VIRTUAL SWEARING-IN CEREMONY FRIDAY
January 11, 2021
OKLAHOMA CITY – Ardmore attorney Michael C. “Mike” Mordy will be sworn in Friday, Jan. 15, 2021, as Oklahoma Bar Association president in a ceremony that will be historic because it will be the first time for OBA oaths of office to be administered virtually. He will lead the OBA’s 17-member Board of Governors, which meets monthly and governs the 18,000-member association. Administering the oath will be Supreme Court Chief Justice Richard Darby from his office at the Oklahoma Judicial Center in Oklahoma City with Mordy at his Ardmore law firm and others taking their oaths from locations across the state.
Mordy is a fourth-generation attorney who practices law in Ardmore with the firm of Mordy, Mordy, Pfrehm & Wilson PC. He graduated with a BBA from OU in 1977, with a J.D. from the Oklahoma City University School of Law in 1980. He has practiced law in Ardmore since 1985, where his current practice focuses on commercial and banking litigation, oil and gas law and ad valorem tax litigation.
Others who will be sworn in for one-year terms are James R. Hicks of Tulsa as president-elect, Charles Geister III of Oklahoma City as vice president, Susan B. Shields of Oklahoma City as immediate past president and April Moaning of Oklahoma City as Young Lawyers Division chairperson.
Also taking oaths of office for three-year terms on the OBA Board of Governors are Benjamin R. Hilfiger of Muskogee, Kara I. Smith of Oklahoma City, Michael R. Vanderburg of Ponca City and Richard D. White Jr. of Tulsa.
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.