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  • Oklahoma Attorney David Knight Handed 1-Year Suspension

    An Oklahoma Attorney, David Knight, has been suspended from the practice of law for one year following disciplinary actions in Texas where he is also licensed. The Oklahoma Supreme Court issued an order to Knight on June 6, 2014 to show cause why he should not also be suspended in Oklahoma based on the 2013 Read More»

  • Kathryn Hope Christopher Reinstated as Oklahoma Attorney

    On July 16, 2014, the Oklahoma Supreme Court reinstated attorney Kathryn Hope Christopher to membership in the Oklahoma Bar. Hope had been suspended for failure to pay fees in 2009. Her reinstatement was conditioned on her payment of fees in the amount of $3,173.23 within 90 days from the date the court’s opinion becomes final. 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»

  • Oklahoma Supreme Court Rejects Open and Obvious Doctrine When Owner Causes Slip and Fall Hazard

    On July 16, 2014, the Oklahoma Supreme Court issued a ruling rejecting the argument that the “open and obvious doctrine” functioned as an absolute ban to a plaintiff’s premises liability claim. The open and obvious doctrine has generally eliminated a landowner’s duty to the plaintiff when the danger was so apparent that he could have Read More»

  • Appeals Court Upholds Statute Banning Electronic Solicitation Of Minors When Underlying Act Is Legal

    On May 20, 2014, the Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals upheld Ronald Arganbright’s conviction for violating a state law banning solicitation of minors via electronic means. Arganbright admitted to having a sexual relationship with a minor and facilitating it using his telephone and text messages. On appeal, he claimed his electronic communications occurred only after 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»

  • Oklahoma Supreme Court Says Two Year Delay In License Revocation Hearing Too Long

    In 2010, one day after his arrest for driving under the influence, Phillip Pierce requested a hearing to fight his driver’s license revocation. This common request, and the 20 month delay for the hearing to take place, led to a legal fight all the way to the Oklahoma Supreme Court. On May 6, 2014, the Read More»

  • Supreme Court: ‘Local Rules for the 25th Judicial District are Invalid’

    The Oklahoma Supreme Court on April 3, 2014 reversed a trail court decision denying an Oklahoma inmate a hearing in his name change petition. The inmate, Stacey Hemphill, wants to change his name to Apokalypse God Allah. The Supreme Court decision does not consider the unusual nature of Hemphill’s preferred name. Instead, the court addressed 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»

  • Oklahoma Supreme Court Denies James Golden Jr. Reinstatement

    The Oklahoma Supreme Court has denied the application of former Oklahoma attorney James E. Golden Jr. to be reinstated into the practice of law. The court was not convinced Golden’s moral character had improved since he was disbarred April 22, 2008 after pleading to a federal charge of misprision of a felony. The opinion denying Read More»

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