Crowe & Dunlevy Attorney Awarded Leadership in Law Honor

The Oklahoma County Bar Association recently recognized Crowe & Dunlevy director William H. Hoch as a recipient of its Leadership in Law award, which recognizes Oklahoma’s outstanding leaders in the field of law who are doing valuable community service.

Hoch was one of five individuals recognized with a Leadership in Law award during the recent Oklahoma County Bar Association (OCBA) Law Day Luncheon at the Skirvin Hilton Hotel in downtown Oklahoma City. The OCBA Awards Committee made the award selections.

“Will’s commitment to our firm and to our community is unmatched, and we are proud to have him as a member of our Crowe & Dunlevy family,” said Kevin Gordon, president of the firm. “To have received this recognition twice in his career is a testament to his dedication to leadership in our field. Not only is he an outstanding attorney, but he serves our community well outside of the office.”

Hoch is a director in the firm’s Oklahoma City office and serves as chair of the Bankruptcy & Creditor's Rights Practice Group. He has practiced at the firm since 1995, concentrating in the areas of creditor’s rights, bankruptcy, commercial litigation, foreclosure, Fair Debtor Collection Practices Act, TILA litigation, RESPA litigation, HOEPA litigation and related litigation.

He is AV-rated by Martindale Hubbell and listed in The Best Lawyers in America (Mortgage Banking and Foreclosure Law; Litigation/Banking Finance; Litigation/Bankruptcy; Bankruptcy and Creditor-Debtor Rights Law/Insolvency and Reorganization; and Commercial Litigation). Hoch has also been selected as a Super Lawyer in the areas of business litigation, bankruptcy and creditor rights and general litigation. He received the Oklahoma Bar Association's Public Service Award in 2006. He is a past recipient of the Oklahoma County Bar Association’s Leadership in Law award in 2006.

While chairman of the City Rescue Mission, he helped the nonprofit organization start a strategic planning process in which the need for a separate men’s center was identified. Hoch also was involved in helping to get a plan in place to get a new roof installed. He is a member of the American Bar Association, Federal Bar Association, Oklahoma Bar Association, Oklahoma County Bar Association, Arizona Bar Association and American Bankruptcy Institute. Hoch is a regular lecturer and adjunct professor at the University of Oklahoma College of Law in the area of creditor’s rights and bankruptcy and federal litigation.

Hoch received his Juris Doctor from the Columbus School of Law at The Catholic University of America and has a Bachelor of Arts from The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C.

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