The Journal Record Legal Briefs: February 22, 2012

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Phillips Murrah names 4 shareholders, directorsOKLAHOMA CITY - Phillips Murrah has elected four new shareholders and directors, all based in the downtown Oklahoma City office.The new shareholders and directors are Stephen W. Elliott, formerly a partner at Kline, Kline Elliott & Bryant in Oklahoma City, whose practice is focused on bankruptcy litigation; Juston R. Givens, who practices entertainment and commercial law, with an emphasis on the music industry; Heather L. Hintz, whose areas of practice include commercial litigation, appellate practice, international law and securities regulation; and Beverly I. Vilardofsky, whose primary areas of practice are corporate and securities law.

3 attorneys join Graham Allen & BrownTULSA - R. Thomas Seymour, Lori Guevara and Thomas Landrum and have joined Graham Allen & Brown.Seymour joined Graham Allen & Brown as an of counsel member. Seymour will primarily focus on trial practice in business, white- collar criminal and civil rights cases. Seymour is a Vietnam veteran, earning the rank of sergeant in the U.S. Marine Corps. After the military, Seymour began his law career with Doerner, Saunders, Daniel & Anderson until 1982 when he began his own firm, the Seymour Law Firm. Seymour also served as an adjunct professor at Oral Roberts Law School for several years. Seymour is a 1960 Will Rogers High School graduate. Seymour earned both his bachelor's degree and law degree from Harvard.Guevara will focus on tribal litigation, immigration, Social Security disability and bankruptcy. She has worked for the University of Tulsa Boesche Legal Clinic, where she trained law school students in tribal, family, and criminal defense law. She operated a solo practice in Seattle. Guevara is a Broken Arrow High School graduate. She earned her undergraduate degree from the University of South Florida and graduated in 1997 from Stetson University College of Law in St. Petersburg, Fla. She graduated in 2003 from the University of Tulsa College of Law, earning her master of laws degree in Native American and indigenous peoples law. …