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Firm sponsors Make-A-Wish Pickleball Tournament

Phillips Murrah is sponsoring Make-A-Wish Foundation‘s inaugural Pickle N Wishes Pickleball Tournament on May 2. The tournament will be hosted by Make-A-Wish Oklahoma’s Wish Young Professionals Council of Oklahoma City, of which Attorney Phoebe B. Mitchell serves on the Board of Directors. “I have really enjoyed serving on the Make-A-Wish Young Professionals board,” Mitchell said. […]

Jennifer Christian, Kayla Kuri join Phillips Murrah’s legal team in Oklahoma office

OKLAHOMA CITY (March 1, 2021) – Phillips Murrah is proud to welcome Jennifer K. Christian and Kayla M. Kuri to the Firm’s legal team. Jennifer Christian is an Of Counsel attorney who assists clients in a wide range of transactional matters and litigation involving business law, contractual disputes, real estate, banking, healthcare, business divorce, construction, […]

McMahan elected to OCBA Young Lawyers Division board

The Oklahoma County Bar Association elected Attorney Natalie M. McMahan to the Board of Directors for the Young Lawyers Division (YLD) for 2021. “I am looking forward to being connected to the larger community of young attorneys in Oklahoma County,” McMahan said. “The Board’s efforts to connect its members and contribute to the larger community […]

Carter accepted into Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel

Michael D. Carter, Phillips Murrah Of Counsel Attorney, has been accepted as a new member to the Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel (FDCC). “As an active member of Defense Research Institute (DRI), I was aware of the FDCC as an exclusive, invitation-only sister organization of DRI. I was honored and humbled to receive an […]

Director’s personal style featured on local fashion blog

A standard is set for work attire in the legal field, but Director Nikki Edwards’ fashion sense caught the eye of local blog Maz Modern. “A colleague of mine reached out and asked if I’d be interested in writing for her new website, and I accepted,” Nikki said. “I’m thankful I had a support team […]

Gardner assumes role as adjunct professor for OCU Law

Director Melissa R. Gardner is sharing her expertise with future lawyers, leading a class at Oklahoma City University School of Law for the Spring 2021 semester. “I’m teaching the Corporations class this semester as an adjunct professor at OCU Law,” Gardner said. “I’m covering all of Corporations, which is a bit intimidating for both the […]

Phillips Murrah honored as Top Workplace for sixth consecutive year

Phillips Murrah law firm is proud to announce its inclusion as one of Oklahoma City’s Top Workplaces for six straight years. “We are proud to be recognized for the sixth consecutive year as a Top Workplace in Oklahoma,” said Phillips Murrah Marketing Director, Dave Rhea. “The work environment at our Firm is important to us, […]

Richard, healthcare counsel to review Stark Law, Anti-Kickback Statute final rules

By Phillips Murrah Healthcare Attorney Mary Holloway Richard Final Rules have been issued for both the Stark Law (“Stark”) and the Anti-Kickback Statute (“AKS”).  Healthcare providers and their counsel have been awaiting these new rules for some time now.  In the days ahead, Phillips Murrah healthcare counsel will be studying the 627 pages of the […]

Director Nikki Edwards honored with OBA Mona Salyer Lambird award

The Oklahoma Bar Association’s Women in Law Committee has named Phillips Murrah Director Nicholle Jones Edwards as a 2020 Mona Salyer Lambird Spotlight Award recipient. “Mona Lambird was a trailblazer and paved the way for me and so many others, serving as the first woman OBA president,” Edwards said. “I was only a young lawyer […]

Sharpe accepted into Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel

Director G. Calvin Sharpe has been accepted as a new member to the Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel (FDCC). “After many years of primarily focusing on medical malpractice defense, I began diversifying my practice about 15 years ago and now represent numerous corporate clients,” Sharpe said. “FDCC is well-known as the best professional trade […]

Latham to present CLE on home lending issues, COVID-19’s impact

Attorney Gretchen M. Latham will present “COVID-19 House Issues for Lenders: Foreclosures, Replevins, Evictions, and Bankruptcy” this Thursday afternoon as part of a series of Continuing Legal Education courses for Oklahoma Bar Association’s annual meeting. The virtual presentation will give an overview of the topics important to home lenders with a special focus on how […]

Phillips Murrah named among 2021 Best Law Firms in 47 practice areas

Phillips Murrah is proud to announce that our law firm has been recognized by U.S. News & World Report’s 2021 “Best Law Firms” for professional excellence for the Oklahoma City Metropolitan Area and the Dallas/Fort Worth area in the following practice areas: Oklahoma City Tier 1 Administrative / Regulatory Law Banking and Finance Law Bankruptcy […]

NextGen Under 30 awards Kendra Norman in legal field

As the American labor force evolves to accommodate an influx of millennial-generation employees, standing out in a flooded career field grows more competitive and valuable. NextGen Under 30, which names top performing Oklahomans under 30 years of age across various industries, has named Attorney Kendra M. Norman to its 2020 honorary list in the Law […]

Laurel Baker joins Phillips Murrah law firm’s Dallas legal team

OKLAHOMA CITY (October 19, 2020) – Phillips Murrah P.C. is pleased to announce Laurel L. Baker has joined the Firm in its Dallas office as an Associate attorney. Her addition to the Firm brings the number of Phillips Murrah attorneys serving the Texas market to 16. Laurel is a litigation attorney whose primary focus is […]

Vicarious liability – Physicians can take steps to minimize risk

The following column was originally published in The Journal Record on October 5, 2020. By Phillips Murrah Attorney Martin J. Lopez III Between 2003 and 2020, the number of certified physician assistants practicing in the United States increased by over 220%. Set against this landscape of PA’s increasing role in health care, supervising physicians must […]

Proactive tech considerations in the era of the virtual workplace

The following column was originally published in The Oklahoman on October 4, 2020. By Phillips Murrah Attorney Hilary H. Clifton As thousands of workers continue to clock in remotely each day, many businesses are still learning the ins-and-outs of the virtual collaboration platforms their employees are using. Microsoft Teams, Slack, Google Docs, BlueJeans, Trello, and, […]

Phillips Murrah maintains support of National Association of Women Lawyers as 2020 Sustaining Sponsor

Phillips Murrah is proud to announce its inclusion as a 2020 National Association of Women Lawyers Sustaining Sponsor, continuing the Firm’s mission to promote gender equality in the legal field. NAWL is the nation’s oldest professional organization devoted to the interests and progress of women lawyers and women’s legal rights, and members include individual attorneys, […]

Phillips Murrah sponsors Positive Tomorrows at 2020 Cork & Canvas

Positive Tomorrows’ hosted its annual Cork & Canvas event, sponsored by Phillips Murrah and Director Nikki Jones Edwards, via virtual livestream on Sept. 17. The event was originally scheduled for April 16 but was rescheduled and repurposed as an online auction event due to COVID-19. This change created an opportunity for Positive Tomorrow to air […]

Phillips Murrah welcomes two new attorneys to litigation team

Phillips Murrah is proud to welcome Natalie M. Jester and Laurie L. Schweinle to our Firm’s Litigation Practice Group as associate attorneys. Natalie and Laurie represent individuals and both privately-held and public companies in a wide range of civil litigation matters. Natalie attended the University of Oklahoma College of Law where she earned the American […]

Voth accepted into LOKC’s Signature Class 39

Attorney Lauren S. Voth has been accepted into Leadership Oklahoma City’s next Signature Class. “Usually, the Signature LOKC program is a 10-month program with classes each month that focus on different community issues,” Voth said. “This year will be a little different and LOKC Class 39’s start date will be deferred to Fall 2021, however, […]

Force majeure clauses and COVID-19

Gavel to Gavel appears in The Journal Record. This column was originally published in The Journal Record on September 17, 2020. By Phillips Murrah Attorney Kendra M. Norman Force majeure clauses are common clauses in contracts that allocate risk between parties and release a party from liability or obligations during unforeseeable or unpredictable events that are out […]

Gardner to present ethics CLE for in-house corporate counsel

Director Melissa R. Gardner will give a Continuing Legal Education presentation virtually for Association of Corporate Counsel on Sept. 9. ACC is a global association that aims to be an educational resource and networking platform for in-house counsel in corporations, associations and other organizations. “Phillips Murrah is happy to sponsor the Oklahoma Chapter of the […]

Journal Record recognizes Gardner as 2020 Achiever Under 40

The Journal Record recognized Melissa R. Gardner, Phillips Murrah Director, as an Achiever Under 40 at their annual awards event on Aug. 28. “I’m honored to be included in such an impressive group of people,” Gardner said. “Seeing the full list of Achievers Under 40 gives me unlimited hope for our state’s future.” The 17th […]

Phillips Murrah voted 2020 Reader’s Choice Best Local Law Firm

The Oklahoman newspaper’s readers named Phillips Murrah law firm a winner of Readers’ Choice Awards in two categories for 2020. Phillips Murrah P.C. was voted Best Local Law Firm, and Director Elizabeth K. Brown was chosen as Best Business Attorney. Remaining nominees from the Firm were voted into the Top 3 of their respective categories: […]

PM attorneys create “practical” guide to commercial real estate leasing

Phillips Murrah attorneys merged their expertise to curate a commercial real estate leasing legal guide for Thomson Reuters’ Practical Law resource. Thomson Reuters Practical Law provides guidance across many practice areas with hundreds of editors monitoring each subject to make day-to-day updates as legal viewpoints shift. Directors Sally A. Hasenfratz and Joshua L. Edwards and […]

Cooper elected 2021 OCBA Vice President

Oklahoma County Bar Association members voted to elect Cody J. Cooper, Phillips Murrah Director, as Vice President for 2021. “I enjoy being involved in the Oklahoma County Bar because it provides me an opportunity to be directly involved with Oklahoma County’s legal community and provides me an excellent opportunity to meet and work with colleagues […]

Does COVID-19 constitute a material adverse effect?

Gavel to Gavel appears in The Journal Record. This column was originally published in The Journal Record on August 6, 2020. In addition to a vast human toll, COVID-19 has wreaked havoc on businesses, markets and supply chains. With infections still spreading, businesses have suffered cash and liquidity constraints and anticipate such suffering to continue. The pandemic […]