Entries by Nathan Hatcher

Attorney Cody Cooper accepted to OBA Leadership Academy

The Oklahoma Bar Association (OBA) selected Attorney Cody Cooper as one of 22 emerging leaders in Oklahoma’s legal community to be members of the Oklahoma Bar Association Leadership Academy Class of 2016. Participants have been selected from a pool of applicants spanning the state and will receive training in leadership, motivation and communication. “I thought this would […]

Congratulations: PM Director Ray Zschiesche elected to OCBA Board of Directors

The Oklahoma County Bar Association Nominations & Election Committee have announced members for its 2015-2016 Board of Directors. Phillips Murrah Director Ray Zschiesche has been elected to the Board of Directors and will take office Sept. 1, 2015. “I am honored to have been elected to the Board of Directors of the Oklahoma County Bar Association, and look […]

Attorney Mary Holloway Richard sourced in CARE Act article

Phillips Murrah Attorney Mary Holloway Richard was featured as a source in a Journal Record article by Sarah Terry-Cobo. The article, titled “Complex prognosis: Hospital group, AARP disagree on CARE Act,” focuses on the 2014 Oklahoma Caregiver Advise, Record, Enable Act and the protections it adds. From the article: Mary Holloway Richard, a health care […]

Bankruptcy issues from the creditor perspective

Gavel to Gavel appears in The Journal Record. This column was originally published in The Journal Record on July 16, 2015. By Phillips Murrah attorney, Gretchen Latham During a bankruptcy case, we often hear about the debtor perspective. Whether due to unfavorable market conditions or poor planning, the result is financial hardship that inhibits a borrower from completing […]

Director wins Committee of the Year award from OCBA

Director Ray Zschiesche received an award for Committee of the Year by the Oklahoma County Bar Association for his work as chairman of the Community Service Committee. “Phillips Murrah is proud to have Ray as a representation of the firm,” President Tom Wolfe said. “He is rightly deserving of praise in accepting the Committee of […]

Tort reform shows how Oklahoma product liability law evolves

This Gavel to Gavel guest column, originally published in The Journal Record on June 4, 2015, contains insights by Phillips Murrah attorney Cody Cooper concerning Oklahoma Product Liability Law. Cody Cooper contributed to “An Overview of Oklahoma Product Liability Law,” co-authored by Phillips Murrah Directors Tom Wolfe and Lyndon Whitmire for the April 2015 edition of the Oklahoma Bar […]

NewsOK Q&A: Health care providers can use Oklahoma’s unclaimed property fund to collect on unpaid bills

From NewsOK / by Paula Burkes Published: June 3, 2015 Click to see full story – Health care providers can use Oklahoma’s unclaimed property fund to collect on unpaid bills Click to see Gretchen M. Latham’s attorney profile Gretchen Latham, a litigator at Phillips Murrah law firm, talks about how physicians can recoup payment by […]

Director Jim Roth featured in energy-related article in Politico

Phillips Murrah Director Jim Roth was featured as a source in an article by Politico writer Michael Grunwald. The article, titled “Inside the war on coal: How Mike Bloomberg, red-state businesses, and a lot of Midwestern lawyers are changing American energy faster than you think,” focuses on the country’s coal usage and implications it has on the […]

Attorneys provide cheer for less fortunate through Oklahoma County Bar Association Community Service Committee

Originally published in the May 2015 edition of the Oklahoma Bar Journal Since the last update, the Community Service Committee continued its annual holiday tradition of providing some holiday cheer to the less fortunate. For many years, members of the Committee have provided Christmas gifts to juvenile residents of Family Junction, a youth shelter that […]

With the correct tools, financially stressed firms can avoid bankruptcy

From NewsOK / by Paula Burkes Published: May 19, 2015 Click to see full story – With the correct tools, financially stressed firms can avoid bankruptcy Click to see Stephen W. Elliott’s attorney profile Oklahoma bankruptcy litigator Stephen Elliott, an attorney with Phillips Murrah, talks about dealing with market vulnerability and how to avoid bankruptcy. Q: […]

Attorney mentors struggling student through tutoring program

When Omar failed the first grade and saw his friends move on, it became important to not only teach him the necessary information he needed to pass but to also not let him feel defeated. “My biggest thing was to build confidence,” Phillips Murrah Associate Attorney Dominic Williams said. “I wanted him to feel good. I wanted […]

Phillips Murrah sponsors Big Brothers Big Sisters’ Bowl for Kids’ Sake event

Five teams of Phillips Murrah employees, families and friends showed off their bowling talents to celebrate the firm’s fundraising efforts toward Big Brothers Big Sisters’ Bowl for Kids’ Sake annual event. Heritage Lanes welcomed Phillips Murrah for the firm’s night of bowling on May 14, made possible by donations from firm employees and members of Big Brothers […]

Director Juston Givens featured in article on law firm diversity

Phillips Murrah Director Juston Givens was featured in the Journal Record as a source in an article by journalist Molly M. Fleming. Titled “Hot commodities: Tax, tribal law attorneys among most-desired legal specialties,” the cover story is about the difficulty in filling attorney positions for specialized fields. From the article: In Oklahoma City, Phillips Murrah […]

Best, worst states to be a doctor

South Carolina tops the list, Rhode Island finishes last WalletHub released its list of the best and worst states for physicians based on several metrics, including wages and job opportunities. For the report, all of the states and Washington, D.C., were rated on 12 metrics sorted into two categories: Environment, or risks of the job, such […]

Phillips Murrah welcomes two attorneys

OKLAHOMA CITY – Scott M. Rayburn has joined Phillips Murrah’s Transactional Practice Group as an of counsel attorney. Rayburn’s practice will be focused on business transactions, entity formation and structure, and capital raising and formation. He will also be representing clients in negotiating and structuring acquisitions and divestitures, private equity financing, contractual matters and other […]

The Evolution of Energy Density

Jim Roth’s Friday column, Earth Business, appears in The Journal Record. Originally published in The Journal Record on Jan 23, 2015. View Jim Roth’s attorney profile here. Laying down the scientific groundwork, energy density is the amount of energy stored in a system or region of space per unit volume. For purposes of conducting measurements, it is […]

Firm adopts family for Oklahoma Family Network

OKLAHOMA CITY – Attorneys at Phillips Murrah hosted a gift wrapping party on Dec. 18 to wrap donations for the Oklahoma Family Network. The firm raised $4,000 for the 2014 holiday season. “The attorneys and legal professionals at Phillips Murrah recognize that community service and philanthropy are important components of our profession and we seek […]

Phillips Murrah sponsors 2014 i2E Brewfest

  OKLAHOMA CITY – More than a dozen beer brewers and suppliers showcased their products at i2E’s (Innovation to Enterprise) third annual OKBio BrewFest on Nov. 6 at the Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark. “Every year Brewfest gives us a unique opportunity to connect with leaders in the Oklahoma bioscience and technology communities in an enjoyable, casual […]

Director named to national board

Originally published in The Journal Record on Nov. 5, 2014. Click to see Elizabeth K. Brown’s attorney profile The National Stripper Well Association named Phillips Murrah Director Elizabeth K. Brown to the board of directors. Brown was named to the Oklahoma Independent Petroleum Association board of directors in June 2013 and is a member of […]