Crowe & Dunlevy Adds Three Associates in Tulsa

Pictured (l to r): Addison, Schauvliege, Schiller

Crowe & Dunlevy recently announced the hiring of Ruth J. Addison, Stacy A. Schauvliege and Benjamin N. Schiller as associates in the firm’s Tulsa office.

Addison serves as an associate in the Litigation & Trial, Criminal Defense, Compliance & Investigations and Labor & Employment Practice Groups. As a trial lawyer, she regularly represents individuals and business entities in white collar defense and compliance matters. She also represents employers in state and federal courts on matters related to discrimination, retaliation and harassment issues, as well as covenants-not-to-compete, confidentiality and nondisclosure agreements, wage and hour disputes and other workplace-related issues.

Prior to joining Crowe & Dunlevy, Addison gained experience at the Tulsa County District Attorney’s office as an assistant district attorney. During her tenure, she successfully argued before the Oklahoma Supreme Court Referee in appellate matters involving child abuse and neglect. She also counseled and trained local law enforcement regarding new laws related to the Fourth and Fifth Amendment rights of defendants. Addison received her Juris Doctor from the University of Oklahoma College of Law and holds a bachelor’s degree in government from Oral Roberts University in Tulsa. She is an active member of the Oklahoma Bar Association and the Tulsa County Bar Association, where she also serves as the diversity committee chairperson for both organizations. She is an adjunct professor of paralegal studies and criminal justice at Brown Mackie College.

Schauvliege’s practice focuses on business law, and she is a member of the firm’s Aviation and Indian Law & Gaming Practice Groups. She earned her Juris Doctor from the University of Notre Dame Law School, where she served as the president of the Native American Law Students Association and led the social committee of the Student Bar Association. While attending law school, Schauvliege was a recipient of the University of Notre Dame Law School Fellowship Scholarship and Osage Nation Education Department Scholarship. She holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration with a focus in international business from Oklahoma State University, in addition to a minor in economics. As an undergraduate, she served on several boards and committees, earned honors for her studies and received academic scholarships.

As a member of the firm’s Litigation & Trial Practice Group, Schiller’s primary practice area includes commercial litigation. He earned his Juris Doctor from the University of Pennsylvania Law School, where he served as a staff editor and associate editor of the Journal of Business Law and was named a Dean’s Scholar. During his time at the University of Pennsylvania, Schiller also earned a Certificate of Study in Management from the Wharton School. He holds a bachelor’s degree in political science with a minor in Judaic studies from the University of Oklahoma, where he graduated with special distinction.

While attending law school, Schiller served in clinics as a student attorney and mediator at the Gittis Center for Clinical Legal Studies. During his time in the Civil Practice Clinic, he successfully negotiated a civil asset forfeiture stipulation with the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office, successfully appealed a social security disability determination and counseled clients regarding guardianship and custody issues. Schiller also served at the Penn Mediation Clinic, where he mediated small claims, custody disputes and private criminal complaints.

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