The following column was originally published in The Journal Record on June 30, 2020. By Phillips Murrah Attorney C. Eric Davis Summer’s here. That means warmer weather – and higher electric bills. However, there are ways to reduce your energy usage and save money. And chances are your utility company already has programs in place […]
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Phillips Murrah Director Janet A. Hendrick is featured as the lead source in a Dallas Observer article reviewing the Supreme Court’s decision to uphold workplace protections for LGBTQ Americans.
The following article is an update to a February 2020 column by Thomas G. Wolfe, Managing Director of Phillips Murrah P.C., on the state of renovations being made to the Village Animal Shelter in Oklahoma City.
OKLAHOMA CITY (June 3, 2020) – Phillips Murrah P.C. is pleased to announce Beau M. Patterson has joined the Firm in its Dallas-based office as an Of Counsel attorney. His addition to the Firm brings the number of Phillips Murrah attorneys serving the Texas market to fourteen. Beau works primarily as an outside general counsel to […]
Phillips Murrah is honored to have 13 attorneys selected as Oklahoma Top Attorneys for 2020 by 405 Magazine. Attorneys are selected for the list by an online peer-voting and research process facilitated by DataJoe Research across various practice areas. For more information on each listed attorney, visit their profile by clicking on their portrait or contact […]
Eight first-year law students at University of Oklahoma won the Best Brief Award, sponsored by Phillips Murrah.
[HEALTH PROVIDER LIABILITY] The recently-approved Oklahoma Senate Bill 300 grants civil liability protection to health providers through October 2020 in the event of loss or harm to a person at a facility where suspected or confirmed COVID-19 diagnoses exist, with some exceptions.
[INDEPENDENT CONTRACTORS] This article is geared towards businesses that regularly use independent contractors who may file claims for unemployment insurance benefits—discussing the risks involved and how businesses can mitigate those risks.
Oklahoma City University School of Law recently named Director Nikki Edwards the Distinguished Practitioner in Residence for the upcoming Fall semester. “The role of Distinguished Practitioner in Residence is an exciting opportunity to interact with the students in a meaningful, interactive way, as opposed to a lecture format,” Edwards said. “I’m most looking forward to […]
Attorney Kendra M. Norman was recently named Outstanding Chapter Advisor of Alpha Omicron Pi at University of Oklahoma, having been elected to the position just this past fall. “I was shocked and so humbled! I never expected to receive this award after just taking on this position,” she said. “I am very proud to represent […]
Donna Anderson, Legal Assistant, is Phillips Murrah’s Employee of the Month for March 2020. “It is an honor to be nominated as Employee of the Month,” Donna said. “I am extremely grateful and blessed to be a part of this loving work family!” The Employee of the Month is selected anonymously by Phillips Murrah staff […]
[ENERGY] Oklahoma utility demand peaks are down, and a clear indication of how the coming months will affect the Oklahoma energy industry has yet to reveal itself. Phillips Murrah Attorney Jim Roth is quoted in the Oklahoman newspaper.
Gavel to Gavel appears in The Journal Record. This column was originally published in The Journal Record on April 2, 2020. This Gavel to Gavel column is a summary of our full-length Q&A on Small Business Administration (SBA) loan programs. By Phillips Murrah Director Alison J. Cross and Attorney Kara K. Laster On March 27, Congress passed […]
OKLAHOMA CITY (March 23, 2020) – Phillips Murrah P.C. is pleased to announce Michele C. Spillman has joined the Firm in its Dallas-based office as an Of Counsel attorney. Her addition to the Firm brings the number of Phillips Murrah attorneys serving the Texas market to fourteen. With a background in both labor and employment […]
Abby Tompkins, Legal Assistant, is Phillips Murrah’s Employee of the Month for February 2020. “It is a privilege to work with such a great group of people and for them to recognize me as Employee of the Month is an honor,” Abby said. The Employee of the Month is selected anonymously by Phillips Murrah staff […]
This article was originally published in the American Bar Association’s Health eSource newsletter in February 2020. By Mary Holloway Richard, Phillips Murrah, and Anna Stewart Whites, Attorney at Law, Frankfort, KY The tension between the government’s need to ensure appropriate use of Medicare funds and the need of providers to receive reasonable compensation for services […]
This column was originally published in The Journal Record on March 9, 2020. By Justin G. Bates, Phillips Murrah Attorney When asked by a reporter why he robs banks, notorious criminal “Slick Willie” Sutton replied, “Because that’s where the money is.” While banks still have the money, the nature of the crime has evolved with technology. […]
Another year, another recipe vying for a coveted trophy at the Oklahoma County Bar Association’s annual Chili Cook-off. Phillips Murrah attorneys competed against local law firms in OCBA’s Young Lawyers Division on Feb. 28 at the Leadership Square Atrium in downtown Oklahoma City. Representing Phillips Murrah were attorneys Cody J. Cooper, C. Eric Davis, Mark E. Hornbeek, […]
By Phillips Murrah Attorneys Janet Hendrick and Phoebe Mitchell Around the globe, the number of confirmed Coronavirus cases has risen to over 81,000. Although 95% of these confirmed cases are located in China, the number in the United States has grown to 53. With many unanswered questions about the virus, including concrete information on how […]
Two Phillips Murrah Directors will participate in the upcoming “Animal Law Symposium: Oklahoma City,” supported by Animal Legal Defense Fund and Oklahoma City University School of Law. “OCU Law is glad to partner with Animal Legal Defense Fund to host this symposium,” said Jim Roth, Phillips Murrah Director and OCU School of Law Dean. “With […]
The Journal Record will honor Melissa Gardner, Phillips Murrah Director and Shareholder, and 44 others as part of its 17th class of Achievers Under 40. The 45 honorees will be recognized at the Achievers Under 40 event on May 29 at the Embassy Suites Oklahoma City Downtown/Medical Center at 741 N. Phillips Ave. “Young leaders […]
Gavel to Gavel appears in The Journal Record. This column was originally published in The Journal Record on February 20, 2020. By Phillips Murrah Attorney Molly E. Tipton Domestic violence. In the context of divorce proceedings, these notorious words too often either fly under the radar or are misunderstood and improperly handled. This highlights the importance of […]
Nancy Walker, Paralegal, is Phillips Murrah’s Employee of the Month for January 2020. “It is truly an honor to be recognized by your peers, especially by such a great group of talented people with whom I have the privilege of working,” Nancy said. “I am continually challenged and enhanced by my experiences here each and […]
Attorney Kendra M. Norman gave students at Canyon Ridge Intermediate School a rare peek into the legal field. The school hosted a “Career Fair” on Jan. 24 to help expose 6th grade students to different career options. “I want to educate these students on the education and other requirements needed to be an attorney, but […]
Attorney Lauren S. Voth joined other panelists to discuss issues related to medical marijuana in Oklahoma. St. Luke’s United Methodist Church hosted the Leadership Oklahoma City panel on Jan. 23. Voth rounded out the panel of industry leaders including: David Lewis, Chief Operating Officer of Stability Growth Stephen Prescott, MD, President of Oklahoma Medical Research […]
Phillips Murrah Director Patrick L. Hullum advised Oklahoma Agricultural Aviation Association members on legal issues related to aerial spray applicators at the 2020 OAAA Conference and Trade Show on Jan. 21 at the Embassy Suites in Norman, OK. Aptly titled “How to Defend Yourself in Court,” Hullum’s presentation relayed steps individuals and businesses can take […]
This column was originally published in The Journal Record on January 20, 2020. By Phillips Murrah Attorney Ashley M. Schovanec On Dec. 31, the Cherokee, Chickasaw and Choctaw nations filed suit against the governor, asking a federal judge to determine whether Oklahoma tribes have the right to continue gaming activities under the tribal-state gaming compact […]
Kat Mach, Legal Assistant, is Phillips Murrah’s Employee of the Month for December 2019. “I find that a little bit of kindness and respect will get you so much further in the world,” Kat said. “It is really nice to have that noticed. Hopefully, we can start a movement in the world starting with just […]
Gavel to Gavel appears in The Journal Record. This column was originally published in The Journal Record on January 9, 2020. By Phillips Murrah Attorney Kendra M. Norman Every morning, my Apple Watch vibrates on my wrist and tells me to start the Breathe app. My instinct is to ignore it, feeling like taking a few moments […]
OKLAHOMA CITY (January 2, 2020) – Phillips Murrah proudly announces the promotion of Cody J. Cooper to a Director and Shareholder for the Firm. Cooper’s selection brings the Firm’s total number of Directors to 38. Cody is a member of the Firm’s Intellectual Property and Commercial Litigation Practice Groups. His practice primarily concentrates on intellectual […]
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