Education

  • University of Oklahoma (Bachelor of Arts in psychology, with special distinction, 1992)
    • University of Oklahoma President’s Leadership Class and psychology department teaching assistant 
  • University of Oklahoma College of Law (Juris Doctor, with highest honors, 1997)
    • Order of the Coif, graduated first in class academically, 1997 Oklahoma Bar Association University of Oklahoma Outstanding Senior Law Student Award, chief article and book review editor of Oklahoma Law Review, legal research and writing teaching assistant (1995-1997)

Admissions

  • State Bar of Oklahoma

Professional Organizations & Memberships 

  • Oklahoma Bar Association: Estate Planning, Probate and Trust Section – past chair
  • Oklahoma County Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • American College of Trust and Estate Counsel – fellow

Honors, Awards & Rankings

  • Best Lawyers in America – Trusts & Estates (2006-present); Litigation,Trusts & Estates (2011-present); Closely Held Companies and Family Business Law (2014-present)
  • Best Lawyers 2017 Lawyer of the Year, Oklahoma City – Trusts & Estates
  • Best Lawyers 2016 Lawyer of the Year, Oklahoma City – Closely Held Companies and Family Business Law
  • Best Lawyers 2015 Lawyer of the Year, Oklahoma City – Trusts & Estates
  • Best Lawyers 2013 Lawyer of the Year, Oklahoma City – Litigation, Trusts & Estates
  • Oklahoma Super Lawyers – Estate Planning & Probate

News, Articles & Publications

  • Up, Up and Away: How to Navigate an Aircraft Transfer, American College of Trust and Estate Counsel National Fall Meeting, October 2015 
  • Ethical Scenarios for the Estate Advisor (Oklahoma Comments), American College of Trust and Estate Counsel Heart of America Regional Meeting, May 2011 
  • Ethical Issues in Estate Planning and Administration, Oklahoma Bar Association, 2006 
  • Update on Estate Planning, Wills, Trusts and Probate Law in Oklahoma, Oklahoma Bar Association, 2002

Community Involvement

  • Leadership Norman (2015-2016)
  • Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation Planned Giving Advisory Council 
  • Cleveland County YMCA – former board member
  • St. Luke’s Children’s Center Advisory Board – former member