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History

History

  • 1966
  • Oil Drilling

    1966

    Founded as oil & gas firm in Tulsa with 3 attorneys, including Walter Hall

  • 1967

    John Estill and James Hardwick join firm

  • 1968

    Thomas Gable and Thomas Golden join firm

  • Early 1970s

    Firm begins expansion of legal services into other practice areas

    Court House
  • 1974

    Fred Nelson joins firm

    Until the mid 1970s, Walter Hall serves as sole attorney responsible for firm management. In 1976, the firm elects its first Board of Directors and Managing Partner.

  • 1980
  • Attorneys 20+

    Early 1980s

    Firm has more than 20 attorneys

  • Mid 1980s

    The firm changes its name for the last time to Hall, Estill, Hardwick, Gable, Golden & Nelson, P.C.

  • 1986
  • Capital

    1987

    Oklahoma City office opens

  • 1989

    Acquisition of Watson McKenzie law firm in Oklahoma City

  • 1996
  • Fayetteville, Arkansas office building

    1997

    Fayetteville, Arkansas office opens

  • 2003

    Firm has 85 attorneys firm wide

    Attorneys 85+
  • 2006
  • 2006

    Acquisition of Nichols Wolfe law firm in Tulsa

  • 2010

    Expands Intellectual Property practice in Oklahoma City 

    Lightbulb
  • 2010

    Acquisition of Cooper Newsome law firm in Tulsa

  • 2016
  • 2016

    Denver office opens

  • 2016

    Firm celebrates 50 year anniversary 

    50th
  • 2018

    Completes acquisition of Newton, O'Connor & Ketchum

  • 2020
  • 2020

    Hall Estill has more than 130 attorneys firm wide

  • 2021

    Hall Estill Tulsa breaks ground on new offices in Tulsa’s Blue Dome district

  • 2022

    Hall Estill Oklahoma City completes office renovation in the new BancFirst Tower

  • 2023

    Hall Estill Tulsa moves to the Santa Fe Square development