Entries by Nathan Hatcher

Attorney Cody Cooper elected Chair of OCBA Young Lawyers Division

Phillips Murrah Attorney Cody J. Cooper will begin his term as Chair of the Oklahoma County Bar Association’s (OCBA) Young Lawyers Division (YLD) this September after being elected last year. “Our focus is to keep young bar members engaged and perform community service,” Cody said. “My role will be to head the organization for the […]

Roth: What the H?

By Jim Roth, Director and Chair of the Firm’s Clean Energy Practice Group. This column was originally published in The Journal Record on July 24, 2017. What the H? Those early, and perhaps forgotten, lessons from middle school chemistry class of the periodic table may be coming around again as America and the world explore new fuel sources […]

Roth: Dry heat and the heat index

By Jim Roth, Director and Chair of the Firm’s Clean Energy Practice Group. This column was originally published in The Journal Record on July 17, 2017. Dry heat and the heat index Friends have tried to convince me for years that 110-plus degrees in Arizona’s summer is fine because it’s a “dry heat.” I’ve scoffed for years because […]

Roth: When power attacks science

By Jim Roth, Director and Chair of the Firm’s Clean Energy Practice Group. This column was originally published in The Journal Record on July 10, 2017. When power attacks science What do Okemah, Oklahoma, today’s EPA and Galileo have in common? Life lessons about the resilience of science across the history of humankind, even when those in power […]

Roth: A gathering green trend for Oklahoma

By Jim Roth, Director and Chair of the Firm’s Clean Energy Practice Group. This column was originally published in The Journal Record on July 3, 2017. A gathering green trend for Oklahoma For decades Oklahoma’s largest cities have focused more on infrastructure issues like roads, bridges and jails, at the expense of parks, sidewalks and trails. Nevertheless, the […]

Firm selects June Employee of the Month

Maribeth Mills, Paralegal, is Phillips Murrah’s Employee of the Month for June 2017. “I’ve always enjoyed the work I do, but it is like icing on a cake to get a nod from your co-workers,” she said. The Employee of the Month is selected anonymously by Phillips Murrah staff on merits of teamwork and overall contributions to […]

Phillips Murrah rowing team competes in Summer 2017 season

Phillips Murrah’s rowing team Law & Oarder completed the Summer 2017 season by placing third in the annual regatta competition. The team competed on June 24 at the Stars and Stripes River Festival held at the OKC Boathouse District in the advanced league and achieved a 500-meter run of 2:02. “Rowing is a team effort much like the work we do at […]

Roth: Yellowstone grizzlies scratched from endangered list

By Jim Roth, Director and Chair of the Firm’s Clean Energy Practice Group. This column was originally published in The Journal Record on June 26, 2017. Yellowstone grizzlies scratched from endangered list How many Yellowstone grizzly bears is enough? Well, it might appear that 700 is the number, based upon the Interior Department’s announcement this […]

Firm hosts Attorney General Mike Hunter for visit

Phillips Murrah welcomed Mike Hunter, Oklahoma Attorney General, on June 16 to discuss issues his office faces with everyday Oklahomans. “It was an honor to have Attorney General Mike Hunter as the Firm’s guest,” Director Elizabeth K. Brown said. “It was nice to hear firsthand about some of the issues being addressed by the Attorney General’s […]

Roth: Global decline of coal

By Jim Roth, Director and Chair of the Firm’s Clean Energy Practice Group. This column was originally published in The Journal Record on June 19, 2017. Global decline of coal The global consumption numbers are in for 2016 and coal production and consumption hit a 35-year low in the United States and had an even […]

Roth: What happens in Vegas…

By Jim Roth, Director and Chair of the Firm’s Clean Energy Practice Group. This column was originally published in The Journal Record on June 12, 2017. What happens in Vegas… It’s been said that “What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas,” yet Las Vegas and Nevada are making news that is worth talking about for […]

Directors volunteer at annual Westminster fundraiser

Nikki and Marc Edwards, Directors at Phillips Murrah, gave their time to help make WestxWestminster, an annual fundraising auction hosted by Westminster School, a success. Arriving early to the April 1 event at the Bricktown Events Center, Nikki and Marc volunteered at the check-in table and worked a games table throughout the night. “While I support […]

U.S. House of Representatives passes Working Families Flexibility Act of 2017

Last month, the United States House of Representatives passed H.R. 1180, which states that private sector employees shall be given the option of receiving paid time off, known as compensatory time, in lieu of monetary compensation known as overtime pay. The Act, known as the “Working Families Flexibility Act of 2017,” amends the Fair Labor Standards […]

Roth: Syria, Nicaragua and Trump’s America

By Jim Roth, Director and Chair of the Firm’s Clean Energy Practice Group. This column was originally published in The Journal Record on June 5, 2017. Syria, Nicaragua and Trump’s America You have probably heard by now that Donald Trump has announced his intentions to withdraw the United States of America from the Paris climate […]

Firm selects May Employee of the Month

Barb Robertson, Legal Assistant, is Phillips Murrah’s Employee of the Month for May 2017. “What an honor to be chosen Employee of the Month,” she said. “Phillips Murrah has a lot of great employees, and it humbles me to be chosen for this honor by my friends. “It is really great to be able to come to work […]

The wrong approach

Gavel to Gavel appears in The Journal Record. This column was originally published in The Journal Record on June 1, 2017. By Phillips Murrah Attorney C. Eric Davis Oklahoma! Where the wind comes sweepin’ down the plain – and if some lawmakers have their way, it will be further taxed as it blows through. For the wind […]

Three Phillips Murrah attorneys listed in Chambers USA 2017

Phillips Murrah is proud to announce real estate attorneys John D. Hastie, Sally A. Hasenfratz, and Jennifer Ivester Berry have been selected for inclusion in Chambers & Partners’ Chambers USA 2017 guide. Chambers researchers offered the following comments on each attorney: “John Hastie is singled out by interviewees as ‘the dean of real estate.’ He […]

PM Attorney graduates Leadership OKC LOYAL Program

Every year, approximately two hundred of Oklahoma City’s rising stars vie for a chance to be a member of Leadership Oklahoma City’s Linking OKC’s Young Adult Leaders (LOYAL) Program. Phillips Murrah Attorney Monica Y. Ybarra was selected to participate in this prestigious program as a member of LOYAL Class XII. The Firm is pleased to […]

Roth: Department of Defense and its drive toward renewable energies continues

By Jim Roth, Director and Chair of the Firm’s Clean Energy Practice Group. This column was originally published in The Journal Record on May 1, 2017. Department of Defense and its drive toward renewable energies continues America’s largest consumer of electricity is actually the Department of Defense with thousands of facilities and millions of employees. […]

Firm selects April Employee of the Month

Tess Bromme, Accounting, is Phillips Murrah’s Employee of the Month for April 2017. “I really enjoy working at Phillips Murrah,” she said. “The camaraderie is fantastic and everyone keeps me on my toes. I truly appreciate being recognized, and I hope I continue to make them proud.” The Employee of the Month is selected anonymously by Phillips Murrah staff on […]

Leadership in Law profile: Nicholle “Nikki” Jones Edwards

From The Journal Record Published: April 26, 2017 Click to see full story – Leadership in Law profile: Nicholle “Nikki” Jones Edwards As chair of Phillips Murrah’s Family Law Section, Nikki Jones Edwards manages a large portfolio of complex family law matters. Her practice encompasses all aspects of family law, including high-net-worth divorces, custody issues, valuation […]