2022 Lawyers of the Year

Phillips Murrah is honored to have 10 of our attorneys selected as Lawyers of the Year for 2022 in the Oklahoma City metro.

  • Elizabeth K. Brown

    Elizabeth Brown is listed as Best Lawyer in the area of Litigation – Trusts and Estates. Liz has been listed as a Best Lawyer since 2008.

  • Sally A. Hasenfratz

    Sally A. Hasenfratz is listed as Best Lawyer in the area of Real Estate Law. Sally has been listed as a Best Lawyer since 2009.

  • J. Mark Lovelace

    J. Mark Lovelace is listed as Best Lawyer in the area of Banking and Finance Law. Mark has been listed as a Best Lawyer since 2011.

  • Melvin R. McVay, Jr.

    Mel McVay is listed as Best Lawyer in the area of Litigation – Banking and Finance. Mel has been listed as a Best Lawyer since 2011.

  • Andrew S. Mildren

    Andrew S. Mildren is listed as Best Lawyer in the area of Government Relations Practice. Drew has been listed as a Best Lawyer since 2013.

  • Dawn M. Rahme

    Dawn M. Rahme is listed as Best Lawyer in the area of Litigation and Controversy – Tax. Dawn has been listed as a Best Lawyer since 2013.

  • Jim A. Roth

    Jim A. Roth is listed as Best Lawyer in the area of Environmental Law. Jim has been listed as a Best Lawyer since 2012.

  • G. Calvin Sharpe

    G. Calvin Sharpe is listed as Best Lawyer in the area of Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants. G. Calvin has been listed as a Best Lawyer since 2012.

  • Lyndon W. Whitmire

    Lyndon W. Whitmire is listed as Best Lawyer in the area of Product Liability Litigation – Defendants. Lyndon has been listed as a Best Lawyer since 2013.

  • Raymond E. Zschiesche

    Raymond E. Zschiesche is listed as Best Lawyer in the area of Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions – Defendants. Ray has been listed as a Best Lawyer since 2013.

2022 Best Lawyers in America

Phillips Murrah is honored to have 47 of our attorneys selected as 2021 Best Lawyers in America for Oklahoma City and Dallas:

Jennifer Ivester Berry – Commercial Finance Law; Commercial Transactions / UCC Law; Construction Law; Environmental Law; Real Estate Law; Energy Law

Elizabeth K. Brown – Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships); Energy Law; Litigation – Trusts and Estates; Litigation and Controversy – Tax; Mergers and Acquisitions; Oil and Gas Law; Real Estate Law; Tax Law; Trusts and Estates

John M. Bunting – Commercial Litigation; Insurance Law; Oil and Gas Law

Catherine L. Campbell – Commercial Litigation; Litigation – Labor and Employment

Michael D. Carter – Insurance Law; Labor Law – Management; Litigation – Labor and Employment; Workers’ Compensation Law – Employers; Litigation – Insurance

Jennifer K. Christian – Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships); Trusts and Estates

Rodney L. Cook – Commercial Litigation; Insurance Law; Litigation – Insurance; Product Liability Litigation – Defendants

Cody J. Cooper – Commercial Litigation

Alison J. Cross – Health Care Law

C. Eric Davis – Energy Regulatory Law; Administrative/Regulatory Law

Bobby Dolatabadi – Corporate Law; Mergers and Acquisitions Law

Joshua L. Edwards – Financial Services Regulation Law; Real Estate Law

Marc Edwards – Administrative / Regulatory Law; Commercial Litigation; Government Relations Practice

Nicholle Jones Edwards – Family Law; Family Law Arbitration; Collaborative Law: Family Law

Kayce L. Gisinger – Product Liability Litigation – Defendants; Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions – Defendants; Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants

Mark E. Golman – Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law; Corporate Law

Lauren Barghols Hanna – Employment Law – Management; Labor Law – Management; Litigation – Labor and Employment; Water Law

Sally A. Hasenfratz – Commercial Transactions / UCC Law; Construction Law; Land Use and Zoning Law; Mergers and Acquisitions; Real Estate Law; Trusts and Estates

Terry L. Hawkins – Public Finance Law

Heather L. Hintz – Commercial Litigation

Patrick L. Hullum – Commercial Litigation

Clayton D. Ketter – Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law; Commercial Litigation; Financial Services Regulation Law; Litigation – Bankruptcy

Jason M. Kreth – Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law

Gretchen M. Latham– Commercial Litigation

Fred A. Leibrock – Commercial Litigation; Financial Services Regulation Law; Insurance Law; Litigation – Antitrust; Litigation – ERISA; Litigation – Real Estate; Real Estate Law

Candace Williams Lisle – Banking and Finance Law; Commercial Litigation; Financial Services Regulation Law

Mark Lovelace – Banking and Finance Law; Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships); Commercial Transactions / UCC Law; Real Estate Law; Commercial Litigation

Byrona J. Maule – Litigation – Labor and Employment

Melvin R. McVay, Jr. – Banking and Finance Law; Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law; Commercial Litigation; Financial Services Regulation Law; Insurance Law; Litigation – Banking and Finance; Litigation – Bankruptcy; Litigation – Real Estate

Andrew S. Mildren – Administrative / Regulatory Law; Banking and Finance Law; Government Relations Practice; Real Estate Law

Jennifer L. Miller – Commercial Litigation

Cindy H. Murray – Real Estate Law

Robert O. O’Bannon – Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships); Oil and Gas Law; Private Funds / Hedge Funds Law; Tax Law

Martin G. Ozinga – Commercial Litigation; Entertainment Law – Motion Pictures and Television; Information Technology Law; Litigation – Intellectual Property; Technology Law

Donald A. Pape – Banking and Finance Law; Financial Services Regulation Law

Dawn M. Rahme – Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships; Commercial Transactions / UCC Law; Litigation and Controversy – Tax; Mergers and Acquisitions; Tax Law; Trusts and Estates

Mary Holloway Richard – Health Care Law

Jim A. Roth – Energy Law; Energy Regulatory Law; Environmental Law; Government Relations Practice; Litigation – Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy); Natural Resources Law

G. Calvin Sharpe – Insurance Law; Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants; Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants; Product Liability Litigation – Defendants; Litigation – Insurance

Robert N. Sheets – Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law; Commercial Litigation; Litigation – Bankruptcy; Litigation – Land Use and Zoning; Litigation – Real Estate

Ellen K. Spiropoulos – Corporate Law; Mergers and Acquisitions Law; Real Estate Law

Kathryn D. Terry – Insurance Law; Labor Law – Management; Litigation – Labor and Employment

Beverly I. Vilardofsky – Mergers and Acquisitions Law

Amy D. White – Commercial Litigation; Product Liability Litigation – Defendants; Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions – Defendants

Lyndon W. Whitmire – Commercial Litigation; Commercial Transactions / UCC Law; Product Liability Litigation – Defendants

Thomas G. Wolfe – Bet-the-Company Litigation; Commercial Litigation; Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions – Defendants; Oil and Gas Law; Product Liability Litigation – Defendants

Raymond E. Zschiesche – Commercial Litigation; Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions – Defendants; Product Liability Litigation – Defendants

2022 Best Lawyers in America: Ones to Watch

Phillips Murrah is honored to have 14 of our Oklahoma City attorneys and 3 of our Dallas attorneys selected as 2022 Best Lawyers in America: Ones to Watch:

Oklahoma City:

Justin G. Bates – Commercial Litigation

Erica Halley Blackstock – Mergers and Acquisitions Law, Real Estate Law

Hilary Hudson Clifton – Appellate Practice; Commercial Litigation

Jessica N. Cory – Tax Law; Litigation and Controversy – Tax

Cassity B. Gies – Family Law

Mark E. Hornbeek – Commercial Litigation

Kayla M. Kuri – Real Estate Law

Martin J. Lopez III – Health Care Law; Labor and Employment Law – Management; Litigation – Labor and Employment

Natalie M. McMahan – Commercial Litigation

Phoebe B. Mitchell – Commercial Litigation; Labor and Employment Law – Management

Kendra M. Norman – Mergers and Acquisitions Law; Real Estate Law; Tax Law; Trusts and Estates

Ashley M. Schovanec – Commercial Litigation

Laurie L. Schweinle – Commercial Litigation

Molly E. Tipton – Family Law; Oil and Gas Law

Dallas:

Laurel L. Baker – Commercial Litigation

Angela M. Buchanan – Commercial Litigation

Kim Beight Kelly – Product Liability Litigation – Defendants; Commercial Litigation

Best Law Firm

Phillips Murrah is proud to announce that our law firm has been recognized by U.S. News & World Report’s 2021 “Best Law Firms” for professional excellence for the Oklahoma City Metropolitan Area and the Dallas/Fort Worth area in the following practice areas:

Oklahoma City

Tier 1

  • Administrative / Regulatory Law
  • Banking and Finance Law
  • Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
  • Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships)
  • Commercial Finance Law
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Commercial Transactions / UCC Law
  • Corporate Law
  • Energy Regulatory Law
  • Financial Services Regulation Law
  • Government Relations Practice
  • Information Technology Law
  • Insurance Law
  • Litigation – Bankruptcy
  • Litigation – Labor & Employment
  • Litigation – Land Use & Zoning
  • Litigation – Real Estate
  • Litigation – Tax
  • Natural Resources Law
  • Product Liability Litigation – Defendants
  • Real Estate Law
  • Trusts & Estates Law

Tier 2

  • Employment Law – Management
  • Energy Law
  • Land Use & Zoning Law
  • Litigation – Banking & Finance
  • Mergers & Acquisitions Law
  • Oil & Gas Law
  • Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants
  • Public Finance Law
  • Securities Regulation
  • Tax Law
  • Water Law
  • Workers’ Compensation Law – Employers

Tier 3

  • Bet-the-Company Litigation
  • Construction Law
  • Environmental Law
  • Family Law
  • Health Care Law
  • Labor Law – Management
  • Litigation – Antitrust
  • Litigation – ERISA
  • Litigation – Trusts & Estates
  • Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions – Defendants
  • Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants
  • Technology Law

Dallas/Fort Worth

Tier 3

  • Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law

To be eligible for a ranking, a law firm must have a lawyer listed in The Best Lawyers in America, which recognizes the top four percent of practicing attorneys in the United States.

Firms included in the 2021 “Best Law Firms” list are recognized for professional excellence, quality law practice and breadth of legal expertise. The “Best Law Firms” rankings are based on a combination of client feedback, information provided on the Law Firm Survey and the Law Firm Leaders Survey and Best Lawyers peer-review.