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Hanna to receive OBA Outstanding Public Service award

By October 20th, 2022No Comments
Lauren Barghols Hanna attorney
Lauren Barghols Hanna

Phillips Murrah is pleased to announce Oklahoma Bar Association will dedicate the Outstanding Service to the Public Award to Attorney Lauren Barghols Hanna at the annual meeting November 4.

“I was really humbled when I was notified of this honor because I know so many attorneys who give tirelessly of themselves every day to our wonderful community organizations,” Hanna said. “I am always grateful for the opportunity to discuss the ongoing Afghani refugee resettlement efforts and how we can all help our new neighbors settle into their new lives here in Oklahoma.”

Hanna is an Of Counsel attorney whose state and federal litigation practice is focused on labor and employment law.

From October’s Oklahoma Bar Journal:

“The Outstanding Service to the Public Award is presented to Lauren Barghols Hanna in recognition of her efforts to make a real difference in her community. In addition to practicing labor and employment law at the Oklahoma City office of Phillips Murrah, Ms. Hanna is actively involved in many community programs. 

Most recently, she and her family are sponsoring an Afghan family of 13, assisting them with housing, medical needs, employment, transportation, education and overcoming language barriers. Ms. Hanna also assists refugees with asylum work. She volunteers as an attorney for Oklahoma Lawyers for Children, a nonprofit organization that uses pro bono lawyers to represent and assist children in various matters, including parental termination jury trials before the Juvenile Division of the Oklahoma County District Court. In 2014, CASA of Oklahoma County Inc. honored her with its Attorney of the Year Award for her work with Oklahoma Lawyers for Children.  

Ms. Hanna and her family have also worked with the Tinker Air Force Base Home Away from Home program. As part of this initiative, airmen serving their first tour of duty are invited to join her family for holiday meals, birthday celebrations and summer cookouts. She is also an active volunteer with Edmond Public Schools. 

In addition to her legal career and volunteering, Ms. Hanna is a frequent guest speaker for various community programs and writes columns in The Oklahoman and The Journal Record, sharing her expansive knowledge of the law and current events.  

Ms. Hanna doesn’t just ask others to help with causes, she actually shows up and gives her time, resources and energy to help make a difference in the community.”

To find out more about OBA and other honorees to be recognized, click here.