Marian Opala Re-Elected to Judicature Society Board
Marian P. Opala, chief justice of the Oklahoma Supreme Court, has been re-elected to the American Judicature Society Board of Directors at the society's annual meeting in Atlanta.
Founded in 1913, the American Judicature Society is a national independent organization of more than 20,000 concerned citizens working to improve the nation's justice system. . .
Nelson, Sherwood, and Brown is a new Oklahoma City law firm which has opened an office at 1500 Liberty Tower, 100 N. Broadway. The firm specializes in personal injury, construction litigation and complex commercial litigation.
Partners in the firm are Robert W. Nelson, Theodore C. Sherwood and Michael N. Brown.
Nelson was formerly with Ramey & Nelson in Yukon, which he joined in 1982. His expertise is concentrated in the area of personal injury, products liability, medical negligence and commercial litigation.
Sherwood was a trial lawyer for seven years with Abel, Musser, Sokolosky & Clark before establishing a solo practice in 1990. His practice encompasses cases involving defective products, architect and contractor negligence, automobile negligence, nursing home malpractice and insurance contract claims.
Brown has practiced as a trial lawyer in the area of commercial litigation with Kornfeld, Franklin & Phillips in Oklahoma City and with Fogg, Fogg, and Handley in El Reno. He had been a partner in the firm of Ramey & Nelson since 1990. Brown's practice is primarily in the areas of banking and commercial litigation, bankruptcy and officer and director liability litigation.
In addition, Gaylon C. Hayes has joined Nelson, Sherwood, and Brown as an associate. The office staff consists of four administrative support personnel. . .
The Tulsa Law Explorer Post, jointly sponsored by the Tulsa County Bar Association and the Indian Nations Council of the Boy Scouts of America, has won its third consecutive championship in the National Mock Trial Competition.
The four members of this year's team, composed of teen-agers from Tulsa, Broken Arrow and Jenks, are Duane Gardiner, Leslie Miller, Rolando Lagos and Kye Javes. Their coaches were post advisors Kirsten and Bill Bernhardt. …