Hall Estill

Since joining the firm, Betsy Jackson has practiced in the Corporate/Commercial arena, specifically dealing in Securities, Business Transactions, Commercial Finance, Mergers and Acquisitions and Real Estate. Specific matters with which she has worked include: Various Asset-Backed Financings; Initial Public Offerings; Revolving Credit, Term Loan and Letter of Credit Facilities; and Exchange Act Compliance Work. She is a member of the firm's Board of Directors and Executive Committee. In addition, she serves as Hall Estill's corporate secretary. Finally, Betsy has an AV Preeminent rating through Martindale-Hubbell. 



  • University of Tulsa College of Law (J.D., 1990)
  • Southern Methodist University (B.B.A. in Finance, 1987)


  • District of Columbia (1993)
  • Maryland (1994)
  • Oklahoma (1991)
  • Oklahoma, District of Columbia and Maryland Supreme Court
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Oklahoma, D.C. and Maryland
  • 1996 - Present - Hall Estill
  • 1992 - 1996 - Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP
  • 1992 - Clerk to Judge Paul Mannes, Bankruptcy Judge for the District of Maryland
  • Recipient, along with her husband, Gerry, of the Patricia Chernicky Luminary Award presented by Tulsa Cares
  • Recognized as Best Lawyers' Tulsa Lawyer of the Year in Corporate Governance in 2015 
  • Recognized as a Best Lawyer in America in Banking & Finance and Corporate Law
  • Recognized as a Band 3 attorney in Corporate/Commercial Law by Chambers USA
  • Recognized as a highly regarded attorney in Mergers & Acquisitions Law in the IFLR 1000 rankings
  • Attorney recipient of the 2018 Oklahoma Bar Association Ada Lois Sipuel Fisher Diversity Award for her participation in a variety of corporate and community events that promote mutual respect, acceptance, cooperation or tolerance, and contribution to diversity awareness in the community and workplace.
  • Named one of the Journal Record's "50 Making a Difference" in 2019, which is part of the Woman of Year program that recognizes Oklahoma's leading women who epitomize leadership in both their professional endeavors and in the communities where they live. 
  • Recipient of the 2023 Mona Salyer Lambird Spotlight Award presented by the Oklahoma Bar Association.
  • Member, Board of Directors, Tulsa Area United Way
  • Vice Chair, Tulsa Women's Commission, City of Tulsa (through April 2024)
  • Member, Board of Directors, Tulsa Cares (2023-Present)
  • Oklahoma Bar Association
  • Tulsa County Bar Association
  • Maryland and D.C. Bar Association(s)
  • Panelist, May 2019 Women Diversity & Change Summit, Houston - "Self-Advocacy and Countering Personal Negation"
  • Panelist, October 2018 Women in Law & Leadership Conference, Houston - "Succeeding in Male Dominant Environments"
  • Author, "No More Bananas in the Oklahoma Split: Exempting ERISA-Qualified Pension Plans Under Section 522(b)(2)(A) of the Bankruptcy Code", Tulsa Law Journal, Volume 25, No. 4, Summer 1990


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