Entries by Nathan Hatcher

Beau M. Patterson joins Phillips Murrah Dallas office

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 […]

405 Magazine selects Phillips Murrah for 2020 Oklahoma Top Attorneys

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 […]

Edwards named OCU Law’s Distinguished Practitioner for Fall semester

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 […]

Norman named University of Oklahoma’s Outstanding Chapter Advisor

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 […]

Firm selects Employee of the Month for March 2020

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 […]

SBA disaster loan summary

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 […]

Michele C. Spillman joins Phillips Murrah Dallas office

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 […]

Firm selects Employee of the Month for February 2020

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 […]

Medicare Reimbursement Actions by the Government: Relief for Providers?

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 […]

Attorneys continue winning streak at annual OCBA Chili Cook-off

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, […]

Coronavirus 2020: Current Guidance for US Employers

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.[1] With many unanswered questions about the virus, including concrete information on how […]

Gardner named to Journal Record’s 2020 Achievers Under 40

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 […]

Dealing with domestic violence in divorce proceedings

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 […]

Firm selects Employee of the Month for January 2020

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 […]

Phillips Murrah attorney gives sixth graders glimpse into lawyer life

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 […]

Voth participates in Leadership OKC medical marijuana panel

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 […]

Director presents at Oklahoma Agricultural Aviation Association annual meeting

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 […]

Court to interpret provisions of gaming compact

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 […]

Firm selects Employee of the Month for December 2019

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 […]

Mindfulness in the legal profession

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 […]

Phillips Murrah law firm names newest Director, Shareholder

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 […]