On Friday, Nov. 20, Phillips Murrah Director Byrona J. Maule presented a donation of $2500 to Jennifer Eckert, Director of Development for the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma. The donation is a part of ALFA International‘s 40 Days of Giving program. Byrona chose Regional Food Bank, Oklahoma’s largest domestic hunger-relief 501(c)(3) nonprofit, as the […]
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The Oklahoma Bar Association’s Women in Law Committee has named Phillips Murrah Director Nicholle Jones Edwards as a 2020 Mona Salyer Lambird Spotlight Award recipient. “Mona Lambird was a trailblazer and paved the way for me and so many others, serving as the first woman OBA president,” Edwards said. “I was only a young lawyer […]
By Phoebe Mitchell and Martin Lopez III COVID-19 Update: Oklahoma Governor Kevin Stitt Issues New Restrictions Against the backdrop of surging numbers of COVID-19 cases in Oklahoma, Governor Stitt recently announced the Seventh Amended Executive Order 2020-20. In addition to the protective measures afforded by the previous iterations of the Executive Order, this newest version […]
Director G. Calvin Sharpe has been accepted as a new member to the Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel (FDCC). “After many years of primarily focusing on medical malpractice defense, I began diversifying my practice about 15 years ago and now represent numerous corporate clients,” Sharpe said. “FDCC is well-known as the best professional trade […]
Attorney Gretchen M. Latham will present “COVID-19 House Issues for Lenders: Foreclosures, Replevins, Evictions, and Bankruptcy” this Thursday afternoon as part of a series of Continuing Legal Education courses for Oklahoma Bar Association’s annual meeting. The virtual presentation will give an overview of the topics important to home lenders with a special focus on how […]
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 […]
As the American labor force evolves to accommodate an influx of millennial-generation employees, standing out in a flooded career field grows more competitive and valuable. NextGen Under 30, which names top performing Oklahomans under 30 years of age across various industries, has named Attorney Kendra M. Norman to its 2020 honorary list in the Law […]
Phillips Murrah is proud to announce that our Firm is ranked in Law360’s 2020 Glass Ceiling Report. Each year, Law360 surveys participating law firms in various size categories and ranks their percentage of female attorneys and female equity partners. They publish their findings in the Glass Ceiling Report. For the 2020 GCR, Phillips Murrah is […]
OKLAHOMA CITY (October 19, 2020) – Phillips Murrah P.C. is pleased to announce Laurel L. Baker has joined the Firm in its Dallas office as an Associate attorney. Her addition to the Firm brings the number of Phillips Murrah attorneys serving the Texas market to 16. Laurel is a litigation attorney whose primary focus is […]
The Texas Access to Justice Commission announced Phillips Murrah is among the recipients of their Champion of Justice Law Firm Award. The Commission presents the awards to attorneys and law firms who champion and support the important work of Texas legal aid and pro bono providers. Phillips Murrah is recognized via our Texas office, located […]
The following column was originally published in The Journal Record on October 5, 2020. By Phillips Murrah Attorney Martin J. Lopez III Between 2003 and 2020, the number of certified physician assistants practicing in the United States increased by over 220%. Set against this landscape of PA’s increasing role in health care, supervising physicians must […]
The following column was originally published in The Oklahoman on October 4, 2020. By Phillips Murrah Attorney Hilary H. Clifton As thousands of workers continue to clock in remotely each day, many businesses are still learning the ins-and-outs of the virtual collaboration platforms their employees are using. Microsoft Teams, Slack, Google Docs, BlueJeans, Trello, and, […]
Phillips Murrah is proud to announce its inclusion as a 2020 National Association of Women Lawyers Sustaining Sponsor, continuing the Firm’s mission to promote gender equality in the legal field. NAWL is the nation’s oldest professional organization devoted to the interests and progress of women lawyers and women’s legal rights, and members include individual attorneys, […]
Positive Tomorrows’ hosted its annual Cork & Canvas event, sponsored by Phillips Murrah and Director Nikki Jones Edwards, via virtual livestream on Sept. 17. The event was originally scheduled for April 16 but was rescheduled and repurposed as an online auction event due to COVID-19. This change created an opportunity for Positive Tomorrow to air […]
Phillips Murrah is proud to welcome Natalie M. Jester and Laurie L. Schweinle to our Firm’s Litigation Practice Group as associate attorneys. Natalie and Laurie represent individuals and both privately-held and public companies in a wide range of civil litigation matters. Natalie attended the University of Oklahoma College of Law where she earned the American […]
Attorney Lauren S. Voth has been accepted into Leadership Oklahoma City’s next Signature Class. “Usually, the Signature LOKC program is a 10-month program with classes each month that focus on different community issues,” Voth said. “This year will be a little different and LOKC Class 39’s start date will be deferred to Fall 2021, however, […]
By Phoebe B. Mitchell In the past several years, employers have struggled to determine whether some workers should be classified as employees or as independent contractors. The difference is significant, as employees are entitled to many benefits that independent contractors are not, including overtime for those not exempt under the federal Fair Labor Standards Act […]
Tuesday night, Oklahomans gathered at the state capitol to mourn the death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, an American legal, cultural and feminist icon and, as described by Chief Justice John Roberts, a justice of historic stature and a cherished colleague. Among those who gathered were Phillips Murrah attorneys Nikki Jones Edwards, Cathy […]
[VALUE] Clients, including in-house legal departments, are understandably focusing on lowering their legal expenses. They are looking to mid-market law firms like Phillips Murrah to achieve it.
Gavel to Gavel appears in The Journal Record. This column was originally published in The Journal Record on September 17, 2020. By Phillips Murrah Attorney Kendra M. Norman Force majeure clauses are common clauses in contracts that allocate risk between parties and release a party from liability or obligations during unforeseeable or unpredictable events that are out […]
Director Alison J. Cross will present for banking counsel at a unique, joint conference Sept. 17-18 hosted by Texas Bankers Association’s Bankers Legal Conference and Southwest Association of Bank Counsel. The conference, which will be broadcast online for the first time due to COVID-19, is organized by and for attorneys and will aide participants in […]
As with the previous three years, the end of the season coincides with Phillips Murrah’s Blocks for Bucks donation to the Thunder Cares Foundation. This season, Phillips Murrah is donating $18,700.
Director Melissa R. Gardner will give a Continuing Legal Education presentation virtually for Association of Corporate Counsel on Sept. 9. ACC is a global association that aims to be an educational resource and networking platform for in-house counsel in corporations, associations and other organizations. “Phillips Murrah is happy to sponsor the Oklahoma Chapter of the […]
[TAX LAW] IRS and Treasury guidance indicates that the Treasury intends to put the onus of Trump’s deffered tax repayment on the employer, with the employer potentially subject to interest, penalties, and additions to tax beginning on May 1, 2021, if the employer is unable to collect the accrued tax liability from its employees.
[EMPLOYMENT] USDOL issued additional guidance on Thurs., Aug. 28, regarding employees taking paid leave under the FFCRA related to children returning to school.
The Journal Record recognized Melissa R. Gardner, Phillips Murrah Director, as an Achiever Under 40 at their annual awards event on Aug. 28. “I’m honored to be included in such an impressive group of people,” Gardner said. “Seeing the full list of Achievers Under 40 gives me unlimited hope for our state’s future.” The 17th […]
The Oklahoman newspaper’s readers named Phillips Murrah law firm a winner of Readers’ Choice Awards in two categories for 2020. Phillips Murrah P.C. was voted Best Local Law Firm, and Director Elizabeth K. Brown was chosen as Best Business Attorney. Remaining nominees from the Firm were voted into the Top 3 of their respective categories: […]