In the latest issue of Oklahoma Super Lawyers (available today online, digitally and via app, as well as in print), we profile Reggie Whitten, managing partner at Whitten Burrage in Oklahoma City. The litigator, who values honesty in trials, has taken on insurance providers in some of the nation’s most significant class action and individual cases. In addition to his busy practice, Whitten is fully committed to various organizations he’s helped found, including PROS FOR AFRICA, Pros 4 Vets and FATE (Fighting Addiction Through Education). The latter was founded to honor his son, Brandon, who became addicted to prescription drugs and alcohol, and died at age 25 in a motorcycle accident caused by his substance abuse.
Our Q&A features Teresa Meinders Burkett, partner at Tulsa’s Conner & Winters, who directs the firm’s health care practice group. We learned why she thinks her practice is one of the most interesting areas of law, why she’s such a happy lawyer and the biggest challenges she faces on the job. (Read more in excerpts from our conversation previously featured on the blog: her experiences in the critical care unit working as a nurse while in law school, her career advice, and her nonprofit work and how she unwinds from her practice.)
In our Word for Word department, we ask Scott Hester of Hester Schem Hester & Deason, Julianna Deligans of Hall, Estill, Hardwick, Gable, Golden & Nelson and Kevin T. Sain, Attorney at Law, what the best advice is that they’ve ever received.