Phillips Murrah law firm names three new Directors

OKLAHOMA CITY (January 3, 2022) – The law firm of Phillips Murrah proudly announces the promotion of Robert K. Campbell, Jessica N. Cory, and C. Eric Davis to Directors for the Firm. These additions bring the Firm’s total number of Directors to 38.

Robert Campbell, Jessica Cory, and Eric Davis

“These skilled attorneys serve and excel in different areas of law, and the Firm couldn’t be prouder to have them join our leadership and help shape Phillips Murrah’s future,” said Thomas G. Wolfe, President and Managing Partner.

Robert’s legal practice is focused in the area of family law, specifically concentrated in matters of divorce, legal separation, and custody issues. He represents clients by providing steady, thoughtful, and resourceful counsel to advise them through significant family and life transitions.

Robert graduated cum laude from the Oklahoma City University School of Law in May 2007. Prior to law school, he received his BBA in Business Marketing from the University of Oklahoma, Michael F. Price College of Business, graduating with distinction.

While in law school, Robert received several awards including being on the Dean’s Honor Roll and Faculty Honor Roll. Additionally, he was the recipient of the CALI Award of Excellence, which is awarded to the student with the highest grade in the courses as determined by the professor for two of his courses (Legal Analysis and Corporations). He was involved in several student organizations in law school including Merit Scholars, Phi Delta Phi, Phi Kappa Phi, The Association of Trial Lawyers of America (ATLA) and the Student Bar Association.

Robert was born in Texas where he resided before moving to Oklahoma in 1997. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his wife, Emily, who is also a practicing attorney in Oklahoma City. He enjoys golfing and most outdoor activities.

Jessica’s practice focuses on tax law, and she represents businesses and individuals in a wide range of matters, including general tax planning, business succession planning, and the structuring of complex transactions.

Jessica has advised clients regarding corporate and general business matters, including choice of entity, formation, tax-free reorganizations, acquisitions and dispositions, and tax planning. She has particular experience working with flow-through entities, including disregarded entities, limited liability companies, partnerships, and S corporations. Jessica has also successfully represented clients in disputes with the Internal Revenue Service.

Prior to entering private practice, Jessica gained valuable experience service as a judicial clerk for United States District Court Judge Robin Cauthron in the Western District of Oklahoma. She then received her Masters of Law in Taxation at New York University School of Law and worked for a law firm in Houston, Texas before joining Phillips Murrah. Jessica is licensed in both Oklahoma and Texas.

Jessica has written and presented on a variety of tax topics, including choice-of-entity in light of the 2017 tax reform, the tax implications of foreign ownership of real property, changes to the partnership audit procedures enacted in 2015, and defending against the trust fund recovery penalty.

Jessica grew up in Killeen, Texas but now lives in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with friends and family, traveling, and training for her next race.

Eric is a member of the Firm’s Government Relations and Compliance Practice Group, Clean Energy Practice Group, and Healthcare Practice Group. He represents clients in proceedings before a range of governmental agencies. He serves as prosecutor for the Oklahoma Construction Industries Board, and also frequently practices before the Oklahoma Corporation Commission. Eric’s utility regulation experience includes representing public utilities and other stakeholders in rate cases, merger/acquisition applications, applications for certificates of authority, and rulemakings.

Prior to joining Phillips Murrah, Eric served as an Assistant Attorney General in the Office of the Oklahoma Attorney General, and as legal counsel at both the Corporation Commission and the Tax Commission. Eric also served low-income Oklahomans at Legal Aid in Lawton, Oklahoma, and spent two years clerking for the state trial courts of Vermont.

Eric received his J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School where he was managing editor of the Michigan Journal of Race & Law. He received his undergraduate degree from Oklahoma State University where he was named the Political Science Department’s “Outstanding Senior.” Recognized by his peers as a “Best Lawyer in America” for 2021, Eric is an alum of Leadership Oklahoma City and the Oklahoma Bar Association’s Leadership Academy. He is also a past board member of the Oklahoma Bar Association’s Young Lawyers Division.

Born and raised in Stillwater, Oklahoma, Eric now lives in Oklahoma City with his wife, Nadine, and their sons, Nathan and Zac. He enjoys music, hiking, PBS NewsHour, and OSU football.