Entries by Nathan Hatcher

Phillips Murrah attorneys volunteer for Cavett Kids Foundation

Phillips Murrah attorneys Nicholle Jones Edwards, Kayce L. Gisinger, Monica Y. Ybarra, and Ashley M. Schovanec were on site at The Children’s Hospital at OU Medical Center on July 6 to lend a helping hand to the children heading to Camp Cavett. “Monica, who is on the Oklahoma County Bar Association’s Community Service Committee, let the Phillips […]

Phillips Murrah attorney graduates OBA Leadership Academy

Attorney Cody J. Cooper became one of 18 participants to graduate from the Oklahoma Bar Association’s Leadership Academy in June. “This class was an excellent opportunity to meet and engage with other attorneys actively engaged in or seeking to engage in leadership roles throughout our community and the Bar Association,” Cooper said. “It introduced us to […]

Director Kathryn Terry speaks at Alpha Phi 71st Biennial Convention

Director Kathryn D. Terry rejoined her sorority sisters for the Alpha Phi 71st Biennial Convention from June 22-26 in Cleveland, Ohio. Terry, who serves as President of the board for the Alpha Phi house association at the University of Oklahoma, offered her guidance by speaking to the more than 400 Alpha Phi women from across the country who […]

NewsOK Q&A: High court’s tie in assault affirms tribe’s self-determination right

From NewsOK / by Paula Burkes Published: June 30, 2016 Click to see full story – High court’s tie in assault affirms tribe’s self-determination right Click to see G. Calvin Sharpe’s attorney profile Q: Generally speaking, what was the Dollar General case about, originally? A: In the original case, there was a Dollar General store operating within […]

Director shares insights into Oklahoma’s clean energy future with Sierra Club

Phillips Murrah Director Jim Roth spoke to the Sierra Club on June 16 about issues regarding Oklahoma’s future in the clean energy arena. “The Sierra Club has been a national leader in moving the American economy towards a low emission future,” he said. “Oklahoma is perfectly situated with low-emitting resources in abundance: clean burning natural gas; […]

Judge orders plaintiff to produce Facebook file

Gavel to Gavel appears in The Journal Record. This column was originally published in The Journal Record on June 23, 2016. By Phillips Murrah Attorney Cody J. Cooper The prevalence of social media continues to change litigation practices. As the availability of data about individuals related to social media continues to increase, so do the requests by […]

Director provides toys, lifts spirits of children at Juvenile Justice Center

The season of giving is year-round for Phillips Murrah Director, Ray Zschiesche. He has made a habit of continuing his community service efforts, most recently, by helping children at the Oklahoma County Juvenile Justice Center. “Ray has given generously and repeatedly to the children here at the Oklahoma County Juvenile Justice Center,” Lisa Davis, Oklahoma County District Judge, […]

Director joins ALFA insurance coverage panel

Director Kathryn D. Terry participated in ALFA International’s EPL & Professional Liability Practice Group Seminar from June 8-10 in New York City covering issues related to insurance matters. “The panel discussed the impact of punitive damage verdict in employment practices litigation, including developing and potential issues related to insurance coverage for extra-contractual losses and the duty of good faith and […]

Firm names May Employee of the Month

Legal Secretary Karen Isaac is Phillips Murrah’s Employee of the Month for May 2016. “It’s nice to be recognized for what I consider to be my daily functions,” Isaac said. “I consider myself very fortunate to be an employee of Phillips Murrah.” “Karen is a self-motivated assistant who works hard without complaint,” attorney A. Michelle Campney said. […]

Director presents on real estate surveying skills

Director Robert N. Sheets will give a presentation on “Surveying Skills for the Real Estate Attorney” for Continuing Education professionals. Sheets will present at 11:15 a.m. on June 8 at the National Business Institute’s seminar titled “Legal Descriptions, Title Insurance and Surveys in Real Estate Transactions Seminar.” “The purpose of the seminar is legal matters involved […]

Attorney re-elected mayor of Nichols Hills

Attorney Steven J. Goetzinger is beginning his second term as mayor of Nichols Hills. He joined the Nichols Hills City Council in May 2011 and was first elected mayor in 2013. He represents Ward 3. Goetzinger was born and raised in Woodward, Oklahoma and now resides in Nichols Hills, Oklahoma. He is currently a member of the […]

Director addresses workplace environments for OMCCA

Director Kathryn D. Terry spoke at the Oklahoma Municipal Court Clerks Association‘s annual conference on May 17 at Oklahoma State University. Terry addressed issues on dress code dilemmas in the 21st century workplace, employee accountability, and conflict avoidance. “The Oklahoma Municipal Court Clerks Association is made of municipal court clerks from all over Oklahoma,” she said. […]

What are involuntary bankruptcies?

Gavel to Gavel appears in The Journal Record. This column was originally published in The Journal Record on May 12, 2016. By Phillips Murrah Director Clayton D. Ketter Bankruptcies are on the rise. Expectations are that, unless oil and gas prices reverse course, related bankruptcy filings will continue. The majority of these filings will be commenced by […]

Phillips Murrah sponsors OU Women and Gender Studies event

Phillips Murrah sponsored the University of Oklahoma’s Voices from the Heart event on April 22, benefiting the university’s Women and Gender Studies Program. “I serve on the Advisory Board as an extension of my undergraduate and law school alma mater,” Phillips Murrah Director Nikki Edwards said. “I believe as a professional woman in law, I owe it to […]

Roth: The energy jobs debate

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 9, 2016. The energy jobs debate This past week saw the release of the U.S. jobs report for April and its results of 160,000 new non-farm jobs, which was less than […]

Firm names April Employee of the Month

Legal Secretary Donna Anderson is Phillips Murrah’s Employee of the Month for April 2016. “Being recognized as Employee of the Month for me is an honor that I will truly cherish,” Anderson said, whose work is focused on Family Law. “You won’t find a more devoted, hard-working and patient employee than Donna,” said Nikki J. Edwards, Director and Family […]

Roth: A two-day workweek?

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 2, 2016. A two-day workweek? History and science tell us that a year is based upon Earth’s one full revolution around the sun and that months on the calendar were designed […]

NewsOK Q&A: Advance directives provide care guidance for end of life

From NewsOK / by Paula Burkes Published: April 28, 2016 Click to see full story – Advance directives provide care guidance for end of life Click to see Mary Holloway Richard’s attorney profile Q: What should we know about decision-making in the future to care for ourselves? A: The mechanism for providing guidance to your health care professionals […]

Roth: Can you feel the heat?

By Jim Roth, Director and Chair of the Firm’s Clean Energy Practice Group. This column was originally published in The Journal Record on April 25, 2016. Can you feel the heat? Although the spring season officially began one month ago, the temperature of spring was far ahead of the calendar this year. Did you feel […]

Phillips Murrah attorney named to Mental Health Association Oklahoma’s Advisory Council

A new opportunity for Phillips Murrah Attorney Mary Holloway Richard will help her continue her work of increasing visibility of mental health issues in Oklahoma. Richard has joined Mental Health Association Oklahoma’s Advisory Council based in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Partnered with the Homeless Alliance, Mental Health Association Oklahoma has a variety of programs including youth wellness screenings, […]