Tulsa Attorneys Elected to State Bar Leadership

Tulsa lawyer Allen M. Smallwood will serve as the Oklahoma Bar Association 2010 president. Tulsan Molly A. Aspen will serve with him on the OBA board of governors and will chair the OBA Young Lawyers Division.
They will begin serving their terms on Jan. 1, 2010 and will be sworn into office Jan. 15, 2010, at the Oklahoma Supreme Court courtroom in the State Capitol Building.
Smallwood is a solo criminal defense practitioner. He received a bachelor’s from Oklahoma State University in 1972 and his Doctor of Jurisprudence from the University of Tulsa College of Law in 1974. He is a two-time past president of the Tulsa County Bar Association and a former director of the Tulsa County Bar Foundation. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1966 to 1968.
Aspan is an associate attorney at Hall, Estill, Hardwick, Gable & Nelson. She practices labor and employment defense litigation and provides employment counseling. She received her J.D. from the University of Kansas School of Law in 2003. She will serve a one-year term.
The 2009 presidential term of Guymon resident Jon Parsley will come to an end on Dec. 31, and Parsley will remain on the OBA Board of Governors for one year as immediate past president.
Deborah Reheard of Eufaula will serve as president-elect, and Mack K. Martin of Oklahoma City will fill the office of vice president.
Also elected to the OBA Board of Governors to represent their judicial districts are Susan B. Shields, Oklahoma City; Glenn A. Devoll, Enid; and Ryland Louis Rivas, Chickasha. David A. Poarch of Norman will serve as an OBA member-at-large. They will serve three-year terms.

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