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State Bar of California, 2001
State Bar of Oklahoma, 2002
State Bar of Texas, 2014
The Missouri Bar, 2014
U.S. Supreme Court
U.S. Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals
U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals
U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals
U.S. Western District of Oklahoma
U.S. Northern District of Oklahoma
U.S. Eastern District of Oklahoma
U.S. Northern District of Texas
U.S. Western District of Texas
U.S. Western District of Missouri
U.S. Northern District of California

Publications & Presentations:

“Disaster Management & Insurance Policies: The Role of Insurance Policy Language in the Management of Risk: Practical Examples,” presented at National Chung Hsing University, Taichung, Taiwan, 2012, as part of the NSC International Training Program: Disaster Governance and Regional Environmental Governance: Taiwan and Southeast Asia, Organized by the Department of Law, Sponsored by the National Science Council, Taiwan, and Co-organized by the Institute of International Relations.

“The Political Economy of the Commerce Clause: Economic and Political Effects on the Supreme Court’s Interpretation of the Commerce Clause,” 27 Okla. City U. L. Rev. 347 (2002).

Author, “The Morning Tree” (2006), and “The Superunknowns” (2016).

Representative Cases:

Miller v. Ameristate Bank of Atoka, Inc., 2013 OK CIV APP 102, 314 P.3d 278. (link)
Blissit v. Westlake Hardware, Inc., 2010 WL 1078453 (N.D.Okla. 2010) (Defendant’s motion for summary judgment against Plaintiff’s battery claim granted).


Oklahoma Mineral Lawyers Society
Oklahoma County Bar Association
Oklahoma Bar Association
California Bar Association
Texas Bar Association
Missouri Bar
Southwest Kendo and Iaido Federation
All United States Kendo Federation


Oklahoma City University School of Law

J.D., Cum Laude, 2001
Honors: OCU Merit Scholarship
Honors: Oklahoma Bar Association Scholarship
Honors: Faculty Honor Roll
Honors: Phi Delta Phi

Boston University

M.A., International Relations, 1995
Research Fellow: Institute for the Study of Conflict,
Ideology & Policy

Oklahoma State University

B.A., Russian Language and Literature, 1992
International Area Studies Certificate:
Russian / Eastern European Studies
Minor: History
Honors: Bailey Study Abroad Scholarship, Graduate Studies at
Moscow State Pedagogical University

Indiana University, Bloomington, 1991

Summer Intensive Summer Russian Language Program,
IU Summer Language Workshop, 1991

Moscow State Pedagogical University, 1992

Graduate Studies in Russian Language, History, & Literature
Sponsored by American Counsel of Teachers of Russian
Accredited by Bryn Mawr College