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Susan B. Loving

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T 405.844.9900
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sloving@spencerfane.com


Susan Loving is a problem solver. She enjoys helping both individuals and businesses find creative solutions to the personal and business challenges they face. Whether the matter involves federal or state litigation, defending a state or federal appeal, or drafting or interpreting business or personal contracts, Susan knows the importance of the matter to her client. She works diligently to understand her clients’ needs and bring about the best possible result.

In 1991, Susan became Oklahoma’s first female Attorney General. Prior to that, she was First Assistant Attorney General for four years, and was Chief of Legal Services in the Office of Attorney General for several years. Susan left office in 1995, and has been in private practice since then. In 2003, she was appointed by Governor Brad Henry to the Oklahoma Pardon and Parole Board, where she served for eight years.

Her extensive experience both as a state official and in representing clients on state and local government matters adds a unique dimension to her practice. Susan has many times played a key role in giving legal advice to government officials relating to sensitive or controversial matters, as well as handling routine matters such as insurance defense. Susan is also particularly adept in post-trial matters, often taking over from trial counsel the defense or prosecution of appeals, or other post-trial matters.

Highlights of Susan Loving’s experience include:

  • In a nationally prominent and highly publicized matter, acted as lead counsel for the state of Oklahoma in the recovery of millions of dollars on behalf of insured clients of an insolvent insurance company. Successfully resolved cases against more than two dozen individuals and entities located across multiple states.
  • After being called upon by another firm to handle post-trial motions, gained a new trial for an individual client, thereby setting aside a half million dollar jury verdict against him.

Publications

Memberships

  • Appointed to the Oklahoma Bar Association Professional Responsibility Tribunal
  • Served on the Board of Directors of the Oklahoma County Bar Association, and as an elected Delegate to the Oklahoma Bar Association
  • Served on the Oklahoma Bar Association Task Force on Professionalism and Civility, and the OBA Legal Ethics Committee
  • Served on the Oklahoma County Bar Association Fee Grievance and Ethics Committee and was a Law Related Education volunteer for many years
  • Served on the board of directors of Legal Aid of Western Oklahoma, and later, the Board of Legal Aid Services of Oklahoma, and was a member of the board of the Law and You Foundation for many years
  • Former Master in the Ruth Bader Ginsburg Inn of Court
  • Past Chairman of the Oklahoma Bar Association Section on Administrative Law, and in 1998 was Chairman of both the OBA Administration of Justice Committee and the OBA Professional Responsibility Commission
  • Adjunct professor at the University of Tulsa College of Law and has taught numerous continuing legal education seminars
  • Served on the boards of several civic organizations, including the Partnership for a Drug Free Oklahoma Media Steering Committee, the Last Frontier Council of the Boy Scouts of America, and the Oklahoma Committee to Prevent Child Abuse
  • Longtime member of the board of directors of FOI Oklahoma, Inc.

Distinctions

  • Oklahoma Bar Association Women in Law Spotlight Award
  • Director’s Award of the District Attorneys Association
  • ByLiner Award in Law from the Oklahoma City Chapter of Women in Communication
  • Newsmaker Award from the Tulsa Chapter of Women in Communication
  • First Friend of Freedom Award from FOI Oklahoma, Inc.
  • Red Ribbon Leadership award of the National Federation of Parents
  • Named in Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in Politics, Who’s Who in American Law, Who’s Who in the Southwest, and Who’s Who in American Women

Contact Susan Loving at 405.844.9900 or sloving@spencerfane.com.