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Our pets are members of the family; they also serve to boost the economy with the purchase of high-tech extras and specialty health services. We’ve compiled a list of the state’s pet-friendly hot spots, and some helpful tips for dining, playing and shopping with the big dog in your life.

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Determined to adhere to the old Cowboy Code, two Enid brothers formed Skeleton Creek Productions and turned a love of childhood western matinees of years gone by into movie industry careers. Now in their 60s, these home-grown, good-ole-boys have produced five successful westerns built around catching the bad guys and rescuing those in need.

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Jayme Cox returned to Tulsa after years of living in another state, and built a cottage-style home in Tulsa’s Florence Park neighborhood that suits her tastes and needs for functionality.

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Elegant place settings and a hypnotic ambiance await your arrival at Millicent Brasserie in Broken Arrow. Chef Vincent Tran crafts creative courses, his goal being to make people happy with his food – one night per week. The evening is tied together with Tran’s 72hour wine sauce and a red rose for the ladies.

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Highly acclaimed, yet highly controversial musical, The Book of Mormon debuts at Tulsa’s Performing Arts Center this month. Don’t miss this winner of nine Tony Awards, despite it being described as “the filthiest, most offensive thing on Broadway.” Please remember to bring along a crude sense of humor.

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As an ear, nose and throat specialist for children and adults, Owasso-native Dr. Steven Dyer says he wanted to come back to the area where he grew up to practice medicine. “Oklahomans are great people and I feel like I’m taking care of my neighbors,” he said. Dr. Dyer and his colleagues care for conditions that range from tonsillectomies and ear tubes to complex head and neck conditions, and he fully understands that no procedure is ever considered “routine” for anxious parents. “We always discuss treatment options with families so we can make decisions together,” he said. “And because we are a part of Saint Francis, patients in this community can feel really good about the quality of care we provide.” For more information or to find a Warren Clinic primary care physician, specialist or urgent care location, please visit warrenclinic.com or call 918-488-6688.

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hrough most of my life, I’ve had dogs. My first was Sadie, a black lab and chow mix. She stood guard over my childhood home in rural Oklahoma. She was an imposing dog, but as with most large breeds, her bark was much worst than her bite. After Sadie passed, there came Cheyenne and Ruby. Then, as a companion in college, I adopted Francisco, a black chihuahua, from the Pets and People animal shelter in Yukon. He was a great friend and good study buddy. Today, there are three dogs in my home, and all came to me serendipitously. Theo, a miniature schnauzer, was a rescue; Eliot, a miniature schnauzer and terrier mix, was adopted from Zoi’s Animal Rescue; Charlie, my sweet King Charles cavalier spaniel, was also an unclaimed stray. I love these three pups – each with his own personality – more and more every day. My life would not be as rich or fulfilling without their cuddles, licks and affection. Pets – and not just dogs – are becoming more integral to our everyday lives. According to the ASPCA, 47 percent of households

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in America have pets. That’s a lot of dogs, cats, horses, lizards – you name it. In “The Pet Life” (p. 50), we explore some of the challenges, as well as benefits, of owning a pet. We offer tips, tricks and pointers THEY RULE THE ROOST: CHARLIE, THEO AND ELIOT, MY THREE BEST DUDES. for everything from alternative pet therapies to how to get the perfect picture of your bargain. For this feature, we made the max pet. We also meet everyday pet owners and find out about their cherished members of the dollar amount $15; while that may not seem cheap to some (and that term is relative), we family. For most pets, life is charmed. Sadly, there believe it represents a benchmark of value versus quality. And if you have a suggestion are millions of animals in shelters across the for fellow readers on great places to go for nation. If you are thinking of acquiring a pet the cheap, let them hear about it at Facebook. for yourself or your family, please consider com/okmag or on Twitter at @Oklahomaadopting as a first avenue. Mag. Also in this issue: We love to eat, and Oklahoma’s stellar restaurants, cafes, taquerias and delis make it easy to fill up on Jami Mattox a hearty meal. In “Cheap Eats,” (p. 40), we Managing Editor discuss 89 places to go for great meals for a


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It is officially holiday season, and whether you are cooking your Thanksgiving meal at home or visiting friends and family, be prepared with the most delicious holiday treat from Oklahoma Magazine’s own Jill Meredith. Jill takes over the kitchen at Williams Sonoma to give readers a quick video lesson on how to bake a mouth-watering dessert. Watch our web-exclusive cooking lesson at okmag.com to learn how to be the star at the Thanksgiving table.

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ALL THINGS OKLAHOMA

One Last Ride

Two Enid brothers turned a love of westerns into careers in the movie industry.

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anyon Trail may be the last film from brothers Rick and Larry Simpson, now deep into their 60s. If it is, Oklahoma will lose a component of the state’s home-grown film industry that has produced five westerns, each of which has shown a profit. With no background in film or acting training, the two Enid brothers have scripted, filmed and marketed The Trail to Abilene, Guns Along The Bravo, Showdown at Devil’s Butte, Curse of the Sacred Mountain and Cactus Creek from 1999 to 2009. The westerns follow the adventures of Stormy Lane (Rick), Texas Clapsaddle (Larry) and Cimarron Simmons (trick rope artist Tom Ward) as they dispatch bad guys and rescue those in need. The past several months they have been working on the latest western, Canyon Trail, filming scenes in Enid, Okla., Wichita, Kan., La Junta, Colo., and Chama, N.M. The Enid scenes are interiors shot in what had been the Simpsons’ western wear store, now partially a museum, and partially a film set. “The hardest part for us now is scheduling when you’re dealing with people with real jobs,” says 69-year-old Larry Simpson. “Plus, we have to fight the weather. Two weather days forced us to cancel some of the shoots we were trying to do in Wichita.” Canyon Trail has 70 speaking roles, along with 150 extras, as well as livestock. It includes the use of the historical Bent’s Fort and the steam locomotive belonging to the Cumbres and Toltec Railroad out of New Mexico. The film also has Gunsmoke’s Buck Taylor, country singer R.W. Hamptom, Bryanna Holt (daughter of veteran actor Tim Holt), Wyatt McCrea (grandson of film star Joel

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McCrea) and World Champion National Cowboy Mounted Shooter Kenda Lenseigne. “They’re going to put a second car on the train for us,” says 64-year-old Rick, with a smile while speaking of filming on the Cumbres and Toltec Railroad. Having formed Skeleton Creek Productions – named for a creek on the east side of Enid by their homes – the brothers built their westerns around the Saturday matinee serial westerns of their childhood. “In the old movies, you were either a good guy or a bad guy,” says Rick, who resembles Tom Mix once he is outfitted in movie garb. “Today, there are no heroes for kids to look up to who won’t let them down. In those old movies, men never swore, they always pro-

tected the kids and the womenfolk and drank sarsaparilla.” Rick says their westerns have enjoyed surprising success because people want to go back to right versus wrong. It is the determination to adhere to the old Cowboy Code throughout five movies that has drawn actors, the loan of livestock, offers of locations and volunteers doing everything from serving as extras to working construction for the set building. “I jumped at the chance to work on their movies because it reminds me of my time on Gunsmoke,” says Buck Taylor. The films have all made money, and the time it takes for each to clear a profit has shortened with each production. NOVEMBER 2015 | WWW.OKMAG.COM

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The State A STILL FROM THE MOVIE CACTUS CREEK, STARRING THE SIMPSON BROTHERS AND TOM WARD.

“Publicity is a big deal as you are filming,” Rick says. “As for filming, we’ve learned to shoot less expensively.” The brothers marketed their first two films through ads in the back of catalogs, out of their Enid store and out of western outfitter retail stores. Years would go by before a profit was realized. Then in 2003, they marketed their third film, Showdown at Devil’s Butte, in eastern Europe. American cowboy movies are very popular in Poland. Sales skyrocketed. Their love for the West and for westerns came from their father, K.P. Simpson. K.P. had been bitten by the acting bug years before the brothers were born. Their father even traveled to Hollywood, sneaking onto film lots. Back in Enid, to advertise their western wear store, K.P. wrote and filmed a series of comical TV ads featuring him as an old prospector looking for a good pair of jeans. They became the talk of the town. K.P. decided he would take a shot at a real television program. People shopping in their store could hear the clacking of typewriter keys from the second floor office as K.P. hammered out research notes and short scripts. He then badgered NBC’s Unsolved Mysteries to give them a read. Executives of the program finally decided to film the episodes K.P. had researched. For payment, the elder Simpson asked for bit roles for himself and work on the set for his sons. K.P. was the one who brought to the public the mysterious construction of the spiral staircase in Santa Fe, the possibility that Billy the Kid had lived on as Texas’ Brushy Bill, and the kidnapping of 4-year-old Joan Croft during the 1947 Woodward tornado. For payment, K.P. would play the carpenter building the staircase, or Brushy Bill, or the doctor in the Woodward tornado episode.

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The Simpson brothers were gophers on the set, hammering props, fetching coffee and bringing in snacks for the crew – all the time watching and listening. Their disgust in what had happened to the western led them to make their first film on a shoestring budget using volunteers. It was called The Trail to Abilene. Once done, they came across the same problem other independent film makers have: Now that you made it, what are you going to do with it? In 1999, Hollywood was running away from the western as fast as it could. The only outlet the brothers could find for their project was in selling DVDs out of their father’s store. Rick took out ads in western magazines to sell the film. Two years later, sales finally covered the cost of production. Most people would have thrown their hands up in exasperation, but not the Simpsons. They typed out a script for their second western, Guns Along the Bravo. They spread the word throughout northwest Oklahoma that they were looking for volunteers for their western but they couldn’t pay. “The response was phenomenal,” says Larry. Within a few short weeks, they had their cast, prop men and locations. The

film turned a profit, this time in 18 months rather than the 24 months the first film took. “The summers in Oklahoma were so hot, we had to wait for things to cool down before we could film, and that’s hard when you’re dealing with cast members who have other commitments,” he continues. The brothers were ready to sink some serious money into their next film, Showdown at Devil’s Butte. Cast was paid this time, as were the technical support and location set ups. And this third western was marketed for the first time in Europe. Devil’s Butte got Hollywood’s attention. Old-time television actors called the brothers to ask about their next project. Buck Taylor and Laredo’s Peter Brown flew to Oklahoma to act in the next production. The movie also created the Stormy Lane Fan Club. “We had some grandparents visiting our store one day purchasing Devil’s Butte, and they suggest we ought to start a fan club,” Rick says. Now made up of children between the ages of 3 and 9, the fan club has more than 2,300 members in 37 states. For a $6 annual fee, children receive a certificate, a fake bullet or arrowhead and a copy of the Code of the West to live by. “We had one member who was 93 years old,” Simpson says. Canyon Trail is set to premiere in Enid Nov. 9. MIKE COPPOCK WARD AND RICK AND LARRY SIMPSON HAVE SENT OUT THOUSANDS OF PROMOTIONAL PICTURES FOR THEIR FIVE WESTERN FILMS.


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HAPPENING

SIT AND STAND

Most of us have heard the dangers of sitting too much. But scientists are now working to figure out a formula to keep the dangers at bay with a mix of sitting, standing and stretching. A study published in September’s American Journal of Preventive Medicine showed that even the small movement of fidgeting could be enough to counteract some of sitting’s harmful effects. Alan Hedge, a professor of ergonomics at Cornell University, recommends that for every half-hour spent sitting at an office, workers should sit for 20 minutes, stand for eight minutes and move around and/or stretch for two minutes. The case for stand-up desks and treadmill desks is as strong as ever. Companies like Varidesk and UpDesk offer workstations that can go from sitting to standing heights for desk workers who are eager to shake it up.

CLEAN WATER SOONER

While parts of the country are still facing extreme drought, some Oklahomans are taking help from the Environmental Protection Agency to help clean up the water supply in the state. The Oklahoma Water Resources Board recently received a grant of more than $11 million to fund clean-water projects; the money will be used to provide low-interest, flexible loans to communities to help them improve water quality and infrastructure.

SCULPTING EDUCATION

Casady School in Oklahoma City recently received an anonymous gift of art. Renowned Spanish artist and sculptor Jaume Plensa’s work, Marrakech’s Soul, was placed near the campus’s Founders’ Garden of the Chapel of St. Edward the Confessor. Nathan L. Sheldon, Head of Casady School, says the work is very important to Casady’s belief in the importance of providing exceptional education for students. “Oklahoma City continues to receive national attention for its strong growth. … This world-class sculpture fits perfectly with our city’s aspirations and visions for future growth,” he says. Among Plensa’s other notable works are The Crown Fountain, located in Chicago’s Millennium Park, and an installation on the campus of MIT.

A FEMALE FIRST

Nov. 2, 2010 was an historic date in Oklahoma history. It was the day that two women – one a Democrat, the other a Republican – went head-to-head in an election that decided who would move into the governor’s mansion. Republican U.S. Rep. Mary Fallin defeated Lt. Gov. Jari Askins, a Democrat, in the election. Though it was a big win for the Republican Party in the state, it also served as a victory for women’s equality.

FROM BIG TO SMALL SCREEN

AN APPLE

A DAY WINS

Apples account for 18.9 percent of fruit consumption by those ages 2 to 19, according to the journal Pediatrics, making it tops in this age range. Coming in second, citrus juice, like orange and grapefruit, accounts for 14.3 percent, followed by apple juice and grape juice. Bananas, the most popular fruit in America when taking into account all ages, make up 6.8 percent of children’s intake. Researchers in the study point out that eating whole fruits is more beneficial than drinking fruit juices, as the whole fruit provides valuable nutrients like fiber that juice doesn’t contain.

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Tulsa native Amber Valletta is staying true to her hometown roots as a co-star in Blood & Oil. The model-turned-actress portrays Carla Briggs, a socialite and wife of Hap Briggs, an oil tycoon who made his fortune in the Bakken Shale in North Dakota, portrayed by Don Johnson. Carla certainly holds her own against Hap, and she proves a valuable asset when it comes to closing business deals. The show portrays the rough-and-tumble life in Rock Springs, a fictional boomtown in North Dakota. Blood & Oil, which airs on ABC on Sunday evenings, has drawn comparisons to classic ‘80s primetime soap operas like Dallas. We will gladly watch any show that allows Valletta to show off her acting chops and wear glamorous outfits.


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The State

CULTURE

The Wahzhazhe Way A unique, contemporary ballet tells the history of the Osage Tribe

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ahzhazhe, is a contemporary ballet that brings together the unique and diverse qualities of Oklahoma history and the culture of the Wahzhazhe people, now called Osage, says Randy Tinker Smith, Osage

Ballet director. “We produced this ballet as a way of telling our story with the vision of taking a video of it to children in other tribes around the country,” says Smith. “Our hope was that it would help inspire them to rise up to their artistic endeavors.” The Osage are a Midwestern American Indian Siouan-speaking tribe who originated in the Ohio River Valley of present-day Kentucky, but in the 19th century they were forced to move from their homeland to land that is now in Oklahoma. The ballet was inspired by all the Osage endured during that time. “I heard some music by Lou Brock called ‘The Journey’ that tells the story of our people’s move from our original lands in Missouri, Arkansas and Kansas,” says Smith. “I thought that it would be a great ballet.” More than 50 Osage elders granted permission to go forward. Smith says it took about a year to write the ballet storyline. “During that timeframe, we also had to raise money, make drops and costumes, and Dr. Joseph Rivers from [The University of Tulsa’s] film department was brought in to write additional music and arrange all of the music. I coordinated all of the above,” says Smith. It was also during this time that Smith’s daughter, Jenna, became interested in the project. “Jenna listened to me talk about the storyline for a year,” says Smith. Jenna, a ballerina herself, had previously attended the North Carolina School of the Arts. “So it was natural that she began picturing the choreography,” says Smith. The original plan was for Roman Jasinski, director of Tulsa’s Jasinski Academy and son of Tulsa Ballet’s founders, Roman Jasinski and Moscelyn Larkin, to choreograph the

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ballet. “In hindsight we saw that it had to be choreographed by an Osage to really make an impact,” says Smith. “Roman helped advise us throughout the whole production.” The ballet premiered in 2012 in Tulsa and Bartlesville, and ever since has been well received throughout Oklahoma and the U.S. The group performed in October for Pope Francis during his U.S. tour at the Festival of Families in Philadelphia, and at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, D.C. To date, Wahzhazhe is the only ballet the group has performed. It is a large performance that includes a cast and crew of more than 50 people. “We will perform at the Lensic Theater in Santa Fe in August 2016, and thereafter, we hope to perform in Santa Fe yearly,” says Smith. “We have kept most of the same cast, but for Santa Fe we will be holding auditions in January 2016.” The ballet provides an opportunity for young people to become involved in the creation of an artistic performance that honors a people’s history and cultural traditions. “It is a story that has a great amount of joy along with sorrow,” says Smith. When the Osage Ballet first performed the piece she said she did not know what to expect. “People who admittedly do not like ballet said they were pulled into the story and enjoyed it,” says Smith. “Non-native people were so happy to learn about our history. Natives from many different tribes THE OSAGE BALwept as they recognized things that their LET PERFORMS AT THE FESTIVAL tribes had gone through.” OF FAMILIES IN Smith says the favorite scene for most PHILADELPHIA PHOTOS BY CINDY people is, “We Walk in Two Worlds.” This PICKERING. last act in the ballet shows a surviving people who have learned to walk in two worlds; they continue to hang onto the threads of their culture while their daily lives force them into a society that is not their own. Prominently featured on stage is an Osage man with a long braid, dressed in a suit and tie, carrying a briefcase. “Suddenly he hears the drum and begins Indian dancing across the stage,” says Smith. “The sun sets. The Osage way will continue. It is something that I don’t think most people understand. We live in a European society, but we are still Osage and have a different culture and traditions. I see it as a different cadence. Then we get thrown into the society around us that moves so fast. It is a challenge to straddle both worlds.” SHARON MCBRIDE


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OKLAHOMA CITY UNIVERISTY WRESTLER EMILY WEBSTER (TOP) GRAPPLES WITH AN OPPONENT DURING THE 2013-2014 SEASON.

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Grappling With The Future

The most decorated women’s wrestler in Oklahoma university history takes a bow as she focuses on her future career.

klahoma City University wrestling phenom Emily Webster has retired her singlet, for now. The 4-foot, 9-inch, 100-pound former OCU wrestler took home four consecutive national titles in wrestling during her college career, the last in 2015. With a fierce determination both on the mat and in her chemistry classes, Webster was an instant standout. Webster began wrestling in middle school; basketball practice had been scheduled too early. Although her dad, a former wrestler, was skeptical of his daughter’s choice of sport, that quickly changed once he saw her on the mat. In spite of her small stature, there was no denying her power for taking down competitors. As the first collegiate women’s wrestling program in the state, OCU had seen a multitude of standouts: national and world team members, Olympic trial qualifiers and even national titleholders. None of them were quite like Webster. It made for a wonderful match: Webster, with her four national titles and 1180 career, became the second OCU athlete to grace the pages of Sports Illustrated. But now, she’s switching gears. The former star worked through the summer as an intern at a bakery in Wisconsin – a far cry from the wrestling mat. Even before

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tearing her ACL in her last season, Webster had decided on foregoing training for the Olympics. As a “firm believer that all good things must come to an end,” she says, Webster intends to spend time cultivating her other interests. “Baking and brewing [beer] are two of my hobbies that I didn’t really have time for,” Webster says. Known throughout her wrestling career for her drive and determination, Webster has a habit of setting lofty goals and achieving them. Her dad would find her awake at early hours of the morning during high school, working out before practice: 200 pull-ups, 500 push-ups and 700 sit-ups. With that level of dedication, it isn’t a stretch to imagine Webster opening her own bakery or brewery soon. While an internship at a bakery may seem like an extreme change of pace, Webster insists it wasn’t as random as it may have seemed. From experimenting with healthier baking without losing flavor to flavored wheat beers, crafting experiments seem to be a theme for Webster. Despite the dramatic change of pace, Webster isn’t quite finished with wrestling. In 2014, she helped coach the Fargo team, Missouri’s national women’s wrestling team. “Seeing all the pictures and memories pop up on Facebook,” she says. “It’s really bit-

tersweet. I hope to return next year.” Coaching is high on the list, although the former star hasn’t completely ruled out competing again. It’s now been five months without wrestling, after 10 years of competing without breaks. “Two weeks post-surgery, I was working out,” Webster says. “Running always kept my stress in check during wrestling season, and I’ve stuck with that.” She ran her first [post-surgery] 5k in late July and hasn’t ruled out more races in her future. In fact, nothing seems to be out of the question for Webster. “My entire life had been planned around wrestling,” she says. “I don’t know what’s next. It’s scary and freeing, kind of worrying. But mostly I’m looking forward to what’s next.” After spending a summer in Wisconsin, Webster returned to Missouri to live with her family. While she plans on looking for a career at a chemistry lab, she is keeping her options open. It would seem the 22-year-old wrestling superstar is still victim to the typical experience of post-grads: the great unknown. Instead of worrying too much, however, Webster has been busy making plans. Whether that’s graduate school or opening her own bakery, it isn’t likely Oklahoma will be seeing the wrestler anytime soon. KARA STEWART


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The State THE INSIDER

The Student Section

Northeastern State University students release a new album with the help of their leader, Dr. Tommy Poole.

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ccording to Dr. Tommy Poole, noted saxophonist and former director of jazz studies at Northeastern State University in Tahlequah, a new NSU Jazz’Tet disc called Out Front is noteworthy for a couple of reasons. “One, this is the first small-group jazz CD that the NSU jazz program has ever released,” he says. “There have been seven since Hour of the Pearl in 2005, but they were all done by the NSU Jazz Ensemble, the big band, and they all featured a guest artist from the jazz world. Besides being the first time we’ve recorded a jazz combo, as opposed to the full-on big band, this is also the first CD where we haven’t flown in some big-name jazz artist. To me, that speaks to the level these students are on, that it’s still a very strong CD, even without a marquee artist. We’ve been getting some nice reviews.” Indeed they have, including a very positive piece by Jack Bowers on the influential website Allaboutjazz.com. He calls the NSU Jazz’Tet “a bright and well-rehearsed group

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whose proficiency belies its undergraduate status” and the disc “a conclusive pleasure to hear.” What makes praise like that even more impressive is that, except for one tune penned by jazz legend Billy Strayhorn, all the cuts on Out Front were written by Poole or one of the other six members of the group: tenor saxophonist Joe Barger, trumpet and flugelhorn player Austin Stunkard, guitarist Nick Meena, pianist Hiroki Ohsawa, bassist Matt Butler and drummer Katy Peacock. “I wasn’t around for several of the CDs that were done [by NSU] in the past, but it’s my understanding that the previous discs largely featured the original compositions of the guest artists who were brought in,” says Poole. “For this one, all the material was composed by the students [and Poole himself].” “The way it worked was, on a break between semesters I wrote some songs especially for that combo – ‘Calle Fortaleza’ [the name of a famous street in San Juan, Puerto Rico], ‘Out Front’ and ‘Simple Song’ – and

brought them in. The group sounded good on them. Then Joe Barger came in with his own song and said, ‘I’m working on another one, too.’ Austin said, ‘I’ve got one.’ Matt Butler said, ‘I’ve got one,’ and Hiroki said, ‘I’ve got a couple.’ I could see that we had seven to 10 tracks [of original material], so I said, ‘Why don’t we just make a CD out of all this?’” Which prompts a personal observation: As someone who’s written a few songs through the years, along with seeing and hearing my share of jazz, both live and recorded, I’ve long wondered how someone actually writes a jazz tune, especially one with no lyrics. In jazz, so much improvisation is involved in presenting a song that it seems little actual writing would be necessary. Luckily, we have someone like Poole to explain the process he and his students – and by inference, all jazz composers – go through. “I don’t think writing for jazz is a whole lot different from writing, say, a pop song – not that I’ve written any pop songs,” he says. “But I’d say it’s similar to that, where you’re thinking of a main melody and what chords would make it sound good. Some people will write the chords first, and then come up with a melody that fits those chords. Some people will hear a melody first, and then they’ll put chords in that match it. Not everyone who writes jazz follows my philosophy, but I prefer when writing my tunes to write chords I can imagine someone having fun improvising on. After I write the chords and the melody, then I’ll have to think about whether to adjust the chords to make them fun to improvise over in the improvisational sections. Sometimes I leave the chords exactly the same for both the melody and the improvising, as was the case with ‘Calle Fortaleza.’ But for ‘Out Front,’ I made some slight adjustments for the improvising sections.” “So first you play the melody, and the chords are going on underneath, along with the rhythm and the drum groove and all of that stuff,” he adds. “And then, typically in jazz – it’s not always this way, but it’s most often this way – after the melody goes all the way through, you’ll go into the improvised solo, where someone improvises a new melody over the song. So the chords stay basically the same, but now whoever’s taking the solo has the freedom to make up her or his new melodies over those already established, fixed chords.” Of course, music in lots of other genres, from western-swing to pop, also feature solos that don’t necessarily adhere to the melody. But, Poole notes, jazz is a little different:


“I think one of the most important things little tired – I think it was that says, ‘This is jazz, not pop,’ is the perthe second day, when we centage of improvised material. How long did Hiroki’s tunes, ‘Fois the solo section? If it’s short, I wouldn’t rastero’ and ‘3 2 Waltz.’ I had to go get Katy a consider it jazz, even if it’s in a jazz style. candy bar,” he adds with For it to be real jazz, I think there should be a high percentage of improvisation. It’s a chuckle, “and I think I bought Matt something, every jazz critic’s or jazz listener’s or jazz lover’s own decision.” too, over at the local In addition to creating good opportunities Love’s convenience store across the street from the for plenty of improvised solos, the smallgroup framework of the NSU Jazz’Tet alJazz Lab.” “But you know, that lowed for a lot of musical brainstorming was a special group. once the seven members began rehearsing the tunes for the disc. After we were done recording it, I was sitting in “We were all chiming in with ideas,” recalls Poole. “Like, ‘Hey, what if we did the booth mixing the CD and I said, ‘Man, I can’t the bridge reggae?’ or ‘What if we did believe I’m listening to this funky?’ Originally, I don’t think [the Stunkard] composition ‘Blues for Roddy’ undergrads from little old Tahlequah.’ It just blows me away what these students are able was a funk number. I think it was a swing to accomplish.” number.” Once they’d worked up all the songs, the Poole has since moved to a similar position at Oklahoma State University, but his musicians entered the studio at NSU’s Jazz Lab and began cutting tracks for what would successor, saxophonist-flutist Dr. Clark Gibbecome Out Front. son, has similarly good words for the disc and its creators. “We did it three different days, just to “We have some talented kids here at NSU, make it comfortable,” he says. “There was Mag the Ad students 10-6-15.ai 10/9/15 10:35 andAMthey did a fantastic job,” says Gibson. one day OK when were1 feeling a

“We’re scheduling a CD release party for November at the Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame.” The date for the CD release party is scheduled for Sunday, Nov. 1 at 5 p.m. For more information, go to www.okjazz.org. Out Front is also available for purchase at cdbaby.com. All proceeds from the sale of the disc benefit the NSU Jazz Studies Program. JOHN WOOLEY

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

Two Artists, Same Passion

Jim Terrell and Steven Rosser were once student and teacher, but years have transformed the innovative artists into colleagues and friends.

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ARTISTS JIM TERRELL AND STEVEN ROSSER SHARE STUDIO SPACE IN MIDTOWN TULSA. THE TWO BEGAN THEIR 40-YEAR COLLABORATIVE RELATIONSHIP AS TEACHER AND STUDENT.

t isn’t often that the path of a teacher and a student wind through each other’s careers PHOTO BY BRANDON SCOTT. for more than four decades. Yet, that is precisely how two Tulsa artists – Jim Terrell to follow that path.” and Steven Rosser – now happen to be sharing studio space Fast forward to 1973: Terrell was hired as the art instructor at at La Maison. The building at 11th and Utica is as well-known for its Southwestern Oklahoma State University in Weatherford. Among crystal chandeliers on the ground floor as it is for the artists who call Terrell’s students was 19-year-old Rosser, who was determined to be the upstairs studios their creative home. an artist. The childhoods of these two artists were marked by early brushes While a senior at SWOSU, Rosser decided to attend graduate with art, each different in its own way. school. Terrell endorsed the idea by taking Rosser to The University Terrell grew up in Tulsa and Muskogee, the son of a printing techof Tulsa, where Terrell had received his master’s degree in art. They nician for the Muskogee Daily Phoenix and the Tulsa World. Rosser toured the art department, and Terrell introduced Rosser to Brad was raised on a cattle ranch near Weatherford. Place, then TU’s art faculty chairman. “Art was always part of my growing-up years,” Terrell recalls. Rosser graduated from TU and returned to Weatherford to work “I used to go with my dad to Howard Collins’ studio inside the Ritz in his family’s ranching business and continue painting. During that Theater in Muskogee to see his work. Collins, also known as Ducie Blue Buzzard, was the art designer for the Bully Good Saddle Store. I time, Terrell provided exhibition space in Southwestern’s gallery for Rosser’s art. was fascinated watching him draw and paint.” “In 1985, I began exhibiting my work in galleries around the counTerrell’s interest in art was piqued even more by his Tulsa McLain try,” Rosser recalls. “I stayed in touch with Mr. Terrell as I navigated High School art teacher Gerald Graham. my way through the art world. Several times, he made the trip to “When I was a senior, Mr. Graham indulged my interest in art,” Santa Fe to attend openings for exhibitions of my work.” says Terrell. “He was the art teacher and yearbook sponsor, and I worked as a lab assistant for him one class period each day.” Santa Fe was an incredible setting for Rosser’s highly visual, colorful As a child, Rosser recalls being given a box of Crayolas in an art. As his art influence and collectors grew, his work appeared in books empty Dutch Masters cigar box as a toy. and magazines, on posters and album covers, greeting cards and apparel. “All I knew about painting was what they did to a fence and watchTerrell continued to focus on teaching art, adding to his portfoing my grandmother draw horses’ heads,” Rosser says. “But I knew lio exhibitions and art-related experiences in Oklahoma, Texas and that Rembrandt painting on the cigar box lid wasn’t a photograph. Arkansas. During that time, teaching logically took precedence over Didn’t Picasso say all children are artists? I knew by age 3 I wanted creating his own art.

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The two lost touch, but they never forgot each other. And Rosser never lost his desire to teach in a creative university environment. In 1990, Terrell invited Rosser to join Southwestern’s teaching faculty. It was a pivotal, life-changing phone call. Rosser was on faculty for three years, maintaining his studio work, gallery commissions and relationships with prestigious national galleries. For several years, Rosser was one of Absolut Vodka’s national artists, as was the contemporary and controversial art icon Andy Warhol. Eventually, Rosser returned to TU for another degree, a Master of Fine Arts in printmaking. Terrell and Rosser lost contact again in 2002 when Terrell became chairman of the art, music and theater department at Northeastern State University in Tahlequah. He retired in 2013, and he and his wife, Jo Ann, moved to Tulsa. He and Rosser might never have reconnected, had Terrell not been looking for studio space at La Maison, where Rosser had been painting since 2008. “It’s rare that La Maison would have an opening,” Terrell notes. “But being here in this space, I’ve done more painting in the past two years than I ever have. I’m enjoying the luxury of time to just paint for myself.” Their studios are just a few steps away from each other. But their painting styles and techniques are vastly different. “My art is intuitive, controlled, contrived,” Terrell says. “I read a lot and draw from life and politics for inspiration. I look for odd things – nothing grand – crows on a fence post, an old Cheyenne shaman or owls, a recurring motif. My art is less thematic than Steve’s.” Rosser calls his art “staged.” “My art is complex and has a strong narrative drive, like a Tolstoy novel. My art is like a gift I give to the viewer to unwrap and find a meaning. The drama in a painting is what motivates me,” he says. He is best known for his painting series featuring brilliant colors, tinged with gold leaf, beautiful women and subtle touches of humor or irony. Viewers looking closely will find whimsy and a bit of neosurrealism. Rosser and Terrell both agree being a professional artist is challenging and requires intense dedication, the will to follow your own path and not be influenced by fleeting trends or changing values in the national art market. “For the first time, I’m working from a studio not in my home and producing more art than I have in years,” says Terrell. Forty-plus years after their first meeting, “I think I speak for both of us when I say it’s been really good for us to be at La Maison,” adds Rosser. “Throughout my life, Mr. Terrell has been a teacher, mentor, colleague, friend and now studio neighbor. It is so wonderful to have a person who has had such a significant role in my life be just down the hall.” M.J. VAN DEVENTER

GUIDE

TURKEY 5 WAYS

As we trade in our goblins for gobblers, we seek new, innovative ways to fix everybody’s favorite holiday bird. No matter how it’s prepared, it should be moist, juicy and full of flavor.

Brine

No matter which cooking method you ultimately choose, consider brining the bird first. Do this by dissolving a cup of kosher salt in a gallon of warm water. Place the turkey in a large bucket and pour a gallon of ice cold water over it. Pour the warm salt water over that and then fill the rest of the way with ice water. Use a plate or other heavy object to help fully submerge the turkey. Refrigerate for 24 hours. When ready to cook, discard the water and pat dry. Season inside of turkey with salt, pepper and any desired herbs. Brush outside with oil and then season with more salt, pepper and herbs. Cook turkey, breast side up, using any of the following methods.

Roast

Roasting provides mouthwatering results with little effort. Once the turkey is rinsed, patted dry and rubbed with vegetable oil and seasoned, it is ready for the oven. Start at 425 degrees until the skin begins to brown and then drop the temperature to 350 until the turkey reaches an internal temperature of 165 degrees.

Stuff

Stuffing the turkey has some hazards. Since the stuffing also has to reach 165 degrees, the meat, especially the breasts, could be dry before the stuffing is safe to eat. For best results, prepare the stuffing separately.

Deep-fry

Over the years, deep frying the bird has become a popular Thanksgiving Day ritual. While it can yield tasty results, extreme caution should be taken to make sure that the day is memorable because of the delicious bird and not because of the horrendous fire that occurred while frying it. If you do decide to fry the bird, use a turkey fryer or large stock pot. Preheat peanut oil to 350 degrees and then very carefully submerge the bird. Fry for three minutes per pound.

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Weather permitting, that old bird can even go on the smoker or the grill. Smoking is a less extreme way to prepare the turkey and produces moist meat and deep, smoky flavor. To do this, soak four cups of wood chips in water for 30 minutes. Drain them and place directly over the coals and cover with a wire rack. Place seasoned turkey on a sheet pan and place over prepared wood chips. Preheat smoker to 250-300 degrees and allow about 20 minutes per pound. Similarly, grill the turkey over indirect, medium-high heat for 2-3 hours until turkey reaches 165 degrees. – Jill Meredith


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LEFT: THE TURQUOISE DOOR ON THIS HOME GIVES AN IDEA OF THE FUN DESIGN AWAITING INSIDE. THE INDUSTRIAL FEEL OF THE HOME, PUNCTUATED BY STAINED CONCRETE FLOORS AND 10-FOOT CEILINGS, IS SOFTENED WITH EYELASH WINDOWS AND UNIQUE FURNISHINGS AND DECOR

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A Tulsa native builds a new home in an established neighborhood.

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an a contemporary brick home in an established neighborhood blend in well with its traditional neighbors? For Tulsa native Jayme Cox, the answer had to be “Yes.” When she moved back to her hometown after living in Houston for a decade, Cox knew she wanted to build a home in Florence Park, where several long-time friends resided. One-story brick cottages, many built in the 1940s and 1950s, define the neighborhood. It’s a quiet, tree-lined area, and the homes have English character, quite a change from the sleek, two-story home Cox and her architect, Greg Helms, envisioned. The turquoise entry door, at the side of the home, is the first clue it has a distinctive personality. The eight-foot-high eyelash windows, sans draperies, are another indication Cox likes departing from tradition. It’s also surprising the upstairs level is hidden from the street.

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Walk up the side ramp to the front door, step inside and marvel at the surprising interior, which has industrial character, minus the coldness sometimes associated with that style. Cox planned it that way. To her, the narrow, 50-by-150-foot lot was perfect for the unusual cottage she and Helms smartly designed. The 2,600-square-foot features stained concrete floors, 10-feet-high ceilings and oversized interior doors. The stairway leading to two upstairs bedrooms, a bath and sitting area have industrial railings. Cox says the Roppe rubber stair treads that resemble airport flooring will outlast her. “I wanted my home to look like a gallery,” she notes, pointing to an abundance of brilliantly colored, eclectic art. Some of the art is by her daughter, Cat Cox, a Tulsa teacher, chef and artist. “I wanted to have more room for art, so the windows were placed high for privacy and left uncovered,” Cox says. There is a floor-to-ceiling, draped window on the front of the house where Cox’s rescue dog, Gracie, reigns on her wicker throne. Interior kitchen and master suite windows are also also draped, and the latter open onto the patio. The downstairs includes the open living and kitchen areas and a hallway/dining nook. Under the stairway, a buffet serves dinner guests or becomes an office. The master suite, laundry, guest bath and garage are on the downstairs level. Adjacent to the kitchen, hall and master suite is a roofed patio, accessed through floor-to-ceiling glass doors. The patio faces the driveway and provides shelter from the weather, giving Cox another venue for casual entertaining. “I love to cook,” Cox notes, and says the kitchen was designed for efficient and easy upkeep. The butcher block counter doubles as a workspace and informal dining area. Cox loves shopping at estate sales, antique shops and flea markets. Each unusual find has a history, or “birthright,” she enjoys sharing with guests. What Cox has created is a comfortable retreat where she can relax, read or entertain when she’s away from her work as CEO of the Oklahoma Center for Community & Justice. “I had remodeled a lot of houses, but I had never built one,” she says. “I designed the house so I could live downstairs. I used everything I learned from those other experiences, on this house. The upstairs catwalk is my favorite area of the house.” From there, Cox can survey almost every area of her house and revel in its creation and colorful design. M.J. VAN DEVENTER

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FROM TOP: COX LOVES TO COOK, SO THE KITCHEN WAS DESIGNED FOR EFFICIENCY. THE BUTCHERBLOCK COUNTERTOP DOUBLES AS A WORK SPACE AND INFORMAL DINING AREA. THE MASTER SUITE IS LOCATED ON THE FIRST FLOOR OF THE 2,600-SQUAREFOOT HOME. COX BUILT THE HOME WITH HER EXTENSIVE ART COLLECTION IN MIND. WINDOWS WERE PLACED HIGH TO ALLOW MORE ROOM FOR ARTWORK TO HANG.


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DAVID DONAHUE TUXEDO SHIRT, $145; JONATHAN WATCHEL STUD SET, $200, TRAVERS MAHAN.

CARROT AND GIBBS BOWTIE, $75, TRAVERS MAHAN.

DAVID YURMAN STERLING SILVER PIETERSITE CLASSIC CUFFLINKS, $550, BRUCE G. WEBER PRECIOUS JEWELS.

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The latest James Bond movie, Spectre, hits theaters this month. Capture 007’s spirit by sporting fashions that exude his impeccable style, complete with tuxedo, shades and a martini, shaken, not stirred. SAMUELSOHN TUXEDO, $1,450, TRAVERS MAHAN.

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COL. ICHABOD CONK SHAVING BRUSH, $35, THE GADGET COMPANY.

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BLOSSOMS OF LIGHT, DENVER, COLO. PHOTO COURTESY DENVER BOTANIC GARDENS.

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Lights Up

November is the perfect time of year to glimpse the beginnings of holiday cheer.

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oliday light displays are a big draw this time of year. Businesses, organizations and individuals all put up their brightest for the upcoming Christmas season. The Festival of Light in Chickasha, Okla., attracts thousands each year. With more than 3.5 million lights and growing, it’s a destination for Oklahomans and those beyond the state’s borders. Similarly, Muskogee’s Garden of Lights in Honor Heights Park and Crystal Christmas in Woodward, are great places to view lights in the state. But if you’d like a holiday destination, Oklahoma is perfectly situated among states with stellar light displays. Consider traveling this season by car, or even train, to view the beauty of the holiday season in neighboring states.

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Denver, Colo. www.botanicgardens.org This annual event is a tradition for people from across Colorado and beyond. Attractions include the O’Fallon Perennial Walk, in which trees along the pathway are illuminated, and the Romantic Gardens, in which thousands of lights twinkle. Enjoy warm drinks, holiday treats and entertainment at the world-renowned Denver Botanic Gardens York Street event. Get there: A short trip from downtown Denver, Denver Botanic Gardens is served by RTD buses and B-cycle, the city’s bike-sharing service. Free parking is available in a nearby complex and on the street.


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An Old Time Christmas Illuminations at Botanica

Wichita, Kan. www.botanica.org This family-friendly event is a chance for visitors to see the 17 acres of Wichita’s expansive botanical garden in a new light. Kansas’ largest light display – hundreds of thousands of lights decorate the park – will flip on Nov. 27. Guests will enjoy LED luminaries, lit trees, Candy Cane Lane lined with flocked trees, live holiday music and warming sips of cocoa and cider. Proceeds from this annual event will benefit the garden’s maintenance, facilities and mission. Get there: Located along Museum Boulevard, Botanica is situated among several museums and entertainment facilities. A short drive from Oklahoma, a road trip is in order to see the sights of this holiday staple.

Branson, Mo. www.silverdollarcity.com Festivities for this annual event at Silver Dollar City begin during the first week of November and continue through Dec. 30. Visitors may view productions of many Christmas classics, including It’s A Wonderful Life, A Dickens’ Christmas Carol and Frosty. Jingle Bell Junction showcases more than 80 themed trees, along with extensive décor and collectibles including snow globes, tableware and more. Twice each evening, Rudolph’s Holly Jolly Christmas Parade takes over the streets of Silver Dollar City. Get there: Access to Silver Dollar City is easy from anywhere in Branson, and purchasing a park ticket allows visitors admission to all holiday and festival events.

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Trail of Lights

Austin, Texas www.austintrailoflights.org This two-week celebration of the holidays kicks off on Dec. 8. The annual tradition staged in Zilker Park features performances and festivities that are perfect for the entire family. Get there: Parking is expensive at the park during the Trail of Lights. The better bet is to take a round-trip shuttle, but the seats sell out fast, so purchasing a ticket in advance is key. Bus routes also run close to the park.

Arkansas www.arkansas.com Each year, beginning just after Thanksgiving, cities in Arkansas don their holiday best for the Trail of Holiday Lights, a statewide celebration of the season. Cities large and small participate with everything from small displays to grand, show-stopping efforts. An interactive map of light displays allows visitors to plan a day or weekend trip to see most of the Natural State’s stunning light displays. Get there: Arkansas is best reached by car, and a hop over the state’s eastern border puts visitors right into the mix of the light displays. JAMI MATTOX

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Dining in the city can get expensive. By the time appetizers, entrees, wine or cocktails are ordered and a tip is added, dinner for two can equal a week’s rent. But a little strategic planning and effort to try new things could spell savings during a night out. Here, we highlight 89 restaurants and their menu offerings for under $15 that you should definitely gnosh on.

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9 Places For Tacos

The cheaper places in Oklahoma have tacos starting around $1.50, but they can grow more expensive depending on where you order and what is inside. Most traditional taquerias can fill your belly for under $6.

Tacos Los Hermanos 12563 E. 21st St., Tulsa. 918.439.5090

Big Truck Tacos 530 NW 23rd St., Oklahoma City.

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El Rio Verde 38 N. Trenton, Tulsa. 918.592.2555

Tacos Don Francisco 7912 E. 21st St., 4008 E. 11th St., Tulsa. 918.660.8870, 918.834.4866

With both a taco truck and a small storefront, Big Truck caters to customers looking for traditional tastes, as well as those looking for something inventive.

Street-style tacos come with beans and rice. Order a glass bottle Coca-Cola or horchata for an authentic street taco experience.

Tacos are served with plenty of limes, radishes, salsa and a charred jalapeno.

El Guapo’s Cantina 332 E. First St., 8161 S. Harvard Ave., Tulsa. www.elguaposcantina.com

Mr. Tacos 130 N. Lewis Ave., Tulsa. 918.582.6373

Tacos are available filled with grilled steak, carnitas, tinga or shrimp and are served in orders of three.

This walk-up taco shack serves tacos with fillings both familiar and not.

Tacos are dressed with traditional toppings like cilantro and onions. And, of course, tortillas are homemade. Tacos San Pedro 2301 SW 44th St., Oklahoma City. 405.682.1179

Tacos Don Nacho 3721 S. Council Road, Oklahoma City. 405.745.2550

Traditional street tacos are a standout on the large menu.

A hidden treasure, this southside joint serves street-style tacos with plenty of peppers, onions and limes.

Taqueria Sanchez 4011 NW 10th St., Oklahoma City. 405.520.2553

This little place embodies what is great about taquerias: three tacos for less than $5.

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10 Food Trucks

+ 15 Pies Americano STG Pizzeria & Gelateria, Tulsa. www.stgitalian.com The ATW Hideaway Pizza, statewide. www.hideawaypizza.com The Cheesus Knuck’s Wheelhouse, Oklahoma City. www.knuckswheelhouse.com

Buttermilk Southern Sliders Oklahoma City. Biscuit sandwiches. @buttermilkokc

Corned Beef Hash Revolve Pizza Kitchen, Oklahoma City. www.revolvepizza.com

Lola’s Gypsy Caravan Tulsa. Tacos, salads, sandwiches. facebook.com/lolascaravan

The Cowboy Pizza 23, Oklahoma City. www.pizza23okc.com First National Bank Savastano’s Pizzeria, Tulsa. www.savastanospizzeria.com

Lone Wolf Banh Mi Tulsa. Banh mi sandwiches, kimchi fries. @lonewolfbanhmi MASA Tulsa. Empanadas, bacon bombs. @masatulsa Mr. Nice Guys Tulsa. Tacos, mac and cheese. @mrniceguystulsa Mutt’s Amazing Hot Dogs Oklahoma City. Gourmet hot dogs. @mutts_hot_dogs Smokin’ Greens Oklahoma City. Salads, grilled vegetables. @smokingreensokc Stella Reauxs Tulsa. Cajun- and Creoleinspired Southern fare. @reauxstruck Taste of Soul Egg Roll Oklahoma City. Egg rolls. facebook.com/tasteofsouleggroll @eggrollicious

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Greek Pizza Sandro’s Pizza And Pasta, Norman. www.sandrospizzaandpasta.com

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7 Places For Slices Nothing beats a piping-hot slice of pizza topped with just the right ingredients. Andolini’s Pizzeria Food Truck Location varies www.andotrucktulsa.com

Pie Hole 2708 E. 15th St., Tulsa www.pieholepizzeria.com

Pies are cooked on the truck. Varieties include DeMarco of Brooklyn, Vesuvio and pepperoni.

By-the-slice is a great way to try the myriad combinations on Pie Hole’s extensive menu.

Empire Slice House 1734 NW 16th St., Oklahoma City. www.empireslicehouse.com

This upscale pizzeria tops pie slices with different gourmet toppings daily. Joey’s Pizzeria 700 W. Sheridan Ave., Oklahoma City. www.joeyspizzeria.com

Cheese, single topping and combo slices are available six days of the week. NYC Pizza 4775 S. Harvard Ave., Tulsa. www.nycpizzatulsa.com

Thick- and thin-crust slices are available with a variety of toppings for less than $4.

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Sauced on Paseo 2912 Paseo Dr., Oklahoma City www.saucedonpaseo.com

Sauced allows customers to build their own slice on a base of hand-tossed crust. Umberto’s 3228 E. 21st St., Tulsa www.umbertospizzaok.com

Slices of cheese and pepperoni are available at Umberto’s, a TU favorite for decades.

Pepperoni and White Onion Tommy’s Italian Grill, Oklahoma City. www.tommysitaliangrill.com Psycho Shroom Upper Crust, Edmond, Oklahoma City and Tulsa www.edmondbestpizza.com The Reuben Jo’s Famous Pizza, Edmond and Purcell. www.josfamouspizza.com The Samoan Humble Pie, Edmond. www.humblepieok.com Soppressata Pizzeria Gusto, Oklahoma City. www.pizzeria-gusto.com Stagger Lee Marley’s Pizzeria, Tulsa www.marleyspizza.com T-Town Driller Brother’s Pizza, Tulsa. www.brotherspizzadepot.com Tre P East Village Bohemian Pizza, Tulsa. www.eastvillagebohemian.com


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11 Places For Bowls

Nunu’s Mediterranean Café & Market 3131 W. Memorial Road, Suite B, Oklahoma City. www.nunuscafe.com

The best meals are served in bowls. From healthy staples like soups and salads to tempting noodle dishes, the bowl is the place for delicious eats. Bill & Ruth’s 2404 E. 15th St., Tulsa. www.billandruthson15th.com

In addition to delicious subs and Mediterranean staples like hummus and tabouleh, Bill and Ruth’s serves great cups of homemade soup. Coolgreens Five locations in the Oklahoma City metro. www.coolgreens.com

This fast-casual eatery is known for concoctions like the Pacific, a blend of greens, goat cheese, sundried tomatoes, mandarin oranges, tortilla chips and black beans, which is perfect eaten as a salad.

Freddie’s Bar-B-Que and Steakhouse 1425 New Sapulpa Road, Sapulpa. www.freddiesbbq.com

The hummus at this classic Lebanese steakhouse is perfectly spiced with tahini and lemon juice. The dip is served with any entrée order, but it can also be ordered as part of the Hors d’Ouevres entrée. Hammett House 1616 W. Will Rogers Blvd., Claremore. www.hammetthouse.com

This 45-year-old diner serves delicious matzo ball soup on Saturdays and Sundays. Ike’s Chili 1503 E. 11th St., Tulsa www.ikeschilius.com

A bowl of classic Ike’s chili, topped with melted cheese and onions, is like tasting a bit of Tulsa history.

KEO 3524 S. Peoria, 8921 S. Yale Ave., Tulsa. www.keorestaurant.com

This Asian fusion restaurant serves delicious steamed mussels, complete with a spicy coconut milk broth and charred bread for dipping, on its appetizer menu. Lassalle’s 601 S. Boston Ave., Tulsa. www.lassallesneworleansdeli.com

This downtown lunch café is a great place for classic New Orleans tastes, including the hearty red beans and rice.

The fatoosh pays homage to the classic Mediterranean salad: Fresh vegetables and herbs are tossed with toasty pita chips and vinaigrette. Pho Lien Hoa 901 NW 23rd St., Oklahoma City. 405.521.8087

Pho is a mix of ingredients with a savory broth poured over – a Vietnamese noodle soup. The pho bo vien – noodle soup with meatballs – is a great introduction to the delicious dish. The Tropical 8125 E. 49th St., Tulsa. www.tropicaltulsa.com

The Loaded Bowl Location varies. www.theloadedbowltruck.com

The Loaded Bowl is a vegan food truck that feeds hungry masses hearty and healthy food, like the Mac and Greens bowl, which is filled with vegan mac and cheese mixed with seasonal greens.

This upscale, Asian-inspired eatery serves a delicious and filling bowl of Pad Thai, complete with protein, rice noodles, bean sprouts, green onions, peanuts and eggs.

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Onion-fried burgers, an Oklahoma tradition, are topped with cheese, chili, bacon or Caesar salad.

Little Mike’s Hamburgers 6724 NW Expressway, Oklahoma City. www.littlemikeshamburgers.com

Specialty burgers are the star here. Burgers are available in Big Bunz, a standard portion, and Lil’ Bunz, a lighter size.

HopBunz 3330 S. Peoria Ave., 7891 E. 108th St. S., #10, Tulsa. www.hopbunz.com

This burger-and-beer joint serves burgers topped with all kinds of extras, from peanut butter to a fried egg, even pineapple salsa.

The Garage Seven locations statewide. www.eatatthegarage.com

Seared on the outside, juicy on the inside, these burgers are served with a heaping helping of steak fries.

Crow Creek Tavern 3534 S. Peoria Ave., Tulsa. www.crowcreektavern.com

Black angus chuck is topped with shredded lettuce, tomato, onion and mustard for a gourmet spin on a classic.

Cheever’s Café 2409 N. Hudson Ave., Oklahoma City. www.cheeverscafe.com

These classic diner-style burgers are seared on a flattop grill and served simply.

Brownie’s Hamburger Stand 2130 S. Harvard, 6577 E. 71st St., Tulsa. www.brownies-hamburgers.com

A burger and fries is always a good deal, no matter how much you pay. Take advantage of nightly specials and bar menus to maximize burger flavor and minimize price.

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That classic Okie taste, these hand-formed onion burgers are made of Creekstone Farms black angus beef and chock-full of flavor.

Tucker’s Onion Burgers 324 NW 23rd St., 5740 N. Classen Blvd., Suite 3, 15001 N. May Ave., Oklahoma City. www.tuckersonionburgers.com

The house-ground beef chuck burger is topped with bacon jam, a sunny side-up egg and served with fries.

Stonehorse Café 1748 Utica Square, Tulsa. www.stonehorsecafe.com

More than a dozen specialty burgers make up the menu, and diners can also build their own.

S&B’s Burger Joint Six locations statewide. www.sandbburgers.com

Hamburgers are served as singles, doubles, jumbos or double jumbos; no one leaves Ron’s hungry.

Ron’s Hamburgers and Chili 17 locations statewide. www.ronschili.com

The House Burger is topped with tomato, onion, pickle, lettuce, cheddar and Oklahoma’s own Seikel’s Mustard.

R Bar & Grill 3421 S. Peoria Ave., Tulsa. www.rbartulsa.com

The tenderloin burger is the cheapest way to eat a steak at this fine dining establishment.

Polo Grill 2038 Utica Square, Tulsa. www.pologrill.com

Burgers pair well with any of the pub’s beers on tap.

McNellie’s 409 E. First St., 7031 S. Zurich Ave., Tulsa; 1100 Classen Dr., Oklahoma City; 121 E. Main St., Norman. www.mcnellies.com


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A hearty and filling dish never needs to break the bank.

Buffet Italian Express 119 W. Main St., Oklahoma City. 405.602.3181 JK’s Thai Buffet 1421 E. Kenosha St., Broken Arrow. www.jksthaibuffet.com Oriental Pearl 12140 E. 96th St. N., Owasso. 918.272.2777 Ingrid’s Kitchen Saturday breakfast buffet. 3701 N. Youngs Blvd., Oklahoma City. www.ingridskitchen.com

Fettuccini Alfredo Café 7 14101 N. May Ave., Suite 117, 120 N. Robinson Ave., Suite 175W, Oklahoma City. www.cafe7okc.com Mondo’s Ristorante Italiano 3410 S. Peoria Ave., Tulsa. www.mondositalian.com

Tandoori Chicken Ajanta Cuisine of India 12215 N. Penn Ave., Oklahoma City. www.ajantaokc.com Desi Wok 3966 S. Hudson Ave., Tulsa. www.desiwok.net India Palace 693 S. Lewis Ave., Tulsa. www.theindiapalacetulsa.com Sheesh Mahal 4621 N. May Ave., Oklahoma City. 405.778.8469

Gyro Ali Baba 4709 E. 51st St., 2627 E. 11th St., Tulsa. www.alibabaok.com Couscous Café 6165 N. May, Oklahoma City. www.couscouscafeokc.com

Ti Amo’s Ristorante Italiano 6024 S. Sheridan Road, 219 S. Cheyenne Ave., Tulsa. www.tiamotulsa.com

Gyros by Ali 8232 S. Lewis Ave., Tulsa. 918.528.6107

Victoria’s Pasta Shop 327 White St., Norman. 405.329.0377

Ol’ Gyro 3513 N. Classen Blvd., Oklahoma City. 405.606.2266

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GoGo Sushi Express and Grill 432 NW 10th St., Oklahoma City; 1611 South 1-35 Service Road, Moore. www.gogosushinow.com

This casual restaurant offers bento boxes in addition to sashimi, nigiri and a wide selection of sushi rolls. In The Raw 3321 S. Peoria Ave., 6151 S. Sheridan Road, Tulsa; 216 S. Main St., Broken Arrow; 200 S. Oklahoma, #130, Oklahoma City. www.intherawsushi.com

In addition to traditional sushi, specialty menus specific to each site are available: In Oklahoma City, try the afore-mentioned Thunder Roll.


8 Places for Sushi

Lots of restaurants around Oklahoma serve sushi: Some is what you would find in sushi restaurants around the globe; while some rolls are very local to the Sooner State (like the Thunder Roll at In The Raw). Jiro Sushi 1101 NW 23rd St., Oklahoma City. www.jirosushioklahomacity.com

The Sushi Bar 1201 NW 178th St., #123, Edmond. www.thesushibarok.com

Sushi Train 3300 E. 51st St., Tulsa. www.sushitraintulsaok.com

Sushi Happy Hour at Jiro includes miso soup and a Cowboy Roll, along with a soda, for less than $6.

Sashimi, nigiri, cooked and fresh rolls and temaki are available at this stylish suburban Asian joint.

A cult favorite among Tulsa midtowners, Sushi Train is renowned for its quality and affordability.

The Sushi Place 115 W. Third St., 100, Tulsa. 918.574.8518

Volcano Sushi Bar & Hibachi 2727 S. I-35 Service Road, Oklahoma City; 5301 Main St., 103, Del City. www.volcanook.com

Saki 13520 N. Eastern Ave., Edmond. 405.607.8900

It’s all about presentation at Saki. Traditional sushi, both temaki and rolled, are served with artistic flair.

The brightly colored rolls are not always traditional, but the freshness and flavors sing in these rolls.

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Life THE PET

Pets are a big part of our families. According to the ASPCA, up to 47 percent of all households in America house at least one pet. It’s also no surprise

that estimates put pet-related consumer spending at more than

$60 billion for 2015. That fluffy kitty or klutzy pup is considered part of the family and also part of the economy. Pet insurance, television stations dedicated to dogs, pet electronics and even gadgets and specialty products dedicated to pet health all drive funds into the marketplace.

Lights, Camera, Action

Let’s face it – for most of us, our pets are actually furry children. And just like our kids without fur, we are always looking for opportunities to record their life and share those adorable photos with friends and family. But pets can be difficult subjects. How do you take a picture of your pet that will show its true personality and forever freeze the special moment? The following are some tips to help you put your best paw forward when it comes to photographing your pets like a pro. 1. The first step – your pet’s personality. Capture your pet’s personality. If your dog or cat is on the lazy side, center your attention around its favorite place to relax. However, if your pet is active, you will probably want to go outside or to a favorite interior play area. 2. Be playful. Instead of attempting to force your pet into a pose, you will most likely have more success if you center your shots on their individual playfulness. Include their toys and tricks. Make picture taking a fun experience for both of you. 3. Get up close and personal. Keep your pet the center of attention by getting in

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close (don’t just use the zoom lens). Try to get down on their level where you can look them in the eye. Get an idea of what life looks like from their perspective. You will be certain to capture much more of your pet’s detail and personality. 4. Use natural light. Turn off the flash and use available light whenever possible. A flash can distract or even frighten pets – it is also likely to create red-eye problems. In most cases, natural light is a much better option. Shoot outside or next to a sunny, interior window. 5. Location, location, location. Choose a place where your pet will be comfortable and at ease. Home is always a familiar place, but also consider a remote location where you have spent memorable times together. Remember that the best background is normally a simple one. You don’t want anything to distract from the center of attention – your pet. 6. Include people. Include your pet’s special people in some of your shots. Family members tend to bring out the best in your pet, and you will be creating cherished memories for everyone involved.

Pets

(And Their People):

Wags, Clovithz & Squish Owner: Dede Siegfried

Tulsa

DeDe has always been an animal lover and has owned numerous pets throughout her life. Wags, a black lab/Scottish deerhound mix, is nearly 12 years old; Clovithz, a mastiff mix, is 4 years old; and Squish, a rottweiler/Australian cattle dog mix, is the puppy of the family. Squish was one of eight dumped puppies. She got her original name from Siegfried’s daughter who hugged the pup and said, “Mom, she’s so squishysoft!”, something that Dede would lovingly say to her kids when giving them a hug. Clovithz was rescued as a puppy running in the busy streets of the Brookside area, and quickly outgrew her assumed breed of boxer. “We joked that she would have a lisp if she talked, hence, the spelling of her name,” says Seigfried. Although the dogs live primarily indoors, two of them were wet for their photo from taking a dip in the family’s pool. “They like to be where we are,” says Siegfried. “They feel right at home, and even know where their treats are in the pantry.” – Laurie Goodale

7. Freeze – or at least hold still for a minute. Active pets present a challenge for both the novice and professional photographer. Freeze the action by using a fast shutter speed in full manual mode. For the average, amateur photographer, try using your camera’s sports mode. Experiment shooting in continuous (burst) mode to take a quick series of shots. 8. Try a treat. Want your pet to turn his/her head a certain way? Try holding a favorite treat in the general direction of choice. 9. Catch them unaware. It can be both fun and successful when your pet is totally unaware that you are creeping on him with your camera. The shots turn out very natural – your pet, undistracted, just being himself. 10. Be patient. It pays to wait for the right expression to unfold. Always have your camera ready – you never know when that prize photo will be taken. – Laurie Goodale


PICTURED ARE WAGS, DEDE, CLOVITHZ AND SQUISH. THE SIEGFRIED PETS ARE ALL RESCUES AND HAVE EVEN BEEN DNA-TESTED TO LEARN THEIR TRUE BREEDS. PHOTO BY DAN MORGAN.

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(And Their People):

Pumpkin & Mack

Owner: Andrea McCullough (pictured with son Grant)

Andrea McCullough grew up in a home that always had pets. Her husband, Shane, was raised on a farm with small and large pets. The love of animals has extended to their children. “Our kids have never known life without at least one pet,” Andrea McCullough says. Smokey, a 3-year-old cat, enjoys a leisurely life indoors, but the family’s two dogs love spending time outside among the large shade trees and, in the summer, a pool. They frequently go for runs around the neighborhood with Pumpkin, a 2-year-old sharp-pei/retiever mix, and Mack, a four-monthold shepherd mix, though McCullough admits that Mack, still a puppy, is adjusting to leash life. “All of our pets came from shelters,” says McCullough. “We love them so much, it’s hard to think about what they must have gone through before we adopted them. Millions of animals enter shelters every year, and it’s heartbreaking knowing that so many of them will spend their lives without love or a family. I think it’s our duty as human beings to be good stewards to these creatures that are so dependent upon our kindness.” – Jami Mattox

PHOTO BY BRANDON SCOTT.

Broken Arrow

PHOTO BY BRENT FUCHS.

Evan Fadem, manager of the Humane Society of Tulsa, responded to a plea for volunteers following the rescue of 47 dogs from a commercial breeder in 2013. “I showed up the next morning to volunteer and was offered a job,” she says with a smile. Fadem manages the Society’s adoption center, volunteer program and the low-cost clinics, and leads the Humane Emergency Animal Response Team (HEART) in disaster situations. She is also the transfer coordinator for Mutt Nation Foundation, started by country music’s Miranda Lambert. “We pull animals from kill shelters and transfer them to no-kill shelters,”says Fadem. The Humane Society of Tulsa responds to large-scale emergencies that include puppy mill rescues, cruelty cases and hoarding situations.“We are fortunate to have a mobile veterinary clinic,” she says. “We responded to the 2014 Sand Springs tornado to assist pets and their owners,” Fadem remembers. “Everybody plays a role in rescuing animals,” she says. Those interested in volunteering, donating, or adopting a fully-vetted family member should visit Tulsapets.com. “These animals come from horrific situations. The beauty of our job is seeing them go home with people who are going to make their lives whole and complete.” On an average The Humane Society of Tulsa adopts out approximately 1000 dogs and cats per year. – Laurie Goodale

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PHOTO BY DAN MORGAN.

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Whistle Activity Monitor

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Tagg Pet Tracking System

$99.95, www.pettracker.com For your Houdini pet, this tracker fits around your pet’s neck, and a smartphone app can give a location at all times.

FroliCat Bolt

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Pets

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Paisley

Owner: Ashley Zimmerman

PHOTO BY ROGELIO ESPARZA.

Tulsa

Ashley Zimmerman claims not to be a “crazy cat lady,” but, she concedes, she does have a large tattoo of one of her cats, Ella, a 7-year-old rescue, on her leg. “For years I had wanted to get some type of cat tattoo, and one day I just knew I wanted to do Ella,” Zimmerman says. “I’d say Ella is my ‘soul creature,’ my ‘spirit creature,’ my ‘familiar.’” Zimmerman says she likes to spend time napping and cuddling with Ella and her other cat, Paisley, 10, who was adopted from the Tulsa rescue organization StreetCats. “Paisley was just a little less than a year old and when I went to adopt a cat,” she says. “I knew I wanted her the second I saw her. She has the most gorgeous turquoise eyes and the sweetest personality.” Though the cats spend most of their time indoors, Zimmerman says they enjoy time outside hanging out on the patio. – Jami Mattox

$149.99, www.petnet.io This digital pet feeder gives owners the power to determine when and how much to feed pets at home via a smartphone app.

AuggieDog Stool Tool

$129.99, www.auggiedog.com Do you dread picking up pup presents in the back yard? This tool picks up poop with the touch of a button.

Litter Robot

$369, www.litter-robot.com A self-cleaning cat litter box, the sphere-shaped contraption uses slow rotation and gravity to remove waste.

PetCube Camera

$199, www.petcube.com This camera allows pet owners to watch their furry friends while they are at home alone. Speak to, interact and play with your pet through your smartphone. – Jami Mattox

Follow Park Paw-tiquette

Visiting the local dog park should be a fun and relaxing adventure for both pup and owner. It’s a great time to socialize and meet new human and canine pals. It can also cause stressful situations and tense moments unless everyone is on the same page about proper dog park etiquette. Each park has rules posted, and these should always be observed. Unfortunately, we only have control over our own actions and those of our pup, so incidents do occur at these parks. The best way to ensure the most safety for yourself and your dog is to observe the etiquette of a dog park. Keep little ones out. Both small puppies (those under four months old or not spayed or neutered) and small children should stay outside the park for their own safety. Scoop your dog’s poop. This one is a no-brainer, but there are still pup parents who are too lazy to clean up after the deed. No one wants to play poop police, so just clean up after your dog, and no one gets hurt. Bring plenty of water; keep food and treats away. Dogs can become territorial and hostile around food. Keep the treats at home and your burger in the car. Keep one eye on your pup. Teenagers don’t appreciate a helicopter parent, but dogs need a little ‘coptering at the dog park. You know your dog’s temperament, but you cannot know the temperament of all the other dogs (or parents). It’s important to keep a watchful eye out for potential conflict or trouble for your dog’s sake. – Jami Mattox

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Willie, Hannah , Titan and Lola Owners: Sam and Christy Black

Yukon

PHOTO BY BRENT FUCHS.

Each of the Blacks’ four canines was adopted from Pets and People, a no-kill shelter and rescue organization in Yukon. “They truly are our children,” says Christy Black. “We enjoy the unconditional love, the play, how each one has their own unique personality and habits. We have enjoyed watching each of them grow out of their insecurities and fears into confident and playful pets. It is the best feeling in the world to have the four of them greeting us at the door when we get home.” The four enjoy spending time in the back yard, which is outfitted with plenty of toys and a wading pool for those hot Oklahoma days; but, Black says, they are definitely indoor dogs. “They definitely enjoy the creature comforts of our home,” she adds. “We have pet beds in every room that Sam and I regularly spend time in, so they are always close and comfortable.” – Jami Mattox

Deep Breath (or Bark) and Relax

Today’s pets, like their humans, may benefit from alternative medicine. More than ever, people are turning to alternative medicine to heal what ails them. But did you know that visits to the acupuncturist and the massage therapist aren’t just for humans anymore? Nearly every alternative therapy used to treat pet owners also has the potential of treating pets. Acupuncture can be used to relieve pain and strengthen the immune system, while herbal medicines can serve to aid nutrition and sometimes can act as a remedy to illness or injury when nothing else works. “Some people call it holistic, some alternative and some integrative medicine. It’s just a matter of personal preference,” says Lori Freije, DVM. “‘Integrative’ would best describe my practice because I believe both Eastern and Western medicine have a place in healing.” Freije is a Tulsa veterinarian who firmly believes in the benefits of alternative medicine like acupuncture, massage, herbal medicine and hydrotherapy, and provides these services to her clients at South Memorial Animal Hospital. This is not to say traditional medicine isn’t necessary. “There are times when you definitely need antibiotics and surgery,” she says. Interest in alternative health options for dogs has grown so much that the American Veterinary Medical Association now recognizes alternative medicine as a valid form of treatment. Used in combination, traditional medicine can treat injury or disease, while alternative medicine can aid the healing process. In the case of a dog having surgery, medication is needed to prevent infection, but a holistic treatment may be added to the regimen to ease pain and promote healing. Freije, became interested in alternative medicine as her frustration grew with the number of heartbroken owners bringing their pets to her to be euthanized due to decreased mobility and pain. “The dogs were of sound mind and totally healthy in every other way,” Freije explains. “I

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wanted to find an alternative to help these animals.” She obtained certification in canine rehabilitation and is presently working towards a certification in canine acupuncture. Acupuncture assists in the treatment of arthritis, paralysis and pain management and can improve the quality of life for an animal that is living with cancer. “[Acupuncture] absolutely blows me away how well it works in conjunction with Western medicine,” she says. Enter reiki for dogs. Tulsa is fortunate to have local expert, Karren O’Sullivan, a certified Shelter Animal Reiki Association (SARA) practitioner and instructor. “Reiki is a Japanese meditative practice. Translated it means ‘spiritual energy,’” explains O’Sullivan. “Simply defined, reiki is mindful meditation, as compared to yoga, which is meditation in movement. Reiki uses meditation and breathing techniques to quiet the mind, decreasing stress and increasing overall, improved well-being.” A life-long animal lover, O’Sullivan was a registered nurse for 20 years. When she retired in 2001, she knew that she wanted to combine her healing history and love for animals to create a rewarding second career. Reiki can be used to treat both physical and behavioral issues. The practice is even beneficial to an animal as it transitions into death. “I get grounded myself with my own meditation, and the animal is free to move around. As they sense the energy, they can choose whether or not to receive it,” says O’Sullivan. “Sometimes they go into a really deep sleep, and then the healing starts.” O’Sullivan works closely with veterinarians to provide a calming presence for animals so that the immune system is boosted and the animal receives faster results. O’Sullivan volunteers her time at the Tulsa Animal Shelter. She also teaches reiki classes to shelter employees and other area animal lovers, and makes house calls as part of her private practice. “It is important for a dog or cat to be offered reiki in their home environment where they feel most comfortable,” she says. As the American Holistic Veterinary Association explains, “holistic thinking is centered on love, empathy and respect.” The right treatment can improve your pet’s health, happiness, and possibly even extend its life. LAURIE GOODALE


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Hoch III, William H., Crowe & Dunlevy, Oklahoma City

Russell, John D., GableGotwals, Tulsa

Kenney, John A., McAfee & Taft, Oklahoma City

Sherwood, Ted, Sherwood McCormick & Robert, Tulsa

LaBrie, Michael J., McAfee & Taft, Oklahoma City

Shook, Jonathan E., Shook & Johnson, Tulsa

Laird, Michael S., Crowe & Dunlevy, Oklahoma City

Smallwood, Allen M., Attorney at Law, Tulsa

Leach, William S., McAfee & Taft, Tulsa

Swinson, Sidney K., GableGotwals, Tulsa

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

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

Morse, Judy Hamilton, Crowe & Dunlevy, Oklahoma City

Walker, L. Mark, Crowe & Dunlevy, Oklahoma City

Neal, Kathy R., McAfee & Taft, Tulsa

Walters, Joseph E., McAfee & Taft, Oklahoma City West, Terry W., The West Law Firm, Shawnee

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

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

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

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

Bialick, Mark E., Durbin Larimore & Bialick, Oklahoma City

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

Wiggins, John, Wiggins Sewell & Ogletree, Oklahoma City

Brunton, Paul D., Morrel Hicks Barnhart, Tulsa

Plumb, Charles S., McAfee & Taft, Tulsa

Bryant, David L., GableGotwals, Tulsa

Richards, Phil R., Richards & Connor, Tulsa

Burrage, Michael, Whitten Burrage, Oklahoma City

Rodolf, Stephen J., Rodolf & Todd, Tulsa

An alphabetical listing of the lawyers who ranked top of the list in the 2015 Oklahoma Super Lawyers nomination, research and blue ribbon review process

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

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 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

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Whatley, Nathan L., McAfee & Taft, Oklahoma City

Wohlgemuth, Joel L., Norman Wohlgemuth Chandler Jeter Barnett & Ray, Tulsa Wolfe, Thomas G., Phillips Murrah, Oklahoma City

Dunagan, Sidney G., GableGotwals, Oklahoma City

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

GUNGOLL, BRADLEY A. Gungoll Jackson Box & Devoll, Oklahoma City

Durbin, II, Gerald E., Durbin Larimore & Bialick, Oklahoma City

ARNOLD, SHAWN E. Lytle Soule & Curlee, Oklahoma City

Farris, Joseph R., Franden | Farris | Quillin | Goodnight + Roberts, Tulsa

COOPER, MARY QUINN McAfee & Taft, Tulsa

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

Free, Jr., Phillip L., Hall Estill Hardwick Gable Golden & Nelson, Oklahoma City

DONCHIN, DAVID B. Durbin Larimore & Bialick, Oklahoma City

Fulkerson, Sam R., McAfee & Taft, Oklahoma City

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

Gordon, Kevin D., Crowe & Dunlevy, Oklahoma City Gungoll, Bradley A., Gungoll Jackson Box & Devoll, Oklahoma City

NEVILLE, JR., DREW • Ranked Number One • Hartzog Conger Cason & Neville, Oklahoma City OTTAWAY, LARRY D. Foliart Huff Ottaway & Bottom, Oklahoma City WOHLGEMUTH, JOEL L. Norman Wohlgemuth Chandler Jeter Barnett & Ray, Tulsa

Hampton, Joe M., Corbyn Hampton, Oklahoma City Hermes, John N., McAfee & Taft, Oklahoma City

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Ables, J. Angela, Kerr Irvine Rhodes & Ables, Oklahoma City

Mathis, Rachel C., Aston Mathis Jacobson Campbell & Tiger, Tulsa

Aspan, Molly A., Hall Estill Hardwick Gable Golden & Nelson, Tulsa

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

Blue, Rachel, McAfee & Taft, Tulsa

Morse, Judy Hamilton, Crowe & Dunlevy, Oklahoma City

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

Neal, Kathy R., McAfee & Taft, Tulsa

Buchan, Sarah, Franden | Farris | Quillin | Goodnight + Roberts, Tulsa Burkett, Teresa Meinders, Conner & Winters, Tulsa Cooper, Mary Quinn, McAfee & Taft, Tulsa Donovan, Erin, Erin Donovan & Associates, Tulsa Fischer, Amy Sherry, Foliart Huff Ottaway & Bottom, Oklahoma City Gillett, Sarah Jane, Hall Estill Hardwick Gable Golden & Nelson, Tulsa Love, Kimberly Lambert, Titus Hillis Reynolds Love Dickman & McCalmon, Tulsa Martin, Linda Crook, Doerner Saunders Daniel & Anderson, Tulsa

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Quillin, Paula J., Franden | Farris | Quillin | Goodnight + Roberts, Tulsa Rieger, Karen S., Crowe & Dunlevy, Oklahoma City Riggs, Lisa R., Riggs Abney Neal Turpen Orbison & Lewis, Tulsa Shields, Susan B., McAfee & Taft, Oklahoma City Ternes, Mary Ellen, Crowe & Dunlevy, Oklahoma City Turner, Elaine R., Hall Estill Hardwick Gable Golden & Nelson, Oklahoma City Tyrrell, Elizabeth D., McAfee & Taft, Oklahoma City Vaughn, Christina M., McAfee & Taft, Tulsa Warmington, Courtney K., Crowe & Dunlevy, Oklahoma City

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PRACTICE AREA INDEX Administrative Law ....................................... S-6 Alternative Dispute Resolution .................... S-6 Antitrust Litigation ........................................ S-6 Appellate ....................................................... S-6 Aviation & Aerospace .................................... S-6 Banking.......................................................... S-6 Bankruptcy: Business .................................... S-6 Business Litigation ........................................ S-6 Business/Corporate .....................................S-12 Civil Litigation: Defense ...............................S-12 Civil Rights ....................................................S-14 Closely Held Business ..................................S-14 Constitutional Law .......................................S-14 Construction Litigation ................................S-14 Consumer Law..............................................S-14 Creditor Debtor Rights .................................S-14 Criminal Defense ..........................................S-14 Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI.........................S-14 Elder Law ......................................................S-14 Employee Benefits........................................S-16 Employment & Labor ...................................S-16 Employment Litigation: Defense .................S-16 Employment Litigation: Plaintiff .................S-16 Energy & Natural Resources ........................S-16 Environmental ..............................................S-18 Environmental Litigation .............................S-18 Estate & Trust Litigation ..............................S-18 Estate Planning & Probate ..........................S-18 Family Law....................................................S-18 General Litigation........................................S-20 Health Care..................................................S-20 Immigration .................................................S-20 Insurance Coverage.....................................S-20 Intellectual Property ...................................S-20 Intellectual Property Litigation....................S-21 Media & Advertising .....................................S-21 Mergers & Acquisitions ................................S-21 Native American Law ...................................S-21 Personal Injury General: Defense ................S-21 Personal Injury General: Plaintiff.................S-21 Personal Injury Medical Malpractice: Defense ..................................................... S-22 Personal Injury Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff...................................................... S-22 Personal Injury Products: Defense ............. S-22 Personal Injury Products: Plaintiff .............. S-23 Professional Liability: Defense ................... S-23 Professional Liability: Plaintiff .................... S-23 Real Estate .................................................. S-23 Securities & Corporate Finance .................. S-23 Securities Litigation..................................... S-23 State, Local & Municipal ............................. S-23 Tax................................................................ S-23 Transportation/Maritime ............................ S-23 Utilities ......................................................... S-23

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

ALTERNATIVE DISPUTE RESOLUTION Barghols, Steven L., GableGotwals, Oklahoma City, 405-235-5500 Gassaway, Kevin T., Gassaway Law Firm, Tulsa, 918-592-6800 Paulk, Joseph H., Dispute Resolution Consultants, Tulsa, 918-382-0300 Rothman, John D., Dispute Resolution Consultants, Tulsa, 918-382-0300 Spears, Larry M., The Spears Law Firm, Oklahoma City, 405-235-5605

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

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

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

BANKING Betow, Gary L., Conner & Winters, Tulsa, 918-586-5714 Blaney, Kevin, Blaney Tweedy & Tipton, Oklahoma City, 405-235-8445 Bryant, Gary A., Crowe & Dunlevy, Oklahoma City, 405-239-6658 Clayman, John D., Frederic Dorwart, Tulsa, 918-583-9922 McSpadden, Gary R., Crowe & Dunlevy, Tulsa, 918-592-9868 Phansalkar, Kiran A., Conner & Winters, Oklahoma City, 405-272-5711 Skeith, Robert P., Riggs Abney Neal Turpen Orbison & Lewis, Tulsa, 918-587-3161

BANKRUPTCY: BUSINESS Bratton II, Sam G., Doerner Saunders Daniel & Anderson, Tulsa, 918-591-5215

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Bugg, Steven W., McAfee & Taft, Oklahoma City, 405-552-2216 Craige, Mark A., Crowe & Dunlevy, Tulsa, 918-592-9878 Creekmore III, Thomas A., Hall Estill Hardwick Gable Golden & Nelson, Tulsa, 918-594-0467 Elliott, Stephen W., Phillips Murrah, Oklahoma City, 405-606-4728 Finlayson, Mac D., Eller & Detrich, Tulsa, 918-747-8900 Gooding, O. Clifton, The Gooding Law Firm, Oklahoma City, 405-948-1978 Gould, Douglas N., Douglas N. Gould, Oklahoma City, 405-286-3338 Jones, Doneen Douglas, Fellers Snider Blankenship Bailey & Tippens, Oklahoma City, 405-232-0621 Kirtley, Scott P., Riggs Abney Neal Turpen Orbison & Lewis, Tulsa, 918-587-3161 Kline, Timothy D., Phillips Murrah, Oklahoma City, 405-235-4100 McDonald, Gary M., McDonald McCann Metcalf & Carwile, Tulsa, 918-430-3701 Moriarty, Stephen J., Fellers Snider Blankenship Bailey & Tippens, Oklahoma City, 405-232-0621 Plourde, Ross A., McAfee & Taft, Oklahoma City, 405-552-2277 Soule, Steven W., Hall Estill Hardwick Gable Golden & Nelson, Tulsa, 918-594-0466 Swinson, Sidney K., GableGotwals, Tulsa, 918-595-4800 Pg. S-4 Tomlins, Neal, Tomlins & Peters, Tulsa, 918-949-4411 Trump, Timothy T., Conner & Winters, Tulsa, 918-586-8513 Tubb, Jerry, Fuller Tubb Bickford & Krahl, Oklahoma City, 405-235-2575 Turner, Andrew R., Conner & Winters, Tulsa, 918-586-8972

BUSINESS LITIGATION Askew, Thomas M., Riggs Abney Neal Turpen Orbison & Lewis, Tulsa, 918-587-3161 Ball, Larry G., Hall Estill Hardwick Gable Golden & Nelson, Oklahoma City, 405-553-2828 Balman, Steven K., Franden | Farris | Quillin | Goodnight + Roberts, Tulsa, 918-583-7129 Bickford, Warren F., Fellers Snider Blankenship Bailey & Tippens, Oklahoma City, 405-232-0621 Bocock, Joseph H., McAfee & Taft, Oklahoma City, 405-552-2256 Bryant, David L., GableGotwals, Tulsa, 918-595-4800 Pg. S-4 Calvert, Randall K., Calvert Law Firm, Oklahoma City, 405-486-0354 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, GableGotwals, Tulsa, 918-595-4800 Corbyn, Jr., George S., Corbyn Hampton, Oklahoma City, 405-239-7055 Pg. S-4 Crapster, Gary C., Steidley & Neal, Tulsa, 918-513-3521 Dahnke, George W., Abowitz Timberlake & Dahnke, Oklahoma City, 405-236-4645 Dailey, Erin K., GableGotwals, Tulsa, 918-595-4800 Davies, Shannon F., Lester Loving & Davies, Edmond, 405-844-9900 DeMoss, Renee, GableGotwals, Tulsa, 918-595-4800 CONTINUED ON PAGE S-8

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DeMuro, Paul, Frederic Dorwart, Tulsa, 918-583-9957 Dunagan, Sidney G., GableGotwals, Oklahoma City, 405-235-5500 Pg. S-4 Edwards, Joe E., Crowe & Dunlevy, Oklahoma City, 405-239-5414 Elder, David A., Hartzog Conger Cason & Neville, Oklahoma City, 405-235-7000 Esmond, Michael, Moyers Martin, Tulsa, 918-582-5281 Ferguson, Tom Q., Doerner Saunders Daniel & Anderson, Tulsa, 918-591-5308 Fitzgerald, Craig A., GableGotwals, Tulsa, 918-595-4800 Fogleman, Amelia A., GableGotwals, Tulsa, 918-595-4800

Geister III, Charles E., Hartzog Conger Cason & Neville, Oklahoma City, 405-235-7000 Giddens, Jared D., Conner & Winters, Oklahoma City, 405-272-5721 Gillett, Sarah Jane, Hall Estill Hardwick Gable Golden & Nelson, Tulsa, 918-594-0439 Pg. S-4 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-4 Haupt, Robert J., National Litigation Law Group, Oklahoma City, 405-835-6250

Heatly, John B., Fellers Snider Blankenship Bailey & Tippens, Oklahoma City, 405-232-0621 Hermes, John N., McAfee & Taft, Oklahoma City, 405-552-2258 Pg. S-4 Herrold, David H., Doerner Saunders Daniel & Anderson, Tulsa, 918-591-5250 Hicks, James R., Barrow & Grimm, Tulsa, 918-584-1600 Hilsher, Gerald L., McAfee & Taft, Tulsa, 918-574-3036 Hix, Richard P., Doerner Saunders Daniel & Anderson, Tulsa, 918-582-1211 Hoch III, William H., Crowe & Dunlevy, Oklahoma City, 405-239-6692 Pg. S-4 Holladay, Don G., Holladay & Chilton, Oklahoma City, 405-236-2343 Howard, Oliver S., GableGotwals, Tulsa, 918-595-4800 Hunsinger, II, Rodney K., McAfee & Taft, Oklahoma City, 405-552-2275 Jackson, Gerald L., Crowe & Dunlevy, Tulsa, 918-592-9839 Jeter, Jo Lynn, Norman Wohlgemuth Chandler Jeter Barnett & Ray, Tulsa, 918-732-1131 Johnson, Brent M., Fellers Snider Blankenship Bailey & Tippens, Oklahoma City, 405-232-0621 Johnson, William A., Hartzog Conger Cason & Neville, Oklahoma City, 405-235-7000 Keglovits, David E., GableGotwals, Tulsa, 918-595-4827 Kincaid, James L., Crowe & Dunlevy, Tulsa, 918-592-9807 King, Bryan N. B., Fellers Snider Blankenship Bailey & Tippens, Oklahoma City, 405-232-0621 Kirk, James A., Kirk & Chaney, Oklahoma City, 405-235-1333 Ladner, Thomas M., Ladner & Eldredge, Tulsa, 918-582-3032 Leach, William S., McAfee & Taft, Tulsa, 918-574-3063 Pg. S-4 Leffel, Lance E., Sweet Law Firm, Oklahoma City, 405-601-9400 Leibrock, Fred A., Phillips Murrah, Oklahoma City, 405-235-4100 Lewis, G. Michael, Doerner Saunders Daniel & Anderson, Tulsa, 918-591-5314 Love, III, R. Richard, Conner & Winters, Tulsa, 918-586-5711 Luthey, Jr., Graydon D., GableGotwals, Tulsa, 918-595-4800 Lynch, Leslie L., GableGotwals, Oklahoma City, 405-235-5500 Maye, Jr., Kieran D., Miller Dollarhide, Oklahoma City, 405-236-8541 McCampbell, Robert G., Fellers Snider Blankenship Bailey & Tippens, Oklahoma City, 405-232-0621 McCann, James P., McDonald McCann Metcalf & Carwile, Tulsa, 918-430-3702 McClintock, Michael D., McAfee & Taft, Oklahoma City, 405-552-2213 McPhail, Mark R., Spradling Kennedy & McPhail, Oklahoma City, 405-418-2700 Metcalfe, Gregory T., GableGotwals, Oklahoma City, 405-235-5500 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-4 Mulinix, Russell L., Mulinix Edwards Rosell & Goerke, 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 CONTINUED ON PAGE S-10

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THE BARKETT LAW FIRM PLLC MICHAEL BARKETT

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

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Nelson, Todd A., Fellers Snider Blankenship Bailey & Tippens, Tulsa, 918-599-0621 Nowlin, Bryan J., Hall Estill Hardwick Gable Golden & Nelson, Tulsa, 918-594-0602 O’Connor, Patrick D., Moyers Martin, Tulsa, 918-582-5281 O’Connor, William W., Newton O’Connor Turner & Ketchum, Tulsa, 918-587-0101 Pg. S-4 Perri, Michael R., Phillips Murrah, Oklahoma City, 405-552-2490 Pierce, Amy J., Corbyn Hampton, Oklahoma City, 405-239-7055

Pinkerton, Laurence L., Pinkerton Law, Tulsa, 918-921-1058 Pomeroy, David, Andrews Davis, Oklahoma City, 405-235-8721 Powell, Cori D., Barrow & Grimm, Tulsa, 918-584-1600 Propester, Richard P., Crowe & Dunlevy, Oklahoma City, 405-235-7784 Ramsey, Mark H., Taylor Foster Mallett Downs Ramsey & Russell, Claremore, 918-343-4100 Reed, James M., Hall Estill Hardwick Gable Golden & Nelson, Tulsa, 918-594-0462 Ricketts, Ronald N., GableGotwals, Tulsa, 918-595-4800 Robertson, Rob F., GableGotwals, Oklahoma City, 405-235-5500

Norman Wohlgemuth Chandler Jeter Barnett & Ray 2015 Oklahoma Super Lawyers & Rising Stars Honorees

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R. Jay Chandler

Jo Lynn Jeter

Selected to Super Lawyers 2006-2015 Top 10

Selected to Super Lawyers 2007-2015

Selected to Super Lawyers 2013-2015 Also previously selected to Rising Stars 2009

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David R. Ross

Selected to Super Lawyers 2014-2015 Also previously selected to Rising Stars 2013

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Since its inception more than 45 years ago, the firm has consistently achieved outstanding results in all aspects of litigation, including commercial and business litigation, energy litigation, and complex family and domestic cases, as well as white-collar and selected other criminal matters. In addition to litigation, the firm represents numerous clients in corporate, real estate and business transaction matters.

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Robison, Reid E., McAfee & Taft, Oklahoma City, 405-235-9621 Rosell, Armando J., Mulinix Edwards Rosell & Goerke, Oklahoma City, 405-232-3800 Pg. S-20 Rother, Timila S., Crowe & Dunlevy, Oklahoma City, 405-235-7700 Rowland, Scott R., GableGotwals, Tulsa, 918-595-4800 Rusher, James W., Albright Rusher & Hardcastle, Tulsa, 918-583-5800 Russell, John D., GableGotwals, Tulsa, 918-595-4800 Pg. S-4 Ryan, Patrick M., Ryan Whaley Coldiron Jantzen Peters & Webber, Oklahoma City, 405-239-6040 Sartin, Robert B., Barrow & Grimm, Tulsa, 918-584-1600 Savage, R. Scott, Savage Baum & Glass, Tulsa, 918-938-7944 Schwabe, III, G. Blaine, GableGotwals, Oklahoma City, 405-235-5500 Shinn Jr., Ronald T., McAfee & Taft, Oklahoma City, 405-552-2323 Silvestri, Lisa T., GableGotwals, Tulsa, 918-595-4800 Smith, Spencer F., McAfee & Taft, Oklahoma City, 405-235-9621 Stakem, Ronald E., Clark Stakem Wood & Patten, Oklahoma City, 405-232-4271 Standard, Matthew L., Kirk & Chaney, Oklahoma City, 405-235-1333 Stanford, Ainslie, Crooks Stanford, Edmond, 405-285-8588 Steiner, Geren T., Crowe & Dunlevy, Oklahoma City, 405-239-6687 Sturdivant, James M., GableGotwals, Tulsa, 918-595-4800 Taylor, Todd, Taylor & Strubhar, Oklahoma City, 405-470-6649 Pg. S-24 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-24 Vaughan, Randall G., Pray Walker, Tulsa, 918-581-5513 Vogt, Thomas L., Jones Gotcher & Bogan, Tulsa, 918-581-8200 Pg. S-24 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., GableGotwals, Oklahoma City, 405-235-5500 Ward, Stanley M., Ward & Glass, Norman, 405-253-4031 Pg. S-2 Webb, Drew D., McAfee & Taft, Oklahoma City, 405-552-2255 Webber, Jr., Daniel G., Ryan Whaley Coldiron Jantzen Peters & Webber, Oklahoma City, 405-239-6040 Weger, James E., Jones Gotcher & Bogan, Tulsa, 918-581-8200 Pg. S-24 Whaley, Phillip G., Ryan Whaley Coldiron Jantzen Peters & Webber, Oklahoma City, 405-239-6040 Wilson, Ryan S., Wilson Law Firm, Oklahoma City, 405-246-0092 Winter, Robert J., Pray Walker, Tulsa, 918-581-5523 Woods, Christopher B., Crowe & Dunlevy, Tulsa, 918-592-9848 CONTINUED ON PAGE S-12

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SUPER LAWYERS HONOREE Neal E. Stauffer, a partner at the Stauffer & Nathan in Tulsa, is an Oklahoma attorney with over 25 years of experience in insurance law and another 10 years of experience, prior to becoming a lawyer, as an insurance agent and adjuster. With all of his experience on both sides of the aisle, it is no surprise that he is a successful attorney with a focus on insurance coverage, personal injury, bad faith, class action and product liability cases. As proof of his success, there is a long list of reported cases on which he acted as lead counsel. Those cases include Wagnon v. State Farm, Lawrence v. State Farm, Travel Stop Inc. v. Alliance Gen. Ins. Co., Weldon v. Dunn, Hale v. A. G. Ins. Co., ANB Bankcorp v. Equitable Life Assurance, State Farm v. Van Horn, Truesdell v. State Farm, Wilson v. Glancy, and Lester v. Smith. Mr. Stauffer began his professional life when he graduated from the University of Oklahoma in 1979 with a bachelor's degree in business administration. Upon graduation, he went to work in the insurance industry. After several years in insurance, he again enrolled at the University of Oklahoma, but this time at its College of Law. He graduated with a Juris Doctorate degree in 1989. Mr. Stauffer is approved to practice in the U.S. District Courts of the Northern, Eastern and Western Districts of Oklahoma and the Eastern and Western Districts of Arkansas. Neal Stauffer has also been approved to practice and has presented oral argument before the U.S. 8th Circuit Court of Appeals and the U.S. 10th Circuit Court of Appeals. Mr. Stauffer is licensed to practice law in the states of Oklahoma and Arkansas. Neal Stauffer's success and expertise have been acknowledged by his peers. Mr. Stauffer is a Fellow of the American College of Insurance Coverage and Extracontractual Counsel. He holds a Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent™ rating and he was appointed a lawyer member of the Professional Responsibility Tribunal for the Supreme Court of Oklahoma in 2012. He is a member of the Arkansas Bar Association and a longtime member of the Oklahoma Bar Association.

RISING STARS HONOREE Kate D. Thompson, an associate at Stauffer & Nathan has more than 12 years of experience in civil tort law and business litigation. Kate began her legal career as the sole litigation attorney for a firm located in Newburyport, Massachusetts. Following three successful years in Massachusetts, Kate returned to her family in Oklahoma and joined a litigation firm in Tulsa where she continued her practice for 5 years in civil tort law and business litigation. In 2011, Kate opened her own firm emphasizing her practice on personal injury litigation. Kate joined Stauffer & Nathan in May 2015 and concentrates her practice in personal injury litigation. Kate earned her Bachelor’s degree from Oklahoma State University and her Juris Doctor degree from the University of Tulsa College of Law in 2003. Kate is approved to practice in the Northern and Eastern Districts of Oklahoma. Kate is a member in good standing of the Oklahoma and Massachusetts Bar Associations and is a member of the Oklahoma and Tulsa County Bar Associations.


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BY PRACTICE AREA BUSINESS/CORPORATE Bennett, Mark H., Conner & Winters, Oklahoma City, 405-272-5718 Canada, W. Deke, Hall Estill Hardwick Gable Golden & Nelson, Tulsa, 918-594-0400 Cason, Len, Hartzog Conger Cason & Neville, Oklahoma City, 405-235-7000 Chambers, Jr., Lawrence T., Doerner Saunders Daniel & Anderson, Tulsa, 918-591-5207 Chandler, R. Jay, Norman Wohlgemuth Chandler Jeter Barnett & Ray, Tulsa, 918-583-7571 Coleman, W. Chris, McAfee & Taft, Oklahoma City, 405-552-2234 Crane, C. Bretton, Pray Walker, Tulsa, 918-581-5500 Dale, John D., GableGotwals, Tulsa, 918-595-4800 Denney, Cheryl Vinall, McAfee & Taft, Oklahoma City, 405-552-2295 Derrick, Gary W., Derrick & Briggs, Oklahoma City, 405-235-1900 Ferris, James H., Moyers Martin, Tulsa, 918-582-5281 Fuller, Gary F., McAfee & Taft, Oklahoma City, 405-552-2227 Helton, Scott R., Helton Law Firm, Tulsa, 918-928-7104 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, 918-595-4800 O’Connor, John M., Newton O’Connor Turner & Ketchum, Tulsa, 918-587-0101

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Paliotta, Armand, Hartzog Conger Cason & Neville, Oklahoma City, 405-235-7000 Ratcliff, Marcus N., Latham Wagner Steele & Lehman, Tulsa, 918-970-2000 Ray, Stephen W., Hall Estill Hardwick Gable Golden & Nelson, Tulsa, 918-594-0415 Redwine, R. Kevin, Conner & Winters, Tulsa, 918-586-8540 Robinett, Bruce W., Robinett King, Bartlesville, 918-336-4132 Rockett, D. Joe, Andrews Davis, Oklahoma City, 405-235-8729 Rubenstein, Michael A., Rubenstein & Pitts, Edmond, 405-340-1900 Smith, Dwight L., Dwight L. Smith, Tulsa, 918-585-1446 Stong, Roger A., Crowe & Dunlevy, Oklahoma City, 405-239-6614 Whitehill, Jr., William H., Fellers Snider Blankenship Bailey & Tippens, Oklahoma City, 405-232-0621

CIVIL LITIGATION: DEFENSE Arnold, Shawn E., Lytle Soule & Curlee, Oklahoma City, 405-235-7471 Pg. S-4 Baum, Jeffrey C., Savage Baum & Glass, Tulsa, 918-938-7944 Begin, Eric J., McGivern & Gilliard, Tulsa, 918-584-3391 Blongewicz, Mark K., Hall Estill Hardwick Gable Golden & Nelson, Tulsa, 918-594-0451 Bottom, Monty B., Foliart Huff Ottaway & Bottom, Oklahoma City, 405-232-4633 Pg. S-3 Bowers, Brock C., Hiltgen & Brewer, Oklahoma City, 405-605-9000 Buchan, J. Craig, McAfee & Taft, Tulsa, 918-587-0000

Cain, Timothy D., Wilson Cain & Acquaviva, Oklahoma City, 405-236-2600 Collins, Christopher J., Collins Zorn & Wagner, Oklahoma City, 405-524-2070 Cordell, Jr., F. Thomas, Frailey Chaffin Cordell Perryman & Sterkel, Chickasha, 405-224-0237 Deligans, R. Ryan, Durbin Larimore & Bialick, Oklahoma City, 405-235-9584 Donnell, Bradley K., McAfee & Taft, Oklahoma City, 405-552-2308 Downs, Darrell W., Taylor Foster Mallett Downs Ramsey & Russell, Claremore, 918-343-4100 Gibbs, II, James L., Goolsby Proctor Heefner & Gibbs, Oklahoma City, 405-524-2400 Givens, Greg D., Givens Law Firm, Oklahoma City, 405-604-6880 Gladd, John S., Atkinson Haskins Nellis Brittingham Gladd & Fiasco, Tulsa, 918-582-8877 Glass, Jason L., Savage Baum & Glass, Tulsa, 918-938-7944 Hixon, Stacie L., Steidley & Neal, Tulsa, 918-664-4612 Kirkland, Nevin R., Edmonds Cole Law Firm, Oklahoma City, 405-272-0322 Lee, David W., Collins Zorn & Wagner, Oklahoma City, 405-524-2070 Lipe, Larry B., Conner & Winters, Tulsa, 918-586-8512 Martin, Timothy L., Durbin Larimore & Bialick, Oklahoma City, 405-235-9584 Mathis, Rachel C., Aston Mathis Jacobson Campbell & Tiger, Tulsa, 918-949-9966 Pg. S-4 McDaniel, A. Scott, McDaniel Acord, Tulsa, 918-382-9200 Pg. S-24 CONTINUED ON PAGE S-14

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Neal, Jr., Charles D. “Buddy”, Steidley & Neal, Tulsa, 918-664-4612 Ottaway, Larry D., Foliart Huff Ottaway & Bottom, Oklahoma City, 405-232-4633 Pg. S-3, S-4 Paruolo, Thomas A., Nelson Terry Morton DeWitt Paruolo & Wood, Edmond, 405-705-3600 Perrine, William D., Perrine Redemann Berry Taylor & Sloan, Tulsa, 918-382-1400 Robinson, Eugene, The Robinson Law Firm, Tulsa, 918-587-2311 Rounds, Jr., Philard L., Steidley & Neal, Tulsa, 918-664-4612 Tucker, Colin H., Rhodes Hieronymus Jones Tucker & Gable, Tulsa, 918-582-1173

Whitworth, Clinton D., Edmonds Cole Law Firm, Oklahoma City, 405-272-0322 Wilson, David D., Wilson Cain & Acquaviva, Oklahoma City, 405-236-2600 Wohlgemuth, Joel L., Norman Wohlgemuth Chandler Jeter Barnett & Ray, Tulsa, 918-732-1102 Pg. S-4 Woods, II, Maurice G., McAtee & Woods, Oklahoma City, 405-232-5067 Zorn, Daniel K., Collins Zorn & Wagner, Oklahoma City, 405-524-2070

CIVIL RIGHTS Fortney, Guy A., Brewster & De Angelis, Tulsa, 918-528-4259

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

CONSTITUTIONAL LAW Metcalf, Steven K., McDonald McCann Metcalf & Carwile, Tulsa, 918-430-3703

CONSTRUCTION LITIGATION Gudgel, Trent A., Hall Estill Hardwick Gable Golden & Nelson, Tulsa, 918-594-0400 Harper, Jr., John E., Barrow & Grimm, Tulsa, 918-584-1600 Hickey, John M., Hall Estill Hardwick Gable Golden & Nelson, Tulsa, 918-594-0400 Hoss, Henry D., McAfee & Taft, Oklahoma City, 405-552-2245 Mathis, Stephan S., Aston Mathis Jacobson Campbell & Tiger, Tulsa, 918-949-9966 Mitchell, Brian L., Neuens Mitchell Bonds, Tulsa, 918-749-9334 Rupert, Anton J., Crowe & Dunlevy, Oklahoma City, 405-235-7790 Steele, Mark T., Latham Wagner Steele & Lehman, Tulsa, 918-970-2000

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

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

CRIMINAL DEFENSE Brunton, Paul D., Morrel Hicks Barnhart, Tulsa, 918-664-0800 Pg. S-4 Coyle, III, John W., Coyle Law Firm, Oklahoma City, 405-232-1988 Gordon, Jr., Jack E., Gordon and Gordon Lawyers, Claremore, 918-341-7322 Gotcher, Warren, Gotcher and Beaver, McAlester, 918-302-9156 Henricksen, Mark, Henricksen & Henricksen, Oklahoma City, 405-609-1970 James, Gary J., Gary J. James & Associates, Oklahoma City, 405-521-9900 Jones, Stephen, Jones Otjen & Davis, Enid, 580-242-5500 Kane, Matthew C., Ryan Whaley Coldiron Jantzen Peters & Webber, Oklahoma City, 405-239-6040 Krahl, Kevin E., Fuller Tubb Bickford & Krahl, Oklahoma City, 405-235-2575 Martin, Mack K., Martin Law Office, Oklahoma City, 405-236-8888 Smallwood, Allen M., Attorney at Law, Tulsa, 918-582-1993 Pg. S-4 Wallace, II, Creekmore, Attorney at Law, Sapulpa, 918-224-1176 Wyatt, IV, Robert L., Wyatt Law Office, Oklahoma City, 405-234-5500

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

ELDER LAW Burke, Robbie Emery, Attorney at Law, Tulsa, 918-592-9003 CONTINUED ON PAGE S-16

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Experience the Fry & Elder Difference Founded in 1932, Fry & Elder has a rich legacy of family law representation, focusing on divorce and child custody litigation, and has become one of the most decorated law firms in Oklahoma and nationally. While Fry & Elder continues its established family law practice, the Oklahoma trial law firm has expanded to a new, larger office at 1630 South Main Street in Tulsa and offers experienced, trained representation for personal injury and criminal defense cases statewide and in Texas, where Shane Henry is licensed. The five experienced trial lawyers at Fry & Elder, with four Super Lawyers and Rising Stars honorees, try high-conflict family, criminal and injury cases. All five attorneys are highly rated and are regularly recognized by their peers. When you turn to Fry & Elder, you can be sure your case is handled with respect and care as the attorneys analyze your case, develop unique solutions tailored to fit your needs and work with you to prepare for trial. 1630 S. Main St. | Tulsa, OK 74119 | PH: (918) 585-1107 | fryelder.com

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BY PRACTICE AREA EMPLOYEE BENEFITS Freudenrich, Bill G., McAfee & Taft, Tulsa, 918-574-3013 Hyde, James Dudley, McAfee & Taft, Oklahoma City, 405-552-2229 Long, Brandon P., McAfee & Taft, Oklahoma City, 405-552-2328 McGrath, Steven W., Conner & Winters, Tulsa, 918-586-5684 Nix, Richard D., McAfee & Taft, Oklahoma City, 405-552-2219 Papahronis, John A., McAfee & Taft, Oklahoma City, 405-552-2231 Prince, James C., McAfee & Taft, Oklahoma City, 405-552-2309 Spencer, Mark D., McAfee & Taft, Oklahoma City, 405-552-2368 Stewart, Leasa M., GableGotwals, Oklahoma City, 405-235-5500

EMPLOYMENT & LABOR Albert, Victor F., Conner & Winters, Oklahoma City, 405-272-5733 Bru, Courtney, McAfee & Taft, Tulsa, 918-574-3052 Court, Leonard, Crowe & Dunlevy, Oklahoma City, 405-235-7706 Pg. S-4 Deaton, Jo Anne, Rhodes Hieronymus Jones Tucker & Gable, Tulsa, 918-582-1173 Donelson, Kevin R., Fellers Snider Blankenship Bailey & Tippens, Oklahoma City, 405-232-0621 Doyle, Kevin P., Pray Walker, Tulsa, 918-581-5500 Emmons, Shannon K., Phillips Murrah, Oklahoma City, 405-606-4719 Hillis, R. Tom, Titus Hillis Reynolds Love Dickman & McCalmon, Tulsa, 918-587-6800

Hurst, Amber, Hammons Gowens Hurst & Associates, Oklahoma City, 405-235-6100 Leonard, Jana B., Leonard & Associates, Oklahoma City, 405-239-3800 Lissau, Michael J., Hall Estill Hardwick Gable Golden & Nelson, Tulsa, 918-594-0400 Long, Karen L., Rosenstein Fist & Ringold, Tulsa, 918-585-9211 Moore, James R., Moore & Vernier, Oklahoma City, 405-843-9675 Morgan, J. Daniel, Newton O’Connor Turner & Ketchum, Tulsa, 918-587-0101 Petrikin, J. Ronald, Conner & Winters, Tulsa, 918-586-5683 Plumb, Charles S., McAfee & Taft, Tulsa, 918-574-3003 Pg. S-4 Quillin, Paula J., Franden | Farris | Quillin | Goodnight + Roberts, Tulsa, 918-583-7129 Pg. S-4 Ramsey, Natalie K., McAfee & Taft, Oklahoma City, 405-552-2325 Redman, Michael C., Neuens Mitchell Bonds, Tulsa, 918-749-9334 Robertson, Thomas D., Barrow & Grimm, Tulsa, 918-584-1600 Snapp, Randall J., Crowe & Dunlevy, Tulsa, 918-592-9855 Solano, R. Mark, Newton O’Connor Turner & Ketchum, Tulsa, 918-587-0101 Strecker, David E., Strecker & Associates, Tulsa, 918-582-1716 Tubb, Jeremy, Fuller Tubb Bickford & Krahl, Oklahoma City, 405-235-2575 Turner, W. Kirk, Newton O’Connor Turner & Ketchum, Tulsa, 918-587-0101 Pg. S-4 Van Dyke, Peter T., McAfee & Taft, Oklahoma City, 405-235-9621

CANA B. WILSON

JUSTIN B. MUNN KELLY A. SMAKAL

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Chosen to: 2011-2015 Super Lawyers 2010 Rising Stars

Warta, David A., Smolen Smolen & Roytman, Tulsa, 918-585-2667 Wilkes, Keith A., Newton O’Connor Turner & Ketchum, Tulsa, 918-587-0101 Wilkin, III, R. Charles, Wilkin McMurray, Tulsa, 918-743-3060 Witterholt, Madalene A. B., Crowe & Dunlevy, Tulsa, 918-592-9809 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 Pg. S-4 Barrett, Gayle L., Crowe & Dunlevy, Oklahoma City, 405-235-7787 Brightmire, Kristen L., Doerner Saunders Daniel & Anderson, Tulsa, 918-591-5204 Pg. S-4 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, 918-594-0594 Pg. S-4 Dale, Angelyn L., Hall Estill Hardwick Gable Golden & Nelson, Tulsa, 918-594-0558 Fields, Roberta B., McAfee & Taft, Oklahoma City, 405-552-2366 Fulkerson, Sam R., McAfee & Taft, Oklahoma City, 405-552-2369 Pg. S-4 Hanna, Lauren Barghols, McAfee & Taft, Oklahoma City, 405-552-2343 Lauderdale, Michael F., McAfee & Taft, Oklahoma City, 405-552-2257 Lohrke, Mary L., Titus Hillis Reynolds Love Dickman & McCalmon, Tulsa, 918-587-6800 Love, Kimberly Lambert, Titus Hillis Reynolds Love Dickman & McCalmon, Tulsa, 918-587-6800 Pg. S-4 Neal, Kathy R., McAfee & Taft, Tulsa, 918-574-3020 Pg. S-4 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, Oklahoma City, 405-236-4645 Turner, Elaine R., Hall Estill Hardwick Gable Golden & Nelson, Oklahoma City, 405-553-2804 Pg. S-4 Warmington, Courtney K., Crowe & Dunlevy, Oklahoma City, 405-239-6671 Pg. S-4 Whatley, Nathan L., McAfee & Taft, Oklahoma City, 405-552-2365 Pg. S-4 Zachritz, Anne E., Andrews Davis, Oklahoma City, 405-235-8756

EMPLOYMENT LITIGATION: PLAINTIFF Eddy, Rand C., Mulinix Edwards Rosell & Goerke, Oklahoma City, 405-232-3800 Hammons, Sr., Mark E., Hammons Gowens Hurst & Associates, Oklahoma City, 405-235-6100 Hodges, James C., Eller & Detrich, Tulsa, 918-747-8900 Shook, Jonathan E., Shook & Johnson, Tulsa, 918-293-1122 Pg. S-4

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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-4 Cordell, David R., Conner & Winters, Tulsa, 918-586-8995 Darrah, Micheal L., Durbin Larimore & Bialick, Oklahoma City, 405-235-9584 Davis, Gary W., Crowe & Dunlevy, Oklahoma City, 405-235-7798 Devoll, Glenn A., Gungoll Jackson Box & Devoll, Enid, 580-234-0436 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 Gum, Robert G., Gum Puckett & Mackechnie, Oklahoma City, 405-488-1212 Gungoll, Bradley A., Gungoll Jackson Box & Devoll, Oklahoma City, 405-272-4710 Pg. S-4 Kearney, David L., Hall Estill Hardwick Gable Golden & Nelson, Oklahoma City, 405-553-2316 Mahaffey, Gregory L., Mahaffey & Gore, Oklahoma City, 405-236-0478 Moricoli, Jr., John C., Moricoli & Schovanec, Oklahoma City, 405-445-7658 Orlowski, D. Faith, Sneed Lang, Tulsa, 918-588-1313 Pepper, David E., Hartzog Conger Cason & Neville, Oklahoma City, 405-235-7000

Ragsdale, Terry D., GableGotwals, Tulsa, 918-595-4800 Reeves, John R., Conner & Winters, Oklahoma City, 405-272-5762 Satrom, James D., Hall Estill Hardwick Gable Golden & Nelson, Tulsa, 918-594-0400 Schmidt, Arthur W., Mahaffey & Gore, Oklahoma City, 405-236-0478 Smith, Donald S., Pray Walker, Tulsa, 918-581-5500 Smith, Michael E., Hall Estill Hardwick Gable Golden & Nelson, Oklahoma City, 405-553-2821 Stonecipher, Mark K., Fellers Snider Blankenship Bailey & Tippens, Oklahoma City, 405-232-0621 Tisdal, Mart, Tisdal & O’Hara, Clinton, 580-323-3964 Vahlberg, Mia, GableGotwals, Tulsa, 918-595-4800 Walker, L. Mark, Crowe & Dunlevy, Oklahoma City, 405-235-7700 Pg. S-4 Williams, Jr., D. K. (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 Jantzen Peters & Webber, Oklahoma City, 405-239-6040 Landreth, Lloyd W., Landreth Law Firm, Jenks, 918-296-0460 Shandy, Donald K., Crowe & Dunlevy, Oklahoma City, 405-234-3205 Ternes, Mary Ellen, Crowe & Dunlevy, Oklahoma City, 405-234-3226 Pg. S-4

ENVIRONMENTAL LITIGATION Burnett, LeAnne, Crowe & Dunlevy, Oklahoma City, 405-239-6610

M. EILEEN ECHOLS ECHOLS & ASSOCIATES 9925 S. Pennsylvania Ave. Oklahoma City, OK 73159-7644 PH: (405) 691-2648 | FX: (405) 691-5648 dweatlaw@aol.com echolslawfirm.com

Graves, Michael D., Hall Estill Hardwick Gable Golden & Nelson, Tulsa, 918-594-0443 Joyce, Robert J., McAfee & Taft, Tulsa, 918-574-3040 Martin, Linda Crook, Doerner Saunders Daniel & Anderson, Tulsa, 918-591-5307 Pg. S-4

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

ESTATE PLANNING & PROBATE Bass, A. Gabriel, Bass Law, Oklahoma City, 405-262-4040 Bass, John A., Bass Law, El Reno, 405-262-4040 Curnutte, Mark W., Logan & Lowry, Vinita, 918-256-7511 Donovan, Erin, Erin Donovan & Associates, Tulsa, 918-747-3788 Pg. S-4 Ketchum, II, Daniel R., Newton O’Connor Turner & Ketchum, Tulsa, 918-587-0101 Mee, Jr., John W., Mee Mee Hoge & Epperson, Oklahoma City, 405-848-9100 Mock, Randall D., Conner & Winters, Oklahoma City, 405-272-5761 Nemec, Michael L., Hall Estill Hardwick Gable Golden & Nelson, Tulsa, 918-594-0400 Ottaway, Cynda C., Crowe & Dunlevy, Oklahoma City, 405-235-7736 Riseling, Ted M., Riseling & Rhodes, Tulsa, 918-747-0111 Shacklett, Curtis J., Barber & Bartz, Tulsa, 918-599-7755 Shields, Susan B., McAfee & Taft, Oklahoma City, 405-552-2311 Pg. S-4 Sine, Amy J., Hartzog Conger Cason & Neville, Oklahoma City, 405-235-7000 Spivey, Stacey D., Crowe & Dunlevy, Oklahoma City, 405-235-7752 Trudgeon, Jon H., Hartzog Conger Cason & Neville, Oklahoma City, 405-235-7000 Will, Henry G., Conner & Winters, Tulsa, 918-586-5690

FAMILY LAW Barnett, Adrienne L., Norman Wohlgemuth Chandler Jeter Barnett & Ray, Tulsa, 918-583-7571 Christensen, Cathy M., Cathy Christensen & Associates, Oklahoma City, 405-752-5565 Daniel, Sam P., Doerner Saunders Daniel & Anderson, Tulsa, 918-582-1211 Echols, M. Eileen, Echols & Associates, Oklahoma City, 405-691-2648 Pg. S-18 Y GB9MHTH

M. EILEEN ECHOLS

ECHOLS & ASSOCIATES Oklahoma City • 405-691-2648

www.echolslawfirm.com

FAMILY LAW Eileen Echols has been litigating family law issues for more than 30 years, both as an attorney advocating for and advancing the interests of her clients and as a Family Law Special Judge. While on the family law bench in Oklahoma County, she was twice named the Outstanding Family Law Judge by the Family Law Section of the Oklahoma Bar Association. In addition to her family law practice, she has served as part-time Administrative Law Judge for the Oklahoma Health Care Authority, and she served for eight years on the Oklahoma Board of Medical Licensure and Supervision by appointment of the Governor of the State of Oklahoma. Echols’ practice is limited to contested family law cases, including complex issues of property division, contested custody, spousal support and other contested issues of family law litigation.

Ford, Jon R., Jon R. Ford, Enid, 580-234-0253 Fry, Jr., Robert G., Fry & Elder, Tulsa, 918-585-1107 Pg. S-15 Gotwals, James R., James R. Gotwals and Associates, Tulsa, 918-599-7088 Grundy, Bradley A., Conner & Winters, Tulsa, 918-586-8568 Johnson, N. Scott, N. Scott Johnson and Associates, Tulsa, 918-794-3333 LaSorsa, William G., Jones Gotcher & Bogan, Tulsa, 918-581-8200 McConnell-Corbyn, Laura, Hartzog Conger Cason & Neville, Oklahoma City, 405-235-7000 Pg. S-4 Mullins, Michael L., Mullins Martinez Sexton & Reaves, Oklahoma City, 405-235-2335 Munn, Justin B., Smakal Munn, Tulsa, 918-582-3400 Petersen, Catherine Holland, Petersen Henson Meadows Pecore & Peot, Norman, 405-329-3307 Roberts, Curtis J., Franden | Farris | Quillin | Goodnight + Roberts, Tulsa, 918-583-7129 CONTINUED ON PAGE S-20

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Robertson, Moura A.J., Moura Robertson Family Law, Tulsa, 918-382-9332 Smakal, Kelly A., Smakal Munn, Tulsa, 918-582-3400 Szlichta, Christopher D., Szlichta and Ramsey, Stillwater, 405-377-3393 Tucker, Phillip J., Tucker Law Firm, Edmond, 405-348-1789 Wagner, II, Richard A., Hall Estill Hardwick Gable Golden & Nelson, Tulsa, 918-594-0424

GENERAL LITIGATION Abowitz, Murray E., Abowitz Timberlake & Dahnke, Oklahoma City, 405-236-4645 Pg. S-4 Buchanan, Brandon L., McAfee & Taft, Oklahoma City, 405-552-2307 Burrage, Heather Hillburn, Burrage Law Firm, Durant, 580-920-0700 Burrage, Michael, Whitten Burrage, Oklahoma City, 405-516-7800 Pg. S-4 Camp, Christopher L., Camp Law Firm, Tulsa, 918-200-4871 Chilton, Gary S., Holladay & Chilton, Oklahoma City, 405-236-2343 Dace, Robert W., McAfee & Taft, Oklahoma City, 405-552-2268 Pg. S-4 Day, Seth A., Hall Estill Hardwick Gable Golden & Nelson, Oklahoma City, 405-553-2828 Drummond, Gentner F., Drummond Law, Tulsa, 918-749-7378 Felty, Michael C., Lytle Soule & Curlee, Oklahoma City, 405-235-7471 Green, Gerald P., Pierce Couch Hendrickson Baysinger & Green, Oklahoma City, 405-235-1611

Jackson, Douglas L., Gungoll Jackson Box & Devoll, Enid, 580-234-0436 Meek, Justin D., Bass Law, Oklahoma City, 405-262-4040 Moore-Shrier, Pansy, Moore-Shrier Law Firm, Tulsa, 918-592-3001 Ray, Ryan A., Norman Wohlgemuth Chandler Jeter Barnett & Ray, Tulsa, 918-583-7571 Robinett, Tracy W., Robinett Swartz & Aycock, Tulsa, 918-592-3699 Rule, John H., GableGotwals, Tulsa, 918-595-4800 Schneiter, Lance E., Schulte Schneiter & Gibson, Kingfisher, 405-375-4165 Shephard, C. Eric, Fellers Snider Blankenship Bailey & Tippens, Oklahoma City, 405-232-0621 Stall, Douglas E., Stall Stall & Thompson, Tulsa, 918-743-6201 Taylor, Stratton, Taylor Foster Mallett Downs Ramsey & Russell, Claremore, 918-343-4100 Thomas, Terry M., Crowe & Dunlevy, Tulsa, 918-592-9845 Walters, Joseph E., McAfee & Taft, Oklahoma City, 405-552-2250 Pg. S-4 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-4 Frogge, S. Gregory, McAfee & Taft, Oklahoma City, 405-552-2283 Glass, Robert S., GableGotwals, Tulsa, 918-595-4800

ARMANDO J. ROSELL MULINIX EDWARDS ROSELL & GOERKE, PLLC Practice Areas: • Business Litigation • Banking • Real Estate • Entity Formation • Trust Litigation • Sports & Entertainment Education: • Southern Methodist University in 1995 B.B.A. with emphasis in finance • Oklahoma City University School of Law in 2000 • Managing Editor of the Oklahoma City University Law Review

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Gordon, Kevin D., Crowe & Dunlevy, Oklahoma City, 405-239-6619 Pg. S-4 Joseph, Michael E., McAfee & Taft, Oklahoma City, 405-235-9621 Loomis, Cori H., Christensen Law Group, Oklahoma City, 405-232-2020 Rieger, Karen S., Crowe & Dunlevy, Oklahoma City, 405-235-7788 Pg. S-4 Rogers, Patricia A., McAfee & Taft, Oklahoma City, 405-552-2233 Scoggins, Linda G., Doerner Saunders Daniel & Anderson, Oklahoma City, 405-319-3510 Smith, Barry L., McAfee & Taft, Tulsa, 918-574-3015 Tyrrell, Elizabeth D., McAfee & Taft, Oklahoma City, 405-552-2217 Pg. S-4

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

INSURANCE COVERAGE Ables, J. Angela, Kerr Irvine Rhodes & Ables, Oklahoma City, 405-272-9221 Pg. S-4 Acquaviva, Jr., Joseph T., Wilson Cain & Acquaviva, Oklahoma City, 405-236-2600 Pg. S-24 Butler, Jr., Roger N., Secrest Hill Butler & Secrest, Tulsa, 918-494-5905 Cathcart, William R., Cathcart & Dooley, Oklahoma City, 405-524-1110 Cole, Kenneth G., Mansell & Engel, Oklahoma City, 405-232-4100 Dreyer, Mark E., Conner & Winters, Tulsa, 918-586-8518 Green, Jr., James E., Conner & Winters, Tulsa, 918-586-8516 Haskins, III, Walter D., Atkinson Haskins Nellis Brittingham Gladd & Fiasco, Tulsa, 918-582-8877 Loy, Katherine Taylor, Durbin Larimore & Bialick, Oklahoma City, 405-235-9584 Murphy, Jr., Lawrence R., Richards & Connor, Tulsa, 918-585-2394 Nelson, Robert W., Nelson Terry Morton DeWitt Paruolo & Wood, Edmond, 405-705-3600 Parrish, Harry J., Franden | Farris | Quillin | Goodnight + Roberts, Tulsa, 918-583-7129 Richards, Phil R., Richards & Connor, Tulsa, 918-585-2394 Pg. S-4 Stauffer, Neal E., Stauffer & Nathan, Tulsa, 918-592-7070

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

www.staufferlaw.com Welch, Mort G., Welch & Smith, Oklahoma City, 405-286-0801

MORT G. WELCH

WELCH & SMITH, PC Oklahoma City • 405-286-0801

www.welchsmith.com

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

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY Blue, Rachel, McAfee & Taft, Tulsa, 918-574-3007 Pg. S-4 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 Pg. S-4

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BY PRACTICE AREA McCarthy, Randall K., Hall Estill Hardwick Gable Golden & Nelson, Oklahoma City, 405-553-2300 Rahhal, Anthony L., McAfee & Taft, Oklahoma City, 405-552-2306 Sullivan, David M., Crowe & Dunlevy, Oklahoma City, 405-234-3236 Watt, Terry L., Fellers Snider Blankenship Bailey & Tippens, Tulsa, 918-599-0621 White, Edward L., Edward L. White, Edmond, 405-810-6054

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-4 Kenney, John A., McAfee & Taft, Oklahoma City, 405-552-2244 Pg. S-4

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

MERGERS & ACQUISITIONS Cooke, Michael D., Hall Estill Hardwick Gable Golden & Nelson, Tulsa, 918-594-0414 Cooper, H. Wayne, Doerner Saunders Daniel & Anderson, Tulsa, 918-582-1211 Curry, Robert A., Conner & Winters, Tulsa, 918-586-5725 Lees, C. Ray, Porter Hedges, Oklahoma City, 405-232-3001

Kolker, Paul M., Pignato Cooper Kolker & Roberson, Oklahoma City, 405-606-3333 Latham, Jr., Bobby L., Latham Wagner Steele & Lehman, Tulsa, 918-970-2000 Looney, Jr., Robert D., Hall Estill Hardwick Gable Golden & Nelson, Oklahoma City, 405-553-2828 Mullins, Glen, Durbin Larimore & Bialick, Oklahoma City, 405-235-9584 Pignato, Gerard F., Pignato Cooper Kolker & Roberson, Oklahoma City, 405-606-3333 Smiling, A. Mark, Smiling & Miller, Tulsa, 918-477-7500 Starr, Jon D., McGivern & Gilliard, Tulsa, 918-584-3391 Steidley, Jr., W.G. “Gil”, Steidley & Neal, Tulsa, 918-664-4612

PERSONAL INJURY GENERAL: PLAINTIFF Abel, Ed, Abel Law Firm, Oklahoma City, 405-239-7046 Atkins, Jeffrey R., Atkins & Markoff, Oklahoma City, 405-607-8757 Bachman, Gary C., Holloway Dobson & Bachman, Oklahoma City, 405-235-8593 Bachman, Stephen D., Holloway Dobson & Bachman, Oklahoma City, 405-235-8593 Barkett, Michael L., The Barkett Law Firm, Tulsa, 918-582-6900 Pg. S-9 Belote, James A., Stipe Harper Laizure Uselton Belote Maxcey & Thetford, Oklahoma City, 405-524-2268 Bernstein, David, Bernstein Law Firm, Norman, 405-329-1484

DAVID BERNSTEIN

BERNSTEIN LAW FIRM Norman • 405-329-1484

www.USASafetyLawyer.com

Bialick, Mark E., Durbin Larimore & Bialick, Oklahoma City, 405-235-9584 Pg. S-4 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 George & Germany, Oklahoma City, 405-239-7711 Burrage, David, Burrage Law Firm, Durant, 580-920-0700 Carson, Joe S., Warhawk Legal, Oklahoma City, 405-397-1717 Carter, Jeremy Z., The Carter Law Firm, Newcastle, 405-392-3300 Corley, E. Terrill, E. Terrill Corley & Associates, Tulsa, 918-744-6641 Cotton, Eric D., The Cotton Law Firm, Oklahoma City, 405-285-0816 Diesselhorst, Jacob, Maples Nix & Diesselhorst, Edmond, 800-539-0652 Dunn, James E., James Dunn & Associates, Oklahoma City, 405-239-1000 Durbin, II, Gerald E., Durbin Larimore & Bialick, Oklahoma City, 405-235-9584 Pg. S-4 Edem, Emmanuel E., Norman & Edem, Oklahoma City, 405-272-0200 CONTINUED ON PAGE S-22

NATIVE AMERICAN LAW Cowan, Klint A., Fellers Snider Blankenship Bailey & Tippens, Oklahoma City, 405-232-0621 Huntsman, Susan E., Crowe & Dunlevy, Tulsa, 918-592-9800 McBride III, D. Michael, Crowe & Dunlevy, Tulsa, 918-592-9824 Vaughn, Christina M., McAfee & Taft, Tulsa, 918-574-3004 Pg. S-4 Ward, Stephen R., Conner & Winters, Tulsa, 918-586-8978 Williams, O. Joseph, O. Joseph Williams Law Office, Okmulgee, 918-752-0020

PERSONAL INJURY GENERAL: DEFENSE Beeler, Jeff R., Jeff R. Beeler, Oklahoma City, 405-810-9339 Brewer, Michael W., Hiltgen & Brewer, Oklahoma City, 405-605-9000

MICHAEL W. BREWER

HILTGEN & BREWER, PC Oklahoma City • 405-605-9000

www.hiltgenbrewer.com

Buchan, Sarah, Franden | Farris | Quillin | Goodnight + Roberts, Tulsa, 918-583-7129 Pg. S-4 Coffey, Jr., Robert P., Coffey Senger & McDaniel, Tulsa, 918-292-8787 Davis, J. Christopher, Johnson & Jones, Tulsa, 918-584-6644 Donchin, David B., Durbin Larimore & Bialick, Oklahoma City, 405-235-9584 Pg. S-4 Ferguson, Jr., Thomas G., Walker Ferguson & Ferguson, Oklahoma City, 405-843-8855 Folluo, Dan S., Rhodes Hieronymus Jones Tucker & Gable, Tulsa, 918-582-1173 Hornbeek, Richard E., Hornbeek Vitali & Braun, Oklahoma City, 405-236-8600 Johnson, J. Logan, Miller & Johnson, Oklahoma City, 405-896-4388

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BY PRACTICE AREA PERSONAL INJURY CONT’D FROM PAGE S-21

Frasier, James E., Frasier Frasier & Hickman, Tulsa, 918-584-4724 Gorospe, Anthony, Gorospe & Smith Law Firm, Tulsa, 918-582-7775 Pg. S-24 Halley, Duke, Halley Talbot & Smithton, Oklahoma City, 405-602-5600 Homsey, Gary B., Homsey Law Center, Oklahoma City, 405-843-9923 Pg. S-24 Isaacs, Garvin A., Garvin A. Isaacs, Oklahoma City, 405-232-2060 Jackson, Scott R., Martin Jean & Jackson, Ponca City, 580-765-9967 Jones, Mike, Mike Jones, Bristow, 918-367-3303 LaFevers, J. Gregory, Attorney at Law, Tulsa, 918-496-9258 Laird, Greg, Attorney at Law, Tulsa, 918-551-8989 Loftis, Jim, Loftis & Barnard, Norman, 405-366-1400 McIntyre, Noble K., McIntyre Law, Oklahoma City, 405-917-5250 Pg. S-1 Nix, Glendell D., Maples Nix & Diesselhorst, Edmond, 405-509-2000 Norman, Bradley E., Norman & Edem, Oklahoma City, 405-272-0200 Norman, John B., Norman & Edem, Oklahoma City, 405-272-0200 Norman, John W., Norman & Edem, Oklahoma City, 405-272-0200 Riggs, M. David, Riggs Abney Neal Turpen Orbison & Lewis, Tulsa, 918-587-3161 Self, Jr., James F., Self and Associates, Oklahoma City, 405-685-2111 Tawwater, Larry A., Tawwater Law Firm, Oklahoma City, 405-607-1400

Thiessen, Guy A., GT Law Firm, Tulsa, 918-743-3306 Thurman, Jeremy A., McIntyre Law, Oklahoma City, 405-917-5250 Pg. S-1 Toon, Rich, Toon Osmond, Tulsa, 918-477-7884 Vitali, John E., Hornbeek Vitali & Braun, Oklahoma City, 405-236-8600 Wandres, Patrick W., Wandres Law, Tulsa, 918-641-4044 Weddle, III, Charles C., White & Weddle, Oklahoma City, 405-463-9922 West, Bradley C., The West Law Firm, Shawnee, 405-275-0040 West, Terry W., The West Law Firm, Shawnee, 405-275-0040 Pg. S-4 White, Jr., Joe E., White & Weddle, Oklahoma City, 405-858-8899 Yaffe, S. Alex, Foshee & Yaffe, Oklahoma City, 405-378-3033 Zelbst, John P., Zelbst Holmes & Butler, Lawton, 580-248-4844 Pg. S-24

PERSONAL INJURY MEDICAL MALPRACTICE: DEFENSE Annis, Jennifer R., Atkinson Haskins Nellis Brittingham Gladd & Fiasco, Tulsa, 918-582-8877 Barkley, C. Michael, The Barkley Law Firm, Tulsa, 918-599-9991 Best, Timothy G., Best & Sharp, Tulsa, 918-582-1234 Branscum, David A., Foliart Huff Ottaway & Bottom, Oklahoma City, 405-232-4633 Pg. S-3 Callahan, Karen L., Rodolf & Todd, Tulsa, 918-295-2100 Clarke, Margaret M., Hall Estill Hardwick Gable Golden & Nelson, Tulsa, 918-594-0468

Jacob W. Biby

Scott R. Jackson

K Blankenship Photography

Martin Jean & Jackson congratulates Scott Jackson and Jacob Biby on being named to the 2015 Super Lawyers list. Scott, Jacob and all the attorneys at Martin Jean & Jackson devote their practice to the representation of individuals injured through no fault of their own. The firm is proud to have attorneys recognized for their effectiveness in protecting the rights of injured Oklahomans.

PONCA CITY (580) 765- 9967

• TULSA • (918) 743-4000

STILLWATER (405) 377-5000

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Connor, Jr., James W., Richards & Connor, Tulsa, 918-585-2394 Fiasco, William A., Atkinson Haskins Nellis Brittingham Gladd & Fiasco, Tulsa, 918-582-8877 Glendening, Jeffrey A., The Glendening Law Firm, Tulsa, 918-494-7037 Hendrickson, Russell L., Pierce Couch Hendrickson Baysinger & Green, Oklahoma City, 405-235-1611 Huff, Glen D., Foliart Huff Ottaway & Bottom, Oklahoma City, 405-232-4633 Pg. S-3 Johnson, Steven J., Foliart Huff Ottaway & Bottom, Oklahoma City, 405-232-4633 Pg. S-3 McKee, Sean H., Best & Sharp, Tulsa, 918-582-1234 McPhail, David K., Foliart Huff Ottaway & Bottom, Oklahoma City, 405-232-4633 Pg. S-3 Nellis, Gregory D., Atkinson Haskins Nellis Brittingham Gladd & Fiasco, Tulsa, 918-582-8877 Ogletree, L. Earl, Wiggins Sewell & Ogletree, Oklahoma City, 405-232-1211 Paul, John R., Paul & Lackey, Tulsa, 918-584-2583 Rodolf, Stephen J., Rodolf & Todd, Tulsa, 918-295-2100 Pg. S-4 Russell, David A., Rodolf & Todd, Tulsa, 918-295-2100 Sewell, Randall L., Wiggins Sewell & Ogletree, Oklahoma City, 405-232-1211 Sharpe, G. Calvin, Phillips Murrah, Oklahoma City, 405-235-4100 Walters, Hilton H., Rife Walters Stanley & Natarajan, Oklahoma City, 405-235-3800 Wiggins, John, Wiggins Sewell & Ogletree, Oklahoma City, 405-232-1211 Pg. S-4

PERSONAL INJURY MEDICAL MALPRACTICE: PLAINTIFF Berry, III, Howard K., Berry Law Firm, Oklahoma City, 405-524-1040 Brooks, Gary L., Gary L. Brooks & Associates, Oklahoma City, 405-840-1066 Butts, Benjamin J., Butts & Marrs, Oklahoma City, 405-608-0098 Clark, Steven E., Clark & Mitchell, Oklahoma City, 405-708-5438 De Angelis, Jennifer L., Brewster & De Angelis, Tulsa, 918-528-4259 Edwards, Mark, Edwards Law Firm, Tulsa, 918-221-0516 Glass, Woodrow K., Ward & Glass, Norman, 405-360-9700 Pg. S-2 Horton, Steven T., Horton Law Firm, Oklahoma City, 405-606-8080 Laizure, Anthony M., Laizure Law, Tulsa, 918-749-0749 Luther, Gregg W., Gregg W. Luther, Oklahoma City, 405-604-9880 Maples, II, L. Ray, Maples Nix & Diesselhorst, 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, 405-235-8488 Neighbors, Brent L., Ward & Glass, Norman, 405-253-4031 Pg. S-2 Riggs, Lisa R., Riggs Abney Neal Turpen Orbison & Lewis, Tulsa, 918-587-3161 Pg. S-4 Shallcross, Richard A., Shallcross Law Firm, Tulsa, 918-208-0045 Sherwood, Ted, Sherwood McCormick & Robert, Tulsa, 918-592-1144 Pg. S-4 Slama, Jo Lynn, Slama Legal Group, Oklahoma City, 405-609-1600

PERSONAL INJURY PRODUCTS: DEFENSE Alexander, Jr., Robert H., The Law Office of Robert H. Alexander Jr., Oklahoma City, 405-232-0803

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BY PRACTICE AREA Cook, Rodney L., Phillips Murrah, Oklahoma City, 405-235-4100 Cooper, Mary Quinn, McAfee & Taft, Tulsa, 918-574-3065 Pg. S-4 Curran, Jeffrey, GableGotwals, Oklahoma City, 405-235-5500 Fischer, Amy Sherry, Foliart Huff Ottaway & Bottom, Oklahoma City, 405-232-4633 Pg. S-3, S-4 Hiltgen, Cary E., Hiltgen & Brewer, Oklahoma City, 405-605-9000

CARY E. HILTGEN

HILTGEN & BREWER, PC Oklahoma City • 405-605-9000

www.hiltgenbrewer.com

Jennings, III, James A., Jennings Teague, Oklahoma City, 405-609-6000 Richardson, Andrew L., McAfee & Taft, Tulsa, 918-574-3066 Singhal, Vani, McAfee & Taft, Tulsa, 918-574-3055 Smith, Michael F., McAfee & Taft, Tulsa, 918-574-3078 Steichen, Thomas E., McAfee & Taft, Tulsa, 918-574-3062 Teague, J. Derrick, Jennings Teague, Oklahoma City, 405-609-6000 Whitmire, Lyndon W., Phillips Murrah, Oklahoma City, 405-235-4100 Wolfe, Thomas G., Phillips Murrah, Oklahoma City, 405-552-2401 Pg. S-4 Woodard, III, John R., Coffey Senger & McDaniel, Tulsa, 918-292-8787 Zuckerman, Harold C., McAfee & Taft, Tulsa, 918-574-3064

PERSONAL INJURY PRODUCTS: PLAINTIFF Atkinson, Michael P., Atkinson Haskins Nellis Brittingham Gladd & Fiasco, Tulsa, 918-582-8877 Pg. S-4

PROFESSIONAL LIABILITY: DEFENSE Farris, Joseph R., Franden | Farris | Quillin | Goodnight + Roberts, Tulsa, 918-583-7129 Pg. S-4 Hill, W. Michael, Secrest Hill Butler & Secrest, Tulsa, 918-494-5905 McKenna, Bruce A., McKenna & Prescott, Tulsa, 918-935-2085 Rife, Gary A., Rife Walters Stanley & Natarajan, Oklahoma City, 405-235-3800

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

Laird, Michael S., Crowe & Dunlevy, Oklahoma City, 405-239-6623 Pg. S-4 Latham, Myrna Schack, McAfee & Taft, Oklahoma City, 405-235-9621 Lewallen, Jr., Joe C., McAfee & Taft, Oklahoma City, 405-552-2370 Nordin, J. Michael, McAfee & Taft, Oklahoma City, 405-552-2215 Rawlinson, Gary C., Crowe & Dunlevy, Oklahoma City, 405-234-3287 Rosser IV, Malcolm E., Crowe & Dunlevy, Tulsa, 918-592-9838

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

SECURITIES LITIGATION Day, Bruce W., Crowe & Dunlevy, Oklahoma City, 405-235-7700 Heggy, Rodney J., Crowe & Dunlevy, Oklahoma City, 405-235-7700

Neville, Jr., Drew, Hartzog Conger Cason & Neville, Oklahoma City, 405-235-7000 Pg. S-4 Patton, Jr., C. Raymond, Conner & Winters, Tulsa, 918-586-8523 Woods, Jr., Harry A., Crowe & Dunlevy, Oklahoma City, 405-235-7754

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

TAX Blake, T. Michael, McAfee & Taft, Oklahoma City, 405-552-2317 Callahan, Jennifer H., McAfee & Taft, Oklahoma City, 405-552-2225 Craig, Richard D., McAfee & Taft, Oklahoma City, 405-552-2349 Davis, Steven C., Hartzog Conger Cason & Neville, Oklahoma City, 405-235-7000 Farrior, William E., Barrow & Grimm, Tulsa, 918-584-1600 Holloman, Jr., James H., Crowe & Dunlevy, Oklahoma City, 405-235-7725 Larason, Timothy M., Andrews Davis, Oklahoma City, 405-235-8713

TRANSPORTATION/MARITIME Campbell, Stuart D., Doerner Saunders Daniel & Anderson, Tulsa, 918-591-5242 Goodnight, Jason, Franden | Farris | Quillin | Goodnight + Roberts, Tulsa, 918-583-7129

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

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

SHAWN E. ARNOLD selected to Super Lawyers for his sixth year Top 10

STACEY S. CHUBBUCK selected to Rising Stars for her first year

REAL ESTATE

MATTHEW J.G. MCDEVITT

Allen, Zachary W., Crowe & Dunlevy, Oklahoma City, 405-235-7728 Beasley, Bradley K., Boesche McDermott, Tulsa, 918-858-1735 Berry, Jennifer Ivester, Phillips Murrah, Oklahoma City, 405-552-2428 Cox, Jr., B. Kenneth, Hall Estill Hardwick Gable Golden & Nelson, Tulsa, 918-594-0418 Eagleton, IV, William L., Pray Walker, Tulsa, 918-581-5511 Epperson, Kraettli Q., Mee Mee Hoge & Epperson, Oklahoma City, 405-848-9100 Garbrecht, Robert L., McAfee & Taft, Oklahoma City, 405-552-2254 Hasenfratz, Sally A., Phillips Murrah, Oklahoma City, 405-552-2431 Hastie, John D., Phillips Murrah, Norman, 405-292-4445 Hill, Frank D., McAfee & Taft, Oklahoma City, 405-552-2259

selected to Rising Stars for his second year

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

L, S & C recognizes senior partners Michael Felty and Shawn Arnold (Top 10) for their repeated selection to Oklahoma Super Lawyers. Both rated AV Preeminent, their practices focus on all areas of civil litigation. Congratulations also to Matthew McDevitt and Stacey Chubbuck for their selection to Rising Stars. Founded as Shartel & Wells in 1902, Lytle, Soulé & Curlee, P.C., has a long history of serving client needs in an ever-changing legal and business environment. That tradition continues well into a second century as the firm provides quality and cost-effective representation in a variety of practice areas, including civil trial practice, product safety and liability, aircraft title and transactions, bankruptcy and creditor rights, energy law, estates and probate, commercial law, and patent and trademark enforcement. Learn more about our firm and our attorneys selected to Super Lawyers at lytlesoule.net. 1200 Robinson Renaissance, 119 North Robinson, Oklahoma City, OK 73102 • Phone: (405) 235-7471 • Telecopier: (405) 232-3852

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JOSEPH T. ACQUAVIVA, JR.

ANTHONY GOROSPE

GARY B. HOMSEY

1825 East 15th Street Tulsa, OK 74104 Tel: 918-582-7775 Fax: 918-960-6023 anthony@greencountrylaw.com www.greencountrylaw.com

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

INSURANCE COVERAGE PERSONAL INJURY PRODUCTS: PLAINTIFF

PERSONAL INJURY GENERAL: PLAINTIFF

PERSONAL INJURY GENERAL: PLAINTIFF 18-WHEELER ACCIDENTS OIL RIG/OIL FIELD INJURIES

Joseph T. Acquaviva, Jr. is a partner in the firm of Wilson, Cain & Acquaviva. Admitted to the bar in 1986, he is admitted to all district courts and federal courts of Oklahoma and the U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit. Education: Long Island University (B.A., 1983); Oklahoma City University (J.D., 1986). Guest Lecturer, LSU National Institute of Trial Advocacy Training Program. Member: Oklahoma County, Oklahoma, and American Bar Associations; National Institute of Trial Advocacy. Mr.  Acquaviva has been published in the Oklahoma Bar Journal and is a frequent speaker on such topics as insurance bad faith, uninsured/underinsured motorist law, discovery in civil cases, bad faith litigation, evidence, and expert testimony.

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.

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

A. SCOTT MCDANIEL

TODD TAYLOR

MAX C. TUEPKER

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

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

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

CIVIL LITIGATION: DEFENSE ENVIRONMENTAL LITIGATION PROFESSIONAL LIABILITY: DEFENSE

BUSINESS LITIGATION BANKING CLOSELY HELD BUSINESS

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

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

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

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.

THOMAS L. VOGT

JAMES E. WEGER

JOHN P. ZELBST

15 East Fifth Street Suite 3800 Tulsa, OK 74103 Tel: 918-581-8200 Fax: 918-583-1189 tvogt@jonesgotcher.com www.jonesgotcher.com

15 East Fifth Street Suite 3800 Tulsa, OK 74103 Tel: 918-581-8200 Fax: 918-583-1189 jweger@jonesgotcher.com www.jonesgotcher.com

BUSINESS LITIGATION EMPLOYMENT LITIGATION: DEFENSE REAL ESTATE

BUSINESS LITIGATION CONSTRUCTION LITIGATION REAL ESTATE

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

Tom Vogt has a broad practice in business, securities, and construction litigation, as well as real estate, zoning, employment, corporate, and education law. Locally his clients include Tulsa Community College and a number of business and real estate owners. Nationally he serves as general counsel for the Arena Football League, including matters before the National Labor Relations Board, union and player contracts and disputes, and expansion agreements. He was named in Tulsa Business Journal’s legal dream team and is a member of the National Association of College and University Attorneys. Mr. Vogt joined Jones, Gotcher & Bogan in 1984 after graduating with highest honors from the University of Oklahoma law school and has been a shareholder and officer of the firm since 1989.

James Weger practices with Jones Gotcher and has served as its President since 1994. He received his law degree in 1982 from Oklahoma University. His practice centers on complex commercial litigation including EEOC, trademark infringement, environmental, securities, and antitrust. He represents clients in areas of radio, television, banking, public education, commercial construction, real estate brokerage, and high-tech development. James is a member of all Oklahoma U.S. District Courts, the Tenth Circuit, and U.S. Supreme Court. Mr.  Weger is AV-rated and serves as adjunct settlement judge for U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Oklahoma since 1995. Mr. Weger has been on the Oklahoma Super Lawyers list for ten years. He is an active leader of various community charitable organizations.

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

WILSON, CAIN & ACQUAVIVA 300 Northwest 13th Street Suite 100 Oklahoma City, OK 73103 Tel: 405-236-2600 Fax: 405-231-0062 jtacqua@aol.com

MCDANIEL ACORD, PLLC

JONES, GOTCHER & BOGAN, P.C.

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TAYLOR & STRUBHAR, PLLC

JONES, GOTCHER & BOGAN, P.C.

HOMSEY LAW CENTER

MAX C. TUEPKER, PC

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

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THE LIST BY PRIMARY AREA OF PRACTICE The list was finalized as of May 1, 2015. Any updates to the list (for example, status changes or disqualifying events) will be reflected on superlawyers.com. Names and page numbers in RED indicate a profile on the specified page.

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

AVIATION & AEROSPACE Bozalis, Irena, Fellers Snider Blankenship Bailey & Tippens, Oklahoma City, 405-232-0621

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

BANKRUPTCY: BUSINESS Curran, J. Dillon, Conner & Winters, Oklahoma City, 405-272-5711 Staine, Christopher M., Crowe & Dunlevy, Oklahoma City, 405-235-7700

BANKRUPTCY: CONSUMER McDaniel, Dana M., Dana McDaniel & Associates, Tulsa, 918-585-8500

BUSINESS LITIGATION Anderson, Elliot P., Crowe & Dunlevy, Tulsa, 918-592-9800 Atkinson, Brendon S., Gungoll Jackson Box & Devoll, Enid, 580-234-0436 Avery, Michael, McAfee & Taft, Oklahoma City, 405-270-6012 Bickle, Brandon C., GableGotwals, Tulsa, 918-595-4800 Bryan, N. Lance, Doerner Saunders Daniel & Anderson, Tulsa, 918-591-5256 Buettner, Jeremiah, McAfee & Taft, Oklahoma City, 405-552-2241 Bunting, John M., Phillips Murrah, Oklahoma City, 405-235-4100 Burden, Jared, Frederic Dorwart, Tulsa, 918-583-9922 Burke, Taylor A., Barber & Bartz, Tulsa, 918-599-7755 Carsey, Daniel V., Rischard & Carsey, Oklahoma City, 405-231-0908 Pg. S-29 Christian, Jennifer K., Durbin Larimore & Bialick, Oklahoma City, 405-235-9584 Colvin, III, James L., Secrest Hill Butler & Secrest, Tulsa, 918-494-5905 Dishman, Jodi W., McAfee & Taft, Oklahoma City, 405-552-2314 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 George, Lysbeth, Crowe & Dunlevy, Oklahoma City, 405-235-7700 Gomez, Daniel E., Conner & Winters, Tulsa, 918-586-8984 Grau, Randy, Cheek & Falcone, Oklahoma City, 405-286-9568 Hall, Adam C., Crowe & Dunlevy, Oklahoma City, 405-235-7700 Irby, Jerrick, Newton O’Connor Turner & Ketchum, Tulsa, 918-587-0101

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Jett, Travis, Fellers Snider Blankenship Bailey & Tippens, Oklahoma City, 405-232-0621 Johnson, Crystal A., Conner & Winters, Oklahoma City, 405-272-5711 Kindelt, Mary E., McDonald McCann Metcalf & Carwile, Tulsa, 918-430-3706 Krattiger, John (Jake), GableGotwals, Oklahoma City, 405-568-3301 Lindsey, Zachariah, Lindsey Firm, Tulsa, 918-932-2055 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 Pebsworth, J. Wesley, GableGotwals, Tulsa, 918-595-4800 Powell, Courtney D., Lester Loving & Davies, Edmond, 405-844-9900 Price, Elizabeth A., Hartzog Conger Cason & Neville, Oklahoma City, 405-235-7000 Robert, Hugh M., Sherwood McCormick & Robert, Tulsa, 918-592-1144 Rogers, Timothy L., Barrow & Grimm, Tulsa, 918-584-1600 Ross, David R., Norman Wohlgemuth Chandler Jeter Barnett & Ray, Tulsa, 918-583-7571 Schauer, Kirk, Schauer & Fettkether Law, Tulsa, 918-938-7300 Schwabe, A. Grant, Kivell Rayment and Francis, Tulsa, 918-254-0626 Shelton, Paige N., Conner & Winters, Tulsa, 918-586-8558 Sturdivant, David, Barrow & Grimm, Tulsa, 918-584-1600 Warner, III, James E., Holladay & Chilton, Oklahoma City, 405-236-2343 Wheeler, Shannon P., Titus Hillis Reynolds Love Dickman & McCalmon, Tulsa, 918-587-6800 Williams, Paula, GableGotwals, Oklahoma City, 405-235-5500 Woody, C. Russell, Hartzog Conger Cason & Neville, Oklahoma City, 405-235-7000

BUSINESS/CORPORATE Austin, Jonathan B., McAlister & McAlister Law Firm, Edmond, 405-359-0701 Barrow, Christopher A., Barrow & Grimm, Tulsa, 918-584-1600 Deckard, Kari A., Johnson & Jones, Tulsa, 918-584-6644 Grace, Danae, McAfee & Taft, Oklahoma City, 405-235-9621 Graves, John H., The Law Office of John H. Graves, Oklahoma City, 405-684-6735 Hetrick, Stephen M., McAfee & Taft, Tulsa, 918-574-3029 Hunt, Sean S., McAfee & Taft, Oklahoma City, 405-235-9621 Hutchison, Thomas J., GableGotwals, Tulsa, 918-595-4800 Jones, Nicholas M., Barrow & Grimm, Tulsa, 918-584-1600 Nelson, Jared, Blackstone Legal Advisors, Tulsa, 918-901-8000 Pg. S-28 Wantland, Russell A., Resolution Legal Group, Oklahoma City, 405-235-6500 Warren, Rick L., Hartzog Conger Cason & Neville, Oklahoma City, 405-235-7000

CIVIL LITIGATION: DEFENSE Adams, Ellen A., GableGotwals, Oklahoma City, 405-235-5500 Albers, Lindsey E., Latham Wagner Steele & Lehman, Tulsa, 918-970-2000 Benson, Sheila R., Givens Law Firm, Oklahoma City, 405-604-6880 Blassingame, Johnny R., Kerr Irvine Rhodes & Ables, Oklahoma City, 405-272-9221 Bowman, Andrew M., Foliart Huff Ottaway & Bottom, Oklahoma City, 405-232-4633 Pg. S-3 Boyer, Jared, McAfee & Taft, Oklahoma City, 405-270-6022 Bullard, Cristi L., Pierce Couch Hendrickson Baysinger & Green, Oklahoma City, 405-235-1611 Bush, Adam N., Adam Bush Law Firm, Nichols Hills, 405-813-0056 Calhoun, Miranda, McDaniel Acord, Tulsa, 918-382-9200 Pg. S-29 Combs, Christopher T., Givens Law Firm, Oklahoma City, 405-604-6880 Dickerson, Jessica L., McAfee & Taft, Tulsa, 918-574-3086 Eakens, Laura L., Jennings Teague, Oklahoma City, 405-609-6000 Evans, Kristen, Hall Estill Hardwick Gable Golden & Nelson, Tulsa, 918-594-0400

Fleury, David, Wilburn & Masterson, Tulsa, 918-494-0414 Fort, Reagan Madison, Perrine Redemann Berry Taylor & Sloan, Tulsa, 918-382-1400 Foster, Parker H., The Barkley Law Firm, Tulsa, 918-599-9991 Fulda, Ryan J., Barber & Bartz, Tulsa, 918-599-7755 Harrington, Bryan M., Jones Gotcher & Bogan, Tulsa, 918-581-8200 Pg. S-29 Hullum, Patrick L., Phillips Murrah, Oklahoma City, 405-235-4100 Isbell, Jed W., Conner & Winters, Tulsa, 918-586-8555 Jones, C. Scott, Pierce Couch Hendrickson Baysinger & Green, Oklahoma City, 405-235-1611 Landgraf, Justin R., Hisey and Landgraf, Ardmore, 580-226-6277 Landrum, Thomas H., The Firm on Baltimore, Tulsa, 918-948-6171 Lord-Halvorson, Taren, Edmonds Cole Law Firm, Oklahoma City, 405-272-0322 McDevitt, Matthew, Lytle Soule & Curlee, Oklahoma City, 405-235-7471 Mcneer, Carrie, Best & Sharp, Tulsa, 918-582-1234 Moschovidis, Barbara, GableGotwals, Tulsa, 918-595-4800 Mulinix-Ewert, Lindsey, Mulinix Edwards Rosell & Goerke, Oklahoma City, 405-232-3800 Pearce, Colby, Aston Mathis Jacobson Campbell & Tiger, Tulsa, 918-949-9966 Pipinich, Jake, Pierce Couch Hendrickson Baysinger & Green, Tulsa, 918-583-8100 Powell, Ashley, Hartzog Conger Cason & Neville, Oklahoma City, 405-235-7000 Smith, T. Matthew, Hiersche Law Firm, Oklahoma City, 405-235-3123 Trojan, Kaci L., Durbin Larimore & Bialick, Oklahoma City, 405-235-9584 Verret, Alison A., McAfee & Taft, Tulsa, 918-574-3089

CIVIL LITIGATION: PLAINTIFF Houts, Mark B., Munson Ritter, Edmond, 405-513-7707 Smolen, II, Donald E., Smolen Smolen & Roytman, Tulsa, 918-585-2667

CIVIL RIGHTS Palfreyman, Kirsten, Monroe & Keele, Tulsa, 918-592-1144 Smolen, Daniel E., Smolen Smolen & Roytman, Tulsa, 918-585-2667

CLASS ACTION/MASS TORTS Cramer, Brian L., Mattingly & Roselius, Oklahoma City, 405-603-2222

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

CRIMINAL DEFENSE Anthony, Luke A., Anthony Law Firm, Stillwater, 405-533-3989 Blau, Ed, Blau Law Firm, Oklahoma City, 405-232-2528 Coventon, Ryan V., Coventon Criminal Defense, Oklahoma City, 405-417-3842 Crawford, Elliott C., Law Office of Elliott C. Crawford, Oklahoma City, 405-519-3796 Dunn, John M., John M. Dunn, Tulsa, 918-526-8000 Edge, Jason, Edge Law Firm, Tulsa, 918-582-6333 Fields, Misty, Attorney at Law, Pryor, 918-858-0959 James, Clint, The Firm on Baltimore, Tulsa, 918-948-6171 Lavender, Greg, Law Offices of Greg Lavender, Tulsa, 918-858-0959 Lee, Stephen W., Attorney at Law, Tulsa, 918-582-7223 Lizama, Marvin G., Lizama Law, Tulsa, 918-747-4600 Mulinix, Riley, Mulinix Edwards Rosell & Goerke, Oklahoma City, 405-232-3800 Phillips, Dustin S., Phillips and Associates, Oklahoma City, 405-418-8888 Quillian, J. Patrick, J. Patrick Quillian, Oklahoma City, 405-206-3335 Pg. S-30 Smith, Taos C., Smalley Law Firm, Norman, 405-322-5653 Stevenson, Jarrod, Stevenson Law Firm, Oklahoma City, 405-236-5100 Worden, Andrea L., Worden Law Firm, Norman, 405-360-8036 Pg. S-30 CONTINUED ON PAGE S-26

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BY PRACTICE AREA CRIMINAL DEFENSE: DUI/DWI

EMPLOYMENT LITIGATION: DEFENSE

Lee, Josh D., Ward Lee & Coats, Vinita, 918-323-9100

Avey, Leah M., Rubenstein & Pitts, Edmond, 405-340-1900 Hutson, Allen L., Crowe & Dunlevy, Oklahoma City, 405-235-7700 Marshall, Samanthia, Newton O’Connor Turner & Ketchum, Tulsa, 918-587-0101 Reilly, Greg, Newton O’Connor Turner & Ketchum, Tulsa, 918-587-0101

CRIMINAL DEFENSE: WHITE COLLAR Addison, Ruth J., Crowe & Dunlevy, Tulsa, 918-592-9800 Caldwell, Andre’ B., Crowe & Dunlevy, Oklahoma City, 405-235-7700 Scimeca, Peter L., Andrews Davis, Oklahoma City, 405-235-8793

EMPLOYEE BENEFITS Howard, Alison M., Crowe & Dunlevy, Oklahoma City, 405-239-6675 Patel, Alison McCalla, McCalla Brown Patel, Chickasha, 405-224-3626

EMPLOYMENT & LABOR Bowersox, Elizabeth, McAfee & Taft, Oklahoma City, 405-270-6019 Bruce, Philip, McAfee & Taft, Oklahoma City, 405-235-9621 Crawford, Rachel B., Newton O’Connor Turner & Ketchum, Tulsa, 918-587-0101 Haskins, Nathaniel T., Hall Estill Hardwick Gable Golden & Nelson, Oklahoma City, 405-553-2828 Panach, Matt, Fuller Tubb Bickford & Krahl, Oklahoma City, 405-235-2575 Reese, Jason A., Meyer & Leonard, Oklahoma City, 405-702-9900 Simpsen, Kristin M., McAfee & Taft, Oklahoma City, 405-552-2395 Solberg, Joshua W., McAfee & Taft, Oklahoma City, 405-235-9621 Stanglein, Rebecca, Doerner Saunders Daniel & Anderson, Tulsa, 918-582-1211

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

ENERGY & NATURAL RESOURCES Cole, Jodi C., McAfee & Taft, Oklahoma City, 405-552-2224 Doverspike, Adam, GableGotwals, Tulsa, 918-595-4800 Ebrite, E. Talitha, GableGotwals, Oklahoma City, 405-235-5500 Huddleston, Eric, Elias Books Brown & Nelson, Oklahoma City, 405-232-3722 James, William B., Gungoll Jackson Box & Devoll, Oklahoma City, 405-272-4710 Jankowski, Matthew David, Mahaffey & Gore, Oklahoma City, 405-236-0478 Lenaire, Lewis, GableGotwals, Oklahoma City, 405-235-5500 Long, Laura J., McAfee & Taft, Oklahoma City, 405-552-2372 McPherson, Cody J., Mahaffey & Gore, Oklahoma City, 405-236-0478 Money, Eric C., Gungoll Jackson Box & Devoll, Oklahoma City, 405-272-4710

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Muckala, Elisabeth E., Hall Estill Hardwick Gable Golden & Nelson, Oklahoma City, 405-553-2859 Pittman, Ryan A., GableGotwals, Tulsa, 918-595-4800

ENVIRONMENTAL Paque, Matthew A., McAfee & Taft, Oklahoma City, 405-552-2386 Phillips, Krystina, Indian and Environmental Law Group, Ada, 580-453-7051

ENVIRONMENTAL LITIGATION Pearce, Jr., Patrick R. (“Ricky”), Ryan Whaley Coldiron Jantzen Peters & Webber, Oklahoma City, 405-239-6040

ESTATE & TRUST LITIGATION Greuel, Kara, Greuel Law Firm, Tulsa, 918-728-2699 Stinson, Sheila D., Stinson Law Group, Edmond, 405-753-6541

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 Howard, Brent S., Brent S. Howard Esq., Altus, 580-318-8829 Robben, Kendra, Robben & Associates, Oklahoma City, 405-757-0225 Thompson, Gene, Attorney at Law, Sapulpa, 918-223-3044

FAMILY LAW Barnard, Christian D., Cordell & Cordell, Tulsa, 918-779-3800 Barnett, James Travis, Hood and Barnett, Tulsa, 918-770-4583

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BY PRACTICE AREA Barteaux, Luke, Fry & Elder, Tulsa, 918-633-5615 Pg. S-15 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 Bundy, Aaron D., Fry & Elder, Tulsa, 918-585-1107 Pg. S-15 Cunningham, Brad K., Cordell & Cordell, Tulsa, 918-779-3804 Davis, Heath T., Cordell & Cordell, Oklahoma City, 405-241-5678 Dow, Allyson, Petersen Henson Meadows Pecore & Peot, Norman, 405-329-3307 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-30

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Graves, Tiffany N., Law Office of Tiffany N. Graves, Tulsa, 918-619-6558 Pg. S-30 Guhl, Lauren F., Lauren Guhl, Edmond, 405-627-0079 Henry, M. Shane, Fry & Elder, Tulsa, 918-585-1107 Pg. S-15 Hensley, Jeffrey A., Hensley Legal Services, Tulsa, 918-398-5692 Pg. S-30

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HENSLEY LEGAL SERVICES, PLLC Tulsa • 918-398-5692

www.hensleylegalservices.com Herndon, McLaine DeWitt, The Law Office of McLaine DeWitt Herndon, Tulsa, 918-585-3337 Keele, Ann E., Monroe & Keele, Tulsa, 918-592-1144 Lipe, Melissa A., Melissa A. Lipe, Edmond, 405-365-8990

Lloyd, Grant T., Richards & Connor, Tulsa, 918-585-2394 Luelling, Carrie M., Carrie M. Luelling, Tulsa, 918-609-0575 Martinez, Tracey D., Mullins Martinez Sexton & Reaves, Oklahoma City, 405-235-2335 McCord, Patrick H., N. Scott Johnson and Associates, Tulsa, 918-794-3333 McGill, LeAnne, McGill & Rodgers, Edmond, 405-285-8048 Mills, Julia, Cindy Allen & Associates, Norman, 405-310-8673 Pemberton, Trevor, Hall & Ludlam, Oklahoma City, 405-600-9500 Reaves, Ryan J., Mullins Martinez Sexton & Reaves, Oklahoma City, 405-235-2335 Rodgers, Faye C., McGill & Rodgers, Edmond, 405-562-6243 Smith, Christopher D., Smith Simmons, Oklahoma City, 405-843-1000 Smith, Michelle K., Michelle K. Smith, Oklahoma City, 405-759-2333 Taylor, Evan A., Evan Taylor Law Office, Norman, 405-321-1822 Vaughn, Carrie Williams, Lester Loving & Davies, Edmond, 405-844-9900 Wilson, Allison J., Allison J. Wilson Law, Stillwater, 405-743-3770

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Hiersche, Justin T., Hiersche Law Firm, Oklahoma City, 405-235-3123 Hughes, Trevor L., Johnson & Jones, Tulsa, 918-584-6644 Loney, Jaclynn R., The Loney Law Firm, Broken Arrow, 918-857-1779 Messenger, Jason C., Richardson Richardson Boudreaux, Tulsa, 918-492-7674 Nichols, Heidi M., Conner & Winters, Oklahoma City, 405-272-5703 O’Malley, Michael, Franden | Farris | Quillin | Goodnight + Roberts, Tulsa, 918-583-7129 Rush, Jason, Rodolf & Todd, Tulsa, 918-295-2100 Sayne, Sheila, Neuens Mitchell Bonds, Tulsa, 918-749-9334 Thomas, Curtis J., McAfee & Taft, Oklahoma City, 405-552-2351 Vincent, Evan G.E., Crowe & Dunlevy, Oklahoma City, 405-239-6696 White, Amy D., Phillips Murrah, Oklahoma City, 405-235-4100

HEALTH CARE Keim, Christopher B., Christopher B. Keim, Oklahoma City, 405-801-4710 Parten, Terra Lord, McAfee & Taft, Oklahoma City, 405-552-2324 Torrone, Michael T., Logan & Lowry, Vinita, 918-256-7511 Velandia, Hilary L., Conner & Winters, Tulsa, 918-586-5693

GENERAL LITIGATION Austin, Julie J., Attorney at Law, Ardmore, 580-224-2770 Cunningham, Kevin, Bass Law, Oklahoma City, 405-262-4040 Dean, Ryan L., Bass Law, Oklahoma City, 405-262-4040

IMMIGRATION Stump, Kelli J., Stump & Associates, Oklahoma City, 405-879-0800 CONTINUED ON PAGE S-28

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BY PRACTICE AREA INSURANCE COVERAGE Battson, Jessica, Richards & Connor, Tulsa, 918-585-2394 Claypole, Clint A., Field Trojan Long & Claypole, Enid, 580-233-4625 Hampton, Amy E., Wilburn & Masterson, Tulsa, 918-494-0414 Marcussen, Carin L., Whitten Burrage, Oklahoma City, 405-516-7800 Neathery, Amy Steele, Pierce Couch Hendrickson Baysinger & Green, Oklahoma City, 405-235-1611 Parrilli, Rachel D., The Barkley Law Firm, Tulsa, 918-599-9991

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY Behles, John M., Lexigent, 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 Mantooth, Tyler J., Hall Estill Hardwick Gable Golden & Nelson, Oklahoma City, 405-553-2828 Rossler, Paul E., GableGotwals, Tulsa, 918-595-4800 Watson, Tynia A., Crowe & Dunlevy, Oklahoma City, 405-235-7700 Young, Michael S., Hall Estill Hardwick Gable Golden & Nelson, Oklahoma City, 405-553-2304

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

LAND USE/ZONING

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BUSINESS/CORPORATE HEALTH CARE Jared Nelson is the founder of Blackstone Legal Advisors PLP in Tulsa, Oklahoma, a law firm that focuses on providing legal documentation and analytical and advisory services to meet the organizational and operational needs of small businesses. Jared practices in the areas of business and transactional law and offers a broad range of legal services to businesses in Tulsa and beyond. Jared began his legal career in 2009, after graduating with honors from The University of Tulsa College of Law and gaining admission to the Oklahoma Bar Association. He then spent five years working as an associate attorney for two prominent Tulsa-based law firms. Since establishing his law firm in 2014, Jared has quickly earned a reputation as a pioneer in business law and transactional practice. His approach has proved very successful for both his firm and his clients’ business interests, and his founding principles of “integrity, intelligence and ingenuity” remain the cornerstones of his practice.

Brown, J. Andrew, Atkinson Haskins Nellis Brittingham Gladd & Fiasco, Tulsa, 918-582-8877 Carter, Brian L., Latham Wagner Steele & Lehman, Tulsa, 918-970-2000 Chubbuck, Stacey, Lytle Soule & Curlee, Oklahoma City, 405-235-7471 Clark, Eric L., Secrest Hill Butler & Secrest, Tulsa, 918-494-5905 Neal, Lane, Durbin Larimore & Bialick, Oklahoma City, 405-235-9584 Pickard, Joe, Sweet Law Firm, Tulsa, 918-574-2097 Skrapka, Marty, Jennings Teague, Oklahoma City, 405-609-6000 Stanton, Bryan E., Pierce Couch Hendrickson Baysinger & Green, Oklahoma City, 405-235-1611 Wakeman, Andrew G., Atkinson Haskins Nellis Brittingham Gladd & Fiasco, Tulsa, 918-582-8877

PERSONAL INJURY GENERAL: PLAINTIFF Abel, Luke, Abel Law Firm, Oklahoma City, 405-239-7046 Aldridge, Jacob S., Foshee & Yaffe, Oklahoma City, 405-378-3033

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BY PRACTICE AREA Barron, Zachary T., Gibbon Barron & Barron, Tulsa, 918-745-0687 Branum, John, Branum Law Firm, Oklahoma City, 800-318-9950 Bryan, J. Spencer, Bryan & Terrill Law, Tulsa, 918-935-2777 Buxton, Jim, Buxton Law Group, Oklahoma City, 405-604-5577 Cavett, Eric J., Foshee & Yaffe, Oklahoma City, 405-264-5777 Compton, Dustin L., Compton Law, Binger, 405-201-2831 Davis, Chad N., Attorney at Law, Enid, 580-233-2833 Durbin, II, Ronald E., Durbin Law Firm, Tulsa, 918-712-7400 Farha, Nicholas G., Farha Law, Oklahoma City, 405-471-2224 Pg. S-30

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Fettkether, Jesse L., Schauer & Fettkether Law, Tulsa, 918-938-7300 Franseen, Derek, Walsh & Walsh, Oklahoma City, 405-843-7600 Garrett, Amber Peckio, Garrett Law Center, Tulsa, 918-895-7216 Garrett, Jr., D. Mitchell, Garrett Law Center, Tulsa, 918-895-7216 Gusman, Rachel, Graves McLain, Tulsa, 918-359-6600 Hawkins, Scott B., Norman & Edem, Oklahoma City, 405-272-0200 Hill, Mike, Burton Law Group, Oklahoma City, 405-232-0555 Sacra, Damon E., Sacra Law, Tulsa, 918-732-9221 Teasdale, David L., Foshee & Yaffe, Oklahoma City, 405-703-7827 Thompson, Kate D., Stauffer & Nathan, Tulsa, 918-592-7070

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PERSONAL INJURY MEDICAL MALPRACTICE: DEFENSE Bickham, Shannon Elizabeth, Pierce Couch Hendrickson Baysinger & Green, Oklahoma City, 405-235-1611 Comarda, Kelly C., Hall Estill Hardwick Gable Golden & Nelson, Tulsa, 918-594-0400 Dewberry, Curt, Sweet Law Firm, Oklahoma City, 405-601-9400 Fitz, Grant A., Rodolf & Todd, Tulsa, 918-295-2100 Hubbard, Naureen, Sweet Law Firm, Oklahoma City, 405-601-9400 Jones, Emily M., Rodolf & Todd, Tulsa, 918-295-2100 Krieger, Lane O., Wiggins Sewell & Ogletree, Oklahoma City, 405-232-1211 Lindaman, Meredith D., Atkinson Haskins Nellis Brittingham Gladd & Fiasco, Tulsa, 918-582-8877 Nesser, Mary Elizabeth, Richards & Connor, Tulsa, 918-585-2394 Perkinson, Tara, Secrest Hill Butler & Secrest, Tulsa, 918-494-5905 Reed, Benjamin, Best & Sharp, Tulsa, 918-582-1234 Remillard, Carri A., Foliart Huff Ottaway & Bottom, Oklahoma City, 405-232-4633 Pg. S-3 Stanley, R. Gene, Rife Walters Stanley & Natarajan, Oklahoma City, 405-235-3800 Stevens, Kimberly A., Pierce Couch Hendrickson Baysinger & Green, Oklahoma City, 405-552-5275

PERSONAL INJURY MEDICAL MALPRACTICE: PLAINTIFF Housley, Spencer B., Housley & Couch, Oklahoma City, 405-602-8839 Nash Kitch, Emily, Clemens & Blair, Oklahoma City, 405-478-0058

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Wandres, Brandy L., Wandres Law, Tulsa, 918-641-4044

Tran, Kim, Pierce Couch Hendrickson Baysinger & Green, Oklahoma City, 405-235-1611

Williford, Jon M., Griffin Reynolds & Associates, Oklahoma City, 405-721-9500

Ward, Jeremy K., Franden | Farris | Quillin | Goodnight + Roberts, Tulsa, 918-583-7129

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

REAL ESTATE Cross, Nathan S., Riggs Abney Neal Turpen Orbison & Lewis, Tulsa, 918-587-3161 Dill, Jacquelyn, The Dill Law Firm, Oklahoma City, 405-848-7777 Marshall, H. Cole, McAfee & Taft, Oklahoma City, 405-552-2379 Molina, Isai, McAfee & Taft, Oklahoma City, 405-235-9621 Ross, Briana J., Sprouse Shrader Smith, Tulsa, 918-556-1115

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

TAX Bunting, Emily Wilson, McAfee & Taft, Oklahoma City, 405-552-2312 Gonzalez, Bonner J., McAfee & Taft, Oklahoma City, 405-552-2347 Haines, Spencer W., McAfee & Taft, Oklahoma City, 405-235-9621 Hickey, Matthew B., Crowe & Dunlevy, Oklahoma City, 405-239-6660 Pappy, S. Rachel, The Law Offices of Roderick H. Polston, Norman, 405-801-2146 Pg. S-30 Peters, Keith E., McAfee & Taft, Oklahoma City, 405-552-2338 Rahme, Dawn M., Phillips Murrah, Oklahoma City, 405-606-4770 Spring, David M., McAfee & Taft, Tulsa, 918-574-3038 Swanson, Clint T., Rogers and Bell, Tulsa, 918-582-5201

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BUSINESS LITIGATION THROUGH CIVIL LITIGATION: DEFENSE DANIEL V. CARSEY

MIRANDA CALHOUN

100 Park Avenue, Suite 700 Oklahoma City, OK 73102 Tel: 405-231-0908 Fax: 405-231-2830 dcarsey@rischardlaw.com www.rischardlaw.com

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

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Mr. Carsey is known for achieving positive results for his clients. He is an Oklahoma City attorney who primarily handles business litigation with a specific emphasis on employment, oil and gas, insurance defense, debt collection, bankruptcy, and insolvency matters. Mr.  Carsey is admitted to practice in Oklahoma and Texas as well as numerous federal district and bankruptcy courts throughout the U.S. Mr.  Carsey is an active member of several civic organizations and has been selected to Oklahoma Rising Stars every year since 2009. Prior to entering into private practice, Mr. Carsey served as a judicial clerk for the Honorable Earl S. Hines, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas. He is always available to his clients and the legal demands of their businesses.

Miranda Calhoun is a trial lawyer whose practice focuses on complex civil litigation. Ms. Calhoun represents individuals and corporations dealing with a broad spectrum of issues, including design professional liability defense, environmental and toxic tort defense, commercial disputes, products liability, and family law litigation. She has valuable experience in both the courtroom and alternative dispute resolution, including arbitration, mediation, and settlement negotiation. Ms. Calhoun is admitted to the state bar of Oklahoma and all federal courts in Oklahoma and the Western District of Michigan and is a member of the Tulsa County and Cherokee Nation Bar Associations.

Mr. Harrington has been practicing law for eight years, including three years as a clerk for the Honorable Dana L. Rasure at the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Oklahoma. He has his Bachelor and Master of Arts degrees in economics from the University of Oklahoma. He graduated from the University of Tulsa College of Law in 2006, earning his J.D. with Highest Honors. He was in 2013-2015  Oklahoma Rising Stars and is an Adjunct Professor and Coach for the University of Tulsa College of Law’s Health Law Appellate Advocacy Competition Team, teaching appellate writing and argument. He has taught a number of continuing legal education courses on bankruptcy-related issues.

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The primary focus of Patrick Quillian’s practice is on criminal defense in federal and state court. Patrick began his legal career as a prosecutor for the Oklahoma County District Attorney’s Officer. He next worked for an Oklahoma City law firm specializing in the representation of financial institutions and businesses before starting his own law practice. As a law student, Patrick worked for the white-collar division of the United States Attorney’s Office for the Western District of Oklahoma and was a member of the Phi Delta Phi legal honors fraternity. Patrick is currently a member of numerous professional associations including the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and the Robert J. Turner Inn of Court.

Ms. Worden has distinguished herself as a criminal defense attorney with specialized training and knowledge of mental health and addiction issues and with a focus on DUI arrests and DUI defense. Ms.  Worden has served for many years as the defense counsel for the participants in the Anna McBride Mental Health Court Program in Cleveland County District Court and is a long-standing member of the National Association of Drug Court Professionals. Being an attorney is more than Ms. Worden’s career, she views it as a calling, which is why she invests so much of her time and resources in mastering the law and refining her advocacy skills.

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 named on the Oklahoma Rising Stars list since 2011. He is an adjunct professor of family law at OCU. His practice concentrates on contested and complex family law issues.

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JEFFREY A. HENSLEY

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

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

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

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Rachel Pappy is the Managing Attorney and Vice President of Operations at the Law Offices of Roderick H. Polston. Rachel’s clients have benefited from her years of tough negotiating for hundreds of clients. She was one of the elite attorneys selected for the Oklahoma Bar Association’s Leadership Academy, after she was nominated as the Most Outstanding Young Lawyer of the Year. She was featured in articles in the Tulsa Business  & Legal News, OKCBiz magazine and the Norman Transcript. Rachel was called the go-to tax attorney when she appeared as a guest on KOKC, answering tax questions on the air, and was the recipient of the Forty under 40  award as well as the Next under 40 Award. If you have a tax liability in Oklahoma, you need Attorney Rachel Pappy.

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

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One of the most difficult parts about losing a loved one is facing a year of “firsts” without your loved ones – birthdays, anniversaries and holidays. The first Thanksgiving or Christmas without a parent is difficult. What you are feeling right now is very normal, and it is okay to take it easy during the holiday season. Some people will do something different, such as take a holiday vacation or visit friends or other family members. Express your feelings and your wishes to your family and loved ones. Secondly, reach out to those who can empathize with you. At Grace Hospice we offer support groups twice a week, which will provide you the opportunity to talk with others who are going through a similar experience. Please contact us at Grace Hospice at 918.744.7223 for more information. AVA HANCOCK

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DEVELOPMENTAL OPTOMETRIST What is Vision Therapy? Vision Therapy is a series of prescribed exercises performed in-office for visual problems that cannot be helped with glasses or contact lenses alone. Vision therapy is similar to physical therapy for the eyes, during which vision disorders MEGAN KIRKPATRICK, OD are corrected to improve patients’ visual function and performance. Vision therapy strengthens the connection between the eyes and the brain, creating permanent lifelong changes. Vision therapy treats problems children have when using their eyes for up-close vision tasks, such as those required in school. Eye tracking, eye teaming, and eye focusing challenges make it impossible for children to read, learn, and remain on task. Vision therapy also corrects lazy, crossed, and wandering eyes. Eighty percent of what we see, comprehend, and remember depends on the visual system. Therefore, in addition to benefiting school performance, vision therapy affects every aspect of life.

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MEN’S STYLE CONSULTANT What is a great gift to give the men in my life? Don't make Christmas shopping difficult this year – make it custom. What man in your life doesn't need a great wardrobe? Whether it's business or personal, there is nothing like a confident man. One thing to keep in AUTUMN POHL mind is the fact that men love to dress sharply, but they usually won't take the time for themselves. A custom shirt made specifically for him is a game changer. Plus it's fun to be your own designer. Think outside of the box. Be creative! Instead of joining him in a wine/golf/beer club...how about a shirt club? Send him one custom dress shirt every month for a year. Add your own initials to the monogram for an extra special personal touch. The best part, every time they get a compliment, they will think of you. Because nobody gets a Christmas gift like this!

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F O O D, D R I N K A N D O T H E R P L E A S U R E S

A PICTURE PERFECT PRESENTATION OF MILLICENT BRASSERIE’S CARPACCIO. PHOTOS BY NATALIE GREEN.

Millicent Is No Mirage Vincent Tran of Millicent Brasserie crafts creative courses that leave diners craving more.

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o here you are, on the fringe of Broken Arrow, near the highway, but on a strip of land the housing boom never reached. In front of you, dusty land and a few low-slung, whitewashed buildings, and the glaring sun and general air of desolation. You turn to leave, but you glimpse a wooden door, a tiny sign that proclaims (or rather, whispers, it being so small and self-effacing) Millicent Brasserie. Through the door, a long table, white starched linen and elegant place settings await your arrival. It’s the sort of setting that the East Coast gourmand japesters, who set up secret underground pop-up restaurants, would pounce on.

But Millicent is no pop-up. And it’s the location, explains chef and owner Vincent Tran, which makes it all possible. “If we were in midtown [Tulsa],” he explains, “the rent would be so high that I could never be creative. I’d be serving safe, simple, crowd-pleasing dishes and hoping not to go bankrupt. But here, with low, low rent and a long-term lease, I can cook what I like. I can spend five days making one dish. I can serve one banquet a week and spend the week making it the best meal possible.” He looks around, and a slow smile crosses his face. “Have you ever heard of another restaurant in the world like this?” Tran asks his guests. On this night, about 20 lucky guests assem-

ble at 7 p.m. So far, none of them have said yes. There’s excitement in the air; most of the diners have reserved at least two months in advance; Millicent Brasserie is open only one night a week. The dining room is windowless. The lights dim, romantic violins commence playing and wafts of smoke curl upward from strategically placed dry ice. Through the smoke comes Tran, dapper in a crisp, white jacket. Behind him, on large TV screens, are nighttime shots of Paris. “For my first course,” he says, “I have chosen squash, because for me, the taste of squash never fails to evoke the friendly feeling of being with family.” The music switches to “La Vie en Rose,” NOVEMBER 2015 | WWW.OKMAG.COM

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A LONG TABLE AND ELEGANT PLACE SETTINGS AWAIT YOUR ARRIVAL. PHOTO BY NATALIE GREEN.

and suddenly, there before diners appears a tiny glass full of rich, savory, roasted butternut squash puree with pan-roasted fresh corn and cubes of bacon. The two-month wait, crossing the desert to get here, was worth it. Tran comes from a close family, and some of his earliest memories are of cooking. As a small boy, he’d watch his mother prepare the evening meal and then, the next time she left the house, he’d try to duplicate her efforts. One day, he recalls with a grin, he tried to make a bean soup with a full pot of beans, and as they cooked, they expanded, slowly filling the stovetop and then the kitchen floor. Tran’s training is not culinary in nature. Prior to working in restaurants, Tran ran a Texas-based software company. But he never forgot his first love. “Instead of playing golf with my clients, I cooked them dinner,” he recalls. Tran falls silent as the next course arrives. Though he never attended cooking school or worked in a restaurant, Tran is a master of

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technique. What appears to be ordinary fried chicken is, in fact, chicken that has been poached at a low temperature for 10 hours and then flash-fried. This yields a complex and unique play of textures. It’s served on a bed of fennel and watercress, topped with hollandaise sauce made with brandy crème fraiche and raspberry powder, and atop this silky sauce are caviar and brightly-colored edible flowers. A hypnotic parade of platters follows, each good enough to induce craving, raving and delirium. They appear simple and quickly prepared, but they’re not. That softyielding pork shoulder on a bed of crème fraiche apple relish took 24 hours to prepare. That single, perfect shrimp in a martini glass spent three hours simmering with herbs in the sous-vide machine. An ineffably delicious wine sauce takes three days and nights to make. Tran is sentimental and superstitious enough to add a bit of wine sauce from previous banquets to it, so you’re eating

food from every meal he’s ever cooked. And Tran’s interpretation of Carpaccio isn’t raw; it has been sous-vided for five hours, and it’s bursting with juice and flavor. As these dishes make evident, Tran has all the latest gadgets and knows how to use them. “My kitchen is very high-tech,” he says. “It has everything from a blast chiller to a combi oven. But a scissor can’t make a suit unless you know how to use it.” The penultimate course is larger than all the rest. A perfect leg of chicken, truffle mashed potatoes, a carrot roasted in the combi oven, sautéed portobellos and, tying it all together, that rich and wonderful 72hour wine sauce. And then, all too soon, a simple dessert arrives, and the meal is over, and ladies are presented with a perfect red rose made of fabric by Tran’s wife. Until Tran gets his liquor permits, there’s no alcohol served at these banquets. But you’ll, nonetheless, notice something strange and wonderful as the meal progresses. People get happier, as if drunk on the food. Their faces relax. They laugh a lot. Tran’s face lights up when he’s told about this. “That’s one of the greatest compliments I’ve ever received,” he says. “You know, my friends all told me that a restaurant like I wanted should be built in New York or Dallas or San Francisco, but never Tulsa. I told them that it was Tulsa and only Tulsa for me. Now I know I was right. And if I make people happy with my food, I have achieved my goal.” 800 S. Ninth St., Suite D, Broken Arrow. www.millicentbrasserie.com BRIAN SCHWARTZ

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Pancho Anaya Bakery’s three locations may just be Tulsa’s biggest kept secret. While the family-owned bakery has been popular within Tulsa’s Hispanic community during its 17 years of business, it is still relatively unknown among the metro’s wider population. Pan dulce, or sweet bread, is a staple within Hispanic households and is generally served to guests during holidays as a snack. Pancho Anaya has an incredible array of slightly sweet – but not too sweet – pastries, breads, churros, doughnuts and cookies. Beautifully decorated vanilla or chocolate tres leches cakes and traditional or chocolate flan are also available to satisfy a sweet tooth. Made-from-scratch pastries and bolillo – Mexican baguettes – are delivered twice a day to the 21st Street and Garnett and Lewis and Admiral locations from the main bakery at Fourth Street and Garnett. For those planning a first trip to Pancho Anaya, a few words of advice: When you walk in, help yourself to a tray and a pair of tongs and proceed to the cases, which have descriptions and prices, and heap your tray with all the goodies. Then proceed to the front counter where a cashier will ring you up before you sneak off to your car for a nibble. 11685 E. 21st St., 2420 E. Admiral Blvd., 40 S. Garnett (wholesale location), Tulsa. www.panchoanaya.com – Mary Beth Ede


ASHLEY STEVENSON IS FOUNDER OF OKLAHOMA CITY’S FOODIE FOOT TOURS. PHOTO BY BRENT FUCHS.

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Change The Pace Oklahoma’s first walking food tour is gaining speed.

shley Stevenson, founder of Foodie Foot Tours in Oklahoma City, leads hungry groups on unique, walking food tours through two of the city’s historical neighborhoods. After less than a year in operation, Oklahoma’s first walking food tour has gained public notoriety and has been recognized on both a local and national level. Stevenson’s first walking food journey began in the Deep Deuce District, a location rich in African American history and a community that thrived during the 1920s through the 1950s. The second tour added, Uptown 23rd, centers around a once-booming business area and the famed Route 66. Tour members sample locally prepared dishes while interacting with the artisans who craft them. Between tastings, “foodies” walk through the historic neighborhood filled with unexpected landmarks that even the most local of locals find enlightening. Each restaurant provides a minimum of three samples from their menu. By the end of the tour, most participants are comfortably

full – of both flavorful food and culture. “I’m simply a lover of food,” Stevenson discloses on her website, www.foodiefoottours.com. “My goal is to introduce people to something bigger than chain restaurants. The food and people behind the restaurant concepts here have a lot to offer, and I just want to share the joy of my journey.” The journey that she refers to began on a Girl Scouts mission trip. “It wasn’t until a trip to Africa my senior year of high school that I was forced to adjust to the fact that there was more than chicken nuggets and fries in the world,” she says. The Tulsa native eventually moved to Louisiana, and again was intrigued by the cultural landscape of food. “I decided that eating and traveling belonged hand-in-hand,” says Stevenson. She says she finds herself enjoying the food as much as the sites when she travels. When she moved to Oklahoma City, she wanted to share all the city had to offer in both food and culture. Blogging about her food travels was a favorite pastime, so it made sense that she

created a way to bring her blog to life based on a theory of “walk, eat and learn”– foot tours through a city’s past while tasting its culinary present. Stevenson’s walking tours will end in November due to the colder temps and unpredictable weather of the winter months. During this time, they will be replaced with winter-friendly, festive holiday dinners, diving heavily into the menu of one restaurant. At the present time, the thriving business is a one-woman-show. “It’s a struggle at times, but I’m doing something that I love,” she says with a laugh. “I finally hired a booking company to help out with reservations.” Over the past decade, Oklahoma City has made significant strides in the restoration and preservation of its historical areas, resurrecting the glory days of years gone by. Stevenson’s business serves as some of the icing on that cake. Stevenson hopes to launch a third tour option in 2016, offering “foodies” the opportunity to eat through more of the city’s colorful history and cuisine. LAURIE GOODALE

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Satire takes the stage for eight performances at the Oklahoma premiere of The Book of Mormon.

ritten by Adam Green and described by Vogue as “the filthiest, most offensive and surprising thing on Broadway,” The Book of Mormon tells the story of two young Mormon missionaries ignorantly forcing their faith on citizens of a Ugandan village. The Tony Award-winning musical lackadaisically covers hardhitting topics like AIDS, cancer, racism and sexual violence with crude humor. Ugandan villagers are depicted in a rude and demean-

ing manner. Despite the crude elements, The Book of Mormon was the winner of nine Tony Awards in 2011, including Best Musical, and has sold out performances throughout the world. Despite the fact that Mormons are depicted as naive main characters, according to creators Parker and Stone, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints’ response has been good-natured. In 2013, the Church bought three full-page ads in Playbill, including an ad that says “The book is better,” referring to the Book of Latter-day Saints. Parker and Stone aren’t new to controversy. The duo has pro-

duced satirical comedic shows like Cannibal! The Musical, That’s My Bush and the Comedy Central hit series South Park. The groundbreaking animated series boasts 19 seasons. See the controversy for yourself when the The Book of Mormon premieres at the Tulsa Performing Arts Center on Nov 17, the first of eight performances. The show is presented by the PAC Trust. Tickets begin at $35. For more information about tickets and showtimes, visit www.tulsapac.com. NEHEMIAH ISRAEL

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The Book of Mormon roars into the Tulsa Performing Arts Center on Nov. 17 for six days and eight performances of the irreverent musical written by South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone. The Tulsa premiere of the musical will commence at 8 p.m., leaving theatergoers plenty of time to take advantage of the delicious tastes and sights of downtown Tulsa.

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MIX IT UP

Enjoying a post-Mormon drink is a great way to cap off a fun- and laugh-filled evening. Tucked into the Deco District of downtown Tulsa, Mixed Company, a.k.a. MixCo, serves masterfully crafted cocktails. If you don’t know what to order on MixCo’s endless menu of eye-popping drinks, no worries. Classic cocktails like the daiquiri, Sazerac and Old Fashioned, along with innovative specialty cocktails like The Longest War (Broker’s Gin, Bastille French Whisky, Carpano Antica, St. Germain, absinthe rinse and cucumber) come highly recommended and sure go down smoothly.

Before you head to The Book of Mormon, kick off your night of laughs over some pizza and wine at Hey Mambo. Nestled in the historic Brady Arts District, Hey Mambo provides Italian cuisine in a vibrant, contemporary atmosphere. As you stroll into the modern Italian restaurant, you’ll notice a collection of the noblest wine stacked to the ceiling. After you and your date are seated, observe the menu’s collection of pastas, pizzas, salads and desserts. Tantalize your taste buds with the highly recommended Center of the Universe gourmet pizza prepared with Mambo’s own pesto cream, artichokes, spinach, peppers, bacon, sliced prosciutto, roma tomatoes and feta, and baked in a wood-fired brick oven. Enjoy a glass of wine or three from Hey Mambo’s expansive list.

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No matter your age, you will have an amazing time as Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter Stevie Wonder performs hits from his most influential album, Songs in the Key of Life, at the Chesapeake Energy Arena on Nov. 3. Sing along with Wonder as he time travels back to 1976, when his eighth studio album was released. The album became his best-selling album, and debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard charts. Tracks like “I Wish” and “Sir Duke” solidified the album’s place on the charts. Although the two tracks experienced chart-topping success, “Isn’t She Lovely?” has become Wonder’s signature song in pop culture. The album won a Grammy Award for Album of the Year and is also ranked 57th on Rolling Stone’s 500 Greatest Albums of All Time. Grab a brew after the show at one of Oklahoma City’s great pubs: TapWerks Ale House Bricktown Brewery James E. McNellie’s Public House

PRE-STEVIE SIPS

Prior to you losing your voice by singing the lyrics to “Knocks Me Off My Feet,” chill with your buddies at Kitchen No. 324. Nestled in downtown Oklahoma City, Kitchen No. 324 is one of the many unique restaurants that Oklahoma City has to offer. The restaurant’s colorful menu, highlighted by fresh ingredients, is seasonally inspired. The in-house bakery and coffee bar make it perfect for those friends who would rather skip dinner and just grab a cup of coffee or an iced latte and an apple fritter. If you ordered the fried chicken potpie, you are winning at life. The dish is served with a crispy drumstick extending out of the fluffy biscuit top. NEHEMIAH ISRAEL

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The Peggy V. Helmerich Distinguished Author Series honors Pulitzer Prize-winning author Rick Atkinson at its annual dinner.

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RICK ATKINSON PICTURED HERE ON ASSIGNMENT IN IRAQ, WILL RECIEVE THE PEGGY V. HELMERICH DISTINGUISHED AUTHOR AWARD ON DEC. 5. PHOTO COURTESY OF TULSA LIBRARY TRUST.

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Free Public Presentation Saturday, Dec. 5 • 10:30 a.m. Hardesty Regional Library, Connor’s Cove, 8316 E. 93rd St. Award Presentation at Black-tie Dinner Saturday, Dec. 5 • 6:30 p.m. Southern Hills Country Club, 2636 E. 61st St., Tulsa Call 918.549.7366 to purchase tickets.

rowing up the son of a U.S. Army officer, Rick Atkinson always assumed he would follow in his father’s footsteps regarding his career choice. “I had an appointment to West Point, having given very little thought as a teenager to alternatives,” says Atkinson, a three-time Pulitzer Prize-winning author, former journalist and military historian. “Not long before I was to get on the bus to report for Beast Barracks – the first summer before plebe year – I thought better of it. I saved the Army a lot of trouble.” Though he did not serve in the military, Atkinson did choose a path immersed in it. “When I began working at The Washington Post more than 30 years ago, the fact that I’d grown up in an Army family meant that I knew the difference between an F-16 fighter plane and an M-16 rifle,” says Atkinson, who served as a reporter, foreign correspondent and senior editor for the nationally renowned newspaper. “From the first day I started at the Post, I was often given assignments that had some military angle. It wasn’t too big a stretch to move from that sort of journalism to writing military history,” he says. During his prestigious journalism career, Atkinson covered war firsthand in Kuwait, Bosnia, Somalia, Afghanistan and Iraq. He also wrote about other topics, ranging from politics and crime to sports and European culture. He won his first Pulitzer Prize in 1982 for national reporting and his second in 1999 when The Washington Post was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for public service for a series of investigative articles directed and edited by Atkinson on shootings by the District of Columbia police department. “There’s no place in the world like a newsroom for voltage, camaraderie and a sense of mission,” says Atkinson, reflecting on his days working for the press. “I worked at newspapers for more than 20 years, with some of the greatest journalists of our time, but I don’t miss it at all. The daily grind is in fact a grind, and as a writer, I prefer the longer lens and deeper voice of narrative history.” When it comes to writing military history, Atkinson is one of the best, as his works read like great novels. “I write first and foremost about character, and how the incredible stress of combat refracts character, allowing you to see its inner components, the way a prism refracts light to reveal the inner spectrum,” he says. In 1999, Atkinson set out to bring a distinctive narrative voice and a literary sensibility to writing about war when he began working on his epic Liberation Trilogy about the U.S. military’s role in the liberation of Europe in World War II. The first volume, An Army at Dawn: The War in North Africa, 1942-1943, was published in 2002 and won the Pulitzer Prize for history in 2003. It was followed by The Day of Battle: The War in Sicily and Italy, 1943-1944, published in 2007, and concluded with the No. 1 New York Times bestseller The Guns at Last Light: The War in Western Europe, 1944-1945, released in 2013. “The war has had a profound impact on virtually every aspect of our country, from our national evolution on issues of gender and racial equality, to our standing as an economic and military superpower,” says Atkinson about how World War II shaped the United States. “The American Revolution gave birth to the republic; the Civil War gave the republic its enduring contours; and World War II determined how that republic fits into the larger world.” As the winner of the 2015 Peggy V. Helmerich Distinguished Author Award, given by the Tulsa Library Trust and Tulsa City-County Library, Atkinson says it is “deeply humbling and an extraordinary honor” to be included among the list of previous winners over the past quarter century. “Certainly, as someone who constantly moved around as a kid, the local library at whatever new place we drifted into proved a refuge, a sanctuary, a familiar hearth,” he says. “And for a historian, a good library is the very best time machine capable of whisking us into the past. A world without libraries would be like a world without sunshine.” JACKIE HILL

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A Christmas Story: The Musical It’s getting close to everyone’s favorite holiday of the year. Christmas. As the holiday cheer spreads throughout the community, the wonderful aroma of apple cinnamon fills family homes; jingling bells ring and one of the most iconic Christmas films goes into non-stop syndication on Christmas Eve. The film tells the story of a young boy in the 1940s with an infatuation for a Red Ryder BB gun from Saint Nick. A Christmas Story marathon on TBS has been a beloved tradition for 19 years. But now, fans don’t have to wait for Christmas Eve to view their favorite holiday movie. Since 2009, A Christmas Story: The Musical has recreated some of the most memorable moments from the original film, transforming them into scenes filled with hilarious songs. The randomness of the leg lamp plot has always strangely been one of the highlights of the film. In the musical the plot elevates to new heights of quirkiness, when Ralphie’s dad lifts into a fantasy song titled “A Major Award,” topped off with a kick-line of dancers. The hilarity of A Christmas Story: The Musical arrives at the Oklahoma City Civic Center Nov. 3-8 and at the Tulsa Performing Arts Center Nov. 10-15. Tickets are available for purchase at the Tulsa Performing Arts Center box office. For more information, please visit www.tulsapac.com

PERFORMANCES Hedwig and The Angry Inch Nov. 1 Presented by Theatre Tulsa, this performance brings rock and stand-up comedy together at the Tulsa Performing Arts Center, as Hedwig Schmidt tells the story of a botched operation. www. tulsapac.com Richard Rawlings’ Gas Monkey Road Show Nov. 1 This live and interactive show at the Oklahoma City Civic Center Music Hall brings Richard Rawlings, from the Discovery TV show Fast N’ Loud, to the Oklahoma stage. www.okcciviccenter. com Hamlet Nov. 1 OCCC has partnered with National Theatre Live to bring audiences a screen of London’s National Theatre’s production of Hamlet, starring Academy Award nominee Benedict Cumberbatch. www.occc.edu Bad Jews Nov. 1-8 An important family heirloom becomes the source of tension between three cousins in this Heller Theatre Company presentation. www. tulsapac.com A Christmas Story: The Musical Nov. 3-8 Presented by Celebrity Attractions, the classic story arrives on a Oklahoma City stage with Ralphie, his dreams of owning a Red Ryder Action Air Rifle BB gun, pink bunny pajamas and everything else we love about the movie. www. okcciviccenter.com Jambalaya Jass Band Nov. 4 Enjoy a lunch time performance of New Orleans Jazz and more at the Tulsa Performing Arts Center. www.tulsapac.com

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The Classic Romantics Nov. 5 Tulsa Camerata welcomes guest artist Petronel Malan, South African pianist, for a Philbrook Museum performance that includes the music of Charles Koechlin, Amy Beach

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andJohannesBrahms. www.tulsacamerata. org Mark Jenkins: My Favorite Jazz Nov. 5 Faculty member Mark Jenkins joins Oklahoma musicians for a night of jazz

that will include Duke Ellington, Clifford Brown and George Gershwin. www. armstrongauditorium.org Nanyehi Nov. 5-7 A musical by Becky Hobbs and Nick Sweet arrives on The Joint stage to tell the story of Nancy Ward, Hobbs’ fifth-great grandmother. www. hardrockcasinotulsa.com The Cat In The Hat Nov. 6 The Cat in the Hat’s mischievous ways arrive at the Tulsa Performing Arts Center, presented by Childsplay. www.tulsapac.com Welcome to Night Vale Nov. 6 The twice-monthly podcast comes to life on stage at the Rose State College Hudiburg Chevrolet Center. www.okcciviccenter. com Howie Mandel Nov. 6 The comedian and creator of Bobby’s World and host of Deal or No Deal, will perform live at WinStar World Casino. www.winstarworldcasino.com An Evening with Tommy Emmanuel Nov. 7 An Australian guitar player, Emmanuel will bring his world-renowned musical offerings and showmanship to the Tulsa Performing Arts Center. www.tulsapac. com FUSEBOX Nov. 7 See art like you have never seen before, as a compilation of artists break the mold with their most unique talents. www.tulsapac.com Baron Vaughn Nov. 7 Currently a regular on Netflix’s Grace and Frankie, Vaughn has performed stand-up comedy on a number of talk shows including Conan and Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. www. acm.uco.edu Silence! The Musical Thru Nov. 7 For

audiences over the age of 18, Silence! The Musical is a funny satire featuring Buffalo Bill and Dr. Hannibal Lector. www. okcciviccenter.com Lewis Black: The Rant is Due: Part Deux Nov. 8 Lewis Black, the Grammy Award-winning comedian, takes the stage at the Rose State College Hudiburg Chevrolet Center. www.okcciviccenter. com Dvorak, Schumann & Schoenfield Nov. 10 The composers’ creations will come to life with Gregory Lee, violin; Katrin Stamatis, violin; Mark Neumann, viola; Jonathan Ruck, cello; and Amy I-Lin Cheng, piano. www.brightmusic.org A Christmas Story: The Musical Nov. 10-15 Presented by Celebrity Attractions, the classic story arrives on a Tulsa stage with Ralphie, his dreams of owning a Red Ryder Action Air Rifle BB gun, pink bunny pajamas and everything else we love about the movie. www.tulsapac.com Los Angeles Guitar Quartet Nov. 12 The Grammy Award-winning quartet continues to impress with its talent and innovation. www.occc.edu Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat Nov. 12-14 The Lyric Theatre Thelma Gaylord Academy brings the colorful saga to life. www.thelmagaylordacademy.com The Music of the Eagles Nov. 13, 14 The Oklahoma City Philharmonic Pops Series bring Hotel California, Heartache Tonight, Desperado and more to life at the Oklahoma City Civic Center Music Hall. www. okcciviccenter.com The Great Gatsby Nov. 13-22 F. Scott Fitzgerald’s novel of love, loss and excess will unravel at the Tulsa PAC. www.tulsapac. com One Man Two Guvnors Nov. 13-22 A young professional finds himself trapped into working for two bosses who are connected to each other in wildly improbable ways. www.tulsacc.edu America’s Got Talent Live! Nov. 14 The all-stars tour arrives at Tulsa’s Brady Theater. www.bradytheater.com The Loudenitch Family Nov. 14 www. tulsacc.edu WeissKaplanStumpfTrio Nov. 15 Brahms, Jalbert and Beethoven will fill the John H. Williams Theatre at the Tulsa PAC as the trio blends beautifully the violin, cello and piano. www.tulsapac.com Diana Krall and the Wallflower World Tour Nov. 15 Playing pieces of her latest album, Wallflower, Krall will perform popular classics accompanied by a full band. www.okcciviccenter.com TCC Music Dept. Ensemble Concert Nov. 17 Enjoy a night of wonderful classical music by students of Tulsa Community College. www.tulsacc.edu The Book of Mormon Nov. 17-22 The musical that the New York Times called the best musical of this century returns to the Tulsa Performing Arts Center. www. tulsapac.com Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker Nov. 19 Oklahoma City Civic Center Music Hall’s stage will boast Russian dancers, playful puppets and unparalleled sets and costumes for this holiday tradition. www.okcciviccenter. com A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum Nov. 19-22 This comedic performance presented by Oklahoma City Repertory Theatre will keep its audience laughing at Oklahoma City Community College’s Performing Arts Center. www.cityrep.com Deeply Rooted Dance Theater Nov. 20, 21 African-American dance and storytelling will move powerfully across the Tulsa PAC


stage. www.tulsapac.com Paradise,SizzleandStorm Nov. 21 Joshua Roman, cello, will join the Oklahoma City Philharmonic for this Classics concert t h a t a w a ke n s D e l i u s, B a te s a n d Beethoven. www.okcciviccenter.com Cirque Dreams Holidaze Nov. 24 This cirque show, Broadway musical, Christmas spectacular presented by Celebrity Attractions will light up the Oklahoma City Civic Center Music Hall. www. okcciviccenter.com Greetings! Nov. 27-Dec. 19 Acceptance is explored in this comical production about healing family wounds. www. carpentersquare.com

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Liza Minnelli After completing rehab earlier this year, the diva songstress known as Liza Minnelli brings her flamboyant show to Broken Arrow. The pop icon has experienced an illustrious career filled with Emmys, Tonys and Academy Awards. Minnelli began her career as a singer in a Washington, D.C. nightclub at the tender age of 19. She later ventured to clubs in Las Vegas, Chicago, Miami, Los Angeles and New York City. Her success as a live performer led to her recording several albums at Capitol Records. Her debut album entitled Liza! Liza! was released in 1964 and sold more than half a million copies. But it was her dramatic performances in The Sterile Cuckoo and Cabaret that catapulted the songstess to international fame. Following her television special Liza with a Z, Minnelli received an Emmy Award for the concert special, which aired on NBC. Throughout the televised concert, Minnelli sang and danced to a variety of songs from Cabaret, while dressed in whimsical, eye-catching costumes. Throughout her career, Minnelli struggled with drug abuse and became one of the first celebrities to advocate rehab. Minnelli is considered an American icon, being awarded the coveted Grammy Legend Award, Special Tony and inducted into the American Theatre Hall of Fame. Minnelli is part of Broken Arrow Performing Arts Center’s Legends Alive season, featuring four Tony Award winners. Save the date for Nov. 12 for Liza Minnelli’s Great Day tour. For more information, please visit www. brokenarrowpac.com

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Barbizon and Beyond In the mid 19th century, the French Barbizon School for painting was part of a larger European movement toward naturalism in art. The term Barbizon School refers to a group of painters who, settled around the French village of Barbizon near the Fontainebleau forest. The most notable representatives of the movement are Camille Corot and Theodore Rousseau. Barbizon artists developed a remarkable naturalism and rejected the academic art’s benchmark, in which they established a new form of realism art. The Barbizon School was an important step in the inception and development of French landscape art. The school produced detailed views of ordinary locations that cause the viewers to appreciate the deeper meaning of the world around them. Beginning Nov. 1, The Philbrook Museum of Art presents the exhibit, Barbizon and Beyond. For information on the exhibit and entry to Philbrook Museum of Art, visit www.philbrook.org

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Barbizon and Beyond Nov. 1-Feb. 28 Explore French landscapes through the displayed mid 19th century paintings and prints. www.philbrook.org In The Spotlight: The Art of Clancy Gray Nov. 2-30 See Clancy Gray’s beautiful sculptures in this showcase at the Red Earth Art Center. www.redearth. org Margee and Scott Aycock Nov. 6-28 See their works on display at TAC Gallery. www. tacgallery.org The Wyeths Thru Nov. 8 Uncover the Wyeths‚ artistry of American realism with an installation celebrating the 15 Wyeth paintings in the Philbrook permanent collection. www.philbrook.org

Collectors’ Reserve: American Art Exhibition and Sale Thru. Nov. 8 This exhibition provides opportunities for art collectors to experience and purchase fine works of art created by emerging artists. www.gilcrease.utulsa.edu Art Exploration Nov. 10 Individuals with early-stage Alzheimer’s disease and their care partners are invited for a gallery discussion. www.gilcrease.utulsa.edu TAC @ AHHA Thru Nov. 22 The annual Tulsa Artist Coalition’s Member Show is on displayat the HardestyArts Center. www. ahhatulsa.org Birds in Art Nov. 22-Feb. 7 Artists from around the world find inspiration from birds, their artworks on display within this exhibit. www.gilcrease.utulsa.edu In Honor of Meshack Asare Thru. Nov. 30 Explore selections inspired by Meshack Asare’s book, Kwajo and the Brassman’s Secret. www.ou.edu/fjjma Immortales: The Hall of Emperors of the Capitoline Museums, Rome Thru Dec. 6 A selection of 20 busts from the collection of the world’s oldest museum, the Capitoline in Rome, comes to the U.S. for the first time. www.ou.edu/fjjma Shared Space: Photography from 1987 and Beyond Thru Dec. 18 Artists from around the globe interpret the impact the world felt after Ronald Reagan and Mikhail Gorbachev signed the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty. www.oklahomacontemporary.org The Jerome M. Westheimer, Sr. & Wanda Otey Westhimer Distinguished Visiting Artist Chair: James Surls Thru Jan. 3 Explore Surl’s investigation of the natural world through his sculptures made from wood, steel and bronze. www. ou.edu/fjjma Painted Journeys: The Art of John Mix Stanley Thru Jan. 3 Explore John Mix Stanley’s‚ artwork depicting the American West. www.gilcrease.utulsa.edu Native American Bolo Ties: Vintage and Contemporary Artistry Thru Jan. 3 Explore the history of the bolo tie and

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Light It Up! Following your traditional Thanksgiving meal, have the little ones clear the table and wash the dishes, dress the family in their warmest coats and venture out to one of Oklahoma’s many holiday lights displays. Oklahoma City’s Downtown in December presented by Devon begins the Christmas season Nov. 13 with the opening of the Devon Ice Rink, the Bricktown Canal Lights and a series of other holiday cheer events. Nov. 22, recognized as one of the top 10 holiday light shows in the nation, the Chickasha Festival of Lights features 3.5 million twinkling lights throughout Shannon Springs Park. Nov. 25, northwest Oklahoma City lights up in the Chesapeake Energy Holiday Lights Display. Eight city blocks become charmed with colorful lights, surrounding Chesapeake Energy’s main Oklahoma City campus. In Broken Arrow, the Rhema Bible Church dazzles with the two million lights decorating the campus beginning Nov. 26. While Rhema dazzles, Muskogee’s Honor Heights Park shimmers with 120 acres of nature, adorned with holiday lights. For more than 40 years, Utica Square’s Lights On has introduced the holiday spirit to Tulsans with hot chocolate, Christmas carols and 700 thousand lights covering 175 trees. Nov. 27, downtown Tulsa transforms into a winter wonderland during Winterfest.

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A Love For Gourds

An Oklahoma City artist’s decorative gourds serve to raise awareness of American Indian and indigenous art.

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I peered inside and began removing each gourd, I felt as if someone had sent me a box of kittens,” she recalls. Kelley traces her fascination with the art of the American Indian culture to growing up in Muskogee, which has a vibrant Native community. Her parents were reared in Osage County, also a bastion of heritage. Her husband is part Cherokee. “How could I not have a lifelong interest in and respect of Indian culture?” she asks. “I began collecting art by Native Americans with a print by Kevin Red Star in 1980 and, recently, a painting by Virginia Stroud, a Cherokee-Kiowa artist.”

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Kelley embraced gourd art with a passion for the color and cultures of the American West. “Many gourd artists leave the gourd intact and paint, carve or wood-burn only. I like to decorate my gourds with embellishments like cowrie shells and elk teeth replicas. The pine needle coils edging the opening on my vertical basketry is suggestive of trim on a robe worn by a feminine figure or a delicate, multi-strand necklace on pieces painted with inks and faux beading. On a bowl, the pine needle coils add a finishing touch. Each piece is as individual as the gourd’s shape,” Kelley notes. In the process of perfecting her art, Kelley also became familiar with the technical tools of this intricate art form. After several years working with various shapes and sizes of gourds – all decorated with pine needles fashioned in loops, coils and twists – she began teaching herself wood-burning techniques, incorporating the designs of Navajo and Pueblo people from Arizona and New Mexico. Her long pine needles come from North Carolina, which she obtains from Judy Mallow, the nation’s authority on pine needle basketry. Recently, to raise attention to the beadwork of American Indian women, Kelley perfected a faux bead painting technique. In July, she made her second trek to Fallbrook, Calif., home of one of the country’s largest gourd farms. She filled her car with dirt-covered gourds, which required extensive cleaning upon her arrival home. Kelley says the real artistry in working with gourds is how the shape is cut, the colors and embellishments – shells and faux beading – and how the pine needles are coiled: sometimes overlapping, sometimes floating. She studies historical beadwork by the plains and mountain tribes for inspiration and avoids symbols sacred to the various tribes. A former award-winning journalist for newspapers and nonprofit and public institutions before retiring in 2011, Kelley says her passion for gourd art is much more than a passing fancy. It’s her way, she says, of raising consciousness about art of the American Indian culture. Gallery owners have applauded her work. She now has decorative gourds at JRB Art at the Elms Gallery and the museum store at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City; and the Wilcox Galleries in Jackson Hole, Wyo. Kelley seems a bit surprised about her success. “No one goes to an art gallery to buy a gourd,” she says. “But I’m thrilled when they do.”


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Organized by the Art Gallery of Ontario, Pinacoteca do Estado de São Paulo, and the Terra Foundation for American Art, which is also recognized for its generous support. TOP LEFT: Lawren Stewart Harris, Grounded Icebergs (detail), ca. 1931, oil on canvas. Collection of the Art Gallery of Ontario, gift from the Estate of R. Fraser Elliott, 2005, 2005/156. © Estate of Lawren Harris. TOP RIGHT: Frederic Edwin Church, Cotopaxi (detail), 1855, oil on canvas. The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, museum purchase funded by the Hogg Brothers Collection, gift of Miss Ima Hogg, by exchange. BOTTOM LEFT: Albert Bierstadt, Yosemite Valley (detail), 1868, oil on canvas. Collection of the Oakland Museum of California, gift of Miss Marguerite Laird in memory of Mr. and Mrs. P.W. Laird. BOTTOM RIGHT: Martin Johnson Heade, Newburyport Marshes: Approaching Storm (detail), ca. 1871, oil on canvas. Terra Foundation for American Art, Daniel J. Terra Collection.


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