• University of Oklahoma (Bachelor of Business Administration, 1986)
  • University of Oklahoma College of Law (Juris Doctor, 1994, with highest honors)
    • Order of the Coif, Nathan Scarritt Prize (for graduating first in the class academically), American Judicature Society Award, Corpus Juris Secundum Award for Scholastic Excellence, James F. Hawes Memorial Cup Award, Oklahoma Bar Association Outstanding Third-Year Award, West Publishing Company Awards, Charles B. Memminger Memorial Scholarship, Robert B. Looper Memorial Scholarship, McKinney, Stringer & Webster Scholarship, Oklahoma City Title Attorneys Scholarship, American Jurisprudence Awards, Oklahoma Law Review


  • State Bar of Oklahoma
  • Certified Public Accountant (inactive status)

Professional Organizations & Memberships

  • American Bar Association: Real Property, Probate and Trust Law
  • Oklahoma Bar Association: Estate Planning, Probate and Trust, and Taxation Law
  • Oklahoma Society of Certified Public Accountants

Honors, Awards & Rankings

  • Best Lawyers in America – Tax Law, Trusts and Estates
  • Best Lawyers 2018 Lawyer of the Year, Oklahoma City – Tax Law
  • Leadership in Law Award, The Journal Record (2006)

Community Involvement

  • Oklahoma United Methodist Foundation – trustee