405 Magazine selects Phillips Murrah for 2020 Oklahoma Top Attorneys

Phillips Murrah is honored to have 13 attorneys selected as Oklahoma Top Attorneys for 2020 by 405 Magazine. Attorneys are selected for the list by an online peer-voting and research process facilitated by DataJoe Research across various practice areas.

For more information on each listed attorney, visit their profile by clicking on their portrait or contact information below:

Oklahoma Top Attorney for Banking and Financial Law:

. Mark Lovelace Oklahoma Top Attorney Banking and Financial Law

J. Mark Lovelace, Director


Donald A. Pape Oklahoma Top Attorney Banking and Financial Law

Donald A. Pape, Of Counsel

Oklahoma Top Attorney for Business Law:

Robert O. O'Bannon Oklahoma Top Attorney Business Law

Robert O. O’Bannon, Director

Oklahoma Top Attorney for Commercial Litigation:

Thomas G. Wolfe Oklahoma Top Attorney Commercial Litigation

Thomas G. Wolfe, Director

Oklahoma Top Attorney for Health Care Law:

Mary Holloway Richard Oklahoma Top Attorney Health Care Law

Mary Holloway Richard, Of Counsel

Oklahoma Top Attorney for Intellectual Property Rights:

Martin G. Ozinga Oklahoma Top Attorney Intellectual Property Rights

Martin G. Ozinga, Of Counsel

Oklahoma Top Attorney for Labor and Employment:

Byrona J. Maule Oklahoma Top Attorney Labor and Employment

Byrona J. Maule, Director

Oklahoma Top Attorney for Land Use – Environment:

Jim A. Roth Oklahoma Top Attorney Land Use Environment

Jim A. Roth, Director

Oklahoma Top Attorney for Medical Malpractice Defense:

G. Calvin Sharpe Oklahoma Top Attorney Medical Malpractice Defense

G. Calvin Sharpe, Director

Oklahoma Top Attorney for Oil and Gas:

Elizabeth K Brown Oklahoma Top Attorney Oil and Gas

Elizabeth K. Brown, Director

Oklahoma Top Attorney for Real Estate:

Sally A. Hasenfratz Oklahoma Top Attorney Real Estate

Sally A. Hasenfratz, Director

Oklahoma Top Attorney for Tax Law:

Robert O. O'Bannon Oklahoma Top Attorney Business Law

Robert O. O’Bannon, Director


Dawn M. Rahme Oklahoma Top Attorney Tax Law

Dawn M. Rahme, Director


View the full list of attorneys here:

Four Phillips Murrah attorneys chosen as Lawyers of the Year

Phillips Murrah is proud to announce that four of our Directors have been named Lawyers of the Year on The Best Lawyers in America© 2018 list in Oklahoma City.

2018 Lawyers of the Year

Sally A. Hasenfratz – Construction Law

Fred A. Leibrock – Litigation – ERISA

J. Mark Lovelace – Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships)

Jim A. Roth – Government Relations Practice

The Lawyers of the Year join 33 other Phillips Murrah attorneys who were named to the 2018 Best Lawyers list.

Learn more about the Firm’s accolades on the Firm and Attorney Recognition page.

Phillips Murrah announces 37 attorneys named to 2018 Best Lawyers list

Phillips Murrah is proud to announce that 37 of our attorneys have been named to The Best Lawyers in America© 2018 list in Oklahoma City.

The Best Lawyers in America 2018

Jennifer Ivester Berry – Commercial Transactions / UCC Law; Real Estate Law

Douglas A. Branch – Securities / Capital Markets Law; Venture Capital Law

Elizabeth K. Brown – Litigation – Trusts and Estates; Litigation and Controversy – Tax; Tax Law; Trusts and Estates

Michael D. Carter – Workers’ Compensation Law – Employers

Rodney L. Cook – Insurance Law

Bobby Dolatabadi – Corporate Law; Mergers and Acquisitions Law

Jason A. Dunn – Commercial Litigation

Joshua L. Edwards – Real Estate Law

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

Nicholle Jones Edwards – Family Law

Shannon K. Emmons – Commercial Litigation; Employment Law – Management; Employment Law – Individuals

Juston R. Givens – Commercial Litigation

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

Terry L. Hawkins – Public Finance Law

Heather L. Hintz – Commercial Litigation

Timothy D. Kline – Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law; Commercial Transactions / UCC Law; Litigation – Bankruptcy

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

Candace Williams Lisle – Commercial Litigation

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

Melvin R. McVay, Jr. – Banking and Finance Law; Commercial Litigation; Litigation – Banking and Finance; Litigation – Bankruptcy; Litigation – Real Estate

Andrew S. Mildren – Administrative / Regulatory Law; Government Relations Practice

Jennifer L. Miller – Commercial Litigation

Cindy H. Murray – Real Estate Law

Robert O. O’Bannon – Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships); Tax Law

Martin G. Ozinga – Commercial Litigation

Donald A. Pape – Banking and Finance Law

Michael R. Perri – Commercial Litigation; Energy Law; Natural Resources Law; Oil and Gas Law

William S. Price – Government Relations Practice

Dawn M. Rahme – Commercial Transactions / UCC Law; Litigation and Controversy – Tax; Tax Law; Trusts and Estates

Mary Holloway Richard – Health Care Law

Jim A. Roth – Energy Law; Energy Regulatory Law; Environmental Law; Government Relations Practice; Natural Resources Law

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

Robert N. Sheets – Commercial Litigation; Litigation – Land Use and Zoning; Litigation – Real Estate

Ellen K. Spiropoulos – Corporate Law

Lyndon W. Whitmire – Commercial Litigation; Product Liability Litigation – Defendants

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

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

Journal Record names three attorneys Woman of the Year

woty-web-logo-2016The Journal Record will honor Phillips Murrah directors Sally A. Hasenfratz, Dawn M. Rahme, and attorney Mary Holloway Richard as those named on the 2016 Fifty Making A Difference list.

Judge Jane P. Wiseman will be the keynote speaker at the 2016 Journal Record Woman of the Year gala set for Nov. 2 at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum.

The Fifty Making A Difference list spotlights female business and community leaders, and honorees are chosen from nominations received across the state.

For more information, visit the Journal Record’s website.

Oklahoma City real estate attorney Sally Hasenfratz featured in The Oklahoman

crew-okc-logo-choice-smallerOklahoma City real estate attorney and Phillips Murrah Director, Sally A. Hasenfratz, was featured in the business section of The Oklahoman newspaper on Saturday, July 2.

Oklahoma real estate attorney Sally Hasenfratz

Sally A. Hasenfratz is a Director and a member of the Firm’s Real Estate, Tax and Family Wealth and Business Succession Practice Groups. She represents individuals and both privately-held and public companies in a wide range of transactional matters.

The article, written by real estate editor Richard Mize, is also available online at and features a video interview about the formation of CREW OKC. Hasenfratz co-founded the organization with Julie Kriegel, vice president at Wiggin Properties, and she will serve at the first president.

CREW (Commercial Real Estate Women) Network is a national organization. Hasenfratz and Kriegel successfully initiated the local Oklahoma City chapter and assembled a board of influencers, including Jane Jenkins, president and CEO of Downtown Oklahoma City Inc. and Cathy O’Connor, president of the Alliance for Economic Development of Oklahoma City Inc.

From the story:

“Sally and I met and we hand-picked who we thought would be the best people to be on the board of directors,” Kriegel said. “We spent most of last summer and fall taking them to lunch and recruiting all of them, so we have this terrific board of directors.”

Hasenfratz said it was worth the effort.

“We’re pretty proud of the board members. We’ve got a stellar group,” she said.

Read the whole story and see Richard’s video here.

See the original story about the CREW OKC local chapter by clicking here.

Phillips Murrah Director organizes Oklahoma commercial real estate group for women

(See the updated story here)

The Oklahoma commercial real estate industry has a new organization for women practitioners called Commercial Real Estate Women, or CREW. It is a professional network that represents multiple disciplines within the industry, including lawyers, developers, bankers, architects and engineers.

“We have an outstanding group of initial board members,” said Phillips Murrah Director, Sally A. Hasenfratz, who is a veteran real estate attorney in the Firm’s Real Estate Practice Group.

“Julie Kriegel and I, who are members-at-large of the national CREW Network, were the parties who put it together,” Hasenfratz added. “We had a kickoff meeting with more than 70 people in attendance.”

CREW-OKC was founded with the intention to become a local chapter of the national CREW Network. Vicky Dunning, who is on the national board of the CREW Network spoke at the meeting.

Requirements for full membership are that members must work within a qualified field of commercial real estate with five or more years of experience and hold a leadership role within her company or organization.

CREW-OKC Board of Directors:

  • Michelle Anderson, director of asset services, CBRE
  • Betsy Brunsteter, principal, ADG
  • Marva Ellard, developer, Sieber Holdings
  • Sally Hasenfratz, Director, Phillips Murrah
  • Jane Jenkins, president and CEO, Downtown Oklahoma City Inc.
  • Kristin Killgore, associate-project engineer, ZFI Engineering
  • Julie Kriegel, vice president, Wiggin Properties LLC
  • Morgan Morrissey, vice president, MidFirst Bank
  • Cathy O’Connor, president, The Alliance for Economic Development of Oklahoma City Inc.
  • Mary Paltani, property manager, Hines
  • Carla Sharpe, attorney, Williams, Box, Forshee & Bullard P.C.
  • Monica Wittrock, senior vice president-central states region, First American Title Insurance Co.


Director Sally A. Hasenfratz featured on “The Exit Plan Show”

Recently, Director Sally A. Hasenfratz was featured on The Exit Plan Show, and online interview series hosted by financial adviser, Norman A. Hood.


The Exit Plan Show – We interview America’s top advisors to help business owners enjoy more freedom, grow companies faster and retire on their own terms.

Sally is a member of the firm’s Real Estate, Tax, and Family Wealth and Business Succession Practice Groups. She represents individuals and both privately-held and public companies in a wide range of transactional matters.

See the video below by clicking on the PLAY button. Two more episodes are to be published and will be posted on this website as they are made available.