Crowe & Dunlevy attorney Ruth J. Addison was recently named a recipient of the “30 Under 30 (30/30) NextGen Award” from Ion Oklahoma Online, a digital online magazine showcasing Oklahoma’s lifestyle, culture and entertainment. The awards recognize the next generation of innovative, creative and inspiring individuals who push the boundaries beyond their years in all areas: arts, entertainment, business, media, sports, technology and more. A panel of business and civic leaders served as judges and selected the top 30 from submitted nominations.
“Ruth continues to shine as one of our outstanding, promising attorneys at Crowe & Dunlevy,” said Kevin D. Gordon, president and CEO of the firm. “We appreciate her upholding our firm’s commitment to serving not only our clients, but also the communities in which we live and work.”
Addison is an associate in the Litigation & Trial, White Collar, Compliance & Investigations, Labor & Employment and Administrative & Regulatory practice groups in Crowe & Dunlevy’s Tulsa office. As a trial lawyer, she regularly represents individuals and business entities in white collar defense and compliance matters. In the white collar criminal defense arena, Addison represents clients in federal and state court on criminal charges and during grand jury investigations.
She is listed as a 2013-2015 Oklahoma Super Lawyers Rising Star in Criminal Defense: White Collar, General Litigation, Employment & Labor. Prior to joining Crowe & Dunlevy, Addison gained experience at the Tulsa County District Attorney’s Office as an assistant district attorney.
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. An active member of the Oklahoma Bar Association and the Tulsa County Bar Association, Addison is heavily involved with the Diversity Committee for both organizations. She is also an adjunct professor of paralegal studies and criminal justice at Brown Mackie College.
Locally, Addison serves as a member of the board of directors for Palmer Continuum of Care, Inc., and Leadership Tulsa and is a member of both the Junior League of Tulsa and Tulsa Young Professionals.