Class Notes – February 2010

Friday, February 26, 2010

Joe Anthis was named vice president for the Oklahoma City Real Property Lawyers Association for 2010.

Dennis Shook has been appointed by Governor Brad Henry as district judge for Wagoner County, replacing Judge Darrell Shepherd (JD ’86), who was appointed to the position of district judge. Shook has been employed in private practice in Wagoner since 1983 and served as a municipal judge for the city of Wagoner and for the city of Coweta, and as the town attorney for Porter, Okla.

Candice Cheeseman joined SemGroup Corporation in Tulsa as general counsel. The general counsel will provide leadership and direct the legal affairs of the corporation concerning legal rights, obligations and privileges. In addition to this, she will establish legal policy, processes and advise management on legal issues relative to company policies. 

Richard D. Buckley, Jr. joined Arent Fox as a partner in its Los Angeles office. Buckley focuses his practice on business litigation, including class actions, with an emphasis on the automotive and entertainment industries.

Elizabeth A. Hart was made partner at Richards & Connors PLLP in Tulsa.  Hart graduated from TU with a health law certificate and focuses her practice on health care law and medical malpractice defense. 

Angelique EagleWoman received the William F. and Joan L. Boyd Excellence in Teaching Award at the University of Idaho College of Law in Moscow, Idaho. This fellowship’s intention is to recognize and reward faculty who demonstrate exceptional teaching effectiveness, a deep commitment to student learning and professional growth, and an interest in creative and innovative teaching methods. 

Whitney R. Mauldin was named a new associate at Richards & Connors PLLP in Tulsa.  Mauldin’s practice will focus on bad faith defense, insurance coverage litigation and general insurance defense litigation. 

In Memoriam

Wendell Wesley Clark of Tulsa died at the age of 65. Clark was a public defender for Tulsa County from 1969 to 1977. During that same period, he was a captain in the Oklahoma National Guard. While completing his law degree at TU, Clark dreamed of one day opening his own firm, and in 1978, he was a founding partner of Clark & Williams.

Jimmy Hart