Entries by Nathan Hatcher

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 […]

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. […]