Class Notes - October 2009

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Sidney Swinson of Tulsa firm GableGotwals won the 2009 John E. Shipp Award for Ethics from the Oklahoma Bar Association. The award is presented to an OBA member who has truly exemplified the ethics of the legal profession either by acting in accordance with the highest standards in the face of pressure to do otherwise or serving as a role model for ethics to the other members of the profession.

John P. Lukachick was appointed the 31st Judicial Circuit’s new Family Court Commissioner. Lukachick, who will serve a four-year term, has practiced family law with the Springfield, Missouri law firm Tuck & Lukachick, P.C. since 1996, specializing in domestic relations and serving as a guardian ad litem, representing the best interest of children.

Christopher DeCluitt was one of five appointees that Governor Rick Perry of Texas has named to the Western States Water Council. The council consists of representatives appointed by the governors of 18 western states. DeCluitt also has served as chairman of the board of the Brazos River Authority since 2005. DeCluitt is president of The Sovereign Corporation, a Waco, Texas based company investing in real estate and oil and gas interests.

In Memoriam

Jon B. Wallis, a Tulsa attorney who practiced law as a sole practitioner for 36 years, died at the age of 64.  Wallis focused his practice on personal injury cases and medical malpractice lawsuits against doctors, insurance companies, and local hospitals, as well as oil and gas cases.

Heather Rahhal