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Serving Those Who Have Served Oklahoma companies and nonprofits ensure no veteran gets left behind.

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ore than 300,000 veterans call Oklahoma home, according to the latest U.S. Census, and many in our state serve these heroes who have sacrificed much for our country.

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MAXYE XIONG SERVED IN THE MARINES FROM 2012 TO 2016. SHE STUDIES TV PRODUCTION AT TULSA TECH. PHOTO BY CHARLIE ROSENTHAL

Many veterans join the military immediately following high school and look to go back after their terms of service. Higher education is often expensive, but it doesn’t always have to be that way for veterans. The Oklahoma Department of Career and Technology Education, headquartered in Stillwater, includes over 25 centers (many include multiple campuses), including Tulsa Tech. At this school, Oklahoma veterans are eligible to attend one fulltime program tuition-free.

Maxye Xiong is a veteran taking advantage of this opportunity. Xiong, a Tulsa Tech student from Broken Arrow, served as a Marine from 2012 to 2016. Now 26, Xiong headed back to school immediately following her service. “Being in the military helped prepare me for what’s ahead in my life, but the strange part for me is the slower pace of the civilian world,” Xiong says of her return home. “I’m used to the faster, get-it-done-now attitude.” Xiong studies TV production at the Riverside Campus of Tulsa Tech. She encourages others to seek opportunities designed to benefit veterans. “Wherever you are in life, take advantage of the opportunities that are presented to you. Do your research and see what’s available for you, and don’t be afraid to try something new,” she says. NOVEMBER 2017 | WWW.OKMAG.COM

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ABOVE: A VETERAN TRAINS A HORSE, CINAMMON, AT BENNIE’S BARN TO LAY DOWN, ALLOWING ACCESS FOR WHEELCHAIR RIDERS. “HE HAD GOTTEN SO COMFORTABLE THAT HE DRIFTED OFF TO SLEEP AS CINNAMON LAY STILL,” CHIP BAKER OF BENNIE’S BARN SAYS. PHOTO COURTESY HORSES FOR HEROES

BELOW: ROD SIMMONS, ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF TULSA TECH’S RIVERSIDE CAMPUS, MAXYE XIONG AND BRAD HANSELMAN, DIRECTOR OF CAMPUS, ALL SERVED IN THE MILITARY. PHOTO BY CHARLIE ROSENTHAL

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Tulsa Tech also takes great pride in employing veterans on campus. Pam Winterscheidt, chief human capital officer, says many of the school’s programs perfectly match veterans’ skills. “Tulsa Tech offers several programs that require the instructor to have specialized training, which in many cases fits well with the knowledge and skills veterans already have,” Winterscheidt says. “We have found that our staff is one of the best recruiting tools utilizing the strong network of veterans in the Tulsa area.” Winterscheidt says veterans on staff have the opportunity to continue giving back. “There is nothing greater than teaching students a trade that will ultimately allow them to support their family and community,” she says.

Mental and Physical Support

Sometimes veterans need some extra help getting back on their feet. Fortunately, many nonprofits have stepped up to fill this need. The Warriors for Freedom Foundation in Oklahoma City is one example. Dedicated to supporting and improving mental and physical wellness for veterans and those in active duty, the Warriors for Freedom Foundation is based on the fundamentals of indoor and outdoor activities as well as community awareness, says Brett Dick, founder and president of operations. “As men and women exit their military service, as a general population, it is easy to see those who have been physically injured,” Dick says. “However, the majority of those returning have suffered from hidden injuries as well. The most common is post-traumatic stress disorder, but lesser known is traumatic brain injury and the loss of one’s identity.” Dick is not a veteran, but he co-founded the organization after open conversations with Purple Heart recipient Maj. Edward Pulido. “At the time, veteran and active duty mental health discussions were discouraged by both the military and the community at large.

We vowed to change that,” Dick says. Bennie’s Barn in Enid is another nonprofit serving veterans – in this case, through horse therapy. Their Horses for Heroes program matches rescued horses with veterans seeking hope and a chance to heal from traumatic experiences. “Bennie’s Barn is a place of freedom – the freedom you feel when you leave all of the outside world behind. That at a given moment, it is only about you and your horse,” says Chip Baker, founder and CEO. Baker says one story that stands out in his experience was a veteran suffering from PTSD and survivor’s guilt. This veteran felt hopeless, but after working with one horse in particular, Isabela, he turned his life around. “After just three weeks in the program at Bennie’s Barn, he regained a sense of hope,” Baker says. Today, he runs the Horses for Heroes program at the ranch. Bennie’s Barn and the Warriors for Freedom Foundation are just two examples of nonprofits serving veterans. Visit warriorsforfreedom.org/veteran-resources for more. “It takes the entire veteran nonprofit community to come together and make sure that each and every veteran need can be addressed,” Dick says. “I encourage everyone to find a veteran charity that they feel passionate about and help.” MEGAN MORGAN

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After learning from a New Mexican sage, Nick Morgan handcrafts sinew and horn into customized primitive bows.

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klahoma native Nick Morgan uses time-tested, ancient practices to handcraft primitive

hunting bows. It’s no surprise to those who know Morgan that he would discover a passion for creating traditional bows; he was an avid Robin Hood fan during childhood, and this arrow-wielding hero became Morgan’s primary inspiration. “Whenever I start something, I always try to be the best,” Morgan says. “So right away, I became obsessed. I threw myself into bow making.” While browsing YouTube looking for informational videos, the then 20-year-old Morgan stumbled upon an interview with Ed Scott. Well known in the bowyer community and largely considered one of the best bowyers of his time, Scott died in 2015 – but his videos struck an inspirational chord with Morgan. Fast forward to college at Oklahoma State University-Tulsa, (where Morgan graduated in 2013). He had some money left over from a scholarship, and, wanting to make the most of the money, he signed up for private classes with Scott in Grants, New Mexico. Morgan’s training in the craft for the previous three years came to reflect the familial relationship between teacher and student common in many of the cultures where bow making originated. “I got really close with Ed. He became like a second grandfather to me,” Morgan says. “He imparted so much knowledge to me.” Scott taught Morgan to make wooden, sinew-back, horn-belly

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bows. Taking his methods from tried-and-true Native American processes, Morgan uses mostly natural materials including sinew, which is processed animal tendons, and horn to make a fast-shooting hunting bow. “Sinew is a pretty remarkable material,” Morgan says. “Indians figured out that animal tendon is very strong. They are weight-forweight stronger than steel and 10 times more elastic than wood.” The process to incorporate sinew onto the back of a bow takes months to complete, but the end result, Morgan says, is a strong, lightweight, silent bow that can last a lifetime. “Clearly these bows work or they wouldn’t still be around,” he says. “It is so nice to go back to something so simple: a stick and string.” As a bowyer, Morgan is not limited to replicating a single design and uses his knowledge and training to craft individual bows for varying purposes. “I don’t keep an inventory. I make each bow custom for my clients,” Morgan says. “Using sinew, you can make shorter bows and still get the proper pull back. When compared to a compound bow [with a levering system of pulleys and cables], a primitive bow weighs maybe a pound and makes no noise when you shoot them.” Ancient bowyers were limited to natural materials immediately available to them, but Morgan takes advantage of traditional bowmaking materials

from around the world to improve his products. He strategically uses horn from the gemsbok, an African antelope, to the belly of his bows, giving them added compression strength without increasing the weight too much. “I am always trying to make a better bow, and small details matter when you are making a high-end bow,” Morgan says. “I have lost years worth of work in some of my failures, but I learn a lot.” The natural materials also present themselves with intricate appeal in additional to their functionality. “If people are spending the money on my bows, I want to give them a high quality product,” Morgan says. “I want to give my bows every advantage I can to last a lifetime.” Morgan puts in a lot effort to craft what he calls “the Ferrari of primitive bows.” Shooting one takes some practice, too. “You have to be unbelievably focused if you want to shoot well,” Morgan says. “Focus is an important muscle to practice.” For requests, Morgan can be reached at facebook.com/morganbows. LINDSAY CUOMO

“INDIANS FIGURED OUT THAT ANIMAL TENDON IS VERY STRONG,” NICK MORGAN SAYS. PHOTOS COURTESY DAN MORGAN


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Hunting as Family Time

Multiple generations of Oklahomans use Thanksgiving week to venture into the woods as gun season for deer begins.

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LEFT: WHILE HUNTING, MIKE GREEN GETS “AWAY FROM ALL THE NOISE AND PRESSURE OF EVERYDAY LIFE.” PHOTO COURTESY MIKE GREEN

RIGHT: TY MONTGOMERY HAS TAKEN HIS DAUGHTER, CAMI, DEER HUNTING SINCE SHE WAS 10.

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or foodies and coffee lovers, the autumn months are punctuated with pumpkin spice, but for many Oklahomans the season is not complete without a trek into the woods for some family time. Oklahoma families have enjoyed hunting for generations, and many avid hunters continue to pass the tradition onto their children and grandchildren. The crisp air and thrill of a deer in their sights are what many Oklahomans picture when they talk about an ideal Thanksgiving week. Deer hunting seasons for those with bows or primitive firearms have already begun, but Nov. 18 signals the start of gun season; thousands use that weekend and the days leading up to Thanksgiving as an annual retreat into nature. Hunting as a sport has many benefits for those who enjoy it; most see it as way to spend quality time

outdoors with relatives, enjoy the serenity of the Oklahoma wilderness and, if they are lucky enough, return home with some stories to tell – plus venison for Thanksgiving dinner. Mike Green, of Bixby, says deer hunting is the ultimate catharsis. He has been embedded in hunting culture for as long as he can remember, with his dad, grandfather, uncles and cousins all being passionate hunters. “I’ve been hunting since I was about 9; it just came natural to me,” he says. Green recalls that his favorite part of hunting is basking in the peacefulness of nature and the feeling of pride that comes with bringing home fresh meat for the table. “I love getting away from all the noise and pressure of everyday life,” he says. Green’s crowning achievement came when he shot a 13-point buck. “It scored high enough to be in the Oklahoma record book. I never

submitted it, but I know it,” he says. Ty Montgomery, also of Bixby, began hunting with his dad when he was 12. Over the years, he hunted alongside friends, too, but his fondest memories have come from trips with his daughter, Cami, who started hunting when she was 10. Cami has been hunting ever since; she killed her first deer when she was 12. The elder Montgomery takes pride in his ability to teach his daughter how to hunt, clean her own food and survive on her own. Montgomery says his best hunting story comes from the time he took his wife, son and daughter out on a trip. “It was the last day of the season and we were going to shoot a doe,” he says. “It was pouring down rain and tornado sirens were going off. The fields were flooded so bad that the water was running like a creek.” The Montgomerys scrambled up into their deer stands before deciding to go home. They had to wade through the water all the way back to their truck. “It was the dumbest trip, but I will never forget it,” he says. And that’s the case for many Oklahomans. Deer hunting is less about bagging a buck and more about the adventures and tales that come with it. It provides them with the very essence of fall, when more memories are sure to be made. GAGE FRONCZAK

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Fun(gi) Times at the Farm Mushrooms with the J-M Fresh label come from a family-run operation in Miami and are shipped throughout the region.

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ABOVE: J-M FARMS GROWS 525,000 POUNDS OF MUSHROOMS PER WEEK. RIGHT: PAT AND CURTIS JURGENSMEYER SERVE AS PRESIDENT AND CEO OF J-M FARMS. PHOTOS BY LUKE OPPENHEIMER

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ushrooms are a delicious, perhaps surprising, source of nutrition. Full of protein and antioxidants, some mushrooms also provide potassium or vitamins D and B12. The mushrooms from J-M Farms in Miami are not just healthy to eat – they financially sustain hundreds of people and have been the central focus of a bustling family business for nearly 40 years. J-M’s first mushrooms were harvested March 13, 1980, when the farm was designed to grow 40,000 pounds of fungi per week. Today, it’s 525,000 pounds per week. J-M grows white button mushrooms, as well as portabella and brown or crimini mushrooms. They are packed under the J-M Fresh label and shipped throughout Oklahoma, Texas, Arkansas, Mississippi, New Mexico, Kansas, Missouri and Iowa. CEO Curtis Jurgensmeyer says J-M’s mission is to provide the safest, best quality product. Within this simple mission is a long history of caring for customers and employees alike. Virgil Jurgensmeyer, Joe Jurgensmeyer and Darrell McLain founded the farm and began construction in 1979. The location became an all-Jurgensmeyer operation when, in 1982, the family purchased McLain’s interest. Pat and Curtis Jurgensmeyer, sons of Virgil, are now president and CEO, respectively, and co-manage more than 500 employees, including 22 management teams. Curtis Jurgensmeyer says the farm is one of the largest employers in northeastern Oklahoma and one of the top 15 nationally in size for one-location mushroom farms. Despite this growth, the company has maintained a close-knit “family atmosphere since 1979,” he says. “We could not have grown to the

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size we are today without it.” Education and supporting the community are important at J-M. Virgil Jurgensmayer was an educator before starting the farm. His legacy can be seen in all J-M supervisors, who allow employees time off to attend school functions, such as parent-teacher conferences, chaperoning student events and other activities. J-M also holds the annual Steve Wright Memorial Golf Tournament, named after a J-M manager who died in 2013. Proceeds from this fundraiser go to local nonprofits. “It is a pleasure to come to work. The people make it special; all of our employees do,” Curtis says. So, toss some mushrooms on your salad or enjoy them stuffed as an appetizer. You can even try a portabella burger as a substitute for ground beef because mushrooms are good for you – just like they have been good to the Jurgensmeyer family, J-M Farms and northeastern Oklahoma for four decades. BONNIE RUCKER


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Pain is Part of the Process Tulsa-based pianist Barron Ryan combines classical, jazz and improvisation, but he’s paid a physical price.

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t’s a cliche, I guess – the idea that any artists who choose to go where their art takes them are, as a part of the package, destined to suffer both pain and rejection. And, like most cliches, it’s usually true. Take Barron Ryan, for instance, a young Tulsa-based pianist who seems poised on the edge of a major breakthrough. His two CDs, The Masters’ Apprentice and Classical with Attitude (both available at barronryan.com), were, he says, actually inspired by rejection. And then there was the pain, protracted and physical, which not only held up the recording of The Masters’ Apprentice for well over a year, but also could’ve put an end to his performing career. After majoring in piano performance at the University of Oklahoma, “I had my heart set on going to some famous conservatory because I thought that’s what you needed to do to become a performing pianist,” Ryan says. “So I applied to Juilliard, Eastman, the Manhattan School of Music, the Mannes School of Music in New York. When I didn’t get an audition at any of them, I thought, ‘Well, I guess I’m not too good at classical music.’” At about that time, however, Ryan won the Oklahoma Israel Exchange’s 2011 Young Artists Competition, which sent him on a concert tour of Israel, where he was to perform classical programs. “I didn’t want to play what I’d just gotten rejected for, so I came up with the concept of playing classical music that had jazz or ragtime influences already in it, like [compositions of] George Gershwin or William Bolcom,” he says. “I thought that was pretty cool because I was playing different music, and even if, at the time, I wasn’t as technically proficient as some of the other pianists my age, they couldn’t play rhythmic music like I could. I had the feel for blues, ragtime and jazz.

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“So I picked some classical music that had jazz influences. But after I’d picked all of that music I was interested in learning, I still had some more program to fill [for the concerts]. Then, I realized I could go the other way. Instead of taking classical music that had ragtime or jazz influences in it, I could take jazz or ragtime music and make it somewhat classical by writing it down, codifying it and then re-performing it with those exact notes for probably the only other time since it had been originally recorded.” The concerts were a success, and Ryan ended up using the first approach on his debut disc, 2013’s Classical with Attitude. Four years later, along came The Masters’ Apprentice, in which he pursued his second idea of re-creating songs that were originally improvised. As he points out, “Both of my first two albums were inspired by the rejections I got [from the conservatories], then the requirement to perform a full, classical concert program in Israel.” He certainly didn’t cut himself any slack when he chose what he wanted to play on The Masters’ Apprentice. Selections include such complex jazz renditions as Fats Waller’s “California Shout,” Oscar Peterson’s “Makin’ Whoopee” and “Blues Etude,” and Art Tatum’s 1933 recording of “Tiger Rag.” The years between the release of this disc and Classical with Attitude speak convincingly about the overwhelming amount of time Ryan needed to get the songs right. “To do a jazz transcription, you listen to a recording that was likely improvised and write down the notes as sheet music,” Ryan says. “I didn’t take a careful record of how long that took me, but I think for ‘Blues Etude,’ which is a 5-minute tune of moderate difficulty, I spent probably 25 or 30 hours transcribing it. There are 42 minutes worth of music [on The Masters’ Apprentice], and some of it is more difficult than that, so that

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would be 240-250 hours just to write the music down. Then I had to learn to play it, which took probably three to four times that.” That’s when the pain came. He worked on re-creating Tatum’s “Tiger Rag,” a version he describes as “terribly difficult,” at a point he says, laughingly, “wasn’t the really, really hard part – just the really hard part.” “On that tune, the quarter-note equals 360 beats per minute, so that means my left hand is traveling back and forth about a foot and a half at a rate of six times per second,” Ryan says. “To strike a black key – any of the keys are narrow enough, but the black keys are narrower than the whites – at that rate and play with any accuracy is just almost impossible. “I didn’t know how to break it down. So I thought, ‘Well, maybe I’ll just tense my arm, then I’ll learn it, and relax, and it’ll be fine.’ As we know now, that was a grave mistake.” Indeed it was. Tensing up his arm led to tenosynovitis, a painful condition involving an inflamed tendon that takes months to heal properly. For Ryan, it took even longer than that. “I got a shot for it the first time, and it felt great, so after four months I thought, ‘OK, I should be good to go now.’ So I tested it in practice and reinjured it.” He ended up having to lay off most practices for a year and a half. “There’s no telling how long you have to have the condition without it healing for it to become chronic,” Ryan says. “It’s certainly possible that would’ve happened if it hadn’t healed.” But it did heal, and Ryan dodged what could’ve been a career-ending affliction. What’s more, he seems to have gotten “Tiger Rag” down, as documented in a remarkable YouTube video. Ryan, however, begs to differ. “Honestly, I’m still working on it,” he says. These days, he’s appearing in

concert around the country as a solo artist and with his father, noted pianist Donald Ryan. At this writing, he also prepared for a showcase in Nashville that came about through his association with his manager, legendary Tulsa-based impresario Jim Halsey. In addition, Ryan has started putting songs together for his third disc, which, as he explains it, represents a natural progression. “I grew up as a classical pianist, and I didn’t start improvising very much until I got into the jazz band at OU,” he says. “Growing up, I’d listened to Oscar Peterson and all these great pianists, but I didn’t know how to replicate the sounds that they produced. I was much more competent at reading, particularly at internalizing, the music that had already been written and then re-performing it. It was frustrating for me to try to improvise at a level that satisfied me because I knew what the greatest improvisers sounded like. “This [The Masters’ Apprentice] was my attempt to start bridging that gap and be able to start improvising. At least, once I did this I could learn how these masters created the music they did, and then I could start applying that knowledge to my own music. “You always have to start with the skills that you have and then incrementally add to them. So this improved my ability to listen, it improved my jazz vocabulary, and now, on the next record, I’ll have all of my own arrangements, applying the lessons I learned from The Masters’ Apprentice to pop tunes from the last five decades.” For a preview of that disc, check out his YouTube performance of the Jackson Five’s “I Want You Back.” It provides compelling evidence that Barron Ryan may one day be held in the same kind of esteem as those jazz greats he, sometimes painfully but always diligently, apprenticed. JOHN WOOLEY

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painted dinnerware. With subtle fall tones, the beauty of nature is brought to the table. Florals also enhance the festive mood and continue the color scheme. “Our designer, Steve Baugette, designed the floral center piece to reflect the elegance of a dinner table but the warmth and nostalgia of the harvest,” Lee says. Baugette incorporated brick red roses, Virginia cream roses, mini green hydrangeas, seasonal grasses and a bevy of other flora for a laid-back yet crisp vibe. So, while the turkey’s cooking, take some time to curate an elegant atmosphere this Thanksgiving – making the table as beautiful as the food. NOVEMBER 2017 | WWW.OKMAG.COM

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Ordinary to Extravagant Additional windows, an in-shower aquarium and hanging bookcases transform a Midtown Tulsa home.

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nterior designer Lynn Knight Jesse took an ordinary brick home in Midtown Tulsa and created a masterpiece. “The home had no amenities whatsoever,” Jesse says. She started with the bland exterior and progressed throughout the home by adding more square footage, revamping interior spaces, raising ceilings and building a deck easily accessible from the bedroom, family, kitchen and living areas. The result is a haven of contentment, filled with color and a perfect setting for entertaining, according to owners Harvey and Cheri Tatum. The total renovation began with the front entrance, which Jesse vaulted. She added an eye-catching, bright-red front door for a welcoming visual impact. All the brick was covered with stucco. New windows and doors were added throughout the home. A new deck was designed to be visible from the bedroom, living and kitchen areas. A small lake accents the back of the home. A swimming pool enhances the beautifully landscaped garden. The entry foyer is a large, vividly colored conversation piece. Of particular interest are two bookcases suspended by cables that make a strong visual statement as guests enter. The shelves are filled with a collection of fossils and sea treasures, reflecting Cheri’s professional career as a marine biologist. Two bedrooms also received extensive face-lifts and a mood change. One is an elegant his-and-hers master closet. The other is a home office for Tatum, head of the gastroentology department at

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LEFT: A COLORFUL, GEOMETRIC PATTERNED RUG AND AN UNUSUAL CONTEMPORARY CRYSTAL CHANDELIER ACCENT THIS WELCOMING SETTING. RIGHT: RED AND PURPLE CHAIRS ANCHOR THE FAMILY ROOM SITTING AREA, NEAR THE BACK SIDE OF THE FIREPLACE. THE FAMILY ROOM IS ADJACENT TO THE KITCHEN. CEILING LIGHTING ADDS TO THE APPEAL OF THIS COMFORTABLE ENTERTAINING AREA.


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Hillcrest Medical Center. The master bedroom overlooks the deck, lawn and pool because “Dr. Tatum wanted [it] to look dramatic,” Jesse says. The setting makes a moonlight swim enticing. Most unusual is the large, saltwater aquarium inside the shower in the adjacent master bath. The effect is soothing. “This was a special design surprise for the Tatums,” says Jesse, praising the talents of Billy Haddock, the home’s contractor. “I didn’t know if they would love it or think I was crazy. But they were on board for this special design detail. Neither of us had ever seen this done anyplace else before.” Lighting was another feature that required extensive updating. Exquisite chandeliers in a variety of modern styles hang in all the major rooms. Contemporary art is a recurring, colorful theme throughout the home. Another significant change occurred between the living and family rooms. A fireplace wall had originally separated the two distinct spaces. To give those rooms a more open feeling, the walls on both sides of the fireplace were opened up. The fireplace was also enhanced on both sides with copper tile. The space between those rooms appears seamless and makes entertaining much easier. Jesse is noted for her Kitchen Concepts design firm and says the kitchen is actually small and initially looked like it was part of the family room. By concealing the refrigerator, adding windows to bring a poolside view to the kitchen and maximizing minimal space, the kitchen acquired the look of a spacious setting for casual dining. With its grand exterior views and an intriguing character, this home is a welcoming place for the Tatums to entertain friends and family. “It certainly reflects their unique and vibrant personalities,” Jesse says. “That is what design is all about.”

CLOCKWISE FROM TOP: BOLD COLORS POP IN THIS LIVING ROOM. RED IS A MAJOR COLOR THEME FOR THE HOME, WITH DESIGNER LYNN KNIGHT JESSE ADDING TOUCHES OF LIME AND TURQUOISE. MOST UNUSUAL IN THE MASTER BATHROOM IS THE 400-GALLON SALTWATER AQUARIUM HOUSED INSIDE THE MASTER SHOWER. THE AQUARIUM IS VISIBLE FROM THE MASTER BEDROOM. THE KITCHEN’S CENTER ISLAND IS HIGHLIGHTED WITH TWO LARGE GLOBE LIGHTS, ILLUMINATING THE ISLAND. ALL OF THE WALNUT CABINETS FEATURE A MINK FINISH. THE HIS-AND-HERS MASTER CLOSET IS ENVIABLE. THE LARGE STORAGE CENTER ISLAND IS ACCENTED WITH ANOTHER UNUSUAL CRYSTAL CHANDELIER WITH A CONTEMPORARY LOOK.

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laremore’s Will Rogers Boulevard encapsulates the evolution and stasis of one of Oklahoma’s oldest towns. The street’s east end features revitalized shops, but Dot’s Cafe has anchored downtown for nearly 60 years. The west end has Rogers State University and its growing programs, but also the Will Rogers Memorial Museum, dedicated in 1938. One could argue that putting on a new face while retaining an established aura has existed since French traders came upon this Osage village, founded in 1802. “Thirty-five years ago, there was just a two-lane road to Pryor, there was no Veterans Center, there was no four-year university and it was a long-distance call to Tulsa,” says Stratton Taylor, longtime state Senate president pro tempore from Claremore. “That’s all changed. We’re the sixth most-populated county in the state and we’re due for another growth spurt. “The great thing about Claremore is that you have a lot of people who’ve lived here all their lives, but you don’t have to have been born here to do well. There’s not an oldschool group that will shut you out.” Taylor authored legislation creating RSU in 1998 atop College Hill, where its previous incarnations (Eastern University Preparatory School, Oklahoma Military Academy and Claremore College) sat. “We wanted in on the deal,” Taylor says. “There were 300,000 of us living in Northeast Oklahoma outside of Tulsa and we didn’t have access to a four-year public university. The rest of the state thought that Oklahoma had too many colleges and universities. That

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sounded great if you already had one, like Alva, Goodwell and Ada.” Taylor says RSU spurred much of the growth that has made Claremore an ideal compromise between country and urban living. “It’s not a suburb and it’s not a dying rural community,” he says. “We’re 30 minutes from downtown Tulsa and there’s always something going on with plays, speakers and seminars. But I can still walk into the Hammett House and know just about everyone there.” RSU student Peyton Calhoun enjoys Claremore’s laid-back ways. “The thing about small-town colleges is really enjoying the simple things, like walking on a nature trail or hanging out at a hole-inthe-wall restaurant,” she says. Typical of the growth is J. Farley’s, which opened last month. This Americanized Irish pub is named for Claremore fire Capt. Jason Farley, who died during a water rescue in 2015. Chris Hayes, Farley’s fire department colleague, partners with friend James Franklin in the venture. “This is a great way to keep Jason’s legacy alive,” Hayes says. Traditions abound, too, such as Will Rogers Days, Nov. 2-5, which annually celebrates the Nov. 4 birthday of Oklahoma’s favorite son. Activities can be found at willrogers. com and moreclaremore.com. BRIAN WILSON

OOPS Known as Clairmont or Clermont (variant French for mountain with a clear view), Claremore became official when a town clerk misspelled the name on a document establishing the post office in 1882. NOT WILL The city is the seat of Rogers County, named for Clem Rogers, father of Oklahoma’s favorite son. PANORAMA The Will Rogers Memorial Museum overlooks the city on 20 acres where Rogers planned to retire before his untimely death in 1935. LYNN RIGGS Claremore playwright whose Green Grow the Lilacs is the basis for the 1943 musical Oklahoma!


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A Time to Quit Despite decreasing numbers of smokers in the state, Oklahomans still struggle with tobacco.

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TOBACCO’S TOLL Tobacco puts at risk the health of Oklahoma communities and businesses. Tobacco Stops With Me, a program of the Tobacco Settlement Endowment Trust, encourages tobaccofree policies. “Tobacco costs us all, whether we smoke or not,” endowment executive director John Woods says. “Smoking costs Oklahoma businesses nearly $5,800 per smoker [annually]. Smokers tend to miss more work for illnesses compared to nonsmokers. Tobaccofree workplace policies demonstrate that employers care about the heatlh of their employees, customers and community. Tobaccofree policies reduce business costs.” Secondhand smoke is hazardous. Aircleaning and ventilation systems or separate smoking sections do not eliminate risks. Secondhand smoke kills about 41,000 nonsmokers nationwide each year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.


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Beauty to Behold Taos has year-round appeal because of its Plaza, Enchanted Circle, mountain sports and history.

fits the bill. Stay in to cook meals in your upscale homeaway-from-home using interesting local ingredients, such as authentic chiles from Smith’s Grocery Store on Paseo Del Pueblo Sur. To enjoy a more historical feel during your visit, consider the Taos Inn, which provides historic lodging in the town center.

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If you’re looking for a distinctly local flavor, eat at Michael’s Kitchen and Taos Diner, both loved by locals and visitors alike. For a fancier affair, Lambert’s is one of the best places for fine dining with its “delicious food, wine and hand

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aos, New Mexico, is one of the most unique American cities that can be enjoyed year-round, not just during ski season. About 10 hours by car from Tulsa and 8.5 hours from Oklahoma City, Taos offers outdoor beauty from its central Taos Plaza to the 83-mile Enchanted Circle scenic byway. Whether you’re inspired to buy roadside art or paint the sunset yourself, Taos will bring out the artist and adventurer in you.

Taos Mercantile, Weaving Southwest and Dreamlivers Gallery are delightful sources of antiques, rugs and art, and Taos Plaza, in the heart of Taos, is a must-visit for everyone. Take the time to explore the outskirts of Taos for interesting shopping trips, too. Seven miles north of Taos is enchanting and diverse Arroyo Seco. Francesca’s Clothing carries distinct apparel from India, Nepal and Thailand. Taos Cow, famous for its coriander-lavender ice cream, is a great place in Arroyo Seco to kick up your tired feet and have a sweet, creamy snack.


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About 2.5 hours from Taos, Capulin Volcano National Monument will interest science lovers. You can park near the rim and hike down into the mouth of the extinct cinder cone volcano. Winter hours are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., so plan to start early. Or travel the 83-mile Enchanted Circle through Taos, Red River, Eagle Nest, Questa and Angel Fire. These earthy places impress

upon you the feeling often used to describe Taos – spiritual. The highly rated Angel Fire has worldclass skiing and snowboarding in the winter and top-flight mountain biking from late spring through fall. Pros come from all over for the biggest challenges, while adults and kids can find courses with various degrees of difficulty. Taos Ski Valley’s steep slopes are wellknown by advanced skiers, so try those at your own risk. The bridge over the Rio Grande Gorge is stupefying, with an altitude that can viscerally affect you. There are switchbacks all the way down to the river and big boulder hiking. If you’re traveling with babies, take an easy nature walk instead on Taos Ski Mountain, and Columbine Canyon, closer to Red River, offers beautiful vistas of wildflowers, butterflies, hummingbirds, or miles of snow and packed campgrounds. Hike around Questa for its unique river access into the Rio Grande Gorge, and check out Ghost Ranch, acclaimed as the home of painter Georgia O’Keeffe.

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crafted cocktails in a relaxed yet refined atmosphere.” Inside the Taos Inn, Doc Martin’s Restaurant and Entertainment provides belly dancers and a sitar player for a memorable experience. Or you can enjoy mimosas on the patio of Gutiz, a Latin-French fusion restaurant where brunch is popular, with breads made from scratch with a sugar caramelization. The Alley Cantina, the oldest building in Taos, is kid-friendly with music, shuffleboard and a patio and an excellent homemade chicken tortilla soup. Abe’s Cantina has delicious tamales. Make sure to get the Christmas sauce.

In Taos Plaza, stroll past shops, galleries and museums and absorb the occasional carnival and weekly farmers market in the summer. Explore Earthship Village, a community made from totally recycled materials. A self-guided tour ($7 per person) teaches about fully sustainable homes that leave zero carbon footprints. Cooking Studio Taos offers classes to equip you with skills that will dazzle your dinner guests back home, and Twirl, a play and discovery toy store, enthralls families with its wishing well, tree houses, puppet shows and “mommy yoga.” No matter what you hope to get out of your New Mexico vacation, Taos and surrounding areas will most certain deliver the time of your life. GINA MICHALOPULOS KINGSLEY

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Thanksgiving Myths The work of historians and anthropologists shows that the Plymouth feast in 1621 was not the first in colonial America.

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ike clockwork each November, school children across the country wear capotains with faux buckles (although Pilgrim hats didn’t have buckles) or dress as Wampanoags in various fabrics and animal skins. They reenact the first Thanksgiving, oftcited as being in Plymouth, Massachusetts, in 1621. However, historical and anthropological scholarship frequently spoils comfortable, repeated origin myths. Thanksgiving is no exception. At least three feasts involving Europeans and Native Americans occurred before that famous sit-down: St. Augustine, Florida, Sept. 8, 1565; near El Paso, Texas, April 30, 1598; and Berkeley Hundred, Virginia, Dec. 4, 1619. “Native Americans had complex reasons for allowing Europeans to settle, including a desire for trade,” says Richard Boles, Ph.D., assistant professor of early American history at Oklahoma State University. “Some Native Americans sought alliances with European colonists to gain an advantage against other Native Americans who were their longtime enemies.” Fort Sill native Michael Gannon writes in Cross in the Sand about Spanish explorer Don Pedro Mendendez and his soldiers’

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encounters with the Timucuan tribe. Their mass and feast in St. Augustine were “the first community act of religion and thanksgiving in the first permanent European settlement in the land.” The University of Oklahoma’s Gary Anderson, Ph.D., says such gatherings were common between natives and Europeans. “Indians loved to give ‘feasts’ and often incorporated them into religious ceremonies,” the George Lynn Cross professor of history says. “Communal societies generally place a great emphasis upon gift-giving, and gifts are often food.” Of the thanksgiving in San Elizario, Texas, numerous historical sources report that

Don Juan de Oñate, the Basque leader of an expedition headed toward New Mexico, celebrated a tortuous leg of forging El Camino Real with the Acoma tribe. They feasted on duck, geese and fish. (Oñate is also credited with bringing horses to North America.) The Virginia thanksgiving occurred 20 miles from Jamestown, the first North American English settlement. Washingtonian magazine writes that this feast excluded native Powhatans, who were hostile because they had learned the English would take their land. By charter, Capt. John Woodliffe’s group had a thanksgiving within hours of landing and improvised with oysters and ham. However, many native groups, especially those observing the anti-Thanksgiving National Day of Mourning, see these stories as ways of smoothing over European atrocities and genocide in North America. Indian Country Today notes that native activists and scholars speak every November “about history as experience and handed down by their cultures” in opposition to “largely non-Natives’ … concerted effort to document ‘the true story of Thanksgiving.’” BRIAN WILSON

GIVE THANKS TO A LADY’S MAGAZINE Thanksgiving did not take hold in the United States as a widely observed feast until 1836, when Sarah J. Hale, author of “Mary Had a Little Lamb” (the best-known nursery rhyme in

English), became editor of Godey’s Lady’s Book, an influential magazine. For decades, Hale advocated to establish a thanksgiving as a national holiday by writing to congressional members and presidents. She convinced Abraham Lincoln that an official thanksgiving would help to heal a nation during and after the Civil War. In 1863, he declared it a federal holiday. Thanksgiving has occurred every year since 1864 on the fourth Thursday of November.


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“I have discovered that there is romance in food,” Ernest Hemingway wrote, “when romance has disappeared from everywhere else.” There are few experiences more bracing than turning off a busy American highway, stepping through a hidden door and finding yourself surrounded by people who speak, think and dream in languages unknown to Google Translate. Hemingway did this in Kansas City, where he spent months ordering every item on a Chinese restaurant menu, including sea slugs and 100-year-old eggs. (His advice: “Lay off ancient eggs.”) You, too, can find the romance in food. Diversity not only feels good; it tastes good. There’s never been a better time for Oklahomans to experience global cuisine while eating local. -BS

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LEBANON

Nunu’s

OKC Far north of the city’s culinary heart, Nunu’s seems like a faraway dream, but it’s well worth the journey. This Lebanese eatery’s hummus will ruin you for any other, and the hashwa plate is impossible to recreate anywhere else. Take time to explore the attached Mediterranean market during your visit. -TM

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JAPAN

in the raw

TUL Each of in the raw’s three venues has a distinct atmosphere: Brookside celebrates night life; On the Hill offers a panorama of the city; and Broken Arrow helps to anchor the revitalized Rose District. But each restaurant offers a variety of traditional and nouveau sushi, sashimi, nigiri and numerous cooked dishes. Plus, the menu is always changing, so you can find something different each time. -BW

PAKISTAN

CHINA

OKC A bustling location for both dine-in and pickup, Sheesh Mahal is the reigning champ for Pakistani food. Its butter chicken is subject of legend, as is any of the stuffed naan. Finish your meal with a $1 cup of homemade chai tea and thank us later. -TM

OKC Need sweet and sour pork, egg rolls or broccoli beef? Sure, you can get it at Chow’s Chinese, but why would you? Chow’s offers a staggering variety of fresh and authentic dishes, from salty fish fried rice and crispy duck to hot pots and fresh seafood. -TM

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When you receive your first tiny cup of Turkish coffee, do not be alarmed. It’s not a joke; this is simply the most potent coffee on the planet. Cooked on a stovetop for longer than anyone cares to wait, it’s worth it when you get finally get your hands on it. Trust us – Red Bull wishes it had game like this. -TM

Laffa

TUL The dining room, with rough stone walls and casual ambiance, recalls Jerusalem, where owner Miranda Kaiser lived for many years, but the menu features dishes from the entire region of desert, spice and caravans that stretches from Morocco to Afghanistan. Start with the mezze, a medley of small plates flavored with such spice melanges as bezar, za’atar and zhoug. -BS

SOUTHEAST ASIA/CAMBODIA

KEO

TUL Zahidah Hyman was born in Cambodia but grew up in Oklahoma, and that’s why the dishes served are a melange of Southeast Asian, French and American influences. There are straightforward Thai dishes, including a standout tom ka soup; more complex offerings, such as steamed mussels with red curry and Vietnamese bouillabaisse; and nods to American favorites, such as tuna nachos. -BS

INDIA

India Palace

TUL This longtime Tulsa favorite serves superior versions of the rich, creamy Moghul dishes that originated in the Punjab, which, not by coincidence, is the homeland of the friendly owners. There’s fiery-looking yet mild ragan josh, featuring lamb slowly simmered in onions and tomatoes; chicken saagwala, with a creamy sauce studded with spinach leaves; and chicken jalfrezi in a rich golden sauce. -BS

THAILAND

The Tropical

TUL Take a tiny hidden alley off Memorial Drive and you’ll come to what looks like a tiny house with a big garden. Inside is a large restaurant decorated with antique basreliefs. Creative appetizers feature herbs from that garden. Rambutan chicken, for instance, features meatballs sculpted to look like rambutan fruit. For entrees, you can choose from a long list of fish and have it grilled and served with your choice of creative Thai-inflected sauces. -BS

IRAN

Golden Saddle

TUL It looks like a typical Route 66 Diner, with burly truckers tucking into chicken-fried steak or ham and beans. But ask for the chef’s choice, and everything changes. Two tables are cleared, and then for about $10 per person, owner Nasim Salari will cook a huge spread of dishes, including khoresht (stews), like ghormeh sabzi, and enormous platters of pillowy rice topped with lamb shank or kebabs. -BS

VIETNAM

Pho Lien Hoa

OKC You don’t have to visit the bustling thoroughfares of Vietnam to enjoy the best of the country’s street food. Located just outside the Asian District is Pho Lien Hoa, a tried-and-true local favorite for all types of pho, as well as other Vietnamese delicacies. Heads up: cash only. -TM

SOUTH KOREA

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OKC In a city where Korean fare is scarcely represented, Chae is a welcome addition. The simple yet elegant eatery serves up traditional dishes like bibimbap, oxtail soup and bulgogi with modern, creative twists and has quickly become a culinary star. -TM

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africa ERITREA AND ETHIOPIA

Eritrean and Ethiopian Cafe

TUL This cozy dining spot in Tulsa is run by people from Eritrea, but they also serve Ethiopian food, and it’s like nothing you’ve seen before. The vegetable platter features an assortment of boldly flavored dishes artfully arranged on a platter of spongy injera bread. Or you can get some of the spicy meat stews (wot) enlivened by berbere powder, also served on bread, or a sauteed meat dish called tibs. -BS

Mango lassi, India

The Indian version of a milkshake (but better), mango lassi mixes the pulp of the fruit with yogurt for a creamy, sweet treat that is surprisingly more refreshing than heavy. You can try the real deal at Taj Cuisine of India in northwest OKC or India Palace in Tulsa. -TM

EGYPT

Yummy Mummy

OKC While not strictly traditional, Yummy Mummy brings an Egyptian flare to boring old salads-and-wraps fare. Some unique offerings include the green leaves mummies (rice rolled in marinated grape leaves) and beef and chicken fatta. Standbys like hummus and falafel are also available. -TM

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Couscous Cafe

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OKC Couscous isn’t the only Moroccan restaurant in town, but it is hands down the best. The grilled lamb kabob with iced Moroccan mint tea is the perfect summer meal, while a heartier tagine will fill you up when it’s cold. Don’t overlook the desserts case – especially the almond cake. -TM

Horchata, Latin America

Horchata is liquid heaven made of cinnamon, rice and milk. It’s often served cold, but the hot variety is just as comforting and tasty. Horchata is made in a variety of fashions throughout Latin America, but try the Guatemalan version at Cafe Kacao in OKC. In Tulsa, try the cash-only Cancun International Restaurant. -TM


The Americas

MEXICO

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Cafe do Brasil

OKC An anchor of the Midtown renaissance, Cafe do Brasil has traditional and creative cuisine. It’s hard to beat the Dama Rica for dinner, unless it’s the Brasilian pie on the rooftop for brunch. On lucky days, live music completes the experience. -TM

THE CARIBBEAN

Sisserou’s

TUL Dominica is (or was before Hurricane Maria) a tiny island paradise where people catch fish from the deep blue sea and run it home for lunch. Eben Shillingford’s family is prominent in Dominica, and many of his recipes are handed down from his parents and grandparents. But the menu spans the length of the Caribbean, with offerings like jerk chicken wings, stewed oxtail and lobster thermidor. -BS

OKC Iguana fell on tough times for a while, but the Mexican star of Automobile Alley is back in the game. The Coral Snake salsa has lost none of its delicious venom, and updated classics like the cheese enchiladas are simply better than ever. -TM

COLOMBIA

El Fogon de Edgar

OKC This place is easy to miss, but don’t pass it by. Affordable, clean and down-to-earth, El Fogon de Edgar offers a large variety of fare for a small place. Try the arepas (corn patties), especially stuffed with chorizo or cheese, or sample any one of the several types of empanadas. -TM

PERU

Manos Peruanas

TUL Peruvian cuisine is truly “in” at the moment – visit Manos Peruanas to find out why. Influences include 1,000-year-old Incan tastes, stews of the Spanish conquistadors, recipes brought by French chefs fleeing the Revolution, and dishes created by African slaves and Chinese and Japanese immigrants. -BS NOVEMBER 2017 | WWW.OKMAG.COM

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Europe

GREECE

Zorba’s

OKC A Greek restaurant is more than the sum of its gyros, and Zorba’s is proof. Try some unique dishes instead, like the pomegranate salmon or the lamb ossobucco. It’s also tempting just to make a meal from appetizers like the hummus trio or the dolmas and falafel duo. Come on the weekends to enjoy live bellydancing. -TM

FRANCE

The French Hen

TUL For more than 30 years, the French Hen has been one of Tulsa’s best fine-dining destinations, and the menu doesn’t disappoint. There are classic French and Mediterranean dishes, such as bouillabaisse and osso bucco, and rich and lavish treats like duck breast with cherry-orange glaze, tournedos Rossini and mushroom-crusted rack of lamb. -BS

BELGIUM

Wirwar

TUL Many Europeans argue that Belgian beers are the best on the continent. You can decide for yourself with Wirwar’s impressive lineup from the Lowlands. Wirwar calls itself a honky-tonk serving Belgian street food common to both Wallonia (the French-speaking south) and Flanders (the Dutch-speaking north). You can get authentic Liege waffles, a Walloon favorite, or the Flemish poutine, beef stew served over frites and covered with cheese curds. -BW

ITALY

Ti Amo

TUL With two locations, Ti Amo covers just about anyone who wants either a romantic dinner, a quiet place to sample a host of exquisite wines or a large table for a family gathering. Classic Italian dishes abound: from lasagna, baked ziti and eggplant Parmesan to shrimp scampi, lemon chicken and veal Gorgonzola. -BW

IRELAND

Saint’s

OKC Everyone’s got a bit of Irish in them if you eat at Saint’s. Creative pub food is the theme, and Irish eats like bangers and mash or 48-hour sous vide corned beef will go a long way soaking up the effects from their exceptional bar offerings. -TM

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GERMANY

Siegi’s

TUL Germans have a special word for a friendly ambiance of warmth and cheer: gemutlichkeit. That’s what you feel when you walk into Siegi’s. It’s like Hollywood’s idea of a rollicking German beer hall, and big platters of standard German fare are served as they should be. Whether you order schnitzel, holzfeller, spatzle or kassler rippchen, you’ll get a meal worthy of a fine-dining establishment. -BS


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e l b i s n o p Res Pet

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Food, fresh water, shelter and vaccinations are just the basics in raising a fur baby. Avoiding untimely irritations, infections and ingestions requires diligence, time and a sustained commitment to your dog or cat. However, dedicating yourself to these tasks will strengthen the human-animal bond … and make others happy, too. By Tara Malone

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THE PURRFECT VACATION It can be fun to travel with your furry friends, but planning is essential.

Veterinarian Jana Bone of Woodland West Animal Hospial in Tulsa recommends rehearsing before a trip. “Traveling with pets can be stressful for both owners and the pets,” she says. “The first recommendation for traveling is to practice. Take your pet for a short ride often to see how they are going to respond in a car. Sometimes a mild sedative can help decrease the anxiety with traveling.” (Bone does not specify whether the sedative is for the pet or the parent.) The second tip, she says, is planning. This is especially crucial for airline travel. Check the airline’s regulations well in advance. And regardless of what transportation mode you use, Bone recommends obtaining a certificate of health whenever taking your pet across state lines. And if you wouldn’t want to travel a certain way, try not to make your pet travel that way.


Pet Parenting

acquired diseases that affect their particular Almost everyone who gets a pet does so species, and, without them, many pets would with the best of intentions. Intellectually, we suffer unnecessarily.” may know that we are accountable for this Unless you plan to deliberately breed your animal’s life; in reality, that responsibility can animals, spay or neuter them. Spay Oklahoma be more than some are ready to deal with. and the SPCA, both in north Tulsa, the CenBefore adopting or buying a pet, consider tral Oklahoma Humane Society in Oklahoma long and hard the implications of becoming a City and other organizations have low-cost fur-parent. spay/neuter clinics, and many vets and other “While the exact responsibilities will vary organizations hold special events to get the by type of pet, in general new pet owners job done safely and cheaply. should understand that, first and foremost, “Spaying or neutering a pet is a responsibilis important to prevent ity,” says Dr. John Link overpopulation within our of Deer Creek Animal “Like children, community,” Bone says. Hospital in Harrah. our pets must be “These procedures also An effective pet owner provided adequate prevent health changes that means going beyond the can be life threatening and basics. stimulation.” costly.” “General responsibiliAdditional tips from ties include feeding, watering and providing adequate shelter, but they Link and Bone include conscientious feeding and exercising (be familiar with appropriate do not end there,” he says. “Like children, amounts for your pet, and do not exercise aniour pets must be provided adequate stimulamals immediately after feeding them); housetion and socialization or behavioral problems training for dogs; and regular tummy rubs (but will develop. This can include play with other be careful with cats). If you go running with pets, but should also include adequate contact with their owner and other humans. Of utmost your dog, check with your vet to make sure your speed and gait over a long distance are importance is medical treatment,” beneficial, not detrimental, to the particular Vaccinations are vital. breed. All these tasks are worth the effort. “The ability to vaccinate and protect “The greatest reward to incorporating a pet against common disease is one of the greatinto your family is their unconditional love,” est, if not the greatest single advancement, Bone says. “No matter the day’s events or the in modern medicine over the last 200 years,” discipline needed, they are always loving in Link says. “Vaccinations protect our pets return.” against many of the most serious and easily

PET PROOFING All those pictures of kittens with balls of yarn are adorable, and cats may love to attack their stringy enemies, but a lot of folks don’t realize that consuming string can kill your pet. Some of the most dangerous household and yard items are the ones we least suspect. Veterinarian Jana Bone recommends caution regarding pets who like to consume rocks, sticks or mulch. Cats and dogs are vulnerable to any type of herbicide or pesticide; reactions may range from irritating to deadly. Also, be sure to secure your yard and make sure your pets are microchipped so they can be safely returned to you if they make a break for it.

CAT CUDDLERS VS. DOG DEVOTEES Some say that if you are outgoing, loyal and a bit slow-witted, you prob-

ably love dogs. If you are fussy, aloof, single or a librarian, you might be better suited for cats. Those humorous stereotypes allow dog and cat owners to needle each other, but there are psychological pet preferences. According to Psychology Today, some scientific studies have identified differences between dog people and cat people. Dog lovers tend to be more extroverted and social, while cat owners tend to score higher on intelligence tests and demonstrate more curiosity (which may or may not spell doom for their cats). But don’t buy into this as fate; some quiet, introverted folks just want to cuddle with a pup, while some librarians actively loathe felines. NOVEMBER 2017 | WWW.OKMAG.COM

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as watching your pupper play at the dog park: that fuzzy feeling of contentment as she aggressively speeds across the grass to snatch the ball from the jaws of another pup; the belly laughs as she runs with the pack while barking deliriously in the faces of her canine comrades. Caught in the moment, you might not notice the side-eye you’re getting from other dog owners as your pet owns the yard. You may think your dog’s behavior is cute; others may think you have a dog park bully. Just as we’re responsible for our own behavior around others, so do we need to mind the manners of our furry friends. This includes “petiquette” with other animals, as well as humans. Paying attention to the responses of other animals and their people isn’t simply the hallmark of a thoughtful pet owner. It also helps minimize dangerous interactions. This isn’t just true at the park or the vet. For example, pets can cause tension between neighbors. Ms. Next Door might not appreciate the “fertilizer” your dog leaves on her lawn; Mr. Across The Street may hate the mournful werewolf howling if you leave Fido outside all night. Promptly dispose of any waste, and do not leave your dog outdoors overnight. Additionally, if you enjoy sitting on the front porch with your pooch – or anywhere without a fence – keep him on a leash; not all of your neighbors enjoy being pounced on by an enthusiastic canine. In a phrase: Don’t be the Bumpuses, the family with the rowdy hounds in A Christmas Story. And cat owners, don’t think you’re off the hook. Your neighbor’s garden is not Garfield’s litterbox. Controlling your animal’s behavior seems like it would be easier within the confines of your own home, but this comes with its own challenges. Felines have an unerring sense of when a human just isn’t that into them and tend to make a beeline straight for those folks. While we may find this behavior amusing, some people are, at least, genuinely uncomfortable and, at most, severely allergic to cats. Be a considerate host and minimize interaction between your kitties and people who aren’t fans. The same goes for dogs: have a room or a kennel ready if your pup needs to be separated from your peeps. Above all, always make sure guests know about your pet environment ahead of time.

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Pet Contest Winners

Back in August, we asked you – our readers – to send in the cutest photos of your furry friends for our brand-new pet photo contest. You didn’t disappoint! Hundreds of submissions later, we finally have our winners!

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Abowitz, Murray E., Doerner Saunders Daniel & Anderson, Oklahoma City Annis, Jennifer R., Atkinson Haskins Nellis Brittingham Gladd & Fiasco, Tulsa Arnold, Shawn E., Lytle Soule & Curlee, Oklahoma City Barghols, Steven L., Corbyn Hampton Barghols Pierce, Oklahoma City Bialick, Mark E., Durbin Larimore & Bialick, Oklahoma City Blue, Rachel, McAfee & Taft, Tulsa Bomhoff, Timothy J., McAfee & Taft, Oklahoma City Bryant, David L., GableGotwals, Tulsa Burnett, LeAnne, Crowe & Dunlevy, Oklahoma City Burrage, Michael, Whitten Burrage, Oklahoma City Cason, Len, Hartzog Conger Cason & Neville, Oklahoma City

Hilsher, Gerald L., McAfee & Taft, Tulsa Hoch III, William H., Crowe & Dunlevy, Oklahoma City Jackson, Douglas L., Gungoll Jackson Box & Devoll, Enid Kenney, John A., McAfee & Taft, Oklahoma City Kirk, James A., Kirk & Chaney, Oklahoma City Leach, William S., McAfee & Taft, Tulsa McCampbell, Robert G., GableGotwals, Oklahoma City McLain, William “Chad”, Graves McLain, Tulsa Morse, Judy Hamilton, Crowe & Dunlevy, Oklahoma City Muchmore, Clyde A., Crowe & Dunlevy, Oklahoma City Neal, Kathy R., McAfee & Taft, Tulsa Neville, Jr., Drew, Hartzog Conger Cason & Neville, Oklahoma City

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ABOWITZ, MURRAY E. Doerner Saunders Daniel & Anderson, Oklahoma City COOPER, MARY QUINN Ŧ3BOLFE/VNCFS5ISFFŦ McAfee & Taft, Tulsa CORBYN, JR., GEORGE S. Corbyn Hampton Barghols Pierce, Oklahoma City FARRIS, JOSEPH R. Franden | Farris | Quillin | Goodnight + Roberts, Tulsa HOCH III, WILLIAM H. Ŧ3BOLFE/VNCFS5XPŦ Crowe & Dunlevy, Oklahoma City KENNEY, JOHN A. McAfee & Taft, Oklahoma City MORSE, JUDY HAMILTON Crowe & Dunlevy, Oklahoma City

Christiansen, Mark D., McAfee & Taft, Oklahoma City

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

Connor, Jr., James W., Richards & Connor, Tulsa

Plumb, Charles S., McAfee & Taft, Tulsa

Cooper, Mary Quinn, McAfee & Taft, Tulsa

Richards, Phil R., Richards & Connor, Tulsa

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

Robison, Reid E., McAfee & Taft, Oklahoma City

OTTAWAY, LARRY D. Ŧ3BOLFE/VNCFS0OFŦ Foliart Huff Ottaway & Bottom, Oklahoma City

Ryan, Patrick M., Ryan Whaley Coldiron Jantzen Peters & Webber, Oklahoma City

WEST, TERRY W. The West Law Firm, Shawnee

Donchin, David B., Durbin Larimore & Bialick, Oklahoma City Dunagan, Sidney G., GableGotwals, Oklahoma City Farris, Joseph R., Franden | Farris | Quillin | Goodnight + Roberts, Tulsa

Sharpe, G. Calvin, Phillips Murrah, Oklahoma City Shields, Susan B., McAfee & Taft, Oklahoma City Thompson, John M., Crowe & Dunlevy, Oklahoma City

Fry, Jr., Robert G., Fry & Elder, Tulsa

Wagner, II, Richard A., Hall Estill, Tulsa

Fulkerson, Sam R., Ogletree Deakins Nash Smoak & Stewart, Oklahoma City

Walters, Jay P., GableGotwals, Oklahoma City

Gordon, Kevin D., Crowe & Dunlevy, Oklahoma City Gungoll, Bradley A., Gungoll Jackson Box & Devoll, Oklahoma City Hampton, Joe M., Corbyn Hampton Barghols Pierce, Oklahoma City

NEVILLE, JR., DREW Hartzog Conger Cason & Neville, Oklahoma City

West, Terry W., The West Law Firm, Shawnee White, Jr., Joe E., White & Weddle, Oklahoma City Whitmire, Lyndon W., Phillips Murrah, Oklahoma City Wiggins, John, Wiggins Sewell & Ogletree, Oklahoma City

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

TOP 25 WOMEN

AN ALPHABETICAL LISTING OF THE WOMEN LAWYERS WHO RANKED TOP OF THE LIST IN THE 2017 OKLAHOMA SUPER LAWYERS NOMINATION, RESEARCH AND BLUE RIBBON REVIEW PROCESS

Annis, Jennifer R., Atkinson Haskins Nellis Brittingham Gladd & Fiasco, Tulsa Blue, Rachel, McAfee & Taft, Tulsa Brightmire, Kristen L., Doerner Saunders Daniel & Anderson, Tulsa Bru, Courtney, McAfee & Taft, Tulsa Burkett, Teresa Meinders, Conner & Winters, Tulsa Burnett, LeAnne, Crowe & Dunlevy, Oklahoma City Cooper, Mary Quinn, McAfee & Taft, Tulsa Denney, Cheryl Vinall, McAfee & Taft, Oklahoma City Dunitz Brennan, Elise, Conner & Winters, Tulsa

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Emmons, Shannon K., Phillips Murrah, Oklahoma City

Rieger, Karen S., Crowe & Dunlevy, Oklahoma City

Fields, Roberta B., McAfee & Taft, Oklahoma City Hasenfratz, Sally A., Phillips Murrah, Oklahoma City

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

Hixon, Stacie L., Steidley & Neal, Tulsa

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

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

Ternes, Mary Ellen, Earth & Water Law, Oklahoma City

McConnell-Corbyn, Laura, Hartzog Conger Cason & Neville, Oklahoma City Morse, Judy Hamilton, Crowe & Dunlevy, Oklahoma City Neal, Kathy R., McAfee & Taft, Tulsa Quillin, Paula J., Franden | Farris | Quillin | Goodnight + Roberts, Tulsa

Turner, Elaine R., Hall Estill Hardwick Gable Golden & Nelson, Oklahoma City Tyrrell, Elizabeth D., McAfee & Taft, Oklahoma City Warmington, Courtney K., Fuller Tubb & Bickford, Oklahoma City

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PRACTICE AREA INDEX Alternative Dispute Resolution .................... S-6 Antitrust Litigation ........................................ S-6 Appellate ....................................................... S-6 Aviation & Aerospace .................................... S-6 Banking.......................................................... S-6 Bankruptcy: Business .................................... S-6 Bankruptcy: Consumer.................................. S-6 Business Litigation ........................................ S-6 Business/Corporate .....................................S-12 Civil Litigation: Defense ...............................S-12 Civil Litigation: Plaintiff ................................ S-13 Civil Rights .................................................... S-13 Class Action/Mass Torts .............................. S-13 Closely Held Business .................................. S-13 Constitutional Law ....................................... S-13 Construction Litigation ................................ S-13 Consumer Law.............................................. S-13 Creditor Debtor Rights ................................. S-13 Criminal Defense .......................................... S-13 Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI.........................S-14 Elder Law ......................................................S-14 Eminent Domain ..........................................S-14 Employee Benefits........................................S-14 Employment & Labor ...................................S-14 Employment Litigation: Defense .................S-14 Employment Litigation: Plaintiff .................S-15 Energy & Natural Resources ........................S-15 Environmental ..............................................S-15 Environmental Litigation .............................S-15 Estate & Trust Litigation ..............................S-15 Estate Planning & Probate ..........................S-16 Family Law....................................................S-16 General Litigation.........................................S-16 Health Care................................................... S-17 Immigration .................................................. S-17 Insurance Coverage...................................... S-17 Intellectual Property .................................... S-17 Intellectual Property Litigation....................S-18 Media & Advertising .....................................S-18 Mergers & Acquisitions ................................S-18 Native American Law ...................................S-18 Personal Injury General: Defense ................S-18 Personal Injury General: Plaintiff.................S-18 Personal Injury Medical Malpractice: Defense ......................................................S-19 Personal Injury Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff.......................................................S-19 Personal Injury Products: Defense ..............S-19 Personal Injury Products: Plaintiff ...............S-19 Professional Liability: Defense ....................S-19 Real Estate ...................................................S-19 Securities & Corporate Finance ...................S-19 Securities Litigation......................................S-19 Tax.................................................................S-19 Transportation/Maritime .............................S-19 Utilities ..........................................................S-19 Workers’ Compensation...............................S-19

THE LIST BY PRIMARY AREA OF PRACTICE The list was finalized as of April 25, 2017. 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. Phone numbers are included only for attorneys with paid Super Lawyers print advertisements. Only attorneys who data verified with Super Lawyers for the current year are included on this list. All current selections are reflected on superlawyers.com profiles.

ALTERNATIVE DISPUTE RESOLUTION Barghols, Steven L., Corbyn Hampton Barghols Pierce, Oklahoma City Pg. S-4

McVay, Jr., Melvin R., Phillips Murrah, Oklahoma City

BANKRUPTCY: BUSINESS Bratton II, Sam G., Doerner Saunders Daniel & Anderson, Tulsa Bugg, Steven W., McAfee & Taft, Oklahoma City Craige, Mark A., Crowe & Dunlevy, Tulsa Creekmore III, Thomas A., Hall Estill, Tulsa Finlayson, Mac D., Eller & Detrich, Tulsa Greenough, Charles, McAfee & Taft, Tulsa Jones, Doneen Douglas, Fellers Snider Blankenship Bailey & Tippens, Oklahoma City

Gassaway, Kevin T., Gassaway Law Firm, Tulsa

Kirtley, Scott P., Riggs Abney Neal Turpen Orbison & Lewis Inc., Tulsa

Holeman, Daniel E., Holeman Mediation, Tulsa

Kline, Timothy D., Phillips Murrah, Oklahoma City

Paulk, Joseph H., Dispute Resolution Consultants Inc., Tulsa

Plourde, Ross A., McAfee & Taft, Oklahoma City

Spears, Larry M., The Spears Law Firm, Oklahoma City

Schwabe, III, G. Blaine, GableGotwals, Oklahoma City, 405-235-5500 Pg. S-2 Soule, Steven W., Hall Estill, Tulsa

ANTITRUST LITIGATION

Swinson, Sidney K., GableGotwals, Tulsa, 918-595-4800 Pg. S-2

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

Titus, J Schaad, Titus Hillis Reynolds Love, Tulsa

Tolbert, Mary H., Crowe & Dunlevy, Oklahoma City

Tomlins, Neal, Tomlins & Peters, Tulsa Trump, Timothy T., Conner & Winters, Tulsa Tubb, Jerry, Fuller Tubb & Bickford, Oklahoma City

APPELLATE Brightmire, Jon E., Doerner Saunders Daniel & Anderson, Tulsa

Turner, Andrew R., Conner & Winters, Tulsa

Ellis, Jr., Harvey D., Crowe & Dunlevy, Oklahoma City

BANKRUPTCY: CONSUMER

Ford, Richard C., Crowe & Dunlevy, Oklahoma City

Colpitts, Greggory T., The Colpitts Law Firm, Tulsa, 918-747-9747 Pg. S-20

Free, Matthew B., Best & Sharp, Tulsa

Gooding, Clifton, Gooding Law Firm, Oklahoma City

Medina, J. Michael, Frederic Dorwart Lawyers, Tulsa Muchmore, Clyde A., Crowe & Dunlevy, Oklahoma City Pg. S-4 Scimeca, James A., Burch George & Germany, Oklahoma City

AVIATION & AEROSPACE

BUSINESS LITIGATION Askew, Thomas M., Riggs Abney Neal Turpen Orbison & Lewis Inc., Tulsa Ball, Larry G., Hall Estill Hardwick Gable Golden & Nelson, Oklahoma City

Polk, Frank L., McAfee & Taft, Oklahoma City

Balman, Steven K., Franden | Farris | Quillin | Goodnight + Roberts, Tulsa

Van Laanen, Erin M., McAfee & Taft, Oklahoma City

Bartz, Robert J., Barber & Bartz, Tulsa Bickford, Michael A., Fuller Tubb & Bickford, Oklahoma City

BANKING Betow, Gary L., Conner & Winters, Tulsa

Bickford, Warren F., Fellers Snider Blankenship Bailey & Tippens, Oklahoma City

Blaney, Kevin, Blaney Tweedy & Tipton, Oklahoma City

Bocock, Joseph H., McAfee & Taft, Oklahoma City

Bryant, Gary A., Crowe & Dunlevy, Oklahoma City Clayman, John D., Frederic Dorwart Lawyers, Tulsa Drummond, Gentner F., Drummond Law, Tulsa Gilliland, Kent A., Hall Estill Hardwick Gable Golden & Nelson, Oklahoma City Hassell, Jeffrey D., GableGotwals, Tulsa, 918-595-4800 Pg. S-2

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Luttrell, III, Robert T., McAfee & Taft, Oklahoma City

Brockman, Matthew, Hartzog Conger Cason & Neville, Oklahoma City Bryant, David L., GableGotwals, Tulsa, 918-595-4800 Pg. S-2, S-4 Buchan, J. Craig, McAfee & Taft, Tulsa Calvert, Randall K., Calvert Law Firm, Oklahoma City CONTINUED ON PAGE S-8

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OKLAHOMA 2017 SUPER LAWYERS Ferguson, Dallas E., Doerner Saunders Daniel & Anderson, Tulsa

Holladay, Don G., Holladay & Chilton, Oklahoma City

Ferguson, Tom Q., Doerner Saunders Daniel & Anderson, Tulsa

Howard, Oliver S., GableGotwals, Tulsa, 918-595-4800 Pg. S-2 Hunsinger, II, Rodney K., HB Law Partners, Norman

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

Fitzgerald, Craig A., GableGotwals, Tulsa, 918-595-4800 Pg. S-2

Cooper, Casey, GableGotwals, Tulsa, 918-595-4800 Pg. S-2

Fogleman, Amelia A., GableGotwals, Tulsa, 918-595-4800 Pg. S-2

Jackson, Gerald L., Crowe & Dunlevy, Tulsa

Corbyn, Jr., George S., Corbyn Hampton Barghols Pierce, Oklahoma City Pg. S-4

Geister III, Charles E., Hartzog Conger Cason & Neville, Oklahoma City

Crapster, Gary C., Steidley & Neal, Tulsa

Goodman, Jimmy K., Crowe & Dunlevy, Oklahoma City

BUSINESS LITIGATION CONT’D FROM PAGE S-6

Carter, Lewis N., Doerner Saunders Daniel & Anderson, Tulsa Carwile, John J., McDonald McCann Metcalf & Carwile, Tulsa

Crump, Jr., Kenneth E., Barber & Bartz, Tulsa Dahnke, George W., Doerner Saunders Daniel & Anderson, Oklahoma City Davenport, Bradley E., Andrews Davis, Oklahoma City

Grimm, William R., Barrow & Grimm, Tulsa, 918-584-1600 Pg. S-5 Hampton, Joe M., Corbyn Hampton Barghols Pierce, Oklahoma City Pg. S-4

Inbody, Brian T., McNamara Inbody & Parrish, Tulsa Jeter, Jo Lynn, Norman Wohlgemuth Chandler Jeter Barnett & Ray, Tulsa Johnson, William A., Hartzog Conger Cason & Neville, Oklahoma City Keglovits, David E., GableGotwals, Tulsa, 918-595-4827 Pg. S-2 King, Bryan N. B., Fellers Snider Blankenship Bailey & Tippens, Oklahoma City

Davies, Shannon F., Spencer Fane, Oklahoma City

Haupt, Robert, Haupt Law, Oklahoma City

Kirk, James A., Kirk & Chaney, Oklahoma City Pg. S-4

Davis, Bret D., Lamun Mock Cunnyngham & Davis, Oklahoma City

Hermes, John N., McAfee & Taft, Oklahoma City Pg. S-4

Ladner, Thomas M., Ladner & Eldredge, Tulsa Leffel, Lance E., Sweet Law Firm, Oklahoma City

DeMoss, Renee, GableGotwals, Tulsa, 918-595-4800 Pg. S-2

Herrold, David H., Conner & Winters, Tulsa

Leibrock, Fred A., Phillips Murrah, Oklahoma City

Hicks, James R., Barrow & Grimm, Tulsa, 918-584-1600 Pg. S-5

Leonard, Ryan T., Edinger Leonard & Blakley, Oklahoma City

Dunagan, Sidney G., GableGotwals, Oklahoma City, 405-235-5500 Pg. S-2, S-4

Higgins, James A., Frederic Dorwart Lawyers, Tulsa

Lester, Andrew W., Spencer Fane, Oklahoma City

Hilsher, Gerald L., McAfee & Taft, Tulsa Pg. S-4

Love, III, R. Richard, Conner & Winters, Tulsa

Edwards, Joe E., Crowe & Dunlevy, Oklahoma City

Hix, Richard P., Doerner Saunders Daniel & Anderson, Tulsa

Luthey, Jr., Graydon D., GableGotwals, Tulsa, 918-595-4800 Pg. S-2

DeMuro, Paul, Frederic Dorwart Lawyers, Tulsa

Elder, David A., Hartzog Conger Cason & Neville, Oklahoma City Esmond, Michael, Moyers Martin, Tulsa

Hoch III, William H., Crowe & Dunlevy, Oklahoma City Pg. S-4

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The firm prides itself on providing cost-effective legal services of the highest quality. Its lawyers are committed to clear and frequent communication with every client, as well as the prudent management of legal expenses.

201 Robert S. Kerr Ave., 12th Floor Oklahoma City, OK 73102 PH: (405) 232-4633 FX: (405) 232-3462

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Morgan, Victor E., Crowe & Dunlevy, Tulsa

McCampbell, Robert G., GableGotwals, Oklahoma City, 405-235-5500 Pg. S-2, S-4

Morgan III, Mack J., Crowe & Dunlevy, Oklahoma City

McCann, James P., McDonald McCann Metcalf & Carwile, Tulsa McClintock, Michael D., McAfee & Taft, Oklahoma City McPhail, Mark R., Spradling Kennedy & McPhail, Oklahoma City Merkley, Nicholas V., GableGotwals, Oklahoma City, 405-235-5500 Pg. S-2 Metcalfe, Gregory T., GableGotwals, Oklahoma City, 405-235-5500 Pg. S-2

Morse, Judy Hamilton, Crowe & Dunlevy, Oklahoma City Pg. S-4 Mulinix, Russell L., Mulinix Goerke & Meyer, Oklahoma City Mullins, M. Richard, McAfee & Taft, Oklahoma City Murphy, Brooke S., Crowe & Dunlevy, Oklahoma City Neuens, Chad M., Neuens Mitchell Bonds, Tulsa

10 YEARS

Nicklas, Cara S., McAlister McAlister Baker & Nicklas, Edmond, 405-359-0701

CARA S. NICKLAS

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Nowlin, Bryan J., Hall Estill, Tulsa O’Connor, William W., Newton O’Connor Turner & Ketchum, Tulsa, 918-587-0101 Pg. S-15 Perri, Michael R., Phillips Murrah, Oklahoma City Pierce, Amy J., Corbyn Hampton Barghols Pierce, Oklahoma City Pinkerton, Laurence L., Pinkerton Law, Tulsa, 918-587-1800

LAURENCE L. PINKERTON PINKERTON LAW, PC 5VMTB`Č•

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Stanley M. Ward Brent L. Neighbors

Ramsey, Mark H., Taylor Foster Mallett Downs Ramsey & Russell, Claremore Reed, James M., Hall Estill, Tulsa Ricketts, Ronald N., GableGotwals, Tulsa, 918-595-4800 Pg. S-2 Robertson, Rob F., GableGotwals, Oklahoma City, 405-235-5500 Pg. S-2 Robison, Reid E., McAfee & Taft, Oklahoma City Pg. S-4 Woodrow K. Glass

Brent L. Neighbors

Rosell, Armando J., Rosell Law Group, Oklahoma City, 405-702-0888 Rother, Timila S., Crowe & Dunlevy, Oklahoma City

Stanley M. Ward

Rupert, Kurt M., Hartzog Conger Cason & Neville, Oklahoma City Rusher, James W., Albright Rusher & Hardcastle, Tulsa

WE LEVEL THE PLAYING FIELD FOR ORDINARY PEOPLE

Russell, John D., GableGotwals, Tulsa, 918-595-4800 Pg. S-2

When faced with a high-stakes, complex case, Ward & Glass strives to level the playing ďŹ eld for ordinary people up against challenging circumstances.

Ryan, Patrick M., Ryan Whaley Coldiron Jantzen Peters & Webber, Oklahoma City Pg. S-4 Sartin, Robert B., Barrow & Grimm, Tulsa, 918-584-1600 Pg. S-5

Ward & Glass has a stellar reputation in the community and throughout the state for thorough preparation, professionalism, ethical conduct and a legacy of success. Our highly experienced lawyers are skilled litigators always prepared to take a case to trial, and are equally adept at achieving positive outcomes through negotiation.

Savage, R. Scott, Moyers Martin, Tulsa

Our boutique ďŹ rm works one-on-one with clients on medical malpractice and wrongful death cases, as well as insurance claims, business disputes, and wrongful termination/workplace discrimination actions—and we get powerful results. Insurance companies, health-care providers and businesses recognize our name and know Ward & Glass will zealously advocate for the rights of their clients.

Smith, Spencer F., McAfee & Taft, Oklahoma City

Shinn Jr., Ronald T., McAfee & Taft, Oklahoma City Silvestri, Lisa T., GableGotwals, Tulsa, 918-595-4800 Pg. S-2 Standard, Matthew L., Kirk & Chaney, Oklahoma City Stanford, Ainslie, Crooks Stanford & Shoop, Edmond Sturdivant, James M., GableGotwals, Tulsa, 918-595-4800 Pg. S-2

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Taylor, Todd, Taylor & Strubhar, Oklahoma City, 405-470-6649 Pg. S-20 Thompson, John M., Crowe & Dunlevy, Oklahoma City Pg. S-4 Todd, Jeff L., McAfee & Taft, Oklahoma City Tomlinson, Robert D., Tomlinson McKinstry, Oklahoma City

2017 Super Lawyers Honorees

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Tucker, John H., Rhodes Hieronymus Jones Tucker & Gable, Tulsa

BUSINESS/CORPORATE

Ratcliff, Marcus N., Latham Wagner Steele & Lehman, Tulsa, 918-970-2000 Pg. S-9

Canada, W. Deke, Hall Estill, Tulsa

Ray, Stephen W., Hall Estill, Tulsa

Vaughan, Randall G., Pray Walker, Tulsa, 918-581-5513 Pg. S-13

Cason, Len, Hartzog Conger Cason & Neville, Oklahoma City Pg. S-4

Redwine, R. Kevin, Conner & Winters, Tulsa

Vincent, Leslie L., Hiltgen & Brewer, Oklahoma City, 405-605-9000

Chambers, Jr., Lawrence T., Doerner Saunders Daniel & Anderson, Tulsa

LESLIE L. VINCENT

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Vogt, Thomas L., Jones Gotcher & Bogan, Tulsa Walters, Jay P., GableGotwals, Oklahoma City, 405-235-5500 Pg. S-2, S-4

Chandler, R. Jay, Norman Wohlgemuth Chandler Jeter Barnett & Ray, Tulsa

Coleman, W. Chris, McAfee & Taft, Oklahoma City

Whitehill, Jr., William H., Fellers Snider Blankenship Bailey & Tippens, Oklahoma City

Crane, C. Bretton, Pray Walker, Tulsa, 918-581-5500 Pg. S-13

Watts, Philip O., Watts & Watts, Oklahoma City

Denney, Cheryl Vinall, McAfee & Taft, Oklahoma City Pg. S-4

Weger, James E., Jones Gotcher & Bogan, Tulsa Whaley, Phillip G., Ryan Whaley Coldiron Jantzen Peters & Webber, Oklahoma City White, Jr., Richard D., Barber & Bartz, Tulsa Wilson, Ryan S., Wilson Law Firm, Oklahoma City Winter, Robert J., Pray Walker, Tulsa, 918-581-5523 Pg. S-13 Woods, Christopher B., Crowe & Dunlevy, Tulsa

Rockett, D. Joe, Andrews Davis, Oklahoma City Smith, Dwight L., Dwight L. Smith, Tulsa

Dale, John D., GableGotwals, Tulsa, 918-595-4800 Pg. S-2

Webber, Jr., Daniel G., Ryan Whaley Coldiron Jantzen Peters & Webber, Oklahoma City

Robinett, Bruce W., Robinett King, Bartlesville

Clark, Guy, Northcutt Clark Gardner Hron & Oldfield, Ponca City

Ward, Stanley M., Ward & Glass, Norman, 405-253-4031 Pg. S-10 Webb, Drew D., McAfee & Taft, Oklahoma City

Robertson, John D., Hartzog Conger Cason & Neville, Oklahoma City

Derrick, Gary W., Derrick & Briggs, Oklahoma City Heinen, Steven G., GableGotwals, Tulsa, 918-595-4800 Pg. S-2 Larimore, James K., Durbin Larimore & Bialick, Oklahoma City McKinney, David B., GableGotwals, Tulsa, 918-595-4800 Pg. S-2 O’Connor, John M., Newton O’Connor Turner & Ketchum, Tulsa, 918-587-0101 Pg. S-15 Paliotta, Armand, Hartzog Conger Cason & Neville, Oklahoma City

Stong, Roger A., Crowe & Dunlevy, Oklahoma City

CIVIL LITIGATION: DEFENSE Arnold, Shawn E., Lytle Soule & Curlee, Oklahoma City Pg. S-4 Baum, Jeffrey C., Baum Glass & Jayne, Tulsa Bottom, Monty B., Foliart Huff Ottaway & Bottom, Oklahoma City, 405-232-4633 Pg. S-8 Bowers, Brock C., Hiltgen & Brewer, Oklahoma City, 405-605-9000

BROCK C. BOWERS HILTGEN & BREWER, PC 0LMBIPNB$JUZ`Č•

www.hiltgenbrewer.com

Cain, Timothy D., Wilson Cain & Acquaviva, Oklahoma City Cordell, Jr., F. Thomas, Frailey Chaffin Cordell Perryman & Sterkel, Chickasha Deligans, R. Ryan, Durbin Larimore & Bialick, Oklahoma City Donnell, Bradley K., McAfee & Taft, Oklahoma City Downs, Darrell W., Taylor Foster Mallett Downs Ramsey & Russell, Claremore Gibbs, George, Gibbs Armstrong Law Firm, Tulsa Gibbs, II, James L., Goolsby Proctor Heefner & Gibbs, Oklahoma City Gladd, John S., Atkinson Haskins Nellis Brittingham Gladd & Fiasco, Tulsa Glass, Jason L., Baum Glass & Jayne, Tulsa Hixon, Stacie L., Steidley & Neal, Tulsa Pg. S-4 Kendrick, Thomas R., Durbin Larimore & Bialick, Oklahoma City Kirkland, Nevin R., Edmonds Cole Law Firm, Oklahoma City Le Blanc, Thomas A., Best & Sharp, Tulsa Leach, William S., McAfee & Taft, Tulsa Pg. S-4 Lee, David W., Riggs Abney Neal Turpen Orbison & Lewis Inc., Oklahoma City Martin, Timothy L., Durbin Larimore & Bialick, Oklahoma City Mathis, Rachel C., Aston Mathis Jacobson Campbell & Tiger, Tulsa McDaniel, A. Scott, McDaniel Acord, Tulsa, 918-382-9200 Pg. S-20 Neal, Jr., Charles D. “Buddy�, Steidley & Neal, Tulsa Ottaway, Larry D., Foliart Huff Ottaway & Bottom, Oklahoma City, 405-232-4633 Pg. S-4, S-8 Paruolo, Thomas A., Nelson Terry Morton DeWitt & Paruolo, Edmond

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OKLAHOMA 2017 SUPER LAWYERS Perrine, William D., Perrine Redemann Berry Taylor & Sloan, Tulsa

Rupert, Anton J., Rupert & Steiner, Oklahoma City Steele, Mark T., Latham Wagner Steele & Lehman, Tulsa, 918-970-2000 Pg. S-9

CRIMINAL DEFENSE

Riddles, D. Todd, Cheek Law Firm, Oklahoma City

CONSUMER LAW

Brunton, Paul D., Paul Brunton Law Office, Tulsa

Robinson, Eugene, The Robinson Law Firm, Tulsa Stewart, Rodney D., Stewart Law Firm, Oklahoma City

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

Taylor, Robert H., Taylor Ryan Minton & VanDalsem, Tulsa

CREDITOR DEBTOR RIGHTS

Gordon, Jr., Jack E., Gordon and Gordon Lawyers, Claremore

Tucker, Colin H., Rhodes Hieronymus Jones Tucker & Gable, Tulsa

Vogt, James W., Reynolds Ridings Vogt & McCart, Oklahoma City

Henricksen, Mark, Henricksen & Henricksen, Oklahoma City

Richer, John T., Hall Estill, Tulsa

Wohlgemuth, Joel L., Norman Wohlgemuth Chandler Jeter Barnett & Ray, Tulsa

Wandres, Victor R., Paramount Law, Tulsa

Atteberry, Beverly A., Beverly A. Atteberry, Tulsa Coyle, IV, J.W. “Billy�, Coyle Law Firm, Oklahoma City Coyle, III, John W., Coyle Law Firm, Oklahoma City

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Woods, II, Maurice G., McAtee & Woods, Oklahoma City, 405-232-5067 Zorn, Daniel K., Collins Zorn & Wagner, Oklahoma City

CIVIL LITIGATION: PLAINTIFF Sander, Lori A., Felker Sander & Associates, Oklahoma City Stein, Sam L., Law Office of Sam L. Stein, Cherokee, 580-596-3000 Toon, Rich, Toon Law Firm, Tulsa

CIVIL RIGHTS Fortney, Guy A., Brewster & De Angelis, Tulsa

CLASS ACTION/MASS TORTS Terry, Douglas A., Nelson Terry Morton DeWitt & Paruolo, Edmond

CLOSELY HELD BUSINESS Fisher, Eric S., Crowe & Dunlevy, Oklahoma City

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

MICHEAL SALEM SALEM LAWÂ OFFICES /PSNBO`Č•

www.msalemlaw.com

CONSTRUCTION LITIGATION Harper, Jr., John E., Barrow & Grimm, Tulsa, 918-584-1600 Pg. S-5 Hickey, John M., Hall Estill, Tulsa Hoss, Henry D., McAfee & Taft, Oklahoma City Keester, Michael T., Hall Estill, Tulsa Mathis, Stephan S., Aston Mathis Jacobson Campbell & Tiger, Tulsa Metcalf, Steven K., McDonald McCann Metcalf & Carwile, Tulsa Mitchell, Brian L., Neuens Mitchell Bonds, Tulsa SUPER LAWYERS | OKLAHOMA 2017

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James, Gary J., Gary J. James & Associates, Oklahoma City, 405-521-9900 Jones, Stephen, Jones Otjen & Davis, Enid Martin, Mack K., Martin Law Office, Oklahoma City Quillian, J. Patrick, J. Patrick Quillian, Oklahoma City, 405-206-3335 Pg. S-20

J. PATRICK QUILLIAN J. PATRICK QUILLIAN, P.C. 0LMBIPNB$JUZ`ȕ

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

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

Long, Karen L., Rosenstein Fist & Ringold, Tulsa Morgan, J. Daniel, Newton O’Connor Turner & Ketchum, Tulsa, 918-587-0101 Pg. S-15

Freudenrich, Bill G., McAfee & Taft, Tulsa

Plumb, Charles S., McAfee & Taft, Tulsa Pg. S-4

Long, Brandon P., McAfee & Taft, Oklahoma City Nix, Richard D., McAfee & Taft, Oklahoma City

Quillin, Paula J., Franden | Farris | Quillin | Goodnight + Roberts, Tulsa Pg. S-4

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

Ramsey, Natalie K., McAfee & Taft, Oklahoma City

Prince, James C., McAfee & Taft, Oklahoma City

Snapp, Randall J., Crowe & Dunlevy, Tulsa

Smith, Eric S., Conner & Winters, Tulsa

Tubb, Jeremy, Fuller Tubb & Bickford, Oklahoma City

Spencer, Mark D., McAfee & Taft, Oklahoma City

EMPLOYMENT & LABOR

Edge, Bruce, Edge Law Firm, Tulsa

Aspan, Molly A., Hall Estill, Tulsa

Hunsucker, John E., Hunsucker Legal Group, Oklahoma City

Bryant, Tanya, Crowe & Dunlevy, Oklahoma City

Lander, Melanie Dennis, Edge Law Firm, Tulsa

Donelson, Kevin R., Fellers Snider Blankenship Bailey & Tippens, Oklahoma City

Court, Leonard, Crowe & Dunlevy, Oklahoma City

Emmons, Shannon K., Phillips Murrah, Oklahoma City Pg. S-4

ELDER LAW

Frasier, James E., Frasier Frasier & Hickman, Tulsa

Burke, Robbie Emery, Attorney at Law, Tulsa

Hillis, R. Tom, Titus Hillis Reynolds Love, Tulsa

Neisent, Tracy Speck, Holmes Holmes & Neisent, Oklahoma City

Hurst, Amber, Hammons Gowens Hurst & Associates, Oklahoma City, 405-235-6100

Van Dyke, Peter T., McAfee & Taft, Oklahoma City Warta, David A., Smolen Smolen & Roytman, Tulsa Wilkes, Keith A., Newton O’Connor Turner & Ketchum, Tulsa, 918-587-0101 Pg. S-15 Witterholt, Madalene A. B., Crowe & Dunlevy, Tulsa Wood, Elizabeth Scott, McAfee & Taft, Oklahoma City

EMPLOYMENT LITIGATION: DEFENSE Barrett, Gayle L., Crowe & Dunlevy, Oklahoma City Brightmire, Kristen L., Doerner Saunders Daniel & Anderson, Tulsa Pg. S-4 Bru, Courtney, McAfee & Taft, Tulsa Pg. S-4

PERSONAL INJURY INSURANCE DISPUTES

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

Turner, W. Kirk, Newton O’Connor Turner & Ketchum, Tulsa, 918-587-0101 Pg. S-15

Broussard, Steven A., Hall Estill, Tulsa

ANTHONY GOROSPE

Carr, Michael L., Holden & Carr, Tulsa Childers, Adam W., Crowe & Dunlevy, Oklahoma City Cremin, J. Patrick, Hall Estill, Tulsa Dale, Angelyn L., Hall Estill, Tulsa Fields, Roberta B., McAfee & Taft, Oklahoma City Pg. S-4 Fulkerson, Sam R., Ogletree Deakins Nash Smoak & Stewart, Oklahoma City Pg. S-4 Hanna, Lauren Barghols, McAfee & Taft, Oklahoma City Lauderdale, Michael F., McAfee & Taft, Oklahoma City Lohrke, Mary L., Titus Hillis Reynolds Love, Tulsa Love, Kimberly Lambert, Titus Hillis Reynolds Love, Tulsa Neal, Kathy R., McAfee & Taft, Tulsa Pg. S-4 Puckett, Tony G., McAfee & Taft, Oklahoma City Redemann, Robert P., Perrine Redemann Berry Taylor & Sloan, Tulsa Gorospe Law Group 1825 E. 15th St., Tulsa, OK 74104 PH: (918)-582-7775 FX: (918)-960-6023 Anthony@greencountrylaw.com

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Lissau, Michael J., Hall Estill, Tulsa

EMPLOYEE BENEFITS

CRIMINAL DEFENSE: DUI/DWI

Monroe, Stanley D., Monroe & Keele, Tulsa

Leonard, Jana B., Leonard & Associates, Oklahoma City

Ross, Paul A., McAfee & Taft, Oklahoma City Taylor, Jason S., Conner & Winters, Tulsa Timberlake, Sarah J., Doerner Saunders Daniel & Anderson, Oklahoma City Turner, Elaine R., Hall Estill Hardwick Gable Golden & Nelson, Oklahoma City Pg. S-4

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OKLAHOMA 2017 SUPER LAWYERS Warmington, Courtney K., Fuller Tubb & Bickford, Oklahoma City Pg. S-4

Kearney, David L., Durbin Larimore & Bialick, Oklahoma City

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

Moricoli, Jr., John C., Moricoli Kellogg and Gleason, Oklahoma City

EMPLOYMENT LITIGATION: PLAINTIFF

Noulles, Richard B., GableGotwals, Tulsa, 918-595-4800 Pg. S-2

Eddy, Rand C., Mulinix Goerke & Meyer, Oklahoma City

ENVIRONMENTAL Anderson, William C., Doerner Saunders Daniel & Anderson, Tulsa Jantzen, Stephen L., Ryan Whaley Coldiron Jantzen Peters & Webber, Oklahoma City Joyce, Robert J., McAfee & Taft, Tulsa

Orlowski, D. Faith, Moyers Martin, Tulsa

Keele, II, Garry L., McAfee & Taft, Tulsa

Hammons, Sr., Mark E., Hammons Gowens Hurst & Associates, Oklahoma City, 405-235-6100

Pepper, David E., Hartzog Conger Cason & Neville, Oklahoma City

Landreth, Lloyd W., GableGotwals, Tulsa, 918-595-4800 Pg. S-2

Shook, Jonathan E., Shook & Johnson, Tulsa

Ragsdale, Terry D., GableGotwals, Tulsa, 918-595-4800 Pg. S-2

Shandy, Donald K., Crowe & Dunlevy, Oklahoma City

ENERGY & NATURAL RESOURCES

Reeves, John R., Conner & Winters, Oklahoma City

Adams, Steven J., GableGotwals, Tulsa, 918-595-4800 Pg. S-2

Ternes, Mary Ellen, Earth & Water Law, Oklahoma City Pg. S-4

Schmidt, Arthur W., Mahaffey & Gore, Oklahoma City

Anderson, Pamela S., Hall Estill, Tulsa

Smith, Donald S., Pray Walker, Tulsa, 918-581-5500 Pg. S-13

Bomhoff, Timothy J., McAfee & Taft, Oklahoma City Pg. S-4

ENVIRONMENTAL LITIGATION Burnett, LeAnne, Crowe & Dunlevy, Oklahoma City Pg. S-4

Brown, Travis, Mahaffey & Gore, Oklahoma City

Smith, Michael E., Hall Estill Hardwick Gable Golden & Nelson, Oklahoma City

Christiansen, Mark D., McAfee & Taft, Oklahoma City Pg. S-4

Stinson, C. David, McAfee & Taft, Oklahoma City

Martin, Linda Crook, Doerner Saunders Daniel & Anderson, Tulsa Pg. S-4

Stonecipher, Mark K., Fellers Snider Blankenship Bailey & Tippens, Oklahoma City

Pearce, Jr., Patrick R. (Ricky), Ryan Whaley Coldiron Jantzen Peters & Webber, Oklahoma City

Cordell, David R., Conner & Winters, Tulsa Devoll, Glenn A., Gungoll Jackson Box & Devoll, Enid Gibbens, Michael J., Crowe & Dunlevy, Tulsa Griffin, Jr., John J., Crowe & Dunlevy, Oklahoma City Gungoll, Bradley A., Gungoll Jackson Box & Devoll, Oklahoma City Pg. S-4 Hayes, J. Kevin, Hall Estill, Tulsa

Graves, Michael D., Hall Estill, Tulsa

Tisdal, Mart, Tisdal & O’Hara, Clinton Vahlberg, Mia, GableGotwals, Tulsa, 918-595-4800 Pg. S-2

ESTATE & TRUST LITIGATION

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

Milton, James C., Hall Estill, Tulsa

Williams, Jr., D. K. (Ken), Hall Estill, Tulsa

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OKLAHOMA 2017 SUPER LAWYERS ESTATE PLANNING & PROBATE Bass, A. Gabriel, Bass Law, Oklahoma City Bass, John A., Bass Law, El Reno Brown, III, Gary L., Brown & Associates, Enid, 580-234-6600

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

LLOYD G. MCALISTER

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

www.mcalisterlaw.com

Cornell, Melissa F., Cornell Law Firm, Tulsa Daniel, Sam P., Doerner Saunders Daniel & Anderson, Tulsa DeLacerda, Melissa, DeLacerda & Oliver, Stillwater, 405-624-8383 Earnhart, Heather Flynn, Hall Estill, Tulsa

Mee, Jr., John W., Mee Mee Hoge & Epperson, Oklahoma City

Erbar, Maria Tully, Maria Tully Erbar Attorney at Law, Oklahoma City, 405-842-5015 Pg. S-20

BROWN & ASSOCIATES, PLLC

Mock, Randall D., Conner & Winters, Oklahoma City

&OJE`Č•

Fry, Jr., Robert G., Fry & Elder, Tulsa Pg. S-4

Ottaway, Cynda C., Crowe & Dunlevy, Oklahoma City Riseling, Ted M., Riseling & Rhodes, Tulsa

Gotwals, James R., James R. Gotwals and Associates Inc., Tulsa

Cole, Steven P., McAfee & Taft, Oklahoma City

Shacklett, Curtis J., Barber & Bartz, Tulsa

Grundy, Bradley A., Conner & Winters, Tulsa

Crosthwait, Jr., M. Joe, The Crosthwait Law Firm, Midwest City, 405-733-1683

Shields, Susan B., McAfee & Taft, Oklahoma City Pg. S-4

Hester, Jon L., Hester Schem Hester & Deason, Oklahoma City

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

Johnson, N. Scott, N. Scott Johnson and Associates, Tulsa

Spivey, Stacey D., Hartzog Conger Cason & Neville, Oklahoma City

Little, Ronald W., Doerner Saunders Daniel & Anderson, Tulsa

GARY L. BROWN, III www.brownlaw-ok.com

M. JOE CROSTHWAIT, JR. THE CROSTHWAIT LAWÂ FIRM .JEXFTU$JUZ`Č•

www.crosthwaitlaw.com Curnutte, Mark W., Logan & Lowry, Vinita Donovan, Erin, Erin Donovan & Associates, Tulsa Ellis, Hal Wm., Ellis & Ellis, Stillwater Feist, Philip R., Doerner Saunders Daniel & Anderson, Tulsa Ketchum, II, Daniel R., Newton O’Connor Turner & Ketchum, Tulsa, 918-587-0101 Pg. S-15

Trudgeon, Jon H., Hartzog Conger Cason & Neville, Oklahoma City Will, Henry G., Conner & Winters, Tulsa

Long, Randy J., Long Claypole & Blakley Law, Enid McConnell-Corbyn, Laura, Hartzog Conger Cason & Neville, Oklahoma City Pg. S-4

FAMILY LAW

Mullins, Michael L., Mullins Mullins Sexton & Reaves, Oklahoma City

Barnett, Adrienne L., Norman Wohlgemuth Chandler Jeter Barnett & Ray, Tulsa

Munn, Justin B., Smakal Munn, Tulsa, 918-582-3400 Pg. S-17

Blevins, Paul E., Blevins Law Office Inc., Pryor

Petersen, Catherine Holland, PHM Law Group, Norman

Christensen, Cathy M., Cathy Christensen & Associates, Oklahoma City, 405-752-5565

Roberts, Curtis J., Franden | Farris | Quillin | Goodnight + Roberts, Tulsa Robertson, Moura A.J., Moura Robertson Family Law, Tulsa Pg. S-4

JENNIFER R. ANNIS

Schem, Charles O., Hester Schem Hester & Deason, Oklahoma City

ATKINSON, HASKINS, NELLIS, BRITTINGHAM, GLADD & FIASCO, P.C.

Thomas, Linda S., Attorney at Law, Bartlesville

525 S. Main St., Suite 1500, Tulsa, OK 74103 PH: (918) 582-8877 | FX: (918) 585-8096 JAnnis@ahn-law.com

Wagner, II, Richard A., Hall Estill, Tulsa Pg. S-4

ahn-law.com

GENERAL LITIGATION

Smakal, Kelly A., Smakal Munn, Tulsa, 918-582-3400 Pg. S-17 Tucker, Phillip J., The Tucker Law Firm, Edmond

Abowitz, Murray E., Doerner Saunders Daniel & Anderson, Oklahoma City Pg. S-4

PERSONAL INJURY | MEDICAL MALPRACTICE | DEFENSE Jennifer Annis is a trial lawyer who has concentrated her practice in defending medical malpractice actions and providing legal support for health-care providers for nearly 20 years. She also has broad litigation experience encompassing the areas of general negligence, professional negligence, insurance bad faith, products liability, premises liability, employment law and commercial litigation. Ms. Annis has successfully tried numerous cases to verdict and is an AV Peer Review Rated Preeminent Attorney. She is also very active in state and national organizations, including serving as the past President of the Oklahoma Association of Defense Counsel and current state representative for the Defense Research Institute. Ms. Annis frequently speaks at legal and medical conferences about a variety of topics relating to trial practice issues, HIPAA, use of electronic health records and other issues relating to the practice of law and medicine.

Allen, Anthony L., Allen Garrett Peckio Masters, Tulsa Beam, Stephen D., Attorney at Law, Weatherford Buchanan, Brandon L., McAfee & Taft, Oklahoma City Burrage, Heather Hillburn, Burrage Law Firm, Durant, 580-920-0700 Burrage, Michael, Whitten Burrage, Oklahoma City Pg. S-4 Chilton, Gary S., Holladay & Chilton, Oklahoma City Dace, Robert W., McAfee & Taft, Oklahoma City Day, Seth A., Hall Estill Hardwick Gable Golden & Nelson, Oklahoma City Dewitt, Derrick, Nelson Terry Morton DeWitt & Paruolo, Edmond Felty, Michael C., Lytle Soule & Curlee, Oklahoma City

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OKLAHOMA 2017 SUPER LAWYERS Green, Gerald P., Pierce Couch Hendrickson Baysinger & Green, Oklahoma City

Butler, Jr., Roger N., Secrest Hill Butler & Secrest, Tulsa

Grossman, Mark S., Crowe & Dunlevy, Oklahoma City

Cathcart, William R., Cathcart & Dooley, Oklahoma City

Henneke, David C., Attorney at Law, Enid

Cole, Kenneth G., Mansell Engel & Cole, Oklahoma City

Jackson, Douglas L., Gungoll Jackson Box & Devoll, Enid Pg. S-4 Meek, Justin D., Nelson Terry Morton DeWitt & Paruolo, Edmond Moore-Shrier, Pansy, Moore-Shrier Law Firm, Tulsa

Dooley, Cary D., Cathcart & Dooley, Oklahoma City, 405-524-1110 Eschenheimer, Whitney M., Johnson & Jones, Tulsa

O’Hara, Jr., Patrick, Tisdal & O’Hara, Oklahoma City

Goerke, Joseph K., Mulinix Goerke & Meyer, Oklahoma City

Ramsey, Rodney C., Ramsey & Gray, Oklahoma City

Green, Jr., James E., Conner & Winters, Tulsa

Ray, Ryan A., Norman Wohlgemuth Chandler Jeter Barnett & Ray, Tulsa

Haskins, III, Walter D., Atkinson Haskins Nellis Brittingham Gladd & Fiasco, Tulsa

Robinett, Tracy W., Robinett Swartz & Aycock, Tulsa

Loy, Katherine Taylor, Durbin Larimore & Bialick, Oklahoma City

Rule, John H., GableGotwals, Tulsa, 918-595-4800 Pg. S-2 Schneiter, Lance E., Schulte Schneiter & Gibson, Kingfisher Shephard, C. Eric, Fellers Snider Blankenship Bailey & Tippens, Oklahoma City Stall, Douglas E., The Stall Law Firm, Tulsa Taylor, Stratton, Taylor Foster Mallett Downs Ramsey & Russell, Claremore Walters, Joseph E., McAfee & Taft, Oklahoma City

Richards, Phil R., Richards & Connor, Tulsa Pg. S-4 Robertson, Bruce A., Ryan Whaley Coldiron Jantzen Peters & Webber, Oklahoma City Smith, Michael E., Gungoll Jackson Box & Devoll, Oklahoma City Walker, Ronald L., Tomlinson McKinstry, Oklahoma City Welch, Mort G., Welch & Smith, Oklahoma City, 405-286-0801

MORT G. WELCH

WELCH & SMITH, PC 0LMBIPNB$JUZ`ȕ

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

Maguire, Mark W., Atkinson Haskins Nellis Brittingham Gladd & Fiasco, Tulsa, 918-582-8877

Brockhaus, Marc A., Dunlap Codding, Oklahoma City

Maloan, Michael T., Foliart Huff Ottaway & Bottom, Oklahoma City, 405-232-4633 Pg. S-8

Brown, Dennis D., Brown Patent Law, Broken Arrow

Mansell, Steven S., Mansell Engel & Cole, Oklahoma City McGrew, Michael D., McGrew McGrew & Associates, Oklahoma City, 405-235-9909 Pg. S-20 Murphy, Jr., Lawrence R., Richards & Connor, Tulsa

White, Amy D., Phillips Murrah, Oklahoma City

Nathan, Jody R., Franden | Farris | Quillin | Goodnight + Roberts, Tulsa

Whitten, Reggie N., Whitten Burrage, Oklahoma City

Pignato, Gerard F., Pignato Cooper Kolker & Roberson, Oklahoma City

Deligans, Julianna P., Hall Estill Hardwick Gable Golden & Nelson, Oklahoma City Dougherty, III, Clifford C., McAfee & Taft, Oklahoma City LaBrie, Michael J., McAfee & Taft, Oklahoma City McCarthy, Randall K., Hall Estill Hardwick Gable Golden & Nelson, Oklahoma City Rader Johnson, Jenna, Crowe & Dunlevy, Oklahoma City CONTINUED ON PAGE S-18

HEALTH CARE Burkett, Teresa Meinders, Conner & Winters, Tulsa Pg. S-4 Dunitz Brennan, Elise, Conner & Winters, Tulsa Pg. S-4 Frogge, S. Gregory, McAfee & Taft, Oklahoma City Glass, Robert S., GableGotwals, Tulsa, 918-595-4800 Pg. S-2 Gordon, Kevin D., Crowe & Dunlevy, Oklahoma City Pg. S-4 Joseph, Michael E., McAfee & Taft, Oklahoma City Loomis, Cori H., Christensen Law Group, Oklahoma City Rieger, Karen S., Crowe & Dunlevy, Oklahoma City Pg. S-4 Rogers, Patricia A., McAfee & Taft, Oklahoma City

CANA B. MIZE JUSTIN B. MUNN

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

Chosen to: 2012-2017 Super Lawyers 2010 Rising Stars 2

Smith, Barry L., McAfee & Taft, Tulsa Tyrrell, Elizabeth D., McAfee & Taft, Oklahoma City Pg. S-4

KELLY A. SMAKAL

Chosen to: 2011-2015, 2017 Super Lawyers 2010 Rising Stars

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

INSURANCE COVERAGE Ables, J. Angela, Kerr Irvine Rhodes & Ables, Oklahoma City Acquaviva, Jr., Joseph T., Wilson Cain & Acquaviva, Oklahoma City

LEGAL KNOWLEDGE. PERSONAL UNDERSTANDING. Domestic/Family Law • Probate & Estate Planning • Guardianship/Adoption • Mediation 320 South Boston Avenue, Suite 718, Tulsa, OK 74103 • (918) 582-3400

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Rahhal, Anthony L., McAfee & Taft, Oklahoma City Rouse, Nicholas D., Dunlap Codding, Oklahoma City Sorocco, Douglas J., Dunlap Codding, Oklahoma City Sullivan, David M., Crowe & Dunlevy, Oklahoma City

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LITIGATION Free, Jr., Phillip L., Hall Estill Hardwick Gable Golden & Nelson, Oklahoma City Kenney, John A., McAfee & Taft, Oklahoma City Pg. S-4 Nelson, Todd A., GableGotwals, Tulsa, 918-595-4800 Pg. S-2

Folluo, Dan S., Rhodes Hieronymus Jones Tucker & Gable, Tulsa Hornbeek, Richard E., Hornbeek Vitali & Braun, Oklahoma City Latham, Jr., Bobby L., Latham Wagner Steele & Lehman, Tulsa, 918-970-2000 Pg. S-9

Farrar, Greg A., Farrar & Farrar, Tulsa Ganem, Thomas F., The Ganem Law Firm, Tulsa Garrett, Bryan G., Bryan Garrett, Oklahoma City

Palmer, Carrie L., Resolution Legal Group, Oklahoma City

Givens, Keith F., Carr & Carr Attorneys, Oklahoma City

Pickard, Joe, Sweet Law Firm, Tulsa

Gorospe, Anthony, Gorospe & Smith Law Firm, Tulsa, 918-582-7775 Pg. S-14

Robertson, Jason A., Pierce Couch Hendrickson Baysinger & Green, Tulsa

MEDIA & ADVERTISING

Warman, Mark A., Franden | Farris | Quillin | Goodnight + Roberts, Tulsa

Nelon, Robert D., Hall Estill Hardwick Gable Golden & Nelson, Oklahoma City

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

Starr, Jon D., McGivern & Gilliard, Tulsa

PERSONAL INJURY GENERAL: PLAINTIFF Abel, Ed, Abel Law Firm, Oklahoma City Atkins, Jeffrey R., Atkins & Markoff, Oklahoma City Bachman, Gary C., Holloway Dobson & Bachman, Oklahoma City

Cowan, Klint A., Fellers Snider Blankenship Bailey & Tippens, Oklahoma City Huntsman, Susan E., Crowe & Dunlevy, Tulsa Kickingbird, Kirke, Hobbs Straus Dean & Walker, Oklahoma City McBride III, D. Michael, Crowe & Dunlevy, Tulsa

Halley, Duke, Halley Talbot & Smithton, Oklahoma City Handley, Jr., Fletcher Dal, The Handley Law Center, El Reno Homsey, Gary B., Homsey Law Center, Oklahoma City, 405-843-9923 Pg. S-20 Isaacs, Garvin A., Garvin A. Isaacs Inc., Oklahoma City Jackson, Scott R., Martin Jean & Jackson, Ponca City, 580-765-9967 Pg. S-12 Krahl, Kevin E., Mulinix Goerke & Meyer, Oklahoma City Laird, Greg, Attorney at Law, Tulsa

Barkett, Michael L., The Barkett Law Firm, Tulsa, 918-582-6900 Pg. S-7

Loftis, Jim, Loftis & Barnard, Norman, 405-366-1400

Belote, James A., Stipe & Belote, Oklahoma City

McIntyre, Noble K., McIntyre Law, Oklahoma City, 405-917-5200 Pg. S-1

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

DAVID BERNSTEIN

BERNSTEIN LAWÂ FIRM /PSNBO`Č•

www.USASafetyLawyer.com

NATIVE AMERICAN LAW

www.edwardspattersonlaw.com

Mullins, Glen, Durbin Larimore & Bialick, Oklahoma City

Palmer, Drew T., Crowe & Dunlevy, Oklahoma City

Epstein, Jon A., Hall Estill Hardwick Gable Golden & Nelson, Oklahoma City

TONY W. EDWARDS

EDWARDSÂ & PATTERSON LAW .D"MFTUFS`Č•

Looney, Jr., Robert D., Hall Estill Hardwick Gable Golden & Nelson, Oklahoma City

Smiling, A. Mark, Smiling Smiling & Burgess, Tulsa

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

Edwards, Tony W., Edwards & Patterson Law, McAlester, 918-302-3700

Bialick, Mark E., Durbin Larimore & Bialick, Oklahoma City Pg. S-4 Biby, Jacob W., Martin Jean & Jackson, Tulsa, 918-743-4000 Pg. S-12 Bisher, Rick W., Ryan Bisher Ryan Phillips & Simons, Oklahoma City Bishop, Kelly S., Abel Law Firm, Oklahoma City Blue, Michael M., Blue Law, Oklahoma City

McGuire, Kent R., McGuire Law Firm, Edmond

McLain, William “Chad�, Graves McLain, Tulsa, 918-359-6600 Pg. S-3, S-4 Nix, Glendell D., Maples Nix & Diesselhorst, Edmond, 405-509-2000 Norman, John B., Whitten Burrage, Oklahoma City Norman, John W., Norman & Edem, Oklahoma City Riggs, M. David, Riggs Abney Neal Turpen Orbison & Lewis Inc., Tulsa Self, Jr., James F., Self and Associates Inc., Oklahoma City Spencer, J. Shawn, The West Law Firm, Shawnee, 405-275-0040

Bonner, Mark, Norman & Edem, Oklahoma City

Thurman, Jeremy A., McIntyre Law, Oklahoma City, 405-917-5250 Pg. S-1

Bryan, J. Spencer, Bryan & Terrill Law, Tulsa

Urbach, Eric, Urbach Law Firm, Oklahoma City

Beeler, Jeff R., Jennings Teague, Oklahoma City

Burrage, David, Burrage Law Firm, Durant, 580-920-0700

Ventura, Thomas K., Carr & Carr Attorneys, Oklahoma City

Brewer, Michael W., Hiltgen & Brewer, Oklahoma City, 405-605-9000

Buxton, Jim, Buxton Law Group, Oklahoma City, 405-604-5577

Vitali, John E., Hornbeek Vitali & Braun, Oklahoma City

MICHAEL W. BREWER

Carson, Joe, Warhawk Legal, Oklahoma City

Wandres, Patrick W., Wandres Law, Tulsa

Carter, Jeremy Z., The Carter Law Firm, Newcastle

Weddle, III, Charles C., White & Weddle, Oklahoma City

www.hiltgenbrewer.com

Corley, E. Terrill, E. Terrill Corley & Associates, Tulsa, 918-744-6641

Vaughn, Christina M., Crowe & Dunlevy, Tulsa

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Cotton, Eric D., The Cotton Law Firm, Edmond Diesselhorst, Jacob, Maples Nix & Diesselhorst, Edmond, 800-539-0652 Dunn, James E., James Dunn & Associates, Oklahoma City

Dreyer, Mark E., Conner & Winters, Tulsa

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

Ferguson, Jr., Thomas G., Walker Ferguson & Ferguson, Oklahoma City

Edem, Emmanuel E., Norman & Edem, Oklahoma City

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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 Pg. S-4 Wicker, Brad W., Boettcher & Wicker Law, Ponca City Yaffe, S. Alex, Foshee & Yaffe, Oklahoma City Zelbst, John P., Zelbst Holmes & Butler, Lawton, 580-248-4844 Pg. S-20

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OKLAHOMA 2017 SUPER LAWYERS PERSONAL INJURY MEDICAL MALPRACTICE: DEFENSE Annis, Jennifer R., Atkinson Haskins Nellis Brittingham Gladd & Fiasco, Tulsa, 918-582-8877 Pg. S-4, S-16

Thiessen, Guy A., GT Law Firm, Tulsa Van Meter, David W., Van Meter Law Firm, Oklahoma City

PERSONAL INJURY PRODUCTS: DEFENSE

Branscum, David A., Foliart Huff Ottaway & Bottom, Oklahoma City, 405-232-4633 Pg. S-8

Alexander, Jr., Robert H., The Law Office of Robert H. Alexander Jr., Oklahoma City

Callahan, Karen L., Rodolf & Todd, Tulsa

Cook, Rodney L., Phillips Murrah, Oklahoma City

Clarke, Margaret M., Hall Estill, Tulsa

Cooper, Mary Quinn, McAfee & Taft, Tulsa Pg. S-4

Connor, Jr., James W., Richards & Connor, Tulsa Pg. S-4

Curran, Jeffrey, GableGotwals, Oklahoma City, 405-235-5500 Pg. S-2

Freije, Lance, Latham Wagner Steele & Lehman, Tulsa, 918-970-2000 Pg. S-9 Hendrickson, Russell L., Pierce Couch Hendrickson Baysinger & Green, Oklahoma City Huff, Glen D., Foliart Huff Ottaway & Bottom, Oklahoma City, 405-232-4633 Pg. S-8 Matlock, Malinda S., Pierce Couch Hendrickson Baysinger & Green, Oklahoma City McKee, Sean H., Best & Sharp, Tulsa

Garbrecht, Robert L., McAfee & Taft, Oklahoma City Hardin, Jr., Lloyd T., McAfee & Taft, Oklahoma City

Best, Timothy G., Best & Sharp, Tulsa

Fiasco, William A., Atkinson Haskins Nellis Brittingham Gladd & Fiasco, Tulsa

Epperson, Kraettli Q., Mee Mee Hoge & Epperson, Oklahoma City

Fischer, Amy Sherry, Foliart Huff Ottaway & Bottom, Oklahoma City, 405-232-4633 Pg. S-8 Frasier, III, Frank W., Frasier Frasier & Hickman, Tulsa Hiltgen, Cary E., Hiltgen & Brewer, Oklahoma City, 405-605-9000

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Hasenfratz, Sally A., Phillips Murrah, Oklahoma City Pg. S-4 Hill, Frank D., McAfee & Taft, Oklahoma City Laird, Michael S., Crowe & Dunlevy, Oklahoma City Latham, Myrna Schack, McAfee & Taft, Oklahoma City Nordin, J. Michael, McAfee & Taft, Oklahoma City Rawlinson, Gary C., Crowe & Dunlevy, Oklahoma City Riggs, Richard A., McAfee & Taft, Oklahoma City Rosser IV, Malcolm E., Crowe & Dunlevy, Tulsa Schuller, Stephen A., GableGotwals, Tulsa, 918-595-4800 Pg. S-2

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

McPhail, David K., Foliart Huff Ottaway & Bottom, Oklahoma City, 405-232-4633 Pg. S-8

Jennings, III, James A., Jennings Teague, Oklahoma City

Waddel, Patrick O., Jones Gotcher & Bogan, Tulsa

Ogletree, L. Earl, Wiggins Sewell & Ogletree, Oklahoma City

Richardson, Andrew L., McAfee & Taft, Tulsa

SECURITIES LITIGATION

Paul, John R., Paul & Lackey, Tulsa

Smith, Michael F., McAfee & Taft, Tulsa

Rodolf, Stephen J., Rodolf & Todd, Tulsa

Steichen, Thomas E., McAfee & Taft, Tulsa

Sewell, Randall L., Wiggins Sewell & Ogletree, Oklahoma City

Teague, J. Derrick, Jennings Teague, Oklahoma City

Sharpe, G. Calvin, Phillips Murrah, Oklahoma City Pg. S-4 Wiggins, John, Wiggins Sewell & Ogletree, Oklahoma City Pg. S-4

PERSONAL INJURY MEDICAL MALPRACTICE: PLAINTIFF Berry III, Howard K., Berry Law Firm, Oklahoma City Brooks, Gary L., The Brooks Law Firm, Oklahoma City Butts, Benjamin J., Butts & Marrs, Oklahoma City Clark, Steven E., Clark & Mitchell, Oklahoma City Edwards, Mark, Edwards Law Firm, Tulsa

Singhal, Vani, McAfee & Taft, Tulsa

Whitmire, Lyndon W., Phillips Murrah, Oklahoma City Pg. S-4 Wolfe, Thomas G., Phillips Murrah, Oklahoma City Woodard, III, John R., Coffey Senger & McDaniel, Tulsa, 918-292-8787 Pg. S-11 Zschiesche, Raymond E., Phillips Murrah, Oklahoma City Zuckerman, Harold C., McAfee & Taft, Tulsa

TAX Blake, T. Michael, McAfee & Taft, Oklahoma City Callahan, Jennifer H., McAfee & Taft, Oklahoma City Craig, Richard D., McAfee & Taft, Oklahoma City Farrior, William E., Barrow & Grimm, Tulsa, 918-584-1600 Pg. S-5 Haines, Spencer W., McAfee & Taft, Oklahoma City Holloman, Jr., James H., Crowe & Dunlevy, Oklahoma City Holloway, Alan G., McAfee & Taft, Oklahoma City

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

Larason, Timothy M., Andrews Davis, Oklahoma City

PROFESSIONAL LIABILITY: DEFENSE

Graves, Daniel B., Graves McLain, Tulsa, 918-359-6600 Pg. S-3

Farris, Joseph R., Franden | Farris | Quillin | Goodnight + Roberts, Tulsa Pg. S-4

Horton, Steven T., Horton Law Firm, Oklahoma City

Hill, W. Michael, Secrest Hill Butler & Secrest, Tulsa

Luther, Gregg W., Gregg W. Luther, Oklahoma City

McKenna, Bruce A., McKenna & Prescott, Tulsa

Maples, II, L. Ray, Maples Nix & Diesselhorst, Edmond, 405-478-3737

Rife, Gary A., Rife Walters Stanley & Natarajan, Oklahoma City

Neighbors, Brent L., Ward & Glass, Norman, 405-360-9700 Pg. S-10

Neville, Jr., Drew, Hartzog Conger Cason & Neville, Oklahoma City Pg. S-4

PERSONAL INJURY PRODUCTS: PLAINTIFF

Glass, Woodrow K., Ward & Glass, Norman, 405-360-9700 Pg. S-10

McCormick, Jr., John F., Sherwood McCormick & Robert, Tulsa

LaClair, Tara A., Crowe & Dunlevy, Oklahoma City

Hunt, Kenneth L., Hall Estill, Tulsa Polston, Roderick H., Polston Tax, Norman, 405-801-2146

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

REAL ESTATE

UTILITIES

Allen, Zachary W., Crowe & Dunlevy, Oklahoma City

Long, Curtis M., Conner & Winters, Tulsa

Riggs, Lisa R., Riggs Abney Neal Turpen Orbison & Lewis Inc., Tulsa

Beasley, Bradley K., Boesche McDermott, Tulsa Pg. S-5

Sherwood, Ted, Sherwood McCormick & Robert, Tulsa

Berry, Jennifer Ivester, Phillips Murrah, Oklahoma City

Snapp-Holloway, Nicole R., Maples Nix & Diesselhorst, Edmond, 405-478-3737

Coutant, Kevin C., Doerner Saunders Daniel & Anderson, Tulsa

WORKERS’ COMPENSATION Keele, Leah P., Latham Wagner Steele & Lehman, Tulsa, 918-970-2000 Pg. S-9

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OKLAHOMA 2017 SUPER LAWYERS GREGGORY T. COLPITTS THE COLPITTS LAW FIRM 6506 South Lewis Suite 175 Tulsa, OK 74136 Tel: 918-747-9747 Fax: 918-747-1267 greg@colpittslawfirm.us www.colpittslawfirm.com

SORTED ALPHABETICALLY

MARIA TULLY ERBAR

GARY B. HOMSEY

MARIA TULLY ERBAR, ATTORNEY AT LAW, P.C.

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

2601 Northwest Expressway Suite 1025W Oklahoma City, OK 73112 Tel: 405-842-5015 Fax: 405-842-5017 maria@erbarlaw.com www.erbarlawoffice.com

BANKRUPTCY: CONSUMER

FAMILY LAW GENERAL LITIGATION ESTATE PLANNING & PROBATE

PERSONAL INJURY GENERAL: PLAINTIFF PERSONAL INJURY PRODUCTS: PLAINTIFF INSURANCE COVERAGE

Greggory T. Colpitts is an attorney and founder of The Colpitts Law Firm in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Mr. Colpitts dedicates his practice to bankruptcy and represents clients in both Chapter 7  and Chapter 13 bankruptcies as well as adversaries in the Northern District of Oklahoma based in Tulsa and the Eastern District of Oklahoma based in Okmulgee. Throughout his legal career, he has helped both individuals and businesses with complex bankruptcy matters and litigation. Active in both his legal and professional communities, Mr.  Colpitts is a member of the Oklahoma Bar Association. He also belongs to the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys and serves as state chair of the organization.

For over 30 years Maria Tully Erbar has litigated a variety of civil cases, with a focus on family law, guardianship, and probate and trusts. She is a member of the OBA Family Law and Estate Planning, Probate and Trust sections, and is a member of the Oklahoma County Bar Association and the Canadian County Bar Association. Ms. Erbar has been a CLE presenter on family law practice. She is honored to have attained the Martindale-Hubbell Client Distinction award going to fewer than one percent of lawyers based on client ratings for communications ability, client responsiveness, quality of service and value for service. She has participated in Leadership Canadian County and has been a board member of the Canadian County Child Abuse Advisory Committee.

Gary B. Homsey is founder and partner of Homsey Law Center. His practice areas are consultation and representation in claims, civil litigation and trials for complex and catastrophic losses from personal injuries, wrongful deaths, oil rig injuries, 18-wheeler accidents and deaths, and all insurance claims. AV-rated, Martindale-Hubbell; Executive Committee, Oklahoma City University School of Law, 1987-present; Past-President, Oklahoma Trial Lawyers Association; Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum; Vice Chairman, Board of Trustees, Oklahoma City University; Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters, Oklahoma City University, 2012; American Board of Trial Advocates, President, Oklahoma Chapter 2015.

A. SCOTT MCDANIEL

MICHAEL D. MCGREW

J. PATRICK QUILLIAN

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

MCGREW, MCGREW & ASSOCIATES

J. PATRICK QUILLIAN, P.C.

400 North Walker Avenue Suite 115 Oklahoma City, OK 73102 Tel: 405-235-9909 Fax: 405-235-9929 mcgrewslaw@yahoo.com www.michaeldmcgrewassociates.com

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

CIVIL LITIGATION: DEFENSE ENVIRONMENTAL LITIGATION PROFESSIONAL LIABILITY: DEFENSE

INSURANCE COVERAGE CIVIL LITIGATION: PLAINTIFF

CRIMINAL DEFENSE

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.

Michael D. McGrew has over 28  years of experience assisting Oklahoma property owners in a wide range of complex insurance matters, including the litigation of insurance claims arising from wind, hail, tornado, fire loss, water damage, and other events. Mr.  McGrew’s practice focuses primarily on breach of contract and bad faith litigation pertaining to industrial, commercial, and residential properties. As part of his litigation practice, he has personally inspected over 1,000 commercial and residential properties in order to investigate and document covered damages. His hands-on approach allows for unparalleled knowledge of the scope of damage and a mastery of the issues in litigation. Mr.  McGrew is rated AV-Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell for outstanding legal ability and high ethical standards.

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

TODD TAYLOR

JOHN P. ZELBST

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

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

BUSINESS LITIGATION BANKING CLOSELY HELD BUSINESS

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

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

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

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Billings, Wayne, Fellers Snider Blankenship Bailey & Tippens, Oklahoma City Buettner, Jeremiah, McAfee & Taft, Oklahoma City Bunting, John M., Phillips Murrah, Oklahoma City Burden, Jared, Frederic Dorwart Lawyers, Tulsa Carsey, Daniel V., Rischard & Carsey, Oklahoma City, 405-231-0908

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Only attorneys who data verified with Super Lawyers for the current year are included on this list. All current selections are reflected on superlawyers.com profiles.

Cash, Adrienne N., Barber & Bartz, Tulsa

ADMINISTRATIVE LAW

Claypole, Clint A., Long Claypole & Blakley Law, Enid

Hendricks, Anthony, Crowe & Dunlevy, Oklahoma City

Dishman, Jodi W., McAfee & Taft, Oklahoma City

APPELLATE

Duren, Dylan, Robinett Swartz & Aycock, Tulsa

Brooks, Michael L., The Brooks Law Firm, Oklahoma City Inman, Brandy L., Latham Wagner Steele & Lehman, Tulsa, 918-970-2000 Pg. S-9 Rughani, Melanie Wilson, Crowe & Dunlevy, Oklahoma City

Ellis, Isaac, Conner & Winters, Tulsa

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

Christian, Jennifer K., Durbin Larimore & Bialick, Oklahoma City

Doverspike, Adam, GableGotwals, Tulsa, 918-595-4800 Pg. S-2

Evans, Kristen, Hall Estill, Tulsa Evans, Kyle D., Sweet Law Firm, Oklahoma City Gaskins, II, Garry M., Drummond Law, Tulsa George, Lysbeth, Crowe & Dunlevy, Oklahoma City

Coutant, Jason B., Conner & Winters, Tulsa Kreth, Jason M., Phillips Murrah, Oklahoma City Randolph, David S., Conner & Winters, Tulsa

BANKRUPTCY: BUSINESS Cooper, Elizabeth, GableGotwals, Oklahoma City, 405-235-5500 Pg. S-2 Curran, J. Dillon, Conner & Winters, Oklahoma City Regens, Craig M., GableGotwals, Oklahoma City, 405-235-5500 Pg. S-2 Staine, Christopher M., Crowe & Dunlevy, Oklahoma City

Deckard, Kari A., Johnson & Jones, Tulsa Delaney, Scott M., McAfee & Taft, Oklahoma City Grace, Danae, McAfee & Taft, Oklahoma City Hetrick, Stephen M., McAfee & Taft, Tulsa Hunt, Sean S., McAfee & Taft, Oklahoma City Hutchison, Thomas J., GableGotwals, Tulsa, 918-595-4800 Pg. S-2 Jones, Nicholas M., Barrow & Grimm, Tulsa, 918-584-1600 Pg. S-5 Lindsey, Zachariah, LINDSEYfirm, Tulsa Long, Hugh, Hall Estill, Tulsa Mecke, Stefan A., Barber & Bartz, Tulsa Nelson, Jared, Doerner Saunders Daniel & Anderson, Tulsa Schauer, Kirk, Schauer & Fettkether Law, Tulsa Siegfried, J. Terrell, Hall Estill, Tulsa Warren, Rick L., Hartzog Conger Cason & Neville, Oklahoma City

CIVIL LITIGATION: DEFENSE Adams, Ellen A., GableGotwals, Oklahoma City, 405-235-5500 Pg. S-2

Gomez, Daniel E., Conner & Winters, Tulsa

Blassingame, Johnny R., Kerr Irvine Rhodes & Ables, Oklahoma City

Hines, Tami, Hall Estill Hardwick Gable Golden & Nelson, Oklahoma City

Bowman, Andrew M., Foliart Huff Ottaway & Bottom, Oklahoma City, 405-232-4633 Pg. S-8

Irby, Jerrick, Newton O’Connor Turner & Ketchum, Tulsa, 918-587-0101 Pg. S-15

Boyer, Jared, HB Law Partners, Norman

Jett, Travis, GableGotwals, Oklahoma City, 405-235-5500 Pg. S-2 Johnson, Crystal A., Conner & Winters, Oklahoma City

BANKING

Brown, Matt, McAfee & Taft, Oklahoma City

Kindelt, Mary E., McDonald McCann Metcalf & Carwile, Tulsa Krattiger, John M. “Jake�, GableGotwals, Oklahoma City, 405-568-3301 Pg. S-2 Lawrence, Blake, Hall Estill Hardwick Gable Golden & Nelson, Oklahoma City McLendon, Keren Williams, McLendon & Duden, Oklahoma City O’Neill, Nora Rose, Frederic Dorwart Lawyers, Tulsa

Brown, J. Andrew, Atkinson Haskins Nellis Brittingham Gladd & Fiasco, Tulsa Cartmell, Jordyn Eckert, Foliart Huff Ottaway & Bottom, Oklahoma City, 405-232-4633 Pg. S-8 Childress, Ryan S., Secrest Hill Butler & Secrest, Tulsa Christians, Melanie, Nelson Terry Morton DeWitt & Paruolo, Edmond Coble, Tyler J., Cheek Law Firm, Oklahoma City Colvin, Patrick G., Jones Gotcher & Bogan, Tulsa Combs, Christopher T., Foliart Huff Ottaway & Bottom, Oklahoma City, 405-232-4633 Pg. S-8 Cooper, Cody J., Phillips Murrah, Oklahoma City

Oubre, Zachary A.P., McAfee & Taft, Oklahoma City

Delaney, Casey T., Fellers Snider Blankenship Bailey & Tippens, Oklahoma City

Powell, Courtney D., Spencer Fane, Oklahoma City

Dickerson, Jessica L., McAfee & Taft, Tulsa

Price, Elizabeth A., Hartzog Conger Cason & Neville, Oklahoma City

Eakens, Laura L., Jennings Teague, Oklahoma City

Reilly, Greg, Newton O’Connor Turner & Ketchum, Tulsa, 918-587-0101 Pg. S-15

Hancock, Nicholaus A., Coffey Senger & McDaniel, Tulsa, 918-292-8787 Pg. S-11

Sansone, Jason, Sansone Howell, Del City

Robert, Hugh M., Sherwood McCormick & Robert, Tulsa

Hopper, Hailey, Pierce Couch Hendrickson Baysinger & Green, Oklahoma City

BUSINESS LITIGATION

Rogers, Timothy L., Barrow & Grimm, Tulsa, 918-584-1600 Pg. S-5

Hullum, Patrick L., Phillips Murrah, Oklahoma City

BANKRUPTCY: CONSUMER

Atkinson, Brendon S., Gungoll Jackson Box & Devoll, Enid Avery, Michael, McAfee & Taft, Oklahoma City Berkson, Howard, Boston Avenue Law, Tulsa, 539-777-1287

HOWARD BERKSON BOSTON AVENUE LAW 5VMTB`Č•

Scaperlanda, Christopher M., McAfee & Taft, Oklahoma City Stein, Patrick L., McAfee & Taft, Oklahoma City Sturdivant, David, Barrow & Grimm, Tulsa, 918-584-1600 Pg. S-5 Wheeler, Shannon P., Titus Hillis Reynolds Love, Tulsa

Lagow, Drew, Holden & Carr, Tulsa Landgraf, Justin R., Hisey & Landgraf, Ardmore, 580-226-6277 Landrum, Thomas H., The Firm on Baltimore, Tulsa McCormick, Jacqueline M., Pierce Couch Hendrickson Baysinger & Green, Oklahoma City McDevitt, Matthew, Lytle Soule & Curlee, Oklahoma City McNeer, Carrie, Best & Sharp, Tulsa

www.bostonavenuelaw.com Bickle, Brandon C., GableGotwals, Tulsa, 918-595-4800 Pg. S-2

Fleury, David, Wilburn Masterson & Fleury, Tulsa

BUSINESS/CORPORATE Brown, Bradley J., Jones Gotcher & Bogan, Tulsa

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Moschovidis, Barbara, GableGotwals, Tulsa, 918-595-4800 Pg. S-2 Mulinix, Lindsey, Mulinix Goerke & Meyer, Oklahoma City

Graves, John H., National Litigation Law Group, Oklahoma City

EMPLOYEE BENEFITS

Robey, Bart Jay, Chubbuck Duncan & Robey, Oklahoma City, 405-236-8282 Pg. S-27

Klepper, Barbara, McAfee & Taft, Oklahoma City Patel, Alison McCalla, McCalla Brown Patel, Chickasha

Pebsworth, J. Wesley, GableGotwals, Tulsa, 918-595-4800 Pg. S-2

CREDITOR DEBTOR RIGHTS

Pipinich, Jake, Pierce Couch Hendrickson Baysinger & Green, Tulsa

Grauberger, Harvey C., Drummond Law, Tulsa

Powell, Ashley, Hartzog Conger Cason & Neville, Oklahoma City Price, Robert E., Chubbuck Duncan & Robey, Oklahoma City, 405-236-8282

ROBERT E. PRICE CHUBBUCK DUNCAN & ROBEY, P.C. 0LMBIPNB$JUZ`ȕ

www.chubbucklaw.com

Reed, Benjamin, Best & Sharp, Tulsa Rooney, Erin, Pignato Cooper Kolker & Roberson, Oklahoma City Smiling, Gentry, Smiling Smiling & Burgess, Tulsa Trojan, Kaci L., Durbin Larimore & Bialick, Oklahoma City

Altdoerffer, Everette, Attorney at Law, Edmond

CRIMINAL DEFENSE Anthony, Luke A., Anthony Law Firm, Stillwater Blau, Ed, Blau Law Firm, Oklahoma City Coventon, Ryan V., Coventon Criminal Defense, Oklahoma City Crawford, Elliott C., Law Office of Elliott C. Crawford, Oklahoma City, 405-519-3796 Pg. S-25 Fassio, Marcy, Fassio Law, Oklahoma City, 405-593-8444 Pg. S-27 Gillett, Ryan E., Banks Gilbert & Gillett, Oklahoma City Griesedieck, Thomas, Stevenson Law Firm, Oklahoma City, 405-236-5100 James, Clint, The Firm on Baltimore, Tulsa

Wiebe, Brenna, Riggs Abney Neal Turpen Orbison & Lewis Inc., Tulsa

Lavender, Greg, Law Offices of Greg Lavender, Tulsa

Cunningham, Kevin, Denton Law Firm, Mustang Erwin, Dylan, Andrews Davis, Oklahoma City Houts, Mark B., Houts Law, Edmond Krahl, John, Mulinix Goerke & Meyer, Oklahoma City Mwafulirwa, Mbilike M., Brewster & De Angelis, Tulsa

Layman, Stephen, Taylor Ryan Minton & VanDalsem, Tulsa, 918-948-6958

STEPHEN LAYMAN TAYLOR RYAN MINTON & VANDALSEM, P.C. 5VMTB`Č•

www.taylorryanlaw.com

Loftis, C. Scott, Loftis Law Firm, Ponca City, 580-762-3661

Reeves, Randa, Whitten Burrage, Oklahoma City Smolen, II, Donald E., Smolen Smolen & Roytman, Tulsa

Mulinix, Riley W., Mulinix Goerke & Meyer, Oklahoma City, 405-232-3800

Dark, Jessica L., Pierce Couch Hendrickson Baysinger & Green, Oklahoma City Palfreyman, Kirsten, Palfreyman Law, Tulsa Smolen, Daniel E., Smolen Smolen & Roytman, Tulsa

CLASS ACTION/MASS TORTS Marcussen, Carin L., Federman & Sherwood, Oklahoma City

Phillips, Dustin S., Phillips and Associates, Oklahoma City, 405-418-8888 Rockett, Collin W., Rockett Law Office, Oklahoma City Stevenson, Jarrod Heath, Stevenson Law Firm, Oklahoma City, 405-236-5100 Worden, Andrea L., Worden Law Firm, Norman, 405-360-8036

CRIMINAL DEFENSE: DUI/DWI Lee, Josh D., Ward Lee & Coats, Vinita

CRIMINAL DEFENSE: WHITE COLLAR CONSTRUCTION LITIGATION

Addison, Ruth J., Crowe & Dunlevy, Tulsa

Bryan, N. Lance, Doerner Saunders Daniel & Anderson, Tulsa

EMINENT DOMAIN

Jackson, Cheryl A., Latham Wagner Steele & Lehman, Tulsa, 918-970-2000 Pg. S-9

CONSUMER LAW Catalano, Paul, Humphreys Wallace Humphreys, Tulsa

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EMPLOYMENT LITIGATION: DEFENSE Avey, Leah M., Rubenstein & Pitts, Edmond Craft, Jessica, Holden & Carr, Oklahoma City Hutson, Allen L., Crowe & Dunlevy, Oklahoma City Marshall, Samanthia, Newton O’Connor Turner & Ketchum, Tulsa, 918-587-0101 Pg. S-15 Williams, Paula, GableGotwals, Oklahoma City, 405-235-5500 Pg. S-2

Lee, Stephen W., Attorney at Law, Tulsa

Moisant Gillett, Nichole, Banks Gilbert & Gillett, Oklahoma City

CIVIL RIGHTS

Bowersox, Elizabeth, McAfee & Taft, Oklahoma City Bruce, Philip, McAfee & Taft, Oklahoma City Caldwell, Andre B., Ogletree Deakins Nash Smoak & Stewart, Oklahoma City Good, Paige Hoster, McAfee & Taft, Oklahoma City Haskins, Nathaniel T., Hall Estill Hardwick Gable Golden & Nelson, Oklahoma City Mazaheri-Franze, Katherine, Mazaheri Law Firm, Oklahoma City, 405-414-2222 Pg. S-24 Panach, Matt, Fuller Tubb & Bickford, Oklahoma City Reese, Jason A., Edinger Leonard & Blakley, Oklahoma City Roper, Leah, Hammons Gowens Hurst & Associates, Oklahoma City, 405-235-6100 Simpsen, Kristin M., McAfee & Taft, Oklahoma City Solberg, Joshua W., McAfee & Taft, Oklahoma City

Hoehns, Craig M., Hoehns Law Office, Oklahoma City

Verret, Alison A., McAfee & Taft, Tulsa

CIVIL LITIGATION: PLAINTIFF

EMPLOYMENT & LABOR

Box, David, Williams Box Forshee & Bullard, Oklahoma City, 405-232-0080

DAVID BOX WILLIAMS, BOX, FORSHEE & BULLARD, P.C. 0LMBIPNB$JUZ`ȕ

www.wbfblaw.com

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

ENERGY & NATURAL RESOURCES Bradt, Zachary K., Phillips Murrah, Oklahoma City Brotemarkle, Dawson, Hall Estill, Tulsa Cole, Jodi C., McAfee & Taft, Oklahoma City Ebrite, E. Talitha, GableGotwals, Oklahoma City, 405-235-5500 Pg. S-2 Huddleston, Eric, Elias Books Brown & Nelson, Oklahoma City James, William B., Gungoll Jackson Box & Devoll, Oklahoma City Jankowski, Matthew David, Mahaffey & Gore, Oklahoma City Lenaire, Lewis, GableGotwals, Oklahoma City, 405-235-5500 Pg. S-2 Long, Laura J., McAfee & Taft, Oklahoma City McLemore, Evan, Levinson Smith & Huffman, Tulsa McPherson, Cody J., Mahaffey & Gore, Oklahoma City Melton, Jeremy E., Gungoll Jackson Box & Devoll, Oklahoma City Money, Eric C., Gungoll Jackson Box & Devoll, Oklahoma City Morgan, Scott V., Moyers Martin, Tulsa Pittman, Ryan A., GableGotwals, Tulsa, 918-595-4800 Pg. S-2 CONTINUED ON PAGE S-24

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PERSONAL INJURY LAWYER IN TULSA KEITH SWIFT When You Might Need a Tulsa Personal Injury Lawyer call on Keith Swift Personal injuries caused by the neglect or carelessness of another are not only physically devastating but also can be emotionally and financially devastating. Oklahoma law requires that the responsible party must compensate the person injured by mandating they pay for immediate and future lost income; medical expenditures; physical rehabilitation now and in the future; and pain and suffering. It’s easy to underestimate the far-reaching implications a personal injur y can have on your ability to function the way you did before the injuries occurred. It is wise to keep this in mind before ever agreeing to settle with an insurance company. Our firm will seek the

best resolution for you through negotiation, mediation or trial. If an insurance company refuses to award you a fair settlement, your personal injury attorney may advise you to pursue your case through the court system by allowing a jury to determine the verdict. These cases are often multifaceted and complicated, so it’s imperative you hire an attorney who has extensive courtroom trial experience in front of a jury, and one who fully understands the intricacies of providing witnesses who will be able to testify regarding the cost of medical treatment, including home nursing services, physical rehabilitation services and etc. In addition to experience in the courtroom, the best personal injury attorney will have confidence in working with other attorneys and judges. The Swift Law Firm knows the Oklahoma law and will provide the most professional counsel in a courtroom setting. The Swift Law Firm can relieve you of the stress of attempting to decide if you can be compensated, allowing you to focus on recovering from your injuries and, hopefully, returning to life as you knew it before you were injured. They will work with the insurance representatives on your behalf to ensure your current and future needs are compensated fairly. Founding partner of the Swift Law Firm, Keith Swift has been selected to Rising Stars.

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Roche, Ashley, Rudnicki & Roche, Oklahoma City

FAMILY LAW

JEFFREY A. HENSLEY

Smith, Brady, Mahaffey & Gore, Oklahoma City

FAMILY LAW / DIVORCE (918) 398-5692 hensleylegalservices@gmail.com hensleylegalservices.com

ENVIRONMENTAL Phillips, Krystina, Indian and Environmental Law Group, Ada Sullenger, Erin Potter, Crowe & Dunlevy, Oklahoma City

ESTATE & TRUST LITIGATION Burke, Taylor A., Barber & Bartz, Tulsa Greuel, Kara, R&R Strategies, Tulsa Stinson, Sheila D., Stinson Law Group, Edmond

ESTATE PLANNING & PROBATE Lloyd, Grant T., Lloyd Legal, Tahlequah Ottaway Johnson, Lauren, Crowe & Dunlevy, Oklahoma City Robben, Kendra, Robben & Associates, Oklahoma City Thompson, Gene, Cook / Thompson Lawyers, Sapulpa Will, Bryon J., Law Office of Bryon J. Will, Oklahoma City Yancy, Rod, RTY Law, Tulsa

Aycock, Benjamin D., James R. Gotwals and Associates Inc., Tulsa Barnard, Christian, Doerner Saunders Daniel & Anderson, Tulsa Barteaux, Luke, Fry & Elder, Tulsa Bennett, John P., Bennett Law, Tulsa Brock, Amber M., Kirk & Chaney, Oklahoma City Bullard, James, Doerner Saunders Daniel & Anderson, Tulsa Bundy, Aaron D., Fry & Elder, Tulsa Cunningham, Brad K., Conner & Winters, Tulsa Davis, Heath T., Cordell & Cordell, Oklahoma City Day, Matthew, Parsons & Day, Tulsa Didier, Kara, Cordell & Cordell, Oklahoma City Dow, Allyson, Fry & Elder, Oklahoma City Echols, Jonathan D., Echols & Associates, Oklahoma City Gile, Matthew R., Hall Estill Hardwick Gable Golden & Nelson, Oklahoma City

KATHERINE R. MAZAHERI-FRANZE EMPLOYMENT AND LABOR LAW FAMILY LAW

Gore, Ron M., Cordell & Cordell, Tulsa Graves, Tiffany N., Law Office of Tiffany N. Graves, Tulsa, 918-619-6558 Pg. S-27 Guhl, Lauren F., Lauren Guhl, Edmond Guten, David A., Gorospe & Smith Law Firm, Tulsa Henry, M. Shane, Fry & Elder, Tulsa Hensley, Jeffrey A., Hensley Legal Services, Tulsa, 918-398-5692 Pg. S-27 Lively, Maren Minnaert, Jones Gotcher & Bogan, Tulsa Luelling, Carrie M., Carrie M. Luelling, Tulsa, 918-800-9680 Pg. S-26 Magill, Keith, Magill & Magill, Oklahoma City Masters, Alexandra, Allen Garrett Peckio Masters, Tulsa McCord, Patrick H., N. Scott Johnson and Associates, Tulsa Mettry, Julia Mills, Allen & Mills, Norman Neville, Patrick L., Gungoll Jackson Box & Devoll, Enid Reaves, Ryan J., Mullins Mullins Sexton & Reaves, Oklahoma City Recker, Shandelle W., Recker & Recker, Weatherford Ruble, Kensey, Taylor Ryan Minton & VanDalsem, Tulsa, 918-749-5566

KENSEY RUBLE

TAYLOR RYAN MINTON & VANDALSEM, P.C. 5VMTB`Č•

www.taylorryanlaw.com

Sears, Natalie, Cordell & Cordell, Tulsa Smith, Christopher D., Smith Simmons, Oklahoma City Smith, Michelle K., Michelle K. Smith Attorney at Law, Oklahoma City Wilson, Allison J., Wilson Law Group, Stillwater Ybarra, Monica Y., Phillips Murrah, Oklahoma City

GENERAL LITIGATION Katherine Mazaheri-Franze is a dedicated attorney who focuses her practice on providing straightforward legal services with compassion. In 2008, she opened the Mazaheri Law Firm, which has become a burgeoning law ďŹ rm with multiple skilled attorneys and legal assistants, gaining a powerful reputation for ďŹ ghting various social injustices in cases of employment discrimination, harassment and retaliation based upon race, gender, national origin, sexual stereotyping, age, disability and pregnancy. As a business owner herself, she is able to assist others in avoiding the pitfalls of hiring, termination and discipline of employees. Mazaheri-Franze’s true passion is her love of family, in particular children. She is a board member of Edmond Mothers of Multiples and has dedicated support toward assisting children’s needs/rights organizations. She assists families suffering ďŹ nancial strain from uncontrollable circumstances through Oklahoma Lawyers for Heroes and Oklahoma Lawyers for Children. She also has worked tirelessly for families, helping with the adoption process for many Oklahomans. It’s a process she’s familiar with, having added a little brother and cousin to her own family. She also takes on other family law and immigration cases, and her experience includes years as a real estate associate to clerking for a national insurance company and assisting in contract legal work for commercial properties.

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Aizenman, Daniel, McAfee & Taft, Tulsa Austin, Julie J., Julie J. Austin Attorney at Law, Ardmore Brandes, J. Brian, Brandes & Yancy, Tulsa Couch, Daniel G., Daniel G. Couch, Oklahoma City, 405-602-8839 Pg. S-27 Dean, Ryan L., Nelson Terry Morton DeWitt & Paruolo, Edmond Felty, Matthew K., Lytle Soule & Curlee, Oklahoma City Gassett, Roger, Hall Estill, Tulsa Hughes, Trevor L., Johnson & Jones, Tulsa O’Malley, Michael, Franden | Farris | Quillin | Goodnight + Roberts, Tulsa Orndorff, Jr., Ivan R., Orndorff Law, Tulsa Perry, Dustin, Hall Estill, Tulsa Rush, Jason, Rodolf & Todd, Tulsa Thomas, Curtis J., McAfee & Taft, Oklahoma City Vincent, Evan G.E., Crowe & Dunlevy, Oklahoma City MAZAHERI LAW FIRM, PLLC 3000 W. Memorial Road Suite H Oklahoma City, OK 73134 PH: (405) 414-2222 FX: (405) 607-4358 katherine@mazaherilaw.com mazaherilaw.com

HEALTH CARE Burnett, Kathryn S., Conner & Winters, Tulsa Davis-Maddy, Kaylee P., Doerner Saunders Daniel & Anderson, Oklahoma City Keim, Christopher B., Christopher B. Keim, Norman Parten, Terra Lord, McAfee & Taft, Oklahoma City

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OKLAHOMA 2017 RISING STARS Torrone, Michael T., Logan & Lowry, Vinita Velandia, Hilary L., Conner & Winters, Tulsa

Beling, Sasha L., McAfee & Taft, Oklahoma City Campbell, Emily E., Dunlap Codding, Oklahoma City Chaffin, Ross N., Tomlinson McKinstry, Oklahoma City

IMMIGRATION Edstrom, Michelle, Law Office of Michelle L. Edstrom, Oklahoma City Stump, Kelli J., Kelli J. Stump, Oklahoma City, 405-217-4550

KELLI J. STUMP

KELLI J. STUMP, PLLC 0LMBIPNB$JUZ`ȕ

www.stumpimmigration.com

INSURANCE COVERAGE Battson, Jessica, Richards & Connor, Tulsa Den Harder, Casper, Richards & Connor, Tulsa Fulda, Ryan J., Schaffer Herring, Tulsa Lujan, Harrison, Fulmer Sill, Oklahoma City McGrew, Matthew M., McGrew McGrew & Associates, Oklahoma City, 405-235-9909 Pg. S-27 Neathery, Amy Steele, Pierce Couch Hendrickson Baysinger & Green, Oklahoma City Petersen, Micah, Newton O’Connor Turner & Ketchum, Tulsa, 918-587-0101 Pg. S-15 Robison, Mariann M., Richards & Connor, Tulsa

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY Behles, John M., Lexigent, Tulsa

Dellegar, Shawn, Crowe & Dunlevy, Tulsa Edwards, Alicia J., GableGotwals, Tulsa, 918-595-4809 Pg. S-2 Mantooth, Tyler J., Hall Estill Hardwick Gable Golden & Nelson, Oklahoma City Rossler, Paul E., GableGotwals, Tulsa, 918-595-4800 Pg. S-2 Watson, Tynia A., Crowe & Dunlevy, Oklahoma City

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

LAND USE/ZONING Shank, Andrew, Eller & Detrich, Tulsa

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

MILITARY/VETERANS LAW Dishman, C. Brent, Dishman Military Advocates, Oklahoma City

Elliott C. Crawford 2017 Rising Stars honoree

PERSONAL INJURY GENERAL: DEFENSE Carter, Brian L., Latham Wagner Steele & Lehman, Tulsa, 918-970-2000 Pg. S-9 Chubbuck, Stacey, Lytle Soule & Curlee, Oklahoma City Cook, Lance C., Hiltgen & Brewer, Oklahoma City, 405-605-9000

LANCE C. COOK

HILTGEN & BREWER, PC 0LMBIPNB$JUZ`Č•

www.hiltgenbrewer.com

Neal, Lane, Durbin Larimore & Bialick, Oklahoma City Pearson, Emily, Franden | Farris | Quillin | Goodnight + Roberts, Tulsa

PERSONAL INJURY GENERAL: PLAINTIFF Abel, Luke, Abel Law Firm, Oklahoma City Beesley, John ‘Jack’, Carr & Carr Attorneys at Law, Tulsa Branum, John, Branum Law Firm, Oklahoma City Campbell, Andy J., Maples Nix & Diesselhorst, Edmond, 405-478-3737 Cavett, Eric J., Foshee & Yaffe, Oklahoma City Collogan, Patrick F., Martin Jean & Jackson, Ponca City, 580-765-9967 Pg. S-12 Compton, Dustin L., Compton Law, Hinton Denton, Robert S., The Denton Law Firm, Tulsa CONTINUED ON PAGE S-26

Elliott Crawford’s trial career began in perhaps the most intimidating venue— federal court. “It was my ďŹ rst jury trial and I was scared to death, but I had an innocent client who was depending on me,â€? says Crawford. “My ďŹ re was really ignited when I looked back in the audience and saw no one there to support my client. The only person standing between my client and federal prison was me. That was the moment I became a trial lawyer.â€? It took the jury only an hour to ďŹ nd Crawford’s client not guilty. With that, Crawford’s trial practice was ofďŹ cially born. Elliott C. Crawford, P.C. is a premier criminal defense ďŹ rm that focuses on federal criminal defense. Crawford is also a member of the Criminal Justice Act Panel, a select panel that represents indigent criminal defendants in federal court. Crawford is licensed in all state and federal courts in Oklahoma and Texas.

903 NW 13th St. | Oklahoma City, OK 73106 | PH: (405) 519-3796 | ecrawford@okdefense.com | okdefense.com SUPER LAWYERS | OKLAHOMA 2017

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Durbin, II, Ronald E., Durbin Law Firm, Tulsa Farha, Nicholas G., Farha Law, Oklahoma City, 405-471-2224 Pg. S-27

NICHOLAS G. FARHA

FARHA LAW, PLLC 0LMBIPNB$JUZ`ȕ

www.farhalawfirm.com

Fettkether, Jesse L., Schauer & Fettkether Law, Tulsa Franseen, Derek, Walsh & Walsh, Edmond Garrett, Amber Peckio, Allen Garrett Peckio Masters, Tulsa Grantham, Eric, Stipe Law Firm, Mcalester Gusman, Rachel, Graves McLain, Tulsa, 918-359-6600 Pg. S-3 Hamilton, Laura L., Smolen Smolen & Roytman, Tulsa Hawkins, Scott B., James Dunn & Associates, Oklahoma City Hill, Mike, Burton Law Group, Oklahoma City Patterson, Matthew, Edwards & Patterson Law, McAlester Rowe, Jacob L., Fulmer Sill, Oklahoma City Swift, Keith A., The Swift Law Firm, Tulsa, 918-527-1565 Pg. S-23 Teasdale, David L., Foshee & Yaffe, Oklahoma City Thompson, Kate D., Clancy & Thompson, Tulsa Waddell, Jason, Jason Wadell, Oklahoma City Wandres, Brandy L., Wandres Law, Tulsa

PERSONAL INJURY MEDICAL MALPRACTICE: DEFENSE

PERSONAL INJURY PRODUCTS: DEFENSE

Abbott, Jasper, Sweet Law Firm, Oklahoma City

McVicker, Jason, McAfee & Taft, Tulsa

Bickham, Shannon Elizabeth, Pierce Couch Hendrickson Baysinger & Green, Oklahoma City

Ward, Jeremy K., Franden | Farris | Quillin | Goodnight + Roberts, Tulsa

Comarda, Kelly C., Hall Estill, Tulsa Fields, Rachel, Steidley & Neal, Tulsa Fitz, Grant A., Rodolf & Todd, Tulsa Hubbard, Naureen, Sweet Law Firm, Oklahoma City Krieger, Lane O., Wiggins Sewell & Ogletree, Oklahoma City Lindaman, Meredith D., Steidley & Neal, Tulsa Ludiker, Emily Jones, Rodolf & Todd, Tulsa Nesser, Mary Elizabeth, Richards & Connor, Tulsa

PROFESSIONAL LIABILITY: DEFENSE Crapster, Clark W., Steidley & Neal, Tulsa Gayer, Cody N., Wiggins Sewell & Ogletree, Oklahoma City

REAL ESTATE Cross, Nathan S., Riggs Abney Neal Turpen Orbison & Lewis Inc., Tulsa Dill, Jacquelyn, The Dill Law Firm, Oklahoma City

PERSONAL INJURY MEDICAL MALPRACTICE: PLAINTIFF

Marshall, H. Cole, McAfee & Taft, Oklahoma City

Housley, Spencer B., Housley Law Group, Oklahoma City

Molina, Isai, McAfee & Taft, Oklahoma City

Kitch, Emily Nash, Clemens Blair Kitch, Oklahoma City

Sexson, Charles B., KuehlingSexson, Oklahoma City

Martin, Matthew D., Martin & Fielding, Oklahoma City Templeton, Katie L., Clark & Mitchell, Oklahoma City

Mildren, Andrew S., Phillips Murrah, Oklahoma City Moore, Sarah W., Bass Law, Oklahoma City

SECURITIES & CORPORATE FINANCE Dias da Silva, Wagner R., McAfee & Taft, Oklahoma City

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

TAX Bunting, Emily Wilson, McAfee & Taft, Oklahoma City Chapel, Jesse C., Andrews Davis, Oklahoma City Duffy, Ryan J., Andrews Davis, Oklahoma City Gonzalez, Bonner J., McAfee & Taft, Oklahoma City Hickey, Matthew B., Crowe & Dunlevy, Oklahoma City Pappy, S. Rachel, Polston Tax, Norman, 405-801-2146 Schnebel, Chase H., Phillips Murrah, Oklahoma City Spring, David M., McAfee & Taft, Tulsa Swain, Amanda M., Conner & Winters, Oklahoma City

WORKERS’ COMPENSATION Cupp, Christina F., Fellers Snider Blankenship Bailey & Tippens, Oklahoma City Kuperman, Steven O., Latham Wagner Steele & Lehman, Tulsa, 918-970-2000 Pg. S-9 Sommer Lee, Katherine, Pierce Couch Hendrickson Baysinger & Green, Oklahoma City

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SORTED ALPHABETICALLY

DANIEL G. COUCH

NICHOLAS G. FARHA

MARCY FASSIO

414 Northwest 4th Street Suite 120 Oklahoma City, OK 73102 Tel: 405-602-8839 Fax: 405-604-0136 dcouch@dancouchlaw.com www.dancouchlaw.com

1900 Northwest Expressway Suite 501 Oklahoma City, OK 73118 Tel: 405-471-2224 Fax: 405-810-9901 nick@farhalawfirm.com www.farhalawfirm.com

228 Robert S. Kerr Avenue Suite 220 Oklahoma City, OK 73102 Tel: 405-593-8444 Fax: 405-239-2665 fassiolaw@gmail.com www.fassiolaw.com

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Attorney Daniel G. Couch provides results-oriented legal services for small and medium sized businesses, entrepreneurs, individuals and families. Dan offers his clients years of experience in business and law, providing a high degree of attention to their needs and striving always for the most efficient and effective legal solutions and strategies. He handles a wide array of litigation and transactional matters involving business formation, contracts, construction, real property, insurance, premises liability, trusts and estates, and family law, and he is an experienced consultant for businesses and individuals developing strategic plans. Dan is committed to the development and improvement of the community and serves on the boards of several charitable organizations and bar association committees.

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

An Oklahoma native, Marcy Fassio has practiced criminal law exclusively since becoming a licensed attorney in 2005. She began her career at the Oklahoma County District Attorney’s Office, where she worked for several years, gaining experience in all types of criminal matters, from misdemeanors to murders. As a fellow trial lawyer stated: Marcy Fassio has been a friend and trusted colleague of mine for more than 10 years. She possesses the very highest ethics both personally and professionally. Marcy’s trial skills are superior and her knowledge of the law is second to none. She has the respect of the bench, the prosecution and the criminal defense bar. I unequivocally endorse Marcy Fassio to anyone who is in need of a criminal defense lawyer.

TIFFANY N. GRAVES

JEFFREY A. HENSLEY

GREGG J. LYTLE

5200 South Yale Avenue Suite 200 Tulsa, OK 74135 Tel: 918-619-6558 Fax: 918-794-3954 tiffanygraveslaw@gmail.com www.tiffanygraveslaw.com

427 South Boston Suite 402 Tulsa, OK 74103 Tel: 918-398-5692 Fax: 918-794-6699 hensleylegalservices@gmail.com www.hensleylegalservices.com

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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.

Gregg Lytle is a trial lawyer who has spent his career defending healthcare providers throughout Oklahoma and Texas. He is proud to have been recognized as a Rising Star in both Oklahoma and Texas for medical malpractice defense. He also represents one of the nation’s largest hospital service providers in employment and labor disputes across the country, design professionals and individuals and businesses in construction defect litigation. He is admitted to practice in Oklahoma, Texas, Colorado and numerous Federal Courts. Gregg is involved in the Defense Research Institute, Claims & Litigation Management Alliance and Professional Liability Underwriting Society.

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

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Dental Profiles

Dental Depot Prosthodontist

Dr. George Bohle How many people can honestly claim to be artists who restore life? We know of at least one. Meet Dr. George Bohle, Dental Depot’s prosthodontist, who sculpts works of functional art that rival any statue we’ve ever seen. A specialist in general prosthodontics as well as other facial prosthetics including eyes, ears, noses and jaws, Dr. Bohle’s talent and experience creating functional art pieces is anything but limited. Whether he’s crafting a pair of dentures, helping patients learn how to comfortably care for their dental implants or fitting a patient with a prosthetic obturator (upper jaw), he says that all of his work comes down to one thing: restoring life. “Surgeons save lives, but I get to restore life,” Dr. Bohle says. “Each case has been life-changing.” “It’s always really rewarding to see the patient fit with the prosthetic,” Dr. Bohle says, specifically discussing patients who need prosthetic obturators. “Now they can talk, eat, drink – everything!”

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Still, as inspiring as prosthodontics is, the truth is that the profession is rare; there are somewhere in the neighborhood of 700 maxillofacial prosthodontic specialists in the country, and of those, only three of them practice in Oklahoma, Dr. Bohle explains. Dr. Bohle has amassed an impressive vault of education and experience through his studies at the University of Missouri: Kansas City School of Dentistry. He later worked alongside some of the most gifted and sought-after specialists in the world at renowned institutions including John’s Hopkins in Baltimore and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York City. Now, the new Dental Depot West OKC Family Dentistry and Implant Center allows Dr. Bohle a great opportunity to restore more lives using sophisticated implant therapy not previously available to Oklahomans.

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Groves Family and Cosmetic Dentistry General Dentistry

Dr. John Groves For most families, a dental need – anticipated or not – can add to the stress of an already hectic day. Dr. John Groves, D.D.S., F.I.D.I.A., and his professional team understand this and strive to provide their patients with quality dental care in a relaxed environment, respectful to the patient’s opinion and wallet. Dr. Groves and his team couple the most advanced dental technologies with time-tested treatment modalities in a relaxed setting. Whether it is the utilization of digital x-ray, which reduces patient exposure to the lowest levels of radiation possible, or the incorporation of dental laser procedure that minimize tissue damage and patient healing time, Groves Dentistry continues to bring the best of dentistry to Tulsa. Full color intra-oral imaging allows the patient to see any conditions that exist and work directly with

Dr. Groves in formulating solutions. Patients with more complex dental issues will find that Dr. Groves provides most options available, including implant-retained full mouth solutions. For those anxious about their procedures, Dr. Groves offers various levels of sedation to provide a more comfortable dental experience. Dr. Groves is a graduate of the OU Health Sciences Center, a post-doctorate fellow of the International Dental Implant Association, a member of American Dental Association, Oklahoma Dental Association, Tulsa County Dental Society, American Academy of General Dentistry, American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, and American Academy of Facial Esthetics. Call today at 918.299.7474 to schedule your family’s next appointment. Most dental and medical insurances accepted.

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Emerson Orthodontics Orthodontics

Dr. Clinton Emerson

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A native of Broken Arrow, Dr. Clinton Emerson loves going to work every day. “I love orthodontics and the opportunity it gives me to change people’s lives. Whether people come to us wanting me to give them the smile they have always desired or allow them to chew their food better, I never get tired of seeing the end result,” says Dr. Emerson.  Dr. Emerson attended Harding University in Searcy, Arkansas, where he met his wife, Amy, who is now a pediatrician working to promote early childhood literacy in Tulsa. After graduation, Dr. Emerson taught high school math and science for two years before deciding to become an orthodontist. He began his dental school training at the University of Mississippi Dental School, and after he graduated with honors, the Emersons moved to New Orleans where Dr. Emerson received his Certificate in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics from Louisiana State University School of Dentistry.  They have been back in Tulsa since 2004, providing the highest quality orthodontic care to area patients. In 2012, Dr. Emerson expanded his practice with the opening of Oklahoma’s first and only 100 percent cosmetic orthodontic office in Midtown near Utica Square,

called Esthetique by Emerson. Today, patients receive care from Dr. Emerson and his highly skilled team at both locations.  Outside of the office, the Emersons are blessed to have four children, and their family participates in frequent mission trips including time spent in the Ukraine, Belize, Mexico, Honduras, and New Orleans.

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Spring Dental Dentistry

Dr. Creed L. Cardon Doctors who give back. You might look and think, “Is this a dentist?” The short answer is YES! This is a picture of Dr. Creed Cardon on a dental mission trip in Peru. But his practice is so much more than that! It’s a group of local people who are passionate about what they do and believe in exceeding your expectations as a patient while also paying it forward. Last year, the Spring Dental family received an award for donating more time and money than any other dentist in Oklahoma! If you are looking for a dentist who is making a difference and wants to help you, then Spring Dental is where you belong! Contact one of our convenient locations that are open during the day, evening and even weekends. See you soon!

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Parkside Dentistry, PLLC Dentistry

Parkside Dentistry offers comprehensive dental care in the Edmond/OKC metro area. We offer preventative and restorative services, dental implants, and Invisalign orthodontics. Dr. Lee Eliot and Dr. Tanner Hays have more than 40 years of combined experience, and regularly invest their time in continuing education courses to provide the latest in dental treatment. Our staff is dedicated to delivering comfortable, compassionate care.

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THE PROFESSIONALS PERSONAL TRAINER My shins hurt when I run. How can I make this pain stop? Medial tibial stress syndrome (MTSS), also known as shin splints, refers to pain at the middle of the shin on the inner (medial) part of the lower leg (tibia). The cause can range from hard training JOHN JACKSON surfaces, foot shape, or too much repetitive walking, running, or jumping. I suggest seeing a podiatrist (foot Doctor) who can assess your specific issue before resuming activity. If this chronic condition is ignored, it can become debilitating and may lead to permanent damage requiring surgery.

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FINANCIAL ADVISOR When should I claim Social Security? Choosing when to claim may have implications on how much your monthly benefit will be. Having a claiming strategy can assure you claim the benefit that’s best for you. Earlier may not be better. Individuals can begin claiming Social Security DAVID KARIMIAN CFP®, CRPC® benefits as early as age 62 or as late as 70. To qualify for what is considered the “full” benefit amount, baby boomers need to be at least 66. However, you earn a higher monthly benefit the longer you delay. To determine when to start benefits, consider longer life expectancies, earnings limits that apply if you continue to work, and other assets you have available to fill any income gaps before you begin collecting. Spouses should plan together. Each spouse eligible for benefits can choose when they want to begin collecting. Generally speaking, the higher income earner will likely receive a higher benefit and should delay claiming benefits as long as possible. This is because if that person passes away, the surviving spouse can claim the deceased spouse’s higher benefit in place of his own.

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HOSPICE CARE This will be the first holiday season without my mom. We are all dreading it, especially my father. Any advice to help us get through the season? One of the most difficult parts about losing a loved one is facing a year of “firsts” without that person – birthdays, anniversaries and holidays. AVA HANCOCK The first Thanksgiving or Christmas without a parent is challenging. Remember what you’re feeling right now is very normal and it’s okay to take it easy during the holiday season. Some people will do something different, such as take a vacation or visit friends or other family members. Express your feelings and wishes to your family and loved ones. Secondly, reach out to those who can empathize with you. At Grace Hospice, we are offering a special support group to help people dealing with loss during the holidays. The meetings are Nov. 15, Nov. 29 and Dec. 6 at 6 p.m. and Nov. 16, Nov. 30 and Dec. 7 at 2 p.m. It will give you the opportunity to talk with others who are going through a similar experience. Please contact Grace Hospice at 918-744-7223 for more information.

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Old Vibes, Bold Flavors St. Mark’s Chop Room in Nichols Hills Plaza dazzles with a bevy of meat-centric dishes.

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The late Dr. Mark Tekell’s photo, father of restaurant partner and sommelier Drew Tekell, hangs on the inside wall of this six-top chop room as you walk through the front door. Black-and-white, Moroccan-patterned tile adorns the floor, while reflections of shark-skin gray walls bounce off the polished marble-topped bar, where one can enjoy a pre-meal sip or sit drinkless with a perfect steak and local game playing on the television. The look is country club chic, but the feel is steak dinner with a friend. NOVEMBER 2017 | WWW.OKMAG.COM

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LEFT: CARNIVORES WILL BE PLEASED TO FIND AN ASSORTMENT OF MEAT-CENTRIC ENTREES AT ST. MARK’S. BOTTOM LEFT: POPOVERS GREET YOU AT THE TABLE WHEN SEATED. PHOTOS BY BRENT FUCHS

A la minute popovers, a welcome throwback to Yorkshire pudding, greets you at the table when seated. Accompanying it is the silkiest whipped butter on the planet – or in Oklahoma City at least – and housemade raspberry-pink, peppercorn jam. It is like a pat on the back from an old friend who’s saying, “Welcome, and wait until you see what’s next.” Starters cleverly imagined by chef and partner Michael Stranger are reminiscent of classic big-city steak joints and Hollywood watering holes, with old school vibes that would do Delmonico’s proud and make Bavette’s Bar and Boeuf envious. Squash bisque with a light, airy profiterole filled with creamy crab floats in the center and

is topped with a golden-fried, butterflied shrimp. Smoked and roasted beef marrow bones, standing upright like Stonehenge, come with persillade (a garlicky, fresh herb sauce), stout jam, pickled okra and cherries. Without a doubt, “dem bones” will put the kibosh on any love you once had for roasted marrow bones in other restaurants. When entrees come into play, the star is Oklahoma-raised, Iron Horse Ranch Wagyu beef, 10 ounces of which is about the smallest portion you get at St. Mark’s. The beef ranges up to 12 ounces with cuts from strip sirloins to beautifully cut beef tenderloin. Nightly specials are chef’s choice: from a 16-ounce, bone-in tomahawk rib-eye to a worthwhile pan-roasted Florida amberjack filet – in support of Florida’s and Louisiana’s fishing industry after September’s hurricanes. And if you’re not feeling surf or turf, try coop … Grandma Nellie’s truffle-roasted chicken, a perfect dinner for two. Tasty sides include classic steak house favorites like creamed greens, garlic whipped potatoes, JoJo’s tempura batter-fried potatoes and roasted maitake mushrooms in truffle oil. Bring it all together with impressive wines, beers and cocktails, and this chop room is well within scopes of canonization. SCOTTY IRANI

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THE GRILLED CHEESE MELTDOWN Sitting on a bright red barstool, Terry Stephenson hitches his suspenders and smooths his white goatee as he tells his buddies a joke he heard the night before. The tiny white brick house, called The Meltdown, looks as if it’s been there forever, but it’s only a few months old … and already a neighborhood hangout in West Tulsa. “Everybody drops in this time of day,” Stephenson says, “because around here all the families have lived in the same house for generations. It’s our own small town.” Behind the counter, Jim Hardcastle is hard at work making sandwiches, essences of beauty: slices of cheese on top, then chunks of cheese, maybe a bit of steam from a metal dome. Out comes the best grilled cheese sandwich you’ll ever taste. “It’s a five-cheese blend that regular people just can’t do at home,” Hardcastle says. “And everything

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here is centered around regular people. We do the kind of food everyone likes.” And who couldn’t like pulled pork, ham and bacon on Texas toast with a waterfall of gooey golden cheese on top? Or a Reuben made with North Carolina mustard barbecue sauce? Hardcastle’s wife, Sara, looks on. They are obviously deeply in love, despite having worked together in close quarters for years. (Before the diner, there was a food truck.) She did the decor, she’s the manager and she’s the waitress. “One night, a couple married 60 years walked in,” she says. “The jukebox was playing ’50s songs and they just burst into tears because it brought back the best years of their lives. That’s when I knew we were doing something right.” The Meltdown is at 4377 Southwest Blvd. BRIAN SCHWARTZ

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SONNY DALESANDRO OPENED THE BOSTON AVENUE LOCATION OF THE RESTAURANT IN 2004 WITH HIS FATHER. PHOTOS BY CHARLIE ROSENTHAL

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The Dalesandros, both with the same nickname, have created a traditional gathering place for generations of families.

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or nearly three decades, Dalesandro’s Italian Cuisine has been more than a place to find genuine Italian food. With one-family ownership and a carefully curated menu of generational recipes, the restaurant is a Tulsa institution where families come for anniversaries, Valentine’s dates, graduations, prom nights and other celebrations. Sonny Dalesandro owns the eatery, begun by his father, also named Sonny, in 1990. “My grandfather owned a restaurant that my father grew up in,” Sonny says. “Then I had that same upbringing. When Dad opened at Sixth and Main downtown, I started busing tables and jumping in the line to put out food from sixth grade on. I embraced it because it’s a part of me. “We see kids who come in as toddlers eventually come back for their school dance nights. It’s just been really cool to be part of 27 years of service.” Dalesandro and his father opened their location at 1742 S. Boston Ave. in summer 2004. In recent years, Sonny is solo at the helm of his cooking kingdom. “The restaurant business is hard, with stats like 70 percent going out the first year and 90 percent in the first three years,” Dalesandro says. “So I have very big shoes to fill. I took over from my father about seven years ago, and the very best compliment I hear is that ‘the food is always the same.’ You have to be

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passionate about consistency. “We have a small menu of food that my family has cooked for decades and decades – far longer than the restaurant has been open. We have a passion to give you the same exact meal every time – to meet high standards and to exceed expectations. You have to be passionate and stay passionate, and this includes staying on top of your produce guy and all of your purveyors. “Much of our ingredients comes from Italy and I stay on top of that personally. We’ve had opportunity to expand to other locations but, to maintain our standards, we won’t overextend. I’m always guarding the high quality of the food.” The Dalesandros moved from Chicago and northern Wisconsin to be in Tulsa with other family members already settled here, including famed lawyer Rabon Martin, who was “quite a flashy drug defense attorney who changed a bunch of laws,” Dalesandro says with a laugh. “He was quite the character and many Tulsans remember him.” Dalesandro also mentions a hidden, personal gem on the restaurant’s menu. “That would be our potato soup, which is often overlooked,” Dalesandro says. “It’s simple … with tons of flavor from fennel sausage, mushrooms, pecorino Romano, dill. You know, most of our dishes have the same base of cracked red pepper, so there is this rustic, spicy consistency. We make our meat in-house; we work with specialty Italian cheeses.” A big favorite among diners is the Carpaccio, thinly sliced beef tenderloin marinated in olive oil and lemon with capers and Parmigiano-Reggiano. TRACY LEGRAND

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Extra virgin olive oil Thinly sliced beef tenderloin Lemons Capers to taste Cracked black pepper Grated Parmigiano-Reggiano

Pour the olive oil on a large plate. Place the beef onto the plate. Try to avoid overlapping. Squeeze lemons over the plate with a small strainer to catch seeds. Sprinkle pepper over the dish, then a slightly bigger pinch of capers. Add the cheese to finish. *This dish contains an uncooked protein, which can increase the possibility of foodborne illness, especially if you have certain medical conditions.


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Struggling Reader, Winning Writer Richard Ford has overcome frustrations as a dyslexic child to win a Pulitzer and the Helmerich Distinguished Author Award.

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nternationally renowned author Richard Ford has traveled the world promoting his new memoir, Between Them: Remembering My Parents. Now, he has set his sights on Tulsa, where he feels particularly drawn … but has never visited. “Tulsa is precisely the kind of checkered, blended-in, mid-size American city I love and find attractive as a fictive setting: a place where a writer can make anything plausible,” the Pulitzer Prize winner says. Ford will receive the 33rd annual Peggy V. Helmerich Distinguished Author Award, which consists of a $40,000 cash prize and engraved crystal book given by the Tulsa City-County Library and Tulsa Library Trust. The presentation at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 1 is at Central Library, where a free public event will take place at 10:30 a.m. the next day. “I’m impressed that the award even exists, and that Mrs. Helmerich would be so thoughtful and generous,” says Ford, who grew up in Jackson, Mississippi. “I’m, of course, extremely happy to take part in anything that benefits and raises awareness of libraries. I know that Mrs. Helmerich herself is a Mississippian, so that’s an added sweet synchronicity.” The son of a traveling salesman, Ford says he became endeared with public libraries when he was 8. “My mother was, in essence, a single parent due to my father’s work schedule,” he says. “She used to take me to the Carnegie Public Library, now

the Eudora Welty Library, and literally leave me there for a couple of hours at a time in the care of the librarians.” Ford says he struggled as a young reader but still liked books and pored through anything with interesting visuals. “These I ‘read,’ while understanding that the library was a sanctuary, a public place where I was safe, and where something unspoken but clearly important was being tolerated and even honored,” he says. Years later, Ford discovered why reading was painful for him. “I read a description of dyslexia’s symptoms in a magazine,” he says. “I was by then a full adult … 40-something. And when I read it, I realized I was basically a poster boy for mild dyslexia – a painfully slow reader, requiring absolute concentration and complete quiet to be able to take anything in at all. Nobody ever said the word dyslexia to me when I was growing up.” Frustrated by his reading difficulties, a young Ford had behavioral problems, which eventually led to trouble with police and trips to jail. “When I got old enough to realize that not reading was leading me down a bad road, I simply iron-willed myself into being a reader,” he says. “Reading today still doesn’t feel at all natural, even though I do it nonstop, teach literature at Columbia [University], am constantly absorbed by books, and believe reading to be the root of all good, and that reading saved my life.” JACKIE HILL

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FA M I LY / K I D S

Light Up the Night

After the epic, post-feast nap common to many Thanksgiving schedules, burn off the calories by taking an outdoor trip to a holiday light show, marking true entry into Christmas season. Utica Square is celebrating its 50th anniversary of the Lights On tradition this year (uticasquare.com). “We have a great show, with Grady Nichols and the Tulsa Youth Cabaret Premier performing,” says Cassandra Montray, the Utica Square property manager. “It’s a great way to end your family Thanksgiving celebration.” Oklahoma City continues the festivities

PERFORMANCES

Nov. 25 as Mayor Mick Cornett (and Santa) light up a tree at the Third Base Plaza at the Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark (downtownindecember.com). This event is one of many in Downtown OKC’s Downtown in December holiday events, which run through January and include ice skating and water taxi rides. The rest of the state has a bevy of light shows – from Lights on the Island in Wister from Nov. 18 to Dec. 25 (poteauchamber. com) to the Ardmore Festival of Lights at Regional Park from Nov. 18 to Dec. 30 (ardmorecity.org).

TULSA BALLET WITH TULSA SYMPHONY: DON QUIXOTE Nov. 3-5 TULSA PAC The story follows

the wild and crazy Don Quixote and his sidekick, Sancho Panza, as they chase Kitri and Basilio, the forbidden lovers.

tulsaballet.org

THEATRE TULSA PRESENTS: AMADEUS Nov. 3-11

TULSA PAC Inspired by envy, motivated by madness, 18th-century composer Antonio Salieri seeks to destroy his brilliant, bawdy rival, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. theatretulsa.org

SIGNATURE SYMPHONY PRESENTS: CLASSICS, YEVTUSHENKO AND SHOSTAKOVICH Nov. 4 TCC VAN TREASE PACE

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reputation for thrilling concerts and championing the works of their Polish compatriot, Karol Szymanowski, members of the Meccore Quartet engage their whole bodies to express the essence of the music.

chambermusictulsa.org

MARTIN LUTHER ON TRIAL Nov. 16-19

TULSA PAC Lucifer, Adolf

HARRY POTTER AND THE SORCERER’S STONE IN CONCERT FEATURING THE TULSA SYMPHONY

Through songs, jokes and poignant moments, experience William Shatner‘s path from classically trained Shakespearean actor to cultural icon.

five-time Emmy Award winner for his critically acclaimed half-hour, live talk show, Dennis Miller Live, which had a nine-year run on HBO. riverspirittulsa.com

CELEBRITY ATTRACTIONS PRESENTS: JACK HANNA’S IN THE WILD LIVE Nov. 9 TULSA PAC Through the

jungles of Rwanda to the savannas of Australia, Jungle Jack Hanna has explored the corners of the globe as one of the most visible and respected animal ambassadors. celebrityattractions.com

Stillwater. The noise levels and rowdiness reached levels that made the matches, in terms of decibels and hurled insults, the equivalent of the eponymous Bedlam asylum in Victorian London. Visit okstate.com or soonersports.com for tickets.

CHAMBER MUSIC TULSA PRESENTS: MECCORE QUARTET Nov. 12 TULSA PAC Developing a

WILLIAM SHATNER: SHATNER’S WORLD Nov. 4 BROKEN ARROW PAC

DENNIS MILLER Nov. 4 RIVER SPIRIT CASINO AND RESORT Dennis Miller is a

PHOTO BY BRUCE WATERFIELD, OKLAHOMA STATE ATHLETICS

Only twice since 1999 has the Bedlam football game between the University of Oklahoma and Oklahoma State University not kicked off in late November or early December. Make that three times because the Sooners visit the Cowboys on Nov. 4 at Boone Pickens Stadium. For many years, the Big 12 Conference title has been decided with the OSU-OU game. However, this year’s contest comes just a bit over halfway through the schedule because of the reintroduction of a conference championship, Dec. 2 at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. Schedule makers did not want the Cowboys and Sooners, who often vie for the top two spots, facing each other on successive weeks late in the season. Many think that the Bedlam Series came from the football rivalry. The name actually derived from the raucous crowds at OUOSU wrestling duels, both in Norman and

There truly is no place like home as this classic family musical twists its way to the stage. brokenarrowpac.com

Hitler, Sigmund Freud, Martin Luther King Jr., Pope Francis and Katie Von Bora step into the courtroom for a drama for the ages. tulsapac.com

brokenarrowpac.com

BEDLAM COMES EARLY THIS YEAR

THE WIZARD OF OZ Nov. 11 BROKEN ARROW PAC

The show features the work of Yevgeny Yevtushenko and Dmitri Shostakovich, skilled and prolific writers of literature and music, respectively. signaturesymphony.org

SPORTS

paying tribute to our veterans, our country and the American experience. tulsachorus.org

TULSA ORATORIO WITH TULSA SYMPHONY: TO HONOR Nov. 11 TULSA AIR AND SPACE MUSEUM This one-hour

choral concert features songs

Nov. 18-19

TULSA PAC The concert features every note from the movie score of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone.

tulsasymphony.org

MOSCOW BALLET’S GREAT RUSSIAN NUTCRACKER Nov. 24

ORAL ROBERTS UNIVERSITY Celebrate this holiday season with an experience taking North America by storm. mabeecenter.com

PAW PATROL LIVE! THE GREAT PIRATE ADVENTURE Nov. 25-26

BOK CENTER This all-new,

action-packed musical is based on the top-rated animated preschool series of the same name.

bokcenter.com

CELEBRITY ATTRACTIONS PRESENTS: RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSED REINDEER, THE MUSICAL Nov. 26 TULSA PAC The beloved

TV classic soars onto the stage this holiday season.

celebrityattractions.com

CONCERTS THEORY OF A DEADMAN

Nov. 1

CAIN’S BALLROOM

Theory of a Deadman is a Canadian rock ‘n’ roll band. cainsballroom.com

DREW HOLCOMB AND THE NEIGHBORS Nov. 3 BRADY THEATER Hailing

from Nashville, Drew Holcomb and the Neighbors are masters of a unique Americana sound.

bradytheater.com

MICKEY DOLENZ Nov. 5 HARD ROCK HOTEL AND CASINO Mickey Dolenz,

from the defunct group The Monkees, is an expert guitarist. hardrockcasinotulsa.com

TIM HAWKINS Nov. 5 BRADY THEATER Tim

Hawkins is a Christian comedian, songwriter and singer. bradytheater.com


Kristofferson, Arlo Guthrie and other notable singers help raise money for jailed Native American activist Leonard Peltier. bokcenter.com

BLEACHERS Nov. 7 CAIN’S BALLROOM Jack

Antonoff, the man behind Bleachers, is on his Gone Now Era: Part 2 Tour. cainsballroom.com

KENNY LOGGINS AND MICHAEL MCDONALD Nov. 9 RIVER SPIRIT CASINO AND RESORT Kenny Loggins’s

sonic majesty of the band’s soon to be released album, Concrete and Gold.

bokcenter.com

EDDIE MONEY AND STARSHIP, FEATURING MICKEY THOMAS Nov. 16 HARD ROCK HOTEL AND CASINO See a trio of rock legends.

hardrockcasinotulsa.com

BLUE OCTOBER Nov. 17 BRADY THEATER See hard

rock aficionados Blue October with special guest Missio. bradytheater.com

ALABAMA Nov. 17 RIVER SPIRIT CASINO AND RESORT Alabama changed

remarkable four-decade career has brought him hit singles and Grammys. Michael McDonald’s voice is yearningly emotive.

everything by bringing country music to the mainstream.

BOB SCHNEIDER Nov. 10 CAIN’S BALLROOM Texas

Nov. 17

AIR1 POSITIVE HITS TOUR

Authenticity isn’t something that can be manufactured in a studio. The Randy Rogers Band has plenty, all on its own.

riverspirittulsa.com

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RANDY ROGERS BAND

born and bred, Bob Schneider knows a bit about country and folk music. cainsballroom.com Nov. 11

CAIN’S BALLROOM

cainsballroom.com

BOK CENTER Food for the

Hungry presents the Air1 Positive Hits Tour, featuring Grammy nominees Skillet and Britt Nicole. bokcenter.com

SWON BROTHERS Nov. 11 RIVER SPIRIT CASINO AND RESORT Oklahoma natives

and The Voice contenders, the Swon Brothers return to their roots at Paradise Cove.

RITTZ Nov. 22

CAIN’S BALLROOM See rapper Rittz on his Last Call Tour. cainsballroom.com WHISKEY MYERS Nov. 24 CAIN’S BALLROOM See the

Texas-based band Whiskey Myers. cainsballroom.com

JASON BOLAND AND THE STRAGGLERS Nov. 24 CAIN’S BALLROOM Gritty

riverspirittulsa.com

TERRY FATOR Nov. 12 HARD ROCK HOTEL AND CASINO Texas-based

ventriloquist, comedian and singer Terry Fator is on his The Voice of Entertainment Tour. hardrockcasinotulsa.com

GUNS ‘N’ ROSES Nov. 14 BOK CENTER Don’t miss your chance to see the biggest rock show this year. bokcenter.com

cainsballroom.com

KATY PERRY Nov. 29 BOK CENTER With Witness, her newest album, Katy Perry reflects on changes in her life and the world around her. bokcenter.com

is a popular Pink Floyd cover band. bradytheater.com

fans get to experience the

ART

THE MAGIC OF ART Nov. 2-29 PAC GALLERY See work

philbrook.org

tulsapac.com

Through Nov. 12

from the Tulsa Artists Guild.

FIRST FRIDAY ART CRAWL

Nov. 3

BRADY ARTS DISTRICT This year-round, monthly event features all of the galleries, studios, museums and part-time galleries of various shops opening their doors.

thebradyartsdistrict.com

ALTARED SPACES Through Nov. 4

LIVING ARTS OF TULSA

HOPE AND FEAR PHILBROOK To commemorate the 100th anniversary of the U.S. entry into World War I, Philbrook presents wartime propaganda art from its permanent collection. philbrook.org ART 365 Through Nov. 19 AHHA TULSA Art 365, an

exhibition from the Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition, offers five Oklahoma artists $12,000 a year to create innovative work in collaboration with a recognized curator. ahhatulsa.org

This event celebrates Dia de los Muertos, when it is believed that the spirits of those who have died are remembered and return to join the living.

STREETS: MARK LEWIS

SECOND SATURDAYS Nov. 11 PHILBROOK The second

Working in large-scale paper and graphite collages, Mark Lewis builds up layers of paper to create highly dimensional urban landscapes.

livingarts.org

Saturday of each month has free art activities, tours and scavenger hunts.

A BEAUTIFUL STORY UNFOLDS

Beautiful: The Carole King Musical brings to life the story of Carole Klein, later Carole King, who fought her way into the music business as a teenager and stayed for good. King, unbeknownst to many, penned some of the world’s most celebrated rock ’n’ roll hits like “(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman” and “Some Kind of Wonderful.” The musical follows King’s rise to fame, her powerful songwriting chops and her relationships with friends Cynthia Weil and Barry Mann. Sarah Goeke, who plays Weil, describes her character as a “smart, sophisticated and focused woman.” The musical, through King and company’s personal struggles and triumphs, wishes to strike an inspirational cord with its audience. Weil hopes viewers “leave with an uplifting and empowering story that makes them want to go make something beautiful.” Beautiful: The Carole King Musical comes to Tulsa courtesy Celebrity Attractions. It runs at the Tulsa PAC Nov. 28-Dec. 3. Visit celebrityattractions.com for tickets.

and thundering, country music’s Jason Boland and the Stragglers remain sharp after 20-plus years.

BRIT FLOYD Nov. 30 BRADY THEATER Brit Floyd

FOO FIGHTERS Nov. 15 BOK CENTER Foo Fighters

PERFORMANCE

Through Nov. 19

108 CONTEMPORARY

108contemporary.org

AFTER REMOVAL: REBUILDING THE CHEROKEE NATION Through Jan. 21

GILCREASE This exhibition

tells the story of the Cherokee Nation in the 19th century through the stark contrasts of the human experience.

MUSEUM CONFIDENTIAL

Through May 6

PHILBROOK This

groundbreaking exhibition turns the museum inside out by revealing practices, archives, stories and an unprecedented number of never-before-seen works of art. philbrook.org

gilcrease.org

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LEONARD PELTIER CONCERT Nov. 6 BOK CENTER Kris

on how to lead a happy, healthy life. travelok.com

USA BMX GRAND NATIONALS Nov. 24-26

TULSA OILERS GAMES Nov. 3-4

BOK CENTER See the Tulsa Oilers as they take on the Utah Grizzlies in a two-game homestand. bokcenter.com

UNIVERSITY OF TULSA HOME FOOTBALL GAMES

Nov. 3, 25

H.A. CHAPMAN STADIUM

Cheer on TU as the Hurricane takes on the University of Memphis and Temple University, respectively. temple.edu

2017 COLOR BREED CONGRESS Nov. 3-11 EXPO SQUARE Incorporated in 1956, the Pinto Horse Association of America was formed to promote quality horses, ponies and miniatures. This is the biggest show of the year. exposquare.com

UNIVERSITY OF TULSA HOME BASKETBALL GAMES Nov. 4, 10, 13, 25, 28 REYNOLDS CENTER Enjoy

a night of hoops as the Tulsa

Golden Hurricane men’s basketball team begins its season. tulsahurricane.com

CYNTERGY HURTLAND CYCLOCROSS Nov. 12 OWEN PARK In addition to

promoting cycling, Cyntergy Hurtland uses this event to support STEM education for all ages. hurtlandusa.com

HUNTER JUMPER EXHIBITORS OF OKLAHOMA FALL FINALE Nov. 16-19 TULSA EXPO SQUARE Enjoy

this sport’s premier event. hjeo.com

KICKOFF CLASSIC Nov. 17-18 EXPO SQUARE Watch as wrestlers ages 6-15 compete in all weight classes.

exposquare.com

WILLIAMS ROUTE 66 MARATHON & HALF MARATHON Nov. 18-19 DOWNTOWN TULSA Along

with the runs, this event features educational displays

Motocross in action at the annual Grand Nationals competition. usabmx.com

COMMUNITY FOOD TRUCK WEDNESDAYS Nov. 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

GUTHRIE GREEN Grab some

SPORTS

EXPO SQUARE See Bicycle

tasty eats. guthriegreen.com

DOG NIGHT Nov. 2 TULSA BOTANIC GARDEN

Bring your four-legged friend for a walk in the garden. tulsabotanic.org

DAY OF THE DEAD FESTIVAL Nov. 4 LIVING ARTS OF TULSA

Make your way to the Tulsa Arts District to attend lectures and workshops, watch Mexican dancing and browse unique items for sale in the artist’s market. livingarts.org

NATURE TRAIL FULL MOON HIKE Nov. 4 TULSA BOTANIC GARDEN

Join us for a night hike on the 1.5-mile Cross Timbers Nature Trail. tulsabotanic.org

PROMENADE MALL Bring your family and ride through an all-new animated Christmas adventure. facebook.com/ kringleschristmasland

ROCK ‘N’ FOLK ‘N’ CHILI COOK-OFF Nov. 11 CAIN’S BALLROOM Live

music and all-you-can-eat chili await visitors to this annual rowdy event. cainsballroom.com

VETERANS DAY SPECIAL Nov. 11

OKLAHOMA AQUARIUM, JENKS All veterans and active military service personnel presenting valid military ID get in free. okaquarium.org

2017 HANGAR DANCE Nov. 11

TULSA TECH RIVERSIDE CAMPUS The Hangar

TURKISH FOOD AND ART FESTIVAL Nov. 4 RAINDROP TURKISH HOUSE Enjoy delicious gyro kebabs, baklava and kofte alongside colorful art pieces.

Dance re-creates the sights and sounds of a bygone era by offering nostalgic 1940s swing dancing inside an authentic-looking WWII hangar. caftulsa.org

eventbrite.com

SECOND SATURDAY ARCHITECTURE TOUR

KRINGLE’S CHRISTMAS LAND Nov. 10-Dec. 31

633 S. BOSTON AVE. Join

Nov. 11

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monthly architectural walking tour. Each month, they feature a different historical area or topic of downtown.

tulsaarchitecture.org

AUTUMN IN THE GARDEN Through Nov. 12

TULSA BOTANIC GARDEN

Celebrate cooler weather and a bountiful garden with lots of activities. tulsabotanic.org

DINNER OF RECONCILIATION Nov. 16 GREENWOOD CULTURAL CENTER The keynote

speaker is Dawnn Lewis, an award-winning singer, songwriter, actor and producer. jhfcenter.org

ASTRONOMY NIGHT: LEONID METEOR SHOWER Nov. 17

TULSA BOTANIC GARDEN

Local astronomers are on hand with telescopes to look at celestial objects and the night sky and provide information on the Leonid meteor shower. tulsabotanic.org

FALL HOME EXPO Nov. 17-19 EXPO SQUARE Get your home ready for the colder weather at this annual event.

exposquare.com

FESTIVAL 2017 Nov. 18-Dec. 31

PHILBROOK MUSEUM OF ART The museum comes

alive with festive holiday events, decor and thousands of lights. philbrook.org

RHEMA CHRISTMAS LIGHTS Nov. 22-Jan. 1 RHEMA BIBLE CHURCH Walk through this annual dazzling outdoor display.

rhemabiblechurch.com

LIGHTS ON THE HILL Nov. 24-Dec. 24

CHANDLER PARK Don’t miss magical moments as all of the park lights up to commemorate the holiday season. facebook.

com/chandlerparktulsa

WINTERFEST Nov. 24-Jan. 7

DOWNTOWN TULSA This seasonal celebration gives everyone a chance to enjoy skating beneath the skyline. tulsawinterfest.com

TULSA FLEA MARKET Nov. 25

EXPO SQUARE This

family-owned and operated flea market offers a unique, enjoyable shopping experience. exposquare.com

CHARITABLE EVENTS WONDERLAND GALA Nov. 2 THE MAYO HOTEL This

campaign at this celebration.

tauw.org/unite

event features work from Tulsa Girls Art School students, along with paintings, auctions and a fashion show.

Nov. 10

UNITE! Nov. 9 TULSA CENTRAL LIBRARY

business-casual luncheon, organized by Emergency Infant Services, celebrates grandparents and seniors.

tulsagirlsartschool.org

The Tulsa Area United Way unveils the results of its annual

ART

GRANDS FOR BABIES SOUTHERN HILLS COUNTRY CLUB This

emergencyinfantservices.org

XTREME HIKE Nov. 11 OUACHITA TRAIL Organized by the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, the Xtreme Hike is about reaching new heights and a passion to make a difference. cff.org/tulsa

OLD BAG LUNCHEON Nov. 13

Enjoy a riveting art show with a wine and cheese reception.

tulsagirlsartschool.org

SOUTHERN HILLS COUNTRY CLUB This

HOLIDAY MART Nov. 17 CENTER FOR INDIVIDUALS WITH PHYSICAL CHALLENGES Start your

morning of mimosas, girlfriends and shopping is glorious fun to benefit Crosstown Learning Center. crosstowntulsa.org

holiday shopping early at this second annual event.

tulsacenter.org

SHARK TOOTH CLASSIC

Nov. 13

OKLAHOMA AQUARIUM, JENKS In partnership with

CHAMPAGNE AND CHOCOLATE Nov. 19 LIVING ARTS OF TULSA

the Flying Tee, the Oklahoma Aquarium Foundation presents a golf experience benefiting its Fish Friends Education Program. okaquarium.org

Living Arts’ only major fundraiser directly supports the local development and presentation of contemporary art. livingarts.org

TRANSGENDER AWARENESS WEEK

COME HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS Nov. 23 DENNIS R. NEILL EQUALITY CENTER Join Oklahomans

Nov. 13-20

DENNIS R. NEILL EQUALITY CENTER This week raises

visibility of transgender and

for Equality for their annual Thanksgiving dinner. okeq.org

PERFORMANCES

OKC PHIL PRESENTS: THE WONDERFUL MUSIC OF OZ

Nov. 3-4

CIVIC CENTER MUSIC HALL

Defy gravity and travel over the rainbow with a cast of New York’s top vocalists as they take a musical journey down the fabled yellow brick road. okcphil.org

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TWO TO TANGO Nov. 9 ARMSTRONG AUDITORIUM

Pianist and beloved host of the child-prodigy radio showcase From the Top, Christopher O’Riley appears with Pablo Ziegler, the Latin Grammy-winning pianist and composer who helped shape the modern tango.

OKC BROADWAY PRESENTS: RENT Nov. 7-12 CIVIC CENTER MUSIC HALL

Rent, Jonathan Larson’s Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning musical, returns to the stage in a vibrant 20th anniversary touring production. okcbroadway.com

Nutcracker, a beloved holiday tradition, combines the state’s history and beauty with the artful expression of classical ballet.

RAY CHEN Nov. 28 ARMSTRONG AUDITORIUM

armstrongauditorium.org

OKC PHIL PRESENTS: CLASSICS 3, YOSSI ARNHEIM Nov. 18 CIVIC CENTER MUSIC HALL

The principal flautist with the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra plays a variety of world music. okcphil.org

RUDOLPH THE REDNOSED REINDEER: THE MUSICAL Nov. 19 CIVIC CENTER MUSIC HALL The beloved TV classic soars off the screen and onto the stage this holiday season. civiccenter.

Young, charismatic and supremely talented, Ray Chen has made waves as a violinist. armstrongauditorium.org

LYRIC THEATRE PRESENTS: A CHRISTMAS CAROL Nov. 29-Dec. 24

LYRIC AT THE PLAZA This holiday tradition returns with Lyric’s production of the Charles Dickens classic, with a stunning set and sparkling costumes. lyrictheatreokc.com OKC PHIL PRESENTS: POP 2, THE CHRISTMAS SHOW

Nov. 30-Dec. 2

CIVIC CENTER MUSIC HALL

musichalloklahomacity.com

NORMAN BALLET COMPANY PRESENTS: THE OKLAHOMA NUTCRACKER Nov. 26

The OKC Phil’s annual holiday extravaganza returns with Broadway’s Elizabeth Stanley, the Philharmonic Pops Chorale, the Mistletoes and Santa Claus. okcphil.org

CONCERTS KID CUDI Nov. 2 THE CRITERION See Cudi on his Passion, Pain and Demon Slayin’ Tour. criterionokc.com

fresh songs.

towertheatreokc.com

DUSTIN LYNCH Nov. 10 DIAMOND BALLROOM

Country crooner Dustin Lynch is on his Ride or Die Tour.

WILL HOGE AND DAN LAYUS Nov. 2 TOWER THEATRE Come

diamondballroom.net

enjoy a night of Americana music with Will Hoge and Dan Layus of Augustana.

TRIP LEE Nov. 12

TOWER THEATRE Husband, father, rapper, author and pastor, Trip Lee is uniquely capable, firmly planted and resolute. towertheatreokc.com

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KARI JOBI Nov. 5 THE CRITERION Kari Jobi

landscapes that make the state unique. Highlighted works include a large oil sketch of the Oklahoma Land Run by John Steuart Curry, a celebrated regional painter from Kansas. Other well-known artists featured are Woody Big Bow, a Kiowa painter from Yukon; Oscar Brousse Jacobson, a Swedish artist turned Oklahoma transplant known for his southwestern landscapes; and Nellie Shepherd, one of Oklahoma’s first professional female artists. The exhibition runs until Sept. 2. Visit okcmoa.com for details.

FOR PERFORMING ARTS, NORMAN The Oklahoma

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Celebrate Our State

Oklahoma takes the spotlight in OKCMOA’s newest exhibition, The Art of Oklahoma. The exhibition opens Nov. 16, Oklahoma’s 110th anniversary as a state. The show focuses on the museum’s pieces by or about Oklahomans, honoring the people and

gender nonconforming people and addresses issues these communities face. okeq.org

is on her The Garden Tour with guest Cody Carnes.

criterionokc.com

VINTAGE TROUBLE Nov. 5 TOWER THEATRE Vintage

Trouble has earned support from Martin Scorsese and Don Was, and has critics raving. towertheatreokc.com

CHRIS STAPLETON Nov. 17 CHESAPEAKE ENERGY ARENA Stapleton is on his

All American Road Show with guests Marty Stuart and Brent Cobb. chsapeakearena.com

THE CRYSTAL METHOD

Nov. 24

Nothing More with guests Palisades, My Ticket Home and Hell or High Water.

TOWER THEATRE The Grammy Award-nominated, platinum-certified, trailblazing Ken Jordan and Scott Kirkland have genre-mashing electronic sounds. towertheatreokc.com

LOS LOBOS Nov. 10 TOWER THEATRE In their

THE ROMANTICS Nov. 24 RIVERWIND CASINO AND RESORT, NORMAN The

NOTHING MORE Nov. 8 DIAMOND BALLROOM See diamondballroom.net

Romantics are a staple on classic and contemporary rock radio, TV shows, commercials and movies. riverwind.com

44th year, the restless and hard-working Los Lobos challenge themselves with

ART

HAHN, OSWALT AND LOESSBERG Through Nov. 1 JRB ART AT THE ELMS See the works of local artists at this extended exhibition. jrbartgallery.com

FIRST FRIDAY GALLERY WALK Nov. 4 PASEO DISTRICT Art

opening receptions showcase the new work of the gallery/ studio owners or the work of guest artists. thepaseo.org

ASHLEY DAWN AND TANNER FRADY Through Nov. 5

DNA GALLERIES Featured

is the work of Oklahoma artists Ashley Dawn and Tanner Frady.

plazadistrict.org

SMALL WORKS, GREAT WONDERS Nov. 10-Jan. 7 NATIONAL COWBOY AND WESTERN HERITAGE MUSEUM Small Works, Great Wonders features a fusion of traditional and


FREE FAMILY MAKE AND TAKE ART PROJECT Nov. 11 OKLAHOMA CONTEMPORARY ARTS CENTER Make and Take

EXPLORE EVOLUTION Through Jan. 1 SAM NOBLE MUSEUM

nationalcowboymuseum.org

provides the opportunity for you to enjoy some quality time with your children while helping them develop their creative skills. oklahomacontemporary.org

RAY HARRYHAUSEN: MYTHICAL MENAGERIE Through Dec. 3

SCIENCE MUSEUM OKLAHOMA Mythical

monsters, skeleton warriors and Greek gods have invaded the smART Space art galleries as part of this exhibit. sciencemuseumok.org

DISTINGUISHED VISITING ARTIST: ROBERT TAYLOR

Through Dec. 30

FRED JONES JR. MUSEUM

OF ART This self-taught artist is known for using symbols and manipulating bodily

Explore the evolution of life and learn about all of Earth’s organisms.

samnoblemuseum.ou.edu

CARTOONS AND COMICS: THE EARLY ART OF TOM RYAN Through April 1 NATIONAL COWBOY AND WESTERN HERITAGE MUSEUM Dating from

1936 to 1945, these small drawings provide a snapshot of Tom Ryan’s high school and Coast Guard years. nationalcowboymuseum.org

AS LONG AS GRASS GROWS Ongoing

EDMOND HISTORICAL SOCIETY AND MUSEUM

Indian removal from the eastern United States began in earnest in the 1830s and continued until the 1870s. The exhibit depicts the struggles and triumphs. edmondhistory.org

SPORTS LUCAS OIL AQHA WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP SHOW

Nov. 3-18

STATE FAIR PARK This is

the pinnacle event for open and amateur Quarter horse competitors from around the world who qualify by earning points to secure a spot in each of the classes. okstatefair.com

OKC THUNDER HOME GAMES Nov. 3, 10, 12, 15, 22, 24 CHESAPEAKE ENERGY ARENA Enjoy the state’s only

major professional sports team.

chespeakearena.com

OKC BLUE HOME GAMES

OKLAHOMA MEMORIAL STADIUM, NORMAN The Sooners have important Big 12 Conference games.

soonersports.com

YOUTH LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIPS Nov. 13 OKC BOATHOUSE DISTRICT

Rowers from several area schools put pride on the line as they race 500-meter sprints on the Oklahoma River for the coveted SandRidge Cup.

riversportokc.org

RING OF HONOR WRESTLING Nov. 19 COX CONVENTION CENTER

COX CONVENTION CENTER

Fans can catch a version of TV show Ring of Honor Wrestling.

oklahomacity.gleague.nba.com

Nov. 23

FULL MOON BIKE RIDE AND RUN Nov. 6 MYRIAD BOTANICAL GARDENS Join other

Participate in either a 5K or one-mile fun run on Thankgiving morning.

Nov. 3, 5, 14, 24-25, 29

The Blue is the state’s only NBA G League team and an extension of the Thunder.

runners in a 5K through scenic downtown as the sun sets, or try a leisurely bike ride.

myriadbotanicalgardens.com

UNIVERSITY OF OKLAHOMA HOME BASKETBALL GAMES Nov. 8, 12, 15, 30

LLOYD NOBLE CENTER, NORMAN The Sooners

men’s basketball team begins its season this month. soonersports.com

UNIVERSITY OF OKLAHOMA HOME FOOTBALL GAMES

Nov. 11, 25

GAYLORD FAMILY

can make either a

COUNTRY CROONERS ABOUND November at Choctaw Casino in Durant is all about the country crooners. Mega-stars Dierks Bentley and Reba McEntire both rock the Choctaw Grand Theater stage. Bentley, a native of Phoenix, Arizona, got his musical start in 2003 at the age of 28. His self-titled debut album reached platinum with three breakout singles, and his career has, since then, skyrocketed. In 2005, he won the Country Music Award for Best New Artist and was invited into the Grand Ole Opry; he is the third youngest member behind Carrie Underwood and Josh Turner. See him on Nov. 18 at 8 p.m. Known onstage simply as Reba, she got her start in a high school band in Kiowa; she was later recognized during a National Anthem performance in OKC (at a rodeo, no less) and was signed to Mercury Records soon after. Fast-forward to 2017 and McEntire has garnered seven Academy of Country Music Awards, 12 American Music Awards and No. 1 singles in four decades (1980-2010). Her concert begins at 8 p.m. on Nov. 25. Visit choctawcasinos.com for more information.

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EDMOND TURKEY TROT 28 E. MAIN ST., EDMOND edmondturkeytrot.com

NRHA FUTURITY Nov. 23-Dec. 2

STATE FAIR PARK The

NRHA Futurity and Adequan North American Affiliate Championships host riders of all ages and nations as they compete in the most prestigious reining event in the world. okstatefair.com

OKLAHOMA BATTLE FOR THE BELT Nov. 25-26 STATE FAIR PARK Enjoy youth and professional wrestling at this national competitive event.

oklahomausawrestling.com

COMMUNITY PUMPKIN PALOOZA: RE-PURPOSING PUMPKINS FOR KIDS Nov. 4 MYRIAD BOTANICAL GARDENS Children

IN CONCERT

mini-pumpkin bird feeder or mini-pumpkin pansy planter.

oklahomacitybotanicalgardens. com

FALL STEAM TRAIN Nov. 4-5 OKLAHOMA RAILWAY

COMMUNIT Y

Step Back in Time

Get into the 1940s vibe while helping out a great cause at the CAF Big Band Hangar Dance on Nov. 11. The event benefits the Spirit of Tulsa Squadron of the Commemorate Air Force, a local nonprofit. “The CAF was founded to acquire, restore and preserve in flying condition a complete collection of combat aircraft which were flown by all military services of the United

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proportions as representations of human connections to the earth. ou.edu/fjjma

PHOTO COURTESY CAF TULSA

contemporary paintings and sculptures at affordable prices.

States, and selected aircraft of other nations, for the education and enjoyment of present and future generations of Americans,” says Lori Walderich, a marketing consultant at IdeaStudio Branding and Marketing. Guests can come in normal clothing or get into the spirit by dressing in 1940s getup. The night includes swing dancing lessons, an up-close and personal look at rare WWII warbirds, a prize wheel, silent auction, food truck and vintage canteen with throwback treats – but the event’s highlights are the people. “I am most looking forward to seeing the handful of WWII veterans who come and dance each year and all the young people who dress up in authentic ’40s attire,” Walderich says. The Big Band Hangar Dance runs from 6 to 10 p.m. at the Tulsa Technology Center Riverside Campus. For more information and to purchase a ticket, visit caftulsa.org/hangardance. NOVEMBER 2017 | WWW.OKMAG.COM

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Where & When

MUSEUM Relive the

golden age of steam railroading with the Leigh Valley Coal Company #126.

oklahomarailwaymuseum.org

YOGA IN THE GARDENS Nov. 7, 14, 21, 28

MYRIAD BOTANICAL GARDENS This is an all-levels class led by Lisa Woodward from This Land Yoga.

oklahomacitybotanicalgardens. com

EDMOND OUTDOOR ICE RINK Nov. 7-Jan. 7 MITCH PARK The

park transforms into a winter wonderland with an outdoor ice rink.

edmondoutdooricerink.com

PUTTING YOUR GARDEN TO BED Nov. 10 MYRIAD BOTANICAL GARDENS Staff members talk through what they’re doing in the garden at this time of year and discuss what is and isn’t getting cut back in the garden.

oklahomacitybotanicalgardens. com

2ND FRIDAY NORMAN ART WALK Nov. 10 WALKER ARTS DISTRICT This free celebration of arts and creativity is held monthly downtown.

Nov. 12

WESTERN AVE., OKC

Wizards on Western is a nonprofit, volunteer-run community festival celebrating imagination, the wonder of magic and the adventures of reading. wizardsonwestern.com

RED EARTH TREEFEST

Nov. 13-Jan. 5

RED EARTH ART CENTER

This holiday attraction features 18 Christmas trees adorned with handmade ornaments showing the diverse Native American cultures that make Oklahoma unique.

redearth.org

LT. COL. ALLEN WEST Nov. 16

OKC TOWN HALL During

his 22-year career in the Army, West served in several combat zones, including Operation Desert Storm, Operation Iraqi Freedom and Afghanistan. townhall.publisherpath.com

THANKSGIVING FLORAL WORKSHOP Nov. 20 MYRIAD BOTANICAL GARDENS Join the creative pros of The Wild Mother as they guide you through the steps of creating a centerpiece that’s sure to wow everyone at your table.

oklahomacitybotanicalgardens. com

As You Splurge with Food ...

... relax with a musical, a female-driven film and a Criterion Collection gem.

Around Town

ensures no child is forgotten during Christmas by giving families in need gifts and food.

MISTLETOE MARKET

I tend to highlight traditional films in this monthly column, but more and more theaters have begun using screen space to project other events, often theater and musical performances. Circle Cinema hosts one such event especially worth attending at 6 p.m. Nov. 16: a live telecast of Stephen Sondheim’s showbiz musical Follies. Sondheim’s offbeat approach revolutionized Broadway, and Follies is one of his oddest, most enjoyable musicals. Taking its cue from old revue-style musicals, the show catches up with a group of showgirls three decades after their individual peaks as performers. The women reminisce about the past and fret over the present as Sondheim weaves a web of nostalgia and regret. Be sure to show up early for a discussion led by Theatre Tulsa’s Nick Cains.

holiday extravaganza, organized by the Junior League, features unique merchandise from more than 100 vendors.

At Home

RED KETTLE CAMPAIGN

COX CONVENTION CENTER This one-stop

2ndfridaynorman.com

DOWNTOWN IN DECEMBER

NORTH POLE ADVENTURE Nov. 24-Dec. 24

Nov. 10-Jan. 28

7000 CROSSROADS BLVD.

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EAGLE WATCH Nov. 25 LAKE THUNDERBIRD STATE PARK, NORMAN To see

DOWNTOWN OKC Presented by Devon, this is a series of holiday events and attractions in the city center. VETERANS DAY SPECIAL Nov. 11

OKC ZOO In honor of the

holiday, the zoo offers free admission to all active duty members, active reserves and retirees. okczoo.org

WIZARDS ON WESTERN

Experience the North Pole right here. northpoleadventure.org

migrating eagles, visit this bird watch for all ages.

travelok.com

PLAZA BEER WALK Nov. 29 PLAZA DISTRICT Try numerous locally brewed beers and enjoy the outdoor ambiance. plazadistrict.org

CHARITABLE EVENTS ANGEL TREE PROGRAM November-December

SALVATION ARMY CENTRAL OKLAHOMA COMMAND The Angel Tree salvationarmyokcac.org November-December

SALVATION ARMY CENTRAL OKLAHOMA COMMAND The red kettle

makes its appearance during the holidays to help the Salvation Army raise funds for its year-round programs and services.

MUSEUM This signature

black-tie gala includes sweet treats, auctions and food to raise money for St. Anthony patients. saintsok.com

Nov. 8-11

jloc.org/mistletoe-market

CELEBRATE PINK OKC Nov. 15

salvationarmyokcac.org

OKLAHOMA CITY GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB This

SAINTS BALL Nov. 4 NATIONAL COWBOY AND WESTERN HERITAGE

oklahomaprojectwoman.org

luncheon features a guest speaker and fashion show to benefit Oklahoma Project Woman.

FOR EVEN MORE EVENTS IN TULSA, OKC AND AROUND THE STATE, HEAD TO OKMAG.COM.

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The always reliable Criterion Collection will help you keep it classy at home this month as it releases a new edition of one of the great American screwball comedies, George Cukor’s The Philadelphia Story. Set among the upper class of the title city, the film follows socialite Tracy Lord as she navigates love and marriage, which don’t always go together. With multiple men vying for her love, and a family with myriad problems of its own, Tracy must clear away the distractions to find out what she really wants in life. The stacked cast, led by the triple threat of Katherine Hepburn, Cary Grant and Jimmy Stewart, sells this tale of divorce and

remarriage with aplomb. Some of the film’s plot points might feel a little odd to today’s viewers, but even the questionable messages go down easy amid the sparkling banter and lavish sets. Class resentment, journalistic ethics and the quest to stay young mix together in one of the most pleasingly convoluted love triangles ever put on film.

In Theaters

Who needs summer? With the right balance of big budget crowd-pleasers and smaller films angling for awards, November is a great month to catch a quality movie. Much consideration will likely go to Thor: Ragnarok, the third film focusing on the Norse god turned Earth superhero. That attention shouldn’t be misplaced, given that excellent New Zealand director Taika Waititi (What We Do in the Shadows) has taken the reins for this film. He’s sure to inject the sometimes plodding aesthetics of the franchise with some much-needed humor. An even better bet is Lady Bird, the first film written and directed by actress Greta Gerwig. Excellent as both actress and writer in her partnership with director Noah Baumbach in films like Mistress America and Frances Ha, Gerwig looks to bring some of the snappy dialog and exquisite pathos of their partner films to her own work. Lady Bird tells the story of a teenage girl trying to find her place while going through the grist mill of college applications. Between Gerwig’s writing and the presence of Saoirse Ronan in the lead role, this is sure to be one of the best films of autumn. ASHER GELZER-GOVATOS


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hirty-five years ago at the University of Tulsa, famed feminist Germaine Greer launched Tulsa Studies in Women’s Literature, the first journal devoted solely to women’s literature and theory with groundbreaking articles, notes, research and reviews. Today it is edited by TU Professor Jennifer Airey, an 18th-century British literature specialist who focuses on gender and sexuality during England’s Restoration. We caught up with Airey and got her thoughts on …

… how the journal has changed.

In 1982, the scholarly landscape was vastly different than it is today – women’s voices were largely absent from literary criticism. The initial project of TSWL was … one of recovery, of unearthing women’s writings that had been long forgotten and consigned to cultural irrelevance. It has been one of the greatest successes of feminist scholarship that we now have a broader understanding of the literary canon and that women’s voices have been integrated into the literary curriculum. Under Shari Benstock, who succeeded Greer as editor, the journal [moved] beyond recovery – although we still remain deeply interested in newly discovered works – to analysis and theorization.

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The journal has grown more international in scope, encouraging submissions … on authors across all cultures and nationalities.

… the journal’s focus.

Women’s writing matters. We remain firm in our commitment to bring to light new voices and new understandings of gender and literature. We are also deeply committed to intersectional feminism, the idea that we must examine not only gender, but its interactions with race, class, nationality [and] sexuality.

… academic databases and research.

Databases like JSTOR and Project MUSE have changed the way that people access our journal. They’ve broadened our reach considerably – people from all over the world [don’t have] to purchase a paper copy or subscribe. With download statistics, we get a good sense of which articles are particularly popular. On the downside … our number of individual subscribers has also decreased, so we’re more dependent on database revenue to sustain ourselves now. Our readers are more likely to download a single article rather than sitting down to peruse the journal cover to cover. I do worry about this a little bit. The

… keeping the journal fresh.

We publish the highest-quality literary criticism. Our acceptance rate for articles is about 10 percent. Secondly, we publish special issues on topics … relevant to our readership, ranging from breast cancer narratives and Catholic women writers to our award-winning special issue on Mary Leapor and Ann Yearsley, two working-class 18th-century women poets. Coming up, we will [devote] issues to young adult women’s literature, Latin American women authors, and women and archival research.

… the journal’s direction.

I’d like TSWL to provide a forum not only for scholarship but for thinking about what it means to be a scholar of women’s literature in our current political and historical moment. I hope that TSWL can provide a space for thinking about the ways in which gender inflects our teaching and our research.

… the academic cutting edge.

As the field of women’s studies has grown and developed, TSWL has grown and developed alongside it … influencing the field even as we grow with it.

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Jennifer Airey

scope of our scholarship is one of our greatest strengths. Just downloading individual articles … encourages isolation within our historical fields, when really we can learn a lot from one another by reading across periods.


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