Entries by Nathan Hatcher

Phillips Murrah sponsors OU Law’s 2019 Best Brief Award

The University of Oklahoma’s Competitions and Clinic Awards Luncheon offered first-year law students the chance to compete and show how their studies have paid off on April 18. “We celebrated the hard work our students have put into our competitions and clinic programs,” said Camal Pennington, Director of Annual Giving at OU College of Law. […]

NewsOK Q&A: Medical practice support can be costly to suppliers, others

In this article, Oklahoma City Healthcare Attorney Mary Holloway Richard discusses the “Anti-Kickback Statute” and potential, federal violations of the statute as it relates to providers in the healthcare industry. What is the authority for the federal government to oversee providers’ relationships with durable medical equipment (DME) and device suppliers and drug companies, such as […]

Firm selects Employee of the Month for March 2019

Timi Mitchell, Legal Assistant, is Phillips Murrah’s Employee of the Month for March 2019. “I am very honored to be Employee of the Month,” Timi said. “I think we have a great team atmosphere at our firm, and am blessed to be a small part of it.” The Employee of the Month is selected anonymously […]

NewsOK Q&A: Doing business by email can cause legal concerns

In this article, Oklahoma City Attorney A. Michelle Campney discusses email practices that could be considered in legal matters. What are the general legal concerns regarding conducting business through email? It is estimated that there will be almost 3 billion email users by the end of this year, with an average of 128 business emails […]

Lopez: A bitter pill – medical malpractice liability for new resident physicians

Medical school residency match day. It’s a chaotic, stressful revelation at which fourth-year medical students find out where they will spend the next few years of their lives as residents – newly minted physicians becoming experts in their respective fields. While becoming a resident physician is undoubtedly an exciting next step in the process, it […]

OCU Law names Ybarra 2019 Outstanding Young Alumna

Monica Y. Ybarra, Family Law attorney and Oklahoma City University School of Law Class of 2014 alumna, will be honored as Outstanding Young Alumna at the OCU Law Awards Dinner. “These awards were created in the late 1990s to honor individuals, alumni and non-alumni, in the legal community who have exemplified themselves as champions of […]

Director named Alpha Phi sorority’s Woman of the Year

After 30 years of service to her sorority, one Alpha Phi alumna is being recognized by her peers. Director Kathryn D. Terry will be honored at the Greater Oklahoma City Alumnae Panhellenic Association’s Women of the Year luncheon on April 3. The annual fundraising event recognizes one extraordinary, local alumna member from each of the […]

Firm selects Employee of the Month for February 2019

Lisa McAlister, Paralegal, is Phillips Murrah’s Employee of the Month for February 2019. “It gives me much encouragement to be recognized,” Lisa said. “I am very fortunate to work with such a great team of co-workers and friends.” The Employee of the Month is selected anonymously by Phillips Murrah staff on merits of teamwork and […]

NewsOK Q&A: Some qualifications necessary to conduct businesses in other states

In this article, Oklahoma City Attorney Travis E. Harrison discusses practical legal issues related to out-of-state business practices. When is a corporation, limited liability company or other registered legal entity “transacting business” in another jurisdiction? A legal entity required to be registered under the laws of one state must be cognizant of whether its structure […]

Firm selects Employee of the Month for January 2019

Curt Bauer, File Manager, is Phillips Murrah’s Employee of the Month for January 2019. “It always feels great to be recognized by your peers as we all have the same ultimate goal: to serve our clients as well as we possibly can,” Curt said. “I love working here as we are making great strides toward […]

Attorney Mary Holloway Richard authors update to AHLA publication

Mary Holloway Richard, Phillips Murrah Healthcare Law Attorney, lent her expertise to an update of the American Health Lawyers Association‘s Institutional Review Boards publication. In preparing the third edition, the AHLA recognized the need to update the previous edition based upon changes in statutes and regulations and to incorporate new guidance reflecting expertise and current, […]

NewsOK Q&A: Anyone can take part in utility rate cases

In this article, Oklahoma City Attorney C. Eric Davis discusses the process utility companies must go through to request rate increases and how different parties can participate. Q: Oklahoma’s two largest electric utilities have rate cases ongoing at the Corporation Commission. How does the rate case process work? A: In Oklahoma, investor-owned electric companies are “rate-regulated” by […]

Phillips Murrah attorneys team up to win big at annual chili cook-off

The new year signals a new race to claim a trophy at the annual Oklahoma County Bar Association Chili Cook-Off. Phillips Murrah attorneys competed in teams against local law firms in OCBA’s Young Lawyers Division to show off their chili-making prowess Jan. 25 at Twisted Spike Brewing Co. Representing Phillips Murrah were attorneys Hilary Hudson […]

Director speaks to Oklahoma Agricultural Aviation Association members on protecting aerial spray businesses

Phillips Murrah Director Patrick L. Hullum advised aerial spray applicators on ways to defend themselves in court to round out the annual Oklahoma Agricultural Aviation Association convention on Jan. 23. Hullum relayed steps individuals and businesses can take to protect themselves from claims of alleged “drift” from aerial spray. If the company is notified of a Department of Agriculture […]

Firm selects Employee of the Month for December 2018

Donna Anderson, Paralegal, is Phillips Murrah’s Employee of the Month for December 2018. “I am extremely grateful and humbled,” Donna said. “I feel truly blessed to work for such a great company that I consider a part of my family.” The Employee of the Month is selected anonymously by Phillips Murrah staff on merits of […]

Firm provides for Oklahoma Family Network for holidays

Attorneys at Phillips Murrah wrapped up the holiday season by collecting donations for the Oklahoma Family Network. The firm raised $6,000 for the 2018 holiday season. “The Firm’s Holiday Family project is one of my favorite Christmas season projects,” Attorney and co-coordinator Monica Y. Ybarra said. “The excitement that is generated among our Phillips Murrah family about helping […]

Phillips Murrah announces new Director, Shareholder for 2019

Phillips Murrah proudly announces the promotion of Zachary K. Bradt to a Director and Shareholder for the Firm. Zac’s selection brings the Firm’s total number of Directors to 37. “I feel very honored and fortunate to be a part of the outstanding team at Phillips Murrah,” Zac said. “During my time here, the Firm has […]

Sheets presents on issues related to title opinions, examination

Director Robert N. Sheets presented issues related to title examination and opinions on Dec. 13 for Continuing Education professionals. Sheets spoke in morning and afternoon sessions at the National Business Institute’s seminar titled “Title Law in Oklahoma.” His presentations, “The Process of Title Examination” and “Preparing the Title Opinion and Issues in Title Insurance,” covered record […]

Firm selects Employee of the Month for November 2018

Stacye Snow, Accounts Payable, is Phillips Murrah’s Employee of the Month for November 2018. “I am truly blessed to be a member of the Phillips Murrah family and honored with the recognition for my part with the firm and my work family,” Stacye said. The Employee of the Month is selected anonymously by Phillips Murrah […]

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 […]