Class Notes

Oklahoma City University School of Law alumni are doing great things in widely varied fields, demonstrating each day the wealth of opportunities afforded by a prestigious law degree. They are starting up entrepreneurial ventures, prosecuting and defending clientele in an astonishing variety of fields, working as judges and public servants, and serving our country. Catch up with your classmates here to find out their latest news, or submit your class notes! Please let us know if you would like to include news or a photo in the OCU Law Class Notes by filling out this form.

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Justin Bracket ’12 was appointment by North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory as district judge.

Daniel Aizenman ‘12 joined the litigation group of McAfee & Taft.

Judy Burdg ’12 joined the firm of McAfee & Taft in Oklahoma City.

Elizabeth “Lizzy” Olsen ’14 will serve as majority director of operations for the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works.

Michael Lambert ’14 married Caitlin Irwin ‘14 on December 31, 2016 in Euless, Texas.

Christopher Foshee ’14 and wife Abby welcomed son Ford Redding Foshee into the world on January 3, 2017.

Gaylan Towle II ‘16 joined the Oklahoma City firm of Crowe and Dunlevy.

Lydia Green ‘03 was named Special Judge for the Oklahoma Juvenile Justice Center.

Kevin Sellers ’05 was promoted to the rank of Colonel in the U.S. Air Force.

Trae Gray ‘06 was the speaker at the REALTORS Land Institute, National Land Conference in Charlotte, NC.

Suvir Dhar ‘07 was elected shareholder for the firm of Simmons Hanly Conroy in Alton, Illinois.

Keren Williams McLendon ’07 was promoted to CEO of Robinson Aviation, Inc

David Smith ’08 was awarded Attorney of the Year from the OBA Family Law Section during the OBA Annual Meeting.

Brian C. Beatty ’08 was elected a shareholder at the firm McAfee & Taft.

Thomas Ishmael ’08 was named general attorney of AT&T Mobility in Dallas, TX.

Senator David Holt ’09 has been appointed by the president pro tempore of the Oklahoma Senate as one of the commissioners representing Oklahoma to the nation’s Uniform Law Commission.

Senator David Holt ‘09 was recognized as “Cityan of the Year” for Oklahoma City.

Stuart R. Hene ‘09 was elected to membership in the Fellows of the Texas Bar Foundation.

J. Kevin Gray ’91 was named managing principal of Fish & Richardson’s Dallas, TX office.

Brad Donnell ’94 was honored as “Local Litigation Stars” in the 2017 edition of Benchmark Litigation.

Michael Schag ’94 was appointed to the position of military trial judge and will preside over general and special courts-martial.

Michael Wilds ‘ 94 was recognized with the Directors Award from the OBA Criminal Law Section during the OBA Annual Meeting.

Tom Bates ’94 was named as special advisor on child welfare and Pinnacle Plan implementation for Governor Mary Fallin.

Michael McClintock ’98 was honored as “Local Litigation Stars” in the 2017 edition of Benchmark Litigation.

Thomas Kendrick ’98 was named partner at Durbin, Larimore & Bialick P.C.

Barry Grissom ‘81 was appointed to the Board of the National Association of Former U.S. Attorneys

Rick Goralewicz ’82 delivered the keynote address, “Wounds of Silence: An LGBTQ Perspective on Elder Abuse,” at the Canadian Elder Law Institute in Vancouver, Canada.

Timothy L. Martin ’83 was named partner at Durbin, Larimore & Bialick P.C.

Barbara Hatfield ’84 was awarded Judge of the Year from the OBA Family Law Section during the OBA Annual Meeting.

Kit Addelman ‘86 was quoted in the Wall Street Journal in the article titled “SEC Presses Effort to Protect Whistleblowers.”

Steven L. Tolson ’88 will reopen his law practice on January 1, 2017, practicing in business and civil litigation, business formation, corporate and commercial law, probate, divorce, general practice and civil mediation.

Pete White ’72 announced his retirement as Ward 4 Councilman in Oklahoma City after serving for 19 years.

John Mark Smith ‘75 announced his retirement from Comanche County District Judge.

Dorothy Alexander ‘75 was featured during the Second Sunday Poetry for her prose and poetry.

Irven Box ’69 was presented with a Seminole County Bar Association Lifetime Membership Award at the Seminole County Bar Association’s 10th Annual Las Vegas CLE.

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