Oklahoma City Lawyer Takes Oath as OBA President

January 23, 2024

Chief Justice M. John Kane IV administers the oath of office to 2024 OBA President Miles Pringle on Jan. 19.

Miles Pringle was sworn in Jan. 19 as the 2024 Oklahoma Bar Association president. He will lead the OBA’s 17-member Board of Governors, which meets monthly and governs the 18,000-member association. Supreme Court Chief Justice M. John Kane IV administered the oath to officers and new Board of Governors members during a ceremony at the Supreme Court Courtroom at the State Capitol.  

“The bar association is in a good place today because of the leaders we’ve had. I hope to build upon that this year. This is a big honor for me, and I appreciate the privilege to serve as president,” Pringle said during his inaugural address.  

Pringle is the executive vice president and general counsel of The Bankers Bank in Oklahoma City. A native Oklahoman and third-generation attorney, he is licensed to practice law in Oklahoma, Missouri and Texas. He has served the OBA and the legal community for many years, including as governor and vice president of the OBA Board of Governors, chair of the OBA Financial Institutions and Commercial Law Section and chair of the OBA Legislative Monitoring Committee. In 2018, he was awarded the Oklahoma County Bar Association Geary L. Walke Briefcase Award, and in 2021 and 2022, he received the OBA President’s Award. 

Others sworn in for one-year terms were D. Kenyon Williams Jr. of Sperry as president-elect, Amber Peckio of Tulsa as vice president, Brian T. Hermanson of Ponca City as immediate past president and Laura R. Talbert of Oklahoma City as Young Lawyers Division chairperson. 

Taking oaths for three-year terms to represent their respective Supreme Court judicial districts were William Ladd Oldfield of Ponca City, Philip D. Hixon of Tulsa, Chad A. Locke of Muskogee and Jeff D. Trevillion of Oklahoma City. 

OBA leadership roles are voluntary positions in which lawyers serve while continuing to practice law.  

The 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.