OBA Announces Its 2022 Officers and New Board Members
November 15, 2021
The Oklahoma Bar Association announced its 2022 officers and new Board of Governors members on Friday, Nov. 12, during the OBA’s 117th annual meeting in Oklahoma City.
Tulsa attorney James “Jim” R. Hicks will serve as the Oklahoma Bar Association’s 2022 president, following a year as president-elect. He will lead the OBA’s 17-member Board of Governors, which meets monthly and governs the association.
Hicks attended OU and received his bachelor’s degree in finance before attending the TU College of Law. Admitted to practice in 1985, he served as a member of the OBA Board of Governors from 2015 to 2019. He also served as president of the Tulsa County Bar Association from 2013 to 2014 and the Tulsa County Bar Foundation from 2017 to 2019. He currently practices with the law firm of Barrow & Grimm PC, where his focus is on the litigation and transactional needs of individuals and businesses. He also represents clients in probate, estate planning and family law matters. He has been recognized as an outstanding young lawyer by the TCBA and received the TCBA President’s Award. In 1995, he was recognized as the OBA’s outstanding young lawyer.
Brian T. Hermanson of Ponca City will serve as president-elect for 2022, and Miles T. Pringle of Oklahoma City will serve as vice president.
Also elected to the OBA Board of Governors to represent their respective Supreme Court judicial districts are S. Shea Bracken of Edmond, Dustin E. Conner of Enid and Allyson E. Dow of Norman. They will serve three-year terms. Angela Ailles Bahm of Oklahoma City will also serve a three-year term as a member at large. Dylan D. Erwin of Oklahoma City will serve a one-year term as OBA Young Lawyers Division chairperson.
Ardmore attorney Michael C. Mordy, who serves as the 2021 OBA president, will remain on the OBA Board of Governors for one year as immediate past president.
New officers and Board of Governors members will take office Jan. 1, 2022. They will officially be sworn into office Jan. 13, 2022.
OBA leadership roles are voluntary positions in which lawyers serve while continuing to practice law.
The 18,000-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.