GableGotwals Attorney Sworn in by Oklahoma Supreme Court as OBA President
Renee DeMoss was sworn In by Oklahoma Supreme Court as the 2014 Oklahoma Bar Association President on Friday, January 10, 2014. Over 150 members of the legal and legislative community were present for the ceremony that was officiated by the Oklahoma Supreme Court. Over the years, GableGotwals has had several OBA Presidents including Ellis Gable (1954), Jack Hays (1962), Sid Dunagan (1994), and John Gaberino (1998). Renee is the first woman president from the Tulsa area and the fifth woman president dating back to the 1800’s!
In her role as President, Renee DeMoss will lead the OBA’s 18-member Board of Governors that meets monthly and oversees the organization. To practice law in Oklahoma all Oklahoma lawyers must be a member of the Oklahoma Bar Association. The 17,500-member organization, 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. It offers a wide variety of community service programs designed to help Oklahomans. As part of the goal to protect the public, the OBA Office of the General Counsel investigates complaints against lawyers and prosecutes lawyers who have committed ethical violations. The bar also offers basic legal information for consumers on its website, extensive Law Day activities and other law-related educational programs.
Renee has been a shareholder with GableGotwals in the Tulsa office since 1984. Her area of practice focuses on commercial litigation, ERISA, insurance law and general business matters. She has been actively involved with and held offices in numerous organizations throughout her career, including serving as president of the Tulsa County Bar Association, Tulsa County Bar Foundation and the Oklahoma Bar Foundation.