharton Follies, which he describes as “a spoof of life at the



business school,” staged briefly at the beginning of each term, that was it for the music part of his persona. “I really just put it aside,” he explains. “I sang a lot at home. I sang in the car. I sang everywhere I could. But I never sang professionally.” He chuckles again. “I was too afraid to get up on stage. “So I got my MBA, moved to New York and decided to follow the investment banking route. I did that for a few years, until I had the opportunity to move to London. It took a while to get a work permit. But once I did, I set up shop as a theater producer, and that’s what I did for 20 years.” The jump from banker to producer, he points out, isn’t as extreme as it might seem. He’d already invested in a couple of shows in New York, so he was familiar with how the process worked. “It was far more creative, yes, and it gave me the chance to explore plays and musicals,” he says. “My interest in the stage always came from music, but I only produced one musical in 20 years. It was a jazz musical called The Slow Drag, based on the life of Billy Tipton, who was from Oklahoma. We did it in London on the West End. I loved it.” As a producer, he adds with a laugh, “I got close to the stage without having to actually be on it. I was on the sidelines – anywhere but front and center. I’d always wanted to be on the stage, but I’d never really had the confidence. I had that horrible stage fright.” After a good, long run, however, Sanditen found himself staging “smaller and smaller things” as the business changed around him. “The economics of producing weren’t as good as when I moved here [to London],” he explains. “Ticket prices were going up, the costs of producing a show were going up, and I was pretty much a one-man band, because the shows I did tended to be things that


Harold Sanditen’s Nov. 30 show is set for the Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame’s Jazz Depot in downtown Tulsa. For ticket information, call 918.281.8609 or visit

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weren’t blatantly commercial but had some commercial possibilities. Those choices meant that you were taking a bigger risk of losing money.” He was producing a play in New York when he heard from an old Wharton friend named Simone Schloss. After a couple of decades of working and raising children, she was debuting her own cabaret show. Intrigued, Sanditen went to see the production, and, he remembers, “That’s when the seed got planted.” Still, before he could think of putting together his own show, he was going to have to do something about his stage fright. He finally faced it at what he calls a “cabaret boot camp” in Tuscany, Italy, run by the American performer and teacher Helen Baldassare. “It was a small group of nine people, and it was the best grouptherapy session I’ve ever been to in my life,” he says. “We’d meet at nine o’clock in the morning and cry until about one, and we’d break for lunch, and then cry from two to five.” Sanditen laughs. “But I started learning what cabaret was all about there,” he adds. “We had a group show at the end of the week, and we all sang three numbers, and I was so scared I was just shaking. But I decided at that point that if it was something I ever wanted to do, I had to just completely get over that. So I just didn’t allow it to concern me anymore. I had other things to worry about, like scripts, things I had to say. I mean, I couldn’t let stage fright get in the way of all the other obstacles I was going to have to be dealing with.” Just about a year and a half later, in September 2008, Sanditen did his first solo cabaret show, The Secret of Life, in New York, followed by a London engagement. Since then, he’s created and performed a new production just about every year, gaining new venues and new fans as he goes along. “Once I got the bug, once I really realized what cabaret is all about – the focus on lyrics, and the storytelling and how the songs relate to you – it just opened up a whole new world,” he says. “It also made me realize that as much as I may have wondered why I never took the step to do it 30 years earlier when I was younger, I didn’t have the world experience to really understand some songs. I’ll be doing a Beatles song in Tulsa called ‘In My Life.’ That song is incredibly beautiful, but you can’t talk about all the things you’ve seen in your life and what you’ve loved if you’re 25 years old.” For his Oklahoma debut, he’ll be doing selections from his two latest productions. One of them, Shades of Blue, has been recorded live on a new CD. “I just did a brand-new show called Full Circle, and it was all songs from the ‘60s and ‘70s that were instrumental to me when I was growing up,” he notes. “So rather than doing Shades of Blue, which is an intact jazz cabaret show, I’ll do one set of selections from the CD Shades of Blue and another from Full Circle, which takes me back to my days in Tulsa. “That way,” he concludes, “it’ll be much more personal.”


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Retirement Revise

Is the 401(k) still the most effective retirement tool?


ean Hudgeons, senior vice president and location manager for Arvest Bank, sums up the inevitable results of the recent global economic downturn in a way far too honest and succinct for politicians, regulators and the speculators and bankers who were blamed for the downturn in the first place. “No one could avoid getting hurt in the meltdown except for those who sold at the top of the market or who invested in safe havens like gold – and that’s not something many professionals recommend,” Hudgeons says. With the real estate crash and a stock market that plunged to below 7,000, there was plenty of pain to go around – even to people who felt their future and retirement were safely secreted away in 401(k)s, one of the private sector’s favorite retirement tools and generally considered one of the safest investments. The section of the Internal Revenue Code that made 401(k) plans possible was enacted into law in 1978. The law was intended to allow taxpayers a break on taxes on deferred income. It has subsequently become a de facto replacement for many for very generous fixed-benefit pensions, an expensive product generally offered today only to government and union employees. “There was pressure from the business community to move away from costly pensions,” explains Hudgeons. “The result is that pensions pretty much went away and the 401(k) became very widespread. Hudgeons says that people often make a common mistake with their 401(k)s. “The reality is that most investors ‘turn it on’ and leave it alone,” he says. “Many don’t even read their statements. After the downturn, many began to pay attention. Until then, many people didn’t because they were just working and busy with their lives.” Once some began paying attention and seeing the “pain” in their 401(k), they decided to bail out – even when the market was at some of its lowest points in decades. “Many investors then missed the



ensuing bull market that began in 2009 and continues today,” he says. “That’s why there is still so much cash sitting on the sidelines. Some people missed the great recovery of the stock market. Most losses in a person’s 401(k) were based on timing.” Aaron Ochoa, a Financial Advisor with ONB Bank, says that another common mistake people may have made was not paying attention to their asset allocation within their 401(k). “If someone had set up his allocations at 40 years old and then the meltdown occurred when he was 60, it could completely alter his ability to retire,” Ochoa says. Another common mistake some make is not seeking out and taking advantage of their employer match for their 401(k). The result is less in total assets – and a shorter distance to fall in the case of an economic downturn, such as the one that has rocked the nation the past several years. “On the plus side, anyone who had their assets in almost any standard assets class – any index – would be way, way ahead because the stock market is at an all-time high,” Ochoa adds. All asset classes were affected by the 2008 downturn, but most have recovered and are now worth considerably more than before the crash. “Since 2009-2010, we have had one of the best economies in terms of the stock market of all time,” Ochoa says. Fear spread by media reports was also a contributing factor, experts agree, scaring and driving many to divest their 401(k)s at a

time when their value was down considerably. This has changed some of the most fundamental rules of investment. Generally, the younger the investor the more aggressive investing he can do; while as the investor grows older and approaches retirement, his portfolio and asset allocation should be less risky. For those who lost money in the downturn and still face retirement, that simple rule won’t have the desired results. Experts agree there are other retirement options – primarily the Individual Retirement Account (IRA) and the Roth IRA. But IRAs limit tax-advantaged contributions, limiting their aggregate value over time. Meanwhile the Roth IRA, because of its structure, is a good device for younger investors with plenty of time to acquire wealth – and bear risk. Experts still see the 401(k) as best for people not fortunate enough to work with pensioned entities. Hudgeons thinks the 401(k) is still considerably under-utilized. “There’s still a smaller percentage of people in 401(k)s than we would like to see because it means people are going to retire without enough money for their retirement,” he says. “Baby Boomers are really jumping on the bandwagon, and they are statistically way behind. It’s going to hurt them. IRAs are really meant for younger people building retirement funds over a long time, to supplement a 401(k) if planned properly.” With the tremendous limitations on IRAs and simple savings accounts unable to even keep pace with that non-existent inflation touted by the federal government, the 401(k) remains Americans’ best retirement tool – and there are individual 401(k)s unconnected to employment available. There are also resources available to help people determine what financial devices would work best for individuals. Hudgeons says there is software and websites where people can enter their information and their needs and come up with a “roadmap” to help guide retirement planning. “I’d still recommend sitting down with a professional to talk about how to put that road map into place,” Hudgeons says. MICHAEL W. SASSER

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Mark Graham, Bill and Susan Thomas and Becky Frank are pictured at the Alexis de Tocqueville event benefiting the Tulsa Area United Way.

Rita Singer, Monica Basu, Pat Chernicky and Beverly Anderson enjoyed the Alexis de Tocqueville event, which honors those who give to the Tulsa Area United Way.

Chad and Elizabeth Hiedik enjoyed this year’s Renaissance Ball, which benefited Oklahoma City Museum of Art.

Janell Helmerich, Peggy Helmerich and Peggy Upham attended this year’s Alexis de Tocqueville event benefiting the Tulsa Area United Way.

Champions of Health dinner chairs Gary and Sandra Trennepohl are pictured with keynote speaker Regis Philbin at the event.

Joe Robson, Gov. Mary Fallin and Hannah Robson were among those who attended the 2013 Tulsa Hall of Fame induction.

Esther Harper, Dayal Meshri, Miranda Pugh and John Harper were all smiles at the Tulsa Global Alliance Global Vision Award dinner.

Lea and Hans Helmerich enjoyed Saint Simeon’s annual Western Days.



Ray and Nancy Feldman were among those honored at this years Tulsa Global Alliance Global Vision Award dinner.

Robert Block, Pat Gordon, Hannah Robson, Joe Robson and Mickey Wilson were among the 2013 inductees into the Tulsa Hall of Fame hosted by the Tulsa Historical Society.

Kim Henry, Freda Deskin, Julia Chew and Susan Calonkey enjoyed the inaugural Door Opener Awards Gala benefiting Oklahoma City’s ASTEC Charter School.

George Nigh, Jennifer Rogers Etcheverry and Robert Henry attended the 75th Diamond Jubilee anniversary of the Will Rogers Memorial Museum.

Duane Wilson, P.J. O’Rourke, Helen Wilson and Suzanne O’Brien attended a reception honoring O’Rourke, an author and humorist who spoke as part of The University of Tulsa’s Presidential Lecture Series.

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Concept House Becomes Home Photography by Nathan Harmon

Cheerful colors blend art and furnishings to create an inviting, open space.


inally moving into Tulsa’s News On 6 Concept Home near Utica Square is a culmination of more than two years’ work for homeowners Patrick and Pat Cobb. The nearly 5,000-square-foot home was open to the public in September. The couple had owned the property for several years when they decided to build their dream home. They initially worked with architect David Simmons of CJC Architects to design the home’s layout, while Sally Taggart of Sally Taggart Interior Design, began working closely with the Cobbs to incorporate their interior goals. “Sally designed our previous two houses and was instrumental in helping me see the bigger picture as we worked through each detail decision,” says Pat Cobb. In the meantime, the Cobbs began the search for a builder. “They had seen my work in Parade of Homes,” says Phil Rhees, owner of BMI Next Generation Homes in Tulsa. Rhees worked on the 2005 Concept Home and knew TLConcepts, located in Kansas, was looking for a new project in Tulsa. “The last house was a ‘spec’ home, and they were looking for a custom,” says Rhees. So he suggested the idea to the Cobbs. Because these projects are designed to include cutting-edge products and services, the home is equipped with the latest “smart home” technology that allows virtually anything electric to be programmed and accessed remotely from a smart phone, including the window shades in the downstairs living area. Another innovative product is the hydraulic lift in the garage, allowing for two cars to be stored in the space of a single car garage. “These are fairly new to Tulsa and the first one we’ve installed,” says Rhees. Taggart and the homeowners began working with the suppliers brought together by the project to select finishes throughout the home. “The style is a comfortable blend of contemporary and transitional,” says Taggart. The Cobbs’ previous home was very traditional, and the couple was ready for less formality. “We didn’t want it to be stuffy,” says Cobb. While most of the furnishings are new, some existing furnishings were utilized. In the entry bath, a traditional commode was used as a base for the sink. The couple also has an extensive art and sculpture collection that was incorporated into the colorful interior.



Patterns and colors mix in the couple’s living area, which opens to the media room above.



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The homeowners like bright florals, so Taggart blended a series of patterns and colors throughout the media room that opens to the living room below. The rich hues also flow into the kitchen with a blue island, while a deep red paint accents the nearby laundry room cabinets. Because the couple was also downsizing, customized storage was created under the stairs; plus additional cabinetry, shelving and display areas were built in the media room and the library. The library, just off the entry, also provides a smaller, cozy space to watch television. “All our main living area is on the first floor,” explains Cobb, since they plan on living here long after retirement. Upstairs, she has her own computer and workroom. Nearby, her husband has an office with an attached circular playroom for their grandchildren. In a unique addition to this nautical theme, Tulsa artist Janet Fadler Davie painted a night sky on the ceiling detailed to represent the constellations the way they were on the night the couple was married. There is also a spacious theater room with seating for six. The décor is reminiscent of a vintage theater and packaged treats sport an OSU logo, since the Cobbs are alumni. “We wanted a happy house,” laughs Cobb. “The end result is even better than I could have envisioned.” TAMARA LOGSDON HAWKINSON Taggart describes the home as “a comfortable blend of contemporary and traditional.”

Floor-to-ceiling windows open the dining room to the outdoor living area.

Tulsa artist Janet Fadler Davie painted a night sky with constellations that celebrate the night the Cobbs were married.



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Kate Spade leopard-print calf hair lace-up ankle boot, $328, Saks Fifth Avenue.

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Pump It Up


Tighten And Tone

The holiday festivities are a great reason to amp up the beauty routine. Today, there are products that can have you looking better in just one short week. For the party season prep, three all-stars can make a difference quickly. First up is Essie Grow Stronger nail base. Used a couple times a week, nails become stronger with no more peeling and chipping. Murad Rapid Age Spot and Pigment Lightening Serum lives up to its claim that it can reduce sun and age spots in as little as a seven days. Clear and even skin is possible in no time flat to atone for all those summer days in the sun. Lastly, Caudalie Divine Legs has become an instant hit for its perfect balanced bronze. The lotion has a slight fragrance and universally flattering tone that perfects skin on legs (and even arms) when wearing that cocktail dress.

Metallic Eye Toners went by the wayside for a while and were frequently thought of as an unnecessary step in skin care. But toners, cleansing lotions and even pre-cleansers are appearing on counters and vanities again. Today’s versions are not the alcohol-laden, drying version but can actually provide and prep skin with valuable skin care ingredients. Kate Somerville just released a KateCeuticals Replenishing Toner that is great for dry skin. Anti-aging ingredients moisturize, even skin tone and can help diminish fine lines. The Classic Clinique Clarifying Toner has been around for decades and comes in five formulas, each specific to a skin type, from very dry to oily, and the new packaging comes with a hygienic and easy-to-use pump.



Mario Badescu has both cleansing lotions” and toners galore. The Aloe Vera Toner calms irritated and sensitive skin. The Mario Badescu Keratoplast Cleansing Lotion works against redness caused by broken capillaries; both are price performers. Dermalogica Multi-Active Toner is a spray-on toner that uses lavender to soothe and purify skin, while proteins work to prep skin for even more effective hydration. So no matter your skin type, toners are back and here to stay. They offer a great deal to any skin care regimen, including getting off that last bit of makeup to healing and improving skin. LINDSAY ROGERS

Gilded lids are seasonless, but there is something about the colder months that makes this look pop. the ease of just a wash of one shade makes achieving the look a breeze. apply a primer like narS Smudge proof eyeshadow Base to ensure the best color impact and longevity. then, with a shadow brush, layer a shimmery shade like Urban decay Moondust eyeshadow in Space cowboy. even easier, lightly apply a cream formula like Maybelline eyeStudio color tattoo 24hr eyeshadow in Bad to the Bronze with your finger. new from Stila, the Magnificent Metals foil finish eye Shadow offers both light and sheer shimmer or totally opaque foil. it also comes with its own primer for great adhesion.

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Sick Smarts

Health experts share the best ways to not get sick and to get better fast.


utumn colors and cooler temperatures mark the changing seasons; out with summer and in with cold and flu season. As we head inside, our closer quarters mean we are at a higher risk for sharing in whatever bug is going around. The best way to avoid illness is to utilize a common sense approach to avoid getting sick; if you do fall ill, there are tips to bounce back as soon as possible. We hear all the time the best method to avoid getting sick in the first place is to wash your hands, and our experts couldn’t agree more. Good hand hygiene is the single most important way to prevent all types of infections. “Wash your hands, wash your hands, wash your hands,” encourages Dr. Dianna Willis, family medicine physician with Utica Park Clinic in Sapulpa. “It is especially important to clean your hands with soap and warm water after using the bathroom; after changing a diaper; before preparing or eating food; after blowing



your nose, sneezing or coughing; after caring for a sick person; and after touching an animal,” shares Kendra Dougherty, epidemiologist in the Acute Disease Service at the Oklahoma State Department of Health. Dr. Kathryn Reilly, professor of family medicine at the University of Oklahoma, suggests taking this idea a step further. Whenever possible, take the time to clean communal equipment before using. “Cleaning equipment like phones that are used by lots of people can help,” recommends Reilly. Another equally important way to stay healthy is to keep your immunizations up to date, the influenza vaccination in particular, advises Dougherty. Many think they can simply avoid people who are sick. “But, that is not always possible,” explains Reilly. According to the Centers for Disease Control, flu symptoms start one to four days after the virus enters the body, meaning people are often contagious before they even know they are sick, shares Willis. “Avoid putting yourself at risk by getting a flu vaccination,” encourages Willis. Despite what some may think, the flu vaccination does not cause the flu, assures Willis. Each type of flu virus has different

strains that change from year to year so it is important to get the flu shot each and every year, offers Dougherty. Additionally, the vaccine typically protects against three to four strains of the flu that are circulating at the same time, so it’s always worthwhile to get a flu shot, even if you think you’ve already had the flu, says Reilly. “It’s never too late to get the flu shot,” explains Dougherty. “If you get sick from one strain of the flu, it would provide protection from getting the flu again from a different strain.” Additionally, the vaccine can lessen the symptoms if you do end up sick, adds Reilly. “The flu vaccine can mean the difference from being really sick for a long time and being mildly sick for a few days,” she explains. Healthy lifestyle habits may help ward off illnesses, as well, shares Reilly. “Studies have shown that people who eat a healthy diet and [perform] moderate exercise regularly tend to have fewer upper respiratory infections,” says Reilly. LINDSAY CUOMO

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The State AT A G L A N C E Access: San antonio international airport is served by many national and international airlines. Population: approx. 1.4 million Climate: warm and dry with dangerously high temperatures in the summer, but more temperate weather in the winter. Main Attractions: the alamo, riverwalk, numerous historic missions, arts and culture.

The historic Alamo is San Antonio’s most popular tourist destination.


Deep in the Heart of Texas

San Antonio offers a distinct look into Texas’ past and present.


t doesn’t reflect poorly on the city of San Antonio, Texas, that one word on the tongues of visitors is likely to be “underwhelming.” That’s because the term refers not to the city – which in recent years has begun to garner accolades for tourism of all stripes – but rather to San Antonio’s most historic, most famous and ultimately most fascinating attraction: The Alamo. The 18th century mission church where Davy Crockett, Jim Bowie and 188 others



waged their last stand against the Mexican army for Texas independence is a state symbol, and to many, an iconic representation of the U.S.’s western expansion – for good or ill. Today, with much of the city built up around the historic church fortress, it remains a tremendous tourist attraction, complete with tours, programs and a gift shop. But you will want to save a thorough evaluation of The Alamo for a daytime excursion. Upon arrival in San Antonio, acclimate yourself to your hotel and surroundings. Skipping the city’s nightlife center until Saturday night, instead consider a relaxing Friday evening at the quaint, beautiful Majestic Theater. Dating back to 1929, the domed ceiling adorned with clouds and stars sets the stage for a magic theater experience. Around that experience, consider dining at Las Canarias Restaurant for authentic Mexican tastes or at Chama Gaucha Brazilian Steakhouse for countless cuts of meat – both are good representations of San Antonio’s most popular culinary elements – Tex-Mex blends and beef. Saturday morning, it’s time to take in The Alamo as the start of your day of local culture, and it is there

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S TAY I N S T Y L E Mokara Hotel & Spa is elegant and conveniently located on a quiet section of the riverwalk. immaculate service, spacious rooms and an endless array of services and amenities makes this a luxurious home away from home. Inn at Craig Place is a beautiful, intimate bed-and-breakfast that elevates quaint to elegant, and a favorite site for weddings and honeymooners. whirlpool tubs and highly praised food are just part of the appeal of this beloved inn.

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that “underwhelming” will come to mind. The Alamo is less fortress than it is a shortwalled encampment with little interior space and very few positions that look buttressed for safety. As you explore The Alamo, the reality of what transpired here to ensure its place in history will astound you. That fewer than 200 men could hold this tiny, rather flimsy position against an entire Mexican army is a remarkable feat. It is the facility itself, not its history, which is underwhelming. The history is iconic and, unlike much of history, unexaggerated. Visitors with even a cursory awareness of its history will find The Alamo unimpressive – but its past is truly the stuff of legends. Continuing to focus on history and culture, after The Alamo, don’t miss San Antonio Missions National Historical Park San Antonio is a bustling modern city with deep roots in America’s colonial past.



The Riverwalk is the epicenter of the city’s entertainment, dining and nightlife scenes.

and its tremendous volume of local and regional history, McNay Art Museum with its strangely out-of-place Mediterranean estate architecture, the San Antonio Museum of Art and the San Antonio Botanical Gardens. As evening draws near, it’s time to take to San Antonio’s social center, Riverwalk. While the trickle of water in the river itself might not be impressive, many attractions are, such as the reopened Aztec Theater and the Arneson River Theater, which features a stage on one side of the river with terraced seating on the opposite bank. But besides art installations, the real attraction here is revelry. Bars, restaurants and shops line Riverwalk, and most are usually deliciously raucous and brimming with tourists and locals alike. Both the dining and prices lean toward the touristy, but if you follow the trail

of obvious locals, you’re likely to find your best options for dining. Sunday should see you catch any of the arts or culture institutions missed the day before, or, instead, delve deep underground in Natural Bridge Caverns, visit the scenic Japanese Tea Gardens or take the whole family to Morgan’s Wonderland, a very popular amusement park. Complete your San Antonio experience with dinner at Wildfish Seafood Grille, Biga on the Banks or Texas de Brazil San Antonio. After a nightcap on the Riverwalk, you’ll reflect on a visit that, overall, was hardly underwhelming. MICHAEL W. SASSER


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RANCHING IS A LIVING LINK TO OKLAHOMA’S LEGACY. It is perhaps the single, ubiquitous image of American culture, both in the subconscious of her people and in her global image. It has been glorified in literature and in film well before the latter had the benefits of color or sound. It’s the pejorative used by American critics but also the grudgingly admired singular image praised by people freed by U.S. soldiers’ blood in Europe. Twice. “It” is the American cowboy, the drover, the romantic image of Americans’ conquering of the West and the lifestyle – real and romanticized – that sprung from it. From early figures like Gene Autry and Tex Ritter singing on the open range to Clint Eastwood and his award-winning work in the revisionist western, Unforgiven, cowboys and the work they do have been glamorized and heroes to countless children.



Today, though, the drover’s most archetypal responsibility – driving cattle from point A to point B, often across long distances and often through hostile territory – has been replaced by animal husbandry, by technology and by challenges more likely to relate to weather and government regulation than cattle rustlers and corrupt lawmen. Half a century ago, cowboys and the cattle ranching industry they support might well still have resembled those Hollywood-inspired images. Today’s cattle ranchers are as likely to be adept at composing feed mixtures, selective cattle breeding and utilizing computer models to plan adequate watering sites. Ranching is, indeed, more industry than many would imagine; but less so than those who think it is entirely a high-tech, cookie-cutter auto-

Gentner Drummond operates Drummond Ranch, located in northern Osage County. photo By nathan harMon.



mated process. Despite many changes, cattle ranching and the men and women who work in the industry still possess many of the same traits that have defined them since the challenge of the West: connection to the land and to the cattle, rugged individualism and a sense of heritage.

Where Have All The Cowboys Gone?

Quite a few cowboys remain in Oklahoma, if statistics are any evidence. According to the state Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry 2011 agricultural output, which includes cattle ranching, accounted for billions of dollars in total economic impact. “Ranching, of course, supports other industries,” says Oklahoma Commissioner of Agriculture Jim Reese. “In 2011, there was about a $36 billion total impact from agriculture related industries. That’s based on the increase in cost of grain and fuel but also includes the added value expenses of buying grain, spraying pastures, etc. The last three years, it was much higher than that.” Reese says about $7 billion in agricultural products are sold each year, including almost $4 billion in cattle in 2011. “We’re an economy that grows $7 billion in new wealth every year,” says Reese. “Agriculture – ranching – creates wealth because cows are born and grow up. That doesn’t include the service industry and others that are supported by ranching.” Michael Kelsey, executive director of the Oklahoma Cattlemen’s Association, says ranching is one of the leading industries in the state “as a function of land mass and land use. “Beef cattle is the largest sector within agriculture,” Kelsey continues. “Beef cattle is big business. What’s unique about Oklahoma is the tremendous heritage of ranching. There are so many ranchers that are fifth- and sixth-generation ranchers. Now that sixth generation might be in diapers right now, but they’ll be there. It’s a priority for a lot of ranching families to uphold that tradition.” Still, the industry has changed dramatically. “People who only see food at the supermarket might think ranching is the same as it’s always been, and it’s not,” Reese says. “It’s not even the same as it was five years ago. The way cattle are bred and raised is different. The industry is much more advanced that way, as well as in other ways.” The market for beef cattle has also changed in recent years. “It’s completely different than anything we’ve seen in the past,” Kelsey says. “It’s a new normal, or we don’t know what ‘normal’ is anymore. The cattle cycle ebbs and flows



A cowboy working on the Drummond Ranch rounds up cattle to send to auction. photo By nathan harMon.



depending on the market. But the cattle cycle isn’t normal anymore. Draught and input costs have been huge influences in breaking the normal cycle. Traditional supply and demand is still important, and consumer demand is still important. But the market as a whole looks different. For example, the market isn’t responding typically when it comes to high calf prices. Typically high prices for calves stimulate people to raise more calves. Usually, this demand would prompt ranchers to keep more heifers, say increasing from 200 to 250. But calf prices are high and ranchers aren’t generally keeping more heifers. That’s just one small picture of the grand view of how things have changed.” Kelsey says that the input cost has changed how he runs his own cows. “You used to be able to wean and hold onto calves because feed resources were [affordable and plentiful] but it’s more expensive now, so fewer ranchers are holding onto cattle,” says Kelsey. Changes in the market, in how technology is utilized and how ranchers operate their businesses have all impacted the industry to the point that the past’s early generations might be completely unfamiliar with how things work today, at least on the surface. “My great-great-grandfather would be amazed at how far we’ve come,” says rancher Gentner Drummond, whose 25,000-acre ranch is located near Pawhuska. “He’d feel we lost it all, that we had lost the things he’d valued.”

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In many ways, however, Drummond’s tale is a powerful reminder of the legacy honored by countless ranchers in the Sooner State. Drummond’s great-grandfather was eldest son of a Scotsman who traveled to Oklahoma in the 1880s to trade with the Osage. The family stayed, and there are now some 182 family members in the sixth generation. The family’s original 160 acres was leased in a trade with the Osage, and today, oil wells on the property creating wealth for the Osage Nation – not the Drummonds – are a powerful reminder of the origin of their now-significant ranch holdings. Still, Drummond says there are things that have stayed the same and some that have changed enough that they would confuse his predecessors. “Ranching has evolved so much from the time of my great-grandfather,” Drummond says. “He’d probably shake his head in dismay at the automation, at networks of ponds – things he would have never imagined.” Still, Drummond says, “I know this land.” Tulsa attorney Wendy Drummond, Gentner Drummond’s wife, recognized the drive in her husband from the beginning.



Wendy Drummond lives a dual lifestyle: high-powered Tulsa attorney during the day, and matriarch of the Drummond Ranch on the weekends. photoS By nathan harMon.

Each year, the Oklahoma Cattlemen’s Association holds the OCA Range Round-up, featuring rodeo-style events that pit cowboys from some of the state’s largest ranches against one another. The games are a tribute to the history of the cowboy in Oklahoma and the continuing importance of ranching in the state. This year’s event was held on Aug. 23 and 24. photoS By Brent fUchS.



The beef cattle industry is big business in Oklahoma and on Chain Ranch, located near Copan in the northwest part of the state. photo By Brent fUchS.



“From the moment I met him, I knew that the most important thing to him was building and making the ranch sustainable for our children,” Wendy Drummond says. Despite changes, the work remains largely the same. Cows must be cared for, kept healthy, fed and eventually utilized for their ultimate purpose – the production of beef cattle that, when sold, supports the ranch and provides investment capital for continuity. But details have certainly changed. “When I was a boy, we had 12 men working the ranch,” Drummond says. “Now, with technology, it takes only five men. When I was a boy, the typical pasture was 1,200 acres, so you needed that many men. Today, we’re more strategic and have smaller pastures. With each pasture, you need a pond, and you have to build those. Every year we dig at least 10 ponds.” Feeding, too, is easier today with automated machinery and large vehicles. “When I was a boy, we’d load a truck and my brother and I would load square bales of hay to distribute,” he says. “Today, with automation, we require decreased manpower and increased productivity.” The laws of supply and demand are also influential on the ranching industry today. “Thirty years ago, zero percent of our cattle were fed on grain,” Drummond continues. Ranchers today have to know biology and soil, Drummond says. “Who is an environmentalist and who is not is the first lesson I learned as a young boy,” Drummond says. “I was taught that we don’t own the land, we are the land’s stewards, with the idea to pass it on. As I figure it, I’m in the business of growing grass. The picture of today’s ranchers is of people with college degrees in ecology or agriculture.” Newley Hutchison followed the college path himself for three and a half years before returning home. “Home” is a series of seven ranch sites in northwest Oklahoma that date back to the late 19th century. “My great-great-grandfather came into the Oklahoma Territory in 1893, but he was 17 and too young to stake a claim on land,” Hutchison says. “So he traded a shotgun and $60 for the original acreage. Six generations of our family have lived here.” Hutchison calls the cattle operation “a family affair,” consisting of numerous members of the expanded family. However, Hutchison himself once considered leaving the ranching life and its remote nature, which led to his nearly four years in college. “I went to college and kind of realized that home wasn’t so bad,” he says. “I think we all went through something like that. We got out of the county and learned to come back.” It is that attachment to the land that ranchers have in common, and it is the source of much

of the romanticism “city slickers” associate with the working rural lifestyle. Reality is different, but perhaps not as different as some might think. “Ranching is a great, great way of life,” Hutchison says. “You just don’t quit. You have to love it and have a passion for it. You don’t get time off. I think people might misjudge the actual work that goes into livestock. I don’t really have any hobbies, except ranches and farms. But I feel we are blessed to live the way we do it. It’s just non-stop.” Wendy Drummond has a particular perspective when it comes to contemporary highs and lows in ranching. She grew up in southern California, so ranch life – and work – was not terribly familiar when she married Gentner Drummond. “On a typical winter weekend, as soon as there is light, we load up the feed truck and spend five or six hours feeding one-third of the ranch each day,” Wendy Drummond says. “Counting cattle is also not an easy thing. It has to be done, and it isn’t as if they stand still. We have to feed, count and examine for health each cow.” While it is work – and hard work – it is also labor a million figurative miles away from being a high-powered Tulsa attorney. “Actually, in a certain way, there is a lot of solitude, a lot of quiet,” she says. “It’s kind of relaxing after being a lawyer all week. It might be cold, but there is very little stress. When it freezes, we have to cut holes in the ponds so the cattle can drink. In really bad weather, calves can freeze. You become very familiar with the cycle of life and death.” Wendy Drummond says that when she returns from the city to the scenic ranch, she could easily see herself giving up her career away from the ranch. “It’s a simple life, but so, so rich,” she says. “There’s the animals, and the people are so warm – they are part of the family. When there is a fire out here, you see it. Everyone turns out to fight the fire. There is a really warm quilt of people associated with ranching.” Gentner Drummond mentions some ranch workers who might not be anachronistic but who would probably make his forefathers proud. “We have two men who work for us, our foremen, who have been with us for three generations now,” he says. “They don’t want four-wheelers. Every morning, they saddle up their horses, and they treat the acreage and the cattle as if they were their own. They don’t want technology. To them, what they do is the highest and best calling. These men would kill for the land. There is a relationship between the men, the land and the cattle. You just can’t be more traditional, and more committed, than that.” Neither Gentner nor Wendy Drummond has any problem identifying the moments of the NOVEMBER 2013 | WWW.OKMAG.COM


rural side of their dual lifestyle that are most impactful. “There’s nothing more gratifying than to be on the ranch as the sun sets, with rays of light across the meadows, the creeks and the hills – to see the sun go down with someone you love and with the land that you love,” says Drummond. Wendy Drummond says there is only one recurring moment she likes even more. “For me, it’s the early morning. It’s silent. Dew is on the ground. The light is so beautiful,” she says. Her husband points out something that may come across as unusual to Oklahomans more accustomed to pavement and cement. “We have a symbiotic relationship with the ranch – we know when it’s healthy,” he says. “And there are discoveries every subseason. In April there are the early flowers. Everything blooms in its own season, and it’s a beautiful connection to the land. In the country, everything is regulated by nature. It’s a very spiritual thing.”

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It’s changed. Ranching. There’s little doubt of this, when ranchers are better educated, better acquainted with the use of technology and capable of employing it to meet the everincreasing global demand for protein. With change has come challenges. Draught has certainly been among those chief challenges. In the past few years, some ranchers have driven out of state to acquire hay necessary to supplement herds. Prices have risen astronomically for the cattle-raising necessities. In 2013, in parts of the state, draught impact has retreated. “Statewide, yes, there are areas with lots of hay – it might even turn out to be the largest haul of hay in a long time,” says Reese. “But other parts of the state, particularly the southwest part of Oklahoma, might not be as bad as 2011, but they aren’t much better. Certainly they have not received enough rain to recover. But if you look at the ‘green map’ of 2011 compared to that of 2013, there has certainly been improvement in some areas.” Reese says that draught and the powerful effect of Midwest weather are the chief challenges to ranching today. “We’re very dependent on weather,” he says. “When weather is good, things are good. When weather is dry, there are very many challenges.” In a tough marketplace, Drummond says that the margin of error has shrunk dramatically. “My grandfather’s operation could afford to be less precise,” he says. “Now, with the prices of vaccinations, machinery, supple



ments and capital improvements – even the price of land – the capital to have an economy of scale requires great skill and offers smaller margins. We make less money than we did 10 years ago. That’s the biggest challenge: economic viability. The only answer is debt management; you can’t carry debt.” After ecological factors, Kelsey calls federal regulation the third-largest challenge to ranching today. “It’s a long-term trend,” he says. “The EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) has introduced well over 1,000 rules and regulations over the past six years. Not all have been enacted. But we’re seeing a trend toward a federal government push for more, beyond even current regulation. Regulation is pushing up the cost of compliance; plus there is a higher cost of transportation. We’re heavily dependent on the cost of transportation. Plus there’s the particulate matter material regulation – dust – and fuel storage regulations. It’s definitely a trend.” Hutchison sums up recent federal regulation easily. “It’s getting tough,” he says. “As one tiny example, I had to go 70 miles to get a CDL license to operate machinery on my own land. It’s so many things, from so many different angles, that there are new regulations daily. Plus, obviously we have to pay attention to inheritance taxes and such. Passing down the ranch to the next generation has always been the plan, and we have to watch to make sure that will somehow still be possible. We all meet twice a year just to discuss how to keep up with the tax environment to try to keep property in the family.” The past few years have been challenging, theoretically, to rural people, farmers and ranchers. Even before being elected, President Barack Obama said his plan for energy included necessary increases in the cost of energy; and subsequent proposed policies have included an attempted ban on youngsters under 16 doing work on family farms and ranches, environmental controls over both dust and hay that would have conceivably eliminated the small farmer and a tax on cows for their excretion of gases contributing to “climate change.” Drummond feels less oppressed by new regulation and proposed regulation. “A properly run ranch has zero concern for regulation,” he says. Reese points out that farmers and ranchers are fiercely independent and generally not excited about new regulation. After all, agriculture policy in Washington D.C. is mostly driven by support for the growing of corn for ethanol, which enriches many large corn growers, particularly in Iowa, the location of the first presidential caucus and to whose fidelity candidates for higher office must pledge.

Mommas, Do Let Your Babies Grow up to be Cowboys With all the environmental, economic and regulatory challenges facing ranchers today, has the American cultural icon of the cattle rancher passed into history like the saloon gunfighter and the flawless politician? Those challenges are not easy to ignore. “It’s almost impossible for a young person to get into [cattle ranching] without an ‘in,’ such as family,” says Hutchinson. “I’m 39. There aren’t many 39-year-old ranchers and there are sure not many 29-year-old ranchers. The investment is so high, the risk so much – it is just hard to get into. There are a lot of older farmers and ranchers. You have to have some kind of backing to get into it.” Despite challenges both man-made and natural, there remain reasons to be upbeat, some feel. “I think we’re generally optimistic,” says Reese. “Part of that is that the world population continues to grow, and people are more aware of the acreage that is available for food production. Food security is more in people’s minds. We’ve been blessed with plentiful availability of low-cost food since the country was founded. There is so much more technology and information available to this generation.” Kelsey also says the industry is “optimistic.” But he also points out that the average age of the rancher is not young. However, “there’s some trends that might lend a clue, and I’m taking some confidence from it. We know that upward of 70 percent of land used for agriculture will change hands. A lot will be transferred generationally, but a lot will be marketed and sold. A lot of widows with children not interested in agriculture will sell. It will be bought.” Kelsey’s optimism stems from a large number of younger people coming to the organization’s meetings. “There’s been an influx,” he says. “I think we’re seeing young people with genuine interest in food-animal production. They’re going to figure out how to do it.” Kelsey indicates he meant from an economic perspective in the current environment. “It might end up like a rental situation or a modern version of something like what used to be called ‘share-cropping,’” he says. “But they will figure out how to make it work. They will think outside the box, figure it out and make it work. We’re seeing renewed interest. It’s hard work, but these young folk show promise in keeping it alive.”


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Debra Zinke prepares a rustic buffet with gourmet flair for cowboys and friends at Z7 Bar ranch. The meal features beef tri-tip and rotisserie chicken prepared in her outdoor kitchen.

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Z7 Bar Ranch is a 3,000-acre spread in the rolling hills of Osage County on the Osage Nation Reservation. The picturesque setting could easily serve as the backdrop for a Hollywood blockbuster, so it’s understandable that owner Debra Zinke, who resides in Tulsa, has found herself spending increasingly more time on the ranch. Four years ago, Zinke created a more permanent space for herself when she converted part of an old barn into an elegantly

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appointed apartment. The small space contains all the modern conveniences, and interior design from Doug Campbell and SR Hughes mixes high-end and modern furnishings with humble artifacts of the West. Make no mistake, though. This isn’t the sort of playground ranch that a movie star might own. This is a real commercial ranch, producing registered Salers, Angus and Optimizer cattle. The operation is steeped in the traditions of Green Country ranching, and Zinke is a hands-on owner that is involved in

every aspect of the business. However, her favorite role may be that of the ranch’s head chef and hostess. Zinke’s ranch home has a small kitchen, but she says the majority of the cooking happens in one of the best-appointed outdoor kitchens you’ll find anywhere. “I wanted an outdoor kitchen that had everything you could possibly need and where I could feed a crowd,” says Zinke. “We use it all the time. It’s such a beautiful and peaceful place to relax at the end of the day

or entertain guests.” Zinke jokes that ranch food is all about packing on the calories, and she frequently cooks big meals that are sure to satisfy a cowboy appetite. She also takes the same approach to food that she does to interior design. Her favorite dishes are decidedly gourmet, but, at their heart, they’re honest dishes made from simple ingredients – local beef, chicken and abundant fresh vegetables. And there’s always dessert and, hopefully, great wine. The meal is served buffet style in the Z7 Bar outdoor kitchen and dining area with sweeping views of the rolling hills of osage county. The meal was complemented by new varietals from Zinke Wine company, which is operated by Zinke’s son michael.

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family and friends gather at a Bar ranch for an authentic chuck wagon meal including rib eye steaks, hot rolls and a double crust cherry pie, all cooked on the campfire. merrit and Turner armitage provide musical entertainment.

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A Bar Ranch

Photos by nathan harmon “There’s nothing better than a campfire and food always tastes better when you’ve cooked it on the ground,” says Martha Armitage. Along with her husband Mike, Armitage owns A Bar Ranch, a cow-calf ranch and marketing company with operations in Rogers and Mayes counties in northeast Oklahoma. In addition to running a successful ranch, they’ve gained more than a bit of local fame for their chuck wagon cooking. Armitage says she’s always enjoyed campfires, so when she and her family encountered a chuck wagon at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City, it wasn’t long before they bought their own wagon and outfitted it for cooking. Things really got going when they entered a chili cook-off organized by Hammett House Restaurant in Claremore. After winning that event for several years, they started getting requests to cook at special events such as the Christmas Train at Dry Gulch, weddings and family celebrations. The A Bar Ranch chuck wagon might well be a booming business of its own, but Armitage says it takes too much time away from the nonstop business of a working ranch. However, food is an integral part of this business and lifestyle. “Sometimes we eat dinner late,” Armitage says. “In the summer, it may be 9 or 9:30. When the work is done, that’s when you get to eat.” A Bar Ranch employs four full-time ranchers and is a family affair. Their son Merrit manages the family’s Squaw Creek Division in Mayes County, and son Turner, a junior at OSU, pitches in when he’s on break. Even Merrit’s wife Michelle is drafted during cattle sales. “[Meals are] the way we stay connected, both as a family and for the business,” says Armitage. “We discuss what went on during the day and what are the plans for the next day.” Like most ranchers, Armitage is a tireless evangelist for the benefits of beef, and she’s quick to point out that despite being hearty, stick-to-your-ribs food, ranch cuisine is healthy. “Beef is healthy and quick to prepare,” says Armitage. “People think it takes a long time or is hard to cook, but it’s really not, and there are a lot of simple, economical recipes. If you take a little time to prepare, it’s so much healthier than getting something at the drive through.”



Kubik Ranch

lisa Kubik stands among the bluestem grass on Kubik ranch in Kay county along with her daughter-in-law heather Kubik and granddaughter ray-lynn. food preparation is a family affair on Kubik ranch; the extended family comes together every sunday to cook a large meal featuring ranch favorites such as meatloaf or roast beef.

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Photos by Brent fuchs When you live on a ranch that’s 17 miles from the nearest grocery store, food is always on your mind. Not only is the production of food your livelihood, feeding your family requires planning. “We don’t have the luxury of going out to eat any time we want,” says Lisa Kubik. “My daughter-in-law Heather and I do a lot of cooking, and we have to be organized. You can’t just run to the store if you don’t have something.” Lisa, a self-confessed city girl, married into the Kubik family, which owns a cowcalf ranch in the foothills of Kay County. Ranching is in the Kubik DNA. Lisa’s husband, Jeff, is a fourth-generation rancher, and he’s surrounded by family every day. His brother Mark and sons Ross and Matt work on the ranch, and his 88-year-old father, Lynn, also lends a hand. Lisa owns her own CPA business but also holds the title of “gopher girl” on the ranch, running errands, making trips to the veterinary clinic and such. Heather is a fourth grade teacher in Ponca City, operates her own photography studio and cares for two small children, but she doesn’t escape ranch work. “When Ross needs to doctor a cow, I help out. I do whatever I can. We all do,” says Heather. But for Heather and mother-in-law Lisa, their chief contribution to the ranch is keeping everyone fed. That means cooking nearly every day of the week and making sure there are leftovers or other quick but filling foods to eat for lunch. “On Sunday, we always have family dinner at my house or Ross’ parents’ house, and we cook together,” Heather says. Those meals include family favorites such as meatloaf and potatoes, Cowboy beans, lasagna and roast beef – anything with beef, an ingredient that is always in abundance. While many of these dishes require preparation and considerable time in the kitchen, these two busy wives and mothers are always happy to find an easier way to provide healthy foods for their families. Heather scours the internet for recipes that can also make a quick meal or snack for the kids. One family favorite that she found on Pinterest uses low-fat packaged crescent roll dough, a little butter, spice and an apple slice to create a bitesize pie that does double duty as a tasty dessert or quick snack on the go.

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Chef Brings Positive Change To The Bistro McEachern is excited about his new endeavor at The Bistro. It’s the restaurant’s concept that first attracted him to the position. “I enjoy this style of food,” he says. “There’s not a whole lot of French cuisine in the southwest United States, but The Bistro has that flair for fresh ingredients and smaller portions.” McEachern has prepared new menus for lunch, dinner, brunch and bar service, as well as on- and offsite catering. Bistro loyals can rest assured, however, that menu staples, such as Chokes and Cheese, Pasta Yaya and Chicken Piccata, will remain on the menu.

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Cowboy Recipes

from the Ranch Oklahoma ranch families offer some of their favorites dishes for you to try at home.

Z7 Bar Ranch Recipes submitted by Debra Zinke Photos by John Amatucci/Amatucci Photography

Grilled Tri-Tip With Honey Chipotle Sauce

Prime or Choice grade tri-tip 2 tsp. chili powder 1 tbsp. garlic powder 1 tbsp. dried parsley 1 tbsp. ground black pepper 2 tsp. onion powder 1 tbsp. coarse sea salt Pour dry ingredients into a small bowl and mix well. Rub the seasoning mixture onto the tri-tip, generously coating entire tip. Prepare charcoal grill. Oil the grill. Cook tri-tip over medium/high coals, turning several times until the roast is done (25 to 35 minutes). Use an instant-read thermometer inserted into the thickest part of the tip to test when the roast is done. Do not cook beyond medium rare (135 to 140 degrees) or the meat will be tough. Remove from grill and let it rest for 15 minutes. When ready to serve, thinly slice the tri-tip on a diagonal. Serve with Honey Chipotle Sauce. Sauce 1 1/3 2 2 1/3 2 2 1

small can chipotle chiles c. honey tbsp. peanut oil tbsp. brown mustard c. freshly squeezed lime juice garlic cloves tbsp. chopped cilantro tsp. salt Pepper to taste

Combine the first six ingredients in a blender or food processor and puree until smooth. Stir in the cilantro, salt and pepper.



Grilled Okra and Asparagus 1/2 1/4 1/4 2

Fresh asparagus Fresh okra c. olive oil c. balsamic vinegar c. molasses tbsp. Montreal steak seasoning

Pumpkin Cake

4 eggs 2 c. sugar 2 c. flour 2 tsp. baking soda 1/2 tsp. salt 1 tsp. ground cloves

Clean asparagus and chop off tough ends. Clean okra. Do not cut the caps off the okra. Mix next four ingredients together. Place vegetables and marinade in a large resealable plastic bag. Turn bag several times to thoroughly coat vegetables. Grill asparagus and okra over medium/ high coals, turning several times until vegetables are heated through (five to 10 minutes).

2 1/2 1/4 2/3 1

tsp. ground cinnamon tsp. ginger tsp. nutmeg c. vegetable oil can (1 lb.) pumpkin

In the large bowl of an electric mixer, crack eggs and let them come to room temperature – about 30 minutes. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Sift flour with baking soda, salt, cloves, cinnamon, ginger and nutmeg. Set aside. At high speed, beat eggs with sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in oil and pumpkin to blend well. At low speed, beat in flour mixture just until combined. Batter will look slightly lumpy. Pour into a greased Bundt pan and bake 50 minutes or until surface springs back when gently pressed with fingertip. Cool cake 30-40 minutes in pan and then transfer to cake plate. Drizzle cake with frosting. Frosting 1/2 c. powdered sugar 1 tbsp. half and half or heavy cream 1 tsp. vanilla Place all ingredients in small bowl and stir until all sugar is absorbed and the icing is smooth.

A Bar Ranch Recipes submitted by Martha Armitage. Photos by nathan Harmon

Grilled Rib Eye Steaks

On A Bar Ranch, Martha Armitage marinates rib eyes in soy sauce and seasons with garlic pepper and seasoned salt before grilling to the desired temperature. A Bar Ranch Steak Topping 1 box Portobello mushrooms, sliced 1 stick of unsalted butter 1 white onion sliced 1/4 -1/3 c. soy sauce sherry or cooking wine to taste Melt butter in skillet over medium heat and add onions and mushrooms, stirring to evenly distribute. As they begin to cook down, add 1/41/3 cup soy sauce. Add a dash or two of sherry to taste. Stir occasionally and continue to cook until liquid is reduced.

A Bar Ranch Potatoes 8 medium Yukon gold potatoes lemon pepper 2 sticks unsalted butter Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Prepare potatoes, washing and removing any blemish, but leave peel on. Slice potatoes about 1/8 inch thick. Arrange in an 8 1/2 x 11 ovenproof dish. Cut up butter and distribute on top of potatoes. Generously sprinkle lemon pepper on top of potatoes. Cover with foil and bake for 40 minutes. A Bar Ranch Dutch Oven Cherry Cobbler 2 c. flour 4 c. cherries (or fruit of your choice) 1 c. shortening 1 stick unsalted butter 1 tsp. salt Cold water Cut shortening into flour and salt until the pieces are the size of small peas. Sprinkle a small amount of cold water over mixture and gently toss with fork. Repeat until completely moist and the dough forms into a ball. Divide dough in half. On lightly floured surface, roll out from center to edge to fit into a 9-inch cake pan or pie plate. Place the bottom crust into the pan and top with fruit. Cut up a stick of unsalted butter on top of fruit and roll out the other half of the dough. Place “the lid� on top of pie, folding over the edges of the dough. Sprinkle the top of cobbler with granulated sugar. Bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes or until the top is brown.



Kubik Ranch Recipes submitted by Lisa Kubik and Heather Kubik. Photos by Brent Fuchs

Li’l Cheddar Meat Loaves

1 egg 1 c. shredded cheddar cheese 1/2 c. chopped onion 1 tsp. salt 2/3 c. ketchup 1 1/2 tsp. prepared mustard 3/4 c. milk 1/2 c. quick cooking oats 2 lbs. ground beef 1/2 c. brown sugar In a bowl, beat the egg and milk. Stir in cheese, oats, onion and salt. Add ground beef and mix well. Shape into eight loaves; place in a greased 9 x 13 baking dish. Combine ketchup, brown sugar and mustard; spoon over loaves. Bake, uncovered, at 350 degrees for 45 minutes or until the meat is no longer pink and a meat thermometer reads 160 degrees.

Loaded Mashed Potatoes

5 lbs. potatoes, peeled and cubed 3 green onions, sliced 3 tbsp. butter or margarine 3/4 c. sour cream 3 c. shredded cheese (divided) salt and pepper to taste 1/2 c. milk 1/2 lb. bacon, cooked and crumbled Place potatoes in a Dutch oven and cover with water; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer until tender. Drain and place in a mixing bowl. Add sour cream, milk, butter, salt, and pepper. Beat on medium-low speed until light and fluffy. Stir in two cups of the cheese, bacon and onions. Transfer to a greased three-quart baking dish; top with remaining cheese. Bake, uncovered, at 350 degrees for 30 minutes or until heated through and cheese is melted.

Garden Salad With Fresh Vinaigrette 1 c. baby spinach 1 c. mixed greens or spring mix 2 c. leaf lettuce, cut into pieces slightly

1/2 c. carrot slivers 1/2 c. sliced radishes 1 c. cubed cucumbers

larger than the baby spinach

1 c. sliced grape tomatoes Toss all the ingredients in a large bowl. Served tossed with fresh vinaigrette or your favorite dressing. Vinaigrette 1 clove garlic, minced 2 tbsp. red wine vinegar 1 tsp. Dijon mustard 3/4 c. extra virgin olive oil 2-3 tsp. italian seasoning, to taste salt and pepper to taste 1 tsp. lemon juice Whisk together vinegar, garlic and Dijon mustard in a small bowl. Add lemon juice and Italian seasoning. Stir. Add olive oil, whisking constantly. Keeps for about 1 week in the refrigerator.

Oat Apple Crisp

3/4 c. quick cooking oats c. tart apples, peeled and thinly 1/2 c. melted butter sliced (about 7 apples) 1/4 c. brown sugar 1 c. sugar 1/4 tsp. baking powder 1 tbsp. all purpose flour 1/4 tsp. baking soda 1 tsp. cinnamon Dash of salt 1/4 c. water 1 package yellow cake mix Place apples in a greased two-and-a-half quart shallow baking dish. In a small bowl, combine sugar, flour, cinnamon and salt; sprinkle over apples. Drizzle with water. In a large bowl, combine the cake mix, oats, brown sugar, baking powder and baking soda. Sprinkle over apples. Drizzle melted butter over all. Bake, uncovered, at 350 degrees for 45-50 minutes or until apples are tender and topping is golden brown. 7

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The Top Attorneys in Oklahoma INCLUDING RISING STARS




OUR SELECTION PROCESS PICTURED ON THE SUPER LAWYERS COVER Tulsa’s Rachel Blue might be a woman in a room full of men, but the intellectual property lawyer with McAfee & Taft doesn’t even notice. A former trademark examining attorney with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, she is one of the many exceptional lawyers listed in this Super Lawyers special advertising section. PHOTO BY SHANE BEVEL


Before you begin to thumb through this section, I would like to share with you how the lawyers you’ll find in our listings got there. It’s important to us that you begin your search for a lawyer with the confidence that not only has Super Lawyers created a list of outstanding lawyers in more than 70 areas of practice, but that we can back up our selections. In creating the lists, we perform the type of due diligence that a highly motivated and informed consumer would undertake if he or she had the time, energy and resources—the very things that are in short supply in most people’s lives. So how do you use Super Lawyers? We’ve made it easy for you. Lawyers are listed by practice area. Find the area that meets your unique legal needs. If a lawyer’s name is in red, he or she has purchased a profile on the indicated page. The profiles will provide you with useful information about a lawyer’s background, experience and credentials. You can also

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Left to right: Elizabeth Larrick, Noble K. McIntyre*, Jeremy Thurman

EXPERIENCED, EXPERT, AGGRESSIVE ADVOCATES FOR INJURED VICTIMS Lawyers at McIntyre Law are committed to helping clients whose lives have been devastated by vehicle accidents, nursing home abuse, catastrophic injuries, medical malpractice or other wrongdoing.

MCINTYRE LAW 8601 S. Western Ave., Suite 501 Oklahoma City, OK 73139 PH: (405) 917-5250 FX: (405) 917-5405

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With a reputation for expert representation of their clients, McIntyre Law attorneys prepare every case as if it is going to trial in order to obtain the highest and best results for innocent victims. Noble McIntyre, senior partner and owner of the firm, is nationally known for his legal expertise in mass tort liability cases and for his skill in defending the rights of victims. “Our firm’s goal is to help make the world a safer, better place and, while we strive to do that through our representation of clients, we also enjoy providing support for our local community,” says McIntyre. His selection for inclusion on the 2013 Oklahoma Super Lawyers list is indicative of his excellent reputation among his peers. NOVEMBER 2013 | WWW.OKMAG.COM



SEATED (L TO R): M. Eileen Echols*, David W. Echols*; STANDING: Lindsey W. Andrews, Richard E. Smalley IV, Jonathan D. Echols**, Amy Lauren Howe**, Benjamin P. Sisney, Allyson E. Dow *CHOSEN TO 2013 SUPER LAWYERS, *CHOSEN TO 2013 RISING STARS

OK LAHO M A CITY THE 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 and 2013 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 eight 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 has innovated a team approach to the firm’s delivery of legal services. Each case is assigned a minimum of two attorneys, who work together with the firm’s other attorneys to provide quality legal services. Eileen 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, and has been chair of 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 and was named the Outstanding Law School Graduate of 2005. 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. The law firm is pleased to announce that Amy L. Howe has been selected by her peers to the 2013 Rising Stars list. 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.

Richard E. Smalley, IV, who has received an AV rating from Martindale-Hubbell by his peers for legal ability and adherence to the highest professional standards.

Benjamin P. Sisney who, prior to joining the firm, clerked for United States District Judge Gregory K. Frizzell in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Allyson E. Dow, who was awarded the Outstanding Family Law Student Award for 2011-2012 by the Oklahoma Bar Association.





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An alphabetical listing of the lawyers who ranked top of the list in the 2013 Oklahoma Super Lawyers nomination, research and blue ribbon review process

Martin, Linda Crook, Doerner Saunders Daniel & Anderson, Tulsa Mathis, Rachel C., Smakal Munn & Mathis, Tulsa Meyers, D. Kent, Crowe & Dunlevy, Oklahoma City

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

Morse, Judy Hamilton, Crowe & Dunlevy, Oklahoma City

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

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

Barghols, Steven L., GableGotwals, Oklahoma City Bialick, Mark E., Durbin Larimore & Bialick, Oklahoma City

Neal, Kathy R., McAfee & Taft, Tulsa

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

Bryant, David L., GableGotwals, Tulsa

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

Burrage, Michael, Whitten Burrage, Oklahoma City

Richards, Phil R., Richards & Connor, Tulsa

Chilton, Gary S., Holladay & Chilton, Oklahoma City

Rodolf, Stephen J., Rodolf & Todd, Tulsa

Russell, John D., Fellers Snider Blankenship Bailey & Tippens, Tulsa Ryan, Patrick M., Ryan Whaley Coldiron Shandy, Oklahoma City Smallwood, Allen M., Attorney at Law, Tulsa Swinson, Sidney K., GableGotwals, Tulsa Walker, L. Mark, Crowe & Dunlevy, Oklahoma City Webb, Drew D., McAfee & Taft, Oklahoma City Whatley, Nathan L., McAfee & Taft, Oklahoma City White, Jr., Joe E., White & Weddle, Oklahoma City Wiggins, John, Wiggins Sewell & Ogletree, 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

Christiansen, Mark D., McAfee & Taft, Oklahoma City Cooper, Mary Quinn, McAfee & Taft, Tulsa Corbyn, Jr., George S., Corbyn Hampton, Oklahoma City Court, Leonard, Crowe & Dunlevy, Oklahoma City Craige, Mark A., Crowe & Dunlevy, Tulsa Cremin, J. Patrick, Hall Estill Hardwick Gable Golden & Nelson, Tulsa Dace, Robert W., McAfee & Taft, Oklahoma City Donchin, David B., Durbin Larimore & Bialick, Oklahoma City Donelson, Kevin R., Fellers Snider Blankenship Bailey & Tippens, Oklahoma City Durbin, II, Gerald E., Durbin Larimore & Bialick, Oklahoma City Farris, Joseph R., Franden | Woodard | Farris | Quillin + Goodnight, Tulsa Free, Jr., Phillip L., Hall Estill Hardwick Gable Golden & Nelson, Oklahoma City Fulkerson, Sam R., McAfee & Taft, Oklahoma City Geister III, Charles E., Hartzog Conger Cason & Neville, Oklahoma City Gordon, Kevin D., Crowe & Dunlevy, Oklahoma City Hampton, Joe M., Corbyn Hampton, Oklahoma City



ABOWITZ, MURRAY E. Abowitz Timberlake Dahnke & Gisinger, Oklahoma City BIALICK, MARK E. • Ranked Number Three • Durbin Larimore & Bialick, Oklahoma City BURRAGE, MICHAEL Whitten Burrage, Oklahoma City CORBYN, JR., GEORGE S. • Ranked Number Two • Corbyn Hampton, Oklahoma City

HERMES, JOHN N. McAfee & Taft, Oklahoma City KENNEY, JOHN A. McAfee & Taft, Oklahoma City NEVILLE, JR., DREW • Ranked Number One • Hartzog Conger Cason & Neville, Oklahoma City RICHARDS, PHIL R. Richards & Connor, Tulsa WOHLGEMUTH, JOEL L. Norman Wohlgemuth Chandler & Jeter, Tulsa

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

Hermes, John N., McAfee & Taft, Oklahoma City

OKLAHOMA THE TOP 25 WOMEN An alphabetical listing of the women lawyers who ranked top of the list in the 2013 Oklahoma Super Lawyers nomination, research and blue ribbon review process

Annis, Jennifer R., Atkinson Haskins Nellis Brittingham Gladd & Fiasco, Tulsa

Morse, Judy Hamilton, Crowe & Dunlevy, Oklahoma City

Barrett, Gayle L., Crowe & Dunlevy, Oklahoma City

Ottaway, Cynda C., Crowe & Dunlevy, Oklahoma City

Blue, Rachel, McAfee & Taft, Tulsa

Quillin, Paula J., Franden | Woodard | Farris | Quillin + Goodnight, Tulsa

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

Neal, Kathy R., McAfee & Taft, Tulsa

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

Burkett, Teresa Meinders, Conner & Winters, Tulsa

Scoggins, Linda G., Scoggins & Cross, Oklahoma City

Callahan, Jennifer H., McAfee & Taft, Oklahoma City

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

Cooper, Mary Quinn, McAfee & Taft, Tulsa

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

Donovan, Erin, Erin Donovan & Associates, Tulsa Fischer, Amy Sherry, Foliart Huff Ottaway & Bottom, Oklahoma City Lynch, Leslie L., GableGotwals, Oklahoma City Martin, Linda Crook, Doerner Saunders Daniel & Anderson, Tulsa Mathis, Rachel C., Smakal Munn & Mathis, Tulsa

Ternes, Mary Ellen, McAfee & Taft, Oklahoma City Timberlake, Sarah J., Abowitz Timberlake Dahnke & Gisinger, Oklahoma City Turner, Elaine R., Hall Estill Hardwick Gable Golden & Nelson, Oklahoma City Tyrrell, Elizabeth D., McAfee & Taft, Oklahoma City

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





SEATED (L TO R): Wendy Drummond, Gentner Drummond*, Garry Gaskins**; STANDING: Don Lepp, J. Peter Messler, Bryan Harrington**, Caroline Drummond, Steve Holcombe, Harvey Grauberger; INSET: Bryan Harrington**, Gentner Drummond*, Garry Gaskins** *CHOSEN TO 2013 SUPER LAWYERS, **CHOSEN TO 2013 RISING STARRS


TULSA / PAWHUSKA / OKLAHOMA CITY EXTRAORDINARY ADVOCATES TO GROW AND PROTECT YOUR BUSINESS. Known throughout Oklahoma as a leading banking and litigation law ďŹ rm, Drummond Law, PLLC has provided excellent legal advocacy to its clients since 1971. Established in Tulsa, with branches in Pawhuska and Oklahoma City, Drummond lawyers are dedicated to their corporate and consumer clients for their banking, employment, litigation, corporate and probate needs while also offering comprehensive representation in estate planning, real estate, oil and gas, domestic relations and the Osage mineral estate. The ďŹ rm is general counsel to ďŹ ve banks, actively represents seven additional banks and its corporate clientele spans the gamut from family-owned to publicly traded corporations. The ďŹ rm is led by former U.S. Air Force ďŹ ghter pilot and Gulf War veteran Gentner Drummond, included on this year’s Super Lawyers list. Garry Gaskins and Bryan Harrington, both named to the Rising Stars list, anchor the Drummond team. Wendy Drummond, Don Lepp, Harvey Grauberger, Caroline Drummond and Pete Messler each offer expertise in their respective ďŹ elds.


The ďŹ rm understands the needs and obstacles that businesses face each day, and its attorneys thrive in the courtroom and the boardroom as zealous and dauntless advocates.


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Left to right: Marvel E. Lewis, Charles C. Weddle III**, Kate C. Thompson, Joe E. White Jr.* Top 50 *CHOSEN TO 2013 SUPER LAWYERS; **CHOSEN TO 2013 RISING STARS





WHITE & WEDDLE, PC IF IT MATTERS TO YOU, IT MATTERS TO US. Understanding and satisfying client needs are top priorities at White & Weddle. “We are in the business of helping people,” says Joe White Jr., named to the Super Lawyers list since 2006. “Individualized attention is a must in every case we handle.” 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 work without pay until justice is achieved. Only then do we get paid. “Our seasoned team of lawyers, paralegals, assistants and trusted outside consultants work together to get results,” White says. “Jurors don’t want to just hear talk. We use computer software, animations and simulations to tell a client’s story more effectively than just mere words.” White & Weddle represents the largest teachers’ union in Oklahoma. The firm also has won eightfigure verdicts and settlements in its civil practice.

White & Weddle has received Martindale-Hubbell®’s highest AV-rating and is listed in The Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers. We believe preparing for trial is the only way to guarantee maximizing the clients’ results. The firm 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 Charles C. Weddle III, named to the Rising Stars list. “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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PRACTICE AREA INDEX Administrative Law ....................................... S-10 Alternative Dispute Resolution..................... S-10 Antitrust Litigation ........................................ S-10 Appellate ....................................................... S-10 Aviation .......................................................... S-10 Banking.......................................................... S-10 Bankruptcy & Creditor/Debtor Rights.......... S-10 Business Litigation ........................................ S-10 Business/Corporate .......................................S-14 Civil Litigation Defense ..................................S-14 Civil Rights/First Amendment .......................S-16 Class Action/Mass Torts.................................S-16 Closely Held Business ....................................S-16 Construction Litigation ..................................S-16 Construction/Surety.......................................S-16 Consumer Law................................................S-16 Criminal Defense ............................................S-16 Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI...........................S-16 Elder Law ........................................................S-16 Employee Benefits/ERISA .............................S-17 Employment & Labor .....................................S-17 Employment Litigation: Defense ...................S-17 Employment Litigation: Plaintiff ...................S-18 Energy & Natural Resources ..........................S-18 Environmental ................................................S-18 Environmental Litigation ...............................S-18 Estate & Trust Litigation.................................S-18 Estate Planning & Probate.............................S-18 Family Law......................................................S-18 First Amendment/Media/Advertising...........S-18 General Litigation...........................................S-18 Health Care .....................................................S-18 Immigration ....................................................S-18 Insurance Coverage ........................................S-18 Intellectual Property.......................................S-19 Intellectual Property Litigation ......................S-19 Mergers & Acquisitions ..................................S-19 Native American Law .....................................S-19 Personal Injury Defense: General ..................S-19 Personal Injury Defense: Medical Malpractice ....................................S-19 Personal Injury Defense: Products ...............S-20 Personal Injury Plaintiff: General..................S-20 Personal Injury Plaintiff: Medical Malpractice ....................................S-21 Personal Injury Plaintiff: Products .................S-21 Professional Liability: Defense.......................S-21 Professional Liability: Plaintiff .......................S-21 Real Estate......................................................S-21 Securities & Corporate Finance ....................S-22 Securities Litigation ......................................S-22 Tax ..................................................................S-22 Transportation/Maritime ..............................S-22 Utilities...........................................................S-22 Workers’ Compensation ................................S-22

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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


DEIRDRE DEXTER, PLLC Sand Springs • 918-607-2766 Margo, Robert C., Law Office of Robert C. Margo, Oklahoma City, 405-286-3636 Paulk, Joseph H., Dispute Resolution Consultants, Tulsa, 918-382-0300 Rothman, John D., Dispute Resolution Consultants, Tulsa, 918-382-0300

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

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

AVIATION Elder, Jr., A. Thomas, Phillips Murrah, Oklahoma City, 405-235-4100 Kalsu, J. Robert, Crowe & Dunlevy, Oklahoma City, 405-239-6622 Polk, Frank L., McAfee & Taft, Oklahoma City, 405-552-2201

BANKING Betow, Gary L., Conner & Winters, Tulsa, 918-586-5714 Blaney, Kevin, Blaney & Tweedy, Oklahoma City, 405-235-8445 Clayman, John D., Frederic Dorwart, Tulsa, 918-583-9922 Crum, C. Bruce, McAfee & Taft, Oklahoma City, 405-552-2247 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, 405-235-4100 Phansalkar, Kiran A., Conner & Winters, Oklahoma City, 405-272-5711

BANKRUPTCY & CREDITOR/ DEBTOR RIGHTS Bratton II, Sam G., Doerner Saunders Daniel & Anderson, Tulsa, 918-591-5215 Bruening, Brandee, Crowe & Dunlevy, Oklahoma City, 405-235-7739 Bryant, Gary A., Crowe & Dunlevy, Oklahoma City, 405-235-7700 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 Dale, John D., GableGotwals, Tulsa, 918-595-4859



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 Haupt, Robert J., Phillips Murrah, Oklahoma City, 405-235-4100 Howland, John E., Rosenstein Fist & Ringold, Tulsa, 918-585-9211 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, 405-552-2227 Schwabe, III, G. Blaine, GableGotwals, Oklahoma City, 405-235-5500 Soule, Steven W., Hall Estill Hardwick Gable Golden & Nelson, Tulsa, 918-594-0400 Swinson, Sidney K., GableGotwals, Tulsa, 918-595-4800 Pg. S-6 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 Vogt, James W., Reynolds Ridings Vogt & McCart, Oklahoma City, 405-232-8131

BUSINESS LITIGATION 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 Bomhoff, Timothy J., McAfee & Taft, Oklahoma City, 405-552-2339 Brockman, Matthew, Hartzog Conger Cason & Neville, Oklahoma City, 405-235-7000 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 Dailey, Erin K., GableGotwals, Tulsa, 918-595-4800 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 Ensminger, Derek B., Hartzog Conger Cason & Neville, Oklahoma City, 405-235-7000 Esmond, Michael, Moyers Martin Santee & Imel, 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, 405-272-5731 CONTINUED ON PAGE S-12





Gillett, Sarah Jane, Hall Estill Hardwick Gable Golden & Nelson, Tulsa, 918-594-0439 Gilliland, Jr., Robert H., McAfee & Taft, Oklahoma City, 405-552-2262 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 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., Morrel Hicks Barnhart, Tulsa, 918-664-0800 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 Hodges, James C., Eller & Detrich, Tulsa, 918-747-8900 Holladay, Don G., Holladay & Chilton, Oklahoma City, 405-236-2343 Howard, Oliver S., GableGotwals, Tulsa, 918-595-4826 Pg. S-6 Hunsinger, II, Rodney K., McAfee & Taft, Oklahoma City, 405-552-2275 Imel, John M., Moyers Martin Santee & Imel, Tulsa, 918-582-5281 Jackson, Gerald L., Crowe & Dunlevy, Tulsa, 918-592-9800 Jeter, Jo Lynn, Norman Wohlgemuth Chandler & Jeter, Tulsa, 918-732-1131

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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 Keesling, David R., Richardson Richardson Boudreaux Keesling, Tulsa, 918-492-7674 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 Pg. S-6 Manning, Sean E., Shook & Johnson, Tulsa, 918-293-1122 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, 405-235-9621 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 Neuens, Chad M., Neuens Mitchell Freese, Tulsa, 918-749-9334 Nicklas, Cara S., McAlister & McAlister Law Firm, Edmond, 405-359-0701 Nowlin, Bryan J., Hall Estill Hardwick Gable Golden & Nelson, Tulsa, 918-594-0602 O’Connor, Patrick D., Moyers Martin Santee & Imel, Tulsa, 918-582-5281 O’Connor, William W., Newton O’Connor Turner & Ketchum, Tulsa, 918-587-0101 Pg. S-6 Ogden, Richard C., Mulinix Ogden Hall & Ludlam, Oklahoma City, 405-232-3800 Perri, Michael R., Phillips Murrah, Oklahoma City, 405-235-4100 Pierce, Amy J., Corbyn Hampton, Oklahoma City, 405-239-7055 Pinkerton, Laurence L., Pinkerton & Finn, Tulsa, 918-587-1800 Pg. S-23

LAURENCE L. PINKERTON PINKERTON & FINN, PC Tulsa • 918-587-1800 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 Burrage 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, 405-552-2260 Rosell, Armando J., Mulinix Ogden Hall & Ludlam, Oklahoma City, 405-232-3800 Pg. S-23 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 Pg. S-6 CONTINUED ON PAGE S-14







Ryan, Patrick M., Ryan Whaley Coldiron Shandy, Oklahoma City, 405-239-6040 Pg. S-6 Sartin, Robert B., Barrow & Grimm, Tulsa, 918-584-1600 Schmidt, Arthur W., Mahaffey & Gore, Oklahoma City, 405-236-0478 Shinn Jr., Ronald T., McAfee & Taft, Oklahoma City, 405-552-2323 Silvestri, Lisa T., GableGotwals, Tulsa, 918-595-4800 Smith, Sara C., Jones Gotcher & Bogan, Tulsa, 918-581-8200 Stakem, Ronald E., Clark Stakem Wood & Patten, Oklahoma City, 405-232-4271 Standard, Matthew L., Kirk & Chaney, Oklahoma City, 405-235-1333 Steiner, Geren T., Crowe & Dunlevy, Oklahoma City, 405-239-6687 Stephens, Steve, Fellers Snider Blankenship Bailey & Tippens, Oklahoma City, 405-232-0621

Stidham, G. Steven, Sneed Lang, Tulsa, 918-588-1313 Sturdivant, James M., GableGotwals, Tulsa, 918-595-4846 Taylor, Todd, Taylor & Strubhar, Oklahoma City, 405-470-6649 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 Tuepker, Max C., Max C. Tuepker, Oklahoma City, 405-235-1700 Pg. S-23 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, 405-360-9700 Webb, Drew D., McAfee & Taft, Oklahoma City, 405-552-2255 Pg. S-6 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 Winter, Robert J., Pray Walker, Tulsa, 918-581-5523 Woods, Christopher B., Crowe & Dunlevy, Tulsa, 918-592-9848

BUSINESS/CORPORATE Askew, Thomas M., Riggs Abney Neal Turpen Orbison & Lewis, Tulsa, 918-587-3161 Bennett, Mark H., Conner & Winters, Oklahoma City, 405-272-5718 Blalock, Thomas J., Commercial Law Group, Oklahoma City, 405-232-3001 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 Denney, Cheryl Vinall, McAfee & Taft, Oklahoma City, 405-552-2295 Derrick, Gary W., Derrick & Briggs, Oklahoma City, 405-235-1900 Dougherty, Robert F., Hall Estill Hardwick Gable Golden & Nelson, Tulsa, 918-594-0400 Ferris, James H., Moyers Martin Santee & Imel, Tulsa, 918-582-5281 Fuller, Gary F., McAfee & Taft, Oklahoma City, 405-552-2227 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 Nally, Thomas P., Hall Estill Hardwick Gable Golden & Nelson, Tulsa, 918-594-0812 Nordin, J. Michael, McAfee & Taft, Oklahoma City, 405-552-2215 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 Robertson, John D., Hartzog Conger Cason & Neville, Oklahoma City, 405-235-7000 Rubenstein, Michael A., Rubenstein & Pitts, Edmond, 405-340-1900 Self, Shannon, Commercial Law Group, Oklahoma City, 405-232-3001 Skeith, Robert P., Glass Law Firm, Tulsa, 918-630-3333 Stinson, C. David, McAfee & Taft, Oklahoma City, 405-552-2226 Stong, Roger A., Crowe & Dunlevy, Oklahoma City, 405-239-6614 Tomlins, Neal, Tomlins & Peters, Tulsa, 918-949-4411 Whitehill, Jr., William H., Fellers Snider Blankenship Bailey & Tippens, Oklahoma City, 405-232-0621

CIVIL LITIGATION DEFENSE Baum, Jeffrey C., Savage Baum Glass & Hart, 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 CONTINUED ON PAGE S-16




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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 Day, Seth A., Hall Estill Hardwick Gable Golden & Nelson, Oklahoma City, 405-553-2828 Donnell, Bradley K., McAfee & Taft, Oklahoma City, 405-552-2308 Downs, Darrell W., Taylor Burrage 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 & Hart, Tulsa, 918-938-7944 Keester, Michael T., Hall Estill Hardwick Gable Golden & Nelson, Tulsa, 918-594-0400 Lee, David W., Lee Law Center, Oklahoma City, 405-848-1983 Lipe, Larry B., Conner & Winters, Tulsa, 918-586-8512 Martin, Timothy L., Looney Nichols & Johnson, Oklahoma City, 405-235-7641 Mathis, Rachel C., Smakal Munn & Mathis, Tulsa, 918-582-3400 Pg. S-6 Neal, Jr., Charles D. “Buddy”, Steidley & Neal, McAlester, 918-423-4611 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 McGivern Redemann Berry & Taylor, Tulsa, 918-382-1400 Poe, James E., Covington & Poe, Tulsa, 918-585-5537 Robinson, Eugene, The Robinson Law Firm, Tulsa, 918-587-2311 Rounds, Jr., Philard L., Coffey Gudgel & McDaniel, Tulsa, 918-292-8787 Taylor, Robert H., Taylor Ryan Minton VanDalsem & Williams, Tulsa, 918-749-5566 Whitworth, Clinton D., Edmonds Cole Law Firm, Oklahoma City, 405-272-0322 Williams, Betty Outhier, Betty Outhier Williams Law Office, Muskogee, 918-687-5425 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 Zorn, Daniel K., Collins Zorn & Wagner, Oklahoma City, 405-524-2070

CIVIL RIGHTS/FIRST AMENDMENT Lester, Andrew W., Lester Loving & Davies, Edmond, 405-844-9900 Wood, Scott B., Wood Puhl and Wood, Tulsa, 918-742-0808

CLASS ACTION/MASS TORTS Banner, Mark, Hall Estill Hardwick Gable Golden & Nelson, Tulsa, 918-594-0400 Burrage, Michael, Whitten Burrage, Oklahoma City, 405-516-7800 Pg. S-6

CLOSELY HELD BUSINESS Bass, A. Gabriel, Bass Law, Oklahoma City, 405-262-4040 Fisher, Eric S., Crowe & Dunlevy, Oklahoma City, 405-235-7700

CONSTRUCTION LITIGATION Hickey, John M., Hall Estill Hardwick Gable Golden & Nelson, Tulsa, 918-594-0400 Hoss, Henry D., McAfee & Taft, Oklahoma City, 405-235-9621 Mathis, Stephan S., Smakal Munn & Mathis, Tulsa, 918-582-3400 Mitchell, Brian L., Neuens Mitchell Freese, Tulsa, 918-749-9331 Steele, Mark T., Latham Wagner Steele & Lehman, Tulsa, 918-970-2000

CONSTRUCTION/SURETY Harper, Jr., John E., Barrow & Grimm, Tulsa, 918-584-1600 Rupert, Anton J., Crowe & Dunlevy, Oklahoma City, 405-235-7790

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

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 Jones, Stephen, Jones Otjen & Davis, Enid, 580-242-5500 Krahl, Kevin E., Fuller Tubb Bickford & Krahl, Oklahoma City, 405-235-2575 Martin, Mack K., Martin Law Offices, Oklahoma City, 405-236-8888 Ray, Ryan A., Norman Wohlgemuth Chandler & Jeter, Tulsa, 918-583-7571 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 Hosty, Thomas W., Hosty Law Office, Oklahoma City, 405-235-4040 Hunsucker, John E., Hunsucker Legal Group, Oklahoma City, 405-231-5600 Monroe, Stanley D., Monroe & Associates, Tulsa, 918-592-1144

ELDER LAW Holmes, Lee M., Holmes Holmes & Neisent, Oklahoma City, 405-235-8455 Neisent, Tracy S., Holmes Holmes & Neisent, Oklahoma City, 405-235-8455






BY PRACTICE AREA EMPLOYEE BENEFITS/ERISA 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 Nix, Richard D., McAfee & Taft, Oklahoma City, 405-235-9621 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 Court, Leonard, Crowe & Dunlevy, Oklahoma City, 405-235-7706 Pg. S-6 Davies, Shannon F., Lester Loving & Davies, Edmond, 405-844-9900 Donelson, Kevin R., Fellers Snider Blankenship Bailey & Tippens, Oklahoma City, 405-232-0621 Pg. S-6 Doyle, Kevin P., Pray Walker, Tulsa, 918-581-5500 Emmons, Shannon K., Phillips Murrah, Oklahoma City, 405-235-4100 Funk, Robyn M., Titus Hillis Reynolds Love Dickman & McCalmon, Tulsa, 918-587-6800 Kirk, Melinda L., Conner & Winters, Tulsa, 918-586-8557 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 Priest, Jim T., Rubenstein & Pitts, Edmond, 405-705-1117 Quillin, Paula J., Franden | Woodard | Farris | Quillin + Goodnight, Tulsa, 918-583-7129 Pg. S-6 Ramsey, Natalie K., McAfee & Taft, Oklahoma City, 405-552-2325 Redman, Michael C., Neuens Mitchell Freese, Tulsa, 918-749-9334 Pg. S-23 Robertson, Thomas D., Barrow & Grimm, Tulsa, 918-584-1600 Snapp, Randall J., Crowe & Dunlevy, Tulsa, 918-592-9855 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 Van Dyke, Peter T., McAfee & Taft, Oklahoma City, 405-235-9621 Whiting-Ralston, Sharolyn C., McAfee & Taft, Tulsa, 918-587-0000 Wilkes, Keith A., Newton O’Connor Turner & Ketchum, Tulsa, 918-587-0101 Wilkin, III, R. Charles, Glass Law Firm, Tulsa, 918-582-7100 Wood, Elizabeth Scott, McAfee & Taft, Oklahoma City, 405-552-2270

EMPLOYMENT LITIGATION: DEFENSE Aspan, Molly A., Hall Estill Hardwick Gable Golden & Nelson, Tulsa, 918-594-0595 Barrett, Gayle L., Crowe & Dunlevy, Oklahoma City, 405-235-7787 Pg. S-6 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 CONTINUED ON PAGE S-18







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 Pg. S-6 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 Whatley, Nathan L., McAfee & Taft, Oklahoma City, 405-552-2365 Pg. S-6 Zachritz, Anne E., Andrews Davis, Oklahoma City, 405-235-8756

Shandy, Donald K., Ryan Whaley Coldiron Shandy, Oklahoma City, 405-239-6040 Ternes, Mary Ellen, McAfee & Taft, Oklahoma City, 405-552-2303 Pg. S-6 Tolbert, Miles, Crowe & Dunlevy, Oklahoma City, 405-239-6616

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 Brown, Jack L., Jones Gotcher & Bogan, Tulsa, 918-581-8200 Milton, James C., Hall Estill Hardwick Gable Golden & Nelson, Tulsa, 918-594-0523



Eddy, Rand C., Eddy Law Firm, Oklahoma City, 405-239-2524 Hammons, Sr., Mark E., Hammons Gowens Hurst & Associates, Oklahoma City, 405-235-6100 Novick, Steven A., Smolen Smolen & Roytman, Tulsa, 918-582-4441 Shook, Jonathan E., Shook & Johnson, Tulsa, 918-293-1122

Bass, John A., Bass Law, El Reno, 405-262-4040 Bates, Julie, Postic & Bates, Oklahoma City, 405-814-6524 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, 405-743-3770 Farris, Robert S., Rogers and Bell, Tulsa, 918-582-5201 McAlister, Lloyd G., McAlister & McAlister Law Firm, Edmond, 405-359-0701 Mee, Jr., John W., Mee Mee Hoge & Epperson, Oklahoma City, 405-848-9100 Mock, Randall D., Mock Waldo Elder Reeves & Bryant, Oklahoma City, 405-235-5588 Nemec, Michael L., Hall Estill Hardwick Gable Golden & Nelson, Tulsa, 918-594-0400 Ottaway, Cynda C., Crowe & Dunlevy, Oklahoma City, 405-235-7736 Pg. S-6 Postic, Jr., Martin, Postic & Bates, Oklahoma City, 405-691-5080 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 Pg. S-6 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

ENERGY & NATURAL RESOURCES 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 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, 918-586-5711 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, 405-236-0478 Griffin, Jr., John J., Crowe & Dunlevy, Oklahoma City, 405-235-7718 Grimes, Richard A., Grimes Anderson & Day, Edmond, 405-330-0725 Gum, Robert G., Gum Puckett & Mackechnie, Oklahoma City, 405-488-1212 Gungoll, Bradley A., Gungoll Jackson Collins Box & Devoll, Oklahoma City, 405-272-4710 Hardwick, James C.T., Hall Estill Hardwick Gable Golden & Nelson, Tulsa, 918-594-0434 Hayes, J. Kevin, Hall Estill Hardwick Gable Golden & Nelson, Tulsa, 918-594-0460 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, 405-235-3357 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 Reeves, John R., Mock Waldo Elder Reeves & Bryant, Oklahoma City, 405-235-1110 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 Walker, L. Mark, Crowe & Dunlevy, Oklahoma City, 405-235-7700 Pg. S-6 Williams, Jr., D. Kenyon (“Ken”), Hall Estill Hardwick Gable Golden & Nelson, Tulsa, 918-594-0519

ENVIRONMENTAL Anderson, William C., Doerner Saunders Daniel & Anderson, Tulsa, 918-591-5283 Jantzen, Stephen L., Ryan Whaley Coldiron Shandy, Oklahoma City, 405-239-6040 Landreth, Lloyd W., Landreth Law Firm, Jenks, 918-296-0460



FAMILY LAW Blevins, Paul E., Blevins Law Office, Pryor, 918-825-4750 Christensen, Cathy M., Cathy Christensen & Associates, Oklahoma City, 405-752-5565 Pg. S-23 Daniel, Sam P., Doerner Saunders Daniel & Anderson, Tulsa, 918-582-1211 Echols, David W., Echols & Associates, Oklahoma City, 405-691-2648 Pg. S-4 Y AYBCKDR Echols, M. Eileen, Echols & Associates, Oklahoma City, 405-691-2648 Pg. S-4 Evans, Rees T., Attorney at Law, Oklahoma City, 405-254-4009 Ford, Jon R., Jon R. Ford, Enid, 580-234-0253 Fry, Jr., Robert G., Fry & Elder, Tulsa, 918-585-1107 Gassaway, Kevin T., Gassaway Law Firm, Tulsa, 918-592-6800 Gotwals, James R., James R. Gotwals and Associates, Tulsa, 918-599-7088 Grundy, Bradley A., Conner & Winters, Tulsa, 918-586-5711 Hester, Jon L., Hester Schem Hester & Deason, Oklahoma City, 405-705-5900 Johnson, N. Scott, N. Scott Johnson and Associates, Tulsa, 918-794-3333 Jones Edwards, Nicholle, Mullins Hirsch Edwards Heath White & Martinez, Oklahoma City, 405-235-2335 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 Hirsch Edwards Heath White & Martinez, 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 Ratheal, Donelle H., Ratheal Maggard & Fortune, Oklahoma City, 405-842-6342 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 Tucker, Phillip J., Tucker Law Firm, Edmond, 405-348-1789 Wagner, II, Richard A., Hall Estill Hardwick Gable Golden & Nelson, Tulsa, 918-594-0424

FIRST AMENDMENT/MEDIA/ ADVERTISING Dodd, S. Douglas, Doerner Saunders Daniel & Anderson, Tulsa, 918-591-5316 Epstein, Jon A., Hall Estill Hardwick Gable Golden & Nelson, Oklahoma City, 405-553-2828 Nelon, Robert D., Hall Estill Hardwick Gable Golden & Nelson, Oklahoma City, 405-553-2805 Titus, J Schaad, Titus Hillis Reynolds Love Dickman & McCalmon, Tulsa, 918-587-6800

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, Sean, Taylor Burrage Foster Mallett Downs Ramsey & Russell, Claremore, 918-343-4100 Camp, Christopher L., Camp Law Firm, Tulsa, 918-200-4871 Pg. S-23 Chilton, Gary S., Holladay & Chilton, Oklahoma City, 405-236-2343 Pg. S-6 Cowan, Klint A., Fellers Snider Blankenship Bailey & Tippens, Oklahoma City, 405-232-0621 Dace, Robert W., McAfee & Taft, Oklahoma City, 405-235-9621 Pg. S-6 Drummond, Gentner F., Drummond Law, Tulsa, 918-749-7378 Pg. S-7 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 Collins Box & Devoll, Enid, 580-234-0436 Little, Christine D., Ladner Little & Eldredge, Tulsa, 918-582-3044 Meek, Justin D., Bass Law, Oklahoma City, 405-262-4040 O’Hara, Jr., Patrick, Tisdal & O’Hara, Edmond, 405-471-5226 Robinett, Tracy W., Robinett Murphy & Shrier, Tulsa, 918-592-3699 Russell, Clint, Taylor Burrage Foster Mallett Downs Ramsey & Russell, Claremore, 918-343-4100 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 Burrage 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

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., Glass Law Firm, Tulsa, 918-582-7100 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 Scoggins, Linda G., Scoggins & Cross, Oklahoma City, 405-239-4300 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 Stump, T. Douglas, Stump & Associates, Oklahoma City, 405-879-0800

INSURANCE COVERAGE 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




BY PRACTICE AREA Dreyer, Mark E., Conner & Winters, Tulsa, 918-586-8518 Green, Jr., James E., Conner & Winters, Tulsa, 918-586-8516 Harris, Richard J., Fellers Snider Blankenship Bailey & Tippens, Oklahoma City, 405-239-7256 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., Robinett Murphy & Shrier, Tulsa, 918-592-3699 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 Stauffer, Neal E., Stauffer & Nathan, Tulsa, 918-592-7070 Pg. S-20


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

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LITIGATION 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

MERGERS & ACQUISITIONS Brown, Elizabeth K., Phillips Murrah, Oklahoma City, 405-235-4100 Cooke, Michael D., Hall Estill Hardwick Gable Golden & Nelson, Tulsa, 918-594-0414 Curry, Robert A., Conner & Winters, Tulsa, 918-586-5725 Davis, Steven C., Hartzog Conger Cason & Neville, Oklahoma City, 405-235-7000 Wilson, Christopher R., Conner & Winters, Tulsa, 918-586-5712


Woodson, Michael, Edmonds Cole Law Firm, Oklahoma City, 405-272-0322

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY Blue, Rachel, McAfee & Taft, Tulsa, 918-574-3007 Pg. S-6 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 Dougherty, III, Clifford C., McAfee & Taft, Oklahoma City, 405-552-2302 LaBrie, Michael J., McAfee & Taft, Oklahoma City, 405-552-2305 McCarthy, Randall K., Hall Estill Hardwick Gable Golden & Nelson, Oklahoma City, 405-553-2300

McBride III, D. Michael, Crowe & Dunlevy, Tulsa, 918-592-9824 McMillin, James C., McAfee & Taft, Oklahoma City, 405-235-9621 Norman, Jr., William R., Hobbs Straus Dean & Walker, Oklahoma City, 405-602-9425 Pg. S-23 Vaughn, Christina M., McAfee & Taft, Tulsa, 918-574-3004 Ward, Stephen R., Conner & Winters, Tulsa, 918-586-5711

PERSONAL INJURY DEFENSE: GENERAL Arnold, Shawn E., Lytle Soule & Curlee, Oklahoma City, 405-235-7471 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 Davis, J. Christopher, Johnson & Jones, Tulsa, 918-584-6644 Donchin, David B., Durbin Larimore & Bialick, Oklahoma City, 405-235-9584 Pg. S-6 Durbin, II, Gerald E., 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 Johnson, J. Logan, Durbin Larimore & Bialick, Oklahoma City, 405-235-9584 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 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

PERSONAL INJURY DEFENSE: MEDICAL MALPRACTICE Annis, Jennifer R., Atkinson Haskins Nellis Brittingham Gladd & Fiasco, Tulsa, 918-582-8877 Pg. S-6 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 CONTINUED ON PAGE S-20

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Alexander, Jr., Robert H., The Law Office of Robert H. Alexander Jr., Oklahoma City, 405-232-0803 Cook, Rodney L., Jennings Cook & Teague, Oklahoma City, 405-609-6000 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 Cook & 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, 918-587-0000 Steichen, Thomas E., McAfee & Taft, Tulsa, 918-574-3062 Teague, J. Derrick, Jennings Cook & 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


INSURANCE COVERAGE CIVIL TRIAL PRACTICE 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 and earned his J.D. at the University of Oklahoma and is admitted in Oklahoma, the Eastern, Northern and Western districts of Oklahoma, and the 10th Circuit.



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 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 Bialick, Mark E., Durbin Larimore & Bialick, Oklahoma City, 405-235-9584 Pg. S-6 Biby, Jacob W., Martin Jean & Jackson, Tulsa, 918-743-4000 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 Georg & Germany, Oklahoma City, 405-239-7711 Burrage, David, Burrage Law Firm, Durant, 580-920-0700 Corley, E. Terrill, E. Terrill Corley & Associates, Tulsa, 918-744-6641




BY PRACTICE AREA 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 Homsey, Gary B., Homsey Cooper Hill & Carson, Oklahoma City, 405-843-9923 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 Laizure, Anthony M., Laizure & Thetford, Tulsa, 918-749-0749 Loftis, Jim, Loftis & Barnard, Norman, 405-366-1400 Mallett, Bradley H., Taylor Burrage Foster Mallett Downs Ramsey & Russell, Claremore, 918-343-4100 McCombs, Jerry L., Jerry L. McCombs, Idabel, 580-286-3363 McIntyre, Noble K., McIntyre Law, Oklahoma City, 405-917-5250 Pg. S-3 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 Toon, Rich, Toon Osmond, Tulsa, 918-477-7884 Pg. S-22

RICH TOON TOON OSMOND, PLLC Tulsa • 918-477-7884 West, Bradley C., The West Law Firm, Shawnee, 405-275-0040

West, Terry W., The West Law Firm, Shawnee, 405-275-0040 White, Jr., Joe E., White & Weddle, Oklahoma City, 405-858-8899 Pg. S-6, S-8 Yaffe, S. Alex, Foshee & Yaffe, Oklahoma City, 405-378-3033 Zelbst, John P., Zelbst Holmes & Butler, Lawton, 580-248-4844 Pg. S-23

PERSONAL INJURY PLAINTIFF: MEDICAL MALPRACTICE 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, McAlester, 918-302-3700 Graves, Daniel B., Graves McLain, Tulsa, 918-359-6600 Horton, Steven T., Horton & Neighbors, Oklahoma City, 405-606-8080 Maples, II, L. Ray, Maples Law Firm, Edmond, 405-478-3737 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, 918-592-1645 Sherwood, Ted, Sherwood McCormick & Robert, Tulsa, 918-592-1144 Thiessen, Guy A., Carr & Carr, Tulsa, 918-392-1012

PERSONAL INJURY PLAINTIFF: PRODUCTS 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 Matlock, Malinda S., Pierce Couch Hendrickson Baysinger & Green, Oklahoma City, 405-552-5230 McKenna, Bruce A., McKenna & Prescott, Okmulgee, 918-756-1112 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 Cox, Jr., B. Kenneth, Hall Estill Hardwick Gable Golden & Nelson, Tulsa, 918-594-0400 Eagleton, IV, William L., Pray Walker, Tulsa, 918-581-5511 Elder, James C., Mock Waldo Elder Reeves & Bryant, Oklahoma City, 405-235-5554 Epperson, Kraettli Q., Mee Mee Hoge & Epperson, Oklahoma City, 405-848-9100 Garbrecht, Robert L., McAfee & Taft, Oklahoma City, 405-552-2254 Hardin, Jr., Lloyd T., McAfee & Taft, Oklahoma City, 405-552-2232 Hasenfratz, Sally A., Phillips Murrah, Oklahoma City, 405-235-4100 Hastie, John D., Phillips Murrah, Norman, 405-292-4445 CONTINUED ON PAGE S-22

Stump &Associates Stump & Associates, P.C. is a full service immigration law firm with offices in Oklahoma City and Tulsa. The firm draws on decades of experience to successfully navigate the complex immigration system.

Matthew Stump T. Douglas Stump*

Kelli Stump**

The firm’s practice includes representation of Fortune 500 companies and multinational corporations in securing work visas for highly skilled foreign employees and assisting physicians, nurses, engineers and other professionals seeking immigration benefits. The firm is also well known for its aggressive federal court litigation and family immigration law practice. Once again named to Super Lawyers, T. Douglas Stump currently serves as the National President of the 13,000-member American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), the nation’s largest organization of immigration attorneys. He is also the only Oklahoma attorney ever elected to serve on the AILA Executive Committee. With immigration laws being modified every day, Stump works proactively to anticipate and promote change in immigration laws to afford his clients the most effective representation.

6307 Waterford Boulevard, Suite 222 � Oklahoma City, OK 73118 PH: (405) 879-0800 � FX: (405) 879-0303


*Selected to 2013 Super Lawyers **Selected to 2013 Rising Stars











Shook & Johnson is a firm with an emphasis on employment and business law, and related litigation. The firm is proud to announce that all of our attorneys, Jonathan E. Shook, Sean E. Manning and Douglas B. Johnson, have again been recognized on the Super Lawyers or Rising Stars lists for their work in employment litigation, business litigation and business transactions, respectively. We are honored by the recognition.

Whether you are an individual or a business seeking representation, or counsel selecting qualified attorneys to whom you may confidently refer cases, Shook & Johnson is a sound decision. We invite you to contact any of our attorneys to learn how we can serve your needs with the same professionalism, recognition and expertise of larger firms, while providing the detailed attention and service our firm has become known for over the past twelve years.

SHOOK & JOHNSON PLLC 7420 South Yale Ave., Tulsa, OK 74136 • PH: (918) 293-1122 • FX: (918) 293-1133

Hill, Frank D., McAfee & Taft, Oklahoma City, 405-552-2259 Pg. S-6 Johnson, Robert M., Crowe & Dunlevy, Oklahoma City, 405-235-7724 Kennedy, David D., Spradling Kennedy & McPhail, Oklahoma City, 405-418-2700 Laird, Michael S., Crowe & Dunlevy, Oklahoma City, 405-239-6623 Latham, Myrna Schack, McAfee & Taft, Oklahoma City, 405-235-9621 Lewallen, Jr., Joe C., Commercial Law Group, Oklahoma City, 405-232-3001 McKinnis, Todd A., Rubenstein & Pitts, Edmond, 405-340-1900 Rawlinson, Gary C., Crowe & Dunlevy, Oklahoma City, 405-234-3287 Riggs, Richard A., McAfee & Taft, Oklahoma City, 405-552-2265 Rosser IV, Malcolm E., Crowe & Dunlevy, Tulsa, 918-592-9838 Spradling, T. Scott, Spradling Kennedy & McPhail, Oklahoma City, 405-418-2700 Waldo, James R., Mock Waldo Elder Reeves & Bryant, Oklahoma City, 405-235-5516

SECURITIES & CORPORATE FINANCE Berman, Mark D., Conner & Winters, Tulsa, 918-586-8961 Carson, Richard M., GableGotwals, Tulsa, 918-595-4833 Cooper, H. Wayne, Doerner Saunders Daniel & Anderson, Tulsa, 918-582-1211 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 Rockett, D. Joe, Andrews Davis, Oklahoma City, 405-272-9241 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, 405-235-7700 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


TOON OSMOND P.L.L.C. 1800 S. Baltimore Ave. Suite 1000 Tulsa, Oklahoma 74119

TAX Blake, T. Michael, McAfee & Taft, Oklahoma City, 405-552-2317 Callahan, Jennifer H., McAfee & Taft, Oklahoma City, 405-552-2225 Pg. S-6 Craig, Richard D., McAfee & Taft, Oklahoma City, 405-235-9621 Farrior, William E., Barrow & Grimm, Tulsa, 918-584-1600 Holloman, Jr., James H., Crowe & Dunlevy, Oklahoma City, 405-235-7725 Hunt, Kenneth L., Hall Estill Hardwick Gable Golden & Nelson, Tulsa, 918-594-0420 Larason, Timothy M., Andrews Davis, Oklahoma City, 405-235-8713 Ledgerwood, Steven T., Steven T. Ledgerwood, Norman, 405-701-2846 Miers, Jr., Sheppard F., GableGotwals, Tulsa, 918-595-4800 Wolov, Andrew M., Hall Estill Hardwick Gable Golden & Nelson, Tulsa, 918-594-0416

PH: (918) 477.7884



Rich Toon has received local and national attention for his representation of injured people in many kinds of cases. Before becoming an attorney, he worked as a legal intern for the Federal Election Commission in Washington, D.C., and as a legal intern for State Insurance Fund in Tulsa. He is a licensed attorney in the United States Supreme Court, the United States 10th Circuit Court of Appeals, various tribal courts, and all federal and state courts in Oklahoma. He is past president of the Tulsa County Bar Association’s workers’ compensation section, is a member of Lawyers for Working Oklahomans and the American Association for Justice, and serves on the Oklahoma Association for Justice’s board of directors.

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 Paul, Chris A., McAfee & Taft, Tulsa, 918-574-3037 Van Laanen, Erin M., McAfee & Taft, Oklahoma City, 405-552-2208

UTILITIES Logan, IV, Leonard M., Logan & Lowry, Vinita, 918-256-7511

Undergraduate: S.M.U. (B.A., 1991)


Law School: University of Tulsa (J.D., 1994)

Keele, Leah P., Latham Wagner Steele & Lehman, Tulsa, 918-970-2000








7122 South Sheridan Road Suite 2-382 Tulsa, OK 74133 Tel: 918-200-4871 Fax: 918-550-8337

2933 Northwest 138th Street Oklahoma City, OK 73134 Tel: 405-752-5565 Fax: 405-752-5570



WILLIAM R. NORMAN, JR. HOBBS STRAUS DEAN & WALKER, LLP 101 Park Avenue Suite 700 Oklahoma City, OK 73102 Tel: 405-602-9425 Fax: 405-602-9426




Christopher Camp represents plaintiffs and defendants in civil and appellate matters, including business litigation and labor and employment law. Chris was distinguished as the Oklahoma Bar Association’s Outstanding Young Lawyer in 2008 and was twice listed among the Forty Under 40 business leaders by the Tulsa Business Journal and OKC’s Journal Record. Noteworthy among Chris’ numerous affiliations are the American Bar Association House of Delegates, OBA Board of Governors and House of Delegates, Tulsa County Bar Association Board of Directors, and Tulsa County Bar Foundation Board of Trustees. Additionally, Chris contributes time to several charitable, mentoring, and community activities, and was instrumental in implementing Wills for Heroes, which provides free estate planning to first responders.

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); the OCBA Professional Service Award (2010); OCU School of Law Award for Community Service (2009); the 2011  OCU Distinguished Alumni Award; the OBA President’s Award (2008); and the 2013 Oklahoma Supreme Court Sovereignty Symposium Award.

Mr. Norman’s practice focuses on promoting and defending the rights of Indian tribes and tribal organizations. He advises tribal governments and their businesses on the development, operation, and regulation of tribal government and corporate infrastructure and gaming/economic ventures, from drafting tribal laws to negotiating complex financing transactions. Mr.  Norman has litigation experience protecting and preserving tribal interests at the tribal, state, and federal level. Mr. Norman received his J.D. degree from the University of Oklahoma and his B.B.A. degree from the University of Central Oklahoma. He is a member of the Oklahoma and District of Columbia bars, the Oklahoma Indian Bar Association, and various tribal bars, and serves as a Vice Chair of the ABA Native American Resources Committee.






15 East 5th Street Penthouse Suite Tulsa, OK 74103 Tel: 918-587-1800 Fax: 918-582-2900

Lewis Center Building 2021 South Lewis Avenue, Suite 660 Tulsa, OK 74104 Tel: 918-749-9334 Fax: 918-749-9336

210 Park Avenue Suite 3030 Oklahoma City, OK 73102 Tel: 405-232-3800 Fax: 405-232-8999




Larry Pinkerton specializes in business litigation, including securities fraud and antitrust. In over 35 years of practice he has won eight- and seven-figure jury verdicts, successfully defended large national and local clients, certified classes in state and federal courts, and effectively prosecuted and defended appeals in state and federal circuit courts, such as Brady v. UBS Financial Services, Inc. 538 F.3d 1319 (10th Cir. 2008) and Farley  v. Henson, 11  F.3d 827  (8th Cir. 1993). Pinkerton has also won seven-figure arbitration awards and acted as a panel chairman. He is AV-rated, a Master Emeritus in the Inns of Court, and a graduate of Oklahoma University (B.A.), the University of North Dakota (M.A. in Economics), while a Captain in the USAF, and Columbia University Law School.

For more than 20 years, Michael Redman has represented employers in developing offensive strategies to prevent employment lawsuits through well-written policies, training, and independent investigations. When claims do arise, these practices allow employers to present their strongest defense. Mr. Redman has represented employers for claims arising under Title VII, Americans With Disabilities Act, Age Discrimination in Employment Act, Family Medical Leave Act, and Fair Labor Standards Act, and has also represented ERISA plans with respect to plan administration claims. Mr. Redman’s commercial experience focuses on unfair business practices, covenants not to compete, false advertising, and antitrust claims arising under the Sherman and Robinson-Patman Acts.

Armando Rosell’s main practice areas include commercial litigation, banking, creditor’s rights, real estate, entity formation, 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.



1322 North Walker Avenue Oklahoma City, OK 73103 Tel: 405-235-1700 Fax: 405-235-1714

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





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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APPELLATE Bowlby, Bradley, McGivern & Gilliard, Tulsa, 918-584-3391 Free, Matthew B., Best & Sharp, Tulsa, 918-582-1234 LaBauve, Elizabeth Barnett, Crowe & Dunlevy, Oklahoma City, 405-239-6608

AVIATION Damnjanoska, Irena, Fellers Snider Blankenship Bailey & Tippens, Oklahoma City, 405-232-0621 van Egmond, William E., Crowe & Dunlevy, Oklahoma City, 405-239-5415

Lincecum, Gideon A., Holladay & Chilton, Oklahoma City, 405-236-2343 Ludlam, Jeffery S., Mulinix Ogden Hall & Ludlam, Oklahoma City, 405-232-3800 McLendon, Keren Williams, McLendon & Duden, Oklahoma City, 405-601-1212 Merkley, Nicholas V., Fellers Snider Blankenship Bailey & Tippens, Oklahoma City, 405-232-0621 O’Neill, Nora Rose, Frederic Dorwart, Tulsa, 918-583-9922 Proctor, David D., Goolsby Proctor Heefner & Gibbs, Oklahoma City, 405-524-2400 Ross, David R., Norman Wohlgemuth Chandler & Jeter, Tulsa, 918-583-7571 Sexson, Charles B., KuehlingSexson, Oklahoma City, 405-254-5599 Shelton, Paige N., Conner & Winters, Tulsa, 918-586-8558 Stanford, Ainslie, Crooks Stanford, Edmond, 405-285-8588 Stinson, Sheila D., Kirk & Chaney, Oklahoma City, 405-235-1333 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


Atkinson, Brendon S., Gungoll Jackson Collins Box & Devoll, Enid, 580-234-0436 Beatty, Regan Strickland, Crowe & Dunlevy, Oklahoma City, 405-235-7738 Chilson, Andrew R., Phillips Murrah, Oklahoma City, 405-235-4100 Curran, J. Dillon, Conner & Winters, Oklahoma City, 405-272-5711 Hackler, Bonnie N., Hall Estill Hardwick Gable Golden & Nelson, Tulsa, 918-594-0467

Austin, Jonathan B., McAlister & McAlister Law Firm, Edmond, 405-359-0701 Barrow, Christopher A., Barrow & Grimm, Tulsa, 918-584-1600 Christensen, Matthew L., Doerner Saunders Daniel & Anderson, Tulsa, 918-591-5393 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 Iskanian, Vaughn, Riggs Abney Neal Turpen Orbison & Lewis, Tulsa, 918-587-3161 Johnson, Douglas B., Shook & Johnson, Tulsa, 918-293-1122 Jones, Nicholas M., Barrow & Grimm, Tulsa, 918-584-1600 Mecke, Stefan A., Barber & Bartz, Tulsa, 918-599-7755 Siegfried, J. Terrell, Hall Estill Hardwick Gable Golden & Nelson, Tulsa, 918-594-0400 Staats, Kari A., Johnson & Jones, Tulsa, 918-584-6644 Warren, Rick L., Hartzog Conger Cason & Neville, Oklahoma City, 405-235-7000



Allen, Reagan D., Gungoll Jackson Collins Box & Devoll, Enid, 580-234-0436 Allen, Ryan M.T., Glass Law Firm, Tulsa, 918-582-7100 Anderson, K. McKenzie, Fellers Snider Blankenship Bailey & Tippens, Oklahoma City, 405-232-0621 Avery, Michael, McAfee & Taft, Oklahoma City, 405-270-6012 Bickle, Brandon C., GableGotwals, Tulsa, 918-595-4817 Bryan, N. Lance, Doerner Saunders Daniel & Anderson, Tulsa, 918-591-5256 Burden, Jared, McAfee & Taft, Tulsa, 918-574-3026 Carsey, Daniel V., Conner & Winters, Oklahoma City, 405-272-5724 Christian, Jennifer K., Durbin Larimore & Bialick, Oklahoma City, 405-235-9584 Cleary, Conor P., Hall Estill Hardwick Gable Golden & Nelson, Tulsa, 918-594-0400 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 Pg. S-7 Hampton, Amy E., Wilburn & Masterson, Tulsa, 918-494-0414 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, Nicholas, Elias Books Brown & Nelson, Oklahoma City, 405-232-3722 Kane, Matthew C., Ryan Whaley Coldiron Shandy, Oklahoma City, 405-239-6040 Kindelt, Mary E., McDonald McCann Metcalf & Carwile, Tulsa, 918-430-3706

Acord, Stacy L., McDaniel & Acord, Tulsa, 918-382-9200 Pg. S-28 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 Bowman, Andrew M., Foliart Huff Ottaway & Bottom, Oklahoma City, 405-232-4633 Pg. S-12 Bruner, Jennifer A., Fulkerson & Fulkerson, Oklahoma City, 405-691-4949 Bryan, J. Spencer, Bryan & Terrill Law, Tulsa, 918-935-2777 Bullard, Cristi L., Pierce Couch Hendrickson Baysinger & Green, Oklahoma City, 405-235-1611 Burris, Brandon J., McKenna & Prescott, Okmulgee, 918-756-1112 Bush, Adam N., Adam Bush Law Firm, Nichols Hills, 405-813-0056 Combs, Christopher T., Givens Law Firm, Oklahoma City, 405-604-6880 Deligans, R. Ryan, Durbin Larimore & Bialick, Oklahoma City, 405-235-9584 Dickerson, Jessica L., McAfee & Taft, Tulsa, 918-574-3086 Eakens, Laura L., Jennings Cook & Teague, Oklahoma City, 405-609-6000 Foster, Parker H., The Barkley Law Firm, Tulsa, 918-599-9991 Fulda, Ryan J., Barber & Bartz, Tulsa, 918-599-7755 Gomez, Daniel E., Conner & Winters, Tulsa, 918-586-8984 Harrington, Bryan M., Drummond Law, Tulsa, 918-749-7378 Pg. S-7 Hixon, Stacie L., Steidley & Neal, Tulsa, 918-664-4612

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, 405-235-4100




Hullum, Patrick L., Phillips Murrah, Oklahoma City, 405-552-2478 Kirkland, Nevin R., Edmonds Cole Law Firm, Oklahoma City, 405-272-0322 Lloyd, Grant T., Richards & Connor, Tulsa, 918-585-2394 Noblin, Jerry, Tomlinson Rust McKinstry Grable, Oklahoma City, 405-606-3359 Rogers, Jason T., Foliart Huff Ottaway & Bottom, Oklahoma City, 405-232-4633 Pg. S-12 Sacra, Damon E., Sacra Law, Tulsa, 918-732-9221 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 RIGHTS/FIRST AMENDMENT Graham, Scott A., The Firm on Baltimore, Tulsa, 918-948-6171 Powell, Courtney D., Lester Loving & Davies, Edmond, 405-844-9900

CLASS ACTION/MASS TORTS Morton, Derrick L., Nelson Terry Morton DeWitt Paruolo & Wood, Edmond, 405-705-3600

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

CRIMINAL DEFENSE Edge, Jason, Edge Law Firm, Tulsa, 918-582-6333 Lee, Stephen W., Attorney at Law, Tulsa, 918-582-7223 Lizama, Marvin G., Brewster & De Angelis, Tulsa, 918-742-2021 Loftis, C. Scott, Loftis Law Firm, Ponca City, 580-762-3661 Phillips, Dustin S., Phillips and Associates, Oklahoma City, 405-418-8888 Stevenson, Jarrod, Stevenson Law Firm, Oklahoma City, 405-236-5100 Pg. S-26

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

CRIMINAL DEFENSE: WHITE COLLAR Scimeca, Peter L., Andrews Davis, Oklahoma City, 405-235-8793

ELDER LAW Smoot, Angela L., Hall Estill Hardwick Gable Golden & Nelson, Tulsa, 918-594-0400

EMPLOYEE BENEFITS/ERISA Howard, Alison M., Crowe & Dunlevy, Oklahoma City, 405-239-6675 Patel, Alison McCalla, McAfee & Taft, Oklahoma City, 405-552-2332 Smith, Eric S., Conner & Winters, Tulsa, 918-586-5711

EMPLOYMENT & LABOR Bru, Courtney, Doerner Saunders Daniel & Anderson, Tulsa, 918-591-5339 Bryant, Tanya, Crowe & Dunlevy, Oklahoma City, 405-235-7720 Crawford, Rachel B., Newton O’Connor Turner & Ketchum, Tulsa, 918-587-0101 Kern, Suzanne, McAfee & Taft, Tulsa, 918-574-3011 Reese, Jason A., Resolution Legal Group, Oklahoma City, 405-235-6500

EMPLOYMENT LITIGATION: DEFENSE Avey, Leah M., Rubenstein & Pitts, Edmond, 405-340-1900 Bowersox, Elizabeth, McAfee & Taft, Oklahoma City, 405-235-9621 Manning, Stephanie Johnson, Titus Hillis Reynolds Love Dickman & McCalmon, Tulsa, 918-587-6800 Reilly, Greg, Newton O’Connor Turner & Ketchum, Tulsa, 918-587-0101 Short, Kenneth, Doerner Saunders Daniel & Anderson, Tulsa, 918-591-5313




BY PRACTICE AREA EMPLOYMENT LITIGATION: PLAINTIFF Smolen, Daniel E., Smolen Smolen & Roytman, Tulsa, 918-585-2667 Vaught, Charles C., Armstrong & Lowe, Tulsa, 918-582-2500

ENERGY & NATURAL RESOURCES Cramer, Brian L., Tisdal & O’Hara, Edmond, 405-471-5226 Ebrite, Talitha, GableGotwals, Oklahoma City, 405-235-5500 Glenn, Bret A., Gum Puckett & Mackechnie, Oklahoma City, 405-488-1212 Greenhaw, Joshua C., Mee Mee Hoge & Epperson, Oklahoma City, 405-848-9100 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 Thrash, Amanda L., Doerner Saunders Daniel & Anderson, Tulsa, 918-591-5286 Vahlberg, Mia, GableGotwals, Tulsa, 918-595-4803 Wegener, Meredith A., Gum Puckett & Mackechnie, Oklahoma City, 405-488-1212

Howe, Amy Lauren, Echols & Associates, Oklahoma City, 405-691-2648 Pg. S-4 Y AAW2JJ7 Keele, Ann E., Monroe & Associates, Tulsa, 918-592-1144 Pg. S-28 Lipe, Melissa A., Atkins & Markoff, Oklahoma City, 405-607-8757 Lively, Maren Minnaert, Sneed Lang, Tulsa, 918-588-1313 Martinez, Tracey D., Mullins Hirsch Edwards Heath White & Martinez, Oklahoma City, 405-235-2335 McCord, Patrick H., N. Scott Johnson and Associates, Tulsa, 918-794-3333 Morris, Rachel S., Evans & Davis, Edmond, 405-286-2335 Pemberton, Trevor, Mulinix Ogden Hall & Ludlam, Oklahoma City, 405-232-3800 Prescott, Shannon L., McKenna & Prescott, Okmulgee, 918-756-1112

Roberts, Curtis J., Franden | Woodard | Farris | Quillin + Goodnight, Tulsa, 918-583-7129 Ross, Briana J., Franden | Woodard | Farris | Quillin + Goodnight, Tulsa, 918-583-7129 Smith, Christopher D., Chris Smith Law, Oklahoma City, 405-843-1000 Smith, Michelle K., Michelle K. Smith, Oklahoma City, 405-759-2333 Pg. S-28 Taylor, Evan A., Evan Taylor Law Office, Norman, 405-321-1822 Vaughn, Carrie Williams, Lester Loving & Davies, Edmond, 405-844-9900

GENERAL LITIGATION Allen, Anthony L., Allen & Wisner, Muskogee, 918-625-0131 CONTINUED ON PAGE S-26

Aaron Bundy Law Office of Aaron D. Bundy, PLC

ENTERTAINMENT & SPORTS Masters, Kelli M., Fellers Snider Blankenship Bailey & Tippens, Oklahoma City, 405-232-0621

ENVIRONMENTAL Caves, Matthew A., Andrews Davis, Oklahoma City, 405-235-8787

ENVIRONMENTAL LITIGATION Dill, Jacquelyn, The Dill Law Firm, Oklahoma City, 405-722-9600 Pearce, Jr., Patrick R. (“Ricky”), Ryan Whaley Coldiron Shandy, Oklahoma City, 405-239-6040

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 Murphy, Sara G., Legacy Legal Center, Oklahoma City, 405-253-6444

FAMILY LAW Archer, Trisha L., Archer Law, Tulsa, 918-619-9191 Aycock, Benjamin D., James R. Gotwals and Associates, Tulsa, 918-599-7088 Barnett, Adrienne L., Norman Wohlgemuth Chandler & Jeter, Tulsa, 918-583-7571 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 Childers, Tamera A., Jones Gotcher & Bogan, Tulsa, 918-581-8200 Cornell, Melissa F., Robertson Cornell, Tulsa, 918-382-9332 Cunningham, Brad K., Cordell & Cordell, Tulsa, 918-779-3804 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-4 Herndon, McLaine DeWitt, The Law Office of McLaine DeWitt Herndon, Tulsa, 918-585-3337 Pg. S-28

Trial-Tested When clients hire Aaron Bundy, they benefit from representation by a lawyer with plentiful experience—and a strong track record—in court. Known for his preparation and perseverance, Bundy uses both legal knowledge and determination to fight for clients in court. Here’s one example: He recently defended a business and two individuals in a trial for breach of contract under some adverse circumstances—his clients missed a flight and did not appear for trial. The smiling plaintiff asked for $100,000 in damages. Bundy stipulated to the admission of all the plaintiff’s exhibits, then eliminated the plaintiff’s claims through cross-examination. With a reputation for thorough research and preparation, Bundy often is called on by other lawyers to assist them in trial when time is a luxury. A native of Creek County, Bundy’s practice is focused on civil trial work (including family law), criminal defense and appeals.



Hester, Scott A., Hester Schem Hester & Deason, Oklahoma City, 405-705-5900 Horton, Stephanie A., Eagleton Eagleton & Harrison, Tulsa, 918-584-0462


502 E. Dewey Ave. Sapulpa, OK 74066 PH: (918) 227-7259






Austin, Julie J., Attorney at Law, Ardmore, 580-224-2770 Brooks, Carson M., Law Firm of Carson Brooks, Oklahoma City, 405-702-0000 Bundy, Aaron D., Law Office of Aaron D. Bundy, Sapulpa, 918-227-7259 Pg. S-25 Cunningham, Kevin, Bass Law, Oklahoma City, 405-262-4040 Dean, Ryan L., Bass Law, Oklahoma City, 405-262-4040 Dewitt, Derrick T., Nelson Terry Morton DeWitt Paruolo & Wood, Edmond, 405-705-3600 Hiersche, Justin T., Hiersche Law Firm, Oklahoma City, 405-235-3123 Hughes, Trevor L., Johnson & Jones, Tulsa, 918-584-6644 Jayne, Andrew C., Atkinson Haskins Nellis Brittingham Gladd & Fiasco, Tulsa, 918-582-8877 Kern, Jennifer K., Newton O’Connor Turner & Ketchum, Tulsa, 918-587-0101 Koepsel, Kristopher E., Riggs Abney Neal Turpen Orbison & Lewis, Tulsa, 918-587-3161 Marcussen, Carin L., Whitten Burrage, Oklahoma City, 405-516-7800 Messenger, Jason C., Richardson Richardson Boudreaux Keesling, Tulsa, 918-492-7674 Moore-Shrier, Pansy, Robinett Murphy & Shrier, Tulsa, 918-592-3699 Nagda, Sofia, Fellers Snider Blankenship Bailey & Tippens, Tulsa, 918-599-0621 Nasreddine, Rania A., GableGotwals, Tulsa, 918-595-4814 Nichols, Heidi M., Conner & Winters, Oklahoma City, 405-272-5703 O’Malley, Michael, Franden | Woodard | Farris | Quillin + Goodnight, Tulsa, 918-583-7129 Richter, Nathan D., Denton Law Firm, Mustang, 405-376-2212 Schneiter, Lance E., Schulte Schneiter & Gibson, Kingfisher, 405-375-4165 Stone, II., Michael C., Stone Law Firm, Oklahoma City, 405-551-8941

Warzecha, Chris, Conner & Winters, Tulsa, 918-586-5692 White, Amy D., McAfee & Taft, Oklahoma City, 405-552-2337

HEALTH CARE Burnett, Kathryn S., Conner & Winters, Tulsa, 918-586-8532 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 Atkins, Mariann M., Robinett Murphy & Shrier, Tulsa, 918-592-3699 Bennett, Amy N., The Paul Law Firm, Tulsa, 918-584-2583 Parrilli, Rachel D., Steidley & Neal, Tulsa, 918-664-4612 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 Edwards, Alicia J., GableGotwals, Tulsa, 918-595-4809 Gibson, Matt, McAfee & Taft, Oklahoma City, 405-552-2348 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 Young, Michael S., Hall Estill Hardwick Gable Golden & Nelson, Oklahoma City, 405-553-2304

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LITIGATION Hobson, D. Ward, Dunlap Codding, Oklahoma City, 405-607-8600 John Bowman, Jessica, McAfee & Taft, Tulsa, 918-574-3046 Palmer, Drew T., Crowe & Dunlevy, Oklahoma City, 405-234-3234

MERGERS & ACQUISITIONS Hoenshell, Monica J., Calvert Law Firm, Oklahoma City, 405-848-5000 Randolph, David S., Conner & Winters, Tulsa, 918-586-8529

NATIVE AMERICAN LAW Proctor, Amanda S., Shield Law Group, Jenks, 800-655-4820 Pg. S-28 Tiger, Yonne A., Campbell Tiger, Tulsa, 918-301-1172

PERSONAL INJURY DEFENSE: GENERAL Batt, Niki S., Johnson Hanan & Vosler, Oklahoma City, 405-232-6100 Carter, Brian L., Latham Wagner Steele & Lehman, Tulsa, 918-970-2000 Kolker, Paul M., Pignato Cooper Kolker & Roberson, Oklahoma City, 405-606-3333 Skrapka, Marty, Jennings Cook & Teague, Oklahoma City, 405-609-6000 Stanton, Bryan E., Jennings Cook & Teague, Oklahoma City, 405-609-6000 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 DEFENSE: MEDICAL MALPRACTICE Buchan, J. Craig, Atkinson Haskins Nellis Brittingham Gladd & Fiasco, Tulsa, 918-582-8877 Jones, Emily M., Rodolf & Todd, Tulsa, 918-295-2100 Krieger, Lane O., Wiggins Sewell & Ogletree, Oklahoma City, 405-232-1211 Lytle, Gregg J., Sweet Law Firm, Oklahoma City, 405-601-9400 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 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

JARROD HEATH STEVENSON STEVENSON LAW FIRM, PLLC 228 Robert S. Kerr Suite 750 Oklahoma City, OK 73102 PH: (405) 236-5100 FX: (405) 234-5528

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




Judge Jarrod Stevenson by his Results

29 Not-Guilty Verdicts 100-Plus Cases Dismissed Mr. Stevenson primarily practices criminal defense. Mr. Stevenson has argued before the Oklahoma appellate courts numerous times successfully reversing juvenile and adult convictions. Mr. Stevenson’s arguments have been published by both the Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals and the Oklahoma Supreme Court. Mr. Stevenson was also awarded The Clarence Darrow Award by the Oklahoma Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, which recognized him as the best criminal defense lawyer in Oklahoma.



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 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 Carson, Joe S., Homsey Cooper Hill & Carson, Oklahoma City, 405-843-9923 Carter, Jeremy Z., The Carter Law Firm, Newcastle, 405-392-3300 Cavett, Eric J., Foshee & Yaffe, Oklahoma City, 405-264-5777 Compton, Dustin L., Bass Law, El Reno, 405-262-4040




BY PRACTICE AREA Davis, Chad N., Attorney at Law, Enid, 580-233-2833 DeVaughn, Forrest L. Pepper, Mitchell & DeClerck, Oklahoma City, 405-702-7676 Diesselhorst, Jacob, Nix Law Group, Edmond, 888-649-3476 Fettkether, Jesse L., Rode Law Firm, Tulsa, 918-599-8880 Garrett, Amber Peckio, Garrett Law Center, Tulsa, 918-895-7216 Gorospe, Anthony, Gorospe & Smith Law Firm, Tulsa, 918-582-7775 Pg. S-28 Hawkins, Scott B., Norman & Edem, Oklahoma City, 405-272-0200 Hill, Michael, Burton & Banks, Oklahoma City, 405-232-0555 Kania, Charles J., Kania Law Office, Tulsa, 918-743-2233 Keim, Christopher B., Foshee & Yaffe, Oklahoma City, 405-703-7804 Mayo, David N., Tawwater Law Firm, Oklahoma City, 405-607-1400 Piland, Jacqueline M., Piland Law Group, Edmond, 405-757-2352 Pg. S-28 Smolen, II, Donald E., Smolen Smolen & Roytman, Tulsa, 918-585-2667 Teasdale, David L., Foshee & Yaffe, Oklahoma City, 405-378-3033 Wandres, Patrick W., Wandres Law, Tulsa, 918-641-4044 Warta, David A., Smolen Smolen & Roytman, Tulsa, 918-585-2667 Weddle, III, Charles C., White & Weddle, Oklahoma City, 405-463-9922 Pg. S-8 Williford, Jon M., Griffin Reynolds & Associates, Oklahoma City, 405-721-9500

PERSONAL INJURY PLAINTIFF: MEDICAL MALPRACTICE Robert, Hugh M., Sherwood McCormick & Robert, Tulsa, 918-592-1144

PROFESSIONAL LIABILITY: DEFENSE Addison, Ruth J., McAfee & Taft, Tulsa, 918-574-3051 Templeton, Katie L., Sweet Law Firm, Oklahoma City, 405-601-9400

PROJECTS White, Jennifer A., Jennifer White Law, Tulsa, 918-810-2443

TAX Bunting, Emily Wilson, McAfee & Taft, Oklahoma City, 405-552-2312 Duffy, Ryan J., Andrews Davis, Oklahoma City, 405-235-8722 Gardner, Allison M., Conner & Winters, Tulsa, 918-586-8506 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 Watkins, Travis W., Law Office of Travis W. Watkins, Oklahoma City, 405-607-1192

UTILITIES Castillo, Jennifer Heald, Hall Estill Hardwick Gable Golden & Nelson, Oklahoma City, 405-553-2854

WORKERS’ COMPENSATION Lehman, Heather A., Fellers Snider Blankenship Bailey & Tippens, Oklahoma City, 405-232-0621 Powell, Robert P., Pierce Couch Hendrickson Baysinger & Green, Oklahoma City, 405-235-1611 Shores, Brandy L., Latham Wagner Steele & Lehman, Tulsa, 918-970-2000

Jacob Diesselhorst is honored to have been selected to Rising Stars for the third consecutive year. Diesselhorst is recognized as one of the most aggressive and wellthought-of young trial attorneys in Oklahoma. Opposing counsel, judges and colleagues alike recognize his hard work and compassionate prosecution of cases on behalf of his clients. He takes great pride in representing the victims and survivors of catastrophic personal injury and wrongful death throughout Oklahoma.

For Justice….Contact Nix Law Group, PLLC

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9343 East 95th Court Tulsa, OK 74133 Tel: 918-382-9200 Fax: 918-382-9282

1825 East 15th Street Tulsa, OK 74104 Tel: 918-582-7775 Fax: 918-960-6023





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 has also successfully represented individuals in family matters, including adoptions, guardianships, divorce, and custody disputes. She is very involved in the community and recently served for several years on the Board of Directors of Resonance Center for Women. She was appointed to the Oklahoma Bar Association’s 2009-2010 Leadership Academy and is a recipient of The Journal Record’s 2008 Achievers Under 40 Award. Ms. Acord 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.

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.

With over 20 years of combined legal experience, clients trust us with both complex and simple legal matters. We specialize in family law, construction law, and employment advice and employment defense litigation. We protect your interests with both traditional and innovative methods tailored to your situation. Through mediation, arbitration, or litigation we help resolve your legal troubles so you can get back to your family and business. Open communication means optimum results. With us, you get first class representation at competitive rates typically lower than those of larger firms. Call us for help in all areas of family law as well as construction law and employment defense in Tulsa and throughout Oklahoma.




15 West 6th Street Suite 2112 Tulsa, OK 74119 Tel: 918-592-1144 Fax: 918-592-1149

2908 Via Esperanza Edmond, OK 73013 Tel: 405-757-2352 Fax: 405-757-2353

400 Riverwalk Terrace Suite 240 Jenks, OK 74037 Tel: 800-655-4820 Fax: 800-619-2107




Service, civility, integrity, and professionalism are the standards I strive to uphold. My areas of practice include divorce, child custody disputes, post-decree modifications, child support, criminal defense, municipal court citations, traffic citations, DUI, protective orders, automobile accidents, and mediation. Divorce is a challenging and difficult time for clients, but it can be done with dignity. My goal is to help my clients resolve their issues effectively and efficiently so more money stays in their pockets. As a trained family law mediator, I enjoy the challenge of assisting parties in finding the middle ground to settle their disputes. In America, a person is presumed innocent until proven guilty, and I passionately defend my clients’ Constitutional rights. From traffic citations to felonies, I will work to bring the best outcome possible.

Jacqueline Piland has developed a boutique practice focused specifically on representing seriously injured people and their families involving wrongful death, medical malpractice, auto and trucking collisions, and nursing home abuse/neglect. Ms. Piland continues to represent disabled clients in their pursuit of social security disability benefits as well. Ms.  Piland is licensed to practice in Oklahoma and Georgia. Ms. Piland has been selected twice in Georgia Rising Stars prior to this year’s inclusion. Jacqueline has been listed as one of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers and Top 40 under 40 Trial Lawyers by the National Trial Lawyers Association since 2008  and the American Society of Legal Advocates since 2013. Jacqueline is a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum.

Amanda is a graduate of Harvard University and the University of Tulsa College of Law. Amanda is a former tribal program director and the special emphasis of her law practice is Indian housing and federal program compliance. Amanda regularly assists Oklahoma Indian tribes with litigation, code development, government relations, and business enterprise formation. Amanda was admitted to the Oklahoma Bar Association in 2006, and she is admitted to practice before the United States District Courts in Oklahoma and the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit. Amanda is also admitted to practice before the courts of the Ponca, Muscogee (Creek), Iowa, Osage and Cherokee Nations.





320 South Boston Avenue Suite 1026 Tulsa, OK 74103 Tel: 918-585-3337 Fax: 918-289-2612




MICHELLE K. SMITH, ATTORNEY AT LAW, PLLC 8100 South Pennsylvania Suite C Oklahoma City, OK 73159 Tel: 405-759-2333 Fax: 888-873-1575 FAMILY LAW

Michelle Smith is an Oklahoma native, and she practices exclusively in family and matrimonial law. Ms. Smith graduated magna cum laude from Oklahoma City University Law School and was admitted to the Oklahoma Bar in 2007. Ms.  Smith served as co-chair of the Family Law Committee of the Oklahoma County Bar for two years. Ms.  Smith is an active member of the Oklahoma State Bar Association Family Law Committee. Ms. Smith represents men and women in Oklahoma County, Cleveland County, and Canadian County. Ms.  Smith prides herself on providing compassion, creative solutions, and tough courtroom advocacy to help her clients achieve their goals.



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I’ve been having a lot of pain around one of my teeth. Is there anything I can do to make it stop hurting? A lot of people try to self-manage a toothache, but it is important to see your dentist if the pain persists more Bert Johnson, than three days. Avoid placing an D.D.S. aspirin between your tooth and gum in hopes of relieving pain. It can actually cause more harm to your gum tissue. Sometimes it is simply debris causing the pain, but it could be a small fracture or chip. A quick trip to the dentist can make sure it’s nothing severe, and take care of anything minor in a safe way.

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VETERINARIAN The holiday season is upon us. How can you protect your pet from the hazards of our home during the holidays? Here are some tips to keep your family pet safe. We want all of our readers to have a safe and happy holiday season.

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Shelly Walentiny, The condition you are describing is primarily from soft tissue trauma. Soft OTR/L, CHT tissue trauma can be very painful and will often cause stiffness in the finger with swelling. In this case you would definitely benefit from Occupational Therapy by a Certified Hand Therapist. With a crush injury or trauma like what you experienced the tissue stays swollen, which then tightens the ligaments and tendons in the area around the finger not allowing a proper glide. By participating in therapy the edema can be reduced using localized modalities and exercises that glide the tendons. With severe stiffness of the finger dynamic splinting may also be helpful, this too can be fabricated by a Certified Hand Therapist.

• Chocolate is poisonous to pets, but an artificial sweetener called Xylitol has also been shown to be just as deadly to dogs. Xylitol is a common sweetener used in baked goods.

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Upon initial visits to my office, I often hear, “I feel like I am weak to come for help,” or, “People are going Amy Kesner, PhD, to think I am crazy.” Asking for help LPC, LADC 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.

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BUSINESS BANKER What is collateral, and why is it important when applying for a business loan? An important factor our bank considers when evaluating a loan request is whether a business has adequate collateral to secure the loan. Collateral is something of value that the business Sean Kouplen pledges to the bank, and if the company is unable to pay the loan back, the collateral is then sold to get the loan repaid. Real estate, equipment, stocks and bonds, accounts receivable, inventory and vehicles are all commonly used as collateral. The loan proceeds are often used to purchase an asset, and that asset can be used as collateral for the loan as well. Government programs such as SBA or USDA can sometimes be used to mitigate a lack of collateral but only if the business is strong in other areas.

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FOOD, DRINK, AND OTHER PLEASURES Salmon is grilled and served on a bed of spinach, strawberries, pecans and feta at Maxxwell’s. photoS By Brandon Scott.


Dining on the Mother Road Maxxwell’s offers updated versions of Main Street America’s classics.

t was a fine old hotel in its day, and its Spanish Colonial tileroofed towers were a welcome and long-remembered sight to weary travelers coming into Tulsa along Route 66. But the Casa Loma was in danger. “No way it can be restored,” said one man who had toured the rundown interior. “The upper floor apartments have been vacant for years, and the ground floor tenants have moved out one by one,” wrote another. It’s “in serious danger of being abandoned or torn down.” And then a miracle happened. A group of developers arrived on the scene, and a few years later, the derelict structure was renovated and reopened as the Campbell Hotel. Enter the Campbell today, and you are indeed cosseted in luxury, with decor that looks like what you’d imagine to have found when the hotel first opened in 1927: overstuffed leather armchairs grouped around an elaborately carved marble fireplace. But head to the eastern end of the building, beneath a huge, vaguely Deco-styled neon sign that shouts “Maxxwell’s” in tall, glaring letters, and you’ll find something totally different. Not the sort of diner that once lined

66 – which Steinbeck described as “a screen door, a long bar, stools, and a foot rail” – but a bright, high-ceilinged space: stark, spare and modern. Crystal chandeliers, an elaborately embossed tin ceiling and row after row of framed photos of Tulsa in its salad days all hint at the building’s storied past. (Indeed, when the hotel opened, this space was Betty Brown’s Kitchen, which might have had more than a passing resemblance to those Steinbeck diners.) If you’ve come just before the dinner rush, you might see manager Sean Savage, who resembles the sort of lean, lanky weathered-face cowboy you might encounter farther west on 66, stacking glasses or pouring Maxxwell’s handmade cocktails at the long, wood-trimmed bar. Savage isn’t the kind of fellow to sit back and watch others work. And in fact, everyone is hard at work. “We make 90 percent of our items from scratch,” says Savage, including salad dressing, sauces, soups, burger buns and apple pies. Savage walks through the bright, spanking-new kitchen. One chef is stirring the mixture that will be transformed, according to the menu, into “Just-like-Mom-made” NOVEMBER 2013 | WWW.OKMAG.COM



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meatloaf. Another has just pulled from the oven a huge turkey straight out of a Norman Rockwell illustration. It will be used to make hot turkey melt sandwiches. Savage opens another oven, and appetizing smells waft out. Inside is a juicy rib roast. Maxxwell’s makes roast every day to be cut into huge slices and served with mashed potatoes and au jus gravy. The dishes at Maxxwell’s evoke old memories and satisfy primal cravings. “Gourmet comfort food,” says Savage. There’s a lot of talent behind those seemingly simple recipes. Two of the chefs graduated from the Culinary Institute of America, which Julia Child called the Harvard of cooking schools, and two others hail from Platt. The head chef, Bethany Taylor, doesn’t boast a culinary degree. But, says Savage, she’s got experience. Indeed, she does. Before coming to Maxxwell’s, Taylor worked alongside one of Tulsa’s most talented chefs, Marcus Vause, at Tavolo. All this talent makes the menu shine. In addition to the delicious roast beef and meatloaf, you can find Smoky Mac ‘N Cheese made with smoked sausage and hatch chiles; shrimp pasta, beer-battered cod, with the batter done just right; and a full range of burgers and hot and cold sandwiches. Come early, and there’s a full breakfast menu of steak and eggs, flapjacks and omelets. And whenever you go you can end your meal with the quintessential American comfort food: homemade apple pie. 2636 E. 11th St., Tulsa. 918.748.5550 BRIAN SCHWARTZ




HILLBILLY PO’ BOYS AND OYSTERS During the recent renaissance in the Automobile Alley district of Oklahoma City, restaurants have been vying for the limited space along this storied stretch of Broadway Avenue. When Pachinko Parlor on Ninth Street closed, Shannon Roper and Bryan Neel (creators of the popular S&B’s Burger Joint) saw an opportunity for a new adventure in taste. Enter HillBilly Po’Boys and Oysters, a Southern Creole-inspired eatery with local flair. This classic food genre is getting a makeover in such dishes as the Alligator Baby Back Ribs with bourbon molasses sauce, or the decadent Crawfish SOS, served in cream sauce over toast. The stars of the menu are, of course, the po’boys, served on fresh bread from Norman’s La Baguette Bakery, over a bed of rice or on fresh greens. There are plenty of creative options to choose from, including the Mack-Daddy’s Muff — a local take on the classic muffaletta with Jarlsberg cheese and creole mustard — or the Hopsing’s Fish Cake, a Thai-influenced creation with sweet chili sauce. Vegetarians need not be left out, with grilled veggie and spiced tofu sandwiches available. Wash it all down with modern moonshine cocktails at the bar or on the patio. 1 NW Ninth St., Oklahoma City. 405.702.9805 – Tara Malone

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If you’re longing for a taste of New Orleans, there’s no need to hop on the next plane; it’s actually as close as Brookside.

Open since 2010, Doc’s has an eclectic mix of New Orleans favorites, plus staples from other cultures like Capresse Salad, Beef Tenderloin Nachos and Asian Gazpacho. In June, Tim Richards, formerly of Bodean, became the executive chef. Wanting to replace some of the outdated, heavier dishes with lighter options, Richards posed the question to the ladies on his staff, “What would you like to see on the menu?” Those answers became the inspiration for a couple of new dishes. Papperdelle Jardinière is a lighter option combining seasonal vegetables, papperdelle pasta, white wine and pesto. Grilled Sea Scallops feature beautiful, plump scallops atop a bleu cheese and heirloom tomato gratine with basil aioli. There were some items that Richards didn’t want to touch. One of those is the Shrimp and Grits. A Southern classic, jumbo Gulf shrimp are served atop jalapeno stone-ground grits, cheddar cheese and Creole barbecue sauce. As far as desserts go, bread pudding is the one constant. Other options change periodically. The menu changes seasonally to reflect what is freshest at any given time. The new fall menu became available in October. 3509 S. Peoria Ave., Tulsa. www. – Jill Meredith

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Bright And Unapologetic Rihanna will light up the Chesapeake Energy Arena.


hen you live your life on a stage, people form a lot of opinions about you. That’s even truer when you’re young, beautiful, talented, rich, famous and named Rihanna. Fortunately for the international pop star from Barbados, criticism across social media over her “Pour It Up” video (featuring twerking strippers), partying ways and questionable Instagram messages about obtrusive photogs hasn’t instilled any sense of toning it down. Rihanna concludes her Diamonds World Tour on Nov. 15 in New Orleans, but not until she has set Oklahoma City on fire with her flagship singles “Only Girl (In the World),” “Love the Way You Lie” and “Diamond.” One of the brightest flames in popular music of the moment, Rihanna plays the Chesapeake Energy Arena, 100 W. Reno Ave. Opening for her, 2 Chainz returns to the ‘Peake following his arrest for misdemeanor obstruction in September after his show with Lil Wayne. He has since apologized to OKC fans and the city for the kerfluffle, which has not resulted in formal charges against him or his entourage to date. Show time is at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 12, and tickets are $53.85-$146.55. Later this month, the singer will face Taylor Swift, Justin Timberlake, Bruno Mars and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis at the American Music Awards for Artist of the Year for work from her latest album, Unapologetic. That would make a fine addition to her six Grammy Awards, seven Billboard Music Awards and the title of topselling digital artist of all time. Forbes has also named her the world’s No. 1 social media star – 2.9 billion views on YouTube and VEVO, 63 million Facebook fans and more than 27 million followers on Twitter. In life and at craft, Rihanna is unapologetic about her evolution, and it’s been intriguing to say the least. Tickets are available online at KAREN SHADE












Vienna Piano Trio

Nov. 17 The bold trio delivers Vienna’s great works at the Tulsa Performing Arts Center.


Nov. 22-24 CityRep Theatre sets the OKC Civic Center Music Hall stage with the compelling art drama that became the Tony Awards’ Best Play in 2010. www.

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Jim Brickman: The Magic of Christmas

PERFORMANCES Irving Berlin’s White Christmas Remember watching TV that first day of your Christmas holiday break from school? You could bet that somewhere on the dial you’d fi nd Bing Crosby, Rosemary Clooney and friends singing in a train car bound for New England. The classic musical fi lled with gorgeous songs like “White Christmas” and “Blue Skies,” as well as those amazing dance numbers with Vera Ellen and the hilarity of Danny Kaye is now a theater musical. The Hollywood holiday favorite jumps to the stage when Celebrity Attractions brings Irving Berlin’s White Christmas to the Oklahoma City Civic Center Music Hall (Nov. 5-10) and the Tulsa Performing Arts Center (Nov. 12-17). The charm and fun are still there, even if the fi lm’s beloved stars aren’t. The OKC Civic Center is located at 201 N. Walker Ave., OKC. The Tulsa PAC is located at 101 E. Third St., Tulsa. For times, more information and to purchase tickets, visit and

Performances Sci-Fi Spectacular Nov. 1-2 Star Trek’s George Takei takes the Oklahoma City Philharmonic to warp speed with music from science fiction TV shows and film at the OKC Civic Center Music Hall. A Night in Old Vienna

Sonata Evening

Nov. 4-5 The Brightmusic Chamber Ensemble pull together five pieces – sonatas for two instruments – for its next program in Oklahoma City.

Simon Estes, Deborah Voigt and the Tulsa Oratorio Chorus Nov. 5 High-caliber

vocalists Estes and Voigt take the Tulsa Performing Arts Center with the Tulsa chorus.

Nov. 1-2 The works of Strauss, Lehar and other composers (including Beethoven, briefly) guide you and the Signature Symphony through an old, romantic world at the VanTrease Performing Arts Center for Education.

Irving Berlin’s White Christmas

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Nov. 7 The legendary quintet mastering everything from Baroque to Dixieland and more displays virtuosity at the Armstrong Auditorium. www.

Nov. 1-3 Shakespeare gets physical in the Tulsa Ballet take on the fantasy comedy of lovers, clowns and fairies in the forest of the Tulsa Performing Arts Center. www.

Nov. 5-10 Christmas arrives early at the OKC Civic Center Music Hall in music theater inspired by the popular 1954 movie.

Canadian Brass


Nov. 8 Portland’s Imago Theatre brings charm and choreography to the animal kingdom in a signature program blending theater and circus at the Tulsa Performing Arts Center.

The Importance of Being Earnest

Nov. 8-17 Theatre Tulsa puts Oscar Wilde’s romantic Victorian farce in a “neo-futuristic” setting at the Tulsa Performing Arts Center.

Day of the Dead Art Festival

The Rocky Horror Show

Thru Nov. 2 Transvestite doctor rocks the castle to music. Enough said. Presented by Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma at Lyric at the Plaza.


The School for Lies Nov. 8-17 Heller Theatre plays matchmaker with a modern take on Moliere’s The Misanthrope, about a man with contempt for love falling in love. Disney’s Fantasia Nov. 9 Watch and hear the Walt Disney classic film with Tulsa Symphony as conductor Ron Spigelman leads the live accompaniment through a fantastic night at the Tulsa Performing Arts Center.


Nov. 23 The master entertainer, musician and songwriter brings his gifts to the Tulsa Performing Arts Center with special guest vocalists.

It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play Nov. 29-Dec. 21 Carpenter Square Theatre presents the 1946 Capra film adaptation using a popular format of the 1940s – a radio drama with a live audience. www.

On Assignment: The Photojournalism of Horace Bristol at the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art

Lyric’s A Christmas Carol

Nov. 29-Dec. 28 Scrooge may be the star, but Christmas is the reason for this classic musical and Oklahoma City tradition at Lyric at the Plaza.

Brown Bag It Thru Dec. 4 Free lunch-hour music programs at the Tulsa Performing Arts Center on Wednesdays through Dec. 4.

In Concert Three Dog Night

Nov. 1 Osage Event Center.

Relient K, Motion City Soundtrack


1 Cain’s Ballroom.

The Critic as Artist Nov. 10 Tulsa native Clayton B. Hodges directs and stars in Oscar Wilde’s satire on art criticism at the Tulsa Performing Arts Center. www. Ivory & Gold Ragtime

Nov. 10 The husbandwife duo Jeff and Anne Barnhart play spirited ragtime at the Tulsa Performing Arts Center with a little boogie, blues and early jazz thrown in.

Irving Berlin’s White Christmas Nov. 1217 Christmas arrives early at the Tulsa Performing Arts Center in the theatrical staging inspired by the popular 1954 movie. An Evening in Vienna with the Vienna Piano Trio Nov. 15 Chamber Music Tulsa brings the

sounds of Vienna to the Tulsa Performing Arts Center with its special guest trio in an informal show with mingling, dessert and champagne.

Joan Jett & the Blackhearts

Nov. 1 The Joint, Hard Rock Tulsa Hotel & Casino. www.

Charlie Daniels Band

Nov. 1 The Joint, Hard Rock Tulsa Hotel & Casino. www.hardrockcasinotulsa. com

Turnpike Troubadours

Nov. 1 Buffalo Run

Casey Donahew Band

Nov. 2 Riverwind Ca-

Casino. sino.

Robbie Fulks Trio

Alice Cooper Ben Rector

Natalie Merchant Nov. 15-16 The 10,000 Maniacs singer takes the stage with the Tulsa Symphony at the Lorton Performance Center at the University of Tulsa.

Okkervil River


Gov’t Mule

Nov. 16 The Oklahoma City Philharmonic gets back to the classics (Grieg, Liszt, Brahms) with pianist Garrick Ohlsson at the OKC Civic Center Music Hall.

Nov. 3 Brady Theater. www.

Nov. 2 Tulsa Little Theatre.

Nov. 3 Cain’s Ballroom. www.

Nov. 4 ACM@UCO Performance Lab.



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

Nov. 7 Cain’s Ballroom. www.

Granger Smith, Earl Dibbles Jr.


8 Cain’s Ballroom.

Brain Storms: New Works by Young Writers Nov. 16 Youth give playwriting a go at the

Cheech & Chong

Gallim Dance

Bluegrass Festival Nov. 8-10 Ozark Folk Center State Park, Mountain View, Ark.

Tulsa Performing Arts Center.

Nov. 16-17 The company that has brought new life to contemporary dance and stages everywhere brings it Tulsa’s Cascia Hall of Performing Arts Center.

Nov. 8 First Council Casino, Newkirk.

Cheech & Chong

Nov. 9 Lucky Star Casino, Concho.

zone” stations all around Expo Square.

Professional Rough Stock Series: Tulsa Open Nov. 2 World champion rodeo ath-

letes take on rivals in three events – bareback riding, bull riding and saddle bronc riding – at SpiritBank Event Center.

66 on Route 66 Bike Tour Nov. 2 Start from the OSU Center for Health Sciences in Tulsa and engage this 66-mile tour to Bristow. USTRC Team Roping Championships

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Thru Nov. 3 The best team ropers in the U.S. and Canada compete for $5 million in cash and prizes at Oklahoma State Fair Park.

Donut Run

Nov. 16 and 23 Challengers gobble down a dozen donuts before they start the 5k and fun run through Mohawk Park in Tulsa Nov. 16 and Mitch Park in Oklahoma City Nov. 23.

Williams Route 66 Marathon

Nov. 2324 The marathon is just the tip of a weekend featuring a health expo, mascot dash, relays, a 5k run/walk and halfmarathon in Tulsa.

Von Franken Family Food Run

Nov. 28 The annual run around Zink Lake. www.

USA BMX Grand National

Nov. 29-Dec. 1 BMX bike racing’s elite make trails for Expo Square.

SPORTS Williams Route 66 Marathon When the 2013 Williams Route 66 Marathon arrives this weekend, be prepared to either join the race or stand back. As is always the case, this year’s marathon weekend will send thousands of runners out into the streets of Tulsa. Last year’s marathon and half-marathon races each sold out with more than 6,700 total participants signed up for those events. That’s not counting the thousands who took part in the relay, 5k and fun run-walk events. The weekend of Nov. 23-24 is all about running, health and promoting fitness, and it continues gaining attention from the running world beyond Tulsa’s city limits. Expect another sell-out event bringing in 10,000-plus participants in addition to their supporters, vendors for the health expo and onlookers ready to celebrate at the fi nish line. Register now at to join and see a schedule of events. Matthew West

Nov. 9 Mabee Center. www.

Rodney Carrington

Nov. 9 Buffalo Run Casino.

Thompson Square

Nov. 10 Riverwind Casino.

Harry Connick Jr. Nov 11 OKC Civic Center Music Hall. Rihanna

Nov. 12 Chesapeake Energy Arena. www.

John Michael Montgomery falo Run Casino.

Nov. 14 Buf-

Rob Zombie, Korn

Nov. 15 Chesapeake Energy Arena.

Buddy Guy

Nov. 15 Brady Theater. www.

Junior Brown

Nov. 15 Cain’s Ballroom. www.

Harry Connick Jr.

Nov. 16 The Joint, Hard Rock Tulsa Hotel & Casino.

Bill Burr

Nov. 16 Brady Theater. www.

Pearl Jam

Nov. 16 Chesapeake Energy Arena.

Oklahoma MetalFest

Nov. 17 Multiple acts at Brady Theater.

Justin Timberlake

Nov. 21 BOK Center. www.

Celtic Thunder

Nov. 22 The Joint, Hard Rock Tulsa Hotel & Casino.

Matt Nathanson

Hunter Hayes

Nov. 22 Cain’s Ballroom. Nov. 23 Brady Theater. www.

B.B. King

Nov. 24 Hudson Performance Hall, OKC.

Jason Boland & the Stragglers, Turnpike Troubadours Nov. 29 Cain’s Ballroom.

John Mayer Nov. 30 Chesapeake Energy Arena.

Oklahoma State University Men’s Basketball

Sports OKC Thunder

v. Emporia State Nov. 1 v. Mississippi Vally State Nov. 8 v. Utah Valley Nov. 12 v. Arkansas-Pine Bluff Nov. 15 v. Memphis Nov. 19

v. Phoenix Nov. 3 v. Dallas Nov. 6 v. Washington Nov. 10 v. Denver Nov. 18 v. L.A. Clippers Nov. 21 v. Utah Nov. 24 v. San Antonio Nov. 27 v. Golden State Nov. 29

Oklahoma State University Football v. Kansas Nov. 9 v. Baylor Nov. 23

University of Oklahoma Football v. Iowa State Nov. 16



Football v. UTSA Nov. 2 v. Marshall Nov. 14 v. North Texas Nov. 30

University of Oklahoma Men’s Basketball v. Washburn Nov. 2 (exh.) v. Oklahoma Christian Nov. 4 (exh.) v. North Texas Nov. 11 v. Idaho Nov. 13 v. Arkansas-Little Rock Nov. 29

v. Cameron Nov. 2 (exh.) v. Central Oklahoma Nov. 5 (exh.) v. Stetson Nov. 8 v. TBA Nov. 10, 14, 17 v. UT Arlington Nov. 20 v. Chicago Nov. 1-2 v. San Antonio Nov. 12 v. Abbotsford Nov. 15-16 v. San Antonio Nov. 30

University of Tulsa Men’s Basketball

Tulsa Oilers v. Missouri Nov. 1 v. Allen Nov. 2 v. Wichita Nov. 6 v. St. Charles Nov. 8-9 v. Wichita Nov. 12 v. Brampton Nov. 17 v. Allen Nov. 24

Tulsa Revolution (indoor soccer)

v. NE Oklahoma Nov. 4 v. Lamar Nov. 8 v. UT Arlington Nov. 10 v. Northern Colorado Nov. 16 v. Idaho State Nov. 18 v. USC Nov. 22 v. UMass-Lowell Nov. 26

University of Oklahoma Women’s Basketball

OKC Barons v. La Fiera Nov. 22

Nov. 8-10 The magic of a 19th century English garden puts its spell on an orphan and her friends in this adaptation of the British classic.

Junie B in Jingle Bells Batman Smells Nov. 20-Dec. 18 Oklahoma Children’s Theatre brings back the hilarious story of girl who knows everything except what to give her nemesis/Secret Santa recipient for Christmas.

Santa’s Adventures on the Oklahoma River Nov. 23-Jan. 4 Watch Santa zipline while the

family takes part in the all the attractions at Chesapeake Boathouse and river adventures attractions, including mechanical surfing, rock climbing wall, inflatable bounce, kayaking and Rudolph’s Launch extreme air jumper.

Oklahoma State University Women’s Basketball

Tulsa 66ers v. Iowa Nov. 22-23


Family The Secret Garden

v. Oral Roberts Nov. 10 v. Wichita State Nov. 20

University of Tulsa Women’s Basketball


v. Rogers State Nov. 1 (exh.) v. Texas Southern Nov. 8 v. Western Michigan Nov. 22 v. Oral Roberts Nov. 26

Neon Vibe 5k Nov. 2 Where a costume and get ready for the high-energy run with music, black lights and “glow

Small Works, Great Wonders at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum

Art Adventures

Ongoing Children 3-5 experience art every Tuesday morning at the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art, Norman, with special guests. Go online for schedules and other information.

Second Saturdays

Ongoing Families enjoy the Philbrook Museum of Art and participate in art activities for free on the second Saturday of every month. www.

Tiny Tuesdays and Drop-in Art

Ongoing Guest artists at the Oklahoma City Museum of Art Education Center help families with young children create together and understand the museum artworks the third Tuesday of each month through May. Drop-in Art is open Saturdays from 1-4 p.m.

Art Altared Spaces Nov. 1 The Living Arts of Tulsa space is made almost sacred with a display of 30 different alters by artists and community members made to remember gone loved ones and important passings. Norman Rockwell’s Home for the Holidays Nov. 2-Dec. 9 Exhibition of the artist’s most memorable holiday images at the William F. Laman Public Library, North Little Rock, Ark.

Cargo Space 77001 > 74103 Thru Nov. 21 The special artist exchange between Houston and Tulsa yields a unique show of pieces, ideas, culture, science and media at Hardesty Arts Center. NOVEMBER 2013 | WWW.OKMAG.COM



Folio Editions: Art in the Service of Science Thru March 30 Gilcrease Museum brings

COMMUNITY The Holiday Season In Lights You know the scene: A carved-up, oven-baked turkey missing its drumsticks sits on the dining table as the conspirators sit in half slumber around the college bowl game on TV. Eventually, someone says, “Let’s take a drive.” Holiday lights displays have become part of the Thanksgiving celebration as neighborhoods, parks, shopping districts and downtown centers throw the switch for winter’s festive atmosphere. You can check out the Midwest City Holiday Lights Spectacular (Nov. 22), Chickasha Festival of Light (Nov. 26) and Broken Arrow’s Rhema Christmas Lights (Nov. 27) before Turkey Day. Then head to Utica Square’s Lights On! and Muskogee’s Garden of Lights in Honor Heights Park for official openings on Nov. 28. The next night (Nov. 29), look for Downtown in December in Oklahoma City, Tulsa’s Winterfest and Woolaroc Wonderland of Lights in Bartlesville. Collective Future: Gifts in Honor of Philbrook’s 75th Anniversary Nov. 3-Jan. 26 Philbrook Museum of Art commemorates its beginnings in 1938 with a special exhibition containing pieces newly donated to the permanent collection by such artists as Willem de Koonig, Edward Ruscha, Milton Avery and Andrew Wyeth.

Alexander Kanchick: Jewish Life & Folk Tales Thru Nov. 3 The Moldovian-born artist’s

paintings and sculpture of village life in Russia and its stories go on exhibit at the Sherwin Miller Museum of Jewish Art.

The New Frontier

Thru Nov. 3 Gilcrease Museum brings its show of 200 art pieces representative of Native American history and culture previously exhibited at the Palazzo Pitti in Florence, Italy. Includes work by George Caitlin, Woody Crumbo and Edward S. Curtis. www.

Sirens of the Southwest Thru Nov. 10 The transformative works of women artists such as Georgia O’Keeffe, Gina Knee, Ila McAfee and Margaret Lefranc, each of whom went to New Mexico to continue their work, are under the lens at Philbrook Downtown. www. Collectors’ Reserve: Small Works Exhibition and Sale Nov. 10 Gilcrease Museum’s

annual exhibition and sale invites art collectors and those looking to start to see original work by nationally-recognized and emerging artists.

Small Works, Great Wonders

Nov. 15 “Prix de West” artists and others are invited to show work for display and sale at this special event and fundraiser for and at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum. Exhibit remains up through Dec. 1. www.

On Assignment: The Photojournalism of Horace Bristol Nov. 16-March 16 His images of

migrant workers in California during the Great Depression brought him critical acclaim and notice, but Horace Bristol brought images from around the world to vivid reality for his audience. The Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art exhibits some of his best.

Of Heaven and Earth: 500 Years of Ital 108

ian Painting from Glasgow Museums Thru Nov. 17 Featuring work by some of the greatest names in European art, the exhibit examines the thematic and stylistic developments in Italian art from the late Middle Ages and Renaissance through the secular neoclassical and genre paintings of the 19th century. www.okcmoa. com

Dreams and Visions

Thru Nov. 24 The Gilcrease Museum exhibit explores artists’ views of the American West as land, myth and history that makes up the American story of western expansion. www.gilcrease.

Ana Maria Hernando: The Illuminated Garden Thru Dec. 20 Paintings, drawings and prints

across a variety of media – painting, drawing, sculpture.

Traditional Cowboy Arts Association Exhibition & Sale Thru Jan. 5 The National Cow-

boy & Western Heritage Museum holds its 15th annual exhibit and sale of stunning artisan creations in everything from saddles and spurs to belts and jewelry. www.

Dark Light Thru Jan. 12 The Micaceous Ceramics of Christine Nofchissey McHorse offers viewers a look at one of the most innovative forces in Native American pottery today. This look at works by the Navajo artist opens at the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art.

5 An exhibit on how the Organization of American States advanced modern art in Latin America goes up at the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art in Norman.

Cowboy Artists of America 48th Annual Exhibition & Sale Thru Jan. 5 The Na-

tional Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum brings the vanguard of Western art revival to its halls with work


Thru June 29 Philbrook Downtown showcases pieces from Philbrook Museum of Art’s collection of Native American art with historic and traditional works as well as contemporary pieces. www.

Opening Abstraction

Thru June 29 This exhibit of abstract works in a variety of manifestations opened the Philbrook Downtown contemporary gallery in Tulsa’s Brady District.

First Friday Gallery Walk

Ongoing The galleries of OKC’s Paseo Arts District welcome all each month.

First Friday Art Crawl

Ongoing Stroll the Brady Arts District in Tulsa for new exhibitions as well as live music and other events.

2nd Friday Circuit Art Ongoing A monthly celebration of arts in Norman. Weekends On Us

Ongoing Free admission to the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum the first full weekend of every month.

Charitable Events Painted Pony Ball

Nov. 1 Join supporters of the Children’s Hospital Foundation at Saint Francis for an evening of entertainment along with dinner and silent and live auctions at the Cox Business Center. www.

Toast to the Arts Nov. 2 The OU’s Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art in Norman hosts a delectable tour with international cuisine paired with champagnes and sparkling wines from around the globe. Ihloff Fall Show

Saints Ball Nov. 8 Patrons dress their best for an elegant affair with auctions, dining and dancing at the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum to benefit St. Anthony Hospital.

Lewis & Clark: Corps of Discovery

Libertad de Expresión: The Art of the Americas and Cold War Politics Thru Jan.

Identity & Inspiration

Nov. 7-8 Featured chefs cook up unbelievable dishes for this premier auction event at the Skirvin Hilton (Nov. 7) and at the Mayo Hotel (Nov. 8).

Thru Dec. 29 The Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art on the University of Oklahoma campus in Norman has the 1956 Picasso masterpiece from 1956 on loan from the St. Louis Art Museum and on exhibit.

Frederic Remington and Charles Schreyvogel, among others, are newly reinstalled in the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum.

Allan Houser and His Students Thru May 11 The National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum honors the late Apache artist Allan Houser on his 100th birthday with an exhibit of his work from the permanent collection as well as those by artists he mentored. www.

Signature Chefs Auction

Pablo Picasso’s Woman in the Studio

A Fresh Take: William S. and Ann Atherton Art of the American West Gallery Thru Dec. 31 Art work by Charles M. Russell,

Justin Timberlake at BOK Center

Nov. 7 Style and imagination are the stars of the hair and fashion runway-entertainment show for the Arts & Humanities Council of Tulsa at the Cox Business Center.

flesh out this exhibit of plant and insect images derived from Hernando’s Spanish background at Oklahoma Contemporary.

Thru Dec. 29 Woolaroc Museum presents a body of work inspired by the explorations of Meriwether Lewis and William Clark across the American continent for this art exhibit and sale of paintings and bronze sculptures by contemporary Western artists.

the works of artists created for research following scientific expeditions to show the places, people, plants and animals encountered in this exhibit. www.gilcrease.

B.B. King at Hudson Performance Hall

Games People Play Thru Jan. 12 “Sports and Competition in Native American Art” is the subtitle of this event featuring images of stickball and other amusements that also taught responsibilities like hunting and warefare.

Starlight Ball

Nov. 9 The dazzling event marks its 13th year raising money for Children’s Hospital Foundation and children’s health research, this time at Oklahoma City Golf and Country Club.

Power to DREAM Achievers Award Banquet Nov. 11 Honors go out at the ninth annual

dinner and awards event that also includes a reception and silent auction at the Tulsa Marriott Southern Hills.

Alexander Calder: La Memoire Elementaire Thru Feb. 2 The Sherwin Miller Museum

Unite! 2013 Nov. 14 Watch for this reception of hors d’oeuvres and wine celebrating Tulsa Area United Way’s successful fundraising campaign efforts. www.

In a Glorious Light

Early Bird Celebration Nov. 14 Be one of the first to turn in a workplace campaign for the United Way of Central Oklahoma and celebrate early.

of Jewish Art exhibits lithographs by Calder, an artists best known for his sculpture and mobiles.

Thru March 16 Philbrook Museum of Art displays the masterworks of the Taos Society of Artists, revealing the art colony’s history and the environment’s influence on members’ art.

A Perfect Finish

Nov. 15 The wine and food tasting event in the Devon Boathouse District ben-

trees and gifts decorated and made by area artists and on sale to the public. See the website for special events (Garden Glow, member parties).

Buddy Valastro: The Cake Boss

Nov. 24 TV’s most famous baker passes out cake at the Tulsa Performing Arts Center along with decorating tips, demonstrations and answers to questions. www.

Caroling in the Caves

Nov. 24-Dec. 16 Carols resonate through Blanchard Springs Caverns in Mountain View, Ark., on the classic tour.

Rhema Christmas Lights Nov. 27-Jan. 1 Rhema Bible Church opens the gates to guests of its stunning lights and music holiday display packed with features. Utica Square’s Lights On! Nov. 28 The shopping district glows with holiday lights and spirit. www. NRHA Futurity & Adequan Championship Show Nov. 28-Dec. 7 The National Reining

Horse Association will give away $2 million in purse and prizes at Oklahoma State Fair Park.

Holiday River Parade

Nov. 29 Catch this parade of lights on the Oklahoma River through Oklahoma City’s Regatta Park.

Woolaroc Wonderland of Lights Nov. 29-Dec. 22 The park’s holiday special is back with holiday wonder, entertainment and Santa at the Woolaroc Ranch, Museum & Wildlife Preserve.

ART Collective Future: Gifts in Honor of Philbrook’s 75th Anniversary What do you give to an institution upon its 75th anniversary celebration? If it’s a marriage, you offer diamonds and gold. If it’s a cultural monument of the city, you give your complete attention. Collective Future: Gifts in Honor of Philbrook’s 75th Anniversary, opens Sunday, Nov. 3, at the Philbrook Museum of Art, 2727 S. Rockford Road, Tulsa. While this exhibit honors the legacy of oilman Waite Phillips, who in 1938 gave his Italian Renaissance-style mansion and villa along with its artistic contents to the City of Tulsa as an art museum, it also spotlights the continuing generosity of philanthropists to the community’s benefit. Philbrook recently has received gifts from significant donors, and some of those works by such artists as Willem de Koonig, Edward Ruscha, Milton Avery and Andrew Wyeth will be part of Collective Future. The show runs through Jan. 26. Go to www. for hours, admission and related events. efits OKC Riversports’ Chesapeake Junior Crew. www.

Breath & Beyond

Nov. 15 Sample the best of Oklahoma City’s eateries at the OKC Farmers Public Market and benefit research with the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

Champagne & Chocolate Gala

Nov. 16 Living Arts of Tulsa wants you to indulge your appetites at the 19th annual fundraiser bringing art for auction with good times.

Beaujolais Nouveau

Nov. 23 Enjoy a glass of Beaujolais with the American Lung Association and stay for the events at Cain’s Ballroom.

Nov. 29Dec. 31 More than 60 communities across Arkansas show the way to family memories for the 18th annual event.

Winterfest Nov. 29-Jan. 5 Welcome to the holidays at the BOK Center with outdoor ice skating, carriage rides and more. Metcalf Gun Show

Nov. 30-Dec. 1 Oklahoma State Fair Park.

National Weather Festival Nov. 2 How does the National Weather Center in Norman know so much about unruly Oklahoma weather? Here’s your chance to find out and have fun.

Vintage Market Days Nov. 8-10 The open-air market of antiques, collectibles and gifts is back at the OKC Farmers Public Market. www.vintagemarketdays. com

Heritage Hills Historic Home Tour

World’s Oldest Free Fly-in & Air Show

Nov. 2-3 A tradition in itself, the tour starts at Oklahoma City’s Overholser Mansion and takes in plenty of vintage, urban charm.

Nov. 8 The honored and respected journalist tells his about covering major events at this Tulsa Town Hall event at the Tulsa Performing Arts Center.

Nov. 9 Held for more than 60 years, event includes antique, experimental and vintage aircraft on display on the ground and in the air at Fairview Municipal Airport. 580.227.3788

Tulsa Food Truck Festival

Nov. 9 More than 25 food trucks serving a variety of dishes park it in the Blue Dome District of downtown Tulsa.

Wanenmacher’s Tulsa Arms Show


Frogz at Tulsa PAC

9-10 Expo Square.

Center Holiday Mart

Nov. 23 The arts, crafts and horticulture creations made by clients of the Center for Individuals with Physical Challenges benefit the organization and artists.

Nov. 1 Wake the dead and your sense of adventure with the festival of music, dancing, art and Mexican culture that honors ancestors with altars and the dignity of treating them as if they are still around to visit at Living Arts of Tulsa. www.

Arkansas Trail of Holiday Lights

A Morning with Dan Rather

Nov. 23 Help Tulsa communities get moving with more than 75 other cities nationwide in support of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital at Tulsa Promenade Mall and OKC’s Penn Square Mall.

Day of the Dead Festival

Nov. 29-Dec. 31 Oklahoma City’s winter wonderland begins with the SandRidge Tree Lighting Festival and activities (Santa run, water taxi rides, snow tubing, winter market, Santa’s Adventures on the Oklahoma River, etc.) downtown. www.

Will Rogers Days Nov. 1-3 Claremore’s Will Rogers Memorial Museum remembers its namesake with the annual birthday cake and extra helping of fun activities.

St. Jude Give Thanks Walk


Downtown in December

R.K. Gun Show


Nov. 9-10 Oklahoma State Fair

AQHA World Championship Quarter Horse Show Nov. 9-23 The American Quarter Buddy Valastro at the Tulsa PAC

Civil War Weekend

Nov. 3-4 Reenactors guide tours at Historic Washington State Park in Washington, Ark., which served as the state’s capital during the conflict.

Color Breed Congress

Horse Association’s biggest riding and showing event of the year returns to Oklahoma City State Fair Park. www.

Tulsa Veterans Day Parade

Nov. 11 Veterans of conflicts past and present are remembered with the annual parade in downtown Tulsa. Nov. 14-17 Tulsa’s St. Antony Orthodox Christian Church welcomes all for its annual Lebanese dinner and baked goods sale.

OKC Gun Show Nov. 16-17 Oklahoma State Fair Park.

Great Pumpkin Smash

Nov. 1 Chuck your ripe pumpkins and those sagging jack-o-lanterns over the side of a building in downtown Tulsa and stay for barbecue and beer.

Oklahoma Writers Hall of Fame Nov. 7 Author Anna Myers is inducted into the state’s highest literary set, and Woody Guthrie is honored at the OSUTulsa Auditorium.

State of Creativity Forum Nov. 18-19 “Building Bridges” is the theme of this year’s forum featuring more acclaimed speakers, a gala and exhibits at the OKC Civic Center Music Hall.

The Girlie Show 2013 Nov. 1-2 The tenth annual show will also be the final show for the art festival featuring funky and fine art, burlesque shows, great music and more at the OKC Farmers Public Market. www.

Ann Rhoades

Nov. 7 The JetBlue board member and former executive director speaks at the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum at the lecture event from Oklahoma State University’s Spears School of Business.

Nov. 1 Writer Naomi Shihab Nye will be honored at the international literature and culture festival at the University of Oklahoma. www.

Ongoing Take a walking tour of historic downtown Tulsa.

Gilcrease Films

Ongoing See various films throughout the month.


of Art.

Ongoing Oklahoma City Museum

Planetarium Shows

Ongoing Science Museum Oklahoma.


Nov. 5-10 The annual show presented by the Pinto Horse Association of America brings together the various colors of the breed at Expo Square.

2013 Neustadt Festival

IWalking Tour

An Affair of the Heart Nov. 22-24 The largest arts and crafts show is back at Expo Square in time for holiday shopping. Philbrook Festival of Trees

Nov. 22-Dec. 15 Philbrook Museum of Art decks the halls with décor,

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Posh And Perfect

chance meeting at a mutual friend’s birthday party led to love and a dream wedding for one Tulsa couple. Monica Williford, owner of Williford Petroleum and investor in other ventures, and Steve Bayles, commander of the Special Operation Division for the City of Tulsa, can thank that mutual friend for an introduction. “Our friend said, ‘Hey, I want you to meet someone.’ He took the initiative to introduce us,” says Bayles. The couple hit it off and decided to have a lunch date the next day at Blue Moon Café. “It was really funny because when we were walking into Blue Moon, this teenage group of girls said, ‘Oh my gosh, you two make the cutest couple,’” recalls Williford. Foreshadowing, perhaps? Bayles proposed marriage on the couple’s one-year anniversary. “Monica is a board member at Philbrook Museum of Art. I had arranged to take her out to the timpietto [in the Philbrook garden] and ask her there,” says Bayles. “We had a scheduling problem getting her there, but once we got her there, I rushed her through the museum to the timpietto, got on one knee and asked.” Williford said, “You just ran past the Rembrandt,” but she also said yes to his question. The couple’s vision for the wedding was a large party surrounded by friends and family, and they enlisted Phil Long to help their vision become a reality. Long, with the help of Christi Garrett from Southern Hills Country Club, Greg Yoast and Donna Swaffar, transformed the ballroom at Southern Hills Country Club into an extravagant and beautiful setting for 110

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the wedding, which was held Sept. 14. He created an intimate chapel with a limestone fireplace that was flanked by antique stone planters filled with cascading berry branches, roses in pink and berry shades, hydrangea and hundreds of red mokara orchids. The fireplace served as a focal point for the chapel setting. Special effects lighting, provided by Phil Martin and his team from Performance Stage Lighting, projected a large custom monogram of the bride and groom’s initials in chocolate and berry tones, while images of branches were projected on the ceiling and floor throughout the adjoining spaces. Boxwood hedges and architectural boxwood obelisks in taupe planters were placed in complementary positions and created “garden paths” that were sprinkled with fresh ivory rose petals. The colors complemented the sage embroidered silk drapes covering the 18 foot-tall windows, the custom taupe carpet platform and chairs upholstered in ostrich leather. “The décor took my breath away,” said Mollie Williford, mother of the bride. “You can always tell when it is a Phil Long production. It is over the top.” The bride wore an Allure Bridals ivory satin A-line gown with a fitted bodice and asymmetrical ruching that was accented with crystal detail. She carried a bouquet of white roses, white ranicula, white cymbidum orchids and white hydrangeas. The bridal party consisted of the couple’s combined seven children. The bridesmaids wore dresses in different designs of the same shade of berry and carried nosegays of pink and red garden roses. Both the bride’s gown and the bridesmaids’ dresses were purchased at Alyssa’s for Glitter Designs, and Alyssa’s owner Michael Dean assisted Williford with her gown on her wedding day. Stylist Rosie Montero designed Williford’s hair, while makeup artist Maya Merriweather provided the perfect look for the formal, evening affair. Bayles and his groomsmen were fitted in classic tuxedoes adorned with

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white rose and red mokara orchid boutonnieres, respectively. Toni Garner, owner of Toni’s Flowers & Gifts, created bouquets for Williford; Mollie Williford, mother of the bride; and Tracy Bayles the groom’s stepmother, who carried small bouquets of orchids and white roses accented with rhinestones. “These bouquets are amazing works of art,” commented Swaffar. A classical string quintet under the direction of Michael Nicholson entertained guests and provided background for the bridal party and the bride, who was escorted down the aisle by her son, Austin Powell, to enter the chapel. After Bayles and Williford exchanged heart-warming vows and became husband and wife, the reception began with passed hors d’oeuvres and cocktails. An elaborate table filled with cheese and other delicacies was highlighted by a six-foot laser ice sculpture of the couple’s monogram provided by Ice Millennium. The string quintet played Broadway tunes, hits from the Beatles and various hip favorites as the champagne flowed. Long, Garrett and their technicians transformed the chapel into an opulent ballroom for an elegant dinner with additional dramatic lighting for dancing. Emcee Bryan Pennington invited guests into the ballroom for a seated four-course dinner. After the bride and groom cut their cakes from Nibbles by Grandeur Affaires and toasted each other, Oklahoma City’s own STARS Band and entertainer Guy Pryor invited everyone to fill the dance floor.

Special thanks to: performance Stage, ice Millennium, toni’s flowers and Gifts, aBco rentals, donna Swaffar, Greg yoast, Joe Mathis, christi Garrett, robert lupo, chris humphrey photographer, StarS Band,

“The band started playing ‘Celebrate.’ The entire party was on the dance floor. It was so full, so packed,” recalls Williford. “We turned around to see all those people celebrating with us, to see that many people that loved us.” Chic snacks on silver trays were passed to guests to munch on after hours of continuous dancing. Guests were also treated to an elaborate candy station that was definitely a crowd pleaser, and party favors of Belgian chocolates packaged with the couple’s custom monogram were given to parting guests. The couple says the night was exactly what they had envisioned. “The dance floor was never empty, and that was really nice,” says Williford. “Phil created my dream wedding, and he made it happen. He turned my fantasy into reality.” “It was a pleasure working with a bride and groom that understand a production of this scale should not have a budget,” said Long. “At this stage in my career, I only agree to design one wedding per year, so it has to be special. This was a divine experience, and we have already started planning their first anniversary party!” “To dance my first dance with my beautiful wife surrounded by loving friends and family at such a beautiful event and venue was such a fabulous way to start our life together,” says Bayles. The couple departed for a three-week honeymoon in French Polynesia a couple of weeks after their dream wedding.

Brian pennington and kathy of royal limousine, Sarah coonse and the inviting place team, nibbles by Grandeur affaires, doubletree by hilton at warren place and ziegler art & frame.



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The Remains of the Day author Kazuo Ishiguro will receive the 2013 Helmerich Award.

efore becoming one of the most celebrated contemporary fiction authors in the world, Kazuo Ishiguro’s first love was writing songs. “From the age of 15, I was really passionate about composing songs,” says the Japanese-born British novelist, who is the winner of the Tulsa Library Trust’s 2013 Peggy V. Helmerich Distinguished Author Award. “Like a lot of teenage boys, I was a pathetic reader; I never contemplated becoming an author.” In his early 20s, Ishiguro abandoned his boyhood dream to write songs when he was accepted into Malcolm Bradbury’s creative writing program at the University of East Anglia, where he started his first novel, A Pale View of Hills. He says he couldn’t write songs and novels at the same time, so he hung up his songwriter’s hat. (He retrieved it about five years ago when he was asked to write songs for American jazz artist Stacey Kent.) “As the years have gone by, I think that a lot of the way I write fiction was shaped by my early songwriting,” says Ishiguro. “Like in songwriting, the meaning of my novels and short stories tends to fall between the lines. I like that quiet surface.”



Ishiguro’s novels commonly deal with issues of memory, self-deception and codes of etiquette, which lead his characters to re-evaluate their successes or failures. His novels include the 1989 Man Booker Prizewinning The Remains of the Day, which was adapted into an award-winning feature film in 1993 starring Anthony Hopkins and Emma Thompson; An Artist of the Floating World; The Unconsoled; When We Were Orphans; and Never Let Me Go, which was adapted into a feature film in 2010 for which he served as executive producer. His most recent work is Nocturnes: Five Stories of Music and Nightfall. “Each of my books was written in a very different time in my life,” says Ishiguro, when asked if he has a favorite. “For better or worse, each represents me in that time.”



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The Song Remains The Same

Currently, he is finishing a novel that he hopes will be published in 2014. He started it about five to six years ago but briefly stepped away when his wife, Lorna, who is his best sounding board, told him that she thought it was terrible and that he should just drop it. “In fact, she says it was atrocious,” says Ishiguro. “I was a bit naughty, though, and went back to it but kept it a bit ambiguous from her. I’ve reworked it, but it’s the same project without a doubt. I don’t generally like to give away too much before it gets published. But I will tell you that it is set around the year 500 in Great Britain. There’s a mysterious blank in British history once the Roman Empire left and before the Anglo Saxons came. There probably was another race here before the Anglo Saxons arrived; [the Anglo Saxons] might have killed them off. Nobody knows what happened to them. It gives me an amount of freedom to speculate what happened to them. I don’t have any historical interest in this time period; it’s just pragmatic.” Through his career, Ishiguro says this question of setting tends to dominate how his books are read. “If I set a book in Japan or Great Britain, people seem to think it’s about something political or cultural. I am not a historian. There’s a part of me that wants to be liberated from those concerns. There is a certain freedom that comes when you choose a period that people don’t care about. That is why I was drawn to this time period for my new book. I want my story to be read as universal.”


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