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  • Court Accepts Norman Oklahoma Attorney Keaton Oberst’s Resignation

    On August 29, 2014, Norman Oklahoma attorney Keaton Oberst resigned from the Oklahoma Bar Association. His decision followed allegations of abandonment of clients, failure to withdraw from cases, and failure to communicate with clients and the Bar Association. The Oklahoma Supreme Court found that Oberst’s resignation had been given freely and noted that resignation had Read More»

  • Oklahoma City Attorney Sam George Caporal Resigns

    On November 24, 2014, Oklahoma City Attorney Sam George Caporal resigned from the practice of law following disciplinary action taken against him after he had been appointed as a court-appointed guardian. The OBA alleges that Caporal breached his fiduciary duties as a court-appointed guardian by failing to keep accurate records of the ward’s property and Read More»

  • Facing Felony Charges, Attorney Frank Kirk, Jr. Resigns Oklahoma Bar

    Frank Kirk, Jr., filed an official affidavit with the Oklahoma Supreme Court on July 8, 2014 requesting to resign his membership in the Oklahoma Bar Association and relinquish his rights to practice law. His resignation follows charges of preventing a witness from giving testimony and offering to engage in an act of lewdness filed in Read More»

  • Former Prosecutor Mark Blasdel Resigns From The Bar After Facing Felony Charges

    On May 2, 2014, William Mark Blasdel, a former Oklahoma County Prosecutor and defense attorney, formally resigned his law license. Blasdel had faced felony charges alleging he harbored a fugitive in February of 2013. In October, 2013, prosecutors dismissed the formal criminal case, but legal disciplinary charges were initiated against him. The incident leading to Read More»

  • Grant Cheadle Surrenders Oklahoma Attorney License

    An Oklahoma attorney first licensed to practice in 1981 surrendered his license while disciplinary proceedings were pending against him. In a decree tantamount to disbarment, the Oklahoma Supreme Court on Feb. 10, 2014 approved the resignation of Grant Evan Cheadle. At the time of his resignation, Cheadle was facing allegations that he had missappropriated $185,000 Read More»

  • Former Judge Craig Key Resigns Law Practice After Cattle Theft, Embezzlement Indictments

    A former Lincoln County district judge indicted on charges of cattle theft, forgery and embezzling money from a client has relinquished his law license. A multi-county grand jury in April indicted Craig Steven Key on three counts of delivering a forged instrument, two counts of embezzlement, conspiracy to commit larceny of domestic animals, and larceny Read More»

  • Tulsa Attorney Resigns in Face of Ethics Allegations

    Tulsa Attorney Gray M. Strickland resigned from the Oklahoma Bar Association in March after grievances were filed against him alleging fiduciary misconduct. The state Supreme Court had previously censured Strickland in 2011 after he pleaded guilty to a federal misdemeanor charge of failing to file a federal tax return in 2003. The court in 2011 Read More»

  • Edmond Attorney Resigns After Settlement Funds Withheld

    An Edmond attorney has relinquished his law license after the Oklahoma Bar Association initiated disciplinary proceedings on allegations he failed to turn over settlement funds to a client. Attorney Michael Wayne Jackson represented a client in a wrongful death action that was settled in 2006, according to a Supreme Court opinion. Jackson withdrew his contingency Read More»

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