Firm selects Employee of the Month for February 2019

Lisa McAlister

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 overall contributions to the Firm.

“Lisa is an exceptionally talented paralegal and a critical part of Phillips Murrah’s litigation practice,” Director Fred A. Leibrock said. “She brings a wealth of talent and experience to our cases. She has an outstanding work ethic and her work is always top notch.”

The Firm recently began making a donation to the winner’s charity of choice, and Lisa chose Jesus House.

“With such cold weather, this homeless shelter provides for more people who normally spend nights outdoors, to come inside to the warmth,” Lisa said.

To learn more about Jesus House, click here.

Phillips Murrah has been recognized as an Oklahoma Top Work Place by The Oklahoman/Energage four years in a row. Our Firm strives to recognize and reward our employees for excellence.

Phillips Murrah attorneys selected as 2017 Super Lawyers

Phillips Murrah P.C._Logo_Color_emblemTwenty Phillips Murrah Attorneys have been selected for inclusion in the 2017 edition of Thomson Reuters’ Super Lawyers for their excellence in their respective practice areas. Seven attorneys of them under the age of 40 were recognized as Rising Stars.

Super Lawyers,a division of Thomson Reuters, is a research-driven, peer influenced rating service of outstanding lawyers who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The Super Lawyers lists are published in Super Lawyers Magazines and in leading city and regional magazines across the country. Using the same patented process for selecting Super Lawyers, Rising Stars recognizes up and coming lawyers who are 40 years old or younger and have been in practice for 10 years or less.

The following Phillips Murrah attorneys are included in 2017’s Super Lawyers:

Directors G. Calvin Sharpe and Lyndon W. Whitmire were among the Top 50 Oklahoma Super Lawyers for 2017. Directors Shannon K. Emmons and Sally A. Hasenfratz were listed on the Top 25 Women Oklahoma Super Lawyers for 2017.

The following Phillips Murrah attorneys are included in 2017’s Oklahoma Rising Stars:

Firm selects March Employee of the Month

Rae White

Rae White, Legal Assistant, is Phillips Murrah’s Employee of the Month for March 2017.

“I am blessed to work with such wonderful people, and I love my PM family,” White said. “This past year has really shown me how lucky I am to be a part this Firm.”

The Employee of the Month is selected anonymously by Phillips Murrah staff on merits of teamwork and overall contributions to the Firm.

“Rae is an experienced and exceptionally talented legal assistant who is always upbeat and positive,” Director Fred A. Leibrock said. “She is a great contributor to the success of the Firm, and we are very lucky and pleased to have her as a member of the team.

“She is most deserving of being the Firm’s Employee of the Month.”

Phillips Murrah is the only law firm recognized as an Oklahoma Top Work Place by The Oklahoman/WorkplaceDynamics. Our Firm strives to recognize and reward our employees for excellence. Each Employee of the Month is chosen by a monthly survey of peers.

Phillips Murrah celebrates Grand Opening of OCU Law School


OKC mayor Mick Cornett speaks to the crowd in McLaughlin Hall.

On Friday, Mar. 27, Oklahoma City University School of Law held their grand opening ceremony in downtown Oklahoma City.

On hand for the event were Oklahoma City mayor Mick Cornett, Oklahoma Lt. Gov. Todd Lamb, host of ABC’s hit show, The Bachelor/OCU Law alumnus Chris Harrison and others were on hand to welcome OCU to the Central Business District.

Phillips Murrah was excited to be a part of the grand opening events all week and we are proud to boast of Directors who are also OCU Law grads:


Phillips Murrah Directors and OCU Law graduates Juston Givens and Jennifer Miller were in attendance at the Grand Opening ceremony.

Phillips Murrah is also proud to support the school and their great program as well as to have a new media-enabled conference room named for our firm.

We are excited about the beautiful restoration project and and eager to witness what the new location of the OCU School of Law adds to the vibrant downtown OKC culture. As mayor Cornett alluded to in his presentation, it is every metro central business district’s dream to have such an addition of bright, young, energetic people circulating through the shops and restaurants during the day.

Oklahoma City University School of Law is housed in the Central High School building located at NW 8 and Harvey, about 200 feet north of the Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum.

Leadership in Law profile: Fred A. Leibrock

From The Journal Record
Published: April 30, 2010
Click to see full story – Leadership in Law profile: Fred A. Leibrock

Fred A. Leibrock is an experienced trial lawyer who has tried dozens of jury trials and has served as lead counsel in a number of significant cases involving complex, multi-jurisdiction issues.

Fred A. Leibrock is an experienced trial attorney who has first-chaired dozens of jury trials. He is a shareholder and director in Phillips Murrah’s Litigation Department. He primarily represents both privately held and public companies in a wide range of complex litigation matters, with an emphasis on multi-jurisdiction litigation. His trial experience is diverse and includes the defense and prosecution of cases involving real estate, insurance, election law, fraud, professional malpractice, personal injury, anti-competitive activity, racketeering, employment, lender liability and product liability.

In addition, Leibrock serves as a mediator and an arbitrator, receiving his training at the Center for Dispute Resolution in Boulder, Colo.

Leibrock said he always had some interest in the law, but it wasn’t until his junior year at Texas Christian University that he knew he wanted to become a lawyer. The reason – Tarrant County District Judge Tom Wabash’s constitutional law class.

“He approached the course with great vigor and taught us much about the intellectual, historical, political and practical application aspects of the law. Shortly after the semester commenced, I was hooked,” he said.

Leibrock earned his bachelor’s degree in political science from TCU in 1987. He graduated from Oklahoma City University School of Law with honors in 1990. While in law school, he served as staff editor of the Oklahoma City University Law Review.

Prior to joining Phillips Murrah in 1999, Leibrock was a partner at Noland, Upton & Leibrock. Born and raised in Mexico City, Leibrock is fully bilingual in English and Spanish.

Leibrock has participated as a barrister in the Ruth Bader Ginsburg American Inn of Court and as a pupil in the William J. Holloway American Inn of Court. He is named in Oklahoma Super Lawyers and Best Lawyers in America.

He is a member of the American Bar Association, Oklahoma Bar Association and Oklahoma County Bar Association.

Leibrock’s philosophy is to “live by the Golden Rule and pay attention to the effects that your actions have on the life of others.”

As part of that, he is a child advocate and frequently represents abused children. He has served as an officer and director of the Child Abuse Response & Evaluation Center in Oklahoma City and received the Center’s Distinguished Service Award in 2008. He serves as the center’s general counsel. Leibrock is a volunteer for child advocacy organizations, including Oklahoma Lawyers for Children. He also is a member and president of the school board of Oakdale Public Schools.


J.D. with honors, Oklahoma City University, 1990

B.A., Texas Christian University, 1987

Primary practice areas:

Litigation and trial practice

Admitted to practice in:

Oklahoma, 1990

Texas, 2008

U.S. District Court, Northern and Eastern districts of Texas, 2008

U.S. District Court, Northern, Eastern and Western districts of Oklahoma, 1990

U.S. Court of Appeals, 10th Circuit, 1990

U.S. Supreme Court, 1995




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