Oklahoma Bar Journal

Annual Meeting | Photo Highlights


1. Amber Peckio Garrett received a President’s Award for organizing and building the OBA Cannabis Law Committee from the ground up and for chairing the OBA Audit Committee.

2. President Jim Hicks presents April Moaning with the Outstanding Young Lawyer Award.

3. Sheila Naifeh is presented with a President’s Award during the Annual Luncheon for her support of the OBA Lawyers Helping Lawyers Assistance Program.

4. The Kiowa Black Leggings Warrior Society presents the colors during a ceremony at the General Assembly Friday morning.

5. President Hicks and his wife, Nancy, attend the James Bond-themed President’s Reception Wednesday night.

6. Past OBA presidents Bill Grimm, Sid Dunagan and David Petty enjoy catching up during the President’s Reception.

7. Congressional Medal of Honor recipient Dwight W. Birdwell speaks during the Delegates Breakfast after being presented with the OBA Medal of Valor. This is only the second time the OBA Medal of Valor has been awarded.

8. From left President Hicks; Justice Trent Shores, Kaw Nation; Justice Mark Holmes Colbert, Chickasaw Nation; and Justice Shawna S. Baker, Cherokee Nation, participate in the tribal supreme court justice panel.

9. Arvo Mikkanen speaks on “Criminal Jurisdiction Developments in Indian Country: Castro-Huerta & VAWA 2022” during a Criminal Track CLE.

10. Judge Bernard M. Jones, U.S. District Court for the Western District of Oklahoma, delivers the keynote address during the Diversity Awards Dinner.

11. Oklahoma City Mayor David Holt delivers a welcome message during the General Assembly. Also pictured, from left OBA Executive Director John Morris Williams and President Hicks.

12. LeAnne McGill receives a President’s Award for her work as chairperson of the OBA Awards Committee. 

13. OCU School of Law Dean Jim Roth speaks during the school’s annual alumni luncheon.

14. Miles Pringle, 2023 president-elect, received the President’s Award for his unwavering support as vice president, his continuing efforts in membership engagement and his excellence with the Legislative Monitoring Committee.  Not pictured, Kevinn Matthews, who also received a President’s Award for organizing the August Board of Governors meeting and tour of the Greenwood Rising Museum in Tulsa, and for his continued efforts in promoting diversity, equity and inclusion in the bar association.




Originally published in the Oklahoma Bar Journal – OBJ 93 Vol 10 (December 2022)