About William Clyde Bowlby

William C. Bowlby, born Washington, D.C., October 26, 1941; Education: Central State University, B.S. (accounting) 1966, University of Oklahoma, Juris Doctor 1971. Admitted to the Oklahoma State bar, 1972, Oklahoma District Courts, U.S. District Courts, Western and Northern U.S. Districts of Oklahoma and U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit.

Practicing Member of State Bar Family Law and Bankruptcy Sections. Member: Oklahoma and Canadian County Bar Associations. Martindale-Hubbell “Peer Review” rated “A” 25 years. Civil Law practice began with the partnership of (the late) Eugene Matthews and James P. Kelley from bar admission until 1973. Joined the partnership of Fagin, Hewett, Matthews and Fagin at its founding and later became a partner. Left the firm in 1987 and established present law office, where I now practice individually.

Service to the Oklahoma County Bar and Professional Recognition

  • Chairman, Committee on Continuing Legal Education: Leadership Award, 1988-89
  • Chairman, Committee on Continuing Legal Education: Chairman Award, 1989-90
  • Member, Law Day Committee: Golden Gavel Award, 1985
  • Member, Law Day Committee: Award of Merit, 1986
  • Chairman, Law Day Committee; Chairman Awards, 1987
  • Volunteer, Legal Aid of Western Oklahoma: Pro Bono Recognition Award, 1984
  • Member, Pictorial Directory Committee: Award of Merit, 1976

Community Service

  • Board Member, United Way of Central Oklahoma: Award for Dedication and Service, 1989.
  • American Red Cross: Honor Award for Exceptional Volunteer Service, 1989
  • Board Member, Oklahoma Goodwill Industries: 1986
  • Past Board member Catholic Social Ministries (now Catholic Charities), Archdiocese of Oklahoma City

Military Service

  • 1st Lt. U.S. Army Armor 1966-1969, Armor OCS Class 16-67
  • Tank Platoon leader, Company Executive Officer and Small Arms Instructor, U.S. Army Armor School, Ft. Knox, Kentucky

Reported Cases

  • Schuminsky v. Field, 606 P2d 1133 (Okla. 1980)
  • Mitchell Manor Convalescent Home, inc. v. Oklahoma Health Planning Commission, 808 P2d 998 (Okla. 1991)
  • Prime Electric Co., Inc. v. Oklahoma State Dept. of Labor, 921 P2d 363 (Okla. 1996)