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Margo E. Shipley Associate

T 918-594-0590 | F 918-594-0505 | mshipley@hallestill.com

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Margo Shipley concentrates her practice in litigation, assisting clients in the areas of Complex Business and General Litigation.  Margo earned her Juris Doctor from the University of Tulsa College of Law, where she graduated as class valedictorian.  While in law school, Margo served as Notes & Comments Editor for the Tulsa Law Review and was inducted into the Order of the Curule Chair.  She earned the Oklahoma Bar Association's Outstanding Family Law Student Award, the University of Tulsa College of Law's Colonel Graham Kirkpatrick Award for Family Law, and the Judge W. Lee Johnson Award for highest grade point average.

As a law student, Margo represented immigrant clients through the Immigrants' Rights Project at the University of Tulsa College of Law Boesche Legal Clinic. In addition, she worked with victims of domestic violence at Domestic Violence Intervention Services.

In 2018, Margo was honored as Outstanding Junior Alumna at the University of Tulsa College of Law Alumni Association Alumni Awards Luncheon. She currently serves as a board member of Tulsa Lawyers for Children. Further, she is a member of the firm's Recruitment and Diversity Committee. 

Education

  • University of Tulsa College of Law (J.D., summa cum laude, 2014)
  • John Brown University (B.S. in Political Science and Spanish , 2011)

Admissions

  • Oklahoma - 2014
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern, Eastern and Western Districts of Oklahoma
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit
Legal Experience
  • 2017-Present Hall Estill 
  • 2014 - Extern, U.S. Magistrate Judge Paul Cleary, Northern District of Oklahoma
  • 2014-2017 Newton, O'Connor, Turner & Ketchum
Professional Involvement
  • Member, Tulsa County Bar Association
  • Member, Oklahoma County Bar Association
  • Co-Administrator and Executive Committee Member, Council Oak/Johnson-Sontag Chamber, American Inns of Court
Community Involvement
  • International Justice Mission Oklahoma Advocacy Coordinator
  • Member, Board of Directors & Secretary, Tulsa Lawyers for Children 
Representative Cases
  • David Edens et al. v. Netherlands Ins. Co.—summary judgment was granted by the United States District Court for the Northern District of Oklahoma and upheld by the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals.  The United States Supreme Court denied certiorari. 
  • Rhoda McHenry v. CoxCom, LLC d/b/a Cox Communications Tulsa—summary judgment was granted by the United States District Court for the Northern District of Oklahoma. 
  • Carissa Nealis v. CoxCom, LLC—summary judgment was granted by the United States District Court for the Northern District of Oklahoma and upheld by the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals.
  • Kutrell Barnes v. CoxCom, LLC d/b/a Cox Communications—summary judgment was granted by the United States District Court for the Northern District of Oklahoma. 
Foreign Languages
  • Fluent in Spanish
  • Fluent in French