September 2009 Class Notes

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Class Notes

Phil Frazier
was honored by the City of Glenpool, for which he has served as city attorney for 35 years, with the naming of the municipal courtroom in his honor.

James L. Sanders
was announced by Reed Smith LLP as a partner in the Global Regulatory and Enforcement Group of its Litigation Department. Sanders is resident in the firm’s Century City office, where his practice focuses on securities litigation, white-collar criminal defense, and the representation of corporations and individuals in investigations by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and other governmental entities. 

Doug Dodd was named the recipient of the Neil E. Bogan Professionalism Award from the Tulsa County Bar Association.

Stephen J. Moriarty
joined Fellers Snider Law Firm as a shareholder and director. Moriarty’s practice areas include bankruptcy reorganization, business finance and restructuring, real estate bankruptcy, mortgage bankruptcy litigation, creditor’s rights, receivership and insolvency law.

Darrell Shepherd was sworn in as District Judge of the 15th Judicial District at the Wagoner County Courthouse in Wagoner, Okla.

Mark Roath
was approved as the City Manager of Alamogordo, N.M. by the Alamagordo City Commission. His start date is Oct. 5. 

Daniel Munley of Munley, Munley & Cartwright, P.C., was elected secretary of the American Association for Justice’s Interstate Trucking Litigation Group. He has served as special projects coordinator for the group. Munley was selected for inclusion to the 2005 Pennsylvania Rising Star Super Lawyer, an honor given to a select 2.5 percent of lawyers in the state who are 40 years or younger and have practiced 10 years or less.

Patricia A. Brock Loveland (BA ’84, JD ’95) joined the Neosho Municipal Court staff in Neosho, Mo., as municipal court judge for the Neosho Municipal Court in Missouri. She replaced Judge Dwight Douglas who retired. 

James E. "Jim" Custer
(JD '97), an Assistant Attorney General with the Texas Attorney General's Office, has been promoted to the position of Managing Attorney for the San Antonio Regional Office of the Consumer Protection & Public Health Division.

Associate Justice of the Supreme Court Antonin Scalia will present the Sandra Day O'Connor Award for Professional Service to Catina R. Drywater (BA ’95, JD ’98), Esquire, of Tulsa, OK on October 17, 2009 during the Celebration of Excellence at the U.S. Supreme Court. Drywater's peers nominated her for her efforts to expand access to justice.

Marvin Lizama
was named the Outstanding Young Lawyer by the Tulsa County Bar Association.

In Memoriam


John L. “Jack” Boyd (JD ’50) passed away on August 16, 2009. After law school, Boyd joined the oldest established law firm in Tulsa County, Tucker and Martin, which later became Tucker, Boyd and Parks law firm. He served as President of the Tulsa County Bar Association in 1974, President of the Oklahoma Bar Association in 1982, President of the Fellow Oklahoma Bar Foundation in 1987, and Founder and Chairman of the Board of the Oklahoma Bar Professional Liability Insurance Company in 1983 and 1984. His work was awarded with many honors including Oklahoma Bar Association's Outstanding Lawyer Award in 1986, Tulsa County Bar Association's Outstanding Lawyer Award in 1987, The University of Tulsa's Outstanding Service Award in 1982, membership in the Chairman Select Committee to Review the Judicial System of the State of Oklahoma and the University of Tulsa's Lifetime Achievement Law Award in 2003.


Roger R. Scott (BA ’57, JD ’60) passed away on Wednesday, July 1, 2009.  He  practiced law for over 45 years, was recognized by the Oklahoma Bar Association for his outstanding work and received the John Shipp Award for exemplifying high ethical standards. He also served as a trustee to the Oklahoma Bar Foundation and was a member of the grievance and professionalism committee of the Tulsa County Bar Association.


William R. Moss (BS ’69, JD ’72) passed away August 14, 2009. He was a graduate of Hale High School and of Tulsa University Law School. He practiced criminal and family law for 35 years.


Jon B. Wallis died on September 24, 2009. He practiced law for 36 years in Tulsa.


Kathy Evans Borchardt died on May 27, 2009.  Kathy was the first President of the Women’s Law Caucus at TU College of Law. She specialized in divorce and employment law, and was listed as one of the Best Lawyers in America for employment litigation in 1987-1988. She was also the founding President of the Tulsa Women Lawyer's Association in 1983.


Richard Clarke passed away May 29, 2009 in Tulsa, OK. Richard was a Special Judge for Tulsa County and an attorney with Barber and Bartz Law Firm.

Jimmy Hart