The University of Tulsa College of Law Hall of Fame honors alumni and friends for their distinguished contributions to the legal profession and tireless support of the College of Law. The Hall of Fame is presented each spring at the TU Law Alumni Gala.
If you would like to submit a nomination for the TU Law Hall of Fame, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
*The Lifetime Achievement in Law Award
The Lifetime Achievement in Law Award honors alumni who have a distinguished legal career and who have brought honor to the TU College of Law through his or her service to the legal profession and to society. With this award, the TU Law Alumni Association recognizes alumni who epitomize the highest goals and traditions of the profession: diligence, discernment, integrity, and a commitment to the betterment of our civic life.
**W. Thomas Coffman Award for Community Service
The W. Thomas Coffman Award for Community Service is presented to College of Law alumni who have distinguished themselves in the legal field or other chosen profession at an exemplary level and who embody the high ethical standards and commitment to community service TU Law seeks to instill in its graduates. W. Thomas Coffman is a graduate of the Class of 1966 and will always be remembered for his years of dedicated service to the Tulsa community. Read more about W. Thomas Coffman.
M. David Riggs (JD ’68)
Beverly K. Smith (JD ’87)
Sidney G. Dunagan (BA ’65, JD ’67)
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Wm. Stuart Price (JD ’82)
Michael C. Turpen (BS ’72, JD ’74)
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Allen Smallwood (JD ’74) – Lifetime Achievement in Law Award
Rachel Blue (JD ’88) – W. Thomas Coffman Award for Community Service
The Honorable Dana Kuehn (JD ’96) – W. Thomas Coffman Award for Community Service
The 2016 Hall of Fame induction ceremony was Saturday, May 14, at Gilcrease Museum, part of 2016 Reunion Weekend.
Benjamin P. Abney (JD ’68)*
The Honorable Carlos J. Chappelle (JD ’80)** (posthumous)
The Honorable Danny C. Williams Sr. (JD ’91) accepted the award on behalf of the late Judge Chappelle.
The Honorable John E. Dowdell (JD ’81)
The Honorable Kathy L. Taylor & Elizabeth Frame Ellison
The 2015 Hall of Fame induction ceremony was held May 16, 2015.
See a photo gallery from the 2015 Law Alumni Gala on Facebook.
The Honorable John Reif (BA ’73, JD ’78)*
Kathy R. Neal (JD ’82)**
William G. LaSorsa (JD ’74)
Janet K. Levit, Dean, TU College of Law, 2007—2015
The 2014 Hall of Fame induction ceremony was held May 10, 2014.
See a photo gallery from the 2014 Law Alumni Gala on Facebook.
Ken Brune (JD ’74)**
William B. Carmody (JD ’88)
The Honorable Tom Colbert
Mary Quinn Cooper (JD ’86)
The Honorable Jane Wiseman (JD ’73)*
See a photo gallery from the 2013 Law Alumni Gala on Facebook.
The Honorable Daniel J. Boudreau (JD ’76)*
The Honorable Millie Otey (JD ’79)**
The Honorable Layn Phillips (BS ’74, JD ’77)
The Honorable Stephanie Seymour
The Honorable Claire V. Eagan
Sevier M. “Buddy” Fallis Jr. (BA ’58, JD ’60)*
James O. Goodwin (JD ’65)**
Karen E. Langdon (BA ’69, JD ’85)**
Steadman Upham, PhD, President, The University of Tulsa
The Honorable W. Andrew “Drew” Edmondson (JD ’79)**
John R. Woodard III (BA ’65, JD ’67)*
Sharon J. Bell (JD ’85)**
Honorable Charles S. Chapel (JD ’68)*
Paul D. Brunton (JD ’71)**
The Honorable William W. Means (JD ’61)*
Dale Briggs (JD ’50)*
S. Douglas Dodd (BS ’71, JD ’81)**
James E. Poe (BA ’57, JD ’59)*
Peter B. Bradford (JD ’61)*
The Honorable Joseph W. Morris
The Honorable Robert D. Simms Sr. (JD ’50)*
John L. Boyd (JD ’50)*
The Honorable Charles L. Owens (JD ’60)*
Floyd L. Walker (JD ’49)*