From The Journal Record
Published: May 2, 2008
Click to see full story – Leadership in Law profile: Byrona Maule
Byrona Maule cannot remember a time when she didn’t want to be an attorney.
The Missouri native graduated in 1982 with honors from the University of Missouri with a bachelor’s in political science. She also earned her juris doctorate in 1986 from MU’s School of Law, where she was a member of the Order of Barristers.
Her first job in the legal profession was an as assistant attorney general for the State of Missouri. She entered private practice in 1989 and worked as an associate for three different firms before joining Professional Home Care Inc. as general counsel and director of organizational development in 1996. Maule joined Phillips McFall McCaffrey McVay & Murrah as an associate in 2001. Today she is a shareholder in the litigation department and co-chair of the firm’s Labor and Employment and Health Care practice groups. She represents individuals and both privately held and public companies in a wide range of employment, business and litigation matters.
“I think it is the concept of fairness that brought me to the law and that keeps me practicing. Everyone is equal in the eyes of the law – in theory. In practice, it falls in large part to the legal community to see that through, and I take great pride in being part of that calling.”
Maule is admitted to practice in Oklahoma; Missouri; Alaska; U.S. District Court for the Western District of Oklahoma, Eastern District of Oklahoma, Western District of Missouri, Eastern District of Missouri, and the District of Alaska; as well as the U.S. Court of Appeals, 8th and 10th Circuits.
She also is a moderator and presenter of employment law for Lorman Education Services and writes articles and presents and moderates seminars for the Paycom Report.
Maule’s honors include receiving the Thomas E. Deacy Jr. Prize in Advocacy and the American Jurisprudence Award in Family Law.
She is a member of the Federal Bar Association, Oklahoma Bar Association, Alaska Bar Association, Missouri Bar Association and American Bar Association, and is a master of the Luther Bohanon American Inn of Court XXIII.
Her civic involvement includes volunteering her time as a big sister and advisory board member of Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Oklahoma City. She is active with Messiah Lutheran Church and School as a Stephen’s Minister volunteer, member of the personnel committee, youth choir chair and worship chair. In addition, she is a scholarship sponsor for Messiah Lutheran School and Redeemer Lutheran High School.