EDUCATION

  • University of Virginia (Bachelor of Arts in Economics, with Distinction 1970)
  • University of Oklahoma, College of Law (Juris Doctor with Special Distinction 1975)
    • Order of the Coif, West Publishing Company Award for Outstanding Senior Law Student, West Hornbook Award for the Junior Law student with the highest scholastic average, Welcome D. Pierson Memorial Award, Earl T. Warren Memorial Award, American Jurisprudence Awards in Real Property I, Real Property II, Real Property III, Remedies, Criminal Procedure, Evidence, and Commercial Transactions, Oklahoma Law Review--Article and Book Review Editor, Judiciary Committee

ADMISSIONS

  • Oklahoma Supreme Court, 1975
  • United States District Courts,
    • Western District of Oklahoma, 1975
    • Northern District of Oklahoma, 1979

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

  • Oklahoma Bar Association (Chair, Savings and Loan Counsel Section, 1981)
  • Oklahoma Coalition for Affordable Housing
  • American Bar Association (Member, Sections of Real Property, Probate and Trust Law and Business Law; Member: Forum on Affordable Housing and Community Development Law)
  • Oklahoma City Real Property Lawyers Association, Director (2001-2007), Treasurer 2004, Secretary 2005, Vice President 2006, President 2007

HONORS & AWARDS

  • Best Lawyers In America (Real Estate), 1987 – Present
    • Oklahoma City Real Estate Lawyer of the Year (2012)
    • Oklahoma City Real Estate Litigation Lawyer of the Year (2013)
  • Chambers & Partners, America’s Leading Business Lawyers (Real Estate)
  • Super Lawyers - Oklahoma (Real Estate)
  • Corporate Counsel magazine (Best Lawyers: Real Estate Law)
  • Oklahoma Magazine, one of Top 50 Lawyers in the State of Oklahoma
  • Martindale-Hubbell Rating:  AV

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

  • Oklahoma City Community Foundation: Board of Trustees, Treasurer, Audit Committee Chair, Building Committee, Executive Committee
  • All Souls’ Episcopal Church; Children’s Chapel Leader; Former: Acolyte Master, Vestry Member, Finance Committee Chair, Junior Warden, Senior Warden, and Trustee (and former President) of All Souls’ Anglican Foundation Board of Trustees
  • Scouting: Last Frontier Council, Boy Scouts of America: Former: Board Member; Vice President-Program; Vice President-Finance; Vice President-Administration; Baden Powell District:  Chair, and Finance Chair; Troop 193:  Assistant Scoutmaster and Troop Committee Chair.  Recipient, District Award of Merit and Silver Beaver Award
  • Past Director, Secretary, Vice President, President (2006 and 2013), and Long Range Planning Committee of Oklahoma City Golf & Country Club