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  • Partnering with employers to successfully navigate state and federal employment law through both practical and preventative counseling and litigation defense
  • On-demand counseling in all aspects of labor and personnel matters including hiring, family and medical leave, discipline, termination, reductions-in-force, workplace threats and violence, investigating and responding to complaints (including sexual harassment)
  • Development and implementation of policies and procedures, employment contracts, non-competition and confidentiality agreements, drug/alcohol testing
  • Corrective and preventative employee training
  • First-chair representation defending employers before federal agencies including the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Wage & Hour Division of the U. S. Department of Labor, the National Labor Relations Board, Occupational Safety and Health Administration, and state agencies including the Oklahoma Attorney General Office of Civil Rights Enforcement and the Oklahoma Employment Security Commission
  • First-chair representation defending employers in both federal and state courts, trial and appellate, in a wide variety of matters, including claims arising under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Section 1981 of the Civil Rights Act of 1866, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Fair Labor Standards Act, the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act and other federal and state laws
  • First-chair representation defending employers in federal courts against collective actions under the Fair Labor Standards Act
  • First-chair representation defending employers in arbitration proceedings before the American Arbitration Association and JAMS
  • Previously served as in-house counsel for an independent oil and gas company


  • State Bar of Oklahoma
  • United States District Courts for the Western, Eastern and Northern Districts of Oklahoma
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit


  • Super Lawyers Magazine – “Rising Star” 2014 – 2018, 2021 – 2022
  • 2019 Outstanding Junior Alumnus Award by the University of Tulsa College of Law Alumni Association


  • Oklahoma Baptist University, B.A., magna cum laude, 2005
  • University of Tulsa College of Law, J.D., with highest honors, 2008
    • Order of the Curule Chair
    • Tulsa Law Review, Editor, 2007-2008
      • Outstanding Editor Award
    • Phi Delta Phi
    • College of Law Awards:
      • F. M. Rowell, Sr. Award (Property Law); George & Jean Price Award (Legal Reasoning, Authorities, and Writing); Judge Thomas Brett Award (Criminal Law); Oklahoma Bar Association Business Associations Section Award (Basic Corporate Law); Phi Delta Phi Professional Responsibility Award; Pray, Walker, Jackman, Williamson & Marlar Award (Energy Policy)