Christopher M. Staine honored by National Black Lawyers-Top 100

Crowe & Dunlevy attorney exemplifies leadership, reputation, influence and performance

The National Black Lawyers -Top 100 recently honored Crowe & Dunlevy attorney Christopher M. Staine as a Top 100 attorney practicing in the areas of banking and finance. This invitation-only professional honorary organization is composed of the top 100 black attorneys or non-black lawyers who promote diversity and serve clients in the American legal system. Membership is limited to a select few of the most qualified attorneys from each state who exemplify superior qualifications of leadership, reputation, influence and performance in their area of legal practice. Staine is the only Oklahoma attorney to receive this distinction.

“Christopher is very deserving of this exclusive designation,” said Kevin D. Gordon, president and CEO of Crowe & Dunlevy. “He is a brilliant and talented attorney who is also very involved in the community.”

Staine serves as an associate in the firm’s Oklahoma City office and is a member of the Bankruptcy & Creditor’s Rights, Energy, Environment & Natural Resources and Litigation & Trial Practice Groups.

He is a member of the firm's diversity and recruiting committees and is a member of several professional organizations, including the Federal Bar Association, Oklahoma Bar Association, Oklahoma County Bar Association and the William J. Holloway, Jr. American Inn of Court.

Staine is a member of the board of directors for the First Tee of Metropolitan Oklahoma City, which teaches life skills to adolescents through the game of golf. He also serves as a pro bono attorney for Oklahoma Lawyers for Children, a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing legal services to abused, neglected and deprived children in Oklahoma County. Oklahoma Magazine named him a Class of 2015 40 Under 40 member. The Journal Record newspaper selected Staine as a 2015 Leadership in Law honoree.

He earned his Juris Doctor from the University of Oklahoma College of Law, where he was awarded the Joel Jankowski Award, honoring the most outstanding graduating law student. While at OU Law, Staine served as the president of the Ada Lois Sipuel Fisher Chapter of the Black Law Students Association and was an active member of the Oklahoma Journal of Law and Technology, Phi Delta Phi Honor Society and the Board of Advocates.

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