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Tulsa Attorney Joins State Bar Association Leadership


Tulsa attorney James R. Hicks has been appointed to the Oklahoma Bar Association Board of Governors, filling the member-at-large seat formerly held by Deirdre O. Dexter, who resigned to accept an administrative law judge position.

As one of three at-large representatives, Mr. Hicks will represent all Oklahoma counties on the 17-member board. His term begins immediately and will expire Dec. 31, 2016.

Mr. Hicks is of counsel with the Barrow & Grimm law firm in Tulsa. He concentrates his practice in the areas of civil litigation, family law, probate and estate planning. He recently served as Tulsa County Bar Association president.

“Jim Hicks is a welcome addition to our governing board,” said OBA President David Poarch of Norman. “His distinguished track record of service to both the county and state bar associations, in addition to many community organizations, makes him a proven leader.”

He currently serves as senior warden at St. John’s Episcopal Church and has served as president of Legal Services of Eastern Oklahoma and the Tulsa Auxiliary of the Gladney Center. He chaired the OBA Young Lawyers Division and TCBA Young Lawyers Committee. He is the recipient of the American Bar Association’s First Place Award of Achievement for Service to the Public.

He is a 1985 graduate of the University of Tulsa College of Law. He earned his bachelor’s in business administration from OU in 1982.

OBA leadership roles are voluntary positions in which lawyers serve while continuing to practice law. The board meets monthly. The 17,600-member Oklahoma Bar Association, headquartered in Oklahoma City, was created by the Oklahoma Supreme Court to advance the administration of justice and to foster and maintain learning, integrity, competence, public service and high standards of conduct among Oklahoma’s legal community.