Tulsa attorney Oliver Howard has taken the reins as president of the Oklahoma Conference for Community & Justice. His two-year term begins immediately.
Howard has practiced law with the firm of Gable & Gotwals since 1979. He has served in various positions with the firm, including president and chairman of the board. He currently serves on the firm’s board of directors, and has chaired numerous committees.
An ordained minister, Howard served churches in Oklahoma, Texas, Indiana and Ohio during the 1970s and ’80s. He has lectured nationally on various theological issues, and is a trustee and adjunct professor for Phillips Theological Seminary.
He received his law degree from the University of Cincinnati; his doctorate at Hebrew Union College in Cincinnati; his master’s from Abilene Christian College in Abilene, Texas; and his bachelor’s degree from Oklahoma Christian College.
At Gable & Gotwals, Howard focuses on complex commercial litigation with emphasis on securities law, energy law, class actions, intellectual property, trade secrets, business torts, commercial instruments, lender liability and contracts.
OCCJ is a non-profit organization dedicated to eliminating bias, bigotry and racism. Formerly affiliated with the National Conference for Community & Justice, in May 2005 OCCJ separated from the national organization and is now completely funded, operated and managed locally.
The organization advocates dialogue and conducts programs that promote respect and understanding among people of all racial, religious and cultural lines.
For more information, see www.occjok.org or call 583-1361.