Crowe & Dunlevy Director Named to ABA Board of Governors

The American Bar Association (ABA) has elected Crowe & Dunlevy director Jimmy K. Goodman to serve a three-year term on the ABA Board of Governors beginning in August 2013. Goodman will represent District 11, which includes Arizona, Colorado and Oklahoma. With nearly 400,000 members, the ABA is one of the largest voluntary professional organizations in the world.

The 38-member Board of Governors has the authority to act and speak for the ABA, consistent with previous action of the House of Delegates, the association’s policy-making body. The board usually meets four times a year, and it oversees the general operation of the ABA and develops specific plans of action.

“We are proud to have Jimmy represent Crowe & Dunlevy as a member of the ABA Board of Governors,” said Kevin Gordon, president of the firm. “His extensive trial experience and his dedication to the community make him an outstanding leader for our firm and for this board.”

A former president of and trial lawyer at Crowe & Dunlevy for more than 39 years, he tries lawsuits in state, federal and tribal courts, and advises clients, with specialties in both complex business and commercial litigation as well as federal Indian law and gaming. He represents individuals, businesses of all size and Native American Nations. He is recognized for his expertise by Oklahoma Super Lawyers, Chambers and Best Lawyers in America.

Goodman has represented Oklahoma's ABA members in the ABA House of Delegates for 17 years: as Oklahoma State Delegate since 2005; and as Oklahoma County Bar Delegate from 1996-2005. He was named the 2009 recipient of the William G. Paul Oklahoma Justice Award, which is awarded annually by Legal Aid Services of Oklahoma, Inc. on behalf of Oklahoma's justice community for commitment to "the American promise of equal justice for all." In 2006, Goodman received the Oklahoma Bar Association John E. Shipp Award for Ethics and the Journal Record Leadership in Law award for service to the legal profession, especially toward increasing diversity and pro bono service. He is past Chair of The Fellows of the American Bar Foundation and was a Special Advisory Director to the Board of the ABF.

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