Crowe & Dunlevy Attorney Receives 2015 NCBP Fellows Award

Crowe & Dunlevy attorney William G. Paul is the 2015 recipient of the National Conference of Bar Presidents (NCBP) Fellows Award. The award recognizes the accomplishments of a past bar president who has demonstrated a continuing commitment to leadership, service, the work of the organized bar and the purposes of the NCBP.

“Bill is one of our most accomplished and distinguished attorneys at Crowe & Dunlevy,” said firm President Kevin Gordon. “His commitment to his clients and high-caliber work, along with his community involvement and dedication to the legal profession are superb examples of Crowe & Dunlevy’s mission to provide top quality service to our clients and community.”

Paul serves as an of counsel attorney in the firm’s Oklahoma City office, focusing his practice on alternative dispute resolution, commercial transactions, corporate governance, and trusts and estates law.

A pillar of the Oklahoma legal community, Paul was president of the Oklahoma and American Bar Associations (ABA) and the Oklahoma County Bar Association before serving as president of the NCBP. He also served as president of the American Bar Endowment. He is an active member of several professional associations and serves on numerous regional boards. Additionally, he founded the ABA Legal Opportunity Scholarship.

He has received the President's Award from the ABA, the Spirit of Excellence Award for his commitment to diversity in the legal profession, the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Oklahoma Bar Association and induction to the Oklahoma, Pauls Valley and Chickasaw Nation Halls of Fame. Paul is also listed in The Best Lawyers in America.

Paul’s community involvement includes serving on the board of directors of the Gilcrease Museum and as president of both the OU Alumni Association and the Bizzel Memorial Library Society. He has worked with the United Way, Red Earth, Inc. and is a member of the Westminster Presbyterian Church in Oklahoma City. In addition to his community contributions, he served the nation as a colonel in the U.S. Marine Corps.

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