Firm Welcomes 9 Former Lester, Loving & Davies, P.C. Attorneys
Spencer Fane LLP is pleased to announce that 9 former Lester, Loving & Davies, P.C. attorneys have joined the firm in a strategic move to expand its operations into Oklahoma and further strengthen its presence throughout the region.
The new Spencer Fane Oklahoma City team includes Partners Andy Lester, former U.S. Magistrate Judge and currently nominated as Oklahoma State Regent for Higher Education, Susan Loving, Oklahoma’s first female Attorney General, and Shannon Davies, Commissioner to the Oklahoma Employment Security Commission, as well as attorneys George Freedman, Johnny Beech, Courtney Powell, Carrie Williams Vaughn, Sarah Rowe Clutts and Hossein Farzaneh.
“We are excited to welcome some of the area’s most well-regarded attorneys to Spencer Fane as we endeavor together to serve the legal needs of the Oklahoma business community,” said Pat Whalen, Chair of Spencer Fane, which also has offices in Colorado, Kansas, Missouri and Nebraska. “Each of the new attorneys and staff brings a unique set of skills and experience that will greatly enhance our combined client offerings, and we are delighted to have the opportunity to grow our firm into this market.”
“The Oklahoma business community is home to a number of our existing clients, and we look forward to serving the local business community as well as clients whose presence and legal needs reach throughout the region.”
“Our team has been fortunate to develop a reputation in the greater Oklahoma City community as one of the city’s most well-regarded law firms, and we are confident that joining Spencer Fane will further strengthen our ability to successfully serve our clients,” Lester said. “We are eager to grow with Spencer Fane, which is a firm whose commitment and model for representing clients mirrors our own.”
The former Lester, Loving & Davies attorneys have a wide breadth of experience across a range of practice areas from government relations, civil litigation and environmental law to business litigation, estate planning, intellectual property and labor and employment law. Established in 1996, their practice is uniquely informed by many of the attorneys’ prominent leadership roles and backgrounds in the community.
The new Spencer Fane team will be based in the former Lester, Loving & Davies office in Edmond, Okla., and will join a firm with a network of offices located throughout the Midwest.