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Firm History

  • 19  66
  • 1966

    Founded as oil & gas firm in Tulsa with 3 attorneys, including Walter Hall

  • 1967

    John Estill and James Hardwick join firm

  • 1968

    Thomas Gable and Thomas Golden join firm

  • Early 1970s

    Firm begins expansion of legal services into other practice areas

  • 1974

    Fred Nelson joins firm

    Until the mid 1970s, Walter Hall serves as sole attorney responsible for firm management. In 1976, the firm elects its first Board of Directors and Managing Partner.

  • 19  76
  • 1977

    Washington, D.C. office opens

  • Early 1980s

    Firm has more than 20 attorneys

  • Mid 1980s

    The firm changes its name for the last time to Hall, Estill, Hardwick, Gable, Golden & Nelson, P.C.

  • 19  86
  • 1987

    Oklahoma City office opens

  • 1989

    Acquisition of Watson McKenzie law firm in Oklahoma City

  • 19  96
  • 1997

    Fayetteville, Arkansas office opens

  • 2003

    Firm has 85 attorneys firm wide

  • 20  06
  • 2006

    Acquisition of Nichols Wolfe law firm in Tulsa

  • 2010

    Expands Intellectual Property practice in Oklahoma City with addition of 5 attorneys

  • 2010

    2010 acquisition of Cooper Newsome law firm in Tulsa

  • 2015

    2015 Bentonville, Arkansas and Nashville offices open

  • 20  16
  • 2016

    Denver and Portland offices open

  • 2016

    Firm has nearly 130 attorneys firm wide