Entries by Nathan Hatcher

Religious accommodations at work

Gavel to Gavel appears in The Journal Record. This column was originally published in The Journal Record on December 13, 2018. By Phillips Murrah Director Janet A. Hendrick Disability is the most common and well-known basis for workplace accommodation. Although less common, requests for religious accommodations for an employee’s sincerely held religious beliefs or practices, required by Title […]

The Oklahoman honors Phillips Murrah as Top Workplace for fourth year

Phillips Murrah is proud to announce its inclusion as one of Oklahoma City’s Top Workplaces for the fourth year in a row. The Oklahoman newspaper published their annual list of Oklahoma’s Top Workplaces on Dec. 10 ranking the Firm No. 20 out of 40 in the small employer category (fewer than 125 employees), up one […]

OKC Beautiful appoints Newton treasurer

OKC Beautiful, Oklahoma City’s only nonprofit organization dedicated to the beautification of Oklahoma City, elected Phillips Murrah Attorney Samuel D. Newton to its Board of Directors to serve as the organization’s treasurer. “I feel that, at some point in the not too distant past, aesthetics gave way to efficiency,” Newton said. “Cities and towns often […]

Firm selects Employee of the Month for October 2018

Cory Everett, Information Technology, is Phillips Murrah’s Employee of the Month for October 2018. “It is truly an honor being voted Employee of the Month,” Cory said. “We have so many great people that work here and do far more important work than what I do. “My Phillips Murrah family has given me more than […]

Newton presents on preemptive business practices for ASA-OK

Phillips Murrah Attorney Samuel D. Newton gave the last presentation for a Fall educational series on Nov. 2 for members of the American Subcontractors Association of Oklahoma. Newton’s presentation was entitled “Protect and Preserve: Considerations and Implications of Business Practices on your Company’s Future” and follows presentations given by Attorneys A. Michelle Campney and David […]

Firm celebrates Halloween, raises funds for Oklahoma Regional Food Bank

Phillips Murrah staff members were given the chance to test their creativity and help raise money for the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma on Oct. 31 at the Firm’s annual Halloween Party. Contestants competed to win the annual costume contest, and Phillips Murrah raised $580 from those in attendance for Firm’s Annual Harvest Food Drive […]

Director presents for OU Women and Gender Studies class

Nicholle Jones Edwards, Director and member of the Family Law Practice Group, presented to the Women and Gender Studies class at the University of Oklahoma on Oct. 23. The class is comprised of mostly seniors and students looking to attend law school. Her presentation focused on custody and the impact of gender on custody disputes. Edwards […]

Phillips Murrah named among 2019 Best Law Firms in 39 practice areas

Phillips Murrah is proud to announce that our law firm has been recognized by U.S. News & World Report’s 2019 “Best Law Firms” for professional excellence for the Oklahoma City Metropolitan Area in the following practice areas: Tier 1 Administrative / Regulatory Law Banking and Finance Law Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) Commercial Litigation […]

Lawyers know everything – almost

Gavel to Gavel appears in The Journal Record. This column was originally published in The Journal Record on October 25, 2018. By Phillips Murrah Marketing Director Dave Rhea What is brand affinity? What is SEO? Many attorneys admittedly don’t know much marketing jargon. Historically speaking, marketing is a relatively new addition to the legal industry. Only 41 years […]

Phillips Murrah rowing team wins gold in 2018 Oklahoma Regatta Festival

Phillips Murrah’s rowing team Law & Oarder ended the Fall 2018 season on top and scored gold medals in the annual regatta competition. The team competed on Sept. 28 at the 2018 Oklahoma Regatta Festival held at the OKC Boathouse District and achieved a 500-meter run of 2:05:39. “Another great season, and I think the main thing we learned as a […]

Phillips Murrah’s legal team welcomes oil and gas title attorney

Phillips Murrah law firm is proud to welcome Morgen D. Potts to our downtown Oklahoma City office. Phillips Murrah welcomed Morgen to the Firm’s Energy and Natural Resources Practice Group as an associate attorney. Morgen represents both privately-owned and public companies in a wide variety of oil and gas matters, with a strong emphasis on […]

Firm selects Employee of the Month for September 2018

Tifany Manning, Legal Assistant, is Phillips Murrah’s Employee of the Month for September 2018. “Wow, it’s such a privilege to be chosen as Employee of the Month,” she said. “My bosses and co-worker’s are the BEST around!  I love my job and thankful I get to work for such a great firm.” The Employee of […]

Phillips Murrah attorneys present for Construction Financial Management Association

David A. Walls, Construction Law Attorney, and Byrona J. Maule, Phillips Murrah Director and Employment Law Attorney, addressed construction industry professionals at a September meeting for Construction Financial Management Association. Walls presented an update regarding American Institute of Architect changes to standard form construction industry contracts. Maule followed, speaking on the impact of Oklahoma’s medical […]

Director Jim Roth launches OCU Law alumni association

Jim Roth, Phillips Murrah Director and Oklahoma City University School of Law Dean, announced the reestablishment of OCU Law’s Alumni Association in September. “The law is a service profession, and here at OCU Law, we are a service-oriented school,” Roth said. “As an alumnus of the school, I have always admired that OCU is committed […]

NewsOK Q&A: Mineral owners should be informed about leasing, selling options

In this article, Oklahoma City Oil and Gas Title attorney Zachary K. Bradt discusses the advantages mineral owners have when taking action with their mineral interests. Q: What options are mineral owners faced with in today’s market? A: As oil and gas activity in the state remains strong, mineral owners are seeing more opportunities related to their mineral […]

Firm selects Employee of the Month for August 2018

Deena Baker, Legal Assistant, is Phillips Murrah’s Employee of the Month for August 2018. “It is once again an honor to be recognized as employee of the month,” she said. “My co-workers and bosses are the best a person could ask for! “It’s a great privilege to be part of such a wonderful firm and […]

Avoid a clawback

Gavel to Gavel appears in The Journal Record. This column was originally published in The Journal Record on September 13, 2018. By Phillips Murrah Director Clayton D. Ketter A business owner learns that one of her customers has filed for bankruptcy. She rushes to check her books and breathes a sigh of relief after seeing that the customer […]

Phillips Murrah’s legal team welcomes tax attorney

Phillips Murrah law firm is proud to welcome Jessica N. Cory to our downtown Oklahoma City office. Phillips Murrah welcomed Jessica to the Firm’s Tax Law Practice Group as an associate attorney. In her practice, Jessica represents businesses and individuals in a wide range of matters, including general tax planning, business succession planning, and the […]

Phillips Murrah welcomes two new attorneys to legal roster

Phillips Murrah is proud to welcome Martin J. Lopez III and Travis E. Harrison to our Firm. Phillips Murrah welcomed Martin to the Firm’s Litigation Practice Group as an associate attorney where he represents individuals and both privately-held and public companies in a wide range of civil litigation matters. Martin attended the Oklahoma City University […]

Cooper, Ybarra elected to OCBA Board of Directors

Phillips Murrah attorneys Cody J. Cooper and Monica Y. Ybarra were elected as two of six members of Oklahoma County Bar Association’s Board of Directors for 2018 through 2021. OCBA members were tasked with electing Cooper and Ybarra, as well as Attorneys Chris Deason, Rachel Stoddard Morris, Kelli Stump and Judge Trevor Pemberton, as Directors. […]

Phillips Murrah announces 44 attorneys named to 2019 Best Lawyers list

Phillips Murrah is proud to announce that 44 of our attorneys have been named to The Best Lawyers in America© 2019 list in Oklahoma City. 2019 Best Lawyers – Lawyers of the Year Douglas A. Branch – Venture Capital Law Susan E. Bryant – Securities Regulation Terry L. Hawkins – Public Finance Law Michael R. Perri – […]

Firm selects Employee of the Month for July 2018

Nanette Morris, Paralegal, is Phillips Murrah’s Employee of the Month for July 2018. “I’ve worked for Phillips Murrah for almost 19 years, and I can’t think of anywhere else I’d want to work,” Morris said. “The work is challenging and fun, and – even better – I get to work with so many smart and […]

Phillips Murrah partners with Cristo Rey OKC

Phillips Murrah law firm is proud to sponsor the inaugural freshman class of Cristo Rey Oklahoma City Catholic High School. Students in the school’s Corporate Work Study Program will begin working with the Firm in a variety of capacities on Aug. 13. Four students will alternate working with the Firm each day in general clerical […]

An alternative to federal funding

Gavel to Gavel appears in The Journal Record. This column was originally published in The Journal Record on August 2, 2018. By Phillips Murrah Attorney Samuel D. Newton Efforts made this year to move forward with a federal infrastructure bill have stalled. Now, with the state budget strained and federal dollars unlikely, the legislature, counties, and municipalities will […]

Q&A: Medical Marijuana and the Construction Industry

In this article, attorney Samuel D. Newton discusses procedures Oklahoma construction industry employers need to develop with the legalization of medical marijuana. With the passage of State Question 788 and the decision by the Governor not to call a special session, many of the ancillary questions regarding the impact of medical marijuana will remain unanswered […]

NewsOK Q&A: Oklahoma Medicaid plans offer solution for costly prescription drugs

In this article, Oklahoma City healthcare attorney Mary Holloway Richard discusses steps Oklahoma has taken to lower prescription drug costs for consumers. Q: Oklahoma recently has been recognized by Secretary Alex Azar, of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, for innovations in its Medicaid prescription drug program designed to lower drug costs to the […]