Crowe & Dunlevy recently announced the addition of J. Blake Johnson, Harry “Skeeter” Jordan and Melissa McDuffey as attorneys in the firm’s Oklahoma City office and Alexandra Shipley as an attorney in the Tulsa office.
“We are pleased to add these four talented attorneys to our roster,” said Kevin D. Gordon, president and CEO of the firm. “Their contributions to our Indian Law & Gaming, Intellectual Property, Labor & Employment, Product Liability and Energy, Environment & Natural Resources Practice Groups will further enhance the bevy of comprehensive legal services we offer.”
A member of the firm’s Litigation & Trial, Indian Law & Gaming and Product Liability Practice Groups, Johnson received his Juris Doctor from the University of Oklahoma College of Law and holds several honors including Order of the Coif, Order of the Barristers and Law Review. He also is an American Bar Association Appellate Advocacy National Championship quarterfinalist and has received the National Order of Scribes Legal Writing Award.
Johnson received his bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Oklahoma, where he became the National Champion of College Debate in 2007. He founded the Bay Area Urban Debate League in 2008, a nonprofit organization creating debate teams in inner-city high schools in the San Francisco bay area.
Jordan has joined the firm’s Intellectual Property and Litigation & Trial Practice Groups. He received his Juris Doctor from the University of Oklahoma College of Law, where he was on the Dean’s List, a member of Phi Delta Phi Legal Honor Society, served as special projects editor for the American Indian Law Review, was treasurer for the Intellectual Property Society and was honored with the American Jurisprudence Award in Legal Research and Writing I.
Jordan was also an award winner in the school’s Negotiation Competition, a 2015 American Bar Association Regional Mediation Competition champion and a 2015 American Bar Association National Mediation Competition champion. He received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Oklahoma.
McDuffey is a member of the Labor & Employment and Litigation & Trial Practice Groups. She graduated from the University of Oklahoma College of Law with honors. During law school, McDuffey was on the Dean’s List, was a member of Phi Delta Phi and served as a note and comment editor for Oklahoma Law Review. She received several honors and awards, including selection into Order of the Coif and Order of Solicitors. She also earned American Jurisprudence Awards for Academic Excellence in Constitutional Law, Comparative Law and Family Law.
Additionally, McDuffey competed in the American Bar Association Representation in Mediation competition, where her team won both the regional and national titles in 2015. She received her bachelor’s degree from Cameron University in Lawton, Oklahoma.
An attorney in the firm’s Tulsa office, Shipley is a member of the Energy, Environment & Natural Resources and Litigation & Trial Practice Groups. She received a Juris Doctor from the University of Oklahoma College of Law, graduating with highest honors and as a member of the Order of the Coif.
During law school, Shipley served as an assistant managing editor for the Oklahoma Law Review, earned a place on the Dean’s Honor Roll and was the recipient of the American Jurisprudence Award in: Legal Research & Writing I, Civil Procedure II, Federal Courts and Professional Responsibility. As an undergraduate at Indiana University, she studied ballet, business studies and Spanish.
Posted on Mon, March 7, 2016
by Crowe & Dunlevy