Oklahoma Bar Journal

Annual Meeting Highlights


Friday, Nov. 3, 2023
President-Elect Miles Pringle, Presiding

President-Elect: D. Kenyon Williams Jr., Tulsa
Vice President: Amber Peckio Garrett, Tulsa
SC Judicial District One: William Ladd Oldfield, Ponca City
SC Judicial District Six: Philip D. Hixon, Tulsa
SC Judicial District Seven: Chad Alexander Locke, Muskogee

Member At Large: Jeffery D. Trevillion Jr., Oklahoma City

Revisions and additions to the Oklahoma Title Examinations Standards, published in Courts & More Vol. 3 No. 39 (Sept. 27, 2023) and posted online at https://bit.ly/2023TES, were approved and are effective immediately.


The Choctaw ROTC presents the colors during the Friday morning General Assembly.

Retired Justice Steven W. Taylor addresses attendees during his Annual Luncheon keynote speech on professionalism and civility.

Former head football coach of the OU Sooners and Dallas Cowboys, Barry Switzer, entertains the crowd during the OU College of Law Luncheon.

Spoken word poet and lawyer Samantha Marchand recites her poetry during the Diversity Awards Dinner.

Congratulations to the 2024 officers and newly elected board members. From left 2024 President Miles Pringle, 2024 President-Elect D. Kenyon Williams Jr., 2024 Vice President Amber Peckio Garrett, Judicial District 6 Governor Philip D. Hixon, Judicial District 1 Governor William Ladd Oldfield and Member At Large Jeffery D. Trevillion Jr. Not pictured, Judicial District 7 Governor Chad Alexander Locke. New officers and board members will begin their terms on Jan. 1.

Attendees gather at the annual Ada Lois Sipuel Fisher Diversity Awards Dinner to hear from keynote speaker Professor Carla D. Pratt.

President-Elect Miles Pringle and Executive Director Janet Johnson facilitate the voting process for the contested member at large election during the General Assembly.


President Hermanson is joined by his daughter, Charlcy, and his wife, Ruslyn, as he cuts the cake for the Wednesday night Welcome Reception.


Retired Justice Tom Colbert hosts a signing for his book, 50 Years from the Basement to the Second Floor, following his Wednesday morning CLE presentation.


President Brian Hermanson presents President’s Awards for leadership to OBA Vice President D. Kenyon Williams Jr. and Immediate Past President Jim Hicks during Thursday’s Annual Luncheon.


2023 OBA President Brian Hermanson, Immediate Past President Jim Hicks and State Bar of Texas President-Elect Steve Benesh pose for a photo during the Welcome Reception.

An OBA President's Award is presented to Bench and Bar Committee Co-Chair Judge Richard Ogden. He and Co-Chair Leah Rudnicki were recognized for revitalizing the committee in 2023.

President Hermanson presents a President's Award to OBA Governor S. Shea Bracken for his efforts in rebuilding the OBA Military Assistance Committee.


OBA Governor Angela Ailles Bahm was recognized with a President's Award to honor her leadership and support of the Lawyers Helping Lawyers Assistance Program Committee and the Legislative Monitoring Committee.

Bar members take a wellness break to snuggle some adorable, adoption-eligible puppies, brought to the Annual Meeting by the Oklahoma Humane Society. The Hug A Pup event was co-sponsored by the new Animal Law Section, chaired by Gary Maxey of Enid.


Originally published in the Oklahoma Bar Journal – OBJ 95 Vol 10 (December 2023)

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